Jordan Experience - Small Group, Summer

Jordan Experience - Small Group, Summer

7 Days Starting and ending in Amman, Jordan

Visiting: Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum

Tour operator:

Insight Vacations

Tour code:

SI888ZN20

Specialist Group:

Family/Kids

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

12 - 24

Age range:

5-99

Activities:

4WD, Walking

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$2915
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Tour Overview

Delight in all the desert offers during this 1-week guided tour. Journey to Jerash, a short jaunt from Amman, to see the Greco-Roman city up close: Explore the ruins of the Temples of Artemis and Zeus. Ascend to one of the holiest sites in Jordan, the 11,929-foot-tall Mount Nebo, where Moses once stood to see the Promised Land. Walk through the secret passages of the 12th Century fortress of Shobak and survey the desert that surrounds you. Travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra, a city carved from red rocks and lost in time: Traverse a gorge to the city’s Treasury, an ornate tomb, and through a canyon to its Roman Amphitheater, which once seated thousands of spectators. Back in Amman, enjoy a city tour that leads you to the ruins of Citadel Hill, with spectacular views of the city below or take a guided street art tour and see the incredible graffiti.

Highlights

  • Amman: During a city tour of Amman, visit the Citadel, the grand Roman Amphitheater and the Archaeological Museum.

  • Amman: Explore Amman's street art scene on a guided graffiti walking tour.

  • Petra: Taste authentic Jordanian flavors as you experience a traditional desert dinner when you dine at the Ammarin Bedouin camp.

  • Wadi Rum: Enjoy tea with the Bedouins at sunset and taste authentic Jordanian cuisine dine under the stars for your Zarb dinner.

  • Wadi Rum: Join an astronomer in one of the most magical places on earth for a private stargazing session, and sweeping views of the night sky.

  • Jerash: Feel like you have stepped 2,000 years back in time as your Travel Director guides you through this marvelous ancient metropolis - now the finest surviving example of a Greco-Roman city in the world!

  • Petra: Explore the ancient and hidden 'rose-red' city, as you journey with your Travel Director, through the winding, dark passageway, between rock walls up to 200 meters high. See the Treasury and explore the Roman Amphitheater and ancient tombs.

  • Wadi Rum: Enjoy beautiful desert scenery as you make your way on a jeep safari deep into the heart of Wadi Rum's majestic desert.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive Amman

Location: Amman

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Amman Marriott Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner

The landscape of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has changed very little in 2,000 years. On arrival at Amman airport, you are transferred to your hotel to relax and settle in. Later, join your Travel Director for drinks and a Welcome Dinner.

Day 2 : Exploring Amman And Jerash

Location: Amman

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Amman Marriott Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast depart for Iraq Al-Amir for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Visit a women's cooperative involving women and girls from nearby Wadi Al Seer villages. The association is supported by Insight Vacations through The TreadRight Foundation and provides training and work opportunities for women in the region. Then, the journey to Jerash reveals the most beautifully preserved example of a Greco-Roman city still in existence. Enter through Hadrian's Arch, to explore the grand ruins of the Temples of Artemis and Zeus, where you can listen to the Whispering Column. Overlook the vast Oval Plaza and Cardo Maximus, the key Roman road. Enjoy an al fresco lunch of natural produce and family recipes at Beit Khairat Souf, during a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. This women-owned café is combatting female unemployment and aims to build a strong community of women leaders. Return to Amman where the rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 3 : Madaba, Mount Nebo, Shobak And On To Petra

Location: Petra

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Petra Marriott Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Continue to Mount Nebo, one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan, where Moses is said to have stood and seen before him the Promised Land. At Madaba, visit the famous Greek Orthodox Church of St. George with its amazing 6th century mosaic map depicting the entire Holy Land, stretching from Jordan and Palestine in the north, to Egypt in the south. Follow the King's Highway to visit Shobak, an authentic 12th century crusader fortress, perched on the side of a rocky mountain. Admire the towers and Arabic calligraphy on the external walls before stepping inside to discover the original Crusader chapel, palace complex, and even a set of secret passages! Later, head south for one of the highlights of your journey: the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra, voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

Day 4 : Exploring The Lost City Of Petra

Location: Petra

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Petra Marriott Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

This day is devoted to the beautiful ‘rose-red city, half as old as time'. You enter this lost city through a narrow gorge, the Siq, with walls that rise up to 200 meters. Emerge from the path to see the magnificent Treasury, carved out of solid rock and standing over 40 meters high. Wind your way through the canyon to explore the ancient tombs and the Roman Amphitheater, which once seated 3,000 spectators. Tonight, dine with locals in a stunning backdrop at the Ammarin desert camp.

Day 5 : Wadi Rum With The Bedouin

Location: Wadi Rum

Accommodation: Camp

Accommodation Name: Sun City Camp

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Head to Wadi Rum. Enjoy beautiful vistas as you make your way on a jeep safari deep, into the heart of Wadi Rum's majestic desert. Enjoy the spectacular Bedouin hospitality tonight as you dine with locals under the stars. Wadi Rum is known as one of the world's best place for stargazing. After dinner join an astronomer for a private stargazing session, a magical experience. Stay in elegant simplicity in a desert camp for the night.

Day 6 : Amman

Location: Amman

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Amman Marriott Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

If you wish, start the day with sunrise yoga at the Bedouin camp, before returning to Amman. Explore Amman with Insight Choice. Choose to join a guided sightseeing experience, highlighting the city’s history, architecture and culture. Alternatively, explore Amman's street art scene on a guided graffiti walking tour. Later, check in at your hotel where the rest of your day is at leisure. Join in a lively dinner to celebrate the end of your Jordanian adventures.

Day 7 : Depart Amman

Location: Amman

Accommodation Name: on

Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast, you are transferred to Amman Airport for your onward flight.

What's Included

  • Personal radio headsets

    Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.

  • Hotel and restaurant tips

    Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.

  • Baggage handling

    We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.

  • Insight Flourish

    From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

    Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

  • Airport transfers

    If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

What's Not Included

  • International Airfare

    Flights to and from the start and end points of the tour are not included.

  • Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is not included and is recommended for all travelers.

  • Optional Activities

    Any optional activities mentioned are not included in the tour price.

  • Personal Expenses

    Items of a personal nature, including souvenirs, laundry, and additional drinks and meals, are not included.

  • Visa Fees

    Any visa fees required for entry are not included.

Check out our Q&As

  • What type of accommodations are provided in the Jordan Experience tour?

    The Jordan Experience tour provides accommodations at the Amman Marriott Hotel and the Petra Marriott Hotel.

  • Are there any activities that support local communities in the Jordan Experience tour?

    Yes, the Jordan Experience tour includes activities that support local communities, such as lunch at Beit Khairat Souf, a local café hosted in the home of the Bataresh family aiming to support women empowerment, and a visit to the Iraq-Al Amir Women's Cooperative supported by the TreadRight Foundation.

  • Does the Jordan Experience tour offer a private stargazing session?

    Yes, the Jordan Experience tour offers a private stargazing session in one of the most magical places on earth, Wadi Rum.

  • How many days does the Jordan Experience tour last?

    The Jordan Experience tour itinerary details provided do not specify the total number of days.

  • How many meals are included in the Jordan Experience tour?

    The Jordan Experience tour includes 3 Dinners with Wine, 6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, and 2 Dinners.

  • What are some highlights of the Jordan Experience tour?

    Some highlights of the Jordan Experience tour include a city tour of Amman visiting the Citadel, Roman Amphitheater, and the Archaeological Museum, exploring Amman's street art scene, a traditional desert dinner at the Ammarin Bedouin camp in Petra, tea with the Bedouins at sunset in Wadi Rum, a private stargazing session in Wadi Rum, and visiting the Iraq-Al Amir Women's Cooperative.

  • What countries does the Jordan Experience tour visit?

    The Jordan Experience tour visits Jordan.

  • What is the ending location of the Jordan Experience tour?

    The ending location of the Jordan Experience tour is Amman.

  • What is the starting location of the Jordan Experience tour?

    The starting location of the Jordan Experience tour is Amman.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    We regret that no refunds can be made for absences from a tour, including experiences such as missed meals or sightseeing.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1978.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Insight Vacations is a founding member of the TreadRight Foundation, a joint initiative created by the brands within The Travel Corporation (TTC) almost 15 years ago to ensure our impact through tourism is positive. Our ethos to #MakeTravelMatter guides our decision-making at every level of our business.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    You have two options as a solo traveller. Either choose to be matched with a same sex partner for a room share - at no extra cost. Or choose a room of your own with a reduced or even free private room upgrade on select tours.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest COVID-19 policies

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