- Return flights to Amman with Royal Jordanian
- Meet and assistance upon arrival and departure
- Return airport transfers to Dead Sea
- 3 Nights hotel accommodation with buffet breakfast
- Airport tax
- Entry visa to Jordan us$30 /JD20 per person (obtained on arrival for most Europeans)
- Customary tips to driver
- Meals (lunch & dinner)
- Spa treatments payable locally
- Travel Insurance
Prices are based on minimum 2 persons sharing. For one person travelling solo prices are on request. Flight supplements may apply, subject to availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuation & local tax increases. Valid until 31/5/13
Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea, Dead Sea (Jordan)
Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea overlooks one of the most spectacular natural landscapes and is just 30-40 minutes drive from the capital Amman and the international airport. It is also conveniently located to access local attractions such as Mount Nebo and Petra and the biblical site of Jesus' baptism in the River Jordan is just 5 km from the hotel. Just a two minute walk from the warm therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea, the Holiday Inn is a contemporary Arabesque-style resort with 78 well-appointed rooms and 128 chalets, all featuring a private bathroom, air conditioning, satellite television, mini bar and sea or mountain views from the balcony or terrace. The restaurant serves a buffet breakfast and dinner daily and you can listen to live Cuban music at beachfront bar. There is a choice of comfortable lounges to relax in as well as a luxury spa offering mineral-rich Dead Sea salt treatments. With a trio of interconnecting, palm-fringed swimming pools the resort has the longest swimming pool on the Dead Sea coast.
Jordan, General Information 01.11.11
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan lies in the heart of the Middle East. Jordan is bordered by the West Bank and Israel from the west, Syria from the north, Iraq from the northwest, Saudi Arabia from the southeast and Egypt from the southwest.
Jordan is two hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) during winter, and three hours ahead during summer, from May 1st till October 1st. On same time zone as Cyprus.
Local daytime temperatures range as follows for the year (°C)
Visas and Passports
All nationalities require tourist visas for Jordan. A visa can also be obtained at Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport, payment must be in local currency. Visas are valid for two weeks but can be extended at any policestation. Passports must be valid at least 6 months beyond date of arrival. It is advisable to keep a photocopy of your passport with you and leave a copy at home.
The official language of Jordan is Arabic. English is widely spoken, especially in the cities in addition to some French.
The local currency is the Jordanian Dinar, or “JD”, which is divided into 1000 fils. The exchange rate isUS $100.00 is equal to JD73 or EUR100 equal to JD98 approximately.
Tipping is always appreciated. In hotels and restaurants, 10% may be added to the bill, but a small tip for the waiters is a custom, approx JD2. For hotel bellmen and porters JD1, is customary. For airport representative JD7. For the tour escort/guide JD15 per day, a private driver JD10 per day, for a local guide in Jerash JD10 For a local guide in Petra JD15 and if taking the horses JD4 per horse. Wadi rum 4x4 tour guide JD8. In taxis, pay the nearest round figure to the price on the meter.
If you are taking photographs of local people, always ask their permission beforehand. Your guide can assist you in this. Do not take photographs of military installations or airports. Film is readily available in all tourist areas. It is advisable to carry your camera in a dust-proof bag.
The electrical system is based on 220 AC volts, 50 cycles, and requires rounded two prong wall plugs. Visitors from the United States of America will need a transformer; most hotels can provide one.
No vaccinations are required for Jordan unless travelers are arriving from infected areas. During your stay, it is preferable to drink only bottled water, although it is alright to shower and brush your teeth using tap water. Health insurance is recommended. There are excellent hospitals in large towns and cities with clinics in many villages.
Dress in Jordan is informal and even major hotels men are seldom required wearing a jacket and tie. Lightweight casual cotton clothing is ideal during the daytime with slightly warmer clothing needed during the winter and for evenings throughout the year. Jordan is predominantly Muslim and visitors are asked to respect the local customs. Women should avoid shorts, miniskirts and low necked dresses in public places such as downtown Amman and in rural areas. Modest dress is particularly important when visiting mosques and churches. Men should wear short or long sleeve shirts and long trousers. Shorts and beachwear should be worn only at the beach or hotel pool areas. In general we suggest not to forget: Comfortable walking shoes, hat or cap, sun lotion, sunglasses, cotton socks, sweater or jacket.