9 day tour of Jordan

  Group of 9 friends looking to visit Jordan in April 2018

“We have 9 days for a highlights tour of Jordan. The "Experience Jordan itinerary" on your website looks great but I feel I need to spend more time in Petra so maybe add an extra day there. What kind of hotel accommodation do you guys normally include in your tours? As far as camping goes, is there a place to shower?”


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Hi Hazel,

I'm Andy and I will be your travel specialist in Jordan.

I'm excited to see that you're interested in our 'Experience Jordan Tour'. It's a great way to see the majority of the highlights in Jordan.

I recommend two days to get the most out of your time in Petra. I've been to Petra quite a few times and I still haven't seen all of it! If you're interested, we could have you do Petra by night the first day, and then then second day you can go for a hike to the main attractions throughout the site.

Also, please let me know what kind of accommodation you're interested in. Your options range from 3-star to 5-star/luxury. Speak soon!

Hazel:

Hi Andy,

Nice to meet you! I am in the process of looking and comparing Jordan 
tours. The sample itinerary posted on your Kimkim website caught my eye and 
I curious to know a ball park price on how much this tour will cost. We 
have a certain budget to meet. As mentioned there are 8 of us in my group 
but 6 are ready to book. We would like to stay at least at a 3 star and 
above accommodation. My major requirements to be included in my itinerary 
are 2 nights in Petra, overnight camp at Wadi Rum, 4X4 jeep ride through 
the desert, camel ride, Float at the Dead Sea and Snorkel at the Red Sea. 
Having a Bedouin family host a meal would be a delightful addition too as 
in the itinerary offered by your tour. Thank you so much!

Hazel:
I have been eager to visit Jordan for some time now and picked to travel during Spring because of the weather and from what I read, flowers are blooming all over the desert making the landscape even more beautiful that time of the year. I really do want to make this trip special and want to soak in as much history and culture with assistance of a great guide to share with us all his/her knowledge and local insights about Jordan. Also, Petra is the last of the 7 wonders of the world that I have left to cross off my list so I want to make sure I get to experience it the proper way without going overboard with our budget. Thanks again for looking into this.

Andy:
Our group will have a private car, driver and guide to have throughout your stay in Jordan. Your tour will be completely private, so all activities, transportation and accommodation will be tailored to your group specifically. No other groups will be joining you while you're on your tour.

Hazel:
I have looked more into the details of the itinerary and have a couple of questions: For the full day City tour in Amman, is the Umayyad Palace and Hercules Temple included to visit? As for the drive to Karak heading towards Petra, how long is that drive? It states as time permits, we will be able to spend some time in Karak and Shobak castle. I hope there's enough time. For full day Petra tour, how long will the guide be with us? Besides the main attraction of Siq and Treasury, will there be time to see Little Petra? or maybe hike to the High Place of Sacrifice? I just want to soak in as much as I can.

Andy:
I answer the itinerary questions first. That great that your asking these questions, I always enjoy it when customers really care about trying to see as much as they can. 
1. Yes, those two places are included 
2. The Drive is around 4-4.5 hours from Amman to Petra with visiting Kerak. Shobak is a smaller castle in the same style (also Crusader) to Kerak. So it depends how much time you want to spend visiting Karak castle, traffic, what time you start in the morning. But yes, you can tour Shobak castle that day by just asking the driver to take a stop there. 
3. For Petra the standard price for guides covers around 3 hours and covers the main trail ending kind of at the lowest point by the Basin Restaurant and Daughters Palace. 
4. You could then hike on your own to the Monestary, which is kind of the standard add on if you want to do more than just the main trail. If you are really fit and start early, you can also do the high point of sacrifice and the main trail. If you would like a guide for these, it is a little bit more.
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