Egypt budget small group tour
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Description of Egypt budget small group tour
Budget tours of Egypt donít get any more exciting than this excellent two week itinerary that takes in the highlights of Cairo prior to heading to the temples of Philae and the engineering feat of the Aswan High Dam by overnight train.
Time spent exploring the souks and market places of Aswan are matched with an optional visit to Abu Simbel where youíll be able to see the stunning temples created by Ramses II. Traditional overnight felucca cruises on the Nile are an exceptionally peaceful way to travel with the temples of Luxor, including the Valley of the Kings and the temples of Karnak, adding to the exhilaration of arriving afloat.
After also experiencing the lesser-visited Colossi of Memnon and the Medinat Habu, your tour of Egypt continues to the Red Sea resort of Hurghada where watersports activities and chances to ride on a camel complement cultural discoveries before you return to Cairo overland or by air.
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4 Reviews of Egypt budget small group tour
Reviewed on 05 Jan 2017 by Gerry KennedyBest bits: The boat trip and meal at the Nubian village Read full review
Reviewed on 09 May 2016 by Ogo MkparuI thoroughly enjoyed my holiday, great organisation, very accommodating, great people and sights and all at an affordable price. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Jan 2016 by Helen GoldenThe most memorable parts of the holiday were the Guide Waleed, unforgettable. Nothing was too much trouble. Sufi dancing (an optional event) was stupendous. Felucca overnight. Valley of Kings - King Tuts tomb. Snorkelling in Red Sea. Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Nov 2015 by Roger SteadVery difficult to pick out any individual highlights as the whole tour was incredible...Definitely ten out of ten. Read full review
PlanetHow our company is making a difference:
We know that making the positive difference we aim to achieve will not be an easy task. However, our enthusiasm and commitment towards our travel responsibility mission is far stronger than any obstacles. We believe that in order to achieve any objective, the company has to have accurate policies and procedures for the employees and the guests to follow in order to reach our goal.
We have decided that the environment is a major component of any local community and any negative effect on the environment would directly have an impact on the lives of the inhabitants of the local community. Therefore, we have drawn up a strict environmental protection policy that all our employees and travelers have to abide by. For example, we recycle empty ink cartridges. A company collects them and disposes of them the correct manner.
Egypt is already know as a country with excessive waste by the locals and we encourage all travelers to not follow this by throwing their trash in inappropriate places. Our bus drivers have an arrangement with travelers to leave their empty food wrappers and water bottles in the bus where they will collect it afterwards and dispose of it in an appropriate manner.
We implemented a facilities boat for the use of all felucca tours. This enables the travelers to get on the boat for toilet use. Through this initiative, we completely eliminate stopping on the banks of the Nile for toilet stops in the fields.
This particular tour visits the Red Sea area of Dahab. We encourage travelers to not throw any of their beer bottles on the beach and we also warn against any beach fires without the supervision of one of our tour leaders. This is how we prevent the local environment from being polluted.
They also have an opportunity to snorkel and dive in Dahab. We instruct every person who takes part in this to not pick at the coral reefs while snorkelling.
For us, Responsible Travel is the only way to travel.
PeopleThroughout our long tourism business journey, exceeding 15 years of travel operation in the Middle East, we have succeeded in establishing strong links with the communities we are dealing with in the host destinations.
We believe that the Responsible Travel concept has to be a two-way strategy with both the travelers and the local community gaining benefits. We benefit the local communities we visit using a wide scope of activities that have a positive impact on the local economy, directly by donating money to charity organizations, financially supporting some local communities and by recruiting employees who belonging to the local community. We encourage our guests to buy local products and make use of services that people local community offer. We help indirectly through capacity building projects we implement with our employees and through the experiences and culture exchanges that take place between the locals and the travelers during our tours.
We promise to support the local community of every destination we take our travelers to. We will do this by employing local guides, using local handicraft shops and recommend shops to our travelers so that their holiday spending contributes to the people of that country. Furthermore, we provide each traveler with a tipping guide. By doing this we set a concept of tipping and gratuity for every person who will offer a form of service to the traveler.
We have also considered the social aspect of the local community and how to respect the customs and traditions of the inhabitants helping us operate our tours. We always provide our guests with all the information needed to understand the community they are visiting and we create valuable opportunities for the travelers and the locals to mingle and exchange ideas and thoughts.
The first objective is to operate our tours in the most perfect way possible. Our second objective, but not second in importance, is to benefit the local community, protect the environment, and have a positive social impact on the inhabitants living in our host destinations. One of the ways of doing this is to inform and educate our travelers on the cultures of the destinations. By doing this we aim to create a form of respect between the travelers and the local citizens who they will face along their tour.
We attempt to accommodate clients in our own hotels which will allow us to not only provide work to our own staff, but also have the bargaining power to provide clients with the best rates.
In Dahab, there are a number of street children who sell hand made crafts. We inform travellers that it is up to them to buy these from the children, but we do not encourage them to hand out large numbers of money, as it contributes to the problem of begging and to a large extent, pick pocketing.
We educate all our staff on the real life situations of each destination. Sales consultants will use this information to inform potential travelers of the correct information and threats that they may face. By creating long lasting relationships with our local ground handlers, we are able to establish what needs the community has and through their information we can inform our travelers what they can contribute to the local community from their home countries.