We made a last minute decision to go to Egypt. I contacted several tour companies and Walid (the owner of Egypt Tailor Made Day Tours) was the most responsive and seemed to understand what we wanted the best. We booked the tour and were on our way before we even had time to put down a deposit. "No problem" is my description of the theme of Egypt Tailor Made Day Tours. We missed our connection in Paris and Walid just asked that we keep him posted and instantly redid our itinerary with no extra charge after he asked for our input.
I realized that I did not have the six months left on my passport required by Egypt and contacted Walid to see if I could even get in the country. "No problem." he said and did not even tell us that he would have Sayed at the airport waiting for us inside of customs. By the time we exited the airplane Sayed had already talked to the government about my situation. He then got our visas, whisked us through customs, and escorted us to the driver. The next day we met Mossimo and Mr. Shaban, who were our companions for the next several days.
We saw everything. Mossimo's knowledge and enthusiasm was amazing. He loves Egypt and loves Americans and took us everywhere we wanted to go and places that we didn't know existed. We could not have asked for a better tour. We felt 100 percent safe at all times. In between the sites, we talked about politics and world affairs, Egyptian and American culture and everything under the sun. We were never bored.
We have traveled the world and Mossimo is one of the very best guides that we have ever had. He pointed out details that we would have never noticed on our own and changed the itinerary instantly and constantly based on our requests. He even dropped off and returned laundry for us, saving us a ton of money .
Egypt Tailor made Day Tours has wonderful drivers too, who effortlessly choreographed us through the legendary Cairo traffic.
The last day we went to Wadi Al-Hitan to see prehistoric whale fossils in the desert. Mr. Mahouad was our driver in a four by four vehicle. We had an incredibly beautiful drive through the desert and stopped by an untouched pristine lake in the middle of the desert. We hiked from the car, and when we reached the lake it was like a sanctuary. All we could see was nature and all we could hear was birds and the wind. I had no idea that we were even going there and it was one of the most beautiful things that I have ever seen in my life. We then proceeded to the reserve and continued with our wonderful day. Massimo knew everything about the desert, the sites and every town we passed through. Mr. Mahouad was an outstanding driver and we gave him the nickname of Mad Mahouad after the Mad Max movie.
We are home now and are missing Egypt. It was the first trip that we have taken without our kids who are teenagers, but we are planning to go back with them. We saw plenty of little kids who were tourists and can tell you that it is perfectly safe to take your kids to Egypt. Egypt Tailor Made Day Tours is perfect for everyone including people with little kids because of their flexibility and willingness to do whatever it takes. I highly recommend this company and urge you to go to Egypt soon. It is extremely affordable and the sites are uncrowded. You will see ancient wonders of the world and will never regret it.
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