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Ibrahim Elaref

I have been working in the tourism field for more than 11 years. I born in Luxor and now I live and work in Cairo. I established my own travel company in 2009, and we are now one of the leading tour operators in Egypt.

As a destination expert I offer private guided tours and have multilingual Egyptology tour guides speaking more than 9 languages, our representatives cover all of the tourist cities in Egypt. As a destination expert, my goal is to offer high-quality service at competitive prices. I offer classic Egypt tour packages that focus on the iconic sights, as well as off the beaten path itineraries.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"We offer tours all over Egypt, Jordan, Dubai, Abudhabi & Turkey. We can help with tailor-made tours, classic tours, religious tours, red sea, safari tours. We can help you plan the perfect luxury, adventurous, budget, solo, family or romantic vacation."

How did you get involved in travel?

"My whole family is involved in tourism. My father is my role model, and he was the general manager of the oldest and the largest travel agency in Egypt. so I always aspired to work in the tourism industry as well. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"In 2017, I designed and led a trip for a group of 350 people from the US. This was a great experience. "

Cairo
Egypt Culture Tour: Cairo, Giza, & Alexandria - 5 Days

Anchored in Cairo, this five-day trip offers exploration of all the best parts of the Egyptian capital city, and beyond. Begin with a tour of the Egyptian Museum to discover ancient antiques and an extensive King Tut exhibit. Then, visit the iconic pyramids and the Sphinx in Giza. Take a day trip to Alexandria to discover the catacombs, citadel and library, before returning back to stroll Old Cairo.

Giza Pyramids
Best of Cairo - 4 Days

On this quick, eventful journey, experience the best of Cairo. Tour the Egyptian Museum, which includes antiques that date back 5,000 years, followed by a visit to the famous Cairo Tower. Then, enjoy a concert in Giza surrounded by the pyramids and the Sphinx. Next, tour the Old Cairo churches, mosques, and market stalls, and enjoy delicious Egyptian fare.

The Sphinx
Egypt by Land and Sea: Cairo, Luxor, & the Nile - 10 Days

On this 10-day tour of Egypt, enjoy the sites by land and sea. Begin in Cairo to visit the pyramids and the Sphinx. Then, fly to Luxor for some sightseeing, before boarding a multiday cruise along the Nile, with stops in Edfu and Aswan. Then, disembark and fly back to Cairo to tour more of ancient Egypt, including the churches and mosques of Old Cairo, along with the old market of Khan El Khalili.

Cairo
Explore Egypt: Cairo, Alexandria, & Sharm El Sheikh - 7 Days

On this weeklong tour of Egypt, explore two regions: Cario and Sharm El Sheikh. Begin by visiting the ancient pyramids and the Sphinx in Giza. Then, take a day trip to Alexandria to tour the catacombs, citadel, and more. Next, fly to Sharm El Sheikh for a grand safari to Dahab and a beach day at the Red Sea, before returning to Cairo for a final tour of ancient Egyptian landmarks.

Felucca sailboats on the Nile
Egyptian Highlights of Cairo & The Nile - 8 Days

Follow the ancient Nile down through Egypt to sail to some of the ancient world's most dramatic structures. Spots such as Karnak, Luxor, and Abu Simbel evoke the complex structures of ancient Egyptian life and architecture, while a city tour of Cairo and trip to the Aswan Dam will help bring you into Egypt's present.

Market street
Luxury Egypt: Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, & More - 9 Days

Experience some of the most popular sites of the ancient world in style on this nine-day Egyptian luxury tour. You'll start off in Cairo, then cruise down the Nile to visit towering temples, elaborate tombs, and other monuments as you travel in style.

Recent trip reviews for Ibrahim

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