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This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
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Go to Jordan- many people expressed concerns when I mentioned my up coming trip, I can confirm my experience was full of warm friendly welcoming people and at no time did it feel unsafe. The Wai Rum was stunning and gave me a sense on peace that I have not found else where. The trek was well planned and at time's informative with our guide providing useful information and a tale or too. My companions were diverse from all backgrounds and experiences, and wonderful company as we explored the desert. Walking on sand at times was challenging and the firm patches were welcomed when they returned. The distances quoted on the itenery were short on some days that might catch a few people out if 20-23k is no your idea of fun.
I really enjoyed the scramble to the rock bridge but I don't think the trip note's captured the heights involved which will catch out the average walker.
The Wadi Rum and the wild camping is an experience of a lifetime
Petra was everything I had hoped for
He was informative and helpful and had tales to tell round the fire at night
Brilliant experience and I recommend a hike through the desert, walking on sand is challenging as is the scrambling for beginners
A great trek in stunning desert scenery, followed by the amazing ruins of Petra.
It's hard to pick a single moment but the relaxed tranquility of desert evenings around the campfire, with the stars shining brightly above, was very special.
Our group leader Zuhair was excellent: knowledgeable, thoughtful and entertaining.
Bring warm layers to sleep in as the desert is cold at night.
The trek was just what we expected - spectacular scenery, nutrious food and good company! Our guide Zuhair was knowledgeable and fun all the time.
The climb to the Burdat(?) rock bridge - fantastic rock scrambling.
prepare for sand walking!!!
the equipment used needs an upgrade - better tents, sleeping bags and more blankets
You should check out the Cave Bar at the entrance to Petra. It's a 2000 year old Nabataean tomb, transformed into a classy pub! This is an excellent place to wind down after a long day in Petra, sipping a beer, a cocktail or a sheesha. The place has daily live Bedouin music and also serves local style food.
Prices are high, especially by Jordanian standards, but even so it is worth it just for the experience!
Sharmil Goswami - Sales
Comfortable walking boots or shoes are best, and make sure they are well broken in before coming! Sandals may get uncomfortable to wear during the day, as sand will get into them but will be great for the evenings when you want to relax.
Sharmil Goswami - Sales
Shorts are fine, as long as they're down to your knees (although I can't imagine you'd have anything too revealing!). Some days I also walked in light canvas/ cargo trousers as well. A light scarf is also a good idea, it guards against sun when it's hot and sand when it's windy. I had some shorts, canvas trousers and then just layers, so t-shirts, a couple of long sleeve tops and a warm jacket (it gets cold at night).
I don't think I had any problem with bugs or got bitten along the way and don't think I saw anything more exotic than flies. I didn't have any bug spray and didn't have any problems. I wouldn't bother with a mozzie net as when you're in your tent, just keep it closed. Some of us slept around the camp fire a few nights but no problems with bugs then either.
I just took sterling cash and we changed it in Jordan before leaving the city. I think I changed about £200 and that did me pretty much all the way through. You could take an ATM card to top with as well. When you're out in the desert, there's really nothing to spend your money on, so it's just Petra and a night in Amman.
If you like taking photos, or have an SLR, a polarising lens is a good idea as the sunlight can be quite strong. There's no alcohol in the desert or Petra, but you can buy beer in Amman.
You don't need walking poles as it's all flat.
It's a great trip, and Wadi Rum was much more impressive than I expected!
Brendan Phelan - Customer Operations
Middle Eastern food is delicious and you're in for a treat! Kebabs and grilled meat are ubiquitous and plentiful. Local salads are fantastically fresh, with lots of flavour. Fresh bread is provided with most meals, along with lots of nut/bean based dips and humous. Drinking water, in the form of cheap bottled water, is on sale everywhere. Enjoy!
Kai Aylward - Sales
If you are on the group flights, and the group is 5 or more, then it is obtained free of charge. When the group arrive in Amman, a local representative will meet you before immigration and take you though the process. The tour leader will then meet you on the other side, once you are through. If you are not on the group flights, and are a British passport holder, it is still quite straightforward. The cost is approx 10JD (Jordanian Dinar).
Alessandra Van Dyk - Customer Operations
Jordan is fairly relaxed compared to other Middle Eastern countries and in the main tourist areas such as Petra there are no real clothing restrictions (within reason!). In the smaller villages it is advised for women particularly to be more conservative in their clothing.
Chloe Knott - Product Manager
In terms of shopping, there's lots of small souvenirs you can buy in most towns on the itinerary, but most people on my trip ended up with shisha pipes!
Kai Aylward - Sales
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