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Jordan: Where It All Began

Cultural tour of Jordan

Experience peaceful Jordan, one of the most welcoming, hospitable countries in the world. This unique destination is home to two of the most spectacular sites in the Middle East: the awe-inspiring ruins of Petra, dating back to the fourth century BC, and the startling desert scenery of Wadi Rum, famous as the base of Lawrence of Arabia. Discover these and many other historic sites, learn about Jordanian culture from face-to-face interactions, and more with this 7-day adventure. Daily departures also mean this tour combines well with Egypt, Israel and Saudi Arabia experiences!

UNESCO World Heritage Sites covered in this tour
1. Baptism Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” (Al-Maghtas) 2. Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a)
3. Petra 4. Wadi Rum Protected Area
5. Quseir Amra    

Tour Information
Duration : 07 days
Minimum : 02 persons
Maximum : 08 persons
Price (From) : US$ 1760
Includes international air
Day 01: Arrive Amman
(D)
Day 02: Amman/Jerash/Amman (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 03: Amman/Desert Castles/Dead Sea/Amman (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 04: Amman/Umm ar Rassas/Madaba/Mt. Nebo/Kerak/Petra (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 05: Petra/Aqaba (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 06: Aqaba/Wadi Rum/Amman (Drive)
(B, D)
Day 07: Depart Amman
(B)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 01: Arrive Amman

Ahlan Wasahlan (Welcome in Arabic). Upon arrival at Amman International Airport, we are warmly welcomed and transferred to our hotel. Check in starts from 1500 hrs.

Overnight: Movenpick Hotel, Amman (3 nights) (D)

Day 02: Amman/Jerash/Amman (Drive)

South Theatre, Jerash, JordanAfter breakfast, we take a morning tour of Jordan’s capital, visiting the archaeological site known as the Citadel, the Roman Theatre, the Jordan Archaeological Museum, the Folklore Museum and one of Amman’s many art galleries, as we get a glimpse of old and modern Amman. In the afternoon, we explore the ancient city of Jerash, generally acknowledged to be one of the best-preserved Roman provincial towns in the world. The Gerasa of Antiquity features colonnaded streets, temples, theatres, spacious public squares and baths. (B, D)

Day 03: Amman/Desert Castles/Dead Sea/Amman (Drive)

Early this morning, we head out to visit the Desert Castles, beautiful examples of both early Islamic art and architecture. Qasr Al-Mushatta, Qasr A-Kharrana, Qasr A-Tuba, Qasr Al-Hallabat and Qasr Amra* stand testament to a fascinating era in the country's rich history. We also visit the black basalt fort at Azraq, headquarters of Lawrence of Arabia during the Arab Revolt. We then drive down to the lowest spot on earth and experience floating in the waters of the Dead Sea.  If we are taking this tour between April and September, we next head to the Baptism Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” (Al-Maghtas)* and explore the archaeological site and churches of Saint John the Baptist near the river. Situated in a pristine natural environment, the site is believed to be the location where Jesus of Nazareth was baptized by John the Baptist. It features Roman and Byzantine remains, including churches and chapels, a monastery, caves that have been used by hermits and pools in which baptisms took place. The site is a Christian place of pilgrimage. We return to Amman in the late afternoon. (B, D)

Day 04: Amman/Umm ar Rassas/Madaba/Mt. Nebo/Kerak/Petra (Drive)

Salt deposits, Dead Sea, JordanToday, we travel along the 5,000-year-old King's Highway, one of the most memorable journeys in the Holy Land. We will see some of the finest Byzantine church mosaics at Umm ar Rassas*, followed by a visit to Madaba, a city known for its spectacular mosaics, including the famous 6th century mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. We then head to Mount Nebo, the alleged burial site of Moses that overlooks the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley. Afterwards, drive through the magnificent scenery of Wadi Mujib. Arrive at Petra and check in to our hotel.

Overnight: Old Village Hotel, Petra (1 night) (B, D)

Day 05: Petra/Aqaba (Drive)

This morning, we explore the pink city of Petra*, an ancient Nabatean site set deep inside a narrow desert gorge. These unique ruins date back to fourth century B.C., and are absolutely stunning in their scale. Using an early form of the rock-cut architecture technique, some buildings here were literally carved out of the surrounding stone. At its peak, this ancient city supported more than 20,000 inhabitants. We will walk through a long chasm to Petra's most dramatic monument, the Treasury. Next, explore the Roman Theater, the Courts, Qasr Bint Pharaoun, the Temple of the Winged Lion and the Monastery, with a break for optional lunch. After our breathtaking exploration of Jordan’s most famous monuments, we continue our drive to Aqaba and check in to our hotel.

Overnight: Movenpick Talabay Hotel, Aqaba (1 night) (B, D)

Day 06: Aqaba/Wadi Rum/Amman (Drive)

Tourists riding on the bedouin' camels in the red desert of Wadi Rum among amazing stone formations, adventure travel in JordanAfter a brief city tour of Aqaba, we head to the land of Lawrence of Arabia to explore haunting desert landscapes and fascinating Bedouin culture in Wadi Rum*. Here, we embark on a 2-hour 4x4 jeep safari to explore the desert. Afterwards, we return back to Amman and check in to our hotel.

Overnight: Movenpick Hotel, Amman (1 night) (B, D)

Day 07: Depart Amman

After a fascinating visit of the land “where it all began”, we bid farewell to Jordan as we are transferred to the airport for our departure flight. Check out time is by 1100 hrs. (B)

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Departure Dates & Prices

We accept payments in US$, CA$ as well as in other convertible currencies like EUR, AUD and GBP. Tour prices have been costed in US$. CA$ price shown below is an indicative amount reached at by using the conversion rate at the time of web posting and will be applicable if there is no change in the conversion rate. Should the currency conversion rate change, the US$ pricing will prevail. Bestway Tours & Safaris offers a conversion rate protection. Once full payment has been received and no modification has been made to the tour itinerary, we will honour that rate. For complete payment procedures, please click here

2021 Per Person on
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Daily Departures US$ 1760 US$ 495 -
2022 Per Person on
Twin Sharing
Single Room
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Estimated Airfare (FROM)+
Departure(s) East Coast West Coast
Daily Departures US$ 1760 US$ 495 -
2021 Per Person on
Twin Sharing
Single Room
Supplement
Estimated Airfare (FROM)+
Departure(s) East Coast West Coast
Daily Departures CA$ 2288 CA$ 644 - -
2022 Per Person on
Twin Sharing
Single Room
Supplement
Estimated Airfare (FROM)+
Departure(s) East Coast West Coast
Daily Departures CA$ 2288 CA$ 644 - -


Notes

• Travel between Easter, Eid Al Fitr, Eid Al Adha, Christmas, & New Year, a surcharge will be applied. Please contact us for details.
• Supplement for an English speaking through guide (5 days) is USD $370 per person, based on a group size of two to four people. For group sizes of five or more people, a licensed English speaking through guide is included at no additional cost.
• Please note that, throughout the tour, groups of two people are transferred by 4-seat sedan, while groups of three or more people are transferred by 7-seat minivan. For groups of two that want a more spacious experience, an upgrade to a 7-seat minivan is available for a supplement of USD $150 per person.


Inclusions


Tour Price Includes
  • Accommodation as mentioned or similar, including hotel taxes
  • 12 Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, D=Dinner)
  • All sightseeing and transfers by private transportation
  • Services of an English speaking driver with specialist onsite guides at Jerash (up to 2 hours) and Petra (up to 3 hours). Supplement for an English speaking through guide (5 days) is USD $370 per person, based on a group size of two to four people. For group sizes of five or more people, a licensed English speaking through guide is included at no additional cost.
  • Entrance fees to museums and sites included in the itinerary
  • Jeep ride in Wadi Rum for up to 2 hours
Not Included
  • Any airfares
  • Insurance/visas
  • Tips/gratuities

Participants

This tour operates on a minimum of 02 and a maximum of 08 participants

Customised Itinerary

If you would like to have a tour on dates other than the above ones or with a customised itinerary, please contact us and we will be happy to work out an exclusive program for you.

Contact Info
You may e-mail us at bestway@bestway.com or call 1-604-264-7378. Residents of U.S.A./Canada may call us toll free at 1-800-663-0844.

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