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Jordan Classic - 8 Days / 7 Nights

In the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, history has left its imprint, making it one of the Middle East’s most interesting destinations. Due to its strategic location, Jordan has been absorbed by many great civilizations, from the Sumerians, Babylonians and Assyrians to the Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Whether taking a jeep safari through the beautiful Wadi Rum, sipping tea with Bedouin tribesmen or photographing the remains of a crusader fort at Kerak, Jordan will be an endless source of enjoyment. This 8-day tour takes you on a memorable journey down through the ages

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Amman

Upon arrival, a member of our staff will meet you at Queen Alia International Airport for assistance with customs and immigration procedures. A private transfer to your selected hotel in Amman. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Included Meals: BD

Day 2 Amman/ Um Qeis/ Ajlun/ Jerash/ Amman

Following breakfast, your sightseeing begins with a visit to the village of Ajlun with its fortress and magnificent view into the Jordan Valley. Next, proceed to see the amazing ruins at Jerash, one of the best-preserved Graeco-Roman cities in the Middle East. In the afternoon visit Um Qais, a city rich with basalt ruins and overlooking the Jordan Valley, Golan Heights and Lake Tiberius (the Sea of Galilee). Return to Amman for an evening at leisure.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

We suggest following optional activities:
1- The Roman Army & Chariot Experience (instead of Ajlun)
Upon arrival to Jerash, walk to the newly restored hippodrome, “Circus Gerasa”, with its original stone seating and carceres (starting gates). The setting provides an ideal arena for a thrilling spectacle such as the citizens of the Roman Empire would have been able to see some twenty centuries ago. Clients enjoy a one hour live performance of Roman army, gladiators and chariot racing.
2- Local Breakfast
Breakfast at a local restaurant in downtown Amman as everyday Jordanians do.
3- Wine Tasting
In Amman, you can visit ‘The Winemaker’, which is a boutique wine tasting shop where you can taste and purchase locally produced, international award winning wines. If you are lucky, you will meet Jordan’s leading wine maker in person, who will tell you about the delicate considerations and challenges of producing wines in this region.
Included Meals: BD

Day 3 Amman/ City Tour/ Dead Sea

This morning’s city tour of Amman, Jordan’s capital begins at the Citadel, followed by stops at the Roman Theatre and Umayyad Palace. There will be free time for walking and shopping in the old section of the city. Afterwards, leave the city and drive to spend the afternoon at the Dead Sea. Here at the lowest point on the surface of the earth enjoy an exhilarating swim in its warm salty waters. Return to the city for an evening at leisure to explore Amman on your own.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

We suggest following optional activities:
1-Heritage Walk in Amman
A walk in one of the oldest middle class suburbs of Amman and a short coffee break at the Nature Centre where clients can enjoy a magnificent view of down town Amman. Continue for lunch at Fakhr el Din, a unique turn of the century house that was converted into one of Jordan's top restaurants. Departure to the Dead Sea.
2- Spa Treatments at the Dead Sea
Indulge in one of the many available therapies at the resorts luxurious spas.
Included Meals: BD

Day 4 Dead Sea/ Madaba/ Mt. Nebo/ Wadi Mujib/ Kerak/ Petra

Travel south today along the King's Way, an ancient route that was used by traders, armies and pilgrims centuries ago. Stop in the Christian town of Madaba "The City of Mosaics" and then take continue on to Mount Nebo, the site where the Prophet Moses was thought to have glimpsed the ‘Promised Land’. See the monastery, possibly the burial site of Moses. Proceed to Kerak through Wadi Mujib, a deep valley with breathtaking views. In Kerak, visit the castle built by the Crusaders. Arrive at the end of the day in Petra for a 2-night stay.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Included Meals: BD

Day 5 Full day visit of Petra

The visit to the ancient Nabatean Capital starts on horseback, followed by a walk through the Siq, a long narrow fissure between two overhanging cliffs. As the tour proceeds, the mysteries of Petra, the ‘Rose City’, gradually unfold. See the spectacular Treasury, the Royal Tombs, burial chambers and high places of sacrifice. After Lunch in the Old City Return to hotel
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

We suggest following optional activities:
1- Petra by Night
In the evening clients follow a candle lit route through the Siq till the Treasury while being told the story of the ancient Nabateans.
2- Petra Kitchen
Participate in the preparation of a traditional Jordanian meal with the help of local women and under the supervision of a professional chef and enjoy it for dinner afterwards.
4- Candle Lit dinner at the Cave Bar
Special dinner at the Cave Bar, a 2000 year old tavern.(Dinner inside Petra can also be arranged for groups).
Included Meals: BD

Day 6 Petra/ Beida/ Wadi Rum/ Aqaba

After breakfast travel to Beida, also known as ‘Little Petra’, one of the oldest habitations in the Middle East where pre-Neolithic pottery has been found. Continue south to the enchanting Wadi Rum, where pink, sandstone cliffs rise up out of the desert. Take a jeep tour through the Wadi to watch the sunset view with a stop to drink a cup of traditional Bedouin tea. Arrive in the evening in the Gulf city of Aqaba.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

We suggest following optional activities:
1- Champagne at Sunset
Arrival to the sunset area in Wadi Rum after the jeep tour. Enjoy a glass of champagne while watching the most magnificent view inside the Wadi.
2- Overnight at an Exclusive Bedouin Camp
After the jeep tour drop off at a Bedouin camp inside the desert for a private traditional Bedouin dinner party with live local music.
3- Camel or Horse Ride Inside the Desert
4- Self-Drive Adventure Inside the Desert
Clients follow a pilot jeep in Jordan's largest desert and one of the most spectacular desert landscapes in the world, Neil Armstrong reported that it is the only place on earth that resembles the moon. Desert driving is not easy; some of the sand is so fine that unless momentum is maintained the 4*4s can slew to a virtual standstill.
Included Meals: BD

Day 7 Aqaba/ Amman

Breakfast. Free day at leisure in Aqaba. Those interested in snorkelling can enjoy the sport at one of the world’s best conserved coral reefs. Late afternoon transfer back to Amman. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Suggested Activities:
1-Snorkelling in the Pristine Coral Reefs
2- Cruise in a Private Yacht with Lunch.
3- Water Sports such as Sailing, Fishing…etc
4- Turkish Bath in Amman
Relax at the Turkish bath in Amman where your limbs will be wrestled "with apparent violence, but with such skill that an untoward accident in this operation is never heard of" The pleasures of a Turkish massage, to quote EW Lane! Dinner at the bath house.
Included Meals: BD

Day 8 Departure

After breakfast, check-out and transfer to the airport. Assistance with check-in formalities for your onward flight.
Included Meals: B


Dates & Pricing

Travel Dates Per Person Sharing Twin
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Single Room Supplement
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Local Fee

Moderate - - N/A
First Class - - N/A
Deluxe - - N/A

Price varies by season. Contact us with your specific travel date.


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Accommodations


Toledo Amman Hotel

Imperial Palace

Marriott Amman Hotel

Included

- Meeting and assistance at airport upon arrival and during departure
- Baggage handling at Amman airport – 1 Bag per person
- 7 nights Hotel accommodation as mentioned (or similar) based on your selected choice: Moderate, First Class or Deluxe
- Meals as indicated by BLD
- Ground transportation during transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary
- All entrance fees to the sites visited in the itinerary
- Services of a professional English speaking driver
- Local guides for all excursions mentioned in the itinerary
- Short horse ride in Petra
- Information pack and map of Jordan
- All local taxes

Not Included

- International airfares and departure taxes
- Meals not indicated
- Alcoholic beverages, soft drink and/or bottled water
- Gratuities
- Items of a personal nature
- Optional tours
- Entry visa fees (if applicable)
- Travel insurance
- Individual visa charges



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