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Sherif Khalil

Working in the travel Industry has been always my dream, I studied at the faculty for tourism & Hotels in Cairo and graduated with a Bachelor degree. During my 4 years at the university, I trained with tour operators and I finished a full course to learn the Italian Language at the Italian Embassy in Cairo, I fluently speak Italian in addition to English. Once I graduated I worked for a luxury tour operator for almost 11 years as an Operation Manager in Morocco. I then began my own company Dunes & Beyond in 2013. We started by organizing luxury safari trips with "Glamping" concept and then we enlarged the company to provide all kinds of tours in Egypt with affordable rates.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Egypt Cultural Tours, Sightseeing, Nile Cruises, Unique Itinerary with totally new ideas, Safari, Camping, Team Building events, Kayaking, Water Bikes, Diving, Themed Events, and lots of more activities in Egypt, Sudan, Jordan and Morocco."

How did you get involved in travel?

"Many members of my family have been working in the travel field, I used to communicate with tourists since I was young. It has been always a dream for me to work in this field and provide something unique. This is why I joined the faculty of Tourism & Hotels and I applied for a job at Abercrombie & Kent where i learned the meaning of providing the best level of service."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"On of the funny experiences was when I traveled for the first time in a safari camping trip in the White Desert in Egypt. Everything was going smoothly and at night I went to my igloo tent to sleep. In the morning, I woke up and kept looking for my sneakers and didn't find them. We discovered that the Desert Fennec Fox decided to borrow them but he never returned them back. And since then, I always keep my sneakers inside the tent. "

Sherif is part of the following groups: Israel Travel Agents, Jordan Travel Agents, Egypt Travel Agents
Fortified walls and towers around the medina in Fes
Egypt & Morocco Highlights: Cairo, Nile River, Fes, Marrakech, & More - 15 Days

You will arrive in Cairo, where you'll explore the pyramids and Egyptian Museum, before enjoying a three-day cruise along the Nile River with stops at various temples and tombs including the Valley of Kings, Karnak Temple, and more. You'll also sail along the Nile to Aswan and then return to Cairo for your transfer to Casablanca and then Fes, where you'll have two days to discover the bustling medina and picturesque architecture in Fes. After spending one night at Agafay Desert Camp, you'll travel to the red city, Marrakech, where you'll have a few days to visit the city's medina, enjoy a hot air balloon, visit the famous Majorelle Gardens, and much more.

An aerial view of the Wadi Rum desert
Egypt & Jordan Cultural Tour: Cairo, Nile River Cruise, Amman, Petra, & more - 11 days

You'll start your trip in Cairo—where you'll visit the Pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian Museum—before departing for a three-day cruise along the Nile to many of Egypt's most famous temples in Luxor, Esna, and Kom Ombo. You'll also set sail along the Nile River to Aswan and then return to Cairo in time for your flight to Amman in Jordan. After one day in Amman, you'll travel to the ancient rose-colored city of Petra for one night before enjoying a desert tour through Wadi Rum and then returning to Amman for your final night.

A sailboat on the Nile River at Aswan
Egypt & Jordan Cultural Tour: Cairo, Nile River Cruise, Amman, Petra, The Dead Sea, & more - 12 Days

This cultural tour will start in Cairo, where you'll explore the bustling city and visit the Pyramids of Giza, before embarking on a three-day cruise on the Nile River during which you'll visit Egypt's most famous temples including Karnak Temple, Valley of the Kings, Horus Temple, and others. You'll then set sail on the Nile River to Aswan before returning to Cairo in time for your flight to Amman in Jordan. In Amman, you'll do a tour of this historic city and visit the Jerash Ruins, and then travel to the ancient city Petra for one night before enjoying a desert drive through Wadi Rum and spending your final night at the Dead Sea.

The Nile river
Jewels of The Nile: Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan - 8 days

Explore Egypt on a luxurious Nile River cruise as you visit Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan. Highlights will include visiting the Pyramids of Giza, seeing art and artifacts at the Egyptian Museum, and Karnak Temple in Luxor. As you cruise down The Nile, you will also have time to relax and take in the scenery.

 Pyramids of Giza
Discover the Great Pyramids, Aswan, and Abu Simbel - 8 days

On this eight-day cruise, you'll have time to marvel at the wonders of Egypt and also relax while traveling on one of the largest artificial lakes in the world — Lake Nasser. You'll see major sights like the Great Pyramids of Giza, the ancient structures of Aswan, and the monumental temples at Abu Simbel.

Alexandria, Egypt
Discover Cairo, Alexandria, and Siwa - 10 days

Venture to some of Egypt's most intriguing destinations as you travel from Cairo to Alexandria and then to the western oasis of Siwa.  You'll marvel at the great pyramids in Giza and the treasures of ancient rulers in The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo.  For a further exploration through history, you will visit Greco-Roman sights in Alexandria and its library — which was one of the largest and most significant intellectual centers in the ancient world. In Siwa, you can continue your adventure with a safari or sandboarding.

Recent trip reviews for Sherif

Michael

Five Stars in Jordan - Dunes and Beyond / Sherif · Jordan - Apr 1 - Apr 9, 2021

Traveler: Michael C. - Local specialist: Sherif Khalil

I visited the beautiful Jordan at the end of March and early April 2021. I went through the Lonely Planet guide to get a sense of what I wanted to see. (Jordan is way much more than Petra). Through Kimkim, I was put in touch with Sherif. Sherif suggested a proposed itinerary, along with additional things I said I wanted to do/see. And the outcome was fantastic.

From the moment I landed, someone was there for me at the airport to walk me through customs and at the end of my trip, the... read more

I visited the beautiful Jordan at the end of March and early April 2021. I went through the Lonely Planet guide to get a sense of what I wanted to see. (Jordan is way much more than Petra). Through Kimkim, I was put in touch with Sherif. Sherif suggested a proposed itinerary, along with additional things I said I wanted to do/see. And the outcome was fantastic.

From the moment I landed, someone was there for me at the airport to walk me through customs and at the end of my trip, the same thing. Several times during the trip, Sherif and his local associated contacted me to make sure all was well and to see if I had any issues. Of course, I had none. And they came through like champs to help me get a covid test to enable me to re-enter the United States.

Mahmoud was my driver for the entire trip -- he is a great friendly guy and speak/understands English very well. At several locations, like Jerash, Petra and Wadi Rum, guides were also provided, who were knowledgeable and spoke/understood English very well. I should also add that the hotels/resorts supplied as part of the trip were top notch.

I fit a lot in, but my trip included the eastern desert castles, Amman (the Citadel and markets), Jerash, Aljoun castle, Mt. Nebo, Madaba, Karak castle, Little Petra, Petra, Wadi Rum, Aquaba and the Dead Sea.

The bottom line -- this was a great trip, which would not have been possible without my great tour guides/service. So if you thinking about Jordan, you should contact them. You won't be sorry.

Best Egypt experience possible! · Egypt - Nov 22 - Nov 29, 2020

Traveler: Kelly F. - Local specialist: Sherif Khalil

What can I say? This trip was truly magnificent and everything I dreamed Egypt would be. Safe, secure and incredibly tailor made just for us. The customer service was exemplary and our guide was a master Egyptologist, Mohamed. He has a true passion for his people’s history and an incredible educational background as well. We started in Luxor on a cruise aboard the Senesta St George Nile Cruise boat. It was absolutely magical cruising along the Nile. Very clean, well appointed and lots and... read more

What can I say? This trip was truly magnificent and everything I dreamed Egypt would be. Safe, secure and incredibly tailor made just for us. The customer service was exemplary and our guide was a master Egyptologist, Mohamed. He has a true passion for his people’s history and an incredible educational background as well. We started in Luxor on a cruise aboard the Senesta St George Nile Cruise boat. It was absolutely magical cruising along the Nile. Very clean, well appointed and lots and lots of food! Luxor itself is so jam packed with ruins that it would take months to see them all. We were able to see a few and the highlight for us was Karnak temple. Awe inspiring is the only way to describe it. Mohammed thoughtfully showed us the important aspects of each ruin. We learned how to decipher some hieroglyphics and also speak some Arabic with him. We went to Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Kom Ombo Temple and many more with Mohammed as our guide. It was an absolute pleasure. We have a friend for life in Luxor, Egypt now. Anyone from age 6-96 would love a tour with him. Next we went back to Cairo and visited the pyramids of Giza and it was truly surreal. All of our accommodations were beautiful. We were whisked from destination to destination with a private driver, security and guide. We even had a coordinator at the airport. Our coordinator spoke English and Spanish which was great too! As someone that usually plans their own trips and does everything by themselves it was a breath of fresh air to have EVERYTHING done for us. At the end of our trip, Sherif, the owner, even came by our hotel to meet us. What a gentleman. Loved this trip with all our hearts! ❤️🇪🇬🇺🇸❤️ Thank you Sherif, Dunes and Beyond, Mohamed and all the people that served us with the utmost care in this trip.

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Sherif Khalil, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Kelly,
It is really pleasant to know that you and Edgar have enjoyed your Egypt trip with us. We will convey your nice words to everyone.

We are all waiting to see you again in Egypt in the near future.

Best,
Sherif

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

Traveler: Kat Z. - Local specialist: Sherif Khalil

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

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

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Sherif Khalil, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Sherif