Dear Philippe and Rania,
My wife and I just returned from our 10-day Egypt trip and are recovering from the looong flight. When family members inquired about the tour, we found it very difficult to describe our trip because photos and words just can not do justice to what we've seen and experienced in Egypt. We told them they have to be there.
We appreciated very much the individual attention that we've received throughout the trip. The guides are very knowledgeable and professional, and the drivers are very careful drivers. We felt very safe with Badr (our driver) in Cairo!
One constructive suggestion we shared with our guides is that while we appreciate the details of historical kings and mythology, we also want to know about the present and future of Egypt. We want to know about the fish, crops and plants along the Nile; we want to know what average Egyptians do for living and pleasure; their dreams and hopes. This will give a more complete picture of Egypt instead of mostly the rich and glorious past.
We had the opportunity to get to know our guide Walid El Nuby during the Nile cruise in a more personal level. He is a fine young man, and with some experience, he will be an excellent guide. Samah, our guide in Cairo, is just excellent!
Egypt is definitely different and unique in every way, and it will take a while to soak everything in, but we know this trip had expanded our horizon, and that is what traveling supposes to do.
Thank you again for all your assistance and patience in making this trip a memorable for us.
We miss the honking of cars in Cairo already.