Destination

Jordan

Duration

5 Days

Price

From $1,299 pp

From the depths of the earth along the Dead Sea, to the heights of Mount Nebo, this journey through the stunning country of Jordan will leave you absolutely mesmerized. Discover the glorious Roman provincial town of Jerash, proudly displaying hilltop temples, sprawling squares, chic plazas and stunning fountains. Wind your way through the candlelit path at Petra and arrive at the Treasury and experience Petra by night. Explore the vast city of the Nabateans, beautifully carved into a rock face and marvel at their engineering genius. Capture the beauty of the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea and the River Jordan from a beautiful lookout point at Mount Nebo. Take in the mystery at the site of Jesus’ baptism at Bethany beyond the Jordan and marvel at the splendor of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan as your Travelous journey comes to a magnificent end!

Days Activities Accommodations
Day 1
Amman
  • Airport Assistance
  • Jordanian Tourism Tax
  • Jordanian Tourist Visa
  • Airport Transfer (Arrival)
  • Amman by Night
Kempinski Amman - Superior
Bed and Breakfast
Day 2
Amman - Petra
  • Jerash Tour w/Lunch
  • Amman-Petra (3 hours)
  • Little Petra Tour
  • Petra by Night
Petra Marriott - Premium Mountain View
Bed and Breakfast
Day 3
Petra
  • Petra day Tour w/Lunch
Petra Marriott - Premium Mountain View
Bed and Breakfast
Day 4
Madaba - Dead Sea Jordan
  • Petra-Madaba (3 hours)
  • Madaba City & Mt. Nebo Tour
  • Bethany Tour
  • Jordan Valley Marriott - Dinner
Jordan Valley Marriott Hotel Dead Sea - Standard Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 5
Amman
  • Dead Sea-Airport Transfer (Depart - 40 mins)

Day 1
Amman

Welcome to Amman International Airport (also called Queen Alia). An Airport representative awaits your arrival holding a sign with your name printed on it, assisting you through the visa process (included) & luggage identification before introducing you to your Travelous representative & private English speaking driver who will be on call throughout your entire stay.

A Jordanian Tourism Tax will be paid on your behalf upon entering the country to cover public liability insurance on equipment such as jeeps, camels and horses.

Transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver from the Airport to your hotel for overnight.

In the early evening, your driver will be waiting to head down town for a walking tour of the old city Amman to mix with the locals, eat Arabic Sweets (Knafeh) and drink fruits cocktails at a famous stand. Return transfer provided.

Kempinski Amman - Superior Room

Day 2
Amman - Petra

Transfer to Jerash - one of the best preserved Roman provincial towns in the world. The ancient city of Jerash boasts an unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6,500 years. Conquered by General Pompey in 63 BC, it came under Roman rule and was one of the ten great Roman cities known as the Decapolis League.

The city's golden age came under Roman rule, during which time it was known as Gerasa. Hidden for centuries in sand before being excavated and restored over the past 70 years, Jerash reveals a fine example of the grand, formal Roman urbanism that is found throughout the Middle East, comprising of paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theatres, spacious public squares and piazzas, baths, fountains and city walls pierced by towers and gates.

Beneath its external Greco-Roman veneer, Jerash also preserves a subtle blend of east and west. Its architecture, religion and languages reflect a process by which two powerful cultures meshed and coexisted, the Greco-Roman world of the Mediterranean basin and the traditions of the Arab Orient . Lunch at the Lebanese House Restaurant is included with this half day tour.

Transfer in private vehicle from Amman to Petra. Driving time is 3 hours.

Enjoy the moment as you explore Al Beidha (The White One) better known as Little Petra. Believed to be a suburb of Petra, Little Petra was the entry and exit points for an important trading route for those encompassing the Negev, Gaza, Egypt and Mediterranean Coastal areas. Enter through a narrow gorge called Siq al-Barid or (Cold Siq) due to the high surrounding mountainous walls which prevents the sunlight from warming the area. Like Petra, residences and storage areas are carved into the sandtone dating back to the 1 st Century AD. Be sure to ask your guide about the 7000 BC Neolithic village located nearby.

To visit Petra during daylight is awe-inspiring, to experience it by the light of 1,800 candles is truly an out-of-this-world experience! Walk through the Siq to the Khazneh, following a candle-lit path and enjoy the haunting music of the Bedouin at the Treasury. Tours start at 8.30pm and operates every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Petra Marriott - Premium Mountain View

Day 3
Petra

The wonder of Petra is without a doubt, Jordan's most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. It is a vast, unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabateans; an industrious Arab people who settled here more than 2000 years ago. It was turned into an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked China, India and southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome.

Entrance to the city is through the Siq, a narrow gorge, over 1 kilometer in length flanked on either side by soaring, 80 meters high cliffs. Just walking through the Siq is an experience in itself. The colors and formations of the rocks are dazzling. As you reach the end of the Siq you will catch your first glimpse of Al-Khazneh (Treasury). This is an awe-inspiring experience. A massive facade, carved out of the sheer, dusky pink, rock-face and dwarfing everything around it. It was carved in the early 1st century as the tomb of an important Nabatean king and represents the engineering genius of these ancient people.

The Treasury is just the first of the many wonders that make up Petra. You will need at least four or five days to really explore everything here. As you enter the Petra valley you will be overwhelmed by the natural beauty of this place and its outstanding architectural achievements. There are hundreds of elaborate rock-cut tombs with intricate carvings - unlike the houses, which were destroyed mostly by earthquakes, the tombs were carved to last throughout the afterlife and 500 have survived, empty but bewitching as you file past their dark openings. Here, also is a massive Nabatean-built, Roman-style theatre, seating 3,000 people. There are obelisks, temples, sacrificial altars & colonnaded streets, and high above, overlooking the valley, is the impressive Ad-Deir Monastery - a flight of 800 rock cut steps takes you there. Lunch will be served at Basin Restaurant inside the Petra site.

Petra Marriott - Premium Mountain View

Day 4
Madaba - Dead Sea Jordan

Transfer in private vehicle from Petra to Madaba. Driving time is 4 hours.

Welcome to Madaba. Best known for its spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, Madaba is home to the famous 6th century Mosaic Map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. With two million pieces of vividly colored local stone, it depicts hills and valleys, villages and towns as far as the Nile Delta. The Madaba Mosaic Map covers the floor of the St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Built in 1896 AD, over the remains of a much earlier 6th century Byzantine church. The mosaic panel enclosing the Map was originally around 15.6 X 6m, 94 square meters, only about a quarter of which is preserved.

Continue to visit Mount Nebo, the mountaintop memorial of Moses with captivating views of the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea and The River Jordan. A small Byzantine church was built there by the early Christians, which has been expanded into a vast complex. During his visit to Jordan in 2001, the Late Pope John Paul II held a sermon here that was attended by some 20,000 faithful.

Head to the lowest point on earth - the Dead Sea. Visit the site of John the Baptist's settlement at Bethany - Beyond the Jordan. Known from the Bible (John 1:28 and 10:40), Byzantine and medieval texts as the Baptismal site of Jesus Christ, Bethany is located on the east bank of the Jordan River, and is being systematically surveyed, excavated, restored, and prepared to receive pilgrims and visitors.

Jordan Valley Marriott Hotel - Standard Room

 

Day 5
Amman

Unfortunately, we say goodbye to you today. Transfer in private vehicle with full assistance to Amman Airport for your flight home. Keep the memories alive and we hope to see you in Jordan again soon. Stay Travelous!

Welcome to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; an ancient land that has captivated travelers for thousands of years. It continues to enthral a whole new generation as a modern, vibrant nation deeply rooted in culture and religion. From the haunting, primeval starkness of Wadi Rum, to the teeming centre of urban Amman, to the majestic ruins of bygone civilizations. From the Red Sea to the timeless splendour of the Dead Sea, Jordan is reveals itself as a unique destination offering breathtaking and mysterious sights, pictouresque landscapes, exquisite cuisine and countless activities that provide visitors with inspiration, rejuvenation, shock and awe.

Kempinski Amman

The service at the Kempinski Hotel Amman is what sets them apart. At this hotel, the guests are always the stars. Great service starts with fulfilling the simplest requests. Kempinski Hotel Amman embraces 278 luxurious rooms and suites; delicately refined to liberate your senses. The breathtaking view from all rooms, the contemporary design and features add a magical touch to your visit and a sense of relaxation.

Enjoy natural light coming through the large picture window in a relaxing setting with a king size bed or twin beds. Superior Room amenities include flat-screen TV, working desk, and some rooms with connecting doors.

Petra Marriott

Enjoy one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the ancient Nabatean city of Petra carved from the rock over a thousand years ago. Embracing traditional hospitality and overlooking Jordan's timeless wonder, the Petra Marriott Hotel offers anticipatory & traditional service designed to exceed all expectations. The hotel is a haven for comfort and luxury. Almost all the spacious rooms have spectacular views of the valley. There are several culinary choices; at Dushara, start your day with an elaborate breakfast buffet or enjoy Middle Eastern specialties for lunch or dinner. Feast on homemade pizza and pasta at L'Affresco, the Italian restaurant. For relaxation, the hotel offers many amenities. Swim in the outdoor pool and enjoy the breathtaking views. Rejuvenate your body during a Turkish bath, sauna or massage. . For a banquet or special event, you couldn't find a finer choice. The hotel also features 1,790 square feet of event space overlooking the Petra Mountains.

The Premium View Rooms are 30sqm/323sqft and features 1 King or 2 Double beds. Enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding Petra Valley. These air-conditioned rooms feature soundproof windows that open and a comfortable living and sitting area.

Jordan Valley Marriott Hotel

The Jordan Valley Marriott Resort & Spa located at the Dead Sea offers spectacular views of the Dead Sea from each of its guestrooms and from nearly every facility and restaurant on the property. The resort offers luxurious accommodations, a variety of dining options and relaxing and invigorating leisure facilities. In this serene and nearly uninhabited spot of Jordan, this five-star resort and spa is exceptional. The breathtaking sight of the pristine Dead Sea is enough to soothe mind and spirit. This is the place where your tired body can be pampered and mind relaxed, where your soul can find unrushed serenity. Envision immersing yourself in the therapeutic waters of a biblical sea and floating effortlessly in an exceptional body of water with extraordinary surroundings. You can do this at the lowest point on earth, 400 meters below sea level lies the legendary Dead Sea. Unique in its environment, the mineral-rich sea's therapeutic and healing powers rejuvenate the body and enable total relaxation.

These rooms with our soft beds will exceed your expectations! The great experience will start the moment you put your head on the pillow, as you instantly fall in love with our revolutionary mattresses, crisp, fine-quality sheets, fluffy pillows and satiny soft duvets. We guarantee an experience as sweet as your dreams. Our guest bathroom blends contemporary style with an elegant touch.

Terms and Conditions

 What's Included:

  • Accommodation, Activities, Transfers, Meals, and Fees as indicated on your itinerary. Local and international traveler assistance during your tour. Specialised and personalised services.

What's not Included:

  • Airfare to/from the Tour start point, including domestic or inter-country connecting flights, unless otherwise stated in itinerary.
  • tips and gratuities
  • items of a personal nature such as incidentals, excess baggage charges
  • airport taxes/entrance fees, port charges, foreign government departure taxes
  • Visas (unless otherwise indicated), Inspection, Customs, Immigration and Naturalization fees Additional fuel surcharges on cruises
  • Travel Insurance including Medical, Lost Baggage and Trip cancellation
  • Optional activities (golf, watersports, etc.)
  • any other activities or items not explicitly advertised as included in the price of a Tour

 

Reservations/Booking and Deposits:  To book a Tour, each Traveler (or leader of a Group of Travelers) must submit:

 

A.     A completed booking form signed electronically by the main Traveler. By submitting the booking form on the payments page, the traveler accepts our full Terms and Conditions.  

B.     A deposit of 30% of the Tour price (minimum $250 per person), is due immediately upon booking.

C.     The full balance of the trip cost is due ninety days (90) before the trip departure date.

D.      If you book your trip with us ninety days (90 days) or less before the departure date, the full cost of the trip is due at that time.

E.       In the instance payment is made by certified check or wire transfer, reservations will only commence once the check is cleared.

F.       Availability of Services and Accommodations cannot be guaranteed until a Tour is booked.  We will exercise our best efforts to book the Services and Accommodations described in the Tour Itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of Tour date, we may be forced to offer substitutes.  In this instance we will notify you as soon as possible and try to substitute comparable Services and Accommodations based on availability.

G.      Ticketing & credit card processing for international transport and other select domestic airfare pertaining to a specific country is done by a 3rd party and not included in your total land package price unless otherwise stated.

H.      Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $250 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.

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