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Jordan Experience (Premium)

Operated by: Insight Vacations

7 Days from $2,495 per person
OCT 2022 - APR 2023 SMALL GROUP
Jordan Mt Neebo Aerial View

Countries Visited

Jordan ...more Jordan

Locations Visited

Amman, Jerash, Madaba, Mount Nebo, Shobak, Petra, Wadi Rum ...more Amman, Jerash, Madaba, Mount Nebo, Shobak, Petra, Wadi Rum
  1. Day 1 Arrive Amman

    The landscape of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan has changed very little in 2,000 years. On arrival at Amman airport, you are transferred to your hotel to relax and settle in.Later, join your Travel Director for drinks and a Welcome Dinner.

    meals Dinner with Wine
    hotel Amman Marriott Hotel.
  2. Day 2 Exploring Amman and Jerash

    After breakfast depart for Iraq Al-Amir for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Visit a women's cooperative involving women and girls from nearby Wadi Al Seer villages. The association is supported by Insight Vacations through The TreadRight Foundation and provides training and work opportunities for women in the region. Then, the journey to Jerash reveals the most beautifully preserved example of a Greco-Roman city still in existence. Enter through Hadrian's Arch, to explore the grand ruins of the Temples of Artemis and Zeus, where you can listen to the Whispering Column. Overlook the vast Oval Plaza and Cardo Maximus, the key Roman road. Enjoy an al fresco lunch of natural produce and family recipes at Beit Khairat Souf, during a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. This women-owned café is combatting female unemployment and aims to build a strong community of women leaders. Return to Amman where the rest of the day is at leisure.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel Amman Marriott Hotel.
  3. Day 3 Madaba, Mount Nebo, Shobak and on to Petra

    Continue to Mount Nebo, one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan, where Moses is said to have stood and seen before him the Promised Land. At Madaba, visit the famous Greek Orthodox Church of St. George with its amazing 6th century mosaic map depicting the entire Holy Land, stretching from Jordan and Palestine in the north, to Egypt in the south. Follow the King's Highway to visit Shobak, an authentic 12th century crusader fortress, perched on the side of a rocky mountain. Admire the towers and Arabic calligraphy on the external walls before stepping inside to discover the original Crusader chapel, palace complex, and even a set of secret passages! Later, head south for one of the highlights of your journey: the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra, voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Petra Marriott Hotel.
  4. Day 4 Exploring the Lost City of Petra

    This day is devoted to the beautiful ‘rose-red city, half as old as time'. You enter this lost city through a narrow gorge, the Siq, with walls that rise up to 200 metres. Emerge from the path to see the magnificent Treasury, carved out of solid rock and standing over 40 metres high.Wind your way through the canyon to explore the ancient tombs and the Roman Amphitheatre, which once seated 3,000 spectators.Tonight, dine with locals in a stunning backdrop at the Ammarin desert camp.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Petra Marriott Hotel.
  5. Day 5 Wadi Rum with the Bedouin

    Head to Wadi Rum. Enjoy beautiful vistas as you make your way on a jeep safari deep, into the heart of Wadi Rum's majestic desert. Enjoy the spectacular Bedouin hospitality tonight as you dine with locals under the stars. Wadi Rum is known as one of the world's best place for stargazing. After dinner join an astronomer for a private stargazing session, a magical experience. Stay in elegant simplicity in a desert camp for the night.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Sun City Camp, Wadi Rum.
  6. Day 6 Amman

    If you wish, start the day with sunrise yoga at the Bedouin camp, before returning to Amman. Explore Amman with Insight Choice. Choose to join a guided sightseeing experience, highlighting the city’s history, architecture and culture. Alternatively, explore Amman's street art scene on a guided graffiti walking tour. Later, check in at your hotel where the rest of your day is at leisure. Join in a lively dinner to celebrate the end of your Jordanian adventures.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Amman Marriott Hotel.
  7. Day 7 Depart Amman

    After breakfast, you are transferred to Amman Airport for your onward flight.

    meals Breakfast
Jordan Experience Guided Tour Map
Price Includes

Additional Included Highlights

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • Complimentary transfers are available on arrival and departure days, or with additional accommodation booked through Insight Vacations.

Choice Highlights

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Amman: During a city tour of Amman, visit the Citadel, the grand Roman Amphitheatre and the Archaeological Museum.
  • Amman: Explore Amman's street art scene on a guided graffiti walking tour.

Well-being

  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned coach with onboard washroom. Alternate vehicles without onboard washroom may be used on occasion. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.

Authentic Dining

  • Amman: Get to know your fellow travelers and Travel Director over a drink at your Welcome Dinner.
  • Amman: Enjoy lunch at Beit Khairat Souf, a local café hosted in the home of the Bataresh family. This women-owned café aims to create a platform for local women to become financially independent. This experience advances UN Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality, supporting women empowerment in a region suffering drastically from women unemployment
  • Petra: Taste authentic Jordanian flavours as you experience a traditional desert dinner when you dine at the Ammarin Bedouin camp.
  • Wadi Rum: Enjoy tea with the Bedouins at sunset and taste authentic Jordanian cuisine dine under the stars for your Zarb dinner.
  • Amman: Toast to your adventures with your fellow travellers at a lively Celebration Dinner.
  • Dining Summary: 3 Dinner with Wine (DW), 6 Breakfast (B), 1 Lunch (L), and 2 Dinner (D)

Make Travel Matter

  • Amman: Visit the Iraq-Al Amir Women's Cooperative supported by the TreadRight Foundation. Learn some skills behind these traditional handicraft activities from the ladies of the cooperative and admire their work, which helps boost their financial livelihoods. The Cooperative, which is managed and run by local women, has provided training projects for more than 150 women from all villages of Wadi Seer on a variety of handicrafts. Here women are provided with job training skills enable them to gain access to economic opportunities that might not have otherwise been possible. The Women's Cooperative advances UN Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Equality and UN Sustainable Development Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Jerash: Feel like you have stepped 2,000 years back in time as your Travel Director guides you through this marvellous ancient metropolis - now the finest surviving example of a Greco-Roman city in the world!
  • Shobak: Explore the Crusader fortress and see the Crusader chapel.
  • Madaba: Guided by your Travel Director, see St George Church and admire the detail of the Madaba Map - a fascinating mosaic that is believed to be the earliest surviving map of the Holy land.
  • Mount Nebo: Take in the astounding view of Moses' Promised Land, where the ruins are truly a site to behold.
  • Petra: Explore the ancient and hidden 'rose-red' city, as you journey with your Travel Director, through the winding, dark passageway, between rock walls up to 200 metres high. See the Treasury and explore the Roman Amphitheatre and ancient tombs.
  • Wadi Rum: Enjoy beautiful desert scenery as you make your way on a jeep safari deep into the heart of Wadi Rum's majestic desert.
  • Amman: During a city tour of Amman, visit the Citadel, the grand Roman Amphitheatre and the Archaeological Museum.
  • Amman: Explore Amman's street art scene on a guided graffiti walking tour.

Insight Experiences

  • Wadi Rum: Join an astronomer in one of the most magical places on earth for a private stargazing session, and sweeping views of the night sky.

Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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Optional Add-Ons

Amman

Available on Day 7

Ajloun Castle Experience

Built in 1184 AD, Ajloun Castle played an important role in defending this area against the Crusaders, who unsuccessfully spent decades trying to capture the castle and the nearby village. After our visit, we’ll travel to the quaint village of Rassoun for a simple, but generous, home-cooked meal with the family of Abu Baker, who’s built a kitchen and living room on the top of his house to entertain us.
Adult Price: $165

Desert Castles

Join us as we travel to the east and south of Amman to visit Jordan's desert castles, beautiful examples of early Islamic art and architecture. These preserved caravan stations were centers of agriculture and trade in the eighth century that helped distant rulers forge ties with local Bedouins. One of the best-preserved monuments, Qusair Amra, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with lively frescoes and colorful mosaics.
Adult Price: $122

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