6 Day Jordan Tour of Amman and Petra

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Travel to the 'Rose City' of Petra, the highlight on this Jordan trip. But there's more to discover as you learn about Jordanian culture with the Khzoz family, have dinner with a Bedouin tribe and spend a soulful night gazing at the clear night's sky when you stay in Wadi Rum desert.

Day 1

Welcome to Amman

Tread in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia, crusading knights and Bedouin tribes, who once crossed the length and breadth of Jordan leaving their mark on its mystical desert landscapes. Our springboard to the spellbinding ancient trading history of Jordan is the white stone city of Amman, which you will have an opportunity to explore at your leisure after being transferred to your hotel from the airport. Meet your fellow travellers this evening for a cocktail reception followed by dinner

 Hotel - Landmar

Included Meals - Welcome Reception


Day 2

Explore Ancient Jerash

This morning, we embark on a city tour of Amman to see its Citadel, Archaeological Museum, Roman Amphitheatre and Folklore Museum. Our next stop is to Iraq al-Amir where we'll Make Travel Matter at the Iraq al-Amir Women's Association and learn first-hand how they make soap from olive oil and craft greeting cards and note books from recycled paper. Try your hand at making your own before enjoying a lunch prepared by the women. We continue to the ancient city of Jerash, a favourite city of the Roman emperor Hadrian and an important stop on the incense and spice trade route to the Mediterranean. Amble past its soaring Corinthian columns and view its almost intact city walls, before returning to the seven hills of Amman, where tonight we'll Connect With Locals over an exclusive Be My Guest experience with a local family featuring Jordanian favourites for dinner

 Included Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Be My Guest


Day 3

Onwards to Petra

The enchanting rose-red façades of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, beckon. Your journey continues on the fabled King's Highway to visit Mount Nebo, one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan and the place where Moses is buried. You'll see the Madaba Mosaic Map that covers the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George in Madaba and ascend to the Crusader Shobak Castle, perched on the side of a mountain. Arriving in Petra later, you'll join a Bedouin tribe for a traditional dinner in their camp, under the clear night sky

 Hotel - Petra Guesthous

 Included Meals - Breakfast, Regional Dinner


Day 4

Discover Colourful Petra and Scenic Wadi Rum

Imagine silk and spice caravans plying their wares as we Dive Into Culture and enter this mystical trading city through the narrow Siq, flanked by towering cliffs soaring 80 metres high. Emerging from the path, the stone façade of the Treasury with its ornate decoration looms ahead - the first of many wonders to be explored. Leaving this ancient wonder behind, you'll trek through the timeless landscapes of the Wadi Rum desert, once described by T.E. Lawrence as 'vast, echoing and god-like'. Check into your luxury accommodation in Bedouin tents and soak up the endless desert landscapes. Watch a breath-taking sunset lighting up the surrounding sandstone mountains in brilliant golden hues, then gaze up as the day turns to night and the star-studded sky takes centre stage for the rest of the evening

 Hotel - Mazayen Rum Cam

 Included Meals - Breakfast, Dinner

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE

Ajloun Castle Experience

Built in 1184 AD, Ajloun Castle played an important role in defending this area against the crusaders, who unsuccessfully spent decades trying to capture the castle and the nearby village. Afterwards we will travel to the quaint village of Rassoun for a simple, but generous, home-cooked meal with the family of Abu Baker, who has built a kitchen and Living room on the top of his house to entertain us.

Adult Price: $165.00*

* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCE

Desert Castles

Join us as we travel to the east and south of Amman to visit Jordan's desert castles, beautiful examples of early Islamic art and architecture. These preserved caravan stations were centres of agricultural and trade in eighth century that helped distant rulers forge ties with local Bedouins. One of the best preserved monuments, Quasir Amra, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with lively frescoes and colourful mosaics.

Adult Price: $122.00*

* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.