Treasures of Jordan


Ancient Roman ruins. Jerash, Jordan.

Departures: All Year Round

Duration: 8 Days & 7 Nights

Cost: From $1504.00 (per person, twin share)

 


 

Sunday Amman Airport – Amman Hotel

Upon arrival into Queen Alia Airport, you will be met by one of our representatives who will assist you with luggage collection before driving you to your hotel in Amman. (B)

Monday Amman – Jerash – Ajloun – Amman

Head north of Amman to visit Ajloun Saladin Castle, one of the very few fortresses to be built in order to protect the country against the Crusader attacks from Kerak in the south and Bisan in the west. Continue onto Jerash, known in ancient times as Gerasa and visit the most well-preserved Greco-Roman ruins in the world. Jerash was an important city of the Decapolis, and recent excavations show that it was already inhabited during the Bronze Age. Return to Amman and overnight.

Tuesday Amman – Leisure Day

A day at leisure in the beautiful city of Amman. Perhaps visit the beautiful gold market and purchase traditional Jordanian jewelry. Or maybe take a stroll to the street stalls and enjoy mixing with the locals in a café, with a shot of coffee and smoking the traditional shisha pipe!

Wednesday Amman – Madaba – Mt. Nebo – Petra

Set out for Madaba today. Madaba city is known for its exquisitely preserved Byzantine mosaics, many of which can be seen in their original locations on ancient church floors, precisely where they stood centuries ago. Madaba’s real masterpiece, in the Orthodox Church of Saint George, is the 6th century AD mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land – the earliest religious map of the Holy Land in any form to survive from antiquity. Continue onto Mt. Nebo, where Moses gazed at the Promised Land before he died. Mt. Nebo is also believed to be his burial place. Visit the old monastery, and enjoy the unique scenery overlooking the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, Jericho and Jerusalem. Drive along the King’s Highway heading for Petra. Overnight in Petra. (B)

Thursday Petra – Wadi Rum – Aqaba

Today’s highlight is a half-day visit to the Rose Red City of Petra, first established in the 6th century BCE by the Nabatean Arabs, a nomadic tribe who settled in the area and founded a commercial empire. You may begin your journey on horseback or by foot through the canyon or Siq. As you walk through the breathtaking canyon, you suddenly see before you Petra’s most famous monument: the Treasury. From here you have time to explore the city on your own; you can see the Street of Facades, the Royal Tombs and Pharaoh’s Castle. Continue south to Wadi Rum, and enjoy a two-hour 4×4 jeep safari through Jordan’s most spectacular desert landscape. Drive onwards to your Red Sea resort and overnight in Aqaba. (B)

Friday Aqaba – Day at Leisure

A day at leisure in Aqaba to relax and unwind. Enjoy the facilities of your Red Sea hotel. Take a dip in the sea, relax by the swimming pool, or stroll the street markets and enjoy haggling with the locals! (B)

Saturday Aqaba – Dead Sea – Day at Leisure

After a relaxing morning in Aqaba, head towards the Dead Sea. Full day at leisure to enjoy a swim in the saltiest sea on earth, where nothing ever sinks! (B)

Sunday Dead Sea Departure (QAIA)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Queen Alia International Airport in Amman for your onward flight. (B)

Departures

For the most up to date departure information please contact your local travel agent.

 

Tour Inclusions

Inclusions

  • Personal meet & assistance upon arrival and departure
  • Portage at Queen Alia International Airport
  • Transportation in new vehicles on private basis with English speaking driver

Note

  • Your driver is not permitted to act as your guide. He is with you for transportation only, but you are welcome to strike up a conversation with him if you wish on Jordanian culture, traditions and the like
  • 7 nights’ accommodation including breakfast daily
  • Entrance fees to all sites mentioned above
  • Gentle horse ride in Petra (700 m) in the Siq
  • 2 hours local English speaking guide in Jerash
  • 2 Hours local English speaking guide in Petra
  • Welcome Kit per person to include maps and brochures about Jordan
  • All applicable local taxes including 8% governmental tax and 10% service Charges

Jordan visa upon arrival is not included: approx. US$30 pp

 

How to Book

Please contact your local travel agent to make tour arrangements.

 

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