Kingdoms of Jordan - Premium Adventure

Kingdoms of Jordan - Premium Adventure

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Kingdoms of Jordan - Premium Adventure

9 Days Starting in Amman and ending in Dead Sea

Visiting:

Amman

,

Jordan

Tour operator:

Exodus

Physical rating:

Leisurely / Moderate

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat, Kosher, Jain, Halal

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

AXM

Group size:

4 - 16

Age range:

16 to 99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$3432 (USD)

including Flights from the UK

Tour Overview

Jordan is renowned the world over as home to the stunning Nabatean Kingdom of Petra. It really is one of the must-see sites in the world. Led by your expert named leader, Muayad Mismar, who’s been guiding trips in Jordan for 21 years, you’ll spend two days exploring the beautiful temples and tombs carved into the rose-red sandstone.Gradually entering the site through the Siq Canyon there really is nothing to compare with your first glimpse of the famous Treasury.  There is more to marvel at on this trip including the majestic rock outcrops of Wadi Rum. Take in its deep red lunar-like landscape from our premium accommodation, the unique UFO camp, where you’ll witness the most intense fiery sunsets and experience stargazing on another level. Step back in time to the Roman Empire as we walk along the cobbled streets of Jerash, one of the best-preserved Roman cities in the Middle East. You’ll also have the opportunity to soak up the immense views across the Red Sea and float in the world-famous salt waters of the Dead Sea.     

Highlights

  • Spend an unforgettable two days exploring the Nabatean Kingdom of Petra with your expert guide Muayad Mismar

  • Experience the vibrant city of Amman, capital of the modern Kingdom of Jordan, and visit ancient sites such as the Citadel and Roman Theatre

  • Explore the incredibly well-preserved ruins of Roman Jerash with expert leader Muayad, who teaches you about the fascinating archaeological history

  • Stargaze beneath the vast desert skies of Wadi Rum at the epic UFO camp

  • Unwind with sundowners on the private beach of your Red Sea hotel

  • Experience the natural phenomenon of the Dead Sea as you float in its salt waters

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Start Amman
Location:

  Amman


Accommodation:

  Hotel


We start at our hotel in Amman on day 1 of the itinerary.  Those on the
group flights from London will arrive in the evening.  Land only clients
need to provide their flight details if they would like to receive a free
arrival transfer. Your expert leader, Muayad Mismar, will leave instructions
for you at the hotel. Premium accommodation: Crown Plaza Hotel, Amman (5
star)

icon Day 2 : Visit Jerash with your expert guide followed by an Amman city tour
Meals Included:

  breakfast, dinner


This morning we drive north to the awe-inspiring, ruined city of Jerash,
known as Gerasa in ancient times, and awash with imposing colonnades, ancient
temples and theatres. This was one of the ten wealthy, self-governing cities
of the Decapolis during Roman times, and was famous throughout the Roman
world for its affluent lifestyle. Buried for centuries under blown sand,
Jerash is the only city of the Decapolis to have survived, with a dramatic
oval forum, colonnaded main streets which remarkably have the drains still
intact, two theatres and the impressive Temple of Zeus.After a good look
around, we head back to Amman for an exciting city tour where we’ll visit
notable ancient sites such as the Citadel, Roman Theatre and the old city.
Take in the striking views of the capital of the Kingdom of Jordan from the
heady hights of the Citadel complex.This evening we enjoy a welcome dinner at
a local restaurant and sample some traditional Jordanian food. Premium
accommodation: Crown Plaza Hotel, Amman (5 star)

icon Day 3 : Drive down King's Highway to Petra via Mt Nebo, Madaba & Kerak
Meals Included:

  breakfast, lunch, dinner


Today we head along the famous King's Highway, an old trade route which
connects Amman and Petra, weaving up and down huge 'wadis' (valleys). There
are several stops of interest en route, including the ancient town of Madaba,
known as the city of the mosaics; the biblical Mt Nebo where Moses was
believed to have witnessed the Promised Land; and the crusader castle of
Kerak which stands on a rocky outcrop.Further south we reach the UNESCO World
Heritage Site of Petra; Jordan's premier historic site and one of the world's
most outstanding ancient cities. Also known as the rose-red city, Petra is a
phenomenal sandstone city made up of ornate palaces, temples and tombs that
are carved into the cliffs. Your expert leader will reveal all about the
history of this spectacular ancient city.Premium accommodation: Old Village
Hotel & Resort, Petra (5 star)

icon Day 4 - 5 : Two days to explore the expansive sights of Petra
Meals Included:

  breakfast, lunch


Enjoy two days exploring the striking Nabatean Kingdom of Petra, known as
rose-red city, 'half as old as time'. Petra was hidden for centuries until
the Swiss explorer Burckhardt made his great discovery in 1812. Two features
of Petra are unique: firstly, it is a city made defensible by being built
down a series of chasms, rather than on a hilltop. Secondly, it is built
directly into the rock - beautiful red and yellow sandstone carved into the
most impressive facades which sparkle in sunlight.To enter Petra your expert
leader, Muayad, will take you down a narrow chasm, known as the Siq,
surrounded by high cliffs on either side. Explore the wondrous Al Khazneh, an
elaborate temple known as The Treasury which was once inhabited by the Arabs
of the Nabatean Kingdom. This is just the first of many wonderful sites to
explore. Continuing to the centre of the city, we pass the houses and visit
the tombs of the rich citizens. Witness the vastness and sheer beauty of this
ancient city from various vantage points. There is also an optional walk up
850 steps to El Deir, a monumental monastery carved out of rock.On the second
day your leader will take you into the site either for an optional hike up to
the High Place of Sacrifice, a clifftop sacrificial altar with immense views
over Petra, or for free time to explore the city further. Only a few people
attempt a visit to the High Place as it can be quite arduous and is not
recommended for those who are unsure of their fitness or are uncomfortable
with heights. However, those who do make it to the top are rewarded with
wonderful views over parts of the site visited on the previous day.Premium
accommodation: Old Village Hotel & Resort, Petra (5 star)

icon Day 6 : Drive to Aqaba; relax by the Red sea
Meals Included:

  breakfast


This morning there is the option to take a guided tour through the intriguing
archaeological site of Little Petra or you can relax at our premium
accommodation before we join the modern Desert Highway and make our way south
to Aqaba, Jordan’s only coastal city, on the Red Sea. The purpose of
Little Petra is not clear, however, archaeologists believe it was probably a
suburb of Petra where visiting traders on the silk route may have
stayed. Aqaba is Jordan's picturesque port famous for its beautiful coral
reefs, ancient ruins and stunning scenery.Our hotel has a private white-sand
beach with direct access to the Red Sea where you can dip your toes in the
water and absorb the coastal views. The day is free to relax and enjoy the
facilities of this 5-star hotel. Meet for a sundowner overlooking the sea
before heading out for dinner at one of the exceptional restaurants in Aqaba.
Enjoy a taste of the traditional Jordanian cuisine and sample some of the
fresh, local seafood, which is a speciality in the area.Premium
accommodation: Intercontinental Hotel, Aqaba (5 star)

icon Day 7 : Explore Wadi Rum from the comfort of the unique UFO camp
Meals Included:

  breakfast, dinner


Today we enter the natural and cultural World Heritage Site of Wadi Rum where
dramatic sandstone mountains rise from the sandy desert floor. This is where
Lawrence of Arabia and Prince Faisal assembled the Arab tribes for the attack
on Aqaba in the First World War and also where sections of the 1962 epic film
were shot.After checking into our premium UFO camp, we join a thrilling,
4-hour 4x4 jeep trip to explore some of the highlights of this protected
area. The spellbinding Wadi Rum is a favourite of Muayad’s, your expert
leader, and his passion and knowledge of the desert landscape is unmatched.
Experience an authentic Zarb dinner (cooked underground) at our Bedouin camp
and relax beneath the stars above your premium unique dome pod.Premium
accommodation: UFO Camp, Wadi Rum (5 star)

icon Day 8 : Drive from Wadi Rum to the Dead Sea and enjoy a float
Meals Included:

  breakfast, dinner


Leaving the Mars-like landscape of Wadi Rum we head to the Dead Sea which is
one of the most fascinating places on earth. Enjoy free time to experience
floating in the saline waters and smothering yourself in Dead Sea mud before
cooling off in one of the two infinity pools at our premium accommodation. A
totally relaxing way to end your Jordan adventure. This evening there will
be a memorable group dinner to celebrate your time in Jordan and say your
farewells. Premium accommodation: Hilton Dead Sea Hotel & Spa, Dead Sea (5
star)

icon Day 9 : Trip ends at the Dead Sea. 
Meals Included:

  breakfast


Your tour ends this morning after breakfast at the Dead Sea.

What's Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners

  • All accommodation

  • Tips for local staff

  • Named tour leader, chosen for their experience and great customer feedback

  • All transport and listed activities

  • Arrival & departure transfers

What's Not Included

  • Single accommodation (available on request)

  • Country Entry Visas

  • International Travel

Food

All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners are included. Dinners are included at the UFO camp and Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa. In Amman we include a welcome dinner at a restaurant known for its excellent Jordanian food.  Dinner on the first night in Petra is included at our hotel. In Aqaba we include Sundowners drink from the private-beach overlooking the Red Sea. When not on half board we usually eat in local restaurants and the leader arranges bookings for those in the group who would like to join. We suggest you budget around 15- 20 JOD pp ( GBP £16-21, USD $21-28, CAN $27-36, AUD$30-40 at time of writing) for non-included meals. If you are vegetarian, please note that main meals are limited in choice; however, mezze is almost always available in restaurants and is a good, filling vegetarian choice. There is a good choice of seafood available when at the Red Sea. At the camp in Wadi Rum we enjoy a traditional dinner called Zarb which is cooked underground.  This consists of rice with a selection including chicken, lamb and vegetables. Vegetables are cooked separately to the meat. 

Accommodation

UFO Camp (five-star), Wadi Rum. One night. Enjoy mountain views from the unique UFO camp Experience an authentic Bedouin adventure in the heart of the Wadi Rum desert Stargaze and watch the fiery sunsets from your incredible dome pod Crowne Plaza (five-star), Amman. Two nights. Unwind in your premium accommodation overlooking the white city of Amman Relax in the outdoor and indoor pool or spa Dine on authentic dishes from the rooftop terrace where you’re surrounded by impressive city views Old Village Hotel & Resort (five-star), Petra. Three nights. Experience this beautiful setting on the fringes of Wadi Musa overlooking the mountains Sleep in premium rooms designed to reflect Bedouin culture and showcase local handicrafts Enjoy sunset over the imposing mountains from the terrace Intercontinental Hotel (five-star) Aqaba. One night. Relax at this premium beachside accommodation with a private white-sand beach edging the Red Sea Enjoy leisure time in the outdoor pools, sip cocktails at the Beach Front Bar, or soak up views from the balcony Sample the fresh coffee and homemade pastries at Deli Café in the elegant lobby Hilton Dead Sea Hotel & Spa (five-star), Dead Sea. One night. Stay overnight at this premium hotel situated at the lowest point on land Enjoy direct access to the beachfront with the only floating pontoon in the area Unwind and immerse yourself in the views from the infinity pools or the rooftop bar The accommodation shown has been booked and agreed in advance, however we may need to make changes to a property of similar or higher standard after you have booked. While we will endeavour to inform you of any changes in advance which could, on rare occasions, be at late notice.

Check out our Q&As

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

The minimum age for this tour is 16 years old.

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes, our local guides are English speaking.

Are flights included in this tour?

International flights are not included with this tour.

Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

If you would like to be paired with a tour member of the same gender, there is no additional charge. A single supplement can be requested if you would like your own room.

Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

We are happy to assist with pre and post tour accommodation. Please enquire for detailed information.

    Who is Exodus Travels?

    At Exodus Travels, we've been exploring the world for nearly 50 years. From Walking and Trekking, Cultural and Cycling, Responsible Wildlife, to Polar and our new Premium Adventures, we are proud to offer award-winning small group and self-guided tours to 100+ countries worldwide.

    What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If you wish to make any changes to your booking, particularly if you need to alter any flights booked through us, please let us know as soon as possible. There is a booking or flight amendment fee of £40 per change and flight amendments often incur extra airline costs depending on the changes to be made and if the ticket has been issued or not.

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    Exodus has been trading since 1974

    What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Your final joining instructions and flight details, if booked with us, will then be sent out 2 to 3 weeks before departure. If you would like a hard copy posted, or if you require these any earlier, please contact the customer operations team. We advise that if you are booking connecting travel before receiving these, please ensure you leave plenty of time.

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Travellers are welcome to opt to share a room with a tour member of the same gender for no additional charge. If you'd like your own room, we can request a single supplement so that you will have your own room throughout.

    Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    You are welcome to meet the group after the tour has departed however there is no reduction in rate for joining a tour after the departure date.

Reviews

Culture

Great trip but very very busy. Arrive at hotel at 1.30 am and then an 8.30 start the following morning. Then 3 consecutive early morning starts and long-upto 13 hour ....more

Great trip but very very busy.

Arrive at hotel at 1.

30 am and then an 8.

30 start the following morning.

Then 3 consecutive early morning starts and long-upto 13 hour days.

Sites visited are all great but not really any opportunities for downtime or to use the hotel facilities.

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Just out of this world in Jordan.

Exploring the city of Amman and seeing the roman Amphitheatre and seeing the ruins in Jerash. The country is mostly sand and it is beautiful. My tour guide Abdullah is ....more

Exploring the city of Amman and seeing the roman Amphitheatre and seeing the ruins in Jerash.

The country is mostly sand and it is beautiful.

My tour guide Abdullah is very talented.

He is the best tour guide I have had and I have travel with other tour companies and had other tour guides.

After leaving the city and making the way towards Petra, we drove on The King’s High way.

Petra was amazing as the weather was mostly good as there was flooding and heavy rain on one of the day and I loved seeing the local sites the shops and the food are out of this world.

The Red Sea and the Dead Sea was also great and I loved swimming in both of them.

Wadi Rum and the Jeep Safari was awesome and inspiring.

I loved the trip and would recommend it very much to everyone.

Jordan is a place you would want to visit and should be on your check list.

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Culturally rich and great variety of accommodation

I always find that Exodus trips deliver more than I expect and this was no different. I booked the trip focused on Petra and the UFO camp but have found ....more

I always find that Exodus trips deliver more than I expect and this was no different.

I booked the trip focused on Petra and the UFO camp but have found the country to be so culturally rich and interesting.

Our guide - Abdullah was ridiculously knowledgeable about Jordan and it’s history and it was a pleasure to learn so much about the country.

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Jordan Holiday

We had a wonderful holiday in Jordan - lots of interesting things to see, an excellent tour leader, a high standard of very comfortable accommodation.

We had a wonderful holiday in Jordan - lots of interesting things to see, an excellent tour leader, a high standard of very comfortable accommodation.


Adventures in Jordan

This was my first adventure with Exodus Travels (though I have traveled multiple times with a similar small group adventure travel company) and overall I was quite happy with everything. ....more

This was my first adventure with Exodus Travels (though I have traveled multiple times with a similar small group adventure travel company) and overall I was quite happy with everything.

I chose this tour over other tours of Jordan offered by other companies for a few key reasons.

Firstly, the premium accommodations used, secondly, that it had two days in Petra, and lastly, that it visited Aqaba.

I have some feedback related to these points.

Though I was quite satisfied with most of the hotels, I and most of the group were quite disappointed with the rooms at Old Village Petra and felt we'd been duped.

The picture of the room shown on the website in no way reflects the actual rooms we stayed in which were much more basic.

And a little research found that there is only one such room at the resort so a group of 16 would never be able to all have such a room.

Please change the picture advertised to reflect the true accommodation provided.

As for Aqaba, I was disappointed to hear from our leader that there would be nothing to see if we snorkelled off the beach at our hotel.

That was the one thing I wanted to do in Aqaba, snorkel in the Red Sea.

Muayad told us about a beach south of Aqaba we could go to independently that had excellent snorkelling just off the beach.

Those of us that chose to go were so happy he told us about it and wished we could have gone back the next day.

I also found I would have loved to have had more time in Aqaba to walk around the city and enjoy the hotel.

I think this could be facilitated by going from Petra to Wadi Rum to Aqaba rather than Petra to Aqaba to Wadi Rum then back via Aqaba to reach the Dead Sea.

It would result in more time in Wadi Rum, more time in Aqaba and more time in Dead Sea.

That might be my one real criticism of the tour is that it felt rushed and besides Petra, just not enough time in each destination.

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Kingdoms of Jordan - Premium Adventure

9 Days Starting in Amman and ending in Dead Sea

Visiting:

Amman

,

Jordan

Tour operator:

Exodus

Physical rating:

Leisurely / Moderate

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat, Kosher, Jain, Halal

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

AXM

Group size:

4 - 16

Age range:

16 to 99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

From:

$3432 (USD)

including Flights from the UK

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