Maha Ali Private tour guide in Cairo - Egypt

Maha Ali

Guide profile:

My name is Maha Ali Elhefny, and I am an English Tour Guide, Archaeologist and Egyptologist.

After finishing high school, I trained to become a Tour Guide, spending four years in one of Cairo’s universities. There I studied about the history of Egypt since the dawn of history, up until our modern era. After that, I received my Tour Guide license from the Ministry of the Tourism in Egypt, so I believe I am well qualified to be your tour guide.

I have been working in the Tourism industry since 2005. I am a member of the Egyptian Tourist guides syndicate and an active member in the WFTGA besides being a founding member of the ATGU.

I love sharing Egyptian History with tourists because I believe our history doesn't only belong to the Egyptian people, but to the whole of humanity.

I tailor make your Cairo trips based on your time and budget. Besides Cairo, I can also provide tours to other parts of Egypt e.g. Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan, Sharm el-Sheikh etc.

Your safety and pleasure is paramount to me, and I also guard you from over-zealous sales people and ensure that you have a pleasant trip. Solo travellers, women, family groups - are all welcome. Visiting the pyramids is often a visitor's lifetime dream trip, so I promise to make your trip, unforgettable! Contact me for more information.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Robert R.

Maha Ali is a fantastic tour guide.

Her knowledge is extensive, without giving you too much information.

Her English is excellent.

When we said goodbye, we felt as though we had made a new friend, and we hope to keep in touch.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Some of the usual highlights about trips in Cairo include visiting:

- Giza Pyramids, The Sphinx and Sakkara

- Memphis and Dahshor

- The Egyptian Museum

- The citadel of Sala-Din where you can visit the most important part of it which is the Mosque of Muhammad Ali

- Coptic Cairo where the oldest Christian churches in Egypt can be seen

- Cairo by night and Pyramids/Sphinx show at night

I can also provide other tours to other parts of Egypt based on your interest.

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, transportation, always air-conditioned (AC), can be arranged upon request.

From, cars, limousines, vans, mini buses and large coaches.

I can also arrange Internal Egypt air tickets.

Tour guide interests:

Cairo sightseeing tours

Cairo city tours personalized

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Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Robert R. 18 May 2019

Maha Ali is a fantastic tour guide.

Her knowledge is extensive, without giving you too much information.

Her English is excellent.

When we said goodbye, we felt as though we had made a new friend, and we hope to keep in touch.

5 stars Michelle B. M. B. 30 Mar 2019

Maha is an excellent guide and amazing person. She was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. We gave her a wish list of places we wanted to go and Maha included all of them, with many extras. Her driver was professional and very capable. We would recommend her to anyone. Thank you for the amazing day!

5 stars Paul H. 04 Dec 2018

Maha arrived promptly to collect us from the hotel, she spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable about Egyptian history. She took us on a tour of the pyramids and Sphinx, we were so impressed we asked her to take us around Cairo town the following day.

Don’t miss the night market! Very exciting and busy.

5 stars Christopher H. 23 Oct 2018

Amazing! Maha was extremely professional, personable, on time and overall just a great person to be around. I felt completely safe as we traveled to the Egyptian Museum, the Hanging Church and Khan Al-Khalili. Maha also has a quite extensive University level knowledge of Egyptology as well as History in general. We would walk up to objects in the museum and she could tell you the complete history of everything. Choose Maha. Honestly you won't regret it. Thanks Maha!

5 stars Saranjit A. 25 Mar 2018

We were afraid of visiting the Pyramids/Cairo, after reading/hearing so many horror stories. After much research, I booked Maha through Viator

Our fears proved unfounded. Maha was the nicest of people. Her deep knowledge and love of ancient Egypt shone through and we had a wonderful day. Transport was first class, and she knew everyone. No one misbehaved with us. She was honest to the core, and took us to a shop only after we asked her to! I hope my daughters will use Maha on their Cairo tri

5 stars Coleysia C. 23 Sep 2017

Maha made my trip to Cairo unforgettable. As a solo female traveler, I was quite nervous about this trip. Every minute of this trip was planned perfectly. Transportation, food, sight seeing, everything was provided. I took the trip as a birthday gift to myself and she even surprised me with a birthday cake in front of the pyramids! I can't sing Maha's praises enough. Save yourself the trouble, book her!

5 stars Luc J. 05 Mar 2017

Maha was a perfect and resourceful guide.

She responded with care and flexibility to our requests : she kindly organized it transfer from the airport and a drive without guider for our first day.

She took us through a smartly planned tour of the Islamic City adapting to our speed and interests, providing at every site a perfectly weighted volume of information.

Will definitely hire her again next time.

5 stars benito F. 09 Nov 2015

Ms Ali provided an efficient (but not hurried), upbeat and engrossing tour Nov. 9th 2015. She conveys in depth knowledge in a happy, relevant

manner. Her English is fluent. We consider the tour a highlight of a visit to Egypt and superior to most other tour experiences.

5 stars Mary A. W. 11 Oct 2015

Maha was most knowledgeable and charming. She was perfect for making use of time available with a free afternoon on our tour. We did Coptic Cairo and the Khan al-Khahili bazaar. It was really nice having the freedom to see things at our own pace and she was most flexible when it came to shopping in the market. She arranged for us to have a driver as well which added to the convenience.

5 stars Mike H. 30 Mar 2012

Maha provided an amazing experience for our family. She was very professional, knowledgeable, and fun to be with. She customized our tour so that we could see everything we wanted in the short time we were in Cairo. She handled all the logistics for us so that we could immediately begin our city tour. She was great and I would highly recommend her to everyone.

Thanks again Maha for an unforgettable trip!

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