Cairo: Private Half-Day Local Market and Souq Tour
- Transportation included
- Duration: 5 hours
- Optional audio guide
My wife & I booked a private tour through the "Get Your Guide" app. We were lucky enough to be assigned Ahmed Elsayed. He was friendly, extremely knowledgeable, well spoken and passionate about his job. If you book a tour, I recommend that you specifically request Ahmed Elsayed. Highlights of the Cairo tour included riding camels at the second viewing point at the pyramids where all three are in view. In addition, the museum was filled with extremely impressive artifacts. We actually ended up booking a second tour with Ahmed Elsayed two days later to Alexandria. On that tour we visited the Kim al-Shoqafa, Pompey's Pillar, Qaitbay Citadel, the Alexandria Library and had a lovely meal on the waterfront.
It was a memorable experience! Noha was very patient with me and understand that I have limited time. She was able to make an adjustment and started the tour earlier than usual. She was able to manage the time that we have to cover the entire itinery ( we skipped the bazaar because I had been there through different tour ) and made sure that I arrived at the airport on time for my flight going back. I enjoyed the food in the restaurant we went to before heading to the airport. Noh was also the one who's more excited on taking pictures. I forgot the nme of our driver but he was a soft spoken one and took a good care of us.
One of the best tours I have taken in the world and for the best value. This tour is honestly underpriced. Not only did I have a very friendly tour guide (Maha) with good English that was informative but I had a personal driver the entire day taking us to all of the places. The tour guide was informative, taking pictures all over the place for me and allowing me to make requests throughout the day. She also bought snacks for me throughout the day and the ended with a delicious meal at a restaurant. Simply amazing for the price and the service was great.
The tour was exceptional. The tour guide Ashraf very knowledgeable and kind also the driver Draz very helpful, both of them was awesome making me comfortable as i am a women travel alone from the get go until the end of the tour and respectful. The pyramid, the food and the museum was excellent. Ashraf is exceptional explaining with the Egypt history and I learned so much and fluent in english. The baazar its ok but still enjoyable also i love learning the papyrus. Overall the best day ever, will recommended 100%. Thanks so much!!!
My airport pick up was late by almost two hours so as a result, I was late for the afternoon tour as well. The driver and the guide were very patient on waiting for me. I told my guide that I understand that we only have two hours left so suggested that we just drive around while he tells me the stories behind the places on the itenerary. He went above and beyond and managed to get off and drop by in each off the locations. It's a bit rushed but hey, who am I to complain, I was the one who was late.