When is this trip available?
The group trips are available on the following dates:
- September 29, 2018 to October 07, 2018
- October 27, 2018 to November 04, 2018
- November 17, 2018 to November 25, 2018
- December 22, 2018 to December 30, 2018
- January 19, 2019 to January 27, 2019
- February 16, 2019 to February 24, 2019
- March 23, 2019 to March 31, 2019
- April 20, 2019 to April 28, 2019
All 2018 departures and departures for March and April 2019 are guaranteed. For January and February 2019 departures please don’t book your flight until you’ve received confirmation that your tour is confirmed.
If you’d like a custom tour or to do the tour on your own we can also arrange this on request.
What’s the weather like?
Jordan has a hot, dry climate characterized by long, hot, dry summers and short, cool winters. The climate is influenced by Jordan ’ s location between the subtropical aridity of the Arabian desert areas and the subtropical humidity of the eastern Mediterranean area.
January is the coldest month, with temperatures from 5°C to 10°C. During the colder months of November – March there is rain and potentially snow in January and February. Pack accordingly!
August is the hottest month at 20°C to 35°C. Daily temperatures can be very hot, especially in the summer; on some days it can be 40°C or more. That’s why we recommend avoiding May-August, the hottest months.
How far in advance do I need to book?
We recommend booking as far in advance as possible to ensure that your preferred dates area available and to avoid disappointment.
What fitness level do I need for the day hikes?
You should be in good physical condition and a regular walker or hiker, although no experience is required. The paths aren’t technical. You should be able to hike 14 to 17 km a day. The maximum elevation gain is 750 m on one day. On the other days, it’s around ~ 450 m.
What happens if I find it too difficult?
You can sit down and rest any time you want. We also tend to take a long lunch break to wait out the hottest parts of the day. On the two most difficult days of the trip, you’ll also be accompanied by a donkey, who you can ride if you need a rest.
What will I be eating?
Middle Eastern food is world famous! Make sure to try a variety of dishes. Jordanian food can be found at several restaurants from Mansaf (lamb and rice with yogurt sauce) to Mezze (mix of salads) to manageesh (flatbread with different toppings) to falafel and schwerma sandwiches (meat sandwich in flatbread).
We can accommodate most dietary requests as long as you tell us in advance.
What equipment do I need to bring?
We’ll provide you with a complete packing list prior to your trip.
What’s the time zone in Jordan?
Jordan is 3 hours ahead of GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) during Daylight Savings Time and GMT+2 for the remainder of the year. Please always check the time difference before arrival to Jordan. We wouldn’t want you to miss any of your adventures!
What’s the currency in Jordan?
The currency in Jordan is the Jordanian Dinar (JD) – known as the jaydee, which is made up of 1000 fils. Try to change larger notes as often as possible at larger restaurants and when paying your hotel bill.
Changing money is very easy in Jordan, and most major currencies are accepted in cash and travellers cheques. US dollars are the most accepted, followed by UK pounds and euros.
You’ll find ATMs in cities. Visa is the most widely accepted card followed by MasterCard. Other cards, such as Cirrus, AMEX, and Plus, are also accepted by many ATMs. Although credit cards are widely accepted, cash is still used the most widely.
What’s the tipping culture in Jordan?
Gratuities for guides and drivers are not included in the price of your tour so we offer the following tipping guidelines.
Here’s the recommended tipping schedule for groups:
Guide: $5 per traveller per day
Driver: $3 per traveller per day
Hotels: $2 per traveller per day
Restaurants: $1 per traveller per restaurant.
What vaccinations do I need before travelling to Jordan?
The following vaccinations are recommended for most travellers to Jordan, but always check with your doctor about your specific requirements: diphtheria & tetanus – single booster recommended if you haven’t had one in the last 10 years, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, measles, mumps & rubella, polio, typhoid, yellow fever.
Note: vaccination is required for entry into Jordan for all travellers over one year of age if coming from infected areas such as sub-Saharan Africa, and parts of South America.
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