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Unfortunately, out of control of the independent guides, the compressor on the coach blew, leaving us on the road for 2h waiting for a replacement bus. Some on the coach felt there wasnt much point continuing due to the length of the drive to Luxor. We did continue, and with arriving at sites (eg Karnak) 2h later than other trips, but this did mean we were the only people there, giving us some fantastic photos of the sites empty. The guides also paid for us all to sail the Nile crossing at their expense, which also made up some time lost. There was still the distinct feeling of being rushed through each site, however speaking to other tourists who had done Luxor trips, this is par for all the trips apparently. Lunch was OK, at a restaurant in a buffet style setting, but drinks were not included and expensive. Snacks and drinks were provided for free throughout the day. Guides provided in 4 languages, and divided into groups. English group only 7 people, and felt like a private tour.
What a fantastic day. We knew it was going to be a long one but from the start of the journey we knew we were going to have a good day. Amir our guide was amazing, fantastically knowledgable and made us fall in love with Egypt and its history even more. The sun was brutal so be prepared but Amir was really attentive to this and ensured we constantly had freezing water. The places of history were breathtaking I am so so glad we booked before leaving for home.Amir’s knowledge made the day really enjoyable and it was so powerful to be so close to the ancient artefacts that we are all aware of. The trip down the Nile was incredible and the food in the restaurant lovely. From start to finish we were looked after so well and we couldn’t have wished for any more.Thank you Amir& the driver of the coach for supporting such a long long day ( 16 hours in total) and all the other individuals we came into contact with. We told lots of people on our return to hotel about the day. Thank you
The itinerary is very nice, you will have time to do 2 snorkel sessions, swimming on the island, sunbathing and a lovely lunch on the boat with free drinks. They will take photos and movie for an extra charge. However we had a very big problem with our departures. We waited for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes for our departure, because as per the crew a family was 2 hours late. We were not able to find out the true and however this was not our problem whose fault was. The crew was reluctant to depart without those 3 guest and only after our second argument when we said that we will get off the ship they decided to leave the port and the other guests were brought on the ship 20 minutes later by a fast boat. They decided to give us a free banana ride which meant that you had to sit on the boat for an extra hour even if you did not want to ride the banana and you had a booking for your dinner. Nice and helpful crew. Very bad management...
We were in a group of between 20 and 25 on a very comfortable boat. The day consisted of travel to the island where we had a designated area to relax and swim on the beach, then move on to a large area of coral at sea and as a group swam around this. We then had lunch on board which was delicious and plentiful for the normal appetite. There was one more opportunity for a swim and then a leisurely return to hurgharda. The staff were great fun and fully trained to ensure everyone was safe. Equipment was available if you don’t have your own. Great value for money and a memorable day. However if you are a bit nervous about the swim check with the staff when you arrive at the coral area to give you an idea of where you will be swimming.
We started at 4am, waited 40 minutes past our designated pick up time before getting in the van which the driver was disgustingly dangerous. He was watching YouTube videos on his phone and on all social media. Swerving all over the road and driving like an absolute maniac. I’ve never been so appalled by a driver before and only wanted to get out of the shuttle. The tour itself was fine, but the hotel shuttle driver needed to be fired.