Stuart H.United Kingdom
Wow. Hamada, wonderful guide, amazing trip. We wanted to see everything, we had little time. Hamada sorted it. Friendly, helpful, efficient, knowledgeable. He got us from Safaga to Karnak, Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut's temple and the Colossi and threw in a surprise lunch trip on the Nile. He was patient while we booked the trip; endless changes from our end, and with the ship's poor internet. His transport arrangements were amazing. We enjoyed his company all day. Incredible. Thank you, Hamada.
Paul DoucetteUnited States
Hamada was knowledgeable, professional and supportive. My wife has some physical challenges, which he easily adapted to and he made our time together unforgettable. I would give Hamada my highest compliments and I don't hesitate to recommend him to one and all. Simply outstanding!
Suzanne Warrenwalnut creek, CALIFORNIA, United States
Great guide answered all my many questions patiently. Explaining everything in detail. The Museum is really a whole day plus, it's overwhelming. The citadel is beautiful and I had a lot of questions. The bazaar is fun, and Hamada bought me coffee! Delicious. The falafel for lunch delicious. Thank you Hamada for a great time
William C.United States
I spent a day with Hamada, and could not be more pleased. I expected him to be knowledgeable, and was not disappointed. Not only is his knowledge of his subject matter - the 5,000+ years of Egyptian history - impressive, but he was happy to indulge me and my thousand questions about modern Egypt, ranging from politics to religion to international relations. This was exactly, in fact more, than I had hoped for. I would enthusiastically recommend Hamada to anyone with with a high degree of curiosity.
Nina IwashkoUnited States
Hamada was brilliant. I would greatly recommend him as your guide. Knowledgeable, with a very good command of English. He was funny, charming, and very attentive. He went above and beyond my expectations. Do not hesitate to book with him! My husband, who is a slower walker due to knee issues, was impressed by his patience and consideration. His recommendations for food and sights was spot on. His attention to small details was spectacular!
We loved his expertise and his passion for the ancient Egyptian culture. He answered all our questions about Egypt, to do with ancient culture or not. Het was genuinly interested - in Egypt and in us. :) He helped us where he could e.q. to find a pharamacy.
Franklin G.United States
Arthur QuigleyUnited States
Hamada E. is an excellent guide. He responded promptly to all of my email. He is personable and has good command of English. He chooses excellent drivers, who are also nice people. He is completely up-to-date as to what is going on in the Egyptian hospitality industry. I needed to obtain currency and access to the internet, and he accommodated me by taking me to an exchange and an internet cafe. I requested that he show me the sights in Aswan and Luxor over a two day period, which he did very nicely.
Jihann ThoneyUnited States
What an amazing time in Egypt! Hamada was an exceptional tour guide and took us to everywhere around Cairo and Luxor. He made me and my family comfortable the entire time and gave us all the information we needed in each site we visited. He also made sure that we get to point A to point B on time and safely arrive at each Ancient Egypt is so fascinating and what you will learn and see in this country will stay with you forever. This was all possible because of Hamada!
Kathleen D.New Braunfels, TEXAS, United States
Hamada delivered an unforgettable adventure by introducing us to the beauty and mystery of ancient Egypt. He has great depth and breadth of knowledge, and was flexible in adapting the tour to include another site we wanted to visit. We highly recommend him.
Sueann LonghiniUnited States
Hamada was a friendly, patient & informative guide. He helped us get our VIP LuxorPasses to make multiple visits to the monuments without paying at each place. He was happy to arrange stops wherever we wanted and was even flexible with our start time when we alerted him to a travel delay. Thank you Hamada! Hope to see you next time!
Gail BodnerUnited States
Great guide! Very friendly and knowledgable. So much to see and learn
Richard ThomasUnited States
Excellent knowledge, friendly and resourcefull in dealing with the itinerary and allowing for some changes along the way. Super day, well organized in the chaos that can be Cairo. Excellent conversations and incites with my wife who has studied Egypt.
Tom MorrisUnited States
Hamada did a great job! I was extremely impressed with his knowledge , kindness, and thoughtfulness. There was not a question my group had that he didn't have an accurate and thoughtful response! I highly recommend Hamada for any Egyptian tour!
Sidney F.93277, United States
Fantastic guide. Gave us a real local,s experience as well as the usual tourist spots. She is knowledgeable,personable and entertaining. We did a lot in a very short visit. Incredible value for the cost.
Matthew FoxUnited States
Hamada was the best tour guide one could ask for. He made Luxor extra special for us and was extremely personable and made us feel comfortable. A++++!!!
Matthew FoxUnited States
Hamada exceeded our expectations of a tour guide. He was extremely knowledgable about everything, as well as extremely passionate about his job. We had the best time touring Luxor and he made it extra special for us. Will definitely be referring Hamada to others for years to come!
We had a 4 day tour around Luxor and Aswan with tour guide Hamada. He was just fantastic! Hamada took us to all the sights listed on the itinerary and more, including restaurants upon our request. He managed to share some his vast experience in the history and culture of ancient as well as modern Egypt and keep all young and old captivated. He is a pleasant man with great inter-social skills that can adapt to all sorts of personalities. Highly recommended!!! Hamada, you were great.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you koen & Family
Marilyn MentzUnited States
Hamada wa an excellent guide. He was knowledgable and willing to adapt to our physical abilities. I would highly recommend him to anyone visiting Egypt.
Jon WoodUnited Kingdom
Excellent day. Hamada was a great guide. Any questions we had were answered in great detail. From start to finish we did not feel pressured or rushed. We were given advice on how to deal with the local's who were trying to sell things. Even after the tour had finished Hamada was very helpful in arranging transport to Luxor airport the next day as well as when we arrived in Cairo to our new hotel. Would definitely recommend a tour with Hamada.
Keith JacksonNoosaville, QLD, Australia
Not up to TBL's usual standards & below expectations. Transit Safaga-Luxor (3 hrs) not made with guide but in poor quality shared vehicle, with bad driver who got hopelessly lost in Luxor. Many efforts made to persuade me not to return to ship at prescribed time so guide could again use shared vehicle for return (he had 2 TBL bookings). As I had no Egyptian pounds, I asked for ATM. This not done, guide saying he would pay & I reimburse AUD. This turned an estimated EGP185 in extras into EGP300. More....
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: the tour was a private tour as it has been planed only for the morning drive from Safaga to Luxor you shared it with 2 other tourists as their car which suppose to pick them up from Safaga had an accident and their guide had phoned me if it is possible for them to share this 3 hours drive until another car to be arranged for them in Luxor,and in luxor they went with their guide in their own transport,and I included lunch and beverage as an apology ,you paid 50aud which is 340LE and your entry fees 300LE.
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: We've spoken to Hamada about this - the driver for another ToursByLocals guide had an accident on the way to Safaga and this was the only solution available. We've offered Mr. Jackson compensation for this problem.
Pragya JainUnited Kingdom
We booked a Nile Cruise for 4 days and had an amazing experience. Our guide, Hamada, was very helpful and friendly right from the start. All our queries were responded to timely and efficiently. The process of booking was easy, information supplied was detailed and the tour was tailored to suit our requirements. Hamada was very knowledgeable and spoke fluent English. The cruise was awesome with excellent food. I strongly recommend to use Hamada's service for the excellent tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank you pragya for your nice review. Nile Cruise trip is a very enjoyable experience that any visitor must do when he visit Egypt. The Nile Cruise Trip combines the History with the pleasant atmosphere which makes it an unforgettable Trip.
Jorge Puiggros mazuelaviña del mar, V, Chile
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Graham RossUnited Kingdom
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks Dear Your previous readings before coming to Egypt saved to me so much time and helped me to have the opportunity to tell you some of the ancient Egyptian Mythology.looking forward to see you again in egypt
He was punctual and friendly, but I found him lazy insofar that he was difficult to elicit information from and would find any excuse not to show us around places. In the tombs of Luxor this was valid but elsewhere he made excuses not to accompany us on the pretext that guides weren't allowed to "guide" in these places only to find other guides happily accompanying their clients. I would not recommend him to others. By the way I have found the service and care from ToursByLocals to be excellent.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am confused by his comment because we had long conversation about many current issues and he shook my hand telling me what a great guide I was and he wanted to come back and hire me as his guide.
Michael ClareChepstow, MONS., United Kingdom
Hamada was excellent, 5 out of 5, his content to a pair of non-Egyptologists was very good, we were not overwhelmed with detail, and were given time to take photos and wonder at our leasure. Well done, an excellent day trip, recommended to everyone'.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thank u mike ... have enjoyed u company too... see u in egypt once again
Margo H.PLEASANT VALLEY, NEW YORK, United States
We have now had the pleasure to experience two of Hamada's tours - the tombs of the West Bank tour and Abydos/Dendera. Hamada's background in archeology and pride in his homeland breathe new life into ancient Egypt. His attention to detail - including providing a new air conditioned car with a professional driver - ensures a worry-free adventure. The long trip to Dendera was a highlight of our trip as it allowed a glimpse into the everyday life of villages and rural areas. We highly recommend Hamana!