Travelling with the correct travel documentation is your own responsibility. Please ensure your passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months beyond the finish date of your trip.Please check this information in good time before your trip commences as this information is always subject to change. You can check this information through a site such as this one.
If you have booked an arrival transfer with us then we can also arrange your visa. Please contact us about this. Your complete passport details and flight information will be required. If you have not booked your arrival transfer with us then you must arrange your visa yourself.
Kindly note that some binoculars, especially the high tech ones, are not allowed in Jordan. You will be subject to a security check on arrival. This is at your own risk. Shoestring do not accept any responsibility for this.
This holiday is classified as Category B
The difficulty of our travels varies greatly. Added to this is the fact that travel difficulty is a very personal perception. To give an impression of the difficulty of a particular holiday we have developed a classification system.
Category A: Light travel for everyone to do. Short distances, good hotels, travel at a slow pace.
Category B: For everyone to do as well. Sometimes long distances. Good hotels and camping facilities, sometimes an adventurous overnight experience, travel at a normal pace.
Category C: Good to do for anyone who prepares themself well and is flexible. There are tougher parts of the journey, such as longer distances or walking tours. Several nights can be spent in basic accommodation.
Category D: A relatively difficult journey, travelling long distances, often primitive accommodation or tents, and challenging walking tours.
Jordan is a Category B holiday. The trip can be made by any reasonably healthy individual. In the summer the trip is considerably more difficult than during the rest of the year. Although in the cities we stay in simple medium-priced hotels, remember that you are travelling in a developing country with much lower living standards than you are used to at home. Also, roads may be temporarily blocked because of the weather or owing to their state of repair, in which case a detour is unavoidable. Some journeys are very long. A flexible and positive attitude is just as important as a good fitness level.
Nature of the trip
Bible stories, lost cities, Lawrence of Arabia, Crusader strongholds, public baths and mysterious eastern bazaars. Jordan is a country rich in history, with some of the most interesting sites in the Middle East. Roman excavations in Jerash, Petra, the fascinating old Nabataean city, the stunning desert landscape of Wadi Rum and the charming city of Amman. The area is one of the most hospitable in the world with very friendly people who will gladly invite you into their homes.
We know that travelling to remote corners of this planet has its effects. At Shoestring we really try to make an effort to keep our impact to a minimum. We try to avoid the use of plastic water bottles on our treks through Nepal and we do not dump our litter during our trips through Africa. All of our staff have been trained to take special care to ensure we make as little impact on the environment as possible.Furthermore we support a lot of local projects which are mostly related to clean drinking water or making sure that children get vaccinated against illnesses such as tuberculosis. On most tours you will be able to visit some of the projects we support through our local agents. Find out more about the different projects Shoestring are involved with, how you can make a difference and our environmental policies here
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