Jordan Lawrence escorted tour in seven days. The history of Jordan may be etched in stone (and buried by sand), but its future is written in glass and steel. The country that captivated Lawrence of Arabia and Indiana Jones is now yours to visit. Do not hesitate to explore this small country, filled with incredible archaeological sites and natural wonders. Memories of delicious local meals will remain with you for a long time. Although squashed between tense neighbors, Jordan kept to itself in recent years and plays an important humanitarian role. Everywhere you travel, you are greeted by a proud and warm people, happy to show you their country
At a glance
|Sun||Welcome to Amman. Transfer to hotel|
|Mon||Amman morning tour. Dinner at Kan Zaman Village|
|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. Tour ends in Aqaba|
> Departure weekly on Sundays from Amman
> Explore the rich history of Amman, Jordan's diverse capital
> Drive down to the lowest spot on Earth, the Dead Sea
> Tour Jerash, the best-preserved city dating back to Roman times
> Travel through magnificent scenery towards Petra
> In Petra, walk through the Siq before arriving at the famous Treasury and other monuments
> End your holiday with a visit to Wadi Rum Desert
- Meet at Amman International Airport (arrivals between the hours of 8.00 AM and 8.00 PM).
- You will be transferred to the hotel of your choice in Amman.
- Overnight in Amman.
- After breakfast we have a morning tour of Amman.
- We visit 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.
- This afternoon is at your leisure to further explore the wonders of this city.
- Then we visit Kan Zaman Village for Dinner; a folklore show and a preview of the many handicraft ateliers.
- Return to your hotel in Amman.
- Overnight at your hotel in Amman.
- 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.
- Meet and assist on arrival by our local representative
- Sightseeing tours and intercity transfers as per itinerary in AC vehicle
- 6 Nights’ Accommodation at selected hotels in a double room sharing
- Meals: as mentioned
- Local English Speaking Guide
- Entrance fees
- International/Domestic flights – Departure & Fuel taxes (Contact us for best airfares)
- Personal expenses, meals and drinks unless otherwise specified
- Travel insurance
- Jordan visa fee
- Services not stated in the itinerary
- 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
Best time to go
Jordan’s climate depends on the elevation you will be. Spring time 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
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
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
Discover Jerash, the Dead Sea, Petra and Wadi Rum on this 7 day tour of Jordan from Amman. Explore Amman and admire the city’s impressive Roman theater. Explore ancient ruins in Jerash, float in the Dead Sea’s salty waters and gaze over the rugged Moab Desert. Visit St George’s Church in Madaba and learn of the city’s biblical sites. Take in panoramic views over the Jordan Valley from Mount Nebo. Enjoy a full day’s sightseeing in UNESCO–listed Petra and explore Wadi Rum in style by 4x4 Jeep.
Start this seven-day tour in Amman, one of the Middle East’s up and coming cities. Where underground galleries, trendy cafes and skyscrapers can be found together with the treasures from Islamic antiquity.
Then there’s the desert Jordan, the Nabataean kingdom among the dunes –home to crusader castles, 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.