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The Dead Sea
2000 year-old ruins of Jerash
Hike in Dana Nature Reserve
Get your caffeine hit in Jordan
Red Sea resort of Aqaba
Wadi Rum's red earth desertscapes
UNESCO World Heritage-listed Petra
Jordan's capital Amman
Crusader castle at Shobak
Camel ride in the Golden Triangle near the oasis village of Douz
The fourth holiest site in Islam - UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kairouan
Sidi Bou Said Andalous village and UNESCO World Heritage-listed Carthage - the oldest Phoenician settlement on the North African coast
The troglodyte Berber villages of Matmata - the set for 'Star Wars' mythical planet of Tatooine
Tozeur's 250,000 palms
The Dead Sea
Bethlehem's Manger Square and the Church of the Nativity
UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jerusalem
The Sea of Galilee
Tel Aviv's nightlife
Luxor's open air museum
Find a coffeehouse, a sheesha pipe and a game of backgammon with the locals
Nile cruise
The White Desert's limestone formations
Oasis town of Bahariya
Cairo Museum
World-leading snorkelling and scuba diving on the Red Sea
The Great Pyramids and Sphinx
Mediterranean port town of Alexandria
UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cairo
The Valley of the Kings
  • Trips & tours in Middle East & North Africa

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    Found 24 trips displayed below
    22 days
    from US $2520

    Cleopatra you little Sphinx

    Countries visited: Egypt, Jordan
    Ahlan Wa Sahlan! Welcome to Jordan. Stretch your legs at the awesome Mt Nebo, do the floaty thing at the Dead Sea, check out the red-rock ancient city of Petra and channel...
    Maximum Age:
    22 days
    from US $3385

    The Egypt to Israel Crusade

    Countries visited: Egypt, Israel, Jordan
    Egypt, Jordan and Israel - it’s the holy land trifecta and you’ve just been announced the winner.
    Maximum Age: 39
    16 days
    from US $2020

    Nile Air Jordan

    Countries visited: Egypt, Jordan
    Lawrence of Arabia, Indiana Jones, Tutankhamen. This trip attracts the big names, and deservedly so. Cruise the Nile, haggle the Nubian bazaar, see the Valley of the Kings, get...
    Maximum Age: 39
    13 days
    from US $2010

    Where Hummus All Began

    Countries visited: Israel, Jordan
    Hang out in Amman, head to Aqaba for some Red Sea play and Wadi Rum for desert, and on to Petra for ancient amazingness. Zoom along the Kings Highway, check out Jerash, Jerusalem...
    Maximum Age: 39
    7 days
    from US $1425

    Bigger Than Ben Hur

    Countries visited: Israel, Jordan
    There’s an old book called The Bible which is kind of a big deal. A lot of it was based in Jerusalem, so seeing some of this stuff in real life (the Mount of Olives, Bethlehem etc) could be dubbed a “religious...
    Maximum Age: 39
    15 days
    smokin' deal
    Sale price from US $2,043

    Souks & Siestas

    Countries visited: Spain, Morocco
    Spain and Morocco – what a pair. In Morocco, experience the sights of Casablanca, meander Fes’ medinas and then chill out in the hills of Chefchaouen. Once you hit...
    Maximum Age: 39
    9 days
    from US $1060

    Amman After My Own Heart

    Countries visited: Egypt, Jordan
    Ahlan Wa Sahlan! Welcome to Jordan. Stretch your legs at the awesome Mt Nebo, do the floaty thing at the Dead Sea, check out the red-rock ancient city of Petra and channel...
    Maximum Age:
    9 days
    from US $1660

    Amman After My Own Heart

    Countries visited: Egypt, Jordan
    Ahlan Wa Sahlan! Welcome to Jordan. Stretch your legs at the awesome Mt Nebo, do the floaty thing at the Dead Sea, check out the red-rock ancient city of Petra and channel...
    Maximum Age:
    4 days
    from US $345

    Seafood and Eat It

    Countries visited: Egypt
    Chill beach times are calling. Start in Cairo but head straight for the beach in Dahab. All you have to do here is eat seafood, drink cocktails, snorkel, shop, maybe go on a jeep...
    Maximum Age: 39
    3 days
    from US $295

    This is Not a Pyramid Scheme

    Countries visited: Egypt
    Head from Cairo to Alexandria and check out the museum, hang at El Alamein or the Quaitbey Fortress, explore the bazaar on Nokrashi Street, drink things, eat seafood, live the...
    Maximum Age: 39
  • Five facty-things about The Middle East & North Africa

    • Stone pillows anyone?
      Ancient Egyptians used to sleep on pillows made out of stone. Sort of defeats the purpose.
    • Sweet & naked:
      Pharoah Pepi II would smear his naked slaves with honey to keep the flies away from him.
    • Good parenting:
      Jordanians believe that excessive praise of children brings bad luck (if all parents felt this way we’d never have to put up with shoes like X Factor).
    • A card, flowers and…coastline?
      Marc Antony gave Cleopatra part of Turkey’s southwestern shore as a wedding gift. So consider your own souvenirs very carefully.
    • Doing it right:
      The glue on Israeli stamps is kosher.
  • Past Travellers' Ratings & Comments

    Drunk on Colour

    Katherine - Australia, 9 June, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    Loved my tour with Geckos. Was a great way to see the country and the real people. Was great with a small group as more personal and our guide was always there to answer our questions and inform us of local history and interesting facts. Definitely planning my next holiday with Geckos.

    Drunk on Colour

    Cassie - Australia, 2 July, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    As with all the tour I have done with Geckos this trip was amazing I had so much fun and learnt so much about Morocco, and can't wait until I can go back and see more. I think it would be a good idea to send out a confirmed itinerary to travels before departure as there were some things added to trip that we didn't know about until the day it happend and we didn't end up having a free day in Fez becuase of the changes.

    Electric Souk

    Willem - South Africa, 5 July, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    Exceptional guide. Has a good knowledge of the history. Fitted in some extras which I think was paid out of the tip kitty. We encountered a problem with a purchase we made and e-mailed him afterwards, to which he responded probably in 5 minutes. A trip I would absolutely recommend.

    Drunk On Wadi Rum

    Mitchell - Australia, 2 Sep, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had the most incredible trip! Our guide was phenomenal and made the trip that little bit better than it already was! Would definitely go again and highly recommend it to anyone who is remotely interested in what Jordan has to offer

    Electric Souk

    kaye - Australia, 2 Sep, 1970
    5
    Overall Rating

    Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Learnt so much about Moroccan history, culture and it's people. Great local guides.

    My Camel Humps

    Stephanie - Australia, 25 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    Our my camel humps trip was much more than I ever expected. At first I was unsure as to how smoothly this trip would go but from the very first day the trip was excellent. The trip contained a vast variety of activities and sights to see and most importantly showed us the culture of egypt. Despite the generalised opinion of how egypt can be chaotic this trip showed me all the beautiful parts of this busy country. I believe that egypt is under advertised to travellers and that it should be promoted to the young travellers especially due to its cheap economy.

    My Camel Humps

    Cameron - Australia, 26 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    This was by far the best your I have been on. Our tour leader Mohamed Ali made it unbelievably special for everyone. He was so helpful and was full of knowledge. Thank you so much geckos and thank you Mohammed.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Silivenusi - New Zealand, 27 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    In general the tour was well planned. Mohammed (our tour leader) made us feel at ease about Egypt, his pride in his country also came through as he explained the history and modern day ongoings of Egypt. Me being a solo traveler he was very accommodating and always made the effort to not make me fell left out. I would definitely plan another trip with him

    My Camel Humps

    Emily - Australia, 28 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    I absolutely loved the tour! It was a relaxed trip where I felt like I had more than enough time to explore all the amazing highlights of Egypt. The accommodation was all you could need and it was very easy to decide whether you wanted to do certain tours or do something else.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Melanie - South Africa, 28 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    This was really great! A tour to remember and to be recommended to every one. I can't describe it better than to say it was Wow on a Wow and way above my expectation. Definitely value for money. The Tour leader was great and his knowledge, enthusiasm and support the unknown for us, definitely added to the overall success of the tour. All the excursions, transport, like the train trip, felucca sailing, camel ride, donkey ride and the boat cruise was all beyond my wildest dream. Once again... an experience to remember for ever!

    My Camel Humps

    Sarah and Shannon - Australia, 29 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    Trip of a lifetime!! This tour covered everything we wanted to see and experience in Egypt and was very good value for money. We had an amazing tour guide, Mohammed, who was so organised, fun and knowledgeable, which made the tour even more memorable. Despite all the media attention surrounding Egypt, we always felt safe and welcome by the locals. Thank you so much Mohammed and Geckos for an amazing experience.

    My Camel Humps

    Kenneth - United States, 12 Feb, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    This was my first Geckos tour and it was awesome. The group of people that I hung out with very very diverse in terms of ages and backgrounds. And our tour leader, Mohamed Maher, was a dream come true: very knowledgeable about the area (he had studied Egyptology as a grad student and had been doing tour of Egypt for 10 years +), very helpful for any questions that we had and very flexible as far as what the group wanted to do. For instance, at the last minute, the group decided that it wanted to head to Alexandria for a day-tour trip. Mohamed took care of everything and we all had fun touring that city. I will definitely recommend Geckos to my friends and family because of this wonderful experience.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Mateo - United States, 13 Feb, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    The tour included a bunch of great sites and took us from the top of Egypt all the way to the bottom - I couldn't have asked for more.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Dorothée Claire - United Kingdom, 27 Jan, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    Brilliant tour overall, I highly recommend it to all my friends, colleagues & family. Just the right balance of 'roughing it' and 5-star experience, and good contact with the Egyptian population via felucca ride, donkey ride, caleche, sleeper... It delivered so much more than I had bargained for, thank you very much!!

    Egypt, on a Boat

    Emily - Australia, 30 Jun, 2013
    4
    Overall Rating

    Tour leader was fantastic, good sense of humour and knowledgeable. Overall tour was great, somewhat constricted due to uncontrollable circumstances- the revolution. Great short trip to see all the essential bits with local touches thrown in. Though was not fully aware of the cost of some activities prior to the tour and skewed budget a bit. Small detail though, had a great time overall!

    My Camel Humps

    Suzanne - Australia, 14 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The whole trip was awesome. Great organisation and value for money. Far exceeded my expectations.

    Electric Souk

    Bonnie - Australia, 28 Apr, 2013
    4
    Overall Rating

    The trip gave us a great overall feel for Morocco. We saw the cities to the more secluded areas and the differences that came with that.

    Egypt, on a Boat

    Kristen - Australia, 5 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    It was a great trip. It would have been good to include a few more of the day trips in the initial cost to save us having to get out more money as we were over there.

    Electric Souk

    Margaret - United States, 12 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    This was my fourth trip with Geckos. I had a great time traveling through Morocco, experiencing its culture and meeting Moroccan people. I can't name a favorite place because there were so many but I will never forget visiting a local home. A lady invited us into her home for tea.....her hospitality was heartwarming. Sahara!! What can I say....beautiful!!!!

    Not just Nile

    Claire - New Zealand, 8 Jun, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Excellent trip, covered all the basics that you would expect to see in Egypt plus a lot more!!! Joined by fantastic crews along the way. I would not hesitate to recomment this trip to anyone in the future!!! A+++

    My Camel Humps

    Tiffany - Canada, 11 Jun, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    My Trip was AMAZING!! I did My Camel Humps with one of my best friends and we had a blast! Egypt is an beautiful country and everyone we encountered was very friendly towards tourists. Our tour guide Hassan was very funny and informative and our whole group formed a nice family. I managed to check everything off my bucket list from riding a donkey and a camel to wandering through a pyramid, to a hot air balloon ride, to swimming in the Nile! I'm definitely going to recommend Geckos to everyone!! Thanks Geckos and Hassan!

    Drunk on Colour

    Marina - Australia, 19 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    We had a fantastic experience on this trip.I think that it was made so good because we had an awesome tour guide.Anfetouak Abdessamad(Abdou) he was so knowledgable about where we were going and the culture of Morocco he made our trip fun and exciting and was always ready to help n any way possible

    Desert Buffet

    Alexa - Austria, 25 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Hi! That was such a great Trip! A terrific tour guide, all the pre travel information was spot on and well prepared. All the sites were well chosen and I left Egypt with the feeling of having seen the most important and fun parts! I particularly enjoyed the desert days! The Beduin tour guides Salem and Sahid were terrific too! It was great to get to know them and getting a glimpse of Beduin life. I am also glad I got the chance of getting a whiff of what it means to life in a desert! What a great, wonderful, surprising and challenging environment! I simply loved the camel trip and wished it would have been a little longer! The Nile cruise was magnificent as well, the swimming in the Nile, so authentic and refreshing- amazing environment- so beautiful! I just can’t imagine the other big boat Nile cruisers having such a great time. I am glad I got the chance of experiencing the Nile close up!

    Not just Nile

    Cindy Rod and Shae - Australia, 11 May, 2013
    4
    Overall Rating

    Would be happy to pay a bit more in the tipping pool at the start of the trip than be asked for more during it. This has been an issue we are experiencing also on our trip now in Morocco. Some people did not seem to think that there was to be a tipping pool (although it was clear in the final documentation U sent us). This could be spelt out clearer in the info sent to all. Ok with us however. Cleanliness of toilets when it is a major tourist attraction need to improve. Happy to pay the money but not when they don't make an effort to clean them!

    Desert Buffet

    Andrew - Australia, 11 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The tour is a really awesome all encompassing trip of Egypt. You get to tour the monuments as well as experience desert and felucc life. Fantastic.

    Electric Souk

    Allison - Australia, 28 Apr, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip exceeded expectations. Every day of the tour included a wow factor where you literally said 'Wow' out loud. The terrain is so varied for such a small country which makes every day a new adventure. Hotels were very well located and the guide was brilliant. The food was sensational and the locals very friendly and helpful.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Caitlin - Australia, 13 May, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    We had the most sensational guide who knew everything and was great fun, the cruise was a highlight, loved Aswan and the Nile, Abu simbel was well worth the bus ride! Great bunch of people made it so much fun!! Would highly recommend :)

    Desert Buffet

    connie - United States, 16 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Egypt with Gecko's was a wonderful experience. I was the only client on the trip but never felt that Gecko's stinted or slighted me in the least. Trip leader was very knowledgeable and organized and always ON TIME! The Bedouin and Nubian crews were wonderful people. My trip was just great in all aspects.

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    caroline and simon - Australia, 16 Apr, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The best holiday we"ve ever had. Our tour guide Khaled was awesome and we are already planning our next trip to egypt.

    Desert Buffet

    Kei - Australia, 27 Apr, 2013
    4
    Overall Rating

    Great trip, exactly what I hoped it would be. Sight seeing, cultural experiences, local food, mingling with local people too! Our tour was very small but the tour leader did best to make most of our number. looooved it!

    Egypt, on a Boat

    Briana - Australia, 5 May, 2013
    4
    Overall Rating

    I would have liked a lot of the site visit cost to have been included in the up front cost.

    Electric Souk

    Elisabeth - Canada, 28 Apr, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    This trip exceeded all of my expectations. Every day brought something new, exciting, and interesting. Morocco is an absolutely fantastic country to visit, and I can't wait for my next chance to go!

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Carine - Australia, 16 Apr, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Really enjoyed this trip. I was travelling on my own and everyone on the tour was really friendly, I felt really at ease and enjoyed every minute of it. The tour guides were really knowledgeable on everything and I felt that I didn't have to worry about a thing. The food was of a much higher standard than I expected and so were the hotels. I am looking forward to doing my next Gecko's trip to South America and Antarctia!

    Sheesha & Shakshuka

    Philip - Australia, 1 Apr, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Traveling by train to Asawn was an experience. We suggest flying back to Cairo from Luxor. More time in Dahab would be great. Not sure about breakfast in Aswan, because of our different cultures but toast & cereal or fruit would do us fine . What a fantastic tour. Have recommend it to friends and family. A BIG thank you to Mohamed Adel our tour guide HE was AWESOME

    You Get the Drift

    Fleur - New Zealand, 15 Apr, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The tour took in everything that we wanted to see. The class of tour was more on the budget side but liveable. There is a lot of travel via bus and train so this tour is more for the traveller versus the tourist.

    Electric Souk

    JULIE - United Kingdom, 31 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Overall the trip was fantastic. It was a good pace, had some great inclusions, we had a great group, TL and driver and the hotels were really nice. I have made more specific comments below! The only small complaint I have is with the transfers to and from the airport. The arrival transfer did not pick me up initially. After waiting for about 30 mins, I asked a man at information to call the number and had to wait another 40 mins until the driver came back... It turned out I should have been on the bus with the Exodus group, if I had known this I would have gone with them initially as I watched them leave the airport. The departure transfer did not pick us up either, although our TL was excellent and organised a taxi and paid the driver as we had already paid.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    James - United Kingdom, 25 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had a fantastic time in Egypt. I made great friends and was impressed by the way the trip was organised covering all I wanted to see in Egypt.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    jodie - Australia, 25 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    A great trip that really covers a lot of ancient Egyptian historical sites in 8 days.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    James - United Kingdom, 25 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had a fantastic time in Egypt. I made great friends and was impressed by the way the trip was organised covering all I wanted to see in Egypt.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    James - Australia, 25 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had a memorable experience and a great time.

    Electric Souk

    Holly - Australia, 20 Jan, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was good although some of the accomodation differed very much. We enjoyed the hotels in Marrakesh and Fez very much. Also should warn people travelling of how cold the weather is during certain times of the year - many of us were unprepared for the cold in the Gorge and Sahara Desert evenings. Overall the trip was an amazing expereince.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Jessie - Australia, 25 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Had a fantastic trip our leader was of great help, everything ran soothly, all sites were explained to us in great detail and if we had any more questions Waleed was happy to assist. Couldn't have asked for a better trip to Egypt Thanks so much Wally and Geckos !! Will be sure to come back and visit!

    Egypt, on a Boat

    HYOUNGHWA - Korea, Republic of, 24 Mar, 2013
    4
    Overall Rating

    It was a good trip with good people in a group.

    My Camel Humps

    Tanya - Australia, 12 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was overall excellent. The only thing i would change is to swap Edfu Temple for Luxor temple. The only way to get to Edfu was by horse and carriage, the horses there looked terrible, undernourished and not looked after, our group decided not to see this temple as we did not want to use these horses. Our wonderful Tour guide Hassan decided to tak eus to Luxor Temple instead. this was amazing and well worth seeing especially at night.

    My Camel Humps

    Meredith - Australia, 5 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    An amazing experience! Really well organised, true to the itinerary and a fantastic tour leader. Really felt like we got a great taste of Egypt!

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Miranda - Australia, 5 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Overall, I was incredibly impressed with the level of knowledge of the tour guides in both countries, however the Egypt leg of my trip was a clear stand out & I would not hesitate to recommend friends and family utilise the same tour guide for any of their upcoming adventures.

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    LILY - Australia, 5 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    I'VE TRAVELLED TO OVER 25 COUNTIES & THIS TOUR OF EGYPT HAS BEEN MY ALL TIME FAVOURITE .OF COURSE HAVING AN EGYPTOLOGIST AS A GUIDE WAS SUCH AN ADDED BONUS, ESPECIALLY ONE THAT IS SO PASSIONATE & ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT HIS COUNTRY. IT WAS INFECTIOUS, I LEARNT SO MUCH, NOT ONLY ABOUT THE COUNTRY BUT ITS PEOPLE & THEIR STRUGGLES. I FELT THE TRIP WAS VERY WELL ORGANISED & I FELT SAFE & SECURE AT ALL TIMES WHICH WAS MY PRIMARY CONCERN. AHMED BENT OVER BACKWARDS TO AID & ASSIST US AT ALL TIMES NIGHT & DAY WHICH WE APPRECIATED. WE EVEN LEARNT SOME ARABIC SO IT WAS FANTASTIC TO GO OUT & TALK TO THE LOCALS. I FELT THAT I SAW THE REAL EGYPT & INTERACTED WITH THE REAL PEOPLE, IT WAS FANTASTIC.I HAVE ALREADY STARTED TELLING PEOPLE THAT EGYPT IA A CHEAP, SAFE, BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY THAT CAN BE TRAVELLED SAFELY WITH GECKOS.

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    TERRY - Australia, 5 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    THIS WAS A REALLY GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY TOUR HAVING DONE THIS TOUR SOME YEARS AGO I WAS IMPRESSED WITH THE WAY GECKOS HAS CHANGED WITH THE TIMES AS MUCH AS THE COUNTRIES HAVE CHANGED AND THE ORGANIZATION WAS NEXT TO NONE

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Paul - Ireland, 11 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great trip, really enjoyed it. Saw everything I wanted to see. The trip crammed alot of experiences and activities into a very short space of time.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Kristian - Australia, 11 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The horses in Edfu temple were in a poor condition, the change of itenarary to the Luxor temple at night was much better. A consideration should be made to make the tour a little more expensive to utilise better hotels. Other than that, everything was great, the adventure on the sleeper train was good fun, and the trip down the Nile on the cruise boat was exspecially good. The tour guide was the most pleasing aspect of the tour, his knowledge, willingness to help and provide alternative adventours along with his humour and plesent attitude really made the trip what it was.

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Gracie - Australia, 19 Feb, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    would like to say that the guides mohmad & osama that did our trip in Egpty & Jordan were brillant their knowledge was very impressive. their help and guidance was very resuring as an australian travelling abroad. Mohmad was great in helping us when our son was not well. thanks again. the only thing i would add is that geckos marketing department need to be more careful in the way they advertise the days included as part of the trip as meeting at 6pm on day 1 and the last day in jordan being dropped off at @2.00 in town with free time should also not be included as another of the tour. Thanks to our great guide.

    The Nile & Alexandria

    Mathew - Australia, 1 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great trip which includes everything you could want to see while in Egypt!

    The Nile & Alexandria

    Nicole - Australia, 1 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was fantastic, I was so happy with the itinerary which included heaps of free time and lots of activites. I feel like i truely got to see everything that Egpyt had to offer! The Nile cruise was also lovely!

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Rebecca - Australia, 11 Mar, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great tour, improvement on hotels would be a plus

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Sinead - Australia, 11 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    My Camel Humps

    Thiago - Brazil, 11 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Roz - Australia, 11 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Not just Nile

    Seoungah - Korea, Republic of, 19 Jan, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Where Hummus All Began

    Laura - Australia, 27 Feb, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The whole experience was amazing. Being on our first guided tour we weren't really sure what to expect. The people were friendly, the guides informative, the food delicious and the attractions impressive.

    My Camel Humps

    Felipe - Brazil, 11 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    michael - Australia, 5 Feb, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Desert Buffet

    Jennifer - Australia, 19 Jan, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Accommodation was great. Transport was great. Local guides welcoming, friendly, helpful and lots of fun. Only downfall was that there wasn't enough time spent at the Pryamids, temples and other sites (I understand time limits apply though)

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Suzanne - Australia, 5 Feb, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Trip was great. It was a shame we were unable to see Mt. SInai but we understood given the travel warnings & safety problems. I was however slightly disappointed there was not enough time within the tour for diving in Dahab, nor any extra inclusions such as snorkelling since our ascent up Mt. Sinai was no longer apart of the itinerary.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Andrew - Australia, 21 Jan, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had an amazing time, and our tour guide Waleed was awesome. He became more of a friend and tailored the tour to our interests. We saw more than just Egypt - we gained an insight into the local culture, religion and way of life.

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Suzanne - Australia, 5 Feb, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Petra was amazing. Should have been a tour of the citadel in Amman included.

    Desert Buffet

    Jennifer - Australia, 19 Jan, 2013
    4
    Overall Rating

    Not enough time at the main sights

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Rudolf - Australia, 25 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This trip was beyond my expectations. The only minus points were: Accommodation in Mayorca hotel in Cairo & Nile hotel in Aswan. Our tour leader Waleed Elhennawy made the trip most informative, entertaining. His general knowledge and dedication to Egyptian history was what made this trip so great.

    Egypt, on a Boat

    Daegyu - Korea, Republic of, 13 Jan, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The program was quite good, tour guide was the best. He was friendly and have wide knowledge about most of the tour sights. but, train was so uncomfortable, even if it is 1st. If I could use a sleeping compartment(couchette), the tour would be perfect.

    Desert Buffet

    Carrie - Australia, 19 Jan, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    This tour combines the major cities of Egypt together with the experiences of Bedouin desert life and felucca sailing. I believe that the overall price correctly reflects Gecko's ability to provide a tour that mixes these experiences, providing a fairly priced tour without compromising on experience. I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting a combination experience of Egypt.

    Desert Buffet

    Max - Australia, 19 Jan, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Kelsey - Australia, 24 Dec, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    - The tour was VERY well organised. - We saw everything we could have wanted to in a short period of time and yet we didn't feel rushed. - There was little opportunity to experience the local cuisine. The hotel food was always very average and we often rushed through lunch by getting a falafel on the run or a very disappointing lunch/breakfast box. On one occasion, my partner and I ate lunch at a local restaurant with our tour guide. It was the first day of our tour and it was just the two of us. That meant we had more freedom and time to go for lunch. And that was one of the best experiences we had on the trip. We got to know our tour guide and had a relaxing lunch, which was tasty too! -The Nile Cruise was fabulous! We were upgraded to a 5 star boat which was the nicest accommodation we stayed in during the trip. And the food was decent too.

    Desert Buffet

    Maureen - Canada, 19 Jan, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The only disappointment I had was that we weren't able to ride the camels all the way to the campsite, nor sail the felucca all the way to the proposed end point - both of which were due to weather and beyond anyone's control. All in all a wonderful trip with Ahmed Bahr, who went out of his way to ensure that we had the best experience possible!

    Desert Buffet

    Elizabeth - United Kingdom, 19 Jan, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Very good tour. Tip kitty a good idea but some confusion when extra tips then asked for.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Kirra - Australia, 21 Jan, 2013
    4
    Overall Rating

    The trip was good however too much time was spent explaining one or 2 things in significant detail at each site and then not enough time was left to take photos and to look around the whole site. Perhaps more time at each site would be needed. The mornings werent early starts and it would have been better to start before 8am and get a few extra hours at sites.

    My Camel Humps

    Benjamin - Australia, 15 Jan, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Was an amazing trip. Highly recommend to anyone considering this trip. Cultural experience of a lifetime.

    My Camel Humps

    Hailey - Australia, 15 Jan, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    Fantastic tour, knowledgeable guide

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Rosa - Australia, 22 Jan, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    It was my first time traveling by myself and I was a bit hesitant traveling to the middle east as a single female. However as soon as I met Mohammed and the group I felt relaxed and taken care of. Mohammed made my time in Egypt memorable and enjoyable. I would definitely travel with Gecko again! Majdi was my Jordanian tour guide and made my time in Jordan memorable as well. I was blown away by their knowledge and by the end of both trips it felt like I gained two brothers :-)

    Sheesha & Shakshuka

    susan - Australia, 24 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Tour included a large variety of things and we covered a lot of areas which was good Balance was good between organised activities and free time

    My Camel Humps

    Janeen - Australia, 25 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This holiday was excellent value for money. That said, the hotel accomodation was very budget, but clean & comfortable, and let down by not always receiving hot water. We were impressed that the tour offered so much, so many options that were included, not extras...and the range of experiences offered...gave a great overview of the country, from negotiating the rail system, to riding carriages and donkeys, hot air ballooning...which was all great fun. I would highly recommend this tour, and although the itinerary was full and busy, we have come home knowing we have seen so much of Egypt in just 9days.

    Electric Souk

    Linda - Australia, 9 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The whole trip surpassed my expectations and I saw much more than I thought I would. Going away from the main cities exposes you to more of the real country and people. Samir was an excellent, informative, genuine person and I enjoyed his company. Unfortunately I hit my head a few days before the end of the trip and was quite sick from it. I didn't get to see the group on the final morning as I was unable to get out of bed with severe headache. nausea and pain. I did get a message from Samir to enquire after me and I emailed him but no response so am not sure he received it. Is it possible to pass on this to him so he knows I was appreciative but didn't get to pass on a tip to show him this. Thanks, Linda

    Sheesha & Shakshuka

    Sherridan - Australia, 24 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Very good, nice hotels, great tour guide in egypt and a wide variety of experiences!

    My Camel Humps

    aline - Brazil, 11 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    wonderful tour!!!!!

    Electric Souk

    Paul - United Kingdom, 9 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Really enjoyed the trip. Very well organised, great variety of landscapes and cities. Overall, a fantastic experience. Food was really good too!

    Electric Souk

    Bronwen - Australia, 25 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Backroads of Morocco was a great tour, a new amazing experience every day, fantastic introduction to this beautiful country.

    You Get the Drift

    Laura - Australia, 10 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was well balanced, with the felucca coming at just the right time after a fairly busy few days of temples, tombs and lots of driving. The tour guide was well informed about which if the optional extras were really worth it.

    My Camel Humps

    Aline - Brazil, 11 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great! Wonderful tour!!

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Bruce - Australia, 11 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Trip was fantastic . Well organised, well timed with sufficient free time, with options available. The people on the trip all got on well together, and Ahmed our guide was simply perfect, knowledgeable, patient, extremely well organised. Overall a great way to see Egypt

    My Camel Humps

    Stacey - Australia, 9 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I was a bit apprehensive travelling to Egypt as the political situation was still a bit up in the air but the Egyptian people were so friendly and welcoming and the trip was so organised and flowed so smoothly that I completely forgot any fears. I loved all the experiences and I just wish that the rest of the world will realise that Egypt is a safe place to travel to and a beautiful country to visit.

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Sinead - Australia, 11 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was absolutely amazing! I would recommend it to all my friends! It was a very full on week in Egypt and I think we used the time really well and squeezed in the maximum amount of activities. The only thing that I would have liked to be different was more advice on the cold temperature of the train because we didn't have any blankets and the night was very cold!!!

    My Camel Humps

    Dustin/Meghan - Canada, 4 Dec, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    This tour was great. It showed us all the highlights of Egypt that have been made famous by movies and media. Our tour guide was the best we have ever had. And we have done tours with Contiki and Topdeck. Geckos has been the best by far. I would definitely recommend this tour.

    Electric Souk

    carol - Australia, 25 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I have had the most amazing trip through Morocco. The guide was really knew the landmarks, the people, the food and freely shared his knowledge. I would recomend this trip to everyone

    Not just Nile

    sarah - Australia, 10 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The highlights on this trip for me was the Bedouin stay(great fun and a unique and authentic experience) and the last few days in Dahub(relaxing and beautiful).

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Rachel - Australia, 13 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was fantastic. I have been wanting to go to Egypt for nearly 20 years now and the trip covered everything I wanted to see. I will definitely do Egypt again with Gecko as there's so much more I need to cover!

    Electric Souk

    Michael - Australia, 30 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Youssef was a brilliant tour leader. Being a tour leader myself, he epitomises what it takes to be a fun and knowledgeable guide. Hope to catch up for a beer with him in the future.

    Desert Buffet

    Kerrie-Ann - Australia, 15 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The tour was fantastic, having not done an adventure tour before I was impressed that the well planned itinerary did not leave us too long without a shower:-) The only portion I

    Desert Buffet

    Kelly - Australia, 15 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Each day on this trip was more spectacular than the day before. The activities, free time and optionals were well planned. Our tour leader Ahmed Badh ensured it was a seamless process and everyone had the opportunity to see and do everything they wanted at each destination.

    Drunk on Colour

    Pierrette - Canada, 7 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This Moroccan trip was very rich in history and it was a real pleasure to discover this arab and berbere country. We had the chance of having a tour leader who was very knowledgeable of his country and made our trip even more interesting by briefing us along the way on places we were about to visit and things to do.

    Not just Nile

    Julie - Australia, 15 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This trip would not have been so fantastic without our guide Ahmed Bader, he made the trip so much fun and interesting. He made the effort to get to know everyone and had so much knowledge of Egyptian history.

    Not just Nile

    Shari - Australia, 15 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Tour was amazing and so worth doing!!! If you want adventure and a REALLY experience then this is the trip for you.

    10,000 Minutes of Morocco

    Mohini - Australia, 23 Sep, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Being two girls in Morocco, we thought it would be a better idea to do a tour. So I think the tour was a great way to meet other people and we did not have to worry about organising transport or accommodation as this was all done for us. We wanted to make a few changes to our itinerary and out tour leaders were very helpful in making that happen and explaining to us all the options we had! IT was great and everything worked out very well. Thank you Gecko.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Kali - Australia, 8 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This trip was amazing! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone that wants to learn more about Egypt and to see all the fabulous history.

    Electric Souk

    richard - Australia, 23 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    We had a fantastic time and our tour guide was fabulous Youssef he gave us heaps of support and advice and gave us all space to do our own thing as well. We will be recommending this tour to our friends

    Not just Nile

    Karyn - Australia, 29 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Felt like I got to see and do so much but never felt rushed or overwhelmed. I felt safe the whole time, and our tour guide was very informative and patient, going out of his way to make sure everyone was happy.

    My Camel Humps

    mathew - Australia, 9 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    the trip was fantastic, Hassaan went over and above all expectations, he advised us about the condition of the horses in Edfu and gave the hole group the choice of weather to go or not, when we all saw the horses and how they were treated, he was correct in giving us the choice, they were treated badly, he organised us to go to another temple instead

    Not just Nile

    Laura - Australia, 29 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I found the Egypt Encompassed trip to be a fantastic tour. It was well organised and structured. The tour ran very smoothly thanks to our tour guide, Mohamed who took a caring approach to our group to make sure all our needs were met and that we were thoroughly satisfied. The Beduoin and Nubian crew were friendly and helped make the trip more enjoyable. I will definately be recommending this trip as well as Egypt as a must for friends to visit. Thank you.

    Electric Souk

    Darryl - United States, 23 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great trip, Youssef was an excellent tour guide. Would recommend to anyone.

    Desert Buffet

    Angela - Australia, 29 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The whole trip was totally amazing our tour leader was fantastic. Would highly reccommend this trip.

    Not just Nile

    Breanna - Australia, 15 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Our tour leader Ahmed Badr, was professional, approachable and very knowledgable about his country and its history. The tour was amazing and included all the best egypt has to offer including spending time with the bedoins and nubians. Too many highlights to mention individually.

    Not just Nile

    Shari - Australia, 15 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    A well worth trip if you wish to experience the really Egypt and it is a life changing experience you will never forget

    Not just Nile

    Julie - Australia, 15 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This is my first ever tour with Gecko's and the tour was a wonderful experience which I thoroughly enjoyed and our guide made all the difference. Loved Egypt!

    Electric Souk

    Elizabeth - Australia, 2 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Abdu was fantastic. I lost my phone whilst on the trip and he was a great help.

    Drunk on Colour

    Julia - Australia, 16 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This was an excellent trip. It gave us a taste of the cities and the country.A good balance of free time and organised activities. I enjoyed all aspects of this trip and found the Moroccan people most welcoming, friendly and helpful.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Samuel - Australia, 1 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    It was the best!

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Georgia - Australia, 1 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    the sites were amazing and the experience is a treasure!

    Desert Buffet

    Kerrie-Ann - Australia, 15 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Backroads of Egypt was a fantastic mix of inclusions and options, our Tour Leader ensured the trip was smooth sailing and assisted us with the little extras.

    Electric Souk

    Peter and Lidia - Australia, 9 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This was our first tour with other people and we thoroughly enjoyed it, It was nice to have everything done for us. We were a bit concerned about our age, but as the group said, we did a lot more than them. It was great and we will do some more later on. For the price, great value!

    Desert Buffet

    Kelly - Australia, 15 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip itinerary itself was exactly what we expected, there were no surprises and the tour and the tour leader far surpassed my expectations. The size of the group was very manageable, we all felt we were given personal attention, on the ground knowledge and lots of options to undertake structured activities or free time in a safe environment.

    My Camel Humps

    Yasmin - Australia, 18 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    My Husband and I were so happy we chose to do this tour as opposed to travelling on our own. I don't think we would have seen or been able to experience as much as we did without our guide Waleed. It was great to have most of the sites included in the tour price and anything that wasn't included was very reasonably priced.

    Electric Souk

    Petine - Australia, 2 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This was a fabulous trip. Our tour guide was excellent as was our driver. Our destinations exquisite. Accommodation very adequate and always clean.To be quite honest, I would do the same trip again because I loved it that much.

    Electric Souk

    Sarah - Australia, 2 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Abdu was an absolutely fantastic leader and really added to the quality of the whole trip. There was an excellent mix of city, village, and outdoor experiences which gave us a really good overall view of the country

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Jennifer - Australia, 21 Aug, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Trip was really amazing the only reason I didn't mark it as Excellent was some of the hotels and modes of transport were sub-par.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Darcy - Australia, 10 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Absolutely fantastic tour!!! The tour guide was so informative and organised, which made my trip so relaxing. All I had to do was enjoy the culture and sights. 10/10!!!

    Sheesha & Shakshuka

    Michael - Australia, 3 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Overall the trip was excellent

    Electric Souk

    Karen - United Kingdom, 2 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Our trip provided a real insight into the lives of the Moroccon people beyond the tourist trail;we were also delighted by many of the beautiful natural wonders that the country has to offer -e.g. the Todra Gorge; the Sahara at sunset and dawn; the roadside Barbary apes, and many more. The trip was packed with so many sights and excursions that a reasonable level of physical fitness is required to gain full benefit of a;ll that the tour had to offer. It was a trip of a lifetime.

    Sheesha & Shakshuka

    Michael - Australia, 3 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The tour captures the spirit of ancient Egypt.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Daniel - Australia, 20 Aug, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Amazing trip, saw so many things and learned so much and had such a fun time doing it, This is all due to our tour guide Ahmed Helmy, who was brilliant all throughout the journey, with his vast knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness and sense of humor he made the trip one of the Greatest. The only negative is the 12-15 hour train ride, the sleeper train should definitely be recommended.

    Electric Souk

    Giuseppe - Australia, 19 Aug, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The tour struck the right balance between sight seeing and cultural immersion. Each place that we visited and every person that we met along our journey provided an insight into the Moroccan culture and lifestyle. Walking through a little village and seeing the enthusiasm of the local children is an unforgettable experience.

    My Camel Humps

    Michael - Belgium, 21 Aug, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Ahmed our guide was excellent:educated, informative, helpful, playful, patient, friendly, open to feedback and non defensive - managed potential conflict well (e..g. a rowdy and blaspheming fellow traveler)

    My Camel Humps

    Bernard - Australia, 21 Aug, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Geckos worked for me. Our tour guide was top quality, very professional and very knowledgeable. He did not just spew out facts, but he also had a deeper understanding of Egyptian history, culture and politics. If you want a tour on a budget and are happy with three star accommodation, then give Geckos a good look in.

    Egypt, on a Boat

    Bronwyn - Australia, 19 Aug, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great tour experienced some awesome things didnt except some of the unforseen costs but tour guide was helpful and nice great time

    Egypt, on a Boat

    Bronwyn - Australia, 19 Aug, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great tour experienced some awesome things didnt except some of the unforseen costs but tour guide was helpful and nice great time

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Jason - Australia, 24 Jul, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Had an awesome trip. Nile cruise was a highlight. Extra activities were also great, hot air balloon, camel ride & faluca boat ride. Would recommend to others.

    My Camel Humps

    Kevin - Australia, 31 Jul, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was excellent. We did a lot in this trip and loved every minute of it. It was tough at times with the early mornings and late nights but you tried to rest when you could. I lived the fact that there are lots of bolt on activities to do if you wish. Tarek our tour leader was excellent. He knew the history and helped at every opportunity and made sure you were safe and comfortable.

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Brian - United States, 24 Jul, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    A wonderful experience!

    Electric Souk

    Bethany - United Kingdom, 24 Jun, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    There was a varied travelling experience of culture throughout the trip. The trip was well organsied, I would have like to have had some more free time especially in Marrakech and Fez.

    Electric Souk

    Jessica - United Kingdom, 24 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Backroads of Morocco was an excellent snapshot, exploring the culture and history of the country.

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Monique - Australia, 26 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I would not change a thing about the Egypt section It was perfect! It was 10 times better that what I had expected. The combinatıon of travel- buses. traın. donkey. camel. boat was great I loved it! (the only thing i would suggest ıs to fly back to cairo ınstead of the train again). My tour Guide Mohamed Adel was an excellent tour leader his knowledge of Egpypt and his calm freindly nature definatly made our trip easy and we felt he was like our friend. Would recommend this trip to anyone thınkıng of going to Egypt. The cruıse up the nile river was definately a highlıght!

    Sheesha & Shakshuka

    Claire - United Kingdom, 25 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    A fantastic trip with exceptional experiennces, I can't believe how much we saw in such a short time. Our guide was insporational and made the trip as comfrotable and informative as he could. The sights we saw and the distance we covered were brilliant I cant speak highly enough about the whole trip.

    Sheesha & Shakshuka

    Claire - United Kingdom, 25 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    A fantastic trip with exceptional experiennces, I can't believe how much we saw in such a short time. Our guide was insporational and made the trip as comfrotable and informative as he could. The sights we saw and the distance we covered were brilliant I cant speak highly enough about the whole trip.

    My Camel Humps

    Home - Egypt, 10 Jul, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Good value for money trip.

    My Camel Humps

    Lisa and Sam - New Zealand, 10 Jul, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I felt that the itinerary was excellent. It was good to see the sights in the morning and then have free time in the afternoon. The cruise boat was amazing!

    Sheesha & Shakshuka

    Michael - Australia, 3 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The tour captures the spirit of ancient Egypt.

    Indiana Jones & the Movie Reference

    Daniel - Australia, 28 Aug, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Jordan was Beautiful, and Petra was Amazing.

    Electric Souk

    Gaynor - New Zealand, 8 Jul, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Another good Gecko's tour but I think we have been on one too many trips to countries like Morocco and felt a bit disappointed - not your fault but medinas and souks start to look the same.... It would be useful for Gecko to point out some of the limitations of travelling during Ramadan - less resturant options, leader not able to eat with us etc. Gecko info said we paid USD200 kitty then we were asked for DRM200 local as well for tipping kitty. This should be made clear in Gecko's pre trip info.

    Drunk on Colour

    Kath - Australia, 17 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    It was an excellent trip with many fine memories. Thank you very much for all the thought and preparation put into organizing the holiday. Kath

    Egypt, on a Boat

    Ashleigh - Australia, 15 Jul, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had an Amazing time and had the best guide however i wish that Gecko tours worded the brochure a little different because its almost made out that everything is included, however the trip ends up being extremely costly. In my case i found this hard because im a backpacker and i live on a budget and couldnt afford certain trips. It put me out of pocket quite a lot.

    Where Hummus All Began

    Robert - Australia, 4 Jul, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    All the major bases were covered on this trip. There was one redundant day to Amman.

    Electric Souk

    Carol - United States, 24 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip is very well paced with breaks along the way that could not have been timed better. At each of the locations we visited we gained insights from the guide into the history and culture of Morocco in a way that we could not haven gotten if we'd tried to do the trip on our own.

    Drunk on Colour

    Celia - Australia, 9 Dec, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The Gecko tour provide a nice balance of city, towns and countryside. We relaxed and were stimulated by the various activities. We were challenged and also felt comfortable. We were given opportunities to learn about public transport, bartering, observing customs and encouraged to communicate simple phrases in Arabic. This led to a feeling of greater independence so towards the end of the trip, we could explore independently. The tour was a great success and we would recommend it for other families to enjoy.

    Electric Souk

    Feng - Australia, 25 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trıp was really great, I had a wonderful tıme and the tour leader was very frıendly as were the other tour people. The only thıng ıs that ıt would have been great to have been warned to wear warmer clothes on days that ıt snowed.

    My Camel Humps

    daniel - Australia, 3 Jul, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    More transparency was needed with what the money for the included and optional extras were for. Perhaps a list with what the transport and entrance costs. Similar to the tipping kitty, we were not exactly aware of what the tips were for, and also we didn't feel good when begged for tips and not being able to give it personally. I am against the tipping kitty.

    My Camel Humps

    Kelsey - Australia, 3 Jul, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had a wonderful time on the trip. Our tour leader was knowledgeable and kept everyone informed, entertained and interested in what we were doing. The sites were amazing, and most people we met were very friendly.

    Egypt, on a Boat

    Shaun and Tegan - Australia, 1 Jul, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    We have thoroughly enjoyed our experience while in Egypt. Our Tour Guide Tamer Elmarsy, he was so knowlegable and was able to provide us with thorough insight into Egyptian history. We really enjoyed the Valley of the Kings and learning about the history. Another highlight was the time spent on Felucca and enjoying the meal with the Nubian family. Tamer was available to assist us with anything and ensure we felt safe, which resulted in us having an enjoyable trip. We would recommend this tour to others.

    Electric Souk

    Howard - United Kingdom, 17 Jun, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    I'd consider advising people to take this trip in a period of the year that isn't so hot. There were many afternoons, particular in the south towards the end where we simply had to head back to the hotel, which felt like a bit of a waste. The only advantage was that it did mean it was warm enough to sleep outside the tents at the desert camp and look up at the stars.

    Electric Souk

    Paula - Australia, 19 Aug, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Youseff was an excellent tour guide. His english is exceptional and makes every effort to make the trip enjoyable. I cannot praise him enough. The hotel at the Todra Gorge was unbearably hot and everyone in the group suffered to the extent some slept on the tiled floors rather than the beds. All in all a wonderful trip.

    Drunk on Colour

    Melanie - Australia, 8 Jul, 2012
    2
    Overall Rating

    Great value for money, covered so much of Morocco without feeling too rushed. Unfortunately I was sick for around 10 days of the trip, so this affected my personal experience. I think that the tour would have been fantastic otherwise.

    Electric Souk

    Zoe - Australia, 1 Jul, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    The food was pretty disappointing, not sure if thats morocco or the places we were taken too...

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Jeanette - Australia, 9 Jul, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    The trip was very good but to call it a ten day tour is a bit of an exaggeration. Didn't meet the tour guide until 7pm on day one and didn't see anyone from the group on day ten.

    My Camel Humps

    Manuel - Australia, 26 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Beautifully constructed itinerary. The cruise ship (Solaris II) was amazing. Great combination of options and great adventorous parts of the tou (camel, donkey rides).

    My Camel Humps

    Nathan - Australia, 31 Jul, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Amazing sites and culture, definitely worth going but the culture could be a big shock for some travelers. (especially during Ramadan).

    My Camel Humps

    Rebecca - Australia, 31 Jul, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    The Nile Escape Tour was a great experience! Our tour guide was very knowledgable and made me feel safe for the whole trip. I was blown away to be so close to sites that have been around for thousands of years. I highly recommend Gecko's if you are looking for a grassroots type of tour.

    Electric Souk

    Gary - Australia, 24 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    For the most part the trip was excellent...The one thing that was a REAL DISSAPOINTMENT is when our tour group leader took us to a restaurant for our last night as a group of 12 on our last night together in Marrakesh...we went to a place with a nice rooftop..although it was deserted except for our group... The food was disgusting...inedible would be a good description and the price was more then double of anything else we had eaten in Marrakesh or anywhere else..... All of us on the group said the same thing It was a shame that our holiday had to end on such a dissappointing note as we all thought the food was INEDIBLE ..apart that that the rest of the trip was truly wonderful...........

    Sheesha & Shakshuka

    Matthew - United Kingdom, 23 Jul, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Myself and Tracey had an excellent trip.

    Sheesha & Shakshuka

    Richard - Australia, 25 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Awesome!!!! It was a fantastic insight into Egypt's culture, history and cuisine. This had a lot to do with our tour leader.

    Sheesha & Shakshuka

    ron - Canada, 25 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    tour guide went above and beyond to help people out. Offering computer to use internet giving suggestions of what to do and very honest on how to handle the locals and will answer any question truthfully. He was very friendly. Had trouble a little bit with accent but is to be expected. Could use one less day on the fellucia and use it somewhere else like luxor.

    Drunk on Colour

    Louise - Australia, 1 Jul, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    The Kasbahs & Coast tour is excellent as it takes you out of the major cities and into not only the desert for an amazing overnight stay, but you also travel through gorgeous Ifrane, the beautiful high Atlas mountains and Todra gorge. Essaouria has amazing seafood, although the not stop wind drove us a little crazy and the drop in temperature was a shock to the system. This tour gives you a true sense of a very diverse country.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    kristin - United States, 9 Jul, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was great, it covered all the temples and sites I wanted to see. I loved all the different methods of transportation - water taxi, donkey, night train etc. I felt we saw a good amount of egypt without constantly "traveling".

    Drunk on Colour

    Denise - Australia, 13 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    We were lucky - we had a great group, group tour leader - Khalid and driver -Yousef, so the whole experience was great.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Jamie - Australia, 21 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Trip was excellent value and included all the sites that we wanted to see. Donkeys were a highlight

    Electric Souk

    Sarah - Australia, 11 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The tour was perfect, spent the right amount of time in each city so we could get the most out of the local history and view the sites at a great pace.

    Not just Nile

    Andrew - Australia, 10 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    "FANTASTIC" trip that showed us the real Eygpt and its people, led by a trip leader who was very approachable, knowledgable, friendly and had a great sense of humor.

    My Camel Humps

    Ankit - New Zealand, 12 Jun, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Alan, Lynne and Ben - New Zealand, 29 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Lynne - New Zealand, 29 May, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Drunk on Colour

    bill - Australia, 13 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    My Camel Humps

    Brooke - Australia, 5 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Electric Souk

    Erinne - Australia, 27 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Egypt & Jordan Sailtrek

    Christian - Germany, 2 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Electric Souk

    Tao - Australia, 13 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Electric Souk

    Kate - Australia, 6 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Drunk on Colour

    John - Australia, 6 May, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Electric Souk

    Emma - Australia, 5 Aug, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    fantastic trip bus needs to be bigger for the amount of people travelling, was quite uncomfortable

    Electric Souk

    Lin - United States, 7 Oct, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    The overall experience is excellent. However, I wish to spend more time in Meknes. The visit to Medina of Meknes was too rushed, giving us little time to stop even just to take pictures. I wish to be able to have a little free time to soak in the atmosphere, rather than being shown over and over again what the medina sells. I think the experience of Medina from Fez and Marrakech is enough, but for Meknes, I love the laid back feel, and wish to be able to feel it. I think there is a need for balance between how many things or places we could see vs. how much we could enjoy the moments.

    Desert Buffet

    Vicki & Anthony - Australia, 15 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    We came to see Egypt but with our guide/friend we experienced Egypt. Ahmed Badr was amazing his knowledge and passion for his country kept us enthralled n wantin to know more. Nothing was every a problem for him. He was always on hand to guide us in the right direction whether it be for food or souviners.

    Not just Nile

    nigel - New Zealand, 15 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    this trip is amazing and includes everything you could possibly want from an egypt tour. from sleeping in the desert to relaxing by the red sea, it has it all. tour guide Ahmed Badr is especially knowledgable in everything egyptian and made the trip that much more enjoyable. highly recommend this tour to everyone!

    Electric Souk

    Glynis - Australia, 9 Sep, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Had a fantastic time, great group, great tour leader excellent sites.

    Where Hummus All Began

    Carol - United States, 12 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Basil, our tour guide, was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. He was always ready to answer all of our questions; of which there were many. He had a wonderful sense of humor; which really drew everyone in our group together and made us very comfortable. The group was like a family with Basil at the head.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Allen - Australia, 24 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Tour leader was excellent.

    Electric Souk

    Kirsty - Australia, 9 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    we didn't really get to delve into the culture or local life and this disappointed me - opportunity was there but not encouraged.

    Electric Souk

    Olivia - Australia, 2 Sep, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Value for money was a satisfactory as majority of meals were an extra cost.

    Electric Souk

    Melissa - Norway, 9 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Fantastic! I've always wanted to go into the desert on a camel and I have! But the trip was so, so much more and much better than I expected (even if I did get a bit sick, inevitably). Highly recommended.

    Desert Buffet

    Jane - Australia, 15 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had an excellent time, I have to admit I joined a tour my friends had organised and did not really look into the itinerary as I had never camped before and I knew I would be stepping outside my comfort zone The holiday far surpassed all expectations I had fantastic holiday, I saw some amazing wonders of world and meet great people along the way that I will always remember

    Electric Souk

    Amanda - New Zealand, 9 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    A well-organised and run trip, showing a variety of Morocco (urban, rural). Highly informative tour guide and local guides in each area. Knowing in advance the name and contact details for the first hotel, as well as airport transfer company/contact would have been helpful.

    Electric Souk

    Barry - Australia, 9 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great tour - we were very pleased with organisation and value for money - the experience as enhanced by a very capable, friendly and knowledgeable guide - Mohamed Merri

    Drunk on Colour

    Ian - Australia, 2 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had a fantastic time on the Kasbahs and Coast tour.

    Electric Souk

    michael - Canada, 9 Sep, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    The trip has a good balance between travel time and activity time, as well as a reasonable amount of time to spend on your own. Personally, I do not like to be on the go constantly, so I really appreciated the latter. I like to sit at sidewalk cafes and watch dialy life go by. Also, I appreciated our travel on local trains.

    Electric Souk

    Natalie - Australia, 9 Sep, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    My overall experience would have been excellent if: 1. We had tried more traditional accommodation during the trip. 2. Had a wider range of food to taste (too many Tagines!) 3. Some times there were too many places to visit in one day - some more free time would have been good.

    Electric Souk

    Robert - Australia, 8 Apr, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    marcelle - Australia, 30 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Where Hummus All Began

    Katelyn - Australia, 25 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Egypt & Jordan Sailtrek

    Sarah and David - Australia, 30 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Electric Souk

    Claire - Canada, 29 Apr, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Brad - Australia, 30 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Electric Souk

    Jamie - Australia, 29 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Desert Buffet

    Jeff - Australia, 29 Sep, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    All inclusions were very good. The only slight disappointment was the optional balloon ride - a little over priced, and expected to travel a little further.

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Emily - Australia, 2 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The Egypt section of the trip was exceptional. Ahmed was a phenomenal tour guide, really knowledgable and ready to help with any of our tour groups needs. The only two things I would change in the Egypt part of the tour would be to make the train a sleeper train part of the tour - the seated train should not even be an option! It may be worth considering changing the trip from Luxor to a flight to Dahab whilst Sinai is still off the agenda.

    Egypt, on a Boat

    Rory - Australia, 28 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Had a great time!!

    Egypt, on a Boat

    Hayley - Australia, 28 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This trip gave me a great insight into Egyptian life both, I really enjoyed my time here and thanks to our fantastic tour leader Hassan learnt so much and seen the most amazing things! He made our Egyptian experience all that much better! Best tour I've had!!!

    My Camel Humps

    Madeleine - Australia, 30 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was amazing- so much to see but we still managed to get some down time which you sometimes don't on other tours like Contiki or Top Deck. It was more cultural rather than just tourist hot spots which was great as we met some of the 'real genuine people'. The only negative I can give is the over night train travel - that was hard to sleep on as it was noisy, crowded and in chairs, also the toilets were very unclean but all other accommodation was fantastic!!

    My Camel Humps

    Adam - Australia, 30 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was fantastic. It was great value for what you did and the inclusions covered by the initial price. The accommodation was generally of a fairly high quality and the information given by the guide was in depth. Overall extremely happy with my Egypt experience and would recommend it to my friends.

    Electric Souk

    Peggy - Canada, 28 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Good, quick tour of Morocco encompassing both the historical sites and desert.

    Not just Nile

    Jordan - New Zealand, 27 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Best overseas experience that I have ever had. Mohamed definitely went over and above to show us the itinerary and also to show us the true culture of Egypt. Would definitely recommend the tour to all!! Would also like to thank him personally for everything he did for us on our tour.

    Not just Nile

    Rebecca - New Zealand, 27 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Had the most amazing trip ever and couldn’t recommend it any more.

    Electric Souk

    Ulrike - Germany, 28 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    It was an amazing trip. Morocco is a very beautiful country with a lot to explore. I really recommend to travel through the mountains. It was great!

    Drunk on Colour

    Sharon - Australia, 28 Oct, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Overall I really enjoyed this trip. It was full of variety, a great tour guide, a great group. The transport was good, the activities good and the places we managed to see was excellent. The landscapes when travelling through the mountains were stunning. The people in morocco are very friendly and welcoming.

    Drunk on Colour

    michelle - Australia, 21 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The Kasbahs to coast tour was a perfect combination of vibrant exciting cities and stunning and varied experiences off the beaten track. There was plenty of free time as well as many extra activities to do if you chose to. The balance was great.

    Electric Souk

    Vic & Margaret - United States, 21 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This trip far exceeded our expectations! Each hotel was a delight that exuded the charm of the area we were in. The eleven days we spent included vastly diverse experiences. Our guide went out of his way to ensure that we able to experience all of nuances of Morocco. We have traveled with many tour companies all over the world and the value for the dollars we spent surpasses any we have had. My husband and I are 62 years old and totally enjoyed the variety of experiences offered as well as the diverse age group we traveled with. Gecko's description of this trip does not do justice to just how wonderful it was!

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Madeleine - Australia, 30 Oct, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    I booked through imaginative traveller and did not realise this was a gecko tour. I was perhaps a little old for the tour (66) but did manage to keep up and not hold the others back. The tour leader in Egypt was especially good to me and I really enjoyed my challenging experience

    My Camel Humps

    Paul - Australia, 30 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The best trip EVER!! The adventure was matched with the excellent depth of knowledge perfectly. We formed new friendships with our tour leader and fellow travelers which will continue even once we return home. A very memorable experience and a very helpful guide.

    My Camel Humps

    Brydie - Australia, 30 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    A truly wonderful trip. An amazing experience that cannot be matched. The depth of knowledge by our tour leader, his sense of humor and experience is matched by no other guide.

    My Camel Humps

    Lauren - Australia, 13 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The overall trip has been amazing - so much packed into such a small time!

    My Camel Humps

    D and R - Australia, 13 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Hassan showed us good knowledge and was very helpful and very caring.

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    David - Australia, 30 Oct, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Tour guide was very knowledgable of Egypt. Great cruise experience.

    My Camel Humps

    susan - Australia, 13 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This was a great tour, just the right amount of time, visiting the best sites. What made the trip special however, was our wonderful tour guide Hassan Mostafa.

    My Camel Humps

    Jessica - Australia, 20 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was filled with exciting adventures that gave an excellent intro into Egypt along the Nile. Saw all the sights, was great value for money and the group/leader were fantastic.

    My Camel Humps

    Jad - Australia, 20 Nov, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Great value for money trip. Highly recommend for those going on their first trip through Egypt. get the main sights and a great feel for this fascinating country. One 'must do' is the hot air balloon over the valley of the kings, sell your grandmother if you have to, but do it!

    My Camel Humps

    Jeff - Australia, 20 Nov, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    The days on tour were fascinating and fun-filled. It would be good if a little more could be squeezed in so that the 'Free' days also could also have organised sites to visit.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Cassie - Australia, 19 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    It was the most amazing experience of my life. Ola our guide was just wonderful. She was so nice, happy, friendly and made the trip. I was so sad to say goodbye to such an amazing human being. She is so fantastic and deserves so much credit for what she does. Great work Ola! You are a credit to yourself and your company. Thank you for the most amazing week.

    My Camel Humps

    alexandra - Australia, 13 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    My tour was amazing! I was genuinely happy with my overall experiance and wouldnt change a thing!

    Electric Souk

    Cherie - Australia, 29 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Indiana Jones & the Movie Reference

    Kathleen - United Kingdom, 20 Nov, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    The tour overall was great. The places we visited were awesome and the rest of the tour group were lovely. Some of the places we stayed were a little on the dodgy side, but no major complaints.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    benjamin - Australia, 12 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Excellent itinerary, would love to spend one extra day in luxor without another free day in cairo at the end. Upgrade to sleeper train would be great . 5 star boat cruise was a highlight.

    Not just Nile

    Catherine - Australia, 10 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Alicia - Australia, 13 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Not just Nile

    joshua - Australia, 10 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This trip was amazing! Would be one of the best trips I have taken! If you want to see everything in Egypt this trip is one to do!

    My Camel Humps

    Melissa - United Kingdom, 13 Nov, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    One of the best tours I have been on. Hassan was a great tour guide and made the tour a wonderful experience!

    Drunk on Colour

    Jennifer - Australia, 13 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    For a 'grass roots' tour I didn't know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was well organised and great value for money. The best thing was our Tour Leader - Khalid was amazing.

    Jordan Insight

    Toby - United Kingdom, 6 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Another great trip with Geckos!

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Claire - Australia, 21 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The tour, the activities and the tour guide were all excellent. The history and the way of life were explained in detail and all questions were answered. It really did exceed my expectations.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Claire - Australia, 21 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The tour, the activities and the tour guide were all excellent. The history and the way of life were explained in detail and all questions were answered. It really did exceed my expectations.

    Drunk on Colour

    Barb - Australia, 13 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    An amazing trip that allowed me to have an insight into how these humble people struggle in every day life in an over populated country. Seeing how they all battle for a living in the medinas/souks in a very colourful and vibrant manner. They love it if you can speak a little french! The country travelling had many stunning views and camera moments. The trip wasn't rushed we had time to experience everything. Best advice: if you see something you love early in the trip - buy it, as you may not see it again. (The tannery at Fes is a good example)

    Electric Souk

    Olga - Australia, 27 May, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Overall it was a fantastic tour. The tour guide was young and energetic, very knowledgable and a really cool guy. The group was awesome with a mix of ages, and everyone was very friendly and open. The places we visited were Amazing. The most memorable part for me was the night we spent in the desert. We ate a home cooked Tagine, and sat around singing Moroccon songs and playing drums. Afterwards we all slept in the open under the Moroccon desert stars.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Karen and lucinda - Australia, 11 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This tour was an excellent introduction to the nile and treasures that surround it. We found everything well organised and would recommend this tour to all our friends.

    Electric Souk

    kathryn - Australia, 27 May, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Morocco was amazing. The desert definitely a highlight! Everyone in the tour was enthusiastic and easy going which made the tour as good as it was. Most accommodation was good but a few places weren't as good as hoped. We changed hotels in Marrakech because we were placed way too far away from the action. Fun tour guide and wicked markets

    Nile & Sinai Revealed

    Cory - Australia, 5 Jun, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    A jammed packed experience full of culture, wonder and beauty.. without the high price tag.. My advice.. "Do it";-)

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Benjamin - Australia, 29 May, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Egypt was a great experience. Many awseome ancient sites to see from pyramids to temples,and cruising the nile 5star is the way to go.

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Ashe - Australia, 29 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great trip loved it

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Matthew - Australia, 29 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great trip thank you , enjoyed very much

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Ashe - Australia, 29 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was an amazing experience well organized and a true pleasure , only complaint would be breakfast at Granada very average but the hotel itself was nice an I would also recommend including the dead sea in this tour rather than one of the other things =) but again loved every minute thanks geckos Great tour leader also

    My Camel Humps

    corey - Australia, 5 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I really enjoyed the tour, the guide was excellent and the plan of the tour was set just right for me , a real eye opener

    My Camel Humps

    katrina - Australia, 5 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    the train toilet is not good for ladies,its not healthy to hold your bladder for that long and not hygenic to use.(but that is not geckos fault) 0ur tour guide was the best,his knowledge and passion about egypt.very friendly and funny,very easy to talk to. there was only 8 people in our tour and that was a great size. we had plenty of free time to relax. i will recommened geckos to all my friends,

    My Camel Humps

    danielle - Australia, 5 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    i had an absolute ball, loved it!

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Kathryn - Australia, 4 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This was a great tour and was excellent value for money. The itinerary is well paced and Geckos and our tour leader always made us feel safe and important.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Joshua - Australia, 4 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Ahmed made the tour a great experience and if it wasn't for him the tour would not have been the same.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Laurel - Australia, 21 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had the most fantastic trip through Egypt with gecko's. I did a similar trip last year through Vietnam with a different tour company and there was no comparison in any way shape or form and and i would recommend Geckos from now on with out a doubt. It was an amazing experience and i think the organization of it all and the local tour leader that we had made it all so much more memorable.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Meg - Australia, 21 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This trip was excellent value for money and other than seeing some of the most amazing sights in the world, two things stood out to make the trip memorable. One was the size of the group - only 9 which was a great number - not to big or too small. The second was our outstanding guide Waleed. He is an asset to the company and I really can't fault him in any way.

    My Camel Humps

    Stuart - Australia, 5 Jun, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The tour was excellent. Our guide Ahmed was extremely knowledgeable on the history of the monuments, as well as being a fun loving person who made us all feel at home. His joy at showing us the highlights and passion for the country was inspiring.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Pamela - Australia, 21 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The Treasures of the Nile trip is an excellent way to see the most important historical sites in Egypt. The local tour leader was very organised, knowledgeable and helpful. All the hotels and food were good and the transportation comfortable and often fun, especially the donkey ride to the Valley of the Kings. I would thoroughly recommend this tour.

    Desert Buffet

    Kyle & Katharine - Canada, 12 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    We were pleasantly surprised with our trip to Egypt. We met a lot of great people on our trip and our guide was fantastic. All of the sights exceeded expectation and this trip hit all of the hot spots we had hoped to see. The White Desert was the sleeper hit of the tour!

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    sharon - Australia, 21 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    really enjoyed tour. leader was excelent and knowledgable. knew the history very well. a nice small group. leader taught us words and showed us where everything was we needed. we felt safe in egypt at all times.

    Drunk on Colour

    Maureen - Australia, 13 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The Kasbahs and Coast tour gave a wonderful insight into the country of Morocco. I now look forward to a return to my favourite places such as Fes and Marrakech.

    Electric Souk

    Craig - Australia, 13 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great trip, everything went smooth and no problems.

    Electric Souk

    Kimberley - Australia, 13 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great Tour. Especially the tour leader, he really made the trip great.

    Drunk on Colour

    Ann - Australia, 13 May, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Overall a fascinating experience. In particular the tour guide and driver were unbelievably helpful and friendly.
    The standout events are the desert- includingthe camel ride, and the drive over the mountains.

    Sheesha & Shakshuka

    Melissa - Australia, 30 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was amazing. I saw so many intersting and fascinating things and cant believe what a wonderful experience I had.

    The memories and friends i have made i will treasure for a lifetime.

    Drunk on Colour

    Barbara - New Zealand, 6 May, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    A very busy schedule, but it gave a great overview of a very diverse country.

    My Camel Humps

    Christine - Australia, 1 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This trip was absolutely fantastic - I had a wonderful experience. A major reason was the awesome group I was travelling with - small groups are great! But another major reason was the tour guide - absolutely brilliant, best I've had!

    Egypt & Jordan Sailtrek

    Simon - United Kingdom, 30 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The tour experience was absolutely fantastic - top marks. The reason for the fantastic experience was not only due to the sites visited, but also due to the tour guide going over and beyond the standard duties.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Anita - Australia, 2 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Such an amazing tour so many places were visited and so many things done.

    I enjoyed the tour a huge amount and would definetly use Geckos again.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Alicia - Australia, 2 Apr, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Our departure date was 9 April, 2012. Hany was our tour leader. Hany was extremely knowledgable, patient with us and have a great insight into the local culture as well as making the trip really enjoyable!

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Glenn - Australia, 1 May, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    A great tour jam packed with activities but also with a nice balance of relaxing days cruising on the Nile.

    Nile Valley & Western Desert

    Jessica - Australia, 17 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Ahmed was an awqesome tour guide. He made the trip.

    I felt safe the entire time on the trip

    Sheesha & Shakshuka

    Shelly & Scott - Australia, 30 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    We had to divert from st Katherine's but you should consider some time in Dahab permanently in the itinerary. It was great.

    Sheesha & Shakshuka

    Brian - United States, 30 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    An excellent trip that covered a great cross-section of Egyptian sites, history, and culture.

    Sheesha & Shakshuka

    Melissa - Australia, 30 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    My leg through Egypt has been great. i was a little apprehensive at first both about coming to Egypt and being on a tour as not been on one before. but my guide made me feel very welcome and comfortable.
    i have had an amazing adventure. and i never know Egyptian food was so delicious.

    You Get the Drift

    William and Sophie - Australia, 30 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Sheesha & Shakshuka

    Rhonda - Australia, 2 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    My feedback is later as my trip departure date was 11/12/11 and then I went on to other countries.
    Please accept this feedback as I was more than satisfied and I am over 60 years old, well and relatively fit... it is lovely to have hands on experience with these tours, The tour leaders and guides were perfect, such knowledge and expertise and an obvious love of their country. I learnt so much, never felt my age and loved being with younger travellers. I am just not ready for the 5 star big aircon bus. The 3 day feluca trip - those guys are awesome !

    My fellow tourists were fantastic: lots of fun and great times.

    Nile Valley & Western Desert

    Philippa - Australia, 17 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Nile & Sinai Odyssey

    Hannah - Australia, 21 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Could not be more impressed with the tour overall, the company, or the tourguides. Everything was fantastic and I was really pleased that even when things went wrong, attempts were made to correct these problems. I will definitely be recommending Gecko's to others and I look forward to travelling with your company again.

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Anthony & Bianca - Australia, 17 Apr, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Egypt, on a Boat

    Andrew - Australia, 8 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Gecko's tour of egypt was excellent in every way and I would highly recommend it. I had my concerns with traveling in egypt what with all of the recent political issues but found no problems whatsoever. All of the locals were very nice and helpful, and gecko's had picked some budget but very good hotels for each part of the tour. We were lucky to have only our family of 4 on the tour, and our tour guide/ gecko were very accommodating in helping us change the schedule so that we could visit the red sea (not part of our original tour). A big thank you to both Hassaan and Gecko for arranging this, it was the perfect way to end a perfect holiday!

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Jody - Australia, 3 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Indiana Jones & the Movie Reference

    Duncan - Australia, 3 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Jewels of Egypt

    William - Egypt, 17 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great guide (Hassaan Mustapha)

    Amazing country. Best tour I have ever been on. The big bonus was the excellent manners and enthusiastic friendliness of the Egyptian people.

    Egypt, on a Boat

    Veronica - Australia, 8 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Simply amazing! Gecko took care of everything and offered us really once in a life time experiences. Our tour guide, Hassaan became our best friend! He was so knowledgable, helpful and friendly. He made the tour! We had a fantastic time experiencing the local culture in a way you couldn't if you were travelling by yourself or with another tour company.

    Not just Nile

    jasmine and matthew - United Kingdom, 17 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    We are so glad that we decided to do Egypt with Gecko, it was one of the best experiences of our lives and we will cherish the memories forever. It was such an adventure a and it was so great doing it with people who love adventure and culture as much as us.

    Egypt & Jordan Sailtrek

    Mathias - Germany, 2 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Not just Nile

    Sarah - Australia, 31 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Nile & Sinai Odyssey

    Kate - Australia, 21 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This trip was amazing! We had a fantastic time, the people of Egypt are warm and very welcoming to tourists, I wish I could have stayed longer. Cairo was such a fun city to explore/get lost in and Dahab was so beautiful and such a contrast to the other places we saw. We were able to do a day trip to Jordan which was also a great experience.

    Egypt, on a Boat

    Rebecca - Australia, 8 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The tour was nothing short of excellent, it was everything I signed up for and more! Each day was more exciting and interesting than the next- with great, once in a life time experiences I'll never forget. The hot air balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings at sunrise or sailing the Nile in a felucca are not experiences you have every day- absolutely breathtaking! This tour gave me great memories I'll remember for the rest of my life.

    Desert Buffet

    Clair - United Kingdom, 31 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had a really amazing time in Egypt, it was everything I hoped for and more! Ahmed was a truly wonderful tour leader too.

    Sailboats & Sinai

    Renata - Australia, 1 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This is a fantastic trip and ougut our leader was extremely knowledgable and helpful. Would highly recommend Geckos as I have travelled with many other companies in the past and this trip was run really well thanks to our tour leader!

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Amy - Australia, 2 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Rebecca - Australia, 2 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great company, comfortable accomodation, and excellent sightseeing. An easily enjoyable experience!

    Sphinx & Sea

    Nicki - New Zealand, 6 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Very interesting country, great friendly people, awesome trip! Dahab is a must see if in Egypt.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Jim - Australia, 2 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    HELEN - Australia, 2 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Desert Buffet

    Ingrid - Australia, 31 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Ahmed Helmy my tour leader was excellent,so knowledgeable and passionate

    Desert Buffet

    Anna - Australia, 31 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Desert Buffet

    David - Australia, 31 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Desert Buffet

    Sarah - United Kingdom, 31 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This was my first tour with Geckos and I had an excellent experience.

    Felucca Safari & Alexandria

    Monica - Australia, 2 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Felucca Safari & Alexandria

    Catherine - Australia, 2 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Loved this tour, had a really fun time with a group. Especially loved the donkey ride. Have never done a multiple day tour before but I think I would consider doing one with gecko again. It was good not to have to worry about any of the details of the travelling especially in egypt.

    Electric Souk

    Laura and Kane - Australia, 26 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Egypt, on a Boat

    Kimberley, Adrian - Australia, 1 Apr, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Egypt, on a Boat

    Simon and Julie - Australia, 1 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great trip, lots to see and very well coordinated by our guide, Ahmed

    Egypt, on a Boat

    Emma - United Kingdom, 1 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Ahmed is an excellent tour guide, overall the trip was really enjoyable especially the felucca, Aswan, the donkey and camel rides. The hotel in Aswan was not very good and could be improved, the roof top area was really bad. The felucca trip could be longer.

    Egypt, on a Boat

    Chris - United Kingdom, 1 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Jewels of Egypt

    Caryn - Australia, 17 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    As a travel agent, I will never hesitate in recommended Geckos to clients, friends or family and will tell anybody who will listen what an amazing experience I had to Geckos.

    Egypt Adventure

    Duncan - Australia, 13 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    We had 2 tour leaders for the Egypt adventure and both provided admirable service but I would like to advise that Ahmed was exceptional. as non smokers we accepted the fact the smoking is very common in this part of the world, however Ahmed always ensured that he smokeddiscretely as not to inconvenience non smokers. he also went above and beyond to ensure that a great experiene was had by all. both our guides were well versed on egyption history and culture and endevoured to share it acordingly.

    Not just Nile

    Katie - United Kingdom, 17 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    James - United States, 7 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I want to commend our tour leader - Ahmed Helmy - on being a fantastic guide. I could not have imagined a better leader. He was very attentive to the needs of the group and did a wonderful job looking out for our best interests.

    Desert Buffet

    Benjamin - Australia, 17 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Very good tour had an amazing time

    Desert Buffet

    Eileen - United Kingdom, 17 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    It was a wonderful holiday, just the right blend of travelling, sightseeing and relaxation.I loved every minute of it. The camping in the desert was amazing, the tombs and temples fascinating and the sail down the Nile perfect!

    Egypt Adventure

    Joanne - Australia, 13 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Jewels of Egypt

    Michael and Julie - Australia, 17 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Electric Souk

    Ashlee - United States, 18 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The Backroads of Morocco trip was great! The dynamic of the group was amazing as well as our connection with Mohamed the tour leader. If you are easy going, flexible and up for adventure in fabulous locales then I would highly recommend a Geckos trip anywhere in the world. We made friends for life and got to explore the backroads of Morocco like locals.

    Desert Buffet

    Steve - Australia, 3 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Michael - United Kingdom, 5 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Would rather a hotel in a better location than the Mayorca

    Drunk on Colour

    Sally - Australia, 5 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Excellent trip. It is worth adding the extra 3 days to go to Essaouira - it was the best part of the trip!

    Indiana Jones & the Movie Reference

    Christine - United States, 13 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The trip was really great! I always felt safe, especially knowing that Gecko had cancelled any part of the trip (Mt. Saini) that was questionable. A wonderful cultural experience!

    Electric Souk

    Stephen - Australia, 19 Feb, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    The hotel in Marrakech was a little far out of town. However that is the only thing wrong with that hotel, otherwise it was by far the best hotel we stayed at and I loved it.

    The Sahara trip was fantastic.

    Jordan Insight

    Sarah - United Kingdom, 14 Mar, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Desert Buffet

    Derek - United Kingdom, 3 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Desert Buffet

    Keith - Australia, 3 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Desert Buffet

    Gabrielle - Australia, 3 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The backroads of Egypt tour is fantastic. My favourite part was in the desert with the Bedouin guides Fox, Saleh and Saleb. They were amazing, happy to help with everything and patient with us when we took too long to remember Arabic words haha. The white desert is amazing, as are the temples. Although I don't know why the Red and the Bent pyramids and Saqqara aren't included, I went there optionally and they were amazing, out of the line of hasslers and other tourists.

    Desert Buffet

    Erin - Australia, 3 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Overall the trip was good value and fulfilled our expectations in terms of included activities, difficulty, level of accommodation, food, timings etc. The only disappointment was the felucca sailing, which involved very little actual sailing, the food was mediocre and the service providers were not friendly or interested in us at all. Although we had some issues with too much wind, they clearly didnt have much enthusiasm for any activity, and seemed to prefer to stay moored to land and smoke sheesha. This was the one black mark on an otherwise excellent trip - maybe Gecko's should meet with these guys and discuss the issues raised here. In contrast, the bedouin service providers in the white desert where excellent, and I cant rate their service highly enough. They were extremely friendly and provided an excellent service - all participants thoroughly enjoyed this section of the trip. Overall, thanks very much for a great trip and I will recommend it to others.

    Not just Nile

    William - United States, 18 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    It was a good trip and I enjoyed it. It was a small group and we had personal attention.
    One minor suggestion is to provide an opportunity in learning/interacting in Arabic like providing a SMALL sheet of paper with English and Arabic side by side.

    Drunk on Colour

    Skye - Australia, 5 Feb, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Not just Nile

    Karen - United States, 18 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    David - Australia, 7 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great tour, some tinkering with the balance of time and locations could improve it.

    The extra time we spent in Cairo after the Sinai leg was cancelled felt waisted, whilst more time in Aswan would have been great.

    The Markets were too difficult and we spent a lot less then we expected as we found having to barter for every little thing tiresome. Maybe just visiting one or two markets would be better as they were all the same.

    Missing out on St Cathrines and Mt Sinai was disappointing as it was the reason we chose this trip but thats the risk we take and we support the decision to cancel.

    Petra and dead sea were the best bits of Jordan. The church with the mosaic floor could be skipped. Though after Egypt we were probably spoilt for interesting sites.

    Not just Nile

    Daniela - Germany, 18 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Good mix of sightseeing and relaxing. Ahmed made the trip very entertaining and he looked after our crazy group at all times. Big thanks for that.

    Not just Nile

    Nicole - Australia, 18 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I would like to really thank Ahmed Hellmy my tour guide. He was fantastic. Very knowledgable and entertaining. Made the experience more than I was expecting.

    Not just Nile

    Susan - Australia, 18 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Electric Souk

    veronica and phil - United Kingdom, 19 Feb, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    Good rating because excellent balance of places visited, chance to see and experience Morrocco and excellent local guides enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Less than good accomodation, and subsequent review of Trip Advisor shows consistent complaints of some venues which should be addressed or alternatives chosen. Local costs and tips must be facgtored in as heavy in comparison to other trips taken. Stops en route should give more opportunity to choose and sample local fare rather than local guide favourites - even if there is a slightly higher risk of bugs. All adds to the experience, and best food sampled was from stalls

    10,000 Minutes of Morocco

    Rebecca - United Kingdom, 15 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    scott - Australia, 30 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    i like travelling with geckos, its alot of fun and you learn alot about different countrys in culture lifestyle and history

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Rebecca - Australia, 7 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had a great time on our tour. Everything was really well organised and the overall value for money was incredible. I loved everywhere we went and hope to come back to Egypt someday soon.

    Drunk on Colour

    Susan - Australia, 8 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had one of the best experiences ever in all my years of travelling. The accommodation was first class, the food to'die for' and the tour leader one of the most exceptional young men I have ever met. His level of knowledge regarding the geography, history and culture of the country was outstanding. His courteous manner made me feel as if I was travelling with a family member. I could not commend him highly enough - Moha you are a true asset to the company. Thankyou for making my Moroccan trip one I will treasure for ever. I would recommend both Moha and the tour to anyone.

    Electric Souk

    Rodrigo - Brazil, 5 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The tour has a very fast pace, but we were able to experience a lot of Morocco: cities, mountains, desert.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Holly - Australia, 9 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Fantastic trip! Went to all the sites / cities I've always been dying to go to

    Drunk on Colour

    Melanie - Australia, 8 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I didn't have any expectations when I started in Morocco and I am so glad as Morocco exceeded all expectations I could have ever imagined. I loved every minute of my time in Morocco. I would do it all again.

    Not just Nile

    Bethany - Australia, 21 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This being my first over seas trip I was a little concerned of how it all would work. I was so pleased to have gone with geckos. The tour leader was amazing and I cannot thank him enough for making this experience something I will never forget.

    Not just Nile

    Russell - Australia, 21 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Was a little disaponted we missed out on the last segment of our tour, but all in all it was outstanding!! Most fun iv had in years.
    The white desert was especially enjoyable , as was the boat ride up the nile.
    I will definitely be doing another tour with guys in the future! cheers :o)

    10,000 Minutes of Morocco

    Laura - Australia, 5 Feb, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Great trip. Time in Marrakech and fez was great!

    10,000 Minutes of Morocco

    Andrea - United Kingdom, 5 Feb, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    The tour was good, but I found that the second half of the trip was a lot more enjoyable, I think due to a combination of the tour leader as well as the small group (there were only 4 of us in the end)

    Desert Buffet

    Amy - New Zealand, 21 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Back roads of Egypt got you in touch with the locals of Egypt. You really began to understand who Egypt is and what it's like living there. The desert was an unbelievable place to go. I had so much fun getting to know the bedouins as well as seeing the sites.

    Not just Nile

    Julia - Australia, 21 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The tour was really well organized by our tour guide. He was excellent at controlling and keeping the group together and also had a great sense of humour. He allowed for us to see the real Egypt and how locals live. I really enjoyed the tour.

    My Camel Humps

    Mark - Australia, 31 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Fantastic trip. It ran like clock work. Saw all the major sights along the Nile and plenty of optionals which were all great.

    Drunk on Colour

    Melanie - Australia, 8 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I will be highly recommending Geccos to anyone travelling overseas. For a budget adventure tour we stayed in excellent accommodation and experienced the best of everything. There didn't seem like anything was budget. Well worth it.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Ann - Australia, 16 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    I found the whole experience from when i was collected at the airport by transfer through to all the guided tours, excellent.I really enjoyed the Eygpt trip with many highlights & feel I have a better understanding of this country now more than ever.The only negative I have is, I thought 3 nights was too long of a stay on the cruise boat, 2 nights sufficient.

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Sarah - Australia, 10 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This trip is a great option for those wanting to get the most out of Egypt and Jordan. The perfect combination of culture and experiences.

    Electric Souk

    Catherine - Canada, 1 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Yousseff, our tour leader was terrific! My parents and I could have not asked for better. He was always available to help us whenever we required it and was always concerned about our health and safety (since a majority of us ended up getting sick on the tour!) Overall, we had an amazing time!

    Where Hummus All Began

    Renee - Australia, 21 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    I thoroughly enjoyed this trip!

    One minor comment not accounted for in the sections below: the person who assisted in the border crossing from jordan to israel was not very forthcoming with information. I think there was a bit of confusion amongst the group about what was actually happening at the various stages of the crossing. Although Ossama gave information about the crossing prior to our last day, the guy who accompanied us wasn't able to answer some of our questions at the time.

    My Camel Humps

    ANNETTE - Australia, 27 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    We had a great trip, excellent group with a great mix of ages. Our tour leader Shady was fantastic and organised everything to perfection. (Hope you get a new job Shady!) Would highly recommend.

    10,000 Minutes of Morocco

    Caroline - Ireland, 1 Jan, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    I enjoyed the experience of Morocco. I liked that we met up the day before we did any activities to get to know one another and sort out questions. I do find it funy it's listed as 8 days when it after breakfast the tour is ended. But I suppose as breakfast is included. I thought the tour guide in Fes Hakima was a definite highlight.

    My Camel Humps

    Shenae - Australia, 3 Jan, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Excellent tour! Had great people in our group!
    Saw as much as possible in 9 days.

    Sheesha & Shakshuka

    Anita - Australia, 11 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had the time of my life especially egypt part and petra. Saw some magnificent sites. Our group was lovely and got along really well. Best tour experience I've ever had

    Where Hummus All Began

    Christina - Australia, 21 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    The Israel leg needs an extra day, the itinerary felt very rushed and more time was needed to enjoy the many and varied sights visited.

    Sheesha & Shakshuka

    Alicia - Australia, 11 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    This was the best experience of my life! Egypt is an amazing country and the experience was enhanced due to our fantastic tour leader.
    The trip was well organised; Gecko's made it easy to travel. Everything was taken care of, all we had to do was follow instructions.

    Electric Souk

    Allison - United States, 11 Dec, 2011
    4
    Overall Rating

    The itinerary of this trip was great. As an experienced solo travel I was worried about going on a tour. This tour really went to places I wouldn't have been able to go on my own easily.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Kristina - United States, 12 Dec, 2011
    4
    Overall Rating

    Trip went well. There was one tour guide that was not entirely professional or serious. I didn't learn much during that portion. He was the guide in Aswan to Philea (sp?) temple.

    Ahmed, the tour leader was nice and friendly.

    The tipping kiddy seemed a bit expensive considering I don't remember seeing it included in the original literature, though it may have been there. It was also increased by 50% when we found that 2 people didn't join the group and we had to absorb their tip portion even though we were less people.

    Sheesha & Shakshuka

    Phil - Australia, 13 Nov, 2011
    4
    Overall Rating

    The core highlights of the pyramids and sphinx, Petra, and Jerusalem lived up to expectations - Jerusalem exceedingly so! However be prepared to be all 'informationed out' by facts on ancient Egypt and Biblical references. The felucca ride along the Nile was painfully slow and I would have chosen the Nile cruise option instead had I looked into other tour options in more depth.

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Chris - Australia, 17 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Amazing trip... Tour guides don't get any better, great people, great sights, great history ... so grateful for the experience!

    My Camel Humps

    Adelyn Wilson - United Kingdom, 17 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    The programme was excellent, and the balance between itinerary and optional excursions was good. All the activities and sights were very enjoyable. The guide was absolutely excellent. He was very friendly and open as well as informative and knowledgeable about Ancient and modern Egypt. The first two hotels were fine but the hotel in Luxor had some serious issues. The train back from Luxor to Cairo might be swapped to a sleeper carriage, or at least an optional upgrade offered.

    Jewels of Egypt

    Sheila - Australia, 17 Mar, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Excellent value for money, organisational skills above reproach, our guide's English and knowledge of his Country's history was excellent as was his sense of humour - important to an Ozzie!

    My Camel Humps

    Nicholas - Australia, 17 Apr, 2012
    4
    Overall Rating

    I really enjoyed the tour & Egypt as a whole. My guide was amazing along with a fantastic group.

    I felt the hotels were over sold with basic amenities such as showers only acceptable on the cruise ship

    Optional upgrades for train to a sleeper cab or even a flight would have been nice offer to have as the train was not what I was expecting and would have been happy to pay extra.

    Of note I think I did almost all the options and was pleased with the value for money received

    Nile, Red Sea & Jordan

    Amy - Australia, 13 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    Had an absolutely fantastic time in Egypt, in particular the cruise boat and the 4 nights in Dahab. My boyfriend and I were a little nervous as this is our first big trip overseas, however our guide made us feel very comfortable and well looked after. Would definitely recommend friends come and tour Egypt with Geckos!

    Sheesha & Shakshuka

    Christopher - United Kingdom, 2 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    A great time!

    Egypt, on a Boat

    Natalie - Australia, 8 Apr, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    This trip was the best holiday I've ever had! The tour gave us the opportunity to partake in variety of amazing activities like a hot air balloon ride, an overnight stay in a felucca, a donkey ride and camel rides! However, the best part of the tour, was our fantastic guide Hassaan. His vast knowledge of ancient Egypt and his ability to explain and impart this to us, made our experience all the more enjoyable and memorable.

    This is Not a Pyramid Scheme

    Celeste - Bayswater, WA, 21 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating
    Looking up from the base of the pyramids and being like, "Wow, this is so awesome! I cant believe im here."

    Seafood and Eat It

    Kate - , 08 Nov, 2011
    4
    Overall Rating
    they were great and very organised and encouraged everyone to have a lot of fun and get into the experiences.....top effort

    My Camel Humps

    Christopher - Hawthorn, VIC, 30 Dec, 2008
    5
    Overall Rating
    Generally very pleased with the tour and specifically the Tour Leader. He kept us informed and up to date throughout the trip with the daily schedule and also our options and recommendations. Would definitely book with Geckos again. This tour was very well organised and we did as the itinerary outlined. The tour leaders are very good, speak very good English and the local tour guides are brilliant people - You will definitely enjoy the tour, the Cruise on Nile is fantastic and the meals were great. The Camel ride is a must and the Felucca ride and dinner is an optional thing to do which is highly recommended.

    My Camel Humps

    Helen - Croydon, VIC, 30 Dec, 2008
    4
    Overall Rating
    Our local leader was excellent.  Well organised, well informed and very approachable.  It would be a nightmare trying to do this trip without the guidance of a local person.  It also gave us the opportunity to learn more about the country's mores and social structure ... Highlights include seeing the historical sights of Egypt and the trip down the Nile which was absolutely magical.  The river at Aswan is so beautiful and the people we met wonderful.

    My Camel Humps

    Julie - Sunshine Coast, QLD, 30 Dec, 2008
    5
    Overall Rating
    Riding camels through the Sahara desert  Riding donkeys through the village to Valley of the Kings  Cruising down the Nile on a Felucca and swimming in the Nile - absolutely sensational!!

    My Camel Humps

    Katie - , 30 Dec, 2008
    5
    Overall Rating
    Do it!!! You won't regret and it. Plus great value for money.

    My Camel Humps

    Melissa - , 30 Dec, 2008
    5
    Overall Rating

    Our tour leader Hamdy was amazing! He was very very knowledegable and happy to answer any questions we had be in on Egypt, Reglion or his own personal experiences. Memorable parts include Entering my first pyramid, the tombs at the Valley of the Kings and the donkey ride - thank you for an amazing experience and wonderful trip.

    My Camel Humps

    Sarah Jane - Narrabundah, ACT, 30 Dec, 2008
    5
    Overall Rating

    Trip notes: regarding sports bra, maybe mention that it's for a donky ride! I thought this was a funny thing to take untill I found out it was for the donky ride!!! Most memorable part of this trip was the sleeping faluka! This was an awsome experience! The food was fantastic as well!

    My Camel Humps

    Winnie - Mount Waverley, VIC, 30 Dec, 2008
    5
    Overall Rating

    Tour Leader 'Shady' was hilarious and just lovely to have around!!!  The Pyramid & Sphinx - One of the best tourist attractions and was memorable  The Nile Cruise - Scenery was amazing  Cairo Museum - Tutankhamun's mask and jewllery was beautiful

    Indiana Jones & the Movie Reference

    Clare - , 23 Dec, 2008
    5
    Overall Rating
    It is a fantastic trip, Jordan is a beautiful country.

    Electric Souk

    Natalie - , 21 Dec, 2008
    5
    Overall Rating

    Youssef was a FANTASTIC group leader, very approachable.   Youssef the driver was also great.    Perhaps earlier starts to the day would let us get more out of the day as often we were arriving to our destination quite late in the afternoon.     Camp was really well set up.

    Electric Souk

    Shyam - Lidcombe, NSW, 21 Dec, 2008
    5
    Overall Rating

    If you love morroccan food history culture geography and walking this tour is for you. These will be people who will try to sell you things but this is all part of the experience! Be prepared to eat plenty of delicious tagine and do slot of walking. The tour goes a little of the beaten track which is nice.

    Egypt, on a Boat

    Jeffery - United Kingdom, 27 Dec, 2008
    5
    Overall Rating
    Would just like to say that i think the whole format of your tours is spot on. The group size on my adventure was spot on and met some great people. I would also like to say that my tour leader for Egypt (Ahmed Helmey) was fantastic. I feel the need to praise him as he was particuly good with arangeing every thing for us and basicly be extremely good fun. By the end of the trip i think we all regarded him as a good friend. So thanks to Ahmed & thank you to Gecko's

    Egypt, on a Boat

    Tamsin - Chevron Island, QLD, 27 Dec, 2008
    5
    Overall Rating

    Overall it was a really fantastic trip. Loved our sunrise donkey ride into the Valley of Kings. It was possibly the oddest experience of my life but truly memorable! A special mention goes to our tour leader, Sam, who was extremely helpful and informative! Thanks Gecko!!!

    The Nile & Alexandria

    Amanda - Lindendale, NSW, 23 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating
    Just that it's a HUGE pat on the back for Gecko's. Mohammed Ali our tour manager was awesome and made things easy for all. Am looking forward to booking my Moroccan journey with you guys. Thanks heaps!

    Drunk on Colour

    Benjamin - London, UK, 25 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating
    Our tour leader, Youseff, was exceptional.  He did such a good job - was very knowledgable and worked hard to make sure that everyone was having a good time. Comments for people considering this trip - Enjoy it :-) and ask for Youseff to be your travel leader

    Not just Nile

    Emelia - Ashbury, NSW, 24 Dec, 2011
    4
    Overall Rating
    Toilet paper, toilet paper, toilet paper!!!

    Desert Buffet

    Erin - Rochester, VIC, 24 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating
    it was the first organised tour i have been on.  It was the most amazing experience I loved every moment of it.  i believe it was due to how great our tour guide Ramy was.  Such a lovely and genuine person with a great amount of knowledge.  He made my trip sensational and I will be recommending him, and Geckos to everybody i know interested in travelling to Egypt.

    Not just Nile

    Jenna - Gorokan, NSW, 24 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating
    Your tour was awsome i would defenently do it again, and reccomend it to anyone!!  I love Egypt and didnt want to leave!!!!!

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Katrina - Sydney, ACT, 27 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    Memorable parts include Hot air ballooning over Luxor; climbing Mt Siani; felucca on the Nile; jeeps through Wadi Rum. And the food, the local food was amazing! Our tour leader Ayman was brilliant - so passionate about Egypt. He deserves a bonus :-) My advice - Take things with a grain of salt and you will have the time of your life.

    Drunk on Colour

    Margaret - Jamison Centre, ACT, 25 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    Go! Enjoy! Learn! Talk to the locals! Learn a few words of Arabic - I found using the following seemed helpful (and please excuse any spelling errors - cat asleep on  my lap so I can't get up to check my papers!) - 'marhaba' (hello); 'shukran' (thank you), 'la' (no), 'ma'a salaama' (good bye), 'afwan' (welcome), 'balak' (stand back i.e. look out for donkey coming through narrow street in medina).

    Not just Nile

    Maria - Castor Bay, NZ, 24 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    I think a vital factor in the success of my tour was having having habibe Ahmed as our tour leader.  He was everything you would hope to have in a tour leader and more.  Such a treat to have him with us.

    Desert Buffet

    Minh - London, UK, 24 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    Had an excellennt trip, met great ppl and our tour leady was amazing, nothing was too hard.

    Drunk on Colour

    Natalie - London, UK, 25 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    Our guide Youssef was fantastic and deserves to be commended. Every day in the bus he gave us a new chapter about Morocco about anything we were interested in. He worked so hard and was very patient with some members of our group who were not used to travelling. Mohammed our driver was also friendly and amenable. I really valued the local guides we met who were keen to show us their home towns and impart their knowledge. All in all a truly amazing holiday.

    Not just Nile

    Peta - San Remo, NSW, 24 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    you will never regret doing it, experience of a life time! … enjoy every moment, it passes by too quickly!

    Not just Nile

    Ronal Steve - , 24 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    what made the whole trip magic was the tour leader - he is just an amazing guy full of energy and always happy we definetly coming back - back thanks for an amazing holiday we really enjoyed it. A hint - be open minded, simple, and willing to learn about different ways of life.

    A Billion Shades of Sand

    Susanna - Batemans Bay, NSW, 27 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    Do it! It was a fantastic experiece. I'd go back tommorrow.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Dorothy - Edmonton, QLD, 26 Dec, 2011
    4
    Overall Rating
    There were a number of Highlights - an optional extra is the Camel ride in Aswan - don late after noon - 45 mins - it was fantatsic.. loved it!!!!! the cruise was great.. fantastic scenery...  Most of all i ticked off a dream of a life time to go to Egypt - it was very special and quite emotional for me to be there...

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Iswarya - Baulkham Hills, NSW, 26 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating
    The trip was great and well organised, the sights that were included were excellent. The tour leader, ahmed did a fantastic job. :)

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Jillian - Marlee, NSW, 26 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating
    It's not the most relaxing of trips! It's a real adventure tour so if you like getting in there and mingling with the locals go for it!

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Kylie - Glen Iris, VIC, 26 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    On the boat, the Melodie, the food was always of high standard and plentiful. The tour leader, Ahmed was great, it was like travelling with a friend who was showing you around their country, and it gives you a different perspective, hearing what a young person from the country has to say about the past, present and future. For people considering this trip - Go!!  Eat falafel whenever you can, ride camels whenever possible and don't be afraid to explore and respond to people who say 'hello' (outside of Cairo, that is).  Not everyone is on the make, some people just get a kick out of speaking English.

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Philip - Kiara, WA, 26 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    his is the first tour i have been on- i usually go my own way- all of the accomodation was good and in good areas- this gave access to useful local contacts and allowed you to experience some of the real life of the people

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Tereza - Port Lincoln, SA, 26 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    Seeing the Pyramids, Sphinx, Nile, valley of kings, abu simbel, petra, mosque's. Can't actually say which was the best, loved Egypt, Jordan & Syria!!!!

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Adriana - Broadbeach, QLD, 26 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    Our Leader Ahmed, was very informational and helpful and made our trip to be one of the best we have had.
     

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Catherine - Bungwahl, NSW, 26 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating
    Our tour leader Rami was very experienced and handled every situation with confidence and sincerity and was more than helpful.  Rami and Shadi (other tour leader) were fantastic - very approachable and simply made our trip so much fun and their local knowledge was great.  I will be back and hopefully I will be on a Gecko tour again with our same tour guides - Highly recommended

    The Time Traveller's Harlot

    Catherine - Bungwahl, NSW, 26 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating
    I was a bit apprehensive about the night train - but it was fun with our group - although a bit hard to sleep but what the heck the whole experience of the trip outweighed this issue.  Treasures is a must do trip - I will never forget the trip or the people I met - simply AWESOME -and I am a 51 yo mum - with my 21 yo son on the tour.  Lastly the trip is probably more suited to those who don't want 4 or 5 star accommodation and are prepared to hang out and have some fun with younger  (25 - 40 year olds) people. We had some fun nights and the dress up party on the Nile Cruise was best time I have had for a long time.  Thanks Heaps!

    Sheesha & Shakshuka

    Elizabeth - Clayfield, QLD, 29 Dec, 2009
    4
    Overall Rating
    THE LOCAL LEADERS FOR EGYPT AND JORDAN WERE EXCELLENT AND MADE US FEEL RELAXED SO THAT WE COULD ENJOY OUR HOLIDAY THEY WERE ABOVE AND BEYOND OUR EXPECTATIONS

    Sheesha & Shakshuka

    Frances - Wellington Point, QLD, 29 Dec, 2009
    5
    Overall Rating
    The jeep ride in Wadi Rum, in the desert where the seven pillars of wisdom are, was FANTASTIC!    The felucca ride and meal was absolutely awesome. 
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