The Monastery | Petra | Jordan
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CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TOUR: Uncover the wonders of Egypt and Jordan on this 16 day adventure. Pyramids, temples, vibrant markets, Nile felucca cruising, remarkable tombs at the Valley of the Kings, Nile felucca cruising and Red Sea relaxation. Topped off with Jordan’s, stunning Rose City of Petra - voted one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, the red desert of Wadi Rum and the buoyant Dead Sea.

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Trip Highlights

Petra - Discover this spectacular UNESCO-listed Nabataean city, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World
Cairo - Marvel at the legendary Pyramids of Giza, explore the Necropolis of Saqqara and see King Tut's treasures at the Egyptian Museum
Luxor West Bank - Discover exquisite tombs at the Valley of the Kings, see the towering Colossi of Memnon and explore the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Luxor - Roam around the colossal Temple of Karnak and take an optional tour of the beautifully illuminated Luxor Temple at night
Nile felucca sailing - Sail the River Nile on board a traditional felucca and spend two nights sleeping under a blanket of stars (or upgrade to a 5 star Nile Cruise)
Shobak - Visit Shobak Crusader Castle, perched dramatically on a hill top
Hurghada - Relax at the Red Sea, swim and opt to snorkel or scuba dive in the clear coastal waters
Wadi Rum - Explore this vast red desert with its rolling dunes and dramatic rock formations in a 4x4 and camp under a blanket of stars
The Dead Sea - Spend a night at the Dead Sea, float in the famously buoyant, mineral-rich waters and smother yourself in Dead Sea mud
Aswan - Take a leisurely boat trip to Agilika Island to explore romantic Philae Temple and wander around the colourful souqs
Kom Ombo - Visit the Nile side Temple of Kom Ombo

Included

Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 3 dinners
1 overnight train from Cairo to Aswan (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin)
Touring - Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan, Kom Ombo, Luxor, Hurghada, Petra, Wadi Rum and Shobak
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 4 star hotels in Jordan, 1 night deluxe desert camp in Wadi Rum, 2 nights felucca (open deck). If booking our Nile Cruise Upgrade, 7 nights 4-5 star hotels in Egypt and 3 nights Nile Cruiser (en suite cabin)
Airport arrival and departure transfers on day 1, day 10 and day 16. Transfers on day 16 are offered at 23:00 (day 15), 04:00, 07:00, 09:00, 12:00 and 16:00
Coastal Hurghada, Red Sea stay - 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 flight between Hurghada and Amman is not included and needs to be booked separately by the traveller - refer to the Trip Notes on day 11 for details
Tip for your tour guide in Egypt and Jordan. We recommend you allow USD$5-7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: USD$90-110pp, paid in local currency
International flights and visas (see Trip Notes for further information about visas)
Entrance Fees: USD$190-210pp, paid in local currency

Itinerary

Imagine…. Celebrating Xmas & New Year with these memorable experiences!
20 Dec 2020 departure – Xmas day sailing the River Nile & New Year's Eve in Cairo
22 Dec 2020 departure – Xmas day exploring Aswan & New Year's Eve by the Red Sea
27 Dec 2020 departure – New Year's Eve sailing the River Nile

Felucca sailing or 5 star Nile cruising?
On this tour you have the option of a 2 night stay onboard a traditional felucca sail boat or 3 nights onboard a 5 star Nile Cruiser. The details of both are noted in our itinerary. If choosing to travel by 5 star Nile Cruiser, please select the 'Cruise Upgrade Prices & Dates' tab for pricing.

Day 1

Hello Cairo

Welcome to Cairo, Egypt's bustling capital. You will be met at Cairo Airport and transferred to our start hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, or those arriving early may wish to book our Backstreets of Cairo tour which visits lesser known highlights of the capital including Tahrir Square, the hub of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution.

You may also extend your stay in Cairo with our pre or post tour accommodation or tour add-ons like our Alexandria Day Trip.
Overnight: Cairo

Day 2

Pyramids & Saqqara

Our first day of touring starts with a visit to Egypt's most iconic site - the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx. With plenty of time on hand to take the opportunity to explore and get up close to the world's sole surviving and oldest ancient wonder. We then have a short stop at a government supervised papyrus emporium before travelling to the ancient tomb-strewn necropolis, at Saqqara. Saqqara is a myriad of tombs and the highlight is Zhoser's Step Pyramid - constructed by Imhotep (the pharaoh's chief architect) in 2700 BC.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 3

The Egyptian Museum

Cairo - Aswan. This morning we’ll travel to the new Grand Egyptian Museum, which houses a giant exhibition containing the treasures of King Tutankhamun. Many pieces on show here are being displayed for the first time and artefacts have been brought together from across Egypt and the world to this one location. The museum also makes use of new technology including virtual reality. Note: the Grand Egyptian Museum is set to open in 2020, though an official date has yet to be released. If travelling prior to the opening of the new facility we'll visit the Egyptian Museum instead.

There is time to relax before we board the overnight train to Aswan this evening.
Overnight: Sleeper train  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Philae Temple

Aswan. We arrive into Aswan and check into our hotel before heading off on a boat trip to Agilika Island where we’ll visit the Temple of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis. Then, back in Aswan we’ll visit a perfume oil emporium. Spending the remainder of the evening at our own leisure, shopping in the colourful souqs or simply kicking back and relaxing.
Overnight: Aswan  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Optional excursion to Abu Simbel

Aswan - Nile felucca sailing. Optional early morning excursion to the magnificent rock-cut Temples of Abu Simbel, built by mighty King Ramses II. This afternoon, we board our Nile felucca for a 2 night voyage downstream on the River Nile. Relax and chat with new friends as the felucca gently plies its route. Stops are made en route for swimming and visiting local villages.

If sailing by felucca is not your style, consider upgrading to a 5 star luxury Nile Cruise, please see 'Cruise Upgrade Prices & Dates' tab above for details.
Overnight: Felucca Cruise  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Felucca sailing & Kom Ombo

Nile felucca sailing - Kom Ombo. Relax, go for a swim or just chill out in the sun on deck. Let your troubles melt away as the felucca plies its route. In the afternoon we dock near Kom Ombo and take a motorboat to visit the temple, which is dedicated to the crocodile headed god Sobek, before returning to our felucca for the night.
Overnight: Felucca Cruise  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Optional visit to the Temple of Luxor

Kom Ombo - Luxor. This morning we disembark and drive 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 and tonight, an optional visit to the Temple of Luxor is available or enjoy the facilities of our hotel.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Valley of the Kings

Today we discover 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 then we’ll 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 9-10

Red Sea watersports & R&R

Luxor - Hurghada. Departing Luxor on day 9, we drive east to Hurghada which is part of the beautiful Red Sea Riviera! The remainder of today and tomorrow offers free time for you to explore or simply relax. On day 10 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 11

Fly to Jordan

Hurghada - Cairo - Amman - Petra. Today we say goodbye to Egypt and fly to Amman via Cairo. On arrival we’ll drive to Petra for an evening at leisure, or you may wish to book our 'Petra By Night' add-on (booked locally). Take a stroll through the famous Siq to the Treasury, lit by over 1,000 candles.

PLEASE NOTE: The flight from Hurghada to Amman via Cairo is not included in the cost of this tour. Travellers need to independently book these flights at a personal cost (total flight cost approximately USD$250 - $350pp) however, we can assist in booking these flights should you require. The flights to be booked are detailed in the tour Trip Notes.
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast

Day 12

The Rose City of Petra

Welcome to the Rose City! To access Petra on our guided walk today, we travel through the famous narrow and deep siq. The rocks give way to reveal the most amazing sight – the beautiful Treasury. Walking down the gravel tracks, we 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 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 – worth the effort. With a free evening ahead, why not test your culinary skills in the Petra Kitchen with our Petra Kitchen add-on – which afterwards you can enjoy the meal made.
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast

Day 13

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 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 14

Crusader Castles, Wadi Mujib canyoning & the Dead Sea

Wadi Rum - Shobak - Wadi Mujib - Dead Sea. After breakfast at the campsite, we head north along the Desert Highway to visit Shobak Castle, which is perched dramatically on a hill top and was built by the Crusader King Baldwin I, in 1115. After exploring the castle we descend 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 head up the King’s Highway to Wadi Mujib. We embark on a moderate–paced two hour trek along the Siq Trail. Measuring 500 metres in depth and spanning 4kms 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. For those not interested in taking the full hike, you can walk part of it or wait by the Visitor Centre until the group returns. After our trek, we make our way to the Dead Sea.
Overnight: Dead Sea  |  Breakfast

Day 15

Dead Sea free time

The Dead Sea is a natural phenomenon 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. There is an optional visit to the Ma’in Hot Springs available. This is the site where it is thought Jesus Christ was baptised by John (book locally).
Overnight: Dead Sea  |  Breakfast

Day 16

Dead Sea - Amman Airport

Dead Sea - Amman. Today our holiday together comes to an end. We offer a departure transfer to Amman Airport at 23:00 (evening of day 15) and today at 04:00, 07:00, 09:00, 12:00 & 16:00. 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.

For information about visas, top travel tips and much more, take a look through our Egypt travel guide or Joran travel guide.
Breakfast

Visit the incredible temples of Abu Simbel

Possibly the most awe-inspiring temple of all ancient Egypt with its gigantic rock–cut façade, Abu Simbel 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.

Would you like to see more of Egypt? check out our other add-ons.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' is compulsory for solo travellers or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room and the amount needs to be added to the per person price. The single supplement offers the comfort of your own room and is also available to any other person wanting their own room.

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£95
£75
Pre Tour Accommodation - Cairo
£57
£31

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.

Holiday Inn Cairo Maadi, Cairo

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Overlooking the Nile and offering distant views of the Great Pyramids of Giza, this Holiday Inn provides the perfect location for your stay in Cairo. Each guestroom features a balcony (not Nile View as standard) and is well-equipped with modern amenities including free WiFi. Evenings can be spent enjoying international or Egyptian cuisine and unwinding with a cocktail at one of the hotel’s bars. Thanks to the friendly hotel staff, you’ll soon feel at home. And with panoramic views of the city from the rooftop lounge and pool, there’s no better place to base yourself for exploring Egypt’s ancient wonders.

Sleeper Train, Cairo

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Train

When travelling on an overnight train in Egypt, sleeper carriages offer the highest level of comfort. Cabins are equipped with two beds (one above the other), a basin, electric points and air conditioning. Freshly laundered bedding is provided and in the early evening an attendant will come round and make up your bed for you. The carriages have toilets at each end and there is a club car which serves snacks and beverages. In the morning a very basic breakfast is provided.

Tolip Hotel, 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.

Felucca Sailboat, Felucca Cruise

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: N/A

Feluccas are simple, traditional Egyptian sailboats that have plied the Nile since ancient times. Feluccas carry between 10 - 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. The support boat is also where your meals are prepared and eaten. You'll need to bring a sleeping bag/sheet (or hire for a nominal cost) 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

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.

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. Guests can work out in the onsite fitness centre, enjoy a game of tennis on the court or simply relax with a drink in the 321 Bar & Lounge.

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.

Old Village Resort, Petra

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located above Wadi Mousa, Old Village Resort has a wonderfully traditional feel about it with open stonework and original architecture. Rooms are full of character, some with delightful archways and all directly accessed from the outside. The hotel boasts an indoor swimming pool and sauna and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. For dinner why not dine al fresco at the restaurant overlooking the mountains. Well located in forested wadis facing Petra’s mountains.

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: Standard 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 every day. 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 accommodation 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.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 4.83 out of 5 based on 6 recent reviews

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Our tour was by far one of the greatest experiences we’ve ever had. Lots of our friends and family had reservations about us going to Egypt and Jordan, but we never felt unsafe once. We had our ultimate holiday and ticked two wonders of the world off our bucket list in one trip. MoMo, our guide was beyond fabulous. He ran our trip like a well oiled machine, always one step ahead of us coordinating everything. He went above and beyond what we expected. He made sure we had an amazing time, but also befriended us in the process. His knowledge about the different sites we visited was incomparable and he engaged us in different ways to make sure he wasn’t just giving us lectures of information. If you want the adventure of a lifetime, then do this tour. We did and honestly we’d do it again twice over. The pure grandeur of the pyramids and the sheer magnitude of Petra will stay with me always. We also made friends on group tour for life. We’ll be definitely doing another On the Go Tour. On the Go is the most professional company I’ve ever done a tour with. All our transfers, buses and hotel check ins were effortless. Again, I can’t recommend them more.

• Submitted 12 Jan 2020
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My husband and I went on the festive road to Jordan tour & we couldn’t have picked a better tour to go on. Medo was an amazing tour guide & you can honestly tell how passionate he is about his job & Egypt. He made sure we had time & got to see & learn about everything! Our favourite temple was definitely Abu Simbel. All the places we visited and hotels were great and we will never forget our time in Egypt or with Medo who made the experience so much more special. Anyone that has doubts about visiting Egypt should definitely go on this tour!

• Submitted 24 Apr 2019
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We had an absolutely life-changing experience on our tour to Egypt and Jordan.

Apart from a slight lack of communication as we arrived at our hotel in Cairo regarding pre-tour meeting etc - the tour ran like clockwork. Our guide Waleed in Egypt was extremely well versed in all things Egyptology. His care, enthusiasm and passion were evident.

Unfortunately when we got to Jordan for the second part of our tour - our original tour group was split up. We ourselves had to rectify the situation indicating we wanted to stay with our original group, as we had already developed some great connections. Our guides in Jordan eventually sorted this out for us, although it wasn't as easy as it should have been. Petra was incredible, and our night in the desert Wadi Rum fabulous - but freezing! take a sleeping bag!

It was altogether jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring, perception-altering and altogether incredible. Friends are constantly asking "What was the highlight" my response "Egypt and Jordan!" I'm so sad it's over!

• Submitted 17 Jan 2019
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Tour was great, Alam is the best :)

• Submitted 13 Jan 2018
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To whom it may concern, I am writing because I was very impressed with Alam and his tour guiding skills. He had excellent knowledge and was very personable. He had great patience with all members of the group while still maintaining a sense of humour....which was even more greatly appreciated. He could always make jokes and was willing answer any question. Everyone on my tour was impressed by the calibre of his knowledge on Egypt in terms of history and culture and relay information with sensitivity and grace. Alam was always willing to help and go above and beyond....

• Submitted 02 Jan 2018
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MoMo really took time to get to know everyone in the group. He always added in his own suggestions or tips on food for us to get a true and authentic experience. His knowledge and care was outstanding. An amazing trip and made even better by outstanding experience and consideration from MoMo. Thank you!

• Submitted 14 Feb 2017
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Mido Alam is an incredible group leader. He is knowledgeable about Egypt’s ancient history and current culture, seamlessly takes care of the logistics and red tape for his clients, responds to individual requests, and makes it comfortable for his clients to contact him 24/7. He bonded with the 12 of us, and then when another group of 11 more were added, he worked tirelessly, with their needs as well. He orchestrated various side trips for small groups within the larger ones, making it clear what all the options entailed. He met with everyone at their final moment with the group, regardless of how late or early their individual departures. It was remarkable how much he made each individual feel special, while listening and responding to the needs of the group as a whole. He has the energy, flexibility, and breadth of skills of a super hero. I was dubious about taking a group tour; I only did so because I had been warned about Egypt’s safety. But Alam’s quiet, competent care made me feel safe, the ease of travel he provided was an indulgence, and the mini lectures and discussions on the bus were more fun and informative than had I been on my own. Thank you Alam, for an amazing experience of Egypt!

Michael Reed • Submitted 10 Jan 2017

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
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Prices & Dates

The Nile Cruise Upgrade version of this tour includes 3 nights on board a 5 star Nile Cruiser (en suite cabin) in place of the felucca. For full details, please refer to the 'Nile Cruise Upgrade Trip Notes', the link is below the tour dates.

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£2,410
£905
24 Dec - 08 Jan New Years departure, book early!
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£2,410
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28 Dec - 12 Jan New Years departure, book early!
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16 Dec - 31 Dec Xmas departure, book early!
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£2,410
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Xmas departure, book early!
£2,410
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30 Dec - 14 Jan New Years departure, book early!
New Years departure, book early!
£2,410
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Festive/Easter Post-Accomm: Jordan
£95
£75
Pre Tour Accommodation - Cairo
£57
£31

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Cairo
Ends
Amman
Departs
17, 24 & 28 Dec 2021
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 24
Hotel Rating
4 - 5 star
Tour Guide
Yes, escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 15, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 3
Visiting
Countries
Click to play videoThe city of Cairo at the end of a dusty path in front of the setting sun
Ancient ruins standing majestically against the sky in Aswan
Click to play videoStone carvings in the side of the mountain at Abu Simbel
Click to play videoA felucca sailboat gliding across the water
Click to play videoThe entrance to the ancient city of Luxor
Perfect turquoise water and
Click to play videoThe carved rock structure of Petra
Click to play videoSunset painting the sand of Wadi Rum a vivd pink
Click to play videoSalt encrusted rim of the Dead Sea at sunset

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My husband and I went on the festive road to Jordan tour & we couldn’t have picked a better tour to go on. Medo was an amazing tour guide & you can honestly tell how passionate he is about his job & Egypt. He made sure we had time & got to see & learn about everything! Our favourite temple was definitely Abu Simbel. All the places we visited and hotels were great and we will never forget our time in Egypt or with Medo who made the experience so much more special. Anyone that has doubts about visiting Egypt should definitely go on this tour!

Melissa Robson
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