World Heritage Sites of Jordan tour

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World Heritage Sites of Jordan tour

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Overview

  • Explore Jordan’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites in our 9-day tour

Tour Highlights:

  • EXPLORE THE RED ROSE CITY OF PETRA
  • TOUR THE UMAYYAD CASTLES
  • DISCOVER ROMAN REMAINS AND MOSAICS AT UM ER-RASAS
  • IMMERSE YOURSELF IN NATURE AT THE VAST DESERT OF WADI RUM
  • VISIT BETHANY BEYOND THE JORDAN
  • ENJOY THE CULTURES OF TOLERANCE, HARMONY BETWEEN RELIGIONS AND HOSPITALITY AT AS SALT CITY

Itinerary

Arrive to Queen Alia International Airport. An optional airport transfer can be arranged from QAIA onto Amman (Supplements apply).

Overnight in Amman.

After breakfast, tour the downtown part of capital city Amman for around 2 hours, exploring the Citadel and the Roman Theatre, two of the most popular archaeological sites in the city. Proceed to the Eastern Desert to visit Al Kharraneh Castle, Amra Castle (a UNESCO World Heritage site), and Al Azraq Castle where Lawrence of Arabia resided and wrote part of his book “Seven Pillars of Wisdom”.

Overnight stay in Amman.

The drive from Amman to the desert castles is around 1 hour 30 mins.

Pick up from Amman and drive north to Jerash, one of the most preserved GrecoRoman cities in the Middle East. After enjoying the ruins and souk at Jerash, proceed to Ajloun and visit the castle, dominating the Ajloun skyline. It was built to ward off the Crusader armies at the key trade and pilgrimage intersection between Jerusalem, Cairo, Damascus, and Mecca. We then head to the village of Orjan for an experience of more traditional life. Meeting our local host where you will be introduced to the culture and daily life of the host community, and sample a delicious feast of traditional food cooked by his family. A great opportunity to ask questions about life in rural Jordan. Back to Amman to spend the night. Overnight in Amman. Drive from Amman to Jerash takes around 1 Hour.

Drive from Jerash to Ajloun takes around 45 minutes. Drive from Ajloun to Amman takes around 1 hr 45 mins.

Early morning pick-up from your hotel in Amman and head to the town of Madaba and discover the amazing Byzantine mosaics excavated from throughout the town. See the ‘Madaba Map’, the oldest preserved mosaic map of the Holy Lands. Visit the Shrine of the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist. Drive to Mount Nebo and wonder at the view where Moses looked across to the Promised Land and later died and was buried. Afterwards we will continue our journey to Um Al Rasas, in 2004, the site was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is valued by archaeologists for its extensive ruins dating to the Roman, Byzantine, and early Muslim periods. Drive to Petra for the overnight.

Driving distance from Amman onto Madaba takes around 1 Hour.

Driving distance from Madaba onto Mount Nebo takes around 20 min.

Driving distance from Mount Nebo onto Um Al Rasas takes around 1 Hour

Driving distance from Um Al Rasas onto Petra takes around 2 Hours 20 min.

A Masterpiece half as old as time; The Red Rose city of Petra. Marvel at the beauty of the ‘Lost City’, exploring its many caves and tombs. Walk through the Siq and be astounded at the magnificent Treasury, the entrance guarding the ancient Nabatean city, now one of the Modern 7 Wonders of the World. Time to then explore the city further, such as Qasr Al-Bint or the Royal Tombs.

Overnight in Petra.

In the morning after breakfast, drive from your hotel in Petra and head south to Wadi Rum, where you will be taken on a roughly 4-hour jeep tour that will allow you to travel around Wadi Rum’s valleys, canyons, dunes and deserts; discover rock inscriptions, majestic views of mountains, landscapes and narrow gorges. The jeep will drive back to your camp, enjoy the delicious Bedouin dinner, the stars and the night in the desert.

Drive from Petra onto Wadi Rum takes around 2 Hours.

Overnight Wadi Rum.

After having breakfast in Wadi Rum you will drive to the lowest point on earth to relax at the Dead Sea. Time to float in the salty water, relax by the pool, enjoy the sunshine and views while trying out the invigorating mud bath to cleanse the skin, and experience the various treatments in the spa.

Overnight at the Dead Sea.

Driving time from Wadi Rum to Dead Sea: Approx. 4hrs

At the lowest point on earth, at 400m below sea level. Enjoy your morning relaxing at the Dead Sea, floating in the salt waters, rest by the pool or pamper yourself with spa treatments. At an agreed upon time with your driver, proceed to the Baptism site, where you will journey back through Jesus’ life and visit the site where he was baptized. Supported by many biblical, archeological, and historical evidence, Bethany Beyond the Jordan was recognized as the authentic site of Jesus’ baptism. Then proceed to As-Salt to explore a city that was built on a very hilly terrain. The centre of town lies in the middle of a deep valley and the town spreads up the surrounding hills. This trail focuses on the religious harmony in As Salt. You will visit mosques, churches and heritage buildings.

Driving distance Dead sea to Baptism site – Approx. 20 mins.

Baptism site to Al Salt – Approx.1 hour.

Al Salt to Amman – Approx.40 mins.

Transfer back to Amman for the overnight.

Depart to QAIA to meet your flight at time TBC.

An optional transfer can be arranged (Supplements apply).

Driving distance from Amman to QAIA: 45 Minutes. End of Services.

FAQs

  • Accommodation: 8 nights (See Accommodation tab for more).
  • Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 3 Dinners (See Food tab for more)
  • Transportation as per itinerary from Days 2 – 8
  • English-Speaking Licensed guide from days 2-8.
  • Jeep tour in Wadi Rum
  • Entrance fees to the sites not included in the Jordan Pass
  • Jordan Pass – “Jordan Wanderer” (Visa & Entrance Fees to the sites included in the Jordan Pass)
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Tips for service providers (guides, drivers, hotel staff, etc.)
  • All personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic drinks and Personal Expenses
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Any airfare
  • Exit tax from Jordan
  • Soft drinks with meals.
  • Meals not included in our itinerary.

Starting Location: 1st night’s hotel. (If the airport pick-up option is selected, then the starting location is at the airport.)

Ending Location: Last night’s hotel. (If the airport drop-off option is selected, then the ending location is at the airport.)

See below the list of meals included in our itinerary

Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9: Breakfast

On days when lunches, dinners are not included, you will have meals on your own so as to give you some flexibility with your dinning options. We strongly encourage you to explore around and try out local restaurants.  *Vegetarian and vegan options are available.

Day 1: 3-star hotel in Amman (twin-share)

Day 2: 3-star hotel in Amman (twin-share)

Day 3: 3-star hotel in Amman (twin-share)

Day 4: 3-star hotel in Petra (twin-share)

Day 5: 3-star hotel in Petra (twin-share)

Day 6: Bedouin Camp in Wadi Rum (twin-share) with shared toilets and showers.

Day 7: 5-star hotel at the Dead Sea (twin-share)

Day 8: 3-star hotel in Amman (twin-share)

Day 9: N/A

Good fitness level is required. You will need to be comfortable with longer days of touring (both walking tours and coach/transport time).

The classic Tent features a comfortable bedroom with 2 beds with no AC and shared toilet and showers.

Upgrade to Deluxe tents is optional (supplements apply). Deluxe Tents are classic style Bedouin tents with AC and Private bathroom NOT a Bubble, Dome or Martian tents style!

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