Timothy PageUnited States
Tarek was THE BEST guide we have ever had. We travel extensively. Knowlegable,kind,flexible,intelligent, well spoken,comforms to guest requests,works VERY hard to please guest. Tarek is a real person that does an excellent job. We now call Tarek a friend!!!!!
Peter BrooksUnited Kingdom
Great guide with passion and understanding of the history and the reasons why things happened
Alison Brooke TurnerUnited Kingdom
Tarek guided us through the busy museum in Cairo with real confidence and knowledge, pointing out the highlights in an engaging way. When asked questions he had demonstrated a very deep knowledge of Egyptology too. He took us also to the Pyramids and the more remote Gaier Anderson house. Everything was well organised, interesting and flexible. We highly recommend him.
James PearlUnited States
Great guide. We enjoyed our time with Tarek. He was very professional, friendly and easy to understand. Very knowledgeable about the sites we saw. We would recommend him to anyone wanting to tour Cairo.
James PearlUnited States
Great tour. Tarek was a very professional friendly guide. Easy to understand and very knowledgeable about the sites we saw. I would recommend Tarek as a tour guide to anyone wanting to experience Alexandria or Cairo.
Outstanding tour of Cairo's historic sites, including the famed Citadel of Saladin and the Grand Mosque of Muhammed Ali Pasha! Tarek tailored the tour to visit spots I hadn't already seen and spent time explaining the cultural and historic significance of each location. A top-rate experience all around!
Graham HumphreyUnited Arab Emirates
Fantastic guide. Highly recommended, passionate and very knowledgeable about Egyptian history. Lovely guy who really made our day with some extra stops along the way. Great day in a relaxed but very professional environment
James O'NeillUnited States
Tarek was such an amazing guide for the 3 days we were in Ciaro. His hospitaly was superb and make us feel at ease and safe. He was very knowledageble about all the sites we saw. He made sure to fit in all the highlights! His English was excellent and he was very easy to understand. He customized our tour to what we wanted to see and do. He answered all of our many questions and took us to have local dishes where the locals eat! Tarek is truly what made our time in Cairo unforgettable.
Sharon BrownUnited States
Sharon BrownUnited States
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
Tammy Caillet-FalbaumUnited States
We spent 3 days with Terek and fully enjoyed our experience!
Tarek was very prompt, arranged assistance in the airport and provide clean reliable transportation. Tarek was very knowledgeable and passionate about the history and sites of Cairo and surrounding area I would recommend Tarek as a tour guide to anyone looking to explore Egypt.
Joe MurrayUnited States
We had a very good tour with Tarek in Cairo. He was very knowledgeable and engaging. He really picked out a great tour and accommodated all of our wishes. I would rate Tarek K. as a 5 out of 5 stars.
Anand MishraUnited States
Tarek is very friendly, professional and has a lot of knowledge of Egyptian history. He only had few hours in Cairo and he planned everything so efficiently. The thing I appreciated most was that he was able to deal with pushy vendors in a dignified way. I would rate him 5 stars and high recommend him.
Vladimir Pereira BrenesCartago, Costa Rica
Nice tour! I told Tarek I wanted to see modern Cairo because I had already visited ancient attractions. He guided me through Muslim market with beautiful architecture, explaining and telling history and culture, then to downtown. I could experience real Cairo: real people on a real place.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Vladimir, Thank you so much for the great feedback, Appreciated so much, I'm glad to know that you enjoyed my recommendations I hope that you really enjoyed a part of hidden Egypt and real Egypt. I hope that I will see you again. Best regards Tarek.k
Jennifer MolloyUnited States
Tarek was very knowledgeable and informative about all of the Cairo sites we wanted to see and he added a very special tour of the Garbage City & the Cave church. This was the best part of the tour and I recommend it to be a integral part of tourist destinations. Prepare well & thanks for a wonderful experience!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jennifer, Thank you for your feedback, I hope that you had a good time with me in Cairo and you really enjoyed the sights that I recommended. I hope that I will see you and your family again, Thank you Tarek.k
Michael PiersonYpailanti, MI, United States
I really enjoyed the day. The guide was friendly and professional. If you have a free day in Cairo this guide and or tour would both be good choices.
Michael PiersonYpailanti, MI, United States
If you are looking to something a bit away from the normal tourist stops this tour could be for you. It gives you a chance to see the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid neither of which seem to be heavily visited by the kind of crowds you see at the other sites. Tarek is very personable and goes out of his way to please. I highly recommend this tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Michael What a great feedback realy appreciated Thank you for the time to write and evaluate me, I hope that you really enjoyed and felt safe and you back home safely, Please pass my greetings to your wife and I hope your cats are better now. Have a wonderful day Best Regards Tarek.k
Michael PiersonYpailanti, MI, United States
I really enjoyed this tour. Tarek was personable and very knowledgeable. He made every effort to please and seemed eager to share the sites with us. The tour was well paced and I would strongly recommend it to anyone wishing to see the "must see" sites of Cairo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mr. Michael Thank you for every single moment you spent to write such a great feedback about me I miss all of you and I hope that I will see you again. Warm regards Tarek.k
Mitchell McBrideUnited States
Tarek leaves one wondering what else one could possibly want from a tour guide. Not only does he make sure you see all the essential places, he can rapidly modify the itinerary to fit your specific preferences. He is the ideal tour guide and makes you feel as if you were an Egyptian local. You won't be sorry with him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mitchell, Thank you so much for your great words about me , I really enjoyed with you as well, I will look forward to see you again, Egypt still have much more to see and don't forget to tell your friends about your experience in Egypt. Regards Tarek.k
Ellen MooreUnited States
Tarek was an excellent guide! He was so sincere and caring that I feel we have made a friend. We had an aggressive agenda, but with his skills we saw everything we wanted and more. I was interested in an additional place; he changed things so we could include it without eliminating anything. His English is very good, and his passion for his country is infectious. We had a cross-section of the archeological, historic, and religious sites that gave us a good perspective of Cairo. Wonderful tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ellen Thank you so much for your great feedback and for the time you spent to write your highly appreciated words, You really made my day. It's a great pleasure for me to have such a lovely friends like you. See you again soon !. Regards Tarek.k
Elena KosiborodUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Elena Thank you for the 5 stars rating ! I hope you and the family are fine. Regards Tarek.k
James M.United States
Tarek does a nice job and can certainly see to it that requests are fulfilled to the best of his ability. He effortlessly provided access to all the places I wanted to cram into a very short visit to Cairo, and threw in some local, off the beaten path type places that let me see the real Cairo. Only thing that could have been better was better communication on a segment of arranged travel, but it was certainly not anything major enough to give him any less than 5 stars.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mr. James Thank you so much for your great feedback about me, I hope that you really enjoyed Egypt and I'm looking forward to see you again, Warm regards Tarek.k
Jack NewellUnited States
What an amazing experience! Tarek was an awesome guide. From the moment we connected with him at the airport in Cairo, he took care of us - from suggesting some of the most locally authentic (and delicious foods), to engaging in conversation about everything from politics, culture, religion and life in Cairo, to guiding us through the top sights (pyramids, Sphinx, Old Cairo, a popular market, Egyptian Museum and more) - Tarek was outstanding. Friendly, funny, and incredibly knowledgeable. A+++++!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really thank you so much my great friends and no words will be enough to express my appreciation for your wonderful feedback, can't wait to have you back.
We, a german group with six persons, had a tour with Tarek through the Islamic Cairo. His English pronunciation was good understandable. He took care not only for the visit in Cairo, but also for our safe and punctual transfer to the airport, which was not included in the regular programm. He was flexibel and could react on all our wishes. We can recommend him for your local guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great feedback It was a great pleasure for me to welcome you in Egypt , my regards for all the group.
Tarek's professional and extremely knowledgeable character coupled with his sunny disposition made my first visit to Egypt a most pleasant and certainly memorable one. He went over and above his call of duty to ensure my priorities, namely ancient Egypt, are covered and then more. He is a very kind person and will certainly be highly recommended to all who seek a relaxing, informative and fun experience of discovering Egypt.
Roger ClairmontUnited States
Tarek is an excellent tour guide. He was very responsive as we planned the tour. This was our first trip to Egypt and Tarek was the perfect guide for us. He's extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his city. We got to see the major sights as well as experience some of the local flavor of Cairo. We'd highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mr Roger I'm so glad to hear back from you I miss all of you and I hope that you had a great ocean cruise holiday please pass my regards to everyone and tell your friends that Egypt is safe to visit , I I hope that I will see you again Egypt still have a lot to see. thank you for the great feedback. See you again Regards Tarek
Sidney FrankUnited States
This is a fun ,interesting exposure to desert and water. Would have liked more communication before trip on various options. Where to eat,snorkeling. Had a great time. Felt very safe
Susan DeschampsUnited Kingdom
We have just returned from a wonderful holiday to Egypt and wanted to say a big thankyou to ToursByLocals and your guide in Cairo, Tarek K, for an amazing two days. Tarek took us to all the places we wanted to visit, and was so informative.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs.Susan Thank you for the perfect rating and the great words! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit in Egypt with me! I miss everyone of you and I had a wonderful time with you too, I hope that I will see you again soon. Regards Tarek.k
Wolfgang PordzikPotomac, MD, United States
William ReiterUnited States
Tarek was a most excellent guide and companion for the day. We were able to visit Coptic Cairo as planned and also had time to see Old Cairo. He was very knowledgeable about the places we visited, as expected, and was also good company when discussing social, political and religious aspects of modern Egypt. When traveling, besides seeing art and monuments, I very much look forward to learning about current affairs. He well-deserves the 5 star rating I gave him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. William I would like to thank you so much for your great feedback It was such a pleasure for me to meet and assist you exploring a part of coptic and Old Cairo , I would like to thank you so much too for shoosing me for a private tour out of your VIP group ment a lot to me ,, I will look forward to welcome you again to your second home country Egypt. Thank you Tarek
Jan BowlingUnited States
Tarek absolutely made our trip to Cairo! He totally dedicated 2 days to us and opened our eyes to the beauty, the history, and the warmth of the Egyptian people. He answered all our questions and we felt we could ask him anything. Our family and friends had real concerns about our safety but we never felt unsafe the whole time we were there and Tarek took us everywhere. All the people we had contact with through Tarek were honest, sincere and had our best interest at heart. Best guide and friend ever!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Jan, I would like to thank you so much for your greet feedback really appreciated!, I miss everyone of you and I can't wait to have you back. my warm regards for all Tarek.k
Ankeet PatelUnited States
Tarek was knowledgable and flexible to change plans to maximize activities during our short visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Ankeet for the great feedback I really enjoyed with you and I look forward to see you again with your family and friends. have a wonderful day
Ankeet PatelUnited States
Tarek was a great guide - he was knowledgeable and made plans for us to maximize attractions we could see during our short visit.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Ankeet Thank you for giving me a perfect rating, I appreciate your positive feedback about my services, and Thank you for taking the time to review I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your tours with me and I hope that I will have you back to show you other beautiful parts in Egypt. best regards Tarek.K
Craig RecattoUnited States
What a wonderful time! Tarek is an extremely knowledgeable Egyptologist who always was on time and knew the right people to get the best deals on everything. The camel ride around the pyramids is a once in a lifetime trip and Tarek made it come alive! I highly recommend Tarek K. for any tour in Egypt. Prompt, knowledgeable and courteous. Definitely take a private tour with Tarek versus an impersonal bus tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Crag! It was really such a great honor for me to meet you and assist you in Cairo , I feel so happy hearing your great feedback about me and my services it's highly appreciated, I will look forward to see you again, Have a wonderful day and my regards to Erik as well, Thank you, Best Regards Tarek.k
Alastair BonnettUnited Kingdom
Tarek was an excellent and very reliable guide, who provided a bespoke and unique tour for me. Tarek is very friendly and easy to talk to and has lots of contacts to ease your way around the city. It was a great experience: thank you!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Profisor. Alastair It was a great pleasure for me to meet and assist you in Egypt showing you a unique and special off map places according to your inquires, it was also very interesting for me, Thank you so much for your great feedback about me it's really appreciated, I will look forward to see you again with your family and friends. Best wishes for the new book that I will be mentioned in �� Thank you Regards Tarek.k
Chris WhiteUnited States
I had always wanted to visit Egypt. So glad I did. My first piece of advice to anyone who might be interested is GO! You'll not regret it. My second is to use Tarek as your guide! He was a blast! Not only was he incredibly knowledgable about Egyptian history, he was a welcoming ambassador and knew some great places to go. He was so much fun to spend time with and the day felt like traveling with a close friend -- he's so much more than just a great tour guide. When we go back, he'll be our first call.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Chris, I'm so happy to hear that from you, I really hope that you had a wonderful time with me in Egypt, Thank you so.much for you recommendation and your great feedback about my service, I would like to tell you that it's such an honor for me to meet and welcome such a great people like you, Samd here for me you bacome a close friends of me and I hope to see you again and again. Pass my hellos to Chris the second and have a wonderful day. Thank you Regards Tarek.k
Peter StanleyUnited States
Tarek was very kind, informative, and attentive to our hopes and dreams for our tour. We asked if he could help arrange a camel ride and he arranged a better-than-we-ever-dreamed of camel experience around the pyramids. We would highly recommend him to friends travelling to Cairo.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Peter I'm so happy to hear back from you, I miss all of you and I hope that you really had a great amazing experience in Egypt with me, please pass my hellos to all the family, and tell the girls if they need any information about Ancient Egypt to get in touch with me. I hope that I will see you again soon. Thank you so much for your great feedback. Regards, Tarek.k
This tour completely surpassed all my expectations! Tarek clearly has pride in his homeland and his tour reflected it in every way! Tarek waited patiently for me at the airport despite a plane delay. My camel ride around the Giza pyramids was breathtaking, and felt very personalized. I laughed a lot, and learned more than I expected to. I can't wait to come back to Egypt and when I do I'll hire Tarek to show me around. 5 out of 5!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I really can't express my happiness for reading this nice review about me I would like to thank you so much Michael for visiting Egypt challenging the media news regarding the safety in Egypt. It was such a honor for me to meet you Michael, I will wait to have you back in Egypt. Best regardes Tarek
Robert GreeneUnited States
Tarek K did an excellent job. His English is excellent. His knowledge of the subject/s is beyond belief. We always felt safe. He went beyond our expectations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wohoo another Amazing review about me from my dear Robert I miss you and Ellen so much I wont forget your Invitation to my wedding, peace and love for you and your family. Warmest regards Tarek.k
Robert GreeneUnited States
Takek K did a fantastic job of supplying area guides (2) because of a personal time conflict. He called us everyday to ask about our thoughts. These guides knew their stuff and could explain it to us more than adequately.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Robert for your great feedback about my services I hope that you will tell your family and friends about the beautiful places that you enjoyed I will wait to have you again with your family. Warm regards Tarek.k
Michael SlomakUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mr. Michael
Brad WiewelUnited States
Tarek and our driver did a masterful job of showing us the Egyptian Museum and the Pyramids! The restaurant they selected for us was also wonderful. We requested to see a Coptic Christian church and that was also a highlight.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mr. Brad Thank you so much for your nice review about me and the driver, It was such a pleasure for us to welcome you and to show you some of the ancient Egyptian civilization. Please pass my regards for your sweet family. I'm looking forward to seeing you again so see you sOoOoOon. Thank you Tarek.k
Again we had a wonderful experience Tarek had a company from Luxor pick us up in saphaga A drove us to Luxor and surroundings everything was excellent, food was very good and the facilities were clean and the people were friendly. I highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dr. Sergio, Warm greeting from Egypt, Thank you so much for taking your time to write your very nice feedback about my service, I hope that I will have you back again soon, Kind regards Tarek.k
This was a truly excellent experience, Tarek was a superb host and Egypt was a very hospitable country. Tarek went all the way to the top of gebel mousa (mount Sinai) which is a all night affair To reach the top in the morning. I highly recommend visiting Egypt with Tarek he will take care of everything meet you at the airport and make you have a worry free visit to this very interesting country.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Dr. Sergio Thank you again for your great feedback, It was really such a pleasure for me to be your private Tour guide during the trip and during your stay in Sharm el sheikh, I really can't wait to have you back soon, Kindly pass my regards for all the family, your feed back is highly appreciated, Warm regards from the red sea shores. Tarek.k
Tarek is exceptionally kind & knowledgeable. His enthusiasm & humour brought a welcome feeling of ease & comfort during our trip to Cairo. We were there during the revolutionary protests. He always went above & beyond to get us access to unimaginable places. We went into the tent city in Tahrir Square. For travelers young & old, he offers a refreshing combination of ease and familiarity - the comforting feeling of wandering backstreets with an old friend. Tarek is more than a tour guide, he's a friend.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sean for your very positive review and your great feedback about me, I'm so happy to hear that from you, I hope that I will have you back soon in Egypt.
Nasrin KharsanySouth Africa
The tour of Alexandria with Tarek was fantastic.My husband and I had a one day private tour of Alexandria on 26 December 2012 and it exceeded our expectations.As a tour guide, Tarek was professional, pleasant and extremely knowledgeable about Egyptian history.Best of all, he is very passionate about Egypt and Alexandria and its history and his enthusiasm infected us too. He really made our trip to Alexandria worthwhile. We can highly recommend Tarek for tours in Alexandria and Egypt! Nasrin, South Africa
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nasrin, Thank you very much for your beautiful feed back I am very glad to learn that you enjoyed your tour with me I really can't wait to have you back to your second home Egypt, please pass my regards to Mohamed, see you soon. Best regards Tarek
Nurul Nahar LatifMalaysia
One of the best tour in all our travels. Tarek was courteous, professional & excellent with his very extensive historical knowledge. Best was he took us to a local egyptian restaurant on our last day & introduced us to a dish called koshary? an egyptian dish of rice, chickpeas, lentils & macaroni topped with tomato sauce. We definitely had a great time & would highly recommend him to our friends. Thanks so much Tarek & we definitely miss u
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Nurul, Thank you very much for having taken the time to write a review. As I'm always trying to do my utmost for my guests’ satisfaction and to keep up my service standards your very positive feedback,especially referring the Egyptian local restaurant of the last day is highly appreciated. I'm always so Happy to be able to communicate my Happiness to my guest. I do hope that you will be back soon so that I may spoil you a bit more ! Kind regards from Egypt, Tarek K.
Catherine GrantUnited States
We didn't do eveything listed, but all my priorities were accomplished. Traffic congestion in Alexandria is severe and that can slow things down, so one should review priorities at the outset. Tarek is very knowledgable, speaks/understands English well--although due to accent sometimes had to clarify statements at my request, & has an agreeable sense of humor. By senior citizen, solo, from cruise ship
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mrs Cathrine, I would like to express my appreciation and thanks for writing your very nice, review about your trip in Alexandria, It’s of real delight for me that I could provide you with what you wanted Thank you very much for your lovely feedback,I do hope you are able to find the time to come back again and enjoy. Warmest regards Tarek
Gordon WellsUnited States
Our guide, Tarek, did everything possible to make the trip a success. He was very informative and spoke acceptable English. Beacuse of unusually heavy traffic, the trip took longer than expected. We did not get to see the inside of the pyramids in Cairo because of the late time but he personally arranged for us to see the pyramid light show at night instead. We would suggest he dress slightly better for appearance and that he would wait until all were present to begin discussion so everyone could hear.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Mr. Wells, First of all, let me thank you very much for taking the time to write your feedback. I appreciate your positive suggestions about improvement and I will take them to heart. I want to tell you that I can't wait to have you back to our own tradition of warm hospitality. Kindly accept my warmest regards from the Mediterranean sea shores. Your Guide, Tarek K.