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JORDAN TOURS

At Encounters Travel, we understand that everyone is different and that's why we provide a variety of Jordan tours that will suit every preference. Quintessentially Middle Eastern, the desert country of Jordan was previously only accessible to the most intrepid of explorers. Visitors to Jordan today are now able to discover all aspects of the country, including beautiful desert and mountain scenery, lost cities, spectacular ruins and the delights of the Red Sea. Often evoking images of ancient Biblical times the modern day country of Jordan is widely regarded as one of the most progressive Middle Eastern countries with the capital city Amman standing at the forefront of this modernisation.

Jordan Tours for Every Budget

Journey through this rugged desert country on one of our Jordan group tours as we discover ancient Roman ruins strewn across the sands, enjoy unforgettable desert sunsets and come upon the lost city of Petra and the miraculous Dead Sea. Join us as we spend the night under the stars in a traditional Bedouin camp and relax and unwind and enjoy the coral reefs in a Red Sea beach resort. We also feature several tours that combine time in Israel or Egypt with a visit to Jordan. Whatever your budget, we have the perfect Jordan tour or Jordan package holiday for you.

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TAILOR-MADE Jordan TOURS

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Our tailor-made tours seek to create a personalised experience – one that is completely exclusive to you. By taking all your interests and requests into consideration, we design an itinerary that ticks off your specific boxes. If you are after adventurous exploration, cultural immersion, a relaxing escape or a balanced blend of everything, we can make it happen.

A highlight of our tailor-made tours is that the itinerary is flexible and incorporates plenty of free time – so you can do some exploring on your own. Our local, friendly guides, experts in their country’s history and culture, will be happy to adjust the activities or your schedule as you travel.

If you are a group of friends, a large family or a company, our tailor-made tours are an ideal, stress-free option. You can even select your own hotels or make use of our recommended accommodation. We have a varied selection of sample holiday itineraries to choose from, either as they stand or as a base for inspiration.

TOUR REVIEWS

Excellent from the initial planning to every step along the way on the trip! Worry free in every way! Islam, Hussein and Mahmoud were the greatest! Please check out my review on Trip Advisor! FIve stars from this girl!
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Amazing tour. Any issues we had were addressed in a timely fashion and the resolutions were satisfactory. My only complaint is the driver picking us up was late and none of the cell numbers worked when we tried to call and figure out what to do.

I was pleased and impressed with the experience in booking and obtain all necessary documents in a timely manner. I am looking forward to my tour and hope the ground experience it just as good. This trip is my dream/bucket list trip.

Conscientious in early communication; knowledgeable, humorous and caring tour guides; an exemplary itinerary that was well organized yet flexible; an overall extraordinary experience. I'd recommend them enthusiastically.

My experience with Encounters was excellent from start to finish. The Tour Guide, Sheriff, was the most passionate, enthusiastic and professional guide I have ever had on a tour and his love for Egypt really made me enjoy my time so much more.
I was cautious about arriving in Egypt given the current circumstances about the country, but felt safer that I did living in London as soon as I arrived. All of the Encounters staff are very professional.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is it safe to visit Jordan?

Jordan is one of the safest countries in the world and continues to maintain good relations with its surrounding neighbours. This peaceful place is very welcoming to tourists and is fairly liberal and westernised.

What is the official currency of Jordan?

The Jordanian dinar (JD) is divided into 1,000 fils, which people may also refer to as piasters. One piaster is equal to 10 fills and there are 100 piasters in a dinar.

Notes: 5, 10 and 20 and 50 dinars.
Coins: 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250 fils, 1/2 and 1 dinar.

You will find the best exchange rate at banks and exchange shops. Banks at the border and in the airports do tend to charge a small commission.

What time is it in Jordan?

Jordan is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time or three hours ahead during Daylight Savings time from 30th April to 30th October.

What is the official language of Jordan?

Arabic is the official language of Jordan although English is widely spoken throughout the country and most road signs are in English.

When is the best time to visit Jordan?

The best time of year to go on holiday to Jordan is from March to May. This is the high season in the country and the temperature is ideal with warm days and cool nights. The low season, June to August can be extremely hot and uncomfortable.

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Jordan Country Guide

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Time: GMT+3
Dial Code: +962
Area: 89 342 km²
Elevation: The lowest point in Jordan is the Dead Sea at -408 m (-1,338 ft.) | The highest point in Jordan is Jabal Umm ad Dami at 1,854m (6,083 ft.)
Population: 9,913,459 (2018)
Capital: Amman
Governemnt: Constitutional monarchy
Language: Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic

Jordan is a sovereign Arab State in Western Asia and is officially called the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Jordan is situated on the East Bank of the Jordan River (which it is

named after) and bordered by Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria, Israel and Palestine. The Dead Sea lies along the western borders and a Red Sea shoreline is on the southwest of the country. The capital of Jordan is Amman, the most populous city and the country's cultural, political and economic centre.

This almost-landlocked country that is relatively small has a population of almost 10 million people, which makes it the 11th-most populous Arab country. The dominant religion Sunni Islam is practised by 95% of the population and coexists with an indigenous Christian minority.

Despite its turbulent region setting, Jordan remains stable and at peace with its surrounding countries. Even during the Arab Spring in 2010, it was hardly affected. Since 1948, Jordan has accepted refugees from its neighbours.

Throughout the Middle East, Jordan is regarded as one of the most progressive countries. Although it has one of the smallest economies in the region it is growing at a fast rate and continues to attract foreign investors as a result of its skilled workforce. This country is a safe and major tourist destination that also entices medical tourists, based on its developed medical sector. The climate in Jordan is heavily influenced by the country's location between the Arabian Desert and the eastern Mediterranean area.

Highlights

  • The city of Amman – the modern capital of Jordan boasts an assortment of ancient ruins.
  • Desert castles – fortresses built between 660 and 750 CE under the caliphs of the Umayyad dynasty.
  • Jerash Roman ruins – the best-preserved Roman ruins outside of Italy.
  • The Dead Sea – a salt lake more than 400m below sea-level with famous hypersaline waters.
  • Petra – an ancient city built into a cliff and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Wadi Rum – the largest valley in Jordan and a protected desert wilderness.
  • King’s Highway – a scenic and ancient road running through the desert to the Dead Sea.
  • Mount Nebo – an elevated ridge with panoramic views of the Holy Land.

Tips

  • Dress conservatively when visiting certain sights and bring warm clothes for the cooler evenings.
  • The tap water is not drinkable so rather be safe and buy bottled water.
  • Ask permission to take a photograph of a local, especially when women are present.
  • Table manners are relaxed in Jordan and it is a common custom to eat with your right hand.
  • Politics with Israel is a sensitive subject and it is advised to never discuss it.
  • It is frowned upon to show affection in public, from holding hands to kissing.
  • Avoid the rush hour between 2pm-5pm and choose to walk to destinations during this time.
  • Throughout the month of Ramadan do not eat or drink in public.