5 independent reviews for Egypt Nile and Red Sea Tours

Reviews for Egypt Nile and Red Sea Tours

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review 8 Aug 2018

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

Going inside the Great Pyramid at Giza, Cairo was a childhood bucket list item, but the hot air balloon trip from Luxor over the Valley of the Kings, Karnak & Luxor temples was fantastic! The sights and sounds of 20 odd hot air balloons being inflated at dawn all around us is a memory that will stay forever.

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

We went in July - too hot! But use this operator - they were fantastic every step of the way and their organisation and excellent guides made the trip.

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

We used this operator, who are a long established Egyptian company and they provided local guides and used local shops, restaurants and services.

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

An excellent holiday! We were slightly hesitant over security but had no problems in the end. Going in July meant it was off season so we had a lot of the sights to ourselves. Every single Egyptian person we met was extremely friendly and helpful.

review 4 May 2018

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

The Nile Cruise

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

More about tipping. We paid to much on the first tip to our guide. Even though the local tour operator will recommend an amount. It can get stressful so be prepaid with small notes ie $1 bills

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

Yes, salaries for local people.

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

Totally outstanding and memorable

review 31 Mar 2018

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

Being guided around the ancient monuments of Egypt by knowledgeable guides bringing the past alive. Too many highlights but the colours in the tombs.... From 4500 years ago.

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

Get plenty of smaller denomination notes for tips.

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

Definitely benefitted local people through income from tourism. Not sure about environmental impacts or conservation - didnít find a huge awareness of these aspects.

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

5 stars. Our first guided tour which made arrangements so easy and allowed us to concentrate on the tours, not on the logistics.

review 30 Apr 2018

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

Abu Simbel was impressive inside and out. The Valley of the Kings- amazing to walk inside and see the writings and color on the walls after thousands of years. Cruising on the Nile was very relaxing. Climbing inside the pyramid at Giza was a thrill.

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

Avoid taking a late afternoon flight to Aswan from Cairo, and then starting your next day at 4am to drive to Abu Simbel. Be aware that the boat really only cruises one day on the Nile.

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

Many local people employed as tour guides, drivers and crew.

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

Overall, I was a bit disappointed after reading so many positive reviews of the tour company. Maybe my expectations were too high. The sights themselves were magnificent, certainly worth the visit. But the tour reps and guides seemed to have done their jobs so many times, their speech had become routine, and I felt like just another client being pushed through the system.

review 4 Dec 2017

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

Visiting Egypt has so many incredible parts! Some highlights were riding camels by the pyramids, a hot air balloon ride over Luxor, and snorkelling in the Red Sea!

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

Definitely utilize a guide service! Responsible Travel got me in touch with our tour operator, for our trip to Egypt. They were absolutely incredible! It took all the guesswork out of where to go and how to get there... they took care of everything for a very reasonable price!

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

Yes, the tour company included visits to local small businesses to see how traditional items are being handmade and give tourists the opportunity to buy these quality items. We also got to eat at locally run restaurants for several lunches.

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

Absolutely awesome! Egypt is a wonderful place to visit!

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