From Cairo: Day Trip to Luxor by Plane
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 15 hours
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We spent a very special day with our guide, Maged, and our driver, Mustafa. The pick-up was timely, the car was clean and air conditioned. Maged was very knowledgeable about the monuments and history around that time. He answered all our questions and was clearly very passionate about ancient Egypt. He also took some amazing photos! After visiting the sites, we were taken to the 3 Pyramids Papyrus Institute, where we were left to peruse on our own. We were told that his store was regulated by the government, implying it was trustworthy. The artwork was beautiful and the lady who explained the process of making papyrus was pleasant. When it comes to the pricing, we paid much more than the regular value of the artwork. It seemed like the pricing was fixed, but it was not. At this point, Maged’s guidance would have been helpful. He did however again organize some gifts for us from the shop as a birthday gift, which was very nice of him. A similar situation occurred at a perfume store.
We had a wonderful first day in Cairo with Mervat as our guide and Ramy. Mervat explained to us very well the sightseeing attractions before we saw them and then reinforced the message when we got closer to the attractions. We also got a general understanding of Egyptian culture, economy and living. She answered all of our questions with great english, professionalism and empathy. Ramy was a great driver, always took care of us, made sure we had water with us, snacks and was in a good mood, always very caring and stopping by the closest possible to the sightseeing attractions to avoid us having to walk too much. Ramy ensured we used hand gel sanitizer throughout the day as a covid protective measure. We felt safe, both followed Covid preventative measures with face masks and it felt safe visiting the pyramids given limited people (very empty) which was also great for pictures! I definitely recommend the tour and also travelling at this time of year. Great hospitality!
This trip was my favorite day of my vacation! Mahmoud and Remy made it so much fun. Mahmoud is so knowledgeable and really helps you feel apart of history. You will get to see the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, the Bent Pyramid, and Classical Pyramid here you can get some cool pictures and see how the progression of Pyramid building happened. You can go inside and see the tombs which you should do for at least one of them. Later in the day, you will get to go and see the three Giza Pyramids, climb up on the Great Pyramid, and all day you will have so many great photo opportunities. Mahmoud and Remy both helped record the experience and made the feel like you were hanging out with friends! Lunch is at a local restaurant and is very good with a variety of local dishes. When you book make sure you ask for Mahmoud and Remy with Ocean Air Travel, they seriously are the best!
We received very nice impression from the journey, more then we expected. Maged showed us a full program, he showed us Egypt from different angles and the best places to make photos. Also he made us very nice photos. I think my girlfriends Instagram will be full of them :) I strongly recommend this excursion and Maged as guide, I wish him all the best, he is a real professional in his field!
My tour with Mervat from Ocean Air Tours was incredible. She was very knowledgeable, courteous, and professional. She made me feel very comfortable. Although I was in an unfamiliar place as a female traveling alone she made the experience one to remember. I look forward to visiting Egypt and touring with your company and Mervat again. Thank you