Al Oyoun Trail Hike

COST PER PERSON:

From USD 80

DURATION:

1 days/0 nights

TOUR TYPE:

Guided Group

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Meet in Amman, transfer to Ajloun, Hike Al Oyoun Trail and enjoy Lunch with a local Family, transfer back to Amman.

Inclusions
Meals
Lunch with a Local Family
Make sure you have a good breakfast at your home/hotel. we'll also provide each one with two liters of water to carry along. We very much recommend you bring some dates or dried fruits for a good and fast energy source.

Transport
Transportation from the meeting point and back;
Bus, your feet

Guides
tour guide
All our guides / tour leaders are Jordanian locals who have extensive knowledge of the local communities and terrain of the areas you will be visiting. We also make sure that they are properly trained in any specialized activities they may administer i.e. hiking, cycling etc. Your guide will also be in a position to provide information on the places you visit.

 

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Welcome to Terhaal adventures... we hope that you enjoy exploring Jordan's hidden treasures as much as we do.

Itinerary Disclaimer
The itinerary attached is correct at the time of printing. However please note that occasionally our itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travelers' comments and our own research. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you print and review a final copy of your Trip Details a couple of days prior to your trip, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Meeting Point
Amman at the Safeway Stores parking lot 7th Circle.
Meeting Time: between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM. At 7:30 AM sharp we leave.

Being there on time is essential, especially if you don't want to be left behind!

One reason why we leave early is to have the maximum time of daylight in order not to rush our adventure and have more time for leisure. The other reason is to have spare time in case of unexpected delays.

Finishing Point
Same as the meeting point above, between 4:30 PM and 5:30 PM.

Arrival Complications
We don't expect any problems (and nor should you!) but if for any reason you are unable to begin your trip as scheduled, please contact us immediately at one of the following numbers:
+962 6 581 3061+962 6 581 3061
+962 79 7784433+962 79 7784433
+962 77 7515919+962 77 7515919
+962 79 553 6351+962 79 553 6351

Detailed Itinerary
12km / 4 hours
Today you'll walk through one of the quietest and most beautiful parts of the Jordanian highlands, Al Ayoun - a valley of olive groves, orchards, and limestone cliffs just north of Ajloun. Beginning at the viewpoint above the village of Rasun, you'll walk through the woods and explore the ruins of early Bronze Age dolmens and a Roman wine press. In Rasun you'll have a chance to visit income-generating projects run by local women: the Calligraphy House, where you can learn to write your name in Arabic script, and the Soap House, where you can see (and buy) hand-made olive oil soap scented with flowers and herbs. A short walk brings you to the next village, Orjan, where you will enjoy lunch in the home of a local family, including taboun bread warm from the wood oven and rural Jordanian dishes rarely found in restaurants. From Orjan you'll continue your walk on a farm track, following the stream down the valley to an abandoned water mill. After a rest and a cup of tea made on a fire, you'll head back to Amman by bus.

Inclusions
Meals

Lunch with a Local Family
Make sure you have a good breakfast at your home/hotel. we'll also provide each one with two liters of water to carry along. We very much recommend you bring some dates or dried fruits for a good and fast energy source.

Transport
Transportation from the meeting point and back;
Bus, your feet

Guides
tour guide
All our guides / tour leaders are Jordanian locals who have extensive knowledge of the local communities and terrain of the areas you will be visiting. We also make sure that they are properly trained in any specialized activities they may administer i.e. hiking, cycling etc. Your guide will also be in a position to provide information on the places you visit.

Checklist
> Backpack to carry your personal needs during the day (the type with a lower-back pad support and waist strap are very much recommended)
> Alarm clock and torch/flashlight (headlights are best)
> Insect repellent
> Tampons can be difficult to buy in rural areas or in the desert
> Small travel towel
> Your personal hygiene kit
> Eye shades
> Good hiking shoes are the most important.
> Sandals are a No No for hiking trails.
> Light clothes; long sleeves and light colours are advisable in summer time
> A hat or head dress that also covers the neck
> Warm clothes for cooler nights
> Sun protection lotion
> Dates, fruits, or candy bars (to provide instant calories during outdoor activities)
> Water flasks
>For Photographers, U.V. filter, Bag to protect camera from dust and heat AND
Nylon bag to protect films from dust

Safety
You have to be aware that these adventures are considered risky. However, be sure that you will be accompanied by experts in the fields of canyoning and abseiling.

Health
It is recommended that all travelers be in good physical health prior to embarking on a Terhaal trip as all our trips are active/adventurous. We also advise all our guests to consult their doctor beforehand. Group leaders reserve the right to exclude any guest from a trip whom they believe may be of an unjustifiable risk to themselves or to the rest of the group without refund.

Local Dress
When packing be aware that dress standards are conservative throughout Jordan. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in the predominantly hot climate.

Emergency Contact
In case of an emergency Terhaal's Amman Office can be reached on
+962 6 581 3061+962 6 581 3061
+962 79 7784433+962 79 7784433
+962 77 7515919+962 77 7515919
+962 79 553 6351+962 79 553 6351
Alternatively you can email emergency@terhaal.com

Your Fellow travelers
As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travelers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travelers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone's travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don't keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well - this takes just a little effort on your part.

Group Leader
All our tour leaders have good knowledge of the local communities and terrain of the areas you will be visiting. We also make sure that they are properly trained in any specialized activities they may administer i.e. hiking, cycling, abseiling, etc.

Responsible Travel
We believe strongly in low impact or rather positive impact tourism. Broadly speaking this means that we try to minimize the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit and highlight the positive aspects. Jordan is a small country with little natural resources. Water scarcity is a big issue in the region so make sure you adapt a conservative attitude towards water consumption. Along the trip your tour leader will highlight such issues.

Terhaal plans its operations in a way that maximizes benefits for local communities; whenever we can, we hire staff locally in the areas where we operate, our guests stay in locally owned hotels and we attempt to organize our holidays around volunteering activities such helping farmers to harvest their apples, olives etc, and the like. Terhaal also contributes towards efforts that strengthen environmental advocacy and environmental education for children.

A Couple of Rules
Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make your destinations such special places. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession.

Consuming alcohol or being under its influence during our hiking activities will not be tolerated.

Participation form
All Terhaal travelers are required to sign a Participation Form on day 1 of the trip. Please note that signing the form is a prerequisite of travelling with Terhaal. To read the full document, please follow this link http://www.terhaal.com/travel-jordan/adventure/participation-form

Feedback
After your trip we hope you will send us your photos and any stories or feedback you may have. We would appreciate it if you could take a couple of minutes to complete our feedback form, just follow this link: http://www.terhaal.com/travel-jordan/feedback-form. Your feedback will not only help us improve, but will also help other travelers make their decisions after reading your feedback/ testimonial.

Our blog
Our blog, Treks & Trails of Jordan (www.terhaal.com/blog), is a collection of stories posted by a variety of people that reflect the natural, environmental and cultural aspects of Jordan vis-à-vis first hand experiences.
It is also a great tool for documenting your feedback to communicate and share your Jordan experience with others. All you need to do is write one or two paragraphs about your trip with Terhaal, attach some photos if available and send it to us at blog@terhaal.com to have it published on our blog under your name.

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The information in this document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and Terhaal.