Egyptian Sidekick is a non-profit, fair-tourism network of English-speaking, Egyptian university students, local guides and their international friends. At Egyptian Sidekick, we facilitate personalized sightseeing and cultural experiences in-and-around Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor and Aswan in Egypt, providing maximum flexibility for all travelers at a low, flat daily rate.
Arrivals and Stays in Heliopolis, Nasr City, and Cairo Airport
The far-flung Eastern neighbourhoods of Heliopolis, Nasr City, and Cairo Airport are a significant drive from most places of interest. To offset the cost of the drive and the Airport highway toll, we ask that you inform us of your starting location.
Doing a Pyramid Day
The sites of the Giza Plateau, Saqqara, Dahshur, and Memphis are a significant distance from Downtown Giza, Cairo, Heliopolis and Nasr City. Should you choose to visit these sites, we ask that you add a flat fee of $19 USD per car, to your day of sightseeing to cover the cost of transportation.
4 locations on a Half-Day Tour, while 7+ on a Full-Day Tour
At Egyptian Sidekick, locations with multiple sites are considered as a single location. For example, the Giza Plateau contains several pyramids, mastaba tombs, the Solar Barque Museum, and the Great Sphinx, but are still treated as a single location.
We guarantee a professional and hassle-free experience
With complete supervision and unlimited travel, you can count on your Sidekick to speak on your behalf, purchase tickets and make sure you are not short-changed or given bills out of circulation. Your driver will take you anywhere you wish to go during your Half-Day or Full-Day Tour.
Your Sidekick will meet you at your hotel or residence
You will meet your Sidekick in the lobby or foyer of your building. Depending on the location of the sites chosen, we recommend your pick-up will be between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM. Earlier start-times are recommended due to low morning traffic. Your Sidekick will advise you on your start-time, following a booking.
Sites open at 8:00 AM and close at 4:30 PM each day
You can spend as much time at each site as you wish. The approximate minimum time it takes to tour a particular site is indicated in its page in the Sites & Locations section. Opening and closing times are consistent and your Sidekick will advise you when sites begin to close.
You are welcome to stop for food & drink, or to shop
Sightseeing in the Egyptian heat can be tiring. You are welcome to take your time and take as many breaks as you wish. Should you need water, become hungry, or would like to shop, please tell your Sidekick who will provide restaurant, market, and craft shop options in the local area.