Danya PincavageUnited States
Tarek gave us an excellent tour of the Giza plateau (pyramids, solar boat museum, and Sphinx) and arranged for us to ride into the Sahara to gain the best view of all of the pyramids. He was very accommodating and extended our half day tour to include a trip to Dahshur and Saqqara to see the Bent Pyramid, Red Pyramid, and Step Pyramid. Tarek was extremely knowledgeable about all the sites, answered our questions in detail, and clearly has a deep understanding of ancient Egypt. Tarek's a great guide!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for having taken the time to provide a review. That's really nice of you. Looking forward to seeing you once again in the future.
Allison McCrackenUnited Kingdom
Tarek was enthusiastic, reliable and so easy to get along with - he felt like a family friend by lunch time! He put us at ease within moments of meeting him and helped us fall in love with Cairo. He was flexible and efficient and so well organised, he knew exactly where we needed to be at what time to get the most out of every experience. His absolute passion for Ancient Egypt was accessible to us at every answer and he had time for every peculiar question we threw at him! We couldn't be happier !
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. I enjoyed the tour and all our conversations as much as you did.
Tarek was an excellent tour guide. We did a half-day tour, at our request, of the pyramids and the citadel of Cairo, with our 2 children - 17 and 11. He was timely, provided a detailed overview of the ancient Egyptian monuments and the Islamic history of the citadel. He also helped us arrange for a very fun camel ride for our children. We would definitely recommend him and will rely on him as our tour guide in the future.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, Mrs. Poole. I was happy to sow you and your family around Cairo and take a good care of you. Hoping to see you once again in the future.
Latoya GoinsUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much, Latoya. I hope to see you once again in the future.
Pedro Contreras TorresUnited States
Tarek is not only great Egyptologist, but he is also a fun and pleasant family man. To chat with. He addressed everyone of our request and customized a tour to meet the needs of my three year old daughter and pregnant wife. Our tour was 100% hassle free from vendors. I would recommend him to anyone looking to book a trip in Cairo. He is a great communicator and responds quickly. I not only consider him great tour guide, but has an open dinner invitation to our home is he is ever in San Francisco ;-)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Mr. Contreras. It was a real pleasure to meet you, your wife and your lovely daughter. I will be more than happy to visit you once I'm in San Francisco.
Stephanie ParkUnited States
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.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Mrs. Park. It was my pleasure to organize your tour and meet you in Cairo. Looking forward to seeing you in the future.
Courtney PrettejohnUnited Kingdom
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.
Nu LuUnited States
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.
Philippe Dauba-PantanacceUnited Kingdom
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.
P NUnited States
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.
Misty-Marie JensenUnited States
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 CuttingUnited Kingdom
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 AhmedUnited Kingdom
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.
Eric MutzUnited States
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.
Anne RoutonUnited States
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.
ALex von EckartsbergGermany
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.
Glen JenkinsNew Zealand
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.