Guide at a Glance
Airport Transfer Tour, Car Tour, Sightseeing
My name is Mohsen, I’m a 25-year-old university student from Cairo, who, along with other students manage a student-run network for independent tourism in-and-around Cairo & Lower Egypt, called Egyptian Sidekick.
I studied international trade at Helwan University, about 45 minutes south of Downtown Cairo, and now work part-time through my studies in the 6th of October City. My job puts me in touch with Canadian nationals on a daily-basis, and so English is now practically my first language.
At Egyptian Sidekick we facilitate sightseeing & cultural experiences for a flat, per-group rate, as opposed to per person. We pride ourselves for being a fair-wage network, with the majority of money paid going straight to the Sidekicks you hire.
While we are not students of Egyptology or Archaeology, we are all young, motivated English-speaking students, who know a great deal about the history of our country, and recent developments. If you want an authentic, local experience, with someone that is not part of the mainstream mass tourism industry, hiring one of us is the definitely the way to go.
Transportation and all gratuities are included in the price of service. The only thing travellers are responsible for is admission to each site, but don’t worry, admission is in Egyptian Pounds (EGP) and is not expensive. If you have an ISIC student card, you will receive discounts at each of the sites ranging between 23% and 53% off regular admission (the majority of the time, it is a 50% off discount).
TripAdvisor: Egyptian Sidekick