Luis S.Grand Rapids, MI, United States
I have done many tours over the years but I never had a guide as knowledgeable and friendly as Melad. He met us at the hotel right on time and took us to a full day of new discoverings for us. From the moment we left the hotel in a very comfortable minivan, Melad started explaining the history of Egypt and gave us very useful information to better understand what we were about to see. His four years of university studies on history are a great plus's at the time of sharing his knowledge with us!
Patrick SalonyUnited States
Melad was knowledgeable, flexible, & accommodating. Months before arrival, he suggested I spend more time in Luxor than in Cairo/Giza -and he was so right! The Pyramids are forever a must-see, but the Valley of the Kings has vastly more to offer. Then one morning at sunrise I saw colorful balloons rising with the sun. I wanted to do that, so Melad altered the plans again and I was off in a balloon floating high above the Nile! My visit to Egypt will always be a cherished memory thanks to Melad.
Jack HengUnited Kingdom
On our second day, Melad took us to the Valley of the Kings and Queen Hasshesput temple. Beautiful tombs and truly memorable with Melad's clear explanation of what to spot and his recommendations of timing for the trip is impeccable to escape the heat and the crowds!
Clay IdeUnited States
Melad was wonderful. Highly recommend.
Kristina ThomasUnited States
Our tour guide had a lot of information, well versed, really took time to make sure we were hydrated and understanding the history. It was a lot of information, Luxor holds A LOT of history, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens and Queen Hatshepsut's temple is there; she's the dopest of them all. By the end of our tour, our tour guide referred us a light show 10 minutes from the hotel. it wasn't until my friend went to the airport to pick up her passport, she found out he tried to price us twice over
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kristina .Thank you for your kind review.I am glad that you enjoyed my professionalism, Egypt and its history are my passion.There seems to be some confusion regarding the "extras" , i did not arrange any of these for you, the prices i charge are the ones that are on my webpage.
Joan HutsonUnited States
Malad was a great guide/host to my husband and I and our two adult children. He picked us up from the airport and gave us a full day tour of the west bank. He was generous in his descriptions of Temples and Tombs and their histories, making us feel engaged in the sites. I highly recommend him.
I spent two days with Melad and he was a great companion - bright, funny, knowledgeable . Most of all Melad is a highly empathetic guide who thinks about his customers and adjusts the plan to best help them - for me this meant fixing the challenge of an early hours arrival, and swiftly switching itineraries to make the first day a little easier. Melad - thanks for a fabulous trip !
Jim MingusUnited States
Such a long day but so good. Lots of details on the history and background, Every stop was filled with not only the history but the current culture, I highly recommend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much.
Kristin W.Waldorf, MARYLAND, United States
Melad was great. He pulled strings to pick us up in Safaga at the side of the cruise ship, which was no small feat. He was very, very knowledgeable in the realm of Egyptology. I couldn't have imagined being able to appreciate all the things in Luxor we saw without his input. He was also very flexible and accommodating. My father uses a wheelchair and Melad had many good ideas to help my father see and enjoy as much as possible.
Michael HigginTrinidad and Tobago
Very informative tour. Melad had a good sense of our interests and the pace at which time we would enjoy each site. Gave us ample time to do some exploring on our own,
Kristin CassUnited States
Our full day with Melad viewing tombs in the Valley of the Nobles, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple at Deir El Medina, the Ramesseum and more, was another fantastic experience. Melad gave us enough time to enjoy his descriptions, wander on our own and take breaks, along with an excellent lunch. He planned another delicious dinner, as well as an evening excursion of a camel tour of the banana island at sunset, with a stop for snacks and to sample the freshly picked bananas. Another perfect day in Luxor!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much again for your kind words , I really enjoyed your company and your family.
This was a wonderful day with a highly professional and knowledgeable guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great words. It was my pleasure to be your guide in Luxor.
Lesa Tarn WardUnited Kingdom
Our guide in Luxor Egypt was Melad, we found him to be very friendly & professional. He was extremely knowledgeable and also gave us some free time to look around and take pictures. On returning to Egypt in the future, we would definitely be hopeful Melad is available to accompany us on other tours. We have recommended Melad to others already and also the beautiful Luxor! Thank you so much Tours By Locals & Melad :O)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lesa and Lee, Thank you very much for your great words and it was my pleasure to be your guide in Luxor and i look forward to seeing you both again in Luxor.
Sarah James WhatmanUnited Kingdom
My husband and I added an air balloon trip to the beggining of this full day, which Melad arranged for us and met us over on the West bank. I highly reccommend the air balloon ride, I'm scared of heights but it was mysteriously not an issue. The views were so beautiful and the balloon moved so slowly it was an an almost spiritual experience. The tour round the Valley of the Kings, tombs of the Nobles and the temple were unforgettable and Melad's guiding and knowledge really made it for us.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. Flying by a balloon is a must do in Luxor, it gives you the chance to view the west bank monuments from the sky before you visit them walking on the ground, its really a different experience. I hope you send me the pictures as you promised.
Rita BokaUnited Kingdom
A very interesting and varied tour, Melad's experience and local knowledge showed in his selection of the tombs worth seeing in the Valley of the Kings. We avoided all the large groups and saw some beautifully preserved tombs with time to explore them in peace. This was our second day with Melad and after our tour of Karnak and Luxor Temples he had a good idea what we liked and how much time we wanted in each place. He was very professional and it was a great day to finish our tour of Egypt.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks again for your great reviews and im glad to hear that you enjoyed your tours with me.
Definitely a tour not to be missed. Melad, thank-you for everything. We all had a fantastic time in Egypt and learnt so much about Egypt's history. Highly recommended!!!