My dear husband has suddenly expressed a desire to go to Jordan after reading an article in a travel magazine.As usual,he has asked me to do the research.I am supposed to compare it with one or two other holiday options nearer home.
If money were no problem I wouldn't be so stressed.We have an expensive cruise booked for next autumn and this is to be an additional spring holiday of about 7-10 days.Apart from the fares,I have no idea how much to budget for such a trip.Are we better to hire a car and drive ourselves around or just take tours and cars with driver .We would want to see Petra,Wadi Rum or similar,the Dead Sea and one or two nature reserves such as Azraq Wetland and Dana Biosphere.
We'd like hotels with pools some of the time but prefer not to pay Four Seasons prices.Does Jordan have small privately owned hotels with a reasonable amount of comfort or are most hotels part of big chains?
I really don't know where to start to get an idea of cost for the two of us.Is petrol dear and eating out?
All suggestions and advice would most gratefully be received.