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9-Day Adventure & History Tour Of Jordan Highlights From Amman
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Archeology, History, Desert

  • Duration

    9 Days

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    Arabic, English

Description

See the best of Jordan and understand its history and heritage in this 9-day adventure. Start from the Visitor Centre in Wadi Mujib, relish at the waterfall, traverse through the ruins of Petra and go on a desert safari in Wadi Rum. Visit the famous Karak Castle, check out Bethany, marvel at the Roman theatre & Amman Citadel and explore the Jerash ruins. Also, explore the option to visit Mount Nebo & the Ma'in Hot Spring.

Highlights
  • Explore the archaeological ruins of Petra
  • Visit Wadi Rum & Wadi Mujib
  • Check out the Jerash ruins
  • See the Kerak Castle & Ajloun Castle 
  • Observe the Roman theatre & Amman Citadel
  • Unwind at the waterfall in Wadi Mujib
  • Day 1: Arrive in Amman expand_more
    • Meet & greet at the Amman airport, according to the hour of arrival.
    • Depart directly to the hotel in Amman, or the area to be visited first--according to the agreement, and then to the hotel you have booked in advance.
  • Day 2: Wadi Mujib - Petra expand_more
    • Walk up the Mujib River to the waterfall(Wadi Mujib spans 70 kilometres of valleys, towns, and mountains. It begins at the Desert Highway and ends at the opening of the iconic Dead Sea. The canyon itself is an impressive 4 kilometres wide and one kilometre tall. The entrance into the Mujib Biosphere Reserve is around one hour and 20 minutes from the capital city of Amman.
    • The trail starts at the Visitor Center near the Mujib Bridge, where you will take the cantilevered walkway over the dam and follow the river's course between towering sandstone cliffs to the base of a large waterfall. Depending on seasonal rainfall levels, the gorge may contain pools deep enough for swimming. 
    • This is an ideal walk to take slowly and enjoy the cool water and shade, especially in the summer heat.
    • Drive for around 3 hrs towards Petra along the Dead Sea and drop off at Petra hotel you reserved in advance.
  • Day 3: Petra expand_more
    • Start the Petra hike at 6:30 am. Petra, the capital of the Nabataean Arabs, is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. It is located 240 km south of the capital Amman and 120 km north of the red sea town of Aqaba. It is undoubtedly Jordan's most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction, and it is visited by tourists from all over the world.  
    • Enjoy some private time to explore the ancient city by your own self.
    • Have lunch on your own, somewhere in Petra.
  • Day 4: Wadi Rum expand_more
    • Explore Wadi Rum for a full day. Wadi Rum is a protected desert wilderness in southern Jordan. It features dramatic sandstone mountains like the many-domed Jebel Um Ishrin and natural arches like Burdah Rock Bridge. Many prehistoric inscriptions and carvings line rocky caverns and steep chasms, such as Khazali Canyon. The natural watering hole of Lawrence’s Spring is named after British soldier Lawrence of Arabia, who allegedly washed there.
  • Day 5: al-Karak expand_more
    • Visit the famous Crusader Castle. Karak Castle is a large Crusader castle located in al-Karak. It is one of the largest crusader castles in the Levant. Construction of the castle began in the 1140s, under Pagan and Fulk, King of Jerusalem. The Crusaders called it Crac des Moabites or "Karak in Moab", referred to in history books.  

    Overnight at your hotel.

  • Day 6: Al-Maghtas (Bethany) expand_more
    • Explore Bethany (the baptism site). In those days, John the Baptist came, preaching in the Desert of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”. People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River. o
    • Optional visit to The Ma'in Hot Springs. Also known as Hammamat Ma'in are a series of hot mineral springs and waterfalls located between Madaba and the Dead Sea in Madaba Governorate.
    • Optional visit to Mount Nebo. It is an elevated ridge of the Abarim in Jordan, approximately 710 metres above sea level. It is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land.
    • Have lunch in the Mazarin Nebo restaurant.

    Overnight at your hotel.

  • Day 7: Amman expand_more
    • Visit the Roman Theatre, a 6,000-seat, 2nd-century theatre. A famous landmark in the Jordanian capital dates back to the Roman period when the city was known as Philadelphia. ,
    • Explore Amman Citadel, a historical site at the center of downtown Amman. The L-shaped hill is one of the seven hills that originally made up Amman. Since the pottery Neolithic period, evidence of occupation has been found, and the hill was fortified during the Bronze Age.
    • Return to your hotel for overnight.
  • Day 8: Jerash - Amman expand_more
    • Drive to Jerash Roman ruins. Jerash today is home to one of the best-preserved Greco-Roman cities, which earned it the nickname of "Pompeii of the East". Approximately 330,000 visitors arrived in Jerash in 2018, making it one of the most visited sites in Jordan. The city hosts the Jerash Festival, one of the leading cultural events in the Middle East that attracts thousands of visitors every year.
    • Have lunch at Artemis Restaurant.
    • Head to Ajloun Castle, a 12th Century fortress built under the rule of the sultan and military leader Saladin. The castle is set on top of Mount ‘Auf and provides visitors with astonishing views of the Jordan Valley and surrounding desert. Over the years, the castle has undergone many rebuilds. Although much of the original features no longer exist, there are many chambers, carvings, and towers to keep adults and children interested. 
    • Drive back to your hotel for overnight.
  • Day 9: Amman - Departure expand_more
    • Transfer to Amman airport according to departure date and time.
What's Included
  • Transport in a car (three passengers except the guide and driver)
  • Minibus (optional with additional fee)
  • Driver
  • English-speaking Jordanian tour guide
What's Excluded
  • Entrance fees to all sites
  • Meals
  • Jeep tour
  • Camel tour
  • Hot air balloon ride
  • Hotels
  • Camps
  • Departure fees
  • Treatments
  • Any other expenses you may need to pay on time
What to bring
  • Appropriate clothing according to the weather condition.
  • Suitable Shoes for walking in a river environment
  • Suitable Shoes for walking in a desert environment.
  • Medicines you may need.
  • A sum of money that suffices all expenses or credit cards with the additional fees to be paid for each withdrawal process.
Know before you go

Notes: 

  • Discount is available online when you buy a Jordan Pass for all historical and tourist sites. 
  • Free entry for children under 12 years.
  • Once you agree to the itinerary, the reservation will be made directly upon payment of the agreed amount (for the car, driver & tour guide only) only through the website of Tour HQ.
  • The agreed program fees are free of tips.
Meeting Point

Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, Jordan

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 50% of the tour price.
Starting From

From

USD 2490.00 / group

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