Expedition Team

Our team is the key to your incredible adventure


Explore Egypt and the Nile in the company of top experts. Benefit from their expertise—history, local customs, culture and more—and benefit from their passion to share the wonder of this incredible region. Enjoy their company; you’ll find them highly engaging and fun to share a drink or dinner with, as well as a walk.

Lindblad Expeditions is renowned for the quality of its expedition staff, and our Egyptian expedition team upholds this standard. The knowledge of our Egyptologists is virtually limitless. You will be edified and gratified by their expertise—and, equally importantly, by their graciousness and generosity of spirit. These experts truly want to share their passionate commitment to Egyptian culture, art, history and archaeology with you.

Our experts are with you exclusively throughout your stay in Egypt. The ratio of 1 Egyptologist to 21 guests ensures that you will have high-quality access, and a varied perspective. They’re learned docents who escort you to and through the high points, and they’re your travel companions—available to continue the conversation over drinks or over dinner. You’ll not only satisfy your curiosity about ancient Egypt, you’ll also gain insight into contemporary Egyptian life through casual conversations. Curious about issues in the region from social to political to religious? Feel free to ask, and count on informed, intelligent answers to all your questions. These guides make all the difference in the world between being a tourist and really understanding the history and meaning of what guests see.


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  • Alberto Montaudon

    Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor
    Alberto fell in love with nature as a young child. Born and raised in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico, he spent most of his childhood exploring the Chairlel Lagoon and the Tamesi River. Each morning he would patiently wait in his rowboat for sunrise to witness the great groups of migrating birds that would land on the water. His father taught him from a very early age to understand, love, and respect nature. As a result of his upbringing, Alberto became biologist and decided to follow his passion and became a naturalist. At age 21, Alberto began working with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic in Baja California. Since then he has been sharing interests that range from bird biology to undersea exploration to wildlife photography with thousands of guests.

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  • Ghada Doss

    Egyptologist
    At a renowned Egyptian university, Ghada studied ancient and modern Egyptian history, art and architecture, archeology, the hieroglyphic language and later, Egyptian religious and social studies. She is passionate about everything Egyptian and in 1989, to share that love and experience with others, she decided to become a group leader and freelance tour guide for Lindblad Expeditions.

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  • Hanan Eldeeb

    Egyptologist
    Hanan is an Egyptologist, lecturer, and tour guide with more than 20 years of experience. She has worked on a number of archeological digs and is passionate about ancient Egyptian and Greco-Roman history. She has conducted several excavations and research at the Giza plateau and Sakkara as part of a team under Dr. Zahi Hawass, the former Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs. Hanan has also worked at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, leading groups through the Egyptian gallery.

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