I never wrote one of these reports, but I felt I had to do it because these people really earned it.
I just returned from an 8 day trip to Cairo plus Nile cruise and the service provided was not only excellent, but also nice and personal.
It is great to feel safe and welcomed in a country with political inestability, although I must say I didn’t feel any threat at any time, and I believe the news coverage is exaggerating the situation, as it is the case everywhere.
Since I wanted to visit some unusual places I decided to contact an Egyptian agency directly. I only had trip advisor as a reference and I contacted the agency directly through the internet.
The choice of the itineray, guides, drivers and boat company (Sonesta, moon goddess boat) was excellent.
The only thing that went wrong was the Horizon Pyramids hotel, since the first was too noisy for us Spaniards (not used to Cairo honking traffic), because the rooms that don’t face the street were not being used because of the few tourists visiting Egypt these days.
But Mohammed Hedar found me a different hotel in a residential area that was just what I needed. (President Hotel)
I felt safe and attended the whole trip, because, even though I had a Spanish speaking guide (Mohammed Magdi) and driver, Mohammed Hedar lent us a SIM card to communicate directly with him in case I had any kind of problem.
Both Mohammeds were eager to please and adapt to my tastes, and I am really grateful for the experiences they have provided. (A non touristic Cairo)