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tour guide assistance

Wife and I are looking for local tours in Luxor. We had a nice response from Eye of Horus tours/ Mohmed Abdel Hamid in Luxor. But they want cash up front so we just want to confirm that they are legit...

Thank you for any experience,

Roy and Isabelle

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Hi there - they look legit (looked at their website) but I wouldn't pay up front. A deposit maybe and the balance when you arrive in Luxor. I will contact my friends in Luxor to see what they know about them & get back to you.

Best wishes

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Hi I cant comment on Eye of Horus, but we used Real Life Egypt and they said we contacted them through there website. We were then given a mobile number to contact Mohamed Halal the owner of the company when we arrived which we did. We then met him and arranged the hot air balloon trip and asked when he wanted paid. He gave us the option of paying then or after the trip. We paid him then and everything did go smoothly I would certainley recommend them.

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Back again! I have been informed that "Eye of Horus Tours" are not known to be a registered tour company in Luxor. The guides may well be licensed but they won't have insurance coverage or have access to tour industry pricing if they are not a registered tour company and they would also be operating illegally. They probably need cash up front because they will need to pay for the hire of vehicles etc in advance. Just be careful if you still want to go with them. If you need help with contacts etc, please don't hesitate to PM me.

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