Ahmed Abdelhamid Private tour guide in Luxor, Aswan, Cairo - Egypt

Ahmed Abdelhamid

Guide profile:

I have been working in and around Luxor for 16 years since graduated from Cairo University as an Egyptologist.I was born and raised in Luxor, Egypt , that’s why I know all the places and wonders of my beautiful city, the best sites in Egypt are right here in Luxor.

I am member in the Egyptian General Tourist Guides Syndicate and the WFTGA.

I have worked for many international tour companies.

I love to share my knowledge of ancient Egypt with visitors to Luxor and make it interesting and understandable.

I particularly enjoy touring with families and can always find something interesting for the children.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Axel B.

Ahmed was everything we had hoped for in a private guide. He was punctual and reliable, friendly and helpful, and a had a quick sense of humor about him. He showed us everything we wanted to see, and used his detailed knowledge to explain the purpose and symbolic meanings of the historic sites. His excellent command of the English language made everything easy to understand. Highly recommended.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

1. Luxor full day : valley of the kings , Queen Hatshipsut's Mortuary Temple , colossi of

Memnon , Karnak temples and Luxor temple.

2. Luxor half day East bank : Karnak temples, Luxor temple and Luxor museum.

3. Luxor half day west bank (A) : valley of the kings, Queen Hatshipsut's Mortuary Temple and the colossi statues of Memnon.

4. Luxor half day west bank (B): valley of the Nobles , Madent Habu temple and valley of the artisans.

5. Half day Tour to Dendara temple dedicated to the Caw Goddess Hathor , very colorful temple north of Luxor 60 KM.

6. Hot air balloon ride 60$US per person.

7. Felluca boat sailing on the River Nile sun set time . 15$US per person.

8. Luxor to Aswan full day: Edfu temple, komombo temple, phila temple and the High dam.

9. Airport collection from or to your hotel one way cost $US15 per transfer.

10. Full day Dendara and Abydos Temples.

11. Half day Aswan : Philea temple , High dam and the unfinished oblisque.

12. full day Abu simble temple of Ramsses 2nd . cost 65$US per person.

13. Nile cruises Aswan/ Luxor, Luxor / Aswan , 2,3,4 nights

All the prices above include professional Egyptologist tour guide, air-conditioned vans and collection and drop off from hotels or point of your choice.

the prices excludes the entrance fees for the sights , meals and anything not mentioned above.

Transportation by tour guide:

Transfers to and from the airport , train station , hotels , bus station , Nile cruises , other cities by air conditioned vans or cars sharing groups or private.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Dendara & Abydos Temples Price Per Person 70.00 USD
Dendara Temple Price Per Person 40.00 USD
East bank Karnak temples & Luxor temple Price Per Person 25.00 USD
Full day Luxor Aswan Price Per Person 60.00 USD
Full day West & East bank Price Per Person 50.00 USD
Half Day Aswan Price Per Person 20.00 USD
Nile Cruise Aswan Luxor 4 Days / 3 Nights Price Per Person 365.00 USD
Nile Cruise: Aswan, Luxor 3 days/ 2 nights Price Per Person 265.00 USD
West Bank ( B ) Price Per Person 35.00 USD
West Bank (A) Price Per Person 35.00 USD

Tour guide interests:

sport , reading , history , travel , music ........

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Axel B. 03 Oct 2018

Ahmed was everything we had hoped for in a private guide. He was punctual and reliable, friendly and helpful, and a had a quick sense of humor about him. He showed us everything we wanted to see, and used his detailed knowledge to explain the purpose and symbolic meanings of the historic sites. His excellent command of the English language made everything easy to understand. Highly recommended.

5 stars Svetlana L. 19 Aug 2018

We loved Ahmed's tour of Luxor and can't wait to be back!

Ahmed and his driver were punctual, pleasant and a pleasure to be around. Ahmed was engaging in how he shared history as we peppered him with questions. We liked his sense of humor and choice of restaurants too.

Ahmed even carried our very tired 4-year old on his shoulders and suggested scenic spots for family photos (which he offered to take!).

We were first timers to Egypt and fell in love with Luxor thanks to Ahmed.

5 stars Malcolm K. 02 Jul 2018

Ahmed was informative, reliable, friendly and helpful - the perfect guide for our family of two adults and two teenagers. He was always responsive and flexible when it came to special requests or tailoring our visit to our needs. We had the visit of a lifetime and recommend Ahmed very highly!

5 stars James K. 10 Feb 2018

Family of three very much enjoyed 4 days of touring the sites of Luxor with Ahmed in February 2018. He arranged all our pick-ups to and from airport, transport and guiding around the amazing sites. We also enjoyed two very nice evening meals out and some extra evening trips to the temples of Karnak and Luxor which are great to see by night. All trips perfectly on schedule and very interesting. Ahmed is the perfect guide, extremely knowledgeable, polite and fun to be with. Thanks Ahmed !

5 stars Oliver B. 28 Dec 2017

Very knowledgeable and friendly guide. Also very reliable and on time. Highly recommended.

5 stars Ken G. 13 Aug 2017

Ahmed has absolutely fantastic. I had booked Ahmed for a few days in Cairo and Ahmed arranged for a driver and guide in Cairo,both of whom were excellent. Once I got to Luxor, Ahmed was my guide. I had specific requirements as a professional photographer and Ahmed was able to accomodate all of my needs. Very professional, I would highly recommend. I felt very safe and secure in Egypt, and especially with Ahmed and his guides and drivers.

5 stars Rachel W. 27 Jul 2017

Ahmed was a great guide. Having arranged to meet at Karnak, he literally drove to our rescue when we got lost nearby. Ahmed's knowledge of the temple was excellent, he really helped us understand what we were seeing. We then went to the Valley of the Kings and, again, benefited from having Ahmed as our guide – giving us pointers for what to look out for in each tomb made the experience all the more rewarding. This was a trip of a lifetime for us, thank you for making it so good!

5 stars Valerie S. 05 Jul 2017

My son and I highly recommend Ahmed AbdElhamid at Luxor for You. He was our guide for 3 days in July where we visited sites at the East Bank, West Bank & Dendara Temple. To all from the USA - don't be scared to visit Egypt. Having a private tour guide as knowledgeable and trustworthy as Ahmed will put you at ease and will be the best trip you have ever booked. No regrets! We would go back and book Ahmed again! Thank you Ahmed!

5 stars Clio D. 27 Apr 2017

Ahmed is really thorough with telling us the details about the sites we visited and he's certainly a very knowledgeable and professional guide. He takes his business very seriously so did everything he could to ensure we have a smooth an enjoyable time. Highly recommended!

5 stars Adam G. 17 Apr 2017

He has such a good tour! We were very very happy with it! Very professional and very detailed. Very transparent with price. Given the other guides I used in Egypt, I can say he is by far and away the best!

5 stars Shagar G. 15 Apr 2017

I stayed in Cairo for two nights with my wife and 2 kids to tour around the pyramids and river nile over easter holiday. I booked the tour through Ahmed. He was professional and instantly got in touch with me and sent me my itinerary. Although he personally didn't take us around, he arranged everything for us; professional English speaking guide 'Mohamed' and the transport. Mohamed was always on time and looked after my family through out. I would definitely recommend to book tour through Ahamed

5 stars Marco V. 11 Apr 2017

We spent two days with Ahmed touring various sites in Luxor including the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut's Temple, Colossi statues of Memnon, Karnak Temple, and Luxor Temple. Ahmed also arranged for felucca and hot air balloon excursions. He is an outstanding guide and extremely knowledgeable! Highly recommended!

5 stars Neil F. 05 Mar 2017

we had simply the best 2 day tour of Luxor. We were looked after so well by Ahmed and his driver (sorry never found out his name) - including never having quite the right money. Balanced perfectly for sight seeing, eating and relaxing. Knowledge of the archeology was outstanding. Having a driver waiting after each destination made it so easy to manage. Would recommend everytime. Finished off with a fantastic Felluca trip down the Nile. Perfect in every way !!

5 stars Victoria L. 01 Mar 2017

We had Ahmed for three consecutive days and he showed us everything Luxor had to offer. He was professional, knowledgeable, and one of the friendliest Egyptians we encountered. Ahmed definitely knows the places to see. We would recommend Ahmed and would book him again!

5 stars Pamela G. 17 Feb 2017

It was an amazing tour! Ameena, our tour guide was very pleasant and very accommodating. She also speaks good English so there's no problem communication. We learned a lot of things from her and she gave us tips on what and what not to do in Cairo. She even treat us local deli :) :) :) Suuuuper recommendedable!! High five to this team!

5 stars Lora H. 21 Jan 2017

We had a fantastic time on this tour & it was exactly what we wanted in the short time we had! We learned a lot about the sites as Ahmed is very knowledgeable in Egyptology and was able to answer all of our questions. We were given plenty of time to explore the sites and Ahmed was also happy to provide some flexibility in our schedule which we appreciated. The driver was also very professional and the car was well maintained. I would highly recommend this tour!

5 stars Jacob P. 04 Jan 2017

Ahmed was an amazing guide and helped organize the entire 2 week honeymoon for my wife and I in Egypt!

We visited Cairo for a few days and then took a cruise from Luxor to Aswan and Ahmed scheduled for tour guides to meet us every step of the way as well as providing the tours himself in Luxor.

Both Ahmed and his tour guides were very knowledgeable, friendly, and experts at navigating the sites/cities we visited.

I cannot recommend him enough! He was amazing!

5 stars Rudeyna Q. 30 Dec 2016

We spent 4 days in Luxor and were very happy with our Tour Guide Ahmed. Ahmed is very knowledgeable and passionate about the sites. We particularly loved the way he explained Karnak and Luxor temples to us, he brought the history back to life. Ahmed's suggestion on what to see when was spot on. He went with our pace, we never felt rushed. We changed our itinerary multiple times, and Ahmed was extremely flexible. Ahmed is friendly, helpful, competent, and we strongly recommend him.

5 stars Perry P. 13 Nov 2016

My private tour guide was Ahmed Abdelhamid and he is WONDERFUL. Before my trip he always returned my emails answering all of my questions very promptly. Once in Luxor, Ahmed really brings the Valley of the Kings and the other sites to life. He is truly a fountain of knowledge and can answer all of your questions. Ahmed has a fantastic personality and a great sense of humor. Ahmed can also work with you as you tour Cairo. His knowledge extends far beyond Luxor! Ahmed gets five stars!

5 stars Mark T. 24 Oct 2016

Ahmed picked us up from the airport and we had 2 days in Luxor to see the highlights and also to get some relaxation around the pool at the hotel, he listened to our requirements and made the perfect itinerary to balance the two, so we left feeling we’d had a short holiday whilst seeing some amazing sights.

Ahmed was always on time, the car was like new and always clean and his driving safe and comfortable….. which is not always the case in Egypt….What we really appreciated was that we always

5 stars Peter D. 18 Feb 2016

We had three amazing days touring Upper Egypt. Everything promised was delivered. We were picked up every day on time and delivered back to our hotel at the end of the tour. The tour van was comfortable very well maintained. Our guide spoke perfect English and his knowledge and enthusiasm far exceeded my expectations. Our tour included the West Bank A and B, the Temples Luxor and Karnak and finally to Aswan (well worth the two + hour drive). Nowhere in the world will you see treasures like

5 stars Marina S. 09 Oct 2015

My husband and I had a great experience in Luxor. We did three different tours with Ahmed as a tour guide in October 2015: West Bank A, West Bank B, Karnak and Luxor Temple. I recommend to visit all of these places plus Aswan, that unfortunately we didn't have time to visit but seems like a great place to know. Ahmed was an amazing tour guide, sharing all his knowledge about egyptology plus he helped us to find good places to eat, reliable taxi drivers and cash machines. Every morning he was on

5 stars Alberto V. 03 Mar 2015

He was amazing tour guide, very knowledgeable, friendly, and trusting. He made sure to make my experience in Luxor spotless and went above and beyond to make me feel satisfied ! Take him as a tour guide!

5 stars Bridget B. 09 Sep 2014

Ahmed was WONDERFUL!!! He was great and patient with our 2 year old son. We had an amazing trip to Luxor thanks to him. We visited Karnak, Luxor, and Dandara Temples, Valley of the Kings, and more. The highlight was a buggy ride through the town, which went right through the souk. He also arranged a fun felucca ride to Banana Island, which our son loved. He is a brilliant guide, full of knowledge. You will not regret booking Ahmed during your trip to Luxor. I have nothing but good things to say!

5 stars Sarah H. 28 Nov 2013

Thank you Ahmed for an amazing time in Luxor. We spent 3 days in Luxor, Ahmed picked us up from the airport planned our 3 day itinerary and dropped us back at the airport we couldn't have asked for more. Ahmed speaks perfect English and his knowledge about Egyptian history is incredible. We highly recommend Ahmed as your tour guide for Luxor. It is perfectly safe to travel in Luxor so plan your trip with Ahmed now!!

5 stars Bruce H. 19 Jun 2013

Ahmed went above and beyond the call of duty to make our experience in Luxor incredible. He is extremely professional and well-spoken. His deep knowledge of Egyptian history combined with his sense of humor makes Ahmed the perfect tour guide for all those wanting to see Luxor's beauty/culture. Thank you Ahmed for such a wonderful time. We learned so much and wish you all the best. To all would-be tourists out there, go to Egypt and book Ahmed as your Luxor tour guide! You wont regret it!

5 stars Marion L. 28 Apr 2013

We had 2 tours with Ahmed on 27th and 28 April. He is very knowledgeable and always punctual with an engaging personality and a great sense of humour.

I would certainly recommend him.

5 stars Joe H. 22 Mar 2013

Ahmed and his brother Mohammad are an amazing team. Book these guys. We wanted for nothing on our 7 day Egypt trip and felt like we were treated like rock stars the whole time.

5 stars Giovanni G. 07 Mar 2013

the tour was amazing!! the only problem was that i had just one day to visit Luxor. I would have liked to spend more days. Anyway the way in which the team of Ahmed has arranged my tour was perfect! maximum flexibility, efficiency and kindness: just what I wanted because I had limited time available. The guide was competent (he has met many of my curiosity about Egyptian history) and the driver always on time.

I hope to have more time in the future to arrange more tour with Ahmed

5 stars Koenraad V. S. 07 Dec 2012

Choosing Achmed as a guide during our 2 days staying in Luxor was a very good thing, he was a whole day our private guide to see the historical monuments of Luxor ( Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatsjeput, Collosses of Memnon, Temples of Luxor and Karnak + a stone-worplace and a papyrus-shop). His knowledge of the history of Luxor and from the English language is very good,his explanation is very clear and he is a pleasant and social person. The second day ( we had only a half day left to see

5 stars Edwin R. 11 Jun 2012

Ahmed was a very good tour guide.He asked me what I wanted to see and he was able to take me to all the places.I orginally boked a 5 hr tour and was going to do the rest on my own but he suggested taking me and saving the hasle and haggle of taxis and waiting for buses.He spoke english very good and I was able to understand him.Before entering each sight he gave me background information so I was able to understand more about the temples and tombs.He was very friendly and learned alot.Thank you

5 stars Hong C. 02 May 2012

Friendly and cheerful. Ahmed is a knowledgeable and funny guy. We had a great time with him. He is flexible and able to tailor make the tours to your schedule and preference. Recommended.

5 stars Ivan M. 28 Apr 2012

We just finished one of the best vacations we ever took. The crown on this trip was the visit of several temples and the Valley of the Kings along the Nile between Luxor, Aswan and Dendera. This could not have been better with our guide, Ahmed! His knowledge of ancient Egyptian history, wit and excellent English made it so interesting, enjoyable and fun for us. Two thumbs up on a job well done. To all who are interested in taking this trip, Ahmed is THE MAN!

5 stars Ahsim A. 16 Mar 2012

The Tour was amazing what i learnt i didnt expect to learn that much, the knowledge of the tour guide was absolutely amazing, i can not describe in 500 words how good he was & how much he made my trip memorable for life. His english was amazingly spoken & he as a person is funny, kind, caring, honest, helpful - words can not describe this guide, i am already planning a trip back thats how much he made me feel welcome

5 stars Violet B. 12 Mar 2012

Once again Ahmed proved to be invaluable during my visit. He is the best guide that I have ever used, always helpful, always knowledgeable, the patience of a saint especially when being asked question after question. Karnak Temple gets better every visit and Ahmed always finds something new and interesting to tell you. I am happy to recommend him as trustworthy and very professional, book with him and you will not be disappointed.

5 stars Michelle T. 14 Feb 2012

We booked on the full day East and West Bank tour with Ahmed and had an amazing time. Ahmed speaks excellent english and answered all our questions - his knowledge and understanding of Egyptology is fantastic! Ahmed gave us plenty of time to take photos and look around the tombs and temples, always ensuring we had some background information on what we were about to see or were currently viewing. Thanks for a day we will never forget!

5 stars Peter P. 03 Oct 2011

This is one of the best tour guides I have ever used, thank you Ahmed for making my trip so good. I am happy to recommend you to any future visitors, and use you again in the future

Pete and Family

5 stars Mirjam C. 04 Aug 2011

My daughter and I had several antiquities tours in Luxor and Ahmed was an excellent guide. He speaks perfect English, was always prompt, courteous, humorous, friendly and flexible with our itinerary. We felt very comfortable with him but more importantly safe too. Ahmed really opened the world of Egypt’s New Kingdom for us by sharing his fantastic knowledge and pride of his country - a true professional. I give Ahmed my highest recommendation and will definitely use him again on our next trip.

5 stars patricia Y. 26 Jul 2010

Ahmed was a great guide. He spoke perfect English, gave just enough history to keep all the family interested and provided us with some great memories of the wonders of Egypt on our trip. Absolutely no hassle about buying souvenirs and an easy informative way to explore.

5 stars Mark D. 05 Apr 2010

I am delighted to offer my highest reference for Ahmed Abd el Hamid. He was one of the finest tour guides I have ever encountered. He was well educated about the historical significance of all of the Luxor sites and was also very much in touch with the personal needs of our group. Ahmed’s English is excellent and is he is not only a superb guide, but also an excellent teacher. Ahmed would be my first choice if I return to Egypt for future tours.

5 stars Susan F. 29 Jan 2010

Thank you for a great day, Ahmed is very knowledgable and explains things so that you understand. I felt very comfortable he is charming and professional a true gentleman. I felt as if I was back in ancient Egypt to walk where the Pharoa's walked WAW.

Tour Guide Comment: Thank you for your kind words, it was a pleasure. I look forward to you coming back to Luxor.

4 stars EVERETT K. 03 Nov 2017

4 stars Cathryn P. 27 Dec 2013

Ahmed and his colleague Sam provided a great experience for me on my recent trip to Luxor. I enjoyed the fact I could go at my own pace and have a good conversation about everyday life in Luxor.

3 stars guillaume M. 30 Dec 2017

We booked Ahmed but it was another guide who showed up. He was also very good and friendly and also an Egyptologist.

The only thing, when you book a full day tour (should be from 8am till 6pm), those can be much shorter, our tour started at 10 and ended up at 3. Also, all tour guides tend to send you to tourist restaurants for groups (where food if 5 times more expensive than in normal places) and also to group factory etc etc. You must be careful at all time not to be tricked..it is tireing..

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