Including direct with Royal Jordanian/ British Airways

 

Overview: Peel back the many fascinating layers of Jordan when you spend 8 magical days exploring this mesmerizing country. This wonderful region will delight you with its desert landscapes, friendly towns, and historical landmarks. It is not every holiday where you can claim to follow in the footsteps of Prophet Moses and wonder at the view of the Promised Land which he also experienced.

But on this trip you will experience countless emotional moments steeped in religious history.  You will also see amazing monuments, Roman amphitheaters, and crusader castles. In addition to all the fascinating sightseeing, there will be time for fun as you will have the chance to climb sand dunes in Wadi Rum and take a relaxing dip inside the Dead Sea. This amazing package includes accommodation, half board, transfers and sightseeing trips.

 

Holiday Highlights:

  • Amman with a city tour
  • Visit Jordan’s Desert Castles
  • Trip to Jerash
  • Visit the castle in Ajloun
  • Explore Umm Qais
  • Visit Mount Nebo
  • See Byzantine mosaics
  • See the Madaba Map
  • Trip to ancient crusader castle in Karak
  • Trip to Petra
  • Walk through the Siq
  • Explore the Street of Facades to the Royal Tombs
  • See Pharaoh’s Castle
  • Trip to Al Beidha
  • Stay at Wadi Rum
  • Swim in Dead Sea

Itinerary:

Day 1 – Arrival at  Queen Alia International Airport in Amman

Your adventure will begin when you arrive at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman. The red carpet treatment will be rolled out for you by our friendly representative who will welcome you. You will then be transferred directly to your hotel for check-in. Depending upon your flight arrival time, we can offer additional activities for the day, such as a trip to local art galleries. As the sunsets you will enjoy dinner and an overnight at your hotel.

Day 2 – Amman & Desert Castles

Today you will uncover the beauty of Amman with a city tour –  starting at the old city. You will first explore the Citadel and the Roman Theatre, which are two of the most popular archaeological sites in the city. Next you will be wowed by its chaotic labyrinthine downtown. As you walk through the old markets, you will see the Al-Husseini Mosque and stop at a local restaurant to sample authentic Falafel and Hummus. Next, you will head east into the desert and visit some of Jordan’s Desert Castles which are beautiful examples of early Islamic art and architecture, with fine mosaics and frescos. Be sure to see the stunning artwork in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Qasr Amra. Finally, you will head back to your hotel for dinner and a well-earned rest.

 

Day 3 – Amman, Jerash, Ajloun & Um Qais

Today you will head north for a walk through history in Jerash which is regarded as one of the most important and best preserved Roman cities in the Middle East. Hidden for centuries in sand before being excavated and restored over the past 70 years, Jerash reveals a fine example of the grand, formal provincial Roman urbanism. You will be wowed as you see the remains of paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theatres, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains and city walls pierced by towers and gates. Next, you will travel to Ajloun and visit the castle that dominates its skyline. It was built to ward off the crusader armies at the key trade and pilgrimage intersection between Jerusalem, Cairo, Damascus and Mecca. Finally, you will travel to the northern tip of Jordan and savor the beauty of Umm Qais – the Greek and Roman city overlooking the Jordan valley and the Sea of Galilee. Then head back to your hotel for dinner and an overnight stay in Amman.

 

Day 4 –  Amman, Madaba, Mount Nebo, Keark & Petra:

Today you will be emotionally moved as you visit Mount Nebo, which according to the Christian tradition, is where Moses was buried. Here you can wonder at the view which Moses looked across to the Promised Land. Next you will travel to the town of Madaba and discover the amazing Byzantine mosaics excavated from throughout the town. See the ‘Madaba Map’, which is the oldest preserved mosaic map of the Holy Lands. Next you will continue south to the ancient crusader castle in Karak, where you will have the chance to explore the maze of stone vaulted, halls and passageways. Learn how the city of Karak was the capital of Moab which explains why the castle dominates the skyline. The castle provides an impressive insight into the architectural and military skills of the Crusaders. Finally, you will be driven to your hotel in Petra for dinner and an overnight stay.

 

Day 5 –  Petra:

Today you will uncover the many beautiful layers of the Red Rose City of Petra. Petra was first established around the 6th century B.C. by the Nabataean Arabs, a nomadic tribe who settled in the area and laid the foundation of a commercial empire that extended into Syria. You will spend time visiting its many caves and tombs. You will also have the chance to walk through the Siq and be astounded at the magnificent Treasury, the entrance guarding the ancient Nabatean city, now one of the modern seven wonders of the world. Be sure to take your camera with you to snap photos that you will treasure for years to come.  You will also explore the Street of Facades to the Royal Tombs and Pharaoh’s Castle. After that, you will have some free time to explore Petra on your own. Finally, you will be driven back to your hotel for dinner and a good night’s sleep.

 

Day 6 – Petra, Little Petra  & Wadi Rum:

Today you will explore Al Beidha, which is better known as Little Petra. Learn how Little Petra was an important suburb of Petra, the entry and exit point for the trade routes to the north and north-west

Next, you will be driven to Wadi Rum to enjoy a wilderness adventure. You will hop inside a 4×4 jeep for a tour of Wadi Rum. Here you will follow in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia, by climbing sand dunes and rock bridges. You will enjoy dinner and an overnight stay under the stars in Wadi Rum.

 

Day 7 –  Wadi Rum, Dead Sea & Amman:

Today you will enjoy all the fun on offer at Wadi Rum which includes experiencing a camel ride for 2 hours. Next you will head to the Dead Sea which is a salt lake bordered by Jordan, Israel and Palestine. The water has a density of 1.24 kg, which makes swimming feel similar to floating. You can spend the day relaxing, or floating in the salt waters, or simply resting by the pool. You can also pamper yourself with a spa treatment. Finally, you will return to Amman for dinner and an overnight stay.

 

Day 8 –  Departure:

Relish in the final breakfast of your holiday. Depending upon the time of your flight, we can arrange optional tours. Or maybe you will wish to do some last minute shopping. Finally, you will be transferred to Queen Alia International Airport for your flight back to the UK. As you leave, your mind will be buzzing with the adventures you have experienced. If you would like to travel in a premium cabin or extend your holiday, then please speak with our travel specialist who will be happy to assist you.


Accommodation:

Amman Liwan Hotel – This 3-star hotel commands an excellent location as it is set 5 K from the excitement of the city. It is also within easy reach of nearby American Center, Haya Cultural Centre, Jordan Hospital & Medical Centre. Its great facilities include free wi-fi, 24-hour room service, car park, and room service. You will spend 4 nights here in a half board basis.

 

Hotel facilities & amenities:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park
  • Restaurants
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Concierge
  • Laundry service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shops
  • Smoking area
  • Family room
  • Elevator

Room facilities & amenities:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Mini bar
  • Room service
  • En suite
  • Tea & coffee making facilities

 

Petra Edom –  This hotel is only 200 yards from the entrance to Petra, which means its rooftop terrace overlooks the Bedouin village of Wadi Musa. It features a traditional Hamman and massage facilities. A rich buffet of traditional Oriental cuisine is served in the cave restaurant, which has been carved into the stone. Guests enjoy outdoor dining and there is a lounge for tea. Hotel Edom provides car rental facilities to explore the Aqaba Region on the Red Sea. Free parking is also available on site. You will spend 2 nights here on a half board basis.

 

Hotel facilities & amenities:

  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Horse riding
  • Hammam
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Luggage storage
  • Ticket service
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Shoeshine
  • Ironing service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shuttle service (surcharge)
  • Air conditioning
  • Shops (on site)
  • Heating
  • Car hire
  • Packed lunches
  • Gift shop
  • Safety deposit box
  • Lift
  • VIP room facilities
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service

Room facilities & amenities:

  • Air-conditioned guest rooms
  • Private bathrooms
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-bar
  • Some rooms also include Wi-Fi access

 

Wadi Rum Sun City Camp – This camp is located in Wadi Rum and features an à la carte and buffet restaurant, a coffee shop and a 24-hour front desk. Tents include a dining area and a private entrance. The bathroom is fitted with a bathtub or a shower. Other facilities offered at the property include a tour desk. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including horse riding and hiking. There is evening entertainment. You will spend 1 night here on a half board basis.

Hotel facilities & amenities:

  • Evening entertainment
  • Horse riding
  • Hiking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Restaurant (buffet)
  • Restaurant (à la carte)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • 24-hour front desk & Daily maid service

Room facilities & amenities:

  • Dining area
  • Private entrance
  • Bathroom is fitted a bathtub or a shower

Rates per person in DBL/TWIN/TPL sharing from :-

GROUP SIZE PRICE IN 3* PRICE IN 4*
01 Pax £1464.00 £1605.00
02 Pax £1024.00 £1097.00
3 – 4 Pax £993.00 £1070.00
5 – 6 Pax £979.00 £1056.00
7 – 9 Pax £1002.00 £1065.00
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £120.00 £150.00
FB SUPPLEMENT £70.00

 

Rates Include

  • 4 nights’ accommodation in Amman on BB basis.
  • International Air fare with direct flight RJ/BA
  • Daily buffet breakfast except on day of arrival at Hotels
  • Transportation as per itinerary in an A/C vehicle with an English-speaking driver
  • Sightseeing including admission fees according to itinerary.
  • A short horse ride from the main gate till the beginning of the Siq, Petra
  • One bottle of water per person on daily basis in the bus
  • Meet and assist Amman Airport.

 

Rates Exclude

  • All lunches .
  • Visa fee to Jordan ($60 pp or free for groups – certain conditions apply).
  • Exit tax from Jordan (10 JD / $15 pp at land borders). Airport tax is usually included on air-tickets. Taxes subject to change with no notice.
  • Personal items and drinks with meals
  • Tips to service providers (drivers, and guides or hotel staff)
  • Petra Carriage ($40 USD for carriage – maximum capacity of 2 guests)
  • Any services not mentioned in the program