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Jewels of Jordan

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.

From£2,749

  • Jordan

  • 12 nights
  • Experiential

    Pioneer

    Sightseeing

  • Feb

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    Dec

Moderate

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Tour codes: 29350

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Moderate

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.

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • 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 Bedouins 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. 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.
  • 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)

Holiday Information

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Amman

Meals

N/A

Accommodation

Fly from London Heathrow to Amman, arriving at approx. midnight. After clearing immigration, we transfer by road to our Amman hotel for 3 nights’ accommodation.

Transfer Time = 45m

Day 2

Amman

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Start the day at a relaxed pace with an itinerary briefing, followed by a tour of Amman including the Citadel, Roman Amphitheatre and downtown Amman. The sights and sounds of a Middle Eastern capital city is a feast for your senses!

Day 3

Amman

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Travel by road to the Roman city of Jerash where we visit the Forum, the street of Columns and the Temple of Artemis. This well preserved city is considered one of the best 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.

Day 4

Dana

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    2 hours

  • Distance

    2 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    50m

We  leave  the  bustling  city behind  today  and  travel  towards  the  Dana  Nature Reserve with a dramatic walk en route from the hot springs  of  Ibn  Hammad.  We  enter  a  sandstone gorge of abundant vegetation and hanging gardens, and  as  we  follow  the  wadi,  you  may  expect  to  get your  shoes  wet  as  much  of  the  walking  is  in  a perennial  stream  (perhaps  higher  depending  on recent  rains).  Distance:  3kms/2  miles;  2+  hours; Ascent/Descent  50m.  We  make  a  stop  at  the Crusader castle of Kerak before we arrive into Dana for our overnight stay.

Day 5

Feynan

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    9 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    100/1000m

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.  14kms  (9  miles); ascent  100m,  descent  1000m;  5  hours.  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.

Day 6

Wadi Rum

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    2-4 hours

  • Distance

    N/A miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    200m

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.  Up to 200 m ascent/ descent. 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!

Day 7

Petra

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

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.

Day 8

Petra

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

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.

Day 9

Petra

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    2.5 hours

  • Distance

    10 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    50/200m

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. t. Distance: 6kms / 2+ hours / Ascent 50m Descent 200m

Day 10

Petra

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    7 hours

  • Distance

    16 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    750m

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. At the top of Jebel Haroun, at 1350m the highest peak on the mountain surrounding the bowl of Petra, there is the very modest shrine commemorating the death of Aaron, Moses’ brother. We can enjoy the panoramic views before heading back to our hotel.

Day 11

Madeba

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

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. Here we see the famous mosaics of the Holyland. We stay in Madaba for 2 nights’ accommodation.

Day 12

Madeba

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

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. Continue on to the Dead Sea, where we stop for a swim (or float!) , and then finish our day viewing the Holy Land from Mount Nebo. 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.

Day 13

Meals

Breakfast

Transfer to Amman Airport for check-in and our return flight to London Heathrow.

From (GBP)£2,749

Departure dates for your selected tour

16th Oct 2020 - 28th Oct 2020 (12 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from Heathrow to Amman (Royal Jordanian)
  • Airport transfers by road c.45mins
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Amman

Meals

In Flight

Accommodation

Fly from London Heathrow to Amman, arriving at approx. midnight. After clearing immigration, we transfer by road to our Amman hotel for 3 nights’ accommodation.

Transfer Time = 45m

Day 2

Amman

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Start the day at a relaxed pace with an itinerary briefing, followed by a tour of Amman including the Citadel, Roman Amphitheatre and downtown Amman. The sights and sounds of a Middle Eastern capital city is a feast for your senses!

Day 3

Amman

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Travel by road to the Roman city of Jerash where we visit the Forum, the street of Columns and the Temple of Artemis. This well preserved city is considered one of the best 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.

Day 4

Dana

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

We  leave  the  bustling  city behind  today  and  travel  towards  the  Dana  Nature Reserve with a dramatic walk en route from the hot springs  of  Ibn  Hammad.  We  enter  a  sandstone gorge of abundant vegetation and hanging gardens, and  as  we  follow  the  wadi,  you  may  expect  to  get your  shoes wet  as  much  of  the  walking  is  in  a perennial  stream  (perhaps  higher  depending  on recent  rains).  Distance:  3kms/2  miles;  2+  hours; Ascent/Descent  50m.  We  make  a  stop  at  the Crusader castle of Kerak before we arrive into Dana for our overnight stay.

Day 5

Feynan

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

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.  14kms  (9  miles); ascent  100m,  descent  1000m;  5  hours.  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.

Day 6

Wadi Rum

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

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.  Up to 200 m ascent/ descent. 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!

Day 7

Petra

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

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.

Day 8

Petra

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

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.

Day 9

Petra

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

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. t. Distance: 6kms / 2+ hours / Ascent 50m Descent 200m

Day 10

Petra

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

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. At the top of Jebel Haroun, at 1350m the highest peak on the mountain surrounding the bowl of Petra, there is the very modest shrine commemorating the death of Aaron, Moses’ brother. We can enjoy the panoramic views before heading back to our hotel.

Day 11

Madeba

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

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 Madeba. Here we see the famous mosaics of the Holyland. We stay in Madaba for 2 nights’ accommodation.

Day 12

Madeba

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

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. Continue on to the Dead Sea, where we stop for a swim (or float!) , and then finish our day viewing the Holy Land from Mount Nebo. 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.

Day 13

Final Day

Meals

Breakfast

Transfer to Amman Airport for check-in and our return flight to London Heathrow.

From (GBP)£2,749

Departure dates for your selected tour

13th Nov 2020 - 25th Nov 2020 (12 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from Heathrow to Amman (Royal Jordanian)
  • Airport transfers by road c.45mins
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Amman

Meals

N/A

Accommodation

Fly from London Heathrow to Amman, arriving at approx. midnight. After clearing immigration, we transfer by road to our Amman hotel for 3 nights’ accommodation.

Transfer Time = 45m

Day 2

Amman

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Start the day at a relaxed pace with an itinerary briefing, followed by a tour of Amman including the Citadel, Roman Amphitheatre and downtown Amman. The sights and sounds of a Middle Eastern capital city is a feast for your senses!

Day 3

Amman

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Travel by road to the Roman city of Jerash where we visit the Forum, the street of Columns and the Temple of Artemis. This well preserved city is considered one of the best 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.

Day 4

Dana

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    2 hours

  • Distance

    2 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    50m

We  leave  the  bustling  city behind  today  and  travel  towards  the  Dana  Nature Reserve with a dramatic walk en route from the hot springs  of  Ibn  Hammad.  We  enter  a  sandstone gorge of abundant vegetation and hanging gardens, and  as  we  follow  the  wadi,  you  may  expect  to  get your  shoes  wet  as  much  of  the  walking  is  in  a perennial  stream  (perhaps  higher  depending  on recent  rains).  Distance:  3kms/2  miles;  2+  hours; Ascent/Descent  50m.  We  make  a  stop  at  the Crusader castle of Kerak before we arrive into Dana for our overnight stay.

Day 5

Feynan

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    9 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    100/1000m

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.  14kms  (9  miles); ascent  100m,  descent  1000m;  5  hours.  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.

Day 6

Wadi Rum

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    2-4 hours

  • Distance

    N/A miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    200m

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.  Up to 200 m ascent/ descent. 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!

Day 7

Petra

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

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.

Day 8

Petra

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

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.

Day 9

Petra

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    2.5 hours

  • Distance

    10 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    50/200m

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. t. Distance: 6kms / 2+ hours / Ascent 50m Descent 200m

Day 10

Petra

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    7 hours

  • Distance

    16 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    750m

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. At the top of Jebel Haroun, at 1350m the highest peak on the mountain surrounding the bowl of Petra, there is the very modest shrine commemorating the death of Aaron, Moses’ brother. We can enjoy the panoramic views before heading back to our hotel.

Day 11

Madeba

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

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. Here we see the famous mosaics of the Holyland. We stay in Madaba for 2 nights’ accommodation.

Day 12

Madeba

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

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. Continue on to the Dead Sea, where we stop for a swim (or float!) , and then finish our day viewing the Holy Land from Mount Nebo. 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.

Day 13

Meals

Breakfast

Transfer to Amman Airport for check-in and our return flight to London Heathrow.

From (GBP)£2,849

Departure dates for your selected tour

19th Mar 2021 - 31st Mar 2021 (12 Nights)

16th Apr 2021 - 28th Apr 2021 (12 Nights)

15th Oct 2021 - 27th Oct 2021 (12 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from Heathrow to Amman (Royal Jordanian)
  • Airport transfers by road c.45mins
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

Your Itinerary

Day 1

Amman

Meals

N/A

Accommodation

Fly from London Heathrow to Amman, arriving at approx. midnight. After clearing immigration, we transfer by road to our Amman hotel for 3 nights’ accommodation.

Transfer Time = 45m

Day 2

Amman

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Start the day at a relaxed pace with an itinerary briefing, followed by a tour of Amman including the Citadel, Roman Amphitheatre and downtown Amman. The sights and sounds of a Middle Eastern capital city is a feast for your senses!

Day 3

Amman

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

Travel by road to the Roman city of Jerash where we visit the Forum, the street of Columns and the Temple of Artemis. This well preserved city is considered one of the best 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.

Day 4

Dana

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    2 hours

  • Distance

    2 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    50m

We  leave  the  bustling  city behind  today  and  travel  towards  the  Dana  Nature Reserve with a dramatic walk en route from the hot springs  of  Ibn  Hammad.  We  enter  a  sandstone gorge of abundant vegetation and hanging gardens, and  as  we  follow  the  wadi,  you  may  expect  to  get your  shoes  wet  as  much  of  the  walking  is  in  a perennial  stream  (perhaps  higher  depending  on recent  rains).  Distance:  3kms/2  miles;  2+  hours; Ascent/Descent  50m.  We  make  a  stop  at  the Crusader castle of Kerak before we arrive into Dana for our overnight stay.

Day 5

Feynan

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    9 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    100/1000m

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.  14kms  (9  miles); ascent  100m,  descent  1000m;  5  hours.  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.

Day 6

Wadi Rum

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    2-4 hours

  • Distance

    N/A miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    200m

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.  Up to 200 m ascent/ descent. 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!

Day 7

Petra

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

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.

Day 8

Petra

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

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.

Day 9

Petra

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    2.5 hours

  • Distance

    10 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    50/200m

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. t. Distance: 6kms / 2+ hours / Ascent 50m Descent 200m

Day 10

Petra

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

  • Time

    7 hours

  • Distance

    16 miles

  • Ascent/Descent

    750m

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. At the top of Jebel Haroun, at 1350m the highest peak on the mountain surrounding the bowl of Petra, there is the very modest shrine commemorating the death of Aaron, Moses’ brother. We can enjoy the panoramic views before heading back to our hotel.

Day 11

Madeba

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation

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. Here we see the famous mosaics of the Holyland. We stay in Madaba for 2 nights’ accommodation.

Day 12

Madeba

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner

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. Continue on to the Dead Sea, where we stop for a swim (or float!) , and then finish our day viewing the Holy Land from Mount Nebo. 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.

Day 13

Meals

Breakfast

Transfer to Amman Airport for check-in and our return flight to London Heathrow.

From (GBP)£2,849

Departure dates for your selected tour

19th Feb 2021 - 3rd Mar 2021 (12 Nights)

12th Nov 2021 - 24th Nov 2021 (12 Nights)

23rd Dec 2021 - 4th Jan 2022 (12 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from Heathrow to Amman (Royal Jordanian)
  • Airport transfers by road c.45mins
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Hotel Larsa

The Hotel Larsa is a city hotel, ideally located to discover the sites of Amman plus a good base to explore the north of the country. The hotel offers multi cuisine dining and an outdoor terrace. Bedrooms are all ensuite with climate control, hairdryer, TV, in room safe, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary wifi.

Rummana Camp Site

Our tented accommodated at Dana is in the heart of the Nature Reserve. Facilities are simple but adequate. You will find washing and toilet facilities (split between male and female), a large Bedouin tent used as a gathering area and a main building that houses the kitchen and dining room. You will need a towel and torch for your stay here.

Feynan Eco Lodge

The majority of our accommodation is in hotel stays where rooms are en-suite twin bedded and single rooms and have the usual facilities including telephones and TVs.

One hotel that deserves a special mention is the Feynan Eco Lodge. Set in the heart of the Dana Biosphere Reserve, the solar powered lodge offers the most developed eco experience in Jordan made possible, in part, by the Jordanian Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, and a real chance to disconnect from the modern world.

The hotel, while simple in style and facilities, offers warm Bedouin hospitality and where possible locally sourced excellent vegetarian food, with many traditional Jordanian specialities. Enjoy being close to the mountainous landscape whilst unwinding in the tranquil courtyards and terraces or resting in your candlelit en-suite room. There is a lot on offer at the lodge to learn about the local culture and environment, such as star gazing on the roof terrace. As it is an eco-lodge the rooms have no electricity points, but you can recharge at the lobby where free internet is also available.

“Feynan, a shining star among the green lodges worldwide.” – Forbes magazine.

At Wadi Rum we stay at a Bedouin desert Camp offering a “back to nature” experience. The tented accommodation with dinner that has been baked in the ground offers a wonderfully special and authentic experience. For more information please see the Holiday Information sheet.

Milky Way Campsite

The Milky Way Campsite offers a true back to nature experience in the Jordanian desert. The traditional Bedouin tents have raised bedding and there are simple, yet adequate shower and toilet facilities (separated between male and female). You will need to pack a towel and a torch for your stay here. Meals are prepared and served on site.

Eating dinner, baked in the ground, is a truly wonderful experience. We will stay in tented accommodation with  simple,  yet  adequate,  shared,  shower  and  toilet  facilities  (separated  for  men  and  women).  Meals  will  be taken at the camp in a Bedouin style tent. There is no electricity at the camp after a certain time at night, so you will definitely need a torch here.   The camps will provide a mattress, sheets and blankets for bedding. You will need to bring a towel and a bag that you will use to carry what you need for your overnight stays at the camp (as your main luggage will generally be stored as it cannot be taken to the camp due to vehicle size).

Petra Palace

Located a 5 minute walk from the entrance to the main Petra site, the Petra Palace Hotel is a wonderful base for exploring the ancient pink city of Petra. The hotel offers 2 outdoor swimming pools, restaurant, and bar. All rooms are en suite with hairdryer, mini-fridge, safety deposit box and TV

Mosaic Hotel

The Mosaic City Hotel is located in the very heart of Madaba, within short walking distance from the Church of St. George which houses the famous mosaic map of the Holy Land. The hotel has 50 spacious rooms and all are equipped with modern amenities such as shower or bathtub, air conditioning and has a LCD screen TV with satellite TV channels,and mini bar.

Dana Guest House

The Dana Guest House offers simple en suite accommodation in a breath-taking location. It is ideally situated for visiting the Nature Reserve. Dining is fairly simple, but hearty, and the public areas of the property have a welcoming, intimate atmosphere. Dana Guesthouse is eco-friendly, and the money from the hotel goes towards the local community, and most of the staff are from the surrounding area.

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

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.

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.

Optional Excursions

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.

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

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.

Entrance Fees

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

Currency in Jordan

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).

Tipping

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

Tour Leaders

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.

Local Guides

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.

Meals

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

Footwear

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. 

Footwear As Hand Luggage

We recommend that you either wear your walking boots or shoes or pack them and some waterproofs in your hand luggage as in the unlikely event that your hold luggage is delayed, you will still be able to participate in the holiday programme.

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
  • Lunchbox
  • 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 www.watertogo.eu. 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

Books:

  • 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

Maps and guidebooks relating to the areas you will be walking in may be bought before your holiday from The Map Shop at www.themapshop.co.uk

Weather

Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

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.

Travel Insurance

You must be adequately insured to join our holidays. We do not insist that you insure with us but we require that you are adequately insured for the nature of your holiday. You will be unable to participate in our local walking and other activity programmes without being able to demonstrate that you have valid travel insurance.

Please ensure that as a minimum your travel insurance policy covers you for travel to your holiday destinations (country and geographical region) and for medical expenses, mountain rescue (including helicopter rescue) and emergency repatriation to your home country in the event of illness or injury. Your policy should also provide adequate cover for the activities, included and optional, you are likely to participate in during your holiday.

See our brochure or website for further advice regarding holiday insurance.

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.

Personal Safety

The UK Foreign & Commonwealth 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.

Cultural Awareness

Responsible Travel

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

Mobile Phones

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.

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Jordan

  • Capital

    Amman

  • Currency

    Jordanian Dinar

  • Language

    Arabic

  • Time Difference

    UTC +03:00

  • Flight duration

    6hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

Visa Required

Average weather

  • January

    9°C

    Avg. Rain: 40mm

  • February

    10°C

    Avg. Rain: 37mm

  • March

    13°C

    Avg. Rain: 31mm

  • April

    18°C

    Avg. Rain: 12mm

  • May

    22°C

    Avg. Rain: 3mm

  • June

    25°C

    Avg. Rain: 1mm

  • July

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 1mm

  • August

    27°C

    Avg. Rain: 1mm

  • September

    25°C

    Avg. Rain: 1mm

  • October

    22°C

    Avg. Rain: 6mm

  • November

    15°C

    Avg. Rain: 21mm

  • December

    11°C

    Avg. Rain: 33mm

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