Location: Cairo, Egypt, Africa
Title: Our day in Cairo with Rasha Elashmawy
We only had one day in Cairo and Rasha Elashmawy was highly recommended to us by friends. She picked us up from the airport as promised (although we had to wait about 15 minutes for her). She came with a driver and a comfortable, air conditioned van. We were able to visit ( in 10 hours!) the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza, Egypt Museum, Mosque and Khan al Khalili bazaar. She described Heliopolis, City of the Dead, and different things as we passed while driving. She gave us a good idea of the history of Egypt.
Rasha spoke clear, fluent English. She and her driver were very efficient. She gave us good information on the sites we visited and told us exactly what to expect. She delivered as promised. She negotiated with the camel drivers and got us a good price (20LE p/p) for a camel ride at the pyramids from an honest man who did not charge us extra to take photos or charge us more to get us down from the camels.
She was very informative at the Egypt Museum. My teenager was enthralled, especially by the King Tut exhibit. We were nervous about shopping in the bazaar and she agreed to go with us and was helpful with my young son in teaching him how to bargain. Plus, we were hassled a lot less when she was with us. (I was traveling with my 2 children without my husband).
Rasha also took us to 2 delicious take-away restaurants for kofta, shwarma and kebabs!
We enjoyed our day with Rasha and would recommend her to others to use as a guide.