Simply, it is a personal tour that is organised around your needs, what you want to see and for how long you want to stay.
Many tours consist of being rushed around temples at lightening speed with barely any time to catch your breath or being herded into papyrus or alabaster factories to buy things you might feel pressured into buying. Tour guides often spend so much time giving you temple history, most of which goes in one ear and out the other. Not because it is not interesting but because you might be itching to explore the temples yourself.
Then there are the incessant bazaar vendors trying to convince you to buy something, or the temple gafeers trying to tell you the history of the temple, most of which is incorrect and which you then have to pay for. All in all, it can turn, what should have been an enjoyable experience into a very stressful visit.
With a facilitated tour you get to choose everything, where you go, how long you go for, and all with a guide who is there to safeguard you and allow you the freedom to move about without being hassled or rushed. Everything is organised for you, from travel to accommodation and temple visits, etc. all you have to do is relax and enjoy.
I accompany you on your trip, providing security and keeping you from the usual problems encountered by independent travellers. I do not pass you over to other people to take you anywhere but will stay with you, picking you up, dropping you off, accompanying you if you wish to shop without hassle, etc, I will stay with you on your temple visits but at a discreet distance, if you prefer, to explore by yourselves. The temple gafeers will know that I am with you and so will leave you alone to enjoy. I will ensure that you get the most out of your experience.
Of course, you are free to go by yourselves if that is what you wish and that too I can help with. However, I am always available, as I live only a 10 minute drive away from your villa, when I am not in Sahl hasheesh, so I am at the end of the phone if you need me. Whatever you would like to experience I can organise it for you. I have lived in Luxor all of my life and know it like the back of my hand.
Currently, I operate from the Red Sea area of Hurghada, Al-Gouna, Sahl Hasheesh and Makadi Bay, and of course, Luxor. If you are in Luxor and wish to visit the sea for a couple of days of diving, photography or exploring Hurghada, then we are happy to organise that too.
In travelling together I want you to feel that I am your friend and facilitator both and not an impersonal guide that makes you feel hurried and powerless to make your own choices. This is your trip…not mine.
I look forward to travelling with you.