Jordan's tourism infrastructure is well developed and standards are generally good, however due to the recent considerable rise in tourism in Jordan, hotels are experiencing very high demand for rooms', particularly in and around Petra. This high demand can lead to lower levels of service and quality, as well as occurrences of overbookings, which are often notified to us at a late stage. For this reason, we would like to emphasise that hotel accommodation in Petra, including the standard of, is subject to change. However, we are confident that these issues are vastly outweighed by our close proximity to historical Petra perfect for exploring.
Our accommodation throughout this tour is in in modern mid-range hotels with ensuite facilities, air conditioning, hair dryer, mini bar, direct dial telephone, TV and have use of a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. We stay in the heart of Amman, on the edge of the old city centre and within walking distance of the downtown area before moving on to our accommodation in Petra. Enjoying a good location, the hotel is close to the entrance of the site itself which allows for lots of opportunities to explore. A highlight of our trip is our desert camp in Wadi Rum, set within a stunning location in a little visited part of the desert. The campsite we use presents the opportunity to experience traditional Bedouin living arrangements in a large communal style goat hair tent, which provides the best protection against typical desert extremes of hot and cold weather. The tent is laid out with rugs, mattresses, pillows and sleeping bags and is where each tribe would commune to eat, sleep and socialise. There is even a proper toilet and washing facilities! In Aqaba we stay in a bright, modern hotel with a rooftop restaurant and pool all close to the beach.
Please note that some hotel swimming pools in Jordan may operate separate timetables for men and women.
All the hotels have a swimming pool and there is a chance to swim in the Red Sea at Aqaba and float in the Dead Sea. The swimming pool at the Toledo hotel in Amman is open to the public and operates segregated swimming based on gender, a timetable is available at the hotel reception.