Expedition to Biblical Jordan and Egypt
Why Our Tour?
When comparing our tour to others, take a look at what's included. Many "budget" tours will expect you to shell out extra cash during your trip for tips and sightseeing admissions. We offer an all-inclusive package for a price you will find hard to beat!
What we include: This tour is tailored for members of the Christian faith and is led by expert archaeologists and biblical scholars who will serve as your tour guides.
Why it matters: You will learn the connections between biblical tradition and archaeological research in ways you may not have expected!
What we include: All admissions, tips, and gratuities to every site and experience included on the itinerary.
Why it matters: Most companies require that you pay for admission to sites separately and nearly all tour companies require that you take care of all tips to guides, drivers, hosts, etc. We take care of all that so you don't have to worry about it or get hit up by unexpected expenses.
What we include: A smaller group of 15 - 30 people; half the size of most tour groups.
Why it matters: The goal of most tour companies is to fill every seat of a 50-seat bus. Our smaller groups feel less like a mob, and more like family.
What we include: Accommodations in clean, centrally located, and often family run hotels for more than one night at a time.
Why it matters: While we have a single night stay in some locations, we stagger it out with longer stays so you can unpack a bit and don't feel so worn out. Our accommodations, while not always fancy, are clean and safe.
What we include: Airfare!
Why it matters: Rarely will you find tours that include roundtrip airfare as part of the total tour package price. Ours do! By buying tickets in bulk we save you money and ensure that everyone arrives on time.
Price & Payment
$5,150.00 per person
(includes the $200 admin fee)
Based on dbl occupancy
Single supplement - $800
Nov. 30 - $500 deposit
Feb. 22 - 50% deposit of $2,225
April 5 - 3rd installment of $1,525
April 19 - Final payment of $900
Please note that all payments with the exception of the final $900, are to be paid to Gospel Travel. The final payment is to be paid to Stefanie Elkins (see application for details).
1135 Kildaire Farm Rd.
Cary, NC 27511
3549 N. 5th St.
Niles, MI 49120
*Due to the drastic increase in fuel charges in Egypt along with the raising of admission prices, we are unable to offer our former pricing. We apologize for the significant price increase; we have worked hard to keep the prices as low as possible while giving you the best experience possible.
Please note that we must have a minimum of 16 paying participants in order to run this tour.
This tour is considered to be a physically active one! While some of our days will be light, we will have several strenuous days consisting of walking over uneven terrain at archaeological sites and climbing up and down the irregular steps of Egyptian tombs. At some sites there will be transportation options in the form of donkey, camel, horse, or carriage, but please note that with the exception of the included rides as indicated on the itinerary, we are not responsible for the costs of hiring furry transportation. On several of our days you will also have the option as to how much walking/hiking you wish to do (for example, at Macharus some people may choose to take in the view at the lookout rather than hike to the top of the mount). Our itinerary will feature a Daily Walking Key so you can plan ahead and understand what the day will bring.
Roundtrip airfare from Chicago
Transfers in air conditioned buses
All air, land, & river transport in country
Buffet breakfast, dinner, & most lunches
One bottle of water per day
Entrance fees to all sites
Local tour guides in Jordan and Egypt
Lectures by your scholars
All tips & gratuities
Lodging in quality hotels
4 night Nile cruise
Hot air ballon ride over the Valley of the Kings
Camel ride around the Pyramids
Study guides & pre-trip prep documents
Please download all three forms to fill out and sign. Send all forms and your deposit along with a scan of your current passport to Wanda Martinez at Gospel Travel - firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Disclaimer: This tour is open to all Christian believers regardless of race, denomination (or non-denomination), political persuasion, gender, or orientation. However this tour will follow a Seventh-Day Adventist tradition specifically as it pertains to the Saturday schedule.
Our Tour Companies
Here at Timeless Tours, we utilize the services of established reputable tour agencies to arrange all the details of travel, airfare, lodging, etc. The agencies we use are:
This Christian based tour company is owned by our friend Wanda Martinez. We are running our tour through Gospel Travel this year so they will be handling all of your payments except for the final installment.
Jordan Gateway Tours
Jordan Gateway Tours is one of the most reliable travel agencies in Jordan. As a Christian run agency, Jordan Gateway has worked with us and many of our colleagues for several years. They will handle the Jordan portion of our tour.
Meryland Tours is a licensed travel agency established in 1985 in Cairo, Egypt. A Coptic Christian family run agency, Meryland is considered one of the leading agencies in Egypt handling groups and individuals. We at Timeless Tours have worked with Meryland for nearly ten years and have formed a close relationship with the family and guides. Meryland will be handling the Egypt portion of our tour.