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Hashemite Kingdom, Istanbul & Cappadocia

Jordan & Turkey in 16 Days, 14 Nights in Destination

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An action-packed tour through Jordan and Turkey, including the top archaeological and cultural sights, from the ancient city of Petra and the eternal Dead Sea to the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia and much more!

Trip Highlights

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    Ajloun Castle
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    Amman
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    Jerash
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    Mount Nebo
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    Petra
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    Wadi Rum
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    Ankara
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    Cappadocia
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    Istanbul

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  3. All transfers

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  5. Some meals

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From $2,799

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  • 13 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels.
  • 1 night in a Tent Camp in Wadi Rum.
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  • 13 nights accommodation in Superior category hotels.
  • 1 night in a Tent Camp in Wadi Rum.
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  • 13 nights accommodation in Superior and Luxury category hotels.
  • 1 night in a Martian tent Camp in Wadi Rum.

Accommodation: 14 Nights

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The hotels we select comply with our high standards and requirements per category. The allocation is dependent on availability and seasonality, so you can be assigned any of our selection, including the following: Amman Strand Hotel, Amman Strand Luxury Hotel, Gerasa, Larsa Hotel Amman, MENA Tyche Hotel, Olive Hotel, Sparr Hotel Amman, The Sanrock Hotel

Itinerary

Experience the wonders of Jordan and Turkey! Discover Amman, the Greco-Roman city of Jerash and its Castle of Ajloun. Relax in the waters of the Dead Sea, admire the ancient wonders of Petra and sleep under the stars in the Wadi Rum desert. Explore the cities of Istanbul and Ankara, cruise along the Bosphorus and see the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia and the ancient caves of the Goreme Valley.

 

1st Day: US - Night on board
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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.

2nd Day: Amman
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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 the hillside in northern Jordan. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure. Dinner** and overnight stay in Amman.

*Possibility of booking early check-in in the next step of the booking process.

**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.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
ibis Amman or similar

1026 Reviews

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3rd Day: Amman - Jerash - Ajloun Castle - Amman
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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.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
ibis Amman or similar

1026 Reviews

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Jerash City Tour

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Brief Panoramic City Tour of Amman

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Visit to Ajloun Castle

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4th Day: Amman - Desert Castles - Dead Sea - Amman
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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. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
ibis Amman or similar

1026 Reviews

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Activities

included
Desert Castles & Dead Sea Full-Day Excursion

Moderate

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5th Day: Amman - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Shobak Castle - Petra
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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.

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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!

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Town Season Hotel or similar

298 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to Shobak Castle

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Madaba City Tour & Mount Nebo

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Petra By Night Excursion

Light

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6th Day: Petra
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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.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Town Season Hotel or similar

298 Reviews

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Activities

included
Full-Day Tour of Petra

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7th Day: Petra - Little Petra - Wadi Rum
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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.

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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. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Mazayen Rum Camp (Deluxe ... or similar

477 Reviews

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Activities

included
4x4 Desert Safari in Wadi Rum

Moderate

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Little Petra Tour

Moderate

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Wadi Rum Stargazing Experience

Light

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Upgrade to a Martian Tent in Wadi Rum
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8th Day: Wadi Rum - Amman
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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. Alternatively, why not take an optional city tour to get to know the most emblematic sights in the city?* Dinner and overnight stay in Amman.

*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.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Olive Hotel or similar

116 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Amman Afternoon City Tour

Moderate

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9th Day: Amman - Istanbul
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Breakfast* at the hotel. It's time to discover the immense history and incredible landscapes of Turkey! Transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Istanbul. Arrive in the bustling melting-pot of Istanbul, once the capital of Turkey and a city of immense history, wonderful culture and delicious cuisine. Transfer to your hotel, get settled and, if time allows, enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure exploring this historic, lively city. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

*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

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tryp by Wyndham Istanbul ... or similar

38 Reviews

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10th Day: Istanbul, Turkey
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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, head to the grandiose Suleymaniye Mosque, located on the third hill of Istanbul, boasting one of the most incredible panoramic views of the city. The mosque was designed by the imperial architect of great importance, Mimar Sinan, commissioned by ruler Suleiman the Magnificent, and built circa 1550.

After the visit, the rest of the day is at leisure to explore Istanbul at your own pace. Discover its labyrinthine bazaars, vibrant city life and eclectic architecture. To fully immerse yourself in the local culture and to ensure you discover the ins and outs of this intricate city, we recommend an optional full-day city tour of Instanbul* and/or an optional dinner show on the Bosphorus!** Bear in mind that if you choose to wander the city independently, there is no included transfer back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

*Optional Full-Day Istanbul City Tour: See the most emblematic sights in Istanbul, beginning with the incredible Topkapi Palace, once the residence of the Ottoman Sultans. Next, visit the Hagia Sophia for a brief photostop, where your guide will give a presentation on the iconic building's history. We won't enter now, but you'll have time to do so on your own later! Stop for lunch at a local restaurant in Sultanahmet before continuing with a tour of the outside of the iconic Blue Mosque and the historic Hippodrome. End the afternoon at the bustling Grand Bazaar, home to more than 4000 shops.

**Optional Dinner Show on the Bosphorus: A great way to enjoy a traditional Turkish dinner on a cruise that sails down the Bosphorus at night. See the illuminated suspension bridges of Istanbul as they twinkle in the evening light. Enjoy exciting dance shows (belly dance and dervish), Turkish music, a delicious dinner and two drinks per person.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tryp by Wyndham Istanbul ... or similar

38 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to the Mosque of Suleiman the Magnificent.

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Full-Day Istanbul City Tour

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Dinner Show on the Bosphorus
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11th Day: Istanbul
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Breakfast at the hotel. Begin the day with  the famous Spice Bazaar, established by the Ottomans and filled with exotic aromas. Next, head to a boat trip on the Bosphorus Channel, which runs through the heart of the city, marking the border between Europe and Asia. Appreciate captivating views of the old palaces of the Sultans and traditional riverside houses as you view the city from a different perspective. After disembarking, the remainder of the day is free to enjoy the delights of Istanbul at your own pace. We recommend an optional excursion to the Anatolian side of the city to see its more important sights and discover more of Istanbul!* Bear in mind that if you choose to wander the city independently, there is no included transfer back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Istanbul.

*Optional Half-Day Anatolian Istanbul Excursion with Lunch: Explore the Anatolian part of the city! This stunning region is home to some of the country's most beautiful architecture and waterfront attractions. From the iconic Beylerbeyi Palace to the murals adorning the winding streets, you'll be awestruck by the variety and beauty of the sights. Drive directly to the Camlica Hill, located in the underrated Üsküdar district. Take in the stunning panoramic views from the highest point and soak up the bustling atmosphere from the city below. With its rich history and vibrant culture, the Anatolian part of Istanbul is an unforgettable destination. Enjoy lunch included.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tryp by Wyndham Istanbul ... or similar

38 Reviews

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Activities

included
Bosphorus Cruise & Spice Bazaar Visit

Moderate

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Half-Day Anatolian Istanbul Excursion with Lunch

Moderate

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12th Day: Istanbul - Ankara
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Breakfast at the hotel. Begin your journey to Ankara, crossing the spectacular mountains of Bolu along the route. Arrive and enjoy a panoramic tour of Ankarathe Turkish capital and a modern and cosmopolitan city steeped in history and ancient culture.

Later, pay a visit to Anıtkabir, the Mausoleum of Ataturk. Inaugurated in 1953, it is dedicated to the founder of Modern Turkey. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Ankara.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Radisson Blu Hotel, Ankar... or similar

1358 Reviews

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Activities

included
Ankara & Ataturk Mausoleum

Light

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13th Day: Ankara - Cappadocia
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Breakfast at the hotel. Begin your journey to Cappadocia, famed for its unique geological formations, passing by the spectacular Salt Lake along the way. Arrive in Cappadocia, transfer to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure.

Alternatively, we recommend taking part in our optional jeep safari and sunset viewing* for an unfogettable experience. Dinner and overnight stay in Cappadocia.

*Optional Jeep Safari and Sunset in Cappadocia: Immerse yourself in the magical Cappadocia valley landscape, enjoying the sunset as you do impressive, adrenaline-pumping dips, donuts, and tricks in a 4X4 jeep. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ramada By Wyndham Cappado... or similar

884 Reviews

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Activities

included
Salt Lake Visit

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Jeep Safari and Sunset in Cappadocia

Challenging

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14th Day: Cappadocia
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Breakfast at the hotel. Why not start the day with an unforgettable optional hot air balloon flight over Cappadocia.* Mid-morning, discover the fascinating region of Cappadocia, whose landscape was formed by the erosion of soft layers of lava and ash from ancient volcanic eruptions over 3 million years ago! Visit the Goreme Valley Open Air Museum, an incredible Byzantine monastic complex with beautiful frescoes.

Next, explore the Valleys of Avcilar, Pasabagi and Güvercinlik, where the so-called "Fairy Chimneys" are located. End the day with a visit to local carpet workshops. Afterwards you can enjoy the optional visit to Kaimakli, the subway city** or an authentic Turkish night in Cappadocia.*** Return to the hotel for dinner. Overnight stay in Cappadocia.

*Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight: Float over Cappadocia's fairy chimneys, tuff valleys and rock-cut churches and experience the sunrise from a unique viewpoint on a 40 minutes hot air balloon flight. Enjoy panoramic sunrise views and celebrate with a non-alcoholic sparkling wine and a personalized flight certificate. Minimum age limit for children: 6 years old.

Note: The optional hot air balloon flight depends on weather conditions at the destination and will be confirmed the day before. If the activity cannot take place, it will be refunded upon return.

**Optional Visit to Kaimakli, the Underground City: Visit the incredible Kaymakli, a maze of tunnels and rooms carved eight levels deep into the earth 20 km from the city of Nevsehir. Believed to have been built in the Hittite period, the widest of the underground cities in the region.

***Optional Turkish Night in Cappadocia: A fun evening filled with typical dances from the different regions in Turkey, including the famous belly dance. Enjoy this colorful event and the party atmosphere as you take in the traditions of the area! Unlimited drinks (alcoholic and non alcoholic) during the show.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ramada By Wyndham Cappado... or similar

884 Reviews

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Activities

included
Full-Day Highlights of Cappadocia Excursion

Moderate

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Ballooning in Cappadocia

Moderate

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Turkish Night in Cappadocia

Light

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Visit to Kaymakli, the Underground City

Active

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15th Day: Cappadocia - Istanbul
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Breakfast* at the hotel. You're returning to Istanbul today. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport to catch a flight back to the city. Arrive in Istanbul, transfer to the hotel and spend the remainder of the day exploring at your leisure. Dive into Turkish cuisine, go shopping in the bazaars or enjoy some last-minute sightseeing! Overnight stay in Istanbul.

*Depending on the flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Tryp by Wyndham Istanbul ... or similar

38 Reviews

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16th Day: Istanbul - US
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Breakfast* at the hotel. Sadly, it's time to bring your adventure through Turkey 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. 

**Depending on the choice of flight, you may arrive back in the US the following day.

Included activities

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All timings are approximate and dependent on traffic, weather and local conditions. This timing schedule is intended for guidance only and is subject to change by our guide or driver.

Jerash City Tour

Included activity for day 3 in Jerash

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!

Duration 05:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

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All timings are approximate and dependent on traffic, weather and local conditions. This timing schedule is intended for guidance only and is subject to change by our guide or driver.

Visit to Ajloun Castle

Included activity for day 3 in 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.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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All timings are approximate and dependent on traffic, weather and local conditions. This timing schedule is intended for guidance only and is subject to change by our guide or driver.

Brief Panoramic City Tour of Amman

Included activity for day 3 in 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.

Duration 01:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

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Light

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All timings are approximate and dependent on traffic, weather and local conditions. This timing schedule is intended for guidance only and is subject to change by our guide or driver.

Desert Castles & Dead Sea Full-Day Excursion

Included activity for day 4 in Amman

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!

Duration 09:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

Petra By Night Excursion

Suggested activity for day 5 in Petra

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!

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 20:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Wadi Rum Stargazing Experience

Suggested activity for day 7 in Wadi Rum

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.

Duration 01:00h Approx. Pick up time: 20:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Upgrade to a Martian Tent in Wadi Rum

Suggested activity for day 7

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!

Physical rating:

Light

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Amman Afternoon City Tour

Suggested activity for day 8 in Amman

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.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Amman, Istanbul - US.
  • Flights: Amman - Istanbul, Cappadocia - Istanbul.*
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  • 13 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels and 1 night in a Tent Camp in Wadi Rum.**
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  • 14 breakfasts and 10 dinners.***
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  • All transfers
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.****
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Free visa on arrival.*****
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  • Active tour with a comprehensive schedule of activities.******
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  • Bosphorus Cruise in Istanbul.
  • 4x4 excursion in Wadi Rum.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

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Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in "What's included."

Jordan: If you arrive in the early hours between 00:00 and 11:30, you must add the optional early check-in to have access to your room immediately.

Turkey: Mandatory tips of $40 per person (for Guides, drivers, porters and waiters) are not included in the price and must be paid at the destination. These are the ONLY mandatory tips you will be required to pay in Turkey. Tipping for the rest of the trip is optional, but keep in mind that tipping is an important part of Turkish culture and that it is commonplace for service providers to ask for tips. In these cases, it is up to your personal discretion whether to tip or not.

Please note that passengers arriving to Turkey from January 15th 2023 onwards must make a tourism tax payment of $5 per person. This payment is imposed by the Turkish Ministry of Tourism and is mandatory for all passengers entering their country. This tourist tax is not included in the total booking amount and it will be collected by the tour guide in order to be paid to the authorities.

Please note: maximum group size is 35 people in Jordan.

* Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

The maximum baggage weight for the Cappadocia – Istanbul flight is 15KG.

** If you arrive in the early hours between 00:00 and 11:30, 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.

** Important notes regarding accommodation:

None of the camps offered in Wadi Rum can be considered as a Luxury option as Luxury camps do not exist in Wadi Rum. All the camps are operated by Bedouins, not Hoteliers. The standard of service is equal between camps but can't be considered equal in comparison to the other hotels offered in the tour.

Tent types and allocation in Wadi Rum are the same for both Charm and Superior Categories. You can upgrade to a Martian Tent during the next step of the booking process, or select our Luxury accommodation category as the Martian tent comes included.

Turkey: The hotels in Istanbul  of the Charm category are not close to the city center (Taksim). In the Superior and Luxury category the hotels in Istanbul are close to the city center.Any hotel mentioned in the offer, whether the main one or an alternative, is as likely as each other to be confirmed. You will find your final hotel confirmation on your updated trip summary approximately 7 days before departure.

If you choose the Superior or Luxury category, only the location and category of the hotel in Istanbul will change. The rest of the hotels in your itinerary will be the same in each category. In the event of any changes, the hotels you stay at will always be in the same category as you selected, or a superior one.

*** 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.

To guarantee optional services, we recommend that you add them to your current booking, as they are subject to availability.

**** Please note: the order of the itinerary in Jordan may differ depending on your arrival day at the 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.

Turkey: The order of the itinerary is determined based on the days you travel to Cappadocia, which are Tuesday and Friday. Therefore, the 4 nights in Istanbul are distributed accordingly.

***** Important: If you have purchased the full package with Exoticca, including flights, please note that a copy of the passports of all travelers must be sent to customerservice@exoticca.com once your reservation is complete to arrange your visa. To obtain your free visa upon arrival, managed by our travel partner in Jordan, we require your complete Passport information and a copy as well at least 30 days prior to your departure.

In case you have not purchased your flights with us, you will have to go through this process on your own, which you can do online at  https://moi.gov.jo/EN/Pages/Visa_E_Applications  or at your arrival.

Please note that in case you purchased the full package with Exoticca, including flights, please note that 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 up to two hours before leaving for the hotel, depending on the flight arrival times.

****** Turkey: This is a fast-paced itinerary that includes a comprehensive number of sights and activities in order to give you the most complete experience of Turkey! You can expect several early morning departures and a full daily schedule of activities.  

Please note: Mandatory tips of $40 per person (for Guides, drivers, porters and waiters) are not included in the price and must be paid at the destination. These are the ONLY mandatory tips you will be required to pay in Turkey. Tipping for the rest of the trip is optional, but keep in mind that tipping is an important part of Turkish culture and that it is commonplace for service providers to ask for tips. In these cases, it is up to your personal discretion whether to tip or not.

Please note that passengers arriving to Turkey from January 15th 2023 onwards must make a tourism tax payment of $5 per person. This payment is imposed by the Turkish Ministry of Tourism and is mandatory for all passengers entering their country. This tourist tax is not included in the total booking amount and it will be collected by the tour guide in order to be paid to the authorities.

Payments at destination with credit or debit cards may be subject to commission and fluctuations in currency exchange. We recommend making all payments in cash.

  • Jordan
  • Turkey
    • Entry requirements

      Passport with a minimum of six months validity. One page required for stamp.

    • Visa

      A visa is mandatory. This is issued on arrival to the country.

    • Currency

      Jordanian Dinar.

    • Language

      Arabic.

    • Electricity

      220 V. European style plug

    • Health

      There are no mandatory vaccinations for travelers from the U.S.

    • Time zone

      UTC + 02:00.

    • Other useful information

      You should always bargain when you go shopping.

    • Tourist Office website

      http://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.

    Please note: there are no triple rooms in Jordan hotels and the extra bed are fold-out style, smaller in size than a standard single bed. Triple rooms are not bigger or more spacious because they are occupied by 3 people.
     
    For a three-person occupancy, the only option would be to have one double bed or two single beds and a rollaway or sofa bed. This option is only available under request through our call center.

    Payments at the destination with credit or debit cards may be subject to commission and fluctuations in currency exchange. We recommend making all payments in cash.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection. 

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