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Responsible tourism: Best of Egypt and Jordan holiday
We send our clients a ‘Code of Ethics’ information sheet prior to travel, advising them of the cultural and environmental impacts of their activities. As part of the code we advise them on how to respect the local environment to help preserve it for future generations.
Eco-tourism in Egypt are supported in Egypt and Jordan and we do our best to deal with eco-hotels and resorts in Egypt whenever it is available. At Eco-accommodation, you will stay in an environmentally friendly eco-village, built by local masons with local stone using traditional methods. For accommodations in Marsa Alam or Dahab, we give choices to be at tents or hotels with domed rooms. Tents are provided with electricity and locally made furniture with the Egyptian style. Toilets and Shower is short walk. Also we have already eco-camp in Bahariya Oasis but still under construction. The vehicles that we use for our clients are all our modern air-conditioned vehicles and are provided with baskets for rubbish in addition to environmental filter on the exhaust pipe of the cars. We advise our drivers in Egypt and Jordan not to use the horn even incase you do not have a client and this is a behavior and we need to improve it.
We train the staff how to have minimal impact on the environment and how to be an example to the others in Egypt and Jordan. For example, Incase you see a paper in the historical places with tourists or even with your family and friends, immediately pick it up from the ground and put it the basket. We keep advising travelers to conserve water and put tissues in the bin. In my opinion to start with yourself and advise the other to do that is the best example to be followed.
During the trip, we give a brief description of Egypt from Pharaonic time until the time of the revolution in 1952. We also give out information about the Arabic language, local religions and appropriate dress (particularly for women).
We plan tours and holidays in a way which maximizes the opportunity for clients to meet local people and learn about the local culture. We use employees from the local community. Clients can feel that while they are in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan and in Jordan. So Sightseeing tours are operated and led by local guides. Also, we use local drivers and all arrangements of tours are made by local staff. We ensure that all of the local people we work with have good working conditions with reasonable working hours, a contract and a fair wage.
We choose local restaurants and accommodations to have the benefits remain within the local communities. Clients are kindly asked to respect the culture of the people in Egypt and Turkey and details of our guidelines will be provided on booking. The Tours starts in Cairo, Egypt and clients see the most sights in Cairo and experience local community. Then enjoy another experience in upper Egypt on the Nile Cruise between Aswan and Luxor. After that see the unique experience in Jordan to cover both countries Egypt and Jordan.
Reviews of Best of Egypt and Jordan holiday
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I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
It was OK
A bit disappointing really
Reviewed on 24 Feb 2014 by Janie Kuczer
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
The BEST thing about our trip was the absolutely wonderful service we received from the tour company.
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Don't settle for the "usual" tour, do your research, decide what you want to see and talk to your tour company. The operator helped us create the tour that was perfect for us.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Yes, our holiday benefited the local people. Tourist are staying away from Egypt because they are concerned about the political instability. But we had a wonderful time and at NO time did we feel unsafe or concerned. Go to EGYPT!!
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
Unfortunately we had to rush home due to a death in the family, but while we were in Egypt both my husband and I would rate Egypt 11 out of 10!!!