Jordan 8-Day Trip

$2,800 USD – Trip cost per person (See below for inclusions and exclusions.)


I’m a single traveler. Will I be charged a single supplement?

If you would like a single room throughout the tour, you can purchase the “single supplement”The single supplement fee for this trip is $600 USD. If you would like your own room, the additional supplement can be purchased at check-out. We have made the single supplement fee as affordable as possible so that those traveling solo are not discouraged from traveling with us.

If you are comfortable sharing a room with another traveler of the same gender and would like us to pair you with someone to avoid paying for the single supplement, we can arrange this for you. Pairing with another person of the same gender comes on a first-come, first-served basis. At the time of booking, there will be a questionnaire pertaining to this. Please complete it accurately so that we can try our best to accommodate your preferences.

IMPORTANT: If we cannot find a roommate for you, you will need to purchase a single supplement. Roommates will always be the same gender. We try our best to pair roommates based on preferences (i.e. non-smokers, no snoring, night owls, early birds, etc.), but this is not always possible. If you are a light sleeper, sensitive to certain smells, etc., we recommend purchasing a single supplement. We will put you in contact with your roommate after booking. If you wish to have your own room at any point during the trip, you will need to purchase the single supplement pro rata. This will also be subject to availability.

What is included :

  • 7 nights accommodation (double occupancy)
  • Local guide throughout
  • Private ground transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Most activities (as noted in the itinerary)
  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • International airport pick-up
  • Visa fee

What is not included :

  • International flights
  • Some lunches &  dinners
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Optional activities
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenirs
  • Supplementary insurance
  • Airport drop-off
  1. Each group consists of 4 – 13 travelers. We prefer small group travel because based on our experience, large groups are less easily able to integrate into society and generally have less authentic contact with the locals.

    A small group number also means that group members will receive more personalized treatment from the guide who can more thoroughly attend to the needs of each person. Small tour groups are also more mobile and flexible as travel plans can be more easily altered en route.

  2. Most of our travelers are in their late 30s to late 60s/early 70s and most are solo travelers. The minimum age on our trips is 18. Generally, we get a good mix of diverse people and every trip is unique thanks to the group dynamic.

    We like to think of our trips as get-togethers at amazing destinations. Past travelers have told us that the group dynamic and the friends they made were highlights of the trip.

  3. Most nationalities traveling to Jordan need an e-visa that can be obtained online before arrival in Jordan.

    For this trip, you’ll need a single-entry visa valid for a stay of up to 30 days. To apply for the e-visa online, please click on the link below:

    Jordan Electronic Visa Application

    If you are unsure if you are eligible for an e-visa, please check with the nearest Jordanian embassy or consulate for information on visas and travel to Jordan.

    *After booking the trip with Globe Drifters, you will receive an email with specific instructions on how to obtain the visa needed for travel to Jordan.

  4. While most daily activities are already included in the trip price, you will have some free time and the guide can recommend and/or help arrange any activity that might interest you. Most of the activities can be arranged with little to no notice. Optional activities are not included in the trip cost and will be paid at your own expense.

    The optional hot air balloon ride and camel trek in Wadi Rum are the only optional activities that require sign-up prior to the trip as they need to be pre-booked with our partners. You will be able to sign-up for these activities when booking your trip.

  5. The official currency of Jordan is the Jordanian dinar (JOD).

    Find out the live mid-market rate for your currency by using a currency converter online.

    Smaller notes are especially useful for tipping but can often be in short supply. Therefore, it’s a good idea to stockpile them when you can by withdrawing irregular amounts from ATMs or ensuring change by paying with larger bills in high-end establishments so you can get small change.

  6. We recommend that you use ATMs while in Jordan as they usually offer the best exchange rates. The easiest way is to pull money out from the ATM at the airport upon arrival and throughout your trip. It is always a good idea to carry some cash on you in case your bank puts a hold on your ATM card.

    You can find ATMs at almost all bank branches as well as at some large supermarkets, gas stations, shopping malls, airports, and post offices. When traveling in remote areas such as the desert, be prepared by having enough cash as ATMs will not be available.

    It’s important to tell your bank and/or credit card company that you’ll be using your card in Jordan. Some banks block transactions in foreign countries or currencies if they haven’t been forewarned of your travel plans.

    Your tour leader will be with you for the duration of the trip and he/she will make stops at ATMs for withdrawals and at banks to exchange money.

  7. Credit and debit cards aren’t generally widely accepted in Jordan. However, in high-end establishments such as expensive shops, restaurants, and hotels, you shouldn’t usually have a problem paying with your card, though American Express and Discover aren’t commonly accepted. Anywhere else, it’s advisable to carry cash in case you come across a retailer that cannot take card payments.

  8. Based on past travelers’ feedback, an estimated amount to bring for spending is between $500 – 800 USD. WE HIGHLY ADVISE BRINGING OR HAVING ACCESS TO MORE MONEY THAN YOU EXPECT TO SPEND IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

    As most components of your trip have been prepaid, you will only need money for a few lunches and dinners and any optional activity you may want to participate in. If you are an avid shopper or enjoy a cocktail in the evening, these costs are incurred at your own expense.

    Like most travel destinations, Jordan does not lack in its offerings of unique items so pack light! You will be visiting a lot of fantastic places that offer unique items. Remember that most places that offer high-end products will often accept credit/debit cards.

  9. In Jordan, tipping is the norm, but more modest than in most Western countries. Most restaurants will appreciate 5 ~ 10%. In higher-end restaurants, you should tip 10 ~ 15%. If you received exemplary service, you are welcome to tip more.

    Tipping your tour leader: If you feel he/she did an exceptional job, then you can tip anywhere from $8 – 15 a day in one lump sum at the end of your trip.

    For more information about tipping your guide, please see our blog on tipping your tour guide.

  10. When using your phone overseas, be sure to check with your provider to get informed about data and call roaming prices. When you land in Jordan, you will usually get a message from your provider that will give you the price of data, calls, and texts in that country. See the example below:

    Welcome to Jordan! Your plan gives you unlimited data at up to 2G speeds and texts at no extra cost. Calls at 20 cents/min. Want our fastest data and unlimited calls? Get an International Pass for just $5/day.

    We recommend contacting your service provider to learn about what kind of international plans they offer for calls, texts, and data.

  11. All hotels we will be staying at will offer Wifi and other public places will offer it as well. Please keep in mind that internet speeds in Jordan are not what you may be used to at home, especially in rural areas.

    Note that at the desert camp, Wifi will be limited if not absent.

  12. Jordan operates on 230V so you may need a converter if your devices operate on 110V.

    You will need a power plug adapter if your electronics are from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, or Australia. Outlets have 2-prong outlets with two round prongs in line which look like this:

  13. In Jordan, temperatures vary a lot in a day so be prepared for extremes! Pack clothing for both warm and cold weather and include a waterproof jacket and/or umbrella. In the desert, temperatures at night can get as low as 35°F so make sure you pack warm clothes to be comfortable while stargazing in Wadi Rum!

    Also, please note that while visiting Petra, women need to make sure to have their heads covered. To make things easy, we recommend bringing a light scarf.

    Below are a few things that we suggest packing to make your trip more comfortable:

    • Walking shoes or sneakers with good tread
    • Warm/hot jacket or coat (for cool evenings)
    • Warm clothes (for cold evenings/nights in the desert)
    • Beanie, scarf (for cold evenings/nights in the desert)
    • Warm pajamas and socks (for cold nights in the desert)
    • Light clothes (for warm days)
    • Bathing suit
    • Sunscreen
    • Umbrella (for shade at Roman Ruins and Petra and rain)
    • Small, across-the-shoulder day bag or small backpack
    • Sunglasses
    • Flashlight/head torch (for Wadi Rum at night)
    • Any prescription medication and over-the-counter medicine
    • Shampoo/conditioner/soap
  14. Almost all of the hotels on this trip offer laundry services at a fee if needed however keep in mind that we will be moving quite often and laundry usually requires a minimum of 12 hours to be cleaned. Please note that there will not be any laundry facilities in the desert camp.

  15. Yes, we can. When booking this trip, please notify us of your specific requests such as gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, etc. Alternative options will always be possible throughout the trip, but options might be limited and not as great in variety as you may be used to.

  16. The water in Jordan is safe for brushing your teeth, but it is not recommended for drinking. Bottled water is affordably priced, but please remember to recycle!

    Due to severe water scarcity in the region, there have been recent developments to improve the quality of the water that is available. Some of the hotels at which you stay have free water bottles that are placed in your room each day. When possible, try to refill your personal water bottle with a larger water bottle. This is a small role we can play in the solution to the plastic epidemic that is plaguing the world.

    Another thing you can do to help the environment is to put purchased items in your day pack/backpack rather than using the plastic bag that the store provides you. Small things can add up to make a big difference!

  17. Jordan is relatively a safe country and most people who get their things stolen or had something bad happen to them because they acted irresponsibly (usually drugs and alcohol were involved). Your biggest worry is sunburn so be sure to lather up each day!

    As with any travel destination, it is important to be aware of your surroundings with a secure over-the-shoulder day pack that closes tightly. This way your belongings won’t easily become the property of any purse snatchers or pickpockets. Situations such as those just mentioned are not that common but generally happen in larger cities at famous attractions where large numbers of locals and tourists tend to congregate.

    The US State Department offers general travel information about these countries. See below for more information:

    US State Department Travel to Jordan

  18. Please review the CDC Health Information for Travelers Website before traveling to Jordan to see any recommended vaccinations.

    If you suffer from pre-existing medical conditions or are concerned about what vaccinations may be right for you, we strongly advise that you visit a medical professional or your personal physician before your trip.

  19. Yes, we offer private tours to Jordan. The itinerary can be tailored to your needs while you will enjoy a personalized experience with our guides and your friends and family.

    Please contact us at info@globe-drifters.com

Flights

International arrival and departure flights are not included in the trip cost and are up to each traveler to book.

Your arrival and departure city are Amman (AMM).

Please do not book any flights until you receive a confirmation from us. You will receive a confirmation email within 24 – 48 hours of booking.


Visa

Most nationalities traveling to Jordan need an e-visa that can be obtained online before arrival in Jordan.

For this trip, you’ll need a single-entry visa valid for a stay of up to 30 days. We will collect your passport information and apply for your visa and then you will receive your visa upon arrival at the Amman airport.  This will be included in the trip cost and more will be explained to you in your pre-departure notes.

If you are unsure if you are eligible for an e-visa, please check with the nearest Jordanian embassy or consulate for information on visas and travel to Jordan.

*After booking the trip with Globe Drifters, you will receive an email with specific instructions on how to obtain the visa needed for travel to Jordan.


You may also be required to show proof of exit from Jordan in the form of a departure flight ticket.

As a general rule, passports should have at least six months of validity when traveling internationally. Most countries will not permit a traveler to enter unless the passport is set to expire at least six months after the final day of travel.

On this trip, you will stay in larger 5-star hotels and in a unique desert camp with Martian dome tents. Please understand that in Jordan, the labels ‘4-star’ and ‘5-star’ do not have the same meaning as in the West. However, all of the places you will stay at have been hand-selected by us for their practical location, impeccable service, and quality.

Amman

This 5-star boutique hotel is situated at the heart of Amman within walking distance from the hustle and bustle of the city and shopping streets. It offers several amenities and services available including free Wifi, a terrace where you can relax, an outdoor pool, a fitness center, a poolside bar, room service, and more.

Petra

Set against a breathtaking view of the nearby mountains, this hotel provides superb sunset views from its patio and is ideally located just a few steps away from the majestic city of Petra. There is a cave bar for a drink after a long day and a restaurant on-site offering tasty Jordanian dishes.

Wadi Rum

The camp we’ll stay at is a traditional Bedouin-style camp in Wadi Rum for a unique experience in the desert. Camp under a canopy of stars in Martian dome tents for an out-of-this-world experience. Each tent is spacious and has spectacular views of the surrounding mountains along with air conditioning and its own private, full bathroom.

Dead Sea

This upscale resort is right on the shores of the Dead Sea to which it offers private access as well as a private beach lounge club. The hotel boasts panoramic views of the Dead Sea and several swimming pools. Discover a wealth of relaxation in the modern, spacious spa and treat yourself to quality wellness treatments, steam rooms, tropical-scented showers, or massages. There’s also an all-day à la carte restaurant and buffet dining.

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase trip/travel insurance for your trip. We work with Travelex which offers travel protection plans to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected. Travel protection plans include coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay, and more. Otherwise, you are welcome to shop around online for a provider and policy that best suits your needs.

For more information on the recommended plans or to enroll, click on the image below or contact Travelex Insurance Services at 800-228-9792. Globe Drifters’ reference location number is 09-0984.

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