Discovery Tour of Jordan

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Per person sharing

Join the Discovery Jordan tour and spend one-week learning more about 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.

Highlights

> Tour starts weekly on a Sunday
> Explore Amman historical treasures followed by dinner at a local restaurant
> Travel north and see spectacular views of the Sea of Galilee
> Visit the best preserved Roman city Jerash
> Stop at the oldest map of the Holy Land before reaching Petra
> Full day tour of Petra built by the Nabateans
> Take a trip through the Wadi Rum Desert in 4WD 

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Itinerary

Day 4

Amman (B)

  • A late morning tour of Jerash (Gerasa of antiquity); the best preserved city of Roman times; to visit its theatres; temples; churches and colonnaded streets.
  • Then continue to Ajloun to tour the 12th century Saracen Castle built by one of Saladins lieutenants in the campaign against the Crusaders.
  • Return to Amman after the tour.
  • Overnight at your hotel in Amman.
Day 5

Amman – Petra (B)

  • Check out of your hotel in the morning.
  • We drive southwards along the Kings Way to Petra; visiting Madaba with the oldest map of the Holy Land; and its Mosaic School; Mt. Nebo and the alleged burial site of Moses overlooking the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley
  • We then drive through the magnificent scenery of Wadi Mujib to Kerak to visit the Crusader Castle
  • We stop for an optional lunch
  • Arrive and check in to your hotel in Petra
  • Overnight at your hotel in Petra
Day 6

Petra (B)

  • After breakfast we have a full day to visit the many sites of Petra.
  • Petra is a city that was carved into the rose-red Sharah Mountains by the Nabateans and lost to Civilization until re-discovered by the Swiss Burkhardt.
  • Walk through the Siq; a narrow and winding fissure between the cliffs; to reach the Treasury; the Roman Theatre; the Courts; Qasr Bint Pharaoun; Temple of the Winged Lions and other monuments.
  • We have a break for optional lunch.
  • If not having lunch you may wish to climb up to the Monastery.
  • Overnight at your hotel in Petra.

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 MAR 19 to 28 FEB 20
  • High Season supplements may be applicable

    Contact us for any other travel date required

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.