Camels, Cruising, Culture, Balloons and Pyramids...Egypt was a solid decision.
Egypt | May 12 - May 21, 2022

Kim
Kim M.
Newport News, VA | May 24, 2022

First let me just say that this trip was great. There's no other way to put it, and our guides Muhammad, Muhammad, Mamoud and Mustafa were all amazing.

Muhammad 1 who took us through the temples in Aswan and Luxor was very animated and knew the history backwards and forwards. We really felt like we truly knew Egyptian history by the time he was done with us, and his passion for it made it more fun.

Mamoud whipped us through the airports like a champ weaving us in and out and making... read more

First let me just say that this trip was great. There's no other way to put it, and our guides Muhammad, Muhammad, Mamoud and Mustafa were all amazing.

Muhammad 1 who took us through the temples in Aswan and Luxor was very animated and knew the history backwards and forwards. We really felt like we truly knew Egyptian history by the time he was done with us, and his passion for it made it more fun.

Mamoud whipped us through the airports like a champ weaving us in and out and making sure we were all set on our flights. I don't know that we would have gotten where we need to go without him to be honest! And the fact that he was a local helped us get through security checkpoints faster. He was also a smiling face when we got off the first plane super late in the evening, so he really helped set the tone for the trip and did an awesome job.

Muhammad 2 spoke English about as good as Rob and I and really helped us to learn about the culture more. He was awesome, funny and down to earth, and we really feel like we made a friend in him. He also knew a lot of history and was our guide for one of my most favorite experiences ever on a trip to date, camping in the White Desert. Ask him about the UFO's we saw there... :D

Mustafa was also super! He drove through the Black and White Desert sand like the pro that he is, and while it was very exhilarating (I may or may not have screamed a couple times lol) I somehow felt very safe with him. He was calm, nice and could sing and play instruments well too, which he did for us while camping!! Loved it so much. He was also a really great cook! I prob gained 10 lbs from his food alone. Lol

Overall, the great great memories made on this trip will stick with us for a lifetime. Seeing all the ancient sites and temples, flying in a hot air balloon over Egypt (What!!??), riding camels around the pyramids, camping in the White Desert (absolute fave!!), cruising down the Nile and meeting some of the greatest people ever was worth every penny spent! 10/10 trip.

Activity Review

Hurghada

Hurghada

I loved that this was a little different than what we had been doing and was a change of scenery. Somehow sticking your toes in the Red Sea is just a cool experience everyone needs to have. Also, it helped that the resort we stayed at was absolutely amazing.

Quality of Experience
Everything, except the heat in a few of the cities during the afternoon. Lol But it wasn't unbearable.
Food
Loved the variety of food we had throughout the trip. Some of the more authentic Egyptian dishes were very tasty to me, and I'm a picky eater. If anything, I could say we were fed too much!! Haha
Guides, drivers and staff
Let's just say I made it out alive and that's saying something when it comes to Egypt driving!! Haha The guides and staff were all so pleasant and friendly as well.
Transport
We got where we needed to get on time and usually made it with time to spare! All of our drivers were very good and I only squealed a couple times!! Haha
Local specialist: Ibrahim Elaref