JORDAN HORIZONS TOURS 

Welcome to Jordan; a country steeped in history and ancient monuments, legendary for its hospitality, and rich with diverse natural beauty. We invite you to come and explore Jordan with us. Be taken back with the wonder of Petra, humbled at the genuine welcome of the People, tick off the bucket list of floating in the Dead Sea, and silenced by the vastness of Wadi Rum and much much more. Wherever you go in Jordan it will be an experience you never forget and leave you longing to return. Such is the ability of Jordan to get under your skin and capture your heart.

Jordan Horizons Tours is a full service travel agency based in Jordan. It was established in 2013 with multi-lingual team, who are all travel professionals who realized the need of a reliable and professional travel company to serve and lead the high demand in the Middle East travel market.

We at Jordan Horizons Travel & Tours always strive to captivate our clients with unforgettable travel moments that will last, and provide them with an exceptional service that exceeds their expectations, while conserving and presenting the heritage of Jordan & the Middle East.

 

 

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Leila kurkimaki Group : Petra and Wadi Rum Shore Excursion 23 March 2021

Trip Duration : Approx. 12 hours

Trip Type : Private Tour by Air-conditioned vehicle(s)

Start/Pick up from: Aqaba Port

Return to/Drop off point : Aqaba Port

Pick up time : 7:00am or as soon as you disembark

Drop off Time : 7:00pm approximately

 

Tour Itinerary of Petra and Wadi Rum Shore Excursion from Aqaba Port :

In the morning our representative meets you with a sign in your name out the front of your ship. Passingg by the majestic of Wadi Rum desert and the Sharah Mountains direct transfer approximately 02 hours to the rose red rock city Petra, a must-see in the Middle East. The legendary capital of the Nabatean is famous for its grandeur and marvelous architecture, and you have the opportunity to see a part of it today. Upon arrival at the Visitor's Centre start with your guide to the Siq, a narrow gorge, until you reach the beautiful Treasury, Al Khazneh, the most famous monument of Petra. From here continue along the Street of Facades and if time permits to the Royal Tombs. Walk on your own back to the Visitor Centre. After buffet lunch at a restaurant return transfer to Wadi Rum, one of the most impressing desert landscapes in the world.  Meet our English Speaking Bedouin representative who is your driver. You will enjoy the wilderness adventure of a 4x4 jeep tour of Wadi Rum, following in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia, climbing sand dunes and rock bridges. Start the 01.30-02 hour 4x4 jeep tour. The sites you are going to visit are : Lawrence Spring, Sand Dunes, Khazali Canyon and Little Bridge. Meet our driver again and return transfer 01 hour to the cruise ship in Aqaba with the memories of an exciting day.

 

Rate Per Person in Private Tour in $USD 

No. of Persons 

Rate in $USD

Vehicle  to be used

Guide Option

10 - 12 people

$195

Coaster 18 seats / mini bus

Full guided tour

 


Rate includes the following :

Meet & assist service at Aqaba Port.

Transfers in private, A/c vehicle with English speaking, assisting driver.

Entrance fee /ticket : Petra and Wadi Rum

Lunch at local restaurant in Petra (Al Qantara Restaurant / My Mum Recipe)

English Speaking Guide for the duration of the trip (7 or more people)

700 meters horse ride in Petra from the main gate (not mandatory, horse handler expects a tip)

Short jeep tour in Wadi Rum (1.5 – 02 hours approximately) with English speaking Bedouin driver

Entry visa Jordan (for non-restricted nationalities free of charge).

Mineral water on board of the vehicle

 

Rate does not include :

All kinds of tips for the guides & the driver

Horse drawn carriage or camel ride in Petra/Wadi Rum

Beverages at the restaurant

Travel insurance & Personal expenses

Items not listed/mentioned above 

 

 Passport Information & Passport List Details :

 You are required to provide your full passport details to us when you book this shore excursion.

In order to be authorized to pick guests up from the Port Area we are required to submit a visa manifest to the Border/Port Authority. The visa manifest requires the full passport details for all guests. This manifest is stamped and authorized which allows our guides and drivers with their vehicles to gain entry to the Port Area to pick up the guests from the front of the ship.

If you do not provide us with the full passport details of all guests, you will be required to catch the public shuttle bus from the Port area to the town centre. This can take from 1 – 2 hours and can cause significant delays for your tour.

This is why we ask for your full passport details when you submit your booking form for a Shore Excursion Tour with us.

Please note that Shore Excursions need to be booked a minimum of 24 hours in advance so that we are able to get an authorized and stamped copy of the Visa Manifest form the Border/Port Authority.

 

Golf Carts in Petra (Subject to availability)

The golf carts take a maximum of 5 people. The Golf carts can not be booked in advance. If people would like to register their interest for the golf carts we can send a representative to the Visitors Centre on the morning of the tour and try and secure golf carts for guests. The golf cart is for a booking of 1.5 hours maximum regardless of which return trip you choose.

Number of people

Return trip to Treasury (Rate per Cart)

Return trip to Basin Restaurant (Rate per Cart)

1 – 2 People

90 JOD / $ 130 $USD

180 JOD / $ 260 USD

3 – 4 People

110 JOD / $ 155 USD

220 JOD / $ 310 USD

5 people

130 JOD / $ 185 USD

260 JOD / $ 370 USD

 


 Horse and Carriage ride in Petra

Petra Carriage is 40 JOD / $60 USD for carriage for return trip to Treasury - maximum capacity of 2 guests. This cannot be booked in advance. Please ask your guide to help arrange it.)

 

Camel Ride in Petra/Wadi Rum

10 JD / $ 15 USD per camel per hour. This does not need to be booked in advance. Please ask your guide to help arrange it.

 

Guide at Petra ( for groups of 06 or less and if the spot guide in Petra is included )

Your local guide in Petra does not belong to us, they are from the Visitors Centre & they belong to the Ministry of Tourism as they are employee at this Ministry . If for any reason there are any complaints about the Ministry of Tourism Guide then this should be reported to the Visitors Centre as we are not responsible and cannot guarantee the service and quality of those guides.

 

Services provided in Wadi Rum

As per the regulations of the Wadi Rum Authority tour activities must be handled by the Bedouin of Wadi Rum, using the their 4WD vehicles, camels, horse riding and hot air balloon or any other activities that takes place within Wadi Rum Protected Area. JHT cannot guarantee the quality of the services provided by local Bedouin serving such services or activities.

 

4x4 jeeps in Wadi Rum

4x4s in Wadi Rum are old vehicles (no A/C) and belong to the local Bedouin association. The vehicles in Wadi Rum are owned by the local Bedouin associations and are in a poor state. Given that we don't have any other choice when it comes to transportation in Wadi Rum, we can only advise our clients about their state. Jeep tours in Wadi Rum are to support the local community of Wadi Rum Protected Area and Natural Reserve.

 

Can I get a visa on arrival?

Cruise Ship Passengers are provided with a free and automatic visa to Jordan when taking a tour in Jordan (providing they are from a non-restricted nationality). For a list of countries that are restricted and non-restricted please see here : http://in.visitjordan.com/generalinformation/entryintojordan.aspx

Restricted nationalities need to apply for a visa in advance.

 

Do I need to bring my passport with me?

It is ok to only have a copy of your passport for your tour but having the passport itself is better & recommended.

 

How do I meet my driver and/or guide for my Shore Excursion?

Your driver and/or guide (if you have a guide for the duration of your shore excursion) will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on it at the Front of the ship. It will be easy to find them.

 

Horse Ride at Petra

The horse ride fees in Petra is for approximately 700 metres and is included in the entry ticket. This ride is not insured and is upon guest's own responsibility (please note that horse handler will expect a tip around 3-5 JD per horse).

 

Why do you need my passport details for booking a Shore Excursion?

In order to be authorized to pick guests up from the Port Area we are required to submit a visa manifest to the Border/Port Authority. The visa manifest requires the full passport details for all guests. This manifest is stamped and authorized which allows our guides and drivers with their vehicles to gain entry to the Port Area to pick up the guests from the front of the ship.

If you do not provide us with the full passport details of all guests, you will be required to catch the public shuttle bus from the Port area to the town centre. This can take from 1 – 2 hours and can cause significant delays for your tour.

This is why we ask for your full passport details when you submit your booking form for a Shore Excursion Tour with us.

Please note that Shore Excursions need to be booked a minimum of 24 hours in advance so that we are able to get an authorized and stamped copy of the Visa Manifest form the Border/Port Authority.

 

Tipping in Jordan

Tipping is a practiced social custom in Jordan. Tipping by definition is voluntary – at the discretion of the customer. In tours services, tour guides and drivers are playing the most of the role , offering knowledge about Jordan history, traditions, artifacts, sites, food and others.  

A gratuity (also called a tip) is a sum of money customarily given by a client or customer to certain service sector for the service they have performed, in addition to the basic price of the service. It may or may not be customary to tip in other sectors, but this depends on the country or location.

Tips and their amount are a matter of social custom and etiquette, and the custom varies between countries and between settings. In some locations tipping is discouraged and considered insulting, while in some other locations tipping is expected from customers. The customary amount of a tip can be a specific range of monetary amounts or a certain percentage of the bill based on the perceived quality of the service given.

*Reasons for tipping :

-Showing off

-To supplement the server's income and make them happy

-For improved future service

-To avoid disapproval from the server

-A sense of duty

The tips and gratuities suggestion in Jordan should be as below :

Tour Type        

Tips Suggestion

From 07 persons up to 20 persons

Driver : 5 USD per person per day

Guide : $ 10 USD per person per day

Please note that the tips in Jordan are customary & expected (but optional) when receiving the expected service.

PAYMENT METHODS , CONDITION , CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS for Shore Excursions Aqaba

 For all tours a deposit of minimum 25% is required at the time of booking. The remaining balance is required 21 days before the commencement date of your tour.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY & REFUNDS

Cancellation requests need to be sent in written form (email).

We recommend that you have travel insurance in case you need to cancel your tour or circumstances arise that lead to the cancellation of the tour to cover any out of pocket expenses you incur.

 

Cancellation policy for Shore Excursions from Aqaba Port

Day Tour Shore Excursions.

Day tours can be cancelled up to 14 days before the day of the tour and we will refund you the amount you have paid less an administrative fee of 10% of the tour value. If the 10% of the total package price is less than $50USD an administrative fee of $50USD will be charged.

Group bookings : In case of individauls cancelation within a group bookings , we would charge an adminstrative fees of 10 % of the per person value of the tour . 

After that date cancellation fees will be 100%.

Transfer of a confirmed booking to another tour or departure date is deemed a cancellation of the original booking. There will be no refund for cancellation of unused services on or after commencement date.

In case of a travel warning to Jordan the cancellation policy will be handled case by case.

In case of conflicts in neighboring countries cancellation is possible until 07 days before the tour starts. We will charge an administrative fee of 10% of the tour package, or $50USD if 10% of the tour package is less than $50USD and the remainder will be refunded.

In case the cruise ship will not dock in Aqaba Port/Jordan due to weather conditions or any other circumstances we will refund 100% of the tour package value.

Refunds will be made using the same method of payment (unless specified by you for a different method by which to receive the refund) less any bank charges/credit card/ payment fees and charges incurred which are not covered by us.

 

Refunds

A refund will normally be made to the same account and using the same method used for the original payment. Additional bank charges or credit/debit card charges are not covered by us.

We require a 25% deposit payment at the time of the confirmation (or people are welcome to pay in full) of the tour and the balance is due 21 days before arrival. 

 

Please visit our link for any of our FAQs concerning Shore Excursions from Aqaba Port :

https://johtt.com/faqs-travel-advices/54-shore-excursions-tours-from-aqaba-port

 

 

To book and confirm this tour with us , please click on the below link and fill it accordingly :

https://www.cognitoforms.com/JHT8/LeilaKurkimakiGroupPetraAndWadiRumShoreExcursion23March2021 

 

Once the booking forms for all group members are collected,  We will send the confirmation email, payment will be discussed later . 

 

If you have any question , please don’t hesitate to ask ;

JORDAN HORIZONS TOURS

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WHY CHOOSE JORDAN HORIZONS TOURS?

We are local

As a Jordan based travel company and inbound tour operator, we know our country in a way that only a local can.

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Have a look at our itineraries and ask us to customise them, or send us a query form with your requirements and we will come back to you with suggestions.

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We started in 2013, so after 7 years of doing business, we’ve learned how to keep our clients happy and satisfied!

Multi-Lingual staff

We are a team of multi-cultural and multi lingual travel professionals.

24 / 7

We are available at any time when you are in Jordan giving you complete peace of mind for the duration of your trip.

Professionalism

We are fully-bonded and insured, working with top tour operators from around the world, a multi-cultural team of experienced guides and program managers.

Value for Money

By booking direct you get more value for your money. As a local wholesale Jordanian tour company, we maintain favorable rates with the hotels and service providers due to the volume of our business.

Personalized Service

We take great pride in our personalized attention to our clients and our ability to provide you with a tour that is the best fit. No effort is spared in ensuring your safety and enjoyment.

Established Network

We have excellent and well established partnerships with hotels, restaurants, transport companies and other service providers who provide professional, reliable, quality and cost effectiveness services which you as our client benefit from.

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Tours available & Customized

With many tours already available to choose from or your tour can be customized.

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Everything Upfront

You will receive your confirmation letter of the tour in details and everything will be clear for you.