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Jordan Sampler

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 964

Sample the highlights of Jordan on this incredible journey through the country. Starting in the capital, Amman, you’ll tour the country to float in the Dead Sea, explore ancient Greco-Roman ruins at Jerash, marvel at the majesty of Petra, and experience the iconic desert at Wadi Rum.


This 8-day Jordan vacation takes you to the most popular sites in the country, including the Dead Sea, Petra, and Wadi Rum.

Your Jordan tour begins in Amman, the nation’s capital and the perfect entry point when travelling to Jordan. Situated in the mountains, Amman is a modern city that’s quickly becoming the most attractive in the region after Dubai and Doha. While the city itself skews modern, it’s located on a significant archaeological site, known as Ain Ghazal. A morning tour will introduce you to the sites, including the Citadel that sits atop Jabal al-Qala’a Hill, the ancient Roman Theatre from the 2nd century, and the Archeology Museum.

After exploring Amman, head to the Dead Sea, the inland lake that’s the lowest geographic point on the planet. Go for a dip and feel the water keep you afloat as the salt and minerals cleanse your skin. Afterwards, continue to Um Qais in the northwestern corner of the country. This ancient historical site offers breathtaking views over the Jordan Valley, the Sea of Galilee, and Golan Heights. If you’ve read the Bible, you’ll also be intrigued to know this is the alleged spot where Jesus cast a legion of demons into a group of pigs.

The next day, explore Jerash, where Hadrian’s Arch signals the border of an ancient Greco-Roman city that was renowned for its wealth and political importance. Visit the site’s ancient theatres, temples, and churches and marvel at the remarkable state of preservation. Continue along to Ajloun, an ancient market town that’s home to a gorgeous 600-year-old mosque with a breathtaking stone minaret. Here you’ll visit the Saracen Castle that has guarded the town from the hilltop for around a thousand years.

You’ll continue your exploration of the past by heading to Madaba the next day. This market town is best known for its Byzantine mosaics, the most noteworthy of which graces the floor of St. George’s Church. In Madaba you’ll also see the oldest existing map of the Holy Land and visit the Mosaic School before heading along to Mt. Nebo. This mountain of rocky outcrops and churches is the apparent site where Moses first laid eyes on the Promised Land. It’s also the site of Moses' death and burial; you’ll visit Moses alleged burial site and enjoy views over the Dead Sea and Israel. Continue to Karak, one of the most famous Crusader castles in all of the Middle East. This castle factored into many significant battles between Saladin and the Crusaders and remains one of the best castles in the region.

Close out your Jordan vacation with the iconic one-two punch of its most famous sites: Petra and Wadi Rum. Petra is the ancient city carved into the walls of a valley in the country’s south. The outer world first discovered it in the 19th century and ever since, its incredible stone-carved temples and antechambers have drawn travellers from all over the world. During a full day visit to Petra, you’ll walk through the Siq, visit the Treasury and Roman Theatre, and see the various courts and temples, such as the Temple of the Winged Lion. The next day pass on to Wadi Rum, the quintessential desert spot in the country. The famous epic movie Lawrence of Arabia used Wadi Rum as a primary filming location. You’ll spend the day exploring this stark desert landscape and learning about the Bedouin tribes that still cross the sand dunes on camelback. You’ll also visit the popular coastal city of Aqaba if you have time before returning to Amman to close out your Jordan tours.


 

 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 964

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Day 1

Arrive Amman

Upon arrival at Amman International Airport, you will be met by a Goway local representative and transferred to your hotel. The complimentary arrival transfer is provided for arrivals between the hours of 8:00am and 8:00pm. For any arrivals outside of these hours, a supplement will apply.

Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Toledo

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    Toledo



    Toledo Amman Hotel is situated in the heart of Amman, on the edge of the old downtown and within walking distance to the new city center. Toledo Amman Hotel is only few minutes away from major historical and biblical sites, in addition only a two ...

    Toledo Amman Hotel is situated in the heart of Amman, on the edge of the old downtown and within walking distance to the new city center. Toledo Amman Hotel is only few minutes away from major historical and biblical sites, in addition only a two minute walk to the future entertainment center "Al Abdali Project".

    Facilities

    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Massage Treatments
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 2

Amman

Morning tour of Amman, visiting the Roman Theater, the Citadel, the Archeology and the Folklore Museums, old and modern Amman, and one of the many art galleries in this capital city. After an afternoon at leisure, have dinner at a local restaurant.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 3

Dead Sea and Um Qais

Drive down to the lowest spot on earth and experience floating in the waters of the Dead Sea. Continue northwards to Pella in the Jordan Valley. Continue to Um Qais, Gedara of the Bible (Mathew 8:28-43), for a spectacular view of the Sea of Galilee, the Yarmouk River and the Golan Heights. Return in the late afternoon to Amman.

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Day 4

Jerash and Ajloun

A late morning tour of Jerash (Gerasa of Antiquity), the best preserved city of Roman times, to visit its theaters, temples, churches and colonnaded streets. Then continue to Ajloun to tour the 12th century Saracen Castle built by one of Saladin's lieutenants in the campaign against the Crusaders.

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Day 5

Madaba, Mt Nebo, and Crusader Castle

Drive southwards along the Kings' Way to Petra, visiting Madaba with the oldest map of the Holy Land, and its Mosaic School, Mt. Nebo and the alleged burial site of Moses overlooking the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley; then drive through the magnificent scenery of Wadi Mujib to Kerak to visit the Crusader Castle of (stop for optional lunch). Overnight in Petra.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Petra Palace

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    Petra Palace Hotel is located near the entrance of Petra. It features 2 outdoor swimming pools with sun terrace. The hotel has a steam bath where sauna and massage services are offered. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. The rooms have a warm decor ...

    Petra Palace Hotel is located near the entrance of Petra. It features 2 outdoor swimming pools with sun terrace. The hotel has a steam bath where sauna and massage services are offered. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas.

    The rooms have a warm decor and overlook either Petra Mountains or the pool. They feature a seating area with a satellite TV and a minibar. The bathroom has a shower and includes free toiletries.

    Petra Palace Hotel's restaurant is located on the first floor, overlooking the pool. It serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets, and room service is available.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 6

Petra

A full day to visit the many sites of Petra, this city that was carved into the rose-red Sharah Mountains by the Nabateans and lost to Civilization until re-discovered by the Swiss Burkhardt. Walk through the Siq, a narrow and winding fissure between the cliffs, to reach the Treasury, the Roman Theater, the Courts, Qasr Bint Pharaoun, Temple of the Winged Lion and other monuments. A break for optional lunch, or you may wish to climb up to the Monastery. Overnight in Petra.

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Day 7

Wadi Rum

Visit the Wadi Rum Desert (with a short ride in a 4x4 vehicle) and its awesome moon-like landscape, where the film "Lawrence of Arabia" was shot. If time permits a short visit to Aqaba, Jordan's only sea port city. Return to Amman on the Desert Highway (stop en route for optional lunch).Overnight in Amman.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Toledo

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    Toledo



    Toledo Amman Hotel is situated in the heart of Amman, on the edge of the old downtown and within walking distance to the new city center. Toledo Amman Hotel is only few minutes away from major historical and biblical sites, in addition only a two ...

    Toledo Amman Hotel is situated in the heart of Amman, on the edge of the old downtown and within walking distance to the new city center. Toledo Amman Hotel is only few minutes away from major historical and biblical sites, in addition only a two minute walk to the future entertainment center "Al Abdali Project".

    Facilities

    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Massage Treatments
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Sauna
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 8

Depart Amman

Transfer to Amman International Airport for your departing flight. A Goway local representative will assist with departure formalities.

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DEPARTURES:

2018: Sundays

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation 
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Dinner at a local restaurant 
  • Transportation in comfortable air-conditioned vehicle 
  • Services of a English-speaking Escort/Guide throughout the tour
  • Services of local guides
  • Entrance fees
  • Horse ride at Petra
  • Assistance at Amman airport 
  • Services charges and taxes

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Beverages unless otherwise stated
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • All international and domestic airfares and airfare taxes unless specified

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire. 

 

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