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16 days  |  Cairo to Amman  |  from USD $2,999  |   Guaranteed Departure 

Pyramids, Valley of the Kings, Nile felucca cruising & time to relax in Hurghada on the Red Sea. Topped off with Jordan, home to the stunning Rose City of Petra (voted one of the New 7 Wonders of the World), a 4x4 safari into the desert of Wadi Rum and the buoyant Dead Sea.

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Day 1

Saturday. Welcome to Egypt! Arrive into Cairo, included transfer to your hotel.
Overnight: Cairo

    Cairo
Day 2

Cairo - Aswan. A big day out at the pyramids and sphinx at Giza, then a visit to the ancient tomb-strewn necropolis at Saqqara. Overnight sleeper train to Aswan.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Aswan. We arrive into Aswan and check into our hotel before heading off to the grand High Dam - an impressive feat of engineering which resulted in the creation of Lake Nasser. Next we enjoy a boat trip to Agilika Island where we visit the Temples of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis. Spend the remainder of the evening at your own leisure; shop in the colourful souqs or simply kick back and relax.
Overnight: Aswan  |  Breakfast

Days 4-5

Aswan - Nile felucca cruising. Optional early morning excursion by road to Abu Simbel, the famous the rock-cut temple of King Ramses II. This afternoon, we board our Nile felucca for a 2 night cruise downstream towards Kom Ombo. Relax, top up your tan and chat with new friends as the felucca gently plies its route. Stops are made en route at local villages and at the waterside Temple of Kom Ombo. If sailing by felucca is not for you, consider upgrading to a 5 star luxury Nile Cruise with our Nile Cruise Upgrade.
Overnight: Felucca Cruise  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 6

Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor. Disembarking near Kom Ombo we visit the temple before travelling to the Temple of Horus at Edfu, a huge complex that began construction in 237 BC. We then continue to Luxor. Home of the legendary Valley of the Kings and Temple of Karnak, 4000 year-old Luxor is ancient Egypt at its best. Enjoy some rest and relaxation. Tonight, an optional visit to the Temple of Luxor is available alternatively, enjoy the facilities of our hotel.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Take flight over ancient Luxor with an optional hot air balloon ride early this morning before exploring the West Bank of the Nile and the legendary Valley of the Kings. Marvel at Colossi of Memnon, the massive stone remains of the temple of Amenophis III, and explore the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and surrounding tombs.

After lunch we visit the Temple of Karnak, a spectacular religious complex built on a gigantic scale, where you get lost wandering around the stone papyrus columns. The rest of the evening is at leisure.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Days 8-10

Luxor - Hurghada. Departing Luxor on day 8, we drive east to Hurghada which is part of the beautiful Red Sea Riviera! The following 2 days are free to explore or simply relax. On day 9 there's an optional day trip to Giftun Island for swimming and snorkelling, which can be booked locally.

Hurghada is one of the Red Sea's most popular resorts and it is easy to see why. Hotels and expanded infrastructure provide holidaymakers with excellent aquatic facilities for sail boarding, yachting, deep-sea fishing, SCUBA diving and snorkelling. Hurghada’s central location provides a gateway to prime offshore reefs, which are some of the finest in the world. The Red Sea resort also has plenty of restaurants and late night bars for evening entertainment.
Overnight: Hurghada  |  Breakfast x 3

Day 11

Hurghada - Cairo. It's an early start today as we head back to Cairo. We'll be leaving around 7am for our 5 - 6 hour journey back to the capital. Once we arrive in Cairo we will head to the famous Egyptian Museum for a guided tour where we'll see the famed solid gold death mask of King Tutankhamen. Spend the remaining hours of the afternoon and evening at your own leisure - the Khan el-Khalili bazaar is a wonderful place to find souvenirs.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 12

Cairo - Amman - Wadi Rum. (Wednesday) This morning you will need to fly to Amman for the next leg of the tour. If your tour start date falls between now and 30 Sept 2015, please book the RJ 502, departing at 09:15/10:15 and arriving at 11:30. We ask that you independently book a seat on the relevant flight (we will arrange your transfer to Cairo airport and upon arrival in Amman). If your tour departs after 30 Sept 2015, we ask that you do not book your flight at this point in time.

Upon arrival into Amman, we transfer to our On The Go vehicle and travel on to Wadi Rum. Wadi Rum - a vast, silent landscape of pastel coloured sketches of sandy desert punctuated by amazing rock formations known as jebels. Here we'll undertake a 4x4 desert safari, before tucking into a Bedouin dinner at our desert camp. Bed tonight is under a galaxy of stars or in tents.
Overnight: Wadi Rum  |  Breakfast, Dinner

    Wadi Rum
Day 13

Wadi Rum - Petra. After breakfast at our desert camp we travel on to Petra through the breathtaking 'secret road' of Al Madras. Tonight, it may be possible to take a candlelit walk through the Siq by taking the atmospheric 'Petra by Night' excursion (bookable locally)
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast

Day 14

Welcome to the Rose City! To access Petra on our guided walk we travel through the famous narrow and deep siq. The rocks then give way to reveal the most amazing sight – the beautiful Treasury. Walking down the gravel tracks, we’ll explore the ancient Nabatean tombs and the Roman rock-carved streets lined with temples, royal tombs, staircases, arched gates and public buildings. There is also a gigantic amphitheatre originally built to house 3000 spectators, though the Romans increased capacity to a whopping 7000. After the guided tour, you’re free to head off and further explore, haggle for a horse and chariot ride or just relax and take it all in.

Free evening or why not test your culinary skills in the Petra Kitchen? Consider our Petra Kitchen - something good's cooking bolt-on.
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast

Day 15

Petra - Mt Nebo -Dead Sea - Madaba. This morning we travel to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth's surface for lunch and a chance to bob around in the buoyant mineral rich waters and smother ourselves in mud!

Next stop is holy Mt Nebo - the single most important Biblical site in Jordan. Having led the Israelites for 40 years through the wilderness, it is from this panoramic vantage point, that Moses is said to have seen the Promised Land. We too can enjoy excellent views of the Jordan River Valley, the northern shore of the Dead Sea, Jericho and on clear days, Jerusalem. We travel on to the bustling Christian market town of Madaba, where we spend the night.
Overnight: Madaba  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 16
Madaba & Amman

Sunday. Madaba – Amman airport - breakfast. If time permits, explore Madaba independently before hotel check-out and an included departure transfer to Amman’s Queen Alia Airport.
Breakfast

Visit the incredible temples of Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel, possibly the most awe-inspiring temple of all ancient Egypt, with its gigantic rock–cut façade, was created to revere the mighty ruler Ramses II. Guarding the entrance to the temple, the 4 colossal statues of Ramses II sit majestically staring out across the desert.

Not to be missed! Bolt on an Abu Simbel excursion.

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.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Oasis Hotel, Cairo
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Just a stone's throw from the Pyramids, the Oasis Hotel is a classic Egyptian hotel with beautiful expansive gardens. Rooms are very spacious with comfortable beds and fantastic en suite facilities. Wi-Fi is available and the buffet breakfast offers a good spread. In the evening the outdoor pool and fountains are lit up making the restaurant and bar the perfect place to spend an evening sipping on a cold glass of beer. Well located in Giza on the Cairo-Alexandria Road. The pyramids and Sphinx are all close by.

Sleeper Train, Cairo
Our Category:    |   Regional Category:

When taking the train in Egypt, the most comfortable way to go is in a sleeper carriage. Cabins are equipped with 2 beds (one above the other), a sink, electric points and air conditioning. Each carriage has toilets at each end and there is a club car as well. In the early evening an attendant will come round and make up your beds for you. Cabins also come with interconnecting doors so perfect for families and groups of 4.

Helnan Aswan, Aswan
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Set in manicured gardens, the Helnan Aswan is an elegant hotel with impressive views of the Nile. Guest rooms are spacious with modern interiors and located next to the beautiful pool. Wi-fi is available in the lobby and by the pool. There is also two restaurants and bars, a bowling alley, a swimming pool and a cinema. Why not relax by the pool before exploring the rest of Aswan. The hotel has an excellent location on the Corniche in the heart of Aswan, just a few minutes from the Nile.

Felucca Cruise, Felucca Cruise
Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category:

Feluccas are simple, traditional Egyptian sailboats that have plied the Nile since ancient times. Feluccas carry between 8 - 12 passengers comfortably. The boat’s deck is draped with soft colourful cushions that serve as your lounging area during the day and as your sleeping area at night. A support boat travels alongside your felucca and is on hand if you need to use the toilet or wash. It is also where your meals are prepared and eaten. You'll need to bring a sleeping bag/sheet and a towel with you. The crew, as well as being experienced sailors, are responsible for the preparation of the included meals, though they welcome helpers!

Sonesta St. George Hotel, Luxor
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel

A grand and classical hotel, the Sonesta is luxurious, ensuring you a comfortable stay. The hotel has a sweeping terrace with fantastic views of the Nile, a grand entrance of polished marble and handsomely appointed furnishings with exquisite detail and a beautiful health spa.

Grand Plaza Hotel, Hurghada
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Sat on a golden beach in Hurghada, the Grand Plaza Hotel offers an unforgettable experience. Guest rooms are bright and well furnished with soft Egyptian cotton linen. 2 outdoor pools are on offer to refresh and relax by and there is also giant chess - perfect for families! Being on the beach there is a whole host of watersports on offer - a great way to enjoy the Red Sea Riviera! The Grand Plaza Hotel is only five minutes from Hurghada International Airport.

Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx, Cairo
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

In a great location for the Pyramids, the Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx is a contemporary hotel with excellent amenities. Guest rooms are well furnished with modern interiors and en suite facilities. Wi-fi is available in the lobby and there is a beautiful outdoor pool perfect for relaxing by. Why not head to the restaurant on the roof for a delicious meal and impressive views of the Pyramids. Perfectly located across from the Pyramids and also close to Cairo University and the Hanging Church.

Rainbow Camp, Wadi Rum
Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Camp

A row of permanent tents in the desert make up the popular Rainbow Camp. Inside the tents are comfortable camp beds and warm bedding. Showers and toilets are close by and are cleaned thoroughly everyday. Guests can relax in the communal area which is adorned with colourful rugs and cushions. The food at Rainbow Camp always gets rave reviews. Taking an evening stroll around the beautiful surroundings is a great way to work up an appetite before dinner. Well located in the heart of Wadi Rum.

Petra Moon Hotel, Petra
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Just 300 ft from the entrance gate to Petra, the Petra Moon hotel features spacious rooms with private balconies and flat-screen TVs. It also has a roof garden with a seasonal outdoor pool. The soundproofed rooms and suites at Petra Moon come with satellite channels, a DVD player and extra-long beds. Each has air conditioning and a private bathroom. The hotel is 100 metres from the main gate of Petra.

Mosaic City Hotel, Madaba
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Cosy and modern, two words to describe the Mosaic City Hotel in Jordan's vibrant Madaba. Guest rooms are comfortable and simply furnished and the hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi to all guests. The restaurant serves a range of dishes on request. The hotel is located in the very heart of Madaba, within short walking distance from the Church of St. George which houses the famous mosaic map of the Holy Land.

Trip Highlights

Cairo - Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Plateau, Necropolis of Saqqara, Egyptian Museum
Nile felucca cruising - islands en route
Edfu - Temple of Horus
Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
The Dead Sea, take a swim and opt for a mud bath
Rose City of Petra, Jordan
Aswan - High Dam, Philae Temple, River Nile
Kom Ombo - Temple of Kom Ombo
Luxor - Temple of Karnak
Hurghada - Red Sea coast - swim, relax, opt to snorkel or scuba dive in the clear coastal waters
Madaba, Jordan - Christian market town, Church of St George, Jordan’s finest Byzantine mosaics
Wadi Rum desert and safari, Jordan

Included

Breakfast daily, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
1 overnight train: Cairo - Aswan (2 berth, 1st class sleeper cabin)
Airport arrival and departure transfer day 1, day 12 and day 16
Hurghada - Red Sea - swim, sun and sand
Wadi Rum 4x4 desert safari
All relevant transfers and transportation in private modern air conditioned vehicles
8 nights 4 - 5 star hotels in Egypt, 3 nights 3-4 star hotels in Jordan, 1 night deluxe desert camp (Wadi Rum)
2 nights felucca (open deck)
Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Luxor, Mt Nebo, Dead Sea, Wadi Rum and Petra
Excursion to the Dead Sea
Egyptian tour leader/guide degree qualified in Egyptology and licensed Jordanian guides throughout Jordan

Not Included

International flights and visa. Please note the flight between Cairo and Amman is not included and needs to be booked separately - see Go Guide for details.
Entrance Fees: $195-205 USD
Tip for your tour guide in Egypt & Jordan. We recommend you allow $3 - 5 USD per day, per traveller. Tip for your Felucca Crew/ Nile Cruise staff, we recommend you allow $10 USD. Tipping your guides and crew is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: $60-70 USD

Mahmoud is very passionate about Egypt and his work. He goes beyond for us and is happy to talk about all aspects of Egyptian life with us. He should be top Egypt guide!!!!!!

Kerry O'Brien

This tour was the best I have ever had! Excellent guides.

Stacey Swinton

Hello,

I recently returned from the Road to Jordan tour operated by On-The-Go. I wanted to let you know what an amazing time I had in both Egypt and Jordan.

Alam was our guide through Egypt. He has great knowledge to share with his groups and made our tour so much fun. Everyday seemed more amazing than the next visiting some unbelievable sites. I enjoyed learning from Alam about each of the sites and he was able to answer any questions put to him by the group. We were really well looked after and always felt completely safe and at ease. Alam was very approachable and would help us with any concerns we were having, he always made himself available to us. He offered to help us barter at the markets and made sure we always ate in good restaurants. On our Alexandria day trip Alam practically asked every person walking by for directions to the Church where my friends grandparents were married. He was unwilling to give up, and thank goodness we finally found it, but I do think he went above and beyond what most people would have done to get us there!

Okla guided us through Jordan and he was brilliant also. He knew Petra like the back of his hand and was able to guide us through some amazing hikes. He looked after those that were struggling with the walk, encouraging and supporting them along the way. Okla did everything he could to make sure we were happy and went out of his way to help us fix some problems we were having with our journey back to Cairo. My highlight was definitely our night in Wadi Rum, singing around the fire and star gazing! We had some great laughs and although we had only known him for 4 days we felt just like old friends!

I would encourage anyone considering this trip to book it. I hope that tourism does start to pick up again soon... Two amazing countries not to be missed! Please pass on my thanks to our guides.

Kind regards

Emily McPherson

My guide was brilliant! His knowledge of Egypt was mind-blowing. I will definitely come back to Egypt.

Kim Gregor

Dear On the Go,

I have recently returned form Egypt having used On the Go tours and I wanted to express my thanks & say how great the service that I received was.

Upon my arrival I was met by one of your representatives who dealt with all the visa paperwork very quickly and stayed with me to collect my baggage. It felt as if I was a VIP!

After leaving the airport, your Cairo rep, Alberto, took us to our hotel, explained out plans and made us feel very comfortable in what was a strange world to us.

Our tour began in the last days of Ramadan, it was a good thing to witness the celebrations and the feast at the end of it!, but we were also aware that it could have not been easy for our guide, Alam, to work under these conditions. We need not have been concerned, he was a constant professional and we could not fault him. Alam shared stories with us, made us laugh, educated us and made us bond together as a group.

I could go on, singing the praises of the level of service & the attitude of your representatives but I would run out of ink & paper ;-)

Thank you On the Go for such an amazing experience!

Martin Philps

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, thus avoiding the single person supplement.

This is a special festive departure. Please refer to the 'Festive Road to Jordan' itinerary and Trip Notes in the Xmas & New Year Tours section for full details.
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This is a special festive departure. Please refer to the 'Festive Road to Jordan' itinerary and Trip Notes in the Xmas & New Year Tours section for full details.
USD $3299
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This is a special festive departure. Please refer to the 'Festive Road to Jordan' itinerary and Trip Notes in the Xmas & New Year Tours section for full details.
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Tour Details
Starts
Cairo
Ends
Amman
Departs
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
3 - 5 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes, escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 15, Lunch: 3, Dinner: 3
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Mahmoud is very passionate about Egypt and his work. He goes beyond for us and is happy to talk about all aspects of Egyptian life with us. He should be top Egypt guide!!!!!!

Kerry O'Brien
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