From the rose-red city of Petra to the glittering waters of the Dead Sea, Jordan, the country that captivated Indiana Jones himself beckons you to find its hidden treasures.
Come and discover Jordan's colorful interplay of its modern day culture with its ancient heritage. Visit the baptism site of Jesus Christ, snorkel through the Red Sea amidst a kaleidoscope of fish, explore Crusader castles and make like Lawrence of Arabia in the dramatic desert scenery of Wadi Rum. No matter which of Jordan's treasures call out to you, its colour, culture and history guarantees you a wealth of experience.
I have always wanted to visit Egypt and see the pyramids for as long as I can remember and Byond helped me to live my dream. Before I left I was tired and overworked, and in Egypt, the pyramids, the Nile cruise, the temples, good looking locals, shopping and exploring this country with a fun group of women was exactly what I needed. It was truly a memorable experience.Sananda Ghoshal (Egypt, April 2016)
Finland was by far the craziest place we decided to go, and Byond ensured we had a memorable white Christmas. Everything from the Northern Lights, to the glass igloos and we even got to meet Santa. Plenty of memories and lots of photos later, we'd love to thank the team at Byond for firstly suggesting such an amazing destination but also ensuring every aspect of the trip was perfectly executed.Aashish Maini & Shanti Sivaram (Finland, December 2015)
I cannot stop raving about the lovely time I had traveling with Byond to Bhutan. I was initially slightly skeptical, always being a solo traveller and not knowing a single soul on the trip. All my fears were alleviated right from the start till the end... I could not ask for a better travel experience and I look forward to traveling with Byond again.Gayatri Iyer A member of “Forever 21”(Bhutan, June 2016)
My experience with Byond in Ladakh was very well coordinated I and felt very well cared for by the team, beyond what I've experienced with any sort of excursion.(maybe that is where you got the name!!!).I can't say enough about how nice the group was and wonderful people. That…makes all the difference!Milijana Novakovic A Member of “Yomaste Ladakh”(Ladakh, May 2016)
I traveled with Byond to Greece and I have many wonderful memories to share. The most favorite was definitely Santorini, the ferry from Athens and the volcanic cruise with hot springs. The resort in Crete, White Mountain safari and the wine tasting were good too. Overall, I felt that this trip was a great value for money and the experiences were very well planned. I have already been recommending Byond to many of my friends.Himani Prakash A member of “The Big Fat Greek Holiday”;(Greece, June 2016)
Travelling with Byond was my first "group" travel. I Was very apprehensive, but was pleasantly surprised with my group, (aged 24 to 62), because each and everyone had their own fabulous characteristics that created this bunch of fun loving adventurous ladies who pushed me beyond my limits. Everything promised by Byond was true to word. Well planned and executed.Pamela Bubber A member of “Gypsy Souls”;(Jordan-Israel, May 2016)
Packing light can save time, money, space and backaches.
What’s the food like in Jordan? Seriously tasty. Whether you’re vegetarian or non-vegetarian, you’re sure to eat and drink well.
Mansaf : This Jordanian national dish is made of tender lamb cooked in a sauce of dried yogurt, topped with rice, almonds and spice.
Maqluba : An upside-down casserole made of layers of rice, vegetables and meat.
Hummus : Chickpeas blended to perfect smoothness with tahini paste, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and topped with a little parsley.
Fattoush : A salad made from toasted or fried pieces of pita bread with mixed greens and other fresh vegetables, such as lettuce, radish and tomato.
Kanafeh : A cheese pastry soaked in sweet sugar-based syrup.
Arabic coffee : Ground fire-roasted beans and cardamom served in espresso-sized servings.
Here’s what you should bring back for friends and family:
The language spoken in Jordan is Arabic. Here are a few easy Jordan phrases that you can learn:
Good Morning Sabah El-khair
How are you? Keef halak(m)/ Keef halek (f)
Thank you Shukran
My name is... Ismi …
Please Min fadhlik
I don’t speak Arabic Ana maba aaref ahkee arabee
How much is this? Bekam hada?
Too much Kteer
How do I get to ...? Kiif awsal ...?
I'm a vegetarian. Ana nabaati
Where's the toilet? Ayna al-hammam?
Tipping is a token of appreciation for services rendered. If you’d like to tip your guides and driver in Jordan, please set aside USD 6 per day.