Hiking the spectacular landscapes of an ancient kingdom, float in the Dead Sea, watch the starry night sky from a desert camp and discover the ancient city of Petra.
See what's planned
- Walk the captivating Ibn Hammad gorge.
- Discover the rose red city of Petra.
- See obscure rock formations, sand dunes and the beautiful night skies in Wadi Rum.
- Explore the Dana Nature Reserve with its array of flora, fauna and extensive wildlife.
- Float in the salty water of the Dead Sea.
- Delve into history and tradition with our knowledgeable local guide.
Jordan is a captivating country, full of history, tradition and spectacular landscapes. Picture a vast desert as far as the eye can see, under a sky as blue as the deepest ocean, a land where the Bedouin roam.
We’ll start our exploration in the capital city of Amman, with its colourful bazaars, bustling streets, ancient citadel and museums. Outside the city, we’ll travel north to visit the best-preserved Roman city in the Near East at Jerash with its spectacular temples and forum.
We’ll take a dramatic walk from the hot springs at Ibn Hammad, explore the tranquil Dana Nature Reserve and walk to the spectacular Eco lodge at Feynan. The nature reserve encompasses some of Jordan's most breathtaking scenery, and became the kingdom's sixth wildlife reserve in 1990. Explore the majestic sand dunes of Wadi Rum, savouring the tranquillity and colour of the desert landscape and the starry night sky.
Delve into the rose red city of Petra, set deep inside the narrow gorge with its walls rising two hundred metres from the desert floor. Petra is truly a special place, with a history that dates back over 2,000 years and was once the crossroads of the trade routes between east and west. Entering through the Siq, we'll see the magnificent Treasury carved in pink stone, the Roman Theatre, Corinthian and Palace Tombs.
Observe the mighty crusader castles at Shobak and Kerak, and swim (or float!) in the Dead Sea, a surreal experience! Visit Mount Nebo, we see where Moses viewed the Promised Land and our final stop is at Madaba, known as the 'City of Mosaics'. It is here where we discover the ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land in the floor of the early Byzantine church of Saint George. This is a truly spectacular journey through an ancient land.
- Return flights Heathrow to Amman (Royal Jordanian)
- Airport transfers.
- Half board en suite accommodation.
- Knowledgeable English speaking local guide
- All entrance fees & transport costs.
What's not included?
- Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
- Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
- Discretionary tips
- Optional excursions
- Travel Insurance (you can add this when you book)
This is a Grade 5/SS/P holiday and features some full and half day walks with generally moderate amounts of ascent and descent. The paths are mostly good, but there will be some steep, uneven and rough ground as we explore archaeological sites and follow Bedouin paths. Some days will be dedicated solely to sightseeing or include an element of sightseeing, and our transfers between centres will include walks where possible. Generally we’ll walk between 2.5 hours- 5 hours a day, up to 12kms (8 miles) and an ascent/descent up to 400m. One of our days at Petra is top of the grade and ascends up to 750m, taking up to seven hours. While some walks appear shorter than others, it is the weather and terrain that determines the grade. Also designated a Pioneer holiday, this programme offers a more adventurous itinerary, off the beaten track, exploring lesser known corners. Local events may require amendments to the programme, sometime at short notice.
Our bottom line is happy travellers, and to that end we trust our tour leaders to use the itinerary below as a basis for providing you with a great holiday. We expect our leaders to make adjustments to the itinerary if the weather, group ability or other local conditions make that necessary. There are normally more options available to our leaders than those listed below and one or more of these options may well be chosen. All distances, heights & timings are approximate.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.
Fly from London to Amman, arriving around midnight. After clearing immigration, we transfer by road to our Amman hotel for 3 nights’ accommodation. Our rooms will be available on arrival.
Transfer Time = 45m
Start the day at a relaxed pace with introductions and an itinerary briefing from our local guide, followed by a tour of Amman including the Citadel, Roman Amphitheatre and downtown Amman. Amman is one of the longest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The sights and sounds of a Middle Eastern capital city is a feast for your senses! The history is palpable!
Travel by road to the Roman city of Jerash where we visit the Forum, the Street of Columns and the Temple of Artemis. The city is considered one of the best preserved Greco Roman in the world. We will also make a visit to Ajloun to see the castle and perhaps enjoy a local walk. We return to Amman for dinner.
Dana Guest House
We leave the bustling city behind today and travel towards the Dana Nature Reserve with a dramatic walk en route at the hot springs of Ibn Hammad. We enter a sandstone gorge of abundant vegetation and hanging gardens. As we follow the wadi, you may expect to get your feet wet as much of the walking is in a perennial stream (perhaps higher depending on recent rains). This walk is unusual as it starts just above sea level and finishes just below. We make a stop at the Crusader castle of Kerak before we arrive into Dana for our overnight stay.
Feynan Eco Lodge
The nature reserve, at firstlight, is a quiet place. We'll take a hike from the Nature Reserve to Feynan and stay at the Feynan Eco Lodge for 1 night's accommodation. The nature reserve encompasses some of Jordan's most breathtaking scenery, and became the Kingdom's sixth wildlife reserve in 1990, thereby protecting all animals — including endangered species such as the ibex. The first hour of the walk is the the steepest and walking poles maybe useful. Our accommodation at Feynan is a fine example of an eco experience using solar power, sourcing local ingredients for meals where possible and employing local villagers to work in the Lodge. Watching the sunset and evening star gazing are perfect ways to end the day.
Please note we will only take overnight bags to Feynan. Our main suitcases will remain in a secure location. We are reunited with them tomorrow.
Milky Way Campsite
We explore the area around Feynan lodge, which was a big copper mining and smelting area during the Roman era. We explore the remains as well as hike in the dramatic desert, Jordan Valleys and nearby Wadi Ghweir. We walk for about 2-4 hours, depending on group fitness and ability. En route to Wadi Rum, we may have time for a short stop in Aqaba. We change from the coach to jeeps for the journey across the sand dunes to our Bedouin camp for our night under the stars. The colours of the desert change as the sun sets and the stars come out. Dinner, which has been cooked underground, over hot charcoals, is eaten around the camp fire. An extraordinary experience!
We spend the morning exploring the lunar landscape of Wadi Rum, accompanied by our local guide, seeing the sand dunes, and spying the distant camel trains. We continue to Petra, where we stay for four nights' accommodation. Our hotel is located in the town of Petra, Wadi Musa, which is next door to the ancient site allowing easy access.
It is believed that Petra has been inhabited from prehistoric times. Just north of the city at Beidha, the remains of a 9000-year-old city have been discovered, putting it in the same league as Jericho as one of the earliest known settlements in the Middle East. Although the city is well photographed to visit is a profoundly moving experience.
A full day exploring the magnificent Red Rose city of Petra. Entering thorugh the Siq, we'll see the magnificent Treasury carved in pink stone, the Roman Theatre, Corinthian and Palace Tombs. This afternoon we'll walk via the dramatic slot canyon of Wadi Muthlim (the dark wadi) or, if the canyon is full of water, via the High Place of Sacrifice and Wadi Farasah with excellent views from the summit.
Starting at Little Petra today, we pass the site of a Neolithic village and loop around the mountain edge with views towards Wadi Araba, before arriving at Al Deir monastery – We descend approx. 800 steps back to the heart of the old city and visit the area of the Royal Tombs.
Today’s walk is at the very top of grade. Our walk takes us from Petra to Jebel Haroun (Aaron’s Mountain) and the round trip is approx. 23kms, will take approximately seven hours with an ascent of about 750m. Jebel Haroun (1350m) is thought to be the biblical Mt Hor – the burial site of Moses’ brother Aaron; a white shrine built in the 14th century marks the site. We can enjoy the panoramic views before heading back to our hotel.
We leave Petra today and make our way northwards along the Desert Highway. We’ll make a stop at the crusader castle of Kerak en route to Madaba. The city is famous for the 6th century mosaics of the Holyland. These are to be found in the Church of St George in the middle of town. We stay in Madaba for 2 nights’ accommodation.
This morning we take our vehicle and drive to the Herodium fortress of Machereus, where we can take a short walk and admire the views of the Dead Sea and across to Israel. Continue on to the Dead Sea, where we stop for a swim or float! Finally we finish our day viewing the Holy Land from Mount Nebo. Mount Nebo is known as Pisgah in the Bible. It is where the Bible says Moses lived out his final days and viewed the Promised Land which he would never enter (Deuteronomy 34:1-8). The mountain offers a fantastic view westward over Dead Sea, the West Bank, the Jordan Valley, and, on a clear day, Bethlehem and Jerusalem. We return to Madeba and enjoy a farewell dinner in local restaurant. Note: Our visit to the Dead Sea Resort gives us approx 1.5 hours to enjoy our time there. There are lockers and towels for hire locally.
Transfer to Amman Airport for check-in and our return flight to London.
Walks & Excursions
As the terrain in Jordan can be variable, be prepared for some rough, uneven sections on our walks. There will be days when our walking will be easier (sightseeing days) and some days when it will be at the top of the grade. Please note the information given in the itinerary regarding Day 10. There may be, on some days, a large element of sightseeing included in the walks which will mean stopping in various places before continuing with the programme.
Local Transport Costs
All local transport costs in conjunction with the advertised activity programme are included in the holiday cost. There may be occasions where additional visits or excursions are added to enrich your experience, these will be paid for locally by you if you choose to participate. Local transport can be a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses and ferries depending on the itinerary.
A range of local excursions and activities may be available to book at your destination through a local operator.
We have no involvement in such activities or excursions which are not run, supervised or controlled in any way by
us. Your contract will be with the local activity supplier and we accept no responsibility for their actions or omissions.
When budgeting for your holiday, you will need to consider drinks, any meals not included in the holiday price,
non-included entrance fees, optional excursions you may choose to participate in locally and any souvenirs or
additional services such as laundry. A general guideline for lunches and drinks is £10-£20 per person per day.
All walks transport, entrances, site passes etc mentioned in the itinerary are included in the holiday cost. If you wish to take any optional excursions, such as a hammam (JOD 20pp), or Petra by Night (JOD 17pp) or visit any sites not mentioned in the itinerary, these will be at your own expense.
The current ROE (as of Summer 2019) is GBP 1 = JOD 0.98
Jordanian Dinar (JOD)
The Dinar is divided into 100 piastres or 1000 fils. It is possible to obtain Jordanian Dinar before you leave the UK. Please check with your bank or nearest Foreign Exchange. ATM machines are available in Amman, Madeba & Petra. Please check with your bank prior to travelling that you will be able to use your card overseas. Cash can be withdrawn from inside the banks, but they are only open from 08.30 – 13.00 when you will usually be out with the group. They are closed on Fridays.
The simplest way to exchange cash is to take Sterling currency or U.S. Dollars, and change at the hotels or Exchange Centres. Travellers’ cheques can be difficult to cash due to the bank opening hours and none of the hotels on the tour will cash travellers’ cheques. We suggest taking a small amount of cash to exchange and to use this in conjunction with your debit and credit cards (which are accepted in the major centres, although few of our accommodations will accept credit cards).
As you are probably already aware, tipping or “backsheesh” is a way of life in the Middle East. In order to take the hassle out of tipping, we strongly recommend that you allow your leader to take care of making sure tips are given to hotel and restaurant staff & to local guides and drivers. This will be done using some funds provided by Ramblers Walking Holidays plus a contribution from you, which your leader will collect during the holiday. We suggest an amount of £25-£30 per person for this. A small tip is usually required for the use of toilets and any drinks and meals you purchase yourself.
Tour Leaders & Local Guides
Your tour leader makes the world of difference to your holiday and ours are as passionate about discovering the world on foot as you are. They're resourceful, organised and widely travelled. They will handle all the local administration and other needs that might arise to ensure that you don't have to worry about planning your days and you can enjoy your holiday. Although leading group holidays, they won't forget that every group is made up of individuals. Each tour leader has their own individual style, talents and professional backgrounds and all are trained, qualified, experienced and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting and inspiring as possible.
Leader's Evening Briefing
Each evening, your tour leader will discuss with you the programme for the following day. This will be your opportunity to discuss the details and ensure the planned activities suit your walking ability. If you have concerns on clothing or equipment, this can be discussed then also. If you do not wish to join the organised group programme, please let the leader know.
To enhance your experience, as well as your tour leader, each holiday will be accompanied by a well qualified and knowledgeable English-speaking local guide.
Your Travel Details
We fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Amman (AMN) and return with Royal Jordanian.
On arrival the transfer from the airport to our hotel in Amman takes approximately 45 minutes by road, depending on traffic conditions.
Transfers between centres will be by road and on foot.
Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements?
If you wish to organise your own flights from a non-UK or provincial airport or travel by rail or car to your holiday destination, 'land only' reductions are often available. Please contact us for details.
Before finalising any independent travel arrangements, please check with us first - especially if doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended date of travel. If you do intend to join your holiday locally please do tell us at least 14 weeks in advance.
If you are joining and leaving your holiday overseas we assume, unless you advise us otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.
Although airport transfers are not included for those making their own independent travel arrangements, if you wish to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time, you may be able to be included on the group's transfer. Please contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details.
Please note that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be able to join the group transfer. We also need your flight number, arrival time and departure point so that the group leader is able to meet up with you.
Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents
For all those booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be confirmed in your travel documents, sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure.
Personal Details Check
To ensure that we can accurately administer your holiday arrangements, please confirm that the personal details we hold for you are up to date and that you have provided the information we need to secure your holiday travel and accommodation arrangements. Please check your passport details, date of birth and any other important details necessary for us to properly manage your holiday booking. You can view and update information already provided, and add details not yet asked for, by using the Manage My Booking facility on our website www.ramblersholidays.co.uk, or by calling our Sales and Reservations team on +44 (0)1707 331133. When you receive your booking confirmation please check the details as soon as possible.
Passports and Visas
General Passport Advice
It is a good idea to carry photocopies of the personal details pages of your passport.
Should you lose your passport, this may assist with the issue of replacement documents
and your return to your home country.
Passport and visa requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility to
ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on, and comply
with, such requirements.
General travel and destination advice for UK nationals is available from the Foreign and
Commonwealth Office at www.fco.gov.uk/travel
and at www.gov.uk/travelaware.
Passport Information for Jordan
You will need a passport to visit Jordan, and it must be valid for at least six months beyond your intended return to the UK. A visa is also required and is included in your tour cost if you are travelling on the group flight. If you are travelling independently, you will need to arrange your own visa.
Please note that we can only include you on the ‘group’ visa if you intend to arrive and depart with our party. If you intend to visit Jordan ahead of the party, remain in Jordan after the group has returned, or arrive/depart on a different flight, you will need to obtain your own visa at your own expense. If you hold a British passport, you can obtain an individual visa on arrival at Amman airport (approximate cost at time of writing is JOD40) or you can contact the Jordanian embassy to obtain your visa prior to travel.
Their website is www.jordan.embassyhomepage.com
All other passport holders should consult with the Jordanian Consulate The FCO website advises that evidence of a previous visit to Israel such as an Israeli entry/exit stamp in your passport does not normally cause any difficulties when entering Jordan. It is, however, for the Jordanian authorities to determine the right of entry into the country. If you have any concerns, you should contact the Consulate of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in London.
As Jordan is a Muslim country, alcohol is not always available to purchase at hotels and restaurants. In many cases though, hotels may allow you to purchase alcohol outside the hotel to consume on their premises, either in the restaurant area or in your rooms. Your leader will be able to offer guidance on this during the holiday. Please note that alcohol is expensive in Jordan, with local beers costing up to JOD5 per bottle and spirits up to JOD10 per drink. There is a local speciality spirit of Arak (an aniseed based drink), plus a very refreshing lemon and mint drink, which you may wish to try.
Breakfasts and dinners are included in the holiday charge. Dinners will generally be taken at our accommodation, with the exception of the last night in Madeba, when we eat at a local restaurant. Lunches are not included. Picnic supplies can be bought at local supermarkets and your leader will give ample notice for you to shop if you will have a picnic, or at a local restaurant. Your leader will give you information in your daily briefings. Specialities of Jordan include lamb and chicken dishes with vegetables, rice, salads, and fresh made bread. The local Hummus, Tahini and dips are delicious. Vegetarians are easily catered for.
Footwear & Kit List
Lightweight waterproof walking boots with a good moulded sole (such as Vibram or similar) and a deep tread and which provide ankle support are strongly recommended and may be essential for some walks.
General Kit List
Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.
If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:
- Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
- Lightweight quick-drying trousers
- Walking T-shirt/shirts
- Walking socks
- Fleece or jumper
- Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
- Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
- Swimwear (if appropriate)
- Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
- Day sack liner
- Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity (more than 1 bottle may be required)
- Basic first aid kit
- Walking poles (should you find them useful)
- Sit mat
This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.
Extra Jordan Information
In addition to the basic kit list noted above, you will benefit on bringing extra footwear for our Ibn Hammad walk. Depending on the rainfall, you may find yourself walking in an ankle deep (or possible higher) water. If you have walking sandals, trainers or quick drying sneakers, these will do well. Don't forget your torch and towel for stays at the camps, and women should bring a scarf that covers their head and shoulders to cover when visiting religious sites and as good protection from the sun. You will find the black and white check scarves, worn by the local population, sold almost everywhere in Amman and at Jerash and these will be perfect for protecting your head and shoulders.
Jordan is a conservative society and foreigners are received more respectfully when they dress modestly. In general, and especially at religious sites, men should wear long trousers, with shoulders and upper arms covered, while ladies should wear trousers or below the knee skirts. Lightweight cotton clothes will be suitable. Long sleeves and loose clothing is also good protection against the sun. When staying in Petra, and while on walks in the wadis, the attitude to dress is more relaxed, and here shorts may be acceptable. Your leader will give you further advice.
For overnight stays at the camps and at the Feynan Eco-lodge you will need to have an overnight bag, as you will not be able to take your suitcases with you. Your main luggage will be safely stored and you will have access to your main luggage each morning. The overnight bag is in addition to your day pack.
Travel Documents Checklist
Documents and Information to take with you:
- Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
- Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
- Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
- Holiday money
- Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
- Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
- Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
- Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
- Your travel insurance details
- Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
- Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
- A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
- Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about
Electricity in Jordan
Electricity is supplied at 220 Volts. There are a variety of wall socket and plug types in use so if you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a European two pin adaptor with round pins, a US two pin adapter with flat pins and a UK three pin adapter with flat pins. More information can be found at https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/
Water To Go
An alternative to bottled water from single-use sealed water bottles is
filtered water from a refillable bottle containing its own water filter
such as a Water-to-go bottle available from
Just fill up from any water source and save the environment from disposable plastic bottles.
We have negotiated an exclusive 15% discount with our partners Water-to-Go
for you as a thank you for helping the environment. Please go to their website
at www.watertogo.eu and
enter the code RWH17 when ordering. In addition, Water-to-Go will match the
discount with a donation to our charity, Heart & Sole, which will allow us
to continue to make a difference in the countries you visit on our holidays.
Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information
Maps, Guidebooks & More
- Walking in Jordan – Walks, Treks, Caves, Climbs & Canyons – Tony Howard and Di Taylor
- Rough Guide to Jordan – Matthew Teller
- Trekking & Canyoning in the Jordanian Dead Sea – Ita Haviv
- Petra and the Lost Kingdom of the Nabataeans – J Taylor
- Married to a Bedouin - Marguerite van Geldermalsen
You may also find the website of the Jordan Tourism Board useful in your planning at www.jordan.com
The Map Shop
If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:
The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs
Tel: 01684 593 146
E-mail: [email protected]
If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.
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Staying Healthy On Holiday
Health requirements can change at any time. It is your own responsibility
to ensure that you inform yourself from a professionally qualified source on,
and comply with, such requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before departure.
Advice on vaccinations is available from your GP.
Diarrhoea & Boiled Water
Don’t forget to exercise caution with what you eat to avoid upset stomachs and stay away from unpeeled fruit and vegetables, salad and do not have ice in your drinks. Hot, fresh cooked food, where possible, is best.
Hand washing facilities may be poor or unavailable when travelling, we therefore strongly advise you to carry antibacterial sanitizing gel and / or hand wipes at all times and use to them regularly.
Drinking or cleaning teeth in un-boiled water is not recommended. Bottled pure water is inexpensive and widely available in shops, at hotels, and on the coach. Make sure you only buy sealed bottles.
Further Travel Advice
For further advice please visit:
You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.
It is a condition of booking with Ramblers Walking Holidays that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the trip, including all optional activities.
Your travel insurance policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation. Please ensure your policy covers the entire duration of your holiday. If you are walking at altitude please ensure that there is no upper altitude limit which may limit or exclude cover for your trip. Medical and repatriation insurance cover are not mandatory for UK residents who are travelling on trips within the United Kingdom.
Whoever you insure with, please ensure that you take full details, and ideally the policy itself, with you on holiday and provide our tour leader with your insurer's name, the policy number and emergency assistance contact numbers.
Please note that it is very difficult to obtain travel insurance once your holiday arrangements have started.
Looking for travel insurance cover?
If you have not already arranged cover, please visit SunWorld who offer travel insurance.
SunWorld policies include cover for COVID-19, subject to applicable terms and conditions.
The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office provides up to date information on security and local laws for travellers, together with current passport and visa information, at www.gov.uk/travelaware. Please take a few minutes to look at the current advice on your planned destination.
Please be aware of what's going on around you, take sensible precautions with your credit cards and passport and avoid displays of wealth such as wearing expensive jewellery or watches. Do not carry more cash on you than you will need for each day, and we recommend that a money belt is used.
We're committed to ethical tourism in all our destinations.
Our holidays are designed for you to discover the essence
of the country you are visiting. Travelling in small groups
not only gives you an up close and personal experience of
your destination, but minimises your impact on the immediate
environment. We feel that the most important starting point
to protect the environment is to be out in it.
For more details visit our website.
The Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust
Unlike many tour operators we have our own trust through which RWH Travel’s profits are channelled back into a variety of outdoor, walking-related or environmental conservation projects in the UK. The focus of the Trust’s financial support is Britain’s leading walking charity, The Ramblers, and their role in promoting the benefits and importance of walking to the British public. In addition the Trust welcomes applications for small grants from local organisations in the UK who need support for walking-orientated activities. This includes the establishment of footpaths and bridleways, funding for rebuilding bridges and renovating huts, as well as bursary funding for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for children who could not otherwise afford to do it. Please visit the ‘About Us’ section of our website and click on the Charitable Trust link for more details.
Heart and Sole
We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able
to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives.
Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose
aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries
we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long
term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less
developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way.
See our website for more information and details of some of the
projects we support.
Staying In Touch
Please do provide us with a mobile phone contact number. We will only use this to contact you with important information relating to your holiday arrangements.
Do keep your mobile phones switched on and readily available when travelling to the airport or if delayed in transit so that we can contact you with any last minute information relating to your travel arrangements.
As a matter of courtesy, please switch off your mobile phone during walks, or endeavour to minimise its use. Please also try to minimise the use of mobile devices during group meals.
We welcome all comments about our holidays and value ideas for the future. If you have provided us with an email address we will invite you to complete an online questionnaire or to add feedback to our page on the independent review site 'Feefo'.
Please note that this Holiday Information sheet may be periodically updated and reissued.
In most cases the revisions will be minor and the overall nature
of the holiday will remain unchanged. Should we make a major change
to your holiday arrangements between you booking your holiday and
your date of travel we will notify you to specifically draw your
attention to any significant change.
You may wish to review the latest version of this Holiday Information Sheet online prior to travel.
Please note that any advertised offers, benefits or initiatives may be discontinued at any time.
Ramblers Walking Holidays
Our office is open and our Sales & Reservations team are available to speak to you from:
- 09.00 to 17.00 Monday to Friday
Please quote your Booking Reference number and Tour Code whenever contacting us.
We wish you an enjoyable holiday!
Our holiday walking grades
Grade 5 Sightseeing
Full day walks with moderate amounts of ascent and descent. The paths are mostly good, but there may be some steep and rough ground. Walks will last up to 6 hours and could involve as much as 750m of ascent and descent. Some walks will be less demanding. Some days of this holiday will be dedicated solely to sightseeing (or include an element of sightseeing). To enhance your experience, a knowledgeable local guide will accompany your small group for part (or the majority) of the holiday.
Discover more about our walking grades