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Jordan is a really enticing family destination that offers ancient sites and

remarkable history along with fantastic options for active and outdoor-loving families.

The Jordanian people are extremely warm and welcoming, and the culinary offerings and traditions will make your visit one that you’ll never forget. Floating in the lowest
spot on earth, The Dead Sea, will be a family highlight you’ll love.

JORDAN ITINERARIES

 

ITINERARY FOR FAMILIES WITH

TEENAGERS

 

Special Activity:

PAINTBALL AND TARGET

SHOOTING, CLIMBING

The Mountain Breeze Resort aims to take you back to nature for you to enjoy quality time in the heart of one of Jordan’s unique areas of outstanding natural beauty. Nestled in the beautiful Gilead Mountains near Zai, The Mountain Breeze Resort offers the perfect retreat for anyone wishing to experience unspoilt nature. Within our grounds is Jordan’s first and only woodland paintball field- The Jordan Paintball Club. Later in the day you can participate in horseback riding lessons or try our skill on a climbing wall.

 

 

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS:

 

 

  • Enjoy a city tour in Amman.
  • A chance to visit the AKP project in Amman “Madrasti – Balqees School”.
  • View Ajloun from the castle.
  • Olive Harvest Experience in Ajloun (seasonally)
  • Family experience at Mountain Breeze Resort.
  • Explore the Greco-Roman city of Jerash
  • Explore one of the World’s 7 Wonders “Petra”
    and help clean the archaelogical site.
  • Advanced experience in Wadi Rum.
  • Floating in the lowest spot on earth
    “The Dead Sea”

 

3-DAY EXTENSION DEAD SEA

ITINERARY FOR ADULT ONLY

TRAVELERS

 

Special Activity:

ZIKRA INITIATIVE

CULTURAL EXCHANGE

Zikra, an initiative launched by Rabee' Zureikat in March 2007, is dedicated to promote the Exchange concept amongst Jordanians. The initiative aims to bring people and communities closer together so they may learn and accept one another. In doing so, the initiative will bridge the socio-economic gap by bringing people from different communities across the Kingdom together through various activities. The Zikra initiative is re-defining the traditional concept of donations and volunteer servicing by introducing the "exchange" concept. The “exchange” concept establishes a relationship between the participants and the local community of Ghor Al Mazra'a and spreads empathy, understanding and pro-activity. This is done through a reciprocation methodology. The origin of the initiative's name "Zikra," (the Arabic word for memory) is rooted from the exchange concept.

 

 

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS:

 

  • Visit the Greco-Roman city of Jerash.
  • A chance to visit the AKP project in Jerash “Madrasti – Al Jazzazeh School”.
  • Climb up to the top of Mount Nebo.
  • Visit the mosaic city of Madaba.
  • Explore one of the World’s 7 Wonders “Petra” along with helping the community by cleaning the archaelogical site.
  • Advanced experience in Wadi Rum.
  • Floating in the lowest spot on earth
    “The Dead Sea”.
  • Pariticipate in picking tomatoes at Ghor Al-Mazraa near the Dead Sea with the local community “Zikra Initiative”.

 

3-DAY EXTENSION DEAD SEA

ITINERARY FOR FAMILIES WITH

CHILDREN UNDER 12

 

Special Activity:

HORSEBACK RIDING AND

HIKING AND BIKING

The Mountain Breeze Resort aims to take you back to nature for you to enjoy quality time in the heart of one of Jordan’s unique areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Nestled in the beautiful Gilead Mountains near Zai, The Mountain Breeze Resort offers the perfect retreat for anyone wishing to experience unspoilt nature. Within our grounds are these great family activities: archery, hiking, biking.

Later in the day you can participate in horseback riding lessons or try our skill on a climbing wall.

 

 

ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS:

 

  • Enjoy a city tour in Amman.
  • A chance to visit the AKP project in Amman “Madrasti – Balqees School”.
  • View Ajloun from the castle.
  • Olive Harvest Experience in Ajloun (seasonally)
  • Family experience at Mountain Breeze Resort.
  • Explore the Greco-Roman city of Jerash
  • Explore one of the World’s 7 Wonders “Petra”
    and help clean the archaelogical site.
  • Advanced experience in Wadi Rum.
  • Floating in the lowest spot on earth
    “The Dead Sea”

 

3-DAY EXTENSION DEAD SEA

 

Each of our itineraries has unique offerings allowing for cultural engagement and community give-back. Here are some of the things that will make your trip to Jordan special:

 

GLOBAL COMMUNITY GIVE-BACK

 

Zikra Initiative Zikra, an initiative launched by Rabee' Zureikat in March 2007, is dedicated to promote the Exchange concept amongst Jordanians. The initiative aims to bring people and communities closer together so they may learn and accept one another. In doing so, the initiative will bridge the socio-economic gap by bringing people from different communities across the Kingdom together through various activities. The Zikra initiative is re-defining the traditional concept of donations and volunteer servicing by introducing the "exchange" concept. The “exchange” concept establishes a relationship between the participants and the local community of Ghor Al Mazra'a and spreads empathy, understanding and pro-activity. This is done through a reciprocation methodology. The origin of the initiative's name "Zikra," (the Arabic word for memory) is rooted from the exchange concept. The Exchange Tourism process is created through an attractions program between the urban and rural community. The Zikra Initiative creates trips for the urban community to travel, participate, and experience Jordan’s heritage and roots in interactive workshops led by the local community. In exchange, visitors pay a nominal fee that is channelled into a microloan in addition to other economic and social development projects.

Depending on the season, The Zikra Initiative holds different programs.  The local community holds workshops for guests such as tomato picking, hiking or rural skills in exchange for a nominal fee for the trip. The visitors also leave with new experiences on how to cook the traditional Galayat Bandora (Tomato in a Pan), make eyeliner, sew a hatta tassel, creative decorates from recyclable materials, create rosaries out of olive seeds and much more. Thanks to the exchange program, families now have the opportunity to create a more sustainable income and visitors may get in touch with Jordan’s heritage.  The Ghor al Mazra’a community has started income-generating projects such as poultry, beekeeping, a bakery, selling clothes and much more! At the same time, over 1,000 visitors have learned and experienced the Ghor lifestyle and traditions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madrasati Initiative/Al-Jazazeh School The Al-Jazazeh School provides a place for kids who would otherwise not have the opportunity to be educated and receive education on a daily basis in a secure environment.  Identified originally by the “Madrasati Initiative”/Jordan River Foundation, that was set up and is led by Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan, the school continues to do its best to provide an education for the children with the limited resources available. Over the last few years Abercrombie & Kent Jordan has set out to foster its relationship with the school.  The Madrasati Initiative was launched by Her Majesty the Queen in April of 2008, with the aim of reaching out to 500 public schools in urgent need of assistance across Jordan. The Initiatives main goal is to rejuvenate the education experience of students and provide them with a safe and comfortable environment in which to learn, develop and grow. This is being achieved in partnership with local communities, private and public sector institutions and different civil society entities. An exclusive visit to Al-Jazazeh School in Jerash: Global CommUnity clients can visit the school in order to get a better understanding about the importance of this project and can also make donations should they wish it. Visits can be arranged all year round except in the summer which is when the school will be closed for summer break.

 

OPTIONAL CULTURAL EXPERIENCE

 

Olive Harvest Experience Picking olives and eating a traditional meal with a Jordanian family. This activity will take place at a local farm and those participating will work side by side with the local community and will afterwards share a traditional meal. In the end of the olive picking, participants will learn how to prepare pickled olives and will take a jar home. This offering is available in October and November.

 

  • Ages to Travel

    It is recommend that children be at least 2 years of age or older at the time of travel.

  • Time of Year to Travel

    Summer is very hot in Jordan.  We avoid the desert south in summer and we are sure to suggest hotels with swimming pools. It is best to avoid the Ramadan holiday month while fasting during the day is observed in public. In 2017, Ramadan will be May 26-June 25; it moves 10 days earlier each year.

  • Travel Documents Required

    A visa and valid passport is required with six months before expiration for entry into Jordan. To apply for a visa or passport click this link:  www.cibtvisas.com/departurelounge

     

    Please note that passport holders are responsible for obtaining the required documentation applicable for entry.  Please note also that passports must be valid for six (6) months before departure and should also have sufficient blank pages for visas and immigrations stamps. Global CommUnity cannot be held responsible should you be denied entry to a country due to non-compliance with these requirements.