Family Fun Holiday in Jordan: 8 days – 7 Nights

Use this one week to be a Bedouin, a Roman soldier or a crusader knight. Towards the end of your holiday relax enjoy all the fun activities available in Aqaba by the Red Sea.

Tour Itinerary
Inclusion/ Exclusion

Day 1: Amman Arrival

You will be met and assisted at Queen Alia International Airport before being transferred to your hotel in Amman. Check-in, then the rest of the day is free-time. Overnight: Amman.

Day 2: Jerash – Ajloun

This morning travel north to Jerash, the best preserved Roman provincial city in the world. With your guide explore the ruins of this amazing city. Look for the chariot wheel tracks in the stones along the colonnaded street. Perform in the Roman Theatre with its fantastic acoustics. Watch the Roman Army Chariot Experience (RACE) in the hippodrome. In the afternoon, drive to Ajloun Castle. Wander through the hallways of this castle, see where the horses were stabled – stand on a parapet and look out for invading armies. Overnight: Amman.

Day 3: Madaba – Mt Nebo – Baptism Site – Dead Sea

Today we visit Madaba to see the famous mosaic map of the Holy Lands. Can you see the fish swimming up the Jordan River and away from the Dead Sea because it’s too salty for them? Next we drive to Mt Nebo where God permitted Moses to see the Promised Land before he died. From the lookout can you see Jericho, the Jerusalem Mountains and the Dead Sea? Descend the mountains into the Rift Valley and travel to Bethany Beyond the Jordan. Here Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist and the children of Israel, led by Joshua, crossed into the Promised Land. A short distance away is your Dead Sea hotel. Check-in, then “check out” all the cool features. Float in the Sea – you can’t sink – or coat yourself in the black mud you’ll find in pots along the foreshore. Once it’s dried, wash it off in the Sea. The hotel has a great kid’s fun zone pool area as well. Overnight: Dead Sea

Day 4: Lot’s Wife Pillar – Shobak Castle – Petra

Sleep in this morning, or go for another float in the Sea. Then following the shoreline of the Dead Sea, travel south, stopping at Lot’s Wife Pillar. Drive into the mountains to see Shobak Castle. Be a knight protecting your kingdom from the Crusaders as they attack you. Late afternoon, arrive at Petra. Overnight: Petra.

Day 5: Petra

Today you are going to visit a city that was “lost” for over 1,000 years. With your guide walk the 1.2km long Siq (chasm) passing tombs, shrines and carvings along the way. Look for the Cameleer and his camels. See the Treasury, carved from the rock face, as you exit the Siq. Explore the Street of Facades and the Royal Tombs. Look into the homes carved out of the rocks, some with beautiful coloured walls and ceilings. Climb the mighty staircase to the Great Temple or over the ruins of the Temple of the Winged Lions. The rest of your day is free-time. Do you still have energy? Then take the 800+ steps up to the awesome Monastery, hidden from view in the mountains. Climb to the High Place of Sacrifice and get wonderful views down into the city. Return to your hotel via the Siq. At the museum, your guided tour ends. Overnight: Petra. Option: Learn how to cook Arabian food at “Petra Kitchen”. With the assistance of local women, prepare a 3-course dinner then sit down and eat it with your fellow chefs. You will get copies of the recipes so you can try cooking them back home.

Day 6: Little Petra – Wadi Rum

This morning drive to Little Petra where the caravans used to rest before entering Petra or assemble before heading along the trade routes. A comfortable walk away is the ruins of a Neolithic Village (9,000 – 5,500 BC). Archaeologists have reconstructed houses to show what living at this time was like. Follow the pathway around this small village – look out for stones that have been used for collecting water. Travel to Wadi Rum, a huge desert in southern Jordan. Climb into the back of a 4WD jeep and hold on tight as you are driven across large open areas and between towering mountains. Who can climb up and roll down the huge red sand-dunes first? Stop and ride a camel – pretend you are a cameleer heading off to the Far East along the Silk Road, loaded with frankincense to trade. Overnight: Wadi Rum.

Day 7: Aqaba

After breakfast, drive to the town of Aqaba on the Red Sea. After checking-in, explore the hotel and the kid’s fun zone. There are a lot of water sports available – the hotel’s Reception staff will be able to assist. Take a SINBAD cruise, go snorkeling, swimming or scuba diving in the reefs or take a glass bottom boat tour if you want to keep your feet dry. Other sports are jet skiing, windsurfing, kayaking and water skiing. Overnight: Aqaba

Day 8: Departure

This morning you will be transferred along the Desert Highway to the airport for your departure flight.

Larsa Hotel – Amman

Location: 12km from centre of Amman.
Close to: Al Baraka Mall & King Abdullah Mosque

Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Fitness Centre, Sauna, Computer Station, Outdoor Pool

Rum Hotel

Location: Amman Al Swefieh Ali Nasouh Al Taher Street, Bul. No 60
Close to:AlWakalat St.
Facilities: Al Sayran restaurant, Meeting Room, VIP Lounge, deli cafe

Imperial Palace Hotel

Location: 4th Circle

Close to:Embassies

Facilities: 24 hour Room Service, Restaurant, Sauna, Jacuzzi and Outdoor Pool, High Speed WiFi.

Geneva Hotel

Location: West Amman on road to Airport
Close to: Shopping, business districts
Facilities: 3 restaurants, 24 hour Room Service, 24 hour Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing, High Speed Internet, Currency Exchange

Grand Hyatt

Location: 2km from city centre
Close to: The Citadel, Roman Theatre and shopping centers
Facilities: High Speed Internet, 24 hour Room Service, Babysitting, Currency Exchange, ATM machine

Le Meridien

Location: Shmeisani commercial business and diplomatic district
Close to: The Citadel, Roman Theatre and shopping centers
Facilities: Free In-room WiFi, Health Club and Spa, 7 Restaurants, Bar

Landmark Hotel

Location: Central Amman
Close to: within walking distanced of the old city area
Facilities: 6 Restaurants, 24 Hour Room Service, Fitness & Wellness Centre, Tennis Court, Gift Shop, High Speed Internet throughout hotel, Same-day Laundry & Dry-Cleaning, Baby Sitting Services, ATM Machine

La Maison Hotel

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra) – Tourism Street
Close to: very close to the visitors center
Facilities: Restaurant, gift shop, Free Wi-Fi, Massage, Bar

Amra Palace Hotel

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra)
Close to: Souk, 1km from Petra Archaeological Park,
Facilities: Restaurant, Summer Roof-top Dining, Indoor Heated Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Turkish Bath, 24 Hour Room Service, Internet Access, Currency Exchange, Coffee Shop, Gift Shop, Same day Laundry & Dry Cleaning

Seven Wonders

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra)
Close to: Souk, 1km from Petra Archaeological Park.
Facilities: Internet Access in Rooms, Restaurant, Rooftop Pool and Covered Terrace, Gift Shop, Laundry & Dry Cleaning Service

Petra Moon Hotel

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra)
Close to:100m from Petra Archaeological Park, 100m from Restaurants
Facilities: Restaurant, High Speed Internet WiFi, Rooftop Terrace and Swimming Pool (April-November)

Petra Guest House

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra)
Close to:At the entrance gate to Petra Archaeological Park, 200m from Restaurants
Facilities: Lobby Lounge, Restaurant, Bar, 24 Hour Room Service

Movenpick Resort Petra

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra)
Close to: at entrance to Petra Archaeological Park, local Restaurants
Facilities: Outdoor Pool, 7 Restaurants, Fitness & Wellness Centre, Free WiFi, Free Mini-bar

Marriott Hotel

Location: Above Petra Valley
Close to: 10-15 minute drive from entrance to Petra Archaeological Park
Facilities: Currency Exchange, Bookstore, Gift Shop, Laundry & Dry Cleaning, Newspapers, 24 Hour Room Service, 2 Restaurants, Bar

Dead Sea Spa Hotel

Location: northern foreshore of Dead Sea, 45 minutes drive from Queen Alia International Airport
Close to: Hammamat Ma’in Thermal Springs, Baptism Site, Mt Nebo, Madaba
Facilities: High Speed Internet, Disability Accessible Rooms, 24 Hour Room Service, 2 Restaurants, 2 Bars and a Lobby Lounge, Aqua Fun Centre for Children, Spa & Wellness Centre, Private Beach Access to the Dead Sea, Gift Shop

Kempinski Ishtar

Location: Above Petra Valley
Close to: 10-15 minute drive from entrance to Petra Archaeological Park
Facilities: Private Beach access to the Dead Sea, 9 Pools, Fitness Centre, Tennis Court, Internet Access, Kids Club, 4 Restaurants, Luxury Spa

Kempinski Ishtar

Location: Above Petra Valley
Close to: 10-15 minute drive from entrance to Petra Archaeological Park
Facilities: Private Beach Access to the Dead Sea, outdoor pool, Sauna and Hot Tub in Hotel’s Health

Kempinski Ishtar

Location: Above Petra Valley
Close to: 10-15 minute drive from entrance to Petra Archaeological Park
Facilities: Private Beach access, several swimming pools including an infinity pool and heated winter pool

Crowne Plaza

Location: Above Petra Valley
Close to: 10-15 minute drive from entrance to Petra Archaeological Park
Facilities: Outdoor Pool, 24 Hour Gym, Spa & Wellness Centre, 2 Restaurants, 2 Bars and 1 Lounge, Laundry & Dry Cleaning, Childrens’ Care Services, WiFi.

Marriott Hotel

Location: Above Petra Valley
Close to: 10-15 minute drive from entrance to Petra Archaeological Park
Facilities: Private Beach Access, free WiFi, 5 Restaurants, 3 Bars, 2 Lounges, Jogging/Fitness Trail, Volleyball, Tennis, Children’s Pool & Indoor/Outdoor Play Area, 3 Adult Outdoor Pools, 1 Adult Indoor Pool

Days INN

Location: Downtown Aqaba

Close to: Shops (including Duty Free), Souk

Facilities: Coffee Shop, Outdoor Pool, Room Service (18/24), Laundry & Dry Cleaning, Kid’s Area, WiFi, Currency Exchange, Barber, Fitness Centre

Captain’s Hotel

Location: Downtown Aqaba

Close to: Shops (including Duty Free), Souk

Facilities: Restaurant, 4 Cafe’s, Health Club & Gym, Jacuzzi, Outdoor Pool, WiFi

My Hotel

Location: Downtown Aqaba

Close to: Shops (including Duty Free), Souk

Facilities: Rooftop Terrace Restaurant and Bar, Outdoor Pool.

Marina Plaza

Location: Tala Bay, Aqaba

Close to: 5 minute walk to beach

Facilities: Gym (with classes daily), 2 adult Pools, 1 children’s Pool, Table Tennis, Water Sports, Children’s Playgound, Babysitting, WiFi, Free Shuttle Bus to Aqaba (daily), Laundry & Dry Cleaning, Gift Shop

Doubletree Hotel

Location: Downtown Aqaba

Close to: Shops (including Duty Free), Souk, beachfront

Facilities: 5 Restaurants & Cafes, Fitness Centre, Outdoor Pool, Whirlpools, Steam Room & Sauna

Movenpick Resort & Residences

Location: Downtown Aqaba

Close to: Private beach, Shops (including Duty Free), Souk

Facilities: 8 Restaurants & Bars, Fitness Centre, WiFi, Health Club, 4 Pools


Location: Tala Bay, Aqaba

Close to: Private beach

Facilities: Outdoor Pool, Wellness & Fitness Centre, Water Activities, 24 Hour Laundry Service, 2 Restaurants, 3 Bars


Location: Tala Bay, Aqaba

Close to: Private beach

Facilities: 5 Restaurants, Cocktail Lounge, 24 Hour Room Service, 24/7 Gym, Health & Fitness Centre, Spa, WiFi, Outdoor Pool, Sports court, Laundry & Dry Cleaning, ATM

Captain’s Camp

Location: Wadi Rum desert

Close to: Private beach

Facilities: Bedouin Tents, Male/Female Toilet/Showers

Rayaheb Desert Camp

Location: Wadi Rum desert

Facilities: Bedouin Tents, Male/Female Toilet/Showers

Sun City Camp

Location: W Wadi Rum desert

Close to: Visitors’ Centre, Disi

Facilities: Tents with private bathrooms, 24 Hour Room Service, Robes & Slippers, Closets & Luggage Racks.

Package Includes

  •  Meet and assist at airport
  •  English speaking driver
  •  Modern air conditioned vehicle
  •  English speaking guide in Jerash (2 hours)
  •  English speaking guide in Petra (3-4 hours)
  •  Entrance fees to all sites listed
  •  Bottled mineral water in vehicle
  •  Accommodation and Meal Plan selected
  •  3 hour 4WD jeep tour in Wadi Rum
  •  All service charges and taxes

Package Excludes

  •  Jordan entry visa
  •  Travel insurance
  •  Tipping of drivers/guides
  •  Personal expenses
  •  Optional extras – “Petra Kitchen”, camel ride, etc
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