travel with kids
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Feb 7, 2013 3:18 AM Last Post By: carolina2010
Feb 4, 2013 5:59 AM
travel with kidsHello!!
Me and my family, with two curios children (2 and 5 ), are planning a trip to Jordan in April!!
We will arrive in Amman and stay in jordanfor two weeks; we would like to visit: the dead sea, dana, Petra, wadi rum and aqaba .
Could you recommend maybe some options for travelling with kids; like appropriate route, cheap but good accomodation and camp to stay, transportation, and other things we should be aware of ?
thanks to all and best greetings
Feb 4, 2013 12:48 PM
1About Petra trip :
Regarding children visiting Petra, it is big .Even a short visit requires walking for four or five kilometers, and a full day noticeably more. This is hard going for young children. Rather than cutting your visit short, I advise you to take a carriage to get down to Petra and as soon as you are in front of the Khazneh, then look for a donkey to hire with one of the Bedouin boys to lead it! It is likely to cost you about 10-15JD for the day or The carriages are slightly better value cost 20JD, but it will carry two children with no great problem, even up the steps to the Monastery.
i hope for you a nice trip
Feb 4, 2013 1:30 PM
Feb 5, 2013 1:18 AM
3Dead sea: they can enjoy the kids swimming pool .
Dana : they can enjoy the nature .
Petra : long hard day for them .. holding small food and water recommended.
Wadi rum : they will feel more free playing with the sand .
Aqaba : In addition they will enjoy the beach its great idea if you visit the Marine Aquarium.
With My Best wish's
Feb 5, 2013 8:33 PM
4Same thought occurred to me re kids and Petra. It's big, they will find it hard work and want to bail long before you are ready (if they are anything like mine). With the benefit of hindsight I would have planned for 2-3 days in Petra allowing multiple shorter trips and the ticket structure is designed to facilitate that as well. Another tip: don't go to the High Place of the Sacrifice as soon as you get in, once you've done that, you've exhausted the kids (and you). We stayed in Al Anbat 11 which was fine a few years ago but there are a lot of hotels with varying budgets. 2 and 5 might be a bit young for any interest in castles but Kerak is worth a look if they are.
Feb 5, 2013 11:06 PM
Jordan is a pleasant place to travel with kids because they are welcomed by people, the country is not huge and you don’t travel during a full day. You have a lot of accommodation around the country. A part them have swimming pool.
For Petra, as mentioned, don’t stay for full days but going there “early” and make short visits.
Dead Sea: be careful with the salt. The swimming will be a better choice (lot of complex around the shore)
Feb 5, 2013 11:39 PM
Feb 6, 2013 12:09 AM
Feb 6, 2013 11:05 PM
8Welcome to Jordan
here you find the answers to your questions from experienced members on the forum
Feb 7, 2013 3:18 AM
9I can recommend to you a driver But i can not say he is a guide .
He is a tourists driver .
Me and my husband hired him during our travel to jordan .
With him we visit more than we thought .
But no He is not a guide .
If you check this link you will find more info a bout his email :
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