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Ibrahim Elaref

I have been working in the tourism field for more than 15 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. "

Sail the Nile in a luxurious dahabiya sailing boat
Egypt & Jordan Grand Tour: Cairo, Nile Sailing Trip, Hurghada, Bahariya & Petra - 20 Days

Enjoy culture, adventure, and relaxation on this unforgettable 20-day tour of Egypt and Jordan. See the iconic pyramids, temples, and tombs of the ancient world, explore otherworldly deserts and Red Sea beaches, and board a traditional dahabiya sailboat to cruise the Nile River in style. After discovering Egypt's many highlights and hidden gems, it's time to hop over to Jordan to camp among the red dunes of Wadi Rum and experience the "Lost City' of Petra by candlelight.

The Red Sea beaches of Sharm El Sheikh
Cairo & Sharm El Sheikh - 7 Days

Cultural sightseeing meets a beach vacation on this week-long Egyptian getaway. Starting in Cairo, you'll explore the ancient world with tours of the Great Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, and Alexandria. Then switch gears and head for the coast, where you can unwind in the Red Sea resort of Sharm El Sheikh—sunbathing, swimming, and scuba diving along the Sinai Peninsula.

Hot air balloons over the Valley of the Kings
Treasures of Egypt: Cities, Deserts & Nile Cruise - 15 Days

Immerse yourself in Egypt's ancient history and natural beauty on this comprehensive 15-day itinerary. See the Great Pyramids, stroll the markets and mosques of Old Cairo, set sail on an unforgettable river cruise up the Nile, and tour the temples of Abu Simbel, Kom Ombo, and Luxor. After day trips to Alexandria and Wadi Natrun, you'll venture into the sand dunes and oases of the White Desert to camp under the stars.

Sunrise over the White Desert
Egypt Highlights: Cairo, White Desert, Luxor & Hurghada - 9 Days

Combining cultural highlights with stunning beaches and deserts, this 9-day Egyptian itinerary offers a perfect blend of ancient history and outdoor adventure. Visit the Great Pyramids and discover the many flavors of Cairo on a gastronomic tour, then set out into the breathtaking White Desert for a Bedouin camping experience. After a day spent exploring the temples and tombs of Luxor, you'll head for the beach and end your journey in the Red Sea diving hotspot of Hurghada.

End your adventure in Egypt's White Desert
Explore Egypt: Cairo, Luxor, Aswan & White Desert - 12 Days

Combine ancient history with natural wonders on this 12-day Egyptian adventure. Ride camels in the shadow of the Great Pyramids, board a relaxing cruise down the Nile River, and discover the remarkable antiquities of Abu Simbel, Luxor, and the Valley of the Kings. After exploring the sights, sounds, and flavors of Old Cairo, set off into the breathtaking landscapes of the White and Black Deserts—visiting lush oases and otherworldly landscapes as you camp under the stars.

Cruise the Nile from Aswan to Luxor
Explore Egypt: Cairo, Nile Cruise, Hurghada & White Desert - 13 Days

With a perfect blend of culture, adventure, and relaxation, this 13-day Egyptian itinerary has something for everyone. Discover the ancient sites and antiquities of Cairo, cruise up the Nile from Aswan to Luxor, lounge on white-sand beaches at the Red Sea resort of Hurghada, and end your journey camping under the stars among the breathtaking dunes of the White Desert.

Recent trip reviews for Ibrahim

Egypt & Jordan Adventure
Egypt | Jan 16 - Jan 28, 2023

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Violet T.
South Salt Lake, UT | Reviewed on Feb 06, 2023

My husband and I booked a 12-day trip to Egypt through KimKim/contracted with Egypt Promotions and it was the best trip we could’ve ever imagined. Ibrahim helped plan the itinerary and I took most of his recommendations since I was unfamiliar with the best places to visit. From the moment we landed in Cairo & throughout the trip there was always a representative waiting to take us to our hotel/destination. We never had to wait for anyone and we never felt lost or confused. Our tour guide in... read more

My husband and I booked a 12-day trip to Egypt through KimKim/contracted with Egypt Promotions and it was the best trip we could’ve ever imagined. Ibrahim helped plan the itinerary and I took most of his recommendations since I was unfamiliar with the best places to visit. From the moment we landed in Cairo & throughout the trip there was always a representative waiting to take us to our hotel/destination. We never had to wait for anyone and we never felt lost or confused. Our tour guide in Cairo, Mostafa, was so cool, informative, patient, friendly, and knew the best spots for photos. The Farah Nile Cruise was absolutely amazing and I can’t say enough great things about the boat, staff, food, service. Abanob was our tour guide in Aswan and Luxor and he made us feel safe and was extremely informative. He was well educated and provided great facts and insights and I know we wouldn’t have had the same experience if we visited the sites alone. There was one night that my husband and I ventured off alone in Luxor city and it was overwhelming with the aggressive street vendors. This brief experience gave us a bigger appreciation for the tour guides and drivers. Yazeed was our driver and guide in Jordan and we loved his calm and friendly demeanor. He provided the needed information and gave us the time we needed to enjoy each stop. We never felt rushed with him. Despite the numerous destinations, cities and hotels, moving through each one was seamless and there’s no way we could’ve planned this kind of adventure on our own. Everything was absolutely wonderful and the only things I’d mention is that I would’ve liked to have more time and opportunity to visit the small street vendors. We were always told to avoid them and their cheap souvenirs but then we were taken to specialty shops that charge much higher prices and it’s obvious the guides received commission for our purchases. Also, at the end of the cruise our tour guide had us give him the envelope with the boat crews tips instead of putting it in the box at the front desk which is standard protocol. I would like to think that the money was given to the boat crew but not sure why I couldn’t give it directly to them.

Hotel Reviews
Hyatt Regency Cairo west
cairo

Perfect hotel to start our trip. The room was nice, the bed was comfortable, the staff, gym, bar, restaurant, and coffee shop were great.

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Clean, new, and modern
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Farah Nile Cruise
cairo

A wonderful three days on the Farah Nile Cruise. The beds were comfortable, food was great, and I can't say enough great things about the entire staff. They were extremely professional and courteous and attentive.

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Top notch staff!
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Le Méridien Cairo Airport
Cairo

Bed was comfortable and the Lebanese restaurant was good. I wish I could remember the name of the waiter at the lunch Buffett because he was so nice and even hand-picked an array of desserts since my husband couldn't decide.

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Movenpick Petra Resort
Wadi Musa

Perfect location. Right across from Petra's entrance. Nice and quaint and the bed was comfortable (always the most important thing).

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Memories Aicha Luxury Camp
Wadi Rum

This camp is so dreamy. I give the location, atmosphere, and restaurant 5 stars. The only downside is the that the bed was hard and uncomfortable and the top blankets smelled that they hadn't been washed for a while.

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Khaled was great on our 4x4 tour!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Beds were hard and top blankets smelled
Fairmont Amman
Amman

Perfect hotel to end the trip. It felt very upscale and grand and I appreciated the huge tub to soak in before the long flight home. Also, very comfortable bed and professional staff.

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Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

Unforgettable Adventure of Egypt &Jordan
Egypt | Jan 18 - Jan 31, 2023

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parisa y.
Burbank, CA | Reviewed on Feb 02, 2023

The trip to Egypt and Jordan was organized for us very nicely. Mr. Ibrahim planned an itinerary based on my requests and gave me options for hotel and cruise boat options and then booked the ones as I chose. The team on the ground, tour leaders and drivers were all great and well organized. I highly recommend using them as Egypt and Jordan require guides to be explored and enjoyed. This team made it unforgettable. read more

The trip to Egypt and Jordan was organized for us very nicely. Mr. Ibrahim planned an itinerary based on my requests and gave me options for hotel and cruise boat options and then booked the ones as I chose. The team on the ground, tour leaders and drivers were all great and well organized. I highly recommend using them as Egypt and Jordan require guides to be explored and enjoyed. This team made it unforgettable.

Hotel Reviews
Mazayen Rum Camp
Al Dissi

Great accommodation in the dessert. Nice, clean with great food and great staff. Highly recommend

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Petra Guest House
Wadi Musa

Fantastic, clean and modern hotel right by trail to Petra. Amazing staff and great food.

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Novotel El Borg
cairo

Great hotel and great location. Other than hotel restaurants, there were not many other food options around but it is on the Nile with walking distance to museums so very centrally located.

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Farah Nile Cruise
cairo

This is absolutely beautiful boat with an amazing staff. Choose this one. You won’t be disappointed.

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KaiSol Romance Sahl Hasheesh
Hurghada

Hotel is beautiful and on a perfect stretch of the sea

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The hotel was located 20 min by car to city so nothing around it.
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Concorde El Salam
cairo

Hotel had a nice lobby area but rooms are old and mattress was sagging so uncomfortable. Close to airport for convenience. There are no food options around hotel other than it’s own restaurants.

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Activity Reviews
Abu Simbel - Kom Ombo
Egypt

Even though it was a long drive to get to it was one of the most amazing temples we saw. Definitely worth it

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West & East Bank Luxor
Luxor

Luxor was amazing

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Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

Egypt is amazing but it's worth understanding what you get
Egypt | Jan 8 - Jan 19, 2023

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Tom F.
Minneapolis, MN | Reviewed on Jan 29, 2023

I think KimKim as a platform is quite good - we had good responsiveness from the local agency.

Egypt is a truly amazing place and I think, overall, the trip was a good success. I would not really hesitate to recommend KimKim or Egypt Promotions (EP) to work with.

There were, however, a few glitches and recommendations I can offer. EP does a nice job of having a lot of people interact with us in terms of transportation - we had a glitch on the initial meeting at the airport and needed... read more

I think KimKim as a platform is quite good - we had good responsiveness from the local agency.

Egypt is a truly amazing place and I think, overall, the trip was a good success. I would not really hesitate to recommend KimKim or Egypt Promotions (EP) to work with.

There were, however, a few glitches and recommendations I can offer. EP does a nice job of having a lot of people interact with us in terms of transportation - we had a glitch on the initial meeting at the airport and needed to have data and phone working to communicate with them. In our trip from Luxor, the rep was totally unaware of us not having tickets (booked by EP) and was completely unprepared to do anything about it - that was a bit of a shit show. Otherwise, the trip managers were cordial and helpful.

The guides we had were quite good. We had a private trip and the guides let us adjust as needed. Shahenda in Cairo and Muhammad in Aswan/Luxor were very knowledgeable with good English and good energy. Sha in particular know just what pictures to take and was really delightful to work with.

We did a driving trip to Alexandria - not sure that was entirely worth the extra time. The driver was almost falling asleep at the wheel at some points which was, obviously, disconcerting. We could definitely spent more time at the library in Alexandria visiting the planetarium, seeing the movie and visiting the exhibits.

Definitely do the dhabiya - it's a nice way to break up the trip between being inundated with facts and incredible sites and just relaxing and chilling along the beautiful Nile river. It would behoove EP to offer upgrades - we definitely had a luxury experience (the hotels were simply amazing) but one of our party would have liked the opportunity to book the "suite" room on the dahabiya and paid a bit extra.

We'd also suggest to EP to offer more details and options for the difference locations and let the guide work with the travelers to plan the day out. It seemed several days were pretty much planned out and then ended fairly early.

Tipping is always a bit of a mystery and, while EP gave us guidance for drivers/guides, we were less clear on who and how much to tip the trip managers and various other people. The tipping guidelines seemed quite a bit higher than what we read on the internet but I did not think they were unreasonable (e.g. $25/couple/day for the guide).

Lastly, I'd be suspect of the"government stores" and other places the guides take you - I don't really know what "government store" means and at least in Luxor, we bypassed the "cheap merchandise on the street" to go to a "reputable store with high quality goods" and I think that ended up being inaccurate - I believe we got the exact same goods on the street for about 1/2 the price as in the store. We bought an Egyptian cotton red sweatshirt that pills so bad it's unwearable.

So it may sound like we were not happy with the trip but that is NOT accurate. We DEFINITELY think you need to use a guide company to do this trip unless you speak fluent Arabic. EP was quite good, on time, provided good vehicles and very good guides, so I really do not hesitate in recommending them.

Hotel Reviews
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at First Residence
Giza

Really nice hotel but in a neighborhood where there's not a lot you can really do. The breakfast buffet is really nice but with ANY buffet, it gets really old really fast - no more than 2 days... Rooms were great, view was great but I'd take an Uber to go out to eat and skip the restaurants associated with the hotel.

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Not a lot to do within walking distance
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Great soap, large room, nice bed.
Steigenberger Cecil Alexandria hotel
Alexandria

Great location next to the water. The hotel was very nice, breakfast adequate, not great. Try to get to Delices pastry shot nearby - outstanding.

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Elevator was classic.
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Lots of things to see right in the neighborhood.
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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
Aswan

OMG is this place incredible. The grounds - gorgeous, the rooms - spacious and lovely. The overall experience was really excellent. Lots of good options in the hotel but, frankly, food was mediocre.

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Dahabiya
Luxor

This was definitely a highlight of the trip. The boat is well appointed, the staff attentive, the food very good.

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Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa
Luxor, Luxor Governorate

Another outstanding hotel. Good location close to the temples and really luxurious accommodations. Loved the pools, rooms was spacious - just a lovely place. The food at the hote, which seems to be a theme for us, was pricey and very mediocre.

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Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

A great holiday in Egypt organised by Kimkim travels
Egypt | Jan 4 - Jan 19, 2023

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Asha S.
India | Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

We spent over 2 weeks in Egypt, covering the length and breadth of the country. We planned it with Kimkim travels. The entire experience with them was great. They took all my inputs on board while planning and the on ground execution with Egypt Promption Travel was outstanding. From the time we landed till the time we left, they ensured that we had all we needed even if they were physically not with us. Our guides in Cairo as well as Aswan to Luxor - both Mohammed, were knowledgeable,... read more

We spent over 2 weeks in Egypt, covering the length and breadth of the country. We planned it with Kimkim travels. The entire experience with them was great. They took all my inputs on board while planning and the on ground execution with Egypt Promption Travel was outstanding. From the time we landed till the time we left, they ensured that we had all we needed even if they were physically not with us. Our guides in Cairo as well as Aswan to Luxor - both Mohammed, were knowledgeable, friendly and made us feel comfortable and at home. All internal transfers - by road and air were done seamlessly without the need for any follow up. I strongly recommend their services.

Hotel Reviews
Baharia Camp
Bahariya

A wonderful experience. I think it would be good to get a more detailed briefing on what to expect in terms of the "accommodation" in the desert. Having said that, this is a not to be missed experience.

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Basma Hotel Aswan
Aswan

Comfortable hotel. Great Egyptian food with extremely generous portions

Blue Shadow Nile Cruise
Karnak, Luxor

It was a great experience to sail down the Nile in this floating hotel

Activity Reviews
Visit Old Egyptian Museum
Cairo
Pyramids, Sphinx, Sakkara & Memphis
Cairo
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cairo City Tour
Cairo
ALEXANDRIA
Cairo
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cairo - White Desert
Bahariya
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Aswan
Aswan
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Visit Abu Simbel temple and Kom Ombo temple
Aswan
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Visit Edfou temple & Luxor temple and Karnak temple
Egypt
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Visit The west Bank and transfer to Hurghada
Egypt

We did the Hot air balloon. It was a terrific experience floating over the Valley of the Kings. The only suggestion I would have is that the number of people in the balloon could have been split across 2 balloons. There were around 30 of us in our balloon which limited one's 360 degree view since much movement wasn't possible

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Hurghada
Hurghada

I have never seen seas nor skies so blue. The glass bottomed boat and snorkeling was great. It was our first time snorkelling

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Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

Egypt Trip
Egypt | Jan 9 - Jan 19, 2023

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Sarayu C.
West Chester, PA | Reviewed on Jan 22, 2023

Our trip to Egypt was a great experience, thanks to Kimkim/Egypt Promotion. The tour was well organized: Mahmood met us at Cairo airport and helped with the visa process, etc; the guides on tour (Khalid, Abunob, Mariam) were knowledgeable; and the local tour operators (Ahmed, Zain) kept everything moving on schedule. Other than the pyramids, temples, the Nile cruise, etc, one place that was a highlight of the tour was the White desert; the natural formations there are just spectacular!... read more

Our trip to Egypt was a great experience, thanks to Kimkim/Egypt Promotion. The tour was well organized: Mahmood met us at Cairo airport and helped with the visa process, etc; the guides on tour (Khalid, Abunob, Mariam) were knowledgeable; and the local tour operators (Ahmed, Zain) kept everything moving on schedule. Other than the pyramids, temples, the Nile cruise, etc, one place that was a highlight of the tour was the White desert; the natural formations there are just spectacular! Overall, we had no problems or issues on the tour, and we had a very good time. We will surely encourage our friends to visit Egypt and recommend Kimkim.

Activity Reviews
Day tour to visit Pyramids& Sphinx and Old Egyptian Museum
Cairo
Hurghada
Hurghada
Cairo - White Desert
Bahariya
Aswan
Aswan
Snorkeling at Giftun Island
Hurghada
Visit Abu Simbel temple and Kom Ombo temple
Aswan
Hurghada - Cairo - Bahariya
Hurghada
White Desert - Cairo
Egypt
Visit Edfou temple & Luxor temple and Karnak temple
Egypt
Visit The west Bank and transfer to Hurghada
Egypt
Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

Egypt is a fantastic place
Egypt | Dec 15 - Dec 28, 2022

Gina
Gina G.
Bothell West, WA | Reviewed on Jan 05, 2023

We had a wonderful experience in Egypt. The planning went smoothly, and my specialist certainly accommodated all our requests. Once we arrived in Egypt we had a very pleasant trip, we were warmly received by Mohamed, we had great guides (Shaima, Mohamed, Zacharias) that went out of their way for us to have a wonderful experience. We absolutely loved the Hyatt Regency at Giza Heights and the resort in Hurghada. The Nile cruise was beautiful and we ate deliciously every day. The camping along... read more

We had a wonderful experience in Egypt. The planning went smoothly, and my specialist certainly accommodated all our requests. Once we arrived in Egypt we had a very pleasant trip, we were warmly received by Mohamed, we had great guides (Shaima, Mohamed, Zacharias) that went out of their way for us to have a wonderful experience. We absolutely loved the Hyatt Regency at Giza Heights and the resort in Hurghada. The Nile cruise was beautiful and we ate deliciously every day. The camping along Bedouins at the white desert was a very unique experience that we will never forget.
We had a busy trip, visiting Cairo, Alexandria, Aswan, Philae Temple, Abu Simbel, Luxor, Karnak, Hurghada and the desert and then the white desert; and we did a myriad of activities at every place. We could not have done so much without the help of our wonderful agency. Egypt is so beautiful and so vast, we can't wait to go back and will definitely work with the same travel agency again.

Hotel Review
Amwaj Livingstone Nile Cruise
Aswan

What a great cruise! Our time cruising the Nile was very pleasant and we enjoyed every minute. All the waiters are very courteous and we especially would like to commend Raul at the deck bar and the wonderful service by Mahmoud at the restaurant. We had our laundry taken care of here and the service was excellent.

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Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

Egypt 2022
Egypt | Dec 2 - Dec 11, 2022

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Bree m.
Wilton, CT | Reviewed on Dec 12, 2022

Ibrahim and Amr were great when planning the trip. Responsive (considering the time change) and very active while we were in Egypt if we had any questions. We had a 10 day experience between Cairo, Aswan, Edfu, Luxor, and Hurghada. All of our transportation was timely, the transition between each city was flawless, and the package was well planned. We were greeted at each destination with a contact, and hand delivered to a new guide in each city. Egypt itself was beautiful and I would suggest... read more

Ibrahim and Amr were great when planning the trip. Responsive (considering the time change) and very active while we were in Egypt if we had any questions. We had a 10 day experience between Cairo, Aswan, Edfu, Luxor, and Hurghada. All of our transportation was timely, the transition between each city was flawless, and the package was well planned. We were greeted at each destination with a contact, and hand delivered to a new guide in each city. Egypt itself was beautiful and I would suggest everyone go visit and see the remarkable sites.

With this being said, here are a few things to know before going. The tipping was extremely aggressive. We were being told by our guide exactly how much and who we should be tipping….which was everyone and an extreme amount. From the agency, we were never warned or given any type of breakdown as to what the suggested tipping is in Egypt. Other couples we met along our trip were sent typed out paperwork on how much to tip and what was expected. We were given nothing which left us blind to it and made us feel very forced and uncomfortable. For future travelers: when switching your funds to Egyptian pounds I highly suggest getting smaller bills to accommodate for the amount of tipping you will be expected to do.

Itinerary with no times.
Although we were given an itinerary, we were never given exact times (which we have in the past when traveling through KimKim). We were never informed that so many days we would be waking up at 3am. The itinerary mentioned ‘morning, afternoon, or evening’ but should have specified how early these mornings would be so we could have been more prepared for it.

Experiences
We were under the impression that all of our experiences or excursions were paid for before our trip began. On our itinerary where we were given free time and looked forward to relaxing and having time to ourselves. However, we were very forcefully told that we needed to pay for additional experiences. Specifically the Nubian village. After being told numerous times by our guide, we finally agreed to go and visit, but told our guide that we had no interest in buying more things. He told us we would visit a traditional village with no markets, stress or aggression. We should have known better at this point, but after our tour we were pushed into having tea and bread with a local family, plus being tricked into giving everyone money. A relaxing stress free trip to a village we didn’t even want to visit ended up costing us nearly 1,000 Egyptian pounds AND my husband got food poisoning which forced us to cancel the next 2 days of tours due to him being very ill.

At the end of our trip, we told our guide that we didn’t want to go to the Alabaster stone ‘experience’ and his attitude changed. He became unfriendly, and he even had us finish one of our temple tours without him. I don’t know if the guides are getting a cut of the profits during these ‘experiences’, but it certainty felt that way. It’s fair to say that it wasn’t just us, it was other tourists we met along the way mentioned the exact same concerns with their guide and time here.

At the end of the day, we loved visiting Egypt. The sites were beautiful, historical and something we will never forget. As mentioned, Amr and Ibrahim were great to work with, and our guide was nice….until he wasn’t. We have used KimKim in the past, and plan on using again in the future. However, we have definitely learned our lesson on asking very specific questions, making sure everything in our package is actually included, and suggest future travelers to Egypt to do the same so you don’t have the same issues as us.

Hotel Reviews
Movenpick Aswan
Authenticity & Character
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Kempinski Nile Hotel
Cairo
Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Jaz Aquamarine
Authenticity & Character
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Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Day tour to visit Pyramids& Sphinx and Old Egyptian Museum
Cairo
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Visit Philae temple & High Dam - Felluca ride
Aswan
Visit Abu Simbel temple
Egypt
Kom Ombo & Edfou
Egypt
West & East Bank Luxor
Luxor
Hurghada
Hurghada
Hurghada
Hurghada

Cancelled excursion due to husband getting food poisoning

Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

Unforgettable journey
Egypt | Nov 26 - Dec 4, 2022

Rozi
Rozi B.
Albania | Reviewed on Dec 11, 2022

Our trip from Aswan to Luxor was a great one, including Abu Simbel. The Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor is one of the best trips, beyond the expectations. Amway Nile cruise was a very good choice. Visiting all arkeologic sites on the way was exciting. Our guide Moode (his nickname) explaind the history full of passion.
Quite a different, but still great experience was the trip to White & Black desert! The scenic views that accompanied us, with the assistance of Mustafa throughout our stay... read more

Our trip from Aswan to Luxor was a great one, including Abu Simbel. The Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor is one of the best trips, beyond the expectations. Amway Nile cruise was a very good choice. Visiting all arkeologic sites on the way was exciting. Our guide Moode (his nickname) explaind the history full of passion.
Quite a different, but still great experience was the trip to White & Black desert! The scenic views that accompanied us, with the assistance of Mustafa throughout our stay there, made this trip unforgettable. Mustafa was a great driver, guide, cook, very dedicated to his job. Tirelessly, after driving us through the desert, preparing lunch and a 5-star dinner, he and his family singed and played very beautiful music that made our trip even more complete.

Activity Reviews
Philae temple - High Dam - Kom Ombo temple
Aswan

Philae and Kom Ombo temples were great

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Visit Edfou temple & Luxor temple and Karnak temple
Egypt

Karnak temple - breathless!

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Cairo - White Desert
Bahariya

As nature lovers we enjoyed that trip very much!

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over day Alexandria
Egypt
Quality of Experience
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Pyramids, Sphinx, Sakkara & Memphis
Cairo
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Egyptian Museum, Salah El Din Citadel & Old Cairo
Cairo
Quality of Experience
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Aswan - Kom Ombo temple
Aswan
Quality of Experience
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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White Desert - Cairo
Egypt
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Visit The west bank then fly to Cairo
Egypt
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I would suggest flight back instead of sleeping train
Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref
Ibrahim
Ibrahim Elaref
Local specialist in Cairo | Reviewed on Jan 03, 2023

Hello Rozi,

So happy to hear you had a great time in Egypt, it is always great to hear positive comments from our travelers.

Thank you again for trusting us to plan everything for you and wish to see you again !
Ibrahim

Disappointing Experience
Egypt | Nov 25 - Nov 28, 2022

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Anthony T.
New York, NY | Reviewed on Dec 07, 2022

Our time in Egypt was spectacular (because of the incredible sights) however we had a poor experience with our tour guide. There was a constant feeling of being asked for tips on every stop and we were scammed into paying more money for two add-ons to our trip. We raised this with our guide and then with the Egypt Promotion team and the reception was mediocre at best. We then spoke to Sabrina from KimKim, who helped provide a refund in the areas where we were taken advantage of and where... read more

Our time in Egypt was spectacular (because of the incredible sights) however we had a poor experience with our tour guide. There was a constant feeling of being asked for tips on every stop and we were scammed into paying more money for two add-ons to our trip. We raised this with our guide and then with the Egypt Promotion team and the reception was mediocre at best. We then spoke to Sabrina from KimKim, who helped provide a refund in the areas where we were taken advantage of and where services were not provided. Overall, we left our time in Egypt with a poor taste for the tour company and wouldn't work with them again.

Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref
Ibrahim
Ibrahim Elaref
Local specialist in Cairo | Reviewed on Dec 11, 2022

Thank you so much for making time to provide us with your feedback, It's really important as it helps us to enhance our clients experience.
Of course you got all what we agreed about in your itinerary but for sure any extra sightseeing will be with extra cost and not for free, specially the tombs you asked to add is very expensive and cannot compare with any other tomb in Egypt.
Your local guide in Luxor and Aswan is professional, have masters in the Egyptian Antiquities and has considerable... read more

Thank you so much for making time to provide us with your feedback, It's really important as it helps us to enhance our clients experience.
Of course you got all what we agreed about in your itinerary but for sure any extra sightseeing will be with extra cost and not for free, specially the tombs you asked to add is very expensive and cannot compare with any other tomb in Egypt.
Your local guide in Luxor and Aswan is professional, have masters in the Egyptian Antiquities and has considerable experience accompanying group tours in Egypt from many years.
We’re really sorry for the inconveniences you have experienced, We will investigate in that and will avoid any similar situations in the future.

Now that we've completed our whirlwind trip a...
Egypt | Nov 20 - Nov 26, 2022

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Yuliya K.
Kew Gardens Hills, NY | Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Now that we've completed our whirlwind trip around Egypt, I am glad to provide a review for an excellent company - Egypt Promotions, that helped us design the tour, provided local services and were our week-long companions in this interesting country.

Once submitting an interest via KimKim, the system put me together with Ibrahim. And from the first minute of speaking to him, I knew he'd be a perfect person to help me with a tour.

I presented Ibrahim with arduous task - fit 6-7 major... read more

Now that we've completed our whirlwind trip around Egypt, I am glad to provide a review for an excellent company - Egypt Promotions, that helped us design the tour, provided local services and were our week-long companions in this interesting country.

Once submitting an interest via KimKim, the system put me together with Ibrahim. And from the first minute of speaking to him, I knew he'd be a perfect person to help me with a tour.

I presented Ibrahim with arduous task - fit 6-7 major regions into a 6-night tour. Ibrahim took on the challenge and came up with ambitions plan that, once realized, allowed me to fulfill my dream to fully explore Egypt.

Ibrahim's company provided excellent and skilled drivers, clean cars with working a/c (dust doesn't count - this is Egypt); and supplied guides. Regardless of time of arrival, we were always met at the airport and promptly driven to hotels, which were all EXCELLENT and also either booked or recommended by Ibrahim.

Because of seemingly unrealistic schedule, tight deadlines, multiple inter-country flights, etc., I am really thankful to Ibrahim and his team for making sure our trip ran like a clock.

Separately, we wanted to note an amazing guide that accompanied us on our first day in Cairo - Khaled. He was superbly knowledgeable, passionate for his country, had deep appreciation for history and magically made Ancient Egypt come alive to us. Really a wonderful introduction to a country.

However, the guide that accompanied us for the remainder of the trip (to Luxor, Aswan, Edfu, and Kom Ombo), Mr. Ez, was complete opposite. Unfortunately, his English was very limited and we often had trouble understanding him, which forced him to frustratingly (for us and for him) repeat same things multiple times. He mainly provided limited bare facts - years, names - and pointed out few things. We had to lean on nearby tour groups to listen to their guides' explanations. He also never even tried to keep the hustlers away from us so we constantly found ourselves being surrounded by aggressive sales people trying to push their stuff or asking for photos. On conclusion of our first day with him, we specifically asked him: "Will we see you again?" He replied, "No." Relieved, we happily paid him his tip and said Good-Bye. To our astonishment, we discovered the next morning that he was joining us for the remainder of the tour. Otherwise, we would have begged Ibrahim to replace the guide before it was too late. Instead, we ended up looking up facts online trying to understand things we were exploring, which I found unacceptable, given the reputation of the company, and my overall satisfaction with them.

Aside from the above, everything else provided by Egypt Promotion was wonderful. I would never forget our magic time cruising on a felucca down the Nile and watching sunset - the idea recommended by Ibrahim, in lieu of a show that was pre-booked but cancelled at the last minute. Overall, I can't think of a better company that could show us Egypt, only wish that I could timely avert having to deal with Mr. Ez for extended period of time.

Without hesitation, I would recommend Egypt promotion to anyone planning a trip to Egypt.

Thank you, Ibrahim and KimKim for this great adventure!

Activity Review
Pyramids, Sphinx , Salah El Deen Citadel and Old Cairo
Cairo

Wonderful guide that made ancient Egypt come alive to us.

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Skillful driver able to confidently navigate chaotic Cairo traffic.
Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref
Ibrahim
Ibrahim Elaref
Local specialist in Cairo | Reviewed on Dec 12, 2022

Hi Yuliya, Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review!
It has been a pleasure working with you to plan your trip to Egypt. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time in Egypt and all the schedule visits, It will be my pleasure to help with your future adventure.
Best regards, Ibrahim

12 Days in Egypt
Egypt | Oct 25 - Nov 5, 2022

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Ann T.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Nov 07, 2022

Ibrahim and Amr have been amazing, helpful, and patient putting together a busy itinerary for our 12 days in Egypt, from Cairo to Red Sea to Bahariya Desert. We had multiple tour guides during this trip and each and every one of them were amazing and knowledgeable. We almost cancelled camping in the White Desert when we got to Hurghada, but so glad we didn't. It's probably one of the best experiences of the entire trip. Can't wait to visit again in the future! read more

Ibrahim and Amr have been amazing, helpful, and patient putting together a busy itinerary for our 12 days in Egypt, from Cairo to Red Sea to Bahariya Desert. We had multiple tour guides during this trip and each and every one of them were amazing and knowledgeable. We almost cancelled camping in the White Desert when we got to Hurghada, but so glad we didn't. It's probably one of the best experiences of the entire trip. Can't wait to visit again in the future!

Activity Reviews
Day tour to visit Pyramids and Sphinx
Cairo
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Transport
Day tour Alexandria
Cairo
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Egyptian Museum, Salah El Din Citadel & Old Cairo
Cairo
Quality of Experience
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Visit Abu Simbel temple and Aswan
Aswan
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Kom Ombo & Edfou
Egypt
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Visit West bank and East bank
Luxor
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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Cairo - White Desert
Bahariya
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White Desert - Cairo
Egypt
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Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref
Ibrahim
Ibrahim Elaref
Local specialist in Cairo | Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Hi Ann,
Thank you so much for your kind review! It was lovely having you here in the country.

We hope to have inspired you to come back to this beautiful part of the world and explore even more of the country.

All the best and thank you for traveling with kimkim !

Ibrahim

This was an amazing once in a lifetime experi...
Egypt | Oct 1 - Oct 10, 2022

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Michael S.
The Woodlands, TX | Reviewed on Oct 29, 2022

This was an amazing once in a lifetime experience. Perfect mix of relaxation, thrills and learning new things. There were some issues along the way but this is Africa (I lived there 10 years so I know) and the team handled it great. The tour guides (Hesham and Muhammed) were simply amazing. Funny, knowledgeable, and friendly. Couldn’t have asked for more. The night in the desert was absolutely amazing. I would recommend this outfit to anyone. We returned home and talk about things that happened on this trip often. Very reasonable pricing for what you get.

Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref
Ibrahim
Ibrahim Elaref
Local specialist in Cairo | Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Dear Michael,

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

The trip to Egypt was absolutely incredible. ...
Egypt | Oct 10 - Oct 17, 2022

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Alex K.
Canada | Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

The trip to Egypt was absolutely incredible. We did everything we wanted to do, and the fact that it was a private tour made everything that much more wonderful. There was no waiting on anyone else. We were also able to customise things easily according to our wishes and travel plans.

Tour guides Khaled and Ahmad were so knowledgeable and kind. They made us feel comfortable throughout our time there. We learned so much!

The accommodations were decent but could have been improved a... read more

The trip to Egypt was absolutely incredible. We did everything we wanted to do, and the fact that it was a private tour made everything that much more wonderful. There was no waiting on anyone else. We were also able to customise things easily according to our wishes and travel plans.

Tour guides Khaled and Ahmad were so knowledgeable and kind. They made us feel comfortable throughout our time there. We learned so much!

The accommodations were decent but could have been improved a little. We had issues with our keys throughout, for some inexplicable reason. The room we stayed in at the Hilton was a little old and could have used an update. The Nile cruise room was lovely but could have used a little extra touches to make it even better. But neither of these things detracted from our stay or experience! (although the key thing was definitely very annoying) The staff at the Hilton and the MS Semiramis Nile Cruise were absolutely fabulous. Such a wonderful group of people who were extremely kind and happy to help out. And the food was amazing! The chefs were so accommodating (both for coeliac and vegetarian concerns) and we ate extremely well throughout our trip.

I would absolutely recommend the Egypt Promotion Travel team to everyone!

Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref
Ibrahim
Ibrahim Elaref
Local specialist in Cairo | Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Dear Alex,

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

12 Days in Egypt
Egypt | Sep 24 - Oct 5, 2022

Marianna
Marianna S.
Kensington, NY | Reviewed on Oct 22, 2022

Ibrahim was great. He was available and responsive to last minute requests and changes during our trip in Egypt. We were a rather large group, so was challenging at times to accomodate everyone, but everything turned our great. We had multiple guides and escortsts during the trip, all were incredibly polite, professional, and knowledgeable.

Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref
Ibrahim
Ibrahim Elaref
Local specialist in Cairo | Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Hello Marianna,

So happy to hear you had a great time in Egypt, it is always great to hear positive comments from our travelers.

Thank you again for trusting us to plan everything for you and wish to see you again !
Ibrahim

We had the most incredible time in Egypt and ...
Egypt | Oct 6 - Oct 15, 2022

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Sara W.
Kettering, OH | Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

We had the most incredible time in Egypt and Jordan! KimKim made the trip super easy and super safe for us! We had a private tour guide and driver in each city and even people to help us in each airport location to make sure we had the appropriate documents needed. The KimKim Team was super responsive and worked with us to plan the perfect trip for us! We had the best tour guides throughout the trip, it started with Shade in Jordan! He was always on time, very knowledgeable of the area and... read more

We had the most incredible time in Egypt and Jordan! KimKim made the trip super easy and super safe for us! We had a private tour guide and driver in each city and even people to help us in each airport location to make sure we had the appropriate documents needed. The KimKim Team was super responsive and worked with us to plan the perfect trip for us! We had the best tour guides throughout the trip, it started with Shade in Jordan! He was always on time, very knowledgeable of the area and took great care of us! We also had an amazing guide in Cairo, Khaled, he was extremely knowledgeable and answered our many questions about Cairo! Lastly, during our Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor our guide, Ahmed, was incredible! He traveled with us and made the trip especially fun! He joined in the boat festivities, made sure we were able to see everything we wanted to at each stop and coordinated everything needed for each tour. He was extremely knowledgeable but also a great photographer and helped us add on a few additional things to make our trip complete, like a hot air balloon ride. We really enjoyed getting to know him, he took great care of us while on the Nile cruise. Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend KimKim and the trip to Egypt and Jordan, I was blown away by the history, knowledge and people. KimKim was super professional, responsive, and accommodating! They made our trip easy with the guides and drivers taking great care of us.

Activity Reviews
AMMAN /PETRA
Petra

We had an amazing tour guide in Petra who was super knowledgeable and spoke great English! Petra was truly incredible and breathtaking to see, it is a must see. I have never seen anything like it.

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Shade and our tour guide in Petra were amazing!
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Shade was awesome!
Pyramids - Museum - Old Cairo
Cairo

Seeing Cairo is a must do as well! The Pyramids and Museum are breathtaking and full of history. They were even more incredible than I could have imagined. Khaled was a great tour guide, highly recommend him!

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Khaled was super knowledgeable and did an incredible job!
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Visit Abu Simbel temple and Kom Ombo temple
Aswan

Although a long drive, this temple was one of my favorite things I saw. Very much worth the extra drive, incredible to see. Ahmed was very knowledgeable!

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Ahmed was awesome!
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Visit to Petra
Petra

The Jeep tour through Wadi Rum was a really fun part of the trip, would highly recommend!

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Boat trip
Hurghada

Had an awesome time snorkeling, the guides did a great job of finding the best spots!

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Visit The west Bank and transfer to Hurghada
Egypt

The Valley of the Kings was really cool to see! We also added on a hot air balloon ride that was amazing, would recommend it!

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Ahmed was awesome!
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Visit Edfou temple & Luxor temple and Karnak temple
Egypt

Luxor was a highlight as well! The city is so pretty and very clean! Ahmed did an awesome job and was very knowledgeable!

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Ahmed I would highly recommend!
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Aswan
Aswan

Aswan was cool to see, the boat ride was fun to get to the temple! Would recommend seeing it! Ahmed was very knowledgeable!

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Wadi Rum - Amman - Cairo
Wadi Rum

Having someone meet us in the airport as we arrived in Cairo was super helpful!

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Shade was awesome!
Transport
Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref
Ibrahim
Ibrahim Elaref
Local specialist in Cairo | Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Hello Sara,

So happy to hear you had a great time in Egypt and Jordan, it is always great to hear positive comments from our travelers.

Thank you again for trusting us to plan everything for you and wish to see you again !
Ibrahim

Great trip to Jordan and Egypt
Egypt | Oct 6 - Oct 15, 2022

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Jennifer H.
Ashburn, VA | Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

Our trip to Jordan and Egypt was fantastic. The guides and drivers were very organized, knowledgeable and on time. We felt very safe and had a blast. We would highly recommend this trip to anyone. Thank you to Kimkim, Shade, Ahmut, Khaled, Mahmoud, and all the others who made it such a wonderful and memorable experience!
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Our trip to Jordan and Egypt was fantastic. The guides and drivers were very organized, knowledgeable and on time. We felt very safe and had a blast. We would highly recommend this trip to anyone. Thank you to Kimkim, Shade, Ahmut, Khaled, Mahmoud, and all the others who made it such a wonderful and memorable experience!

Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref
Ibrahim
Ibrahim Elaref
Local specialist in Cairo | Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Hello Jennifer,

So happy to hear you had a great time in Egypt and Jordan, it is always great to hear positive comments from our travelers.

Thank you again for trusting us to plan everything for you and wish to see you again !
Ibrahim

Amazing tailored trip to Jordan and Egypt!
Egypt | Oct 6 - Oct 15, 2022

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Cory W.
Nashville, TN | Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

My sisters and I LOVED our trip to Jordan and Egypt! Everyone that we worked with through KimKim and while abroad was professional, prompt, and very kind. Our trip was tailored to our needs and we felt that we saw everything we wanted to see and more. Our drivers and tour guides while abroad were phenomenal and we never felt unsafe. I would absolutely recommend KimKim to anyone who wants to see Egypt, Jordan, or anywhere else for an affordable price! read more

My sisters and I LOVED our trip to Jordan and Egypt! Everyone that we worked with through KimKim and while abroad was professional, prompt, and very kind. Our trip was tailored to our needs and we felt that we saw everything we wanted to see and more. Our drivers and tour guides while abroad were phenomenal and we never felt unsafe. I would absolutely recommend KimKim to anyone who wants to see Egypt, Jordan, or anywhere else for an affordable price!

Activity Reviews
AMMAN /PETRA
Petra

Petra was one of the most incredible places I have ever been. Our driver while in Jordan, Shade, was so nice and accommodating. We loved him and our tour guide in Petra!

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Pyramids - Museum - Old Cairo
Cairo

Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and helpful! The pyramids were breathtaking!

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Aswan
Aswan

Our tour guide, Ahmed, was incredible!! Very knowledgeable and so fun and easy to be around. He was our guide for 3 days while on the Nile cruise and we really felt that he was looking out for us and giving us the best of Egypt. He also recommended some great add on tours that we really really enjoyed! Thank you so much, Ahmed!!!

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Visit Abu Simbel temple and Kom Ombo temple
Aswan

Abu Simbel was unbelievable!!! So worth the long drive!!

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Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref
Ibrahim
Ibrahim Elaref
Local specialist in Cairo | Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Hi Cory,
Thank you so much for your kind review! It was lovely having you here in the country.

We hope to have inspired you to come back to this beautiful part of the world and explore even more of the country.

All the best and thank you for traveling with kimkim !

Ibrahim

The trip of a lifetime with Egypt Promotion Travel
Egypt | Sep 16 - Sep 25, 2022

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Giulia M.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

Our trip with Egypt Promotion Travel was the experience of a lifetime. Although some of the accommodation was changed at short notice, it was generally for an upgrade. The guides, company representatives and drivers we had throughout the trip were always friendly and helpful.
Our guide Mohamed Jamal in particular was exceptional: extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, patient, and always going the extra mile to take us to the best sites and at the best times. If and when we ever come back,... read more

Our trip with Egypt Promotion Travel was the experience of a lifetime. Although some of the accommodation was changed at short notice, it was generally for an upgrade. The guides, company representatives and drivers we had throughout the trip were always friendly and helpful.
Our guide Mohamed Jamal in particular was exceptional: extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, patient, and always going the extra mile to take us to the best sites and at the best times. If and when we ever come back, we’ll make sure to do it through the same organiser.

Activity Reviews
Aswan
Aswan
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Visit Abu Simbel temple and Kom Ombo temple
Aswan
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Visit Edfou temple & Luxor temple and Karnak temple
Egypt
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Dendarah temple and Abydos temple
Luxor
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Visit Valley of the Kings and Hatchepsut temple -Hurghada
Hurghada
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Hurghada
Hurghada
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Pyramids, Sphinx, Sakkara & Memphis
Cairo
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Day tour to visit Old Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Salah El-Din & Old Cairo
Cairo
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Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref
Ibrahim
Ibrahim Elaref
Local specialist in Cairo | Reviewed on Oct 07, 2022

Hello Giulia,

So happy to hear you had a great time in Egypt, it is always great to hear positive comments from our travelers.

Thank you again for trusting us to plan everything for you and wish to see you again !
Ibrahim

The itinerary planned was met in full - Great...
Egypt | Jul 23 - Aug 6, 2022

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Juan M G.
Pompano Beach, FL | Reviewed on Aug 10, 2022

The itinerary planned was met in full - Great service!
Even though the planning was based on a baseline itinerary found in KimKim, the local specialist helped us adjusting it to our timeframe and interests, with not many fillings that could take us away from our main sites of interest.
In addition, the guides were knowledgeable on the history to explain in detail, some times we got lost in the many names of gods or the different timelines, but is just a lot of information to capture in 2... read more

The itinerary planned was met in full - Great service!
Even though the planning was based on a baseline itinerary found in KimKim, the local specialist helped us adjusting it to our timeframe and interests, with not many fillings that could take us away from our main sites of interest.
In addition, the guides were knowledgeable on the history to explain in detail, some times we got lost in the many names of gods or the different timelines, but is just a lot of information to capture in 2 weeks of ancient history.
We started our trip in Cairo, where we were welcomed by Mahmoud just after deplaning, who helped us to smoothly clear immigration and customs. We travel extensively for work and leisure and we believe we can move around airports and cities with minimal directions, but don't take lightly the help the tour operators and local guides provide in Egypt, is not an easy country no navigate unless you are local.
We had two guides in Cairo, Mostafa and Khalet, very funny guys, they did a thorough explanation of all Egypt history, but also adding context of the findings, the impact in the region and world development. They were also very polite to introduce the fillings to every tour, like the papyrus museum, to make it fully optional, not mandatory as other tour operators do...
After Cairo and Alexandria, the latter is not fully recommended unless you have extra time, we travel south to Aswan, where we met our guide Ahmed, very knowledgeable person, but tour guides in this highly touristic area seem to be more pushy on the filling tours, and are more expectant on adding extra activities to the itinerary, which we didn't like so much as it was very obvious and constant.
The tipping culture was not new to us, coming from the US, but the freedom of tipping for good service is universal, sometimes it felt compulsory even for not so good service....
After visiting Aswan, Abu Simbel, Luxor and in between, we returned to Cairo, and once again, were welcomed by Mahmoud, who was attentive of keeping us in line with our tour schedule until he left us at the airport checked in for our flight to Amman.
In Amman we were welcomed by the tour operator at the airport, even though it was way easier to navigate compared to Cairo's, and then met Ahmad, our driver for all the tours in Jordan.
Even though Ahmad is not a tour guide, he knows all the places to visit, and helped us meet our itinerary including the guides for the sites that required further explanation like Jerash and Petra. He helped us coordinate everything in the itinerary in Jordan, and this was a very good surprise as we didn't have high expectations about Jordan, only for Petra, but Amman, the surroundings, the desert and the dead sea were great additions to our trip. Including that Jordan is more organized and less chaotic than Egypt, so it was a good comparison of cultures within the Middle East.
In summary, we had a great time, we didn't have issues, we never felt unease or that we didn't meet the expectation of our summer vacation. We fully recommend KimKim, I personally don't like tours, I rather do my own sightseeing, but I have also learned that some places are better leveraged with local help, and that is what we found valuable of the connections KimKim provide, beyond the platform that was super easy to connect, communicate and fulfill our travel plans.

Activity Reviews
Aswan
Aswan
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Visit Abu Simbel temple and Kom Ombo temple
Aswan
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Visit to Petra
Petra
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Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref
Ibrahim
Ibrahim Elaref
Local specialist in Cairo | Reviewed on Oct 07, 2022

Hello Juan,

So happy to hear you had a great time in Egypt, it is always great to hear positive comments from our travelers.

Thank you again for trusting us to plan everything for you and wish to see you again !
Ibrahim

Incredible 10 day Egypt Trip
Egypt | Jul 20 - Jul 29, 2022

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Peter R.
Canada | Reviewed on Jul 30, 2022

My wife and I booked a 10 day customized tour through KimKim who work with Egypt Promotions, and we have to say it was simply amazing. Egypt has so much to see and do and 10 days barely does it justice, but without KimKim we would never have had a chance to see what we did and feel as well supported and hosted as we were.

At every location we were met by people who really know their business and were incredibly capable, professional and there to make sure we had everything we needed. The... read more

My wife and I booked a 10 day customized tour through KimKim who work with Egypt Promotions, and we have to say it was simply amazing. Egypt has so much to see and do and 10 days barely does it justice, but without KimKim we would never have had a chance to see what we did and feel as well supported and hosted as we were.

At every location we were met by people who really know their business and were incredibly capable, professional and there to make sure we had everything we needed. The people working with KimKim and Egypt Promotions are simply the best and we made a number of new friends during our tours.

In 10 days we managed to see the Suez Canal, pyramids/sphinx, the high dam, take a 4 day Nile cruise, saw so about 15 different temples and burial sites from Aswan to Luxor, spent a day and a bit in Alexandria seeing catacombs, the library and forts, spent a day and a half driving through oases and the desert with camping in the middle of the desert and finally ended back in Cairo for an evening before heading home.

All in all it was a trip and coordinated effort among many people in each location that we could never have pulled off on our own and KimKim made it all seamless and incredibly enjoyable. Company representatives constantly checked to ensure everything was good with our trip and accommodation, the Egyptologists who gave us the tours were incredibly knowledgeable and adapted to whatever we wanted to do with our time, and anything we asked about was “consider it done”

We rarely use travel agencies versus doing our own thing when we reach a destination, but in a country like Egypt where there is so much to see, time management is critical and we do not speak the language at all, having KimKim and Egypt Promotions work with us was absolutely the way to go.

Thank you to everyone involved in our trip. You all made it extremely special, memorable and we want to come back and when we do we will absolutely work through this company again.

Activity Reviews
Aswan - Kom Ombo temple
Aswan

Sites are great and sailing on Steigenberger Legacy was fantastic

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Visit Edfou temple & Luxor temple and Karnak temple
Egypt

The trip to the valley of the artisans is a must see. Incredibly special and few people go there.

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Pyramids, Sphinx, Sakkara & Memphis
Cairo

Great pyramid is spectacular. So many mysteries still associated with it but incredibly impressive and thought provoking

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Cairo - White Desert
Bahariya

Camping in the white desert and seeing the diversity of all the different desert types is a trip not to miss.

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Cairo - Ismailia
Cairo

Beautiful location and seeing the ship traffic in the canal is rally special

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overday Alexandria
Alexandria

Fantastic tour of catacombs, Pompeii pillar and city

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Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref
Ibrahim
Ibrahim Elaref
Local specialist in Cairo | Reviewed on Aug 09, 2022

Hi Peter,

We really appreciate you taking time to provide us with such an amazing feedback and let us know about your experience in Egypt.

I'm so happy you gave me the opportunity to be a part of your trip to Egypt ! It was lovely working with you during the planning stages and also having you here in my country.

Thank you so much for your kind words regarding our team and the five star review and looking forward to having you again in Egypt.

I wish you a happy life and many more beautiful memories around the world with kimkim.

Regards,
Ibrahim Elaref

A uniquely amazing experience!
Egypt | Jul 4 - Jul 9, 2022

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Aaron L.
San Francisco, CA | Reviewed on Jul 16, 2022

Both the local guides and local drivers are nice and helpful! read more

Both the local guides and local drivers are nice and helpful!

Activity Reviews
Day tour to visit Pyramids& Sphinx and Old Egyptian Museum
Cairo
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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Aswan
Aswan
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Visit Abu Simbel temple and Kom Ombo temple
Aswan
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Visit Edfou temple & Luxor temple and Karnak temple
Egypt
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Visit The west bank then fly to Cairo
Egypt
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Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref
Ibrahim
Ibrahim Elaref
Local specialist in Cairo | Reviewed on Aug 09, 2022

Hello Aaron,
So happy to hear you had a great time in Egypt, it is always great to hear positive comments from our travelers.

Thank you again for trusting us to plan everything for you!
Ibrahim

Trip of a Lifetime
Egypt | May 26 - Jun 4, 2022

Deb
Deb W.
Belvedere Park, GA | Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

We contacted Kimkim to help plan a 10-day stay in Egypt only a month before our departure date. Despite the short notice, it was an amazingly perfect adventure for four adults. Upon arrival in Cairo, Mahmoud Hashem, our local liaison provided assistance at customs and escorted our party of four to our hotel via private transport. We were happy to have such a warm and thoughtful welcome after several long flights.

Our first day, we explored the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx with our... read more

We contacted Kimkim to help plan a 10-day stay in Egypt only a month before our departure date. Despite the short notice, it was an amazingly perfect adventure for four adults. Upon arrival in Cairo, Mahmoud Hashem, our local liaison provided assistance at customs and escorted our party of four to our hotel via private transport. We were happy to have such a warm and thoughtful welcome after several long flights.

Our first day, we explored the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx with our charming and well-informed guide Mohamed Abu Elmagd. The following day we spent several hours in the Egyptian Museum before heading to Aswan via plane. We had an amazing three nights at the historic Old Cataract Hotel and explored the Temple at Philae and the remarkable Abu Simbel. A sunset felucca ride on the Nile was a lovely break from the heat of the day. Mohamed was warm and knowledgeable about history, local customs, and geography. His advice and assistance was greatly appreciated on several shopping excursions. He kept us on schedule but also allowed us to modify our plans based on our interests and energy levels. We could not have asked for a kinder or more enjoyable companion.

From Aswan we travelled to Luxor via private van. En route we visited Kom Ombo and learned about the crocodile-headed Sobek followed by a stop at Edfu and the marvelous temple of Horus. At Luxor we checked into the Winter Palace and over the next three days explored the unearthly Valley of the Kings, the monumental Temple of Amun at Karnak, the splendor of the Temple of Luxor, and the amazingly colored temple of Hathor at Dendarah.

We returned to Cairo via plane to attend the conference that was the original reason for our trip. Despite the heat of June, this was a dream excursion. We had a lovely guide, excellent drivers, and KimKim liaisons to meet us at each crossroad to make sure our trip was going as planned. The Egyptian people were warm, easily amused, and engaging. One’s view of history will be forever changed by their monuments, tombs, and temples. The beauty and magnificence of this early and amazing civilization makes an unforgettable impression. Every experience was breathtaking. I say that without exaggeration.

Kimkim’s suggestions and staffing via the local travel agency, Egypt Promotion Travel, were excellent. I would also like to add that this was a very affordable trip in relation to the USD. We stayed at 5-star hotels along with private transport drivers and guides at more than reasonable prices—possibly because we were traveling during the beginning of summer. Both the Old Cataract and the Winter Palace have historic architecture, large rooms, great AC, big pools, amazing service, and views of the Nile. Highly recommended.

Activity Reviews
Visit Dendarah temple
Luxor

I loved the ceiling relief of the goddess Nut giving birth to the sun.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Day tour the West bank
Luxor

Imagining the creative artistic wealth and literal wealth in gold and gems once upon a time in this desolate valley boggles the mind!

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Visit Abu Simbel temple
Egypt

Not to be missed. Worth the drive. Redefines monumental.

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Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Aswan -Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor
Aswan
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Day tour to visit Pyramids& Sphinx and Old Egyptian Museum
Cairo
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Aswan
Aswan
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Visit Karnak Temple and Luxor temple
Luxor
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Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref
Ibrahim
Ibrahim Elaref
Local specialist in Cairo | Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Dear Deb

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

Our trip was amazing, we loved our cruise dow...
Egypt | Jun 20 - Jun 29, 2022

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Stefanie D.
Canada | Reviewed on Jul 06, 2022

Our trip was amazing, we loved our cruise down the Nile and learning about the hieroglyphs in all of them temples. Our guides Mustafa and Mohammad were fantastic, they were so knowledgeable and fun! If your looking for a personalized worry free experience I highly recommend!! read more

Our trip was amazing, we loved our cruise down the Nile and learning about the hieroglyphs in all of them temples. Our guides Mustafa and Mohammad were fantastic, they were so knowledgeable and fun! If your looking for a personalized worry free experience I highly recommend!!

Activity Reviews
Hurghada
Hurghada

Adding a 3 night stay at a resort in Hurghada was the perfect way to end our trip to Egypt!

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Food
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Visit Edfou temple & Luxor temple and Karnak temple
Egypt

Loved the visit to Edfou, travelling by boat to the island was a great experience and the temple was a really good one to visit

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref
Ibrahim
Ibrahim Elaref
Local specialist in Cairo | Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Stefanie, we are very happy to know that you had a wonderful experience in Egypt.
We are also happy to know that you enjoyed the places you visited and that our service was what you expected. I hope to see you around one more time.

Thank you so much for traveling with Kim Kim.

Ibrahim

Jordan & Egypt in 8 days
Egypt | Jun 21 - Jun 26, 2022

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Farrah M.
Canada | Reviewed on Jul 05, 2022

We planned a trip exploring highlights of Jordan and Egypt, and it was made easy by Ibrahim and his team! They were flexible with itinerary changes and made everything fall together. Highly recommend this company!

Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref
Ibrahim
Ibrahim Elaref
Local specialist in Cairo | Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Dear Farrah

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 Jordan.
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

Excellent tour, very well organised
Egypt | Jun 1 - Jun 5, 2022

Claudio
Claudio B.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Jun 12, 2022

Excellent tour, very well organised. Drivers and tour guides very kind and well prepared. read more

Excellent tour, very well organised. Drivers and tour guides very kind and well prepared.

Activity Reviews
Day tour to visit Pyramids& Sphinx and Old Egyptian Museum
Cairo

Great guide, very interesting explanation of Egyptian history

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Food
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West & East Bank Luxor
Luxor

Amazing visit of the Valley of the Kings, Karnat Temple and Luxor Temple

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Hurghada
Hurghada

very nice and comfortable hotel

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Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref
Ibrahim
Ibrahim Elaref
Local specialist in Cairo | Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Hi Claudio, Greetings from Egypt !

Thank you for your review and your kind words about us.
We are very glad that you had a nice trip in Egypt. It was also a pleasure for me planning this trip with you.

Ibrahim

Our tour of Egypt organized by KimKim exceede...
Egypt | May 26 - Jun 4, 2022

John
John W.
Belvedere Park, GA | Reviewed on Jun 11, 2022

Our tour of Egypt organized by KimKim exceeded my expectations . Our guides weew always available beginning and ending at the airport security scanner, friendly and knowledgeable at every venue . All guides made us feel well attended a with our desired pace and venue preferences. Also the hotels and drivers to travel to venues were first rate. I have zero complaints. read more

Our tour of Egypt organized by KimKim exceeded my expectations . Our guides weew always available beginning and ending at the airport security scanner, friendly and knowledgeable at every venue . All guides made us feel well attended a with our desired pace and venue preferences. Also the hotels and drivers to travel to venues were first rate. I have zero complaints.

Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref
Ibrahim
Ibrahim Elaref
Local specialist in Cairo | Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Hi John, Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review! It has been a pleasure working with you to plan your trip to Egypt. I'm so glad you enjoyed your time in Egypt and all the schedule visits :) It will be my pleasure to help with your future adventure :) Best regards, Ibrahim

Your Search Ends Here! The Best Travel Company!
Jordan | May 19 - May 26, 2022

Melinda
Melinda F.
Flagami, FL | Reviewed on Jun 11, 2022

Where do I even begin? My travel advisor was very helpful and patient with all my questions and helped me organize my trip. Once we landed we were greeted by our guide and they made everything so easy and truly felt like a VIP. We arrived in Cairo and our driver and guide were amazing and fun. Khaled and our driver Ha were the best. We had a busy itinerary and all our transfers and guides were helpful. The only thing we would not advise is the sleeping train to Luxor from Cairo, not... read more

Where do I even begin? My travel advisor was very helpful and patient with all my questions and helped me organize my trip. Once we landed we were greeted by our guide and they made everything so easy and truly felt like a VIP. We arrived in Cairo and our driver and guide were amazing and fun. Khaled and our driver Ha were the best. We had a busy itinerary and all our transfers and guides were helpful. The only thing we would not advise is the sleeping train to Luxor from Cairo, not the company's fault, but it was something I thought would be fun but was very tiny. Everything else was a breeze. Our last driver in Jordan Mohammad was a star and very cool and made us feel so comfortale.

Memorable:
Cairo Pyramids - we stayed at Marriott. Loved it
Luxor Temples - amazing at night
Abu Simbel was remarkable - WOW! We had it all to ourselves and the drive there was an experience.
Jordan was cool and loved the music
Petra was a dream come true and is a full day and ALOT of walking.
Wadi Rum was my fav and fun. We stayed at UFO Luxotel and did 4x4 jeeps in Wadi Rum
Dead Sea was fun.

Activity Reviews
Dinner Cruise
Cairo
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Pyramids, Sphinx, Sakkara & Memphis
Cairo

Insanely magical and has so much history. Our guide and driver made it easy and we felt like VIPs

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Luxor - Abu Simbel - Aswan
Luxor

This felt like a dream. Very beautiful and my fav in Egypt. Well worth the trip

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AMMAN – MADABA- NEBO- WADI RUM
Amman

So fun! do the jeeps and star gazing. Stay in the bubble tents

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Wadi Rum - Petra
Wadi Rum

my bucket list and a top on my list. It was breathtaking.

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Petra -The Dead Sea - Amman airport
Petra

Cool experience.

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West & East Bank Luxor
Luxor
Food
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Aswan - Cairo - Amman
Aswan
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Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref
Ibrahim
Ibrahim Elaref
Local specialist in Cairo | Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

Dear Melinda

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 & Jordan.
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

Camels, Cruising, Culture, Balloons and Pyramids...Egypt was a solid decision.
Egypt | May 12 - May 21, 2022

Kim
Kim M.
Newport News, VA | Reviewed on May 24, 2022

First let me just say that this trip was great. There's no other way to put it, and our guides Muhammad, Muhammad, Mamoud and Mustafa were all amazing.

Muhammad 1 who took us through the temples in Aswan and Luxor was very animated and knew the history backwards and forwards. We really felt like we truly knew Egyptian history by the time he was done with us, and his passion for it made it more fun.

Mamoud whipped us through the airports like a champ weaving us in and out and making... read more

First let me just say that this trip was great. There's no other way to put it, and our guides Muhammad, Muhammad, Mamoud and Mustafa were all amazing.

Muhammad 1 who took us through the temples in Aswan and Luxor was very animated and knew the history backwards and forwards. We really felt like we truly knew Egyptian history by the time he was done with us, and his passion for it made it more fun.

Mamoud whipped us through the airports like a champ weaving us in and out and making sure we were all set on our flights. I don't know that we would have gotten where we need to go without him to be honest! And the fact that he was a local helped us get through security checkpoints faster. He was also a smiling face when we got off the first plane super late in the evening, so he really helped set the tone for the trip and did an awesome job.

Muhammad 2 spoke English about as good as Rob and I and really helped us to learn about the culture more. He was awesome, funny and down to earth, and we really feel like we made a friend in him. He also knew a lot of history and was our guide for one of my most favorite experiences ever on a trip to date, camping in the White Desert. Ask him about the UFO's we saw there... :D

Mustafa was also super! He drove through the Black and White Desert sand like the pro that he is, and while it was very exhilarating (I may or may not have screamed a couple times lol) I somehow felt very safe with him. He was calm, nice and could sing and play instruments well too, which he did for us while camping!! Loved it so much. He was also a really great cook! I prob gained 10 lbs from his food alone. Lol

Overall, the great great memories made on this trip will stick with us for a lifetime. Seeing all the ancient sites and temples, flying in a hot air balloon over Egypt (What!!??), riding camels around the pyramids, camping in the White Desert (absolute fave!!), cruising down the Nile and meeting some of the greatest people ever was worth every penny spent! 10/10 trip.

Activity Review
Hurghada
Hurghada

I loved that this was a little different than what we had been doing and was a change of scenery. Somehow sticking your toes in the Red Sea is just a cool experience everyone needs to have. Also, it helped that the resort we stayed at was absolutely amazing.

Quality of Experience
Everything, except the heat in a few of the cities during the afternoon. Lol But it wasn't unbearable.
Food
Loved the variety of food we had throughout the trip. Some of the more authentic Egyptian dishes were very tasty to me, and I'm a picky eater. If anything, I could say we were fed too much!! Haha
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Let's just say I made it out alive and that's saying something when it comes to Egypt driving!! Haha The guides and staff were all so pleasant and friendly as well.
Transport
We got where we needed to get on time and usually made it with time to spare! All of our drivers were very good and I only squealed a couple times!! Haha
Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

Incredible time, well organized, no snags, beautiful and once in a lifetime opportunity
Egypt | Apr 16 - Apr 24, 2022

Jacqueline
Jacqueline W.
Chapel Hill, NC | Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

My boyfriend and I had the pleasure of booking our trip through KimKim for our recent 9 day trip to Egypt. We just returned and wanted to express how grateful we are for the team and everything they did for us. Not only did they adjust the trip and fine tuned it to my exact needs and requirements, but they dealt with my million questions along the way lol. First of all, the trip started with Mahmoud meeting us as soon as we stepped off the airplane in Cairo before we even hit baggage or... read more

My boyfriend and I had the pleasure of booking our trip through KimKim for our recent 9 day trip to Egypt. We just returned and wanted to express how grateful we are for the team and everything they did for us. Not only did they adjust the trip and fine tuned it to my exact needs and requirements, but they dealt with my million questions along the way lol. First of all, the trip started with Mahmoud meeting us as soon as we stepped off the airplane in Cairo before we even hit baggage or customs. From there, it was a flawless < 20 minute experience to get from the plane to the car and we couldn’t have done it without his help. We were driven through the insane traffic of Cairo with ease to our first hotel where they dropped us at the door and ensured all was well. We communicated the entire time through WhatsApp and each day the next days plan was laid out.
Our first 2.5 days were with Mohammad, who was not only an incredibly knowledgeable guide but was kind and funny. We saw the Pyramids and Mohammad Ali mosque on day one, followed by some amazing local schwarmma sandwiches. We went to a handful of souvenir stores where we got to purchase some awesome, government certified souvenirs special to Egypt. I got to ride a camel at the pyramids too! Pickup was prompt and everything was safe, fun, and easy.
The next day we were picked up promptly for a long drive out to the desert where we stopped partway to have a traditional Bedouin lunch which was cooked by our guide and drive Achmed, who stayed with us the entire time. His desert driving skills were unmatched and took us to the best sightseeing places. Then we settled into the White Desert for a night of campfire cooking, tea, and sleeping in the sand. It was incredible and delicious and we never felt unsafe.
The next day we said goodbye to Mohammad and Achmed and we’re driven to the airport for our flight to Luxor. Again - all planned out well and prompt. We were met at the airport with ease for pickup to our hotel in Luxor.
We got a call that night directly to our hotel saying the hot air balloon ride we had planned for the next day was cancelled due to weather, and they had already adjusted our itinerary and booked us a new balloon ride for the following day with no stress.
We were picked up by Ahmed for a full day of Luxor sightseeing. He was knowledgeable and kind and left us to explore on our own a bit which we enjoyed. He took tons of photos and we had a wonderful day.
The next morning we were promptly picked up at 345am for the hot air balloon ride, which we got to via Nile river boat (fun and unexpected!). This was also very easy and professional and hands down the best part of our trip.
We were taken back to our hotel after to pack our bags and get picked up for our drive to Hurghada, which was prompt and easy. Once we arrived they checked us in and arranged hotel pickup and PCR tests for that Saturday that we were leaving.
When we were picked up Saturday it was prompt with easy quick drive to the airport. That night when we were picked up from the airport, Mahmoud picked us up again and had a doctor waiting for us at the airport for PCR test which was done quickly. We had the results send to us via WhatsApp a few hours later and they were totally acceptable for return to the USA.
Overall we legitimately had no snags the entire time and with the language barrier between English and Egyptian Arabic, we quite literally couldn’t have done this trip without the KimKim team. It was a perfect trip and we will definitely use them in the future for other trips.

Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

Amazing Trip to Egypt
Egypt | Apr 4 - Apr 17, 2022

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Edmund T.
Ireland | Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

We had an amazing trip to Egypt earlier this month and were very impressed with all the arrangements. There was no hiccup on any of the logistics. Our accommodation was mostly first-class - especially the Kempinski in Cairo and the Old Cataract in Aswan. The only slightly disappointing one was the Ghaliat Eco-Lodge in Siwa. Firstly everything was served on single-use plastic - cups, plates, cutlery etc - but also it had nothing in the way of facilities - no bar, no WiFi, no hair-dryer, no ice... read more

We had an amazing trip to Egypt earlier this month and were very impressed with all the arrangements. There was no hiccup on any of the logistics. Our accommodation was mostly first-class - especially the Kempinski in Cairo and the Old Cataract in Aswan. The only slightly disappointing one was the Ghaliat Eco-Lodge in Siwa. Firstly everything was served on single-use plastic - cups, plates, cutlery etc - but also it had nothing in the way of facilities - no bar, no WiFi, no hair-dryer, no ice etc etc. while it was relaxing, three nights was more than enough there.
Our main guide, Mohammad Shaarawy was outstanding - very knowledgeable on everything and had perfect English. He was also excellent company. Our main driver, also Mohammad, was equally outstanding and there was plenty of room on our mini-bus.
Our guide in Upper Egypt was not so outstanding- very heavily accented English and not as knowledgeable on Egyptology. Also he seemed to mess up on our plans for a hot-air balloon ride in Luxor, which we eventually could not take.
The Sonesta St. George boat was superb and we were very happy with the service, food and comfort.
Our airport collections and transfers worked very smoothly and the only change we would make again is to allow an extra day for this itinerary as it was really full-on most of the time.
We wanted to cover as much ground as possible and thus visited Cairo, Aswan, Abu Simbel, Nile Cruise, Luxor, Alexandria, El Alamein and Siwa all in a two-week period.
The highlights for us were going inside the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, Karnak Temple, Valley of Kings, the amazing Alexandria Bibliotheque, and the great Siwa Oasis
Overall we had a memorable trip and learned so much from the really informative guides and were very happy with the service provided by Egypt Promotions Ltd
Edmund

Activity Review
Visit Philae temple & High Dam and Check-in on board Nile cruise
Aswan

High Dam was disappointing compared to other dans we have seen - Kariba, Boulder- couldn’t see the size of it or the sluices and no working model nor tour of the operating of the dam.

Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

Bumpy pre planning. Fantastic execution
Egypt | Feb 26 - Mar 13, 2022

David
David L.
Houston, TX | Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

The pre planning was a little bumpy. It took several rounds of explaining and sometimes we felt we were not being understood in our requests. Maybe it was a language barrier or something on my side.
After the few bumps in the road, the execution of the trip was very good. All the guides, drivers, times, hotels were excellent. Both in Egypt and Jordan we had the best time on the ground. Everybody was kind and trying to make us have a great vacation. All the operation was fantastic.
Our guides... read more

The pre planning was a little bumpy. It took several rounds of explaining and sometimes we felt we were not being understood in our requests. Maybe it was a language barrier or something on my side.
After the few bumps in the road, the execution of the trip was very good. All the guides, drivers, times, hotels were excellent. Both in Egypt and Jordan we had the best time on the ground. Everybody was kind and trying to make us have a great vacation. All the operation was fantastic.
Our guides in Egypt Hesham Nour and Mohammed Kamal were incredible.
Our driver in Jordan, Ali, was also excellent.
All in all a fantastic vacation and a great choice.
Highly recommend Egypt Travel promotions and Beyond travel Jordan as local agents in these countries.

Activity Review
Day tour to visit Pyramids& Sphinx and Old Egyptian Museum
Cairo

4600 years of history. Incredible day and great guide and history with Hesham Nour

Quality of Experience
Food
I personally do not like touristic buffets and some days we were taken to some. We would definitely prefer to eat local food and share their culture through their food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
So kind people
Transport
Everything was clean and on time
Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

Amazing experiences
Egypt | Dec 24 - Jan 6, 2022

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Tabinda M.
Ann Arbor, MI | Reviewed on Mar 01, 2022

We had an amazing experience in our trip to Egypt and Jordan. The pyramids, the Petra, the White Desert, a cruise on the Nile, and scuba diving in Sharm el Sheikh were truly unforgettable. Ibrahim and the Kimkim team put together the perfect itinerary for us and were able to quickly resolve any issues that arose during our trip. They handled all of our lodging and transportation and made sure we were always comfortable.

Both of our tour guides, Mohammad Kamal and Noor, were respectful,... read more

We had an amazing experience in our trip to Egypt and Jordan. The pyramids, the Petra, the White Desert, a cruise on the Nile, and scuba diving in Sharm el Sheikh were truly unforgettable. Ibrahim and the Kimkim team put together the perfect itinerary for us and were able to quickly resolve any issues that arose during our trip. They handled all of our lodging and transportation and made sure we were always comfortable.

Both of our tour guides, Mohammad Kamal and Noor, were respectful, professional, and extremely knowledgeable about the various sites we visited across Egypt. They answered any question that we had and we learned a lot about Egyptian and Jordanian history and culture from them.

One of the highlights of our experience was when we visited a small village along the Nile river. We met some of the families there and enjoyed their hospitality. Additionally, the night we spent camping and star gazing in the White Desert was an experience we enjoyed very much.

Overall, this was a phenomenal trip and we will definitely be planning more trips through Kimkim in the future!

Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

Amazing adventure in Egypt!
Egypt | Jan 15 - Jan 23, 2022

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Melissa C.
Kensington, NY | Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Although 8 days is not nearly enough time to visit Egypt, I had the trip of a lifetime! All the organization, from pick ups, to tours, to getting my test to return to the US was top notch. I also think with the limited time I had, Ibrahim picked great highlights. I would absolutely recommend this experience to EVERYONE - whatever you think about Egypt, it is SO MUCH MORE!

Traveling solo, I was a bit nervous, but both my guides Mohammad Shaarawy and Mohammed Kamal were knowledgable,... read more

Although 8 days is not nearly enough time to visit Egypt, I had the trip of a lifetime! All the organization, from pick ups, to tours, to getting my test to return to the US was top notch. I also think with the limited time I had, Ibrahim picked great highlights. I would absolutely recommend this experience to EVERYONE - whatever you think about Egypt, it is SO MUCH MORE!

Traveling solo, I was a bit nervous, but both my guides Mohammad Shaarawy and Mohammed Kamal were knowledgable, professional and excellent. Mohammed Shaarawy excels at explaining complex Egyptian history and Mohammed Kamal is enthusiastic and energetic.

I'm so happy I did this tour and can't wait to come back.

Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

I am so glad I hired Egyptian Promotion Trave...
Egypt | Oct 23 - Oct 30, 2021

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Jasmine S.
San Diego, CA | Reviewed on Dec 07, 2021

I am so glad I hired Egyptian Promotion Travel for my one week stay in Egypt. The service is truly 5 stars. I chose this company because they were happy to customize my itinerary in such a short time frame, and it was a private tour. Ibrahim took my request extremely last minute and his team made it happen. They were all patient with my many questions.

My husband and I are still amazed at what we were able to accomplish in 7 days. We took the Nile Cruise to Aswan and Luxor - saw all the... read more

I am so glad I hired Egyptian Promotion Travel for my one week stay in Egypt. The service is truly 5 stars. I chose this company because they were happy to customize my itinerary in such a short time frame, and it was a private tour. Ibrahim took my request extremely last minute and his team made it happen. They were all patient with my many questions.

My husband and I are still amazed at what we were able to accomplish in 7 days. We took the Nile Cruise to Aswan and Luxor - saw all the temples including Abu Simbel, and even visited Old Cairo and the new Egyptian Civilization Museum. Mohammed Kamal, our guide from Luxor, was so special. He really wanted to make sure we were happy the entire time and felt like family.

The entire time I felt very safe and taken care of. The guides pick you up from each airport and hotel. The shuttles were large and air conditioned. They even arranged a doctor to come to your hotel or wherever you are to take a Covid-19 test with the proper requirements on your travel home.

Travel in Egypt is booming again and the future looks bright for Egyptian Promotion Travel.

Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

Wonderful Experience, Would Use Again!
Egypt | Nov 10 - Nov 20, 2021

Barbara
Barbara D.
Chicago, IL | Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

We had an amazing experience. We went to three different areas in Egypt (Cairo, Nile River Cruise, Hurghada) and our guides at each spot were amazing. Answered all our questions, made sure we had everything we needed (Water, stops at the ATM for cash, PCR test, etc.). It made it so easy to relax and just enjoy each day of our vacation. Our guide Mohammad in Cairo, Mo with Farah Nile cruise and Hesham in Hurghada were all amazing. Any hiccup we had, they handled it. On time too!

Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

Great job in communication, responsiveness, a...
Egypt | Sep 17 - Sep 26, 2021

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Tanya N.
Houston, TX | Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

Great job in communication, responsiveness, and personalization! Highly recommend!

Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

Our trip provided the experience of a lifetim...
Egypt | Oct 19 - Oct 29, 2021

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Fran S.
Southfield, MI | Reviewed on Oct 31, 2021

Our trip provided the experience of a lifetime. From the time we were met at the airport, we generally felt like the guides were knowledgeable and open to allowing us to experience Egypt in the way we desired, even when that deviated from the schedule of events.
Tour guide for Cairo and Alexandria- Tito was knowledgeable and flexible. Good at communicating local customs and helping us with checkpoints and helping us to feel at ease.

Tour guide for Aswan, Nile Cruise and Luxor-Mustafa was and... read more

Our trip provided the experience of a lifetime. From the time we were met at the airport, we generally felt like the guides were knowledgeable and open to allowing us to experience Egypt in the way we desired, even when that deviated from the schedule of events.
Tour guide for Cairo and Alexandria- Tito was knowledgeable and flexible. Good at communicating local customs and helping us with checkpoints and helping us to feel at ease.

Tour guide for Aswan, Nile Cruise and Luxor-Mustafa was and is the best tour guide we’ve ever experienced. All should take lessons from him. He’s personable, knowledgeable and asks questions to be sure we were getting the very tour WE desired, not necessarily the tour listed in the agenda. He understands local culture and customs and asks questions to gage the comfort levels and desires of his guests. He made us feel like true family. He is a true gem.

Tour guide in travel from Luxor to Hurghada was young and quite inexperienced. We were placed in a precarious position because of this. He should be training with a more experienced guide. He left us physically alone during and after a chaotic incident with a local bathroom attendant at the “rest stop”. 2 Americans who know NO Arabic, angry merchants with no other tourists around -alone for 45+ minutes, with only 2 brief checks to say “it’ll be 10 more minutes” and leave. Our other tour guides had the experience and knowledge to NEVER do this. It was frightening.

Otherwise, the people, staff were very accommodating and helpful. Always pleasant and seemed to truly desire that we had a wonderful time at each location. Even the events that were not coordinated well, were taken in stride and light hearted. Overall, one of the best experiences we’ve encountered.

Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

Fantastic trip! 1 month in Egypt, including a...
Egypt | Jun 5 - Jun 18, 2021

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Ed M.
Jupiter, FL | Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Fantastic trip! 1 month in Egypt, including a week on the Nile. All the guides, vans, planes, and boats were all in place as expected. My daughter broke her ankle walking into a temple and our guide Mohamed arranged the doctors, x-rays, ambulance, tourist police and a delayed boat departure efficiently and we are very grateful to have had him as our guide. I can't say enough good things about him.
Covid19 testing was handled at the airport before departure very quickly and paperwork in order.
Recommend this company 100%.

Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

A Memorable Time
Egypt | Aug 15 - Aug 26, 2021

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Mo Y.
Hamtramck, MI | Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Our planning was very last minute, nevertheless everything worked out surprisingly well thanks to kimkim and Ibrahim's (Egypt Promotion Tours) help to make our dream trip come true. They were extraordinarily accommodating to our needs and made everything fit into our tight schedule that included tours and transfers/flights span across multiple cities in both Egypt (Cairo, Aswan, Edfu, Luxor, Alexandria) and Jordan (Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea). We had amazing tour guides (Mohamed, Adele,... read more

Our planning was very last minute, nevertheless everything worked out surprisingly well thanks to kimkim and Ibrahim's (Egypt Promotion Tours) help to make our dream trip come true. They were extraordinarily accommodating to our needs and made everything fit into our tight schedule that included tours and transfers/flights span across multiple cities in both Egypt (Cairo, Aswan, Edfu, Luxor, Alexandria) and Jordan (Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea). We had amazing tour guides (Mohamed, Adele, Nour, Omar); they were professional, knowledgeable, caring, and spoke English very well. Our drivers and pickup contacts (Mahmoud, Zain) were wonderful as well; they helped with the visa process and arranging COVID PCR tests, plus helping me with a lost baggage due to airline’s fault. We were two girls traveling, and we felt safe and cared for throughout the entire trip. We are grateful and appreciate Egypt Promotion Tours’ role in giving us a wonderful and memorable experience of a lifetime.

Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

Best trip, amazing experience
Egypt | Aug 16 - Aug 29, 2021

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Ana R.
Mexico | Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

Amazing service from planning the trip to the last day drop off at the airport.
The Egypt Promotion team really went above and beyond to make our experience one of the best.

We started planning with Ibraim and Amr, who were open to our requests and gave great suggestions. We took a long time to plan and book and Amr was always patient.

Once we got to Cairo, we got held up at the airport for more than 5 hours due to a COVID procedure... Ibraim and his team were checking up on us, and were... read more

Amazing service from planning the trip to the last day drop off at the airport.
The Egypt Promotion team really went above and beyond to make our experience one of the best.

We started planning with Ibraim and Amr, who were open to our requests and gave great suggestions. We took a long time to plan and book and Amr was always patient.

Once we got to Cairo, we got held up at the airport for more than 5 hours due to a COVID procedure... Ibraim and his team were checking up on us, and were there the second we were able to leave the airport (at 2:00 am) to take us to the hotel.

After that, everything went smoothly, thanks to the Egypt Promotion team.

We had greats guides everyday! Tito in Cairo, Mostafa in Awsan and Luxor, and Michele in Jordan. They were all fun, nice, interesting, knowledgable and took great photos!! :)
Our drivers, Karim in Cairo, and Odai in Jordan were also really kind and attentive.

The team worked very well to help us with everything we needed, includind two PCR tests that didn't interfere at all with our itinerary.

Zain was always checking up on us, and was a huge help. We're very thankful.

We are very happy to have booked our trip with them, and would recommend it 100%.

Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

Above & Beyond Excellence!
Egypt | Jun 5 - Jun 18, 2021

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Chris M.
Jupiter, FL | Reviewed on Jun 19, 2021

We can’t say enough wonderful things about KimKim’s team and all their personal touches that made our trip to Egypt wonderful! Ibrahim and Amr made our trip to Egypt from the beginning process of designing it, to getting us home safely, seamless and stress free! Amr helped create our dream trip to Egypt from Cairo seeing the Great Pyramid’s to cruising the Nile, visiting all the temples to swimming in the Red Sea in Hurghada. They were patient and very flexible with accommodating our every... read more

We can’t say enough wonderful things about KimKim’s team and all their personal touches that made our trip to Egypt wonderful! Ibrahim and Amr made our trip to Egypt from the beginning process of designing it, to getting us home safely, seamless and stress free! Amr helped create our dream trip to Egypt from Cairo seeing the Great Pyramid’s to cruising the Nile, visiting all the temples to swimming in the Red Sea in Hurghada. They were patient and very flexible with accommodating our every wish (and we changed them several times!).

When our daughter tripped and broke her ankle in the Valley of the Kings, they went above and beyond to get us doctors, x-rays, a cast and of course a wheelchair and crutches for everywhere we went! A special thank you to Mohamed Kamal, our guide during that difficult time taking such good care of us!

When we thought our trip was going to be cut short, KimKim’s team once again seamlessly took care of everything and we were able to finish our cruise of the Nile, visit all the amazing temples, from Edfou all the way to Abu Simbel to swimming in the Red Sea in Hurghada.

Ibrahim and Amr’s handpicked teams were truly excellent in their knowledge of history and their abilities to take care of all our needs. From meeting us at the airport and expediting visas and immigration (thank you Mahmoud!) to navigating doctors for our daughter in Luxor, to teaching us the history of Egypt, and finally getting us home safely with those much-needed COVID tests results in time for our departure! We always felt safe and well taken care of!

The KimKim team was truly excellent! Nour our guide in Cairo; Mohamed Kamal on our cruise and in Aswan; Zain who helped us to Hurghada and a very special thanks to Amr for putting it all together!

Thank you everyone for the wonderful and incredible trip and the lifelong memories and friends we made!

The Maravilla’s

Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

Returned home from an EPIC journey to Egypt. ...
Egypt | May 12 - May 23, 2021

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Nick R.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Returned home from an EPIC journey to Egypt. Amr & Ibrahim helped plan an amazing trip for me and my wife for our 11th anniversary and it was one of the best trips we have every taken. I rarely use trip planning services as I like to do most of the work myself but with this trip, everything was executed perfectly. No wasted time. Perfect mix of sightseeing and relaxation. Would HIGHLY recommend this service to anybody wanted to visit Egypt and maximize their time in country.

Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

Memorable multi-day trip to Luxor and Cairo to learn about Egyptian civilization
Egypt | Sep 30 - Oct 4, 2020

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Ioana T.
Switzerland | Reviewed on Oct 08, 2020

Ibrahim and his team organized a custom 4 day trip for our family of 5 (myself, husband and children ages 17, 10, 10)--pick-up from Hurghada, then Luxor 2 days, flight to Cairo where we stayed 2 days. Great care and excellent organization throughout the trip. What we liked the best:
• Very knowledgeable and friendly guides---both Ahmed and Nour were excellent, really enjoyed their stories & description of sites visited.
• Drivers & cars were also very good and felt safe driving with them... read more

Ibrahim and his team organized a custom 4 day trip for our family of 5 (myself, husband and children ages 17, 10, 10)--pick-up from Hurghada, then Luxor 2 days, flight to Cairo where we stayed 2 days. Great care and excellent organization throughout the trip. What we liked the best:
• Very knowledgeable and friendly guides---both Ahmed and Nour were excellent, really enjoyed their stories & description of sites visited.
• Drivers & cars were also very good and felt safe driving with them throughout the 4 days.
• Luxor sites selection was excellent—we liked everything—the tombs, the temples and the museum.
• The Sofitel Winter palace hotel was a very memorable experience, I had a very special feeling after staying at that hotel.
• In Cairo---the pyramides and the Sphinx tours were great as well
• The addition of the park / botanical garden on Sunday was really nice---we enjoyed very much spending the Sunday afternoon there.
• I liked the visits to stone and perfume shops in Luxor and Papyrus shop in Cairo----in the future, would be great the guides to mention these upfront as well as coach against vendors over selling at the historic sites prior to us arriving there

What I did not like so much:
• The trip to Fayoum was not worth the time---when you present it as the offer it would be helpful in the future to say how long the drive would be, as I thought much shorter distance based on no. of km. While it was quite nice to see the waterfall in the desert, it was not worth the drive.
• The cruise on the river Nile in the last night----atmosphere was OK, but we were the only tourists with the rest of the boat local people. The biggest challenge was covid risk---if I knew the boat was indoors with many people we would have not done it.

What should be done differently next time:
• Might be good to include some of the dinners in the organized package, otherwise, we would be forced to only eat in the evening at the hotel, which is not so interesting. So offering the meal add-ons as a choice might be taken up by many people
• It would have been good to know ahead of time that you have this very strict bureaucracy of reporting the trip to the tourism police and thus no changes can be made---if we knew that, we maybe have spent more time before finalizing the schedule to confirm exactly what we want and what we did not want in the trip (eg visit of the citadel or mosques etc)
• It was a bit scary and unnerving to have the armed security in the car with the police car following us everywhere. Again, learning this before the trip would have been helpful---in the first night went travelling from Hurghada to Luxor I was quite scared whether a terrorist attack warning was issued as I did not expect all the security. Later we got used to it and felt quite good to have all this security attention on us.

Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

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

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Sara P.
Salt Lake City, UT | Reviewed on Mar 02, 2020

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.

Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

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

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James D.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Feb 16, 2020

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.

Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

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

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laura y.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Jan 18, 2020

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!

Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

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

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Min K.
Spring, TX | Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

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.

Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

great trip
Egypt | Sep 3 - Sep 11, 2019

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Mark N.
New York, NY | Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

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

Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

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

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Patrick R.
Silver Spring, MD | Reviewed on Nov 03, 2019

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.

Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref

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

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Sara I.
Australia | Reviewed on Oct 24, 2019

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

Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref