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Cultural Tour to Jordan

Cultural Tour to Jordan

World-class archaeological sites, spectacular deserts, friendly people, delicious food and guaranteed sunshine – there are plenty of reasons to visit Jordan. Chances are you are already familiar with the famous scene of the Treasury at Petra through the rock corridors in the iconic Indiana Jones film!

Now get ready to explore the lost city of Petra yourself, drive through the desert wilderness of Wadi Rum in a 4×4 Jeep and float on the Dead Sea as you travel to the lowest point on earth. We have planned an itinerary that will make you cover the most popular historical and cultural treasures of Jordan… from well preserved desert castles, Amman citadel, decapolis city of Jerash, to camping under the stars and enjoying coffee and dinner in true Bedouin style.

So, whether you have your sights set on the architectural marvels of Petra or the magical Martian landscapes of Wadi Rum, this escape to Jordan will truly be an unforgettable experience.

"Our three trips back to back in a span of six months say it all about the amazing team at Adventures Overland. Sanjay and Tushar, can handle any problem so efficiently with a smile on their face that you feel..."
-Archana Sharma

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Highlights

Date: 2nd – 10th March 2019

Duration: 8 Nights / 9 Days

Package Cost: Rs 1,30,000 Per Person


Inclusions

  • Accommodation (08 nights on twin sharing basis) in above mentioned hotels/camps or similar
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner). Meal plan starts with Dinner on Day 01 and ends with Breakfast on Day 09
  • Airport and Tour transfers in AC Coach
  • Tour Manager from Adventures Overland
  • Certified English speaking guide
  • Visa on arrival
  • Entry fees to sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • All activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Jeep Tour in Wadi Rum for 02 hours
  • Experience Petra by night

Exclusions

  • Meals and drinks other than listed in the itinerary
  • International air tickets
  • Insurance and documentation costs like medical and travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Any cost arising out of unforeseen conditions like ill health, land blocks, bad weather, etc.

Day 1

Arrival at Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) Transfer to hotel in Amman.

Start your Middle Eastern sojourn in Amman, the beautiful capital of Jordan. Your journey in Jordan begins as soon as your international flight lands at Queen Alia International Airport. Your guide/ coordinator will assist you through all customs and immigration procedures. Check in at the hotel and rest a while before you gear up for all the adventures in store.

Amman has a lot to offer with the Roman Citadel, Roman Amphitheatre and souks (market) of all flavours. In the evening we have planned a memorable night for you at a local restaurant downtown. Get to know your fellow participants as you wine & dine together!


Day 2

Sightseeing Day + Desert Castles

Amman is a fascinating city of contrasts – a unique blend of old and new, ideally situated on a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley. Everywhere there is evidence of the city’s much older past.

Today, take the time to explore the city. We’ll visit the ruins of the Roman theatre and climb up to the citadel for a stunning view over the city rooftops, before heading into the desert to visit some of Jordan’s stunning Desert Castles. They are beautiful examples of both early Islamic art and architecture and stand as testament to a fascinating era in the country’s rich history. Witness the stunning artwork in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Qasr Amra, Al Kharranah palace & Azraq castle before heading back to Amman.


Day 3

Amman – Jerash – Ajloun – Amman

Today we will be visiting some hidden gems of Jordan that many visitors to Jordan never get to see. After breakfast, we’ll leave for the ancient city of Jerash (known as Gerasa in older times). This immense city was hidden for centuries, buried under the sand before archaeologists excavated and restored it.

You will almost feel the history in every step through the cobblestone paths of the ancient city, as you go on exploring some of the well-kept Roman ruins in Jordan. After that, get ready to enjoy a short journey through a beautiful pine-forest and olive groves to the town of Ajloun. Here, we’ll be visiting the Castle of Ajloun to witness some splendid views of the Jordan Valley. It was an important link in the defensive chain against the Crusaders, who, unsuccessfully spent decades trying to capture the castle and the nearby village. Afterwards, we will return back to our hotel in Amman.


Day 04

Amman – Mount Nebo – Madaba – Kings’ highway – Kerak Castle – Wadi Rum

Ready for a full day of excursion today? First stop – Mount Nebo, the site of Moses’ tomb. The mountaintop is a popular pilgrimage site, with an excavated fourth-century church, small museum, an olive tree-shaded garden, and views of the Jordan Valley and Dead Sea below. Next stop – Madaba, famous as a land of mosaics! One of the must visit here is St. Georges Church, which cradles the 5th century mosaic Map of the Holy Land and is amazingly preserved till date!

Next up, hit the Kings highway and enjoy the spectacular drive to Kerak Castle, one of the largest Crusader castles in the Levant region, before reaching Wadi Rum and retiring for the night.


Day 05

Wadi Rum – Aqaba

Time to explore ‘The Valley of the Moon’ – Wadi Rum. Here you will find adventure and feel the romance of the Arabian desert.

This desert is a Hollywood favourite, with films like “The Last Days on Mars”, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”, “The Martian” to name a few. Enjoy driving among sand dunes, check out the graffiti inscriptions and canyons while exploring the most interesting and exciting sites of Wadi Rum.

Early risers can walk along the red sand dunes for the perfect sunrise and those who can’t move out of their comfy camp beds can join us straight for breakfast.

Today we are heading to Aqaba – where Jordan meets the Red Sea.

Aqaba is Jordan’s only coastal city and famous for its warm water and rich marine life. After checking in the hotel, enjoy a free day to chill in the Red Sea. Grab #Insta perfect stories as you go on for strolls, read a book by the Red Sea, shop till you drop or simply chill at a shack.

After dinner, crash into your bed and retire for the day.


Day 06

Aqaba – Petra

Rise and shine and live your Hollywood dream today! Start your day with a hearty breakfast before leaving for short drive to rose red city.

Little is known about Petra and its history. It was the capital city of the Nabataeans from roughly 300 BC to 100 AD and was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia.

Visit the Siq, the Treasury, the Monastery, street of Facades, Colonnaded Street and more on a walking tour with your guide.

Petra is wonderful in day, but Petra by Night is pure magic. Complete your Petra experience with a visit of Petra by Night. Take in the incredible sights as you stroll down the Siq to the Treasury, lit with over 1,500 candles, with the traditional Jordanian music played by the local Bedouins in the background.


Day 07

Petra – the Dead Sea

You deserve a lazy morning. After a relaxed breakfast, we’ll head towards the Dead Sea. Located at the lowest point on earth, Dead Sea is a true natural wonder. Surrounded by barren hills, this remarkable body of water has an amazingly high salt content (33%), which means no animal life can survive here and it is almost impossible to sink!

Don’t take our word for it, try it yourself! Oh, and don’t forget to take some insta-worthy pictures before you leave.


Day 08

Dead Sea (Free Day)

Just float in the remarkable water of the Dead Sea or just sunbathe at the beach as you reminisce the days gone by in this beautiful country. It’s a free day, you can decide just whatever you wish to do!


Day 09

Departure

All good things come to an end and so must the Jordan Experience. Catch your flight back home with a heart full of memories, new friendships & unforgettable experiences.


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