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Rebecca wrote on 06.08.2023 at 19:10
5 hour Quad Bike Trip from Hurghada. Private trip.

This was pretty average if I'm being totally honest. Booked it as a family trip (children aged 10 & 12). We were already aware the children would not be able to drive their own quads due to their age.

Our guide was called Hani.

Contacted Memnon a few days before the trip to inquire if there was anything we specifically needed to take/wear for this trip. We were advised that we only needed desert scarves but if we didn't have them they could be purchased at the Scorpion Safaris base when we arrived (I had already purchased these in the UK beforehand).

We were collected from our hotel promptly and traveled into Hurghada to collect Hani before heading to Scorpion Safari for the quad. Take extra water with you although water is supplied on the transport vehicle.

Once we arrived we were told the our 2 children would not be on the quads with us but on the back of the guides (we had 2 guides - Hani and another for the quad biking bit). Helmets are included. You have to fill in a waiver, which has a list of safety instructions - this would have been useful to have been sent in advance as it explains what you should wear. I don't not understand why Memnon didn't send this when I contacted them prior to trip.

You set off for approx 30-40 mins, with a short stop (5 mins) for photos and drink before arriving at the Bedouin village. As my children were sat behind the driver the heat from the quads engine blast out the right side causing burns on their lower leg. I would strongly advise you wear trousers for this experience and not shorts. You need glasses (sunglasses) and wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty.

You arrive at the Bedouin village, this felt very staged and not a true reflection of how these people actually live. It is very tip orientated, so have some small note available (USD/EGP/Euros - all accepted). You are first offered a small cup of Chi (tip the server). This is very hot and served in glass cups so young kids need to be careful. From here you are taken to see Bedouin women making flat bread (leave a tip) and then you can have some to try. You then go for the camel ride - the bit my children were most excited about - however this bit was the most disappointing. You are on the camel for approx 5 mins in total. The camel ride is about 30 meters in a a paddock and then back again. The men leading the camels will take photos on your phone for you (need a tip). You are then taken to the 'pharmacy' where you can purchase items made by the Bedouin people - herbal remedies, tea, jewellery etc. There is also a small shop serving canned drinks and water - very expensive!

Back on the quads and go back the way you came. We explained about the childrens' legs and they hooked them around the drivers waist to avoid the hot air from the engine causing any further burns.
Once back the base (and you've tipped the second quad guide) you then sit for your meal, this is a buffet style (they do not like it if you ask for seconds!) You can purchase dessert from the shop along with extra drinks if wanted. There are a few souvenir shops who come to your table to offer you their goods, they are friendly enough and you don't feel obliged to buy anything.
Then you are entertained with dancing before the trip comes to an end and you are back on the transport heading to your hotel (obviously tipping Hani and the driver!)

It was an average trip but I think there are some really other good trips available that I would suggest you look at first.
Rebecca wrote on 06.08.2023 at 18:33
Did the private tour to Luxor, Valley of the Kings from Hurghada.
Collected promptly by our guide (Momen) and 2 drivers from our hotel.
Bottled water supplied all day (and it was cold!) which was very much needed as the temperature was 45 degrees.

The guide was fantastic and a big shout out to him (Momen), he was knowledgeable, fun, interesting and fanatical about Egyptology.

Karnak Temple was so impressive and definitely one of the trips highlights. Valley of the Kings was also great, the tombs are jaw dropping when you are actually stood inside and you can witness the intricacy of the hieroglyphics, the colours and you also have the option of seeing Tutankhamun!

The excursion includes a visit to Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon. The 1 hour Nile cruise is more like 20 minutes. We were not on a felluca boat but a small boat with a motor. It was pleasant enough. Momen sorted out the tip for the captain of the boat so we didn't need to.

Lunch was a traditional Egyptian meal (chicken, beef or veggie option). This was really nice. Drinks are not included in the excursion cost and can be expensive.

You will also stop off at a Papyrus shop and an Alabaster shop who will try to sell you everything at highly inflated prices. I'm sure if you said to tour guide you would rather not visit these places then this could be arranged. If you do visit, please barter and be prepared to walk away.

Take some small EGP/Euro currency as you have to pay to use the bathrooms as the stop off points.

If you visit in the height of summer, I would advise umbrellas to help shield you from the sun, high factor sun screen, hats and to wear loose fitting clothing - ideally that cover your arms/legs as you will be outside for the majority of the day.
Lori Fenton from Manhattan wrote on 20.02.2023 at 22:31
My husband, daughter, and I visited Cairo recently and had a wonderful Egyptologist named Shaima as our guide. She was energetic, full of information, and worked around our chaotic schedule to bring us to the most important sites in Cairo. The private car service was top notch---the driver even brought us flowers when we arrived back in Cairo after visiting Luxor. He was super courteous and helped me in and out of the vehicle, stowed packages and was just an all around great driver. I felt completely safe, comfortable, and well educated with them. I would highly recommend their services and will do so again when traveling to other areas where they have packages.
Steve from Stafford wrote on 14.01.2023 at 16:02
2 day trip to Luxor and Valley of the Kings.Dealing with Memnon-reison was simple and easy great communication and organisation. Our driver Mohamed was courteous and professional. Our guide Gerges Shenouda Ayad was extremely knowledgeable. He explained things very well in impeccable English. He made some fantastic suggestions for us to choose from which enhanced our experience.We were also given some free time to explore on our own. He his also a personable and nice guy. Thoroughly recommended all round.
Paul Frankland from ASHFORD wrote on 27.10.2022 at 19:55
We did two private car trips with Menon this October, one to Cairo and one to Luxor. Both trips were good value for money, excellent drivers and guides, and a raft of information. Would recommend Menon to anyone looking for quality excursions during their stay. Would definitely use again when we next visit Egypt.
Linda from Manchester wrote on 07.10.2021 at 11:28
I used the services of Memnon Reisen for the second time.
This time we went to Utopia Island.
We contacted via WhatsApp, everyone reached an agreement remotely and quickly. The price is low. Transfer on time.
We liked the island very much (especially the children).
Tours from Memnon are highly recommended.
Thanks a lot!!!
Lisa from Stockport wrote on 15.09.2021 at 11:29
We took an excursion from Memnon Reisen on Safari! 5+ Before the excursion, we received all the information in detail)!
We recommend, nice prices, cheaper than the guide at the hotel).
We were very pleased with (a lot of emotions) riding quads and camels, which were included in the safari excursion!
Emma from London wrote on 05.09.2021 at 11:25
We had a vacation in Hurghada in August 2021. Memnon Reisen was chosen from the options chosen according to the reviews on Facebook and Tripadvisor and it turned out to be a good choice.

We flew to Cairo and Luxor. Both excursions were well organized in terms of time allocation for sightseeing. I liked the guides too.

I also liked the promptness of the correspondence / support from Magued.
Evelin from Milan wrote on 21.03.2021 at 11:16
I booked online private excursion to Cairo for me and my family from Memnon.
Within 10 minutes I received an answer from the company to all my questions. In Hurghada, we were picked up from the hotel by a comfortable car with a professional and friendly driver who took us to Cairo.
There a guide was waiting for us, who led an interesting excursion to the most interesting places in Cairo.
Upon returning to Hurghada, we booked another safari trip and a trip to the paradise island.
Quality, prices - everything is great!
Robert GödtkeRobert Gödtke
13:17 08 Jan 24
January 8, 2023 Private boat tour, 9 hours, 3 guided snorkeling tripsHello from Pickalbatros Palace.We had a really fantastic boat tour today with probably the best tour guide in all of Egypt, Achmed. He looked after us well at every second, enriched us with very interesting information and there was really nothing here that we were missing in any way.The boat tour included 3 guided snorkeling trips of 40 to 60 minutes on beautiful reefs north of Hurghada. When we arrived at the third spot, we were able to admire the west side of the Fanadir Reef for a good hour on our own, if we wished, alone. We were looked after perfectly throughout the day by our tour guide and the boat team and never had the feeling of being rushed. The food was also very good and I can say that after a total of 6 trips in 2 years, this was the most beautiful trip with a fantastic team.In the future, we will only book our excursions through Memnonreisen and wish everyone who does the same a lot of fun on their next trip. Thank you dear team and hopefully see you soon.Robert and Jule 🙂
JensJens
15:12 04 Jan 24
A great trip to Luxor for two. It was fantastic. Everything perfectly organized with an incredibly articulate, educated guide. Our heads are bursting with new knowledge, but we will recommend it to everyone. Excellent!
Kateryna BuskoKateryna Busko
09:32 03 Jan 24
We booked a private day trip to Luxor with Memnon Travel and it was great! The organization, the pick-up from the hotel, and the return journey worked without any problems. And the guide was absolutely great! We saw and learned a lot of interesting things and had a great experience. I can only recommend it.
Romano SteinbachRomano Steinbach
21:35 21 Dec 23
A perfect tour from start to finish. Everything went hand in hand, from the pickup from the hotel, the professional expertise of our Egyptologist, to the safe and sound drop off at our hotel at the end of the day. Once Memnon always Memnon, true words. Always my pleasure . Thank you
Sophie SimonSophie Simon
15:45 03 Dec 23
We booked a snorkeling trip and everything went great.Very professional coordination via WhatsApp before and after the excursion, pickup at the hotel and the excursion itself - everything was great. We recommend.
Wilfried RohlfingWilfried Rohlfing
06:40 19 Apr 23
Very impressive tour which was well organised. naschaat our guide was able to impart his expertise very well. driver and guide were very friendly the private tour to luxor thus became a great experience
Alev KadıoğluAlev Kadıoğlu
05:10 16 Mar 23
My wife and I booked a trip from Hurghada to Asuan. The organiser Osman was very cooperative in planning. Our guide Mumin was a highly educated egyptologist. He also was very friendly and helpful to us.Price of the trip was convenient.We had unforgettable experiences. We are planning next year another trip to Cairo.
Wolfgang BWolfgang B
08:41 18 Feb 23
We had a wonderful one day trip from Makadi Bay to Luxor. Everything was just perfect, starting with the easy communication over WhatsApp during booking, the driver bringing us to Luxor in a comfortable car and with Ayman, our excellent guide showing us the wonderful sights of Luxor. It was a wonderful day and I can fully reccomend Memnon Reisen! Next time we will certainly book with them again.
An PAn P
12:56 19 Nov 22
I had such a great experience with Osman, and his team Malek, Atef, Rafat and all the other drivers. Osman and his team facilitated my entire trip from Hurghada to Marsa Alam, Aswan, Luxor, Cairo and many more stops in between. They took care of all the organisation and that I will have an unforgettable experience. They know the area very well, to avoid crowds and provide you with all the detail there is to know about Egypt's history and today's culture. Highly recommend him and his team.
Diogo LopesDiogo Lopes
18:47 03 Jul 22
We've done 2 trips, Luxor from Hurghada with the hot hair balloon and then we did the Paradise Island trip, it was incredible.They were 24 hour responsive, they provide information about everything, were always 100% punctual! The transfers were amazing and the drivers were so nice.Our experience in Luxor was absolutely perfect! The hot air balloon ride was a one in a life time experience: watching the sunrise over the Valley of the Kings and the Nile, breath taking. Our guide (Atif) explained EVERYTHING in detail and answered every question, he was just the best. And we got to enjoy 1 hour in the Nile boat all by ourselves! It was so relaxing. Our driver (Michael) was always asking if we needed cool water and snacks (that were available throughout the whole tour).If you visit Egypt you can trust Memnon Raisen for great experiences and great services!
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