New Egypt and Israel Overland Tour
Monday 25th April 2011
Adventure travel specialists Oasis Overland launch new trip to Egypt and Israel
Adventure travel specialist, Oasis Overland is adding Israel to its current tour destinations with the 19 day Egypt and Israel Explorer. The company is one of few UK operators offering an affordable, adventurous trip to these two countries.
The first Egypt and Israel Explorer starts in Cairo on 24th July 2011 and costs £1090 per person (£1190 high season), for 19 days excluding flights. The cost includes accommodation in small, locally owned hotels, local and private transport, some meals and the most popular excursions such as the Giza Pyramids and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
The Israel itinerary starts on day 14 of the trip with a journey across the Egypt/Israel border to the Dead Sea and Mt. Masada. Three days in Jerusalem includes a walking tour of the Old City including the Western (Wailing) Wall, Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. There is free time to further explore the city or take an optional trip to Bethlehem before spending the last two days in Tel Aviv.
Oasis has been running trips to Egypt for 12 years and is now one of few UK operators offering an affordable, adventurous trip to just Egypt and Israel. Andy Rye, Oasis Overland’s Middle East Operations Manager says "After the success of our Egypt and Jordan Explorer, which we launched in 2006, we have decided to offer Israel as an alternative addition to our Egypt trips. Tourism to Israel is growing and our travellers are telling us that it’s a country they would like see."
Excursions included in the trip price cover entrance fees and are accompanied by a local guide. Other excursions are optional and payable directly to local operators. This enables travellers to choose how much they want to see and do, to pay a fair price and it ensures the payment is benefitting the local economy. Oasis Overland does not charge single supplements as travellers are paired up with a room buddy.
For those with less time, there is a 15 day option which costs £990 per person (£1090 high season).
The Egypt & Israel Explorer 19 day tour can be found on the Oasis Overland website.