To effectively research my travel options for Jordan and Egypt, I have released all preconceived notions. I am re-examining information that I discarded.
I am using traveler feedback, travel guides, travel sites and tourism boards.
Specific sources are:
- TripAdvisor forums
- Fodor forums
- Lonely Planet Egypt Guide
- Jordan tourism board
I have compiled lists of Tour Operators that service Jordan and Egypt. I have contained the lists to a spreadsheet with three tabs, Jordan-based Tour Operators, Egypt-based Tour Operators, and US-based Tour Operators.
Only one tour operator is on all lists, Abercrombie and Kent.
Tour Operators are selected for further review based on the following criteria:
Cost: must be less than US$3000
Entrance fees: must be inclusive of the tour price
Guides: must be an Egyptologist in Egypt and must speak English
Presence: must have an online presence
Itinerary: if a packaged tour, it must be reasonably paced
Transport:private and air conditioned vehicles
Occupancy: pricing for single, double,and group