Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, hidden gems not on the normal tourist path?
  2. 2 Morocco April Itinerary 10 days
  3. 3 Help please! Trying to plan an African trip!
  4. 4 Help with Kenya Safari plans.
  5. 5 May 10-July 10 in Africa
  6. 6 recomendation on African Safari company
  7. 7 Kenya Vs. tanzania
  8. 8 Comparing a few cities in Morocco
  9. 9 South African Safari Company Recommendations
  10. 10 Tour with friendly planet to SA in October 2016
  11. 11 One extra day in Jordan
  12. 12 Trip Report Burkina Faso travel tips route tourist attractions photo gallery
  13. 13 Where to stay for a night in Johannesburg?
  14. 14 Recommendation on where to stay in Durban?
  15. 15 April Budget Safari - Tanzania
  16. 16 Israel in Late October or November?
  17. 17 One month in Africa
  18. 18 Trip Report Trip Report: Madagascar and Rwanda
  19. 19 Route planning and advice visiting Southern Africa by car.
  20. 20 Travel to Saudi Arabia
  21. 21 Snorkeling at Diani Beach
  22. 22 Madagascar - Books
  23. 23 Tanzania Itinerary help
  24. 24 Madagascar Driver/Lodging Question - Palmarium and Vakona
  25. 25 Amman to Dana
View next 25 » Back to the top

Travel in Jordan like a Rock Star!

Jump to last reply

I work for an insurance company in the Midwestern US. This is as dull as it gets. To keep sane, my friend Mary and I take an annual girls trip.

Last year our girl’s trip was to Morocco where we climbed the tallest peak in the Atlas Mountains. Stick with me here– this does pertain to Jordan.

While climbing, we met a gal who was on holiday alone. It turns out she was a guide for Exodus travel. I had never heard of Exodus. We climbed together, and at the summit she asked if she could photograph us for the Exodus brochure.

The rest is history: we ended up booking a bike trip to Jordan with Exodus.

We flew from JFK to Amman on Royal Jordanian. I sat next to a sweet boy who was a student at Lehigh University, and was traveling home to surprise his parents. For 9 hours he taught me Arabic phrases as the man seated behind me chanted verses from the Qu’ran.

When we landed, we purchased our visa, and then went through immigration where we were fingerprinted and photographed. The whole process took about 15 minutes and was quite easy.
Mary and I took a cab to our hotel in Madaba, in the outskirts of Amman. The cab fares are set at the airport, so there is no negotiation.

That evening we met the group: Paul was a tall dark and dreamy Lebanese man who was the bike guide. Moyaad was the guide for the historical sites.
The remaining 9 members of our group were all British and each one a gem – not a dud in the bunch.

20 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement