02.07.2024
2 min.

Beyond the ancient ruins and desert wonders lies a vibrant tradition of handicrafts, waiting to be discovered. These handcrafted treasures are not just souvenirs; they’re a piece of Jordanian culture you can take home with you. So, on your Jordanian adventure, be sure to keep an eye out for these unique and beautiful items: 

Woven Wonders: 

  • Kilim rugs: Handwoven with vibrant colors and intricate geometric patterns, kilim rugs are a stunning addition to any home. Look for rugs made with natural dyes and traditional motifs that tell stories of the land. 
  • Bedouin weavings: Woven by nomadic Bedouin tribes, these textiles showcase their unique cultural heritage. Expect bold colors, geometric patterns, and intricate details that reflect their desert lifestyle. 

Gleaming Gems: 

  • Mosaic art: Inspired by ancient Byzantine techniques, Jordanian mosaic art features colorful pieces of glass or stone arranged into breathtaking designs. From coasters to wall hangings, you can find a mosaic piece to suit every taste. 
  • Silver jewelry: Amman boasts bustling souks (markets) overflowing with beautiful silver jewelry. Find intricate necklaces, elegant bracelets, and unique earrings, all crafted by skilled Jordanian artisans. 

Practical and Beautiful: 

  • Hand-painted ceramics: Jordanian ceramics are known for their vibrant colors and traditional designs. Find everything from decorative plates to functional mugs, each piece a testament to the potter’s skill. 
  • Embroidered goods: From delicately embroidered tablecloths to colorful bags, Jordanian embroidery showcases the country’s rich cultural heritage. Look for intricate floral patterns and geometric designs, each stitch telling a story. 

Where to Find These Treasures: 

  • Souqs: Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of a traditional Jordanian souq. Haggling is expected, so put your bargaining skills to the test and find the perfect souvenir! 
  • Workshops: Visit artisan workshops and witness the magic of Jordanian handicrafts firsthand. You might even get a chance to try your hand at weaving, pottery, or another traditional craft. 
  • Gift shops: While not as immersive as the souqs, gift shops offer a curated selection of Jordanian handicrafts. This is a great option if you’re short on time or prefer a more relaxed shopping experience. 

Responsible Shopping: 

  • Look for the “Made in Jordan” label: This ensures you’re supporting local artisans and preserving traditional skills. 
  • Bargain fairly: While haggling is expected, be respectful and offer a fair price. 
  • Choose quality over quantity: Invest in a few well-made pieces that you’ll cherish for years to come. 

By bringing home a piece of Jordanian craftsmanship, you’re not just getting a souvenir; you’re taking home a piece of the country’s rich culture and supporting its talented artisans. So, happy shopping, and may your Jordanian treasures bring you joy for years to come!  

Silvia P
Silvia P
2023-09-10
Fantastic tour with an Italian speaking guide We received an excellent service and support from zamantours. Our Italian-speaking guide, Abdullah, was outstanding: he gave us precise and comprehensive information about places and culture, he was highly flexible in the program and tireless in his work. He has been a reference for us throughout our trip. Also Yusef, the driver, was kind and flexible. All the personnel were always punctual and professional.
Paula S
Paula S
2023-07-27
Amazing experience It was a wonderful experience. Petra is an awesome place, breathless sunset at the Wadi Run desert, there are many archeological sites and significant religious places of the Bible.Floating on the Dead Sea was just incredible. Thanks to Ahmed, our tour guide, he's really professional and kind, with a great sense of humor and Samir, excelent and safety driver, both of them are the best advicers in Jordan.
Alberto D
Alberto D
2023-07-01
Best experience in Jordan We enjoyed one week touring Amman, Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea. The sites were extraordinary, the guide Fadl very competent and the driver Samir very kind. Hotels were first class, people always very friendly. Food very appreciated.
Maclain N
Maclain N
2023-06-13
Skip the Petra by Night experience. Don’t be tricked into doing Petra by night. We saw it last night on 6/12/23 The production value is horrible and the show is really short. Basically by the time you hike down the show is over within 30 min and it is not lit well. The city of Petra is amazing by day and the donkey ride to the monastery was the an incredible experience but I would NOT recommend the night experience.
Deepan P
Deepan P
2023-06-04
1-week trip to Jordan Excellent organization, accomodation, and meals. Our driver Hisham is very knowledgeable, great communication and attitude that made our trip memorable. Hisham is a very safe driver, took us often on interesting side routes, and made extra effort to show as much of Jordan as he could in the time we had. He is punctual, and checked on our accomodations and visits. Hisham cares deeply about Jordan and his guests
John Moorcraft
John Moorcraft
2023-04-18
Family Holiday with 5yr old expertly delivered. We booked our holiday for our five year old through Zaman and couldn’t have been happier. Everything around booking was painless and easy. All airport procedures were a breeze and they fast track you through immigration. We were out of the airport with all luggage within 15mins of landing! Our driver, Sayall, was outstanding with my daughter and ensured she was the focal point of the whole trip. First class. I would strongly recommend the Hilton in the Dead Sea if you have young children. Very friendly and great swimming pool. The Labdmark Hotel in Amman also good for kids and 100pct do the children’s museum. Our kid loved camel riding in Wadi Rum and found Petra fascinating (she climbed up to the high place of sacrifice). She enjoyed snorkelling as well. I’d caution against the Intercontinental in Aqaba. The policies there on swimming pool access work against 5-10yr olds. I’d look elsewhere there given the pricing structure. Overall, if you want to go to Jordan (and you should) and you want to travel with young children then Zaman will have you sorted. Top agency and it really worked for us.
fabrizio g
fabrizio g
2023-04-06
Grazie Sam! Grazie Mohammad Saleem ci hai guidato attraverso la Giordania con professionalità competenza simpatia sempre molto attento alle nostre esigenze. Lo abbiamo molto apprezzato
Cheri R
Cheri R
2023-03-05
Terrific value, tremendous fun Samanta of ZamanTours, whom we accessed through KimKim, was honestly fantastic. She planned our itinerary around our dates and requests, got us luxury hotels and meals, and best of all--arranged for driver/guide Hamdi Das. We were able to contact her anytime and she was immediately responsive (we made an error and she was able to help us rectify it--cheerfully!). All communications were clear and easy--fantastic Hamdi accompanied us to every entrance (even hotels) and made sure there was never a problem. We had 6 terrific days in Jordan, and are so completely happy. On our flight home, we talked with others who had used a luxury tour group and our experiences were hugely better --at half their price! We highly recommend Samanta at Zaman Tours and Hamdi, guide/driver-extraodinaire.
Carmelo L
Carmelo L
2023-03-05
Amazing tour of Jordan Dear Zamantours, We would thank you for the quality of the service provided us during our travel in Jordan. We were very happy for the assistance we got at the Airport and especially for the professional driver Mr. J. Al Z. who has safely and kindly driven us for the entire week across Jordan A special thanks for our tourist guide Mr.M. Al-S. that made an excellent job explaining us a lot of things about Jordan History and beeing available for each of our need. Thank a lot for your great work Kind regards Carmelo & Fiorella
Peter Tass
Peter Tass
2023-02-23
Petra once in a lifetime tour Zayed was extremely helpful. Beautiful waiter. He attended to us all the time. And the cocktails were very well priced.