Jordan is a country located in Western Asia. It is officially known as Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and its capital is Amman, most populous city in Jordan. It is also the nation’s economic, political and cultural center. To the North, Jordan is bordered by Syria, to the South, by Saudi Arabia, to the west, by Palestine and to the East by Iraq. Jordan shares coastline of the Gulf of Aqaba with three countries: Egypt, Palestine and Saudi Arabia. It also shares the Dead Sea with Palestine.
A large part of Jordan is covered by desert. Although many parts of the country is desert, but the Northwestern region (the area where the Jordan River is located) is known as a part of the Fertile Cresent (a region in the shape of a crescent in the Middle East where agriculture and early human civilizations developed).
This Arab nation is well known for its ancient monuments. Jordan homes Petra which is nicknamed THE ROSE CITY, a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan. Petra has been in existence for a very long time, dating back to 300B.C. It is a Nabataean city located between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea. The ancient city is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world.
After longing to visit this amazing nation, we finally got the opportunity to put it on our 2019 list to visit, explore and soak in the goodness of the country.
Check out a few activities you’ll get up to during this trip. Activities/Itineraries are not set in stone so feel free to be a party pooper and opt out, haha!
GET A VERY CLOSE AND WIDE VIEW OF WADI RUM: the beautiful Wadi Rum you see on social media is exactly how it is. No jokes! On this trip, you’ll get to take a bird’s eye view of Wadi Rum.
EXPLORE AMMAN: Amman is one of the youngest cities in the world. But as young as it may be, there are still some beautiful places to explore. On this trip, we’ll take our time to explore this young city.
EXPLORE PETRA: you’ll get to explore the ancient city of Petra which is over 3000 years. The ancient capital city homes a lot of beautiful history you really don’t want to miss. At night, Petra is always very beautiful. You won’t miss the beauty of Petra at night on this trip.
SPEND A NIGHT IN THE DESERT: A night in the desert is never a bad idea. You’ll get to sleep overnight in a desert and we are sure you’ll LOVVVVE it. We have done it and we’ll do it again!
SLEEP IN A BUBBLE TENT: isn’t it part of adventure to sleep outside a regular accommodation to experience another life? On this trip, you’ll have the choice of sleeping in a bubble tent in the desert, facing the stars, the moon, the clouds and every other bodies up in the sky.
TRY NEW CUISINES: going on trips is all about learning new things. If you’re a food enthusiast, you’ll really enjoy trying out nice cuisines on this trip.
TAKE A BATH IN THE DEAD SEA: Yes, it is Dead Sea but in reality, the sea isn’t dead. There are a lot of benefits the water does to the body. The black mud rich in minerals is a must for you to stain your beautiful skin with. Trust me, it’s doing more good than harm, haha!
Travel costs money…but you cannot put a price tag on a Naija Nomad experiences. Our nomad trips are one-of-a kind experiences and our itinerary will cover every aspect of travel from food, leisure, culture to adventure, business and even volunteering. We hope to use our platform to encourage you to see travel as an impactful mind-blowing experience as opposed to a luxury you cannot afford. We want you to see traveling as an avenue to learn something new that could be brought back home. We want you to see travel as empowering, educative and an investment in yourself. We want you to appreciate and explore green passport friendly destinations! SAY NO TO VISA STRUGGLES! And finally, together we will disrupt the perception of the country and also open our minds to see people beyond stereotypes.
An adventurous Nomad.
We totally discourage bad energy during our Nomad experiences. If you know or you’ve been told you exude negative vibes, take a cue from Wizkid and please stay far away! If you are unadventurous, not interested in immersing yourself in culture or new cuisine, always moody, not a people person, only interested in sleeping throughout a trip, always late for everything, these are all signs of bad energy/negative vibes. Nomad experiences are a good vibes only zone and we’ll love to keep it that way.
Our trips are usually fun packed and adventurous, down to where we stay. We seldom stay in fancy hotels as it is not our thing. Expect to be lodged in Airbnb type accommodations. A fancy hotel will probably not permit our off key singing, dancing like no one is watching and playing Nigerian music at its loudest and as we would want!
We’ll spend one night in the desert where there will be 2 types of accommodation available: the regular accommodation and the bubble tent (this comes at an additional cost).
If you’ll like to upgrade your accommodation in the desert to a bubble tent, it comes at an additional cost. Kindly include this in your booking so we can give you the quote accordingly.
Our prices will cover breakfast throughout the trip and one fancy dinner on our last night at the destination. All other feeding expenses will be borne personally.
Our price covers tours and logistics as stated in our itinerary. Nomads that have confirmed and paid for any of the trips will receive a full itinerary and fact sheet in our NOMAD INFORMATION GUIDE. Cost of tours outside the stated itinerary will be also be borne personally.
Please ensure to get to the airport 3 hours before departure time. If you are departing from Nigeria, the departure airport will be the Murtala Muhammad International airport, Ikeja Lagos. Nomads will be responsible for transporting themselves from their current location to Murtala Muhammad airport. Naija Nomads will not be responsible for any missed flights or no shows.
For Nomads traveling from Nigeria, all visa fees are covered in the cost of the trip. Nomads traveling from outside Nigeria will be responsible for their visas and flights.
All our costs are in USD. If you’ll be paying in Naira please use abokifx as your conversion tool. The rate will be the current BDC selling rate on abokifx at the time of payment. This is our only acceptable conversion rate.
*Nomad’s living outside Nigeria are welcome to join us! Cost of trip outside Nigeria is $1000 (exclusive of flights and visas).
*Accommodation is based on a per person sharing basis. If you’ll like a single room please indicate when Booking the trip.
* Price quoted is valid till 6th March, 2019.
*You are required to have at least 6 month validity on your international passport.
*All prices are inclusive of a 5% VAT.
*Please note that part payment is available for this trip. Click link to check it out.
*A nomad information guide containing details of our itinerary will be mailed to confirmed Nomads.
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