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My boyfriend and I just returned from a trip booked by Encounters Travel. The trip was amazing. The flights were the best flights and shortest flights available. Our hotels had great food and gorgeous view. I emailed them alot and each time I heard back from someone with a day or two. I would book travel with them again.

Holly - 13 November 2019

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Travel Guide Reviews: 4.9/5

Accomodation Reviews: 4.4/5

Transport Reviews: 4.2/5

Itineraries Reviews: 4.5/5

Overall Reviews: 4.8/5

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Discover Egypt Tour

Your website was very accessible with detail info. The Cairo hotel rooms could have been better. Loved all the other hotels!! Cairo was awesome and the felucca was the highlight!! Loved it!! Must do. The only negative was leaving the Hurghada hotel only staying 1 night. The best part of my trip with my wife, was Big Mo!! He was attentive, exciting, knowledgeable, and fair. He handled problems with profassionalism and kindness. My experience with Egypt was memorable and I will share with everyone.

Christopher Willis
Posted: Saturday 9th of February 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

Your website was easy to navigate, organized. The Hurghada hotel was different, but great. Eveything on the tour was excellent, especially all historical sites. I learned a lot of really good information. There weren't any negatives.

Caled Labriny
Posted: Friday 1st of February 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

Your sales team was excellent and the website was very exhaustive, plenty of info. The guide was excellent and so was the information given by him! The rep Ahmed Ali was great! The itinerary and organisation was good but some points were too fast. A negative for me was the bus ride to Hurghada. Very small. The felucca was good but I think a small heater would be nice. The tour was great and I already recommended to my friends! The highlight of the tour was just listening to Big Mo. He is incredible. My time in Egypt and with Big Mo was transformative and life changing. He is an incredible historian and felt as if I was a part of his family at the end. I'm sad to go home but look forward to returning.

Karla Fletcher
Posted: Saturday 9th of February 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

Your sales team was excellent and all was perfect with the booking porcess =) Your website is clear and easy to understand. The sites were all excellent. My highlights were the tour guide and the food/temples. I didn't enjoy the train ride. The tour guide Big Mo was amazing and made the experience so much better than traveling without a tour! =) Thank you

Thomas Manion
Posted: Saturday 9th of February 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

Your sales consultant and booking process was excellent but you you need to make clearer heat, steps, walking distances ? one v.overweight guest struggled. Your website is good, good use of tabs etc. The itinerary was good, but another day in Aswan would have been good. Very slow there bec of very large group. The least enjoyable part of the trip was being merged with the larger group in Aswan ? took up a lot of valuale time waiting for everyone else. But the tour was excellent. Aswan was the highlight and the free time in Loxir. VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE GUIDE. Mohammed was an excellent guide, informative, helpful, humourous & highly professional. This was my 8th timein Egypt ? normally travel independently but recently got married and wanted something more structured ? my wife had an amazing time so was well worth choosing Encounters.

John Olver
Posted: Saturday 16th of March 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

Would have liked to have known about the entrance fees before the tour. The hotels were mostly average. I didn't enjoy some things at them. The sites visited were all great as well as the felucca experience. The highlight was going iinside the Great Pyramid. I enjoyed it greatly overall.

Dave Garcia
Posted: Friday 1st of February 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

Would have liked more clear visa info before the tour. Everything else was great, hotels, transport, guides, sites, pace, organisation. Excellent value for money, would definitely travel again.

Hina Patel
Posted: Saturday 9th of February 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

Would have liked all hotel reservations, flights info, all the details before the tour. The nubian dinner was the least enjoyable part. The felucca & Edfu temple were the highlights. Saw so much in such a short period of time, such an incredible experience.

Catherine Hultgren
Posted: Friday 18th of January 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

Would have liked a more detailed itinerary before the tour. The welcome meeting was excellent, but I would have had everyone introduce themselves. All the sites were great, could use more time at Karnak. The felucca was my favourite. The tempels were also a highlight. I didn't enjoy all the bus rides. Everything else was excellent. Waleed went above and beyond for our group. He was incredible.

Carrie Davenport & Colin Seiter
Posted: Saturday 19th of January 2019


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Sands & Seas Tour

Weather in Egypt was great and no rain. Pack accordingly if going in winter. Sightseeing was fascinating. Haven't seen pyramids yet missed first day flight to Chicago cancelled but expect great. The hotels, sites, guides, reps were all excellent. The itinerary was good but it was a lack of sleep vacation. I didn't enjoy the lack of sleep before flying. Would have liked pyrmaids on day 2 of tour in case miss cancelled Chicago flight. It was an an excellent tour overall and my highlight was the resort was all inclusive & restaurant meals included.

Julie Nield
Posted: Monday 11th of February 2019


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A Week in Jordan Tour

We spent an unforgettable seven days on this tour.

Nola & Jacques Mattei
Posted: Sunday 5th of May 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

We loved the hotel in Luxor. The bed at the Cairo hotel was very uncomfortable and we did not like the Hurghada hotel at all. The transport was good but we would have liked a coach for Hurghada transfers. The felucca was good but went too long? very cold having dinner & we all very tired. It was a good tour overall and the highlights were Ramses II temple & Valley of Kings.

Chris & Tammy Bailey
Posted: Saturday 12th of January 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

We had some confusion over our booking, which meant we arrived without a tour. Fortunately, the team in Egypt were AMAZING in getting everything sorted out. We were very well looked after! Eveything was very good and the only negatives were the constant hassle from local vendors (especially in Luxor). The Pyramids and Luxor temple were my highlights.

David Macaskill
Posted: Saturday 26th of January 2019


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Egypt on a Shoestring Tour

We had late check-in at all the hotels. The transport was average? I didn't enjoy sleeping on a bus for more time than the hotel... A good tour overall and very good value for money. My highlights were the temples + Air Balloon

Jessica Coreano
Posted: Saturday 26th of January 2019


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Trip A Deal Tour

We could not hvae had a more passionate guide or helpful reps. They were excellent. The condition of the room in the hotel in Cairo was poor, but venue excellent. The transport was good but all small buses are very bumpy. The felucca was also good but too long. My personal highlights were the pyramids, King Tut's tomb and Waleed Kamouna.

Debra Day
Posted: Saturday 29th of December 2018


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Nubian Adventure Tour

Virtually everything on the tour was excellent? accommodation, transport, sites, guides, pace and organisation. I only didn't enjoy the train rides. Great value for money and I would definitely travel again with you.

Betty Ortega
Posted: Friday 8th of February 2019


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Jordan on a Shoestring Tour

Very professional and accommodating. Airport meet and greet and welcome meeting at the start was very good. The itinerary was very good. Petra Movenpick hotel was perfect- close to the park.

F Stonis
Posted: Sunday 6th of January 2019


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A Week in Jordan Tour

Travel consultant's knowledge and helpfulness was good before the tour. Provision of documents before travel was poor. Meet and greet at the airport was poor- no one there. Wadi Rum Camp showers were bad.Amman City tour and As Salt were highlights.

Carolyn Cutt & Jennifer Hall
Posted: Sunday 26th of May 2019


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Jordan on a Shoestring Tour

Travel consultant Canan was wonderful, excellent service. Your website has goo descriptions and cool pics. Airport meet and greet was amazing and the meeting at the start of the tour. Itinerary was good, but I would have like option to opt out of tours if I want to do my own thing. The guide JJ is great and funny. The drivers were ok, they kept to themselves, which is ok. Not super friendly. I had a fabulous time overall. Thank you for one of the most magical, life changing and soul enriching trips of my life!

Tatyana Kabealo
Posted: Monday 18th of June 2018


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Sands & Seas Tour

Tour guide was amazing, made us feel very comfortable. The historic sights were unreal, great experience. My personal highlights were The Valley of the Kings, the resort, and the Pyramids. The only lowlight was the comfort of the flight to Istanbul.

Scott Trusevitch
Posted: Tuesday 12th of February 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

Tour guide is excellent, great personality and thorough. The itinerary was overall good, just more packed than wanted. The airport pickup was average, tried multiple spots, couldn't locate the rep, finally called & able to meet up! The accommodation was good, but the Cairo hotel is dated. The hot air balloon was a plus. The tour is good, but I would not take the overnight train.

Annie
Posted: Sunday 20th of January 2019


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A Week in Jordan Tour

To discover the amazing site of Petra was well above our expectations. Our guide Taher would be second to none in knowledge. He led us at a perfect pace. A wonderful trip indeed.

Peter Jones
Posted: Saturday 27th of April 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

This was my first trip out of my country and I can say that I truly enjoyed myself. The people, cuisine and history of Egypt were beautiful. My tour guide Mahmoud was very welcoming, knowlegdeable and helpful during the tour. Mahmoud became like family during the tour. I highly recommend him. The one negative was getting food poison. The best parts were seeing the pyramids & Abu Simbel.

Cameron Sidney
Posted: Saturday 19th of January 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

This was an excellent trip. There were no negatives. I only would have liked more personal emails before trip. But everything was excellent. The felucca was a wonderful experience! The highlight was Big Mo ad his extensive knowledge of Egyptian history. This was an amazing experience, enhanced by our tour guide Big Mo who was very knowledgeable, funny, kind, and happy to answer any question I may have had.

Michael Lindsay
Posted: Saturday 9th of February 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

This was an excellent trip. The best part was riding a camel at the Giza Pyramids. The least enoyable part was the train trip. An outstanding adventure! Out tour guide Mohammed was very knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining.

Kevin Smith
Posted: Friday 15th of March 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

This was an excellent tour! There were no negatives at all. The highlight of my trip was the hot air balloon in Luxor. Great value for money, I would definitely travel with you again and recommed to friends.

Nathan Ahart
Posted: Saturday 16th of February 2019


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Encounters Egypt Tour

This was an excellent tour overall. The highlight was the history behind the pyramids. The only negatives were the Aswan hotel (hard bed), the language barrier and aggressive sellers. Everyhting else was excellent, the tour is great value for money and we would definitely recommend.

Daniel Dagger/Shanada Roary
Posted: Friday 18th of January 2019


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Trip a Deal Tour

This was an excellent tour overall. It's too hard to choose a highlight? all was pretty good. Only negative was the long bus travels.

Vilay Khounsady
Posted: Saturday 12th of January 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

This was an excellent tour overall. Everything was good? booking, the guides, reps, airport pickup, welcome meeting, sights, accommodation. The only negatives was that I would have liked more time in Hurghada. And too early of a flight from Hurghada. The highlights were the pyramids + the overall experience and knowledge gained from Big Mo.

Matt Patrowic
Posted: Sunday 27th of January 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

This was an excellent tour and everything was great! My personal highlights were Sherif, Islam, the hot air balloon ride, the sights. The only negative was the booking process, Miriska's customer skills are very poor. Abrupt and dismissive. The reps Islam; Ahmed were fantastic and Sherif is spectacular. Great value for money and I highly recommend the company.

Heather Maldonado/John Lori
Posted: Saturday 9th of February 2019


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Jordan & Egypt on a Shoestring Tour

This was an excellent tour and everything was good, from the airport pickup to the sites to the felucca. One negative was the transport? small esp. for overnight. Valley of the Kings was my highlight. Excellent value for money and I would definitely recommend and travel again.

Hunter Holder
Posted: Friday 25th of January 2019


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Sands & Seas Tour

This was an excellent holiday? best yet! Snorkeling was the highlight. The lowlight was missing my flight ? otherwise perfect. I would heartily recommend your company and its handling of the tours. And for your flexibility on getting us back on track after the missed flight.

Jeff Nield
Posted: Monday 11th of February 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

This was an excellent holiday overall. All the sites were excellent, as were the guides, reps and transport. The hotels were good and it was good value for money. The only part I didn't enjoy was after the felucca cruise the time to get back to the hotel.

Robyn Woodnouse
Posted: Thursday 14th of March 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

This was a very good tour in general. The only downside was the hotel in Cairo? the room was dirty, subpar to say the least! Would definitely travel with the company again and would definitely recommend to my friends.

Janes & Renee Williams
Posted: Friday 25th of January 2019


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Jordan/Egypt Tour Tour

This was a good tour overall. The hotels were all good, one negative was food poisoning at Sunrise Royal Makadi Resort. The sights were good and my favourites were Valley of Kings, Philae Island and the felucca? excellent. Abu Simbel was good but missed the sunrise. I didn't enjoy the drive to & from Abu Simbel. The tour was good value for money.

Peter & Sue Wallbridge
Posted: Monday 11th of February 2019


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Trip A Deal Tour

There were some issues at the Cairo hotel and it was average. I didn't enjoy the early starts (but they were worth it). Waleed made a great experience amazing. Thank you so much Waleed and all the staff at Encounter Travel for not only ensuring we were comfortable and safe, but also providing just a spectacular experience. You really brought this magical land to life and this holiday has been one of the highlights of my life so far.

Stephen Rodwell
Posted: Saturday 29th of December 2018


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There was not enough time to rest during the itinerary. The room in the Luxor hotel was tiny. Food awful at Hurghada hotel, gor food poisoning. But the room was lovely. The sites were mostly all great, but the Traditional Nubian DInner was not good. The food on this tour was the least enjoyable part. The felucca was excellent and the Valley of the Kings was my highlight. Overall, I give the tour 4 stars.

Peter + Jacqueline Parker
Posted: Saturday 16th of February 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

There was not enough time at sites at Luxor. The pace and organisation of the tour was average? needed more alone time @ sights? better schedule of times. I didn't enjoy most of the food. The airport pickup and welcome meeting were excellent. The highlight for me was my group. In general, it was a good tour.

Murphy Dum
Posted: Friday 18th of January 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

There was a mix up with our flight # and time for the airport pickup and I didn't enjoy the train overnight. But besides that, it was an excellent trip. Big Mo is the best tour guide I've ever had. He is very respectful, very knowledgeable on history and he is very professional and nice. He deeply cares about his job and the wellness of his group. It was a great joy to have Big Mo as our tour guide! The tour was great value for money and I would definitely recommend to friends.

Lisette Roman
Posted: Saturday 9th of February 2019


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Egypt Sands & Seas Tour

There was a lack of detailed communication from the consultant before the tour. I would have liked to be sent hotel specifics concerning available upgrades to the rooms and available in-country flight times for flight upgrades while in Egypt. The tour itself was excellent. The guide Ayman was very knowledgeable and gave excellent customer service. Hotels were good, except for no heat in the room in Luxor. Hurghada hotel was excellent, but you make club car available. The transport on tour was also average? need bigger buses w/ larger windows. I didn't enjoy the 10:45pm flight from Cairo to Luxor... the departure time is too late. But it was great value for money and I would definitely recommend. Best parts were Hurghada leisure time, Falucca in Luxor, snorkeling tour.

Marlita S Thompson
Posted: Tuesday 15th of January 2019


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Discovery Tour Tour

The website was easy to use. The welcome meeting and airport meet & greet were excellent. I really enjoyed it and can't pick a highlight? all of it was a highlight. I only didn't enjoy the travel in the bus. I would highly recommend to others.

Pamela Brown
Posted: Saturday 2nd of February 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

The website was clear and concise and the booking process was excellent. Almost everything was ecellent, I only didn't enjoy the train ride and the Luxor hotel plumbing needs work. My highlights were Karnak Temple and the hot air balloon ride. Best tour guide (Waleed) I have ever had anywhere in the world! He made this experience a lifelong memory!

Vanessa Labriny
Posted: Friday 1st of February 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

The views at the Cairo and Aswan hotels were amazing. The room didn't feel clean at the Luxor hotel. There were a lot of kids at the Hurghada hotel. Waleed is a very kind hearted person. He made this trip much more enjoyable. Waleed was able to give great information about every site we saw. He is very professional and knows a lot and was very helpful. Excellent trip overall.

Jessica Zerbo
Posted: Saturday 29th of December 2018


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Sands & Seas Tour

The trip was excellent. The accommodation and sites were all great, as well as the guides and reps. My highlights were seeing the Sphinx and having Karnak explained. I just didn't enjoy the bus travel. I highly recommend and would definitely travel with you again.

Laura Howe
Posted: Monday 11th of February 2019


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Budget Jordan & Egypt Tour

The transport was all good, except the train journeys? poor quality. I was disappointed we didn't have a full day on the felucca as on my original itinerary. There was a communication problem for my arrival date at hotel. The best experiences were Petra and Wadi Rum in Jordan and Luxor Temple & Valley of the Kings in Egypt. A good tour in general.

Ken Simons
Posted: Monday 7th of January 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

The tour was excellent. All the sites were great and the hot air balloon was a highlight. The guide was also excellent and his knowledge is brilliant. One negative was the fact that you do not accept American Express or Discover credit cards. The tour was excellent value for money and I would recommend this company.

Trisa Brewer
Posted: Sunday 17th of February 2019


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A Week in Jordan Tour

The tour was excellent value for money. Eddy was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable, helpful & always smiling :)

Tanis Jackson
Posted: Sunday 12th of May 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

The tour was excellent overall. Waleed is the best! Negatives were the food at the Aswan hotel was not good. I also didn't enjoy the bus ride. The faluka cruise was outstanding and was a highlight, as well as the Nubian dinner. Overall, a very good introduction to Egypt.

Judy Benedict
Posted: Sunday 3rd of February 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

The small size and poor quality of food in the sleeper trains should be shared with the travellers beforehand, so they can make other arrangements. Breakfast boxes for Abu Simbel were horrible (raw eggs?). Georgina restaurant should reimburse for food poisoning. I would have liked better clarification on what is required for some excursions (e.g. did not know Alexandria day trip required extra day). The guide was excellent and the pace of the tour and organisation was very good. The airport pickup was also very good. Luxor was my personal highlight and it was a very good tour in general.

Jesse Mai
Posted: Saturday 19th of January 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

The sleeper train was average and I did not enjoy the bathroom. The booking process was good, the website has good itinerary details, but I would have liked a list of suggested medications, clothing, food before the tour. On the tour the pace and organisation was good, but I would have liked more time @ sights. Mahmoud and our group was the highlight! It was good value for money and an excellent tour overall. I would definitely recommend to my friends.

Eloise Tutterow
Posted: Saturday 19th of January 2019


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Sands & Seas Tour

The sites were all great, my favourites were Luxor The Temple's & our tour guide. A part I didn't enjoy was that Cairo city was crowded. Comfort on plane was BAD (From America-Istanbul). I had an excellent tour overall, it was great value for money and I definitely recommend.

Derek Martin
Posted: Tuesday 12th of February 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

The service prior to the tour was excellent. The meet and greet at the airport was very good. Waleed was one of the greatest most kind person and Im extremely grateful for him. I did not like the New Years dinner at the Aswan hotel and the Hurghada hotel was very crowded. The felucca cruise was the highlight! Especially eating with the family on the felucca. Once again, Waleed made this the trip of a lifetime.

John Zerbo
Posted: Saturday 29th of December 2018


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Discover Egypt Tour

The service from the consultant before the tour was poor. It would have been helpful to have been sent other travellers reviews before the tour. The tour was excellent and is great value for money. Accommodation and sites were great. I didn't enjoy the long bus ride! Big Mo's extensive historical knowledge was a highlight. The best part is seeing the wondrous Karnak temples with 136 columns.

C Kinahan
Posted: Thursday 24th of January 2019


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Jordan on a Shoestring Tour

The service for booking the tour was excellent. Website was easy to use but should have a faster scroll option. The airport meet and greet was good and the welcome meeting was good. I wanted more specific historical and local facts. Listening to other guides they were very detailed & specific. I don't feel like I learned anything outside of my own research. The guide was very nice, however info provided on locations & travel was general. I had to ask lots of questions & explanation was limited due to lack of English. Petra hotel I almost injured myself due to broken amenities. Requested room change and the accommodations were 100% upgraded (shock). Amman Rum "the worse" multiple issues, they would not help! Bus was awesome. Muhammed the driver was one of the most experienced awesome drivers I have ever had :). The best! I would recommend the tour if accomodations were greatly improved. Very pleased with promptness of change in hotels for Amman! Thanks for everything

Sherrie T Jay
Posted: Friday 25th of May 2018


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Sands & Seas Tour

The sales consultant was excellent, but emails aren't always replied to. The airport pickup was great, very friendly. Mahmoud was fantastic. Well put-together tour, great sights & good pace. The hotels were good, but slow or no internet. The transport was fantastic. One thing I didn't like was that some of the street sellers are too pushy. An excellent holiday overall, it's a fantastic trip. Well done. Thank you to everyone for a great tour!

Kris Gurr
Posted: Monday 11th of February 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

The sales consultant and booking process was excellent. I think I would have liked some more information about access ? steps etc ? as this would help less physically fit guests who struggled with some attractions. The airport pickup was very welcoming and the guide was professional + polite. The felucca was fantastic, that and Queen Neferati's tomb were my favourites. The one negative was that some guests struggled with mobility. Mohammed was agem of a tour guide ? very friendly, accommodating and so knowledgeable and personable ? would recommend Encounters for an introduction to the best Egypt has to offer ? will definitely come back again ? thank you. Loved every minute.

Isobel Olver
Posted: Saturday 16th of March 2019


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Discovery Tours Tour

The Pyramids were the highlight of an excellent tour. Everything was great: the guide, reps, airport pickup, accommodation, transport, sites. The only negative was the bus rides. I definitely recommend this company.

Sally Engstrom
Posted: Saturday 2nd of February 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

The process to book was good, I liked the downloads on your website. The accommodation and sites visited were all excellent. Staff were great at Hurghada hotel. For me all of Luxor was the best part. I didn't enjoy the train ride, to long. We were sick and missed the felucca. Big Mo is a star in your company. I've learned more in this short time in Egypt then I ever expected. I would book again after requesting his services. Thanks all, wonderful.

Jamos L Corr Jr
Posted: Saturday 26th of January 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

The pickup at the airport was excellent, Kalifa was always very helpful. Hotels were all excellent, only bad internet service at Luxor Hotel. The sites we visisted were all excellent and my favourite was Valley of the Kings. Mohamed was an excellent tour guide. He is very personable and had so much information to share with us. He made our visit very special and more than we expected. The whole Encounters team did a great job! One negative? the overnght sleeper train. Stop using this/ old, dirty + uncomfortable. An excellent trip otherwise.

Richard Doyle
Posted: Saturday 16th of March 2019


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Sands & Seas Tour

The pace and organisation of the tour was perfect. Ayman was fantastic, he was a great guide. Luxor and Karnak were my highlights. The only negative is that the vans were a little small for someone as tall as me. Thank you for a great holiday! Will recommend to friends. A great time.

Matt Petzoff
Posted: Tuesday 15th of January 2019


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Egypt in a Shoestring Tour

The negatives were the tranport? too many hours in a small bus. And the value for money was average? found people that paid less. But an excellent tour in general. Pyramids/Luxor/Hot air balloon were the highlights. Mohamed was a great tour guide. Super informative and entetaining. Help with all our needs with prontitude. The tour is amazing and the culture is beautiful. Definitely a lovely experience with a great tour guide.

Melissa Alicea
Posted: Saturday 26th of January 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

The negative was the short time for taking pictures. And on your website the information about tour is not easy. Eveything else was excellent. I would definitely recommend it to others.

Miguel Ajihenez Irma Espitia
Posted: Saturday 19th of January 2019


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Jordan on a Shoestring Tour

The meet and greet at the airport was very good, so was the welcome meeting. Too much time was spent sat on the bus. JJ was v good!!

Mark Dixey
Posted: Sunday 27th of May 2018


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Jordan on a Shoestring Tour

The meet and greet at the airport was excellent, quick, friendly and helpful. Itinerary was good, busy but also enough free time. Only didn't like the fist day when not offered optional tour/welcome meeting. Great way to see Jordan on a small budget, seeing all the sites.

Jamie Whittle
Posted: Monday 28th of May 2018


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Nubian Adventure Tour

The itinerary was too fast, busy. I'm exhausted! The best part was the perfumery and the least enjoyable was the train.

Helen Reusser
Posted: Wednesday 23rd of January 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

The itinerary was good but a little fast. Waleed was excellent, ie delivered information with passion. The only negative on the was the Aswan hotel. The Hurghada hotel stay/food was a highlight. We will definitely recommend Waleed Kamouna to family & friends? Waleed made our trip very special and kept the family together & entertained. We truly adopted a travel family. Thank you Waleed.

Riffat Kayavi
Posted: Saturday 19th of January 2019


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Discovery? Tour

The itinerary had too many early starts in a row. The hotels were all excellent and the sites were good. The balloon ride was the highlight. The felucca was excellent. The least enjoyable part was the long bus trips. It was overall and excellent trip and great value for money.

Elizabeth Brown & Bronwen Marshall
Posted: Friday 15th of February 2019


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Jordan 5/Egypt 10 Tour

The hotels were all very good, but the ones in Cairo, Aswan and Luxor were not near shops. The least enjoyable part of the trip was the vendors in your face. The pyramids were my personal highlight, and it was an excellent tour overall. Good value for money.

Marion Byrne
Posted: Monday 7th of January 2019


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Jordan & Egypt on a Shoestring Tour

The hot air balloon was the higlight of the tour and Tarek our pilot was super experienced. The food on the felucca was amazing. There was no hassle at the airport, the meet and greet was good and we had easy passage through the airport. All questions were answered at the welcome meeting and it was very easy to follow and understand. There was a perfect amount of time at each site. Our tour lead Waleed Kamouna made us feel very comfortable with the country traditions and what was expected from us. The other guides Marawn and Ahmed Ali made sure we were protected and had anything needed at all times. Their escorts were very pleasant and safe. We felt we touched upon every sight in Egypt.

Robert Bliss & Peter A. Martinez
Posted: Monday 24th of December 2018


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Sands & Seas Tour

The hot air balloon was my favourite experience. I didn't enjoy the city traffic. It was an excellent tour overall.

Keith L. Hand
Posted: Wednesday 30th of January 2019


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Sands & Seas Tour

The highlight of the tour was the history. Eveything on tour was excellent. Only the floors at the Hurghada hotel were slippery. I would definitely recommend Encounters Travel.

Mary Sumpf
Posted: Saturday 26th of January 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

The highlight of the tour was meeting the Sakara. Everything was excellent. I only didn't enjoy the sleeper in the train. Waleed our tour guide was fantastic. I am very happy to be with him in our trip. I loved his charisma, his dedication and how much he tells the stories.

Karla Navas
Posted: Saturday 2nd of February 2019


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15 Day Discover Egypt + Jordan Tour

The guide was very personable + well organised. Amazing breadth of knowledge. The itinerary was good but the pace was sometimes a little rushed. The Pyramids Hotel in Cairo was poor, food cold and cold water. The Aswan hotel had a great view but no kettle and omly water on arrival (no top up). The Luxor hotel had no room Wifi. The Hurghada hotel was excellent, goood Wifi, many food options, good service. But poor water pressure. The sites were all good. Look forward to opening new museum in Cairo. Aswan was good but the Nubian Dinner was not very good. The buses were good but lacked Wifi, some were better than others. The drivers were excellent, very safe. The felucca was very enjoyable. The highlights were all the wonderful historical sites. The lowlight was the long bus trips. We would have loved to attend a Sound + Light show at one of the monuments. All in all, a good tour and really great experience. Good value for money.

Ann + Ladislav Arnost
Posted: Sunday 17th of February 2019


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Jordan & Egypt on a Shoestring Tour

The guide was very funny, kind and approachable. The Cairo hotel was amazing!! All the transport was perfect except for the overnight train? quite uncomfortable. Had an absolutely amazing week with Mahmoud (our guide) who made the experience one that we won't forget!

Nashita Khan
Posted: Saturday 19th of January 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

The felucca was good but too long. The Aswan hotel was beautiful but the New Years Eve Event was horrible- way too expensive and definitely not worth it. The highlights for me were the Cairo camel ride and the Valley of the Kings. It was an excellent tour overall.

Dawn Zerbo
Posted: Saturday 29th of December 2018


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Trip a Deal Tour

The felucca cruise was a bit cold/long. The days in Cairo were the best. The airport pickup service was excellent and the tour is good value for money.

Melanie Stonis
Posted: Monday 7th of January 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

The consultant before the tour was very helpful and quick with replies. The website had a lot of info ? easy access. The guide was 10/10, so nice and not too over the top. Knows a lot. The reps were so accommodating and the pace was very easy and organised. Cairo was busy but great. Aswan was beautiful and I loved Edfu. Luxor was busy and fun. The drivers were great. This was THE BEST holiday! My highlights were the Pyramids and Big Mo. He was amazing so nice and helped with everything he could within his power. Wasn't over the top and smiled the whole time. Amazing tour! I only didn't like the extra charges not included.

Jessica Currie
Posted: Saturday 9th of February 2019


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Trip A Deal Tour

The Cairo hotel was average, it's not 5 star and needs work. Waleed made a great tour unforgettable. He surpassed all expectations. Theoverall pace of the tour was excellent and we covered a great deal of sights. It's hard to highlight a single item. There were many.

P.M. Day
Posted: Saturday 29th of December 2018


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Nubian Adventure Tour

The buses were excellent but the train was average. I became ill and missed Edfu and Luxor. But it was a great tour in general. My favourites were Abu Simbel/Cairo Coptic.

Susan Reusser
Posted: Saturday 26th of January 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

The booking system was excellent, your website was very thorough. Your note section was extremely valuable. The airport meet and greet was the best I ever experienced. The itinerary, pace and organisation was excellent, every minute accounted for. The sites were great, but I wanted to spend more time at Luxor. The entire Luxor experience was outstanding. Especially the hot air balloon ride over the valleys. The least enjoyable part was the 14 hours train ride? wasted time. It was an excellent tour overall. I want to give a special thank you to Big Mo. The trip was so educational because of his wealth of knowledge. Many thanks to him, much respect for all he did for our group.

Robin Haage
Posted: Saturday 26th of January 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

The booking service was poor, the consultant was not very helpful and knowledgeable. Everything else was excellent! I only didn't enjoy the train overnight from Luxor back to Cairo. My highlight was probably the felucca -- bu all was fantastic. We knw it would be a great experience/adventure but..... WOW!

Dan + Ronda Henningsen
Posted: Saturday 9th of February 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

The booking process was good. Marisca was our consultant. The airport pickup and welcome meeting were great. The itinerary was good, but a little fast. I didn't enjoy the early morning departures. The sites were all good? highlights wer Luxor Temple, Pyramids, Balloon ride. Big Mo is wonderful. Incredibly knowledgeable. Took great care of our group. Very flexible when issues arose (many of our group got sick)

Janice L Verba
Posted: Friday 25th of January 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

The booking process was good, but the itinerary sent to us had no dates, just day #s which is a little confusing. Notes would be nice to get before the tour. Everything on the tour itself was excellent. The only negative was not your fault, but my wife got sick on the last day. Highlights were Pyramids & Luxor + camel ride! Superb guide with genuine customer service. Really felt I could trust the entire staff. Would do it again any day!

Louis Poiriea
Posted: Saturday 2nd of February 2019


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Ancient Encounters Tour

The booking process was good, but It would have been nice to know ahead that the meet & greet could be at a flexible time. We flew in early and it wasn't much of an event. ? this was Jordan portion but not clear through encounter. I like the map images with the tours when searching. Made it easy to choose what we were looking for. The guide was excellent, Big Mo lives up to his reputation! Very knowledgeable. The reps were excellent and helpful when needed. The itinerary felt quite rushed. Moving every night. The accommodation was good overall, but I was disappointed that most hotels had a pool but with scheduling we never made it to hotel until after they were closed. Also many weren't heated for this time of year. The sights were all good. In Aswan, in the brochure it sounds like we were eating at a family house. Instead of large restaurant. Food was good though. In Luxor there were lots of sights in one day. The felucca itself was really good. But half our group got very ill from I would assume the meal on beach. I didn't like the rushed pace and moving every night. Leaving the hotel @ 2:30 am is also very frustrating, as we are trying to enjoy our time here and ruins the night before. It was a good tour overall and the highlights were Big Mo and seeing the Pyramids.

Rene Jakubowski
Posted: Sunday 27th of January 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

The booking process was good, but I would have liked more personal email w/ answer to my question vs. a canned email response. The airport pickup was excellent, Islam was great! EVERYTHING on the tour was a highlight! The felucca tour was an amazing experience! No negatives. Big Mo was so knowledgeable and entertaining! The tour was well planned and got to see almost every highlight of Egypt! I will recommend this trip to everyone.

Kathryn R. Lindsay
Posted: Saturday 9th of February 2019


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Egypt on a Shoestring Tour

The booking process was good, but I didn't understand to actually BRING USd with us for the tipping kitty, so instructions could be more specific for others. The itinerary is good but it's a lot to cover without a lot of rest. We spent too much time waiting for the train in Cairo and I didn't enjoy the long train ride! The tranpsort was also good but I didn't like the long drive to Abu Simbel. The drivers were great and very professional. The Nubian dinner was excellent! The balloon ride was also a highlight. A good tour overall, I would definitely recommend.

Jeannine King
Posted: Saturday 26th of January 2019


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Ancient Encounters 2018 Tour

The booking process was good but it would have been good to know that the meet and greet isn't that important. We flew in a day early to make sure we didn't miss it and it was not much. The itinerary was very rushed. 2 days at red sea was only 30 hours. The local reps were average? booking 5:20am flight and getting us up a 2am is poor. The hotels were all good, except in Luxor paying for Wifi at a 5-star hotel is not good. All the sites were great but the felucca was poor? half the group got food poisoning. The highlights of the tour were Big Mo and the tour guests.

Chris Von Cooseele
Posted: Sunday 27th of January 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

The booking process was good and the website was easy to find info/book other tours. Almost everything on the tour was excellent. A negative was the food in the Aswan hotel wad dry/tasteless. Also the bus was uncomfortable. I didn't enjoy the bus ride from Aswan to Luxor. But it was a fantastic holiday overall, and I can't say one highlight? maybe Waleed!! Would definitely recommend and travel again? we are already booked to Jordan in March!

Sharsa Mountjoy
Posted: Sunday 3rd of February 2019


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Egypt on a Shoestring Tour

The booking process was excellent. The airport pickup was also very good? timely, friendly, informed. The organisation of the tour was very good. The pace was very fast. The transport was mostly good but Abu Simbel is too far in that type bus. I was too sick to participate in the felucca cruise. I didn't enjoy the 18hr train ride Cairo to Aswan and the commute back & forth to/from north/south part of country. In general, it was an excellent tour. Tour guide & local reps. outstanding! Abive & beyond request accommodation. Got very sick & Mohammed worked diligently to assist. The sunrise balloon & Valley of Kings were the highlights.

Tim King
Posted: Saturday 26th of January 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

The booking process was excellent. The airport meet and greet was on time + friendly. We felt safe with Waleed since the welcome meeting. Waleed had lots of information to share with us. The reps were very professional. The overall pace was a little fast, but I'm happy we saw a lot. The service at the Cairo hotel was not great? no twoels, hairdryer. NYE party at the Aswan hotel was disappointing; food was terrible. The Hurghada hotel is a great hotel, some staff were aggressive. I didn't enjoy the long bus journeys. All of the sites visited were great? lots of fantastic history? loved it! Waleed did his very best in ensuring we had a smooth, safe journey. We didn't have to wait long in all places and the people we came into contact with were professional. The hot-air balloon was a highlight.

Michelle Lin
Posted: Saturday 29th of December 2018


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Encounters Tour

The booking process was excellent. I would have liked to be sent a map of the tour with places visited beforehand. The itinerary was good, but the schedule too tight with early starts. The sights were all excellent and were all the highlight of the tour. The least enjoyable part for me was the rush and illness. It was an excellent tour overall. Thank you to our guide Aboudi for advising us of traps for tourists and for his care throughout the tour.

Anthony Dalton
Posted: Sunday 17th of February 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

The booking process was excellent, very fast replies from the consultant. It would have been good to know US$ widely accepted here! Your website is good, lots of info! The airport pickup was great, very easy! The welcome meeting was also excellent, a lot of good information! The guide was brilliant, so friendly, smart & funny! He is so knowledgeable about Egypt! All of his tours were SO informative and interesting! This was an excellent tour, no negatives at all! It was all great! I will definitely recommend you to my friends!! Our tour was wonderful! Everything was organized and well run the entire time. Our guide, Ahmed Kamouna was a gem! We are so lucky to have had him as our guide. He was personable and knows so much about all the places we visited. He made our trip so memorable. Thank you!! Will check out the website for more trips!

Karen Hinkey
Posted: Thursday 14th of February 2019


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Jordan on a Shoestring Tour

The booking process was excellent, Mariska very helpful. At the airport meet and greet, our flight was delayed so driver driving 2:30am and very tired and swerving on motorway. Welcome meeting was good but would have been good to have JJ go around the group for introductions etc. Great range of activities, unless arrive a day early then no time in Amman so almost obligatory to change schedule. Too much time on meal breaks and not enough time at sites. Tour guide knew a lot and at times his delivery of info was very brief. Jerash felt very rushed at 2hrs and then considerable pressure needed from tourists to be taken to Karak rather than an alternative. Amman hotel was poor, no hot water/poor breakfast. At Petra La Maison hotel the room smelt so was shifted on second night. Bath towels damp in rooms at beginning of stay. Staff very kind especially at Rooftop bar. This is a great tour ~ at times the guide appeared to be distracted and there might have been more opportunity of options to shop at local market or lookout points. Jordanian people were very friendly. Tour agents were responsive to change of hotel too.

Janine Carroll & Sue Painter
Posted: Monday 28th of May 2018


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Encounter Travel Tour

The booking process was excellent and easy to book. It was an excellent tour overall. The pyramids and Valley of the Kings were highlights. Tour guides were exceptional. Incredibly knowledgeable. Friendly. They went out of their way to answer all our questions and make us feel welcome. One big issue? horse drawn carrige. This is cruel to animals. We didn't want to support it. This should not be part of the tour. I also didn't enjoy the pollution of city.

Nathan Runke
Posted: Saturday 19th of January 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

The booking process was average, Mariska needs to learn better customer service skills. The guide Big Mo was excellent, private tour with Ayman to Mosque excellent also on 25 Jan 2019. I didn't enjoy riding in bus. The highlight was the knowledge of Big Mo. I really enjoyed the tour overall.

Brent Muir
Posted: Thursday 24th of January 2019


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Jordan on a Shoestring Tour

The booking process was all excellent. Airport meet and greet was excellent, the welcome meeting at the start was good. I enjoyed the tour overall.

Greg Jones
Posted: Monday 28th of May 2018


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Ancient Encounters Tour

The booking process before was excellent. The airport pickup was good in Jordan. Nobody picked us up in Egypt. Petra was the highlight. Our guide Ammar in Jordan was excellent.

Gloria Avellaneda
Posted: Saturday 29th of December 2018


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Nubian Adventure Tour

The booking experience was very good, but I would have liked to know beforehand about the extra fees we need to pay. The airport pickup, welcome meeting, guide, reps were excellent. The transport was good but I didn't enjoy the train ride. The sites were all great, the best were the pyramids/Luxor/Balloon Ride. A good in general.

Maribel Garcia
Posted: Friday 1st of February 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

The best part of the tour was seeing the pyramids. The negative was that I got sick? missed Valley of Kings + 1/2 day in Luxor. Food was disappointing, too much bread and carbs! Too much smoking in the Cairo hotel. Everything else was very good: the airport meet and greet, the guides, the organisation and the transport. Good value for money.

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Posted: Saturday 19th of January 2019


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Encounters Travel Tour

The airport pickup was good and the welcome meeting was good. I was tired. Sameh is great at his job. My highlight was the Valley of the Kings. Negatives were smog/why bring reusable water bottle if water is poison. The tour guides litteraly have master degrees in archeology. They are so knowledgable. The tour was excellent overall.

Jacob
Posted: Saturday 19th of January 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

The airport pickup was excellent. Kalifa made us all feel welcome + taken care of. The guide was excellent. He is very friendly + outgoing. He give the info with great stories so if comes alive. Great service from bus drivers to boats. Great organication but some days too long. The hotels were good but the Luxor one had bad internet service. In the Aswan hotel I had a massage & the manager tried to hard sell a massage to my husband. The felucca was just wonderful and my highlight was Luxor at night. I did not enjoy the train ? dirty + disgusting. Overall, an amazing trip. Great value for money. The Encounters travel team is amazing! Everything runs smoothly, I felt well cared for + had the trip of a lifetime. Kalifa was a great organizer + Mohamed was the best guide ever! A great story teller with so much knowledge + so much enthusiam. We felt lucky to have him!

Eileen Doyle
Posted: Saturday 16th of March 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

The airport pickup and transfers were all exceptional. Aboudie went above & beyond & was extremely pleasant & professional even under pressure from complaining AUSSIES! The hotels and transport were good. The sites that we visited were all excellent and enjoyable. I didn't enjoy the museum in Cairo. An excellent tour overall and I would definitely recommend to friends.

Dallas & Leonie Hawkins
Posted: Saturday 16th of February 2019


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Jordan & Egypt on a Shoestring Tour

The airport meet-and-greet and welcome brief was good. The itinerary worked with plenty of time. Drivers were very experienced and the transport was good.

Robert and Rosa Bliss
Posted: Monday 24th of December 2018


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Jordan & Egypt on a Shoestring Tour

The airport meet and greet was excellent. The tour was excellent overall. Only negatives were that no one told me what time we would meet on the first day and I didn't have information about early breakfast. Also could be more free time and cheaper restaurants

Maria Cardona Rodriguez
Posted: Monday 24th of December 2018


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Trip a Deal Tour

The airport meet and greet and welcome meeting was excellent, very informative, pleasant, helpful. Sheriff's knowledge is second to none, he is unbelievable, best guide ever. Tamam! Couldn't ask for more, so helpful & kind. The whole team has been incredible. The itinerary was fast paced but thorough, made every experience unforgettable. Cairo was a daunting place made accessible by the incredible guides. Aswan Philae Temple is beautiful, the Nubian village was friendly. Edfu is an amazing place. Luxor is jaw dropping, words cannot describe. The felucca was breathtaking, a wonderful expeience? and great music!! The transport was okay, but the minubus got a little uncomfortable on the long trips. Traffic is very different to back home. The drivers made it very comfortable. Overall, I cannot describe how good

Craig Bailey
Posted: Saturday 12th of January 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

Sherif was great. Super knowledge and made the tour entertaining. The itinerary was good, but the last couple of days had a lot of down time. Perhaps could reduce by a day. It was excellent overall and the Pyramids and felucca were highlights. The least enjoyable part was the constant hassle from the locals to buy things. A massive thank you tp the team in Egypt for working to get us on a tour after a misunderstanding with sales rep meant we had thought we were booked and turned up but weren't. They arranged all our transport + accommodation last minute so we could still enjoy the tour. We very much appreciate the work + trouble they went through.

Carly Billingsley
Posted: Saturday 26th of January 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

Sharif was wonderful. Karnak Temple was the highlight. The service was good and the tour was excellent value for money.

Bruce Laflaoie
Posted: Friday 11th of January 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

Service was excellent when booking the tour, but would have liked more info on what to bring level of difficulty to be explained (how much walking etc.). The guide Waleed was excellent, always a gentleman and a fund of information. I only didn't enjoy the train trip. Highlights for me were: 1) Waleed & his knowledge 2) Karnak 3) Falucca Sail

Jeff Keast
Posted: Saturday 2nd of February 2019


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Jordan on a Shoestring Tour

Service was excellent before the tour. Mariska was my consultant. I would have liked a more detailed itinerary before the tour (times, etc.) Airport meet and greet was great. Transport was great- Mohammed was awesome! Some things were disorganised but overall I had a fabulous time

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Posted: Sunday 27th of May 2018


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Jordan & Egypt on a Shoestring Tour

Pre-tour nptes should include a section on ALCOHOL IN JORDAN and more strongly emphasis culturally appropriate dress. Members of our tour were astonished that buying beer in South Jordan wasn't possible and were inappropriately annoyed at Khalid, through no fault of his own. Airport meet and greet was excellent. Itinerary was excellent, liked the re-organization of Dead Sea to Day 2. Lunch was the area that needs the most improvement. The Dana Buffet is the only place I'd recommend. Please find a more eco-friendly water option. We went through a lot of cases of 600ml plastic bottles. I'd recommend a gallon jug with a spicket for refilling reuasable bottles. Also, one guest was very difficult. Khalid did a good job being patient with this person.

Ashley Thompson
Posted: Monday 21st of January 2019


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Jordan on a Shoestring Tour

Pre-tour booking was very good. I would have liked to receive the flight information sooner and also details about the local tour company (eg Hajjat Tour). Airport meet and greet was great- on time and helpful! Itinerary was well-planned; great value. We often had lunch together. Maybe include lunch and guide gratuity in price. Hotel rooms were reasonable but needed signficant updates. The bathrooms were also not as functional as they could have been. Fabulous time overall.

Nefetaria Yates
Posted: Monday 28th of May 2018


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Jordan on a Shoestring Tour

Pre travel service was excellent. I booked with Ant. I felt that there were too many breaks, rest, and late starts. Could fit more free time in and avoid peak heat. Only one option for lunch. I enjoyed the tour overall.

Cynthia Coventry
Posted: Monday 28th of May 2018


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Nubian Adventure Tour

Our tour guide was unique!! He was the highlight ?? Everything was well organized! I only didn't enjoy the bathrooms. 5 star tour overall.

Bertha Cuellar de Ageular
Posted: Friday 25th of January 2019


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Jorden & Egypt? Tour

Our tour guide Boudi was great ? helpful, pleasant, very knowledgeable & well dressed. Other rep Wadi was poorly dressed & unfriendly. The itinerary, sites and activities were all excellent. My highlights were Luxor/Abu Simbel. I didn't enjoy the long drive to Abu Simbel. The hotels were mostly good, but the Cairo one had poor food and a bad room. The Hurghada hotel had a nice room but a bad location. It was an excellent trip overall and great value for money, I would recommend.

Diana Bergmark
Posted: Saturday 16th of February 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

Our guide was the sweetest human alive!!! Could not speak more highly of Waleed!!! The hotels were good, the Cairo hotel has great breakfast. The Luxor facilities needed improvement. All the sites were great, but wish we had more time @ the Sphinx. I didn't enjoy the food on the train. It was an excellent tour overall. This was my first travel group experience and I could not be happier it was with your company. Everyone was amazing and everything was well executed. Egypt was my number one destination in the world and this tour helped me love the country and the culture even more ? Waleed was the highlight. His knowledge and care and stories made every experience even more beautiful. I would definitely recommend to friends as long as they can get Waleed =)

Micheala Brickley
Posted: Friday 1st of February 2019


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Sands & Seas Tour

Our guide made us feel like he was an old friend that we came to visit. He knew all about the sites we visited and we laughed more in 9 days than I have in a year. I love Egypt and i can't wait to hopefully bring my whole family here in the future.

Michael Ortenblad
Posted: Monday 28th of January 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

Our experience in Egypt couldn't had been better! The tour was plan to detail, all was spot on! What made it even more special was our unique tour guide. He was the highlight ?? =) =) Going to the bathroom was the only negative.

Bertha Diaz
Posted: Friday 25th of January 2019


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Jordan & Egypt on a Shoestring Tour

Our consultant before the tour was excellent. Gavin gets 2 thumbs up! Our tour guide Mohammed is excellent! He is a big reason I enjoyed the tour as much as I did. He's the best guide I've ever had! The highlight of the tour was all of Luxor. The show in Cairo is a great addition! But I think West Bank should be part of the standard package. Not Add On. Only the transport was average. Overnight van... it is what it is. An excellent tour with great value for money pverall.

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Posted: Saturday 26th of January 2019


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Ancient Encounters Tour

No pikc-up in Egypt airport! Train ride? sleeper terrible. The Jordan experience was good. Ammar in Jordan was excellent.

Luis Avellaneda
Posted: Saturday 29th of December 2018


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A Week in Jordan Tour

No one was there at the airport meet and greet. Welcome meeting was very good. Wadi Rum was the highlight. The least enjoybale part was geting scammed in Petra. Great value for money and excellent tour overall.

Lachlan + Katie
Posted: Saturday 25th of May 2019


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Trip a Deal Tour

My trip of a lifetime at the top of my list, wonderful. The guides were great, Sharef, Islam, abeh wonderful people, so helpful and informative. Everyone who helped us was so nice. All my love keep well :)

Maureen Bailey
Posted: Saturday 19th of January 2019


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Habibi/Shoestring Tour

My travel consultant Gavin was very good. The itinerary was good but I recommend Abu Simbel be included in base tour, allowing can't of travel south to stay in hotel & Abu Simbel for 1 night. This would give better visit and break up the drive. The accommodation was good but the door lock in the Cairo hotel was not very secure. Also I'd prefer to retain control of the $45 tipping kitty. It's not clear who that does/doesn't cover. The sights were very good but I wish we had visited the pyramids at 0830 opening. The guide Muhammad was excellent and he was the highlight of the tour. An excellent tour overall. Thank you!

Ashley Thompson
Posted: Saturday 26th of January 2019


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Sands & Seas Tour

My highlights were the pyramids & Scuba Diving & Hot Air Balloon. Really appreciated everyone's (especially the kind gentleman I called on your emergency number) assistance in getting me hooked up with my group when my initial flights were cancelled due to poor weather. Thanks!

Anna Hackman
Posted: Wednesday 30th of January 2019


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Sands & Seas Tour

Mamood was excellent. The Egyptian Museum was my favourite. The airport meet and greet and the welcome meeting were both very good. I would definitely travel with you again and recommend to others.

Melonia Maitland
Posted: Tuesday 29th of January 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

Mahmoud was the best guide. Extremely knowledgeable friendly, and caring. Mahmoud's group had the most fun out of all the groups. The felucca cruise was the highlight for me. Negatives were food poisoning/train ride.

Krystalle Thomas
Posted: Saturday 19th of January 2019


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Sands & Seas Tour

Mahmoud was excellent. So friendly & very knowledgeable. The itinerary, pace and organisation was good, but would like more time in Cairo.The hotels were all excellent and the sites were great. My favourites were the pyramids & camel ride. Something I didn't enjoy was te high winds/weather in Hurghada. It was an excellent trip overall, I would definitely recommend.

Andrea Gallagher
Posted: Monday 11th of February 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

Mahmoud was amazing, knowledgeable, kind. He was the highlight of the trip. I didn't enjoy the train bathrooms, but everything else on the tour was excellent.

Steve Tutterow
Posted: Saturday 19th of January 2019


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Tour

Luxor was the highlight. I didn't enjoy the Cairo start- no time for lunch. Our trip was only a short one, but managed to pack in all the highlights. A stand out feature was the care and attention of our tour guide Ed + his knoeledge of Egyptian culture and life.

Mandy Bernard
Posted: Saturday 5th of January 2019


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Trip a Deal Tour

Luxor was the definite highlight. I didn't enjoy the felucca that much and the fish dish at the Nubian dinner was not appetising. The Hurghada hotel was average, bathroom sink was faulty and door locked took several attempts. The airport pickup was excellent as well as the welcome meeting. It's an excellent tour in terms of value for money.

Francisca Stonis
Posted: Saturday 12th of January 2019


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Sands & Seas Tour

Loved the Hurghada resort!! Very good staff + service here!! Loved the pyramids and camel ride. The Luxor market with our guide Mahmoud was a highlight. I loved the dinner cruise but they sat us right by the speakers and it was too LOUD! Our tour guide, Mahmoud Elgabry was awesome!!! He made the entire trip extremely pleasant. He did a fantastic job telling us about your country and also shared his personal experiences. He is the BEST!! Mohamed in Hurghada was excellent too! Fantastic job by everyone at Encounters!!

Julie Ortenblad
Posted: Monday 28th of January 2019


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Sands & Seas Tour

Loved Mahmoud. He did awesome. Great pace of tour. Hotels were good and sites were excellent. One negative was the pushy street seller. The trip was great value for money and I enjoyed it greatly. All of it was a highlight!

Brooke Gurr
Posted: Monday 11th of February 2019


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Jordan & Egypt on a Shoestring Tour

Khalid was a great host and super informative. Itinerary was perfect. Telephones in voucher were never answered. I would include art museums.

Melissa Alicea
Posted: Monday 21st of January 2019


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Jordan on a Shoestring Tour

Just fabulous- loved it! Even if you've never thought about Jordan as a holiday- do it! Beautiful place, beautiful people. Itinerary was amazing, saw lots. So much history. Khadija has excellent knowledge.

Marion Byrne
Posted: Wednesday 9th of January 2019


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Jordan on a Shoestring Tour

Itinerary balance was good. Meet and greet at the airport was good and so was the welcome briefing at the start. Enjoyed the Petra tour the most

Steven & Wai Yong Ng
Posted: Monday 7th of January 2019


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Sands & Seas Tour

It was an excellent tour. 5 stars for eveything, there were no negatives. The Valley of the Kings was the highlight. Mahmoud was an excellent guide. Always friendly and knwoledgeable.

Colin Gallagher
Posted: Monday 11th of February 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

It was an excellent tour, everything was great. The felucca was my favourite, it was fun! It was excellent value for money. I would highly recommend and definitely travel with you again.

Lani C. Lee
Posted: Saturday 9th of February 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

It was an excellent holiday overall and very good value for money. The pyramids and Hurghada were highlights? Ayman too. Only the hotel in Luxor was average, I didn't enjoy it. I would definitely recommend the company to friends.

Miayan Thompson
Posted: Tuesday 15th of January 2019


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Jordan on a Shoestring Tour

It was a very nice tour, though sometimes amount of travel time and time at sites could be better distributed. Would be nice to offer transport option before/after tour even if it's not to/from the airport. Itinerary was good, though some more places could have been visited. Factory/shop visits are nice, but products are expensive and shopping is not my main goal. Knowlegde of our guide was exceptional but he gave too much information at times. It's hard to take in so much information so sometimes less is better. Good hotels/accommodations. Amann guest house is very nice, though far from the center (for exploring) and breakfast is not that great.

Claudia Goedknegt
Posted: Monday 21st of January 2019


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Sands & Seas Tour

It was a very good tour overall. Some of the drivers were good and some not so good. I didn't enjoy arriving a day late and leaving early- could not do the Nile dinner cruise. If I had known that I would not get to the hotel until 2am? MISSING FIRST DAY I would have arrived a day sooner. The highlight was on the first day to see the pyramids out our window of the hotel.

Andrea Hand
Posted: Wednesday 30th of January 2019


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Egypt Tour

It was a very good tour overall. I got sick in Luxor and the train was not good. The best highlights were the camel ride, pyramids, hot air balloon.

Galia (USA- 56 years)
Posted: Sunday 20th of January 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

It was a very good tour overall. Everything was great? airport pickup, welcome meeting, guides, reps, sights, transport. I just would have liked one more day in Cairo and Luxor. I didn't enjoy the quickness of our stay in Luxor/rushing to drive to Hurghada. Abu Simbel was the highlight. I would definitely recommend this company.

Andree Lapierre
Posted: Saturday 26th of January 2019


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A Week in Jordan Tour

It was a good trip overall. Highlights were Bethany and Petra. Drivers and airport meet and greet was excellent. It was good value for money.

Vannesa + Barry White
Posted: Sunday 12th of May 2019


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Nubians & Beaches Tour

It was a bit too cold. The felucca option was not appropriate in the time of yera. Too cold! The country and the organisation was very good. The airport meet and greet and the welcome meeting was excellent.

Maria Jimenet
Posted: Saturday 5th of January 2019


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Trip A Deal Tour

In Cairo there was no time for lunch. The hotel in Cairo needs an upgrade. Abu Simbel was the highlight.The tour was excellent value for money and very good overall.

Peter Alexander
Posted: Saturday 5th of January 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

I would have liked to receive a packet with details on what to ware before the tour. The tour was good value for money, but should include pics! People will use/share the pictures so it is like free advertising. Also need 2 days at the resort! The tour was great! We learned so much and thankful for Waleed!!! The train was not great, but the felucca was amazing! The Pyramids of Giza (camel ride there) was also a highlight.

Cassandra Clark
Posted: Saturday 19th of January 2019


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Sands & Seas Tour

I would have liked to have more info about the trip more than 2 weeks before. The airport pickup and welcome meeting were excellent and the guides were great. Mahmoud is very knowledgeable. The reps were always there to help! This was the best trip ever! There were no negatives, trip was perfect. It was the perfect way to see the sights in Egypt. Everything was very organised and we had a great time with Mahmoud. Our guide in Hurghada (Mohamed) was also great. I would definitely travel with you again and recommend to all my friends.

Vicky Kovach
Posted: Monday 11th of February 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

I would have liked to have been sent visa information & more communication before the tour. Besides that, everything else was excellent, no negatives. I would definitely travel with this company again, I highly recommend.

Amit Patel
Posted: Saturday 9th of February 2019


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Sands & Seas Tour

I would have liked more info/ALL info before arriving. (flight info, logistic info, every activity).Mahmoud was great. He was the best guide we have ever had. Mohammed @ Hurghada was also fantastic. The Pyramids were the highlight. The least enjoyable part was the unavoidable traffic. Excellent tour in general and I would definitely recommend.

Kurt Kovach
Posted: Monday 11th of February 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

I would have liked if you collect all the fee including the tipping kitty before the tour. Abu Simbel and snorkeling were the highlights. I didn't enjoy the Cairo Hotel by the Pyramids. The tour was very good overall, good value for money and i would recommend to friends.

Paul Frita
Posted: Saturday 19th of January 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

I would have liked flight information sooner and hotel information before the tour. I didn't enjoy the nubian dinner. The best parts were seeing the pyramids + our group/guide. Waleed was amazing & really cared about the family! An excellent tour overall and would definitely recommend.

Stefanie Rivas
Posted: Friday 18th of January 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

I would have liked an actual list of hotels ? many were not the same as what was ,emtioned on website. The hotels we stayed in were good, except for the one in Aswan, had to change rooms 3 times due to problems. The sites visited were all excellent. The felucca ride was amazing and dinner was good, but it went for too long & the journey back to hotel was beyond painful. Needs to finish earlier. The hot air balloon in Luxor was the highlight. The tour was great overall and good value for money. I would recommend to friends.

Danielle Zouroudis
Posted: Thursday 14th of March 2019


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A Week in Jordan Tour

I wasn't sent all needed info before the tour. Meet and greet at airport was not at immigration as directed, no holding up sign and didn't assist with luggage. Driver Majid was attentive and entertaining in interactions. Guide was professional, affable & personable. Clear, informative, helpful suggestions. Cultural, social knowledge imparted at appropriate times (no overload). As Salt was the highlight (would enjoy full day here).

Bronwyn McGarry & Willy Quiroga
Posted: Sunday 28th of April 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

I was told if I wanted to have a room next to my daughter I should have asked for one beforehand. I was told that I should have planned to carry my RX with me beforehand (my luggage was misrouted for 5 days.) The felucca was poor, gor food poisoning on boat meal. I didn't enjoy the Nubian Village food. The highlight was Karnak. It was an average tour pverall, it was rushed and had early wake up calls.

Hugh Reusser
Posted: Saturday 26th of January 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

I think things went well generally, but the longer we were here the more it became clear that this isn't my sort of vacation. I need more details (what times trains leave/arrive & so on) & resent being left in the dark & assume that "there's a plan". You also need to give people the freedom to say "no" to some activities? always felt pressured to go along. The initial cruise was nice, but let people leave when they want instead of holding them on an island for hours. There was a lack of individual time and a detailed itinerary. I would have liked more detailed information before the tour (eg. exact names of hotels, flight numbers, etc). But it was good value for money and my highlights were Edfu & Philae Temple and the Nubian dinner.

Emily Dagger
Posted: Saturday 19th of January 2019


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Jordan & Egypt on a Shoestring Tour

I think Petra should start earlier and tourist should be better prepared to be hassled by vendors, more time spent in Wadi Rum. I thought Khalid did a great call by moving the Dead Sea to the first day rather then the last.

Hunter Holder
Posted: Monday 21st of January 2019


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Sands & Seas Tour

I loved everything!

Pamela Shute
Posted: Tuesday 29th of January 2019


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Trip a deal/Discovered Tour Tour

I liked the website, very colorful. The guides and reps and airport pickup were all excellent. The sights we visited were all great too, my highlights were on the Nile and pyrmid's. Feed your group don't let them starve or you may have a fainter. Tour guild amazing.

Grace Saltmarsh
Posted: Saturday 2nd of February 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

I liked the tour notes & information on your website. It was an excellent tour. My highlights were Pryamids/Valley of Kings? ALL of it! I only didn't enjoy the Nubian Village Walk. Great price, great tour & personalized service! Highly recommend!

Margaret (Peggy) Dahl
Posted: Saturday 9th of February 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

I liked that everything was available to download on your website. The entire tour was excellent, 5 stars for everything from the hotels to the sites to the reps and the airport pickup. The only thing I didn't enjoy was the van ride from Luxor to Hurghada. Our guide Mohamud was so dedicated and knowledgeable. Learning so much about Egypt from him was the highlight. I would definitely recommend this company and travel with you again.

Sue Hartlett
Posted: Friday 1st of February 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

I hated that horrible train. I would not recommend this option to anyone. But the tour overall was excellent, especially the guide, local reps, and airport meet and greet. The highlights were the hot air balloon and Karnak. The tour is good value for money.

Manuela Hernandez
Posted: Saturday 19th of January 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

I had an excellent trip to Egypt. The sites, hotels, activities were all great. Our tour guide was the highlight, he always had additional info, very knowledgeable. The least enjoyable part was the sleeping train (you should eliminate this part). The tour was excellent value for money and I highly recommend.

Mercedes Breitenfeldt
Posted: Saturday 16th of February 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

I had an excellent trip overall. The sites were all great, especially the pyramids + Sphinx + Falucca. The transport was good except for the train. It was dirty and a horrible experience. Another negative was the long days ? eg. 3:00am to 10:00pm. The tour was great value for money and I would travel with you again and recommend to others.

Andrew M. Graubard
Posted: Saturday 16th of March 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

I had an excellent time overall. The buses were great but the train was bad. My favourites were seeing the pyramids & nubian village & felucca. I didn't enjoy Luxor in general. Sharif did awesome. Well informed, helpful, and energetic. Would've liked more time at Cairo markets & pyramids.

Patrick Rory Collins
Posted: Saturday 9th of February 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

I had a good trip and experience overall. The hotels were average and so were the sites visited. The felucca was good and the drivers/tranport was good. Good value for money.

Alejandro Ong
Posted: Saturday 9th of February 2019


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Sands & Seas Tour

I found this to be a good trip in general. I didn't like the early wake-up calls for flight, but everything else was good. The drivers were good and the reps were excellent. The airport pickup was also excellent. Luxor was amazing! Mamoud was so much fun!

akguy79@yahoo.com
Posted: Monday 11th of February 2019


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Sands & Seas Tour

I found everything on the tour to be very good. The guide and local reps were excellent, so was the accommodation. The Pyramids and Valley of the Kings were particular highlights. One negative for me was the trip from Cairo to Luxor. But an excellent holiday overall.

Susan Shealy
Posted: Tuesday 15th of January 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

I found booking the tour to be good, but I hope your compnay send a complete tour voucher & plan before I leave home (I got after I landed at Cairo Airport). The hotels were good and the sites all excellent. I did not enjoy the train toilets/sickness at Aswan. The team very fun & friendly and the hot air balloon was the best. I enjoyed it alot overall.

Li Chen
Posted: Friday 1st of February 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

I enjoyed the trip greatly overall. Some days were too long and the train was terrible. Dirty and not for tourist. The sites were all great, the guides were excellent and the hotels were good. The highlight was the history of Egypt. It was great value for money and I would definitely recommend to others.

Marisol Graubard
Posted: Saturday 16th of March 2019


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Jordan & Egypt on a Shoestring Tour

I enjoyed eveything about the tour, it was excellent overall and very good value for money. I only didn't like being on the train (sleeper train). Highlights were the pyramids and Vally of the Kings. I definitely recommend Encounters.

Umme Safora Aliya Khan
Posted: Saturday 19th of January 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

I didn't enjoy the train ride. Meeting the locals was a highlight. Waleed, our tour guide was amazing. I loved his charisma, his dedication, and how much he cared about us. It was an excellent tour.

Carlos Navas
Posted: Saturday 2nd of February 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

I did not like the cash exchange at the welcome meeting. The Aswan hotel was dirty and had poor service. The felucca was the least enjoyable. But it was a good tour in general. The highlights were the Great Pyramid, Sphinx, Camel Ride.

Mona Diaz
Posted: Saturday 19th of January 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

Guide was very helpful. Very good food and the temples were amazing. Hotels were nice and comfortable. An excellent tour overall, no negatives. My highlights were Valley of Kings and Nubian Village. Great value for money and would definitely recommend.

Logan Freudenburg
Posted: Saturday 16th of March 2019


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Jordan on a Shoestring Tour

Great tour!! Just a shame that we stopped & looked at every single rubble ruins that used to be something. Once or twice would have been fine :) Airport meet and greet was excellent. It would have been nice to have a proper intro meal with group. The itinerary was good. Would be nice to have a link to a information oage that tells us about visa (advice) & things like the Jordan Pass

Sophie Hemsworth
Posted: Monday 21st of January 2019


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Jordan on a Shoestring Tour

Good info provided before the tour. Airport meet and greet service was poor! Negative experience, no one waitng- took 55 mins to find a way to phone. Need a alternative contact @ airport, no one was willing to ring for me when I wasn't met for 55 mins. I had no sim (Jordian) & no Jordian money. Transport was good, all attempts made to solve A/C issues. Preferred samller bus- big bus good, but some limited interactions. Enjoyed the tour overall, good group, small group size was good, all the sites were good.

Gillian Krenzen
Posted: Monday 18th of June 2018


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Jordan & Egypt on a Shoestring Tour

Gavin was very helpful and responsive! Airport meet and greet was great, middle of the night was no problem. An email notification with meeting time for the tour start would have helped. The itinerary balance was good. I think an earlier start at Petra would be better. I went at opening and it seems my Petra experience was much more enjoyable than those that came later. It might be due to the language barrier, but I would have loved more interaction with our Bedouin hosts. They were very friendly, but I didn't feel as though I learned much of their culture. Amman staff was very accommodating. The first room was very unsecure so I asked to move and there was no issue. (I've noticed many of the balcony doors don't have working locks. The first room was easily accessed by the fire escape, so that was a big security concern to me.)

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Posted: Monday 21st of January 2019


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A Week in Jordan Tour

Food at Wadi Rum Bedouin Camp poor. Petra and Wadi Rum scenery were the highlights (but should be 2 nights in Petra!). Very happy with Eddie.

Les Douglas
Posted: Sunday 5th of May 2019


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Jordan & Egypt on a Shoestring Tour

Extremely well organised tour. I only didn't enjoy the train. Extremely impressed with the tour. The accommodation, tour guide, transportation information and entertainment all were outstanding. I definitely recommend the company. If I choose to go for tour again, I will definitely choose this.

Mr Aldus Khan
Posted: Saturday 19th of January 2019


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Nubian Encounters Tour

Excellent tour. Would have liked to have been sent info on all the hotels we were staying at before the tour. The guide was excellent? helpfull + Well informed, Good problem solver. Entertaining. Hotels, transport, sites were excellent. All other activities were wonderful. The least enjoyable was the train rides. Staff was very helpfull, Informative and knowledgeable. When emergencies arose our guide was ready to provide help to overcome stomach upset and land sickness.

Ofelia M Cologne
Posted: Saturday 9th of February 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

Excellent tour, the itinerary was convenient. All experiences were wonderful.

Alfredo Gomez? Helena Jimenez
Posted: Saturday 19th of January 2019


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Encounter Travel Tour

Excellent tour in general. The accommodation and transport was good. But I didn't enjoy the train ride. The sites were great and my highlights were the camel ride/pyramid. Great value for money.

Jamie Giguerie
Posted: Friday 1st of February 2019


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A Week in Jordan Tour

Excellent guide. Airport meet and greet was average. Welcome meeting was excellent. Great tour overall.

Hope & Russell Browning
Posted: Sunday 26th of May 2019


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Egypt Discovery Tour

Eveything was excellent. Not a single negative? would definitely recommend.

Erin & Justin Bredlan
Posted: Friday 1st of February 2019


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Discovery Tours Tour

Eveything on this tour was excellent. The airport pickup was great, welcome meeting excellent, guide perfect, his information first class, reps were great. The itinerary was great but fast. Hotels all excellent except for Aswan hotel? dirty and old (room 401). All the sites were great and it was great value for money. Our guide Mohammed Kareem should be a pharoh. He is welcome in my home anytime.

Martin Lumsden
Posted: Saturday 2nd of February 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

Eveything before and during the tour was excellent. Luxor Temple was the highlight. The negatives were the train (dirty) and little down time. Big Mo was the best!!!

John M Verbo
Posted: Friday 25th of January 2019


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Nubian Tour Tour

Everything was excellent. The guide was amazing and very insightful. The local reps were very helpful. One negative was low Wifi, all the hotels need better Wifi. Abu Simbel was the highlight. I definitely recommend this tour.

Samantha/Romeal Jean Baptiste
Posted: Friday 18th of January 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

Everything was excellent. My personal highlights were Royal Makadi/Nile Palace, Pyramids, Valley of the Kings, felucca. Had a great timr!

Brin Dahl
Posted: Saturday 9th of February 2019


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Nubian Adventure Tour

Everything was excellent, except for the hotel in Cairo (dirty restroom) and the sleeper train was a horrible experience. It was dirty, old, disgusting. But we had a great time in Egypt for our anniversary. Our guide Mahmoud was awesome. Would definitely recommend Encounters and travel with them again.

Willy Torres
Posted: Saturday 19th of January 2019


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Discover Egypt Tour

Everything was excellent, especially the Pyramids in Giza/camel ride. I only didn't enjoy the train ride. Egypt was an incredible country, so much to see and so much to learn. Our tour guide was amazing!!

Adam Clark
Posted: Saturday 19th of January 2019


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Egypt Disocvery Tour

Everything was excellent and I would definitely recommened this company and travel with them again. The only things I didn't enjoy were the cold weather and traffic.

Ian Thompson
Posted: Friday 11th of January 2019


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Sands & Seas Tour

Everything was a great experience

Michael Shute
Posted: Tuesday 29th of January 2019


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