Marta
Trip offered by Marta Travel expert in Jordan

Trip summary

  • Departure Amman
  • End Amman
  • Countries
  • City
  • Theme Art, history and cultural trips and custom tours
  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Accommodation Standard, Superior, Deluxe
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Description

Jordan is a land with an ancient charm and history, full of natural and archaeological gems. There the picturesque ruins of Petra, an umissable destination on every journey into this pearl of the Middle East, there are the the silent dunes of the desert dotted by old castles, or the cities on the Red Sea, such ad marvelous Aqaba, always sun-kissed.

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Jordan is a land with an ancient charm and history, full of natural and archaeological gems. There the picturesque ruins of Petra, an umissable destination on every journey into this pearl of the Middle East, there are the the silent dunes of the desert dotted by old castles, or the cities on the Red Sea, such ad marvelous Aqaba, always sun-kissed.

Come discover Jordan with us on an unforgettable tailormade tour that you can personalize at every stage of the itinerary.

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Arrival in Amman
    Day 1 Transfer by car
    Arrival in Amman

    Meet and assist at Queen Alia international airport by one of our representatives before the immigration point to get the visa, help with the luggage and match with the driver.

    Transfer to the hotel in Amman for overnight.

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  • 2
    Jerash and desert castles
    Day 2 Transfer by car
    Jerash and desert castles

    After breakfast leave for Jerash, the Pompeii of the East. You'll enter through the South Monumental Gate and you'll find yourself in a typical Roman city.

    After Jerash tour, you'll head towards the Castles of the Eastern Desert: the Romans were not in the least scared by the climate of the desert area and built several fortresses along the border of their new Arabian province.

    Most of the castles that can be visited nowadays were built by the Caliphs during the Omayyad period. Some are decorated with refined mosaics, frescoes, stone sculptures, stuccoes and illustrations.

    After the visit to the castles, the guide will escort you to the hotel in Amman for dinner and overnight.

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  • 3
    Madaba, Mount Nebo and Petra
    Day 3 Transfer by car
    Madaba, Mount Nebo and Petra

    Breakfast in hotel. Visit Amman, a city full of monuments such as the citadel that is located in the heart of the city.

    The first glance leads to the temple of Hercules, majestic dimensions, the remains of a basilica from the byzantine era and those from the Omayyade Palace, a fantastic architectural example of the Islamic era, then we visit the Archeological Museum, full of works coming from all over the country.

    After that we head from Amman for 35 km to visit Madaba, where to admire the famous mosaic of Palestine that’s kept inside st. George Orthodox Church; it is probably the most ancient map exists in the world. It has represented Palestine in details, with the villages, city and the surrounding regions starting with Jordan and ending with the delta of Nile.

    Then we go to Mount Nebo 9 km, the place where Moses died after having seen the Promised Land. The mount’s height reaches 800 miters that dominates the Valley of Jordan and the Dead Sea. On the top there are the remains of the 6th century’s basilica (closed in these days for works since 8 years), and this one was built on the foundations of the ancient chapel dedicated to St. moses.

    Departure to Petra – 280km. dinner and overnight in hotel.

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  • 4
    Visit of Petra
    Day 4 Transfer by car
    Visit of Petra

    Full day to visit the Pink City, the capital of the Nabataeans. During the visit, know the most important and representative monuments carved into the rock by the Nabataeans.

    The Treasury, famous and internationally known monument made ​​into a film in one of the Indiana Jones movies, the Tombs of colors, the Royal Tombs, the Monastery.

    Petra is one of those places in the world where you have to go at least once in the life. After the visit, return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

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  • 5
    Wadi Rum Desert and transfer to Aqaba
    Day 5 Transfer by car
    Wadi Rum Desert and transfer to Aqaba

    Breakfast in the hotel and departure from Petra. The guide will escort you today along one of the most incredible trips of your life, discovering Wadi Rum desert. Here imposing mountains with a unique shape rise vertically from the pink desert sand, separating one dark mass from the other in a splendid desert scenery of a breath taking beauty, with high cliffs of millenary rock.

    Wadi Rum, the moon valley according to Lawrence The Arabian: here you'll have the chance to experience a 2-hour 4x4 off-road tour (included in the package) to explore the most spectacular sites of the area, ending with a cup of tea prepared by the Bedouins, surely a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

    The guide will escort you back south, towards Aqaba for dinner and overnight.

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  • 6
    Aqaba and option snorkeling experience
    Day 6
    Aqaba and option snorkeling experience

    Breakfast at the hotel in Aqaba and free day in this splendid city, situated in the north-eastern tip of the Red Sea. Aqaba is the largest city in the Gulf and it is the only coastal city in Jordan. It is perfect for relax, water sports and for spending the winter with its mild southern climate. Aqaba is in fact a warm city, sunny and inviting, sorrounded by palm trees, washed by the crystal clear waters of the Gulf, cooled by the constant northern breeze and encompassed by mountains changing their colors during the day,

    Here you can go snorkeling in the incredible waters of the Red Sea, famous all over the world for the splendid sea bottoms. The excursion is optional at the cost of 45 USD per person (2 minimum pax).

    Dinner and overinght at the hotel in Aqaba.

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  • 7
    Dead Sea
    Day 7 Transfer by car
    Dead Sea

    Breakfast at the hotel and departure north towards the Dead Sea. Along the way it will be possible to take an optional detour to Bethany (40 USD per person). This town, situated on the natural hill of Tell El Kharrar, is the place where John the Baptist lived. The place was explicitly mentioned in the Bible.

    You'll then reach the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth: its surface and its shores are 423 meters below sea level.

    Here you'll have the chance to swim and feel the rare sensation of floating, while you'll give your skin a natural beauty treatment: you'll experience the healing properties of mineral mud on the skin for a moment of well deserved relax. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

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  • 8
    Departure
    Day 8 Transfer by car
    Departure

    After breakfast transfer to airport for departure.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • Airport assistance
    • 7 nights halfboard in the mentioned hotels (or similar) 
    • Transfers with A/C vehicles and english speaking guide
    • local guides
    • 2 hour Wadi Rum Jeep Safari
    • Entrane fees
    • 800m horse ride in Petra
    • Visa

    Price does not include

    • Airplane tickets
    • Lunches
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips
    • Anything not included in the "price includes"