Vikram MangalmurtiUnited States
Five+ stars! Nahla was flexible with timing as we adjusted last minute for Abu Simbel. At the temples she provided thoughtful exposition about the temples, their notional meaning and their political and even personal overtones. Nahla is refreshingly plain spoken, considerate and thoughtful. We really enjoyed the conversation on the drive from Aswan. At the temples she provided pointers on little details in the reliefs that we would have missed. Such a great experience. Wish I could give 6 stars!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Dear Vikram !
Marina Ferreira RegoNorway
Marina Ferreira RegoNorway
Nathan BennettUnited States
What a great tour! Nahla is a wonderful guide. She was able to provide us with great stories and context for everything that we saw. On the day we travelled, it was so hot and it did not deter her one bit. In fact, she made some special plans (that I don't want to spoil for anyone) that created some of the best memories of our trip to Cairo and Luxor. Book her without hesitation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Nate
Nathan BennettUnited States
We took two tours with Nahla on our recent trip to Egypt - both were wonderful. She hired professional, safe drivers, she listened carefully to some special requests we had, and she made every effort to make it happen.
David SmithLafayette, CALIFORNIA, United States
Beyond excellent - if I could give more stars I would. Nahla's extensive knowledge of history (she is an Egyptologist) including the arts and culture and interesting facts about ordinary ancient life really makes her a special guide. She also knows about building techniques of the time (a particular interest of mine) and can cogently explain some of the interesting mathematical points, such as alignment of windows with the equinoxes. She's also a great bargainer with good driving and escort contacts.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mary and David Deep thanks for taking the time to write this awesome review while you are on Ship still ! , that is really so kind of you , my best wishes to have more great tours on the ship , you deserve it you are Great kind people !
Nahala is very responsible travel guide, everything was delivered as promised. Punctual pickup , clean transportation, excellent tour and guiding. Flexible and open to suggestions to ensure that you get best out of your trip. Nahal is an expert guide with great story telling ability , she will also guide you on how to deal with the local vendors so that you do not get harassed while doing your shopping. There is a personal touch in everything she does, you can blindly trust her for Egypt.
This was one of our most memorable trip. All the credit goes to Nahla, she is an excellent guide and very passionate about her work. She delivers to her promise and leaves no room for dissatisfaction. The transport she provided was always punctual, clean and new. She has a good grip on the Egyptian history, monuments & artifacts. Nahal has good contacts in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan and can arrange for very nice accommodation in good hotels at very reasonable price. She provided us good rooms in Luxor.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Prameet , it has been my pleasure to work with your Indian Group ,I learned a lot about your beautiful country and deep culture and wish to come to visit one day !
Richard SchmotterUnited States
Nahla was absolutely fantastic. My wife and I spent two plus weeks in Egypt in April of 2018, all arranged by Nahla. She is very knowledgeable and makes the history lessons fun. We felt that going with Nahla, by ourselves was the perfect way to go - no tour buses - waiting for people etc., and we did everything on our schedule. If you can get Nahla or her husband Ahmed, you will love them and have an amazing experience. We couldn't recommend them highly enough. Richard and Peggy S. San Francisco
Rodrick StrattonUnited States
Nahla was a fantastic guide for our family of six. She was very knowledgeable about Egyptian history and the sites we visited and helped us smoothly navigate the process. The transportation she arranged was always clean and comfortable as we traveled to and from the sites. Nahla was also very flexible to help us change the schedule around to fit our family's endurance. Lastly, our older son is autistic and had several major tantrums during which Nahla was patient, gracious and helpful. Thank you Nahla!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Rodrick , I loved your family and wish you and your family to come back .
Nahla is the best guide you can ever have in Egypt! She is absolutely great educated in ancient history and archaeology and knows so many other things besides, you wouldn't ever expect! We made a trip from Cairo to Aswan in 9 days with her. She arranged everything in the best way for us. We had an amazing experience for our lives! She led us to places where not anybody would go to and made thus an incredible journey for us! She made our dreams come true. And she is a great person, too! Stefan and Gisela
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Stefan and Gisela , thank you so much for taking this effort to write the great review , wish to see you back in Egypt .
Ryan ColesUnited Kingdom
Al BugaziaUnited States
Nahla is amazing. She is punctual, flexible and helpful. She is passionate and an has extensive knowledge of the history and the hieroglyph. She loves and respects the archeological sites, she is kind to every one, even animals in the desert where she brings food and water to nourish them. She treated us like guests and was very patient and accommodating. I have learnt so much from her and will definitely come back to tour with her. Wish I have more characters to express my satisfaction and gratitude
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Dear friends for this great review , I am feeling deeply flattered with your generous words , and deeply looking to see you back to Egypt .
Nahla was a fantastic guide. She has an indepth knowledge of the sites and is a fantastic story teller. She made eygptian history incredibly compelling to us. She is also very accommodating and included additional sites like the workers tombs into our itinerary. I would definitely see eygpt again with her were I to return.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for taking the effort for this amazing amazing review, wish to see you again to Egypt Sharmini.
My husband, kids and I had a great day with Nahla. The tour took us to many unknown areas of real Cairo and we got to experience life of the locals. We highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get off the beaten track and explore some unique spots. To top if off, we enjoyed some delicious shwarma, dolma and felafel. Yummy!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dear Mr /Mrs Mireau for taking the effort to write this great review , wish to see you back in Egypt for more tours
Glenn BrightwellUnited States
Nahla is a fantastic tour guide and made sure we met no obstacles on our 3 week trip. Nahla and her network of guides are thoroughly knowledgeable on all matters relating to history and Egyptology. Nahla infuses her tours with an enthusiasm for Egyptian history that I found infectious. The archaeological sites were fascinating, the food was delicious and authentic and the transportation was always prompt and friendly. Be sure to see the Dervishes, Trash City and camp under the stars in the desert!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Glenn , looking to see you back in Egypt with more friends .
Merrill O.Chicago, IL, United States
I was a little concerned about this transfer, because my flight was arriving so late (close to midnight) and it is a 3 hour drive to Port Ghalib, but all went smoothly! Even though my flight arrived a bit late, the driver was waiting right outside the terminal with my name on a sign, and had a comfortable van for our drive to the Port. Nahla even phoned to make sure all was satisfactory with the pick-up and driver. Highly recommend!
Iris CabreraCoral Gables, FLORIDA, United States
Amazing Experience! Our trip to Luxor was an enlightening exposure to Ancient Egypt history and sites thanks to Nahla. She is an extremely knowledgeable guide, explained everything to us in a clear way and answered all my questions. Our itinerary was customized to us, we really cherish the memory of our lunch on a boat down the Nile. Nahla and her driver made sure we felt very secure and comfortable. It was a good way to learn the history and culture from an experienced and helpful guide. Highly Recommend
Darrell FongUnited States
Our two day tour with Nahla was excellent. From her picking us at the airport to the end of our tour she did a wonderful job. Her narrations of Karnak, Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings and other sites were exceptional. We enjoyed our conversations with Nahla about Luxor, it's culture and it's people. She was sincere, personable, and possessed a sense of humor. We had fun "hanging out" with her. Having Nahla as our guide in Luxor was one of highlights of our trip to Egypt. Highly recommended. Great value.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Darell wish you and your family all the best and sincerely looking to see you and Joy in Luxor back in near future , your review made my day thank you milion times
Hazel de QuervainUnited Kingdom
You are the 5th Star Nahla! The sunrise Balloon Ride over the Nile, which I did at your suggestion, is my over-arching memory of Luxor! It was an amazing, unforgettable experience. Everybody should do it! Thank you Nahla for being the best guide - passing on your Egyptian knowledge, taking care of all my needs and making me feel so special. It made a huge difference to me. Thank you Tours by Locals for helping me arrange my Luxor Tour. I continue to sing your praises to anyone who will list
P NUnited States
Nahla is very knowledgeable and helpful. She provided us with a context in which to view the beauty of Karnak temple. I highly recommend using her as a guide for your visit to Luxor temples and other sites.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dear and looking to see you in Luxor back !
Nahla proved to be above and beyond any expectations we had. We were two mature couples travelling together, we were extremely excited about having the opportunity to visit Luxor. Nahla was informed and interesting, organised and intuitive of our needs with the heat. She surprised us with extras such as lunch on the Nile. She is such a delightful person, her knowledge of the archeological sites in Luxor seemed endless and her passion for her city evident. We would highly recommend Nahla.
Sunir ShahUnited Kingdom
Nahla is a wonderful and knowledgeable guide. She arranged everything for us, and ensured our trip was a really good experience. Thank you...
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sunir and looking to see you and your family back in Egypt .
Brian MacDonaldUnited Kingdom
A great tour with Nahla, which included sailing down the Nile to Karnak, from out hotel. Her knowledge of the history and the historical sites is superb. A terrific day with a terrific guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Brian so so much
I had a custom tour created as I had to juggle sightseeing and work obligations. Once we aligned on the activities, everything went smoothly. I prefer the one-to-one experience and the catered agenda. I would recommend and hope to continue to have such comparable toursbylocals experiences. Both guide and driver were excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dyesebel , looking to see you back to Luxor soon !
Barnaby EvansUnited Kingdom
A relaxed, enjoyable and endlessly fascinating tour of Luxor. I booked a five day tour of Luxor with Nahla, who also arranged airport transfers, a felucca ride AND a balloon ride - incredible value! I quickly realised the value of coming to Luxor and staying here rather than doing a Nile cruise as I was able to see so much more of the wonders of this remarkable city and the ancient Egyptian marvels. Nahla's fluent English; relaxed manner and expertise made the tour truly memorable and enjoyable.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Barnaby you are so kind and looking to see you in Luxor back soon .!
Travelling from Australia our first communication with Nahla was prompt and efficient. Upon meeting her we were overcome with her warmth, generous nature and real sense of pride in taking care of her clients and any difficult situation with ease and humour. Nahla transformed our tour to an experience out of this world. So deeply grateful.
We absolutely enjoyed our time with Nahla. She was very informative and made our tour more enjoyable by taking us to sights ahead of large tour buses making each visit not crowded. Our lunch stop was very Egyptian and excellent in quality. Our ferry ride across the Nile to Karnak was an added bonus as well as our entry to Karnak itself. This is something to talk about with our friends for some time. I will highly recommend both Nahla and of course our driver for a job well done.
A very well informed and entertaining guide. Not only is she incredibly knowledgable on ancient Egypt, but also on all aspects of culture and recent history, right up to this time. Her obvious love of Egypt and it's fantastic past shines through making her a joy to be with. We had Nahla as our guide for 4 days and learnt so much it will take us many enjoyable weeks to digest it all. I would not hesitate to recommend her, and should we return to Egypt, and Luxor in particular, we will definitely use Nahla.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jude and Mark and looking to see you back in Egypt dear friends .
Vivek PachureUnited Kingdom
Nahla was very professional and very knowledgeable about Egypt. She is a well-known Egyptologist and it showed throughout the day. And she is very passionate about her job. That made the difference I feel, in making it very enjoyable and fun. Vivek and Srabani
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Vivek and Srabani for the great words and it was my pleasure to meet very nice people like you , looking to see you in Egypt again .Nahla
Louis SumerUnited States
Nahla and the driver were waiting for us when we arrived and transported us to the hotel in good fashion. It was a nice introduction to Luxor!
Gordon KrugerUnited States
Nahia was our guide for 2 days in Luxor, October 14-15, 2015. She gave an excellent tour of the temples and Valley of the Kings. Nahia has expert knowledge of the history and culture. She arranged for our drive from Safaga cruise port, and our stay on Hotel Sonesta St. George in Luxor; a very comfortable stay on the Nile. Highly recommended!
Louis SumerUnited States
We spent 3 days with Nahla visiting the main attractions of Luxor, Valley of the Kings and Dandara. She is extremely knowledgeable about pharaonic Egypt and gave us wonderful tours with loads of inside information. Nahla is a lovely person and we highly recommend her if you are planning to tour the Luxor area.
Louis SumerUnited States
Nahla and the driver showed up at a very early hour to transport us to the airport. Great service all around!
Renee HuhsUnited States
It is rare that we hire a guide for a significant part of any itinerary but we decided to do so for Egypt as it is unfamiliar territory for us. And we are very glad we did as it made the trip so incredibly informative and allowed us to cover a lot more ground in a short time. Nahla was a wealth of information - and equally important to us - was wonderful with the kids.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr /Mrs Huhs Thank you for this great review and it was my pleasure to be your guide during your trip in Egypt my deep regards for you all and kisses for the kids Nahla
Christopher CreekUnited Arab Emirates
Nahla is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her subject and her country and it was a pleasure to have her as our guide for two days in and around Luxor.
Madeline KaneUnited States
5 stars out of 5 Nahla is a wonderful guide who knows everything about Luxor and helps you find the best of the ancient sites.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you Madeline wish you all the best and lookin to see you back in Luxor
Ellen LewisUnited States
Nahla was an ideal guide for our private day trip to Abydos and Dendera. She has a warm, easygoing personality and an immediate sense of how to individually tailor the pace and tone of the trip. We were very interested in detailed explanations of both the historical and the mythological aspects of the temples and it was clear that she is not only an experienced Egyptologist but one who conveys her own interest and passion for the subject as well. We can recommend Nahla without hesitation!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs Lewis ,it was pleasure to be your guide ,wish to see you back to Luxor very soon my warm regards to you to Mr Lewis
Andrew LoukesSouth Africa
Nahla was an absolute pleasure. Her knowledge is fantastic and I would thoroughly recommend everyone to use her services. Everything went according to plan and all my changes to the original tour itinerary were accommodated. Excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Happy New year Mr Loukes ,sending you deep regards from Luxor .
John SeneschallUnited Kingdom
Nahla was a lovely and well informed guide who took us to Karnac, Valley of Kings and Hatchepsut's temple as well as a local egyptian restaurant for lunch. all very interesting and she answered all our questions very well and was charming. It was a long & hot day but she helped make it very enjoyable.... Thank you
Eternal Egypt! Just came back from an amazing week in Luxor and of course Nahla was my precious guide again! I first visited the ramesseum this time, a must for everyone who wants to feel the power of Ramses the great, and so peaceful! Of course the tombs of the nobles are soo amazing and beautiful! I can't wait to return ! Nahla is The Best person to guide you, she makes you feel her passion for history, has a great knowledge and always a smile on her face! Thank you so much my dear friend, see you soon!
Jelena MathiasUnited Kingdom
I have wanted to see temples in Abydos for a long time and booking the tour with Nahla was excellent choice. She has great knowledge and I must say great patience to answer all the questions that I asked. As we didn't bring any food with us she arranged for us to have lovely light meal in Abydos. My husband and I are very happy with the whole experience. Thank you Nahla.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you and wish to see you again in Luxor to show you more
Joan TuttleUnited States
Nahla was very good. However, since Nahla only joined us and departed in the city of Luxor, there was a two hour trip from port to Luxor and back when there was only the driver and no tour given.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: it was nice showing you luxor ,and yes the distant from Safaga to Luxor is 2 hours drive and unfortunately there is no sightseeing along the road from Safaga to Luxor it is a desert road ,and the tour was clear as a day tour in luxor from Safaga port ,wish to see you again in Luxor to show you more .
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Nahla. The pick up and drop off portion of the tour was/is described in the itinerary box of that tour previous to its purchase.
Michael GerberPortimao, Portugal
Nahla is an outstanding guide and a wonderful person. Her knowledge and insights made everything we saw in Luxor come alive. I only wish Tours by Locals had more than five stars in their ratings. Nahla definitely deserves many more than five. Dr Michael S Gerber Portimão, Portugal
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for these tremendous words ,wish you and Mrs Gerber all the best .
Wonderful Egypt!! I've visited Egypt already several times but Nahla is definitely THE BEST GUIDE I've ever had!! The visits were amazing, she is very professional,always on time, and her knowledge about Egyptian history and culture enriched our trips every day. Thank you sooooo much and hope to see you again soon in Luxor!! Sonja Neuman
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sonja I diffidently enjoyed a company of the nicest 2 guests I ever met your sense of hummer and kindness is what is always make your trips great .
Vivienne HimsworthUnited Kingdom
Nahla really brought our tour alive. She was a very nice lady who clearly had good knowledge of the country and the sites which we saw. She always made the information very clear and easy to understand. Thank you Nahla for making our visit special.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: wish to see you back in luxor through tours by locals .
Tule ParkUnited Kingdom
Nahla E. had the quality of making the history of Luxor fun and interesting to adults as well as to our young children. We were impressed by her way of transmitting her knowledge, and touched by her professional and protective approach to guiding tourists. She is truly a first class guide. Thank you Nahla for everything! T. Park, London
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs Park I'v e-mailed the written material about Fashion in ancient Egypt for Raphaelle ,I wish to be helpful. Regards
Janet PackUnited Kingdom
We have just had a fantastic week in Egypt with Nahla who has ferried us about willingly. She is very cheerful and helpful as well as extrememly knowledgeable about the various temples we went to. I would not hesitate to book her again as we would like to return to Egypt sometime.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mrs Pack and wish all the best for all the lovely members of your nice family ,and hope to see you back in Egypt soon.
Michael HjelmUnited States
We were totally impressed by our guide Nahla. She worked with us pre-tour to customize the tour to meet our specific needs and requirements. We were met at the designated time and place on time. Her knowledge and experience were outstanding. She communicated the historical information in a very understandable fashion She answered every question we had. The transportation she arranged for our tour was also excellent. I would recommend her again and again. I wish we had more tours with Nahla
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr Hjelm wish you and Mrs Hjelm a healthy wealthy New Year
James HardinUnited States
A fantastic tour by Nahla! Five stars. She is an nice person and is very knowledgeable about ancient Egypt as well as contemporary Egypt. She arranged the order of the visits in a great way and even included an unexpected but welcome ferry ride to our lunch restaurant on the east bank of the Nile. Nahla bought all the entrance tickets for us and we paid here back at the end of the day with dollars, so we didn't need to bother changing money. The van ride from Safaga and back was comfortable also.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sir
Lisa ColquittUnited States
Our time spent in Luxor with Nahla was one of the highlights of our trip. She is a wonderful guide with loads of experience and knowledge of Ancient Egypt. Additionally we were able to learn firsthand from her about the history being made currently in Egypt. She was very considerate of us, breaking up a long day in two parts with a break during the hottest part of the day to rest. Our family would recommend Nahla without reservation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you with great wishes for a great future
Maria BaconUnited Kingdom
Nahla was an absolute joy-very knowledgeable but so easy going, it was like being out with a friend. She was observing Ramadan and not a drop of water passed her lips in over 42C of heat but this did not hamper things in any way. Her patience with our 13 year old son was brilliant & he learnt many things. The tour was excellent value for money, even having to buy our own tickets-similar with Thomson 49 GBPpp, in with loads of other people for only half a day. The personal touch here worth every penny.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mrs Bacon for your sweet words ,It was an absolute pleasure working with a nice family like yours ,I also felt if Iam out with old friends. More thanks
Richard EdmondsonNew Zealand
Nahla was an excellent guide and we throughly enjoyed our deluxe tour of Thebes with her. She and her driver picked us up from our hotel at the agreed time and took us to all the advertised sites as per our booking. Nahla's interpretation of the sites and their history was interesting and easy to follow and she allowed us plenty of time to wander around on our own. She was also able to answer all our questions about Egypt's pharonic history, as well as other questions about the country.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Richard ,hope you enjoyed your time in Singapore as well ,my deep regards to Newzeeland ,it was pleasure been your guide. Nahla
Anne WickUnited States
So much fun, particularly if you have children. My daughter was on stage dancing with the belly dancer. The food was great and the entertainment was awesome. Highly recommend!
Anne WickUnited States
Nahla was a wonderful guide, had so much knowledge and made it very interesting. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with her. She was also great with my kids. Highly, highly recommend Nahla and this tour!
Anne WickUnited States
Fabulous experience. We did this right before touring the Valley of the Kings, it was a great overview. It was my husband's favorite experience in Egypt.
Donald LehmanUnited States
Nahla is truly an outstanding guide. On our most recent trip to Egypt and Turkey we had a total 4 different guides. She set the standard that none of the rest were able to achieve. She is very knowlegable...personable....and pleasent. We flew from Cario....she met us at the airport at 6:30 AM....spent the complete day with us....and returned us to the airport at 5 PM. She took us to extra sites and found us an outstanding local restaurant for lunch.
Anthony MonaghanGALWAY, GALWAY, Ireland
Anthony MonaghanGALWAY, GALWAY, Ireland
Julie ChristopherUnited States
Nahla is an excellent guide. She has the enthusiasm to make the rich history of Dendera come alive. Dendera maybe a little drive from Luxor, but I highly recommend it!! It's beautiful and not crowded, truly one of the best. We were able to get a feel of the small local villages as well, which we very much enjoyed. If we are in Luxor again I could call Nahla and hope she would be available. Julie
Julie ChristopherUnited States
Wonderful tour and guide. We would use Nahla again as a guide if we were in Luxor. She is easy to be with knowledgeable and helps you get the most out of your visit. Julie
Gary RichardsonUnited Kingdom
Luxor museum was excellent. The mummification museum was a little lacking in content but this was made up by Nahla who was superb throughout the whole tour.