Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Festive Road to Jordan

15 days  |  Cairo to Amman  |  from USD $2,969  |   Guaranteed Departures 

Pyramids, Valley of the Kings, Nile felucca sailing and relaxation in Hurghada on the Red Sea; combined with Jordan, home to the stunning Rose City of Petra (voted one of the New 7 Wonders of the World), the beautiful Wadi Rum desert and the buoyant Dead Sea.
Countries Visited: Egypt, Jordan

Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels
Inclusions
Reviews

Itinerary

Day 1

Cairo

Welcome to Egypt! Arrive into Cairo and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax or explore.
Overnight: Cairo

    Cairo
Day 2

Pyramids of Giza

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

Day 3

Philae Temple

Aswan. After arrival into Aswan and hotel check-in we take a boat trip to Agilika Island where we visit the Temple 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 & Optional excursion to Abu Simbel

Aswan - Nile felucca cruise. 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 sailing trip 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

Edfu & 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

    Edfu & Luxor
Day 7

Valley of the Kings

Take flight over ancient Luxor with an optional hot air balloon rideearly 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 16:45/16:55/17:00/17:55, arriving to Amman, Jordan at 17:55/18:05/19:15. Travellers need to independently book this flight at a personal cost. NOTE: If travelling on 17 Dec 2016 departure your flight is still the MS701 on Mon 26 Dec 2016. For 23 Dec 2016 departure your flight is still the MS701 on Sun 01 Jan 2017 and if travelling on 27 Dec 2016 departure your flight is also the MS701 on Thu 05 Jan 2017. 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

Wadi Rum

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

    Wadi Rum
Day 13

Crusader Castles & the Dead Sea

Wadi Rum - Dead Sea. This morning we explore the vast, well-preserved 12th century Crusader castle of Al Karak (or Shobak castle) before embarking on an easy-paced two hour walk along the Siq Trails of Wadi Mujib canyon (April - October departures only). Later we head to the buoyant Dead Sea for some rest, relaxation and a little pampering.
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

Dead Sea - Amman. Today our holiday together come 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

5 star Nile cruise for Xmas or New Year

If you’d like to upgrade from the included Nile felucca cruise from Aswan to Luxor, cruise the Nile in style for 3 nights with our 5 star Nile Cruise Upgrade

Cruiser's are similar to 5 star hotels with their own bar, lounges and restaurant. Your well–appointed, outward facing cabin offers air-conditioning, a private bathroom and views of the Nile as we sail. The boat deck offers plenty of space for relaxation and a swimming pool. All meals are included, buffet style.

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.

Guaranteed Departure
4+ places available
Limited places
Sold out
On Request (Please Contact Us)
2016
Price/Person
Single Supp.
USD $2969
USD $899
USD $2969
USD $899
USD $2969
USD $899
2017
Price/Person
Single Supp.
USD $2969
USD $899
USD $2969
USD $899
USD $2969
USD $899

Supplementary Prices

 
Twin/Double
Single Supp.
Festive Pre-Accommodation
USD $99
USD $30
Festive Post-Accomm: Jordan
USD $139
USD $80

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.

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.

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. Two outdoor pools are on offer to refresh and relax by and there is also a giant chess set - perfect for families. Being on the beach there is a whole host of watersports on offer, which are a great way to enjoy the Red Sea Riviera. The Grand Plaza Hotel is only five minutes from Hurghada International Airport.

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.

Dead Sea Spa, Dead Sea

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Dead Sea Spa is a superb hotel with spacious rooms and a spa treatment centre. Beside the dermatological & rheumatological treatment the centre has body massage, mud packs, ultrasound therapy, galvanic therapy, microwave therapy, cryotherapy & hydrotherapy.

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 - 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, 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
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

Tip for your tour guide in Egypt & Jordan. We recommend you allow $3 - 5 USD per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
Entrance Fees: USD$195-205, paid in local currency
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.
Tipping Kitty: USD$65-75, paid in local currency

Reviews

Hi On The Go,

I would just like to provide you with further feedback about a recent tour that I travelled on.

I would like to start off by mentioning that I am a travel agent in Australia and I have travelled on 15+ extended tours and countless day tours all around the World. During this time I have never met a guide that has the passion for their job or their Country as Haytham does. I work for a company where everyone is passionate about their jobs and travelling, and no one comes close to the passion that Haytham showed me and the rest of our group.

I also noticed that Haytham went above and beyond in making sure that everyone was comfortable, and had no issues with anything. Often calling us after check in to make sure everything was okay with the room. He also made sure that we had lunch at reasonable times and that we ate food that was at clean restaurants (ensuring that we did not get sick). There was a couple of occasions where our itinerary stated that we needed to arrange our own lunches, but were organised and paid for by Haytham.

Haytham was a wealth of knowledge and was able to answer any question that was thrown at him, he also had very interesting ways of getting this information across to us by 'role plays' which made it very fun and interesting.

I believe that Haytham is a huge asset to On The Go tours and you are very lucky to have such a knowledgeable and passionate employee.

Thank you.

Nicole Yates • Submitted 15 Jan 2013

"On the Go Tours" were great!....Our guide was very experienced and we felt that our experience was authentic and unique. The tour was a lot of fun and we saw many wonderful sights and it was a very fulfilling experience. The tour was able to offer flexibility and was very accommodating to our needs.

Mr Trevor Schwab • Submitted 24 Oct 2011

Fabulously well organised including one off specfics just for our party depsite being part of a group tour. Great balance of the organised activities and free time which is a trademark of On the Go - this was our second trip with On The go (Road to Jordan 2008) twhich was just as good as the first (Road to Revolution (Russia)) in 2006.

Mr Terry Blake • Submitted 01 Dec 2010

Abu Simbel and felucca cruise were the highlights of the trip, and of course our guide - Abdul, very energetic, lots of fun and always willing to please everyone.

I also felt very safe and comfortable being a single female traveller.

Had a great time!

Raquel Daniels • Submitted 29 Dec 2009

It was great to spend Christmas in the sun!

Loved Dahab - such a change from the rest of Egypt, cool town, great vibe. I could easily spend a month there!

our guide, Saeed, was simply amazing. He had great knowledge of his country and a gift to share it with us.

Thank you for the memorable experience.

Bernard C. • Submitted 29 Dec 2008

Hi John,

I thought I would let you know that Egypt and Jordan was awesome!!! On the go were very well organised and I can not fault them at all!! Thanks for making the trip so memorable.

Regards

Stephen Mccracken • Submitted 22 Dec 2008

Hi Charlie,

I've just finished my Classic Road to Jordan tour which was AMAZING!!! I had the best time, the tour guides were fantastic and everything was well taken care of. It was the perfect way to finish off 2008 and begin 2009 but I'm now suffering from post-holiday depression so I need to book my next trip quick!

Karla Lowrie • Submitted 17 Dec 2008

Tour Details
Starts
Cairo
Ends
Amman
Departs
17, 23 & 27 Dec 2016
Hotel Rating
4 - 5 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes, escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 14, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 3

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"On the Go Tours" were great!....Our guide was very experienced and we felt that our experience was authentic and unique. The tour was a lot of fun and we saw many wonderful sights and it was a very fulfilling experience. The tour was able to offer flexibility and was very accommodating to our needs.

Mr Trevor Schwab
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