Beth RiebeUnited States
We hired Tarek for 2 days in Cairo as bookends to another tour we had. Tarek is fabulous! He was our first introduction to the chaos - sounds, streets, excitement - of Cairo. Tarek picked us up in his car and we saw Cairo first hand. Tarek took us to the old city, the fascinating city of the dead, guided us through the narrow streets where we tried local street food - the best food we had in Cairo. He is easy to converse with, he is flexible and very knowledgeable. We would highly recommend.
Raedel GarmanUnited States
We had Tarek as our guide in Cairo for two days. He was very knowledgeable and flexible. We managed to see everything we wanted very efficiently. We also had Michael as our driver and he was amazing navigating the crazy Cairo streets. It was great experiencing Cairo with locals! Highly recommend. Thank you team Tarek and Michael. Raedel, Lucy, Jane, Larry, Greg and Bob!!!
Barbara McPikeUnited Kingdom
We had the most enjoyable time in Giza with our guide Tarek. He is a treasure to have with you. He tailored our itinerary to suit the places/things that we were most keen to see. Tarek is extremely knowledgeable, articulate and friendly. We would not hesitate to recommend Tarek to anyone looking for a top notch guide for a trip to Egypt.
Ashley E.United States
Tarek accommodated our every request, agreeing to leave much earlier to beat the crowds and finding the best spot to go for a camel ride. My only VERY small critique is that he knows so much about the pyramids, their history and theories about them, that we spent a bit more time standing and listening than moving around than we would have preferred. HOWEVER, he was wonderful - made us feel welcome and safe and ensured we had a great experience overall.
Kerianne DiBattistaUnited States
Tarek was an amazing tour guide! We had super accommodating of our short time and made sure we maximized it. He is a wealth of knowledge as he is completing his PhD in Egyptology and he spoke perfect English. We took this tour with him as well as a Museum tour and both were five stars. We could not recommend using Tarek more!
Diana HarrisDallas, TEXAS, United States
We had Tarek for 3 full days after picking us up from the airport on a 11pm arrival. We did Cairo and its' nearby. A highlight was a sunrise camel ride from the desert looking to the Giza plateau. These camels were treated wonderfully and very sweet, fabulous. Everything was nicely arranged by Tarek. We very much appreciated and enjoyed his vast knowledge of the history and openness of sharing current local life. Highly recommend multiple days. If you are a foodie (as we are), let him know.
Melanie AshmoreNew York, NEW YORK, Ireland
I highly recommend Tarek and this tour. We went to the Egyptian Museum, Ibn Tulun Mosque, the Bazaar etc and also drove through the City of the Dead. He is extremely knowledgeable, experienced and communicative on so many aspects of Cairo including the culture, religion, current economic and political situation, history, archaeology and so much more. He's also extremely honest and straight forward and you wouldn't feel any pressure to go to shops to buy etc. (that's a gem in Cairo!).
Sloan CollinsUnited Kingdom
Tarek our tour guide was exceptional in so many ways. You would be hard pressed to find a more knowledgeable man if the history of ancient Egypt fascinates you and you will not find anyone more willing to adjust to your wants and needs while on tour than Mr. Tarek. We learned more about the history of Egypt in the three days spent with him than most people learn in a lifetime. We felt safe and well cared for at all times with Tarek and when we parted it was like saying goodbye to a close family member.
I'm very satisfied with the trip. Tarek was very knowledgeable and friendly, Thanks Tarek and well done!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. The tour was good fun. I appreciate this review. I hope you will come back soon !
Neal StephensonUnited States
Tarek was a sincere, knowledgeable and wonderful guide for my brother and me. He was always making sure we were looked at, knew the plan for the day and adjusted to fit our needs. I would recommend Tarek with his vast experience and hospitality.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the tour, for this great review and for the recommendation. I sincerely appreciate it.
Ian MillerSouth Africa
I have done several tours to the pyramids but never with a professional and passionate Egyptologist like Tarek. He managed to keep the teenagers traveling with us enthralled as he unfolded the history and facts as well as theories surrounding the pyramids and Giza plateau . This guide is highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Ian, for such nice words and for the recommendation. I enjoyed giving you a tour and hope to see you and your family again on your next visit to Cairo.
Michael DuckettUnited Kingdom
Tarek is an excellent tour guide. He is warm, engaging, informative and very patient. We had a truly wonderful time in Cairo and Tarek made our tour a 5 star tour. Cairo is a fascinating city and thanks to Tarek we were able to see the best of Cairo and to share some lifetime memories with him. The Egyptian people are so warm and hospitable, the food was excellent and Tarek took us to some great street food stalls to enjoy some of the delicious local dishes. I highly recommend Tarek as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you one million times. It was my pleasure and honor and I am so glad you had a great time. Nothing else matters more to me. I hope this is not the last time I see you.
James DeVosUnited States
Tarek is a professional, thoughtful, and respectable member of Egyptian society, and he exceeded our expectations at every turn. Tarek contributed to our planning, as well, both in advance and in country. He also arranged professional drivers and ensured our comfort and safety throughout our four days of tours with him. We are sincerely grateful to Tarek, and we recommend him with enthusiasm!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you James. I appreciate this review, the recommendation and will definitely share with my drivers. I am thankful for all that you shared with us. A tour is only fun when all participants make it so or allow it to be so. I hope we get to see you again.
Shannon JohnsonUnited States
Excellent guide! As a family with 6 very different personalities, Tarek was able to find a place for them all. His depth of knowledge of ancient Egypt is indisputable but it many ways it was his honesty about current culture that my family enjoyed most. With regards to organization, he was always several steps ahead...which is hard to do when I keep changing the plan! I can't recommend him enough!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Shannon, and family. It was a real pleasure to be your tour guide, meet you here in Cairo and show you around the sites. The tour was good fun and I learnt quite a few things from you. Thank you for this glowing review.
Myriam BouamayenUnited Kingdom
We have had a wonderful time with Tarek who helped us to discover the highlights of Cairo with very interesting explanations. Tarek is professional and reliable. We highly recommend his services. Thank you Tarek !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Myriam, for the wonderful review and for the recommendation. Take care.
Shawn YoungUnited States
Tarek is a very knowledgeable Egyptologist. He gave us detailed overviews of the sites we toured, and how they fit into Egyptian history. He also catered to our unique needs, letting us stop to take pictures, as well as letting us take time to shop during the tours. He went above and beyond the tour, to give us his knowledge as a local on where the best spots were to eat. He even set the stage for our next tour, telling us the best spots to see in Luxor. His English was excellent- would HIGHLY recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Shawn, for trusting me, booking my tours and for the recommendation. It was truly a pleasure to be your tour guide.
Jonathan WilsonUnited States
The tour with Tarek was beyond expectation. He certainly has a great subject in the pyramids but adds so much more to the experience. He is very smart and well read and can communicate his knowledge well. He took care of everything and made you feel safe and comfortable. An all around excellent experience.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jon. Thank you for your kind review. I truly enjoyed being your tour guide and meeting you and your lovely family. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your holiday in Cairo.
Glenn HondaUnited States
Believe the reviews! Tarek is an excellent and knowledgeable Egyptologist guide. He is friendly, respectful, authentic and patient. We really had a wonderful first day in Cairo. He really went above and beyond. Thanks so much Tarek!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Glenn. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! It was a pleasure meeting you in Cairo. I hope you will come back again soon.
Danya PincavageUnited States
Tarek gave us an excellent tour of the Giza plateau (pyramids, solar boat museum, and Sphinx) and arranged for us to ride into the Sahara to gain the best view of all of the pyramids. He was very accommodating and extended our half day tour to include a trip to Dahshur and Saqqara to see the Bent Pyramid, Red Pyramid, and Step Pyramid. Tarek was extremely knowledgeable about all the sites, answered our questions in detail, and clearly has a deep understanding of ancient Egypt. Tarek's a great guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for having taken the time to provide a review. That's really nice of you. Looking forward to seeing you once again in the future.
Allison McCrackenUnited Kingdom
Tarek was enthusiastic, reliable and so easy to get along with - he felt like a family friend by lunch time! He put us at ease within moments of meeting him and helped us fall in love with Cairo. He was flexible and efficient and so well organised, he knew exactly where we needed to be at what time to get the most out of every experience. His absolute passion for Ancient Egypt was accessible to us at every answer and he had time for every peculiar question we threw at him! We couldn't be happier !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. I enjoyed the tour and all our conversations as much as you did.
Tarek was an excellent tour guide. We did a half-day tour, at our request, of the pyramids and the citadel of Cairo, with our 2 children - 17 and 11. He was timely, provided a detailed overview of the ancient Egyptian monuments and the Islamic history of the citadel. He also helped us arrange for a very fun camel ride for our children. We would definitely recommend him and will rely on him as our tour guide in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Mrs. Poole. I was happy to sow you and your family around Cairo and take a good care of you. Hoping to see you once again in the future.
Latoya GoinsUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Latoya. I hope to see you once again in the future.
Pedro Contreras TorresUnited States
Tarek is not only great Egyptologist, but he is also a fun and pleasant family man. To chat with. He addressed everyone of our request and customized a tour to meet the needs of my three year old daughter and pregnant wife. Our tour was 100% hassle free from vendors. I would recommend him to anyone looking to book a trip in Cairo. He is a great communicator and responds quickly. I not only consider him great tour guide, but has an open dinner invitation to our home is he is ever in San Francisco ;-)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Mr. Contreras. It was a real pleasure to meet you, your wife and your lovely daughter. I will be more than happy to visit you once I'm in San Francisco.
Stephanie ParkUnited States
Tarek was a wonderful guide--very knowledgeable and kind. We greatly enjoyed touring Cairo and Giza with him and couldn't have asked for a better guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Mrs. Park. It was my pleasure to organize your tour and meet you in Cairo. Looking forward to seeing you in the future.
Courtney PrettejohnUnited Kingdom
Extremely helpful and flexible when organising a personalised tour. Would highly recommend Tarek.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for having taken the time to review the tour. It was a pleasure to organize and take your tour. I will be happy to design some tours for you in the future.
Nu LuUnited States
Tarek is a very reliable guide. From the beginning, our Egypt Airline flight delayed about 45 minutes, Tarek waited for us patiently at the airport, I think from 8:10 PM to about 9:30PM. He did not show impatience, and that gave us a very good first impression. With his dedication and experience, we had a very satisfying trip. We will refer him to our families and friends for sure if they want to visit Egypt in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It's so nice of you, Mrs. Lu, to review the tour. Highly appreciated. I took much pleasure in meeting you and Mr. Stark in Cairo. I will be very happy if we get together once again in the future.
Philippe Dauba-PantanacceUnited Kingdom
The tour was amazing, perfectly tailored to my specific needs (i knew Cairo already but needed a "refresher" with a well informed guide on the pyramids and old town/islamic Cairo - al khalili souk). Everything went really well, the explanations were fantastic and well informed, even the latest theories. I really liked it a lot! I highly recommend it! Thanks again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to customize and take the tour of Mr. Philippe Dauba. We had wonderful conversations which made the tour good fun. I'm sure that Mr. Dauba will be back to Cairo soon and I will be very happy to see him again and show him around more sites.
P NUnited States
Tarek is a very knowledgeable and helpful guide. We had a wonderful time touring the Pyramids with Tarek. Be aware: if you take a horse carriage or camel ride, the price per person is posted on a sign board.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for having reviewed and rated the tour. I was very happy to show you around the Pyramids and the Sphinx. I'm looking forward to seeing you once again in the future.
Misty-Marie JensenUnited States
What a great way to spend my day! Tarek was so very informative and gave me the best experience possible!! I could not have asked for a better guide. Would recommend him and his tours to anyone who was looking for the best way to experience Cairo. Thank you so much Tarek!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Mrs. Misty. It was a pleasure to organize your Cairo Layover Tour and to show you around Cairo. I'm looking forward to organizing a longer tour for you and take you around more attractions.
Rachel CuttingUnited Kingdom
Tarek was professional, very friendly and made the tour very interesting. I would very much recommend booking a tour with Tarek. I had a great time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It's been a pleasure to meet with Mrs. Rachel Cuttings here in Cairo and to show her around the archaeological sites. The tour has been good fun. I thoroughly enjoyed all our conversations. I'm looking forward to meeting Mrs. Cuttings again in the future.