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 .
Issa 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
* 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
, where John the Baptist was beheaded, after Salome's 'erotic' dance
* Ain Ghazal
-- one of the world's oldest Neolithic settlements, where the oldest human statues were found, NE of Amman
* Tell us your special places in Jordan!
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
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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Jordan is the perfect holiday destination, close to Europe but a world away. Aqaba, Jerash, Mount Nebo and the promised land, Wadi Rum, the Hijaz railway, the Baptism site, the Dead Sea, Wadi Dana, serious desert, Amman, Petra. A land of spectacular Roman, bibilical and archeological remains; the cradle of our civilization, home to eco-tourism, full of romantic and evocative place-names and more must-visit locations per square-kilometer than anywhere else in the world. Home in on Jordan!
Latest holiday Newsletter
Special offer for your friends -- three nights for the price of two! (see below) THREE FOR TWO OFFER NOW FINISHED!! (until autumn)
Also take the chance to remember what a great time you had in Jordan. Please contribute to this Jordan Holiday Blog Share your experiences, memories and thoughts
-- we're trying to create the best, most useful holiday blog about Jordan, with practical suggestions, recommendations and fun ideas. We want to hear from you, even if you've never blogged before -- you can email me and I can post it for you if you want; or just reply to an existing post; or suggest something else you want me to write about!!
So far our recent posts include:
* the Dead Sea's future,
* times and distances,
* luxury cruises to Wadi Rum,
* the wild side of Jordan (very popular)
* your Jordan Trip Advisor, Issa Darawish
* how to visit Petra
* local art and artists
* Jordan's geology
* driving in Jordan
WADI RUM -- did you take any photos?
If you have any photographs that you took of Saleh and family or of Rum itself and they're on a web-site somewhere then please send us the link and we'll post it on Saleh's site. . . and tell you! Also videos!
WADI RUM -- Facebook
We want everyone who's had a special and memorable time with Saleh and Attiyak and Alia and the children to be able to write about it and share it. Let us have your thoughts and ideas about the best way forward.
WADI RUM -- Lawrence
We want to run a special Lawrence weekend with a small group of visitors. Would you be interested? Do you know anyone who might like to come to Jordan specially for the experience? What dates would suit you? Let us know and we'll try to make it happen.
FAMILY AND FRIENDS RATES -- available for bookings made in January and early February 2013
(EXCLUDING the main holiday weekends!)
It's very simple, and it applies to the Dead Sea apartment, to Aqaba and to Wadi Rum;
if you book two nights in any of them, we will offer you a third night's accommodation free!
ALSO CHEAPER WEEKLY RATES -- again for a limited time
AQABA, off-peak -- £600 instead of £650
AQABA, high-season -- £750 instead of £795
DEAD SEA -- £350 instead of £395
The special rates apply if you book in the next couple of weeks for any time in 2013!
just check availablity by following the links below and then email me and I'll reserve it for you.
It's really lovely at the Dead Sea at the moment, though a bit cool in the evening; I've just finished the pergola on the roof and the views across to the other side are uninterupted and wonderful!
Home in on Jordan!! http://www.jordanholidayhome.com
click on the links to Wadi Rum, Aqaba and the Dead Sea!! Discover hidden Jordan!
SO YOU'VE BEEN TO PETRA, AQABA AND WADI RUM AND YOU THINK YOU'VE 'DONE' JORDAN.
WE WANT TO PERSUADE YOU TO COME BACK!
EASYJET makes a second visit very affordable and now we've teamed up with Jordan's leading environmental organisation, RSCN, to offer wonderful value, luxury accommodation, off-the-beaten track in wild Jordan!
BEYOND JORDAN'S GOLDEN TRIANGLE OF WORLD-CLASS DESTINATIONS (AQABA, RUM AND PETRA), IS LAYER UPON LAYER OF HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, RELIGION AND CULTURE UNDERPINNING EVERYTHING WE KNOW AND UNDERSTAND.
JORDAN'S FERTILE TRIANGLE, the "hilly flanks", above the Dead Sea, where, for the first time ever, human beings separated themselves from other creatures!! Here they ceased hunting and gathering; 9,000 years ago these pre-pottery neolithic settlers cultivated the land and created for themselves the time and space to build up surpluses, to specialise, make art, plan, organise and think.
This happened here in Jordan, at Ain Ghazzal and Al Beidha.
JORDAN'S GREEN TRIANGLE, the network of oases criss-crossing the desert and desert-margins that supported and protected the bedouins and seasonal-herders. Azraq in the East is a true historical oasis; Ajloun is set among the scrubby Mediterranean-type forest of the North; and Dana, suspended on the edge of the escarpment that plunges down through three or four climate zones to the valley way below.
, with the DEAD SEA
at its heart, stretching from Umm Qais on the border with Syria to Aqaba on the Red Sea and inland, through Mount Nebo and Umm Ar Rassas, containing Mukawir and Bethany beyond the Jordan, where Jesus was baptised. Key sites for the Abrahamic religions and the whole region is scattered with hundreds of remains of the early Christians, the Romans, the birth of Islam and the crusader battles.
WE CAN ORGANISE seven-nights for two people, with breakfast, for around £500!
that's £70 per night, total price, for a couple.
You start off with two-nights at the Dead Sea
(less than an hour from the airport), then choose to visit any or all of:
the Azraq Oasis, the forests of Ajloun, the Dana biosphere, or Saleh's bedouin camp in Wadi Rum
Contact Issa (in the left-hand column) for good-value car-hire, with free local SIM card and 24-hour English-language support.
EASYJET IS OPENING UP JORDAN FOR INDEPENDENT TRAVELLERS.
Book your apartment at the Dead Sea and Aqaba by emailing us: <tudor at jemstone.net>