Kimkim Trip Reviews for Egypt

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Trip of a Lifetime to Egypt and Jordan and # 1 Bucket Item Destination, Petra · Egypt - Feb 2 - Feb 11, 2020

Traveler: Sara P. - Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

I had pretty much planned out my trip to Egypt and Jordan on my own, when I decided to contact kimkim to see what assistance might be available. I had used kimkim to help plan a trip to Myanmar which was incredible -far beyond my expectations - and so I decided to use kimkim again for on the ground support in Egypt and Jordan.

I am so glad I did - everything went like clockwork. From the moment we were picked up at the airport in Luxor until we were deposited at the airport in Amman at... read more

I had pretty much planned out my trip to Egypt and Jordan on my own, when I decided to contact kimkim to see what assistance might be available. I had used kimkim to help plan a trip to Myanmar which was incredible -far beyond my expectations - and so I decided to use kimkim again for on the ground support in Egypt and Jordan.

I am so glad I did - everything went like clockwork. From the moment we were picked up at the airport in Luxor until we were deposited at the airport in Amman at the end of the trip, it was an incredible journey. Our guide for the Luxor to Aswan portion of the trip, Mahmoud, was terrific. His vast knowledge of Egyptian mythology and history was inspiring and we very much appreciated his guidance and willingness to share with us what life in Egypt is like today for the people who live here.

Likewise with our guide Hisham in Cairo - and here I would like to put in special thanks for Hisham and the other support staff in Cairo. I managed to contract the dreaded TD for a couple of days in Cairo and the support I received was fantastic, from constant checking in to make sure I was okay, help in obtaining antibiotics and the like. Egypt was far more interesting and exciting with the support of Ibrahim and his colleagues than it would have been on our own.

We then flew to Amman, also with the help of Ibrahim. We were met at the Amman airport and whisked through border control like celebrities. The next morning, we met our guide and driver, Abou, whose support was priceless. We talked about what we wanted to do and he strongly suggested that we alter our plans to include an overnight stay in Petra, which we were able to do and which greatly enhanced that experience. Again, Abou's willingness to share with us his life, and what it is like to be Jordanian, greatly enhanced our experience.

Thanks to everyone who helped us along our two weeks in Egypt and Jordan - it was exactly what we wanted, and more.

James

Really enjoyed our week in Egypt our guide on... · Egypt - Feb 7 - Feb 14, 2020

Traveler: James D. - Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

Really enjoyed our week in Egypt our guide on the cruise was Mahmoud and we had Achmed in Cairo. Both did an exceptional job with their explanations and organisation. Can highly recommend the program Ibrahim put together for us , I just now wish we had had more time.
Thanks to everyone involved.

Loved our trip to Egypt · Egypt - Dec 22 - Jan 2, 2020

Traveler: laura y. - Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

My family and I went to Egypt for around 10 days and visited Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. We visited a lot of Temples and historical sites, went on a Nile cruise on an incredible vessel, and stayed in incredible hotels throughout the holiday. Everything from transport to the itinerary was scheduled and planned very well by Kimkim. Communication from the staff was very professional and we always felt taken care of.
Our guides Mohammad Samir and Mahmud Kamal were extremely... read more

My family and I went to Egypt for around 10 days and visited Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada. We visited a lot of Temples and historical sites, went on a Nile cruise on an incredible vessel, and stayed in incredible hotels throughout the holiday. Everything from transport to the itinerary was scheduled and planned very well by Kimkim. Communication from the staff was very professional and we always felt taken care of.
Our guides Mohammad Samir and Mahmud Kamal were extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly, and we learnt so much from them. We're very thankful to them for making our trip so enjoyable and one we will never forget!

Amazing custom experience in Egypt · Egypt - Dec 21 - Dec 30, 2019

Traveler: Kat Z. - Local specialist: Sherif Khalil

I was planning to visit Egypt and wanted to craft a custom itinerary for my trip. I was contacted by Sherif from Dunes & Beyond. I told him how much time I had and what kinds of things I was interested in seeing and he organized everything for me from start to finish, including all my flights within Egypt. I had private guides for all the tours, which helped me go early and beat the crowds and get great photos at a lot of the temples! Sherif was in constant contact with me and my guides... read more

I was planning to visit Egypt and wanted to craft a custom itinerary for my trip. I was contacted by Sherif from Dunes & Beyond. I told him how much time I had and what kinds of things I was interested in seeing and he organized everything for me from start to finish, including all my flights within Egypt. I had private guides for all the tours, which helped me go early and beat the crowds and get great photos at a lot of the temples! Sherif was in constant contact with me and my guides throughout the whole trip to make sure everything was acceptable. Everything went according to plan and I had a great time in Egypt!

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Sherif Khalil, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks Kat for the nice words. It was my pleasure meeting you in Cairo and we are very much looking forward to more and more trips.

Sherif

Egypt and Jordan 15 days · Egypt - Nov 22 - Dec 4, 2019

Traveler: Min K. - Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

My partner and I had a great time in Egypt and Jordan. I was very particular on the itinerary and Ibrahim accomodated everything. It was a tad bit difficult on communication during planning but it all worked out at the end. The guides were very knowledgeable and professional. Drivers were kind and demonstrated safe practices. Ibrahim connected us to Hajaat tours for Jordan and they were amazing. We had one English speaking driver who took care of everything during our entire time in Jordan.... read more

My partner and I had a great time in Egypt and Jordan. I was very particular on the itinerary and Ibrahim accomodated everything. It was a tad bit difficult on communication during planning but it all worked out at the end. The guides were very knowledgeable and professional. Drivers were kind and demonstrated safe practices. Ibrahim connected us to Hajaat tours for Jordan and they were amazing. We had one English speaking driver who took care of everything during our entire time in Jordan. Ibrahim and his team took all worries away and helped us focus on enjoying the trip. I accidentally left the phone in the car in Aswan and realized after our cruise took off. The guide, Muhammad, coordinated and made sure the phone came to Luxor when we arrived there. The price is reasonable and all lodgings were clean.

great trip · Egypt - Sep 3 - Sep 11, 2019

Traveler: Mark N. - Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

Had a really great trip. enjoyed it immensely. Definitely would recommend. to others. If I could make one suggestion though. It would be great if the local guides had a cooler on their cars with cold water in it. At many of the less touristy sites it was very hot when we went and there was no place to even buy cold beverages. Would be nominal cost but would make the trip much better

Patrick

A great experience with people dedicated to making your experience anxiety free. · Egypt - Oct 11 - Oct 18, 2019

Traveler: Patrick R. - Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

We were very pleased with our experience in Egypt and would recommend your firm without any hesitation. It was reassuring to us as first-time visitors to know there was always someone to meet us and help us navigate our transition from plane to hotel, particularly at the Cairo airport, which lacks adequate signage for wayfarers. The accommodations were first rate, and we received a double upgrade at the Four Seasons at Sharm el Sheikh. Dalia was our favorite guide. The Egyptian Museum is... read more

We were very pleased with our experience in Egypt and would recommend your firm without any hesitation. It was reassuring to us as first-time visitors to know there was always someone to meet us and help us navigate our transition from plane to hotel, particularly at the Cairo airport, which lacks adequate signage for wayfarers. The accommodations were first rate, and we received a double upgrade at the Four Seasons at Sharm el Sheikh. Dalia was our favorite guide. The Egyptian Museum is probably incomprehensible without a knowledgeable guide like her, and we really appreciated her efforts to face us as she spoke instead of speaking to the windshield of the vehicle as at least one of our greeters did. It was also nice that she was very attentive to us and minimized conversations on the phone while she was with us. Our trip was a great value and a great experience.

We had a fantastic trip. Everyone was excelle... · Egypt - Oct 10 - Oct 17, 2019

Traveler: Sara I. - Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

We had a fantastic trip. Everyone was excellentl. Our tour guides Shimaa and Saladino were amazing and very knowledgeable and friendly. Zein was great and very organised. Our drivers were excellent. Everyone we interacted with was polite and helpful and very friendly. They all tried to deliver our dream trip. No request was too hard. We loved every crazy minute of it. But Egypt was the star. What an amazing place. Thank you to Ibrahim and all your people for a fabulous experience xxx Fred and Sara Iezzi

Our trip to and from Egypt was a great success! · Egypt - Oct 4 - Oct 11, 2019

Traveler: Stephen A. - Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

Our trip to and from Egypt was a great success! Since we were able to visit and return home without any hitch. I landed on kimkim by luck, as I wanted assistance with local itinerary organization in a foreign land, which I found most useful since Kimkim works with local specialists. Our local specialist Ibrahim definitely knows the best places and thills of Egypt as we feel we didn't miss any! Thank you! Out local tour guide in Cairo, Islam was so knowledgeable and invested in ensuring we had... read more

Our trip to and from Egypt was a great success! Since we were able to visit and return home without any hitch. I landed on kimkim by luck, as I wanted assistance with local itinerary organization in a foreign land, which I found most useful since Kimkim works with local specialists. Our local specialist Ibrahim definitely knows the best places and thills of Egypt as we feel we didn't miss any! Thank you! Out local tour guide in Cairo, Islam was so knowledgeable and invested in ensuring we had a great time, while making sense of everything from the monuments, traffic and local food. Our driver Mohammed was a great expert too as we moved quite abit in Cairo, to the east and west. We went south by train and later with tour vans. They navigated through busy streets while making it on time always.

Our visit to Bahariya was awesome, as we were amazed at all the water coming out of the ground in the desert! We visited some date fields and tasted some! The white and black deserts are a must-experience if one has never been to a desert like us! The camping overnight was so peaceful, majestic and quiet! It was probably our best part of the visit. Our area guide Ashraf was so knowledgable of the area, a great 4x4 driver and an excellent cook as well!!

The only snags we noted seem to be part of the culture - talking on the phone while driving, occasional non use of safety belts and smoking. However no one smoked in our midst. By and large everyone from the beginning like Zain and others was courteous and helpful and made our time in Egypt memorable! Thank you!

Upcoming Trip · Egypt - Sep 2 - Sep 23, 2019

Traveler: Daniel B. - Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

Ibrahim did a great job for my wife and I, booking tours with Egypt Promotion. Zain, a manager, gave us a local sim to borrow and checked in with us each evening to ensure everything was to our expectations. The guides and drivers were exemplary - special thanks to our Egyptologist guide Ahmed who was amazing, Mohamed and driver Said.
Experiencing the pyramids and temples were obvious highlights - we had a good amount of time to explore these grand structures with so much detail and history.... read more

Ibrahim did a great job for my wife and I, booking tours with Egypt Promotion. Zain, a manager, gave us a local sim to borrow and checked in with us each evening to ensure everything was to our expectations. The guides and drivers were exemplary - special thanks to our Egyptologist guide Ahmed who was amazing, Mohamed and driver Said.
Experiencing the pyramids and temples were obvious highlights - we had a good amount of time to explore these grand structures with so much detail and history. These sites were less crowded than we expected which contributed to how much we enjoyed exploring and taking photos. Scuba diving in Hurghada on the Red Sea was a great experience and we swam with dolphins. Alexandria was bustling and full of things to see and do.

Egypt · Egypt - Aug 27 - Sep 2, 2019

Traveler: Derek W. - Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

The trip was great. Everything was well organized, and the guides were very knowledgable and flexible. Highly recommended.

Egypt trip · Egypt - Aug 7 - Aug 11, 2019

Traveler: Jeff H. - Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

The positives:
-Ibrahim planned the very jam-packed tour we hoped for (we had very limited time), and we were able to do everything we hoped for. And when an issue came up with our flights a few weeks before the tour, he was flexible in helping re-arrange some things.
-We were met every time we were supposed to be, and all on time or close to on time.
-The guides were very knowledgeable.
-The guide in Luxor (Ahmed, but the guide in Cairo was also named Ahmed) helped arrange a wonderful... read more

The positives:
-Ibrahim planned the very jam-packed tour we hoped for (we had very limited time), and we were able to do everything we hoped for. And when an issue came up with our flights a few weeks before the tour, he was flexible in helping re-arrange some things.
-We were met every time we were supposed to be, and all on time or close to on time.
-The guides were very knowledgeable.
-The guide in Luxor (Ahmed, but the guide in Cairo was also named Ahmed) helped arrange a wonderful evening for us.

Room for improvement:
-The drivers should NEVER, EVER speak on their handheld cell phone when driving.
-There is NEVER a reason to continually quiz the client. This got very old, very fast.
-Both the guides seemed to feel the goal was to spew out as much data, information and trivia as possible. As they were both super knowledgeable, this made it become quite tedious and pretty boring. Telling the historic story, and adding facts and data to put the story in perspective, would have made the tour more fun, interesting and we likely would have learned a lot more if it had been done that way.

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Ibrahim Elaref, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Jeff

I sincerely thank you for your feedback that is priceless gift to me in particular and Kim Kim's team in general.
I am truly glad to know that you were satisfied with our travel arrangements and had great time in Egypt.
And I hope to welcome you back in the near future on a new adventure, there are still many things to visit, see and do in Egypt.

Thank you so much once again for traveling with Kim Kim.

Ibrahim

Egypt Spring Break · Egypt - Apr 22 - Apr 27, 2019

Traveler: Valerie D. - Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

We had a wonderful trip to Egypt. We had constant communication with Ibrahim our local specialist and he was always there for us. We had a guide for every stage of our tour and the transfers from one location to another were seamless. Everyone was very kind and the excursions were super fun. We especially enjoyed the Nile Cruise and our trip to the Red Sea in Hurgada. It was a great time and we felt very safe!

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Ibrahim Elaref, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Valerie

I sincerely thank you for your feedback that is priceless gift to me in particular and Kim Kim's team in general.
I am truly glad to know that you were satisfied with our travel arrangements and had great time in Egypt.
And I hope to welcome you back in the near future on a new adventure, there are still many things to visit, see and do in Egypt.

Thank you so much once again for traveling with Kim Kim.

Ibrahim

Quick Egypt · Egypt - Mar 21 - Mar 28, 2019

Traveler: Diego B. - Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

Hello
My experience in Egypt was great thanks to the guys from Egypt Promotion Travel. I ve been to other countries with some tour packages but never like the one in Egypt. This company have a personal touch, their staff is very firendly and best of all they are very knowledgeable (I felt like they could teach history in University). I was thinking to coordinate my tour in Egypt on my own ut decided to chat with their representative and basically expressed my idea and they were able to put... read more

Hello
My experience in Egypt was great thanks to the guys from Egypt Promotion Travel. I ve been to other countries with some tour packages but never like the one in Egypt. This company have a personal touch, their staff is very firendly and best of all they are very knowledgeable (I felt like they could teach history in University). I was thinking to coordinate my tour in Egypt on my own ut decided to chat with their representative and basically expressed my idea and they were able to put it together in a well scheduled itinerary. I disnt have to look no futher and booked them all. Everything was great; from the temples to the cruise in the nile. I highly recomend them to everyone because of their professionalism and the good safety while they took me around their beautiful country.
Hope to see you soon again!
Diego Bohorquez

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Ibrahim Elaref, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Diego

I sincerely thank you for your feedback that is priceless gift to me in particular and Kim Kim's team in general.
I am truly glad to know that you were satisfied with our travel arrangements and had great time in Egypt.
And I hope to welcome you back in the near future on a new adventure, there are still many things to visit, see and do.

Thank you so much once again for traveling with Kim Kim.

Ibrahim

pyramids & Karnack · Egypt - Feb 5 - Feb 14, 2019

Traveler: John B. - Local specialist: Samah Dawoud

The trip turned out to be excellent. There was some confusion re the booking at first regarding the tickets for the plane and the fact they wanted photo copies of our passports, never done before but we later found out it is required by the Police.

So at first a bit of a lack of confidence that all would not be as good as expected or that the trip and people would turn up.

Both trips were excellent and we got exactly what we asked for.

The trip to Giza had a guide who thought he was in a lecture theatre at first but came around after a while.

Yes I would recommend Kim Kim