Find out everything you need to know about Egypt and Jordan Tours from Canada right here in one place. Egypt is one of the world’s most visited destinations, but Jordan also has so much to see. With both countries being in such close proximity, many Canadians are now choosing to visit both countries at the same time.
From the ancient pyramids, temples and tombs of Egypt, to the Lost City of Petra in Jordan, an Egypt and Jordan tour is guaranteed to leave you with lifelong memories. Continue reading to find out about things like visa requirements, health concerns, personal safety and more. We even discuss some of the best attractions which you simply cannot afford to miss.
Egypt and Jordan tours from Canada range from luxury once in a lifetime tours, all the way through to far more affordable budget tour packages. At Arabiya Tours, we really do have Egypt and Jordan tours from Canada to suit all tastes and budgets. We also believe it flexible travel, so all of our existing tours are fully customizable tours. If that still doesn’t work for you, then we can work with you to create a unique Egypt and Jordan tour itinerary that fits your needs completely.
When you book Egypt and Jordan tours from Canada through us, you are booking through a fully certified Category “A” Egypt tour operator that has been established ever since 1955. We know better than anyone that it is natural for people to have questions and concerns when they are planning on visiting countries which they have never been to before. In this post, we will attempt to address the most common concerns people have regarding Egypt and Jordan tours from Canada.
Passport and Visa Requirements
If you are a Canadian citizen, or someone of a different nationality traveling on a Canadian passport, you really have nothing to worry about. As with all countries, both Egypt and Jordan have their own entry requirements. Fortunately for people traveling on a Canadian passport, these requirements are far from being stringent or overly restrictive.
Before you book any Egypt and Jordan tours from Canada, it is essential that you check the expiry date in your passport. Both Egyptian and Jordanian regulations state that your passport must have at least 6 months validity remaining. It must be good for at least another six months after your intended date of departure from Egypt and/or Jordan.
Visa Requirements for Egypt and Jordan Tours from Canada
Prices for our Egypt and Jordan tours from Canada do not include entry visas for Egypt or Jordan. We can however assist you with obtain a visa for Egypt. Fortunately, people who are traveling on a Canadian passport can easily obtain a Visa on Arrival in both Egypt and Jordan. Although visas for both countries cost slightly less if you obtain a visa from embassies in Canada, obtaining a visa on arrival is certainly a lot more convenient if your or going to be spending less than 30 days in either country.
Egypt has also recently launched an e-Visa service which allows you to apply for your Egyptian visa online prior to traveling to Egypt. This is by far and away the easiest and most convenient option. However, in order to apply for an Egyptian e-Visa, you will first have to register and set up an account which you can do here.
At the time of writing, and Egyptian e-Visa or Visa on Arrival both cost around 35 Canadian Dollars. The e-Visa allows you to remain in the country for up to 60 days, whereas the Visa on Arrival is good for 30 days. Both of these are single entry tourist visas.
For entry into Jordan, we strongly recommend obtaining a Visa on Arrival. At the time of writing, these cost 40 JOD (about 78 to 80 CAD). Another alternative would be for you to purchase a Jordan Pass from your nearest Jordanian Embassy. At the time of writing, these the most basic Jordan Pass cost 70 JOD. A Jordan Pass includes your visa fee, as well as free entry to 36 popular tourist attractions, including a 1-dat pass for Petra.
Since our Egypt and Jordan Tours from Canada only include one day at Petra, the most basic Jordan Pass is perfectly adequate, should you decide to go down this route. If you do decide to purchase a Jordan Pass, please let us know when you book one of our Egypt and Jordan tours from Canada so that we can adjust the price of your tour accordingly.
Medical Requirements when Traveling Egypt and Jordan from Canada
If you are going to be traveling directly to Egypt or Jordan from Canada, you will not be asked for proof of any sort of vaccinations. However, if you are going to be traveling via Eritrea, Rwanda, Somalia, United Republic of Tanzania, or Zambia, you will need to be in possession of proof that you have been vaccinated against Yellow Fever.
Regardless of your travel destination, we always recommend that you make sure that all your routine vaccines are up to date in accordance with your home province or home territory recommendations. If you have any concerns about vaccinations prior to your trip, please get in touch with your local travel health practitioner.
General Health and Well Being
Very few visitors to Egypt and/or Jordan contract a serious illness or disease. The most common health related problems for foreigners are things like heat stroke, heat exhaustion, and upset stomachs. Fortunately, all of these are easily avoided and easily treated.
When you book Egypt and Jordan tours from Canada through us, you will have access to free bottled water during all your tours. This measure alone makes it easier for our clients to ensure they stay adequately hydrated. Our Egypt and Jordan tours from Canada are all structured in such a way so that we are mostly able to avoid being out in the sun during the hottest time of the day.
Things like upset stomachs can also easily be avoided by eating from clean establishments. Nearly all tourists want to try typical Egyptian street food, and particularly when they are in Cairo. The variety of different foods and snack is endless, and we encourage you to sample some of the many delights. However, we strongly recommend that you only buy snacks and street food from stalls and vendors that are clearly getting a lot of local customers.
Staying Safe in Egypt and Jordan
When you book one of our Egypt and Jordan tours from Canada, you can be certain that we would ever intentionally put you in danger. We have a vast network of people on the ground who are extremely well-informed regard current conditions throughout Egypt and Jordan. If a particular area is considered to be unsafe or even slightly risky, you will not see it being featured in our tour itineraries. Any itineraries that do happen to feature such an area will simply not be available for bookings.
At Arabiya Tours, we take the safety and well-being of our clients extremely seriously, and absolutely no compromises are ever made or allowed. The biggest risk of harm is actually during times when you are left on your own, such as when we have dropped you off back at your hotel after tours. Most travelers don’t want to spend all their free time holed up in their hotels. They want to go out and do some exploring or some shopping on their own.
All the areas that feature in our Egypt and Jordan tours from Canada are very safe, but just like in all countries; practicing some common sense can go a long way in keeping you safe. For example, try to avoid quiet and dimly lit areas after dark. This is particularly true if you are traveling alone or if you are a female traveler.
Fully Customizable Egypt and Jordan Tours from Canada
At Arabiya Tours, we understand and appreciate the fact that every person has their own unique tastes and priorities. For this reason, all of our Egypt and Jordan tours from Canada can be fully customized to meet the exact needs of our clients. Our team of travel specialists will always do everything in their power to ensure that your tour itinerary is exactly as you want it to be. All of our Egypt and Jordan tours from Canada can also run in the opposite direction to those currently advertised on our site. In other words, a tour that currently begins in Egypt can easily be restructured so that it begins in Jordan instead.
Nile River Cruises from Canada
Nile River cruises are one of the very best ways to see and experience Egypt’s ancient past. They are immensely popular, and are therefore included in almost all of our existing Egypt and Jordan tours from Canada. Since Nile cruises are group events, cruise itineraries cannot be customized. However, we are able to substitute a Nile cruise with a Lake Nasser cruise if requested.
Amazing Attractions to Look Forward To
No matter which one of our Egypt and Jordan from Canada you choose, you can be certain that it will be a vacation you will remember forever. You cannot see all of Egypt and all of Jordan in a single two or three week vacation, but our tours allow you to see many of the very best attractions. Some of the top ones feature in nearly all of our Egypt and Jordan tours, so no matter which tour you choose, you will still get to see them.
Some of the attractions that feature in most of our Egypt and Jordan tours from Canada include places like the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx in Cairo. The Egyptian Museum and the medieval Khan el Khalili Bazaar also Cairo tourist attractions featured in most tours.
If your chosen tour includes a Nile River cruise, then you can look forward to seeing sites such as the Temple of Philae in Aswan. You will also visit the Temple of Horus at Edfu and the Temple of Sobek at Kom Ombo. In Luxor you will a collection of ancient sites, including Valley of the Kings; Queen Hatshepsut Temple; Luxor Temple; Karnak Temple and more.
More unforgettable sightseeing awaits you when you get to Jordan. While our Egypt and Jordan tours from Canada feature many remarkable sites in Jordan, two tend to stand out above the crowd. These are the Lost City of Petra, and an afternoon at the Dead Sea.
Unforgettable Tours in Comfort and Style
All our Egypt and Jordan tours are designed to be more than just a vacation. They are designed to be potentially life changing travel experiences. All transport and transfers are done in clean and modern air-conditioned vehicles, and accommodation is always in four or five star hotels. All of our tours also include the services of professional English speaking tour guides. No matter how one looks at it, our Egypt and Jordan tours from Canada really are absolutely flawless in every way.