Jordan Eco Trail

Welcome to Mujib, Dana & Ajloun Biosphere Reserves

We sincerely appreciate your participation on this test tour. Please enjoy your visit to the Jordan test tour and use this page as a guide and reference with all the practical information you might need during your stay. Thank you!



“Jordan Eco Trail” is an 8 day discovery of a land steeped in history. It has been home to some of mankind’s earliest settlements and villages, and relics of many of the world’s great civilizations can still be seen today. As the crossroads of the Middle East, the lands of Jordan and Palestine have served as a strategic nexus connecting Asia, Africa and Europe. Jordan is unveiled as a unique destination offering breathtaking and mysterious sights, such as:

The Protected Areas

 

Ajloun Nature Reserve (forest Reserve and it’s the country highlands). Ajlun‘s woodlands and trees have been important to local people for their wood, scenic beauty and, quite often, for medicine and food.

Mujib (Adventure Biosphere Reserve) it has a spectacular array of scenery near the east coast of the Dead Sea. The Reserve is located within the deep Wadi Mujib gorge, which enters the Dead Sea at 410m below sea level.

Dana Nature Reserve is an area of staggering beauty, history, and biodiversity. The only reserve in Jordan that encompasses the four different bio-geographical zones of the country (Mediterranean, Irano-Turanian, Saharo-Arabian and Sudanian), it is a melting pot of species from Europe, Africa and Asia.

 The MEET Project in Jordan

The Jordan test tour shares the MEET project’s objective to develop an integrated strategy to settle an Eco-Tourism Development Model for the Mediterranean Protected Areas that boosts a better seasonal distribution of tourism flows, starting from the “European Charter for Sustainable Tourism” approach, through the establishment of a network among Protected Areas.

By participating in this tour you will be part of the development of a new sustainable travel concept, a small group, supporting the National Park and benefiting the local communities… away from mass-tourism destinations.

PRE DEPARTURE GUIDE

Before you depart, please, take the time to take these considerations into account:

Visa requirements

For the majority of international passports the visa fees should be paid directly at the airport in Amman at cost of USD 58$ the equivalent to 40 JOD.

Currency

The local currency is the Jordanian Dinar, or “JD”, which is divided into 1000 fils. The exchange rate of the Jordanian Dinar to the following currencies:

1 Jordanian Dinar is equivalent to US$ 1.42

1 Jordanian Dinar is equivalent to 0.77

All major credit cards are accepted in hotels, restaurants and in the larger shops. Google Currency Converter

Weather Conditions

Jordan boasts almost year-round sunshine with temperate, comfortable weather. Local daytime temperatures range as follows (°C)

City Temperature Month /May
Amman High 27
Low 18
Dead Sea High 35
Low 22
Petra High 28
Low 18
Aqaba High 35
Low 20

Forecast by Weather.com

Clothing tips

  1. Hiking or running shoes (comfortable that don’t cause blisters).
  2. Light clothes you don’t mind getting wet & Extra Dry Clothes.
  3. A hat or head dress (recommended to cover the neck).

Electricity & adaptors
220 AC volts, 50 cycles, requiring rounded two-prong wall plugs. Visitors from the US will need an a adaptor , which most hotels can provide.

Health & safety considerations

Medical services are excellent in the larger cities and towns and most doctors are bilingual in Arabic and English. Larger hotels have a doctor on call , the medical insurance is highly recommended in Jordan

Jordan remains one of the safest places in the world to visit

ON ARRIVAL

Final Tour Itinerary

Download final tour itinerary and program here.

Transportation
We will meet and assist the guests upon their arrival at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman according to their flight details.

Accommodation
Single ,Twin, Double are available.

Food & Shopping

Jordan shares culinary cultures with other Arabic and Mediterranean countries – hummus, baba ghanoush, tabouleh, falafel and kebabs all feature strongly-however ,our premier national dish is mansaf.

Wherever you go in Jordan you will find plenty of opportunities to shop. For visitors there is a wide range of locally made handicrafts and other goods available at all the popular sites, as well as within the boutiques of the leading hotels and at the various visitors’ centres. There you will find hand-woven rugs and cushions, beautifully embroidered items and clothing, traditional pottery, glassware, silver jewellery embedded with semi-precious stones, Bedouin knives, coffee pots, narghiles (hubble bubble)…

LOCATION


 

USEFUL PHRASES IN ARABIC

Basic greetings:

English Local Language (spoken arabic)
Hello Marhaba
Good evening Massa el Kheir
Goodbye Maa al Salameh
See you tomorrow Arak Ghadan
Please Lao samaht
Excuse me / sorry Afwan
Thank you Shukran
You’re welcome Ahlan Wa Sahlan
Have a good day Yowman SAIEDAN
Enjoy your meal Sahtain
Cheers Sahtain

 

Introducing yourself:

English Local Language (spoken arabic)
Hello, my name is… Marhaba ,Ana Issmi…
What is your name? Ma Issmak?
How are you? Kayfa halak ?
Nice to meet you Mabsout bi Mareftak
I come from Italy, Spain, Germany.. Ana mn Italia,Isbania,Almania..