With more than fifteen years experience operating tours in Egypt, countless hotel inspections and monthly quality assurance testing, we certainly know our stuff when it comes to selecting quality accommodation. The emphasis is on well managed, reputable properties that factor in comfort, cleanliness and a good range of guest facilities.
Our hotels are also centrally located and in close proximity to restaurants, markets, shops and other attractions - something many other operators do not offer.
All our hotel guest rooms offer en suite bathrooms, a television, fridge and more importantly, air conditioning. Additionally, all of our group tour accommodation (excluding camps in the White Desert or Wadi Rum) boast a range of guest facilities such as a restaurant and swimming pool. Most have additional facilities such as bars, shops, ATM machines and nightclubs.
On our Jewel of the Nile tour, you'll stay at superior 5 star hotels with all the hotel features mentioned above and at times stay at heritage properties such as the Marriot hotel in Zamalek - once the Ottoman palace of Khadive Ismail. Additionally you will be upgraded to comfortable sleeper train cabins on overnight train journeys and cruise the Nile aboard a 5 star deluxe Nile cruiser. Likewise, our 2 family tours offer hotels of a 4 - 5 star standard and upgrade to sleeper cabin.
Cruising the Nile in style onboard a Nile cruiser is part of our Jewel of the Nile tour or 5 star Nile Cruise bolt-on. You’ll enjoy the comfort of a well-appointed cabin and a range of guest facilities including restaurant, pool and sun deck aboard your floating hotel.
Many of our group tours include a 2 night felucca sailing trip, where you will sleep under a blanket of stars onboard a boat. Feluccas are simple sail boats that have plied the Nile since ancient times. Feluccas carry between 8 - 13 passengers comfortably. The boat deck is draped with soft colourful cushions that serve as your lounging area during the day and as your sleeping area at night. On The Go also provides a felucca support boat which accompanies our sailing trips, providing a dining area, toilets, running hot and cold water and washing facilities.
An option on any tour including a Nile felucca cruise is to upgrade to a 5 star Nile cruiser via our Nile 5 star bolt-on, with all the inclusions as mentioned above.
Want your own private holiday in Egypt? Our tailor-made team specialises in planning holidays bespoke to your individual needs. Simply let us know what you would like to do, what you would like to see and your choice of accommodation - standard, superior or deluxe categories.
On our Dunes & Tombs and Sandblaster tours and Western Desert bolt-on, we travel to remote areas of the country where accommodation is basic and facilities are modest. With plenty of research we can safely say we use the best, reasonably priced hotels within these regions. During our time in the Western Desert we are often able to camp freely with no tents, under an incredible blanket of the stars, such as in the White Desert.
On our Road to Jordan tour and Petra & Wadi Rum bolt-on, we spend a night in the Wadi Rum desert where you can choose to camp under the stars or in tents at our remote Bedouin camp. Our camp is set amongst towering weathered sandstone rocks and rolling red sand dunes. It has permanent tents with twin beds, a toilet block with a cold shower and a communal seating area to gather in at night and enjoy some traditional Bedouin food. Desert camping, although basic, is fun and it's the best way to experience Wadi Rum. Bedding is provided at our Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum, though please bring your own sleeping bag liner. If visiting in winter (Nov - Mar) bring your own winterweight sleeping bag as temperatures can be very cold.
On many of our group tours journeying south from Cairo to Aswan and/or Luxor, we utilise the overnight seater train service. Seating is reserved in either First Class or Nefertiti Class recliner air conditioned wagons. First Class seats are large,fully reclinable and comfortable. There is a rest room at the end of each wagon (which is very basic in standard). As the cabin interior remains illuminated during the journey it is suggested you bring an eye mask and also some ear plugs for personal comfort. A neck pillow is also a good idea!
Nefertiti style cabins are equipped with closed-in cabins that accommodate 4-6 persons. Whilst seats don’t recline, the lights can be switched off. Occasionally, both services are cancelled, in which case we would need to revert to a sleeper service at an additional cost to the passenger. You would be advised in Egypt, as although this occurrence is rare, there would be little notice offered.
On our Jewel of the Nile, Family tours and many Private Journey itineraries we include a sleeper cabin train as part of your journey. Cabins on the sleeper train are lockable, equipped with 2 bunk beds, linen, washbasin and towel, allowing passengers to relax and stretch out. Meals are included on the overnight sleeper train service. On all other tours (taking the First Class/Nefertiti Seater Train) we offer the option to upgrade to a sleeper cabin on the Sleeper train.