Let yourself be seduced by the fascinating kingdom of the Hashemites. Explore the capital of Amman, be amazed by the Greco-Roman city of Jerash and see the magical Castle of Ajloun. Relax as you float on the waters of the Dead Sea, admire the ancient wonders of unforgettable Petra, one of the seven wonders of the modern world, and cross the desert of Wadi Rum in a 4x4.
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 or, alternatively, we recommend unwinding with an optional excursion** to Hammamat Ma'in hot springs. Dinner and overnight stay in Amman.
* Possibility of booking early check-in in the next step of the booking process.
** Optional Excursion to Hammamat Ma'in Hot Springs: These hot springs are located 264 meters below sea level and form a fabulous oasis. The waters are known for their healing properties and it is a popular place to relax and unwind.
Breakfast at the hotel. Start the day with a panoramic tour of the city of Amman. Walk along its most important avenues and see the Citadel, the bustling urban center and the historic Roman Theater. Afterwards, continue north to Jerash, one of the cities of the Decapolis. Here, discover the Arc de Triomphe, the Oval Square, the collonaded Cardo Maximus, the Temple of Aphrodite and finally, the Roman Theater, once renowned for its wonderful acoustics. The adventure through Jordan's past continues at Ajloun Castle, a fortress built in 1185 and rebuilt in the 13th century by the Mamluks after their destruction by the Mongols. This Crusader castle is located on the top of a mountain, so enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding regions as you explore its historic exterior. Return to Amman. Dinner and overnight stay in Amman.
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart to the east of the city to visit the astounding Desert Crusader Castles, constructed from the seventh to the eleventh centuries when they were used as military forts for the defence of the territory. Next, get ready to visit the amazing Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, located 400 meters below sea level. It is famed for its high salt content, so savour the opportunity to bathe in its buoyant and theraputic waters. After a refreshing dip, return to Amman. Dinner and an overnight stay in Amman.
Breakfast at the hotel. Set off for Madaba to visit the Church of St. George where you can admire a mosaic dating back to the year 560, which represents the oldest known map of the Holy Land. Continue towards Mount Nebo, the place where Moses is thought to have the first sighting of 'The Promised Land'. Enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea and visit the remains of a Byzantine Church, home to beautiful mosaics. Head to Shobak Castle, located on the side of a mountain and built by King Baudouin I of Jerusalem to keep watch over the route between Egypt and Damascus. Continue to iconic Petra, arriving in time for dinner and an overnight stay.
After breakfast at the hotel, set off for a full-day visit to the famed Nabatean capital of Petra. During the tour, visit the most important and representative monuments, sculpted into the rocks by this ancient civilization. Admire the Treasury, the famous and most internationally recognized monument, as seen in one of the Indiana Jones films, the Colored Tombs and the Royal Tombs, and get to know more 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. At the end of the visit, return to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Dinner and overnight stay in Petra.
Breakfast at the hotel. Head off to a place known as 'Little Petra', located just north of Petra and home to a narrow gorge of 2 meters wide, adorned with typical Nabatean architecture. It was inhabited by the Nabateans and you can see the relics of this civilization in its tombs, ancient water tanks and riverbeds. Next, head to magical Wadi Rum, the desert made famous by Lawrence of Arabia. Take a 4x4 excursion in the lunar-like landscapes for an unforgettable experience before arriving at your desert camp. Dinner under the stars and overnight at the camp in Wadi Rum.
Breakfast at the camp. Watch in awe as the first rays of light illuminate the desert this morning and soak up the amazing landscapes and tranquil atmosphere. 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 capital. Dinner and an 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 your 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.
*In case the advertised hotels are not available they will be replaced by one of these alternative hotels with the same quality: Gerasa, La Casa, Monarch Hotel, Seven Roses Hotel.
Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.
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* Possibility to upgrade your room to a Martian Tent in Wadi Rum in the next step of the booking process.
** Full-board available to book in the next step of the booking process.
*** The order of the itinerary may change depending on the departure day:
Monday and Thursday: 3 nights Amman, 2 nights Petra, 1 night Wadi Rum, 1 night Amman.
Tuesday and Friday: 2 nights Amman, 2 nights Petra, 1 night Wadi Rum, 2 nights Amman.
Wednesday and Saturday: 1 night Amman, 2 nights Petra, 1 night Wadi Rum, 3 nights Amman.
**** Passport details are necessary to obtain a free visa. A copy of the passport of all travelers must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org once your reservation is complete.
Useful information Jordan
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.
In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.
Children: 2 - 11 years.
Triple room: the third bed will be a rollaway bed.
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