Here are some reviews from our past travellers to Egypt. For more details on each tour, simply click on the tour image.
When my sister and I decided to embark on the Festive King Ramses trip to Egypt to celebrate her 30th birthday, I didn't know what to expect, but I knew I would have a great experience, considering it was one of the top five places I had always dreamed of traveling to. It was also the first tour group I had been part of and I was excited and anxious to be in a different country over Christmas and the new year.
On the first day, our tour guide, Haytham briefed us on the plan for the next two weeks. He was very thoughtful to give us all Santa hats to wear to help with being away from home for the holidays. He also mentioned On The Go's policy that if there was anything he could do to make our stay more enjoyable, he would do it if it was possible. Throughout the entire trip, he more than lived up to this promise.
Over the next few days, we toured dozens of iconic pyramids and temples. At each site, Haytham did an exceptional job of telling us detailed stories and facts about the history behind everything. He has a true gift in the way he shares information to convey all of the glory and splendor that the pyramids and temples hold. Listening to his explanations, I felt in awe of the accomplishments of the ancient Egyptians and often found myself imagining/wishing I was there when all the structures were being built.
One of the highlights of the trip was sailing down the Nile on a Felucca over Christmas. I really appreciated that Haytham made an extra effort to order a Turkey for a delicious Christmas Eve feast and stay up to wish everyone aboard a Merry Christmas at midnight. Also, supplying wi-fi, arranging transport for extra activities, celebrating birthdays, and being available 24/7 to socialize or answer any questions we had was much appreciated and helped to make the trip special.
Overall, I had a great experience with On The Go Tours and the trip was better than anything I could've ever imagined. Thanks to Haytham and the organization of the tour, I never once felt unsafe or felt like I wanted more out of the trip. Haytham's passion and constant high energy really shined through and contributed to the trip of a lifetime. By the end of the trip, I was sad to go home wishing I could have spent more time in Egypt.
Upon returning home, I have been recommending On The Go Tours and traveling to Egypt to my friends and sharing my positive experience. I'm so thankful to have had the opportunity to go to Egypt and to have had such an awesome tour guide! I hope Egypt has a return to higher levels of tourism in the near future so more people can experience all the awe inspiring sites and rich culture that Egypt has to offer. And now if I can just get over this never ending jet-lag... ”
I just wanted to write and thank you for organising our unforgettable trip to Egypt. We had the most amazing time and will treasure our memories of it.
The representative of On The Go were wonderful - they looked after our every need and often went beyond the call of duty to make sure we had the best experience. Our guide Ahmed Helal was excellent. His thorough knowledge of Egyptology was evident and he managed to convey information in a very skilful way, introducing a subject and later picking it up so that our knowledge deepened and the things that we saw made more sense as we put it all into context. He also ensured that we had the best experience of our tour, seeing temples and picking out details that we would never have seen otherwise.
Ahmed was not only a wonderful and incredibly knowledgable guide but he was also excellent at getting things done. He sorted out all practical details pf our stay, making sure that we had adjoining rooms etc in such a way that we had a very comfortable and wonderful experience. He made sure that we always knew where he was so that we could contact him if we needed to, so we had no concerns of any kind throughout the trip.
In Cairo we were excellently looked after by Abdul, who took us to Khan al-Khalili Bazaar on our last night, which gave us a truly memorable end to our stay. Abdul (Midou) was so much fun and very charming and we all really enjoyed his company.
The tour itself was incredible and the variety of location and what they had to offer meant that each day brought a fresh marvel! The Pyramids and Sphinx were phenomenal - to actually be was amazing. The camel rides were great fun too! Visiting Aswan and sailing on the Nile to visit the Nubian village was an unexpected hi-light for me. The Nile is such a beautiful river! Luxor blew us all away - it is just such an incredible place. The Valley of the Kings has such an eerie desolation about it, and we were lucky enough tho find Tutankamun's tomb open so fulfilled a lifelong wish to visit that. That night we visited Luxor Temple in the evening, which was magical. We had a hot air balloon ride the next morning and then visited Karnak. Each day enriched the others and it gave us a very full and many layered experience.
The journey to Hurghad was another unexpected high point - discovering the country and the change from lucy Nile valley to arid but beautully colourful desert was eye opening. Then the last few day spent in Hurghada was a wonderful way to digest and relax, and very popular with our teenage children. The snorkelling was out of this world!
All the hotel we stayed in were amazing in different ways, but Hurghada was so much fun, and the staff were very friendly. The food was great throughout and the rooms luxurious and comfortable.
Thank you once again for a truly wonderful experience. We would not hesitate to recommend it to everyone and will be telling our friends all about it!
With very best regards ”
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for calling your office in Jordan yesterday and for organising for my daughter, Honor, to go to the hospital. She was whisked off as soon as she arrived in Jordan which was wonderful as she was in a lot of pain and the infection seemed to be spreading up her leg. Thankfully they gave her an injection which seems to have had a very quick result and she says that her foot is much better today – I think she is off for another injection in Petra this evening.
I was so impressed by you and your company’s quick response and for getting her the medical attention she needed so she could enjoy the rest of her trip. A big thank you!
With best wishes
Cressida, Douglas Miller ”
Just wanted to drop a line to say what a fantastic time we had on the jewel of the Nile tour last month – This was our second time booking with on the go ( we did Southern Africa 2 years back) and we were not let down. Our Tour header Helal was absolutely amazing- we couldn’t ask for a more knowledgeable and experience tour guide, He even made the effort to come back and do a Cairo day tour with us after our tour had finished. We had a bit of a mix up with some flight times which the group was unhappy with, Helal went above and beyond to make everyone happy and to make up for it and we are really appreciated it.
Looking forward to booking our next ‘’on the go’’ Holiday! ”
The Pyramids were amazing as was the Valley of the Kings! Our Felucca cruise did not cruise very far but was a relaxing time and the whole tour group of 8 bonded. The Abu Simbel trip was well worth the money with the rock face being spectacular. Hot Air Ballooning in Luxor was a real blast and such a highlight for the trip. The second half of the tour to El Alamein, Siwa and Alexandria was at a much slower pace and there was only myself and my wife on the tour but the tour guide and 4x4 driver catered well for this and extended our itinerary so we saw more than expected.
Overall we had a great experience in the place where we had always wanted to go. We would have no hesitation in recommending this tour to fellow travellers. ”
Dear On The Go Tours,
Thank you all for your fantastic 10 day tour of Egypt including the Nile Cruise. We really enjoyed every minute of it and thought your organisation and staff were the best and very helpful, thank you. We would especially like to thank Zidan, your Cairo manager for all his help an also arranging the extra trip that we had to Alexandria, we had a great time there and in Cairo.
The Hotels were beautiful and the visits to places very Informative. Also on the Nile cruise, we like to thank our tour guide there - Aamer Ibrahim. He was very pleasant to deal with and always helped us with transport and currency problems on our journey down the Nile.
We will be recommending your company to anyone that we know that are thinking of travelling to Egypt and tell them what a great time they will have if they go with you.
Thanking you all once again for our lovely holiday, and wish you all the Best for 2014 and the future.”
To whom it may concern,
I have just returned from the Pyramids, Petra and Promised Land tour with On The Go and wanted to let you know that I had an amazing experience! The part which stood out most for me was the Egypt section of the tour with MoMo. It was fun, well organised and very informative.
I have been interested in Ancient Egypt since I was a small girl, so to experience Egypt with someone as qualified and so obviously passionate about his job as MoMo made this the best vacation I have taken to date. I left Egypt loving the country more than I had before arriving, with the ability to recognise for myself styles of Ancient Egyptian art, Pharonic vs Greek/Roman temples and able to identify a plethora of different Pharaohs and Gods.
MoMo was punctual and always happy to answer questions. He immediately negated any concerns about safety within the group and was always conscious of our individual locations at the sights. I was particularly impressed one morning on the way to Abu Simbel (which I have wanted to see since I was 7 years old!) when our bus broke down. After a two hour wait, he decided that instead of cutting time short at the sight, that he would organise for us to go the next day instead (despite meaning he would have to get up at 3am again!). This was the highlight of the tour for me!
I want to say a big thank you to MoMo for helping me fulfil a lifelong dream and giving me an experience I will never forget! ”
Just wanted to email you guys to say HUGE thank you to an amazing tour that we had to Egypt! We are already on your website planning and counting pennies to see if Turkey or Vietnam will be our next tour with you guys. The service was really great - job well done! Seeing that this was our first overseas trip, we were so nervous but with On the Go representatives at the airport to assist, at the hotels to assist, made it soo much easier and we could just sit back and enjoy every moment. Told family about how great the service was and that we will use On the Go again!
Huge thank you to Corina at Flight Centre for all her patients with us......all the questions we asked.....i thought this poor chick will tell us to go somewhere els. Thanks Carina! Cant wait to hear all your stories about Vietnam.....give us some guidance of what to do and no to do when we go.....hahaha!
To Haytham in Egypt.....we spoke about it on our way back.....that part of the trip being so amazing was his presence and huge personality!! He spoiled everyone on the trip......when it was hot.....an ice cream would wait for you on the bus.......there were 2 birthdays in our group....when we were at certain places.....there was the birthday cake for them.
For myself and my husband.....our 1 year wedding anniversary on this trip......he organized at the Nubian restaurant a anniversary cake and a small gift to me....this is priceless.....he didnt have to do it but his heart is huge and it is one of the 3000 photo's that we will definately print to put on our wall!!
His patience level with a very difficult customer that was part of our group.....we all felt sorry for Haytham......she was not an easy person but he handeled her with respect and buckets full of patience. If it was me, would have thrown her overboard loooooong ago! Go Haytham!!
The south african group are planning a special box of south african goodies to post to him......just to say thank you for all the trouble, the effort and love he showed us South Africans. He knew a bit of Afrikaans language which was special for us.....that he could share as a personal joke between the south africans during our trip.
We had a bit of the other tour representatives when we went to Alamein and the churches, when we did the bolt on's.......they were great but Haytham made the tour by giving something of himself. The other guys were reserved and professional....nothing wrong with that at all. But Haytham is as special as the pyramids and the Nile......and do hope that he will stay with your company for many years to come just so that more people can experience his vibrant personality!!
To Alberto who helped to organize more Hibbuscis leaves for me to take back home and his funny jokes.....big hugs and take you!! To Ashraf, our driver, who couldnt speak much english but just wanted to buy us stuff......first it was warm tea and then cane juice....shame he just wanted to give us stuff! Very special guy! Huge thank you to them too!!
From a very sad South African who is now back home......wishing we were still in Egypt. Thank you to everyone for an awesome 1 year anniversary trip! ”