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  • Abu Simbel

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  • Luxor

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  • A sail boat on the Nile

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  • Khan el Khalili Bazaar, Cairo

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  • Spices for sale in Cairo

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  • Aswan

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  • Temple of Philae

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  • Cairo

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  • Abu Simbel

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  • Luxor

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  • A sail boat on the Nile

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15 Day Grand Egypt 2021

  • Discover the ancient wonders of Egypt on tour
  • Visit Luxor, Giza, Abu Simbel, Cairo & More
Includes Return International Flights

More beautiful than a desert mirage, with thousands of years of history and culture waiting to be uncovered, Egypt is a destination that will leave you speechless - and it’s patiently awaiting your visit. This 15 day bucket list tour and cruise package is a chance to discover the ancient and modern wonders of this vast country, from bustling Cairo to exotic Alexandria, the Red Sea, and beyond.

Experience the first of many ‘pinch me’ moments as you marvel at the pyramids and Sphinx of Giza; feel like an explorer in the Valley of the Kings, an archaeological wonder where many of the royal families of Egypt were buried; and see the impressive Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut rising from the desert. Visit the famous port of Alexandria on the Mediterranean Sea; explore Memphis, the ancient capital of Lower Egypt; cruise along the Nile River aboard a five-star river cruise; admire the intricate carvings of Karnak Temple and its avenue of sphinxes; travel to the temples of Philae and Kom Ombo; relax with three nights at leisure in Hurghada on the Red Sea, renowned for its beautiful beaches and incredible snorkelling - and much more! This once-in-a-lifetime trip also includes return international flights, an internal flight, 4-5 star accommodation, and English-speaking Egyptologist guide.

ITINERARY

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Today depart Auckland for Cairo, Egypt. Fly with airlines such as Emirates, Etihad Airways or Lufthansa to name a few (subject to availability).


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival in Cairo, you will be met by a representative at the airport and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Barcelo Hotel Hotel Pyramids or similar, Cairo
Meals included: None

After breakfast, join your Egyptologist guide for a visit to the enigmatic Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza. At 500 feet high and 750 feet wide at its base, the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), the only survivor of the Seven Great Wonders of the ancient world, it is a breathtaking structure built from enormous stone blocks with a white limestone covering. Along with the smaller pyramids, the sight of these huge structures is unforgettable.

Next, visit the pyramid of Chephren. The best preserved of the three main Giza Pyramids, the top part still retains the original facing of smoothly-finished stone, giving an idea of how the pyramids would originally have appeared. Beside the pyramid of Chephren you will see the Great Sphinx, carved out of a natural rocky outcrop. The lion's body stretches 45 metres. Afterwards continue to the pyramid of Mycerinus, the smallest of the three pyramids and partly dressed with pink granite slabs.

Following the tour of the pyramids, you will visit Memphis, one of the most important cities in Egypt. From the 3rd millennium BC this 'City of the Dead’ was the capital of ancient Egypt when King Menes unified upper and lower Egypt. Then continue visiting the Pyramids of king Zoser in Saqqara. It was the first real pyramid to be constructed in ancient Egypt; it is the most ancient surviving monument and the oldest stone building in history.

Overnight: Barcelo Hotel Pyramids or similar, Cairo 
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning enjoy a guided tour of the famous Egyptian Museum in Cairo. It's the richest museum of Egyptian antiquities in the whole world, it contains pharaonic treasures from over 5,000 years ago. The building is rectangular with a large rotunda on the ground floor containing massive exhibits including colossal statues of Ramses II and the gold and alabaster trappings from the tomb of Tutankhamun.

Afterwards proceed to visit the massive medieval Salah El-din citadel, a medieval Islamic-era fortification in Cairo against the Crusader. Explore this ancient fortress and marvel at its brilliant domed ceilings, suspended lights, and commanding views of Cairo. The citadel houses the Alabaster mosque of Muhammad Ali.

Afterwards drive to Old Cairo and visit the Coptic Cairo, a part of Old Cairo which encompasses the Babylon Fortress, the Hanging Church, The Greek Church of St. George and many other Coptic churches and historical sites. It is believed in Christian tradition that the Holy Family visited this area and stayed at the site of Saints Sergius Church (Abu Serga). Enjoy the evening free at leisure.

Overnight: Barcelo Hotel Pyramids or similar, Cairo 
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, drive to Alexandria through desert road. Upon arrival enjoy a guided tour of Alexandria city and visit one of the main highlights; the catacomb. It is an underground wonder of ornate carvings and paintings in a mixture of Roman and Egyptian designs, and is considered the largest Roman Funerary complex in Egypt.

Continue to the Citadel of Fort Qaitbay. This citadel is the furthermost edifice on the harbour arm, a 15th-century defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean sea coast - established in 1477 AD by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayfand. Afterwards visit Morsi Abu Alabas Mosque and the Montazah Royal Gardens, a private park where world leaders often meet, before driving back to Cairo.

Overnight: Barcelo Hotel Pyramids or similar, Cairo
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning check out and be transferred to Cairo Airport for your domestic flight to Aswan. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided tour of the Aswan High Dam, an embankment dam built across the Nile in Aswan, between 1960 and 1970.

Later visit the beautiful Temple of Philae, dedicated to the worship of the Goddess of Love, the Goddess Isis. Take a short motorboat ride to visit the majestic Philae Temple on Philae Island. Philae Island is a rocky island in the middle of the River Nile and the Temple was an ancient pilgrimage centre for the cult of Isis. This sacred site was revered from the Pharaonic era up to the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine periods.

Afterwards transfer to the ship to begin the three night 5-star cruise along the beautiful Nile River. Lunch will be enjoyed on board. In the afternoon (weather permitting) enjoy a sailing cruise around Elephantine Island aboard a traditional wooden Felucca sailing boat. Once back onboard, enjoy a traditional dinner.

Overnight: MS Princess Sarah ship or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After the final breakfast on board, join a tour to Abu Simbel, the two famous massive rock temples on the western bank of Lake Nasser. Here, travellers may recognise the four colossus statues of Ramses guarding the Great Temple. This outstanding archaeological area contains monuments such as the Temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel and the Sanctuary of Isis at Philae, which were saved from the rising waters of the Nile thanks to an international campaign launched by UNESCO.

Once back onboard enjoy lunch while your ship sails to Kom Ombo. Visit the Temples of the Gods Sobek and Haroeris dedicated to both the crocodile god Sobek, and the falcon-headed god Horus. Back to the cruise, and sail to Edfu.

Tonight enjoy a Galabaiya (a traditional Egyptian garment native to the Nile Valley) party onboard.

Overnight: MS Princess Sarah ship or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, join the tour guide for a visit to the extraordinary Temple of Horus at Edfu, travelling by tuk-tuk. The Temple of Horus was the 'home' and cultural centre of the falcon god Horus of Behdet (the ancient name for Edfu).

Return onboard sail pass by Esna city and sail to Luxor. Lunch on board. Transfer to East bank of Luxor to visit the amazing Abu Hagag Mosque, Luxor Temple and the biggest temple in the world Karnak Temple, dedicated to the worship of Almighty God of the New Empire ‘god Amun’. Tonight, enjoy the belly dancer performance and the oriental show party onboard.

Overnight: MS Princess Sarah ship or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast disembark and be transferred to the West Bank of Luxor for touring the Valley of the Kings, known as the ‘Gateway to the Afterlife’. The ancient Egyptians built impressive tombs for their pharaohs, of which the most famous can be found in the Valley of the Kings. Rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces you will also see the Temple of Hatshepsut - often referred to as the Pharaoh Queen. On the way back to the river Nile, the road passes by the famed Colossi of Memnon, two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III. 

Overnight: Hotel Aracan Eatabe Luxor or similar
Meals included: Breakfast

Today discover the ancient sites of Dendera complex to visit the Temple of Hathor, goddess of love and joy. The temple is located in Dendera which is situated at the north of Luxor. Then transfer to Hurghada (approx. 3hours driving) to your resort for check in. Enjoy a city tour at Hurghada city.

Hurghada is a beach resort town stretching some 40km along Egypt’s Red Sea coast. There are several restaurants, bars and nightclubs, while the old town, El Dahar, is home to traditional Egyptian coffee shops and souks. Famous for its superb diving opportunities, Hurghada is especially appealing to those with little experience of scuba diving and/or snorkelling, who come to marvel at the underwater reefs and amazing marine life.

Overnight: Hotel AMC Royal or similar, Hurghada
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Enjoy today at leisure in Hurghada or perhaps choose one of the optional activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving or a dolphin show (not included).

Overnight: Hotel AMC Royal or similar, Hurghada
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy today at leisure in Hurghada or perhaps choose one of the optional activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving or a dolphin show (not included).

Overnight: Hotel AMC Royal or similar, Hurghada
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast, enjoy the scenic drive back to Cairo. Upon arrival be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Barcelo Hotel Pyramids or similar, Cairo
Meals included: Breakfast

Today at the appropriate time be transferred to the airport for the return flight back to New Zealand.

Please note: If your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Please note: some flights may arrive in New Zealand +1 day later.

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the ancient wonders of Egypt on tour
  • Visit Cairo, Aswan, Alexandria, Kom Ombo, Luxor and more
  • Marvel at the mighty Sphinx and Pyramids at Giza
  • Explore Memphis, the capital of ancient Egypt
  • Discover Sakkara and the first real pyramid to be constructed in ancient Egypt
  • Visit the Valley of the Kings, one of Egypt’s most important archaeological sites
  • Explore the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Cairo, home to the Tutankhamun exhibit
  • See the medieval Salah El-din citadel and fortress
  • Visit the the best of the Old Cairo on a guided tour
  • Discover the Egyptian port of Alexandria on the Mediterranean Sea
  • Visit the Catacomb and Pompey’s Pillar in Alexandria
  • See the Citadel of Qaitbay, built on the former site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria
  • Stroll through the El Montazah Royal Garden in Alexandria
  • See the Temple of Luxor on the East Bank of the Nile
  • Admire the beauty of Karnak Temple and its avenue of sphinxes
  • See Deir el-Bahari, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Marvel at the seated statues of the Colossi of Memnon
  • Visit to the extraordinary Temple of Horus
  • Travel by horse and carriage to the Temple of Edfu
  • Visit the Temple of Philae, dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis
  • See the famous Aswan High Dam
  • Sail down the Nile and around Elephantine Island aboard a traditional felucca boat
  • Witness local rural Egyptian life as you cruise sail the Nile
  • Visit the temples of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Horus and Sobek
  • Marvel at the UNESCO listed wonder of Abu Simbel in Nubia
  • Relax with 3 nights at an all-inclusive resort in Hurghada
  • Discover the beachside resort city of Hurghada on a guided tour
  • Swim in the warm waters of the Red Sea, a snorkeller’s paradise
  • Return international flights (economy flights) ex AKL
  • 1 x additional internal flight in Egypt: Cairo to Aswan
  • 3 night 5-star Nile Cruise aboard the MS Princess Sarah
  • Admire the changing view in a Deluxe Outside Cabin
  • 9 nights 4-star hotel accommodation on tour
  • Enjoy 23 meals including all meals while cruising
  • English-speaking Egyptologist Tour Leader and Guide
  • Airline taxes and surcharges
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Porterage
  • One water bottle during sightseeing only
  • Transportation by A/C vehicles
  • Return airport and cruise port transfers

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in NZD (unless otherwise stated).



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 18th of November 2021.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $650 applies.
 
Departure Dates (2021)
May: 6, 20
*June: 15
*August: 12
*September: 2, 16
October: 14, 28
November: 4, 18
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * incur a flight high season surcharge of $300 per person. 
 
Departure Cities
Auckland



Full Service Airline(s) Used


Qatar Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Oman Air, Kenya Airways, Qantas Airways, Precision Air, South African Airways, Ethiopian Airways and airline partners (subject to availability).

Please note: One way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.

 

Arrive Early in Cairo, Egypt
$220 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Arrive Early is not permitted during and including the following dates:
10 December 2020 - 20 January 2021
30 March 2021 - 28 April 2021
18 June 2021 - 22 July 2021
13 August 2021 - 30 August 2021
30 September 2021 - 17 October 2021
 
Stay Behind in Cairo, Egypt
$220 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Stay Behind is not permitted during and including the following dates:
18 June 2021 - 22 July 2021
13 August 2021 - 30 August 2021
30 September 2021 - 17 October 2021
30 November 2021 - 30 January 2022
 
Stopover Packages
Twin share: $500 per person/one way
Solo Traveller: $800 one way
Locations:
* Dubai
* Abu Dhabi
Includes:
- 2 Nights in 4 star accommodation
- Daily breakfast
- Return airport transfers 
Please note: 
- A pre and post-tour stopover may be chosen; however the stopover location must be the same each way, due to the airline used.
- Stopover packages are subject to availability.
- Dubai and Abu Dhabi Not permitted on and including the following dates the weekend Friday - Monday inclusive of 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (dates yet to be released)
- Stopovers are Not permitted during and including the following dates: 
30 March 2021 - 28 April 2021 
20 June - 22 July 2021 
14 August 2021 - 30 August 2021 
30 September 2021 - 17 October 2021
06 December 2021 - 30 January 2022
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy : Not Available
- Business Class (International Sectors Only): Starting From: $5999.00 per person 
Please note: 
- *Starting from quotes will be processed and returned for your consideration.
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfil your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights, Trans-Tasman, and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.
- If Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Doha stopovers are offered, Premium Economy upgrades will not be available.



Cabins


All cabins are subject to availability; some cabins may have restricted views.

 

About The Ship - ms Princess Sarah
Nile Cruisers sail between Aswan and Luxor, a distance of 220 kilometers, the vessel sails through the pages of history.
 
5 Stars Plus
- On the Princess Sarah '5-Star Plus Floating Hotel' you can expect excellent service and comfort, while cruising and seeing the amazing wonders of ancient Upper Egypt, the largest open-air museum on earth, on the Nile side.
- You can have a drink whilst watching the sun set over the timeless Nile.
- The cuisine offers an international open buffet and set menus according to the cruise programme schedule.
- When it is time to go onshore on an excursion, there are qualified tour guides available to take you on comprehensive tours of the wonders of Upper Egypt.
- You can enjoy the swimming pool on the sun deck during sailing.
- There is plenty in the way of night time entertainment, with a nightly disco, plus live entertainment with belly dancing, gallabaya parties and folkloric shows.
 
Rooms
The cruise ship offers well-appointed deluxe cabins of approximately 22 square metres. All the cabins offer air-conditioning with individual temperature controls and benefit from a panoramic wall-to-wall window. The spacious bathroom is fully equipped, hairdryer and shaving sockets for 220V power supply. Also featured is International satelliteT.V. channels, an in-house video channel and music channel for all cabins. 



Accommodation Used


4 Star (self-rated)

- Cairo: Barcelo Hotel Pyramids or similar

- Luxor: Hotel Aracan Eatabe Luxor or similar

- Hurghada: Hotel AMC Royal or similar

 

5 Star (self-rated)

- Nile Cruise: MS Princess Sarah or similar

Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
Not Available
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 People. 
 
Child Policy

- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 12 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not Available 
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or Double bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotel's discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 16, maximum group size 30 per vehicle.



- Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa for Egypt is a strict requirement if travelling on a New Zealand Passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary (including any specialty restaurants onboard cruise)
- Gratuities/tipping are at the customer’s discretion. The recommended tip is $7 USD per person, per day
- Optional activities/tours (including any 'onshore' excursions as part of cruise)
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
May
In May, the tourist season is in full swing in Cairo and the weather is already very warm. The average temperature reaches a high of 32°C during the day and at night only dips to a low of around 18°C.
 
June/July/August
The hot summer weather intensifies further in June and July, with an average daytime maximum temperature of 37°C, and an average minimum temperature of 22°C. Temperatures rarely fluctuate by more than a few degrees either side of the long-term average. You can expect no rain during this month and there is 13 hours of sunlight each day on average.
 
September/October
Temperatures begin to cool off a little during September though the daily weather is still hot. The daytime temperature reaches an average maximum of 35°C, and the temperature falls to an average minimum between 26 and 27°C overnight. October is slightly cooler than preceding months but remains hot. The average temperature still reaches a high of 30°C during the day and dips no lower than 18°C at night.
 
November/December
From November onwards, Egypt offers hot and sunny days which stay very dry. The average daily temperature during this month in Cairo is 20°C. This can reach highs of 25°C or drop to lows of 14°C. The average daily temperature during December in Cairo is 15°C. This can reach highs of 20°C or drop to lows of 10°C.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
CRUISE
Disembarkation
- Begins approximately 2 hours after docking.
- Due to security reasons, all guests must be on board 2 hours before sailing.
- Itineraries are subject to change at any time without notice.
- Check your specific sailing for exact departure and arrival times. All times are local to the port.
 
Cruise Loyalty Discounts
Please note: Travellers booked via TripADeal will not be entitled to receive any cruise line customer loyalty discounts. Similar to airline frequent flyer programs, this is outside of the TripADeal booking process. However, customers may contact the cruise line direct upon receiving their TripADeal travel documents to request any membership benefits they are entitled to. 
 
COACH TOUR
Meals
Daily breakfast is included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping
- Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip is $7 USD per person per day this covers the guide/leader and the driver, which will be collected whilst on tour. 
- Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.
 
Sightseeing
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or an similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
Shopping
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.



A tourist visa is a strict requirement if travelling on a New Zealand Passport. The tourist visa is available for purchase upon arrival.
Please note: Passengers who are not New Zealand citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.



We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Post-Purchase Change


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

- $50 NZD per change request post-purchase + any additional charges applied by the travel partners associated with the order. 

 

Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.