Jordan and Egypt budget vacation
This 9 day small group adventure tour includes short journeys by minibus as well as a 2hr ferry ride across the Gulf of Aqaba and an hour's flight to Cairo.
Amman Petra Wadi Rum Red Sea Beach Camp Dahab Cairo
US $1690ToUS $1825excluding flights
Single supplement $200.
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1 Reviews of Jordan and Egypt budget vacation
4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 20 Oct 2016 by Sam Mahlasela
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
Visiting both the Christian Othordox Churches as well as the Muslim Churches was an eye opener in term of how churches evolved.
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
It's an impressive tour! It's not only about seeing other countries but to enhance
yourself on how other communities survived after colonialisation. The results of the global economic impact on the poor is universal.
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Any vacation or tour does benefit local economy with regards to the investment brought by tourism
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
This vacation was very impressive compared to what the costs were. Works class hotels and skillful tour leader was experienced. I was also impressed on how other people know South Africa, some know it better than I anticipated.
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PlanetAs a global operator, we take our role in the tourism industry very seriously. We recognise the impact that tourism has on local communities and the environment, and we plan and operate all our tours with this front of our minds. We believe that every tour operator must be responsible in the way they conduct their business, to ensure the welfare of all people and the conservation of the environment.
We are committed to operating in a responsible manner, incorporating the principles of sustainable development in the way we provide our travelers with real life experiences. These values are more than just words on a page; they are ingrained in our culture and the daily operations of every office and every trip. In addition, we expect our staff and travelers to demonstrate the principles of responsible travel - respecting people, cultures and local environments; in the distribution of wealth; in good will and cross-cultural sharing; and in contributing to sustainable development.
As company our responsibilities donít stop when our tours end. Our own in house foundation has been in operation for over 10 years; a not-for-profit fund that has distributed over AU$3 million to more than 70 non-government organisations since 2002, from health care, education, human rights, child welfare, sustainable development and in environmental and wildlife protection. Donations come from our travelers and are then matched by us dollar for dollar.
A Project supported in Egypt is A.C.E (Animal Care in Egypt) this is a team of 12 fulltime workers, 2 vets and a number of volunteers that care for injured, sick and mistreated animals, providing them with professional veterinary care, nutritious meals and relief from pain.
PeopleWe take care to use local transport throughout and stay in small, locally owned hotels and guesthouses. We source produce locally throughout the trip, eat at local restaurants and encourage our travelers to purchase souvenirs from local artisans and recruit our on the ground team from the local community. This not only gives a fantastic insight into the country and a snap shot of day to day life, but it also puts valuable financial resources back into the local economy, creating jobs and supporting local businesses.
The local leaders on this trip are passionate about their countryís history, people, culture and environment; they will lead you through a journey of discovering their country whilst leaving as small an impact on the environment as possible. Travelers are encouraged to buy local cotton shopping bags and leave no rubbish behind. On this trip you experience the warmth and company of Bedouin hosts in a simple desert camp, where stories of their history and culture are told beneath a twinkling desert sky.
We believe that responsible travel is about the attitude you take with you and the choices you make when traveling - to respect and benefit local people, their cultures, economy and the environment. On trips like this through the Middle East for example, dress standards are conservative, and we recommend loose, lightweight clothing so as not to offend, particularly outside of the major cities.