"Oh MY GOODNESS!! It was absolutely FABULOUS!!!! Egypt is amazing…I haven’t stopped telling people about it…just ONE of those places you have got to go! The crew there was fantastic …both the Ya'lla folk and the tour guides. They were very professional, fun, kind…and so reliable! Can’t speak highly enough about our experience…"
Thousand Oaks, CA
"We just wanted to shoot you a quick email to sing your praises about our trip-- it was so wonderful. Laura was a great guide and Adolpho was a great driver-- both were easy to be with and were warm and friendly, as well as informative.
Cuba is a very photogenic country and a country of paradoxes- it has to be experienced to be understood, so Austin and I thank you for the opportunity to get a great taste, smell, sight, audio, and feel for a very special place. We loved our trip."
Beth Gomberg-Hirsch & Austin Hirsch
"In short, it was a fabulous trip. We all fell in love with Cuba and her people. Thank you for making this wonderful and memorable trip to Cuba possible for us. We all hope to return some day. I just spoke to my client, Sheldon Taback. He said the trip was absolutely fabulous, the gullet worked out great, great hotels and the way the itinerary was done was perfect."
Laurie, Nancy, Julie, and Morgan
"Cloyd and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Israel. Everything went smoothly even in spite of what was going on in the Gaza Strip. Our guide, Ze'ev Friedmann, kept us informed of the situation and we felt very safe throughout the trip. We wish to commend Ze'ev for the success of the journey. He is an outstanding guide and knows the country of Israel like the back of his hand. We learned so much and were blessed the entire time we were there.
If you have any questions, please let us know. We recommend Ya'lla Tours highly."
"Your Morocco staff is doing a wonderful job. You probably know that my customer twisted his ankle badly at the Marrakesh hotel, and everyone from the hotel manager to your reps have gone above and beyond to be certain they are comfortable. They are very impressed.
And again, I am impressed with you and Ya'lla."
Ann Gray, CTC
Interlachen Travel, Inc
Proud member of Ensemble Travel Group
"I appreciate all your effort and all the fantastic insight and guidance that your professional team provided in Israel, Jordan and Turkey, All of our guides were spectacular and a couple really stood out."
"We appreciate the help you gave us via email while in Egypt. And on a weekend no less! What a fabulous tour we had there. Our guides and drivers were stupendous. The rich culture and History of the country was brought to life by our guides, Essam and Ramey. Class acts! Our safety was a priority. We will give your company a high rec to anyone! Thank you."
Barbara Gamrath, WA
"You did an amazing job and you make me look so good to my clients..."
Two Bears Travel
Shadow Hills, CA
"The Compton/Crown party got back last week. They had a great time. Thank you for your help. It was a comforting thought knowing once they hit Santorini, you had taken care of them. I never worry when you are onboard with my bookings."
Worldview Travel McMinnville
"I wish to offer my (very) belated thank you for the wonderful trip to Morocco you assembled for me last year. It could not have been more successful, due in large part to the excellent personnel you assembled to help me, guide me and transport me..."
"It's hard to settle in at home after the trip of a lifetime, which is what all seven of us agreed our Turkey adventure was. Our week in Istanbul and driving down the coast was just glorious. Our guide, Orhan Sezener, was absolutely fabulous, and we loved our excellent and cheerful driver too. We had the right amount of time, Orhan gave us so much information in the most interesting and lively way, and of course the country and its sights are amazing."
"I have had the pleasure to work with Teri on several occasions, and I want you to know she is really about the best there is in the industry. I have been around for over 30yrs, and have dealt with plenty of agents. She is by far the most knowledgeable, straightforward, efficient and absolutely the top of the tier on every aspect. Thanks for such great service from her and Yalla as well."
Worldview Travel McMinnville
"I just returned from Israel – I want to say THANKYOU for your hard work and everything you laid out for us to see and do. You did an awesome bangup job. The trip was amazing and you took care of every little detail – the hotels were superb, nice and clean and all the trips were amazing. Again THANK YOU."
"...everybody at Ya'lla was top notch. They made us all feel like VIPs...The level of service provided by the Ya'lla representatives was truly outstanding. Every detail was covered in moving us from location to location and without their assistance we would have had no clue how to navigate through Egypt. Our tour guide, Essam, was very knowledgable and helpful and by the end of the trip I felt as if he was part of our group. I had the time of my life..."
"Thank you all for the best trip in israel ever."
"Again, thanks for your help repairing this trip. It turned out to be nothing like I thought but everything I hoped for. It was wonderfully exciting and exotic. Mohamed Menara was the most important part of this tour. He anticipated our questions, accommodated our requests, spoke good clearly understandable english. After many trips with many guides to many countries, he was exactly what any traveler needs and wants..a gem. After a very short time in his charge, we stopped worrying about details and paid attention to having fun."
Stephen C. Fischer, M.D.
"We went to Israel and Jordan with Joe Claseman in February. This note is to let you know what a wonderful tour it was. Thanks for customizing our arrangements. Our guides were teriffic, Zvika in Israel and Ahmed in Jordan. We will always cherish our experience and your professional assistance was a big part of it."
M.B. & A.B
"We got back this past Friday from Egypt. We had an amazing trip. We can't say enough positive things about Yalla. Every representative was professional, knowledgeable, punctual, positive etc... We would not have been able to do all we did without them. A+++. All the sights were uncrowded and we felt lucky to see everything without a lot of people. There's definitely a sense of need since tourism is down so much- I hope things look up for Egypt in that aspect soon."
Sarah & Rob
"Our Moroccan visit was fantastic, beyond our wildest expectations. Ya'lla Tours thought of everything to maximize our experience. The tour guide and driver were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The cities we visited, Casablanca, Rabat (!), Fes, and Marrakesh (!!!) were magical. And the hotels and restaurants were beyond five star, especially La Maison Arabe.
Probably our strongest memory will be of the Moroccan people who were so courteous, friendly, and funny too. Plus the incredible beauty of the buildings and gardens.
We rated our trip as A++ and will definitely go back again."
"Our trip to Jordan was one of a lifetime experience. Your tour provided and guaranteed that for us. We are so grateful for your commitment and support throughout our tour dates. The hotels and the tour schedule were just as I had expected and much more. Nothing was left to uncertainty. Your guide and driver were always there to accommodate us. I cannot praise them enough. These two individuals were extraordinary and so much more...I cannot say enough about them!
We hope to return to Jordan someday, as it is a wonderful land."
Janet M. Mainiero
Thomas F. Peyton
Croton Hudson, NY
"I had gone with Yalla Tours for the first time in January of 2011 with my sister and her husband. It was wonderful and our guides, were knowledgeable and personable. So, I did it again in October and November. Five weeks of Egypt with both of those wonderful guides and the most peaceful and patient of drivers. Both Mena and Milad remembered how I liked to see the monuments and after showing me around a bit and discussing dates and dynasties, I was able to rearrange my schedule to my liking without any conflicts or problems. I never had any fear for my safety in Cairo or Luxor or Aswan. It really was a most wonderful trip that Yalla and I created for me. A tour company is the people who work for it and these are wonderful people."
"We returned from a Ya'lla Tours organized trip to Egypt at the end of October. We had a great time, with no security concerns whatsoever. All of the staff and accommodations were excellent, particularly our guide in Cairo, Maha Hosny. While at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, we ran into a group from a well known, very expensive tour operator. They had 20+ in their group w/one guide, while we had only 6 with our own driver, van and guide. Trip was excellent, and the cost was fair."
"My clients the Morton Family – shore excursions Egypt, Turkey & Greece – were so impressed with your drivers and guides. They wanted me to tell you thank you!"
Salt Lake City, UT
"...we travel a lot and we are extremely impressed by the arrangements you made and will certainly use your agency again and recommend it to others..."
Rapid City, SD
"I just spoke with Ed & Toni. They are SO ecstatic about YALLA. They said EVERYTHING has been first class, and they are SO pleased. So I just wanted to pass that along to you again. Big pat of the back for YALLA and all you personally recommended. They said their favorites were the Petra Kitchen & the balloon ride. SO HAPPY!!!"
Colette Miller, CTC
Dakota Travel West
"ISTANBUL was wonderful! Our guide was excellent – above and beyond...We re-worked a few things – and that is what was wonderful about having a private guide – which I will highly recommend. It was just so nice to sit in a café and have Turkish tea or a coffee or a cold drink and not be rushed. To go to his favorite local spots, etc. Last evening rep. from YA’LLA called our hotel room to make certain we were happy with everything and to reconfirm our car and driver for the next day (they had also done this while we were in the van with our guide/driver) – this is a nice touch.
Thank you once again, for all your hard work. It is always a pleasure to work with you."
AAA Washington, Bremerton Office
"Just to say thanks for a great trip. The six of us had a great time in Turkey. A wonderful guide and driver. The way to visit Turkey is by driving throught the country. Everybody loved the hot-air bolloon ride. All six of us would like to return to Turkey to visit the eastern side of Turkey. The young lady we had in Patmos for a guide was one of the best guides we have had on our trips. I will start working hard on our next trip to Israel and Jordan."
"I just spoke to my client, Sheldon Taback. He said the trip was absolutely fabulous, the gullet worked out great, great hotels and the way the itinerary was done was perfect."
Clarkstown Travel Services
"Thank you so much for helping me plan their trip and for all the detail and security that Ya'lla Tours provided for my clients."
"...absolutely loved the tour guide, Moulay, his care, his interest and knowledge of his country and his gracious attitude..."
Diane & Ed Fagan
"I just wanted to tell you what a fabulous trip it was. The guides, the hotel, the driver, all were the best. I've taken 10 different tours and this one is the one to best."
Dr. Mark Brewer
Senior Pastor Bel Air Presbyterian
Los Angeles, CA
“Thank you all for working so hard to make the 'fam' trip to Egypt perfect! It was just the most wonderful experience start to finish. I feel so enlightened and lucky to have gone to Egypt at this time. I love the land and all its history but even more I love the Egyptian people - and I want peace and freedom for all of them.“
"...It was fabulous! Istanbul is an exciting, exotic, friendly city that is incredibly clean and so much fun! ... The rest of the tour took us over most of western Turkey ... We were pleased to have such a congenial, knowledgeable guide and our driver was an expert in traffic or driving in the mountains. Both men were very professional and really added to the enjoyment of the trip... our hotels were very nice as were all the people we met. In conclusion, we would highly recommend Ya'lla Tours for a high end, informative, enjoyable tour.“
Nancy and Al Priddy
Fort Worth, TX
“...in November, 2010 we signed up with Ya’lla Tours for 3/29-4/12/2011. We tried not to think too much about the trip since it was a few months off. Then comes “25 January” 2011; the first day of protests... We were waiting on pins and needles till we heard that we could still come to Egypt for our tour. We are both SO happy that we did go; and so were the Egyptian people! We not once felt threatened or scared; Meena and the whole Ya’lla Team took such good care of us. We were pampered and cared for the whole trip.“
Susan & Michael Daugherty
"I thought you may be interested in hearing what my clients said about their Greece tour...
'The guide "Juliette" was superb. She and Ya'lla did a wonderful job of getting us to and fro and sharing insights into what we were seeing. She went above and beyond the call of duty in locating Nan's luggage at the end of the trip. ~ Bill Phipps'
Just more positive reasons why I always call Ya'lla for any of the destinations you represent!!!"
Kaye Carmichael, Carmichael Travel
Lithia Springs, GA
“Just wanted to let you know that you folks at Yalla hit another one out of the park! The trip was awesome and went off without a hitch!“
Paul & Gail Vinay
“We wanted you to know how well all of our arrangements worked out. We were most impressed with our guide, Hani Heyasat and driver, Qassem Majdalawieh. They were waiting for us when we crossed the border from Israel to Jordan...they were FANTASTIC. Our thanks go out to you and your team in Israel and Jordan for providing 1st rate service.“
Lorrie & Lou Dretchen
Valley Cottage, NY
“Thanks for your many years of great service to the travel industry and the sincere pleasure you depart to your clients. Your longevity speaks for your efficient and personal care you give to all of us.“
“Our trip was fabulous, and esp. the Ya'lla tour of the pyramids and highlights of Cairo! I want to esp. recommend our tour guide, Maha Hosny, she was so much fun, plus a walking encyclopedia! We were in the best of hands with her, and the driver (OMG on Cairo traffic!!)“
Emily & Ben Meek
“My husband and I want to express our gratitude towards your tour company and the many wonderful people who contributed to our fun and exciting trip to Israel, Jordan and Egypt. We came away from our vacation happy to have met such wonderful people and experience such wonderful hospitality. You all represent your countries well.“
Chris & Sharon Fitzpatrick
West Richland, WA
“We just want you to know how very pleased we were with the entire Ya'lla experience. It was so nice to be by ourselves with a guide, instead of being in a large tour group. We were able to avoid the crowds and ask questions.
For us, the Ya'lla tour and our experiences in Egypt proved to be the highlight of our entire cruise. We want to thank you for providing such dependable and wonderful service.
Our guides were exceptional...“
Shirley & Gary Beck
“I just returned from accompanying a group of 10 to Morocco. The trip was planned by Ya'lla Tours with whom I have dealt numerous times over the years. As always, I was not disappointed! In a nutshell, the trip was outstanding and far exceeded the expectations of the entire group. Everything was meticulously planned and executed.“
Leisure Travel Specialist
Pro Travel International
“Everything was perfect and ran smoothly. The service Yalla provided was extraordinary. We were met by a representative every step of the way - at airports, hotels and any time we made a transfer.“
“This is to express my heartfelt gratitude and respect for your Egyptian staff for their guidance and assistance during our recent group tour of Egypt. At each site, Aswan, Luxor and Cairo They were unfailingly cheerful, knowledgeable and helpful! It is without hesitation that we would recommend your sevice to others traveling to Egypt.“
Bernice H. Hill, Ph.D.