- Days: 21
- Period: May
- Weather: Warm till very hot. Temperatures around between 30 and 40 degrees.
Currency: Egyption Pounds (EP)
Internet: Available in many places
ATM's: Available everywhere
Safety: Jordan is a very safe country to travel in. Throughout the country there are many checkpoints.
Prices (per May 2007)
Value Money: €1 = 7,7 EP
Fuel: 0,80 EP per liter (about € 0,10)
Camping: Varies from 20 EP till 45 EP per night
Entrance fees: Giza (sfinx and pyramids) = 102 EP for two persons and a car, Trip through Black and White dessert cost us 300 EP for 2 nights, St. Katherina sanctuary is 30 EP, Camel ride up Mount Sinai 100 EP.
Egypt is a cheap country but getting in and out with your own car is pretty expensive.
Visa & Border crossing
We arrange for our visa in Aqaba. This cost us 12 JD each. Getting your visa on board of the boat is also possible.
Ferry for Aqaba to Nuweiba cost us 260 US dollar (190 US Dollar for the car and 35 US Dollar per person). These prices are for the slow ferry that takes 3 hours. The fast ferry takes only one hour cost 30 US Dollar more. The costs for the Ferry cannot be paid in Jordan Dinar.
Insurance = 55 EP for one month
Dessert Licence = 10,50
Egyptian licence plates = 100 EP
Copies of documents = 30 EP
Tax = 505 EP
Highlights or not
Dahab: Very touristic beach resort with a relax atmosphere.
3 Pools: Best place for snorkling at this diving spot south of Dahab.
Mount Sinai: Great views on top. Going up is a pretty intensive hike.
Pyramids and Sfinx: Cannot be missed.
Oasis: Nice places to relax. Some have hot springs.
Black Dessert: Nothing special.
White Dessert: The best landscape in the whole of Egypt. Really beautiful.
Luxor: Karnak Temple, Valley of the Kings, Hatsepsut Temple cannot be missed.
Getting your visa for Sudan in Cairo is quick and easy. Price is 100 US Dollar per person (can only be paid in US Dollar).
In Egypt you have to bargain for everything.
|New year||1 January|
|Koptic Christmas||6 January|
|Sinai Liberation Day||25 April|
|Labour Day||1 May|
|Day of the Suez-channel||18 June|
|Revolution Day||23 July|
|Armed Forces Day||6 October|
|Suez Day||24 October|
|Day of Victory||23 December|
|Christmas Day||25 December|
Grid: Lat/Lon hddd°mm.mmm"
|Black Dessert||N28.07.559||E028.44.324||Various||Entrance point Black Dessert|
|Black Dessert||N28.05.305||E028.43.433||Various||Exit point Black Dessert|
|Cairo||N30.03.402||E031.14.151||City Center||Cairo City Centre|
|Cairo||N29.58.170||E031.10.448||Camping||Salma Camp||Camp site in Cairo. We have not been here.|
|Dahab||N28.29.528||E034.30.969||Hotel||Auski Camp||Very basic but good and cheap hotel. Safe parking in front of the door|
|Dahab||N28.26.162||E034.27.435||Bush camp||3 Pools||Bush camp on the beach of a great snorkling spot. To get here you must pass 3 checkpoints. When you have a note from a diving spot, they will let you through|
|St. Katherina||N28.33.685||E033.58.136||Camping||Fox Dessert Camp||Nice bedouin hotel. We were allowed to camp within the hotel area|
|Cairo||N30.01.600||E031.13.435||Hotel||Garden City House Hotel||Basic hotel in the centre of Cairo, 3 blocks from the Sudanese Embassy|
|Bahariya||N28.18.034||E028.56.376||Camping||Eden Garden Village||Nice campsite. You can organise trips to the Black and White dessert from here.|
|Dakhla||N25.29.270||E028.58.652||Camping||Forsan Hotel||We were allowed to camp behind the hotel, where the have shade and grass.|
|Luxor||N25.42.682||E032.38.911||Camping||Rezeiky Camp||Great camping in the centre of Luxor with shade, grass and a swimming pool.|
|Dahab||N28.29.665||E034.30.545||City Center||Dahab city centre|
|Nuweiba||N28.58.525||E034.39.843||Various||Ferry port Nuweiba|
|Cairo||N29.58.872||E031.07.692||Place of interest||Giza pyramids|
|Luxor||N25.41.436||E032.38.236||Supermarket||Omar Market||Biggest supermarket in Luxor|
|Luxor||N25.41.391||E032.38.441||Supermarket||A-one Market||Supermarket in Luxor|
|Luxor||N25.43.217||E032.36.668||Place of interest||Colossi of Memnon|
|Luxor||N25.44.104||E032.36.809||Place of interest||Hatshepsut temple|
|Luxor||N25.42.013||E032.38.387||Place of interest||Luxor temple|
|Luxor||N25.43.223||E032.39.281||Place of interest||Karnak temple|
|Luxor||N25.44.789||E032.36.300||Place of interest||Valley of Kings|
|Luxor||N27.41.423||E028.27.882||Various||Entrance White Dessert|
|Aswan||N24.04.963||E032.54.449||City Center||City Center of Aswan|
|Aswan||N24..05.951||E032.53.977||Various||Nile River transportation||Booking office for the ferry to Sudan|
|Aswan||N23.58.205||E032.52.890||Place of interest||Aswan High Dam|
|Aswan||N23.58.465||E032.53.823||Various||Harbour for the ferry to Sudan|
|Aswan||N24.06.274||E032.54.092||Hotel||New Abu Simbel||Basic hotel with airconditioning|
|Aswan||N24.10.135||E032.51.974||Camping||Adam's Home||Basic camping with very friendly staff. Unfortunately not much shade.|
|Aswan||N24.05.005||E032.54.518||Various||Traffic police for returning your Egyptian plates|