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Jordan Tours

Itinerary

This 8 day tour, starts and ends in Amman, Jordan. It includes tours of Amman, Jerash, Madaba, Kerak Castle and Petra, visits the Desert Castles, Aqraq Wetland Reserve, Shaumari Wildlife Reserve and a night at Wadi Run in a Bedouin Desert Camp, a swim (or float actually) in the Dead Sea and much much more...

2024 - 'Jordan Discovery Tour'
8 - Day itinerary

Day 1
Sunday

Amman

Welcome to Jordan! Upon arrival our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Amman for the start of your trip. After helping you check in and pointing you to any local shops, cafes or restaurants, you're free to explore Amman independently before our sightseeing starts tomorrow.

Overnight Amman
3 star
Day 2
Monday

As-Salt, Baptism Site at Bethany

The tour begins with a visit to As-Salt, situated about 40 minutes from Amman. As-Salt, a historic hilltop town, was a crucial trading hub and former capital. Renowned for its Islamic architecture using yellow limestone, the town preserves numerous remarkable buildings and narrow streets bustling with shops. As-Salt epitomizes religious and cultural harmony between its Muslim and Christian communities. Exploring the 'Harmony Trail' unveils insights into local life and Jordanian culture. A local family hosts a delightful lunch, offering a taste of Jordan's cuisine, although larger groups might experience traditional Jordanian food at a local restaurant instead.
Post-lunch, the tour descends to the Baptism Site at Bethany, a newly excavated historical site believed to be 'Bethany-beyond-the-Jordan,' where John baptized Jesus Christ. This site holds significance with its Roman and Byzantine period churches, caves, and pools. Notably, it's been visited by Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. An electric minibus provides access to three key sites: Tell Mar Elias, the Baptism Pools, and John the Baptist's Church.
After a busy first day, we'll return to our hotel in Amman where we'll spend the night.

Overnight Amman
3 star
(B, L)
Day 3
Tuesday

Amman, Jerash

We start our Jordan tour today with a drive north for a visit of Jerash, one of the largest and best preserved Roman sites outside of Italy. It is a excellent example of Roman architecture including paved and colonnaded streets, hilltop temples, amphitheatres, spacious public squares and plazas, bathhouses, fountains and a city wall pierced by towers and gates.
In the afternoon was have a city tour of Amman. We'll make our way to the Citadel - the former home of the ancient Temple of Hercules, The Umayyad Palace, the Byzantine Church before we make our way to the 6000 seater Roman theatre, which was built during the Roman Period, when the city was known as Philadelphia. The ancient theatre is still in use today, playing host to numerous cultural events.

Overnight Amman
3 star
Day 4
Wednesday

Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Kerak Castle

We depart Amman for a scenic drive along the King's Highway to Petra, crossing deep Wadis, including the majestic Wadi al-Mujib, olive groves, and driving through remote rural villages. En-route we see the Roman mosaics at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George in Madaba, enjoy great views of Israel from Mt. Nebo, and visit Kerak Castle, one in a chain of Crusader fortresses built across Jordan in the 12th Century.

Overnight Petra
3 star
(B)
Day 5
Thursday

Petra, Wadi Rum Bedouin camp

Explore Petra, an ancient Nabatean capital rediscovered in 1812 within the Wadi Aruba desert. Entry is through the narrow Siq, a passage amidst canyon walls. Admire rock-carved structures like the Khazneh (Treasury) during a guided tour and independent exploration. The Siq, rising 200 meters, reveals remnants of ancient water channels.
Wander past tombs, a Roman amphitheater, and ascend to the 'Monastery' for panoramic views. Expect substantial walking, minimum 3km through the Siq, 8km to the main basin, and extra kilometers for the Monastery, involving 800 steps. Horse carriages ease travel; donkeys aid the Monastery ascent. Later, enjoy Wadi Rum's desert scenery at a welcoming camp hosted by Bedouins. Relax, stargaze, and savor traditional Jordanian cuisine, capping off a day of historical immersion and natural wonder.

Overnight Wadi Rum
Desert Camp
(B, D)
Day 6
Friday

Wadi Rum jeep safari, Dead Sea swim

Commencing the day, we immerse ourselves in the captivating desert and mountain vistas of Wadi Rum. Embarking on a jeep safari, we traverse the stunning desert landscapes, encountering sheer cliffs and intriguing rock formations.
Later, bidding adieu to Wadi Rum, our journey heads northward toward the Dead Sea, a globally acclaimed wonder. Being Earth's lowest point at 400 meters below sea level, this area boasts unparalleled spiritual landscapes and natural marvels.
Nourished by various rivers, notably the River Jordan, the Dead Sea's unique land-locked nature causes water evaporation, leaving behind a concentrated blend of salts and minerals. The surrounding mountains and Jerusalem's rolling hills create an almost surreal ambiance, while historical records suggest it was once home to five Biblical cities, Sodom, Gomorrah, Adman, Zebouin and Zoar (Bela).
Our stopover includes an experience in the sea's intensely salty waters, making traditional swimming impossible. Instead, floating, whether sitting or lying, is the preferred and visually stunning method.

Overnight Amman
3 star
(B)
Day 7
Saturday

Desert Castles, Aqraq Wetland Reserve, Shaumari Wildlife Reserve

Following breakfast, we depart Amman to explore Jordan's Desert Castles, remnants reflecting early Islamic art along Umayyad trade routes. These 'castles', more akin to forts, bathhouses, and palaces, showcase mosaics, frescoes, and carvings influenced by Persian and Graeco-Roman traditions, offering glimpses into 8th-century life.
Our itinerary includes Qasr al-Kharrana, Qal'at al-Azraq, and Qseirr Amra, followed by visits to vital nature reserves managed by the Jordanian Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN). The Aqraq Wetland Reserve, an oasis nestled in the eastern desert, hosts lush marshland and pools, a haven for migratory birds. Meanwhile, the Shaumari Wildlife Reserve, initially established for the Arabian Oryx, now shelters rare species like Ostriches, Goitered Gazelles, and Persian Onagers, alongside diverse wildlife.
An option for guided safaris into the reserve before our return to Amman might be available. For a final evening, Downtown Amman offers a taste of Jordanian cuisine, perhaps Mansaf, falafel with hummus, and the delectable dessert Knafeh, a fitting end to our Jordanian experience.

Overnight Amman
3 star
(B)
Day 8
Sunday

Amman

Your time is free today until we transfer you to Amman airport for your departure flight.
If you wish to extend the tour, we can arrange a transfer to Tel Aviv either by by flight or overland for people wanting to connect this tour with our Biblical Israel tour departure which starts on Sunday. Extensions to spend time at a resort in the Red Sea town or Aqaba are also available.

(B)
(B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner)
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Notes

Please Note :
1. Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2. Maximum Group Size of 18.
2. Age : Minimum Age of 8. Whilst there is no Maximum Age set it is assumed the customer is fit enough to take part in the activity or tour. Health documents may be requested.
3. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.
4. Hotel Gala Dinners - Hotel Gala Dinners - Many of Egypt and Jordan's hotels and Nile cruise boats arrange a very special gala dinner with entertainment in the evening on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Payment for these is often optional on Christmas Eve (24 Dec) but may be compulsory on New Year's Eve (31 Dec), whether you attend or not. Prices can range from around US$50 to over US$150 per person. Final decisions on prices and whether dinners are compulsory are made relatively close to the time. We aim to always select hotels that make their Gala Dinners optional, though this is is not always possible. Gala dinner prices are therefore not included in our tour prices, but will be added to your booking if they become required. More information is available on request.
5. Child Discount : Age 8 - 11 sharing room with 2 full paying adults pays 25% and child will have a fold up bed.
6. It is possible to upgrade the standard of the hotels on this tour. Please contact with our team for upgrade supplements.
7. Wadi Rum Desert Camp has shared bathroom and toilet facilities. Upgrades to en-suite tents available and dependent on availabilty.
8. Jordan visas are available on arrival for JD 40. As entrance fees are not included in this tour, we strongly recommend purchasing a Jordan Pass in advance. This provides a free visa, a package of entrance fees, and digital brochures to sites visited. Cost JD 70 (approx. USD 99) from https://www.jordanpass.jo/Contents/Prices.aspx
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Inclusions

Tour includes :-
  • Inbound Transfer - Amman
    Queen Alia International Airport (AMM)
  • Outbound Transfer - Amman
    Queen Alia International Airport (AMM)
  • Professional English-speaking guide in Jordan
  • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking vehicle
  • 4 x 4 Desert Jeep Safari
  • All camping equipment at Wadi Rum
  • Tips except drivers and guides
  • Entrance to Dead Sea beach with towel & showers
  • 7 nights - accommodation.
    - 3 nights
    3 star
    Amman
    - 1 night
    3 star
    Petra
    - 1 night
    Desert Camp
    Wadi Rum
    - 2 nights
    3 star
    Amman
  • 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Tour does not include :-
  • Entrance fees
  • Visas, border or port taxes
  • Hotel gala dinners (if charged by the hotels on 24 & 31 Dec, see 'Notes' section)
  • Tips - drivers and guides
  • Suggested optional activities
  • Compulsory Travel Insurance
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Highlights

  • Amman - Byzantine Church
  • Amman - Roman Amphitheatre
  • Aqraq Wetland Reserve
  • Bethany - Baptism site - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Jerash - Ancient Roman Site
  • Madaba
  • Mt. Nebo - Panoramic Views
  • Qasr al Azraq
  • Qasr Amra - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Wadi al Mujib
  • Wadi Rum - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Amman - Citadel
  • Amman - Umayyad Palace
  • As-Salt
  • Dead Sea - Swimming, floating, relaxing
  • Kerak - Crusader Castle
  • Madaba - Church of St. George
  • Petra - UNESCO Heritage site
  • Qasr al Kharrana
  • Shaumari Wildlife Reserve
  • Wadi Rum - 4 x 4 Desert Jeep Safari
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Accommodation

This is intended to give an idea of the type of accommodation that may be expected. The actual hotels used for any given tour may change due to many reasons such as group size, availability, time of year, hotel standard has dropped or simply we found a better hotel. We update the website immediately if and when any changes take place. If and when we do change hotels it will be to a hotel of equal or higher standard and will be at no extra cost.

Where more than one hotel is shown for a given an overnight stop this means that one of those hotels will be used.

Jordan

Amman
Olive Hotel
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
Jabal Amman,
3rd Circle,
Dr. Ibrahim Al Khalidi St. No. 57
Amman
Ph. :
+962 6463 5301
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La Casa Hotel by FHM
Standard : 4 star
Address :-
185 Tla'a Alali
Natfeh St.
Amman
Ph. :
+962 64005400
La Casa Hotel by FHM
La Casa Hotel by FHM
La Casa Hotel by FHM
Petra
Petra Palace
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
Wadi Musa
Petra
Ph. :
+962 3 215 6723
Petra Palace
Petra Palace
Petra Palace
Amra Palace Hotel
Standard : 3 star
Address :-
Wadi Musa
Petra
Ph. :
+962 3 215 7070
Amra Palace Hotel
Amra Palace Hotel
Amra Palace Hotel
Wadi Rum
Rahayeb Desert Camp
Standard : Desert Camp
Address :-
Diseh
Seeq Ummel Tawagi
Wadi Rum
Ph. :
+962 3 205 8557
Rahayeb Desert Camp
Rahayeb Desert Camp
Rahayeb Desert Camp
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Departure Dates

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Prices

Prices
per person in twin share accommodation
From
To
Currency:- USD
Cost
S.S.
Single Supplement explanation
04 Mar 2024
31 Dec 2024
1,439.00
340.00
Deposit Option available for Jordan Discovery Tour :
 
Booked between
Departing
Deposit
22 Aug 2023 - 31 Dec 2025
01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2025
$ 250.00
Child Discounts available for Jordan Discovery Tour :
 
Departing between
From Age
To Age
Discount
01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2025
8
11
25.00 %
* Conditions apply. Please refer to the 'Child Discount Rates' section of our Terms and Conditions.

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