2 independent reviews for Budget Egypt tour

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review 30 Dec 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Seeing the tombs and how the colors are so vibrant after thousands of years

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Everything is super cheap. I could get a full meal for under $1. But be prepared to be hassled everywhere. Literally everyone is trying to sell you something. Never pay more than half of what they initially offer you- at a max.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes. We played soccer with some kids and bought them a new ball because theirs was flat: that helps the local people.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

I loved it. I'd never move to egypt but I've taken tours similar to this before and Michael was by far the best guide. He was friendly, put up with some of our dumb ass questions with a smile on his face (someone asked him, among other things, what kind of birds Egypt has and they asked if camels drink water) and was super helpful. He even bought ice cream for some people who correctly answered egyptian history questions. He was personable, affable, relatable, kind, and a whole host of other adjectives. The only bad part is all the locals who hassle you. The food also messed my stomach up a little bit.

review 11 Apr 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Getting to see all the wonderful sights, ancient temples and treasures, sailing down the Nile and meeting local families in their homes.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be prepared for a packed itinerary and early starts. Take a sleeping bag liner for the felucca trip.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, we ate twice with local families plus trips were made with local contacts, boat owners and donkey owners!

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent trip - covered all the highlights in a week

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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
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