ok i have been following some posts on here about booking guides for a daytrip to cairo. i am under the impression that certain guides are only popular cos of the fact that they are on the list of recommended ones and charge low prices??? is this true?? i tend to try to see a bigger picture sometimes compared to others so forgive me if i sound silly. i want a knowledgable guide who will give me exactly what i want and be upfront about extra charges. it seems that when i contact them they are a little vague sometimes. The company ones are upfront and tell me exactly the price and no extra whereas the ones that are just guides say that is just their fee and any extra is your entrance fees and what you eat and drink. I have also noticed a few posts and received a few private messages saying that people have been fleeced with this. One person said that the guide took them to a restaurant and it cost them a fortune £50 for 2 adults, another said that they were overcharged for entrance fees. Is this the norm with guides? Would you really know anyway if it happened to you?
sorry if i sound stupid but i would just like some advice.