Travel + Leisure A-List Travel Agent Malaka Hilton

Malaka Hilton


An expert at unlocking seemingly closed doors, Hilton has arranged behind-the-scenes tours of Cairo’s Grand Egyptian Museum and after-hours dinners on the Giza Plateau. She also knows the ins and outs of Nile cruises — including which ships are best. Among her favorites is the Oberoi Philae, a boutique river cruiser with just 22 cabins that sails between Aswan and Luxor, taking in a number of ancient Egyptian sites along the way. Hilton calls the journey "a must" for anyone visiting the country. Pre- and post-Nile River, she's a fan of the Marriott Mena House and Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza — "my go-to hotels," Hilton says — and always makes sure visitors have a dedicated guide and driver for navigating the sometimes dizzying city of Cairo. Beyond Egypt, Hilton has arranged successful charters of the Crystal Skye, the luxury brand's specially appointed Boeing 777, to take clients to Southern Africa as well as Morocco.

Languages Spoken: English

Minimum Daily Spend: From $500 per person per day

Trip Planning Fees: $1,000

Contact Info | 941-951-1801 | Sarasota, Fla.