First but not last Kimkim trip
Egypt | Feb 7 - Feb 19, 2024

William B.
Durham, NC | Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

This was our first time booking through Kimkim so we didn’t know what to expect. The trip was complicated because it included three countries each with different local specialists: Egypt, UAE, Jordan. Mohamed did an amazing job working with me to get us the tour we wanted. For example, we added the new Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza and the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi.

Our Cairo tour was excellent. Our tour guide Dalia was both knowledgeable and compassionate. She took time to take pictures of us as we visited the different sites. She even captured the pyramids from the Citadel. Dalia also organized the visit so we avoided most of the crowds and traffic. The driver was highly skilled and helpful.

The sunset on the rooftop restaurant before the sound and light show at the pyramids was magical. The felucca boat trip on the Nile was unforgettable. The Grand Egyptian Museum was well worth adding to our tour. Finally, I appreciated the SIM card which made communication seamless.

Another Mohamed did an excellent job guiding us around the sites in Luxor. We were able to see the important sites in a packed 24 hours.

In UAE, our tour of Dubai was very comprehensive. The driver had a comfortable van and was very punctual. He kindly provided water and even gave us 10 AED so we could take the boat to the Old Souq at our first stop since we hadn’t converted any money yet. The best part was that Navas worked with us to customize our tour so that we didn’t have to spend more time than we wanted at any one site.

We visited in high season so there was plenty of traffic and a long line at the Burj Khalifa. Unfortunately, we were also booked for a visit at 10 PM which made for a long day. The Palm monorail tickets were not included so be prepared for 30 AED round trip if you want to go to Atlantis.

We also did a day tour of Abu Dhabi. The highlight for us was the Louvre Museum and the Qasar al Watan palace. It was great that we could customize our visit so we didn’t spend time in places we didn’t want to visit.
In Jordan, we were only able to visit Petra. Both Oqba who drove us to Petra and Ali who guided us around were highly knowledgeable. We learned more about the history of Jordan than any other country we visited. The natural beauty of Petra was amazing. Ali took us off the normal tourist path to show us the colorful rock formations. He is also an expert photographer and took outstanding pictures.

In conclusion we would definitely use Kimkim again for another trip.

Hotel Reviews
Steigenberger El Tahrir

The location of the hotel next to El Tahrir square means the rooms are noisy. On the quiet side away from the square we were woken up by barking dogs in the middle of the night. On the noisy front side it was difficult to sleep because of the honking of the cars. The breakfast was excellent as was the cleanliness of the room. The staff was also very helpful.

Authenticity & Character
It is in the center of the city. The down side is the noise.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Revier Dubai Hotel

Great location and funky decoration.

Authenticity & Character
Very unique decoration.
Near an excellent restaurant and two supermarkets.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Excellent cleaning staff.
Local specialist: Mohamed Nabil
Mohamed Nabil
Local specialist in Egypt | Replied on Apr 17, 2024

Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear about your positive experience as a traveler. Your feedback means the world to us and serves as motivation to keep striving for excellence. Safe travels, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!