My favorite Tour Guides

Finding the perfect tour guide can be soooooooo exhausting! I love to travel but dread the planning process especially when it comes to finding the best tour guide, itinerary and price point that fits me. However, once I find the perfect tour guide I cannot stop talking about how amazing my experience was with them.


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I traveled solo to Egypt in the summer of 2016 and it is one of my favorite trips to date. Cairo, Aswan and Luxor are beyond gorgeous, from the ancient architecture, the serene desert and luscious greenery. Egypt offers many activities to do and you can spend anywhere from 2days to several weeks there. When choosing your tour guide for Egypt, you want someone who is local, very knowledgeable in the history of Egypt, has reliable transportation and great prices.

When planning my trip to Egypt, I first got in contact with one of the bigger more well known tour companies in Egypt, I was quickly given the perfect itinerary, but a price that was wayyyy over budget and just plain ol expensive for Egypt. I took that same itinerary to Luxor For You and Ahmed cut the price in half. I immediately booked Luxor for you and headed to Egypt to have the time of my life! Ahmed handle all my excursions and transportation, including a 3 day cruise on the Nile River, visits to several ancient Egypt temples and a Hot Air Balloon Ride. During my trip to Egypt I became great friends with 2 of my tour guides, Abdullah and Mahmoud. They both offered me such amazing service and kept me extremely safe during my stay in Egypt.

I felt EXTREMELY safe in Egypt as a solo female travel and would go back again!

Sitting beside Mahmoud Ali During an interview with a local news channel about how safe I felt traveling solo in Egypt. I had nothing but positive things to say and would visit Egypt again.

Sitting beside Mahmoud Ali During an interview with a local news channel about how safe I felt traveling solo in Egypt. I had nothing but positive things to say and would visit Egypt again.

Mahmoud Ali- Tour Guide for Aswan interacting with one of the Beautiful children in the Nubian Village

Mahmoud Ali- Tour Guide for Aswan interacting with one of the Beautiful children in the Nubian Village

Photo Taken by Ahmed Founder of Luxor For You.

Photo Taken by Ahmed Founder of Luxor For You.

Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Valley of The Kings booked through Luxor For You.

Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Valley of The Kings booked through Luxor For You.

Ahmed- Founder of Luxor For You pictured with Danny Glover

Ahmed- Founder of Luxor For You pictured with Danny Glover

I would highly recommend Luxor for You for all your travel needs in Egypt!

Trip Advisor reviews for Luxor For You


Tanzania: Cool of Africa Tour -Khalifa Silma

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Let me start off by saying how much I love Zanzibar, Tanzania!!! It was my first ever solo trip ever and my wonderful introduction to the continent of Africa. Tanzania holds a special place in my heart as one of my favorite African countries and tropical oasis to get away to. The peace I felt when I traveled to Zanzibar was something I’ve never felt before. I enjoyed the crystal clear waters, the fresh seafood, gorgeous locals and the fact Zanzibar is not too crowded/ touristy. 

Swimming with turtles

Swimming with turtles

The crystal clear water of the Indian Ocean

The crystal clear water of the Indian Ocean

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Khalifa Feeding a turtle on Prison Island

Khalifa Feeding a turtle on Prison Island

I was recommended Khalifa through a colleague and he turned out to be one of my favorite tour guides to date. He’s very knowledgeable, but has extremely cheap prices and is willing to bargain with you for a good deal! He is a local up and coming guide that is trying to build his clientele and establish himself as one the most used tour guide in Zanzibar! I always strongly recommend small black owned business when traveling, especially tour guides. Zanzibar Island is a place you can chill by the beach, read a book and enjoy the sounds of the Indian Ocean. You can also go on many adventures including swimming with turtles, snorkeling and spice garden tours.

Khalifa will design and organize an itinerary that best fits your needs with transportation included.


Trip Advisor Reviews for Cool Of Africa Tours


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India is a place I could never forget! The food, the culture, the history and people are sooo unique to India, that it’s a country that’s one of a kind. When choosing a tour guide for India, I did the same method as Egypt where I went to a well known company who offered unreasonable prices but a well curated itinerary. I presented the same itinerary to Pushpendra at Ecstatic India Tours and he cut the price in half and also offered 4-5 star hotels for excellent rates. Our personal driver throughout our whole trip around the Golden Triangle Cities (New Delhi, Agra and Jupir) was Ashrok. Ashrok is such a gentlemen, He’s very quiet but he took great care of us! Our tour included visits to sites like the Taj Mahal, Amber fort, Haha Mahal, the Red Fort and so much more.

Our amazing driver, Ashrok

Our amazing driver, Ashrok

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I was very very please with the service I received from Ecstatic India Tours and of course, I  recommend them to anyone wanting the best tour guide service in India!  

Trip Advisor Reviews for Ecstatic India Tours


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Expat Explore is one of Europe's best value tour operators and have been conducting expert-led coach tours to Europe and the UK for over 12 years. They have a selection of over 50 tour programs that range from introductory multi-country itineraries to more regional in-depth options. Expat Explorer offers packages that have coach bus transportation, hotels, some meals and several curated tours. Their tours usually have large groups of 30 people or more from all over the world. They have no upper age restrictions and welcome travelers from all walks of life - single travellers, families, couples, young adults and anyone else in search of fun and adventure. I highly suggest Expat Explorer if you want everything completely planned out for you. Their tour packages are offered exactly as is, you cannot change the hotels, meals or places you visit. They include some additional excursions not offered in the package price, if you choose to go on the optional excursions, you pay in cash during the trip. For example, when in Switzerland, I paid to go up to Mt. Titlis outside of the initial package.

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What I enjoyed most about Expat Explore were the friends I met in my tour group. I had the opportunity to travel and share experiences with people I wouldn’t normally travel with. I became friends with a range of people from a 16 yr old girl from Colorado to being roommates with a wonderful woman from Peru that I used google translate to communicate with.

Our amazing tour guide Beck

Our amazing tour guide Beck

New Friends

New Friends

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I went on the 14 day-6 country European Classic tour. The tour started in Amsterdam headed to Paris, The Swiss Alps, Tuscany, Venice, Rome, Vatican City, Munich and Berlin. My favorite highlights from the tour included playing in the snow at the top of Mount Titlis, Swiss Alps, Vatican City and the boat cruise in Paris.

Thank you Expat Explore for giving me Memories I’ll never forget!

Trip Advisor Reviews for Expat Explore


Check my favorite tour guides out if you’re every traveling to their country! I promise they will take excellent care of you!!