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!
Ready to discover the cultural treasures of Jordan? Arrive at your US 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.
Touch down in Amman and transfer to your hotel.* Amman is the modern capital of Jordan but possesses dozens of ancient historical sites, set into a hillside in northern Jordan. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. Alternatively, if you arrive early in the day, why not enough an optional excursion to the Ma'in Hot Springs to unwind after your journey. ** Dinner and overnight stay in Amman.***
* Possibility of booking early check-in in the next step of the booking process.
** Optional Ma'in Hot Springs Excursion: Enjoy a day spent unwinding at the Ma'in Hot Springs Resort & Spa. Bathe in the therapeutic hot springs and enjoy the swimming pool and natural waterfall.
*** Please note: If you arrive at the hotel after 9:00 p.m, dinner will not be included. Instead, you will have the option to reserve a cold packed dinner for an additional charge in the next step of the booking process.
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! Dinner and overnight stay in Petra.
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. Dinner under the stars and overnight at the camp in Wadi Rum.
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 US. Arrive in the US 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.
9 days trip including flights*
8 days and 7 nights in destination
NYC - AMM
NYC - AMM
AMM - NYC
* 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.
*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, Olive Hotel.
Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.
* 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 departure day.
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.
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, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary are subject to changes and/or cancellations without notice.
Children: 0 - 11 years.
Please note: the child rate only applies when the child shares a bed with their parents. If you require an extra bed or triple room an adult rate will apply.
Triple room: the third bed will be a rollaway bed.
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