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Jordan Explorer

Trip Length

Trip Code

8 days PGJE

Minimum Passengers

6 people

Maximum Passengers

16 people

Countries Visited

Jordan

Start City

End City

Amman Amman
Jordan Explorer

 

“Mansaf is the national dish of Jordan. Flaky bread serves as the platter on which the meal is served. Rice is placed on top of the bread, and then we pour a creamy yogurt cooked with chunks of lamb on top. It is garnished with almonds and chopped parsley and it’s my favourite meal to share with travellers” - Osama Zyoud, Peregrine tour leader.

Why we love it:

Jordan Explorer


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Amman

Activities:

Day 2: Amman - Aqaba

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Accommodation: My Hotel or similar, Aqaba

Activities:

Day 3: Aqaba - Wadi Rum

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Desert Camp or similar, Wadi Rum

Activities:

Day 4: Wadi Rum - Petra

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Amra Palace Hotel or similar, Petra

Activities:

Day 5: Petra

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 dinner

Accommodation: Amra Palace Hotel or similar, Petra

Activities:

Day 6: Petra - Amman

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Activities:

Day 7: Amman

Meals included: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch

Activities:

Day 8: Amman

Meals included: 1 breakfast

Activities:


Your Trip

What's Included

Non-included Meals

Some meals are included on your trip (except for North America trips - please refer to your day-to-day itinerary). However, sometimes we think you'll benefit from getting out and discovering the local cuisine. So when a meal is not included, it's a great opportunity to try something new. For group trips, ask your leader for tips on where to get the best meal, or you might decide to dine out as a group and experience the fun together.

Not Included

Optional Extras

We have chosen some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. For group trips, speak to your leader if you are interested in any of the following:


What to know

Fitness

Despite the 'off-road' nature of this trip, it can be enjoyed by anyone who is reasonably fit. Please be aware that any visit to Petra requires a fair amount of walking. The amount of energy you expend there is largely up to you. The program in Wadi Rum involves a mixture of camel riding and a jeep safari.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations may be required for this trip. Please talk to your doctor about the up-to-date information for this region.  We're travel experts, not doctors and defer to the medicos when it comes to inoculations.

Visas and Permits

Please ensure that you have all required visas for your trip – this is your responsibility. Rules and regulations governing the issuance of visas are constantly changing, and vary for different nationalities and you should check visa requirements with your travel agent or relevant consular authority well before travel.

Jordan
Australians, New Zealanders, Americans, British and Canadians require a visa for Jordan. All other nationalities should check with the Jordanian Embassy or Consulate in their country for up-to-date visa information.

Visas are available on arrival at the airport in Amman for approximately US$58 however this must be paid for in Jordanian dinar appx JOD40. As the process can sometimes be time consuming, you may wish to consider obtaining your visa prior to arrival.

If you are arriving in Jordan by ferry at the port of Aqaba it is possible to obtain a Jordanian visa on board, either as an individual or as a group. There is normally no charge for this visa.

Important For those continuing on to Israel after Jordan please ensure that you obtain an individual visa only. Do not enter Jordan on a group visa, as you will find entry to Israel at the Allenby Bridge border difficult. If you obtain your Jordanian visa on the ferry boat from Nuweiba keep your passport separate from your group and obtain the visa individually.

Insurance

You are required to have travel insurance before heading off on a Peregrine trip. Insurance can be organised by your Peregrine representative or your travel agent.

Responsible Travel

Our Responsible Travel ethos is at the heart of everything we do, from getting the basics right like respecting local cultures and the environment, to initiating projects that make positive contributions to communities, to our staff’s fundraising efforts and offsetting our carbon emissions.
Please visit our Responsible Travel (http://www.peregrineadventures.com/rt) page for more information.

Customs and Culture

Our Pre Departure Information or Travel Dossier (provided upon booking a trip) provides tips on how you can show respect for the local customs and culture in the country you are travelling in. Your leader will also help steer you though the complexities of local cultural norms.

Pre Departure Information
The information listed above is a brief description of some things you may need to consider when booking a trip. Once a tour is booked you will be provided with a link to your Travel Dossier which will contain detailed Pre Departure information.

Further Reading

Jordan

Seven Pillars of Wisdom-TE Lawrence Desert Queen-Janet Wallach A Winter in Arabia-Freya Stark Leap of Faith-Queen Noor


Important Information

EMERGENCY CONTACT:

In the case of an on ground issue or problem, our local Jordan based Office can be reached on: +962 79 554 7137

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please keep this in mind when you read it and check with us if you want to be sure about something. The document was correct at time of printing, but you can check online for the most up to date version.  If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

30 January 2014


General Contact Details

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