Jordan Family Adventure Holiday

8 Days / 7 Nights

From USD $1160

Guided Group

Moderate

  • Visit the timeless and incredible ancient Lost City of Petra
  • Sleep under an endless blanket of stars in the desert of Wadi Rum with the Bedouin
  • Snorkel in the warm Red Sea and have a float in the salty Dead Sea
  • Visit Jerash, home of the Roman chariot racing and gladiators

Meet at the group hotel in Amman. There will be a single group transfer in the evening from Amman Airport. KE group package services begin with overnight at the group hotel.

The Roman city of Jerash is approximately a 1hr drive from Amman. We arrive here in the mid-morning and we have plenty of time to explore. Jerash is one of the best preserved walled Roman cities in the world and spanned from 700BC to the fall of Constantinople around 1450 AD. We can walk along the Colonnaded Street, see remains of colourful mosaic flooring, and visit one or both of the amphitheatres which are still complete with numbered seats. Jerash is incredible and gives us a great insight to what life was like during these times. We return to Amman and our hotel later in the day.
Meals included: Breakfast B
 

Departing Amman we head to Mount Nebo, where Moses was said to have seen the Promised Land before he died. We have a quick stop at this important Christian sight before continuing down to the Dead Sea. This super salty lake is 400m below sea level, the lowest place on Earth, and just great fun to float around in. We spend some time here bobbing around in the famously therapeutic waters and reading the newspaper (just like in the photos!). We can also have a mud bath for a messy mineral spa experience which the children always find hilarious. After a well needed shower we continue our adventure and transfer to Wadi Musa (approximately 3hrs), the gateway to Petra where we overnight in preparation for tomorrow.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch  (B, L,)
 

This is a very special place, which will evoke memories for many years to come. Walking in through the steep sided, thin, entrance known as the Siq (just like Indiana Jones did) and seeing the enormous Treasury unfolding in front of you is quite remarkable. This city was hewn out of the red rocks around 600 BC by the Nabatean People and was never found by the western world until a Swiss chap in the early 1800's dressed as a local and followed the rumour mill to discover the city well hidden in between the mountains. Petra is enormous and we can do a lot of walking if we are interested in the seeing the Roman road, amphitheatre and the Monastery, or simply marvel at the amazing colours of the sandstone formations. Amongst other things we will learn about the sophisticated water system that can support 30,000 inhabitants - an incredible place. There are plenty of trinket stalls and places to buy cool drinks and rest if we are hot. After our visit we return to Wadi Musa. Tonight there is an optional visit to 'Petra Kitchen' where we can learn to cook typical Jordanian cuisine.Meals included: Breakfast B

Leaving the mountains we drive down the King’s Highway to meet the Desert Highway (great road names!) and onto Wadi Rum (2-3 hrs drive). Every spot in Jordan seems to be seeped in history and full of stories, the desert at Wadi Rum is no different - it is simply stunning. We meet our Bedouin hosts and head out by 4WD to explore the red sands and rocky outcrops. We walk around and jump and tumble down the dunes. If we wish we can have an optional camel ride. They are not the most comfortable of beasts to sit on, but great fun for a short trip. Tonight we stay with the Bedouin, at a camp that is centred around a large, traditional Bedouin tent, made of tough goat-hair fabric. There is also a toilet and shower facilities. Meals are cooked on a fire and we enjoy the evening around the fire under the enormous sky of stars. We can either sleep in the tent or outside under the stars. This is a great experience and children and parents alike always love it.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (B, L, D)

We wake early with the sun rising over the horizon and warming us in our sleeping bags. After breakfast with the Bedouin we say goodbye to our friendly hosts, their camels and the desert and travel to Aqaba. It's about a 1 hr drive. We check into our hotel and have the afternoon free. Here the Rea Sea is warm, clear and beautifully turquoise. At the beach here we can do some snorkelling or maybe take an optional trip out on a boat. Alternatively we can relax with a coffee and a book or just watch the world go around. There is also a pool at the hotel.Meals included: Breakfast B

We have another morning to enjoy what this seaside town as to offer. After lunch we set off back up the desert highway to Madaba, taking us approximately 4 hours. Madaba has Ottoman style houses as well as a famous mosaic. We overnight here as it is best situated to transfer to the airport in the morning. We enjoy our last Jordanian dinner.Meals included: Breakfast B

A single timed transfer is provided from Madaba to Amman Airport.Meals included: Breakfast B

Start Date End Date Seats left Availability Price
Sun 17 Feb 2019 Sun 24 Feb 2019 7+ Place Left $1160
Sun 14 Apr 2019 Sun 21 Apr 2019 7+ Place Left $1160
Sun 26 May 2019 Sun 02 Jun 2019 7+ Place Left $1160
Sun 21 Jul 2019 Sun 28 Jul 2019 7+ Place Left $1160
Sun 20 Oct 2019 Sun 27 Oct 2019 7+ Place Left $1160
Sun 27 Oct 2019 Sun 03 Nov 2019 7+ Place Left $1160
Sun 16 Feb 2020 Sun 23 Feb 2020 7+ Place Left $1245
Sun 05 Apr 2020 Sun 12 Apr 2020 7+ Place Left $1245

What's Included

• A professional and qualified tour leader
• Single timed airport transfers on arrival & departure
• All accommodation as described
• Meals as described in the Meal Plan
• All land transport required by the itinerary
• All activities/excursions mentioned except where specified as 'optional'

What's Not Included

• Travel insurance
• Visas (if applicable)
• Departure Taxes (if applicable)
• Some meals as detailed in the Meal Plan
• Any additional activities/excursions indicated as optional
• Tips • Miscellaneous personal expenditure - drinks and souvenirs etc

Meal Plan

All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner are included. 

Food

Jordanian food is delicious and many of the traditional dishes such as hummus and falafel we are all very familiar with. Many of the flavours centre around herbs, garlic, onion and tomato sauces. There are plenty of salads, flat breads and mezzes platters. Kebabs (kofte) of lamb or beef are also popular along with barbequed or pan fried meats. Rice and chicken are also popular. Jordan is one of the world’s largest producers of olives, so there is plenty of olive oil and fresh olives. The food can be spicy, but usually restaurants/cafes have options for children to fill up on such as chips or fried fish. Seasonal fresh fruit is also abundant and readily available. It is not a problem being a vegetarian in Jordan.

Joining Arrangements & Transfers

A single transfer from Amman Airport to the group hotel is provided in the evening of Day 1 of the Land Only itinerary. This transfer is timed to meet passengers arriving on the Royal Jordanian Airlines flight from London Heathrow Airport. On the last day of the Land Only itinerary, there will be a single transfer back to Amman Airport timed to meet the check in for the late morning return Royal Jordanian Airlines flight to London.
If your flight schedules do not fit with these singled timed airport transfers we can provide private transfers at an additional cost. Taxis are also readily available.
British Airways also have a service from London to Amman which flys direct on certain dates of the week.
Hotel contact details and an emergency number will be provided with your booking confirmation.

Accommodation

During this holiday we will stay 6 nights (Amman, Wadi Musa/Petra & Aqaba) in a mid-range hotel with en suite rooms, free wi-fi and swimming pools. Our hotel in Amman is near the old town and in walking distance of the popular downtown areas. In Wadi Musa the hotel, near the souk and a short walk from the entrance to Petra and has panoramic views of the mountains. Our camp in Wadi Rum is a traditional Bedouin large goat hair fabric tent. They are divided into 'twin-rooms'. There are proper toilets and showers on the site. Blankets and pillows are provided, but you may wish to bring a sheet sleeping bag. This is a great experience and children and parents alike always love it. In Aqaba our centrally located hotel is close to the beach and has a rooftop swimming pool and restaurant.
Generally children of 11yrs and under will share with parents in a triple for a family of 3, or for a family of 4 have a double with 2 extra beds or 2 rooms. Children over 12 yrs will share with parents in a triple for a family of 3, or have 2 rooms for a family of 4. We will do everything to ensure that you are happy with your rooming allocation.

Group Leader & Support Staff

The group will be led by a professional and qualified tour leader. During the time at Wadi Rum, there will be an additional Bedouin guide and a support crew of one or more drivers who will also do the cooking.

Spending Money

Approximately £100 per person (or equivalent in US dollars or Euros) should be allowed for tips, soft drinks, snacks, non-included meals and miscellaneous expenses. Drinks, souvenirs and optional activities are additional so you may wish to budget for these. You can choose to take your money in pounds sterling, dollars or euros. There will be the opportunity to change money into local currency on arrival at the airport (which is usually the best option) and your local leader will advise the best places to change money en-route and at borders. Additionally, you will be able to get currency from bank ATMs in many of the towns that we will visit. Credit cards are useful and it is a good idea to carry one in case of emergency.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY COSTS:

Please note that these prices are correct at time of writing, but are subject to change without warning. All prices are in USD. Optional activities taken outside the KE holiday are at your own risk

Petra

• Petra Kitchen cooking evening: USD $50 per person (pre-booking essential)

Wadi Rum

• Camel Ride 1hr: USD $38 per person

• Camel Ride 2hrs: USS $65 per person
 

Aqaba

• Coral viewing on glass bottom boat, with BBQ lunch and snorkelling kit: USD $62 per person adult, USD $32 per child.

Guidance On Tipping

Tipping is the accepted way of saying ‘thank you’ to your leader and local team. Tipping is entirely voluntary and should be dependent on good service. We recommend that you decide levels of tipping and give any tips as a group rather than from individual group members.

 

Jordan Family Adventure Holiday

Trip Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Group Size : 16

Physical Rating :

Moderate : A reasonable level of fitness is required, as these trips can require sustained endurance levels along steep trails and uneven paths. Canyoning trips may include few abseils (rappels), long hikes and occasional climbs. Biking trips include a series of up and downhills but nothing too strenuous. A support vehicle will be always available so weary travelers will be able to hitch a ride. A typical trekking day would be walking 4 to 5 hours a day including a 2 hour ascending a mountain.

Welcome to Terhaal Adventures. We've designed these journeys to help you explore the very best of Jordan. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions about the trip. We're here to help. Enjoy!


Itinerary Disclaimer

The holiday itinerary set out below offers a good overview of the trip, but should be taken as a general guide only. We're continually improving these tours, and it's possible we will adjust the itinerary to take advantage of new opportunities or to avoid adverse weather or difficulties with transportation. We recommend that you print out a copy of the trip details a couple of days prior to departure, in case there have been any changes that may affect your plans.

The information in this document does not form part of the contract between the client and Terhaal Adventures.


Jordan,Family,Discovery,8 Days

1 night bedouin camp
6 nights hotel with swimming pool
7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinners,
max group size: 16
6 days activities and sightseeing, swimming: in the red & dead sea & 6 nights hotel swimming pools


Arrival Complications

We don't expect any problems (and nor should you!) but if for any reason you are unable to begin your trip as scheduled, please contact us immediately at one of the following numbers:
+962(0)77 751 5919
+962(0)79 879 5680


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Meet at the group hotel in Amman. A single transfer from Amman Airport is provided.

Meet at the group hotel in Amman. There will be a single group transfer in the evening from Amman Airport. KE group package services begin with overnight at the group hotel.

Day 2 : Visit the Roman city of Jerash.

The Roman city of Jerash is approximately a 1hr drive from Amman. We arrive here in the mid-morning and we have plenty of time to explore. Jerash is one of the best preserved walled Roman cities in the world and spanned from 700BC to the fall of Constantinople around 1450 AD. We can walk along the Colonnaded Street, see remains of colourful mosaic flooring, and visit one or both of the amphitheatres which are still complete with numbered seats. Jerash is incredible and gives us a great insight to what life was like during these times. We return to Amman and our hotel later in the day.
Meals included: Breakfast B
 

Day 3 : Mt Nebo, down to the Dead Sea for a swim/float, onwards to Petra.

Departing Amman we head to Mount Nebo, where Moses was said to have seen the Promised Land before he died. We have a quick stop at this important Christian sight before continuing down to the Dead Sea. This super salty lake is 400m below sea level, the lowest place on Earth, and just great fun to float around in. We spend some time here bobbing around in the famously therapeutic waters and reading the newspaper (just like in the photos!). We can also have a mud bath for a messy mineral spa experience which the children always find hilarious. After a well needed shower we continue our adventure and transfer to Wadi Musa (approximately 3hrs), the gateway to Petra where we overnight in preparation for tomorrow.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch  (B, L,)
 

Day 4 : The Lost City of Petra. Optional Jordanian cooking class.

This is a very special place, which will evoke memories for many years to come. Walking in through the steep sided, thin, entrance known as the Siq (just like Indiana Jones did) and seeing the enormous Treasury unfolding in front of you is quite remarkable. This city was hewn out of the red rocks around 600 BC by the Nabatean People and was never found by the western world until a Swiss chap in the early 1800's dressed as a local and followed the rumour mill to discover the city well hidden in between the mountains. Petra is enormous and we can do a lot of walking if we are interested in the seeing the Roman road, amphitheatre and the Monastery, or simply marvel at the amazing colours of the sandstone formations. Amongst other things we will learn about the sophisticated water system that can support 30,000 inhabitants - an incredible place. There are plenty of trinket stalls and places to buy cool drinks and rest if we are hot. After our visit we return to Wadi Musa. Tonight there is an optional visit to 'Petra Kitchen' where we can learn to cook typical Jordanian cuisine.Meals included: Breakfast B

Day 5 : Explore the Wadi Rum desert by 4WD, foot or camel.

Leaving the mountains we drive down the King’s Highway to meet the Desert Highway (great road names!) and onto Wadi Rum (2-3 hrs drive). Every spot in Jordan seems to be seeped in history and full of stories, the desert at Wadi Rum is no different - it is simply stunning. We meet our Bedouin hosts and head out by 4WD to explore the red sands and rocky outcrops. We walk around and jump and tumble down the dunes. If we wish we can have an optional camel ride. They are not the most comfortable of beasts to sit on, but great fun for a short trip. Tonight we stay with the Bedouin, at a camp that is centred around a large, traditional Bedouin tent, made of tough goat-hair fabric. There is also a toilet and shower facilities. Meals are cooked on a fire and we enjoy the evening around the fire under the enormous sky of stars. We can either sleep in the tent or outside under the stars. This is a great experience and children and parents alike always love it.Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (B, L, D)

Day 6 : Transfer to Aqaba for some R&R or snorkelling in the Red Sea.

We wake early with the sun rising over the horizon and warming us in our sleeping bags. After breakfast with the Bedouin we say goodbye to our friendly hosts, their camels and the desert and travel to Aqaba. It's about a 1 hr drive. We check into our hotel and have the afternoon free. Here the Rea Sea is warm, clear and beautifully turquoise. At the beach here we can do some snorkelling or maybe take an optional trip out on a boat. Alternatively we can relax with a coffee and a book or just watch the world go around. There is also a pool at the hotel.Meals included: Breakfast B

Day 7 : Morning at the Red Sea, mid afternoon transfer to Madaba.

We have another morning to enjoy what this seaside town as to offer. After lunch we set off back up the desert highway to Madaba, taking us approximately 4 hours. Madaba has Ottoman style houses as well as a famous mosaic. We overnight here as it is best situated to transfer to the airport in the morning. We enjoy our last Jordanian dinner.Meals included: Breakfast B

Day 8 : Departure day. A single transfer to Amman Airport is provided.

A single timed transfer is provided from Madaba to Amman Airport.Meals included: Breakfast B

What's Included

• A professional and qualified tour leader
• Single timed airport transfers on arrival & departure
• All accommodation as described
• Meals as described in the Meal Plan
• All land transport required by the itinerary
• All activities/excursions mentioned except where specified as 'optional'

What's Not Included

• Travel insurance
• Visas (if applicable)
• Departure Taxes (if applicable)
• Some meals as detailed in the Meal Plan
• Any additional activities/excursions indicated as optional
• Tips • Miscellaneous personal expenditure - drinks and souvenirs etc

Meal Plan

All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner are included. 

Food

Jordanian food is delicious and many of the traditional dishes such as hummus and falafel we are all very familiar with. Many of the flavours centre around herbs, garlic, onion and tomato sauces. There are plenty of salads, flat breads and mezzes platters. Kebabs (kofte) of lamb or beef are also popular along with barbequed or pan fried meats. Rice and chicken are also popular. Jordan is one of the world’s largest producers of olives, so there is plenty of olive oil and fresh olives. The food can be spicy, but usually restaurants/cafes have options for children to fill up on such as chips or fried fish. Seasonal fresh fruit is also abundant and readily available. It is not a problem being a vegetarian in Jordan.

Joining Arrangements & Transfers

A single transfer from Amman Airport to the group hotel is provided in the evening of Day 1 of the Land Only itinerary. This transfer is timed to meet passengers arriving on the Royal Jordanian Airlines flight from London Heathrow Airport. On the last day of the Land Only itinerary, there will be a single transfer back to Amman Airport timed to meet the check in for the late morning return Royal Jordanian Airlines flight to London.
If your flight schedules do not fit with these singled timed airport transfers we can provide private transfers at an additional cost. Taxis are also readily available.
British Airways also have a service from London to Amman which flys direct on certain dates of the week.
Hotel contact details and an emergency number will be provided with your booking confirmation.

Accommodation

During this holiday we will stay 6 nights (Amman, Wadi Musa/Petra & Aqaba) in a mid-range hotel with en suite rooms, free wi-fi and swimming pools. Our hotel in Amman is near the old town and in walking distance of the popular downtown areas. In Wadi Musa the hotel, near the souk and a short walk from the entrance to Petra and has panoramic views of the mountains. Our camp in Wadi Rum is a traditional Bedouin large goat hair fabric tent. They are divided into 'twin-rooms'. There are proper toilets and showers on the site. Blankets and pillows are provided, but you may wish to bring a sheet sleeping bag. This is a great experience and children and parents alike always love it. In Aqaba our centrally located hotel is close to the beach and has a rooftop swimming pool and restaurant.
Generally children of 11yrs and under will share with parents in a triple for a family of 3, or for a family of 4 have a double with 2 extra beds or 2 rooms. Children over 12 yrs will share with parents in a triple for a family of 3, or have 2 rooms for a family of 4. We will do everything to ensure that you are happy with your rooming allocation.

Group Leader & Support Staff

The group will be led by a professional and qualified tour leader. During the time at Wadi Rum, there will be an additional Bedouin guide and a support crew of one or more drivers who will also do the cooking.

Spending Money

Approximately £100 per person (or equivalent in US dollars or Euros) should be allowed for tips, soft drinks, snacks, non-included meals and miscellaneous expenses. Drinks, souvenirs and optional activities are additional so you may wish to budget for these. You can choose to take your money in pounds sterling, dollars or euros. There will be the opportunity to change money into local currency on arrival at the airport (which is usually the best option) and your local leader will advise the best places to change money en-route and at borders. Additionally, you will be able to get currency from bank ATMs in many of the towns that we will visit. Credit cards are useful and it is a good idea to carry one in case of emergency.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY COSTS:

Please note that these prices are correct at time of writing, but are subject to change without warning. All prices are in USD. Optional activities taken outside the KE holiday are at your own risk

Petra

• Petra Kitchen cooking evening: USD $50 per person (pre-booking essential)

Wadi Rum

• Camel Ride 1hr: USD $38 per person

• Camel Ride 2hrs: USS $65 per person
 

Aqaba

• Coral viewing on glass bottom boat, with BBQ lunch and snorkelling kit: USD $62 per person adult, USD $32 per child.

Guidance On Tipping

Tipping is the accepted way of saying ‘thank you’ to your leader and local team. Tipping is entirely voluntary and should be dependent on good service. We recommend that you decide levels of tipping and give any tips as a group rather than from individual group members.

 


What to Take

During the trip your baggage will be carried by bus and by 4WD vehicles. The only baggage weight limit is that imposed by the airline. However, we ask that you restrict your luggage to one main bag plus a small daypack. In general we recommend that you travel as light as possible as this will make transiting between airports and carrying your bag to hotel rooms a lot easier for you. You may find that wheeled luggage is more convenient on a trip of this nature.

Temperatures in Jordan can be hot, with little rain from late spring through until late autumn. The heat can become extreme during the summer months of July and August. In the months of November to March it can be cool at night, particularly in the desert where the temperatures can drop to 5C or even less. Even in the hot months out in the desert it can get cold at night.

Jordan is a predominantly Muslim country and tends to be quite conservative, so you should dress accordingly. As a general guideline, shoulders and knees should be covered at all times.

A light water and windproof jacket is useful and a hat is essential. From mid November to late February, a sleeping bag is essential for your nights in the desert. At other times a sleeping sheet will suffice. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the heat.

Check List

> Travel documents: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets etc.
> Health requirements arranged
> Money: travelers cheques/cash/credit card
> Money pouch
> First aid kit
> Backpack to carry your personal needs during the day(the type with a lower-back pad support and waist strap are very much recommended)
> Alarm clock and torch/flashlight (headlights are best)
> Insect repellent
> Ear plugs can be useful
> Tampons can be difficult to buy in rural areas or in the desert
> Lock for your bag
> Bedding - a bed sheet to be used over the mattress provided in the desert- the travel bed sack is even better
> Sleeping bag if you wish - mattresses and blankets are available in the desert
> Small travel towel - for use in the desert
> Your personal hygiene kit
> Toilet paper
> Eye shades
> Hiking shoes
> Foot powder or Vaseline can be useful against blisters.
> Sandals
> Light clothes; long sleeves and light colors are advisable in summer time
> A hat or head dress that also covers the neck
> Warm clothes for cooler nights
> Sun protection lotion
> Dates, fruits, or candy bars (to provide instant calories during outdoor activities)
> Water flask

> Insect repellent

 


Suitable for children from 5yrs old

We have a couple of drives between 3-4 hrs on this holiday, so it’s good to prepare for this – hopefully the kids will have got to know each other by this time and can natter, whilst you snooze or watch the scenery! Everyone must be able to swim to take part in the water based activities. It can be hot in the day, so hats, loose clothes and suncream are essential packing items. It cools of at night and in the winter months, so fleeces are also required. There is one night of camping in the desert with the Bedouin in a camp and the rest of the hotels have swimming pools.


Safety

Jordan is generally considered a safe country. There is very little petty crime here, especially in rural areas. However, we recommend you take normal precautions to ensure your safety and that of your belongings, as you would for any other destination. Take good care of your passport, wallet, and other valuables. In crowded streets, keep your bag closed and in front of you. There will be free time during this trip - you can always ask your local guides for their advice about where to go and what to avoid. Please make sure you have adequate footwear and clothing for the hiking trips you will be taking.


Hospitality 

Jordanians are famously friendly and welcoming towards guests, especially in rural areas. It is quite normal for Jordanians to invite foreigners in to drink tea or have a meal in the family home. Meeting the local people in spontaneous encounters of this sort is one of the great pleasures of travelling in Jordan.


Ramadan

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims refrain from eating or drinking during daylight hours. Business hours are shortened, including opening hours at all tourist attractions. Alcohol is not permitted during daylight hours [except in 5-Star Hotels] and many restaurants will be closed. While you definitely need to expect some delays and inconveniences during this period, the month of Ramadan is a fantastic time to travel to Jordan as you'll be able to participate in the feasting and holiday atmosphere that follows the breaking of the fast as sunset each day. You'll also get to taste special sweets that are only baked for Ramadan. You do not have to fast, and no-one will expect you to; however, you should try to eat and drink discreetly, if possible, rather than in crowded public places.


Visas

Most nationalities are able to obtain a single-entry visa at the airport, at the land borders, or at the port in Aqaba, valid for 14 days and costing JOD 40. However, you should consult the Jordanian embassy in your home country to make sure you are not subject to any special visa requirements.


Departure tax

You will be required to pay a JOD 5 Departure Tax upon leaving Jordan (does not generally apply when exiting through airports, but travellers on some budget airlines may be required to pay it).


Money Exchange

The Jordanian Dinar is fixed at a rate of JOD 0.709 against USD 1.


Spending Money

It is difficult to say how much spending money you should bring as each person is different! However, you'll need some cash for any meals not included in the itinerary, plus snacks, drinks, gifts etc.


Emergency Funds

It is a good idea to have access to extra funds in case of any emergency (urgent healthcare / travel costs etc.). This is highly unlikely, of course, but best to be prepared.


Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment, and loss of luggage and personal effects. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance (and the insurance company's 24 hour emergency contact number) has been seen by your trip leader. If your insurance is provided through your credit card, your tour leader will require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt or credit card statement) with the credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.


Emergency Contact

In case of an emergency Terhaal's Amman Office can be reached on -

+962(0)77 751 5919
+962(0)79 879 5680

+962(0)79 778 4433
+962(0)79 5536351

Alternatively you can email emergency@terhaal.com


Your Fellow Travelers

Group trips entail all the pleasures and occassionally some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travelers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the group's needs and preferences. Patience and flexibility really help to create a relaxed and happy atmosphere. Please remember that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, please don't keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and again that the best trips are those where the dynamics within the group work well - this takes just a little effort on your part. Many thanks in advance!


Responsible Travel

We believe in low impact or ‘positive impact' tourism. Broadly speaking, this means that we try to minimize the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit, while maximising the positive aspects of the encounter. Jordan is a small country with few natural resources. Water scarcity is a big issue in the region, so please go easy on the water. Terhaal designs these tours in a way that maximizes benefits for local communities. Whenever possible we hire local staff in the areas where we operate, and our guests stay in locally owned hotels. We also include some volunteering activities where appropriate, such helping farmers to harvest their olives. Terhaal also contributes towards efforts that strengthen environmental advocacy and the environmental education of Jordan's children.


A Couple of Rules

Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make your destinations such special places. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession. It is also unsafe to drink alcohol while out hiking / cycling, so please wait until you're back at the hotel to enjoy a drink.

 


Feedback

After your trip we hope you will send us your photos and any stories or feedback you may have. Your feedback not only helps us to improve the trips, but also helps other travelers to decide on the right tour for them. We would appreciate it if you could take a couple of minutes to complete our feedback form, just follow this link: http://www.terhaal.com/feedback-form 


Our blog

Our blog - ‘Treks & Trails of Jordan' - is a collection of stories posted by a variety of people that reflect the natural, environmental and cultural aspects of Jordan. It is also a great way to give feedback and to share your Jordan experience with others. All you need to do is write one or two paragraphs about your trip with Terhaal, attach some photos if available and send it to us at this email: team[at]terhaal.com
You can find the blog here -
blog.terhaal.com