Alternative upgraded transport options included free of charge
From January 1, 2014, G Adventures will be operating its full program of trips in Egypt, with slightly altered itineraries that use flights instead of trains while overnight trains are temporarily out of service.
Traveler safety is paramount to the leading small group adventure tour operator, and G Adventures is confident its trips will run unaffected, ensuring travelers they will get the most of this historical and culturally-rich destination.
“We have an operational office in Cairo and team members on the ground who are monitoring the situation daily. We’re excited to be able to give our travelers the opportunity to travel safely, and our operational crew and CEOs (chief experience officers) the opportunity to get back to work, showing people the country they are passionate about.
“We know G Adventures travelers are curious and adventurous, and there is no better time to see the wonders of Egypt with less crowds, and to give back to its communities, many of which rely heavily on tourism as a means of local income.” says Warner.
Some tweaks have been made to transport, as overnight trains are currently not running in Egypt. G Adventures will be providing alternative, upgraded transportation in the form of a flight on these itineraries, at no extra charge to travelers, unlike many other operators. This will remain the case until overnight trains are once again fully operational.
G Adventures has seven trips in Egypt, with two combining Jordan and Egypt.
- Best of Egypt – Enjoy dinner with a local family, spend the night on a felucca, explore ancient temples and monuments, hunt for deals in the bazaars, gaze at the pyramids and mysterious Sphinx. An eight-day trip from Cairo to Cairo is priced from $999pp*.
- Egypt and Jordan Adventure – Discover ancient civilizations and architectural wonders, relax at the Red Sea, enjoy an overnight felucca journey with support boat, bargain in bazaars, camp in a Bedouin tent, marvel at the rock-cut architecture of Petra. A 17-day trip from Cairo to Amman is priced from $1980pp*.