8 Days Marvelous Jordan

Amman Airport, Jordan - Amman Airport, Jordan
  • Arch of Hadrian
  • Dead Tree in the Dead Sea
  • Qusayr Amra
  • Wadi Rum Beautiful Landscapes

Details

8 Days | 7 Nights

Tour Types: Private
Runs: Every Day
Accommodation: 4* and 5* Hotels
Minimum Age: 2

Tour Description


This is the perfect journey to cover the most popular historical and cultural treasures of Jordan. Discover the ancient and modern sites of the capital Amman, the heritage of the Roman heyday, the Byzantine mosaic art and the legacy of the Nabateans Petra. Float on the waters of the Dead Sea and explore the impressive Wadi Rum desert in the south of the country during a 4x4 jeep tour.

Highlights

  • Stroll along the Roman ruins of Jerash.
  • Enjoy a panoramic view from the Citadel in Amman.
  • Discover the archaeological treasures of Petra.
  • Explore on a jeep ride Wadi Rum desert.
  • Relax in Aqaba at the Red Sea beach.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Amman Airport − Amman    

1 Stop

1

Amman Airport

Welcome to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan! Our representative meets you with a signage in front of the immigration Amman Airport. Get to know your friendly, English speaking chauffeur. 45 minutes transfer to your hotel in Amman to check-in.

45 mins

4* Al Qasr Metropole Hotel or similar

Day 2
Amman – 3 Desert Castles – Amman City Tour − Amman    

2 Stops

1

3 Desert Castles

Start your round trip with the 3 most visited Desert Castles in eastern Jordan. Qasr Kharanah is built like a fortress. Qasr Amra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is notable for its zodiac dome and the early examples of Omayyad fresco paintings. The black basalt fort Qasr Azraq had been the base of Lawrence of Arabia in the winter of 1917.

1 hour

2

Amman City

Back in the capital continue to the historical places in downtown Amman. You start with the visit of the Citadel to enjoy views over the hilly capital. On the Citadel itself you see remains from the Roman to the early Islamic period, like the Hercules Temple and the Umayyad Palace, and the small Archaeological Museum. Not far away we find the Roman Theatre, which can accommodate up to 6,000 visitors. In the heart of downtown we stroll the markets (Souq), where to find fruit, vegetables, spices, herbs, clothes, household goods and more. Overnight in Amman

3 hours

4* Al Qasr Metropole Hotel or similar
Breakfast

Day 3
Amman − Jerash − Dead Sea Free Afternoon    

2 Stops

1

Jerash

Drive 1 hour to Jerash, once a member of the Decapolis, but its heyday had been under the Romans. It is considered as the best example of a Roman provincial city in the whole Middle East. A local guide will make history come alive. Explore the spectacular Forum, the Roman colonnaded street, the Nymphaeum, theatres and the Temple of Artemis.

2 hours

2

Dead Sea

1.5 hours later you reach the Dead Sea hotel. A leisurely afternoon awaits you with the opportunity to do the unique floating experience on salty waters.

2 hours

4* Holiday Inn or similar
Breakfast

Day 4
Dead Sea − Mt Nebo − Madaba − King’s Way − Kerak − Petra    

5 Stops

1

Mt Nebo

Check out from hotel and drive to Mt. Nebo, believed to be the burial site of Prophet Moses. If the weather allows you will have like him a view of the Promised Land. In the remains of the Moses Memorial Church, constructed in the 4th century, you see beautiful mosaics.

45 mins

2

Madaba

Short ride to the town of Madaba, known for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaic art. Certainly you see the popular 6th century map of Palestine in the Greek Orthodox St. George’s Church. If open, visit to the St John’s the Baptist Church to climb the bell tower.

30 mins

3

Wadi Al Mujib

Afterwards, drive along the famous ancient biblical caravan route, the King's Way. We have a short stop in Wadi Al-Mujib, a great wide valley with magnificent geological formation.

50 mins

4

Kerak Castle

Visit in Kerak the famous Crusader castle built in 1132/34 by King Baldwin I. of Jerusalem.

50 mins

5

Petra

Proceed 2 hours to your hotel in Petra.

2 hours

4* Sella Hotel or similar
Breakfast

Day 5
Petra Tour − Petra    

1 Stop

1

Petra

Today visit the highlight of Jordan, the red rose city Petra! You are able to start as early as 06:00, but early birds, don’t forget to ask the hotel for a breakfast box the day before. Meet your local guide and pass the narrow canyon, the so called Siq, with its colourful sandstone. At the end you will be rewarded with a view of the most beautiful monument: the Treasury. Continue via the Street of Facades to the Royal Tombs and Pharaoh's Castle. After around 2 hours the guide says farewell to you at the restaurant area. You have free time to explore Petra on your own. The young at heart for instance have the chance to climb the 800 stairs to the 45 meters high Monastery El Deir. Return to the main gate. Overnight in Petra.
4* Sella Hotel or similar
Breakfast

Day 6
Petra − Wadi Rum 3 hours jeep ride − Aqaba    

2 Stops

1

Wadi Rum

Drive 1.5 hours southwards to Wadi Rum, hop in a 4x4 and with your Bedouin driver uncover more of the vast desert. The rugged landscape, the changing colours of sands and mountains, the serene atmosphere will make you understand why Wadi Rum is one of the most impressing desert landscapes in the world. The setting had been used for Hollywood movies. You see canyons, red sand dunes, Nabatean rock inscriptions and a natural rock bridge formed over centuries.

3 hours

2

Aqaba

Say farewell to the desert and drive 45 minutes to Aqaba with its glittering blue waters, Jordan’s gateway to the Red Sea. Check into your hotel.

1 hour

5* Movenpick Resort & Residences or similar
Breakfast

Day 7
Aqaba Free Day – Aqaba    

1 Stop

1

Aqaba

Free day to enjoy the Red Sea resort of Aqaba. Just relax at the beach or have fun with water activities. Diving or snorkeling are very popular because of the various marine life and coral reefs. Other options are the visit to the Mamluk Fort and the archaeological dig Ayla, a stroll along the beach promenade and the local markets. If you happen to be in Aqaba on a Friday, visit in the evening the Souk by the Sea where local artisans show their products. Book a food experience with Aqabawi or just try the local Sayadieh dish at one of the fish restaurants. Overnight Aqaba.
5* Movenpick Resort & Residences or similar
Breakfast

Day 8
Aqaba − Amman Airport    

1 Stop

1

Amman Airport

Dependent on your departure time, the driver meets you in the hotel lobby and takes you 4 hours to Amman Airport to say goodbye and board your flight.

4 hours

Breakfast

Inclusions


  • Meet & assist upon arrival at Amman Airport.
  • Entrance fees to mentioned sites.
  • 3 hours jeep ride with Bedouin driver in Wadi Rum.
  • English speaking spot guide in Petra (2.5 hours).
  • English speaking spot guide in Jerash (1 hour).
  • 2 nights at hotel with breakfast in Aqaba.
  • 2 nights at hotel with breakfast in Petra.
  • 1 night at hotel with breakfast at the Dead Sea.
  • 2 nights at hotel with breakfast in Amman.
  • 1 airport transfer upon departure.
  • 1 airport transfer upon arrival.
  • Transportation in private, A/C, new vehicle with English speaking driver.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi and bottled water onboard.

Exclusions


  •  Airfare. 
  •  Travel insurance.  
  •  Entry visa Jordan (free of charge possible, see Practical Info). 
  •  Meals and beverage not stated.  
  •  Tips, portage and personal expenses.  

Practical Info


• For entry visa regularities see our blog Visa and Passport Requirements.
• Check in time at hotels is 14:00, check out time at hotels 12:00 noon.
• 4x4s in Wadi Rum are old vehicles without A/C and seat belt. They belong to the local Bedouin association.
• Wear comfortable walking shoes and depending on season pack sun protection.
• To respect the local culture please cover shoulders and knees.
• For Dead Sea don't forget swimwear, flip flops or water sandals.
• 3* and 4* hotels in Aqaba have no private beach. There is a free shuttle bus from Aqaba city to the private Berenice beach at the south coast. Entrance fee is about 14 $USD per adult.
• A 700 meters horse ride from the main gate to the beginning of the Siq is included in the admission fee Petra. Horse handlers expect a tip of 3 JD per horse.

How to Book this Tour


- After booking the tour with us online, one of our consultants will get in touch within 24 hours. You need to pay then a 25% deposit by credit card or by bank transfer. The full payment is due latest 14 days before tour start.
- Cancellations or changes need to be sent in written form. Charges are as follows:
• 25 $USD of the total price of the trip for cancellations from the date of booking until 31 days before departure.
• 25% of the total price of the trip for cancellations or changes made 30 to 08 days before departure.
• 100% of the total price of the trip for cancellations or changes made 07 to 01 days before departure or no show.
- For refunds we do not cover transaction fees charged by credit card companies and banks.
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