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The Nabatean Wonder - 8 Days / 7 Nights

Probably the most amazing archaeological sites in the Middle East is Petra, the ‘Rose City’. Enjoy 2 full days exploring in-depth this ancient city, which lies hidden deep within its protective canyons. Other equally historic sites are also part of your journey such as the Graeco-Roman city of Jerash, considered one of the best-preserved examples of its time. See lovely mosaic work in the Byzantium city of Madaba. Re-live a biblical moment, standing where Moses stood atop Mt. Nebo and wander through the great battlements of a Crusader fort at Kerak.

The scenery in Jordan is breathtaking and you’ll enjoy its great diversity of landscapes as you admire the panoramic views from the village of Ajlun and from tranquil Wadi Mujib. There’s also an opportunity to float in the Dead Sea, take a jeep tour round the rocks and sandstone cliffs of Wadi Rum as well as look for the rare and now protected Ibex in the Dana Nature Reserve.

Finally, to understand the true meaning of Arab hospitality, enjoy a night under the stars as you are treated to a traditional Bedouin dinner as you camp in the desert.

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Departures

Weekly Sunday Departures (min. 2 participants)
Tour starts in Amman


Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Amman

Upon arrival, our locally appointed representative will meet you at Queen Alia International Airport and provide assistance with customs and immigration procedures. A private transfer to your selected hotel in Amman.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Included Meals: D

Day 2 Amman/ Ajlun/ Jerash/ Dead Sea/Amman

Following breakfast, sightseeing starts 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. Afterwards, travel to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the surface of the Earth for a swim in its warm salty waters. Return to Amman and an evening at leisure.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

We suggest the 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-Dead Sea Spa Treatments
Indulge in one of the many luxurious therapies at one of the resorts.
3-Dinner with a Local Family in Amman
Interact with the locals and experience their everyday life.
Included Meals: BD

Day 3 Amman/ Madaba/ Mt. Nebo/ Wadi Mujib/ Kerak/ Petra

The whole day is devoted to exploring fascinating sites along the King's highway, which was once part of the ancient Silk Road. Visit the Christian Town of Madaba "The City of Mosaics" before visiting the Monastery in Mount Nebo, possibly Moses burial place. At Wadi Al Mujib, enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding countryside before arriving in Kerak. Here you will see the castle built by the Crusaders with a history that stretches from the Byzantine to the Mamluk periods. Arrive late in the day to spend 3 nights in Petra. The evening is at leisure.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Included Meals: BD

Day 4 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. Also, enjoy lunch in the Old City.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Included Meals: BLD

Day 5 Petra

Spend another full day explore more of the glories of Petra with plenty of time to sit and contemplate its magnificence Lunch is taken either in the Old City or you will be provided a lunchbox en-route.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

We suggest the 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.
3- Stay at Taybet Zaman Resort
Overnight at Taybet Zaman, an old farming village converted into a 5* hotel. Enjoy a Turkish bath at the hotel where your limbs will then 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.
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: BLD

Day 6 Petra/ Beida/ Wadi Rum

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. Enjoy lunch and later take a jeep tour through the Wadi to watch the sunset view with a stop to drink a cup of traditional Bedouin tea. Travel to the Bedouin camp area deep inside the desert where a large Bedouin tent is set up to serve as the sitting room and smaller sleeping tents are prepared with comfortable mattresses, sheets and blankets. Enjoy a traditional Bedouin dinner under the stars.
Dinner and overnight at the camp.

We suggest the 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.
2- Overnight at an Authentic Bedouin camp
Spend the night with the Bedouins at a real camp, instead of a tourist camp and get to know the Bedouin way of life.
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: BLD

Day 7 Wadi Rum/ Dana/ Amman

Today, visit the nature reserve at Dana, known for its rare Ibex and many other animals that live in its stunning countryside that contain both mountains and deserts. Then continue your drive arriving back in Amman for a final night in Jordan.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Included Meals: BD

Day 8 Depart Amman

Following breakfast, check-out and depart for Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport. Assistance with check-in formalities for your onward flight.
Included Meals: B


Dates & Pricing

Category Per Person Sharing Twin
(from)
Single Room Supplement
(from)
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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Departures

Weekly Sunday Departures (min. 2 participants)
Tour starts in Amman


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


Notes

*Rates are per person sharing and reflect low season pricing. Seasonal surcharges will apply.



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