Short break to Petra, Jordan

“A bite-sized private tour of Jordan taking in the country’s two most iconic sights – Petra and the Dead Sea.”

Highlights

Amman | Petra | Private guided tour of Petra | Dead Sea

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
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We offer a complete tailor made service allowing you to decide when you go, where to stay and what to do, to create a unique vacation for your individual requirements by our travel experts. We would be happy to telephone you to discuss your requirements and options. Our staff have intimate knowledge of this destination, so do please include your telephone number when you complete the inquiry form.

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
Taybet Zaman Eco Resort, Petra: Located 10 kilometres from Petra, the village of Taybet has been converted to a 5 star resort with the support of the local community. The old village was almost deserted as the community had moved away during the 1960s, and in the early 1990s the mayor proposed turning the old village houses into a tourist resort, rebuilt and owned by the local community. The end result was a recycled village, owned, rebuilt, and run by the locals, keeping the community and its heritage alive and spurring economic growth. There is a Turkish bath and a restaurant serving traditional Arabic meals as well as a small market area which sells locally produced pottery and textiles to keep alive old crafts skills and bring employment and money to revitalise the villagers.

Taybet Zaman was restored with respect to authenticity of materials, environment and regional style, resulting in a preservation of culture along with a recycling of materials, offering a rustic and local Jordanian experience to its guests. Since its completion in 1994, Taybet Zaman has won numerous awards, including the 1996 British Airways Tourism for Tomorrow Award and the 1997 Green Global Commendation Award.

Local Guides: As a company we have a policy of staying in locally owned accommodation wherever possible and our ground agent employ local guides using transport owned and operated by local people. Lunches are eaten in locally owned and managed restaurants thus supporting the community financially. This provides valuable employment to the region and keeps the money you spend in the country which helps to maintain and develop the infrastructure.
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5 Reviews of Short break to Petra, Jordan

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Reviewed on 12 Jan 2020 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Seeing Petra. Having a dip in the Dead Sea.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Its cold in Jordan at 4- 5C so good to wrap up warmly.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes because the company was a local company so felt it benefited local community. The guide /driver was local and he gave us tips on places to eat where the locals eat so that was pretty good besides saving us some money!

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Pretty good.

Reviewed on 13 Dec 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


I must say all was very good , but Petra was lovely and Ardmit our Guide was so good

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Use Ardmit he was so good , and talk to the locals all very nice

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes , we spent money on local things and I felt we helped the local people

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Very good , every day lots to see and have told my family and friends to go there and use Responsible Travel

Reviewed on 02 Nov 2016 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Seeing The Treasury emerge from between the rocks of the Siq....

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Forget all of your preconceptions about security and risk in Jordan. This is probably the most peaceful and the safest place I have visited. Safer than France, Belgium, the UK.......

You can wander the streets alone quite safely. Wish I had stayed longer.

Just go.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Tourism is down about 80% due to Jordan's "noisy neighbours" so the local economy needs your cash!

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


One of the best.

Reviewed on 20 May 2014 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Hard to decide: Petra is a standout, but I also loved snorkeling in the red sea, sunset in Wadi Rum, the Siq Trail in Al Mujib reserve and finishing up relaxing in the Dead Sea.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Take mosquito repellent. No-one warns you about the mosquitos!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Some parts, yes. In particular, Al Mujib reserve & Wadi Rum components of the trip was clearly run by locals who loved & respected the area.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Fantastic. We fitted so much into 5 days, and stretched ourselves physically & culturally. It was a great trip.

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2012 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Petra.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Take clothes for all temperatures.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Yes.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Very good. An excellent guide made all the difference. Guidance on tipping would have been helpful. Also, if the hotel (Petra and Dead Sea) have no alternative options for food in as there are no nearby towns/villages, then a price guide for dinner would be helpful.

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