EGYPT & JORDAN

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Quick facts

Trip length: 

Time of year: 

Year of trip:

Egypt Budget:

Jordan Budget

4 weeks

January

2019

$1,523

$797

Table of contents

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       - Cairo

       - Aswan

       - Nile Cruise

       - Luxor

       - Hurghada

       - Sharm El-Sheikh

       - Dahab

       - Amman

       - Petra

       - Wadi Rum

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Budget breakdown

 

Things to note:

  • Due to the nature of my freelance work, I always book my flights last minute, which means they cost a lot more than if bought a few months in advance

  • Jordan is a lot more expensive than Egypt, although easier to plan your budget for thanks to the Jordan Pass

Total Trip Costs

Flights from UK: 

Egypt (19 days): 

Egypt > Jordan flights:

Jordan (9 days):

Total:

$841

$1,523

$281

$797

$3,442

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Egypt Costs (19 days)

Visa:

Accommodation: 

 

Transport:

Activities:

Cash spent:

Total:

$25

$445

$141

$416

$496

$1,523

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Egypt Costs (11 days)

This is how much it would've cost without the Red Sea portion of the trip.

So just Cairo, Aswan, Nile Cruise & Luxor.

Visa:

Accommodation: 

 

Transport:

Activities:

Cash spent:

Total:

$25

$230

$41

$237

$300

$833

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Jordan Costs (9 days)

Visa:

Accommodation: 

 

Transport:

Activities:

Cash spent:

Total:

$106

$198

$92

$169

$232

$797

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Budget videos

 

Itinerary Summary

 
 

Cairo

 

Duration of stay

4 nights and 3 full days

Visa

Visa on arrival: $25.

 

Always check the visa requirements for your own country.

Travel

Airport transfer booked through hostel: 170 EGP / $10

Accommodation

Dahab Hostel, private single room with shared bathroom: 180 EGP / $11 per night.

Activities

  • Egyptian Museum:

       -  Ticket including Royal Mummies and Tutankhamun: 300 EGP / $18

       -  Photography ticket: 50 EGP / $3

  • Pyramids tour booked through Dahab Hostel, total cost for day: 1597 EGP / $96

       -  Tour: 500 EGP / $30

       -  Dakshur entrance ticket: 67 EGP / $4

       -  Saqqara entrance ticket: 160 EGP / $10 night

       -  Saqqara guide tip: 50 EGP / $3

       -  Giza entrance ticket: 160 EGP / $10

       -  Camel ride: 660 EGP / $40

 

Aswan

Duration of stay

2 nights and 2 full days

Travel

Overnight train from Cairo (booked through Dahab Hostel): 390 EGP / $23

Accommodation

El-Amin Guest House, private twin room: 350 EGP / $21 per night.

Activities

  • Abu Simbel:

       -  Bus: 160 EGP / $10

       -  Entrance ticket: 215 EGP / $13

       -  Photography ticket: 300 EGP / $18

 

Nile Cruise

Duration of stay

2 nights and 1 full day on the cruise from Aswan to Luxor

Travel + Accommodation

M/S Royal Ruby Nile Cruise, 2 nights: 2160 EGP / $130

Activities

  • Kom Ombo temple: 80 EGP / $5

  • Edfu temple: 100 EGP / $6

 

Luxor

Duration of stay

2 nights and 2 full days

Accommodation

Bob Marley Peace Hostel, dorm room: 120 EGP / $7 per night.

Activities

  • Luxor Tour, total cost: 1140 EGP / $69

       -  Tour ticket: 160 EGP / $10

       -  Hatchepsut ticket: 100 EGP / $6

       -  Hatchepsut tram: 5 EGP / $0.30

       -  Valley of the Kings ticket: 100 EGP / $6

       -  Valley of the Kings photogprahy: 300 EGP / $18

       -  Valley of the Kings tram: 5 EGP / $0.30

       -  Habu temple: 80 EGP / $5

       -  Karnak temple: 150 EGP / $9

       -  Luxor temple: 140 EGP / $8

 

Hurghada

Duration of stay

2 nights and 1 full day

Travel

Bus from Luxor: 120 EGP / $7

Accommodation

Sunny Days El Palacio Resort & Spa, all-inclusive room: 547 EGP / $66 per night.

Activities

  • Scuba dive trip:

       -  Trip with 2 intro dives: 1200 EGP / $72

       -  Go Pro Hire: 500 EGP / $30

       -  Underwater photography 500 EGP / $30

 

Sharm el-Sheikh

Duration of stay

1 night and half a day

Travel

Flight from Hurghada: 1200 EGP / $72

Accommodation

Baron Resort, all-inclusive room: 1441 EGP / $86 per night.

 

Dahab

Duration of stay

5 nights and 4 days

Travel

Bus from Sharm El-Sheikh: 40 EGP / $2

Accommodation

Sindbad Camp, private room: 220 EGP / $13 per night.

Activities

  • Blue Hole snorkel: 80 EGP / $5

  • Scuba dive refresher + guided dive: 700 EGP / $42

 
 

Amman

Duration of stay

4 nights and 3 days

Visa

Jordan Explore Pass: 75 JOD / $106

 

Travel

Flight from Sharm El-Sheikh > Cairo > Amman $281

Airport transfer booked through hostel: 25 JOD / $35

Accommodation

Jordan Tower Hostel, dorm room: 12 JOD / $17 per night

Activities

  • Dead Sea day tour: 30 JOD / $42

  • Jerash tour: 30 JOD / $42

  • Kings Highway Tour to Wadi Musa: 30 JOD / $42

 

Petra

Duration of stay

2 nights and 1 full day (should've done 3 nights, 2 days!)

 

Accommodation

Petra Gate Hostel, private room: 16 JOD / $32 per night

Activities

  • Petra: included with Jordan Pass

  • Petra at night: 17 JOD / $24

 

Wadi Rum

Duration of stay

2 nights and 2 full days

Accommodation

The Martian Camp, private room: 20JOD / $28 per night

Activities

  • Jeep tour: 12.5 JOD / $18

Accommodation

 

Cairo:

The Dahab Hostel

Rooftop,

7th Floor 26 Mahmoud Bassiouny, Talaat Harb, Sq, Downtown,

Cairo

Book now on Hostelworld >>

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Aswan:

El-Amin Guesthouse

Sheyakhah Oula,

Qism Aswan,

Aswan Governorate

Book now on Booking.com >>

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Nile Cruise:

M/S Royal Ruby Nile Cruise

Book now on Expedia >>

 
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Luxor:

Bob Marley Peace Hostel

Mohamed Farid Street,

Luxor

Book now on Hostelworld >>

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Hurghada

Sunny Days El Palacio

Resort & Spa

Cournich Road,

99999 Hurghada

Book now on Booking.com >>

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Sharm El-Sheikh

Baron Resort Sharm El Sheikh

South Sinai - Sharm El Sheikh 

Sharm El Sheikh

Book now on Booking.com >>

 

Dahab

Sindbad Camp

Lighthouse Rd,

South Sinai Governorate

Book now  >>

 

Amman

Jordan Tower Hostel

Al-Hashemi St. 48,

Amman

Book now on Hostelworld >>

 

Wadi Musa

Petra Gate Hostel

Petra Gate Hotel JO,

Wadi Musa

Book now on Hostelworld >>

 
 

Wadi Rum

The Martian Camp

Book now on Booking.com >>

Travel

 

ALL of my onward travel in Egypt & Jordan was booked through the hostel / hotel I was staying at.

This includes:

  • The overnight train from Cairo to Aswan. Having the hostel booked the ticket got round the restrictions with foreigners having to buy expensive VIP tickets

  • The Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor

The ONLY exceptions were:

  • My bus from Luxor > Hurghada which I booked online with Go Bus

  • My bus from Sharm El-Sheik to Dahab, where I simply bought a ticket at the bus station in town

Activities

 

Again nearly all of the activities I did (day tours to pyramids, temples etc) were booked through the hostel / hotel I was staying at.

The dive company I used in Dahab was H20 Divers

If you're looking to book some day trips in Egypt & Jordan, here are some other ideas:

 

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