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Egyptian Family Adventure - 10 Days

Pharaohs, pyramids, tombs, camel riding, boating on the Nile and a visit to a village school. Combine this with plenty of free time to swim and relax by your hotel pool. A tour designed for children aged 5 and over that is fun and educational holiday for all the family.

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Trip Highlights

Cairo - Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza Plateau
Egyptian Museum & King Tut's 9kg solid Golden Mask
Visit to local primary school, village/market walks
Luxor Temple - illuminated by night
Colossi of Memnon and Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Citadel & Khan el-Khalili bazaar
Aswan - boating on the Nile to Sahal island and lunch with village family
Luxor - Temple of Karnak by day
Valley of the Kings

Included

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch with village family - Sahal Island, 2 dinners - onboard train
2 overnight trains: Cairo - Aswan & Luxor - Cairo (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin)
Aswan - boating on the Nile and visit to a Nubian island
Airport arrival and departure transfer, day 1 and day 10
Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology
7 nights 4-5 star hotels
Giza - camel ride by the pyramids
Luxor - horse-drawn carriage to Luxor Temple
Touring of Cairo, Giza, Aswan & Luxor
All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles

Not Included

Gratuity for your tour guide. We suggest USD$20-30 per adult. Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture
Entrance Fees: Adult USD$60-80 / Child USD$30-50, paid in local currency
International flights and visa
Tipping Kitty: Adult USD$40-60 / Child USD$30-40, paid in local currency

Itinerary

Day 1

Cairo

Saturday. Welcome to the land of the pharaohs! Arrive Cairo, included transfer to hotel and overnight.
Overnight: Cairo

Day 2

Pyramids and camels

Today, we visit the legendary pyramids and iconic Sphinx at Giza Plateau. Sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World. Gaze in awe at the largest of the three great pyramids - Cheops, constructed from over 2.5 million limestone blocks it took more than 20 years to construct. We explore this area on foot and then on the back of a camel! Off we ride into the sands, our sturdy ships of the desert beneath us!
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 3

The Egyptian Museum

Cairo - Aswan. Today, we venture in search of the treasures of King Tutankhamen, mummies and more at the Egyptian Museum. Later we tour the Islamic Citadel of Saladin with views looking down over the old city, watching people go about their daily life. We conclude the day with a market walk through the bustling Khan el-Khalili bazaar. Time to freshen up, this evening we take the comfortable overnight sleeper train to Aswan.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

Local markets

This morning we arrive into Aswan and explore the Nubian city on a guided walk of the local market and souq. Scenically located on the Nile, a walk along the riverside corniche to view the many boats is a real treat, as is Aswan bazaar. Free afternoon.
Overnight: Aswan  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Free time

A free day or opt to book our early morning excursion to the spectacular rock-cut temple of Abu Simbel - see Abu Simbel by Road Add-on for more info. The remainder of the afternoon at leisure; maybe relax by the pool, take a stroll along the Nile corniche or explore the lively market place.
Overnight: Aswan  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Boating on the Nile

Aswan - Luxor. This morning we board a motor boat and cruise in and around the islands located on the Nile, before stopping at Sahal island where we visit a local village and school (if open); sometimes there is even a local football game in action. Lunch will be served in the home of an Egyptian family followed by the train north to Luxor, one of the world’s greatest open-air museums. The 4000 year old site of ancient Thebes, known today as Luxor, is our base for the next three days.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

Karnak & Luxor Temple

Today we visit Karnak Temple. More than a temple, Karnak is a spectacular complex of sanctuaries, pylons, statuettes and obelisks. Built on a grand scale, Karnak is probably Egypt’s finest ancient temple. This afternoon is free to wander along Luxor’s historic waterfront. This evening, we travel in horse-drawn carriages to the illuminated Temple of Luxor where we enjoy a tour in the cool evening air.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Valley of the Kings

Luxor - Cairo. Today, we visit Luxor’s legendary West Bank - home to the famous Valleys of the Kings, the imposing colonnaded temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the gigantic Colossi of Memnon. See how the ancient Egyptians confounded tomb robbers with the construction of elaborate catacombs, once filled with treasures and highly decorated to allow the pharaoh passage to the afterlife. Tonight, we return to Cairo by sleeper train.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9

Cairo

Arriving into Cairo this morning, the rest of the day is free to explore Africa’s largest city. Spend the day around the pool, or perhaps head out, explore and take the family for a nice lunch at one of the city’s many hotels.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 10

Cairo

Monday. Tour ends after breakfast and included onward transfer to airport.
Breakfast

Extend your stay and head to the beach!

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Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 adult persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. On all of our family tours we guarantee that parents and kids rooms will be side by side or directly adjacent.

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06 Apr - 15 Apr 15% off
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25 May - 03 Jun 15% off
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05 Jul - 14 Jul 15% off
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20 Jul - 29 Jul 15% off
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03 Aug - 12 Aug 15% off
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21 Sep - 30 Sep 15% off
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21 Dec - 30 Dec 15% off
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Extra Prices

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Post Tour accommodation - Child
USD $45
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Pre Tour accommodation - Child
USD $45
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Post Tour Accommodation - Cairo
USD $70
USD $20
Pre Tour Accommodation - Cairo
USD $70
USD $20
Child Reduction (under 12 years old)
USD $-450
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Hotels

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.

Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx, Cairo

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 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, which is perfect for relaxing by. Why not head to the restaurant on the roof for a delicious meal and impressive views of the Pyramids.

Le Meridien Heliopolis, Cairo

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Just a short drive from Cairo’s Old Town and international airport, the 5-star Le Meridien Heliopolis combines comfort with convenience. The guest rooms are spacious and equipped with air-conditioning, satellite television and a minibar, plus there’s complimentary WiFi throughout the property. Dining options include a choice of four on-site restaurants, serving Egyptian and international cuisine. Guests can also enjoy live entertainment and cocktails at The 51 Bar. During the warmer months hotel guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or relax on a sun lounger on the terrace. There’s also a fitness centre and tennis courts for those who like to stay active whilst on holiday.

Renaissance Cairo Mirage City Hotel, Cairo

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel

This 5-star hotel is situated in New Cairo approx. 50 min from the down town/ Egyptian Museum area but only a 10 minute drive from Cairo International Airport and Heliopolis shopping area. The elegantly decorated air-conditioned rooms each offer views of the Mirage City or on-site swimming pool and are equipped with WiFi, minibar, and all other modern amenities. Work up a sweat in the fitness centre, take a dip in the heated outdoor pool or relax poolside with a cocktail in hand before heading to one of the two on-site restaurants which offer a mix of local and international cuisine. Alternatively, take advantage of the hotel's complimentary shuttle bus to Cairo Festival City Mall, which has an outdoor dining hub with a choice of 50 restaurants.

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 are 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.

Sonesta St. George Hotel, Luxor

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel

An elegant and luxurious classical hotel, the Sonesta's sophistication will ensure 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. All its rooms offer views of the city or the river, complemented by a wide range of restaurants and cafes. Just minutes away you will find the temples at Luxor and Karnak, home to two of ancient Egypt's most famed sanctuaries.

Steigenberger Nile Palace, Luxor

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel

The Steigenburger Nile Palace is a grand hotel and stylishly furnished, with many rooms overlooking the Nile River. The hotel has a health club with massage rooms, sauna, steam room and fitness room, and a tennis court on the roof, not to mention a riverside pool. Its four restaurants offer a choice between Nubian, Lebanese, Italian, and Thai cuisine.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 4.6 out of 5 based on 5 recent reviews

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My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our Egyptian Family Adventure Tour and we would definitely recommend this tour to any family! Our Tour Guide, Ahmed, was extremely approachable and helpful, making sure that we are comfortable and have everything we need, especially at the start and the end of the tour.

Our Tour Guide, Helal, was so friendly, flexible and accommodating, so that everyone felt at ease, whether sightseeing, having meals or shopping at a market. He was prepared to change plans to suit everyone, at the same time making sure that we were not missing out on any of wonderful experiences!

Helal’s fantastic knowledge and passion for the History of Ancient Egypt made sure that all of us learnt amazing details about it! This included adjusting his explanations to keep children interested, making them a part of a story.

Any parent knows how hard it can be to travel with kids, especially on long trips overseas, when they are trying to adjust to time difference, picky eaters, tired and grumpy... Helal made it so easy for us all, ensuring the kids were having fun and a good play, allowing parents to relax and have a bit of a break too.

Safety being one of the main concerns before the trip, we were so impressed by how safe we were made feel by our Tour Guide and Leader, who were always there for us with a helpful advice at any time and about anything.

Overall, we had fantastic time, learnt a lot and loved our experiences! We would love to come back again and would recommend this tour to everyone.

Thank you so much!

• Submitted 15 Jan 2019
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Helal was a very professional tour guide with a thorough knowledge of ancient Egypt. We really enjoyed learning about the ancient gods and pharaohs.

Helal also provided cultural experiences and information, chose a range of different restaurants, was respectful, attentive, patient, funny and kind. He was fantastic with the kids and adults.

Special thank you from us for taking special care of our dietary needs. I have a severe food allergy (wheat) and my husband is a vegetarian. We were never unwell and had plenty of delicious food to eat.

He kept us safe discretely, and gave clear directions about safety, meeting places etc. We appreciate his efforts and care.

My only suggestion would be to add activities I to the last day in Cairo. Perhaps Saqqara and Memphis. We also would suggest a change to the first hotel near the Sphinx.

• Submitted 01 Jan 2019
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We are so glad we went on this trip. We loved it! We covered a lot of Egypt that we would not have done on our own. Our guide worked tirelessly for the group. He was very informative. Helal was very good with everyone especially the kids. He taught them a lot of new games. We learnt a lot of history and he explained everything at the kids level so everyone could understand. Love the Egyptian cuisine he took us to. Helal coordinated mini buses, trains and us and very efficient. The man has patience! All the accommodations of very good standard. Would highly recommend trip and guide!

Fernando says, 'Our trip was great, I have learnt many things from that trip. Our breakfast buffet was always amazing. The historical sites we visited were fantastic'.

• Submitted 27 Apr 2018
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We had a marvelous time -- and Halel was so kind and helpful. We only wish more people would visit Egypt!

• Submitted 01 Jul 2016
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The tour was great. It was busy, but there wasn't anything that we would have wanted to miss out! The hotels were all of good quality, comfortable and in good locations.

Helal was a great guide and was not only knowledge and generous with his time, but tirelessly patient with the children. He took us to some really interesting local restaurants and really helped with tired children. His pitch for explaining the complexity of the ancient relationships and timelines was perfect, enough information for adults and quirky stories for the children.

We were also happy to have the change to flights as I think it probably worked for us better than the overnight trains would have.

I would highly recommend the tour and especially Helal to anyone thinking about visiting Egypt.

• Submitted 12 Nov 2014
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Our guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. He was so good with my 11 year old daughter, she loved this tour!

Karen O'Sullivan • Submitted 15 Nov 2012

Dear team,

We spent 10 weeks travelling around the world, including a visit to Egypt on your 10 Day Family Adventure in September. The children both agree that your tour was the highlight of the entire journey and I have to say I agree with them! We were made so welcome by your staff and the people we encountered. We absolutely loved the quirky opportunities such as camel riding behind the Great Pyramid, hot air ballooning over Luxor and haggling in the local bazaars. The hotels were excellent - clean and refreshing and our tour guide, Helal, was like a favourite uncle to the kids on the tour. He was the perfect tour guide - organized, relaxed and friendly. Apart from keeping the kids entertained, he made it so easy for the adults to enjoy the sights too. This tour was so well thought out and combined so many amazing elements. I just hope many more people take the opportunity to visit this amazing country and do so with one of your tours. We certainly intend to travel with On the Go again! Thank-you so much.

Michael McLean • Submitted 27 Sep 2012

Dear On The Go Tours,

My family and I have just completed a 10 day tour of Egypt with your company, and I want to tell you we've been thrilled with your service. Your Classic Family Adventure was ideal for us and our children aged 10 and 9.

Before we came we were a little worried about our security in Egypt, particularly since the first democratic election results were announced while we were here, but you've helped us feel completely at ease during our time in Egypt. Your company was very well organised - our transport and accommodation was well managed throughout the tour. Your tour guides gave us excellent advice for staying in Egypt e.g. what we needed to bring with us and how to respond to people wanting to sell us souvenirs.

Seeing the ancient Egyptian pyramids, tombs and temples first hand was absolutely amazing - pictures and words cannot properly describe their sheer awesome scale. Our personal guide Mr. Helal was a true expert w ho was able to clearly explain the meaning of what we were seeing and answer our questions.

I recommend visiting Egypt with 'On The Go' without reserve.

Paul Sanderson • Submitted 03 Jul 2012

My 12 year old son and I recently returned from the adventure of a lifetime. Egypt is amazing.

From the moment we arrived at Cairo airport and were met by the On The Go representative, and for the remaining 10 days of our tour, everything was organised beautifully. This was a family tour and our group consisted of more kids than adults – a great group of Aussies, English and South Africans.

Our fabulous guide for the tour was Alam whose obvious knowledge and passion for Egyptian culture and history rubbed off on us all.

Alam managed to keep both adults and kids entertained with enough information to satisfy the adults but not too much to overwhelm the kids. He was always happy to answer any questions and give more background if we wanted it.

Too many wonderful sights to mention but the highlights for me were definitely the Valley of the Kings (those tombs are amazing – the colour in them was overwhelming); and the two add-ons of Abu Simbel and the hot air balloon trip over Luxor. If you can afford it make sure you do these two extras. And of course what 12 year boy is not going to be excited about seeing Tutankhamun’s mummy!

We felt cared for and safe. Egypt is a marvellous place to visit and it is a safe place to travel. The locals need the tourists back and I hope tourists won’t be put off by recent events in this remarkable country.

Thank you Alam and On The Go for a most memorable holiday.

Georgie Matches & Aidan Fairley • Submitted 13 May 2011

The small group was wonderful, Sam really made the tour work, he was so brilliant. | had the time of my life!

Evan Predavec • Submitted 28 Jan 2011
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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Cairo
Ends
Cairo
Departs
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
4 - 5 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes, escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 9, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 2
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Helal was a very professional tour guide with a thorough knowledge of ancient Egypt. We really enjoyed learning about the ancient gods and pharaohs.

Helal also provided cultural experiences and information, chose a range of different restaurants, was respectful, attentive, patient, funny and kind. He was fantastic with the kids and adults.

Special thank you from us for taking special care of our dietary needs. I have a severe food allergy (wheat) and my husband is a vegetarian. We were never unwell and had plenty of delicious food to eat.

He kept us safe discretely, and gave clear directions about safety, meeting places etc. We appreciate his efforts and care.

My only suggestion would be to add activities I to the last day in Cairo. Perhaps Saqqara and Memphis. We also would suggest a change to the first hotel near the Sphinx.

June Cleverly
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