We felt as close family friends on an adventure rather than just tourists in a herd. Thank you for the good memories!
We are very happy that we booked with Palma Tours. Everything was as expected and better.
The tours we booked were:
1) A private motorboat trip to Orange bay, Paradise Island and Dolphin house
2) Visit to the two biggest waterparks in the area
3) 1001 nights dinner show
4) A private quad desert safari with dinner show
5) 5* Nile cruise dinner show in Cairo
6) A private trip to Abu Simbel
The tours themselves were great but the people we met (our guides who took care of us) were such good people, they made these experiences truly unforgettable and heart-warming. From the main organizer Akram to the captain of the motorboat and our safari guide, everyone made us feel so welcome and so well taken care of that we felt like close family guests rather than tourists. We would not hesitate to book with them again and you should not hesitate too. Doing the activities themselves is only part of the experience, doing them with honest, kind and hospitable people is what makes them really special.
I am usually a bit sceptical when I see only a few reviews, all of them excellent... but I am really happy I messaged the company anyway. I now understand all the good reviews and wish there were even more of them as this company deserves them. As soon as I’ve sent them my enquiry, I was almost immediately contacted back by Akram. The first positive impression was the excellent level of his English in contrast with many of the other companies I contacted. It made communication easy and gave me the confidence that he understands me and that there will be no miscommunications.
In addition, it made it possible to design a customized private tour fully targeted to all of our wishes and at a reasonable price. We had only 2 full days in Hurghada and I wanted to fit in as much as possible in order to optimize our limited time there. Akram helped us with an honest advice of what is possible and what's not and booked everything accordingly. He was always on time to pick us up (sometimes even spending hours waiting for us outside) and we never felt rushed or bored. Time was just perfectly enough for everything.
Furthermore, all the people Akram works with are friendly, honest and goodhearted like him and they went way and beyond to make us feel like VIPs. Our safari guide for example, went looking for a lighter in the middle of the desert just to make us a surprise fire in the shape of a heart that was not even part of the tour package. For sure, best value for your money compared to both cheaper and more expensive offers. Not only that we paid less than half of what some other people paid for the safari, for example, but we went private instead of in a group, we drove much faster and saw much more places before we finally returned to the camp for the dinner show. If you book with Akram, you are not only going to enjoy the places and the activities you want to do at reasonable prices but also the people you are going to meet.
Thank you Akram for the unforgettable experiences and your hospitality!
Greetings back from the Netherlands,
Bennie & Iliana