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Dunes & Beyond

D&B was launched in 2011 as Egypt’s premier travel company specializing in luxury desert safaris. D&B Chairman Sherif Khalil founded the company after spending 11 years in Luxury Tourism Field with one of the world’s most prestigious tour operators, dealing with international VIPs and organizing high end journeys and events.

Shortly after the launch, D&B introduced the concept of Glamping’ in luxury camps as a pioneer in this field at the Egyptian Western Desert.

Building on this, D&B expanded and had more branches in Egypt to provide Signature Style of travel in the whole Country. In 2015 D&B added more countries to offer luxury trips in more and more destinations.

At D&B we are determined to fill the gaps left by other travel companies and provide a high quality service for discerning travelers. We concentrate on quality rather than quantity and our highly trained professional staff is fully focused on providing a unique experience.

Dunes & Beyond is part of the following groups: Egypt Travel Agents, Israel Travel Agents, Jordan Travel Agents

Featured trips & expertise

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.

Luxor Temple
History & Culture of Egypt: Cairo, Luxor, & Aswan - 7 Days

In just a week, this action-packed itinerary takes you to Egypt's top historic and cultural attractions. You'll see the Great Pyramid of Giza, ancient temples at Karnak and Luxor, and fascinating antiquities at Cairo's Egyptian Museum. One particular highlight of the trip is a journey to the iconic temples at Abu Simbel, an ancient site that was dismantled and rebuilt on higher ground in the 1960s to make room for the Aswan High Dam.

Boats on the Nile, Cairo
Cairo Adventure & Nile Cruise - 7 days

Enjoy the best of Egypt on this weeklong adventure. Spend a few days in Cairo, visiting museums, learning about Islamic history, and side-tripping to the pyramids of Giza, before boarding a boat for a cruise along the Nile River. Highlights along the journey include Luxor Temple, the Valley of the Kings, and Karnak Temple. The itinerary ends up back in Cairo — a perfect way to spend seven days!

The massive statues at Abu Simbel
Egyptian Culture & History Tour: Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, & More - 14 Days

Pyramids, temples, tombs, Roman ruins — this two-week tour of Egypt takes you to the country's top cultural and historic highlights. You'll visit Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan, touring the most important monuments along the way, from the Karnak Temple Complex to the Great Pyramids of Giza to the Valley of the Kings. Finish the trip with a few relaxing days in Sharm El Sheikh, an Egyptian resort town with white sandy beaches and clear water perfect for swimming and boating.

Recent Trip Reviews for Dunes & Beyond

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