Top-Notch Service – Really Outstanding!
I researched and contacted numerous tour companies in Egypt before settling on GAT Tours. Mr Ahmed Omar responded immediately to each and every question (and I had many over the 7 months of planning our trip), presented an itinerary which exactly met our needs, provided a price that was much less than other tour groups, and then delivered in a way that far exceeded our expectations.
With Ahmed meeting us at the airport, whisking us through security, tracking down our mis-placed baggage, and personally taking us to our hotel we knew we would be in good hands.
We did a 4 day/3 night Nile Cruise on the Amwaj Livingstone and had our own Egyptologist – Hassan Amin who made all the difference in the trip. There were plenty of other guides on our boat but it was clear the Hassan was a cut above the rest. He is a brilliant man and knows how to bring the temples to life. We usually had a few other tourists stop to listen in on his stories. He also helped with the notoriously difficult task of navigating the local vendors – letting us know what was good quality, what was a good deal, chose horse and buggy drivers that seemed to care about their animals.
We had just a few hours on our return to Cairo to see the pyramids and visit the museum but again, Ahmed worked hard to make sure we thoroughly enjoyed every minute – equipping us with a wonderful driver and another brilliant Egyptologist Manar whose knowledge, enthusiasm, and love of what she does was infectious.
If Egypt is on your bucket list – go now! The prices are amazing, the sites are impeccably maintained, security is abundant, the Egyptians are excited to see you there, and people like Ahmed, Hassan, and Manar are just waiting to help create the trip of a lifetime.