Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Cairo Egypt by Tour Guide Tarek (Guide #2330)


Nikesh Kumar

New Zealand
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Tour: #12387, Treasures of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Jun 1/18

I would recommend Tarek to all the travelers to Cairo. He is friendly and has a good sense of humour... great knowledge of his history and extremely informative. You will have an amazing time

Nate Bennett

United States
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Tour: #12389, Pyramids, Sphinx, Saqqara and Memphis Private Day Tour, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: May 27/18

Tarek is a wonderful guide. His passion for Egyptology is remarkable, as is the depth and breadth of his knowledge. He did a great job with our tour - paced things wonderfully. He helped us navigate some of the negotiations that tourists might find difficult - the best example being help finding the right person to take care of us the right way on a camel ride around the pyramids. He isn't just touring you - he wants you to have only positive experiences about your trip and to appreciate Cairo!

Irfanali Manji

Canada
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Tour: #12387, Treasures of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: May 24/18

What an amazing time in Cairo thanks to the wonderful services of Mr Tarek. He was on time, spoke wonderful English, and had a vast amount of knowledge in Egypt's history, culture and places to visit. He has his masters in Egyptology and knew his name way around all the sites in Cairo. He is truly a gentleman and your trip to Cairo is not complete without his service. Definitely would recommend Mr. Tarek he as a pleasure to be with.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr. Manji and his wife are a wonderful couple. Meeting them here in Cairo was so much fun. I would like to extend my deep thanks to them for having provided this wonderful review. I hope I will see them again on future tours.

Stephanie Park

United States
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Tour: #153858, Giza Pyramids Half-Day Private Tour, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: May 20/18

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.

Philip Gardner

United States
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Tour: #193509, Egypt 14-Day Holiday Tour, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: May 2/18

A 5 star experience. The reason was Tarek. He knows Egypt, he's an Egyptologist, he has 30 years of guide experience, he speaks English better than I do, he's flexible, and he's a nice person. With his help we arranged a tour schedule that included all the sights on our bucket list plus some recommended. The schedule was spot on. He made all the reservations, provided all the transportation, was available from airport pick-up to drop off 2 weeks later. We strongly recommend Tarek to friends and readers.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The two-week tour of Mr. Philip Gardner and his wife was absolutely amazing. Mr. Philip Gardner and his wife taught so much about the United States and gave me a deep insight into the lives of the American people. What goes around, comes around. Two days after the tour had started, it felt like we had known each other for years. It was so easy for the three of us to communicate talk about everything. I'm quite sure that we will meet again in the future.

Glen Bowers

United States
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Tour: #193509, Egypt 9-Day Holiday Tour, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Apr 25/18

tarek did a great job showing my wife and I around Cairo. The boat cruise to Luxor was great,both interesting and relaxing. The food and accommodations on the cruise were beyond expectation. Tarek asked and accomplished whatever we asked of him. He could not have been more hospitable.

Andrew Ash

United Kingdom
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Tour: #12387, Treasures of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Apr 21/18

Tarek was our guide for 2 days and what a lovely gentleman he is. His English is impeccable as was his tour. His knowledge of Egyptian history is nulli secundus (second to none) and tour pricing was very competitive compared to others. More importantly his tours were one of the best. I would highly recommend him if you visit Cairo plus although not listed ask him to take you to the City of the Dead for an eye opening and thought provoking experience. It was especially nice to meet a fellow animal lover.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a real pleasure to meet Mr. Andrew Ash and his wife in Cairo. We had wonderful conversations about Egypt, Britain and Australia. I was so happy to find out that Mr. Andrew Ash, his wife and myself have something in common: We both love animals. Thanks to Mr. Andrew and his wife, the two tours of Cairo were very interesting and really good fun. We had a laugh all the time.

Elliot Mello

Brazil
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Tour: Cairo Highlights, Cairo, Egypt
Date: Apr 20/18

Great tour and excellent guide. we were very well guided and accompanied throughout the tour. Good knowledge of history and explanations in each place we visit, with a good focus on the proposal we have chosen. It was a great day, we learned a lot, very safe and with good tips. We were in three different nationalities and it was quite profitable. Thank you Tarek!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Mr. Elliot Mello, for having taken the time to provide a review and rate the tour. I very highly appreciate it. I was very happy to meet you and your colleagues here in Cairo and to show you around the archaeological sights. Looking forward to meeting you once again in the future.

Sangeeta Goswami

Netherlands
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Tour: #12387, Treasures of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Apr 15/18

Tarek was an excellent guide who tailored the tour according to the needs I had set out earlier and ensured I got a good sense of the history and culture of Cairo in the 8/9 hours we had together. Excellent language skills and good company. Recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Mrs. Sangeeta Goswami, for having taken the time to review and rate the tour. I very highly appreciate it. I'm really happy you have enjoyed your tour of Cairo. Looking forward to meeting you once again in the future.

Robert Mahon

Seattle, WA, United States
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Tour: #12901, Layover Private Tour from Cairo Airport, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Apr 14/18

Our family of 3 had an amazing private tour with Tarek during a long layover in Cairo. Tarek tailored the tour to suit our schedule and interests. He offered helpful suggestions on how to maximize our time and the enjoyment of the sites. Importantly for us, he did not take us to any perfume or papyrus shops that seem to be a staple of Egyptian tours. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and provided excellent service. We strongly recommend Tarek for anyone considering a tour in Cairo or the region.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was very happy to tailor and take the tour of Mr. Mahon and his family. The tour was really good fun and we had a laugh all the time. I'm quite sure we will meet again on a longer tour and do more sights.

Rob Greening

United Kingdom
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Tour: Cairo Highlights, Cairo, Egypt
Date: Apr 7/18

Tarek was an excellent tour leader. He spent time explaining the rich history of Cairo, the cultural, historical and religious components expertly. We all thoroughly enjoyed the day and the visit to the city of the dead was a real bonus, as my wife studied this for her A-level and we never thought we would visit it. The pace was just right, my 9 year old daughter really enjoyed listening to his talks and seeing the wonderful sights. I would recommend this tour to anyone, visiting. Thank you Tarek.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a real pleasure to meet Mr. Greening and his family here in Cairo. The fact that Mr. Greening and his family showed a huge interest in the Egyptian history and culture made my job easy. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and I'm looking forward to meeting Mr. Greening's family again in the future.

Taylor Marean

United States
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Tour: #12387, Treasures of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Mar 31/18

Tarek is a guide I would recommend to my friends and family. He was easy to communicate with and fast to get back to us. He was able to provide a completely customized itinerary for our trip in a matter of days. Once touring we saw all the best that Cairo has to offer with Tark's commentary teaching us along the way. He ensured we had fun, were treated well, stayed safe and had a trip that we'll never forget. We HIGHLY recommend booking a tour with Tarek.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Meeting Mr. Taylor Marean and his girlfriend, Kayla, in Cairo was so much fun. I'm glad they liked the five-day tour I had customized to show them around the must-see attractions of Cairo during their 9-month tour of Europe. I'm quite sure that we will meet again in the future. I invite everyone to see their nice travel blog: the wandering route.

Claire Godard

United Kingdom
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Tour: Cairo Highlights, Cairo, Egypt
Date: Mar 25/18

Tarek is a great guide & very accomodating. It was important for us that the guide get the right balance of sharing information without being too detailed as i was with my 8 yr old son who was in danger of information overload by day 3. Tarek understood the challenge & really engaged with him, getting him to ask lots of questions & giving him great insights. I wish we'd had Tarek for all our visits as it would have been far better but he was already booked!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to show Mrs. Claire Godard and her son, Oscar, around Cairo. I was impressed to see how much Oscar knew about the Egyptian history which made my job easy and made the tour interesting. Oscar shows much interest in the Egyptian history and culture and I expect to make a great egyptologist in the future.

Gianluca Gramaccioni

United States
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Tour: #266173, Cairo Highlights in Two Days, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Mar 22/18

A five-star rating is simply not high enough to rate Tarek as a guide. Reading through some of the other reviews, you can easily see that Tarek is an excellent at what he does. He is incredibly knowledgeable and does a fantastic job explaining his vast knowledge in such a way that is digestible for those of us that have not spent out lives studying Egypt. He is genuine in his love for Egypt, genuine in his desire for you to have a fantastic trip and I would not hesitate to recommend him for your trip.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was very happy to share my knowledge of ancient and modern Egypt with Mr. Gramacioni and his friends. The fact that everybody had done the Egyptian history at school and had done lot of reading before the tour made my job very easy.

Hafiza Harun

Malaysia
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Tour: #193509, Treasures of Egypt, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Mar 19/18

Visiting historical and archaeological sites require for key support in terms of information and insightful deliberations. All these things we got them from Mr Tarek throughout our visit. Our treasures of Egypt were truly wonderful and meaningful. Not to forget, all our kids like Mr Tarek for his fatherly treatment and hospitality.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I took much pleasure in showing Mrs. Harun and her family around Egypt. We had a lot of fun. I'm happy Mrs. Harun and her family went back home with nice memories of their visit to Egypt.

Courtney Prettejohn

United Kingdom
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Tour: #153858, Giza Pyramids Half-Day Private Tour, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Mar 14/18

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.

Martyn Nightingale

United States
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Tour: #12387, Pyramids, Museum & Bazaar Private Day Tour, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Mar 2/18

Tarek was an excellent guide. He picked us up at the appointed time and gave us a great tour of the Pyramids, Museum and Grand Bazaar. He was very knowledgable and very easy to talk to. He never made us feel rushed and gave us options everywhere we went. I would not hesitate to recomend to Tarek to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Mr. Nightingale, for having taken the time to provide a review. It was a pleasure to meet you here in Cairo and to show you around the sights. I hope we will get together once again in the future.

Carrell Ebert

Green Valley, ARIZONA, United States
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Tour: #193509, Treasures of Egypt, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Jan 24/18

You have found your guide for Egypt. Tarek is not just a wonderful, knowledgeable guide, he is a wonderful human being. As a guide, he presents his vast information on not just Egyptian History, but how it relates world wide, in a logical, interesting manner. He is open to taking you where you would like to go! We loved our trips to Whale Valley, and to Alexandria so much. The Egyptian Museum , Giza -- all wonderful. We told Tarek what we would like to see and do, and he arranged everything!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thoroughly enjoyed my tours with Mr. and Mrs. Ebert who made the tours good fun. We had wonderful conversations. As I exposed the Eberts to the Egyptian culture and history, they also gave me a deep insight into the lives of the American people - which I found very interesting. I will be extremely happy to meet them once again in the future.

Virginia P.

United States
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Tour: #17336, Museum Half-Day Private Tour, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Jan 9/18

Tarek was extremely informative. Wish we had found him for our previous tour scheduled through our hotel. Would have used him for all of our tours and will again when we come back.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Mrs. Virginia. I was really haply to show you and your family around the Egyptian Museum. I'm looking forward to seeing you on future tours.

Nathan G.

United States
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Tour: #12901, Cairo Layover Tour, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Jan 5/18

Tarek was on time to pick us up from our early flight at the airport and made sure we had plenty of time before our departure flight on the same day. He's a very knowledgeable guide who cares not only about giving history lessons, but desires for his guests to be immersed in the culture as well. We felt safe & cared for throughout the length of our tour. Wonderful experience & I'd highly recommend booking with Tarek if you want a stress-free tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for having taken the time to review the tour. I enjoyed the Cairo Layover Tour as much as you did. Looking forward to seeing you on future tours.

Barry R.

United States
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Tour: #12901, Cairo Layover Tour, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Dec 28/17

Tarek by far exceeded our expectations! He was very organized through all parts of our trip from planning to execution. He's extremely knowledgeable and his English was superb! I highly recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Mr. Ruffalo, for having reviewed and rated the tour. I was very happy to meet you in Cairo and to show you around the archaeological sites. Looking forward to meeting you again in the future.

Nu Lu

United States
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Tour: #153858, Cairo Highlights, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Dec 18/17

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.

Jonathan Pluck

Kuwait
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Tour: #12389, Pyramids, Sphinx, Saqqara and Memphis Private Day Tour, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Dec 5/17

Tarek looked after us today so well, his English is extremely good and his cultural and Egyptology knowledge were fantastic. He adjusted the tour schedule at the drop of a hat and kept us fascinated the whole day through. Never quite sure what to expect in Egypt (even though that's half the fun ), but this was altogether an outstanding experience. Highly recommended -we will be back !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The Plucks are well-travelled and know so much about the Middle East. This helped us have very interesting conversations. I will be very happy to meet the Plucks once again on a longer tour of Egypt.

Chris Skinner

United Kingdom
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Tour: #12901, Cairo Layover Tour, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Nov 26/17

Tarek met me at the airport at 05:30 in the morning, and gave me a tour of all Cairo. Short but covered everything from the Pyramids (first thing, before overrun with tourists), the museum, the churches and mosques and the modern Cairo. A fantastic day and excellent host, with great English. Would always choose Tarek when visiting Egypt.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for having chosen my Cairo Layover Tour. It was a pleasure to meet you here in Cairo and to show you around the archaeological sites. I hope we will get together once again in the future.

Merrill O.

Chicago, IL, United States
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Tour: #12387, Treasures of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Nov 23/17

Although I was in Cairo with friends, I wanted to book a private guide so I could take my time photographing the sights while learning the history of Cairo and the surrounding areas. Tarek was an ideal guide! He would provide commentary, and then wait patiently while I took as long as needed to get the "perfect" shot. (Or, as close to perfect as I ever manage!) He customized my tour so it was perfect for me, & even booked me into a great hotel as part of my 3-day package. I highly recommend Tarek to all!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thoroughly enjoyed the tours I had customized for Ms. Merrill O'Ryan. Ms. O'Ryan is a well-travelled lady who showed a lot of respect to the culture of Egypt . I loved the beautiful pictures which Ms. O'Ryan took when we went on the tours. Ms. O'Ryan very kindly gave me fantastic photos of the archaeological sites in Cairo.

Philippe Dauba-Pantanacce

United Kingdom
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Tour: #153858, Cairo Highlights, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Nov 19/17

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.

Eleanor Kennedy

United Kingdom
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Tour: #12387, Treasures of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Nov 19/17

I cannot recommend Tarek high enough! He is a fabulous guide whose passion for his country is palpable. His knowledge of Cairo's past and present really gave me a great feel for the city and we packed so much into this one day tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Ms. Eleanor Kennedy for having booked my tour "Cairo Layover Tour". It was my pleasure to show you around Cairo. I'm so happy you have enjoyed your tour. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in the future.

Bonnie F.

United States
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Tour: #12901, Cairo Layover Tour, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Nov 18/17

Tarek offered an incredible one day tour of Cairo! He is very knowledgeable about Egyptian history and culture and we thoroughly enjoyed our day with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for having chosen the Cairo Layover Tour. It was my pleasure to show you around the archaeological sites in Cairo and to expose you to the Egyptian culture.

Iris Cabrera

Coral Gables, FLORIDA, United States
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Tour: #12387, Treasures of Egypt, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Nov 11/17

Greatest Experience. After many years of thinking to visit Egypt we decided this was the year. We felt very secure on the streets of Cairo and Luxor. The people are very friendly and prices in general are very reasonable. From the beginning Tarek was attentive to my needs. He and his driver are very professional. He is very knowledgeable of the site's history and explain it in a simple way. He is flexible when is needed. Tarek took us to sites in Cairo, Alexandria and Suez Canal. Highly Recommended! 100%

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was happy to discover that Mrs. Iris Cabrera decided to visit Egypt despite what the media has to say. I'm also delighted to learn that Mrs. Cabrera felt safe when she toured Egypt. Mrs. Cabrera very kindly sent out the very message that everybody in Egypt would like to take to travelers all over the world: Egypt is safe to visit.

Rachel Ortiz

United States
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Tour: #12901, Cairo Layover Tour, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Nov 11/17

Tarek was great! He is very smart and knows his history. Our experience in Cairo was wonderful! We would like to recommend him to anyone who would really love to learn about the pyramids and Cairo! Thanks again for your services!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The one-day tour I customized for Ms. Rachel Ortiz and her friends turned out to be good fun. I was happy to see that everybody was having a good time. I'm quite sure that Ms. Ortiz will come back again and will do a longer tour of Egypt.

John Buhr

United States
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Tour: #266173, Cairo Highlights in Two Days, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Nov 10/17

Tarek gave us an excellent tour of the Coptic area in Cairo. He is very knowledgeable and provided a steady commentary about what we were seeing and it's significance. Tarek was very accommodating as our schedule changed and he still arranged for us to maximize the time we had available. Tarek is an excellent guide to Cairo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I very happily showed Mr. John Buhr and his family around Coptic Cairo - a site I like very much to go back to. I was also very happy to customize the itinerary, so that Mr. Buhr could see as much of Cairo as possible. I was glad to know that Mr. Buhr would come back to Egypt again.

P N

United States
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Tour: #153858, Half Day Tour to the Pyramids, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Nov 5/17

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.

Karin Liimatta

United States
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Tour: #12901, Cairo Layover Tour, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Nov 3/17

Stop what you are doing and book a tour with Tarek! Having traveled extensively and encountered many tour guides, we can safely say that Tarek exceeded our expectations in every way. His extensive knowledge is shared in a manner that is interesting and engaging. You will walk away enlightened by his commentary while also feeling as though you have met a long lost friend. He catered the tour to meet our needs while always attending to our safety. The experience was powerful; planning a return soon.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It's been a real pleasure to meet the Liimattas here in Cairo. The moment we met in the hotel, it felt like we had known each other for a long time. This made the tour so interesting and made my job very easy. I was very happy to do the tour in a way that Mr. and Mrs. Liimatta would be happy, safe and comfortable. I hope we will all meet again in the future, either in Egypt or in the US.

E Francesca Peel

NORWOOD, SA, Australia
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Tour: #12387, Treasures of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Oct 30/17

Tarek is a guide of the highest calibre. Guides in Egypt are good but Tarek is in another league. A learner, he works hard to update his knowledge, offering possible theories when something is not fact. We like guides who are flexible,have a personality and will talk to us about their culture and life. Our days with Tarek were filled with interesting conversations and we just learned so much. He is a great guy and we loved our time with him. (He was very generous too). Book him for a memorable time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was very happy to meet Ms. Francesca Peel and Mr. Nigel Cockington here in Cairo and to customize the three-day tours for them. We never stopped laughing and talking, the moment we met in the morning until we went back to the hotel in the afternoon. The three of us have something in common: We all love coffee!!!! Every day we would have some coffee before starting the tour. It's so good when people coming from different cultures can communicate so easily. I will never forget Ms. Francesaca and Mr.Nigel.

Rodney June

United States
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Tour: #12901, Cairo Layover Tour, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Oct 28/17

Tarek is a high quality, consummate tour professional who will impress you with his deep knowledge on Egyptian history, archeology, culture, economy, religions, and society (and any other hing else that is related to Egypt). His forte is ability to customize around your interests. Some tour guides may make claims to be Egyptologists but I have no doubt that he is one of the best out there. I would rebook a tour with him in a heartbeat. His is reliable, punctual, and replies promptly.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr. Rodney June for the compliment. It has been a pleasure to customize your tour and to show you around Cairo. I have enjoyed all our conversations which made the tour more interesting. I will be very happy to see you once again in the future.

Misty-Marie Jensen

United States
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Tour: #153858, Half Day Tour to the Pyramids, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Oct 28/17

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 Cutting

United Kingdom
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Tour: #153858, Half Day Tour to the Pyramids, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Oct 25/17

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.

Syed Ahmed

United Kingdom
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Tour: #153858, Half Day Tour to the Pyramids, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Oct 22/17

Tarek spent 3 days with us on our unforgettable trip to Egypt. His knowledge of ancient Egypt and modern Cairo is second to none. Tarek is flexible and adjusts the schedule and itinerary to suit the needs and wishes of his clients. Not only did we have a wonderful experience, we feel we have gained a new friend in Tarek. We will return to Egypt and our first call will be to him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I have thoroughly enjoyed the three days I have spent with Mr. Syed Ahmed and his family. The tours were good fun and our conversations were very interesting. The first thing I will do when I go to England is to go and see my new friends, Mr. Ahmed and his family. I would like to extend my thanks to Mr. Ahmed and his family for having given me a fantastic gift: a copy of Indiana Jones' hat. Very highly appreciated.

Pierandrea Quarta

Switzerland
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Tour: #12901, Cairo Layover Tour, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Oct 14/17

Very knowledgeable and educated guide. It has been a pleasure to discover Cairo with Tarek. Highly recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It's been a great pleasure to meet Mr. Pierandrea Quarta in Cairo. The one-day tour of Mr. Quarta was good fun. We had wonderful talks about Egypt and Italy. What Mr. Quarta kindly told me about Italy, the Roman history, the culture and the traditions have aroused my interest to go and explore Italy by myself. I'm quite sure that Mr. Quarta and myself will get together once again in the future - either here in Cairo or in Rome.

Yann P.

United States
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Tour: #12387, Treasures of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Oct 5/17

Tarek was a wonderful Tour Guide, knowledgeable and professional! Tarek greeted us at our arrival at the airport and guided us during our two-day stay in Cairo. He listened carefully to our requests and created a customized itinerary for us. Tarek was punctual and had excellent knowledge about the History and sights we were seeing which was delivered in a flawless British English. He also has a great sense of humor! We highly recommend Tarek to anyone who is looking for a great local Tour Guide in Egypt!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was quite happy to meet Mr. Yann and Mr. Mike here in Cairo. Going around Cairo with the two gentlemen was good fun. We had a laugh all the time and never stopped talking. The highlight of our tours was the camel ride across the Sahara Desert. It was a very good idea of Mr. Yann and Mr. Mike to wear local outfits and turbans during the camel ride which made the pictures absolutely gorgeous.

Alex Christou

Australia
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Tour: #12387, Treasures of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Jul 25/17

A little apprehensive holidaying in Cairo with a young family but my concerns were put at ease by Tarek. Cairo is a wonderful place to visit. Yes it can be a little chaotic for the average traveler however Tarek makes it easy. He's an outstanding communicator, has terrific relational skills and has a great sense of humor. We could not have navigated Cairo and enjoyed our time as much as we did without the guidance and support from Tarek. His knowledge of Egypt is temarkable. We'll be back. Thank you Tarek

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Meeting Mr. Alex Christou and his family in Cairo was a great pleasure. The moment we got together it felt like we were all one big family. I was very happy to discover that Mr. Christou and his family love Egypt that much. This made my job very easy and the tours were good fun. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone again in the future where we will go on a longer trip on the Nile river.

Andy Kameruchi

Argentina
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Tour: #12389, The Great Masons, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Jul 20/17

Seeing the pyramids and ancient Egypt stuff with Tarek was great. He is very informed, professional and helpful. Our 12 hours of transit in Cairo were well worth it, and having him to pick up and drop off us at the airport was the right decision, it made things much more easier! He is also a good and careful driver. Totally recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Going around Cairo with the Kameruchis was really good fun. We had wonderful conversations about Egypt and Argentina, and I learnt a lot about the culture and the people of Argentina. It's really amazing how human nature is the same everywhere; at the end of the day we all live under the same sun and walk under the same moon. Such great talks made the 12-hour tour of Cairo very enjoyable. The Kameruchis, good ambassadors of their country, made me decide to visit Argentina in the near future.

Simon Taylor-Watson

Egypt
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Tour: #216857, Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley) and Wadi Rayan Protected Area, Wadi El-Rayan, Egypt    view tour
Date: Jul 2/17

Tarek was waiting for us when we arrived in the hotel reception area as agreed. We were early and he was already there. The trip was a bespoke trip that I had asked Tarek to arrange. I have arthritis and need to constantly rest my knee which I had explained beforehand. Nothing was too much trouble for Tarek and you can see that he's very experienced in how he organises himself. I contacted several guides and companies and I know that with Tarek we made the right choice. We will use him again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm so happy to learn that Mr.Simon Taylor -Watson and his wife enjoyed their trip to the Whale Valley. When I met Mr. Watson I found out that he had been living in Egypt for about thirteen years. I was really intetested to learn how an English gentleman views my country, its culture, traditions and the political situation. I have to say that Mr. Watson has a full understanding of how things work here in Egypt. I thoroughly enjoyed our conversations. The tour was really good fun.

Eric Mutz

United States
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Tour: #153858, Treasures of Medieval Cairo, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Jun 23/17

We had a GREAT two day tour with Tarek! He listened very carefully to my requests before we arrived in Cairo and scheduled an itinerary to include the sights and shopping that we wanted. Super punctual, and able to adapt to changes we made in our schedule. Excellent knowledge about the sights we were seeing which was delivered in flawless English. Great sense of humor which left us laughing. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family, which is the highest praise you can give! Great Value!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a wonderful time showing Mr. Eric and his family around different sites here in Cairo. As soon as we got together it felt like we had known each other for a long time. So, the tours were good fun and everybody had a laugh. Mr. Eric and his family are quite understanding of cultural differences, which my job quite easy.

David Kimel

United States
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Tour: Treasures of Cairo, Fayoum and Rashid, Cairo, Egypt
Date: Jun 18/17

Tarek was a perfect guide. He was knowledgeable, patient, friendly, and kind. I would most strongly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was very happy to show Mr. David Kimel around the Whale Valley and the town of Rosetta - two unique sites that I always like to go back to. The tours were good fun, specially because Mr. Kimel has a Master's degree in the Roman History. So it was very interesting to go through the Egyptian history AND the Roman history. We had wonderful conversations.

Luke Johnstone

United States
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Tour: #12387, Treasures of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: May 26/17

Tarek was a fantastic guide, one of the best I've booked through Tours by Locals. Welcoming, informative, knowledgeable and helpful - I would definitely recommend Tarek and will use him again when I return to Cairo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It a great pleasure to look after Mr. Johnstone and his friends. The tours were good fun - which made my job very easy.

Anne Routon

United States
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Tour: #153858, Treasures of Cairo, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: May 24/17

Tarek was superb. He customized a tour for me at a very reasonable price. Not only that, he added elements at no extra charge by encouraging me to take a camel ride on the Sahara, planning lunch at exactly the right time at a restaurant with a view of the Sphinx, and taking me to the Papyrus Museum. He is knowledgeable, kind, organized, and a pleasure to be with. I would recommend him without hesitation.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was so interesting to show Mrs. Routon around Cairo. What goes around comes around! I was very happy to expose Mrs. Routon to the local culture of Egypt and she very kindly gave me a deep insight into the American culture, life style and traditions. That's one of the things I like about guiding. The more people I see, the more I learn about the rest of the world.

Jacqueline Lassen

United States
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Tour: #193509, Magical Egypt, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: May 22/17

We spent 9 days with Tarek, and we're so glad we used him.He is an amazing guide,and turned this vacation into a trip of a lifetime.We really felt as if we got to know more about Egypt, and learned more about the culture from interacting with the people with Tarek then we ever could have by ourselves. Dont hesitate to book a trip with Tarek,he's the best!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The nine days I spent with the Lassens were really good fun. We all enjoyed ourselves and had a laugh all the time. We also had very interesting conversations throughout the entire holiday. Towards the end of the trip I felt I have a new family living in the United States. I'm sure that the first I will do when I go to the US is I will go and see my new family, the Lassens.

Jacqueline Lassen

United States
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Tour: #193509, Magical Egypt, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: May 15/17

We had the best vacation of our lives with Tarek, he was an amazing guide and all of my family loved him.From visiting all of the important historical sights to taking in the local culture, Tarek made everything fun, with our safety also being one of his priorities. Any requests we had as the trip progressed were taken care of, right down to my youngest sons request for falafel a few hours before our flight!! Don't hesitate to book your vacation with Tarek, hes the best!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The nine days I spent with the Lassens were really good fun. We all enjoyed ourselves and had a laugh all the time. We also had very interesting conversations throughout the entire holiday. Towards the end of the trip I felt I have a new family living in the United States. I'm sure that the first I will do when I go to the US is I will go and see my new family, the Lassens.

James R.

Thailand
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Tour: #12397, Magical Cairo, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Apr 14/17

Tarek was great. Very professional and extremely knowledgable. I have used many, many tour guides over the years and he is in the top 1%. Highly recommended

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Mr. James Reinnoldt. It's so nice of you to say that. I will be very happy to visit Bangkok and go around with you. I'm sure you will give me a deep insight into the history and culture of Thailand.

David Kettles

South Africa
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Tour: #12901, Magical Cairo, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Feb 21/17

Tarek was an excellent host. I spent the day with him - just the two of us - and felt at the end of it that I really had a flavour of Cairo. He removed all the stress from visiting a very chaotic city, and even when getting into tourists sites was challenging, he rose to the challenge, and arranged alternatives within a minute or two. He is resourceful, and good company: he delivers an excellent product. He is knowledgeable and his English fluent, with a British accent!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Conducting a good tour in Cairo is always a challenge!!! However, it's a blessing in disguise; it's good fun for the guests and it makes the guides cleverer. As Mr. Kettles kindly puts it, when a problem arises, the guides have to meet the challenge, think quick and find a good alternative straight away. As a matter of fact this makes the Cairo tours very interesting. That's why neither the tour guides nor the travelers get tired of going around Cairo.

ALex von Eckartsberg

Germany
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Tour: The Great Builders 2 (Saqqara & Dahshur), Cairo, Egypt
Date: Dec 30/16

Tarek was a great tour guide and took very good care of us. He speaks excellent English. Pick-up and transportation were punctual. We had good email exchange before Tarek customized the tour,giving us exactly what we had intended. We left early and had Bent Pyramid and Red Pyramid completely to ourselves. Best about Memphis was coffee in street café. Very authentic. Great views from the Step Pyramid in Saqqara! Road stops whenever requested by us. Later we all had pigeon for lunch arranged by Tarek(extra)

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I agree with you. It felt really great to have the entire site to ourselves doing the Red and Bent Pyramids. It made a big difference. I never hesitate to have local food and drinks on the tours, and mix with the locals. It's certainly part of the fun. Being a big lover of coffee, I loved the Turkish coffee we had in Memphis.

ALex von Eckartsberg

Germany
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Tour: #153858, Half Day Tour to the Pyramids, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Dec 29/16

Tarek was a great tour guide and took very good care of us. He speaks excellent English. Pick-up and transportation were punctual. We had good email exchange before Tarek customized the tour,giving us exactly what we had intended. Tarek contrasted traditional Egyptology and alternative theories about the pyramids on our request which was fun to listen to. Make sure to check opening times for Solar Boat if you intend to go.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was happy to customize the tours of Cairo and fit in all the places you had kindly asked to see. It was my pleasure to do the two tours in a way that I had the chance to speak about mainstream Egyptology and contradict it with the unconventional theories which talk about the ancient Egyptian history. It was really good fun and made the tours very interesting. I have a passion for history and culture. I'm sure we will get together once again in the future and look into more theories and speculations.

Ai-Fu Chang

United States
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Tour: #193509, Magical Egypt, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Nov 24/16

We were concerned that the trip might be too exhausting to our 18-months little one. Tarek was very patient and listened to our request. He made the trip very flexible and still enjoyable and educational. His driver was excellent and always kept the car clean. His partner in Luxor, Mohamed, is also very thoughtful and knowledgeable. Almost forget to mention the delicious pigeon!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was so delighted to see you and your lovely family here in Cairo. I fell in love with your beautiful daughter as soon as I saw her (I'm a big lover of children). This cute little child brought a lot of joy and happiness into the atmosphere and made the tours interesting. We all had a laugh. I also enjoyed the delicious pigeons. This was a gorgeous meal. Mohamed - my partner in Upper Egypt - also enjoyed your company. Mohamed and myself are sending you our best regards.

Kevin Moody

United States
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Tour: #216857, Whale Valley - Wadi Rayan Protected Area - Tunis Pottery Village, Wadi El-Rayan, Egypt    view tour
Date: Oct 6/16

Wow! Every aspect of the Whale Valley tour was fascinating and fun. Thanks to Tarek and Met, we saw amazing sites, gained invaluable knowledge, and had incredible fun. The Whale Valley world heritage site is a must-see for every visitor. The site includes a very well designed visitor experience, and ample opportunities to walk among glorious outdoor fossil displays and wind-formed rock outcrops. The time and money spent on this tour are very well spent indeed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Kevin and Carol for having made the effort to review and rate the tour. I wholeheartedly agree with you; The Whale Valley (Wadi Al-Hitan) is a must-see site. It's not a coincidence the UNESCO has designated it a world heritage site. No other place in the world yields the number, concentration and quality of such whale fossils, let alone their accessibility and setting in an attractive and protected landscape. I strongly advise all visitors to Egypt to see the Whale Valley. It's value for money.

Liz Harris

New Zealand
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Tour: #12389, The Great Masons, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Sep 26/16

Guide Tarek ..fantastic knowledge, a gentleman and perfect English .Enjoyed his stories and theories. He picked a great itinerary.Kept us entertained from 8.00am until dropping us at the airport about 7pm . Visited the Giza pyramids,the Sphinx, Memphis and a few other places . Rode the camels around the pyramids which was fun. We felt very safe in his hands .. Tomorrow we have another tour with him. His driver was excellent ,car was new , so good aircondition and he looked after our bags

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Liz and John, for having taken the time to review and rate the tour. I'm very happy you have positive opinions about the tour and the driver. I would like to also thank you for having taught me lots of things about your beautiful country, New Zealand. I hope one day I will come and see you and enjoy going around the lakes and the forests. May God bless you, your family and your country.

Glen Jenkins

New Zealand
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Tour: #153858, Half Day Tour to the Pyramids, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Sep 9/16

Tarek was an excellent tour guide. He was punctual on the pickup. Car was clean and air conditioned and his knowledge of the Pyramids was astounding. Not only was the tour perfectly streamlined it was very informative and I learnt a lot about Egyptian history. The excursions to the Papyrus and cotton shops were an unexpected addition and I thoroughly enjoyed them and managed some excellent last minute souvenirs

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks to Mr. Glen Jenkins I learnt a lot about New Zealand and now it's on my travelling list. I would like to go there and "explore" all the beautiful sites. Mr. Jenkins was good fun. It's little wonder I don't consider Mr. Jenkins a traveler anymore. He has become a friend. He will be my tour guide in New Zealand and I'm dead sure we will have a terrific time going around all the attractions.

Peter Torza

United States
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Tour: #12397, Magical Cairo, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: May 14/16

Tarik was an excellent guide. His knowledge of all subjects was excellent and he let me bend the tour anyway I wanted. Easy going and organized. I give him 5 stars out of 5

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to meet Mr. Peter Torza and to show him around the archaeological sites. Mr. Torza showed much interest in the history and culture of Egypt and was quite enthusiastic to know about the Egyptian traditions and way of life.

Peter Torza

United States
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Tour: #12389, The Great Masons, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: May 13/16

Tarik was an excellent guide. His knowledge of all subjects was excellent and he let me bend the tour anyway I wanted. Easy going and organized. I give him 5 stars out of 5

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to meet Mr. Peter Torza and to show him around the archaeological sites. Mr. Torza showed much interest in the history and culture of Egypt and was quite enthusiastic to know about the Egyptian traditions and way of life.

John Cogswell

United States
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Tour: #193509, Magical Egypt, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Apr 1/16

Tarek was the best guide one could ever have. He gets an A+ in all categories including planning, punctuality, courtesy, English and knowledge. This was my third trip to Egypt. I would never again travel in Eqypt without Tarek. I recommend him to everyone. You are lucky to have this man in your organization. John Cogswell

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I had a terrific time taking the tour with Mr. Cogswell who is well versed in the Egyptian history as well as the world ancient history. This made my job easy and enjoyable. I have to say that I learnt a lot from Mr. Cogswell. I'm quite sure that we will get together once again in the future here in Egypt and I'm looking forward to it.

Mitchell Pratte

United States
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Tour: #12901, Layover & Transit Passengers, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Mar 24/16

We loved our time with Tarek. He was perfect. Very knowledgeable, personable and fun to be with. He did what we wanted to do and had some great suggestions for us that were very worthwhile. We will use him again in the future and highly recommended him to anyone who is touring this incredible country.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a pleasure to show Mr. & Mrs. Pratte around Cairo. The tour was good fun and we had a laugh. I thoroughly enjoyed their company as well as all the interesting conversations we had on the tour. I will be very happy to see them once again in the future.

Eaisha Tareen

United Kingdom
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Tour: #12397, Magical Cairo, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Feb 6/16

Tarek is a very well-informed guide. He is punctual, courteous, friendly and helpful. We greatly enjoyed the tour and he was flexible to accommodate our needs. Would definitely recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for having taken the time to review the tours. That's really nice of you. It was a pleasure to meet you here in Egypt. I'm happy you have enjoyed the tours. I'm looking forward to seeing you once again in the future.

Eaisha Tareen

United Kingdom
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Tour: #12387, History Makers !!, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Feb 5/16

A very informative tour. Tarek obvious has a wealth of experience and knowledge. He is helpful, friendly and willing to be flexible in the itinerary which was important to us. Would definitely recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for having taken the time to review the tours. That's really nice of you. It was a pleasure to meet you here in Egypt. I'm happy you have enjoyed the tours. I'm looking forward to seeing you once again in the future.

Zack Eastman

United States
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Tour: #12387, History Makers !!, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Dec 30/15

I toured with Tarek the past two days in Cairo and can without qualification give him a 5 out of 5 star rating. Tarek is a scholar, a gentleman and a true professional. His vast knowledge of history and Egyptology made the places, monuments and artifacts that we visited "come to life" in a way that I never imagined possible. I would recommend Tarek to anyone visitng Egypt. He is as good of a guide as I have had in any country.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a real pleasure to meet Mr.Eastman here in Cairo and to show him around the archaeological sites. I have to say that I enjoyed the two tours in much the same way Mr.Eastman did. At the end of the two days Mr.Eastman has become a friend and not just a guest. I'm looking forward to seeing Mr.Eastman once again in the future.

Zack Eastman

United States
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Tour: #12389, The Great Masons, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Dec 29/15

I toured with Tarek the past two days in Cairo and can without qualification give him a 5 out of 5 star rating. Tarek is a scholar, a gentleman and a true professional. His vast knowledge of history and Egyptology made the places, monuments and artifacts that we visited "come to life" in a way that I never imagined possible. I would recommend Tarek to anyone visitng Egypt. He is as good of a guide as I have had in any country.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a real pleasure to meet Mr.Eastman here in Cairo and to show him around the archaeological sites. I have to say that I enjoyed the two tours in much the same way Mr.Eastman did. At the end of the two days Mr.Eastman has become a friend and not just a guest. I'm looking forward to seeing Mr.Eastman once again in the future.

Salim Jaffer

United States
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Tour: #12387, History Makers !!, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Nov 25/15

We purchased 2 tours for Cairo and Alexandria was very delighted and satisfied with Tarek. Not only he was very fluent in English but he was very knowledgeable, friendly and courteous to our needs and requirements, Tarek was very informative and explained us before we would reach our destinations the ins and outs about local shopping, dinning and attractions. He even went above and beyond to find a local sugar cane place for my wife to accommodate her needs, we will highly recommend him for others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was very happy to meet Mr. and Mrs. Salem here in Cairo. I thoroughly enjoyed their company as well as all the interesting subjects that we talked about. I was also happy to take the two tours of Cairo and Alexandria. Mr. and Mrs. showed much interest in the Egyptian culture and history, which made my job very easy. I'm looking forward to seeing them again in the future.

Salim Jaffer

United States
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Tour: #13262, Day Trip to Alexandria from Cairo, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Nov 24/15

We purchased 2 tours for Cairo and Alexandria was very delighted and satisfied with Tarek. Not only he was very fluent in English but he was very knowledgeable, friendly and courteous to our needs and requirements, Tarek was very informative and explained us before we would reach our destinations the ins and outs about local shopping, dinning and attractions. He even went above and beyond to find a local sugar cane place for my wife to accommodate her needs, we will highly recommend him for others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I was very happy to meet Mr. and Mrs. Salem here in Cairo. I thoroughly enjoyed their company as well as all the interesting subjects that we talked about. I was also happy to take the two tours of Cairo and Alexandria. Mr. and Mrs. showed much interest in the Egyptian culture and history, which made my job very easy. I'm looking forward to seeing them again in the future.

Louis Sumer

United States
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Tour: #12901, Layover & transit passengers, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Oct 18/15

Tarek is a great guide and we highly recommended him. We engaged Tarek to take us on a tour of Cairo as we had a 12 hour layover while traveling from Luxor to Sharm el Sheikh. In our short time we visited the Pyramids, a camel ride there, the Sphinx, authentic Egyptian lunch, Nat'l museum and coffee in old Cairo. Our only regret was that we could not spend more time with Tarek. He is an honest and genuine person who provides a great tour. We highly recommend him for any tour you are planning in Egypt.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Mr.Sumer for having taken the time to review and rate the tour. Thank you also for recommending me. That's really nice of you. I thoroughly enjoyed your company and all the interesting conversations we had on the tour. I learned a lot from you. I would have been much happier to spend more time with you. I'm sure we will get together once again in the future and I will have the pleasure to show you and Mrs. Sumer around Cairo.

Scott B.

United States
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Tour: #12397, Cairo city tour, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: May 5/15

Tarek is an outstanding guide! His knowledge of Egypt, past and present, is remarkable. He is well-spoken, empathetic, courteous, and promptly replies to all email inquiries. He is fluent in several languages; we found his English speaking skills to be superior. Tarek really helped us to better understand the complex culture and history of Egypt.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was really a pleasure to show Mr. and Mrs.Burke around Cairo and Alexandria. The two tours were good fun. The Burkes showed so much interest in the Egyptian culture and history. I very happily shared my knowledge with them. Our conversations were so interesting that we always lost track of time. I also learnt a lot from them. That's one of the many advantages of working as a guide: You meet wonderful people.

Scott B.

United States
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Tour: #13262, Day Trip to Amazing Alexandria from Cairo, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: May 4/15

Tarek is an outstanding guide! His knowledge of Egypt, past and present, is remarkable. He is well-spoken, empathetic, courteous, and promptly replies to all email inquiries. He is fluent in several languages; we found his English speaking skills to be superior. On our day trip to Alexandria Tarek really helped us to understand and appreciate the geographic, cultural, and historical diversity of Egypt.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was really a pleasure to show Mr. and Mrs.Burke around Cairo and Alexandria. The two tours were good fun. The Burkes showed so much interest in the Egyptian culture and history. I very happily shared my knowledge with them. Our conversations were so interesting that we always lost track of time. I also learnt a lot from them. That's one of the many advantages of working as a guide: You meet wonderful people.

Karen Niles

United States
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Tour: #13262, Day Trip to Amazing Alexandria from Cairo, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Feb 19/15

We made last minute changes to our tour destination which Tarek was more than happy to accommodate. He gave us a magnificent tour of Alexandria that included his vast knowledge of each site and the culture of his country. Our final destination, a luncheon delight of fresh fish at a local restaurant was the dessert of a truly wonderful day. Tarek was pleasant at all times and made certain we all enjoyed the day. Thanks, Tarek we couldn't have asked for more.

Juan Cahuenas

United States
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Tour: #12389, Cairo Highlights, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Jan 19/15

Tarek was a great guide and friend, he make a great difference converting a transit stop in to a wonderful Egyptian experience. I arrived at noon to Cairo in Egypt air #986 from NYC and Tarek was waiting for as at the Airport with a nice air-conditioned car and chofer, he is very profesional, knowledgeable and accommodating, we visited the great pyramids, ride camel and saw some many great places. He even helped us to haggle at the Grand Bazar. If you go to Egypt do not hesitate I strongly recommend him

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Juan, Luis and Abdon, I'm very happy you have enjoyed the Cairo tour. It was really my pleasure to be your guide on that day. I thoroughly enjoyed your company. I wish you could have stayed a bit longer and seen more of Cairo. Now I have three wonderful brothers in New York. One day I will visit New York and I will expect you to show me around as you promised.

Renee Huhs

United States
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Tour: #12901, Half Day Tour to the Pyramids, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Dec 29/14

We can't recommend Tarek highly enough. We learned an incredible amount during our time with him and overall he made the trip much more relaxing and enjoyable by taking care of so many of the logistical details, adapting to our schedule, and being wonderful with our kids. Tarek pays close attention to detail and is very focused on making sure his clients are very happy with their experience in Egypt.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Mrs.Huhs. It was my pleasure to be your guide in Cairo and in Alexandria. I thoroughly enjoyed your company and all our conversations. You have two wonderful kids. I loved playing with them. They made the tours much more enjoyable and brought a lot of joy into the atmosphere. You have shown so much patience, tolerance and understanding of the traffic and chaos in Cairo and Alexandria. I really hope we will get together once again in the future.

Paul L.

United States
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Tour: #12901, Layover & transit passengers, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Dec 12/14

Tarek A. was an excellent guide and the trip went as described.He had everything organized; knew where to go, when to stop, how to negotiate the lines, everything was really outstanding. He suggested optional things to see and do, but no pressure in any case. He helped to arrange the side trip guides, no hassles at all. This is the third or fourth year I have used guides listed on the Tours by Locals website and Tarek was among the best. I'll contact Tarek again should I visit Cairo.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I can't show how happy I'm when I find out my guests like the way I organize the tours. I would like to extend my deep thanks to Mr.Lawhorn for his nice words. I'm also happy "I'm among the best guides taking care of Mr.Lawhron". I work hard doing everything I can to make my guests happy, safe and comfortable. I do my best to help the guests soak up the culture of Egypt and live "a bit" like the locals. This is what travelling is all about. I will be happy to see Mr.Lawhorn when he comes back to Cairo.

Yuliya Sotnikova

Ukraine
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Tour: #12389, The most interesting places in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Aug 22/14

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to guide the crew of the Russian travel show "Heads and Tails" around Cairo to do the filming. The idea of the show is interesting: Two tourists do their shopping Cairo. One of them does expensive shopping and the other does cheap shopping. Helping the crew do the filming, we have been to many interesting places such as the Camel Market of Birkash, a distinguished cotton store, a famous papyrus gallery, a lute shop, a belly dance costume store and the Grand Bazaar. It was good fun !!

Rachel H.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #12387, History Makers !!, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Mar 22/13

I have just returned from a day which I will never forget. Tarek proved to be the perfect tour guide. He designed my tour for me and managed to tirelessly deliver a fabulous day which included everything that I wanted to see and more. His knowledge of Egypt is outstanding and he is reliable and totally trustworthy. I felt very safe with Tarek, being female and on my own this was very important to me. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this tour with Tarek.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Rachel, Thank you so much for your nice words. I'm very happy you liked the tour and had a good time in Cairo. It was really my pleasure to show you around Cairo and share my knowledge with you. I thoroughly enjoyed your company. I'm looking forward to seeing you once again in the future. Cairo still offers a lot to see.

Kathryn Macbride

United States
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Tour: #12397, Revolution Square, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Aug 4/12

Tarek is about as good as a guide gets. He handles the pre-tour emails promptly and completely so you know him before you get to Egypt. He met us at the airport. Spoke perfect English. Listen to our wants and needs and arranged our tours. He has total knowledge about Egypt's history and what is happening to Egypt today. He is also well read and up on world events so you can converse about anything. You will be happy if you choose him as your guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I have to admit that I enjoyed the tours and our conversations as much as you did. It was my pleasure to be your private guide in Cairo. I really did my best to make your visit to Cairo as enjoyable as possible. I'm very happy it was successful. I'm looking forward to seeing you in the near future.

Kathryn Macbride

United States
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Tour: #12389, The best Masons ever, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Aug 3/12

Our family of 4 really enjoyed having Tarek as our guide. He handled our pre-tour emails promptly so we were confident about our itinerary before we arrived. He met us at the airport and spoke perfect English. He listened to our wants and needs and arranged our tours accordingly. He has an extensive knowledge of Egypt's history and what is happening to Egypt today. He is also well read and up on world events, so you can converse about anything. You will be happy if you choose him as your guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thoroughly enjoyed being with you for five days in Cairo. The tours were good fun; the tours are always as good as the guests make them. I'm very happy you had a good time too. I'm sure we will get together once again in the future. I wish you all the best.

Eszter Hohl

Hungary
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Tour: #12387, History Makers !!, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Jul 22/12

Great guide,punctual,flexible and full of ideas..appreciate the help and the experience!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was my pleasure to be your private guide in Cairo.

Lew Steven

South Africa
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Tour: #12901, Layover & transit passengers, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Jul 12/12

Tarek led a time pressured trip to Cairo with extreme professionalism , care and tremendous insight. He was able to relate to our whole family at each ones level with depth of understanding of his country , religion and society. No request was too much to ask and his pleasant demeanor made our visit an absolute delight. We will definitely be back for further discovery and will without doubt ask Tarek to again educate and lead us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure to show you around Cairo. I'm very happy you enjoyed the tour. I have to say that I enjoyed your company, the tour and our interesting conversations. I'm looking forward to meeting you again. Remember there is still a lot to see in Cairo.

Yodon T.

United States
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Tour: #12397, Revolution Square, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Mar 19/12

Tarek expertly guided us through the Egyptian Museum and selected just the right details and artifacts for our family so that we got a flavor of each of the three kingdoms. I recommend spending the extra 100 EP for the mummy room. It is a steep ticket, but well worth it, for adults. To see the actual mummies of the great pharoahs all in one small room leaves a lasting and humbling impression.

Yodon T.

United States
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Tour: #12389, The best Masons ever, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Mar 18/12

Tarek was wonderful and is an expert Egyptologist. He was able to tailor our tour to our interests and needs. We were travelling with small children whose attention span was limited, yet we adults felt we saw and learned so much thanks to Tareq's expertise and site selection. The camel tour of the pyramids was a highlight we will cherish.

Jane Upson

Karrinyup, WA, Australia
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Tour: #12397, Revolution Square, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Jan 5/12

We absolutely made the right choice in choosing Tarek. He was very knowledgeable especially inside the museum which is huge, he guided us without lingering too long and kept our 6&8 yr old kids very interested. We felt completely safe the whole time and thoroughly enjoyed Tarek's company. He even organized at the last minute a dinner cruise. The driver was safe and made it fun navigating the Cairo chaos!! A fantastic time.

Jane Upson

Karrinyup, WA, Australia
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Tour: #12389, The best Masons ever, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Jan 4/12

We had the most amazing 2 days with Tarek. He was fun, incredibly knowledgable about the people, the history and anything we asked. Tarek was very patient and fun with our boys aged 6&8 and they haven't stopped talking about him. Whatever we asked was organized in a flash, nothing was too much trouble and his advice and discounts were invaluable. I could not more highly recommend Tarek as a guide. It was our first time to Cairo and we felt completely safe and relaxed, he came with us everywhere. Awesome

Lisa Colquitt

United States
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Tour: #12397, Revolution Square, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Oct 6/11

This was the second tour we booked with Tarek on our trip to Egypt. He was extremely professional, initiating contact with us a day before our tour to make sure that every detail was covered and allowed for input into our expectations of the visits to the various sites. We leave Egypt with a tremendous amount of knowledge, awe and a good friend in Tarek. I would recommend him without any reservations what so ever.

Lisa Colquitt

United States
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Tour: #12389, The best Masons ever, Cairo, Egypt    view tour
Date: Sep 28/11

Our family could not have asked for a better experience on our tour of the pyramids. Tarek was a wonderful guide who was extremely knowledgeable and eager to share the amazing history of ancient Egypt with us. His tour is organized and allows for input throughout the day. I would highly recommend Tarek to anyone for a wonderful experience. His enthusiasm for Egyptology is contagious, we thoroughly enjoyed our day.