Consider extending your holiday to discover the centuries old customs and traditions of the Siwan people. An isolated community of mainly Libyan decent, who live within a date palm oasis surrounded by the Great Sand Sea. Combine our King Tutankhamen tour with a trip to Siwa and Alexandria, on our 15 day Nile Valley to Siwa Oasis tour. A great combination visiting all of Egypt's best loved sights along the Nile Valley, coupled with the reclusive and fascinating community of the Siwa Oasis. 15 day Nile Valley to Siwa Oasis
King Ramses II had his grand temple carefully angled and oriented in order that the sun's rays would align twice a year on the date of his ascension to the throne (21 February) and on his birthday (21 October) and illuminate the inner sanctum of the temple. This incredible natural phenomenon provides for a most spectacular sight as the sun illuminates the 3 statues of the living world, whilst the statute of Ptah - the god of darkness - remains in the shadows. The temple was re-located in a multi-million dollar operation in 1972, further up from the shoreline of Lake Nasser. In the temples new position the sun now strikes a day later than Ramses had originally planned.
On The Go offers an opportunity to witness the phenomenon on our special Glory of Light and Chase the Sun tours. Includes: Coach from Aswan to Abu Simbel in the early hours of the morn prior to the festival commencement. Guided visit to Abu Simbel, the sunrise event, entrance fees and visitor ticket for this excursion. Return coach journey to Aswan after the event.
|26 APR - 04 MAY||USD $1,179||USD $329|
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|Supplementary Prices||Twin/Double||Single Supp.|
|Pre Tour Accommodation - Cairo||USD $79||USD $20|
|Post Tour Accommodation - Cairo||USD $79||USD $20|
Make the most of your time away! Listed below are the optional activities that are available on this trip. Please note that you will need to book these prior to travel as we cannot always guarantee availability of these activities once you are on holiday.
|Discover the Temples of Abu Simbel on a journey from Aswan by road. Egypt, with its gargantuan rock-cut facade is the magnificent Abu Simbel. Guarding the entrance to the temple are 4 colossal seated statues of King Ramses II, staring out across Lake Nasser.|
|An aerial adventure awaits in Luxor! Imagine drifting silently over temples, ancient sites, ruins and villages in the early morning sun. See ancient Thebes from a different angle as you float above the River Nile and wave down at the locals as you drift a few metres from their open rooftops!|
|Upgrade from the included Nile felucca cruise from Aswan to Luxor and cruise in style aboard a luxury Nile cruiser. Our 5 star cruiser has a bar and restaurant, whilst your well–appointed, air-conditioned cabin offers a private bathroom. The boat deck offers plenty of space for relaxation and a swimming pool. Sightseeing stops are made en-route. All meals included, buffet style during your onboard stay.|
|On our Jewel of the Nile, Family tours and many tailor-made itineraries we include the Sleeper Cabin Train as part of your journey. On all other tours (taking the Nefertiti Seater Train) we offer the option to upgrade to a sleeper cabin on the Sleeper train. Cabins are lockable, equipped with 2 bunk beds, linen, washbasin and towel, allowing passengers to relax and stretch out.|
|The World War II cemeteries of El Alamein. In 1942 the Allies under Britain’s field Marshal Montgomery halted the German- Italian advance towards the River Nile. Marked as a major victory for the Allies, though not without loss of life, with some 11,000 killed and 60,000 wounded. We visit the Commonwealth cemetery and recently erected memorials funded by the Australian and New Zealand governments. Through the arches and beyond the gardens, 7,000 white headstones commemorate the Australian, New Zealand and British soldiers who fought and died here.|
|Start - any day of the year. Ex. Cairo.|
Chart Egypt’s Western Oases! Journeying to Bahariyya Oasis, we continue by 4 x 4's to the amazing expanse of the White Desert, where we’ll camp out under a blanket of stars and watch an amazing sunrise over the desert sands before returning to Cairo.
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Below is a list of key highlights and what is included on this tour. Further, where appropriate, we have listed the items that are not included in the tour price.
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.
Here's what some of our past travellers have written in to us and said about their experiences on this trip.
This was our second On The Go Tour, and it lived up to the high standard we have come to expect. We were expertly looked after from the moment we stepped off the plane and were met by a representative who collected our bags and arranged for our visas and customs in a short time. We had arrived a day early hoping to do some sightseeing, and by the time we arrived at the hotel a guided day trip to Alexandria had been organised. This set the standard for our time in Egypt as a highly organised and efficient organisation of guides, drivers and administrators looked after our every need and ensured that the whole trip was enjoyable. Special mentions should go to Ahmed in Cairo who seemed to rarely sleep and was always there to make sure everything ran smoothly and all paperwork was in order; and our tour leader/guide for the Alexandria trip plus the King Tut tour - Momo. He is one of the best. He is passionate about his country and its history and we learned so much from him. He made the past come alive and his knowledge about customs, traditions and lifestyles of the ancient world sat comfortably with his understanding and presentation of modern Egypt. He worked hard to make the group feel like an inclusive family unit. He was always available, answered questions easily, introduced us to a variety of wonderful Egyptian food, and made all the difference to our stay in Egypt. At the end of the tour, although he must have been tired, he took us on the Cairo city tour which nicely concluded our stay in the country. We loved the country, its history and its people. Highlights are numerous - the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, many temples, the Egyptian museum, Luxor, Alexandria and Cairo itself. Tourist numbers are down in this country meaning we had lots of space and time to enjoy the sights without the crowds, and yet we always felt absolutely safe and comfortable. We would highly recommend an Egyptian tour - go soon before the crowds rediscover what they are missing.
The trip was everything I wanted and more.
Sarah Hegarty ,
Most enjoyable tour! I hope to come back to Egypt!
I’ve just returned from doing the King Tutankhamen tour with on the go 3 Jan – 12 Jan with our tour guide Mo Mo.
I would like to pass on some feedback about the tour organisation as well as Mo Mo. I’ve travelled a fair bit and also done 3 Contiki tours, and I have to commend On the Go tours for their exceptional service from the minute we arrived at the airport to the time that we were dropped back at the airport. I didn’t have to worry about anything as it was all done for us which made the trip even more amazing than what it already was.
Mo Mo is one of the most down to earth, knowledgeable and entertaining tour guides/human’s possible. His depth of knowledge is incredible and it really shone through, throughout the tour. I know what I have learnt throughout the 9 day tour will stay with me forever. You could tell his enthusiasm for his job and that he wasn’t just relaying the information as though it was read directly from a book. He shows pure commitment, passion & dedication and I felt he always went above and beyond to ensure that our group had the best time possible and that we were always well looked after. We became a ‘family’ travelling and not strangers and was a huge credit to Mo Mo and his great nature. He is an absolute credit to your company.
Thank you to On the Go & Mo Mo for one of the most memorable trips I’ve ever had, and I will be sure to encourage all of my friends to add Egypt to their travel list. I look forward to my return and future trips with On the Go.
I recently did a nine day tour of Egypt with On The Go.
The tour guides were well informed and gave us excellent information about the history and architecture of the many sites. Also the guides were also very aware of the needs of all group members, and made every effort to accommodate all of our needs and requests.
Accommodation and food all good. The felucca trip was well organised, interesting and very relaxing, made so much more comfortable by having the motor boat with us for toilet and meals, etc
Alam, our guide, talked to us about the political and economic situation. Our tour finished the day before the demonstrations commenced. We managed to complete all parts of the tour, including the Egyptian Museum. We were kept informed of the political position at all times, but never felt in any danger.
Our group consisted of 18 from ages 15 to 67. There was a wonderful rapport between all members of the group and our guide Alam. Lots of fun and laughter.
Yes I certainly will look at more On the Go Tours in future.
The most organised and well put together trip I have been on. I would definitely travel with on the go again.
Laura Hodgkinson ,
This is the most relaxing and informative vacation I have had ever taken. Our guide Allam was very informative and organised.
Anna Williamson ,
I just wanted to send a email to On the Go to say how amazing my trip was. I have been all over the world and tried only one tour in my life and after that experience, I never wanted to do another tour ever again! However, when my best friend and I decided to go to Egypt, we thought maybe going on a tour would be best, so we booked the King Tutankhamen tour through Flight Centre. To be honest, I didn't know what to expect and had zero expectation, I was just excited that I was finally going to see the Pyramids in person.
On the Go blew me away! You guys were so organized from start to finish and it totally shattered my view of tours, that is for sure. Our tour guide, Alam, was sensational. He was informative yet very approachable and made everyone feel at ease. I really enjoyed that he gave us all the important information and then allowed us ample time to explore. I liked that On the Go was a tour that made you feel like you were a part of a little family yet you could explore on your own as well. It was really well balanced. The Feluccca cruise was fantastic, the crew was amazing and what a great addition, having the motorboat with the toilet! PERFECT!!
I am the type of person to give praise when praise is due and Alam and the entire On the Go team were amazing!! The only sad thing was my complimentary On the Go T-shirt was so big (they ran out of small sizes).....I had to give it to my Dad! Don't worry though, he is wearing it with pride! :)
I have been promoting On the Go to all my friends and my sister and her boyfriend have decided to book their next trip with you guys!
Thank you for making Egypt such a memorable trip. Please pass this on to Alam and rest of the On the Go family!