Cairo arrangements


After reading in ITN (March ’04, pg. 17) only praises about Samir Fayek (cell phone 011 20 12 399 5147 or e-mail samirfayek@hotmail.com), I decided to contact him for my Egypt trip in January-February ’06. I would have some free time in Cairo on two occasions and needed suggestions on where to stay and what to do.

Sabine Joyce visited the pyramids by camel.

He answered my e-mail right away, and when I got to Cairo he came to see me and we planned a few trips. A great 3-day tour to Luxor was especially well planned. I went by train in the sleeping car and it was very nice. He brought the tickets to me and delivered me to the station. It was a wonderful trip. Connections in Luxor were just as good and on time.

Frankly, I don’t recall what I paid Samir for the various services he arranged and performed. However, without qualification, I can recommend Samir as competent in accommodating my wishes and providing excellent value. He made my stays in Cairo most enjoyable.

SABINE JOYCE

Davidsonville, MD

Samir Fayek described to ITN a number of tours he offers with driver and guide for from $15 to $60 per person with a minimum of two people (example, Tour One at $15 includes Pyramids of Giza, Islamic Cairo, City of the Dead and Papyrus Institute) plus a 5-day/4-night Luxor Nile cruise at $500 per person.