Africa & the Middle East Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip Report Trip to Egypt and Jordan

Jump to last reply

Just returned from an amazing 17 days in Egypt and Jordan. I cannot wait to go back again. I planned a trip for two of us based on itineraries gleaned from other travelers and then put it out to bid at a few travel agencies. I ended up choosing Bella Vista tours in Boston as they were listed on the Egyptian web-site as a trusted company. They were alright, not the best I have ever dealt with and as this was my first trip to the Middle East I had hoped for better advice. That said, it all turned out very well with very few hiccups. The guides in Egypt and Jordan, provided through NTS and Amani tours were wonderful and made us feel very welcome, although they did try and push the shopping on us. We actually refused to get out of the cars which greatly annoyed everyone at first.

We found, traveling as single women, that the more conservatively we dressed the better we were treated. If you don't wish to be bothered by the men wear a wedding ring.
Cairo is a city that has 22 million people there during the workday. It's almost impossible to describe the traffic on the ring road...cars, busses, camels, donkeys, people all following some set of incomprehensible rules that from outward appearances looks like everyone will be killed and accidents would abound, but amazingly it all keeps moving.

1 Reply |

Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Fodor's Go List 2015 Has Been Announced
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 19, 14 at 05:08 PM
View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Now is the Time fo Egypt...
  2. 2 Trip Report Zanzibar - from a resident's perspective
  3. 3 Magnificent wedding in the Masai Mara
  4. 4 Johannesburg to Cape Town
  5. 5 Trip Report Zambia Impressions
  6. 6 Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania
  7. 7 Trip Report Travel Report for Malawi - A Great Place To Relax
  8. 8 Serengeti Photo Safari - April 2015
  9. 9 Johannesburg to Cape Town
  10. 10 Comments on Botswana itinerary with Wilderness Travel
  11. 11 Trip Report SOUTH AFRICA WESTERN CAPE TRIP REPORT: SEPT/OCT 2013
  12. 12 Morocco floods - areas affected
  13. 13 Dubai first time
  14. 14 Mauritius September 2015 - Silver Beach Resort or Emeraude Beach Attitude?
  15. 15 Taste of Dubai
  16. 16 Trip Report Don't go to Morrocco!
  17. 17 Where to spend extra night; Merzouga or Skoura?
  18. 18 Canoe Safari Jan - Feb
  19. 19 Dubai and/or Oman
  20. 20 Good travel company to book an 8 day trip to Egypt
  21. 21 Need advice on which camera lenses for safari
  22. 22 Morocco Advice
  23. 23 Trip Report MOROCCO SOLO
  24. 24 Guide for Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Jan 2015
  25. 25 Suggestions for a group tour
View next 25 » Back to the top