Jordan in Brief
Jordan in Brief
Jordan in Brief

Jordan in Brief

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Small Group Coach Tour (min 2 / max 20 passengers)
4 Days Amman to Aqaba or the Arava Border (option available to return to Amman)
Note: This program is also available as a private touring package

Departs: Wednesdays  

A comprehensive 4-day journey through the captivating landscapes and historic wonders of Jordan, commencing in Amman and concluding at either the Araba border or Aqaba, with the flexibility to return to Amman if preferred. This tour encompasses the best of Jordan's treasures, including visits to Jerash and Ajloun Castle, a scenic drive along the Kings Way, taking in Madaba, Mount Nebo, the picturesque Wadi Mujib, and the imposing Kerak Crusader Castle. Immerse yourself in the splendour of Petra, the Rose Red City, and venture into the enchanting Wadi Rum Desert, with its surreal landscape.


•   Embark on a historical journey by visiting the well-preserved Roman city of Jerash
•   Uncover the past while exploring the imposing 12th Century Saracen Castle in Ajloun
•   Explore Mount Nebo, a sacred location believed to be the resting place of Moses
•   Dedicate an entire day to the awe-inspiring Rose Red City of Petra
•   Witness the otherwordly scenery of the Wadi-Rum Desert on a 4-wheel drive adventure


Day 1: Amman – Jerash – Ajloun – Amman

Welcome to Jordan. On arrival at Amman Airport, you will be met by a representative of our local operator and transferred to join your tour in Amman. Drive to Jerash, 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 Saladin’s lieutenants in the campaign against the Crusaders.

Day 2: Amman – Kings’ Way – Kerak – Petra (B)

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 (stop for optional lunch).

Day 3: Petra (B)

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 Theatre, 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.

Day 4: Petra – Wadi Rum – Aqaba (B)

Visit the Wadi Rum Desert (a short ride in 4x4 vehicle) with its awesome moon-like landscape, where the movie “Lawrence of Arabia” was filmed. Continue to either Aqaba for a day or two at the Beach (optional extensions available on request) or to the Arava border, assistance with departure formalities provided. Option also available for return to Amman with no surcharge.


  • Accommodation in the hotel category of choice
  • Buffet Breakfast daily
  • Services charges and sales taxes at hotels & restaurants
  • Transportation in comfortable air-conditioned tour coaches, vans and limousines
  • Services of an Escort / Guide throughout the tour
  • All entrance fees to sites visited and services of local guides where necessary.
  • Horse ride at Petra
  • Jordan Travel Notes - issued by Innovative Travel


  • International airfares
  • Optional tours and excursions
  • Lunches and dinners on tour
  • Port Taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Porterage
  • Tipping/Gratuities (please refer to tour notes for a recommended guideline)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Departure taxes
  • Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
  • Visas (unless specified)
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above

Accommodation based on the below or similar


Tourist Class - Toledo Hotel

First Class - Kempinski Hotel


Tourist Class - Petra Palace Hotel

First Class - Hyatt Zaman Hotel

On all “flexi-holiday” itineraries (including the Royal Jordan tour) touring is made by private air-conditioned car with an English speaking driver. The journey from Amman to Petra or vv is with a private driver only. Local guides are provided in Petra and Jerash. The quality of assigned local guides may vary, due to Jordanian Government selection procedures, and is beyond the control of Ancient Kingdoms Holidays and their local representatives Jordan Circle Tours.

In Petra, the entrance fee includes free access to brochures & maps, a horse ride from the gate to the Siq and 3 hours guided tour. A horse and carriage is available within the Siq - this is booked and paid locally. Tips for horsemen and guides not included.

Dead Sea 
When travelling to the Dead Sea from Amman, remember to take your passport as there is a security stop enroute where it will need to be produced.

Wadi Rum
The Desert camps, although permanent campsites, have basic infrastructure and facilities. The standard of accommodation will be lower than that experienced in a hotel.

Visa on arrival in Jordan
For New Zealand & Australian passport holders staying more than 2 nights in Jordan, visa upon arrival can be organised by our local representative. Visa's can be also pre organised by our local representative for clients arrival into Jordan at Amman Airport, when arriving from Israel at Sheikh Hussein bridge or Arava Borders. For clients arriving from Israel via Allenby Bridge (also known as King Hussein Bridge), visa need to be pre-organised (and prepaid) prior to arrival.

During the Holy Month of Ramadan Muslims fast, abstaining from eating, drinking & smoking during daylight hours (approx. 7am-6.30pm). As a sign of respect, tourists should also try to refrain from these activities in public during the fasting hours. After 30 days, or on sighting the full moon, Eid Al Fitr is celebrated & most public and private institutions close for at least three days. During this period hotels may not serve alcohol during daylight hours or at all. Entertainment such as belly dancing may also not be available over this period in particular on the Desert Safari.  

Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. All featured tour itineraries and offers maybe subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country. Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Special VIP meet and assist offers are valid for New Zealand passport holders, for other nationalities please check at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.

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