Jordan: Discovery

Departures: Jordan

Jordan Discovery

Nothing will prepare you for how spectacular, friendly and unique the country of Jordan is. From the haunting, primeval beauty of Petra and Wadi Rum, to the bustle of urban Amman and timeless splendor of the Dead Sea, Jordan is unveiled as a unique destination offering breathtaking sights, luxury accommodations, exquisite cuisine and countless activities that inspire and rejuvenate the soul.

Beneficiary

We believe that to travel responsibly, a portion of our tour cost should benefit communities in need. For this trip, our donation will go to a non-profit organization we support that is having a very positive impact around the world: DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS—a humanitarian-aid organization that provides ongoing emergency medical aid around the world.

Pricing

$2690 per person, double occ.*

For more information and to get started, contact us at How to Book.

Itinerary

Sep – May

9 Days, 8 Nights

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Day 1-2

Depart Home for Amman

Depart home and fly to Amman. Arrive in Amman and be met by our representative at the airport. Private transfer to your hotel. Check in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

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Day 3

Amman – Jerash

Meet your guide in the hotel lobby for a private tour of Jerash: a close second to Petra on the list of favorite destinations in Jordan. The site is now generally acknowledged to be one of the best preserved Roman provincial towns in the world.

Then on to lunch at Bait Al Khairat, known as the spot for tasting and experiencing authentic Jordanian culture and supporting local women from Souf Village. After lunch head back to Amman for a city tour: visit the Citadel, Archaeological Museum, Roman Amphitheater, and Folklore Museum.

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Day 4

Madaba – Mount Nebo – Petra

Visit two important sites on your way to Petra today. Mount Nebo is one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan and the place where Moses was buried. A small Byzantine church was built there by early Christians, which has been expanded into a vast complex. Then visit Saint George Church, where you’ll see the Madaba Mosaic Map covering the church floor – this map is one of the earliest cartographic representations of the Middle East. The church was built in 1896 AD over the remains of a much earlier 6th century Byzantine church.

Continue onward to Petra and check into your hotel for overnight.

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Day 5

Petra

With your guide, explore the Red Rose City of Petra. Carved out of pink sandstone, the city dates back to 300 BC, when it was an important center for trade. In addition to the most famous structure – the Al Khazneh – there are hundreds of elaborate rock-cut tombs with intricate carvings thought to be built for the afterlife. The scale and landscape of the city leaves visitors in awe.

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Day 6

Little Petra – Wadi Rum

After breakfast, visit Siq Al-Barid or ‘Little Petra’, an important suburb of the city of Petra. Situated at the point where several ancient caravan routes met, Little Petra linked Wadi Araba with Gaza, Egypt and the Mediterranean coast.

Then onto breathtaking Wadi Rum. This is a stupendous, timeless place, virtually untouched by humanity and its destructive forces. Here, it is the weather and winds that have carved the imposing, towering skyscrapers, so elegantly described by T.E. Lawrence as “vast, echoing and god-like”. Upon arrival transfer to a 4X4 Bedouin jeep and explore Wadi Rum. Arrive at a Bedouin camp for an introduction to the Bedouin community and enjoy an authentic dinner with locals.

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Day 7

Wadi Rum – Dead Sea

After breakfast, head to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth. Jordan’s Dead Sea coast is one of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the world. The main attraction of the Dead Sea is te soothing, abnormally salty water – the water is so salty that it’s impossible for you to sink. Relax and unwind in this tranquil location.

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Day 8

Dead Sea

Enjoy a day on your own at your lovely resort. With a private beach, multiple swimming pools, a wellness spa and options for wonderful meals, you have lots to choose from. Refresh, relax and renew!

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Day 9

Amman – Home

Say goodbye to Jordan! Transfer to the airport in Amman for your flights homeward.

For pricing and hotel information, contact us at How to Book. The specifics of this itinerary are subject to change based on local conditions at the discretion of Ponte Travels.

• Rates shown are per person, double occupancy, based on four people traveling together. Airfare not included.