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Jordan vacation package

Petra

Description

The part of the Holy land on the eastern side of the Jordan River, in the country of Jordan, is blessed with the rich spiritual heritage of the full story of Salvation as recorded in the Bible. Abraham, Jacob, Moses, Ruth, Elijah, John the Baptist, Jesus Christ, Paul and other leading figures from the Bible performed pivotal elements of their divinely-ordained mission in the ancient landscape now within the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

A land of contrasts, the intriguing destination of Jordan mystifies from the start. It's a place best known for images of the entrance to the city of Petra made famous in near-endless documentaries and well-known Hollywood blockbusters like Indiana Jones. Beyond Petra, Jordan's natural treasures simply amazes travelers...from its mineral rich Red Sea, to its desert, and the Jordan Valley. Here you will journey to one of the best-preserved Roman settlements of Jerash. Then tour Ajloun Castle overlooking the West Bank.

In Amman you can choose among a variety of exciting optional excursions or explore on your own. Next you will visit Madaba and the Church of St. George and step on Mt. Nebo, the site where Moses was to have seen the ''Promised Land.'' Petra awaits your exploration as you continue along your adventure in Jordan. This remarkable ancient settlement was once an important intersection for trade routes that linked East and West. Petra was founded in 200 B.C. by the Nabataean, an ancient people responsible for the valley's most impressive monument, Al- Khazneh (Treasury). If you opt to enter Petra by horseback you will commence your full-day exploration at Al-Khazneh, the massive facade carved out of rocks that face a narrow gorge at city's entryway. Optional excursions can take you to delve deeper into the culture with a cooking class or a Turkish bath experience. Further along, your journey takes you to Wadi Rum for a jeep tour of the desert, terrain that served as the background of the famous 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia. You hotel near the Dead Sea beckons with time at leisure to soak in the mineral leaden waters. More time for exploring and unique experiences is yours for the taking with options including a meandering camel ride or authentic Bedouin tea experience.


Itinerary

Day 1 - AMMAN

Transfer from the Amman Airport to your hotel. (B)

Day 2 - AMMAN/JERASH/AJLOUN/AMMAN

Journey north to Jerash, a town that is considered one of the finest preserved examples of a Roman provincial settlement. Then, overlooking the West Bank, tour Ajloun Castle, an enormous fortress built by a general of Saladin from 1184 - 1185 to control local iron mines. Enjoy an optional authentic cooking and dining experience at Beit Sitti, a culinary school whose name translates to ''my grandmother's house''(B)

Day 3 - AMMAN/DEAD SEA

Begin your full day tour of Amman. In one breath, a modern cosmopolitan city and in the next, a relic of the past, Amman's skyscrapers stand beside ancient ruins. Visit the citadel mount, Roman theatre, old and new urban centers, and several premier museums. Continue to your hotel near the Dead Sea for leisure timeperhaps take a swim at the lowest point on Earth and enjoy the nutrientrich benefits that are bottled by the beauty industry. (B)

Day 4 - DEAD SEA/MADABA/MT. NEBO/KERAK/PETRA

Holiday In JordanDepart from the Dead Sea for Petra via Kings Highway. On this history-laced route, visit Madaba and the Church of St. George. Stand on Mt. Nebo, the site where Moses was to have seen the Promised Land and his believed burial place. Soak in the expansive views over Jordan Valley on a clear day you can see as far as Jericho and Jerusalem. Continue on to Karak to visit a mighty castle that served as a fortress for crusaders in the 12th century before arriving in Petra. (B)

Day 5 - PETRA

Once an important intersection for trade routes that linked East and West, Petra was founded in 200 B.C. by the Nabataean, an ancient people responsible for the valley's most arresting monument-Al- Khazneh (Treasury). Chose to enter Petra by horseback and being your full day tour at Al-Khazneh, a massive facade carved out of rose-hued rocks that face Siq, a narrow gorge at the entrance to the city. Then try your hand preparing a regional meal during an optional cooking and dining experience at Petra Kitchen. Today you can also choose to partake in an optional Turkish bath. (B)

Day 6 - PETRA/WADI RUM

 8 day tour in Jordan Travel south from Petra to Wadi Rum for a jeep tour of the savage desert. In this isolation region, the land is mostly void of human settlements though the pounding winds have etched away the cliffs to form natural skyscrapers as tall as 5,742 feet. This terrain served as the background of the famous 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia. Today you can also choose to participant in an optional camel ride or authentic Bedouin tea experience. (B)

Day 7 - WADI RUM/AQABA

Wander Wadi Rum in the morning before heading to Aqaba. Check in at your hotel and spend a free afternoon exploring this resort town on the Red Sea. (B)

Day 8 - AQABA/AMMAN TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

 vacation in JordanTransfer from Aqaba to Amman Airport for your departure. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 7 nights
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transportation by modern air-conditioned coaches or car
  • Water onboard vehicles
  • Sightseeing, including local guide/driver and all entrance fees as follows:
    - Visit Jerash and Ajloun Castle
    - Full day tour of Amman
    - Visit Madaba and Mt. Nebo
    - Full day tour of Petra
    - Enter Petra on horseback
    - 2 hour jeep tour in Wadi Rum
  • Baggage handling
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes
  • Map and visitors guide per person

Hotels

Aqaba

Marina Plaza| hotels in Aqaba Jordan

Marina Plaza

1 Nights / First Class
Tala Bay, Aqaba Along the beautiful Red Sea Shores of the Gulf of Aqaba lies the coveted and prestigious resort town o...

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Movenpick Resort Residences| hotels in Aqaba Jordan

Movenpick Resort Residences

1 Nights / Deluxe
The Movenpick Resort & Residences Aqaba is located in the centre of Aqaba, right on the northern sandy beach of the ...

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Dead Sea

Dead Sea Spa Hotel| hotels in Dead Sea Jordan

Dead Sea Spa Hotel

1 Nights / First Class
All the 100 Guest rooms feature Air conditioning, central heating, Electricity 220v Cycles-50Hz, Plug adapters, Mini b...

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Movenpick| hotels in Dead Sea Jordan

Movenpick

1 Nights / Deluxe
All the luxurious and beautifully decorated rooms at the Moevenpick Resort and Spa Dead Sea have a view over the sea, ...

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Petra

Movenpick Resort Petra| hotels in Petra Jordan

Movenpick Resort Petra

2 Nights / Deluxe
Located at the entrance to Petra site the posh Moevenpick Resort Petra with its authentic antiques and artworks is certa...

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Petra Panorama| hotels in Petra Jordan

Petra Panorama

2 Nights / First Class
Petra Panorama Hotel, ideally located overlooking the breath-taking rocky mountains of Petra, and has 130 rooms includ...

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Amman

Amman Cham Palace| hotels in Amman Jordan

Amman Cham Palace

2 Nights / First Class
Amman, the capital of Jordan, is a fascinating city of contrasts - a unique blend of old and new,ideally situated on a h...

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Kempinski Hotel Amman| hotels in Amman Jordan

Kempinski Hotel Amman

2 Nights / Deluxe
Our service at the Kempinski Hotel Amman sets us apart. At our hotel, our guests are always the stars. Whether you are s...

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Wadi Rum

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Excludes

      • Airfare is not included: Call for Rates
      • Airport taxes & Fuel Surcharges 
      • Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry) 
      • Tips and Personal items 
      • Travel Insurance 
      • Listed optional Tours are not included in the program prices
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Notes

    Optional Tours: Beit Sitti dinner $105, Turkish bath $45, Bedouin tea experience $25, camel ride, Petra by night $26 (Mon, Wed, Thu only)
    Minimum of two passengers required to operate the tour.
    Price is person based on double occupancy.
     

Departures & Rates

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