Additional information for Egypt & Jordan Jewel with Nile Boat Cruise • Expat Explore
We will be adding a number of protocols to ensure the safety and protection of our passengers. While we already have health and safety measures in place on our coaches, travellers can expect the following:
- Increased daily cleaning, thereby ensuring optimal coach hygiene. Seat rotation will be put on pause for now. Passengers will be expected to wear masks onboard and boarding procedures will be adjusted to allow for social distancing.
- In-depth hygiene and health training for all crew members.
- While on tour, the comfort and quality of our restaurants and accommodation will still remain, however, these will be vetted to ensure the increased hygiene standards are met.
For more information on our elevated health and safety protocols, please see our How to Travel Safe page.
Please refer to the tour itinerary for full details of what activities are included, which meals are included and what is excluded. We would recommend budgeting €25-€40 per day (this excludes optional excursions).
During this tour you will stay in twin share rooms and if you are a single traveller, you will be roomed with a fellow traveller of the same gender or you have the option to book a single room at an additional price during checkout.
On Day 3, 4 & 5 you will overnight on-board a 5-star cruise boat in twin share cabins.
In some destinations you will have a full free day, where you can choose to join our optional excursions or explore on your own.
Please have a look at our visa information page for detailed information.
This should be valid for at least six months after you have returned home from your trip. You should also have several blank pages as Visas and entry/exit stamps can take up a whole page.
Local Payment Your tour guide will collect a local payment of 650 EGP (in Egypt) and 40 USD (in Jordan). This covers tipping for all services provided during the tour by drivers, waiters, hotel staff. Please ensure you have this amount ready for the tour leader to collect at the beginning of the tour.
Tipping Your tour leader is not included in the above tipping. As a general guide, we recommended tipping your tour leader 75-100 EGP / 5-7 USD per person per day at the end of the tour depending on your satisfaction and his/her general attitude.
Entrance Fees Please note that entrance fees for the following experiences on this tour are not included in the tour price. Please keep them in mind as you budget for your trip.
Entrance fees (Egyptian pounds per person):
- 200 EGP, Giza Pyramids & the Sphinx
- 180 EGP, Sakara Pyramid
- 230 EGP, Egyptian Museum
- 180 EGP, Philae Temple
- 140 EGP, Kom Ombo
- 200 EGP, Karnak Temple
- 160 EGP, Luxor Temple
- 245 EGP, Valley of the Kings
- 140 EGP, Hatchepsut Temple
- Free, Colossi of Memnon
Jordan (US dollars per person): We recommend purchasing a Jordanian pass to grant access to all sights - https://www.jordanpass.jo/
- 3 USD, Byzantine Mosaics
- 71 USD, Petra
- 10 USD, Dead Sea
- 10 USD, Wadi Rum jeep safari
- 3 USD, Mount Nebo
International Flights Travel to the start point and from the end point is not included. We recommend using Sky Scanner to find the best deals on international flights.
Travel Insurance For a relatively small price, travel insurance provides you with the peace of mind so that you can enjoy your tour without any worries. All passengers travelling on an Expat Explore tour are required to have valid travel insurance cover, and you are responsible for arranging your own insurance - if you need any assistance with this please contact our Customer Service team who can put you in touch with our preferred travel insurance partners.
Please note: No children under 10 years of age are allowed on Expat Explore tours.
Minors (between 10 and 18 years of age) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who accepts full responsibility for them. Unaccompanied minors will not be accepted on tour. Expat Explore reserves the right to decline any booking at our discretion.
We welcome all travellers on our tours but we would like to ensure your comfort and enjoyment, so please ensure that you are happy with the below information and level of fitness required.
Expat Explore tries to be as accommodating as possible, however, our tours are unfortunately not designed for people travelling with wheelchairs or severe mobility issues.
Our tours are fast paced because they are designed for you to see the most a destination has to offer. We also want to ensure that you explore as much as possible, which may require long periods without stops on the coach/minibus as we drive to new destinations.
For more information regarding traveller fitness please see our Terms and Conditions.
These generally consist of multiple levels accessible only by steps, with sandy and uneven ground.
The cruise ships used on this tour have multiple levels, and do not have elevators. When docked, the ships can only be accessed by a gangway. There is no wheelchair access.
Not all hotels have lifts, so you may be required to carry your own bags up and down stairs to your room.