Outstanding family trip!
Jun 30 - Jul 11, 2023
We had a great trip to Egypt and Jordan and truly enjoyed ourselves. We enjoyed the Pyramids and Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, and a Nile river cruise down to Aswan and then a trip to Abu Simbel. Afterward, we flew to Jordan for a few days enjoying Petra, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea. Mohamed provided excellent help while booking the trip and answered questions, provided us with opportunities, and was responsive to our needs. We had a variety of tour guides while on the trip and enjoyed our guide in Cairo/Alexandria Mohamed, and had a fantastic time with Eslam on our cruise. In Jordan, our driver was a standout and made the time. The company picked us up promptly every day and had such great drivers and tour guides that it took the guesswork out of this trip and put us at ease.
Were I to book this trip a 2nd time I'd get a better sense of the pace - we were exhausted by the time we departed Egypt but this is because of how much we tried to cram into the trip. Many days started at 4 am and it would have been great to realize this ahead of time. I am very thankful that we booked this trip through an agent like Sun Pyramids as we don't think we would have successfully navigated Egypt on our own. My only suggestion would be if the companies could provide some guidance on tipping. We found advice across the internet to vary wildly and felt varying degrees of differing pressure. We have no idea if we under or over-tipped. We made lifelong memories with our family and were thankful for the experience - my son who has a particular fascination with Egyptology is hoping to return once the new museum in Cairo is open. A great experience!