Eric DwyerUnited States
Our family made the Abu Simbel journey with Melad. Melad is very nice, though we complained to him about our driver ( going fast, passing everybody, he slowed down for a short time, sped back up, nodding off at the wheel at 4am, generally scary). Melad defended the driver repeatedly as professionals and that is how they drive. We decided a bus/group tour would have been better, 2 days later the bus crash on same road, 8 dead. Flying might be better.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments, the journey to Abu Simbel by road is always busy, with many vehicles traveling in convoy and the drivers are very experienced and are used to the road conditions. the accident that happened 2 days later was very tragic but had nothing to do with the tour company that you used, flying is an option but not as interesting as watching the changing scenery and the sunrise by vehicle and, of course, flying is far more expensive.
David BossungUnited States
Our trip to Abu Simbel was an great trip. This was our first trip to Egypt and out first time to use ToursByLocals. We would highly recommend anyone traveling to Egypt to use Melad - he was gracious, informative and very helpful. Tours By Locals is a great alternative to larger - more impersonal travel companies.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review and your recommendation.It was my pleasure to be your personal guide in Egypt.And i am glad to know that you have enjoyed your tour with me.
Joon ChooUnited States
Very well organized, given all the compexities of setting this up. Having an experienced guide capable of thinking ahead, anticipating the needs of a family - what a difference this makes to enable us to focus on and thoroughly enjoy the object of the tour, instead of the logistics. Melad carefully explained the key things to look for, and the history behind each.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Abu Simbel temples are a very especial tour and it is only for the people who are very interested to know a lot about Egypt's history and its civilization. And i have touched that in you. Hope to see you again and show you a lot more of what you couldn't have time to visit in Egypt.