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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
The Nile River
Discover Egypt - 9 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.

Wadi Rum
Discover Egypt & Jordan in 13 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. Then you'll visit Jordan, a country for those seeking both adventure and relaxation as well as mystique and ancient roots. You'll see sites such as the ancient city of Petra, the capital Jerash, the sandstone mountains of Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea.

Giza Pyramids
Explore the Ancient Wonders of Cairo, Aswan, and Luxor - 6 Days

During this 6-day trip around Egypt, start and end in Cairo while exploring multiple majestic places in between. In the capital, see highlights such as the Egyptian Museum and Pyramids of Giza before setting sail on the Nile Cruise to see the ancient sites in Aswan, such as the Philae Temple that dates back to 690 BCE. End your trip seeing the ancient temples at Kom Ombo and Edfu in Luxor before heading back to Cairo to catch your flight home.

The Colossi of Memnon
Highlights of Ancient Egypt: Cairo & Luxor - 5 Days

From mysterious pyramids to ancient temples, this 5-day tour takes you to some of ancient Egypt's most iconic sites. You'll base yourself in Cairo, taking a domestic flight to and from Luxor to see as much as possible. Check out pharaohs' treasures and the King Tut exhibit at Cairo's Egyptian Museum, behold the massive Colossi of Memnon statues in Luxor, tour the impressive Karnak Temple, and view the famous pyramids of Giza.

The incredible Colossi of Memnon in the Valley of the Kings
Egypt & Jordan Cultural Tour: Cairo, Amman & More - 10 days

This exciting itinerary takes you to the top highlights of Egypt and Jordan. You'll start your trip in Cairo and visit the Pyramids of Giza before departing for a three-day cruise along the Nile River with stops at many of Egypt's most famous temples. Then you'll cross the border to Amman, Jordan. After one day in the city, travel to the ancient city of Petra and enjoy a desert safari tour through Wadi Rum.

Inside the ancient city of Petra, Jordan
Egypt & Jordan Cultural Tour: Cairo, Amman, & Petra - 7 days

Venture to the Great Pyramid of Giza, climb to the top of Petra's largest temple, see Dead Sea Scrolls in person, go for a safari tour in Wadi Rum: these are just a few of the adventures that await you on this thrilling 7-day itinerary around Egypt and Jordan. Start with a few days in Cairo learning about Egyptian culture and history, then cross the border to Amman to begin your journey around deserts and Roman ruins.

Recent trip reviews for Sherif

Sherif's tour company was EXCELLENT from star... · Egypt - Dec 1 - Dec 3, 2021

Traveler: Kelsey W. - Local specialist: Sherif Khalil

Sherif's tour company was EXCELLENT from start to finish. Extremely well organized, responsive and we learned so much from our Egyptologist guide. We joked that we had the nicest tour van in Cairo and I will absolutely recommend Sherif and his team to anyone planning a trip to Egypt.

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Sherif Khalil, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks Kelsey for such a wonderful feedback, It was a great pleasure meeting you in Cairo and hope to see you again in the near future with more trips to Egypt.
Best,
Sherif

Amazing trip of Cairo, Luxor, & Sharm · Egypt - Nov 19 - Nov 28, 2021

Traveler: Priya S. - Local specialist: Sherif Khalil

Sherif was excellent. All the operators he used gave exceptional service. Everything was so well thought through and well planned. The trip would not have been the same without Sherif's assistance

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Sherif Khalil, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you Priya so much for such a wonderful feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your Egypt trip with us and looking forward to meeting you and your lovely family soon in Egypt.

The trip was great from start to finish. High... · Egypt - Dec 1 - Dec 3, 2021

Traveler: Becca M. - Local specialist: Sherif Khalil

The trip was great from start to finish. Highly recommend if you are planning a trip to Luxor! Sherif was very communicative and professional and our guide, Gaby, was extremely knowledgeable.

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Sherif Khalil, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks a lot Becca, it was a great pleasure meeting you in Cairo and looking forward to seeing you soon in Egypt again.
Best,
Sherif

Fantastic service from start to finish, perfe... · Egypt - Dec 1 - Dec 3, 2021

Traveler: Kyle P. - Local specialist: Sherif Khalil

Fantastic service from start to finish, perfectly organized and affordably priced. 10/10 recommend again for anyone looking to visit Cairo.

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Sherif Khalil, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks Kyle,
It was a really a great pleasure meeting you in Cairo and looking forward to your next visit to Egypt

Best,
Sherif

12 day tour of Egypt · Egypt - Oct 7 - Oct 18, 2021

Traveler: David B. - Local specialist: Sherif Khalil

My wife and I took a 12 day trip to Egypt and KimKim connected me to Sharif from Dunes & Beyond. He was able to organize a 3 night cruise from Aswan to Luxor with a private guide named Tamer, who was phenomenal. He was so knowledgeable and just an overall nice person to tour the country with. Sharif made sure that we were taken care of at every airport and this included transportation. Our tour coordinator Gazzebella (not sure I spelled that correctly). She has over 30 years of experience... read more

My wife and I took a 12 day trip to Egypt and KimKim connected me to Sharif from Dunes & Beyond. He was able to organize a 3 night cruise from Aswan to Luxor with a private guide named Tamer, who was phenomenal. He was so knowledgeable and just an overall nice person to tour the country with. Sharif made sure that we were taken care of at every airport and this included transportation. Our tour coordinator Gazzebella (not sure I spelled that correctly). She has over 30 years of experience with touring the Pyramids and gave us such insightful information on the artifacts at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Sharif was able to book a last minute Snorkeling tour in Sharm el Sheikh with such a reasonable price.
Overall, the entire trip was super well organized and everyone involved took very good care of us. I’m glad I used KimKim.com for the second time and would 100% recommend Sharif to any and all people who may want to personalize their own trip in Egypt.

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Sherif Khalil, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi David & Yanira,

It is very pleasant to know that our services met your expectations, it was really a great pleasure having you in Egypt and we are looking forward to your next visit.

Best Regards,
Sherif Khalil

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.

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Sherif Khalil, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you Michael so much for the nice words, all the team members are very happy you are retuning home with such great memories.
Looking forward to seeing you again in more and more trips.

Best,
Sherif Khalil

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