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Pyramids, Petra, Promised Land - 18 days

Explore the highlights of Egypt, Jordan and the promised lands of Israel - neighbouring countries, steeped in history. From the pharaoh’s greatest accomplishment – the grand Pyramids of Giza, to the architectural feat of the Nabataeans in Petra and the most sacred of biblical sites in Jerusalem and Bethlehem... join us on a journey of epic proportion.

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Itinerary
Prices & Dates
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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
Rose City of Petra, Jordan
Dead Sea - the world's lowest point and nature's spa!
Jerusalem (West Bank) - Old City - Armenian, Jewish & Christian Quarters
Cardo (Roman Road), Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Nazareth: Church of the Annunciation and Church of St Joseph.
Aswan - 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
Wadi Rum dunes, desert and safari
Al Karak - 12th century crusader castle
Sea of Galilea
Bethlehem (West Bank) - Shepherd’s Field, Church of the Nativity and Manger Square.
Miracle sites - Cana, Tiberias, Capernaum and Tabgha (site of the sermon on the Mount & the feeding of the 5000)

Included

17 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners
1 overnight train: Cairo - Aswan (1st class sleeper cabin)
Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan, Edfu, Luxor, Petra, Wadi Rum and Karak
4x4 desert safari through Wadi Rum
Escorted by Egyptian tour guide qualified in Egyptology, licensed Jordanian and Israeli tour guides in Jordan and Israel respectively.
Entrance fees included for sightseeing in Israel.
6 nights 4 - 5 star hotels - Egypt, 7 nights 4 star hotels - Jordan & Israel, 1 night deluxe desert camp (Wadi Rum) and 2 nights felucca (open deck)
Airport arrival and departure transfer day 1, day 10 and day 18
Swimming in the Dead Sea
Touring in Israel - Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Cana, Tiberias, Capernaum & Tabgha
All additional 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 our Trip Notes for more info
Entrance Fees: USD$220-240, paid in local currency
Tip for your tour guides in Egypt, Jordan and Israel. We recommend you allow $3 - 5 USD per day, per traveller. Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture.
Tipping Kitty: USD$80-100, paid in local currency

Itinerary

Day 1

Cairo

Saturday. Today is the start of your adventure through the holy lands. Included transfer from Cairo airport and hotel check in.
Overnight: Cairo

Day 2

Pyramids & Saqqara

Cairo - Aswan. Start the day with a visit to Al Jizah, the famous Giza Plateau to see the iconic pyramids and Sphinx. Next explore the sand-strewn tombs and temples of the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, home to the Zhoser’s step pyramid. This evening we board an overnight sleeper train to Aswan.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Philae Temple

Aswan. After arrival and check in in Aswan 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

Felucca Sailing

Aswan - Nile felucca cruise. Optional early morning excursion by road to Abu Simbel, the famous rock-cut temple of King Ramses II, the Great Builder. This afternoon we board our Nile felucca for a 2 night voyage on the River Nile down stream, stopping along the way at local villages and islands. 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

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

Luxor. Today we will be explooring 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

Day 8

Hurghada

Luxor - Hurghada. Departing Luxor we head east to Hurghada part of the beautiful Red Sea Riviera for some beach time!
Overnight: Hurghada  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Hurghada - by the Red Sea

Today can either be spent relaxing by the beach in Hurghada or on an optional boat trip to snorkel and swim at Giftun Island. Hurghada is one of the Red Sea's most popular resorts and it's the gateway to prime offshore reefs, which are some of the finest in the world. The resort also has an array of shops, restaurants and bars for evening entertainment.
Overnight: Hurghada  |  Breakfast

Day 10

Egypt to Jordan

Hurghada - Cairo - Amman - Petra. We have a very early start this morning (around 7am) as we drive back to Cairo. The journey takes between 5 and 6 hours and once we arrive in the city we head straight to the Egyptian Museum for an informative guided tour. Opt to see also the Royal Mummies, if you wish. Once we have finished here we head 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 Jan 2019, please do not book this flight at this point in time. Upon arrival into Amman we transfer to our vehicle that takes us to Petra - our base for the evening. Please note this flight is not included and needs to be booked separately. Please see our Trip Notes for more details.
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast

Day 11

Rose City of Petra

To discover the archaeological treasures of Petra, we first take a walk through the winding cleft in the rock that is known as the Siq, before reaching the awe-inspiring Treasury. This rose red building actually served as a royal tomb, but got its name from the legend that pirates hid their treasure there. More amazing Nabataean and Roman ruins follow, including a huge 8000 seat amphitheatre and other Royal tombs and Mausoleums.

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. Consider opting for our Petra Kitchen bolt-on tonight.
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast

Day 12

Wadi Rum

Petra - Wadi Rum. There is a chance to revisit Petra this morning before our afternoon drive to Wadi Rum. A vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds, pastel coloured stretches of sandy desert and amazing rock formations known as jebels that rise from the desert floor awaits. Boarding 4x4 jeeps, we take an exhilarating desert safari across the sand dunes, taking in the breathtaking scenery of Wadi Rum. Tonight, we enjoy a Jordanian dinner at our desert camp.
Overnight: Wadi Rum  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13

Crusader Castles, Wadi Wujib Canyoning & Dead Sea

Wadi Rum - Karak – Wadi Mujib - Dead Sea. After breakfast at the campsite, we head north along the Desert Highway. Taking a drive through the busy market town of Karak under the towering shadows of the Karak Crusader Castle, descending some 1300 meters to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the earth’s surface. More than 400 meters below sea level, the mineral-rich Dead Sea is the world’s original health and beauty spa. Drift out and bob in the waters and slap on some of the famous black Dead Sea mud to give your skin an invigorating boost.

For departures between April and October we’ll head up the King’s Highway to Wadi Mujib. We’ll embark on a moderate –paced two hour trek along the Siq Trail. Measuring 500 metres in depth and spanning 4 kilometres across, the impressive Wadi Mujib is one of Jordan’s most remarkable natural features. 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 on the rainfall. When the water level is high you should be prepared for having to climb up ladders, clamber across boulders and be happy to wade through water. The canyon is just one feature of the Mujib Biosphere Reserve, the lowest nature reserve in the world, home to a surprising diversity of wildlife and plant species. After our trek we make our way to the Dead Sea. For those not interested in taking the full hike, you can walk part of or wait by the Visitor Centre till the group returns. After our trek we make our way to the Dead Sea.
Overnight: Dead Sea  |  Breakfast

Day 14

Dead Sea

The lowest point on the earth’s surface at more than 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

Jerusalem

Dead Sea – Jerusalem (West bank). This morning travel to the Jordanian border where after immigration formalities you will transfer by public shuttle bus over the border into Israel, here you’ll be met by a driver and transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem. The afternoon and evening offer free time. Today is the Sabbath and offers good opportunity to explore the World Heritage Listed city on foot without the usual crowds.
Overnight: Jerusalem  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 16

Bethlehem

Today we enjoy a guided tour of Jerusalem and Bethlehem. Our first stop is the holy Mount of Olives where there are amazing panoramic views of the old city. We take a walking tour of the atmospheric old city; wander through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the Cardo (ancient Roman road). We continue on through the old city and the Christian quarter, visiting the famous Wailing Wall - a place of constant prayer and one of the most revered Hebrew sites. Retracing the final laboured steps of Jesus, burdened under the weight of the cross, we walk along the Via Dolorosa to the hallowed Church of the Sepulchre; the site of the crucifixion, Jesus’ tomb and the resurrection.

A short drive from Jerusalem is Bethlehem – the birthplace of Jesus; where we visit Manger Square and the Church of Nativity, which is reputed to be the oldest Church in the world and the site where Jesus was born. Spend the evening at leisure in Jerusalem.
Overnight: Jerusalem  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 17

Sea of Galilee & Nazareth

This morning we head out for another full day of sightseeing around the Holy Land. We take in the sights of Nazareth – the home of Joseph and Mary, visiting the famous Churches of the Annunciation and St. Joseph. Heading north via Cana – where Jesus turned water into wine, we reach the shores of the Sea of Galilee and visit the significant Christian sites of Capernaum, historic Tiberias and Tabgha - site of the legendary Sermon on the Mount and the feeding of the 5000. We travel back to Jerusalem where you can spend your final night soaking up the atmosphere of this revered city.
Overnight: Jerusalem  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 18

Jerusalem

Tuesday. Our tour comes to an end after breakfast today. Included departure transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport, at any time of day.
Breakfast

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USD $4,395
USD $3,956

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05 Jan - 22 Jan 10% off
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USD $3,956

USD $1,300
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USD $3,956

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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.

Barcelo Cairo Pyramids Hotel, Cairo

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Barcelo Cairo Pyramids is a stylish and contemporary hotel located on one of the most famous avenues in Egypt, just 5 minutes drive from the legendary Pyramids of Giza. The bright and spacious guest rooms offer all the modern amenities required for a comfortable stay, including WiFi. From the panoramic terrace on the 12th floor you can admire the view of the pyramids whilst watching the sunset and the hotel's heated outdoor pool is ideal for a dip after a day of sightseeing. In addition to a fitness studio, the hotel also has 3 restaurants and 3 bars which ensure there is no shortage of gastronomic options.

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. 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: 3 star cruise boat

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.

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. The hotel is situated on the banks of the Nile, with the train station only 1.5 kilometres away and the airport 10 kilometres away. If you prefer a grand entrance, the hotel even has its own boat dock.

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.

Hilton Hurghada Resort, Hurghada

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Set in tropical gardens, the Hilton Hurghada Resort is a comfortable, charming hotel with a private beach and water sport centre. The rooms have a balcony or terrace with views of the garden, pools or sea.

Marriott Beach Resort, Hurghada

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

The Marriott Beach Resort is a luxurious beachfront hotel, with every room enjoying a view of the Red Sea and Hurghada city centre just a few minutes drive away. There is a choice of 8 restaurants and bars for hungry travellers, and a health club, tennis & squash courts, and fitness centre to stay in shape. During the day, soak in the heated outdoor pool or book a watersport activity. The hotel even has its own private island if you fancy a massage among the palm trees.

Continental Hotel, Hurghada

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Tucked into Hurghada Bay, right on its scenic promenade, the Continental is a delightful beachfront resort boasting fantastic terraced rooms (many with seaviews) and excellent facilities. Watersports are in abundance here with swimming pools, scuba diving and snorkelling all readily available. A leisure club offers a sauna and spa treatments to relax after the day's activities. You can also wine and dine at one of the many great restaurants and bars.

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's restaurant serves a delicious selection of international meals in both buffet-style and a la carte.

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. This accommocation is well located in the heart of Wadi Rum.

Holiday Inn Resort, Dead Sea

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Graced with interconnecting palm fringed swimming pools leading to the Dead Sea, the Holiday Inn is an Arabesque style hotel. Guest rooms are elegantly furnished and benefit from complimentary high speed internet. The hotel also has an on site fitness centre and a fine choice of Spa facilities. The 24 hour sleek bar is the perfect place for a tipple at any time of the day or night. The accommodation is located on the shores of the world famous Dead Sea.

Prima Royale, Jerusalem

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

A private hideaway for all guests is an accurate way to describe Jerusalem's Prima Royale Hotel. The hotel's contemporary and artistic vibe attracts guests from all over the world. Rooms are modern and comfortable and include Wi-Fi connectivity. There is a delightful infusion of Middle-eastern ambiance throughout the hotel, no more so than on the Roof Top where guests can enjoy cocktails and a guided aerial view of the city. Perfectly located on a quiet street in the Talbieh district of Jerusalem.

Reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on 14 recent reviews

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Mahmoud was exceptional. He was well informed and very giving of information. We were able to ask questions on history, geography, politics, religion, customs, etc. His tour of the Cairo Museum was short, but great. In fact, everything on the Egypt portion was excellent. If I had to pick one stop it would have been Abu Simbel. Because we went through four major guides, I will comment on the others. as well. Going to Hurgada with Momo was good. The downside of that portion of the trip was the 23 hour day from Hurgada > Cairo > Aman > Petra. I think that days should be broken into two days. The highlight there was the snorkeling trip. My daughter snorkeled, and I had the boat ride. Three stars. The lady in Jordan was very good. Petra was certainly the highlight of that trip. Four stars. The man in Israel was very informative. It had not been all that important for me to go to Israel before I left home, but I did really enjoy it while I was there. Four stars.

• Submitted 07 Feb 2018
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This trip was probably one of the best trips I have ever taken and the highlight was probably Haytham/Sam our wonderful tour guide! He not only took care of all of our needs, answered our numerous questions so patiently but was sooo knowledgeable and I feel that I came away knowing so much more about the ancient Egyptians which I have been so fascinated about as a little child.please do award him with the award as he is such an asset to your company, is so passionate about his country and is such an adaptable human being that I am sure that tour guides like him are few and far between. I think most of my group will share the same sentiment with many saying that he is the best guide that they have ever had in any of their travels.

I am so impressed by your company and the type of people who go on their adventures with you. as a busy attorney I have zero time to plan a trip and I feel that absolutely everything was taken care of and all I had to do was show up on time :) Iwill most definitely be travelling with your company again and hope to do China in the near future. Two thumbs up and thank you for making my travels to the middle east, fun, value for money and making sure I came back home safely :)

• Submitted 11 Jan 2018
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After recently completing the Pyramids, Petra and Promised Lands tour, I can definitely say that Egypt was the unexpected highlight of the trip. From the moment I arrived in Cairo and was whisked away to a Pyramids by Night show, I loved every minute. It's not just the beautiful ancient sites and culture, but the locals and the heart of the country that make it so special. I was significantly younger than anyone else on the trip but never felt out of place, and I truly believe that I've made lifelong friendships from the tour. If anyone has ever considered visiting Egypt, I would wholeheartedly recommend to do it- and with On The Go.

Every day and experience felt like an adventure that was being undertaken with my best friends. I loved every minute- the Red Sea was so beautiful and an amazing opportunity to relax at the end of the trip- the only negative was I would've loved more time there. Another massive highlight was the felucca. The crew were fantastic and always friendly and helpful. They achieved the perfect balance of making us all feel right at home while still feeling like we were having an authentic experience (as well as serving up the best food on the entire trip).

Philae Temple, set beautifully against the Nile, was another of my favourite sights that we visited. The entire temple and history of the gods portrayed there was given context by starting the day with a story acted out by all of us, directed by our guide, Momo. This new understanding of what we were seeing allowed all the carvings around the temple to have much more significance and meaning to them.

I also need to specifically commend Momo on his management and delivery of the Egypt section of the tour. He is the perfect example of why to do a tour as opposed to solo travel. He continually demonstrated his extensive knowledge in everything Egypt related and was always passionate and creative in it's delivery. Nothing was ever too much trouble for him, and he consistently went out of his way to do whatever he could to make everyone feel at home, using local connections and insider knowledge to show us the true Egypt that not everyone might experience. Never once did I feel uneasy or unsafe and was continually shown how much he genuinely cared about everyone on the trip. I would (and already have) recommended On The Go specifically so people can experience Egypt and it's beauty through Momo's eyes.

• Submitted 10 Nov 2017
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Love love loved it! You have to go! I had decided to spend my birthday on this trip and what a great decision that was!! Thank you Momo for your dedication in educating us and creating a passion I am sure we all discovered for Egypt. We felt safe, spoilt and very welcomed in all the places we visited. We had waited many years to do a trip like this and it exceeded expectation. To our other wonderful guides in Jordan and Israel who's experience and knowledge left me wanting to know as much as possible about these wonderful places "Thank you". You all worked tirelessly to support us and make sure we got the full experience from information to any requests we had day and night. From pyramids and camels to sheesha and falafel. The places you will see, the people you will meet the highlights and nightlights are what this tour is all about. We have made lifelong friends and Momo thank you again for showing us your world as a guide but most of all as one of those lifelong friends.

• Submitted 31 Oct 2017
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Highlight after highlight. The pace of our tour was excellent with chill days well placed. All our hotels were excellent and exceeded expectation. The sites were mind blowing, the people on our trip were diverse which added to the experience and we made some great new friends. What made our trip however was our Egyptologist and tour guide Momo. The man's passion and love for his country and its incredible history enriched our experience greatly. His knowledge is phenomenal and his communication skills and story telling are second to none. Momo went way beyond his regular duties and extended himself to become our friend as well. He took us to places outside of our itinerary because he wanted to and was available for support outside his regular working hours. I would highly recommend this tour for its mind blowing sites, passionate and knowledgeable tour guides, extraordinary history, the friendships made as well as the hospitality of the locals. At no stage did we feel our safety was compromised either. I would happily travel through Egypt, Jordan or Israel again and catch the sites we missed in this trip. Having said that I would like to thank On the Go for providing a memorable experience, all our new friends for enhancing the experience and especially Momo for being a wonderful Egyptologist, tour guide and dear friend!

• Submitted 27 Oct 2017
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Absolutely brilliant. Very professional and knowledgeable. He is an absolute asset to your company.

• Submitted 28 Jul 2017
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I am yet to even complete the Egypt portion of my tour but I couldn't wait to feedback how wonderful it has been. The ancient sites are phenomenal and our exceptional guide MoMo has explained things to us with the perfect balance of information and humour. The group bonded early and we have laughed and journeyed together through this magical country. I've felt incredibly safe and MoMo has made a point of helping each group member at every stage, to ensure a fabulous time has been had by all. The professionalism, support and excitement that MoMo has maintained is second to none. I can't recommend Egypt enough and I would very much like to return soon to further explore this beautiful, mythical and ever changing country.

• Submitted 04 Feb 2017
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I really enjoyed the tour and so well run. I had a great time and visited amazing places. Our tour guide, Dino, was so helpful & knowledgeable about Egyptian history and passion about his job. He is fantastic and worth as a guide. Just letting everyone who interested to go to Egypt, Jordan & Israel, please go ahead. It is safe to go.

Victor J • Submitted 30 Nov 2016

Egypt was on top of our bucket list, prior to booking we were a bit hesitant due to safety concerns from family and friends, but any hesitation we had disappeared once we contacted OTGT, every person we interacted throughout the process have been nothing but professional making our trip a wonderful experience. From Charlie Bridger who assisted us with the booking to Abdulah, the Representative/Coordinator in Cairo who was very helpful until we met with our tour guide, Alam Mido.

Alam is a great asset to OTGT, Alam is passionate about his job, he without doubt was a key contributing factor to making our trip to Egypt exceptional and beyond our expectation. Alam not only delivered what is expected from him as a tour guide, but he did so with a caring and friendly attitude. Pyramids, Temples, cruising on the Nile and enjoying the Red Sea could not have been better than with OTGT. Thank you Alam, you are an extraordinary tour guide. "Shookram"

We highly recommend Egypt.

Marco and Cathy Miranda

Canada

• Submitted 10 Oct 2016
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Momo best guide we have ever had. He was full of energy and concern for our experience and our wellbeing. He astonished us with his knowledge and his passion for ancient Egypt. He worked endlessly on really long days never taking a 9-5 approach despite fasting in extremely hot conditions for Ramadan. I have never experienced a guide who was so keen to share his knowledge and passion and to truly treat us as family.

Armir was knowledgeable about Jordan but we did not get much info about the Bedouin people or the Dead Sea. Effie gave us this info when we got to Israel.

Effie was an incredible guide. He was so patient with us, we could never ask too many questions. And his knowledge of the history of the country and Jerusalem in particular was fabulous. We loved that he gave us the facts without this view, allowing us to develop or hold our own opinions. He was very generous with his time and knowledge.

• Submitted 07 Jul 2016
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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Cairo
Ends
Jerusalem
Departs
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
3 - 5 star (4 - 5 star - Egypt, 3 star - Jordan + Israel) & Wadi Rum camp
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes
Meals
Breakfast: 17, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 6
Visiting
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Mahmoud was exceptional. He was well informed and very giving of information. We were able to ask questions on history, geography, politics, religion, customs, etc. His tour of the Cairo Museum was short, but great. In fact, everything on the Egypt portion was excellent. If I had to pick one stop it would have been Abu Simbel. Because we went through four major guides, I will comment on the others. as well. Going to Hurgada with Momo was good. The downside of that portion of the trip was the 23 hour day from Hurgada > Cairo > Aman > Petra. I think that days should be broken into two days. The highlight there was the snorkeling trip. My daughter snorkeled, and I had the boat ride. Three stars. The lady in Jordan was very good. Petra was certainly the highlight of that trip. Four stars. The man in Israel was very informative. It had not been all that important for me to go to Israel before I left home, but I did really enjoy it while I was there. Four stars.

Thelma Newbury