Jordan – Petra The lost city – 2 nightsView all Country Tours >>

Departures:

2 Night departures every Monday and Wednesday

Option 1: Visit Petra Tour (click on pricing for full details) 

DAY1: Private Transfer from Amman Aiport to hotel in Amman
DAY2: Transfer to Petra. Guided tour of Petra, Horse ride included. After the tour transfer back to Amman.
DAY3: Private Transfer to Amman airport for departure

 

Other Suggested Itineraries for 2 nights. (prices on request)

2 nights Petra with Wadi Rum tour

DAY1: Private Transfer from Amman Aiport to hotel in Petra
DAY2: Guided tour of Petra, Horse ride included. Afternoon 4×4 tour of Wadi Rum desert, return to Petra for overnight.
DAY3: Private Transfer to Amman airport for departure

1 night Petra  / 1 night  Dead Sea

DAY1: Private Transfer from Amman Aiport to hotel in Petra
DAY2: Guided tour of Petra, Horse ride included. Afternoon transfer to the Dead Sea, lowest point on earth swim & float in the therapeutic waters . Overnight in   Dead Sea.
DAY3: Private Transfer to Amman airport for departure

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3* Hotel in Amman

 

 

 

 

Jordan, General Information 01.11.11

Orientation:
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.

Time Zone:
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.

Temperature:
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.

Language:
The official language of Jordan is Arabic. English is widely spoken, especially in the cities in addition to some French.

Currency:
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:
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.

Photography:
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.

Electricity:
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.

Health:
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.

Clothing:
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.

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