Katheryn PerryUnited States
Tarek is amazing, informative, flexible and just a great guy!! You won't find anyone better than him for a guide. We had two other guides while in Egypt and we wished we'd Tarek with us instead. One of the joys of hiring Tarek is his itineraries are very thorough and when he quotes you a price he is very specific about what it will cover, so there is no miscommunication. I also recommend this site in general since you can pay for everthing via the site and don't have to carry/ pay in cash later.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Katheryn. It's very nice of you to have taken the time to review the tour. I was very happy to meet you and your family here in Egypt. Please say hi to every one for me.
Nate BennettUnited States
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!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was a real pleasure to meet professor Nate Bennet and his wife on a tour of Cairo. It was an excellent opportunity for both of us to see how things work within universities in Egypt and in the US. We had wonderful conversations and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
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.
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.
Liz HarrisNew Zealand
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.
Peter TorzaUnited States
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.
Zack EastmanUnited States
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.
Juan CahuenasUnited States
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.
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 !!
Kathryn MacbrideUnited States
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.
Yodon T.United States
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 UpsonKarrinyup, WA, Australia
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 ColquittUnited States
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.