Jordan History Lesson for The Family: 6 Days – 5 Nights

You are never too young or too old to learn about the history of this fascinating country. Walk through ancient cities, explore and finally have a rest at the Dead 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: Umm Qais – Jerash – Amman

This morning travel to the far north of Jordan to the ancient city of Umm Qais (Gadara). This is where Jesus performed the miracle of the Swine and the basalt basilica was built at the location the miracle was performed. We then visit Jerash, the best preserved Roman provincial city in the Middle East. With your guide explore the ruins of this amazing city. At the conclusion of the 2-hour tour, continue exploring the city on your own. Look for the chariot wheel tracks worn into the stones along the colonnaded street and if time permits, watch the Roman Army Chariot Experience (RACE) in the hippodrome. Return to Amman Overnight: Amman.

Day 3: Madaba – Mt Nebo – Karak Castle – Petra

Today we visit Mt Nebo where God permitted Moses to see the Promised Land before he died. From the lookout you can see Jericho, the Jerusalem Mountains and the Dead Sea. The Byzantine Church contains lovely examples of mosaic floors. Just a 10 minute drive away is Madaba where the famous mosaic map of the Holy Lands can be found inside the 6th Century St George Church. Further along the Highway we will make a brief stop above Wadi Mujib, a magnificent canyon with extraordinary geological formations. At Karak we stop at the Crusader castle overlooking the town and the surrounding countryside. It was built by King Baldwin I of Jerusalem in 1132/34. Continue to Petra. Overnight: Petra

Day 4: Petra – Wadi Rum

Today will be the highlight of your holiday as you visit the rose-red city of Petra, lost to civilization for over 1,000 years. With your English speaking 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. At the museum your guided tour ends. Return to your hotel via the Siq before meeting your driver and travelling to Wadi Rum, a superb desert landscape in southern Jordan. Settle in and enjoy a traditional Jordanian dinner (zarb) cooked in the ground. Overnight: Wadi Rum desert camp

Day 5: Wadi Rum – Dead Sea

After breakfast, climb into the back of a 2 hour 4WD jeep and hold on tight as you are driven across large open areas and between towering mountains. See huge red sand-dunes and ancient Nabataean rock inscriptions. Stop and ride a camel – pretend you are a cameleer heading off along the Silk Road, loaded with frankincense and oils to trade. Return to the campsite and then drive to the Dead Sea. At 420m below the sea level, it is the lowest point on Earth. Along the way stop at Lot’s Wife’s Pillar. On the northern foreshore of the Dead Sea is your hotel. Check-in and then enjoy the strange sensation of floating in the water, 7 times saltier than regular sea water. Overnight: Dead Sea

Day 6: Dead Sea – Airport (departure)

After check-out transfer direct to the Queen Alia International 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)

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

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

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 greet at airport
  •  Modern, air conditioned vehicle
  •  English speaking driver
  •  Entrance fees to all sites listed (children under 12 years of age free of charge)
  •  English speaking guide at Jerash (2 hours)
  •  English speaking guide at Petra (3-4 hours)
  •  3 Hour 4WD jeep tour in Wadi Rum (driver has limited English)
  •  Dinner at Wadi Rum campsite

Package Excludes

  •  Jordan entry visa
  •  Tipping drivers/guides (optional)
  •  Lunch and dinner each day unless listed under “includes”
  •  Personal expenses
  •  Travel insurance
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