Family on camels at the Pyramids of Giza

Postcards from Egypt

Here's what some of our past traveller's have to say about their holiday with us:

 

Hi Kelly,

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.

Joy Tyrrell, Apr 2014

   King Tutankhamen - 9 days

Great Tour, excellent guide, friendly staff. All went smoothly.

Ruth Cresswell , Mar 2014

   King Ramses - 14 days

The trip was everything I wanted and more.

Sarah Hegarty , Mar 2014

   King Tutankhamen - 9 days

Most enjoyable tour! I hope to come back to Egypt!

Katrina Tonna, Feb 2014

   King Tutankhamen - 9 days

Thank you for a very enjoyable experience.

Chantelle Hutchinson , Feb 2014

   Egypt Unplugged - 11 days

Dear On The Go,

I would like to take this time to thank you for an incredible tour! My wife and I chose the Dunes and Tombs tour because we sought an adventurous, historically rich and interesting tour. You sure did deliver! Everything we did and saw was fantastic, but what stood out for me the most was camel riding by the pyramids, camping overnight in the White Desert, riding a felucca along the Nile, witnessing Abu Simbel and finally relaxing in Hurghada. This tour was truly remarkable and the sights will remain in our memories forever. However, what made our trip the most memorable was our guide, Mahmoud Ramadan!

When we first met Mahmoud on day one of the tour, he immediately showed us his approachability and kindness. As the tour progressed, these characteristics never wavered. He constantly offered guidance and suggestions to make us feel comfortable and at ease. I never once felt uneasy asking for anything. Furthermore, he called our hotel rooms many times to see if the room was to our liking or if there was anything he could do for us to make our stay better. I've never encountered such dedication towards our comfort.

Mahmoud was extremely knowledgeable of the historical sites we visited. He knew all the names of important figures by heart, as well as the meaning of hieroglyphs found in tombs and temples. Listening to his knowledge of these sites made our trip even more worthwhile. He was very animated with his storytelling. He really made us appreciate the history of Egypt. On top of that, he explained often of current Egyptian culture. He also explained the history and differences between Islamic and Coptic and the influences of the Roman and Greek world on Egyptian architecture and art. He helped us learn essential words in Arabic, customs and even the current political situation, which I found very informative and interesting. He is very well-rounded.

All in all, Mahmoud was an outstanding and professional guide. The tour would not have been the same without him. He was very courteous and made every attempt at making our stay pleasant. I've been on many tours and by far he is the best. I plan to recommend this tour to friends and family and to request him as their guide. When we visit Jordan and/or revisit Egypt with On The Go, we will seek Mahmoud!

Thank you On The Go for a lovely experience!

Patrick Mifsud , Feb 2014

   Dunes and Tombs - 18 days

Hello,

I wanted to send you an email to express how much I enjoyed my tour "Dunes and Tombs" from Jan 20th to Feb 07th. It was the perfect combination of adventure, sight seeing and relaxation. My favourite sights were the Karnak temple, Luxor temple by night and of course, Abu Simbel. I also enjoyed the fact that we were able to relax in Hurghada for a few days but I wish On The Go gave us more activities to do.

My favourite part of the entire trip was the Western desert. The Bahariyya Oasis and the White desert...wow. Our hotel in Bahariyya was absolutely incredible. It was charming and gorgeous. I absolutely loved visiting the old, abandoned city of Bahr. It was very humbling to see the people who still live there. It was the first place I bought a souvenir from. So refreshing to buy something handmade and locally made that isn't made in China, like everything at the tourist sights.

Finally, I wanted to end this review with a commentary about my guide, Mahmoud Ramadan. He was absolutely, 100% AMAZING.
1) He is so passionate about his job. He loves Egypt, Egyptology, guiding and monuments.

2) He is respectful. He never forced our group to buy anything. He gave us lots of time at every sight. Even when we only had 15 mins, he always asked us how much time WE wanted.

3) He is so knowledgable. He knew what every hieroglyph, monument, time line of history, background information, biographies, currency exchange....anything...he knew it. To have a guide who is able to guide us and help us is so priceless.

4) He is kind and funny. He always made every single sight enjoyable and fun. An 18 day tour can be very tiring. Even by the end of the tour, I was still excited to see things.

5) He goes the extra mile. I went on this tour as a part of my honeymoon. He made every part of this trip so memorable for us. When we were least expecting it, he surprised us with local sweets. He always had coins handy if I needed to use the toilet and forgot my extra pounds. He toasted us at restaurants. When we wanted to do extra things, he organized those trips. He was always ready to help us. Even when we had free time and he should have been relaxing, he called our room EVERY DAY to ask if our room was perfect. He made sure that our room was extra special (made sure the hotel gave us flowers one time) because he knew this was our honeymoon.

To be perfectly honest, when I come back to Egypt, I will use On The Go but ONLY if Mahmoud is my guide. He was so great and I really hope your company recognizes what a great asset he is.

Anika Munshi, Feb 2014

   Dunes and Tombs - 18 days

Hi,

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.

Crystal Berwick, Jan 2014

   King Tutankhamen - 9 days
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