Dahab Egypt and Jordan Adventure

Cairo/Dahab/Wadi Rum/Dead Sea/Petra

 This tour starts in Cairo, Egypt and ends in Amman, Jordan. These are the airports you will fly in and out of.

We have created this tour as an add on from our “Enchanting Egypt Tour” however it can also be a stand alone tour. Although this tour starts in Cairo, we do not undertake any sightseeing in Cairo itself. If you have not visited Egypt before and want to see the Pyramids we suggest coming a few days early and organising this first. We can put you in touch with some tour operators in Egypt to arrange this for you. Alternatively you can join our “Enchanting Egypt Tour”, which for the 31 Oct – 8 Nov 2022.

After spending one night in Cairo (not part of the tour but in preparation for the tour) we head to the stunning coastal town of Sharm El Sheik, holiday destination to the rich and famous domestic toursits of Egypt, and then we move to the cool vibes of Dahab, home to deep sea divers and expat hippies. Our stay in Dahab focusses on visiting Mt Sinai and St Catherine’s Monastery, the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments. 

After this we cross by ferry to Wadi Rum and explore this sandstone wonder, followed by an afternoon floating in the Dead Sea and the next day visiting the Jerash, one of the most beautiful and best-preserved Graeco-Roman cities in the world. We conclude our tour in the Wrold Hreitage UNESCO listed Petra and conclude the tour in Amman, the capital of Jordan and our departure city. 

JORDAN

Jordan, officially known as Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, has a population of only 10 million, and covering just over 90 thousand square kilometres. Its capital is Amman.

The country is bordered on the north by Syria, to the east by Iraq, and by Saudi Arabia on the east and south. To the west is Israel and the occupied West Bank, while Jordan’s only outlet to the sea, the Gulf of Aqaba, is to the south.

Sunni Islam is the dominant religion in Jordan. Muslims make up about 93% of the country’s population. There are also a small number of Ahmadi Muslims, and some Shiites. There are also around 6% Christian population. The Constitution provides for the freedom to practice the rights of one’s religion and faith in accordance with the customs that are observed in the kingdom.

Arabic is the official language. English is also widely used, especially in the business and tourism industries.

The kingdom is of course most famous for the site of Petra, but is recently becoming well known as a movie set with many recent movies being filmed in the deserts of Wadi Rum.

Trip Highlights

Your Host

Tammie Day  is an Australian retreat leader, tour organiser, yoga and nia teacher, world traveller and founder of Vibrant Women Travel, Training and Homestay. Tammie is constantly sourcing the most enchanting places to run her Inspirational Journeys, places that truly capture your heart and imagination, Egypt and Jordan are definitely a must for anyone who loves exploring spectacular places, with like-minded people.  Local guides will be present throughout our tour as well so you get the most out of your adventure. 

Investment

Inclusions

What is not included

Requirements:

This tour has a lot of walking and requires a moderate level of fitness. There are steep stairs, uneven roads and getting on and off boats and buses. Sites are large and sometimes hot, you may need to walk several kilometers around a single site and do two in a day. You need to be fairly fit to attend this tour.

Itinerary

You can add the the Egypt Tour to the Jordan Tour on the reservation form

5/5
"Enchanting it was thanks to Tammie and Vibrant Women!. From the wonderful and diverse accommodation. The guides that kept us so much entertained and enlightened by so much history.
I loved every minute. So well organised and even thought the days were full, Tammie arranges necessary time for all to relax. Without hesitation I would recommend Vibrant Women Travel to anyone wanting an adventure without the stress. Thank you Tammie once again.
Cathy
2019
5/5
"What I experienced on my holiday with "Vibrant Women"was beyond my expectations.
Tammie was kind, generous, calm, organised, knowledgeable, with a great sense of humour, (had us in tears laughing).
We had comfortable accommodation and a delicious choise of restaurants every day.
It was the most amazing trip and I highly recommend.
I had the best time ever and am planning on joining Tammie on another adventure soon! "
Sharna
2018

FAQ's

Passport, Journal, Camera, Prescription Medication, Converter Plug & Chargers, Swim Shoes and  swimmers for Dead Sea and perhaps goggles. Also weather may be cool especially overnight in the desert and early mornings. Bring long pants and jumpers and clothes that can be layered as it heats up during the day.

 The local currency is JD – Jordanian Dinar We recommend USD if you bring cash

A travel card is also a good back up with USD

ATM’s and money changers are easily found. 

As you are travelling with an authorised tour operator your entrance visa is waived.

 Please see your itinerary notes for most current information if your trip involves a border crossing.

There will be several opportunities to spend your tourist dollars although Jordan is not known for its bargains. 

Please consider the exchange rate and value before you make a purchase.

Please allow yourself a small daily budget, around USD$10-15 for snacks, tea, coffee, soft drink etc

Depending on your itinerary you will also have to purchase you lunch or dinner each day.

Breakfast is included at all hotels

Room service, laundry etc will also be at your own expense

Our rates do not include any kind of travel insurance and each guest must make sure to arrange his own necessary insurance prior arrival to Jordan. We will do everything possible to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. However, all travel involves some degree of risk and uninsured activities like horse riding in Petra, Carriages in Petra, Jeeps in Wadi Rum, Camel riding etc, we strongly recommend that you take out appropriate travel insurance for your adventure. 

Your insurance protection should include cover for cancellation, medical and repatriation expenses, personal injury and accident, death and loss of personal baggage and money and personal liability. Insurance cover offered by credit card companies or reciprocal medical cover agreements are often not comprehensive please check this before travelling. Or contact our preferred Travel Insruance provider “Travel with Jane”.

 Jordanian cuisine is influenced by its geographical location. You will get to taste a variety of North African, Persian, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern food.

*Please let us know of any allergies **Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate complex dietary requirements only anaphylaxis allergies. To travel with us if you have specific dietary needs you will need to be able to manage these yoruself without it impacting on the rest of the group.

◊ Water: We recommend you drink bottled water throughout your stay in Jordan. It is fine for showering, washing clothes etc

◊ Alcohol: Available in most hotel bars however don’t be surprised if have a night or two without your favourite beverage as some hotels are ‘dry’.

Is a part of the Middle Eastern culture with the regular use of ‘shisha pipes’ in local restaurants.

Casual and comfortable! 

Ladies: Long shorts or ¾ length lightweight pants, a selection of wash and wear shirts. Lightweight dresses if you prefer. Knee length or below is good. Take one lightweight jacket, cardigans or jumpers for late night or early morning and warm pants and pyjamas. Scarf for mosque visit and a sarong over your swimmers in resorts. It will be cool in the desert so be sure to pack for very cold nights

◊ Dress Code:  As most of the places we go are tourist areas dress code is very casual. Dress for comfort but  try to avoid anything to revealing or short especially when we visit local places like markets.

◊ Shoes: Please make sure you take comfortable flat walking shoes as most of the sites have un-even ground, desert sand and rocks. Also take at least one pair with nonslip sole.

In November the higher elevations now feel cold, especially at night. Amman—at an elevation of around 3,300 ft (1,000 m)—averages 14°C, with a daily range between 9-21°C. in November, the first biting winds of winter begin to sweep the valleys. Petra’s temperatures average more or less the same as Amman in November.

Bring cold-weather clothing, along with lighter summer clothing for the diminishing warm sunny days. Pack sun-lotion, plus a shade hat, sunglasses, and comfortable yet sturdy walking shoes.

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There are public toilets at most of the sites we visit. Most public toilets throughout the Middle East and Europe require payment to the cleaners so try to keep your coins for this. Where possible use your hotel or the restaurants. Always carry a pack of tissues and hand sanitiser with you. 

 Please remember to take enough prescribed medication for duration of the tour.  Chemists are very easy to access and things such as anti-biotics are generally available over the counter.

A moderate level of fitness is required to enjoy all the sites we visit. Some of the days we are out and about all day you do need to be able to walk up to 5km a day and sometimes at pace if we are heading somewhere we need to be on time for like a ferry crossing. Other times its more of a stroll however please consider if you think you would hold the group up. We cannot unfortunately have women travel with us who require asistance to walk, for example if you use a walking stick you will not be able to get to many of the sites we visit. 

Photography & Video Shooting in Jordan

Photography in Jordan is widely allowed but if there will be any video shooting then this is not allowed at sites and must be permitted in advance from authorities and this permission usually takes 21 days in advance with certain requirements information needed in advance, please contact us for more information. 

Equipment like big lenses, big zooms, large cameras … etc might be prohibited in Jordan and might be confiscated upon arrival.

Ask permission when taking pictures of someone, especially women. 

Be aware that some traditionally-dressed locals expect some payment when they ‘pose’ outside historic sites, especially in Petra. 

*Drones and wireless planes are not allowed in Jordan at all and will be confiscated at borders on arrival.