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10 days by car

Hello
My husband and I will be in Jordan for 10 days in February, we are considering renting a car and I was wondering if anyone had any advice on a good itinerary for that amount of time?
The things we really want to do are spend time hiking in petra, sleep in the wadi rum desert and float in the Dead Sea.
We have never been so are looking for advice on a route to take and other things not to miss. Thank you!

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Snorkelling in Aqaba

We will be staying at My Hotel in Aqaba in April. We have 3 full days there and would like to snorkel every day. We have enquired with Dive in Aqaba (based in the town) about day trips on their boat. The price seems fairly reasonable and included lunch and hotel pick up. Advice would be appreciated on how easy it would be to snorkel independently foer 1 or 2 days without transport in the area and whether the snorkelling would be any good. If it is not easy or worth trying to snorkel off the…

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Aqaba: Tour Guide or Tour Company Recommendation

We will be arriving in Aqaba, Jordan on a cruise ship in May 2015. We would appreciate a Tour Guide or Tour Company recommendation (English speaking) for Aqaba and day trip to Petra. There are 4 adults in our group.

Thanks!

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Rental vehicle for climbing trip to Wadi Rum?

Hello travellers,

A friend and I are going to Wadi Rum to go climbing. We fly to Israel, will take a bus south and cross into Jordan at Eilat. The plan was to take a hire car for the duration of the time in Jordan: we fly tomorrow and return 2 weeks later. Most of the time we will be climbing but will take a few days "off" to visit some sights (Petra, Dead Sea). With the car, it would be much easier to manage our luggage (which will be rather heavy due to the climbing equipment), we would have…

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any guides to recommend for climbing in wadi rum

Hi
does anyone have guides (companies) to recommend for rock climbing in wadi rum? any experiences to share?

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Tours in Jordan

Hey fellow travelers! So I have scoured the boards and I may have missed it, but would it be cheaper to hire tours once in Jordan versus booking them from the UK? While I was traveling in the Balkans, a fellow traveler told me booking in Morocco was cheaper than booking tours from outside so wondering if it's the same sitch in Jordan. Or can my husband and I do it independently? Btw we're looking at going in April.

Also does anyone know if we can fly from Aqaba back to London?

Thanks!

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Travel to Petra from Eilat

Hello all! My husband and I are traveling with friends to Israel with a trip planned to Petra. The plan of the group is to rent a car in Jerusalem and spend two nights in Eilat with a day trip to Petra. I would rather spend those two nights in Jordan. Does this plan sound like it would work?
Day 1- travel in rental car with friends to Eilat. Get dropped off at border and arrange for transport to Petra. Stay in hotel. Possibly do cooking class and Petra at night.
Day 2- all day in Petra, stay in…

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Is it safe to travel in such close proximity to Iraq and Syria?

Hello!

I'm due to visit Jordan in a few weeks (January 2015) for business. Ill be there for four months and travelling around with a middle eastern film crew.

I am not concerned about the general safety of Jordan, only the ongoing war in Syria and Iraq and the brutal kidnappings and killings. As a Caucasian female from UK am worried that being in such close proximity to the troubled countries that I could be a target.

I was wondering if it's too risky to be in Jordan at this time and if…

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Is it safe to travel in such close proximity to Iraq and Syria?

Hello!

I'm due to visit Jordan in a few weeks (January 2015) for business. Ill be there for four months and travelling around with a middle eastern film crew.

I am not concerned about the general safety of Jordan, only the ongoing war in Syria and Iraq and the brutal kidnappings and killings. As a Caucasian female from UK am worried that being in such close proximity to the troubled countries that I could be a target.

I was wondering if it's too risky to be in Jordan at this time and if…

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Safety in Jordan

I am a solo female traveler who is thinking of going to Jordan in October of 2015. I have read a lot online regarding the safety of doing this. Some with dire warnings (usually government) and others usually on travel websites that say that the western world is just creating fear.

I went to the Jordan message board and it seems that posts that are warning people have been deleted.

So what is the safety situation in Jordan? Would you recommend that I wait until the surrounding conflict…