Visit one of the New 7 Wonders of the World; walk in the footsteps of Jesus; camp in the desert in a Bedouin tent, and float in the healing waters of the Dead Sea!
This jam-packed seven-day itinerary to Jordan will check FOUR major sites off your bucket list:
• Petra, One of the New 7 Wonders of the World
•Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Israel
•Wadi Rum, the Valley of Light
•The Dead Sea
This tour also includes visits to Amman, Madaba, Mount Nebo, Jerash, and the Site of the Baptism of Jesus.
Guided tours include transportation and entry fees to all these sites:
Petra, One of the New 7 Wonders of the World
The Rose City of Petra is a historical and archaeological city, described by UNESCO as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage.” It flourished in the first century AD, when its famous Treasury was constructed.
We’ll enter the city through the Siq, a dark narrow gorge about .6 miles in length flanked on both sides by soaring cliffs. The Siq leads to the massive façade of the Treasury, carved out of the sheer, dusky pink rock-face and dwarfing everything around it. It was carved in the early first century as the tomb of an important Nabatean king.
From there, you’ll be able to explore sites such as the Obelisk Tomb, Calligraphy, Jabal Madbach (the sacrificial palace), Tombs, Theater, and Mountaintop Tombs.
After dinner, you might choose an optional excursion back to the Rose City to experience the Petra Night Show, a magical way to see part of the rock city by candlelight. This incomparable experience starts by walking the Siq to the Treasury, lit with over 1,500 candles. This optional tour happens from 8:30-10:30 pm.
Day Tour to Jerusalem, Israel
We will make the 90-minute drive to cross the border into Jerusalem, Israel.
As a holy city for Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Jerusalem has always been of great symbolic importance. In 1981, the Old City of Jerusalem was recognized as a UNESCO official site. Within a small walled area, it is home to 220 historic monuments, including the Wailing Wall, where thousands of Jewish pilgrims gather to pray; and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which contains the site where Jesus was crucified, and his empty tomb.
We’ll see age-old religious and historical sites like the sacred Via Dolorosa - The Way of the Cross, and the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed before his crucifixion. Stroll along part of the Cardo, Byzantine Jerusalem’s main thoroughfare, and finish your explorations of Jerusalem with a walk through the Jewish Quarter.
Then we’ll drive to Bethlehem, the holy city that was the birthplace of Jesus. We’ll explore Manger Square, including the Church of the Nativity, built on the site of Jesus’ birthplace.
Wadi Rum, the Valley of Light
Wadi Rum is one of the world’s most iconic and spectacular desert landscapes. (Much of the 1962 movie Lawrence of Arabia was shot here!) This 278 square miles of mountains, rock bridges, sand dunes, and notable sites is home to several hundred Bedouin inhabitants with their goat-hair tents and camels.
We’ll take an off-road jeep tour of the desert landscape with Bedouin guides. You’ll see some of the most breathtaking desert scenery in the world, and gain insight into Bedouin culture and hospitality. We’ll see petroglyphs etched into the cave walls depicting humans and antelopes dating back to the 8th century BC.
Our trucks will drop us off at the Bedouin camp where we’ll spend the night in deluxe tents with private bathrooms and AC/heaters. We’ll enjoy dinner prepared by our hosts, and music under the stars before bed.
We’ll visit the Dead Sea where the warm, soothing, super salty water – 10 times saltier than sea water - is rich in chloride salts of magnesium, sodium, potassium and bromine.
Madaba, The City of Mosaics
Visit Madaba – best known for its spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics. The city is home to the famous sixth century mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, which has two million pieces of colored stone.
Mount Nebo, Pilgrimage Site for Early Christians
Early Christians from Jerusalem made pilgrimage to Mount Nebo, where a small church was built in the fourth century to commemorate Moses’ life. Today the basilica houses a stunning collection of Byzantine mosaics.
Full Day Tour of Amman and Jerash
Tour the Jordanian capital of Amman, referred to in the Bible as the Ammonite Kingdom. Amman is a fascinating city of contrasts, a unique blend of old and new, located between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley.
The ancient city of Jersash boasts an unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6500 years. The city’s golden age came during Roman rule, and is generally acknowledged to be one of the best preserved Roman provincial towns in the world.
Bethany Beyond the Jordan: Site of the Baptism of Jesus
This archeological site on the Jordanian side of the river is believed to be the actual site of the baptism of Jesus.
Minimum of two guests per tour. Solo guests must pay for 2 people.
Groups of up to 5 people will have local guides at each site. Groups of more than 5 people will have the same guide for all 6 days.
The cost of this trip is $1,799 per person, based on double occupancy.
There is a minimum of two guests to run this trip.
This does NOT include airfare to and from Jordan.
If you would like a single room, the extra cost is $350.
Your space will be secured when we receive a deposit of $450.
Upon receipt, the deposit paid is nonrefundable.
The balance is due by three months before your departure (August. 14, 2020.)
These prices are valid through December 26, 2020..
In the event that you need to cancel your trip, these fees will be applied:
• Between 60 and 46 days before your arrival date, 50% of the entire tour price.
• Between 45 and 31 days before your arrival date, 75% of the entire tour price.
• Between 30 and 1 days before your arrival date, 100% of the entire tour price.
We will schedule your airport transfers based on your flight itinerary information.
PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS BEFORE YOU BOOK AIRFARE!!!!!!
This tour includes:
• Six nights 4-star accommodations (double or triple occupancy): 2 nights in Amman, 2 nights at the Dead Sea, 1 night in Petra, and 1 night in Wadi Rum.
• Tours and entry fees to all places to be visited as in itinerary above.
• Transportation with English speaking driver and guides.
• Six breakfasts and five dinners.
• Two-hour horse ride in Petra.
• Two-hour Jeep tour in Wadi Rum.
• Jordan visa.
• Full-day tour to Jerusalem includes transportation, guiding and entry fees only.
• Shuttle bus service between Jordan and the Israeli side of the Allenby Bridge for groups of 6 people or more.
• Free bottled water daily during tours.
• Travel insurance in Jordan only.
• Airport transfers.
It does not include:
• Airfare to and from Jordan.
• Personal expenses in hotels and during tours.
• Lunches ($15 per person per day.)
• Petra by Night tour ($30 per person).
• Departure tax in Jordan and Israel, includes bus between borders ($70 per person for groups of 6 or more guests). For 2-5 guests, the departure tax cost is $100 per person and includes a shuttle bus between borders.
• Travel insurance in Israel.
• Tips for guides and drivers.
This program is active. Walking is done over uneven surfaces and steps. Expect most days of sightseeing to require three to four hours of walking as well as a considerable time standing. Our vehicles have set drop off and pick up points, that result in extra walking to and from the sights. The pacing is active as many sites are included.
The official currency of Jordan is the Jordanian dinar (JOD).
As of January 21, 2020:
1 JOD = $1.41 USD
10 JOD = $14.14 USD
100 JOD = $141.40 USD
Wadi Rum is one of the world’s most iconic and spectacular desert landscapes. We will stay overnight at Sun City camp (or similar) in authentic Bedouin style tents. They have mountain views, comfortable beds, private bathrooms, individual AC and heating, and balconies.
You may choose to upgrade from the tent to the signature Martian Dome, which offers guests the unique experience of gazing at the magnificent moon and stars from your own comfortable bed. The additional cost is $150 per person.
Photos of both the tents and martian domes are in the photo section.
Meet and assist at Amman Airport.
Transfer to hotel
Overnight in Amman