How was your Explore Tour Leader?
Mohammed was an excellent tour leader, very knowledgable and clearly passionate about Egypt and Egyptology, organised everything very well as well as being very friendly and approachable.
What tips would you give to someone else booking this tour?
The time at the Pyramids is quite limited so if you want to see these in depth, consider arriving a day early and having an extra day at the site - it's an easy taxi ride from the hotel. Fight the temple/museum fatigue and definately visit Luxor Museum and Luxor Temple on the final day - they're well worth it. Apply bug spray liberally on the felucca, the mosquitos are very hungry. Try to avoid a first floor room in the Luxor hotel. And don't be tempted to order the pigeon!
Do you have anything else to add?
This is a very well designed and balanced tour, with intensive historical and cultural exploration interspersed with a very relaxing and enjoyable Nile sailing trip (definately better than a cruise ship). There is a lot of hassle for tourists in Egypt so a tour like this will allow you to enjoy the highlights of the Nile Valley in (relative) peace. It's also a great time to visit the country as the main sites are far less crowded than before the revolution.