A few of us are off to Wadi Rum in April and I planned to fly in through Tel Aviv with one of the budget airlines. Spoke to a couple of climbers from Israel about doing some climbing there when one mentioned that he had heard of problems at the border with climbing equipment being confiscated by Jordanian authorities. Does anyone have any experience of this? Google draws a blank.
I'm considering a trip out early this year. Would be interested in hearing any tips you've got for planning. Though why not fly direct into Amman? I've found some really cheap flights. London to Amman £200 return
In reply to Iggy_B: We did a trip to Wadi Rum with a cheap flight to Sharm el Sheikh. Lots of problems trying to cross from Egypt to Isreal (they kept us for 6 hours) but none at the Isreal-Jordan Border.
In reply to Iggy_B: We took the ferry to Aqaba from Egypt, they looked through our bags on the Jordanian side and asked us about all the metal. We took out our biggest cam and said it was climbing equipment. The usual interest generated with cams and how they work and we were on our way I found folk most polite and friendly in Jordan including all officials we dealt with. Have a great trip.