Jordan Highlights | Yampu Tours

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Jordan Highlights

$ 1876 9 days Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec Private

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, a reclamation project built to attract migratory bird species back to their ancient migratory routes between Africa, Asia, and Europe.
  • Witness the home to the world's largest collection of ancient mosaics.
  • Go to two of Jordan's World Heritage sites, Qasr Amra and St. Stephen Church.
  • Explore the legendary Nabatean Capital city in Petra.
  • Campout in the moonscape terrain of Wadi Rum.
  • Float in the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth's surface.
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Tour Details

Experience the Jordan Highlights! Explore Jordan’s historic lands and visit two of Jordan’s “Desert Castles” that were built during the 8th Century. In Jerash, tour one of the world’s best-preserved Roman provincial cities and prepare to explore the mystical home to countless biblical sites of great religious significance. Bear witness to sites such as Mt. Nebo, the place Moses is believed to have seen the Promised Land; the Biblical Gadara and the newly-excavated Maqdas Baptismal Site, thought to be where John the Baptist lived, worked, and baptized Jesus in the waters of the Jordan River.

Lose your breath at Um al Jimal, a haunting caravan outpost with impressive architectural features such as its iconic archways and the remains of some 14 Byzantine churches, as well as the fine collection of Byzantine mosaics restored from the series of churches which have occupied this venerated spot. Admire the world’s largest collection of ancient mosaics in Madaba.

Tour the RSCN’s Azraq Lodge, a restored British Army hospital. The RSCN’s Azraq Lodge is now used as the Azraq Wetlands Reserve managed by the RSCN (Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature – a vital reclamation project which has begun to attract hundreds of migratory bird species back to their ancient migratory routes between Africa and Asia or Europe).

Take a city tour of Amman. See sites like Citadel, Archaeological Museum and Jordan New Museum. Enjoy the spectacular view over the Jordan River Valley, Dead Sea, Jericho and the hills of Judea. Explore all the biggest sites in Petra with a full day tour including visits to the Treasury, Theater, Colonnaded Street and ad-Deir, Petra’s largest carved facade.

Explore Wadi Rum by jeep tour and experience its moonscape terrain. Spend the night camping in the heart of the desert. Go to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth’s surface. Spend a day relaxing and enjoying the beach, trying a pampering treatment in the spa, or floating in the Dead Sea!

Country Notes:

Jordan:

A valid passport is required to travel. It should be machine readable and have at least 6 month validity after your return home. You should have at least 2 blank pages per country that you are visiting. If your passport does not meet this requirement at the time of departure, you can be denied boarding for your international flight and may consequently incur additional expenses. According to the information we have, US citizens require an entry visa. Single-entry visas can be obtained on arrival at any airport, port or land border except at the King Hussein/Allenby Bridge, where you must have your Jordanian visa in advance. The visa costs JD 40 or $57 US. Please check with your local consulate or embassy for application information and for last minute changes.

For up to date information on recommended and required vaccinations and general health travel tips for Jordan, please visit the CDC Website and use the drop down menu to select the countries you are visiting. The CDC also operates a “Travelers Hotline” at the following number: 1-877-394-8747. Please consult with your physician for clarification or concerns regarding recommended or required vaccinations.


Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast and daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Package Price: $1876
Pricing Details

Prices shown above are per person, in US Dollars ($) or Pound Sterling (£) for residents in the UK. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability.

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Arrive in Jordan

Upon arrival into Amman, be met by a local Yampu representative who will transfer traveler to the hotel.

Upon arrival into Amman, be met by a local Yampu representative who will transfer traveler to the hotel.

Day
2

Um al Jimal and Desert Castle

Lose your breath at Um al Jimal, a haunting caravan outpost with impressive architectural features such as its iconic archways and the remains of some 14 Byzantine churches. Drive on to visit the Roman fortress of Azraq was later re-used as a winter headquarters by T. E. Lawrence during the Arab Revolt of the early 20th Century. Stop for lunch at the RSCN's Azraq Lodge, a restored British Army hospital now used to welcome visitors to the Azraq Wetlands Reserve managed by the RSCN (Royal Society for the Conservation read more...

Lose your breath at Um al Jimal, a haunting caravan outpost with impressive architectural features such as its iconic archways and the remains of some 14 Byzantine churches. Drive on to visit the Roman fortress of Azraq was later re-used as a winter headquarters by T. E. Lawrence during the Arab Revolt of the early 20th Century. Stop for lunch at the RSCN's Azraq Lodge, a restored British Army hospital now used to welcome visitors to the Azraq Wetlands Reserve managed by the RSCN (Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature - a vital reclamation project which has begun to attract hundreds of migratory bird species back to their ancient migratory routes between Africa and Asia or Europe). After lunch visit two of Jordan's famed "Desert Castles". These structures scattered throughout Jordan were in fact Omayyad hunting lodges built during the 8th Century: Qasr Amra, one of Jordan's World Heritage Sites, has a frescoed vault roof and bathhouse and Qasr Kharanah, a more formidable structure, displays the "hidden within the walls" structural style well suited to the heart of the desert. ...read less

Day
3

Um Qais and Jersash

Head north to visit the dramatic Um Qais (Biblical Gadara), one of Jordan's Greco-Roman Decapolis cities with a stunning view over the Golan Heights and Sea of Galilee. Continue driving to Jerash and tour of the world's best-preserved Roman provincial city.

Head north to visit the dramatic Um Qais (Biblical Gadara), one of Jordan's Greco-Roman Decapolis cities with a stunning view over the Golan Heights and Sea of Galilee. Continue driving to Jerash and tour of the world's best-preserved Roman provincial city.

jerash
Day
4

Amman, Madaba, Mt. Nebo, and Um ar-Risas

Morning city tour of Amman including Citadel, Archaeological Museum and Jordan New Museum. Drive to Madaba, an archbishopric during the Byzantine era and home to the world's largest collection of ancient mosaics. Visit the Madaba Archaeological Park, St. George Church, Madaba Museum and Apostles' Church. On Mt. Nebo, the site from which is it believed that Moses saw the Promised Land, enjoy the spectacular view over the Jordan River Valley, Dead Sea, Jericho and the hills of Judea, as well as the fine collection read more...

Morning city tour of Amman including Citadel, Archaeological Museum and Jordan New Museum. Drive to Madaba, an archbishopric during the Byzantine era and home to the world's largest collection of ancient mosaics. Visit the Madaba Archaeological Park, St. George Church, Madaba Museum and Apostles' Church. On Mt. Nebo, the site from which is it believed that Moses saw the Promised Land, enjoy the spectacular view over the Jordan River Valley, Dead Sea, Jericho and the hills of Judea, as well as the fine collection of Byzantine mosaics restored from the series of churches which have occupied this venerated spot. Drive on to Um ar-Risas for a visit to the Stylite Tower and fine mosaic floor or the St. Stephen Church at Jordan's newest World Heritage site. ...read less

Day
5

Petra

Spend a full day touring in Petra, including visits to the Treasury, Theater, Colonnaded Street and ad-Deir, Petra's largest carved facade.

Spend a full day touring in Petra, including visits to the Treasury, Theater, Colonnaded Street and ad-Deir, Petra's largest carved facade.

Day
6

Overnight in Wadi Rum

Visit the High Place of Sacrifice, Wadi Farasa and the Royal Tombs. In the afternoon, drive to Wadi Rum for a jeep tour of the moonscape terrain. Dinner and overnight camping in the heart of the desert.

Visit the High Place of Sacrifice, Wadi Farasa and the Royal Tombs. In the afternoon, drive to Wadi Rum for a jeep tour of the moonscape terrain. Dinner and overnight camping in the heart of the desert.

Day
7

Karak and Dead Sea

Drive to visit the crusader castle of Karak. Continue driving to the Dead Sea, lowest point on the earth's surface, and tour the newly-excavated Maqdas Baptismal Site. Biblical archaeologists, working from clues supplied by the Madaba mosaic map, believe this to be the spot where John the Baptist lived and worked, and where Jesus was baptized in the waters of the Jordan River. The extensive water channels, cisterns and baptismal fonts, as well as the impressive size of the very early (3rd-4th Century) pilgrimage read more...

Drive to visit the crusader castle of Karak. Continue driving to the Dead Sea, lowest point on the earth's surface, and tour the newly-excavated Maqdas Baptismal Site. Biblical archaeologists, working from clues supplied by the Madaba mosaic map, believe this to be the spot where John the Baptist lived and worked, and where Jesus was baptized in the waters of the Jordan River. The extensive water channels, cisterns and baptismal fonts, as well as the impressive size of the very early (3rd-4th Century) pilgrimage churches on this site, certainly suggest that this is where the earliest Christian pilgrims believed the Baptism took place. The walk past "Elijah's well" to the St. John church on the banks of the Jordan is a pleasure in itself, follow the winding trail through marshes of high reeds and tamarisk trees. ...read less

madaba
Day
8

Dead Sea

Day to relax and enjoy the resort's pool and beach facilities, or try a pampering treatment in the Spa.

Day to relax and enjoy the resort's pool and beach facilities, or try a pampering treatment in the Spa.

jordan-dead sea
Day
9

Depart Jordan

At the appropriate time be met at the hotel to transfer back to the Amman airport for departing flight.

At the appropriate time be met at the hotel to transfer back to the Amman airport for departing flight.

Amman, Amman Governorate, Jordan

Petra, Petra District, Ma'an Governorate, Jordan

Wadi Rum Village, Aqaba Governorate, Jordan

Dead Sea, Jordan

Places You'll See

  • amman

    Amman

    Amman is the largest city and capital of Jordan. There are many historic sites in Amman such as the Roman Amphitheater. The city has begun a slow transition from a traditionally historic city to a more modern one. Amman serves as a great central location to explore the rest of Jordan.

  • petra

    Petra

    Petra is known as the “rose red city, half as old as time”. This is because Petra is home to the magnificent remnants of the Nabataean city, dating back to the 6th Century BC. The city is now World Heritage site due to its historic relevance. It is considered one of the 7 Wonders of the World.

  • jordan-camels

    Wadi Rum

    Wadi Rum is an iconic desert valley of Jordan. It’s terrain is referred to as “moonscape terrain” due to its scenic cliffs and rocky mountains. Most of the land is inhabited except for the few Bedouins who reside in its land. Explore its landscape by jeep or camel for the best experience.

  • dead-sea

    Dead Sea

    The Dead Sea is shared by Israel, Palestine, and Jordan. At 1269 ft below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point in the world. The water is so salty that no maritime life can survive in its waters. The mineral rich mud on its shores is thought to have therapeutic benefits. Many visitors enjoy floating in the water, as it is almost impossible to sink because of the hypersalination.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Petra : Petra Moon Hotel

Petra : Petra Palace Hotel

Petra : P4 Petra Quattro Hotel

Petra : Edom Hotel

4 Star Properties

Petra : Petra Guest House Hotel

Dead Sea : Dead Sea Spa Hotel

Amman : Amman International Hotel

Amman : Toledo Amman Hotel

Wadi Rum : Wadi Rum Night Luxury Camp

5 Star Properties

Petra : Movenpick Hotel Petra

Dead Sea : Holiday Inn Dead Sea Resort

Dead Sea : Movenpick Resort and Spa Dead Sea

Luxury Properties

Amman : Le Meridien Amman

Dead Sea : Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort and Spa

Dead Sea : Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea

Amman : InterContinental Amman

Amman : Kempinski Hotel Amman

Wadi Rum : Discovery Bedu Camp

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