Family holiday to Jordan and Egypt

Description of Family holiday to Jordan and Egypt

Egypt and Jordan are home to some of the most incredible sites anywhere in the world, a treasure trove of ancient cities, dramatic temples and vast tombs. Who can fail to be awed by the majesty of the Pyramids, the looming columns of Karnak Temple and the carved facades of Petra?

There is also a remarkable variety of scenery ranging from the lush fields that line the banks of the Nile to the huge sandstone outcrops of Wadi Rum and the stunning mountains of the Dana Nature Reserve. Explore these fields on the back of a sturdy donkey as it slowly plods its way towards the Valley of the Kings or from the deck of a felucca as you glide along the Nile; admire the rocky majesty of Wadi Rum from the back of a (burping grumpy) camel as it ambles through the desert; be awed by the mountains of Dana as you follow quiet paths on a hike through the nature reserve.

Jordan and Egypt are also home to some of the most friendly people in the Middle East and you will be welcomed with open arms throughout your stay. Combine this with delicious food, pretty much guaranteed sunshine for most of the year, and very competitive prices, and you could just have your perfect family holiday!

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This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Overview:
We believe that travel is for everyone. This is a really core principle for us and we passionately believe that where there’s a will there’s a way. We take all ages and all levels of fitness and we do everything possible to ensure that our tours are accessible for everyone, irrespective of physical ability or cognitive conditions. In our experience, there is almost always a way of making a tour suitable for everyone. It’s conceivable that there may be some situations that we can’t accommodate but we haven’t come across them yet!
Limited mobility:
Everything that we do is tailor made so if we have guests with limited mobility, for example, we will tailor the programme to take this into account, and will suggest hotels which will suit. Just let us know what your requirements are and we can talk you through the options
Wheelchair:
In most of our destinations, it is not possible to arrange a special vehicle adapted for wheelchairs, but we are able to arrange a large vehicle which will have ample storage for a wheelchair. Some hotels have wheelchair access; these may be few and far between but we can suggest where these might be possible. Where there is no wheel chair access, but not too many steps, hotel staff are always happy to help with lifting the wheel chair.
Blind/ limited vision:
All of our customers will be travelling as part of a family group therefore we would expect that one of the family would be able to provide necessary assistance to a traveller with limited vision. Information in braille is almost never available but local support can be provided, for example ensuring that porters are available to carry luggage in airports / train stations / hotels so that the travel partner is free to assist the person with limited vision.
Deaf/limited hearing:
As stated above, all of our customers will be travelling as part of a family group therefore we would expect that one of the family would be able to provide necessary assistance to a traveller with limited hearing.
Cognitive conditions:
We have experience in providing appropriate spaces for all travellers, whether this means hotels with access to outdoor space, ground floor rooms, quiet rooms and so on. As all of our customers will be travelling as part of a family group therefore we would expect that one of the family would be also be on hand to provide necessary one on one assistance to a traveller with cognitive conditions as required.
About this Free from food:
If guests have serious dietary issues (or allergies) we will arrange translations into the relevant local language(s) to explain these, and will brief guides to ensure that appropriate food is served.
LGBT:
The staff who are responsible for running our tours will always be LGBT friendly. Many of the destinations in which we operate do not offer equal rights to the LGBT community, and outward displays of affection may be problematic. We will be able to give advice on this on a country by country basis.
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Family holiday to Jordan and Egypt

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

Our tours in Jordan and Egypt are run in conjunction with local partners that share our environmental goals and commitment to operate in a responsible manner.
There are many fragile eco-systems in Jordan and our guides and drivers provide advice on how to behave to ensure that any negative impact is prevented. For example, on our longer camel safaris we bring (dead) firewood with us so that we can have a campfire at night without trying to source wood locally. We also ensure that all waste is taken out of the desert at the end of an excursion (except in the case of toilet paper, which we advise clients to burn safely, ensuring that none remains).
In Egypt our felucca cruises are also conducted in a responsible manner. Rather than leaving toilet waste on the small beaches where we stop for the night, and which are used by local farmers, we carry a portable toilet with us. This means that all waste is taken with us (and transported on a separate felucca) and disposed of properly.
Our UK office is run as environmentally as possible. We operate a primarily paper free environment and do not produce brochures (which often leads to a lot of waste) but market our tours exclusively on the internet.

Community

All of our tours in Jordan and Egypt use local guides which is very important as it not only ensures that travellers are given a unique insight into the way of life and culture in the region but also ensures that tourist revenue is retained locally.
Whenever it is possible, we also try to use small locally-owned and family run hotels. These hotels not only provide a better experience for families but also tend to employ from the surrounding villages, ensuring that money is retained locally and spread throughout the area.
Where possible, hotels are selected that have been built and furnished using locally sourced materials.
As Jordan and Egypt are both Muslim countries it is important that correct advice is given on how to dress; our pre-tour literature covers this in detail, ensuring that travellers (particularly women) know what is appropriate. We also give advice on how to behave during Ramadan (if applicable given the time of year of travel).

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Reviewed on 04 Nov 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Trekking by foot in Wadi Rum with the Bedouin guide.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Learn a few words of Arabic and try the Umm Ali pudding. It looks terrible, but tastes delicious.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes - the guides were all local and clearly cared a lot about the environment they lived in.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Amazing - and the perfect trip with two teenage boys who are very difficult to impress!

Reviewed on 13 Apr 2018 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Petra was just as stunning as expected, if not more so! I also enjoyed the desert experience at the Wadi Rum Space Village Luxury Camp which I would
thoroughly recommend. It's the Bedouin version of glamping - nicer than some hotels!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


We used this op in the end and Liddy was extremely helpful and thorough.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Although I saw no direct evidence of this I hope it's true. Certainly our Egyptian guide was very knowledgeable and we discussed politics frequently - I feel like
we learned a lot about the issues facing Egypt currently. The same would be true of our driver in Jordan, Naim. I felt they were bothvery open about what they
were proud of and what concerns both countries faced.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Absolutely excellent - I can't wait to return!

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


swimming with the dolphins and the dugong, visiting Abu Simbel and the King´s valley

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


it was a good mix of sight seeing and beach, relaxing and activity

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


yes, especially choosing an ecovillage at the red sea and not a large resort, and through the activities like donkey and horse riding, having dinner with a Nubian family etc

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Unforgettable

Reviewed on 09 Nov 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Being up in a hot air balloon at sunrise over the river Nile floating over the Valley of the Kings. Quiet, magical and some wonderful views.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Take a little bit of time to read up on Egypt before - you will get more out of the trip.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes it benefitted local people. The people in the places that we visited desperately need more people to come and visit.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


As good and as memorable as any place that we've been to.
This was the first time we've been with a guide over a 9/10 day holiday and it was made enjoyable as all the logistics, research etc that I would normally do for this sort of trip was taken out. It meant that we did more without having our energy used on the organisational stuff.

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