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JORDAN UNCOVERED

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Duration
9
Days
Tour Type
Tailor-made

HIGHLIGHTS

Petra & 'Little Petra', Wadi Rum jeep safari, Sunset camel ride, Deluxe desert camp, The Dead Sea, Roman Remains at Jerash, Desert Castles, King's and Desert Highways, The Red Sea
COUNTRIES : Jordan

Jordan is a beautiful country with a rich mix of stunning scenery in its deserts and Wadis, historic castles and ancient Roman ruins, as well as unique sites such as the city of Petra and the Dead Sea. This tour gives a comprehensive introduction to all of these allowing you to enjoy and learn all about this fascinating country while staying in 5-star hotels and resorts and a deluxe Bedouin desert camp in Wadi Rum.

After your arrival in Amman, the tour starts with a tour of some of Jordan's remaining Roman remains, including Amman's impressive amphitheatre and the extensive ruins at Jerash, one of the best preserved Roman sites in the Middle East. We then do a day trip out to the 'desert castles' to the East of Amman. Not actually castles as such, these old ruined fortresses, palaces, bath houses and other complexes have been swallowed up by the expanding desert since they were abandoned over 1,000 years ago. When they are open, we also visit the Azraq Wetland Reserve, an area of marshland and lakes in the middle of the desert, and the Shaumari Wildlife Reserve, where endangered species such as oryx, ostriches, onagers and gazelles are being successfully re-introduced.

We see some more Roman remains on our journey south towards Aqaba when we stop to see the incredibly well preserved mosaics at Madaba. The Desert Highway then takes us the rest of the way to Aqaba, where we have a free afternoon and morning to enjoy some snorkelling, scuba diving, or just to relax on the beach.

Our next stop is the beautiful desert scenery of Wadi Rum with its towering rust coloured rocky 'jebels'. We include a a jeep safari through the desert here, and a traditional Bedouin evening meal at our deluxe camp located beneath the cliffs right inside the desert reserve.

The tour then arrives in the 'lost' city of Petra, which rightly makes it onto so many lists of wonders of the world. We visit 'Little Petra' on our first afternoon and then enjoy a full day inside main city of Petra, exploring, and learning about the way the tombs and buildings were carved into the mountains, and admiring the many colours in the rocks. Extra visits are available to do the Petra by Candlelight tour one evening.

From Petra, a drive up the beautiful King's Highway, through villages and winding up and down many deep Wadis, brings us to the Dead Sea, with stops en-route to visit the old crusader castle of Kerak, and to enjoy spectacular views across to Israel from Mt. Nebo.

Once at our Dead Sea resort, we have time to swim in the strange salty waters, and to enjoy some of the famous local spa treatments before the tour finishes.

We meet you at Amman airport and transfer you to your hotel in the city centre. The rest of the day is free for you to settle in and relax.

  • OVERNIGHT:
    Amman hotel
  • EXTRAS:
    Extra day in Amman - pre tour, Single Room Supplement (JOTMJU)

We explore central Amman this morning, visiting the Roman amphitheatre and other sites. In the afternoon we take a short tour out of the city to see the impressive and extensive Roman ruins at Jerash, some of the best preserved in the whole of the Middle East.

  • OVERNIGHT:
    Amman hotel
  • MEALS:
    Breakfast

We have a full day trip out of Amman today, heading east into the desert to explore some of Jordan's strange 'Desert Castles'. More combinations of forts and palaces than castles, the remains of some of these are very impressive and atmospheric. We will also visit a desert nature reserve before returning to Amman.

  • OVERNIGHT:
    Amman hotel
  • MEALS:
    Breakfast, Lunch

Today's first stop is the town of Madaba which is home to some incredibly well preserved and important Roman mosaics. We then continue south along the Desert Highway until we reach Aqaba and the Red Sea. The afternoon is free to relax in your 5-star beach resort or to do a snorkelling trip by boat to one of the nearby offshore islands.

  • OVERNIGHT:
    Aqaba hotel
  • MEALS:
    Breakfast
  • EXTRAS:
    Snorkelling in the Red Sea

Your morning is free in Aqaba today, perhaps to take another snorkelling or scuba-diving trip, relax in your resort, or visit Aqaba's market and castle. After lunch we make the short drive into the incredible desert scenery of Wadi Rum today where we take a jeep safari around the cliffs and rock formations to our deluxe Bedouin camp located right at the foot of the cliffs inside the desert reserve. Here we'll enjoy a sunset camel ride and a sumptuous Bedouin meal before sleeping in comfortable fully furnished tents.

  • OVERNIGHT:
    Bedouin camp
  • MEALS:
    Breakfast, Dinner

After a leisurely breakfast and more time to see Wadi Rum this morning, we leave the desert and drive to Petra. In the afternoon we visit 'Little Petra' which forms a great introduction to the main site we'll explore tomorrow. An optional 'Petra by Candlelight' tour is available this evening.

  • OVERNIGHT:
    Petra hotel
  • MEALS:
    Breakfast
  • EXTRAS:
    Petra by night

We have a full guided tour of around 4 hours in Petra today, and also have plenty of free time to explore more of the site, perhaps to walk up to the High Place of Sacrifice and the huge Monastery, carved into the cliffs and overlooking the Jordan valley. In the evening there is an optional Petra by Candlelight tour.

  • OVERNIGHT:
    Petra hotel
  • MEALS:
    Breakfast, Lunch
  • EXTRAS:
    Petra by night

We leave Petra early today and drive north up the scenic King's Highway, stopping to explore the impressive crusader castle at Kerak en-route. We also stop to admire the huge and colourful valley of Wadi Mujib, and to hopefully enjoy great views towards Jericho and Israel from Mt. Nebo. We finish the day by arriving at our Dead Sea resort in time for a swim and possible mud bath in the Dead Sea.

  • OVERNIGHT:
    Dead Sea hotel
  • MEALS:
    Breakfast

Your time is free to relax at your hotel today, and perhaps enjoy some of the spa facilities, before we transfer you to the airport for your departure. Alternatively you can extend your stay and add a visit into Israel or to the nearby Baptism site at Bethany.

  • OVERNIGHT:
    N/A
  • MEALS:
    Breakfast
  • EXTRAS:
    Pella and Umm Qais
Included:
  • All Accommodation
  • All meals indicated in your itinerary
  • Airport transfers at the start and end of your trip
  • Site entrance fees for all tours detailed in your itinerary
  • Qualified tour guide to accompany you on all sightseeing
  • Private vehicles for all road journeys indicated
  • Comprehensive pre-departure material

Excluded:
  • International flights (can be arranged on request)
  • Visas (currently waived for most nationalities)
  • Travel insurance (compulsory, available on request)
  • Tips
  • Meals, drinks & snacks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any other items not mentioned in the itinerary
Jordan Uncovered accommodation
The hotels and accommodations listed below are the ones we use most often on this tour. From time to time we may exchange these for similar properties at the same level. In general, specific hotels cannot be guaranteed on our group tours, but you may select your preferred options if you are booking a tailor-made trip.
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Four Seasons
Amman, Jordan

Located on the highest hill of Amman, Four Seasons Hotel Amman boasts luxurious accommodation with panoramic views of the city. It offers indo...


Located on the highest hill of Amman, Four Seasons Hotel Amman boasts luxurious accommodation with panoramic views of the city. It offers indoor and outdoor pools, a gym, a spa and a squash court. At the Spa you can enjoy massages, body treatments, facials or nail traitments for male and female.

All air-conditioned accommodation at Four Seasons Amman is furnished with warm colours and carpeted floors. Each suite and room comes with a private bathroom and a flat-screen TV.

Enjoy Levant cuisine at Olea or our unique Friday Brunch; The Foyer Lounge for light meals and international favourites; our new Garden Terrace for continental sandwiches and salads; and Five Grill & Lounger offers refreshments while boasting a view of Amman in the summer.

Four Seasons’ Concierge desk can arrange local excursions and give you all the information you need during your stay in Amman.

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Kempinski
Aqaba, Jordan

Overlooking the Red Sea, this beach resort offers 5 different dining outlets and an outdoor pool bordering white sandy beaches. Its modern des...


Overlooking the Red Sea, this beach resort offers 5 different dining outlets and an outdoor pool bordering white sandy beaches. Its modern designs add to the tranquillity of the surroundings.

The bright and airy rooms at the Kempinski feature a private balcony with direct sea view. Each one has a flat-screen satellite TV mounted on the wall. The spacious bathroom offers a bathrobe and hairdryer.

The Aqaba Kempinski offers a range of water sports such as jet-skiing, banana boat riding, parasailing, and scuba diving. Alternatively, poolside loungers provide sunbathing possibilities in the shade of bamboo trees.

For relaxation, various body therapies are offered at the spa. It also features a dry and wet sauna and a hot tub. The gym with sea views allows guests to keep in shape.

The Kempinski Hotel Aqaba is a 5-minute walk from the shops and entertainment of Aqaba city.

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Bait Ali Camp
Wadi Rum, Jordan

Located in the heart of Wadi Rum, this Bedouin camp and rest area offers a variety of accommodation. It features a seasonal outdoor pool, and ...


Located in the heart of Wadi Rum, this Bedouin camp and rest area offers a variety of accommodation. It features a seasonal outdoor pool, and traditional evening campfires and barbecues.

Bait Ali offers Bedouin tents and chalets, some with a private bathroom. The shared bathroom facilities feature modern showers and toilets.

The large, modern kitchen of Bait Ali serves local Arabic dishes. The camp also has terraced areas with a traditional Zerb oven.

Guests can admire Wadi Rum’s rock formations and desert from a hot air balloon. Other activities offered are buggy safaris, camel riding, and land sailing.

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Taybet Zaman
Petra, Jordan

Situated in Taybeh Village, Taybet Zaman Hotel and Resort offers modern 5-star accommodation, as well as a swimming pool. The multiple ameniti...


Situated in Taybeh Village, Taybet Zaman Hotel and Resort offers modern 5-star accommodation, as well as a swimming pool. The multiple amenities this unique hotel features include a tour desk, massage services and a coffee bar.

The hotel has 102 rooms and has been recently refurbished. Welcoming and helpful staff are available 24-hours a day.

The modern rooms have a private bathroom, a mini bar and a flat-screen TV. Guests can relax in the comfortable seating area.

Guests are able to relax with a drink at Taybet Zaman's bar and dine on international style food in the restaurant.

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Kempinski
Dead Sea, Jordan

Boasting tree-lined outdoor pools overlooking the waters of the Dead Sea, the 5-star Kempinski features a private stretch of beach and a spa o...


Boasting tree-lined outdoor pools overlooking the waters of the Dead Sea, the 5-star Kempinski features a private stretch of beach and a spa offering sea mud and sea salt treatments.

Home-made pasta, Thai dishes and signature chocolate desserts and watermelon granites are served at Kempinski Ishtar’s restaurants. Try a drink at the Babylonian-inspired cocktail bar, or enjoy a whisky and cigar at the lounge bar.

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea offers rooms set among palm trees and olive groves. All rooms and suites come with a balcony with sea views. They are carved in natural stone complemented by contemporary details.

Guests can refresh in the 9 freshwater pools, or relax in the spa with traditional Thai massages or hammam sessions. The state-of-the-art fitness centre has personal trainers available on request, and yoga and meditation classes are on offer.

Jordan Uncovered options

Our tours are designed to include all that you need to enjoy a really special time in the destination you're visiting. However, we do also offer some extra options to complement the tour and add some additional sightseeing or activities, or some extra time at either end of the tour.

All accommodation based options (e.g. Single supplements, extra nights, cruise upgrades) should be booked and paid for in advance so that we can make the appropriate arrangements. Other options may either be booked and paid for in advance or while you are on the tour, though we recommend booking in advance to ensure there are no issues with availability.

Many options are priced the same throughout the year, but some may incur single or high season supplements - full details are given on the tour reservation form or on request.

 Single Room Supplement (JOTMJU)
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Single Room Supplement (JOTMJU)
Min numbers: 1 person

This option books a single room in all the accommodation throughout the tour. Room shares are not available on this tour, so if you are single..


This option books a single room in all the accommodation throughout the tour. Room shares are not available on this tour, so if you are single traveller then you will need to add this option to your booking.

Note: The price shown is a low season price. Slightly higher prices may apply during high and peak seasons - the exact price for your dates will be shown on the online booking form and is always available on request.

Extra day in Amman - pre tour
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Extra day in Amman - pre tour
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This option adds an extra day to the start of your tour, staying in the same hotel as the main tour itself (subject to availability). Your air..


This option adds an extra day to the start of your tour, staying in the same hotel as the main tour itself (subject to availability). Your airport arrival transfer is still included. Prices shown are per person and based on two people sharing.

Note: Single room and peak season supplements apply.

Petra by night
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Petra by night
Min numbers: 1 person

This magical experience takes you in through the narrow and winding Siq to the Treasury at the entrance to Petra. The whole route and the sand..


This magical experience takes you in through the narrow and winding Siq to the Treasury at the entrance to Petra. The whole route and the sand in front of the Treasury is lit up by numerous candles creating a beautiful and atmospheric sight. While at the Treasury you'll also enjoy some traditional Bedouin music and tea.

Snorkelling in the Red Sea
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Snorkelling in the Red Sea
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This snorkelling boat trip is a great way to enjoy the natural beauty of the Red Sea's colourful coral reefs and fish...


This snorkelling trip takes around 3-4 hours by boat, and gives you a chance to swim over some of the Red Sea's beautiful coral reefs. All transfers, snorkelling equipment and lunch are included.

Pella and Umm Qais
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Pella and Umm Qais
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Visit the ancient town of Pella and explore it's many antiquities and then take a tour of Greco-Roman city of Umm Qais with its stunning black..


If you are arriving in Jordan a day early we have an additional tour to Pella and Umm Qais which leaves every Monday from Amman. Pella is one of the most ancient towns in the world and a favourite of archaeologists. Pella is exceptionally rich in antiquities, some of which are exceedingly old. Besides the excavated ruins from the Graeco-Roman period, Pella offers visitors the opportunity to see the remains of a Chalcolithic settlement from the 4th millennium BC, evidence of Bronze and Iron Age walled cities, Byzantine churches, early Islamic residential quarters and a small medieval mosque. In addition to Jerash and Amman, Gadara (now Umm Qais) and Pella (Tabaqit Fahl) were once Decapolis cities, and each has unique appeal. Umm Qais is one of the most brilliant ancient Greco-Roman cities of the Decapolis. Perched on a splendid hilltop overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Sea of Galilee, Umm Qays boasts impressive ancient remains, such as the stunning black basalt theatre, the basilica and adjacent courtyard strewn with nicely carved black sarcophagi, the colonnaded main street and a side street lined with shops, an underground mausoleum, two baths, a nymphaeum, a city gate and the faint outlines of what was a massive hippodrome. Drive to hotel in Amman for overnight.

Note: You will need to add an extra night to your booking in order to book this option.

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Jordan Uncovered tour notes

The detailed Tour Notes below have been written to give you some more detailed information about how the tour runs, what to expect, and how to prepare for your holiday. We recommend downloading an up to date copy of these shortly before you travel in case of any changes.

Sockets are two round pronged and 220 volts (Type C). Universal adaptors are available in most airport shops if you don’t have one already. Standard European adapters will work fine, though sometimes they may feel a little loose in the sockets. All hotel rooms have electrical sockets where you can re-charge cameras, phones etc. Hair dryers are normally available on request from the hotel reception if not in your room already.
If you have US appliances (110 volts) you will need a voltage converter as well as a plug adapter.

You should ensure you are fully insured for medical emergencies including emergency evacuation and repatriation.

Recommended vaccinations and other health protection measures vary according to the country you are visiting and where you are travelling from. We recommend you contact your GP/medical practitioner or a travel clinic for current information on vaccinations needed for your destination.  You should ensure that you are up to date with vaccines and boosters recommended for your normal life at home, including for example, vaccines required for occupational risk of exposure, lifestyle risks and underlying medical conditions.
In addition, additional courses or boosters normally recommended for the countries in this region are:

Egypt: Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A
Jordan: Tetanus, Hepatitis A
Israel: Hepatitis A, Poliomyelitis

Malaria is not generally present unless it has been contracted abroad; you do not need to take malaria prophylactics.

More information is available here: Egypt, Jordan, Israel

Note: We are aware of some places in Egypt using ‘black henna’ instead of pure brown henna. Black henna contains a chemical dye PPD (paraphenylenediamine) which can result in severe allergic reactions and resultant scarring. To be safe we recommend avoiding any henna tattoos while in Egypt unless you are certain they are using pure brown henna.

The time in Egypt, Jordan and Israel is GMT plus 2 hours. Daylight saving adjustments have historically been applied in some years but not others. At present it appears that there will be no daylight saving changes in Egypt 2016 and beyond, though this may change at short notice (with a resulting impact on flight times and schedules). In Jordan and Israel, daylight saving of one hour is generally applied between the end of March and the end of October, making it GMT plus 3 hours. Exact dates vary from year to year and sometimes the changes may be scrapped altogether.

Passports should be valid for at least six months after your departure from the country. Please do not bring an almost full or almost expired passport. Visa arrangements are the responsibility of the traveller, and requirements are subject to change by the local authorities.

To promote tourism to the country, the Jordanian government is currently waiving Visa fees for certain nationalities (including UK, USA, CA, EU, AU, NZ, SA). When confirming your reservation with us, please could you complete all passport details on your travellers information sheet and return it to us promptly and at least 4 weeks prior to departure so that we can take steps to arrange your free arrival visa if available. The free visa offer requires a stay in Jordan of at least 2 nights if you are arriving by air, or 3 nights if you are arriving by land.

Multiple entry visas for Jordan are no longer available and you will need to arrange two visas if you are doing a combination tour (eg. with Egypt and/or Israel) that visits Jordan more than once.

If you wish to arrange your visa in advance or your stay will be shorter than described above, then a visa fee of 40JD (approx. USD 57) will be due.

Other nationalities may require a visa prior to arrival and to obtain this in advance, please contact your local Jordanian embassy or consulate or a visa agency for details. In addition, if you plan to enter Jordan via the southern Wadi Araba crossing (Eilat-Aqaba) or the Allenby Bridge/King Hussein border with Israel in the north, you will need to obtain your Jordan visa in advance as these are not available on arrival at the border.

The local currency in Jordan is the Jordanian Dinar (JD). You do not need to arrange to bring any Jordanian Dinar with you to Jordan as exchange facilities are available in the international airports and in most hotels, banks and bureau de changes in major towns. You should try to obtain and keep hold of small denomination notes or coins on you during the tour as these are useful for toilets, tips and small purchases. ATMs are readily available in major towns and many local shops will accept VISA/Mastercard or Amex, but may charge fees of up to 10% - check before you pay. Travellers cheques are not recommended as they can not be changed in many places now, and can incur high fees.

While in Jordan you will need sufficient funds to cover meals not included in the itinerary, drinks, snacks, souvenirs and personal expenses such as laundry. These should generally all be paid for in Jordanian Dinar, though tips for guides and drivers may be paid in hard currency (GBP, USD, EUR).

It is difficult to recommend a level of personal spending money which will suit everyone as this can differ greatly, but as a guideline, we would suggest allowing USD 15-25 per person per day as a minimum. Allow more if you plan on doing lots of shopping, or buying many alcoholic drinks.

Luggage: Suitcases, rucksacks or fabric holdalls are all fine to bring with you to Jordan. You should also bring a small daypack/bag to take out during the day. Your main luggage will normally be left in the hotel during your sightseeing trips – you will not need to carry it far, and there are nearly always hotel porters to assist.

Luggage limits: There is no luggage limit for this tour. However, most airlines restrict you to between 20kg and 25kg for your hold luggage and between 5kg and 10kg for hand luggage. Please check with your airline before travelling to the airport.

Clothing: The climate in Jordan varies widely from hot days in the summer to cool and sometimes wet days in the winter months. At night, especially in the deserts, the temperatures can drop quite dramatically. So you must pack for cool conditions. Formal dress (eg. suits & ties) is not required. Modesty rates highly in Jordan, especially for women, so to respect the local culture & people, please ensure all clothes are loose fitting and not revealing. Shorts (not hot-pants) are OK in tourist sites, as are T-shirts, but these should not show too much bare flesh (we suggest that your shoulders should remain covered). When visiting any mosques, legs and arms should be covered.

Other items: If your tour includes an overnight Bedouin camp then bedding is provided but we recommend bringing a light sleeping sheet or sleeping bag liner for comfort all year round (even with the best efforts, sand does find its way pretty much everywhere). In the winter months, or if you think you would like to sleep under the stars instead of in your tent, then we recommend you bring a sleeping bag with you as it can get very cold at night. We also recommend you bring a sun hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, a basic first aid kit, toiletries, money belt, small torch, camera & charger.

Our trips feature a mix of different transport options. We want you to feel like you’re really experiencing the country you’re travelling through, but at the same time we want you to finish journeys refreshed enough to enjoy the next stage of the tour. The small distances involved in Jordan mean that we use private vehicles throughout this tour. These will be minivans, minibuses or small coaches, depending on the number of travellers in the group.

The jeeps used in Wadi Rum are provided by the local Bedouins we work with, and while suitable for your desert safari, they may fall below the normal safety and quality standards for vehicles we use during the rest of our tours.

Your airport transfers are only included on the first and last day of the set tour itinerary, plus on any additional days if you book your hotel room with us. If you make your own arrangements for additional accommodation at either the beginning or the end of the tour then you will need to arrange your own airport transfers on these days.

We want to give you as much flexibility as possible when it comes to booking your holiday with us. So, to take account of people with varying travel plans, we don’t include your international flights in the main tour price. We are however very happy to book your flights for you, and our ATOL (UK flight sales license) covers all holidays booked together with a flight from the UK.

Please contact us with your preferred dates and departure airport and we’ll give you a selection of airlines, times and fares to choose from. Your airport arrival & departure transfers are included on the first and last days of the tour whether you book your flights independently or through us. Nearly all our Jordan tours start and finish at Amman airport (AMM).

Tipping is common practice in Jordan, as a sign of appreciation for services provided. You may therefore wish to tip your guide and driver at the end of the tour.  You should not feel obliged to tip any particular amount, and should consider your personal budget. We are often asked to provide a guide however, and can suggest that approx. USD 3-8 per person per day would be appropriate.

If you would like to book a place on this tour, please complete the online reservation form on our website (via the Dates & Prices tab on the tour page). You can pay your deposit or full balance online, or just hold a reservation if you prefer. We will then contact you with more details about how to complete your booking. Payments may be made by debit or credit card (subject to a card processing fee), or by making a bank transfer or posting us a cheque/bank draft. Full details will be provided in your booking confirmation email. Please contact us if you would like any more information or have any questions before making a booking.

We are a UK registered company and an ABTA Member (Y4447) and you can be confident when booking with us that your money is safe and protected.
If you book a flight departing from the UK from us with your tour, or if you live in the UK and your tour includes domestic flights, then your entire package is ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10467.
Additional financial protection is also provided through International Passenger Protection for passengers not booking flights.
Please see our website or booking conditions for more information.

It is impossible not to have an impact on the local environment, cultures and eco-systems when you travel. However, it is very possible to try and ensure that these impacts are as limited, or positive as possible. We are committed to ensuring that we try to leave our host countries in a better state than we found them and encourage and assist our travellers to help us with this.
The following are a few simple tips that require very little effort on your part but which will help ensure that any effect you have on the locations you visit is positive rather than negative.

  • Don’t prejudge: Things in different countries will almost certainly be different. That doesn’t make them worse or inferior, just different.
  • Communicate: Don’t expect locals to speak your language. Take the trouble to learn a few words or phrases of the local language. Don’t worry about sounding silly. Most locals are patient and accommodating and appreciate you making the effort to communicate in their language.
  • Conserve energy: Be careful not to waste valuable resources. Use local resources sparingly. Switch off lights, air-conditioning and fans when you leave the hotel room and don’t waste water. Remove superfluous packaging. Many countries have far less efficient waste disposal systems than ours. Remove packaging from newly acquired items before leaving home.
  • Don’t litter: No matter how untidy or dirty the country you’re travelling in may look to you, avoid littering, as there is no need to add to the environment's stress. Many of the countries we visit have a tough challenge dealing with rubbish and waste. Please consider taking home as much plastic waste as you can (e.g. water bottles).
  • Choose environmentally friendly products: By using environmentally friendly (bio degradable) sun creams, shampoos and detergents you can help reduce pollution.
  • Respect local customs and traditions: As you are a guest in these countries, you should also comply with the local customs. If you are friendly and well mannered, the locals will reciprocate and it will only enhance your experience. It’s important to follow dress and behaviour guidelines especially when visiting religious or sacred sites (your tour leader will advise you how best to do this).
  • If a client commits an illegal act the client may be excluded from the tour and Egypt Uncovered shall cease to have responsibility to/for them. No refund will be given for any unused services.

All porters are employed and equipped following guidelines set by the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG).

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Travel insurance is compulsory on all of our tours and needs to cover personal accident & liability, medical expenses and repatriation, travel delay & abandonment. We also strongly recommend that you take out cover against cancellation and lost/stolen baggage. Personal medical insurance does not normally provide sufficient cover and is generally not suitable for travel on our tours. You will not be able to join your tour if you have not provided us with details of your insurance or if you arrive without cover in place (no refunds will be due in this event). More information...

You may arrange your own insurance, or you can take advantage of a comprehensive policy that we can arrange for you through Endsleigh Insurance which has been designed to be suitable for our tours. The policy is available to travellers of all nationalities and you do not need to live in the UK  to take out the policy. For full details of cover provided, prices and to apply for one of our policies, please complete travel insurance application form.

Note: Any country that borders the Mediterranean is considered as 'Europe' for the purposes of travel insurance (including Turkey, Israel, Egypt and Morocco). If you are doing a tour that visits one country in 'Europe' and one that is 'Worldwide' (for example, an Egypt and Jordan tour), then you need a 'Worldwide' policy. When completing the form you should enter your travel dates including any extra days involved in overnight flights or connecting travel between your home and the tour. Our policies are not able to cover any extra time or activities other than your tour and options booked with us and your travel to & from home.

If you plan to arrange a hot air balloon flight locally, or do some scuba diving during your tour, you should check the small print in your policy to make sure these are covered (these are covered in our policy). Please also check the maximum altitude that you will be reaching and that full cover including emergency evacuation is provided up to this altitude.

IMPORTANT:  We must have your travel insurance details (policy number and type of insurance) before you depart or you may not be allowed to join the tour.  If you haven't told us already, please let us know the details when you can. You should take a paper copy of your insurance policy with you as you may be asked to show this at the start of the tour.

It is important when considering and preparing to travel anywhere in the world that you have a good understanding of the country you are visiting, its laws and customs, and the possible risks and situations that may occur. This includes specific risks related to your itinerary (eg. does it involve water & can you swim, are you fit enough for the activities included), as well as more general risks such as terrorism and natural disasters.

General details and links to more information about health risks, visa requirements, money, and travel insurance are given in these tour notes. We recommend that you re-read all these before your departure as well as the small print of your travel insurance policy so you know exactly what is covered and what is not.

You should take copies of your important travel documents with you and ideally also store them online securely as a backup. Make sure that you have given us your emergency contact details and told that person where and when you are travelling. Ensure you take enough money with you and that you have access to emergency funds.

Finally, you should read through and stay updated with the current official government travel advice for your destination. We are registered partners with the UK Foreign Office's 'Know Before you Go' campaign which provides further useful and invaluable information.

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JORDAN Reviews
Service

Posted Oct 11, 2016
Service rating : Overall good but the communications not always clear

Product : Overall we really really enjoyed the holiday.

But a few things that could be improved:

- better advice on tipping

- the guide was excellent but was not there for the last day and we got a driver who obviously didn't know (or didn't want to know) what was expected of him; so we ended up having to pay for the entrance of sites which were meant to be included and we were not given any guided information on the Amman sites.
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Posted Oct 11, 2016
Overall good but the communications not always clear
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Posted Oct 10, 2016
Fast responses. Full information. Relevant comments.
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Posted Aug 08, 2016
Service rating : The booking process was easy and simple

Product : My only complaint was that the first hotel we stayed at in Jordan, the JAD Hotel was not the hotel in the itinerary. It was supposed to be the Imperial Palace, which looked like a substantially better hotel
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Posted Aug 08, 2016
the trip was excellent; the tour guide and driver were both excellent and knowledgeable.
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Posted Aug 04, 2016
Personal interactions were very positive and timely with helpful information and good suggestions. Just hope the trip has more travelers joining!
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Posted Jun 10, 2016
Service rating : The travel was coordinated and managed nicely. Airport pick-up and drop-off were highlight.

Product : Except the first day of arrival without giving a briefing about the meeting time and gathering spot, everything else was excellent. I was a little bit lost on my first day of arrival and had to ask the hotel front desk about what time I should come down the next day to meet my group. If there can be a debriefing session, that would be nice.
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Posted Jun 08, 2016
For the Egypt part - shout out to Aboudy, the best tour guide ive ever experienced! His passion and care made the trip!
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Posted Jun 08, 2016
Service rating : Good

Product : For the Jordan part, which was a bit disorganized (example didn't know pick up time the first day as no representative was at the hotel).
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Posted Jun 08, 2016
Service rating : Very vood service whenever needed to contact them in the uk

Product : The tour on the whole was fantastic hotels were well above what was expected for the price paid the sites were amazing and the guide was knowledgeable but i did feel he rushed through things a bit compared to other tour guides I've encountered in the past.

Unfortunately the tour was totally let down by the desert camp experience we were virtually abandoned at a so called desert camp at 11am with no tour vuide nobody who spoke English told us what was happening or what to do. At no time were we offered any excursions ie camal ride as stated in intinery. It was a complete waste of a day sleeping unxer the stars could of made up for it if we weren't next to a busy road. I definitely wouldn't recommend the desert night. However the rest of the tour and Jordan are spectacular.
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Posted Apr 15, 2016
Service rating : This was an excellent value and the guides genuinely enjoyed what they did.

Product : Quite hectic a tour. We stayed busy but we got to check a lot of our bucket list in a short period of time.
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Posted Oct 26, 2015
Best tour company I have worked with!