Luxor Forum: Flats in Luxor/Trip review - TripAdvisor
We are quite happy to do tours for people not staying at the flats and here is a review of a tour. They used our guide Hussein who is really popular with my guests families and Egyptologists, pretty good
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Sunday, February 08, 2009
This guest did a big tour with us, including a sailing holiday on a Sandal ( a smaller boat than a dahabiyya). If you want to contact him for a reference I will give you his email address but don't want to put it on the net because of spam.
In October 2008 my wife turned 50. As a surprise for that memorable event I arranged a surprise trip to Egypt for the two of us. Neither of us had previously been to Egypt so making the arrangements was a challenge. I started by registering on the official Tourism Egypt site, which resulted in me being bombarded by e-mails with a wide variety of different options. I could not compare these so I used these as a basis for what I thought would be the ideal trip within Egypt. I got a wide variety of bids on this basis but I also got a message declining to bid from Jane Akshar, noting that what I proposed was too much and would strain the relationship between my wife and myself. Intrigued I communicated further with her and, as a result, she designed the dream trip for us, which consisted of 3 days in Cairo with hotel and guide and airport pick-up, 3 days on a Sandal (a private boat with 7 wonderful Egyptian men taking care of us), and then 3 days in Luxor staying at one of her flats with guides for the usual sightseeing as well as a memorable trip into the desert. Everything was arranged, everything was perfect (she and her husband even met us when we flew into Aswan – they had to drive 4 h each way to do so – with a bottle of champagne). I cannot recommend Jane highly enough. You have my personal guarantee that you will not be disappointed by her arrangements or her personnel, they are all first rate and authentic. And her prices are very reasonable. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you want further details. Peter Chapman
Saturday, February 07, 2009
Ma'at Tours www.maat.com.au are friends of ours for a long while having the same ethos about helping the people of Luxor. They organise tours to Egypt from Australia and have always used the Mena Palace Hotel. Sadly this quaint hotel is being demolished part of the Luxor 'improvements' so they were looking for a new home and selected Flats in Luxor. We are delighted to welcome this group and hope for a long and happy relationship.