EARLYBIRD II BONUS: Free Cooking Class at Petra Kitchen
BOOK AND PAY BY 21 MARCH
Small Group Tour: Minimum 3 – Max 12
7 Days ex Amman
- Visit the ancient Red Rose city of Petra
- Explore the traditional village at Dana Reserve and take time for a walk through nature
2019 Departure Dates: 18 Jan 08 Feb 08 Mar 12 Apr 10 May 14 Jun 13 Sep 08 Nov 13 Dec 2019
Day 1: Friday: Dead Sea (D)
Welcome to Jordan you will be met inside immigration at Amman Airport. Transfer to the Dead Sea over 400m below sea-level for an overnight stay. Take time for a float in these buoyant waters or make use of the hotel spa facilities and the natural therapeutic Dead Sea mineral treatments. Dinner included this evening.
Day 2: Saturday: Wadi Rum (BD)
This morning you will meet your driver/guide and travel south. En route visit the Dead Sea Museum for a brief visit and history of the area. Drive south to the desert area of Wadi Rum meaning landscape of the Moon which features dramatic sandstone mountains arches and pre historic carvings. It was here that Lawrence of Arabia rode on his way to Aqaba. Arrive in time to watch this special desert sunset at a local camp. Dinner and overnight in Wadi Rum.
Day 3: Sunday: Petra (BD)
This morning explore Wadi Rum in a 4WD drive Jeep with a local Bedouin driver for 2 hours. See more of this spectacular desert landscape. Upon return drive north to the red rose city of Petra. This afternoon visit Little Petra before transferring to your hotel where you are reserved for two nights. Dinner and overnight in Petra.
Day 4: Monday: Petra (B)
This morning enter this ancient lost city via a narrow rocky winding ravine. Today explore this unique site. This evening dinner is your choice.
Option: Petra by Night Tour
Option: Attend a cooking class
Day 5: Tuesday: Amman (B)
Depart Petra to visit– Dana Village situated on the edge of Wadi Dana. This 500 year old village preserves many aspects of 19th Century Jordanian villages. Time to meet local women and learn more about local arts and crafts. Later walk through the Dana Nature Reserve. Continue to Amman via the 5000 year old Kings Highway stopping Madaba once a town in the Roman Empire. See St Georges Church to view the 6th century mosaic map of ancient Jerusalem. Continue via Kerak Crusader Castle to Amman where you are based for two nights at the centrally located The House Boutique Hotel walking distance from Rainbow Street and the old town. This evening dinner is your choice.
Day 6: Wednesday: Amman (BD)
Morning transfer to visit the Greco Roman city of Jerash. (Gerasa of antiquity) the best preserved city of Roman times to visit its theatres temples churches and colonnaded streets Later this morning visit the King Hussein Royal Automobile Museum with a rare collection of vehicles from 1916 to the rover on the movie The Martian filmed in Jordan. Later explore Amman with highlights including the Citadel and Roman theatre. Walking at downtown passing by the vegetable market and gold market. Return to your hotel or further explore the souks of Amman.
Day 7: Thursday: Departure
Departure transfer to airport or extend your trip to the Holyland
- Tour Driver/guide with 3 -5 clients with professional local guides. 6-12 clients Driver and Guide ex Amman
- Return Airport transfers in private A/C transportation
- 5 nights First Class accommodation
- 1 night at a Bedouin Camp in Wadi Rum
- Daily buffet breakfasts
- Dinner at the Dead Sea 1 dinner Petra Dinner at Wadi Rum Camp
- All entrance fees as specified
- International airfares
- Optional tours and excursions
- Port Taxes and fuel surcharges
- 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
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.
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.
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.
Border Crossing (land borders to Jordan and Israel)
For full details on border crossing procedures please refer to the Innovative Travel Notes. Ensure you have some hard currency or the local currency on hand to pay departure and or arrival taxes as credit cards payments may not be accepted.
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. In 2019, Ramadan should begin around 05 May. 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.
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