Private guides and guided tours in Jordan
Private guides in Jordan
Hello! My name is Rudie, and I work as a private guide in Jordan. Petra is my home town and I really like this place. That is why I started organizing private tours in Petra in 1995. Petra is a cradle of secrets, and a pure gem of the ancient world. It is hidden amidst sublime rugged mountains and in certain points it is impossible to reach it on any transport.
Currency: Jordanian dinar (JOD)
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COMMENTS ABOUT Jordan:
Officially known as the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan this is an Arab kingdom situated in the Middle East. Jordan has much to offer to its countless visitors – joyful hours at the coast of the Red Sea, treatment at the Dead Sea, ancient city in the rocks – Petra, entertainment of the Acaba resort, excursions all year round and the best hotels in the Middle East. Some people say that Jordan is almost like Israel but with some visa formalities and minus confessional fractions.
There is no other country that can offer so many exciting excursions, diving, snorkeling, and exploring of the endless desert realms. Jordan is one of the best destinations for family vacations. It is also favored by female sole travelers. Pilgrims and history devotees are the third category of travelers who favour Jordan. These people are interested in world history and art and they know that Jordan abounds in countless monuments of antiquity. Jordan has lots of advantages over other tourist destinations.
For example the waters of the Dead Sea are known to cure some diseases but the beaches are not overcrowded as in Israel. The markets of Jordan are as fascinating and exciting as in other Middle East countries, but the salesmen are not that importunate.
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Guide Licensing Information for Jordan
Tourism occupies one of the most important places in Jordan’s economy. According to the statistics more than 8 million tourists from various countries visited Jordan in 2008 thus bringing approximately 3.5 billion dollars to the country’s budget. One more billion dollars was earned via medical tourism. Judging from these impressive numbers tourism is one of the major ways of earning money for the locals.
That’s why Jordan’s government takes it very seriously and imposes certain rules and regulations over guiding activity. According to these rules only licensed guides are allowed to work in this sphere of activity. But what does it take to get a special certificate giving access to all the monuments and landmarks of Jordan? All the guides-to-be have to go through a period of training which includes thorough learning of the history, culture, literature, and politics of their motherland. In fact they should know everything about Jordan and specifically about its monuments and landmarks.
Once they finish with studying, they have to pass an examination. If the results are mutually satisfactory (for both the guide and the commission members) the student gets a license.