Are you ready for Jordan & Egypt? Note about clothing.
For those on the first departures, you are less than a month away! I expect some good feedback from you folks on those early trips- we don't go until 22 March so I have tons of questions for you when you get back. I'm especially interested in tour and lunch timing at Petra (I have some extra, afternoon hiking planned). I also have questions about which/how many pyramids we have a chance to enter (Tauck HQ says one each at Saqqara and Giza), policy on photography (w/ and w/o flash) in tombs and temples (some places require a special ticket), if you are able to learn the status of when the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) will open (still nothing online except sometime in 2020), and how Tauck is handling the fact that many (most?) of the interesting objects once in the old Cairo Museum (tour stop) have already been moved to the GEM- is Tauck arranging special tours of the restoration labs and some of the GEM (now available to small groups)?
Note: The trip is now live on the Tauck app, at least through March of 2020.
Note: In the "What to Pack" section under the "Need to Know" tab, it talks about about what to wear for comfort on tour, when visiting mosques, etc., etc., and this about the need for special clothing for dining:
"No special attire is required for dining, although you may wish to dress more formally for fine dining experiences in metropolitan areas."
However, I just noticed this at the bottom of the Pricing & Availability pages on the website:
Please Note: The included dinner at the 1902 Restaurant at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract requires that gentlemen wear a sport coat and women wear cocktail attire.
Oh, and for another cinematic look at the landscape of Wadi Rum go see the latest (and last) Star Wars movie, "The Rise of Skywalker."