Cairo: Pyramids, Memphis, and Sakkara Private Day Tour
- Transportation included
- Duration: 6 hours
Our guide Ahmed Ettler and his driver were excellent from the start. Met on time, and driven and escorted everywhere with minimum of fuss. Ahmed was very knowledgable, starting our day out with a short yet adequate visit to Memphis, then on to the Step Pyramid and tombs at Sakkara, then a break for an good open buffet lunch (included in the price) in Giza, finishing with a spectacular tour of the Great Pyramids. Ahmed tactfully advised us how to carefully manage souvenir sellers and camel drivers at the various sites visited, without our causing offence. We would like to book this very courteous and helpful team again for more excursions whilst here, and highly recommend both guide and driver.
+ Value for money. + Worth the pay to see the great Pyramid. + The tour guide is helpful and always gives tips on what to do and what not to do with people and activities in the surrounding. - One thing I suggest, if we could avoid in future trips, is stopover to stores selling stuff. Although we were informed that it is not compulsary to buy, we could have done other things. Those with something in mind to buy can do that separately, and not during the tour.
Great tour all around. Amro is a very knowledgeable and patient guide. I was adamant about the camel ride but, having done it, would definitely recommend it. You get to see the pyramids from a completely different angle. The camel walkers are also very friendly and take great pictures of you on the camel with the pyramids on the background. be ready to hand out tips though, as it definitely expected.
We had a most enjoyable time on this tour. Our guide, Mena was excellent. He happily imparted his knowledge in a humorous and informative way, and answering our questions. We had ample time to stroll around the various locations, accompanied by Mena to point out the things of note. My one criticism would be lack of air conditioning in our transportation, as promised.
Ok except tour guide talked me out of going into the Bent Pyramid re the tunnels was negative re them. Thinking now I should have gone in them. I asked the tour guide later in the day when we could still see them if we can go back, we still had hours of the 7 hr trip left but he said you have been there. Plan to go back tomorrow to go in them before I leave Egypt.