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The History of Jordan

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PRIVATE TOUR - 8 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $2857+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Lather mud on the skin to soak in the therapeutic minerals then float in the unsinkable Dead Sea.
  • Explore one of the 7 Wonders of the World, a Nabataean city from the 6th century BC!
  • Marvel over St. Stephen Church, Jordan’s newest World Heritage site.
  • See biblical sites such as the site believed to be where Moses saw the Promised Land.
  • Explore two "Desert Castles" originally built in the 8th century by the Umayyad dynasty.
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Tour Overview

The History of Jordan is rich and exciting! The country is home to remnants of architecture from the Greeks, Romans, 8th century, Byzantine, and one of the 7 Wonders of the World, the Nabataean City dating back to 312 BC. Learn about the history and culture of the area by visiting museums, ruins, and taking a cooking class. Don’t miss out on floating in one of the world’s most famous natural wonders, the Dead Sea.

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.

See 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. Go to Jerash and tour one of the world’s best-preserved Roman provincial city. Visit the Roman fortress of Azraq.

Visit Um al Jimal, a haunting caravan outpost with impressive architectural features such as its iconic archways and the remains of some 14 Byzantine churches. Stop by 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 including Citadel, Archaeological Museum and Jordan New Museum. 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. Go 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.

Explore Petra, one of the world’s 7 Wonders. See the magnificent remnants of the Nabataean city, dating back to the 6th Century BC. Tour sites such as the Treasury, Theater, and Colonnaded Street. Visit the High Place of Sacrifice, Wadi Farasa and the Royal Tombs. Take a cooking class at Petra Kitchen. Learn to cook a traditional local meal.

Go in the Dead Sea and bob like a cork in this unique body of water. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on the earth’s surface. The inland sea’s mineral content, over 30%, is ten times that of the earth’s oceans. Enjoy the beach and pools at the resort, or make arrangements to be pampered at one of the Dead Sea’s world-famous wellness spas.

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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Pricing Details
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Double £$2857 £$3057 £$3744 £$3833
Single £$5267 £$5591 £$6959 £$6417

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Arrive in Jordan

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

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

Day
2

Um al Jimal and Desert Castle

Visit 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 Jerash

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 City Tour, Madaba, Mt.Nebo, and Um ar Risas

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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.

In the evening join the candlelight stroll through Petra’s Siq with the “Petra by Night” program for a romantic introduction to the legendary Nabatean Capital city. ...read less

petra-by-night
Day
5

Petra

Spend a full day touring in Petra. Visit the Treasury and and ad-Deir, Petra's largest carved facade, dating back to the 6th century BC. This ancient city was created by the Nabataeans. See the theater that was originally created by the Nabataeans but then expanded and used by the Romans. Finish the day exploring Colonnaded Street.

Spend a full day touring in Petra. Visit the Treasury and and ad-Deir, Petra's largest carved facade, dating back to the 6th century BC. This ancient city was created by the Nabataeans. See the theater that was originally created by the Nabataeans but then expanded and used by the Romans. Finish the day exploring Colonnaded Street.

Day
6

Petra

Morning return to Petra by the "secret road" route. Visit the High Place of Sacrifice, Wadi Farasa and the Royal Tombs. Free time in the afternoon to continue exploring Petra or perhaps to try a Turkish Bath at one of the local venues for this popular way to steam out the rose-red dust of Petra. In the evening, join the fun at the Petra Kitchen and learn to cook a traditional local meal.

Morning return to Petra by the "secret road" route. Visit the High Place of Sacrifice, Wadi Farasa and the Royal Tombs. Free time in the afternoon to continue exploring Petra or perhaps to try a Turkish Bath at one of the local venues for this popular way to steam out the rose-red dust of Petra. In the evening, join the fun at the Petra Kitchen and learn to cook a traditional local meal.

jordan-caves
Day
7

Dead Sea

Bid farewell to one of the world's most famous man-made wonders and drive via a scenic road to the Dead Sea, lowest point on the earth's surface and one of the world's most famous natural wonders. The inland sea's mineral content, over 30%, is ten times that of the earth's oceans, it's no wonder that people bob like a cork in this unique body of water. Spend the afternoon enjoying the beach and pools at your resort, or make arrangements to be pampered at one of the Dead Sea's world-famous wellness spas.

Bid farewell to one of the world's most famous man-made wonders and drive via a scenic road to the Dead Sea, lowest point on the earth's surface and one of the world's most famous natural wonders. The inland sea's mineral content, over 30%, is ten times that of the earth's oceans, it's no wonder that people bob like a cork in this unique body of water. Spend the afternoon enjoying the beach and pools at your resort, or make arrangements to be pampered at one of the Dead Sea's world-famous wellness spas.

Day
8

Depart Jordan

At the appropriate time be met at the hotel to transfer back to the airport.

At the appropriate time be met at the hotel to transfer back to the airport.

Amman, Amman Governorate, Jordan

Petra, Petra District, Ma'an Governorate, Jordan

Dead Sea, Jordan

Places You'll See

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    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.

  • 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

Amman : Amman International Hotel

Amman : Toledo Amman Hotel

Dead Sea : Dead Sea Spa Hotel

Petra : Petra Guest House Hotel

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 : InterContinental Amman

Amman : Kempinski Hotel Amman

Amman : Le Meridien Amman

Dead Sea : Crowne Plaza Jordan Dead Sea Resort and Spa

Dead Sea : Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea

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