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!
4 Reviews of Family holiday to Jordan and Egypt
Reviewed on 04 Nov 2018 by Molly PeoplesAmazing - and the perfect trip with two teenage boys who are very difficult to impress!...Trekking by foot in Wadi Rum with the Bedouin guide was the most memorable part. Read full review
Reviewed on 13 Apr 2018 by Louise NorrisAbsolutely excellent - I can't wait to return! Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Jul 2017 by Ricarda MondryThe most memorable was swimming with the dolphins and the dugong, visiting Abu Simbel and the King´s valley. Unforgettable. Read full review
Reviewed on 09 Nov 2016 by Kulbir NattBeing 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. Read full review
PlanetOur 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.
PeopleAll 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).