Royal Tour of Jordan - 8 Days

Overview

This package includes 5 nights in Amman, 2 nights in Petra, Guided tours in Amman, Jerash, Ajlun, the Dead Sea, Mabada, Mt. Nebo, Kerak, and Petra.

Amman: Spend 5 nights in historic Amman, the capitol of the Hashemite Kingdom. Amman City tour, including the Kan Zaman Village. Visit to the “Pompeii of the East” – Jerash and Ajlun.

Dead Sea/Pella/Umm Qais: Visit & swim in the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth. Continue to Pella, the Jordan Valley then on to Umm Qais, the Gadara of Antiquity, view the magnificent Sea of Galilee.

Mabada / Mt. Nebo / Kerak: Visit St. George’s Church where the oldest map of the Holy Land exists. Mt. Nebo the alleged burial site of Moses.

Petra / Wadi Rum: 2 nights in Petra. Full day tour of visit the ‘Treasury’. Visit Wadi Rum Desert and its awesome moonlike landscape.

Accommodations: Include value category hotels in Amman and Petra.  

Extensions available:  Egypt & Deluxe Nile Cruise, Jerusalem & Nazareth, Syria.

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Arrival at the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, where you will be met by our representative, assisted through customs and formalities and escorted your hotel in Amman.

A morning city tour of Amman, visiting the Roman Theater, the Citadel, the Archeology and Folklore Museums, old and modern Amman. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight we will take a tour to Kan Zaman Village for dinner. (BD)

Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast we proceed to the Dead Sea for a swim in the salty waters of this lowest spot on earth. Here you will experience the ultimate sensation of trying to swim, while you can actually only float. You have free time at the Dead Sea for swimming and relaxing at the beach. Continue on to Pella, another city of the Decapolis, in the Jordan Valley. Most of the visible structures date from the Roman, Byzantine and Islamic periods (2nd to 14th Centuries A.D.) and there is ample evidence of human occupation during the earlier Hellenistic, Persian, Iron, Bronze, Chalcolithic, Neolithic and Paleolithic periods. Then proceed to Umm Qais or Gadara of antiquity. Gadara commands a magnificent view over the northern Jordan Valley, the Sea of Galilee (Lake Tiberias), the Yarmouk River gorge and the Golan Heights. In the evening we return to the hotel in Amman for overnight. (B)

Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, enjoy an orientation tour of Amman, the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom. Often referred to as the “White City” because of the white stone used to build houses, Amman offers a contrast between oriental and cosmopolitan. Proceed to the North of Amman for a 45-minute drive to the best-preserved example of Roman civilization, the city of Jerash. Jerash, part of the Decapolis (the ten big Roman cities of the East) has been called the “Pompeii of the East” for its unique state of preservation. The city features theaters, churches, temples (Zeus and Artemis), a Nymphaeum and colonnaded streets. After the visit, proceed to the Saracen castle at Ajlun. This 12th Century castle was built by Saladin in his successful campaign to drive the Crusaders from Jordan in 1189 and is an outstanding example of Arab/Islamic military architecture. In the late afternoon, return to your hotel in Amman for overnight. (B)

Breakfast

After breakfast depart Amman to Petra via the Kings’ Road. En route, visit the mosaic city of Madaba, where the oldest map of the Holy Land exists on the floor of Saint George’s Church. Madaba, or Medeba in antiquity, features many famous mosaics that exist in public and private buildings. After Madaba, a short drive will bring us to Mt. Nebo, the alleged burial site of Moses overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Here Franciscans have built a structure that protects a 4th and 6th Century Byzantine church. After visiting this site, we continue on via the scenic canyons of Wadi Mujib (Arnon’s Valley in the Bible) to the Crusader castle at Kerak. This 12th Century hill top fortress features galleries, towers, and chapels and ramparts that recall the gallantry of the Crusaders themselves. Then proceed to Petra and check in at your hotel. (B)

Breakfast

After breakfast, depart on a full day tour of Petra. Once the ancient Nabatean capital, this city has a lot to tell. The visit starts at the visitors center, where we are assigned a Bedouin guided horse for the journey to the entrance of the lost city. After passing some tombs that are located outside the city, we will pass through the Siq an immense crack in the Nubian sandstone. It is a winding, one-kilometer-long fissure between overhanging cliffs that seem to meet more than 300 feet overhead. Near the end of the passage, the Siq, we will make one last turn and out of the gloom into a towering brightness, where Petra’s most impressive monument, el Khazneh – “The Treasury”, stands. This most elegant remains of antiquity is carved out of solid rock from the side of the mountain. It is nearly 140 feet high and 90 feet wide. Beyond el Khazneh we are surrounded on both sides by hundreds of Petra’s carved and built structures, soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, a carved Roman theater, large and small houses, burial chambers and much more. The Victorian traveler and poet, Dean Burgon, gave Petra a description which holds to this day – “Match me such a marvel save in Eastern clime, a rose-red city half as old as time.” (B)

Breakfast

Visit the Wadi Rum Desert (a short ride in 4×4 vehicle) and its awesome moonlike landscape, where the film “Lawrence of Arabia” was shot. Time permitting we may have a short visit to Aqaba. Return to Amman on the Desert Highway. Overnight in Amman. (B )

Breakfast

Morning bid farewell to this ancient city as you are escorted to Amman Airport in time for your return flight to the U.S. Or contact us for extension options to Egypt, Israel or Syria. (B)

Breakfast

Includes:

  • 7 nights’ hotel accommodations
  • Round trip transfers from Amman International Airport (Package includes transfers provided arrivals and departure is based on Royal Jordanian Air.)
    It is required to purchase private airport transfers if any other air carrier is used other than Royal Jordanian Air. $25 pp each way.
  • Meals:  8 Meals including 7- breakfasts & 1 dinner.
  • Guided tours in Amman, Jerash, Ajloun, the Dead Sea, Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Kerak, Petra; including entrance fees
  • Luggage handling & service

Excludes:

  • International airfare
  • Single supplement in First Class $350 in Deluxe $550
  • Optional lunches will touring + $180

Notice:  Jordan Visa will be granted free on arrival Amman Airport.

HIGH SEASON SUPPLEMENT  CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR +$300PP

OPTIONAL Discounted Round Trip Air from JFK on Royal Jordanian Airlines – Please call 1-800-783-7839

NOTICE:  Sunny Land Tours is not responsible for any issues/costs resulting from delays or interruption in air transportation.  All such issues should be addressed directly with the  airline.

Value Hotels:

Amman:

Toledo Hotel or similar

Is situated in the heart of Amman, on the edge of the old city center and within walking distance to the new downtown. Toledo Amman Hotel is only few minutes away from major historical and biblical sites, in addition only a two minute walk to the future entertainment center “Al Abdali Project”.

Petra:

Petra Palace or similar

Is an elegant three star deluxe hotel offering accommodation, in a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere. As a family run hotel, we take pride in offering traditional Arabic hospitality and are committed, along with our dedicated team, to provide our guests with the utmost personalized service, ensuring a comfortable and memorable stay at our hotel. The hotel is greatly distinguished by its prime location, being only footsteps away from the hidden mythical city of Petra, making our guests’ visit to this spectacularly rock-carved city of Petra, exceptionally convenient.

Luxury Hotels

Amman:.

Le Meriden Amman Hotel

Le Méridien Amman Hotel is located in the heart of Jordan’s capital and the centre of Amman’s Shmeisani business and diplomatic district. It offers convenient access to the Amman Citadel, the Roman Theatre, and many of the city’s malls and shopping areas.

Petra:

Petra Marriott or similar

Enjoy one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the ancient Nabatean city of Petra carved from the rock over a thousand years ago. Embracing traditional hospitality and overlooking Jordan’s timeless wonder, the Petra Marriott Hotel offers anticipatory & traditional service designed to exceed all expectations. The hotel is a haven for comfort and luxury.

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Royal Tour of Jordan
From $1,299.00
per Adult

Trip Facts

  • Car
  • Hotel
  • Sight Seeing
  • Breakfast
  • DEAD SEA / PELLA / UMM QAIS / JERASH / AJLUN / MADABA/ MT. NEBO / KERAK / PETRA