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Jordania - Egypt - down 2 sudan

Looking on some quick options if I wont go to algeria :-(

If I travel from jordan-egypt there is this tiny little bit of israel and when I will travel to Sudan, that might be a problem in my passport because of ISrael stamp.

Can this be done a different way ore how is it done by all the eastern riders??

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Hi Frank,

You can take a ferry between Aqaba (Jordan) and Nuweiba (Egypt), no need to pass through Isreal... While you are there, have a look around in Dahab!

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I have just come down that way. Turkey - Syria - Jordan (Al Aqaba) - Egypt (Nuweiba). Plan on $100US for insurance etc in Nuweiba. Best option here is to get one of the Tourist Police guys to help you out as I found everything was in Arabic. Took me 4hrs to get out of customs etc, although I was stuck behind a tourist truck. I don't think I paid the tourist-police guy anything, although this may have been part of the $100.

Don't bother with Egyptian Insurance from home as a way to get around some of the above costs. The guys in the overland truck had this specifically to save money and ended up paying, even though they had hired an agent. Most Overland Companies leave their trucks in Jordan and bus or train their people around for just this reason.

I can provide names/phone numbers of agents who can help you across all of these borders. It will cost you though. I didn't use any, but was lucky as I just followed the guy doing the stuff for the overland company in each instance.

See also the post on Egypt Sudan (Share Ferry) for the latest on the Aswan/Wadi Halfa ferry. Good news I'm afraid.

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Hi

if you do go to Nuweiba, about 1 mile down the coast you can swim with wild Dolphins, well when I was there about 3 years ago you could anyway - try to go first thing in the morning or last thing before dark to avoid the tourist buses.
You can also find Dolphins most places around that part of the coast particularly Sharm El Sheikh

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