Going to Egypt was a lifelong dream, fulfilled in February 2020. Medhat ("Daddy" to his groups of tourists whom he treats as family) made the trip so much more than just a "tour" -- it was an introduction and immersion into both ancient and modern Egypt. As a degreed Egyptologist, he brings to life stories painted and carved in stone that would otherwise be lost in the awe-inspiring beauty of each temple, each tomb. There is no question he can't answer, and he goes out of his way to provide whatever additional services you might want (including, in my case, a private side-tour in Aswan with the region's most renowned bird guide; and a special day in Cairo with another guide he knew personally). He's as funny as he is knowledgable and imparts to his "family" his deep love of the history and culture of his amazing country. I cannot wait to return!