Egypt & Jordan, Oct.-Nov. 2010

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Dates 13 Oct '10 to 24 Nov '10

Flexible? No, not really

Est. Cost 638 - 3,240 EUR (EUR Euro)

Type Travel Partners Wanted

Name Egypt & Jordan, Oct.-Nov. 2010

Awesome, customized itinerary at a great price! Combines the best of Egypt and Jordan. You can do any portion of the trip you like depending on your budget, time schedule, and interests.

Budget accommodations. Using a reliable Egyptian tour operator (based in Luxor). Prices vary according to which parts of the trip you do and how many travelers we have in our group. Loads of cool activities, entrance fees, guide/driver, tour tax, and many meals are already included in the tour cost.

The Egypt portion of the trip is perfectly timed to be in Abu Simbel on Oct. 22 for the Sun Festival and in Abydos, "gateway to the afterlife", for Halloween!

The Jordan portion visits a number of important historical and biblical sites. Costs are reduced if we hire a car and drive through Jordan, depending on number of travelers.

Please contact me ASAP because hotels in Abu Simbel book up fast for the Sun Festival. The full itinerary appears on my blogsites: www.tripchicktravels.blogspot.com or www.tripchick.wordpress.com.

UPDATE (July 29, 2010): The tour operator has informed me that a 30% down-payment on this trip is required in order to reserve hotel space, etc. So, please contact me as soon as possible if you are interested in doing this trip. Thank you.

Egypt & Jordan, Oct.-Nov. 2010

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Tripchick
Tripchick Just a quick update. I'm super busy getting last minute stuff done before I depart for Cairo Oct. 13. So, anyone interested in joining me on any portion of my trip will need to just get in touch with the local tour operator directly for more info. on updated prices after the booking deadline (which was June 30), but you can leave me a note and I'll private message their contact info. to you. There's just so much I have to do in a relatively short time. So, thanks for your understanding. And wish me luck!
4 years ago
Todd
Todd Hope you have a ball TripChick. I'll put up a note on our Facebook page to find anyone looking for a last-minute adventure.
4 years ago
Tripchick
Tripchick Thank you, Todd. That's very sweet of you. Should be a great trip. And by the way, there are now two of us going to the Western Desert (Nov. 1-10), so that part is definitely a "GO" now also! Yeah!!! : >
4 years ago
Tripchick

Tripchick Just a quick update: I have purchased my flights. Hurrah! I also sent in my deposit for the Egypt portion of the trip and the tour operator told me that since I've reserved the trip by doing this, they can add other travelers who may decide to come on a first come first serve basis up to 6 people (max. to fit in one vehicle). So far, a few other women have contacted me and it looks like we'll be doing different parts of the trip together (in Egypt and Jordan). However, I'm still seeking at least one other female to share with me on the Western Desert (Sahara) oasis safari and Alexandria leg of the Egypt trip. So, if you are interested, let me know! The desert will be spectacular in the Fall -- not too hot and not too cold. I can totally picture myself hanging out at an oasis and surrounded by the vast sand dunes of the Great Sand Sea! Sometimes I even dream about it at night. Am I crazy???

4 years ago
Tripchick

Tripchick Hi, Marie... Thanks for writing me again. The dates for the Western Desert oases safari (including White Desert) will be Nov. 1-10 (departing from Luxor and returning to Cairo). We'll stop at all 5 of the main oases (even Siwa!), El-Alamein, and Alexandria also. A more detailed itinerary appears on my blogsite: www.tripchick.wordpress.com if you would like to take a look. I'm really excited about this part of the trip because it is more off the beaten path and I enjoy deserts. At the moment there is just one guy who wants to come with me, but I was hoping to find another female to share with and also maybe another guy for him to share with if possible. So, let me know if you are interested. Thanks again.

4 years ago
Tripchick
Tripchick The booking deadline for this trip is just around the corner. So, anyone interested in doing any part of this trip with me needs to contact me by JUNE 25. Thanks.
4 years ago
Tripchick
Tripchick You can leave me a message here and I'll respond.
4 years ago
Lauren
Lauren A must-do is the balloon ride over Luxor. It's a great way to see all of the city if you only have a short amount of time there, although I remember it to be a bit pricey. One of my best memories of Egypt was donkey racing through Aswan. The Sun Festival sounds exciting, good luck!
5 years ago
Todd
Todd I think we paid about US$90 for the balloon ride, which is much cheaper than the $200-300 elsewhere. It was an amazing thing to do in an amazing place. More than 20 balloons, all lifting off at 5am, above the Valley of the Kings, such a great sight.
5 years ago
Tripchick
Tripchick Yes, the balloon ride over Luxor (Valley of the Kings & Queens) is INCLUDED in this tour.
5 years ago
Todd
Todd Great to hear. Make sure you record some video of the balloons (not just pics). I won't spoil it by telling you why. :)
5 years ago
Tripchick
Tripchick Sure thing, Todd. I did this in Kathmandu too and the video was great.
5 years ago
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Countries

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Highlights

  • Cairo
  • Saqqara
  • Dashur
  • Memphis
  • Suez Canal
  • Dendarah
  • Abydos on Halloween
  • Western desert oases safari
  • Alexandria
  • St. Catherine's Monastery
  • Mt. Sinai
  • Red Sea
  • Wadi Rum
  • Petra
  • Shobak Castle
  • Lot's Cave
  • Kerak Castle
  • Wadi Mujib Nature Reserve
  • Madaba
  • Dead Sea
  • Bethany
  • Mt. Nebo
  • Jerash
  • Amman
  • Luxor & hot air balloon ride
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Giza Pyramids & Sphinx
  • Pyramids Sound/Light Show
  • Aswan & islands by felucca

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  • Trekking & Hiking
  • Scuba & Snorkelling
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Overland & Safari