JORDAN: WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
Cultural tour of Jordan

From Lawrence of Arabia to modern times, Jordan continues to offer a unique majesty. This tour is a journey into history and culture including face-to-face meetings with the people who proudly call themselves Jordanians. Jordan is a small country, yet its richness makes it the envy of many larger ones. Jordan: Where It All Began operates on a daily basis making combinations with many of our other programs in the region very convenient. From the rich antiquity to the desert life, this is the "bestway" to see and experience history.

Tour Information
Tour Duration : 07 days
Min. Tour Size : 02 persons
Max. Tour Size : 08 persons
Includes international air
Tour Price (from) : US$
Day 01: Arrive Amman
Day 02: Amman/Jerash/Amman
(B, D)
Day 03: Amman/Desert Castles/Dead Sea/Amman
(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: Gerasa Hotel or Sulaf Hotel, Amman (3 nights)

Day 02: Amman/Jerash/Amman

After 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

Early this morning we head out to the visit the Desert Castles, beautiful examples of both early Islamic art and architecture. Qasr Al-Mushatta, Qasr A-Kharrana, Qasr A-Tuba and Qasr Al-Hallabat, Qasir 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.  We then head to the Baptism Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” (Al-Maghtas)* and explore the archaeological site and the area of the 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 were celebrated, testifying to the religious character of the place. The site is a Christian place of pilgrimage. We return to Amman in the late afternoon in Amman. (B, D)

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

Today we travel along the 5,000-year-old Kings' 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 of Madaba, city known for its spectacular mosaics, including the famous 6th century mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. We then head to Mt. Nebo, the alleged burial site of Moses that overlooks the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley and drive through the magnificent scenery of Wadi Mujib with an optional stop for lunch at the Crusader Castle of Kerak. Arrive Petra and check in hotel.
Overnight: Petra Moon Hotel or Quattro Hotel, Petra (1 night) (B, D)

Day 05: Petra/Aqaba (Drive)

This morning we explore the pink city of Petra*, an ancient Nabatean city set deep inside a narrow desert gorge. We will walk through a long chasm to Petra's most dramatic monument, the Treasury. We then 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 breath-taking exploration of Jordan’s most famous monuments, we continue our drive to Aqaba and check in hotel.
Overnight: Captain Hotel, Aqaba (1 night) (B, D)

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

After 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 to embark in a 2-hour 4x4 jeep safari to explore the desert then return back to Amman and check in hotel.
Overnight: Gerasa Hotel or Sulaf 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. Check out time is by 1100 hrs. (B)

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Departure Dates
English Speaking Departures (Please contact us for information on French, German, Italian and Spanish speaking departures).

2018

Daily Departures

Tour Price

We accept payment in US $ (US Dollars), CA $ (Canadian Dollars) or equivalent EURO (for clients outside North America). Bestway Tours & Safaris offers 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

Departure(s) Per Person on Twin Sharing Single Room Supplement
2018 US$ 1395 • CA$ 1814 US$ 290 • CA$ 377


Notes

- Travel between Easter, Christmas & New Year, a surcharge will be applied. Please contact us for details.
- In case an English through guide/escort is required then there will be a supplement surcharge of US$ 250 per person



Inclusions


Tour Price Includes
  • Accommodation as mentioned or similar, including hotel taxes
  • 11 Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, D=Dinner)
  • All sightseeing and transfers by private transportation
  • Services of local English speaking drivers (Local onsite English speaking guides only in Petra for up to 3 hours and Jerash for up to 2 hours)
  • 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

Estimated International Airfare
(International airfare is NOT included in this tour)

CANADA(West Coast)
US$ 1600

USA(West Coast)
US$ 1600

CANADA(East Coast)
US$ 1400

USA(East Coast)
US$ 1400

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.