I have finally made it home to Australia so here are some comments on both tours as promised.
My driver (Nagy) and guide were both great – courteous, friendly and looked after me from start to finish.
The trip down and back was long but very comfortable – the private air conditioned car is much better than taking a bus. I was picked up on time with no trouble and your representative in Aswan was very professional.
I was the only tourist at the site so enjoyed a “private” visit which was fantastic (sadly not so good for the locals). The site itself is amazing – definitely worth the trip and the expense of getting there, and your price was one of the lowest on offer for a single person.
My driver was courteous and professional and the guide was excellent – very knowledgeable about all the sites visited.
The day operated without any difficulties and the drive to Alexandria wasn’t too long.
Alexandria is very different from Cairo and Upper Egypt and well worth a day trip – the Library contains some great exhibitions and the restaurant where we had had lunch had a nice view of the Mediterranean Sea.
The reservation for both tours was easy to do via the All Tours Egypt website, my emailed questions were responded to quickly and payment was not a problem.
All Tours Egypt looked after me very well – I felt very safe and secure the entire time on both trips, which was important as I was travelling alone.
Attached are a few photos I took on both days, you can use if you wish.