Above and Below Adventures

Above and Below Adventures

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About me:

We are an inbound travel agency based in Aqaba, Jordan. We can organise meet and assists on arrival. all ground handling services, transfers, hotel bookings and excursions and tours to all over Jordan. We specialise in diving and adventure travel, but are happy to tailor make a trip just for you

Joined:

September 2014

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    Travel tips and practical suggestions

    Hi There, I am a local travel agent in Aqaba, so I can help you with tips for Jordan, but not really any of the others....Jordan is still pretty warm this time of year, especially in the south. Amman is probably about 20C but in Wadi Rum and Aqaba its still in the 30s! So I'd take some light cool clothes but with a jacket to cover in the evenings. Most of Jordan is very liberal compared to other middle eastern countries so your wife would not be expected to completely cover up. - but if you are heading into the smaller towns and villages away from the usual tourists spots, obviously a bit more conservative dress would be appropriate. I would recommend drinking only bottled water. The tap water is safe to drink most of us locals drink it , but it is different to water back home and most tourists end up with a bad stomach the first few days - so better to be safe than sorry. Currency is Jordanian Dinars - you will need this to pay for anything official like border crossings/visas etc, but most shops except US dollars too. Food wise - do not expect to lose weight while here the food is a big part of the Jordanian hospitality. Highly recommend trying the national dish of Mansaf (lamb, fermented yoghurt and rice) and also maqluba (chicken, vegetables and rice) plus there is a variety of 'fast food' such as falafel and shawerma. Hope I managed to help, if you need any thing else feel free to contact us at aboveandbelow@orange.jo over 5 years ago

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    How safe is Jordan today ?

    Hi Happy Traveller, Jordan is safe for tourists. There have been a few problems on the Iraqi border but this will not affect you. The Iraqi border is an isolated place across quite a large expanse of desert to the east of Amman. The issues in Ma'an are small and isolated - a few locals like to protest now and then and cause disruptions on the desert highway, but that is all. Recently there have been no news of any problems. If travelling by tourist bus (JETT) or private car booked through an agent they usually stay on top of any news like this and take alternate routes to avoid Ma'an if there are any protests. Right now is high season here, and tourists are coming and going - business as usual. You will probably be surprised when you arrive as the country is nothing like what is portrayed on the western news. Hope you have a good trip, and feel free to drop in when in Aqaba. over 5 years ago

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    Is it safe for Americans to travel to Jordan?

    Jordan is perfectly safe. unfortunately is gets bad press on the western media due to how close it is to other countries with conflict/political issues etc. But Jordan itself is fine, there has been no political unrest, the arab spring past us by, and the current issue with ISIS is still in Iraq and Syria - yes we border with these countries but there has been nothing to report this side of the border. Life and tourism continue as normal here, we hope that more people will see this post and come to visit this amazing country. over 5 years ago