Jordan holiday on a shoestring
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Description of Jordan holiday on a shoestring
This tour of Jordan provides a great value introduction to the country's major sites including Amman, Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea.
The bustling capital Amman is the springboard for a day trip out to the ancient Roman city at Jerash. One of the largest and best-preserved sites outside Italy, wander amid paved and colonnaded streets, hilltop temples, amphitheatres and spacious public squares. From here, you'll head across to the Dead Sea to enjoy floating effortlessly in its famously salty waters.
Heading south along the King Highway towards Petra, you'll experience a wonderfully scenic route taking in deep wadis, olive groves and characterful rural villages. Along the way, see Roman mosaics at Madaba, enjoy great views to Israel from Mt. Nebo, and visit the 12th century Crusader fortress of Kerak Castle.
Your exploration of the wonderful "Rose Red City" of Petra includes a guided tour plus plenty of free time to wander on your own – perhaps walking along the ancient Siq and wondering at the majesty of the mighty Treasury built more than 2,000 years ago. There's an option too of returning to see this majestic memorial to past times by candlelight.
Moving on to Wadi Rum, you'll hear about its famous links to the legendary British army officer Lawrence of Arabia, as well as enjoying a 4WD jeep safari through spectacular desert scenery of towering cliffs, bizarre rock formations and sandy dunes.
There are also some wonderful extensions to this trip, including a chance to spend a night under the stars at a Bedouin camp inside the Wadi Rum reserve before returning to Amman. Alternatively, you can add three days by spending a night with the Bedouins then heading to the Red Sea for two-night kicking back in a 5-star beach resort before returning to Amman
This tour also connects well with our Fantastic Israel tour, and we can arrange overland or flight transfers to connect the two together.
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7 Reviews of Jordan holiday on a shoestring
Reviewed on 08 May 2019 by Anne WalesOur time in Petra was the most memorable part of our holiday Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Oct 2019 by Tom CapperPetra was a long rewarding day with the Treasury and a donkey ride up to the Monastery more than memorable. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Apr 2019 by nathan bradshawGreat Read full review
Reviewed on 01 Apr 2019 by Sheri StrickPetra, Wadi Rum dessert, and swimming in the Dead Sea were unforgettable moments. Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Oct 2019 by Henrietta WhipsfieldThe country was fascinating and very welcoming. Read full review
Reviewed on 24 Nov 2018 by Louise DennissThe trip was great, very enjoyable and over too quickly! Read full review
Reviewed on 14 Aug 2015 by Clara DowntonABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT - highly recommended - knowledge of guides Fantastic Read full review
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We know that making the positive difference we aim to achieve will not be an easy task. However, our enthusiasm and commitment towards our travel responsibility mission is far stronger than any obstacles. We believe that in order to achieve any objective, the company has to have accurate policies and procedures for the employees and the guests to follow in order to reach our goal.
We have decided that the environment is a major component of any local community and any negative effect on the environment would directly have an impact on the lives of the inhabitants of the local community. Therefore, we have drawn up a strict environmental protection policy that all our employees and travelers have to abide by. For example, we recycle empty ink cartridges. A company collects them and disposes of them in the correct manner.
The desert area of Wadi Rum has to be conserved. Travellers are encouraged not to dispose of their waste while in the desert areas. They are also encouraged not to pick any plants that grow in the rocks or on the arid areas. The entire Wadi Rum is a protected area so all plants, animals and area has to be respected and taken care of.
For us, Responsible Travel is the only way to travel.
PeopleThroughout our long tourism business journey, exceeding 15 years of travel operation in the Middle East, we have succeeded in establishing strong links with the communities we are dealing with in the host destinations.
We believe that the Responsible Travel concept has to be a two-way strategy with both the travelers and the local community gaining benefits. We benefit the local communities we visit using a wide scope of activities that have a positive impact on the local economy, directly by donating money to charity organizations, financially supporting some local communities and by recruiting employees who belong to the local community. We encourage our guests to buy local products and make use of services that people in local communities offer. We help indirectly through capacity building projects we implement with our employees and through the experiences and cultural exchanges that take place between the locals and our travelers during our tours.
We promise to support the local communities of Jordan. We will do this by employing local guides, using local handicraft shops and recommend shops to our travelers so that their holiday spending contributes to the people of Jordan. Furthermore, we provide each traveler with a tipping guide. By doing this we set a concept of tipping and gratuity for every person who will offer a form of service to the traveler.
We have also considered the social aspect of the local community and how to respect the customs and traditions of the inhabitants helping us operate our tours. We always provide our guests with all the information needed to understand the community they are visiting and we create valuable opportunities for the travelers and the locals to mingle and exchange ideas and thoughts.
The first objective is to operate our tours in the most perfect way possible. Our second objective, but not second in importance, is to benefit the local community, protect the environment, and have a positive social impact on the inhabitants living in our host destinations. One of the ways of doing this is to inform and educate our travelers on the cultures of the destinations. By doing this we aim to create a form of respect between the travelers and the local citizens who they will face along their tours.
We educate all our staff on the real life situations in Jordan. Sales consultants will use this information to inform potential travelers of the correct information and dangers that they may face. By creating long lasting relationships with our local ground handlers, we are able to establish what needs the community has and through their information we can inform our travelers what they can contribute to the local community from their home countries.
Street children are seen in many of the cities of Jordan. We don't encourage travellers to directly give children money. If they wish to make a contribution, they may speak to the tour guide on whether there are donation strategies available. We are always seeking for donation options and our aim is to establish one in Jordan in the near future.
In Jordan, travelers are encouraged not to tempt children or any locals with food and sweets. The culture has to be respected at all times.