High End Journeys is a boutique luxury travel agency, started by Egyptologists and best friends, Ahmed Aziz and Ramez Salama. Both share a passion for travel and draw on their combined industry experience of 34 years to deliver a personalized itinerary for their guests. They work with a singular aim in mind - to create unforgettable memories for every traveler.
Feel like watching the sunset by the Giza Pyramids? Or want to savour wine on a private yacht as you sail down the river Nile? Or want to dine on an authentic gourmet meal on a felucca on the river at Aswan?
Give us your bucket-list and we will make it happen!"
We provide exclusive access and conduct private tours to some of the most famous places in Egypt. So our guests don't have to stand in queues and see the sights in a hurry. They can take their time quietly soaking in the majesty of the Egyptian wonders.
Our pricing is transparent and contains no hidden cost, so there are no awkward surprises for you. To ensure you get the most out of your luxury Egypt package, we partner only with a select group of hotels, restaurants and cruise liners. Each one is personally hand-picked and verified for quality by us. Some of our most popular private tours around Egypt include - The Diamond Tour of Egypt, 12 Days of Exploring Cairo, The Nile and Alexandria (includes a luxury Nile Cruise) and a Full Day Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, and the Egyptian Museum. For a complete list of our tour packages please visit our page on private guided tours.
My group spent two wonderful weeks in Egypt thanks to our assigned Egyptologist from High End Journeys. Not only did we see incredible sights like the Nile, the pyramids, and the Mediterranean, but we learned about Egypt’s history and culture. Our Egyptologist had an incredible ability to weave together both history and storytelling. His explanations at different sights were both engaging and entertaining. In addition, I appreciated his attention to detail so that we could enjoy unique sights and avoid overly crowded tourist spots. The same was true of our dining experiences. In the end, I felt like I was given an opportunity to encounter the wonders of Egypt with a man who clearly loves what he does and does it so well!
Last minute trip to Cairo — needed to squeeze a lot in. One call to HEJ and they took care of everything. Horseback riding by the pyramids? No problem. Paid and arranged in full. They literally drove me to the stables, had my horse waiting for me, and even handled the baksheesh! Shopping for souvenirs? Say no more. They took me to spots I never would have found on my own. The best koshary spot? It’s done. Seriously, whatever your request, whatever your trip. Book it with these guys.
We commit to a sharp focus on excellence and have an eye for precision for which we have received notable awards and press coverage.
Ahmed Aziz and Ramez Salama first met each other while studying at the School of Egyptology. They are both Egyptologists and have been helping travelers since 2003, to discover the authentic side of their country. They are also former employees to some of the best luxury tour operators in the world. They started High End Journeys together in 2016 - curating journeys and sharing insider stories that “wow” their guests.
Ahmed Aziz is a professional Egyptologist. He graduated in 2003 from the Faculty of Tourism & Hotels, Cairo University with a Bachelor’s degree in Egyptology. He has personally guided a host of high-end clients throughout Egypt, including Hollywood stars, distinguished politicians and the world’s biggest businessmen. He has been married since 2006 and is a father of one. He is a former member of the Egyptian national water polo team. He is an Ironman triathlete and endurance sports enthusiast. He has also managed hospitality and travel arrangements at some of Egypt’s top sporting events.
Ramez Salama's love and passion for his country and its amazing history led him to study Egyptology from Helwan University. He has guided a selection of leading diplomats, foreign businessmen, and world-famous musicians. He loves meeting people from different countries and explore their cultures. He has traveled to over fifteen countries - from the Great Wall of China to the game parks of Eastern Africa. He has seen the great castles of Europe, and hiked across the outstanding nature trails of North America. Ramez delivers lectures on Egyptian history and heritage at American churches and schools – particularly in Kansas, Texas, and California. He also serves as a guest lecturer on Windstar Cruise Line. Ramez’s area of expertise is Pharaonic Egypt, and he takes pleasure in leading clients around the Great Pyramids of Giza.