Jordan (Amman – Petra – Wadi Rum Desert – Dead Sea) - 6 Nights
Jordan is an Arab country in Western Asia, on the East Bank of the Jordan River. Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south and the east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north and Israel and the Palestinian West Bank to the west. The Dead Sea is located along its western borders and the country has a 26-kilometre coastline on the Red Sea in its south-west. Jordan is strategically located at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe. The capital, Amman, is Jordan's most populous city as well as the country's economic, political and cultural center.
What is now Jordan has been inhabited by humans since the Paleolithic period. Three stable kingdoms emerged there at the end of the Bronze Age: Ammon, Moab and Edom. Later rulers include the Nabataean Kingdom, the Roman Empire, and the Ottoman Empire. Jordan is a relatively small, semi-arid country with an area of 89,342 Square kilometers and a population of about 10 million, making it the 11th-most populous Arab country. Sunni Islam, practiced by around 95% of the population, is the dominant religion in Jordan and coexists with an indigenous Christian minority. The Jordanian economy, one of the smallest economies in the region, is attractive to foreign investors based upon a skilled workforce. The country is a major tourist destination, also attracting medical tourism due to its well-developed health sector.
The tourism sector is a large source of employment, hard currency, and economic growth. The majority of tourists coming to Jordan are from European and Arab countries. According to the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Jordan is home to around 100,000 archaeological and tourist sites. Some very well preserved historical cities include Petra and Jerash, the former being Jordan's most popular tourist attraction and an icon of the kingdom.
Day 1: Arrival in Amman
Upon arrival, a member of our staff will meet you at Queen Alia International Airport & transfer you to your hotel in Amman. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Excursion in Amman & Jerash
After breakfast, we will have a tour in Amman to visit the ruins of the Amman Roman theatre, the Citadel and the Umayyad Palace. The tour also includes visits to the Archaeological and Folklore Museums. Then you will have free time for walking/shopping in the old downtown area of the city. After that, we will proceed to visit the Greco-Roman City of Jerash, also known as the City of the thousand columns. Jerash showcases the grandeur of Imperial Rome (and is sometimes referred to as the Pompeii of the East). It is considered one of the largest, and most well preserved sites of Roman architecture in the World outside Italy. As the most pristine Decapolis City (meaning ten cities in Greek) in the modern world, Jerash’s prosperity can be admired in the colonnaded Main Street and lovely Oval Piazza. After the tour you will be transferred back to Amman. Overnight at the hotel.
Economy Package: Down Town Hotel Apartment 4* or similar
Luxury Package:The House Boutique Suites 5* or similar
Day 3: Journey towards Petra
After breakfast, we will depart Amman for Petra, with wonderful stops & excursions along the way. We start the journey by going through the King's Highway, an ancient route that still has marks left from traders, armies and pilgrims who crossed it centuries ago, which was once part of the ancient Silk Road. Then we will visit the Christian Town of Madaba, which is known as ‘The City of Mosaics’. You will be visiting the St. George Greek Orthodox Church, where you will see the masterpiece of Madaba (a Byzantine mosaic map of the Holy Land that goes back to the 6th century, showing Jerusalem and other cities), After that you will also visit the Archaeological Park, which houses the remains of several Byzantine churches. We will then go to Mt. Nebo, which is considered to be one of the most important holy sites in Jordan, as it is believed to be the place where Moses climbed from the Valley of Moab. It features ruins from the 4th to the 6th century. Then we will proceed through Wadi Al Mujib, a deep valley holding one of Jordan's most breathtaking views. We will continue our journey to the city of Kerak, where we will visit the Crusader's Castle, with its diverse history dated from the Byzantine to the Mamluk period, and get to know the architectural military brilliance of the Crusaders. Finally we will reach the hotel in Petra. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Excursion in Petra
After breakfast, we will start our journey to explore Petra, described as the “rose-red city, half as old as time”. The ancient city was founded by the Nabateans 2000 years ago. Its massive architectural structure and its multicolored stones are an incredible attraction. The visit of the ancient Nabatean capital starts on horseback, followed by a walk through the Siq, a long narrow fissure between two overhanging cliffs. Towards the end of the Siq, you will be spellbound by Petra's most famous monument; the Treasury. The tour then proceeds to gradually unfold the mysteries of the city. Overnight at the hotel.
Economy Package: Petra Boutique Delux 4* or similar
Luxury Package: Petra Boutique Delux 4* or similar
Day 5: Journey towards Wadi Rum Desert
After breakfast, we will proceed to Beidha, also known as little Petra and the place where the Nabateans used to entertain their guests. Then we will continue south towards the enchanting desert of Wadi Rum, Jordan's largest desert and one of the most spectacular desert landscapes in the world. We will have a Jeep Tour inside the Wadi, and after that, watch the most beautiful view while drinking a cup of traditional Bedouin tea. After the tour, you will be transferred to the campsite inside the desert, where you will have dinner and spend the night.
Economy Package: Hassan Zawaydeh Camp or similar
Luxury package: SunCity Camp or similar
Day 6: Journey towards Dead Sea
After breakfast, we will continue our journey towards the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth located 422 meters below sea level. Float in its unique salt rich waters which make it nature’s natural spa. You will have free time at leisure to rest or explore the area on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Economy Package: Holiday Inn Hotel 4* or similar
Luxury Package: Crowne Plaza Dead Sea Hotel 5* or similar
Day 7: Leaving Jordan
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to leave Jordan for home.
• Please bring a flashlight for your overnight stay in the Wadi Rum Desert. Moreover, bringing a small rucksack will allow you to take only the clothes you need for the overnight in the desert, so you can avoid having to carry a big piece of luggage into your tent. Your locked luggage can be safely kept in the boot of your vehicle if you wish.
• Please bring a jacket or a warm sweater, as nights can be cold in Wadi Rum. Also bring suitable boots or sandals for walking on the sand.
• Please note that official check in time at the Dead Sea hotels is between 15:00 to 16:00. Should you arrive earlier than that you can leave your luggage at concierge and use hotel facilities
Tour Services Include:
• Daily Breakfast
• Professional Guide
• Porterage at the airport
• Optional short horse ride in Petra (excluding tip for horse handler)
• 3-hour tour inside the desert of Wadi Rum in a 4x4 vehicle
• All Entrance Fees
• Meet and assist upon arrival by our representatives
• International Flight
• Travel Insurance
• Personal Expenses
• Anything not mentioned above