We've been on three of Alki Tours' international trips, including Egypt, and couldn't be more thrilled. We are currently researching locations for our next trip with Alki and hoped to find interesting reviews here to guide our next location decision. We were shocked to see the review written by the women who injured her ankle on the Egypt tour and are horrified to see what has been written. It was an amazing and beautiful trip guided by a very knowledgable guide who went over and beyond to accommodate each guest experience. The guide scheduled many extra and FREE excursions including the boat trip on the Nile River that the review refers to. It was a glorious sunset boat ride and that I cherish enough to hang pictures of on my office wall. The unfortunate accident resulting in the woman's injury was of no fault of the guide or Alki Tours but instead the result of the client's carelessness and extreme lack of basic health and fitness. In reality, it was another moment with Alki that proved its' high level of service as the guide had a physician at the site to care for the women within 5 minutes (incredible!) ...for what ended up being only a sprained ankle! When planning this trip we created a list of sites we wanted to see in our ""spare time"". We initially planned to schedule these side trips via the hotels but in the end the guide researched our interests and made the additional locations available as options to the whole group. Don't miss the opportunity to go to Jordan and the Dead Sea while you are there! We swam in the Dead Sea and saw many of the ""holy sites"" that we had always dreamed of visiting. So far, we've been on Alki Tours' trips to Greece, China and Egypt and can't wait to decide on the next destination! We have made many new and long term friends on these trips and plan to join together again for new adventures. So the next decision is Ireland or Costa Rica...? We'll let you know how it goes!
Pros: Beautiful locations with creative and knowledgable guides
Cons: None to date