Through the helpful reviews and recommendations from TripAdvisor, I opted for Jordan Select Tours to take care of our Jordan vacation. I wanted to make everything well planned, hassle free and in order since it was our first out of the country leisure trip. The price was reasonable and the JST team (arranged by Ms. Ola Farraj) did an excellent job for me and Angelo (my husband). But what shaped our entire trip extra amazing, enjoyable and awesome, were the people whom we've met and made friends with; Mr. Ibrahim Smadi and his family (hospitable host), Mr. Firas Beool (temporary driver and Mr. Ibrahim's cousin), Mr. Fadi (airport representative), Mr. Hamdan (Wadi Rum driver), Mr. Ashraf (Petra guide) and Ms. Caroline Madi (Amman & Jerash guide).
See also: JORDAN VISA INFORMATION FOR FILIPINOS IN GCC
If you have any plans of visiting Jordan for 5 Days & 4 nights, our customized itinerary might be of help. Though the country has a lot to offer and requires at least 2 weeks to explore, you can maximize your escapade by using this route depending on your preferred arrangement. You can make it DIY kind of trip as well but I strongly suggest that you get a tour operator to help you all the way (will be a bit costly but worth it!).
I and my husband’s 5 days visit to Jordan was intended for honeymoon. The original plan was to go to Turkey, but since I was not able to gather proper visa information on time, I have decided to shift to Jordan escapade instead (which turned out to be one of my best decisions) as we are eligible to acquire a visa upon arrival (Filipinos residing in GCC), with the help and excellent service from Jordan Select Tours.
JORDAN VISA INFORMATION FOR FILIPINOS IN GCC
JORDAN SELECT TOURS: OUR 5D4N ITINERARY
I didn’t have a lot of information about this country before deciding to pay it a visit, so I did some research particularly with safety considering that Jordan is neighboring Syria and Iraq where civil wars are strongly happening right now.
Though I got the important infos, I was sure that they were just for the sake of those who have not yet experienced the real Jordan. Hence, I’ve jot down the list of some useful facts that everyone needs to know before meeting the ‘Land of Hills and Valleys’.
Jordan is one of the top ten largest contributors to UN Peacekeeping troops. In the midst of civil wars happening in other countries surrounding them, they have been greatly positive and hospitable offering refuge to thousands of refugees fleeing the Islamic State.
Despite of being considered to be the safest country in Middle East, Jordan's tourism has reduced to almost 90% since the turmoil started in its neighbor countries. When news about the Lebanon and Paris attacks emerged just this November 2015, a lot of foreigners, tourists and travelers mainly Europeans have cancelled their trips which caused the country's tourism to fall down even more.
Our scheduled Jordan trip (my husband & I) will be in less than two weeks time from today, and it gets me so excited! The itinerary includes a stay and visit at the lowest point on earth - the Dead Sea!
I planned this trip two months ago just after our wedding, and instead of spending all of our time beaching for honeymoon (since it's not my thing), I've decided to make it something different. A 5 days trip that includes hiking, beaching, historical and biblical trip, and leisure that will give us a chance to experience the Jordanian Culture.
Hence, I have again scanned Booking.com for the list of the 'Best Luxury Hotels' that can be found around Dead Sea for compilation.
Here is the random list of the hotels as gathered. For further information and latest rates, you can visit the Hotel's official website and Booking.com.
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