Journey to Jordan

Jordan, an Arab nation on the east bank of the Jordan River, is defined by ancient monuments, nature reserves and seaside resorts. It’s home to the famed archaeological site of Petra, the Nabatean capital dating to around 300 B.C. Set in a narrow valley with tombs, temples and monuments carved into the surrounding pink sandstone cliffs, Petra earns its nickname, the "Rose City." For cooler temperatures in the high teens, the best time to visit Jordan is March-May.

6 Day Journey to Jordan

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Itinerary:

Day 1: Jerash – Amman

Upon arrival, you will be driven to the Northern part of Jordan to visit Jerash, one of the best Roman provincial cities in the Middle East region.

Continue to Jordan's capital, Amman, where old meets new and modern architecture sits side by side with ancient ruins. Visit the Roman Theatre and Citadel on a guided walking tour of Amman alongside your enthusiastic guide.

Meals included: Lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Amman Four Seasons Hotel

Day 2: Amman – Madaba – Dead Sea  

Jordan’s capital is a safe, friendly, and modern city. The old city is dominated by the ancient Citadel with its Byzantine Church, The Temple of Hercules and The Umayyad Palace. Amman was known in the Old Testament as Rabbath Ammon and in Greco-Roman times as Philadelphia. You will also visit the Amphitheater and the Archaeological & Jordan Folklore Museums and the Citadel. Your next visit follows in the steps of Moses. It was from Mount Nebo that Moses looked out and saw the Promised Land. There is a memorial for Musa (Moses) and a 4th-century church that Italian Franciscan priests excavated and restored in 1933. The panoramic view overlooks the Jordan River Valley, the Dead Sea, Jericho, and Jerusalem. After that, continue to Madaba, known as the “City of Mosaics.” Visit the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. The floor is covered with Mosaic Map built in 1896 AD, over the remains of a much earlier 6th century Byzantine church. Continue the drive to the Dead Sea and check-in Kempinski Hotel for one night.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Dead Sea Kempinski Ishtar Hotel

Day 3: Dead Sea – Kerak – Petra  

Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth (1,373ft. below sea level) and the largest “natural spa” in the world. Spend some time in the morning to enjoy the Dead Sea views, float in the mineral-rich waters, do a Dead Sea mud bath, or try the many spa facilities. (Spa treatments are available but not included in your tour price.) In the late morning, we drive along the famous ancient biblical caravan route the king’s way towards Kerak (krakmoba) (kier Moab). It is the ancient, biblical capital of the Moabites, which the bible mentioned several times and it became well known for the visitors for the famous crusaders' castle that was built in 1132/34 by the famous king Baldwin the first of Jerusalem, visiting the castle and enjoy the halls of the amazing underground and the castle museum. In the afternoon, we continue driving south to Petra and check-in Mövenpick Petra Resort for 2 nights. Tonight, enjoy a night walk of Petra and be immersed in the mystical atmosphere.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Mövenpick Petra Resort

Day 4: Petra

Today, we will spend a whole day exploring the Red Rose City Petra. First established sometime around the 6th century BC by Nabataean Arabs, a nomadic tribe who settled in the area and laid the foundations of a commercial empire that extended into Syria. Despite successive attempts by the Seleucid king Antigonus, the Roman emperor Pompey and Herod the Great to bring Petra under the control of their respective empires, Petra remained largely in Nabataean hands until around 100AD, when the Romans took over. You may want to go on a horseback to the Siq and then by foot until you reach the Treasury. Our guide will give a brief history of the city. You will also see Pharaoh’s Castle, the Triumphal Arch, and the Amphitheater before returning to your hotel. Tonight, you will enjoy a private chef table dinner in the Al Baraka Tea Room.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Mövenpick Petra Resort

Day 5: Petra – Wadi Rum

This morning visit Little Petra (Siq Al-Barid), which shared a lot of similarities with the main site. It also shows the most important features of Beida and is where many religious activities were held, including the Feast of Drink, when the king of the Nabataeans hosted celebrations and provided drinks for his guests. Visit the cave with the remains of a fresco painted by the Nabataeans that represented grapevines, which confirmed the view that Beida was the area of wine production. We will also see the Nabataean irrigation system, which distributed water through long channels, reservoirs carved into the rock, and dams, is evidence of the greatness of this system. Drive to Wadi Rum, where your adventure in the desert of Lawrence of Arabia awaits. Ride a 4x4 jeep to the heart of the desert to see as Lawrence puts it in his book “Seven Pillars of Wisdom” – “Echoic and God-Like” mountains. History lies in the mountains with Thamudic inscriptions and figures that are dated to the 7th BC. Then we drive to our camp, where we will enjoy a BBQ dinner and overnight in Wadi Rum Desert.

Tonight, spend the night under the stars in Wadi Rum Desert in the comfort of a luxurious Bubble Suite. Discover the magic of the night skies with a Stargazing Experience with Dark Sky Wadi Rum. In the surroundings of the Wadi Rum desert, you can explore the worlds little-known, with the use of portable telescopes. Astronomers will be on hand to talk you through your experience and to help you to spot the numerous celestial objects. Perfect for anybody with a passion for the art of astronomy or just looking for something a little bit ‘out of this world,’ this is a night you’ll never forget.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Wadi Rum Bubble Luxotel

Day 6: Wadi Rum – Allenby Bridge (King Hussein Bridge)

After breakfast, we will drive to South Border /Arava Border for the border crossing to Israel for the rest of your journey or drive to the airport for your flight home.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Prices from SGD5,500 per person

Fares are per person, based on double occupancy, subject to availability and capacity controlled.

Price Includes:

  • Supplement for Tips (Guide & driver)
  • Portages at hotels and airport
  • Transportation through all touring days
  • Hotel accommodation as mentioned above
  • Private English-speaking guide through all touring days
  • Breakfast at hotel, Lunches and Dinners through all touring days
  • Drinking package with all lunches and dinners (water, 1 soft drink, 1 coffee or 1 tea)
  • Entrance fees to sites mentioned in the program
  • 1 bottle of 500ml water onboard vehicles on daily basis
  • Horse riding in Petra as part of Petra Entry Ticket during the first visit of Petra
  • 2 hours tour in Wadi Rum by the open Bedouin trucks
  • Allenby Shuttle bus or Allenby VIP Crossing
  • Chef on table through one dinner at Movenpick Petra Hotel
  • All applicable taxes

Price Excludes:

  • Personal expenses
  • Visa (if applicable)
  • Departure tax: USD15.00 per person
  • Other drinks with meals except those mentioned above
  • Carriages in Petra
  • Insurance
  • International airfare
  • Any other not mentioned items

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