Discovery Tour of Jordan

7
nights and
8
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13,378

Per person sharing

Join the Discovery Jordan tour and spend one-week discovering monumental churches, crusader castles and the lost city of Petra. Make a stop at the salt shores of the Dead Sea and drive through the lunar landscape of Wadi Rum.
Jordan has a past that may be etched in stone (and buried by sand), but its future is written in glass and steel. 
Start this eight-day tour in Amman, the capital of Jordan and one of the Middle East’s up and coming cities. Here underground galleries, trendy cafes and skyscrapers can be found together with the treasures from Islamic antiquity.

At a glance

Sun Welcome to Amman. Transfer to hotel
Mon Amman morning tour. Dinner at local Restaurant
Tue Travel to the Dead Sea & Um Qais. Return to Amman
Wed Visit Jerash and Ajloun. Overnight in Amman
Thu Travel on Kings Way to Petra, with a stop in Madaba
Fri Petra: full day tour
Sat Experience the Wadi Rum and return to Amman
Sun Transfer to Amman Airport. End of tour.

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Country information

Best time to go
Jordan’s climate depends on the elevation you will be. Springtime is the best time for visiting Amman and Northern Jordan. Summer time’s temperature (June-July-August) are high to extremely high, especially in the Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea area. December to February (winter) will have chilly mornings and nights. However, Aqaba at the Red Sea will have very pleasant days during these months

Jordan food & drink
The local cuisine is typically Middle Eastern which includes freshly made yogurt and cheese. Aubergines, chickpeas, lentils and beans are often the basis of a meal as well as Khoubs (flatbread). Alcohol is served in Restaurants/Bards except during the month of Ramadan. Black and herbal teas are the standard drink in Jordan

Tipping
In principle, a 10% service charge is added to Restaurant bills. All other tips will be at your discretion

Getting around in Jordan
Car rental is a popular way of getting around the country. Local buses go throughout the country, BUT, they do not have a set timetable an will not leave till the bus is full. Taxis in Jordan come cheap and a 20-minute ride should cost you not more than USD 5.00.  

Culture and Language
A handshake in Jordan is the most common way to greet a person. Jordan, as the other countries in the Middle East, pride themselves on hospitality.  Visitors receive a warm welcome when arriving in the country.  Arabic is the official language, but English is widely spoken especially in the main cities. Attempting to learn a few Arabic words will gain you the respect from the locals. Never discuss politics  

Local Cuisine
Mansaf: a dish of tender meat layered with paper-thin flatbread and aromatic rice
Falafel: crisp balls shaped from spiced chickpeas
Kanufa: Pastry layers topped with tangy cheese or cream and a popular dessert dish
Maqluba: A dish of rice, chicken, potatoes and vegetables which has been simmered for a long time at a low temperature
Zaarb: a traditional hearty meal eaten under the stars. Marinated meat mixed with chunks of vegetables and baked in a pit lined with hot coals and covered over by sand

Then there’s the Jordan desert. The Nabataean kingdom among the dunes – home to crusader castle. The desert of Lawrence of Arabia and white-robed shepherds leading their sheep across the desert. Travel across the lunar landscape of Wadi Rum on a 4 X 4 safari, float in the Dead Sea, explore palm-fringed wadis and wander old Roman roads to the ancient city of Petra.

Read our blog article on The Nabataean Kingdom


Itinerary

Day 1

Amman

  • Meet at Amman International Airport (arrivals between the hours of 8.00 AM and 8.00 PM).
  • You will be met and assisted; through the airport upon your arrival and then transferred to the hotel of your choice in Amman.
  • Overnight at your hotel in Amman.
Day 2

Amman (B-D)

  • Morning tour of Amman; visiting the Roman Theatre; the Citadel; the Archaeology and the Folklore Museums; old and modern Amman; and one of the many art galleries in this capital city.
  • The afternoon is at your leisure to further explore the city of Amman.
  • Dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Overnight at your hotel in Amman.
Day 3

Amman (B)

  • This morning we drive down to the lowest spot on earth and experience floating in the waters of the Dead Sea; be sure to bring your bathing costumes for this amazing experience.
  • Continue northwards to Pella in the Jordan Valley.
  • Continue to Um Qais; Gedara of the Bible (Mathew 8:28-43); for a spectacular view of the Sea of Galilee; the Yarmouk River and the Golan Heights.
  • Return in the late afternoon to Amman.
  • Overnight at your hotel in Amman.

Inclusions

  • Meet and assist on arrival and departure by our local representative 
  • Sightseeing tours and intercity transfers as per itinerary in AC vehicle
  • 7 Nights’ Accommodation at selected hotels in a double room sharing
  • Meals: as mentioned 
  • Local English Speaking Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Tour starts on Sunday

Exclusions

  • International/Domestic flights – Departure & Fuel taxes (Contact us for best airfares)
  • Personal expenses, meals and drinks unless otherwise specified
  • Travel insurance
  • Jordan visa fee
  • Tips
  • Services not stated in the itinerary

Validity

  • Rate valid for travel between 01 APR and 28 FEB 2019
     
  • Seasonal supplements applicable for travel in SEP - OCT - NOV and December 2018