Bucket list Egypt and Jordan trip - a must do
Sep 26 - Oct 10, 2022
We just returned from an amazing two week trip to Egypt and Jordan, and highly recommend Sherif and his team! This trip was planned and changed twice due to covid, and Sherif was incredibly patient with our questions and schedule updates. He also had great communication throughout our entire trip.
One huge win right out of the gate was the Dunes & Beyond representative, Ahmed, who met us at the airport. While others were standing in very long lines to get their visa, we were quickly taken care of by him, and to the car in minutes.
For the Cairo portion of our trip we had a driver and an Egyptologist with us for our daily excursions. Mohamed, our driver, has the skills you want in a Cairo driver. He was safe and able to navigate the chaos well!! The vehicle was clean and stocked with water. My husband pointed out that every time we got back to the car our dirty feet marks were even cleaned up. Above and beyond.
Lina was very knowledgeable about all things Egypt, and provided the right level of commentary as we toured the sites. She was well organized and we enjoyed her conversation! She gave us the detail you would never have through a group tour. I would not recommend doing this trip without a driver and Egyptologist. We talked to other travelers who did and found that we had a superior experience.
Petra in Jordan was for sure the highlight of that portion. We didn't realize how huge the Petra area is, and spent hours hiking through all the ruins.
Amman is one place we wish we had more time to explore. There is a lot to see close to and in town - Jerash, the Citadel and Madaba etc. - and we could have used at least another day to roam the markets and city center.
Overall we would highly recommend Kimkim and Sherif to others, and already have!