The Highlights of Jordan
A 5 day tour. The country that captivated Lawrence of Arabia and Indiana Jones is now yours to explore. We see the best of Jordan in five days on this locally escorted tour.
DAY 1 – Amman – Tuesday – Weekly – Year Round
Our local rep. meets you at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman and will assist with your private transfer to Amman and your hotel.
DAY 2 – AMMAN – Wednesday (BD)
Today you’ll enjoy a private tour of Amman. Visit the Roman Theater, the Citadel, the Archaeology and Folklore Museums, old and modern Amman and one of the many art galleries in this enchanting capital city. The tour will also include a stop at:
Wild Jordan Café
Wild Jordan is the vision of the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN), a non-governmental organization devoted to the care and protection of Jordan’s natural heritage. The Society was created in 1966 under the patronage of His Majesty, the late King Hussein. Its work is focused on the establishment of protected areas (nature reserves), enforcement of wildlife protection laws. Construction of the Wild Jordan Center was financed by USAID Jordan. It’s located in the heart of old Amman overlooking the Temple of Hercules… the Café served all nature and organic foods and drinks… Two whole floors are devoted to the unique crafts and gifts made by the people living around Jordan’s nature reserves, like Dana and Mujib. All the crafts are inspired by nature and use natural materials. Here is their web site for more info. In the evening visit Kan Zaman Village for dinner, a Folklore show and a preview of the many handicraft ateliers. Private air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur, private guide.
DAY 3 – MADABA and KERAK – Petra – Thursday (B)
We drive to Petra along the King’s Way, visiting Madaba, which has the oldest map of the Holy Land, and Madaba’s Mosaic School. Then it’s on to Mt Nebo and Moses’ traditional burial site overlooking the Dead Sea and the Jordan River Valley. We continue through the magnificent scenery of Wadi Mujib to Kerak and the Krak des Chevaliers medieval Crusaders’ castle, stopping at Petra for the night.
DAY 4 – PETRA- Friday (BD)
The fabulous Nabataean City of Petra, carved into rose-red desert sandstone over 2000 years ago, was lost to the world for five centuries. Known as Sela in the Bible, it was rediscovered in 1812. Petra can be reached only by passing between the steep, high sandstone wall of a narrow gorge (‘the Siq’). The dramatic view of its Treasury was made famous in the movie “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.” Besides the Treasury, we visit the Roman theater, the courts, Qasr Bint Pharaoun, the Temple of the Winged Lion and other monuments. You may climb up to the monastery if you like. We relax for another night in our Petra hotel.
Now open in Petra, The Petra Kitchen is a delightful way to round out your Jordan travel experiences. Like any home kitchen, The Petra Kitchen is a relaxed, informal atmosphere where you’ll gather to prepare an evening meal, working alongside local women under the supervision of our chef.
Each evening meal includes soup, cold and hot mezza and salads, and a main course—all typical Jordanian dishes. You will have get an inside glimpse of the secrets behind the famous regional cuisine of the Levant.
The Petra Kitchen offers an evening of learning, fun and a very special dining experience, with each dish gaining the special flavor of a reward well-earned. Great care has been taken to make The Petra Kitchen a truly Jordanian experience—right down to the furnishings, all crafted in Jordan, the tableware, all produced by the Iraq al Amir Women’s Co-operative, and the aprons and table linens, all hand-embroidered by the Jordan River Foundation.
The rate includes the cuisine course, meal and all non-alcoholic beverages as well as take-home recipes for all dishes prepared that evening.
DAY 5 – WADI RUM – Saturday (B)
We visit the awesome moonscape of the Wadi Rum desert by four-wheel-drive vehicle, covering some of the ground where “Lawrence of Arabia” was filmed. We then escort you to the Airport. For this tour, and to be able to see Wadi Rum, your flight must be an evening one.
|Rates per person in USD $|
|Triple||US$ 1770.||US$ 1515.|
|Double||US$ 1810.||US$ 1635.|
|Single||US$ 2455.||US$ 2250.|
- This tour begins every Wednesday in Amman. (To begin on any other day of the week, please add $300 USD per person to the rates; for PRIVATE tour.)
- You may combine Lawrence of Arabia’s Jordan with any Travel in Style tour to Egypt or Turkey. We will be glad to assist you with any special transportation and accommodation arrangements (to/from Egypt, Israel, Jordan or Turkey).
The rates include:
- Transfers, hotel accommodation.
- Guided sightseeing as per itinerary including entrance fees.
- Meals are preset menu as per itinerary: BLD: breakfast/lunch/dinner.
- Transportation within Jordan.
- Sightseeing with guide and entrance fees as per itinerary.
The tour does not include:
- International airfare.
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenditures (beverages, laundry, special meals, etc.)
- Visa for Jordan (Visa fee will be waived for groups or families with a minimum of 5 paying guests).
- Jordanian visa fee in $ USD or Euros payable upon arrival for American, Australian, NZ, Canadian & Japanese citizens. Passports must be valid for at least 6 month upon arrival.