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ABOUT US: we've been working and living in Jordan since the mid 1990s and we made Jordan our home for many of those years.
The people are warm and friendly, the weather is wonderful and the countryside breath-taking. Share our experience, and be at home in Jordan, even on holiday .
 
BOOK NOW: 
AQABA    DEAD SEA    WADI RUM
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JORDAN TRIP ADVISOR -- ISSA DARAWISH

IssaIssa has a degree in business studies, his father is a professor of Arabic and he's been in the travel business all his working life.
Issa will organise the best deals for hotels, car hire (with free local SIM card), guided tours, rented apartments, flights, taxis and tickets. He will take all the tension from your holiday arrangements, solve all your problems and truly make you feel at home in Jordan.  

To contact Issa phone 00 962 797 583 582; CLICK here for EMAIL -- darawish02 at hotmail dot com  (NB text/sms if no email reply within a day or so) 

WHEN IN JORDAN YOU MUST VISIT:
  
*    Ras al Naqb -- stunning views of the blood red sands of Southern Jordan and fascinating links with the Hijaz railway
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*     the doctor!!  the dentist!!  or an optician!
seriously, the standards are very high and the costs are much, much less than Europe! again email me for details -- see below
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*    Mukawir, where John the Baptist was beheaded, after Salome's 'erotic' dance
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*    Wild Jordan cafe, off Rainbow Street, stunning eco-friendly design and food
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*    Ain Ghazal -- one of the world's oldest Neolithic settlements, where the oldest human statues were found, NE of Amman
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*   Tell us your special places in Jordan!
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Our Dead Sea apartments are strategically located among the Sacred Destinations of Jordan, a short drive from Amman airport -- it's the perfect base for exploring Northern Jordan and enjoying the healthiest bathing and sun-bathing on the planet!
 
Why not stay in the lowest luxury rented aparment in the world? COME FOR A LONG WEEKEND!! -- leave London at lunchtime on Thursday and get back around midnight Sunday -- two nights in a private apartment at the Dead Sea; one night in a luxury bedouin tent in Wadi Rum; SPECIAL OFFERS
 
VISIT JORDAN!!    have a look at this great tourist web-site with lots of information and background on Jordan! then come back here and book your holiday apartment! 

HIJAZ RAILWAY NEWS we have ambitious plans for launching a weekly service from Amman to Ma'an and then, on the new branch, to Wadi Rum and Aqaba. Discussions have begun, very slowly     . . .contact us if you can offer support or want information

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Post your questions and comments here.  We will try to respond within a few days.  We welcome debate and feedback

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feedback from recent guest -- DT

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We are waiting at the airport, having just dropped the car off with Issa, prior to visiting Karak castle on the way here. We have had a brilliant couple of weeks having thoroughly enjoyed the Wadi Rum for two nights rather than one .

We had a trip to Shobak castle, and climbed Jebel Um Adaami with Attiyak, yet another great day, being shown a few Bedouin secrets, in addition to a cooked meal in the desert.

We did Petra of course but I have to say we thought it a bit of a rip off at 50JD per person for the day, and while I can appreciate Jordan has to capitalise on all it can, having visited twice nearly 20 years ago I am so pleased to have done so before all the commercialism.

I also brushed up courage to have a refresher dive, the last one being in 1993! I was lucky enough to dive in the Red Sea in Saudi and always have had great memories. I am pleased to say all went extremely well-the dive was around the sunken Lebanese wreck with obviously the coral and sea life thrown in.

I booked with the Red Sea Dive Centre and they were extremely professional in their approach, with safety being paramount. Abdulla who runs the show, is a marine biologist and a great guy. The charges were very reasonable, and you can hire a mask and snorkel for JD2.5 a day vs 5 at Tala bay and they are only about 5 minutes from Tala bay. If any of your future guests are interested in diving or just snorkelling I can highly recommend Red Sea Dive Centre.

When I went on my dive, they fitted Julia up with a shortie wet suit, mask, snorkel and fins and did not want to charge! Everything worked out well in the apartment.   Since we did not get to see some of the sites in the north we shall be having a look at your Dead Sea apartments for the future and shall obviously use Issa who we found to be very pleasant and helpful. I shall also make contact with Saleh who wants my email and Skype addresses. All in all a great trip, many thanks and all the best for the future.

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0 #1 tudor 2012-11-30 13:18
Yes, DT, I agree that Petra is very expensive for one day. The problem is that many tour operators in Israel and Egypt were advertising holidays to their countries including Petra. Their tourists would arrive for one long day, carrying their own food and drink and bringing almost no benefit to Jordan at all. The high entrance fee is Jordan's rational response.
One answer is to stay longer, as the price for two or three days in Petra is not much more than for one day!
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