Discovery Tour of Jordan

Jordan has a past that may be etched in stone (and buried by sand), whereas its future is written in glass and steel.

At a GlanceDiscovery tour of Jordan view of cave houses at Petra
Sun    Welcome to Amman. Transfer to hotel
Mon   Amman morning tour. Dinner at local Restaurant
Tue    Travel to the Dead Sea & Um Qais. Return to Amman
Wed  Visit Jerash and Ajloun. Overnight in Amman
Thu   Travel on Kings Way to Petra, with a stop in Madaba
Fri     Petra: full day tour
Sat    Experience the Wadi Rum and return to Amman
Sun   Transfer to Amman Airport. End of tour.

Start this eight-day tour in Amman, the capital of Jordan and one of the Middle East’s up and comming cities. Here underground galleries, trendy cafes and skyscrapers can be found together with the treasures from Islamic antiquity.

Then there’s the Jordan desert. The Nabataean kingdom among the dunes – home to crusader castle. The desert of Lawrence of Arabia and white-robed shepherds leading their sheep across the desert. Travel across the lunar landscape of Wadi Rum on a 4 X 4 safari, float in the Dead Sea, explore palm-fringed wadis and wander old Roman roads to the ancient city of Petra.

Read our blog article on The Nabataean Kingdom

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Hotel TypesFirst Class Hotel, Standard Hotel
1

Day 1

Amman
* Meet at Amman International Airport (arrivals between the hours of 8.00 AM and 8.00 PM).
* You will be met and assisted; through the airport upon your arrival and then transferred to the hotel of your choice in Amman.
* Overnight at your hotel in Amman.
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Day 2

Amman
* Morning tour of Amman; visiting the Roman Theatre; the Citadel; the Archaeology and the Folklore Museums; old and modern Amman; and one of the many art galleries in this capital city.
* The afternoon is at your leisure to further explore the city of Amman.
* Dinner at a local restaurant.
* Overnight at your hotel in Amman.
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Day 3

Amman
* This morning we drive down to the lowest spot on earth and experience floating in the waters of the Dead Sea; be sure to bring your bathing costumes for this amazing experience.
* 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.
* Overnight at your hotel in Amman.
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Day 4

Amman
* A late morning tour of Jerash (Gerasa of antiquity); the best preserved city of Roman times; to visit its theatres; temples; churches and colonnaded streets.
* Then continue to Ajloun to tour the 12th century Saracen Castle built by one of Saladins lieutenants in the campaign against the Crusaders.
* Return to Amman after the tour.
* Overnight at your hotel in Amman.
5

Day 5

Amman – Petra
* Check out of your hotel in the morning.
* We 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
* We then drive through the magnificent scenery of Wadi Mujib to Kerak to visit the Crusader Castle
* We stop for an optional lunch
* Arrive and check in to your hotel in Petra
* Overnight at your hotel in Petra
6

Day 6

Petra
* After breakfast we have a full day to visit the many sites of Petra.
* Petra is a 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 Theatre; the Courts; Qasr Bint Pharaoun; Temple of the Winged Lions and other monuments.
* We have a break for optional lunch.
* If not having lunch you may wish to climb up to the Monastery.
* Overnight at your hotel in Petra.
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Day 7

Petra – Amman
* Visit the Wadi Rum Desert (with a short ride in a 4×4 vehicle) and its awesome moonlike 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.
* We stop en route for an optional lunch.
* Check in into your hotel in Amman.
* Overnight at your hotel in Amman.
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Day 8

Amman
* Transfer to Amman International Airport; and assistance with departure formalities.
* Services end at Amman International Airport.
* Thank you for choosing Azure Travel for your Jordan experience. We value your patronage & look forward to serving you again in the near future.

* Starts on a Sunday in Amman
* 5 Nights in Amman
* 2 Nights in Petra
* Breakfast daily
* 1 Dinner
* Entrance fees as per tour program
* Arrival and departure transfers in Amman
* All tours and transfers are in an AC vehicle
* English speaking driver/guide throughout the program

* International flights, departure & fuel taxes
* Insurance: All types
*  Jordan visa fee
* Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry
* Any others expenses which are not mentioned at the included section
* Seasonal Supplements MAY apply
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies.

* The above rate is EXCLUDES ALL INTERNATIONAL and DOMESTIC FLIGHTS, departure & fuel taxes
* Seasonal Supplements 
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies.
* As a Muslim country, Jordan observes Ramadan. If you are planning to travel during Ramadan, it’s important to consider that many restaurants and shops will either be closed or operating on reduced hours during this time.
* The weather in Jordan can get quite extreme. Overall, it tends to be hot during the day and cold at night (in desert areas, expect it to be extremely hot during the day and freezing at night). Yet during winter it can get bitterly cold, with snowfall occurring in some parts of the country.
* Travelling during the summer months (June, July and August) can be challenging for those not accustomed to the heat, so visiting Jordan during spring and autumn is recommended for those who wish to escape the hotter temperatures.

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