This 8-day Jordan vacation takes you to the most popular sites in the country, including the Dead Sea, Petra, and Wadi Rum.
Your Jordan tour begins in Amman, the nation’s capital and the perfect entry point when travelling to Jordan. Situated in the mountains, Amman is a modern city that’s quickly becoming the most attractive in the region after Dubai and Doha. While the city itself skews modern, it’s located on a significant archaeological site, known as Ain Ghazal. A morning tour will introduce you to the sites, including the Citadel that sits atop Jabal al-Qala’a Hill, the ancient Roman Theatre from the 2nd century, and the Archeology Museum.
After exploring Amman, head to the Dead Sea, the inland lake that’s the lowest geographic point on the planet. Go for a dip and feel the water keep you afloat as the salt and minerals cleanse your skin. Afterwards, continue to Um Qais in the northwestern corner of the country. This ancient historical site offers breathtaking views over the Jordan Valley, the Sea of Galilee, and Golan Heights. If you’ve read the Bible, you’ll also be intrigued to know this is the alleged spot where Jesus cast a legion of demons into a group of pigs.
Upon arrival at Amman International Airport, you will be met by a local representative and transferred to your hotel. The complimentary arrival transfer is provided for arrivals between the hours of 8:00am and 8:00pm. For any arrivals outside of these hours, a supplement will apply.
Morning tour of Amman, visiting the Roman Theater, the Citadel, the Archeology and the Folklore Museums, old and modern Amman, and one of the many art galleries in this capital city. After an afternoon at leisure, have dinner at a local restaurant.
Dead Sea and Um Qais
Drive down to the lowest spot on earth and experience floating in the waters of the Dead Sea. Continue northwards to Pella in the Jordan Valley. Continue to Um Qais, Gedara of the Bible (Mathew 8:28-43), for a spectacular view of the Sea of Galilee, the Yarmouk River and the Golan Heights. Return in the late afternoon to Amman.
Jerash and Ajloun
A late morning tour of Jerash (Gerasa of Antiquity), the best preserved city of Roman times, to visit its theaters, temples, churches and colonnaded streets. Then continue to Ajloun to tour the 12th century Saracen Castle built by one of Saladin’s lieutenants in the campaign against the Crusaders.
Madaba, Mt Nebo, and Crusader Castle
Drive southwards along the Kings’ Way to Petra, visiting Madaba with the oldest map of the Holy Land, and its Mosaic School, Mt. Nebo and the alleged burial site of Moses overlooking the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley; then drive through the magnificent scenery of Wadi Mujib to Kerak to visit the Crusader Castle of (stop for optional lunch). Overnight in Petra.
A full day to visit the many sites of Petra, this city that was carved into the rose-red Sharah Mountains by the Nabateans and lost to Civilization until re-discovered by the Swiss Burkhardt. Walk through the Siq, a narrow and winding fissure between the cliffs, to reach the Treasury, the Roman Theater, the Courts, Qasr Bint Pharaoun, Temple of the Winged Lion and other monuments. A break for optional lunch, or you may wish to climb up to the Monastery. Overnight in Petra.
Visit the Wadi Rum Desert (with a short ride in a 4×4 vehicle) and its awesome moon-like landscape, where the film “Lawrence of Arabia” was shot. If time permits a short visit to Aqaba, Jordan’s only sea port city. Return to Amman on the Desert Highway (stop en route for optional lunch).Overnight in Amman.
Transfer to Amman International Airport for your departing flight. A local representative will assist with departure formalities.
- Meet and greet
- Airport transfers
- 7 nights accommodation
- Breakfast daily and 1 dinner
- Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
- Services of a English-speaking guide
- Services of local guides
- Entrance fees
- Horse ride at Petra