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Egypt & Jordan Adventure

17 Tage, Cairo nach Amman



Tour auf einen Blick


Tour-Dauer

17
Tage

Startpunkt

Cairo
Ägypten

Endpunkt

Amman
Jordanien

Tour Style

Classic

Komfort-Level

Standard

Fitness-Level


Besuchte Länder auf dieser Tour

Jordanien Ägypten

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Die Tour

Entdecke antike Zivilisationen und Architekturwunder, entspanne am Roten Meer, genieße eine Fahrt mit Übernachtung auf einer Feluke mit Beiboot, feilsche in den Basaren, übernachte in einem Beduinenzelt, bewundere die Felsenarchitektur von Petra



  • G Adventures Abenteuerreisen


    Egypt & Jordan Adventure in wenigen Worten

    Eine umfangreiche Erlebnisreise, die dir die Naturwunder und die faszinierenden Kulturen dieser Region näherbringt und die perfekte Mischung serviert aus geführten Ausflügen und Zeit zur freien Verfügung, um die Region auf eigene Faust zu erkunden. Unsere erfahrenen lokalen Guides werden dich in die archäologischen und historischen Geheimnisse der antiken Stätten Petra und Luxor und der Großen Pyramiden von Gizeh einweihen. Egal ob du auf Kairos geschäftigen Basaren feilscht oder einen atemberaubenden Sonnenuntergang in der Wüste knipst, Ägypten und Jordanien werden sich wie Hieroglyphen in deiner Erinnerung festsetzen.


  • Was ist im Preis inkludiert?

    • Eintritt und geführte Besichtigung der Pyramiden von Gizeh und der Sphinx
    • Besuch eines Nubier-Dorfes und traditionelles Abendessen
    • Segelausflug mit Übernachtung auf einer Feluke mit Beiboot
    • Eintritt und geführte Besichtigung der Tempel von Edfu und Kom Ombo
    • Geführte Besichtigung von Totentempel der Hatschepsut und Tal der Könige und Esels-Ritt
    • Besuch der Memnonkolosse
    • Traditionelle Mahlzeit mit einer einheimischen Familie (Luxor)
    • Besuch eines von Planeterra unterstützten Gemeinschaftszentrums mit Bibliothek
    • Geführte Besichtigung des islamischen Kairo inklusive Khan-el-Khalili-Basar und Ägyptischem Museum
    • Besichtigung des Berg Sinai
    • Strandvergnügen am Roten Meer
    • Jeep-Ausflug zum Wadi Rum
    • Übernachtung im Beduinen-Camp mit lokalen Mahlzeiten
    • Tageseintritt in Petra und lokaler Guide
    • Besichtigung der Kreuzfahrerburg in Kerak und der Burg Montreal
    • Geführte Besichtigung des Madaba-Mosaiks
    • Besuch des Toten Meeres
    • Inlandsflug
    • Alle Transfers zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten und zurück.

  • Route der Tour

    Abenteuerreise Route Egypt & Jordan Adventure

    Tag 1 Kairo

    Ankunft zu jeder Zeit möglich.

    Tag 2 Kairo (1F,1A)

    Geführte Besichtigung der Pyramiden von Gizeh und der Sphinx. Nachtzug nach Assuan.

    Tage 3-5 Assuan/Nil (3F,1M,2A)

    Besuche ein Nubier-Dorf und genieße ein hausgemachtes Abendessen mit den Einheimischen. Segelausflug mit Übernachtung auf einer Feluke. Optional kannst du auch die Tempel von Abu Simbel besichtigen.

    Tage 6-7 Luxor (2F,1M,1A)

    Geführte Besichtigung des Tals der Könige und des Totentempels der Hatschepsut. Du kannst optional auch Karnak-Tempel und Luxor-Museum besichtigen, danach Mittagessen mit einer einheimischen Familie am Westufer des Nils. Geführte Führung der Kom Ombo und Edfu Tempel. Inbegriffene Besichtigung eines von Planeterra unterstützten Gemeinde-Ausbildungszentrums mit Bibliothek - du kannst sehr gerne englisch- oder arabischsprachige Bücher als Spende mitbringen. Nachtzug nach Kairo.

    Tag 8 Kairo (1F)

    Geführte Tour durch Kairo, Besichtigung des Khan el-Khalili-Basars und des Ägyptischen Museums.

    Tage 9-10 Nuweiba (2F)

    Optional kannst du den Berg Sinai auf dem Weg nach Nuweiba besichtigen, im Roten Meer schnorcheln oder einfach am Strand entspannen.

    Tag 11 Aqaba (1F)

    Fähre von Nuweiba nach Aqaba in Jordanien.

    Tag 12 Wadi Rum (1F,1A)

    Ausflug in die Wüste mit Allrad-Fahrzeugen bei Wadi Rum. Camping und traditionelles Abendessen in der Wüste.

    Tage 13-14 Petra (2F)

    Geführte Besichtigung der historischen Stadt Petra.

    Tag 15 Madaba (1F)

    Besichtige die Kreuzfahrerburg in Kerak und die Burg Montreal, geführte Besichtigung des Madaba-Mosaiks.

    Tag 16 Amman (1F)

    Du kannst im Toten Meer schwimmen oder die Highlights der Stadt erkunden.


  • Tour Details

    Was erwartet dich?

    • Eintritt und geführte Besichtigung der Pyramiden von Gizeh und der Sphinx
    • Besuch eines Nubier-Dorfes und traditionelles Abendessen
    • Segelausflug mit Übernachtung auf einer Feluke mit Beiboot
    • Eintritt und geführte Besichtigung der Tempel von Edfu und Kom Ombo
    • Geführte Besichtigung von Totentempel der Hatschepsut und Tal der Könige und Esels-Ritt
    • Besuch der Memnonkolosse
    • Traditionelle Mahlzeit mit einer einheimischen Familie (Luxor)
    • Besuch eines von Planeterra unterstützten Gemeinschaftszentrums mit Bibliothek
    • Geführte Besichtigung des islamischen Kairo inklusive Khan-el-Khalili-Basar und Ägyptischem Museum
    • Besichtigung des Berg Sinai
    • Strandvergnügen am Roten Meer
    • Jeep-Ausflug zum Wadi Rum
    • Übernachtung im Beduinen-Camp mit lokalen Mahlzeiten
    • Tageseintritt in Petra und lokaler Guide
    • Besichtigung der Kreuzfahrerburg in Kerak und der Burg Montreal
    • Geführte Besichtigung des Madaba-Mosaiks
    • Besuch des Toten Meeres
    • Inlandsflug
    • Alle Transfers zwischen den Reisezielen sowie zu inbegriffenen Aktivitäten und zurück.

    Die Highlights auf einen Blick

    Entdecke antike Zivilisationen und Architekturwunder, entspanne am Roten Meer, genieße eine Fahrt mit Übernachtung auf einer Feluke mit Beiboot, feilsche in den Basaren, übernachte in einem Beduinenzelt, bewundere die Felsenarchitektur von Petra

    Hinweise zur Tourbeschreibung

    The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

    Hinweise zum Ablauf der Tour

    While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

    Wichtige Hinweise

    1. CEOS Please note that you will have a different CEO for the Jordan and Egypt sections of your trip. You will say goodbye to your Egyptian leader at the port in Nuweiba (Egyptian border) and your Jordanian leader will meet you on arrival at the port in Aqaba (Jordanian border) to assist you with Immigration and Customs procedures. 2. EXCURSION RECOMMENDATIONS If you arrive a day or two early in Cairo and wish to do some excursions, we recommend that you wait until you get to the joining hotel and contact our local staff for more information on available tours and excursions. Tourists are frequently over-charged for excursions bought from vendors on the street or at the airport. 3. RAMADAN Depending on the lunar cycle, Ramadan will fall between June 18th and July 17th, 2015. Please note that Ramadan is a month of fasting observed by Muslims throughout the world, during which time the followers of Islam should not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. There may be some limitations to services and disruptions to schedules during Ramadan in Muslim areas, but generally our tours still operate effectively during this period and food is available to non-muslims throughout the day. It is very important to display increased cultural sensitivity during Ramadan. Please wear loose fitting clothes, that cover knees and shoulders, and try to avoid eating, drinking or smoking in public out of respect for those who can't at that time. 4. MONEY US Dollars that are series 1996 or earlier are not accepted and very difficult to change in regions of East and Southern Africa, as there are a lot of forgeries in circulation. 5. FELUCCAS ON THE NILE Feluccas are very basic traditional Nile sailboats and make for an extremely relaxing and enjoyable way to travel down the river. You sleep on the deck of the boat (mattresses and blankets are provided, but if you prefer something between you and the blankets, you will need a sleep sheet/sleeping bag liner of your own). Please note that the Felucca itself does not have toilets or showers, however we will have access to a private support boat, travelling in close proximity to our Felucca. This support boat is equipped with toilets and a shower (please bring a towel) and an area to eat your meals, leaving you stress free to enjoy this tranquil and traditional experience on the Nile. Feluccas are traditional wind-driven sailing craft, and therefore subject to the unpredictability of wind, weather and river traffic conditions on the Nile. We will do our best to follow published itineraries, but they must be considered tentative in all cases. We reserve the right to modify or cancel any sailing itinerary as conditions warrant. In case of insufficient wind, weather danger or difficult river traffic conditions on the Nile or through the Nile locks, we reserve the right to transport passengers between some sites by motor vehicle on land, in order to be able to keep up with the itinerary. 6. HORSES IN PETRA Please be advised that we do not in any way encourage travellers to ride horses in or out of the Petra siq. While this service is intended to be an initiative to help local Bedouin people and is included in the price of your entrance ticket, there have been numerous safety incidences on these horses and we do not believe it is a safe activity for G Adventures travellers. If you do wish to ride a horse into or out of Petra, please be advised that this is at your own risk and we will ask you to sign off tour for the period of this ride. 7. ITINERARY CHANGES Please note that sometimes groups visit the Citadel on Day 8 when you return to Cairo, however this isn't always the case, so if you do want to visit the Citadel, we recommend you go on Day 1. 8. EXTRAS Looking to add to your experience? Check out our Extras! Specially designed for travellers with unique interests, theme packs are optional add-ons to your G adventures trip that make your adventure more you-centric. Extras must be booked prior to departure, please see details in our optional activities field and ask you sales CEO. Please note, an Assumption of Risk is to be signed at the time of confirming your tour.

    Chief Experience Officers?

    This G Adventures group trip is accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting - we think it's the best of both worlds.

    Gruppengröße

    Max. 15, im Schnitt 10.

    Inkludierte Verpflegung

    16x Frühstück, 2x Mittagessen, 5x Abendessen.

    Verpflegung

    Eating is a big part of travelling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. The above information applies to G Adventures group trips. For Independent trips please check the itinerary for details of meals included. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

    Empfohlenes Budget für Essen & Trinken

    Plane 285-375 USD für nicht inbegriffene Mahlzeiten ein.

    Transport

    Privater klimatisierter Minibus, Zug, Feluke, Esel, Fähre, Allrad-Pick-up-Truck.

    Transport

    The overnight train is a modern air-conditioned sleeper, with twin-berth beds. There is no shower in the cabin, but each cabin does have a sink. The shared toilet is at the end of each carriage. A basic airline-style tray meal for dinner and breakfast is included. Attendants can serve drinks in your compartment at extra cost or there is a bar car for socialising. Feluccas are very basic traditional Nile sailboats and make for an extremely relaxing and enjoyable way to travel down the river. You sleep on the deck of the boat (mattresses and blankets are provided, but if you prefer something between you and the blankets, you will need a sleep sheet/sleeping bag liner of your own). Please note that the Felucca itself does not have toilets or showers, however we will have access to a private support boat, travelling in close proximity to our Felucca. This support boat is equipped with toilets and a shower (please bring a towel) and and an area to eat your meals, leaving you stress free to enjoy this tranquil and traditional experience on the Nile. The ferry from Nuweiba to Aqaba is modern with air-conditioning, comfortable seats and cafe facilities. You will not be accompanied by your Egyptian CEO for this short ferry crossing, but upon arrival at the terminal building in Jordan, your Jordanian CEO will be there to meet and assist you through the customs and immigration procedures. Upon entering the ferry, you will be given a Jordanian arrival card to fill out and hand in with your passports to the ferry's immigration official. You will receive a receipt (in Arabic) in return. When you disembark the ferry, it is a very short bus ride to the Arrivals Hall where your passports will be stamped and waiting for you. Please note that there is only one daily ferry from Nuweiba to Aqaba. This ferry has no set schedule and is extremely erratic, as it waits in Jordan until it is full and then makes the crossing to Egypt to collect us and return to Jordan. While experience has shown us the time that it usually departs, it is not unknown for the ferry to be delayed sometimes up to 3-4 hours. While we will do our best to keep you comfortable during this time, we do ask our clients to please keep in mind that the ferry is a public service and therefore out of G Adventures' control.

    Solo Trip - Für alleine Reisende

    We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

    Unterkunft

    Hotels (12 Nächte), Nachtzüge (2 Nächte), Feluke (1 Nacht), Wüstencamp (1 Nacht).

    Hinweise zum eigenen Zimmer

    Nacht 2 & 7, Nachtzug; Nacht 5, Feluke; Nacht 12, Wüstencamp.

    Über Unterkünfte

    On this trip you can expect to stay in small local hotels or pensions (with the exception of the start and finish hotels, which are often larger city hotels), which will vary a little in standard and facilities: some may not have elevators, air-conditioning or English-speaking staff, but most importantly all are locally-run and in excellent central locations to give you maximum time for exploring the sights. The overnight train is a modern air-conditioned sleeper, with twin-berth beds. There is no shower in the cabin, but each cabin does have a sink. The shared toilet is at the end of each carriage. A basic airline-style tray meal for dinner and breakfast is included. Attendants can serve drinks in your compartment at extra cost or there is a bar car for socialising. Feluccas are very basic traditional Nile sailboats and make for an extremely relaxing and enjoyable way to travel down the river. You sleep on the deck of the boat (mattresses and blankets are provided, but if you prefer something between you and the blankets, you will need a sleep sheet/sleeping bag liner of your own). Please note that the Felucca itself does not have toilets or showers, however we will have access to a private support boat, travelling in close proximity to our Felucca. This support boat is equipped with toilets and a shower (please bring a towel) and and an area to eat your meals, leaving you stress free to enjoy this tranquil and traditional experience on the Nile. Our camp at Wadi Rum is basic but comfortable. We sleep on beds in one long goathair tent, which is divided by blankets into twin-share “rooms” for privacy. A bottom sheet and blanket is provided but most people prefer to bring along a travel sleep sheet/sleeping bag liner. Bathroom facilities are shared and unisex and located around 20m from the camp. Although the way is lit by lanterns, it is a good idea to have a torch/flashlight with you. There is a large, central tent that is traditionally decorated and perfect for relaxing or escaping the cold nights in winter. Our dinner is cooked in traditional fashion, with the meat and vegetables cooked in an underground oven. Soft drinks and water are available for purchase. Please note that for religious reasons no alcohol is permitted at the camp.

    Anreise zur 1. Unterkunft

    Santana Hotel 7 Ahmed El Melihy St., Veni Square Dokki Cairo, Egypt Tel: +20233376424 , +20233376425, +20233372122

    Tipps zur Anreise

    If this is your first visit to Cairo, we highly recommend that you book an airport transfer. Unfortunately there are quite a number of scams and rackets waiting to greet new arrivals, and they begin at the airport. Upon arrival, please make your way to the joining hotel. We recommend that you exit the airport before finding a taxi and negotiate directly with the driver. Official airport taxis cost 120 EGP but you should be able to find a regular taxi to take you for between 100 to 120 EGP (approx USD 17-20). The drive can take anywhere between 20 minutes and 1 hour depending on the time of day and subsequent traffic conditions. Taxis do not have meters and you should expect to bargain with the driver and make sure you fix a price before you get into the car and set off. Do not pay more than the agreed price (unless it is a small tip for good service). There will also be "limosine" service available which will inevitably cost more. If you have a pre-booked transfer, please look for the G Adventures representative, who will be holding a G Adventures sign at the arrival halls. Unfortunately there have been cases of people mis representing themselves as G Adventures representatives. Please check that your driver knows your name and the hotel you are going to. If in doubt ask them to ring their manager to confirm your transfer. If you are unable to locate our G Adventures representative, please wait up to 30 minutes call our local staff on our emergency number, or take a taxi to the joining point hotel. IMPORTANT: If your flight is delayed arriving into Cairo by more than 1 hour, please call the 24 hour emergency number to update us with your new arrival time. If you are unable to contact us and your flight is delayed by more than 1 hour, please follow the instructions below and take a taxi to your joining point hotel. Please bargain for your taxi and do not pay more than 120 EGP (approx USD 17-20).

    Probleme bei der Anreise

    We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, as soon as possible please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your CEO (if you are not on a group tour please refer to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier). If you are unable to get in touch with your leader, please refer to our emergency contact details. If you have pre-booked an airport transfer and have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we recommend that you make your own way to the Starting Point hotel, following the Joining Instructions. Please apply to your travel agent on your return for a refund of the transfer cost if this occurs.

    Notfallkontakte

    Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call either the G Adventures Local Representative (if one is listed below) or our G Adventures Local Office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. AIRPORT TRANSFER  If you have purchased an arrival through G Adventures or if an arrival transfer is included in the cost of your tour, please note that: Your arrival transfer has been arranged based on flight information provided to us. If you are advised of a flight schedule change within 48 hours of your scheduled arrival time, we will do our best to rearrange your arrival transfer however we cannot guarantee this. If your arrival transfer does not arrive within 30 minutes after you have exited the arrivals area please take a taxi to your start point hotel.  EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS G Adventures Local Representative (Cairo, Egypt) During office hours (Sun-Thu,10am to 6pm local time): +20 233 77 88 30 or +20 233 77 88 31 After hours Emergency number: +20 122 221 16 99 (Mohammed) G Adventures Middle East Manager Emergency number: : +20 122 221 16 99 -Mohammed (Cairo, Egypt) G Adventures Local Representative (Amman, Jordan) During office hours (Sun-Thurs 9am-5pm Local Time) : +962 (6) 4642034 or 4636944 or 4656647/8 After hours Emergency number: +962 79 553 5879 If you are unable for any reason to contact our local office, please call the numbers listed below, which will connect you directly with our 24 hour Sales team, who will happily assist you. Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100 Calls from UK: 0844 272 0000 Calls from Germany: 01805 70 90 30 00 Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618 Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307 Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999

    Hinweis zum Endpunkt

    We are able to organise extra accommodation post-trip should you require it. Please enquire at the time of booking.

    Was packe ich ein?

    You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. We highly recommend using a backpack or light sports bag, whichever you find easiest to carry, plus a small daypack. Luggage space on public transport is limited. You must be prepared to carry your own bags and be comfortable carrying them between transport and hotels (max. 15-20 mins walking), hopping on and off trains and buses and up and down stairs.

    Empfohlene Packliste

    -Weather-appropriate clothing -Sleeping bag/sleep sheet •Light fleece top •Light windproof/waterproof jacket •Small towel and swimwear •Sun hat •Hiking boots/sturdy walking shoes •Sport sandals •Sunblock •Sunglasses •Toiletries (biodegradable) •Watch or alarm clock •Flashlight/headlamp •Money belt -First-aid kit -Rehydration powder -Insect Repellent -Warm clothing -Fleece jacket or warm layer -Warm gloves -Warm hat •Camera •Reading/writing material •Binoculars •Cover for backpacks •Pocketknife •Waterbottle Documents: •Passport (with photocopies) •Travel insurance (with photocopies) •Airline tickets (with photocopies) •EUR/USD cash •ATM card with PIN number(see personal spending money) •G Adventures vouchers, pre-departure information and dossier •Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required

    Reinigung / Laundry

    Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels for a charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.

    Visa

    All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy, or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. It is your own responsibility to have the correct travel documentation. Visa requirements for your trip will vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. We keep the following information up to date as far as possible, but rules do change and sometimes without warning. While we provide the following information in good faith, it is vital that you check yourself and understand that you are fully responsible for your own visa requirements. EGYPT Many nationalities including all Western European and Arab countries, USA, Australia and New Zealand are able to obtain a one-month single entry visa on arrival at Cairo International airport (follow directions to the visa payment desk on arrival at the terminal and have your cash ready) or at the Egyptian land border. Look for windows (marked "banks") selling these visas in the area where you line up to have your passport stamped. You need to get the visa before entering the passport line. The visa is a sticker which you need to stick into your passport before handing it to the authorities for stamping.The cost is USD15 or equivalent in EUR/GBP. All change will be given to you in Egyptian Pounds. Please note that for other nationalities it is necessary to organise your visa before you travel. It is vital that you check the conditions attached to your particular passport and make the necessary arrangements in advance. JORDAN For groups the Jordanian visa is free of charge and will be organised during your ferry journey from Egypt to Jordan. Not all nationalities automatically qualify for this free visa on arrival, and it is vital that you contact your local embassy or consulate for updated information according to your passport nationality. As this group tour ends in Amman and group will not be departing together , you may need to retroactively pay the 40 JOD visa when you depart (either at the airport in Amman or by a land border crossing). If you are departing Jordan by air, no departure tax will be required as it is already included on the air ticket. if you are departing Jordan by land there is a 8 JOD departure tax .

    Are you that kind of guy/girl? Zusätzliche Trip-Infos

    REGIONAL INFORMATION Important Note on US Dollars US Dollars that are series 1996 or earlier are not accepted and very difficult to change in regions of East and Southern Africa, as there are a lot of forgeries in circulation. Climate The winter months are from October to March and are characterized by cold nights and pleasant days. Summer is from April to September and is characterized by an increasing dry heat and dust. It rains generally only in short bursts in the period from the beginning of November until March. Local Currency The official unit of currency in Egypt is the Egyptian pound (EGP). Electricity Egypt uses 220V, 50Hz and plugs are two-pronged rounded. Language Arabic (in Egyptian dialect) is the official language of Egypt. Ramadan 2012: Depending on the lunar cycles, around July 20th for a month. Please note that Ramadan is a month of fasting observed by Muslims throughout the world, during which time the followers of Islam should not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. There may be some limitations to services and disruptions to schedules during Ramadan, but generally our tours still operate effectively during this period and food is available to non-muslims throughout the day.

    Weitere Ausgaben

    Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.

    Geld wechseln

    The currency used in Egypt is the Egyptian Pound (EGP). The currency in Jordan is the Jordanian Dinar (JOD). ATMs are found within main cities in Egypt and will generally accept cards on the Visa and Mastercard networks. It is a great idea to travel with both a Visa and Mastercard if at all possible as while there is no hard and fast rule, some banks seem to only work with one brand of card. Please note, your bank will change a fee for overseas withdrawals. Cash is recommended for times when ATMs are not accessible. Euros, British Pounds and US Dollars are all easy to exchange to the Local currency. Please note that you should bring some cash with you for emergency situations but carrying only cash is a high safety risk. ATM card/s and some cash is the ideal mix. Travellers cheques can be tricky, timely and expensive to exchange. While we do not recommend that you bring them as your primary source of funds, it is great to have one or two cheques in case of emergency. Thomas Cook or American Express travellers' cheques in US currency are the easiest to exchange. Cash advances can also be made with some banks but are time consuming and tend to have high fees attached.Credit cards are in general not very useful in Middle East - they can be used on occasion at some larger stores if shopping for big items. If you are bringing US Dollars, please make sure that the notes are new and in good condition. Notes older than 1996, or with any tears or blemishes may not be accepted. Be fussy with your bank when buying cash! As currency exchange rates can fluctuate often we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com

    Departure Tax

    EGYPT: 50 EGP (Approx 9 USD) to be paid in cash when boarding the ferry in Nuweiba. JORDAN: 8 JOD to be paid in cash when leaving the country if departing overland.

    Trinkgeld

    Tipping ( Baksheesh ) Tipping (also widely refered to by its Arabic term as “baksheesh”) is a way of life in the Middle East. Locals themselves will usually tip anyone who provides them with services. In many cases, people depend on the tips they receive to supplement the incredibly low salary and wages of the Middle East region. While on tour in the Middle East, it is customary and even expected to tip small service providers such as restaurant and bar waiters, hotel staff, reception, cleaning personnel, bell boys, taxis and van drivers. Tips are regarded as an essential means of supplementing income for those working in the tourism industry. In order to make things as easy as possible, and avoid embarrassing situations, G Adventures has developed a tipping Kitty system where your CEO will collect a contribution from everybody on tour and use this kitty to tip anybody who has provided services to the group as a whole. The CEO will keep an accurate account of what was spent and any money left over, will be handed back to the group. If at any time, you felt that any service provider failed in maintaining or delivering good service, please bring it immediately to the attention of your CEO, so a deduction of tips can take place. A guideline for tipping is about $5-10 USD per day, depending on the quality of the service (this does not include your G Adventures CEO). On Day 1 of each individual section ( Egypt/Jordan) of your tour, your CEO will be able to advise on the amount required from everybody to form the tipping kitty for your trip. This should be paid to the CEO on the first day of each individual section (Egypt/Jordan) of the tour. You can pay in USD or the equivalent local currency (preferred). The CEO will be able to advise you on the exchange rate and the total required in either currency. Also at the end of your trip if you felt that your G Adventures CEO did an outstanding job, tipping is also expected and appreciated. The precise amount is entirely a personal preference, however 20-25 USD per person per week can be used as a general guideline.

    Weitere mögliche Aktivitäten vor Ort

    CUSTOMIZE YOUR ADVENTURE Our trip designers work very hard to assemble the life-altering experiences that fill this brochure. That said, our travellers are a diverse group driven by all sorts of different tastes, motivations and interests. What’s a trip designer to do? The solution? Theme Packs! Specially designed for travellers with unique interests, theme packs are optional add-ons to your G adventures trip that make your adventure more you-centric. Theme Packs must be booked prior to departure. Theme Packs available on this trip: VALLEY OF THE KINGS HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE When travelling, perspective is everything. Get a god’s-eye view of ancient civilizations and rugged lanscapes with this unique balloon-based tour. Valley of the Kings Balloon Ride Luxor, 1-hour Glide over the tombs and monuments of ancient Egypt aboard a hot air balloon. The wind dictates where you go and what you see, so no trip is ever the same. TEMPLE OF ABU SIMBEL OVERLAND Aswan, Half-day tour Witness the Imperial Majesty of Ramses II at Abu Simbel, one of Egypt’s grandest temples and most treasured monuments. When travelling, perspective is


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    Warum Abenteuerreisen?

    Erlebnis- und Abenteuerreisen sind mehr als nur ein Urlaub. Sie sind eine Chance, deine Welt besser kennenzulernen, indem du den Menschen, Orten und Dingen, die sie so besonders machen, wirklich nahekommst ohne auf die Flexibilität einer selbst organisierten Reise zu verzichten. Dies ist dein Planet. Komm und lerne ihn kennen!

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    In einer kleinen Gruppe kann man die Welt besser entdecken als alleine oder bei einer großen Busreise. Kleingruppen bieten Sicherheit, Zugänglichkeit, Kameradschaft und eine stärkere Verbundenheit mit deinem Reiseziel als bei jeder anderen Art des Reisens.

    Warum G Adventures?

    G Adventures ist seit über 20 Jahren Experte für Abententeuersreisen in kleinen Gruppen. Das haben sie geschafft, indem sie den Reisenden zuhören und ihnen genau das bieten, was sie suchen: großartige Reisen an großartigen Orten mit großartigen Menschen zu leistbaren Preisen.



    G Adventures Gründer Bruce Poon Tip

    G Adventures meets Vamadu

    G Adventures wurde bereits 1990 von Bruce Poon Tip gegründet. Als Backpacker mit Herz & Seele, waren sein einziges Startkapital zwei Kreditkarten und das brennende Verlangen, eine authentische, nachhaltige Reiseerfahrung anzubieten, wie die Welt sie noch nicht gesehen hatte. Indem er abenteuerlustigen Individualreisenden eine Alternative zu den üblichen Touristenhotels, Kreuzfahrten und Busreisen anbot, veränderte er nicht nur die Art, wie Menschen ihren Urlaub betrachten, sondern auch das Angesicht des Reisens für immer. Das einzige, was sich in den letzten 25 Jahren nicht verändert hat, ist der tief verwurzelte Glaube an deren Grundwerte, die das Leben und G Adventure bis heute bestimmen.


    Wir Vamadu-Gründer möchten genau diese Art von nachhaltigem, unabhängigem Tourismus für Individualreisende & Backpacker fördern und freuen uns, dass G Adventures somit selbst Teil der Vamadu Story wird!