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Road to Jordan

15 days  |  Cairo to Amman  |  from USD $2,529  |   Guaranteed Departures  8 reviews

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.
Countries Visited: Egypt, Jordan

Itinerary
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Hotels
Inclusions
Reviews

Itinerary

Day 1

Cairo

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

    Cairo
Day 2

Pyramids & Saqqara

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

Day 3

Philae Temple

Aswan. We arrive into Aswan and check into our hotel before heading off on 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

Day 4

Abu Simbel

Aswan - Nile felucca cruising. Today there is an 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, Lunch, Dinner

    Abu Simbel
Day 5

Felucca Cruise

Enjoy some rest and relaxation on board the felucca as you sail the Nile today. Soak up the sunshine, watch life along the river banks and perhaps go for a swim.
Overnight: Felucca Cruise  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Edfu Temple & Luxor

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

Valley of the Kings

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 8-9

Red Sea R&R

Luxor - Hurghada. Departing Luxor on day 8, we drive east to Hurghada which is part of the beautiful Red Sea Riviera! The remainder of today and tomorrow offer free time for you 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 bars for evening entertainment.
Overnight: Hurghada  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 10

Egyptian Museum & fly to Jordan

Hurghada - Cairo - Amman - Petra. It's an early start today as we head back to Cairo. Leaving around 7am our journey will take approx 5 - 6 hours before arriving to the Egyptian Museum for an informative guided tour. Opt to see also the Royal Mummies, if you wish. After we transfer to the airport to fly to Jordan on MS 701 departing Cairo at 16:45/16:55/17:05/17:55, arriving to Amman, Jordan at 17:55/18:05/19:15. Travellers need to independently book this flight at a personal cost. If your tour commences after 01 Sep 2017, please do not book this flight at this point in time. Upon arrival into Amman we transfer to Petra - our base for the evening. Please note this flight is not included and needs to be booked separately. Please see Trip Notes for more details.
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast

Day 11

The Rose City of Petra

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 or or just relax and take it all in. If you are feeling energetic, why not continue up the hillside along the ancient steps that take you to the Monastery, to take in the stunning views.haggle for a horse and chariot ride 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 12

Petra & Wadi Rum Desert

Petra - Wadi Rum. This morning we can revisit the Rose Red city entering via 'secret road' of Al Madras for further exploration. After we drive to 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

Day 13

Crusader Castles, Wadi Mujib Canyoning & the Dead Sea

Wadi Rum - Karak – Wadi Mujib - Dead Sea.This morning we explore the vast, well-preserved 12th century Crusader castle of Al Karak (or Shobak castle) before embarking on a moderate-paced two hour walk along the Siq Trails of Wadi Mujib canyon (April - October departures only). This dramatic canyon features sheer rocky walls and sparkling waterways that range from puddle height to depths that are perfect for swimming (chest height or deeper) depending upon the level of rainfall. Later we head to the Dead Sea to drift and bob about in the ever buoyant waters and maybe pack on some of the famous black Dead Sea mud to give your skin an invigorating boost.
Overnight: Dead Sea  |  Breakfast

Day 14

Dead Sea Free Time

The lowest point on the earth’s surface at 400m below sea level, the Dead Sea is a natural phenomena and high on most travellers’ bucket lists. Lucky for us we have a whole day to spend here, whiling away the time bobbing in its mineral-rich buoyant waters and lathering up with a detoxifying mud bath. Option to visit the Ma’in hot springs and the site where it is thought Jesus Christ was baptised by John (book locally).
Overnight: Dead Sea  |  Breakfast

Day 15

Dead Sea - Amman Airport

Saturday. Dead Sea - Amman. Today our holiday together comes to an end. Today we offer departure transfer to Amman airport at 00:30, 08:30 and 13:30. If you would like a departure transfer at any other time or a transfer with post tour accommodation this can be arranged at an additional cost.
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.

Prices & Dates

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.

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates can be guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons.

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2016
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Supplementary Prices

 
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Pre Tour Accommodation - Cairo
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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.

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.

Trip Highlights

Rose City of Petra, Jordan
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
Hurghada - Red Sea coast - swim, relax, opt to snorkel or scuba dive in the clear coastal waters
The Dead Sea, swim, opt for a mud bath, rest & relaxation
Aswan - Philae Temple, River Nile
Kom Ombo - Temple of Kom Ombo
Luxor - Temple of Karnak
Madaba, Jordan - Christian market town, Church of St George, Jordan’s finest Byzantine mosaics
Wadi Rum desert and safari, Jordan

Included

Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 3 dinners
1 overnight train: Cairo - Aswan (1st class sleeper cabin)
Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Luxor, Petra, Wadi Rum and Dead Sea,
Wadi Rum 4x4 desert safari
Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology and a licensed Jordanian guide throughout Jordan
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)
Airport arrival and departure transfers on day 1, day 10 and day 15
Hurghada - Red Sea - swim, sun and sand
2 days of leisure at the Dead Sea
All relevant transfers and transportation in private modern air conditioned vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visa. Please note the flight between Cairo and Amman is not included and needs to be booked separately - see Trip Notes for more info
Entrance Fees: USD$240-260, paid in local currency
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow $3 - 5 USD per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture.
Tipping Kitty: USD$80-100, paid in local currency

Reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on 8 recent reviews

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We had a wonderful time in Egypt, the places visited are amazing, we had the best group of friends and the best guides: Dino in Cairo, Aswan and Horghada, and Aamer in Luxor!

• Submitted 11 Nov 2016
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Had my dream come true to actually visit Egypt. Momo was extremely knowledgeable and VERY passionate about his culture and his country which was shared with us openly and honestly. He ran the tour very professionally. He made sure we experienced everything we could and bought alive the history of the temples and tombs in an easy to understand way. Our group started as strangers and ended as "family". Thanks Momo...you are THE best guide.

Thanks for making our trip of a lifetime so awesome x

• Submitted 07 Nov 2016
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Where do I start? This was a true trip of a lifetime that blew me away with how amazing it was. Egypt is amazing and I felt totally safe at all times. My tour guide Haytham was exceptional and went out of his way to provide for our group's desire to get off the beaten track and into the back streets for an authentic experience of Egyptian culture - he deserves every accolade and more. In Jordan Ogla was also excellent and was on hand to help us get the most out of our trip, ensuring we all had fun at every location. The narrative of the tour was stronger in Egypt and I think this was partly the subject matter but also Haytham's skill in bringing the ancient monuments to life with interesting and engaging stories. The Jordan portion of the trip was more focussed on fun experiences followed by relaxation at the dead sea. I personally think that the trip could have left out Hurgada in favour of an extra night or two in Cairo to see more of the city, spend more time at the museum and perhaps visit the famous Khan El Khalili market. Hurgada was a long way to go (both there and back) and didn't have the same culture/adventure/archaeology feel as the rest of the trip. It also felt very rushed on the day we transferred with a 6h drive back to Cairo for 2h at the museum and then 2h drive to the airport to fly to Jordan before another long drive to Wadi Musa. We were exhausted and dehydrated by the end of that day. Is there a sleeper train between Luxor and Cairo like the one we did between Cairo and Aswan?

All up the trip was amazing and I will certainly be booking with On The Go again - thank you for an amazing experience.

• Submitted 19 Oct 2016
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Thank you on the go for the awesome trip! The tour was very well structured and we finished it feeling mind blown and at our hearts content. Our tour leader MOMO is what would make us believe ON THE GO is the way to go! The felluca was a bit too much for me , if it was just one night could be better. However, our guide made up for it with his funny company and amount of knowledge and passion about Egypt . We felt like we got more than what we paid for from day 1 as we were getting a uni lecture at each site. He even created little activities for us everyday to enjoy and remember the history of Egypt better.

• Submitted 20 Sep 2016
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Dear OnTheGo,

Dino is by far the best tour guide we have ever had. His knowledge of Egypt was exceptional and was so detailed. Not only about the tour but also about in Egypt in general. I learnt so much on this trip which is a huge bonus. Dino went out of his way to make sure that we felt comfortable with everything we did and everywhere we went. He was also very thoughtful as to when to take a break (mid summer in Egypt is a big shock to tourists) and even took us to spots to eat even when he was fasting on Ramadan. Dino really made you feel like you were travelling with a mate and even though the tour was somewhat strenuous at times, he made it feel relaxed. Dino certainly deserves to win the Tour Guide of the Year award of which I'm sure my fellow tour group would agree if they have not already.

Thank you Dino for a fantastic trip that we will not forget. We will definitely recommend On The Go tours, they did a great job. Oh and a special mention to Ahmed too, he did a fantastic job getting us set up / depart for the trip. Thank you Ahmed.

• Submitted 22 Jul 2016
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My husband and I just came back from a 16 day tour in Egypt and Jordan. Our time in Egypt was spectacular the whole experience made unforgettable by the sights, history and Family environment carefully provided by our awesome guide Momo! All staff and reps along the way were fabulous!

• Submitted 24 May 2016
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The Egypt section was excellent. Our guide was very thoughtful of our needs and went to amazing lengths to help everyone in the group (we were 9) with individual needs. He was also careful of us in the heat.

• Submitted 06 Aug 2015
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Had a most amazing time. The Egyptian people were courteous and welcoming.

Our Tour Guide Mahmoud is obviously passionate about Egypt and its people and history and went out of his way to make the trip special for us. He is very professional and was able to impart his knowledge in "tourist size chunks" - plenty of information but not too much all at once ! By the end of the tour we knew the gods, kings and queens of ancient Egypt and had learned several words in arabic plus were even managing to read hieroglyphics.

I would like to mention in particular that my mom, Raye, is 85 years old. Mahmoud will always have a special place in her heart because of his concern and caring for her comfort and welfare.

Mahmoud will definitely get our vote as Tour leader of the year !

• Submitted 08 Dec 2014
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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 • Submitted 16 Sep 2014

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

Stacey Swinton • Submitted 15 Feb 2013

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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: 14, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 3

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We had a wonderful time in Egypt, the places visited are amazing, we had the best group of friends and the best guides: Dino in Cairo, Aswan and Horghada, and Aamer in Luxor!

Karina Amaral
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