Jordan in 9 Days
Wonders of the Hashemite Kingdom
Our classic tour of Jordan, this magical trip includes a visit to the legendary lost city of Petra, one of the 7 Wonders of the World and an overnight stay in the breathtaking Wadi Rum Desert!
Be seduced by the fascinating Hashemite Kingdom! Explore the capital of Amman, be amazed by the Greco-Roman city of Jerash, see the magical Castle of Ajloun and take in the views from mythical Mount Nebo. Float on the waters of the Dead Sea, admire the ancient Nabatean city of Petra, cross the desert of Wadi Rum in a 4x4 and spend the night under the stars in a traditional desert camp!
9 days trip including flights*
8 days and 7 nights in destination
LON - AMM
LON - AMM
AMM - LON
* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.
The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.
Ready to discover the cultural treasures of Jordan? Arrive at your UK/Ireland departure airport to board a flight to Amman.* Night on board.
* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.
* Possibility of booking early check-in in the next step of the booking process.
*Optional Amman City Tour with Dinner: Explore Amman this afternoon, the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom founded 7000 years ago. See the city's most emblematic sights including Amman Citadel, Hercules Temple, the Byzantine Church and the Ummayad Palace and pay a visit to the fascinating Amman Archaeological Museum. Head downtown to see the incredible Roman Amphitheatre and the old markets before exploring the newer part of the city. End the tour with an authentic Jordanian dinner at a local restaurant.
Breakfast at the hotel. Begin the day with a brief city tour of Amman. See both the new and old parts of the city on a panoramic bus ride. Afterwards, continue to Jerash, known as the 'Pompeii of the East'. Inhabited since the Bronze Age, this amazing Greco-Roman city is the best-preserved example of Roman-era ruins in Jordan. See the impressive Hadrian's Arch, the Hippodrome, the Temple of Artemis and the Roman Theatre, among other highlights, as you explore this amazing archaeological site. Next, continue to Ajloun Castle, built by Saladin in the 12th-century. One of the most amazing castles in the Middle East, here you can soak up the fabulous views of the Dead Sea from its hilltop vantage point. Return to Amman and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Dinner and overnight stay in Amman.
Breakfast at the hotel. Head east today to discover the Desert Castles of Azraq, Kharanah and Amra. Dating from the early Islamic era, the castles were built as retreats for the Caliphs of the time. Explore these historic fortresses and learn more about the history of 7th-century Jordan. Afterwards, continue to the eternal Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth at an amazing 400-meters below sea level! Take in the spectacular views before enjoying some free time to relax, swim and float in the salty waters! The mineral-rich mud is said to be therapeutic so be sure to treat your skin to a little indulgence! Return to Amman after an action-packed day. Dinner and overnight stay in Amman.
Breakfast at the hotel. Set off for Madaba this morning to see the oldest mosaic map in the world, housed within the historic St. George Church. Continue to Mount Nebo, overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Believed to be the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land and later buried, take in the spectacular views of this sacred place. Next, drive to the fascinating Shobak Castle, a Crusader Castle dating back to 1115. At the end of the visit, head to Petra and check in at the hotel. Spend the evening at your leisure, ready to discover the ancient city in the morning! If you can't wait, we recommend an optional Petra by Night excursion!* Dinner and overnight stay in Petra.
*Optional Petra By Night Excursion: Savour the opportunity to discover the legendary sights of Petra by night! Walk along the Siq Gorge before arriving at the iconic Treasury to admire its legendary candlelit facade. A spectacular sight!
Breakfast at the hotel. Spend today exploring the famed Nabatean capital with an excursion to Petra! During the visit, discover the most important and representative monuments, sculpted into the rock by this ancient civilization. Admire the Treasury, the famous and most internationally recognised monument, as seen in one of the Indiana Jones films and other highlights, such as the Colored Tombs and the Royal Tombs. Let your imagination run wild as you learn about life here in ancient times. Petra is one of those places in the world that you must visit at least once in your life! A true wonder of the world, enjoy an unforgettable day exploring this bucket-list site. At the end of the visit, return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Petra.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, head to a lesser-known site named Little Petra, located north of Petra. A narrow gorge of 2 meters wide, this rocky landscape is adorned with typical Nabatean architecture, making this one of the most unique sites in the country. Originally, Little Petra was inhabited by the Nabateans and is home to a number of tombs, water tanks and riverbeds. Next, continue to beautiful Wadi Rum, the desert made famous by Lawrence of Arabia. Take a 4x4 excursion across the lunar-like landscape for an unforgettable experience. We recommend an optional Stargazing Excursion to discover the secrets of the night's sky!* Dinner under the stars and overnight at the camp in Wadi Rum.
*Optional Wadi Rum Stargazing Experience: Discover the secrets of the night's sky! Head to an area without light pollution and enjoy a 20-minute presentation before viewing the incredible star constellations with the help of telescopes. This excursion is weather dependent.
Breakfast at the camp. At the indicated time, return to Amman and spend the rest of the day at your leisure, soaking up the culture and atmosphere of the Jordanian capital. Dinner and overnight stay in Amman.
Breakfast at the hotel.* It's time to bring your adventure through Jordan to an end. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.
* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.
Accommodation: 7 Nights
*In case the advertised hotels are not available they will be replaced by one of these alternative hotels with the same quality: Gerasa, Larsa Hotel Amman, MENA Tyche Hotel, Olive Hotel, Sparr Hotel Amman.
Included activity for day 3 in Amman
Duration 01:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx
Brief Panoramic City Tour of Amman
Begin the day with a brief city tour of Amman. See both the new and old parts of the city on a panoramic bus ride.
What's included: Brief panoramic bus tour
Included activity for day 3 in Jerash
Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination
Jerash City Tour
Inhabited since the Bronze Age, this incredible Greco-Roman city is home to the best-preserved Roman-era ruins in Jordan. See the impressive Hadrian's Arch, the Hippodrome, the Temple of Artemis and the Roman Theatre as you explore Jerash!
What's included: Guide, transfers and entrances
Included activity for day 3 in Ajloun Castle
Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination
Visit to Ajloun Castle
Visit Ajloun Castle, built by Saladin in the 12th-century to safeguard the trade route between Damascus and Southern Jordan. One of the most impressive Muslim castles in the Middle East, here you can soak up fabulous views of the Dead Sea.
What's included: Guide, transfers and entrances
Included activity for day 4 in Amman
Duration 09:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx
Desert Castles & Dead Sea Full-Day Excursion
Discover the Desert Castles of Azraq, Kharanah and Amra. Afterwards, continue to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth at 400-meters below sea level! Take in the spectacular views before enjoying time to relax, swim and float in the salty waters!
What's included: Guide, transfers and entrances.
Suggested activity for day 2 in Amman
Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 16:00 Approx
Amman Afternoon City Tour
See the city's most emblematic sights including Amman Citadel, Hercules Temple, the Byzantine Church and Ummayad Palace. Pay a visit to Amman Archaeological Museum and the Roman Amphitheatre and end the tour with an authentic meal at a local restaurant.
What's included: Transfer, guide, tickets & local dinner Not included: Drinks, tips or any other service not mentioned
Suggested activity for day 5 in Petra
Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 20:00 Approx
Petra By Night Excursion
Savour the opportunity to discover the legendary sights of Petra by night! Walk along the Siq Gorge before arriving at the iconic Treasury to admire its legendary candlelit facade. A spectacular sight!
Suggested activity for day 7
Upgrade to a Martian Tent in Wadi Rum
Supplement to upgrade to a Martian Tent for one night in the Wadi Rum desert. Enjoy a larger room and unforgettable views of the desert from the panoramic window!
Suggested activity for day 7 in Wadi Rum
Wadi Rum Stargazing Experience
Discover the secrets of the night's sky! Head to an area without light pollution and enjoy a 20-minute presentation before viewing the incredible star constellations with the help of telescopes. This excursion is weather dependent.
The price includes
- Included in all our trips. more information
- Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
- International flights: UK/Ireland - Amman - UK/Ireland.
- 7 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels and a Tent Camp in Wadi Rum. *more informationSee hotels included
- 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners. **more information
- Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
- Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide. ***more informationSee itinerary
- All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
- Free visa on arrival. ****more information
- ATOL Protection.
- 4x4 excursion in Wadi Rum.
Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.
* If you arrive in the early hours between 00:00 and 06:00, you must add the optional early check-in to have access to your room immediately.
* You will have the option to add early check-in on arrival in the next step of the booking process.
* Possibility to upgrade to a Martian Tent in Wadi Rum in the next step of the booking process.
** Upgrade to full-board by adding 6 lunches in local restaurants in the next step of the booking process.
** Dinner box supplement (per box/dinner) for the first night is available in the next step of the booking process.
*** Please note: the order of the itinerary may differ depending on your arrival day at destination.
Monday and Saturday: 2 nights Amman, 2 nights Petra, 1 night Wadi Rum, 2 nights Amman.
Tuesday and Sunday: 1 night Amman, 2 nights Petra, 1 night Wadi Rum, 3 nights Amman.
Friday: 3 nights Amman, 2 nights Petra, 1 night Wadi Rum, 1 night Amman.
**** Passport details are necessary to obtain a free visa. A copy of the passport of all travelers must be sent to email@example.com once your reservation is complete.
Important: The airport transfer on arrival in Amman will be shared with other travelers in your tour group. A guide will be there to meet you on arrival, but you may be required to wait for up to two hours before leaving for the hotel, depending on the flight arrival times.
- Entry requirementsPassport with a minimum of six months validity. One page required for stamp.
- VisaA visa is mandatory. This is issued on arrival to the country.
- CurrencyJordanian Dinar.
- Electricity220 V. European style plug
- HealthThere are no mandatory vaccinations for travelers from the UK.
- Time zoneUTC + 02:00.
- Other useful informationYou should always bargain when you go shopping.
- Tourist Office websitehttp://sp.visitjordan.com
Important: Please note that professional cameras, such as those with big zoom lenses, drones of any kind and tripods of any kind are not allowed in Jordan. Bringing these objects into the country can cause delays at the airport so please leave these items at home.
Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.
Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.
Due to adverse weather conditions and/or for safety reasons and/or need to the smoothness of the trip run by our group partner, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary are subject to changes and/or cancellations without notice.
Children: 0 - 11 years.
Triple room: the third bed will be a rollaway bed.
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Exoticca Travel Stories
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I had a very enjoyable, unforgettable holiday.
The hotels were very good, with no problems transferring to and from the airport. Our guide, Adnan, was the best ever. Excursions were well planned but involved a lot of walking. After this trip, you will have a better understanding of Middle Eastern politics and history.