If I can give this tour a 10 out of 5, I would! Tarek is arguably the best in his field or expertise-detailing the history of pre-Ptolemaic Egypt up to its modern history. I really had an intellectual discussion with him most of the time. However, his knowledge doesn't end there. I admire his hospitality and flexibility in making sure that I get the best of my trip. If you plan to visit the Pyramids at Giza/plan to tour in Cairo or nearby historical places, Tarek is the man! I'd love to tour again w/him!
Gustavo Jose Sant Anna RosaBrazil
Tarek is an excellent guide. In our small group of 3, he was very concerned all the time with us and especially my mother of age 73. He was very patient to give us all the information and showed us the best places in Cairo and Pyramids in a 2 day tour. His knowledge is superb on his country and is very special to visit a place like Egypt with someone that is proud of his country and has a vast amount of information to give in his tours. We highly recommend Tarek! Thanks a lot for everything.
Maluisa MijaresUnited States
Tarek was awesome! Very knowledgeable and flexible. Custom tailored our tour to our needs and time. I highly recommend him for your next tour!
I was very pleased with our Tour. We have been in Cairo many times but this time we saw it from a whole new perspective!! The Pyramids and the amcient Egyptians have a great and interesting History which was explained to us with very interesting details. we were completely happy with Mr Tarek who spoke perfect English and always made sure we were entertained. he took very good care of us and we will definitely come back.
Jon StokkelandUnited States
If seeking subject matter expertise, and interested in more than just the basic tourist-views, book Tarek - if you are looking for something not listed as a tour I suggest you contact him via email/form, he is very good at communicating (perfect english). Touring was like being in a live documentary, with Q&A, and you can tell he is passionate and has a wealth of knowledge in all Egypts history, and great memory. If i had the money and time I would take all his tours and more. There is a reason he is #1
Elizabeth ThomasUnited Kingdom
Tarek is amazingly knowledgeable and made the tour a pleasure from start to finish. He gave us insights into ancient and modern Egypt and was very responsive to our needs and requests. I would recommend Tarek unreservedly.
One of the best tours I've ever done. Tarek was absolutely first class. We had to change the day a little due to heavy early morning fog at the pyramids. Tarek took it all in his stride & provided a fantastic tour, old Cairo in the morning & pyramids in the afternoon were all incredible. Everywhere we went he had encyclopic knowlege. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Tarek, an intelligent, knowledgeable and truly nice man to spend an amazing day with.
Dianne HubbardUnited Arab Emirates
Tarek was an expert guide who could answer all of our questions and provide deep insights into the incredible history of the pyramids and beyond. Tarek has an incredible depth of knowledge which he conveyed in an interesting and detailed style. He was a safe driver in the chaotic Cairo traffic and he accommodated all our requests. Tarek was punctual and his car was comfortable and clean. In all, we had a great day. Thanks Tarek!
Miranda KuzelaUnited States
Tarek was an absolutely amazing tour guide! He was very professional and was a wealth of information. He guided us smoothly through all the stops on the tour and was able to answer any and all of our questions with ease and in depth. He could not have done a better job; it was fantastic. If you're on the fence about booking him, just book him! It'll be one of the best decisions you make for your Egypt trip.
Christopher ButterworthUnited States
Wonderful full day tour with Tarek to the pyramids, Memphis, and Saqqara. Tarek speaks impeccable English (better than ours!) and his wealth of knowledge about Egyptology drawn from his extended education makes seeing the sights of Ancient Egypt with him a pleasure. He was on time and very accommodating of our needs. I wouldn't hesitate to take another trip with him. Shukran!
Nita R.United States
Tarek was very pleasant, knowledgeable and friendly.
Aaron SmithUnited States
Tarek was an amazing tour guide. He is one of the friendliest and most engaging people I've ever met. I love when I can see the passion on a guide's face as they dig deep into a topic very few people know about. That's Tarek. He knows Egypt like very few - and he's so passionate about the history and culture. I felt like I was with a master the entire time I was in Cairo. The coptic churches, mosques, Giza, and the museum were all unbelievable. Some of the most breathtaking experiences of my life.
Bruce MarineUnited States
Tarek our guide picked us up at our hotel in Cairo and created a day we will always remember. Our amazing visit to Giza along with a Saharan camel ride, as well as visits to Saqquara and Memphis were remarkable. The vibrant history of these places was clearly recreated for us in a personable and passionate way. A great experience ! Thank you Tarek.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind words, Bruce. I greatly enjoyed showing you around the cities and I deeply appreciated your willingness to visit several interesting archaeological sites. Thanks again.
Katheryn PerryUnited States
Tarek is amazing, informative, flexible and just a great guy!! You won't find anyone better than him for a guide. We had two other guides while in Egypt and we wished we'd Tarek with us instead. One of the joys of hiring Tarek is his itineraries are very thorough and when he quotes you a price he is very specific about what it will cover, so there is no miscommunication. I also recommend this site in general since you can pay for everthing via the site and don't have to carry/ pay in cash later.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Katheryn. It's very nice of you to have taken the time to review the tour. I was very happy to meet you and your family here in Egypt. Please say hi to every one for me.
Nate BennettUnited States
Tarek is a wonderful guide. His passion for Egyptology is remarkable, as is the depth and breadth of his knowledge. He did a great job with our tour - paced things wonderfully. He helped us navigate some of the negotiations that tourists might find difficult - the best example being help finding the right person to take care of us the right way on a camel ride around the pyramids. He isn't just touring you - he wants you to have only positive experiences about your trip and to appreciate Cairo!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a real pleasure to meet professor Nate Bennet and his wife on a tour of Cairo. It was an excellent opportunity for both of us to see how things work within universities in Egypt and in the US. We had wonderful conversations and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Tarek looked after us today so well, his English is extremely good and his cultural and Egyptology knowledge were fantastic. He adjusted the tour schedule at the drop of a hat and kept us fascinated the whole day through. Never quite sure what to expect in Egypt (even though that's half the fun ), but this was altogether an outstanding experience. Highly recommended -we will be back !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The Plucks are well-travelled and know so much about the Middle East. This helped us have very interesting conversations. I will be very happy to meet the Plucks once again on a longer tour of Egypt.
Seeing the pyramids and ancient Egypt stuff with Tarek was great. He is very informed, professional and helpful. Our 12 hours of transit in Cairo were well worth it, and having him to pick up and drop off us at the airport was the right decision, it made things much more easier! He is also a good and careful driver. Totally recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Going around Cairo with the Kameruchis was really good fun. We had wonderful conversations about Egypt and Argentina, and I learnt a lot about the culture and the people of Argentina. It's really amazing how human nature is the same everywhere; at the end of the day we all live under the same sun and walk under the same moon. Such great talks made the 12-hour tour of Cairo very enjoyable. The Kameruchis, good ambassadors of their country, made me decide to visit Argentina in the near future.
Liz HarrisNew Zealand
Guide Tarek ..fantastic knowledge, a gentleman and perfect English .Enjoyed his stories and theories. He picked a great itinerary.Kept us entertained from 8.00am until dropping us at the airport about 7pm . Visited the Giza pyramids,the Sphinx, Memphis and a few other places . Rode the camels around the pyramids which was fun. We felt very safe in his hands .. Tomorrow we have another tour with him. His driver was excellent ,car was new , so good aircondition and he looked after our bags
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Liz and John, for having taken the time to review and rate the tour. I'm very happy you have positive opinions about the tour and the driver. I would like to also thank you for having taught me lots of things about your beautiful country, New Zealand. I hope one day I will come and see you and enjoy going around the lakes and the forests. May God bless you, your family and your country.
Peter TorzaUnited States
Tarik was an excellent guide. His knowledge of all subjects was excellent and he let me bend the tour anyway I wanted. Easy going and organized. I give him 5 stars out of 5
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to meet Mr. Peter Torza and to show him around the archaeological sites. Mr. Torza showed much interest in the history and culture of Egypt and was quite enthusiastic to know about the Egyptian traditions and way of life.
Zack EastmanUnited States
I toured with Tarek the past two days in Cairo and can without qualification give him a 5 out of 5 star rating. Tarek is a scholar, a gentleman and a true professional. His vast knowledge of history and Egyptology made the places, monuments and artifacts that we visited "come to life" in a way that I never imagined possible. I would recommend Tarek to anyone visitng Egypt. He is as good of a guide as I have had in any country.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a real pleasure to meet Mr.Eastman here in Cairo and to show him around the archaeological sites. I have to say that I enjoyed the two tours in much the same way Mr.Eastman did. At the end of the two days Mr.Eastman has become a friend and not just a guest. I'm looking forward to seeing Mr.Eastman once again in the future.
Juan CahuenasUnited States
Tarek was a great guide and friend, he make a great difference converting a transit stop in to a wonderful Egyptian experience. I arrived at noon to Cairo in Egypt air #986 from NYC and Tarek was waiting for as at the Airport with a nice air-conditioned car and chofer, he is very profesional, knowledgeable and accommodating, we visited the great pyramids, ride camel and saw some many great places. He even helped us to haggle at the Grand Bazar. If you go to Egypt do not hesitate I strongly recommend him
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Juan, Luis and Abdon, I'm very happy you have enjoyed the Cairo tour. It was really my pleasure to be your guide on that day. I thoroughly enjoyed your company. I wish you could have stayed a bit longer and seen more of Cairo. Now I have three wonderful brothers in New York. One day I will visit New York and I will expect you to show me around as you promised.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to guide the crew of the Russian travel show "Heads and Tails" around Cairo to do the filming. The idea of the show is interesting: Two tourists do their shopping Cairo. One of them does expensive shopping and the other does cheap shopping. Helping the crew do the filming, we have been to many interesting places such as the Camel Market of Birkash, a distinguished cotton store, a famous papyrus gallery, a lute shop, a belly dance costume store and the Grand Bazaar. It was good fun !!
Kathryn MacbrideUnited States
Our family of 4 really enjoyed having Tarek as our guide. He handled our pre-tour emails promptly so we were confident about our itinerary before we arrived. He met us at the airport and spoke perfect English. He listened to our wants and needs and arranged our tours accordingly. He has an extensive knowledge of Egypt's history and what is happening to Egypt today. He is also well read and up on world events, so you can converse about anything. You will be happy if you choose him as your guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thoroughly enjoyed being with you for five days in Cairo. The tours were good fun; the tours are always as good as the guests make them. I'm very happy you had a good time too. I'm sure we will get together once again in the future. I wish you all the best.
Yodon T.United States
Tarek was wonderful and is an expert Egyptologist. He was able to tailor our tour to our interests and needs. We were travelling with small children whose attention span was limited, yet we adults felt we saw and learned so much thanks to Tareq's expertise and site selection. The camel tour of the pyramids was a highlight we will cherish.
Jane UpsonKarrinyup, WA, Australia
We had the most amazing 2 days with Tarek. He was fun, incredibly knowledgable about the people, the history and anything we asked. Tarek was very patient and fun with our boys aged 6&8 and they haven't stopped talking about him. Whatever we asked was organized in a flash, nothing was too much trouble and his advice and discounts were invaluable. I could not more highly recommend Tarek as a guide. It was our first time to Cairo and we felt completely safe and relaxed, he came with us everywhere. Awesome
Lisa ColquittUnited States
Our family could not have asked for a better experience on our tour of the pyramids. Tarek was a wonderful guide who was extremely knowledgeable and eager to share the amazing history of ancient Egypt with us. His tour is organized and allows for input throughout the day. I would highly recommend Tarek to anyone for a wonderful experience. His enthusiasm for Egyptology is contagious, we thoroughly enjoyed our day.