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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Itinerary

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 have dinner in a local restaurant. (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:

5 nights’ hotel accommodation in Amman

2 nights’ hotel accommodation in Petra

Round trip transfers from Amman International Airport

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

Horse ride in Petra

Baggage handling

Service of SLT local representatives

All Advertised rates are per person in a double occupancy room based on Value hotel (see accommodation tab above).
Upgrade to Deluxe hotels, add $650
Upgrade only in Petra, Add $299.

High season travel supplement  $100 per person for travel period October  01 – May 31

Advertised rate is for Low season travel period  June 1 – September 30 , 2024 and 2025 (Excluding Easter & Event Blackout dates)
Single room supplement, add $490 Value Class / $850 Deluxe Hotel category
Optional lunches on tours, add $220

Amman:
First Class, Toledo Amman
Deluxe, Kempinski Hotel
Petra:
First Class, Petra Palace Hotel
Deluxe, Hyatt Zaman Hotel
Toledo Hotel, Amman

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