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Jewels of Jordan

Hiking the spectacular landscapes of an ancient kingdom, float in the Dead Sea, watch the starry night sky from a desert camp and discover the ancient city of Petra.

  • Jordan

  • 12 nights
  • Half Board
  • Worldwide Journeys


  • Feb





  • Average group size: 10-12


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Walking grade

Grade 5

This is a Grade 5/SS/P holiday and features some full and half day walks with generally moderate amounts of ascent and descent. The paths are mostly good, but there will be some steep, uneven and rough ground as we explore archaeological sites and follow Bedouin paths. Some days will be dedicated solely to sightseeing or include an element of sightseeing, and our transfers between centres will include walks where possible. Generally we’ll walk between 2.5 hours- 5 hours a day, up to 12kms (8 miles) and an ascent/descent up to 400m. One of our days at Petra is top of the grade and ascends up to 750m, taking up to seven hours. While some walks appear shorter than others, it is the weather and terrain that determines the grade. Also designated a Pioneer holiday, this programme offers a more adventurous itinerary, off the beaten track, exploring lesser known corners. Local events may require amendments to the programme, sometime at short notice.


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Holiday Highlights

  • Walk the captivating Ibn Hammad gorge.
  • Discover the rose red city of Petra.
  • See obscure rock formations, sand dunes and the beautiful night skies in Wadi Rum.
  • Explore the Dana Nature Reserve with its array of flora, fauna and extensive wildlife.
  • Float in the salty water of the Dead Sea.
  • Delve into history and tradition with our knowledgeable local guide.

Jordan is a captivating country, full of history, tradition and spectacular landscapes. Picture a vast desert as far as the eye can see, under a sky as blue as the deepest ocean, a land where the Bedouin roam. 

You’ll start our exploration in the capital city of Amman, with its colourful bazaars, bustling streets, ancient citadel and museums. Outside the city, you’ll travel north to visit the best-preserved Roman city in the Near East at Jerash with its spectacular temples and forum.

You’ll take a dramatic walk from the hot springs at Ibn Hammad, explore the tranquil Dana Nature Reserve and walk to the spectacular Eco lodge at Feynan. The nature reserve encompasses some of Jordan's most breathtaking scenery, and became the kingdom's sixth wildlife reserve in 1990. Explore the majestic sand dunes of Wadi Rum, savouring the tranquillity and colour of the desert landscape and the starry night sky. 

Delve into the rose red city of Petra, set deep inside the narrow gorge with its walls rising two hundred metres from the desert floor. Petra is truly a special place, with a history that dates back over 2,000 years and was once the crossroads of the trade routes between east and west. Entering through the Siq, you'll see the magnificent Treasury carved in pink stone, the Roman Theatre, Corinthian and Palace Tombs.

Observe the mighty crusader castles at Shobak and Kerak, and swim (or float!) in the Dead Sea, a surreal experience! Visit Mount Nebo, you'll see where Moses viewed the Promised Land and your final stop is at Madaba, known as the 'City of Mosaics'. It is here where you discover the ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land in the floor of the early Byzantine church of Saint George. This is a truly spectacular journey through an ancient land.

  • Return flights London to Amman
  • Airport transfers.
  • Half board en suite accommodation (apart from the Desert Camp).
  • Knowledgeable English speaking local guide
  • All entrance fees & transport costs.
  • A 'Water to Go' filter bottle posted to you before departure
  • The services of a Discover Tour Leader
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Your Itinerary

Day 1





Fly from London to Amman, arriving around midnight. After clearing immigration, you transfer by road to the Amman hotel for 3 nights’ accommodation. Rooms will be available on arrival.

Transfer Time = 45m

Day 2



Breakfast & Dinner


Start the day at a relaxed pace with introductions and an itinerary briefing from your local guide, followed by a tour of Amman including the Citadel, Roman Amphitheatre and downtown Amman. Amman is one of the longest continuously inhabited cities in the world. The sights and sounds of a Middle Eastern capital city is a feast for your senses! The history is palpable!

Day 3



Breakfast & Dinner


  • Time

    2 hours

  • Distance

    3 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Travel by road to the Roman city of Jerash where you visit the Forum, the Street of Columns and the Temple of Artemis. The city is considered one of the best preserved Greco Roman in the world. You will also make a visit to Ajloun to see the castle and perhaps enjoy a local walk. You return to Amman for dinner.

Day 4



Breakfast & Dinner


  • Time

    2 hours

  • Distance

    2 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


You leave the bustling city behind today and travel towards the Dana Nature Reserve with a dramatic walk en route at the hot springs of Ibn Hammad.  You enter a sandstone gorge of abundant vegetation and hanging gardens. Following the wadi, you may expect to get your feet wet as much of the walking is in a perennial stream (perhaps higher depending on recent rains).  This walk is unusual as it starts just above sea level and finishes just below. You make a stop at the Crusader castle of Kerak before arriving at Dana for our overnight stay. It is cold at night in the desert so warm clothes will be important. 

Day 5



Breakfast & Dinner


  • Time

    5 hours

  • Distance

    9 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


The nature reserve, at first light, is a quiet place. You'll take a hike from the Nature  Reserve to Feynan and stay at the Feynan Eco Lodge for 1 night's accommodation. The nature reserve encompasses some of Jordan's most breathtaking scenery, and became the Kingdom's sixth wildlife reserve in 1990, thereby protecting all animals — including endangered species such as the ibex. The first hour of the walk is the the steepest. Walking poles maybe useful. Our accommodation at Feynan is a fine example of an eco  experience using solar power, sourcing local ingredients for meals where possible and employing local villagers to work in the Lodge. Watching the sunset and evening star gazing are perfect  ways to end the day.

Please note you will only take overnight bags to Feynan. Our main suitcases will remain in a secure location. We are reunited with them tomorrow morning so you only need overnight things.

Day 6

Wadi Rum


Breakfast & Dinner


  • Time

    2 hours

  • Distance

    3 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


You explore the area around Feynan Lodge, which was a big copper mining and smelting area during the Roman era. You explore the remains as well as hike in the dramatic desert around Wadi Ghweir. You walk for about 2-4 hours, depending on local conditions.  En route to Wadi Rum, there may be time for a short stop in Aqaba. You change from the coach to jeeps for the journey across the sand dunes to the Bedouin camp for a night under the stars.  The colours of the desert change as the sun sets and the stars come out.  Dinner, which has been cooked underground, over hot charcoal, is eaten around the camp fire. An extraordinary experience!

Day 7



Breakfast & Dinner


You spend the morning exploring the lunar landscape of Wadi Rum, accompanied by your local guide, seeing the sand dunes, and spying the distant camel trains. You continue to Petra, where you stay for four nights' accommodation. The hotel is located in the town of Petra, Wadi Musa, which is next door to the ancient site allowing easy access. It is believed that Petra has been inhabited from prehistoric times. Just north of the city at Beidha, the remains of a 9000-year-old city have been discovered, putting it in the same league as Jericho as one of the earliest known settlements in the Middle East. Although the city is well photographed to visit is a profoundly moving experience.

Day 8



Breakfast & Dinner

  • Time

    4 hours

  • Distance

    7 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


A full day exploring the magnificent Red Rose city of Petra. Entering thorugh the Siq, you'll see the magnificent Treasury carved in pink stone, the Roman Theatre, Corinthian and Palace Tombs. This afternoon you'll  walk via the dramatic slot  canyon  of  Wadi  Muthlim  (the Dark Wadi) or, if the canyon is full of water, via the High Place of Sacrifice and Wadi Farasah with excellent views from the summit.

Day 9



Breakfast & Dinner


  • Time

    2.5 hours

  • Distance

    5 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Starting at Little Petra today, you pass the site of a Neolithic village and loop around the mountain edge with views towards Wadi Araba, before arriving at Al Deir monastery. From here there are approx. 800 steps to descend  back to the heart of the old city. Here you'll visit the area of the Royal Tombs.

Day 10



Breakfast & Dinner


  • Time

    7 hours

  • Distance

    16 miles

  • Ascent/Descent


Today’s walk is at the very top of grade. The walk takes you from Petra to Jebel Haroun (Aaron’s Mountain) and the round trip is approx. 23kms, will take approximately seven hours with an ascent of about 750m. Jebel Haroun (1350m) is thought to be the biblical Mt Hor – the burial site of Moses’ brother Aaron; a white shrine built in the 14th century marks the site. We can enjoy the panoramic views before heading back to our hotel. There are various opt out options for those who prefer a more relaxed day.

Day 11



Breakfast & Dinner


Leaving Petra today and make your way northwards along the Desert Highway. You’ll make a stop at the crusader castle of Shobak en route to Madaba. The city is famous for the 6th century mosaics of the Holyland. These are to be found in the Church of St George in the middle of town. You stay in Madaba for 2 nights’ accommodation.

Day 12



Breakfast & Dinner


This morning you take the drive to the Herodium fortress of Machereus, to take a short walk and admire the views of the Dead Sea and across to Israel. Continuing on to the Dead Sea, we we stop for a swim or float! Finally you finish the day viewing the Holy Land from Mount Nebo.  Mount Nebo is known as Pisgah in the Bible. It is where the Bible says Moses lived out his final days and viewed the Promised Land which he would never enter (Deuteronomy 34:1-8). The mountain offers a fantastic view westward over the Dead Sea, West Bank, Jordan Valley, and, on a clear day, Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Returning to Madeba you enjoy a farewell dinner in local restaurant. Note: The visit to the Dead Sea Resort gives you approx 1.5 hours to enjoy the waters. There are lockers and towels for hire locally. There are essential fresh water showers to wash the salt off after getting in the sea.

Day 13



Transfer to Amman Airport for check-in and your return flight to London.

Departure dates for your selected tour

18th Oct 2024 - 30th Oct 2024 (12 Nights)

8th Nov 2024 - 20th Nov 2024 (12 Nights)

28th Feb 2025 - 12th Mar 2025 (12 Nights)

21st Mar 2025 - 2nd Apr 2025 (12 Nights)

11th Apr 2025 - 23rd Apr 2025 (12 Nights)

17th Oct 2025 - 29th Oct 2025 (12 Nights)

7th Nov 2025 - 19th Nov 2025 (12 Nights)

Travel Details

  • Return flights from London to Amman 
  • Airport transfers by road c.45mins
  • Upgrades are available on most flights. For scheduled flights this may be Premium Economy, Business or First Class. Most low-cost carriers also have extra legroom seats.
  • If direct regional flights are not available, we can often offer add-on flights to a London airport at a competitive rate. Please ask us for details and a competitive quote.


Accommodation information

Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

Harir Palace Hotel

The Harir Palace Hotel is a short drive from the King Abdullah I Mosque, and the Queen Alia International Airport. Stylish rooms offer free Wi-Fi and TVs, plus safes, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Buffet breakfast is included. Other amenities include an elegant restaurant serving local and international cuisine, and a lounge offering afternoon tea and snacks. There's also a gym and an outdoor pool with terrace.

Dana Guest House

The Dana Guest House offers simple en suite accommodation in a breath-taking location. It is ideally situated for visiting the Nature Reserve. Dining is fairly simple, but hearty, and the public areas have a welcoming, intimate atmosphere. The guesthouse is eco-friendly, and the money from the hotel goes towards the local community. Most of the staff are from the surrounding area. The guesthouse offers free Wi-Fi.

Feynan Eco Lodge

The majority of our accommodation is in hotel stays where rooms are en-suite twin bedded and single rooms and have the usual facilities including telephones and TVs.

One hotel that deserves a special mention is the Feynan Eco Lodge. Set in the heart of the Dana Biosphere Reserve, the solar powered lodge offers the most developed eco experience in Jordan made possible, in part, by the Jordanian Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, and a real chance to disconnect from the modern world.

The hotel, while simple in style and facilities, offers warm Bedouin hospitality and where possible locally sourced excellent vegetarian food, with many traditional Jordanian specialities. Enjoy being close to the mountainous landscape whilst unwinding in the tranquil courtyards and terraces or resting in your candlelit en-suite room. There is a lot on offer at the lodge to learn about the local culture and environment, such as star gazing on the roof terrace. As it is an eco-lodge the rooms have no electricity points, but you can recharge at the lobby where free internet is also available.

“Feynan, a shining star among the green lodges worldwide.” – Forbes magazine.

At Wadi Rum we stay at a Bedouin desert Camp offering a “back to nature” experience. The tented accommodation with dinner that has been baked in the ground offers a wonderfully special and authentic experience. For more information please see the Holiday Information sheet.

Al-Mutleq Camp

The Al Mutleq Camp is perhaps most traditional camp in Wadi Rum desert with over 20 years of history and thousands of happy visitors. From Wadi Rum village by 4x4 car it is a 30 min ride to the camp. In the evening you will enjoy traditional Bedouin style of cooking - Zarb. Underground cooking in sand. Accommodation is in twin or single tents with separate dinner tent and washrooms.

Petra Icon Hotel

Set in Wadi Musa, 1.4 km from Petra, the 3 star Petra Icon Hotel offers comfortable accommodation with room service and a 24-hour front desk. Rooms at the hotel are equipped with a kettle. air conditioning and a flat-screen TV.

Mosaic City Hotel

The Mosaic City Hotel is located in the very heart of Madaba, within short walk from the Church of St. George which houses the famous mosaic map of the Holy Land. The hotel has 50 spacious rooms, equipped with modern amenities such as shower or bathtub, air conditioning, TV with satellite TV channels and mini bar.

Trip Information

All the details you need

Holiday Grade

This is a Grade 5/SS/P holiday and features some full and half day walks with generally moderate amounts of ascent and descent. The paths are mostly good, but there will be some steep, uneven and rough ground as we explore archaeological sites and follow Bedouin paths. Some days will be dedicated solely to sightseeing or include an element of sightseeing, and our transfers between centres will include walks where possible. Generally we’ll walk between 2.5 hours- 5 hours a day, up to 12kms (8 miles) and an ascent/descent up to 400m. One of our days at Petra is top of the grade and ascends up to 750m, taking up to seven hours. While some walks appear shorter than others, it is the weather and terrain that determines the grade. Also designated a Pioneer holiday, this programme offers a more adventurous itinerary, off the beaten track, exploring lesser known corners. Local events may require amendments to the programme, sometime at short notice.

Walks & Excursions

As the terrain in Jordan can be variable, be prepared for some rough, uneven sections on our walks. There will be days when our walking will be easier (sightseeing days) and some days when it will be at the top of the grade. Please note the information given in the itinerary regarding Day 10. There may be, on some days, a large element of sightseeing included in the walks which will mean stopping in various places before continuing with the programme.

Local Transport Costs

In the holiday cost, we've included all local transport expenses related to the advertised activity programme for your convenience. If there are additional visits or excursions to enrich your experience, you can choose to participate and cover the costs locally. Depending on the itinerary, local transport may involve a mix of private hire coaches, taxis, local buses, and ferries.

Optional Excursions

At your destination, you may have the option to book various local excursions and activities through a local operator. It's important to note that we are not involved in these activities or excursions, and we do not operate, supervise, or control them in any way. Your contract will be directly with the local activity supplier, and we bear no responsibility for their actions or omissions.

Spending Money

Holiday Budgeting

As you plan your holiday budget, it's essential to account for expenses such as drinks, meals not covered in the holiday price, entrance fees not included, optional local excursions, and any souvenirs or additional services like laundry. For a rough estimate, budgeting around £10-£20 per person per day for lunches and drinks is a helpful guideline.

Entrance Fees

All walks transport, entrances, site passes etc mentioned in the itinerary are included in the holiday cost. If you wish to take any optional excursions, such as a hammam (JOD 20pp), or Petra by Night (JOD 17pp) or visit any sites not mentioned in the itinerary, these will be at your own expense. 

The current ROE (as of Summer 2019) is GBP 1 = JOD 0.98

Currency in Jordan

Jordanian Dinar (JOD)

The Dinar is divided into 100 piastres or 1000 fils. It is possible to obtain Jordanian Dinar before you leave the UK. Please check with your bank or nearest Foreign Exchange. ATM machines are available in Amman, Madeba & Petra. Please check with your bank prior to travelling that you will be able to use your card overseas. Cash can be withdrawn from inside the banks, but they are only open from 08.30 – 13.00 when you will usually be out with the group. They are closed on Fridays.

The simplest way to exchange cash is to take Sterling currency or U.S. Dollars, and change at the hotels or Exchange Centres. Travellers’ cheques can be difficult to cash due to the bank opening hours and none of the hotels on the tour will cash travellers’ cheques. We suggest taking a small amount of cash to exchange and to use this in conjunction with your debit and credit cards (which are accepted in the major centres, although few of our accommodations will accept credit cards).


As you are probably already aware, tipping or “backsheesh” is a way of life in the Middle East. In order to take the hassle out of tipping, we strongly recommend that you allow your leader to take care of making sure tips are given to hotel and restaurant staff & to local guides and drivers. This will be done using some funds provided by Ramblers Walking Holidays plus a contribution from you, which your leader will collect during the holiday. We suggest an amount of £25-£30 per person for this. A small tip is usually required for the use of toilets and any drinks and meals you purchase yourself.

Tour Leaders & Local Guides

Tour Leaders

Your tour leader plays a crucial role in enhancing your holiday experience, and they share your passion for exploring the world on foot. In addition to being resourceful and organised they are also well-travelled and deeply enthusiastic about showing you new destinations.  Your tour leader takes care of all the local administration, ensuring you can fully enjoy your holiday without worrying about the logistics. While leading group holidays, they always keep in mind that each group is composed of individuals. Each tour leader brings their unique style, talents, and professional background to the table. Rest assured, they are all trained, qualified, experienced, and dedicated to making your holiday as enjoyable, interesting, and inspiring as possible. Remember, your leader, while on holiday, is your first port of call for any issues, ensuring a smooth and worry-free experience for you.

Leader's Evening Briefing

Each evening, your tour leader will meet with you to review the programme for the next day. This is your chance to discuss details and ensure that the planned activities align with your walking ability. If you have any concerns about clothing or equipment, feel free to bring them up during this discussion. If, for any reason, you prefer not to participate in the organised group programme, please inform your leader. Your preferences are important, and your leader is there to make sure your experience aligns with your expectations.

Local Guides

To enhance your experience, as well as your tour leader, each holiday will be accompanied by a well qualified and knowledgeable English-speaking local guide.

Your Travel Details

We fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Amman (AMN) and return with Royal Jordanian.

On arrival the transfer from the airport to our hotel in Amman takes approximately 45 minutes by road, depending on traffic conditions.

Transfers between centres will be by road and on foot.

Booking Your Own Travel Arrangements

If you prefer to arrange your own flights from a non-UK or regional airport or travel to your holiday destination by rail or car, you may qualify for 'land only' reductions, and we can provide details upon request. Feel free to reach out to us for more information.

Before finalizing any independent travel arrangements, especially if you're doing so 12 weeks or more before your intended travel date, please check with us first to ensure your holiday has been cleared to operate. If you plan to join your holiday locally, kindly inform us at least 14 weeks in advance.

If you're joining and leaving your holiday overseas, we assume, unless you specify otherwise, that you will join and leave the holiday at your hotel.

Although airport transfers are not included for those making independent travel arrangements, you may have the option to join the group at the overseas airport, depending on your flight arrival time. If interested, contact us at least 5 weeks before departure for more details.

Please be aware that your flight must arrive within 30 minutes of the group flight to be eligible for the group transfer. Additionally, we'll need your flight number, arrival time, and departure point to ensure the group leader can meet up with you. If you have a mobile, please ensure we have the number, and it is turned on while you are traveling for effective communication.

Hotel Transfers

When you book a Flight-Inclusive holiday, transfers between the airport and hotel and back are included. On some holidays, where we offer various flight options, the transfer vehicle may wait for all flights to land before transferring to the hotel.  

Luggage Allowance & Travel Documents

If you're booking a flight or rail inclusive holiday, rest assured that details of your travel arrangements and baggage allowance will be clearly outlined in your 'Final Travel Documents'. These will be sent to you approximately 10 days before your departure, ensuring you have all the necessary information for a smooth and well-prepared journey.

Personal Details Check

To ensure the accurate administration of your holiday arrangements, kindly verify that the personal details we have for you are current and correct. Confirm that you've given us all the necessary information for securing your travel and accommodation. Please review your passport details, date of birth, and any other pertinent information crucial for the management of your holiday.

Additionally, please make us aware of any dietary allergies or intolerances you may have. Your well-being is important to us, and this information will help us make appropriate arrangements for your meals during the trip.

You can access and update the provided information or add missing details through the "Manage My Booking" feature on our website at www.rambleworldwide.co.uk. Alternatively, reach out to our Sales and Reservations team at +44 (0)1707 331133. Upon receiving your booking confirmation, promptly check the details. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable holiday experience.

Passports and Visas

Passport Information for Jordan

You will need a passport to visit Jordan, and it must be valid for at least six months beyond your intended return to the UK. A visa is also required and is included in your tour cost if you are travelling on the group flight. If you are travelling independently, you will need to arrange your own visa.

Please note that we can only include you on the ‘group’ visa if you intend to arrive and depart with our party. If you intend to visit Jordan ahead of the party, remain in Jordan after the group has returned, or arrive/depart on a different flight, you will need to obtain your own visa at your own expense. If you hold a British passport, you can obtain an individual visa on arrival at Amman airport (approximate cost at time of writing is JOD40) or you can contact the Jordanian embassy to obtain your visa prior to travel.

Their website is www.jordan.embassyhomepage.com

All other passport holders should consult with the Jordanian Consulate   The FCO website advises that evidence of a previous visit to Israel such as an Israeli entry/exit stamp in your passport does not normally cause any difficulties when entering Jordan. It is, however, for the Jordanian authorities to determine the right of entry into the country. If you have any concerns, you should contact the Consulate of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in London. 

Further information may also be found at the British Foreign Office Website:

Jordan travel advice - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


As  Jordan  is  a  Muslim  country,  alcohol  is  not  always  available  to  purchase  at  hotels  and  restaurants.  In  many cases though, hotels may allow you to purchase alcohol outside the hotel to consume on their premises,  either in the restaurant area or in your rooms. Your leader will be able to offer guidance on this during the holiday. Please note that alcohol is expensive in Jordan, with local beers costing up to JOD5 per bottle and spirits up to JOD10 per  drink.  There  is  a  local  speciality  spirit  of  Arak  (an  aniseed  based  drink),  plus  a  very  refreshing  lemon  and mint drink, which you may wish to try.

Breakfasts  and  dinners  are  included  in  the  holiday  charge.  Dinners  will  generally  be  taken  at  our accommodation, with the exception of the last night in Madeba, when we eat at a local restaurant. Lunches are not included. Picnic supplies can be bought at local supermarkets and your leader will give ample notice for you to  shop  if  you  will  have  a  picnic,  or  at  a  local  restaurant.  Your  leader  will  give  you  information  in  your  daily briefings.   Specialities of Jordan include lamb and chicken dishes with vegetables, rice, salads, and fresh made bread. The local Hummus, Tahini and dips are delicious. Vegetarians are easily catered for.

Footwear & Kit List


Lightweight waterproof walking boots with a good moulded sole (such as Vibram or similar) and a deep tread and which provide ankle support are strongly recommended and may be essential for some walks.

General Kit List

Outdoor activities are always safer and more enjoyable if you are prepared.

If you have not travelled with us before the following list might be of use:

  • Waterproof jacket (Goretex or similar) and trousers
  • Lightweight quick-drying trousers
  • Walking T-shirt/shirts
  • Walking socks
  • Fleece or jumper
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, lip salve and sun block
  • Warm hat and gloves (if appropriate)
  • Swimwear (if appropriate)
  • Day sack (this should be able to carry all you would need for the day's activity)
  • Day sack liner
  • Water bottle - at least 1 litre capacity (more than 1 bottle may be required)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Lunchbox
  • Walking poles (should you find them useful)
  • Sit mat

This list is not exhaustive and every walker is different and may have their own preference.

Extra Jordan Information

In addition to the basic kit list noted above, you will benefit on bringing extra footwear for our Ibn Hammad walk. Depending on the rainfall, you may find yourself walking in an ankle deep (or possible higher) water. If you have walking sandals, trainers or quick drying sneakers, these will do well. Don't forget your torch and towel for stays at the camps, and women should bring a scarf that covers their head and shoulders to cover when visiting religious sites and as good protection from the sun. You will find the black and white check scarves, worn by the local population, sold almost everywhere in Amman and at Jerash and these will be perfect for protecting your head and shoulders.

Jordan is a conservative society and foreigners are received more respectfully when they dress modestly. In general, and especially at religious sites, men should wear long trousers, with shoulders and upper arms covered, while ladies should wear trousers or below the knee skirts.  Lightweight cotton clothes will be suitable.  Long sleeves and loose clothing is also good protection against the sun. When staying in Petra, and while on walks in the wadis, the attitude to dress is more relaxed, and here shorts may be acceptable. Your leader will give you further advice.

For overnight stays at the camps and at the Feynan Eco-lodge you will need to have an overnight bag, as you will not be able to take your suitcases with you. Your main luggage will be safely stored and you will reunited the next day.

It can get very cold in the desert at night under the clear skies. The temperature will drop rapidly at sundown so you will need warm clothing to wear in the evening. Whilst you will be supplied with suitable bedding some might like to take warm night attire. 

Country Specific Kit

It can get very cold in the desert at night under the clear skies. The temperature will drop rapidly at sundown so you will need warm clothing to wear in the evening. Whilst you will be supplied with suitable bedding some might like to take warm night attire. 

Travel Documents Checklist

Documents and Information to take with you:

  • Passport (make sure it's yours and valid)
  • Your travel tickets or e-ticket itinerary
  • Any visa or electronic travel authorisation (if required)
  • Holiday money
  • Credit or debit cards (and separate details of who to call if lost)
  • Car parking ticket and car park directions (if prebooked)
  • Coach or rail travel tickets (if prebooked)
  • Your holiday Booking Confirmation document
  • Your travel insurance details
  • Alternative form of identification (such as a driving licence)
  • Photocopy of the personal details pages of your passport
  • A valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) if relevant
  • Details of any medical condition or allergy your holiday leader should know about

Electricity in Jordan

Electricity is supplied at 220 Volts. There are a variety of wall socket and plug types in use so if you wish to use electrical equipment you will need a European two pin adaptor with round pins, a US two pin adapter with flat pins and a UK three pin adapter with flat pins. More information can be found at https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/

Water To Go

Opting for filtered water from a reusable bottle with its built-in water filter, like the Water-to-go bottle available at www.watertogo.eu, is a sustainable alternative to single-use sealed water bottles. Simply refill it from any water source and contribute to saving the environment from disposable plastic bottles.

Exciting news: Water-to-go has introduced two new bottles to their collection. The Active bottle is designed to fit bike water bottle holders, and the Sugarcane bottle is an even more planet-friendly option. Crafted from fibrous cane, a by-product of liquid extraction, it undergoes a process to create plant-based plastic. Explore the details on the Water-to-Go website for this innovative new range.

As a token of appreciation for your commitment to the environment, we've secured an exclusive 15% discount with Water-to-Go for you. Visit www.watertogo.eu and use the code RWH17 during your order.                        

Note: If you're booked on a long-haul holiday departing after November 1, 2023, you'll receive a complimentary Water to Go bottle, sent to your home address 2 or 3 weeks before your holiday. Thank you for being a part of our sustainable journey!

Maps, Guidebooks & Other Information

Maps, Guidebooks & More


  • Walking in Jordan – Walks, Treks, Caves, Climbs & Canyons – Tony Howard and Di Taylor
  • Rough Guide to Jordan – Matthew Teller
  • Trekking & Canyoning in the Jordanian Dead Sea – Ita Haviv
  • Petra and the Lost Kingdom of the Nabataeans – J Taylor
  • Married to a Bedouin - Marguerite van Geldermalsen

You may also find the website of the Jordan Tourism Board useful in your planning at www.jordan.com

The Map Shop

If you cannot find the maps or books locally we recommend:

The Map Shop
5 High Street
Upton upon Severn, Worcs

Tel: 01684 593 146
Website: www.themapshop.co.uk
E-mail: themapshop@btinternet.com

If you key many of the local places mentioned in this holiday fact sheet into YouTube, you will find a vast array of spectacular footage of the area.


Visit the following websites for an idea of the climate in your destination:

Staying Healthy On Holiday

Health requirements in destination can change, and it's crucial for you to take responsibility in staying informed. Ensure that you consult a professionally qualified source and comply with any health requirements at least 6 to 8 weeks before your departure. Your GP can provide advice on vaccinations. Stay proactive about your health preparations to ensure a safe and enjoyable travel experience.

Diarrhoea & Boiled Water

Don’t forget to exercise caution with what you eat to avoid upset stomachs and stay away from unpeeled fruit and vegetables, salad and do not have ice in your drinks. Hot, fresh cooked food, where possible, is best. 

Hand washing facilities may be poor or unavailable when travelling, we therefore strongly advise you to carry antibacterial sanitizing gel and / or hand wipes at all times and use to them regularly.

Drinking or cleaning teeth in un-boiled water is not recommended.  Bottled pure water is inexpensive and widely available in shops, at hotels, and on the coach. Make sure you only buy sealed bottles.

Further Travel Advice

For further advice please visit:

You might wish to take a small bottle of antibacterial hand gel with you for times when you're unable to wash your hands.

Travel Insurance

It’s a condition of booking that you obtain adequate travel insurance, from a reputable provider, to undertake the holiday, including UK trips chiefly due to the cancellation element of cover.

The policy must cover the period from the date of booking to the last day of your trip and should include, as a minimum, cover for: medical expenses (including the consequences of a Covid positive test result), mountain rescue including helicopter rescue, death, repatriation, cancellation and curtailment and shall not have exclusion clauses limiting cover for the activities you will partake in on your trip, including altitudes reached in the holiday arrangement. It is your responsibility to check that your policy is adequate for the nature and destination of the holiday booked.

Once you have obtained your travel insurance, please provide us with the name of your travel insurer, the policy number and the insurer’s 24 hour emergency assistance number.

In the event that you fail to obtain suitable Travel Insurance we shall not be liable for any costs incurred or claims made against us due to your failure to comply with this term.

If travelling outside the UK you must carry proof of insurance with you and produce it if reasonably requested to do so by RWH Travel staff, tour leaders or suppliers. No refunds will be made should you be excluded from the walking programme through being uninsured or you being unable to demonstrate that you are insured.

Our house broker MPI should be considered for whom we are an affiliate and contact information is on our website and will be referred to in your booking confirmation.

If you are travelling to an EU country or Switzerland please also ensure that you have either an existing valid EU EHIC card (European Health Insurance Card) or a valid UK GHIC (Global Health Insurance Card). You can apply for a UK GHIC free of charge on the NHS website at https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/cra/start.

Personal Safety

The UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office is your go-to for the latest info on security, local laws, and the nitty-gritty of passports and visas at www.gov.uk/travelaware. Make sure to take a quick peek at the current advice for your upcoming destination—it'll only take a few minutes.

When you're out and about, stay aware of your surroundings. Take smart precautions with your credit cards and passport, and maybe tone down the flashy accessories. Less is more, especially when it comes to carrying cash—just enough for the day will do. Consider using a money belt for that extra layer of security. Stay alert, stay safe, and make the most of your travels!

Cultural Awareness

Responsible Travel

We are dedicated to promoting responsible travel practices that prioritise the well-being of both the environment and local communities. We believe in the transformative power of travel and aim to minimize our ecological footprint by selecting eco-friendly accommodations, encouraging waste reduction, and supporting sustainable transportation options where possible. Our walking tours are designed to immerse participants in the local culture, fostering meaningful connections with the communities we visit. We strive to leave a positive impact by engaging in responsible tourism activities, respecting local customs, and contributing to the preservation of natural landscapes. Through our commitment to responsible travel, we aim to create enriching experiences for our guests while actively contributing to the conservation of the destinations we explore.

The Ramble Worldwide Outdoor Trust

Unlike many other tour operators, we take pride in our unique approach. Ramble Worldwide channels its surplus profits back into various outdoor, walking-related, or environmental conservation projects in the UK through our own trust. When you choose us, you contribute to this impactful initiative.

The primary focus of our Trust's financial support is directed towards Britain's premier walking charity, The Ramblers. They play a crucial role in advocating the benefits and significance of walking to the British public. Additionally, our Trust invites applications for small grants from local organizations in the UK that require support for walking-oriented activities. This encompasses initiatives such as establishing footpaths and bridleways, funding for the reconstruction of bridges and refurbishing huts, and bursary funding for organisations that support individuals to enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors..

For more comprehensive details, please visit the 'About' section on our website and click on the Charitable Trust link. Your choice to travel with us goes beyond a memorable vacation; it contributes to meaningful projects that have a positive impact on our community and environment.

Heart and Sole

We appreciate that we are in a fortunate position to be able to use our profits to help make a difference to people's lives. Heart & Sole is a venture managed by our office staff, whose aim is to reach the heart of the communities in the countries we visit. Through Heart & Sole, we hope to make more of a long term, direct impact to these communities, particularly in less developed countries where even a small amount goes a long way. See our website for more information and details of some of the projects we support.

Staying In Touch

Mobile Phones

Kindly share a mobile phone contact number with us. We'll utilize this solely for crucial communication pertaining to your holiday arrangements.

Ensure your mobile phone remains switched on and easily accessible when en route to the airport or during transit delays. This way, we can promptly reach you with any last-minute updates concerning your travel plans.

In consideration of others, we request that you switch off your mobile phone during walks or make an effort to limit its usage. Additionally, during group meals, please minimize the use of mobile devices. Your cooperation ensures a seamless and enjoyable experience for everyone on the journey.


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  • Capital


  • Currency

    Jordanian Dinar

  • Language


  • Time Difference

    UTC +03:00

  • Flight duration

    6hrs from UK

Visas and Passports

Visa Required

Average weather

  • January


    Avg. Rain: 40mm

  • February


    Avg. Rain: 37mm

  • March


    Avg. Rain: 31mm

  • April


    Avg. Rain: 12mm

  • May


    Avg. Rain: 3mm

  • June


    Avg. Rain: 1mm

  • July


    Avg. Rain: 1mm

  • August


    Avg. Rain: 1mm

  • September


    Avg. Rain: 1mm

  • October


    Avg. Rain: 6mm

  • November


    Avg. Rain: 21mm

  • December


    Avg. Rain: 33mm

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