Overall the trip was great! Ask Aladdin customized our trip to meet our interests and time. The food was fantastic! The hotels were great! We enjoyed all the various forms of transportation (van, train, boat, airplane). All the drivers and Aladdin representatives were friendly and helpful.
EGYPT: Fawzy, our guide, was fantastic! He was very attentive and protective. He gave us space to explore the sites, but was always watching to make sure things were going smoothly. We felt safe having Fawzy with us! He had a genuine interest in making sure we had a great trip.
Areas of improvement: Aladdin should offer bottled water to their guests! We spent unnecessary time trying to find bottled water. Our impression was that bottled water would be provided. Secondly, we didn’t understand why Aladdin booked us on separate itineraries from our guide for the train and air flights. We would have been willing to spend a little more money in order for him to travel on the same sleeper train and flight. Thirdly, we would have appreciated more guidance on tipping. It was difficult to tip in Egyptian pounds as the ATM’s dispense large denominations and we didn’t have a good opportunity to get smaller bills. We did take an amount of small US dollars that we hope covered an adequate tip. We would suggest a print out of suggested tips for various scenarios to be given upon request. It seemed to be an unnecessary frustration for us.
JORDAN: We enjoyed our time in Jordan. Our guide was knowledgeable and accommodating.
Area for improvement: The itinerary we received was different than the one the guide had. We were expecting to go to the Dead Sea and float, however, that was missing on our guide’s itinerary. The guide and driver agreed to follow the itinerary that Aladdin had sent us. Make sure you have a print out or copy of your itinerary to avoid any discrepancies!
Review by NickyB Aslanyan5 months ago
Moving to the Middle East was always a dream to visit Egypt. But after living in the Middle East, so many scams made it difficult to commit to going!
Thankfully we found Zara with AskAladdin.com! Working with our last minute international flights, she was able to tailor domestic flights, an Egyptologist guide (the one and only Sarawat!), private transport and a nile cruise ship!
Sailing quietly down the nile and sliding into dock from one ancient temple to the next while relaxing in the afternoon sun by the rooftop pool was truly a dream come true!
Review by Bernadatte7 months ago
We had an excellent trip with Ask-Aladdin. The company was very responsive and went of of its way to ensure that our vacation was as tailored to our needs as can be and as hassle free as can be. No hesitation in highly recommending this company. You will not regret it!
Review by YatesieMRY Abercrombie7 months ago
This is a great company, the tour guide Yasser is very pleasant, knowledgeable, punctuate, funny, with warm smile all the time.
Review by SueDElia7 months ago
Neil Anne & Robert Taylor
In April/May 2019 we spent another 17 days touring Egypt, again marvelling at the wonderful sights and treasures and meeting many friendly Egyptians on our 3rd holiday organised by Ask Aladdin.
From our first contact with Sara who put together our personalised itinerary (based on their 12 day Egyptian Odyssey tour modified and extended to 17 days), everything went smoothly. With our very knowledgeable , friendly and funny guide Ossama, our excellent driver Saed and the other careful drivers, everything went smoothly and we always felt safe, secure and well looked after.
The accommodation, river cruise and the delicious Egyptian food all enhanced our enjoyment of the time we spent in Egypt.
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Ask Aladdin for their ability to arrange a truly customised tour that meets your specific needs and wishes. Just tell them what you want to see and let them organise a holiday that will leave you with terrific memories of Egypt.
Review by Joko8 months ago
Pretty good. Yasser is kind and full of positive energy
Review by ThePunisher8 months ago
We had booked Egypt trip for 61 members for 2018 Christmas. It is absolutely amazing experience, we arrived Cairo Airport with warm welcoming flowers, we stayed at Holiday Inn for one night which is next to citimall, we had very authentic Egyptian food, got our SIM cards. Four nights Nile River Cruise and sightseeing well managed with morning sessions and sunset sessions which is absolutely beautiful. Our tour guide Yassar is very knowledgeable and friendly. Each tour bus has security guards, most places has security check. We are worry free for luggage and transportation. The restaurants that they choose had beautiful view and food are decent. Definitely would recommend friends to choose Ask Aladdin
Review by DaniDE8 months ago
I'm a skeptic by nature. I don't like tours. I like traveling independently.
So in negotiating and arranging my tour of Egypt I had doubts.
I could have not been more wrong. Ask Aladdin more than lived up to every expectation I could have had. We found ourselves in the caring, efficient hands of their representatives even before clearing customs and baggage claim. Every detail was taken care of, every need addressed. Our guide gave us 100% of his attention while the driver and various other personnel made sure everything worked. They listened and they strove in every encounter to taylor the trip to our interests and needs.
I'm a believer, and you will be too.
Review by Baxter Ringeisen9 months ago
This is absolute Five stars trip we had. This travel agency is very reliable and trustful one.From buying air tickets to travel in the Egypt. Every steps were meticulously arranged. In particular, the tour guide is very professional and knowledgeable and friendly. Through this trip, we love Egypt more and hope to revisit Egypt one day again.Thanks Mr. Yasser Wahab, You are the best. You made our trip an unforgettable memory.
Review by Gtokoz Pails9 months ago
My wife and I had a great trip to Egypt thanks to AskAladdin. Everything happened exactly according to our itinerary, all of the pick-ups and transfers were on time, the staff was always professional and friendly, and the accommodations were fantastic. We loved our guide Fawzy!!! He was extremely knowledgeable and we always felt completely safe when we were with him. He went out of his way to ensure that we had the best experience possible. If you are looking for a safe and comfortable way to see the wonders of Egypt, AskAladdin is the right agency for you.
Review by Gowshi10 months ago
My husband and I, along with my mum and step-dad, travelled through Egypt and Jordan with Ask Aladdin in January 2019. Our custom tour was so well organized by Heba -- everything worked like clockwork and we never had to worry about a thing. The reps and drivers were all fantastic, friendly and prompt. And the guides were absolutely phenomenal: Ossama in Egypt and Iyad in Jordan. All the hotels were top-notch, as was the food. Not to mention the sights (!!) We felt very safe and taken care of the entire trip. Highly, highly recommend traveling with Ask Aladdin and visiting this incredible part of the world.
Review by Pisky11 months ago
Dream come true! Trip of a lifetime to Egypt! After much research Ask Aladdin seemed like the best agency to make the trip happen. A 9 day trip to include Cairo, Alexandria, ABU Simbel, Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor was planned after a lot of back and forth emails and calls.
From being met at the airport and helped through getting the visa and luggage, chauffeured in our private vehicle everywhere, and all history shared by experts, everything was delivered as planned. This is one country where different entities handle the different logistics on a daily basis. We learnt that by the second day and had to be patient and flexible! Our guides in Cairo & for the cruise were wonderful, the drivers everywhere were courteous, hotels were excellent and we felt safe all the time.
The only suggestion I have is that all the tips should be included so that the guides could hand them out to all the people who need to get them and the clients don’t have to worry about obtaining change all the time.
We hope to go back when the new grand museum opens and also cover places we missed. Till then, we have lovely memories of all the places we visited. Thank you Ask Aladdin for your love of bringing people to Egypt and making everyone’s trip a memorable one!
Review by Pavleta Coevoets11 months ago
From the start to the finish of a four week holiday in Egypt Aladdin took care of everything for us Even a 10 day brake away from the tour in Hurghada to go scuba diving They even checked in every couple of days to make shore everything was alright
Review by Columbine11 months ago
AskAladdin is wonderful company.
Mr. Yasser is one of the best professional guiders.
The Egypt experts!
Review by Colosimo Derrow1 year ago
From the first e-mail till the time we got home, it was first class. The constant information from Heba was extremely helpful as we planned our flights. All the hotels were high class, the guides were outstanding, in fact everybody related to our holiday were utterly professional.
Review by Unicloner1 year ago
Sharing our recent memorable 9-day Egyptian & Nile cruise tour experience. We found AskAladdin tour operator to be excellent in planning, organizing, and communicating with our tour group. The itinerary was perfect, attention were paid to every details, the bus was clean and comfortable, the guide was engaging and knowledgeable, we would highly recommend AskAladdin, and will tour with them again.
Review by Grovenor1 year ago
One of the best travel agent ever!
Review by Hoswaldo1 year ago
From the initial contact through booking, confirming, arriving, touring and departing the experience provided by Ask Aladdin was fantastic. We do not have a single negative comment about the 10-days we spent in Cairo, Alexandria and on the Nile Cruise. We were met upon arrival by Ramadan and helped though arrival and immigration to our hotel. Then our principal guide Mohamed spent 9 days with us shepherding to all the sites we were expecting to see. He was kind, courteous, always on time and most helpful. I cannot imagine doing this tour without someone as experienced as him. The drivers were great, courageous and had modern, clean and A/C equipped vehicles. We would not hesitate to recommend this company.
Review by MamaWoo Fkemt1 year ago
We would highly recommend AskAladdin to everyone! To start, at various times and places we were to have a representative meet up with us. Every single time we were met, the rep was already there, spoke English, and was dressed nicely. Our guide was fabulous! Khaled was very educated, kind and caring, had a sense of humor. He was wonderfully interesting! We looked forward to spending time with him! Our drivers were great! Always on time with spotless air conditioned vans, bottles of water, smiles, and also dressed nicely. We were NOT disappointed with our 5 star hotel accommodations! They were terrific! Last but not least, there was not one time that we didn't feel safe! BUT the one negative for us was the sleeper train ride. There are too many reasons to list. We are extremely happy we took this Egyptian trip!
Review by Yankee1 year ago
our trip to Egypt was a fantastic and wonderful experience the food was good the sites were amazing and the Egyptians are wonderful and caring people!! The country is a very safe place and very secure you will have no problems when touring Egypt and will have a wonderful time our tour guide Yasser Ahmad was the bust guide in all of Egypt very very educated knew everything there was to know about the ancient Egyptians and all of the sites we went to he was very well educated on every site and every detail ask for Yasser if you want to learn about the ancient Egyptians we have traveled all over the world and he was by far the most knowledgeable guide we have ever had!!
Review by Gillybeanz VerHoven1 year ago
On the recommendation of friends, who have travelled to Egypt with AskAladdin twice in consecutive years, I contacted them directly to organise a private guided tour for my husband and I. I was very specific with what sites I wanted to see (I had been to Egypt previously in early 1990s on a basic itinerary). This time more in depth Islamic history and sites and extra temples north of Luxor and extra tombs on West Bank of Luxor (Ancient Thebes). This was an adventure trip. Heba helped me put together a 17 day itinerary. Nothing was too much trouble and her communication by email was very prompt and thorough. Everything ran very smoothly and we felt we had control of our itinerary and could see more or less if and when desired. It was extremely hot in Upper Egypt so we started our daily itinerary early morning and rested in the mid-afternoon where possible.
We paid for top hotels but the two Cairo hotels we stayed (Ramses Hilton and Le Meridian Giza) are dated and looking tired and the request for "non smoking" room isn't understood because you still find ashtrays and smoke smelling pillows and towels and furnishings in a "non-smoking" room. If they want to impress Western tourists they need to be firmer with this rule.
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and attentive to our safety and wellbeing. Our bus driver for the Cairo/Alexandria leg was safe, courteous and extremely patient in the chaos of Egypt roads. The van was impeccably clean every day.
Review by Moonie1 year ago
Absolutely Wonderful & Memorable Experience! Highly recommend! I was lucky enough to visit Egypt on a family trip in March 2018. I choose AskAladdin Tour company based on other reviewers comments. We booked the Red Sea Adventure Package and it was truly one of the best vacations/experiences we all have ever had. AskAladdin was from the beginning very helpful and easy to get in contact with. We called and spoke with a gentleman from the company based in the U.S. prior to booking and he was very informative, answered all our questions and gave us some great advice.
Once the trip was booked, AskAladdin took care of everything for us, they booked the hotels, all transportation and the fully guided trip. We had a very nice representative named Ramadan meet us at the Cairo Airport upon arrival, he handled our visas, and we were driven to our hotel the first night. From then on the trip was a busy itinerary of sight seeing, activities and adventures! Our guide was incredible! His name was Sarwat Hegazy, he is an Egyptologist, and was extremely knowledgeable about any and every Egyptian subject. Sarwat got to know each of us individually and suggested additional activities, things to do that were not on the original itinerary. One of my favorite days, he took us to a Papyrus Gallery when I was able to purchase beautiful local and quality artwork. Every step of the way this trip was perfect. Sarwat made this family adventure one that will never be forgotten. We all appreciate his time and his knowledge, we couldn't have imagined the trip any differently. I can not stress enough how highly I recommend this experience to anyone who has the opportunity! It was early mornings, long days, hot sun and lots of walking, but worth every moment for the memories we will cherish for a lifetime! Thank you to everyone who was a part of our trip!
Review by Umair1 year ago
Ask Alladin was great from start to finish. Sarah helped us with the booking and was very patient, responsive and accommodating to myself and my mother. My mother is fairly old and Sarah made sure the cruise ship was aware and they took great care of us. Especially when they learned we were Egyptians visiting from overseas. Ask Alladin did everything they said and beyond from greeting us at the airport thru assisting us with our luggage all the way to our cruise ship. We didn't lift a finger.
Sarah learned thru our private tour guide Radwan that my mom was craving grilled pheasant, and as a special treat from Ask Alladin, they treated us to a lovely pheasant dinner on our last day in Aswan. SUCH A SWEET & GENEROUS TOUCH.
Now for Radwan our tour guide. What a cool, down to earth and very educated man he was. He was with us from the arrival to nearly our departure at the airport. He was so patient and catering to my elder mother who became fatigued easily from the walking and always made sure she was taken care of. Radwan chamged the itinerary a bit to make sure we got the best out of our trip and even took us on some off the beaten path adventures. His knowledge of ancient Egyptian history was very impressive and the coolest part was his ability to read hieroglyphics. SO NEAT!
For those reading this I urge you to book with Ask Alladin. We had a wonderful time on our 4 day cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Lastly, we felt incredibly safe the entire time in Egypt as we were vacationing for a month.
Thank you Ask Alladin for an unforgettable experience. We'll be back!
Review by Lunamarina1 year ago
In October 2017 I spent nearly three weeks visiting Egypt with AskAladdin making all the arrangements. It was a memorable experience from the minute they picked me up at the Cairo airport until the end of the trip. Mostafa was not only an excellent guide but a knowledgeable historian as well; all the drivers were courteous and prompt. Food & hotels were very good. AskAladdin staff was well organized and enabled me to cover an amazing number of historic sites, plus an elegant Nile Cruise. If you want to see the ancient treasures of Egypt safely and comprehensively, contact AskAladdin as they will not disappoint you.
Review by Riempies1 year ago
4-days Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor
Our family (2 adults and 2 kids) went for Easter to Egypt for 9 days. We have spent few days in Cairo on our own and then flew to Aswan, where our 4-days Nile Cruise started. We have prepeared our cruise trip with Heba, who was since the beginning very helpful. We have chosen the modern Blue Shadow boat and were very happy with the cabin facilities and property on the boat. We had a small issue - in our room were ready only 3 beds for 4 of us. But this misunderstanding was solved within one hour and the kids could enjoy their own room afterwards and everyone was happy. The food on the boat was OK (though we would prefere to taste more often local starters), for every meal there were four different main dishes, including meat on the grill cooked in front of your eyes. Our guide Radwan was great, very helpful. He cared about our security, comfort and amused our kids (7 and 11 years old), who will thanks to him never forgett about the queen Hatschepsut and her brother Thutmosis. :-) We can reccomand Ask Aladin as your Egyptian Travel Agent.