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All entrance fees included
Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
Civilization can be traced to around 9,000 BC, meaning Jordan has one of the world’s oldest cultures as well as some spectacular sights. With an expert local guide at your side, you’ll discover Jordan’s countless highlights during city tours and excursions. Learn about the country’s enthralling history, from its significance in biblical tales to its days as the ancient Decapolis during the time of the Roman Empire. In between excursions and transfers between cities, enjoy plenty of free time to discover the country, too. Choose from tourist-class, prime-class or superior-class hotel accommodation, and enjoy four nights in Amman as well as two nights in Petra — a UNESCO World Heritage site. Hotels are centrally located, allowing you to get a feel for these contrasting cities at your own pace.
Day 1: Amman Your tour of Jordan starts with a pickup from Queen Alia International Airport Amman. After touching down, look out for your driver and then relax on the transfer to your hotel. Check in and then spend the rest of your afternoon or evening at leisure.
Day 2: Amman – Jerash – Amman (D) Head out on your Amman city tour after breakfast and see the sights of downtown Amman from the comfort of your air-conditioned coach. Pass bustling souks (markets), coffee shops and mosques, and get a feel for the frantic pace of day-to-day life in the downtown district. Stop for photos by the Amman’s magnificent Roman Theatre, and hear of its use in Roman times when Amman was known as the city of Philadelphia.
After a break for lunch in town (own expense), travel north to Jerash, roughly an hour away. One of the best-preserved cities of Jordan’s Decapolis, Jerash is often called the ‘Pompeii of Asia,’ a name that harks to its impressive collection of Roman relics within its ancient city boundaries. See monuments like the Temple of Zeus and colonnaded Oval Plaza (also known as the Forum). Pose for picture by the Temple of Artemis and hear how it was later used as an Arab fortification during the 12th century.
Return to Amman in time for dinner at your hotel, and then spend your evening at leisure.
Day 3: Amman – Dead Sea – Amman (B, D) Enjoy breakfast, and then travel south to the Dead Sea by coach. Officially the lowest place on Earth (and the only place where you can walk below sea level), the Dead Sea is compelling from every angle. After paying your entrance fee to the Dead Sea Resthouse (a resort in the region), spend time at leisure, either bobbing around in its buoyant salty water or lathering yourself in its nutrient-rich mud for a skin-pleasing treat. Bring your camera to capture lunar-like photos of the surrounding Moab Desert, and relax in one of the resort's cafes .
Meet your guide at the pre-arranged time in the late afternoon, and then travel back to Amman in time for dinner.
Day 4: Amman – Madaba – Mount Nebo – Petra (B, D) Check out of your hotel after breakfast and head south to the market town of Madaba, traveling along the King’s Highway – once a vitally important trade route in the Middle East. Often called the ‘City of Mosaics,’ the city owes it popularity to an incredible mosaic map of the Holy Land that carpets the floor of St George’s Church. Head inside the church to see it for yourself, and hear about the ancient biblical sites from your guide.
After stopping for lunch in town (own expense), continue traveling to Mount Nebo, the hill where Moses was said to have been granted a view of the Promised Land. Stop to admire views of the Jordan Valley, seeing the ancient lands of Judah and Jericho, and then return to your coach for your journey to Petra. Check in to your hotel, enjoy dinner and spend your night doing whatever you please.
Day 5: Petra (B, D) Head out after breakfast to enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Petra with your guide. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the rock-carved city was created more than 2,000 years ago and its pink-hued streets, lined with long-forgotten tombs and incredible rock buildings are — for many — the highlight of a trip to Jordan.
After your hotel pickup, travel through the Siq — a naturally formed gorge that acts as an entrance corridor to Petra — and then come face-to-face with the grandeur of the Treasury (Al-Khazneh). Gaze in wonder at its magnificent Hellenistic façade, carved into the rock face, and hear tales of the countless films that have used the building as a filming location, such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
Stop for lunch in town (own expense) and then continue your afternoon of sightseeing, admiring sights like Petra’s Nabataean theater, the Royal Tombs (the city’s impressive burial grounds) and Petra Church. Finish your tour with a drop off at your hotel, and then spend your night at leisure in the city.
Day 6: Petra – Wadi Rum – Aqaba – Amman (B, D) Start your day with breakfast in your hotel, and then travel by coach with your guide to Wadi Rum, where scenes from Lawrence of Arabia were filmed. Swap your mode of transport for a spacious 4x4 jeep, and explore Wadi Rum in a convoy, riding over red-sand dunes and around the granite mountains that punctuate the desert landscape. After two hours, return to your coach and leave the desert behind as you travel to Aqaba, Jordan’s sun-drenched southern city.
Enjoy free time in the city to do whatever you please, perhaps lounging on the beach or visiting Ayla: Aqaba’s ancient church. Meet your guide at the pre-arranged time and start your journey north to Amman. After traveling for roughly 3.5 hours, check in to your hotel, enjoy dinner and spend the rest of your night at leisure.
Day 7: Amman (B) Finish your tour after breakfast, checking out of your hotel around late morning.
6 nights of hotel accommodation
Guide at local sites
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, D=dinner)
Food and drinks, unless specified
Lunch (own expense)
Towels at the Dead Sea
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
A double room is included in the price
Free visa exemption service applies for minimum 48 hours stay in Jordan, once program is booked contact the local operator.
Queen Alia International Airport Amman
Contact the local service provider before travel to arrange your airport pickup time