Ahlan wa salan!
You’ll hear those words all over Egypt - they mean ‘welcome to our home’. Although we were born in Australia, Egypt is our heritage, our culture and our home.
Our agency wouldn't be where it is today if it wasn't for Ibrahim Wissa, the founder of ‘Exotic Egypt’. He unfortunately left us in February 2018 after a long battle with Pancreatic Cancer. He was a very determined man with a strong passion for travel. He shared his knowledge and experience with us over many years, and today we carry on the Travel Torch. We were so blessed to have such an inspiring director to guide us and set a strong foundation in the Travel industry.
We know all the tips and tricks to make your adventure unforgettable, and if we don't know we wont stop til we find out. With over a decade of experience (we started in the industry all the way back in 2001!), we’ve worked in every area of travel you could think of: in retail, with airlines, tour operations and even event management.
We visit Egypt and Greece on a regular basis to make sure that everything we show you is the best of the best. The world is changing and our tours are changing with it - we strive to give you every experience a true traveller should have!
It’s our goal to help you explore the world and have the adventure of your dreams. Give us a call! We’re always happy to have a chat.
Lots of Love,
Sherien (left - Ibrahim's daughter ) and Helen (right - She was like his daughter)
14 MAY 1947 - 20 FEB 2018
Born in Egypt, Ibrahim migrated to Australia in the 70′s. Fascinated with this country he bought his first car and set off to discover areas of Australia. He ended up getting his bus license and started tours around Australia within the Egyptian community. He loved to show people new places, so he thought why not show Australian’s his beloved home. This was the birth of the renown Exotic Egypt Tour. His first tour in 2000 was an overnight success with an unexpected 52 people. Wow!
Seeing the outstanding demand for his tours, Ibrahim soon expanded to offer even more tours. Every step of the way he focused on five-star service and five-star accommodation, while making sure the prices were kept as low as was possible - his goal was letting other people in the world experience a slice of his culture at an affordable price.
Job done! Thank you for leaving behind an incredible Legacy!
After experiencing her first overseas trip when she was 16, Helen knew she wanted to do something with travel so she did! After getting her Certificate in Tourism she began her travel career in retail. Since then Helen has worked with airlines, wholesale and event companies, clocking up over 15 years experience within the travel industry. Helen has spent majority of her adult life travelling, she loves experiencing different cultures and just seeing new places. Her travel destinations include a Contiki Tour at the age of 24, this will give you an idea of her age, through Europe, Thailand (4 times), Egypt (3 times), Turkey, China (twice), Canada (Montreal 3 times) America (including Hawaii twice), India, Cruised through the South Pacific, Fiji, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Bali. With a Greek heritage, she has travelled to Greece a total of eight times and speaks the language fluently, we consider her our Greece expert!
Sherien started in the travel industry in 2005, learning to become a travel consultant in her family business. Through out the years, she gained much experience from travelling the world including countries like Egypt, Greece, France, Spain, China, Singapore, Thailand, Bali, Canada, America, South America and New Zealand. She also spent some time working as a Personal assistant for the Consul-General at the Egyptian Consulate in Melbourne which contributed to her organisational and customer service skills. She then studied and became an event manager dealing in corporate events and weddings. Sherien's passion for travel has led her back to the travel industry as she works at Top Tours & Travel and balances her family life with her husband and 2 children.