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Carolyn "What a fantastic tour. Our tour guide Sam was a gem , he was informative, passionate about his country and fun . We had a great group of people who mixed in really well. My luggage was misplaced by the airline but Mido and Sam went out of their way o get it back for me. Everything about the Egypt was amazing , the balloon ride the felucca and Abu simbel were probably the highlights. If you get the..."
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Starts
Cairo
+5 Destinations
Nile Valley
Ends
Cairo
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Highlights

  • See the iconic Pyramids of Giza
  • Visit tombs in the Valley of the Kings
  • Enjoy the blue waters of the Red Sea
  • See ancient Egyptian mummies
Age range
28 to 70 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
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28
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Boat
Start and end in Cairo! With the discovery tour King Ramses - 13 days, you have a 13 day tour package taking you through Cairo, Egypt and 5 other destinations in Egypt. King Ramses - 13 days includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • S
    Written on December 11, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Our holiday exceeded expectation. We were expecting 4 star locally rated Egyptian properties but were pleasantly surprised to find we were accommodated in 5 star properties which possible equated to 4.5 stars back home. Our guide Momo was a wealth of knowledge and nothing was too much trouble for him. All transportation was on clean, on time and importantly offered A/C. On some of our coach trips we had WiFi access too.
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  • J
    Written on November 12, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Well balanced tour packed with history and pyramids in the first section and a relaxing 4 day beach break at the end!
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  • KS
    Written on January 29, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Thrown in with a bunch of strangers, but leaving with a collection of new friends, that’s how I recall my King Ramses Tour; a 13 day tour that took us from North Egypt, all the way South and back again, giving a thrilling perspective of this amazing country. With the help of our Egyptologist guide Dino, and a chuckle here and there with new friends it was certainly a great choice; full of new sights and tastes, as well as new experiences. It started in Cairo, beginning with the most famous Egyptian creations of all – the Pyramids. The glorious sunshine and dust clouds – albeit created by hordes of tourists – hinted this would be a great tour. And plus, with the Sphinx being the last thing we saw as we left the city, it was almost as if Ancient Egypt herself was giving us a sly wink to say “Enjoy the Trip.” A jerky overnight train ride took us all the way to Aswan, with the friendly train crew more than making up for the bumpy ride. Sights of everyday Egyptians in traditional turbans and gallabias and children on the backs of donkeys also sweetened the deal, not to mention the dramatic scenery of rivers and mountains showed us more variations of the colours brown and blue than we could have imagined. But Philae Temple, our main attraction in Aswan, was the first of what would be many impressive temples. Crumbling though they may be, these buildings haven’t lost their magic, and our guide Dino made them come alive with detail upon detail about them. Aswan Market was a treat for the senses, so many sounds, colours and tastes, its meandering street an education at every stop. But the real education comes in the art of haggling - an art form every tourist needs to furnish themselves with if they intend to make it out of Egypt without breaking the bank. Every sale is a negotiation, and if you do it correctly there will be no end to the bargains you can make. Do it wrongly and you may find your wallet much lighter than you’d like. We got stern stares from the 3 colossi of Ramses II at Abu Simbel, those being the first royal stares that I ever got. But many more were to come in the shape of Queen Hatshepsut’s Mortuary Temple, not to mention a whole list of who’s who from Ancient Egypt in the tombs of The Valley of the Kings. But some of the highlights wasn’t crumbling statues or towering temples. The hot air balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings was worth every penny, even if we did have to be up at the crack of dawn in the middle of Egyptian Winter. But a welcoming flight crew and the balloon’s warm flame made the flight all the more breath-taking. A trip down the Nile in a felucca is something not to be missed, with those that pick a river cruise almost to be pitied for their choice. Travel like an Ancient Egyptian, that’s what we did, with good simple Egyptian food and entertainment supplied by the crew. Beans, bread, chicken and a variety of fresh vegetables all prepared by the crew, and by our jovial captain none the less! All this good food had to go somewhere though, and many of us were nervous about the availability of bathroom facilities – it is a sailboat after all. But even that was supplied! On a motorised boat that accompanied our felucca is where these facilities were kept, leaving us to laze on our felucca in comfort. As well as feluccas, our hotels in Luxor and Aswan were some of the best in Egypt; with sumptuous breakfasts we were able to tackle most of Egypt’s sights and monuments. The greatest one for me being Karnak Temple, its pylons and columns reaching from the ancient world into our own. But soon we headed to Hurghada, and after a long bus ride we reached the resort town on the Red Sea, our holiday away from our holiday. 3 whole days seemed a bit much to me in this little town, almost a ghost town actually with hardly any tourists and many failing hotels and restaurants. The beach was nice enough to lap up the sunshine after the cold weather of the cities, but I was relieved to get back to Cairo for our final day. Our guide Dino was kind and affable, helping us out with difficulties at the ATMs, making a trip to a foreign country as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Will definitely recommend this tour.
    On The Go Tours commented on this review
    Dear Mr Sunthpaul, Thank you for your feedback on your recent tour to Egypt. We are glad to hear you have enjoyed your time. It sounds like you had a great experience and your descriptions take me back to the time I was on this tour in Egypt. It is great to know that despite the basic facilities of the Felucca, you enjoyed the experience nonetheless. We look forward to welcoming you on another On The Go Tours trip in the future. Best regards, On The Go Tours
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  • LB
    Written on November 26, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    I have been to Egypt 3 times and Momo (Mohamed Saiid), is the best tour guide I've had. He is enthusiastic and truely knowledgeable about both ancient and modern Egyptian culture, he is kind and polite in the face of panic, and is always willing to do whatever he can for his group. We broke down in the middle of the Sahara Desert on the way to Abu Simbel, and rather than cut our visit short, he rearranged our schedule last minute so that we could try again the following day! Other guides I have travelled with have continued on in situations like these, rushing us around the sights; but Momo already understood, without us having to say a word, that some of us had waited almost our entire lives to see Abu Simbel, and he wanted our experience to be perfect. Absolutely amazing! I never imagined I would learn so much (and remember it as well!), but as a teacher myself, I was impressed, not only by Momo's knowledge, but also the way he delivered it -- even giving us all a part to play in re-enacting some of ancient Egypt's most famous stories! He has that gift that many teachers strive for: the natural ability to teach you something, without you realising it's a lesson. I have used a lot of tour agencies on my travels to 45 countries, and met a lot of tour guides, but none that can compare to Momo and the love that he has for his country.
    On The Go Tours commented on this review
    Dear Lisa, We are so glad to hear you had a great time in Egypt with MoMo. He was voted our best guide in Egypt in 2016 so we are glad he lived up to his award winning title. We are so proud of our guides and glad that he made your experience truly memorable. We look forward to welcoming you back on tour with us again in the future. Thanks again, On The Go Tours
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  • King Ramses - 13 days reviewer 5
    Written on October 31, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    From the moment you arrive in Cairo to the moment you leave it is a seamless experience. Whilst all other tourists are queuing at the airport, somehow you are able to just walk past, both coming into and leaving from Cairo. Dino is great as a tour guide. With a degree in Egyptology he knows all about the sites and the history of Egypt. He is also a kind and personable guy. The tour itself is excellent and you will see most of the sites in Egypt. What you are able to see surpassed what I expected, being in most of the tombs and even the Great Pyramid! The accommodation is truly excellent and I found Hurghada to be a nice way to finish the tour. Recommended!
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  • CR
    Written on October 10, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    What a fantastic tour. Our tour guide Sam was a gem , he was informative, passionate about his country and fun . We had a great group of people who mixed in really well. My luggage was misplaced by the airline but Mido and Sam went out of their way o get it back for me. Everything about the Egypt was amazing , the balloon ride the felucca and Abu simbel were probably the highlights. If you get the chance to see Egypt do it the country is amazing and the people friendly and helpful . Loved it❤️❤️❤️❤️
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  • AC
    Written on August 24, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fantastic Egypt tour with On the Go! Haytham our guide was absolutely brilliant he knew everything! Particular highlights were the felucca cruise and the hot air balloon ride, although every single aspect of the trip was unbelievable. 100% would definitely recommend!
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  • DO
    Written on December 31, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    On the go is a fun tour company. There are both singles and couples on the tours with a broad range in age . Their service and professionalism is what makes them great.
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  • A
    Written on April 19, 2009

    This May half-term I went to Egypt with On the Go tours. I did the King Ramses and it was everything you wish Egypt to be! Our fabulous guide was Sherif, he was specially recommended by a friend so we ensured we got on his tour. We spent every few minutes trying to stop ourselves from laughing! The highlights of this trip were definitely the two bolt-ons we took, the Abu Simbel and the Hot air ballooning over the Valley of the Kings/Queens, Temple of Hatshepsut and Karnak temple. Another highlight was spending 2 days lying on a spongy mattress sailing down the Nile on a felucca with nothing to do other than read, sunbathe, or soak up the scenery! Mentioning the best activity is most definitely a difficult challenge, but I can say that I took more exciting modes of transportation on this trip than on any other trip. Here's the amazing list: mini bus, coach, overnight train (Cairo to Luxor), plane (down to Abu Simbel), ferry (to get to and from the Hotel in Aswan), felucca, feet (walked up mount Sinai), overnight bus (Luxor to Dahab), snorkelling, swimming, air ballooning... They were all quite incredible! Some packing tips for this trip would be the following essentials: - Torch, - Toilet paper, - Sleeping bag (make it a small one and take it on the overnight train and bus (they are very very cold!) and if you want to, up mount Sinai), I highly recommend this tour for the fantastic guiding, the beautiful temples, and for the general all-year round accessibility! (Helpful hint though: DONT go in summer - Sherif says that it gets beyond 50 degrees Celsius in the desert and it is quite unpleasant!)

  • A
    Written on May 31, 2008

    What an adventure. Egypt and dahab. We were promised 5* hotels but expectd 3* as you do. On the Go delivered as promised. Accommodation was great, with pools as standard. I also did the Dahab dive bolt on and got my PADI Open Water certification. The underwater world is amazing. Fish & coral of all different colours and shapes. Fantastic!. We saw the Pyramids of Giza and the local tour guides information was invaluable and he spoke fluent English. We sailed for 2 days along the Nile on a Felucca - local sail boat, it beats the Cruise any time. In regards to the stomach viruses, as long as you buy bottled water and eat from the hotels you will be fine. The tour guide recommended buying the local medication if we needed it, and by the reports of some people it fixed all problems within hrs not days. I cant recommend this tour enough. Just do it.

Itinerary

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  1. Day 1: Cairo
  2. Day 2: Pyramids & Saqqara
  3. Day 3: Philae Temple
  4. Day 4: Abu Simbel
  5. Day 5: Felucca Cruise
  6. Day 6: Kom Ombo & Edfu
  7. Day 7: Valley of the Kings
  8. Day 8: Red Sea Riviera
  9. Day 9: Sun, Sea & Sand
  10. Day 12: Egyptian Museum
  11. Day 13: Cairo

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    • July 22, 2017

      What hotels do you use for the "King Ramses" Tour?

      The hotels listed below are ones which On The Go frequently use on this tour. Please note that On The Go reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

      - Oasis Hotel, Cairo
      - Helnan Aswan, Aswan
      - Felucca Cruise, Felucca Cruise
      - Steigenberger Nile Palace, Luxor
      - Sonesta St. George Hotel, Luxor
      - Marriott Beach Resort, Hurghada
      - Continental Hotel, Hurghada
      - Radisson Blu Hotel, Cairo
      - Le Meridien Heliopolis, Cairo

    • November 1, 2016

      What security measures are put into place for travellers on this tour to ensure their safety?

      On the Go tours, the operator of this tour, are an experienced tour operator, conducting tours in many destinations worldwide for decades. The safety of their passengers while on tour is their number one priority, because without passengers, they do not have a business.

      It is the operation department's responsibility, along with upper management in any tour operator's head office, to monitor world issues and any threats to their passenger's safety and to react quickly and effectively where necessary.

      I can assure you On the Go tours is a very reputable tour operator and will always have your safety on the top of their list of priorities.

    • October 1, 2016

      Does the King Rameses tour include a bed on the overnight sleeper train?

      This amazing tour has 1 overnight train from Cairo to Aswan and 1st class sleeper cabin is included.

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      Destinations

      Covering a total distance of approx 1,478 km.
      • Cairo (Egypt)
      • 684 km
      • Aswan (Egypt)
      • 49 km
      • Komombo (Egypt)
      • 52 km
      • Edfu (Egypt)
      • 84 km
      • Luxor (Egypt)
      • 210 km
      • Hurghada (Egypt)
      • 399 km
      • Cairo (Egypt)

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