Jordan Experience with Dead Sea
Welcome to a land rich in Arab culture, natural wonders and sites so ancient that by comparison, the Crusader forts guarding the old trade routes are considered recent additions.
Guests on this trip have the incredible opportunity to visit the Iraq Al-Amir Women’s Cooperative to experience firsthand the preservation of local heritage.
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Day 1: Arrive Amman
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a landscape that has changed little in 2,000 years. On arrival at Amman airport, you are transferred to your hotel to relax and settle in. Later, join your Travel Director for drinks and a Welcome Dinner.
Day 2: Exploring Amman and Jerash
Start your day with an Amman city tour, visiting the Citadel Hill, huge Roman Amphitheatre and Archaeological Museum. Depart for Iraq Al Amir, for a visit to the Women’s Association to see the fantastic work they are doing providing training and work opportunities for women in the region. The Association is supported by Insight through The Treadright Foundation. Then, the journey to Jerash reveals the most beautifully preserved example of a Greco-Roman city still in existence. Enter through Hadrian’s Arch, to explore the grand ruins of the Temples of Artemis and Zeus, where you can listen to the Whispering Column. Overlook the vast Oval Plaza and Cardo Maximus, the key Roman road.
Day 3: Madaba, Mount Nebo and on to Petra
Continue to Mount Nebo, one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan, where Moses stood and saw before him the Promised Land. At Madaba, visit the famous Greek Orthodox Church of St. George with its amazing 6th century mosaic map depicting the entire Holy Land, stretching from Jordan and Palestine in the north, to Egypt in the south. Then head south for one of the highlights of your journey: the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra, voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Day 4: Exploring the Lost City of Petra
This day is devoted to the beautiful ‘rose-red city, half as old as time’. You enter this lost city through a narrow gorge, the Siq, with walls that rise up to 200 metres. Emerge from the path to see the magnificent Treasury, carved out of solid rock and standing over 40 metres high. Wind your way through the canyon to explore the Roman Amphitheatre, which once seated 3,000 spectators, and the ancient tombs. Tonight, dine with locals at the Ammarin Camp.
Day 5: Wadi Rum with the Bedouin
Head to Wadi Rum – and the spectacular hospitality of the Bedouin on the backdrop of beautiful desert. Enjoy beautiful vistas as you make your way on a jeep safari deep into the heart of Wadi Rum’s majestic desert. Dine with locals under the stars and stay in elegant simplicity in a desert camp for the night.
Day 6: Shobak and Amman
If you wish, start the day with sunrise yoga at the Bedouin camp. After breakfast, follow the King’s Highway to visit Shobak, an authentic 12th century crusader fortress, perched on the side of a rocky mountain, standing guard over a barren and desolate land. Admire the towers and Arabic calligraphy on the external walls before discovering the original Crusader chapel, palace complex, and even a set of secret passages! Later, return to the Jordanian capital where you are at leisure.
Day 7: Dead Sea
Transfer to the Dead Sea for its warm, soothing mineral-rich waters. Pamper yourself at your resort which offers a wide range of treatments to soothe the body and mind.
Day 8: Dead Sea at Leisure
Enjoy the entire day at your leisure. Lying more than 400 metres below sea level, this is Earth’s lowest point on dry land. Its famous hypersaline water makes floating easy. The surrounding desert offers many oases and historic sites to explore.
Day 9: Depart Amman
After breakfast, you are transferred to Amman Airport for your onward flight.
|2019 Dates & Prices||Twin Share||Solo Traveller|
|May: 02, 16, 30||$3,590.00||$4,690.00|
|June: 13, 27||$3,425.00||$4,425.00|
|July: 11, 18||$3,425.00||$4,425.00|
|August: 15, 29||$3,590.00||$4,690.00|
|September: 12, 26||$3,590.00||$4,690.00|
|Meals:||8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners|
|Transport:||Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach|
|Accommodation:||8 nights accommodation|
|Guide:||An expert Travel Director & Driver|
|Entrance Fees & Touring:||Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary|
* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.