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HIGHLIGHTS OF JORDAN

8 Days, Amman to Amman
HIGHLIGHTS OF JORDAN

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Explore ancient sights and lost cities, overnight in a Bedouin tent and dine with the locals amidst the dramatic desert scenery of Wadi Rum. Take in Petra's fascinating h read more...

IS THIS Classic TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Think local transport—buses, taxis, trains the most colourful way to travel
    • Enjoy travelling with a like minded mix of couples, friends and solo travellers, from the world over
    • Like the idea of staying in character-rich accommodations that reflect the culture of the places you visit
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 08 nights accommodation with breakfast Hotels (6 nts), desert camp (1 nt).).
  • 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Private van, 4x4 pickup truck, walking)
  • Jerash entrance and guided tour
  • Dead Sea visit
  • Madaba mosaics guided tour
  • Mt Nebo entrance
  • Karak Castle guided tour
  • Petra day pass and local guide
  • Wadi Rum jeep excursion
  • Bedouin camp overnight with local meals (Deseih Desert)
  • Red Sea stay
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 245-300 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Amman
Day 2 Amman
Day 3 Amman/Wadi Musa
Day 4 Wadi Musa
Day 5 Wadi Musa/Wadi Rum
Day 6 Wadi Rum/Aqaba
Day 7 Aqaba/Amman
Day 8 Depart Amman
Departures
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  • Start
  • Finish
  • Fri, 03 Nov '17
  • Fri, 10 Nov '17
  • Fri, 05 Jan '18
  • Fri, 12 Jan '18
  • Fri, 19 Jan '18
  • Fri, 26 Jan '18
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  • Fri, 09 Mar '18
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  • Fri, 30 Mar '18
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  • Fri, 27 Apr '18
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  • Fri, 05 Oct '18
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  • Fri, 12 Oct '18
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  • Fri, 26 Oct '18
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  • Fri, 02 Nov '18
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  • Fri, 09 Nov '18
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  • Fri, 30 Nov '18
  • Fri, 07 Dec '18
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  • Fri, 28 Dec '18
  • Fri, 28 Dec '18
  • Fri, 04 Jan '19
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Amman
  • Wadi Musa (Petra)
  • Wadi Rum
  • Aqaba
  • DAY 1 Arrive Amman

    Arrive at any time.
    There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting followed by an optional group dinner.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting (18:00)
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Amman

    Guided visit to the ancient Roman town of Jerash followed by a visit to the Dead Sea.

    Set off on a half-day trip to Jerash, a fascinating site and one of the largest and most well-preserved Roman ruins outside Italy.

    Continue on to the Dead Sea. Known for its high salinity, opt to bob like a cork in the healing waters. Relax on the shores or cover yourself in therapeutic mud.

    Private Vehicle (Amman - Jerash 1h)
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Jerash Guided Visit (Jerash)
    Take a step back in time visiting Jerash, one of the most well-preserved Roman sites outside of Italy. Wander amid its paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theatres, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains and city walls pierced by towers and gates - all in exceptional condition.

    Private Vehicle (Jerash - Dead Sea)
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Dead Sea Visit (Dead Sea)
    Discover the legendary healing qualities of the Dead Sea, famous for its unique mineral makeup and salinity. Spot salt chunks drifting by like icebergs on the water's surface. Take a dip yourself and float like a buoy or cover yourself in the mud along the shore, believed to have medicinal and therapeutic benefits. There are showers nearby to wash off after.

    Private Vehicle (Dead Sea - Amman 4h)
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 3 Amman/Wadi Musa

    A packed day includes a guided visit to the Madaba mosaics, enjoying the views from Mt Nebo and a visit to the crusader castle at Karak.

    Depart early for the first stop, Mt Nebo. Learn the ancient history of this spot and check out the views.

    Continue on to Madaba to see the famous Byzantine mosaics, dating back to the sixth century. After, visit Karak Castle, built during the Crusades.

    Arrive in the early evening to Wadi Musa, the town just outside Petra.

    Private Vehicle (Amman - Wadi Musa 11h Full Day)
    Including stops along the way.

    Mt Nebo Visit (Jabal Naba)
    Visit Mount Nebo, a historic site believed by many to be the location of Moses' death and has thus been a centre for pilgrimage since the earliest Christian times. Trek to the summit (817m or 2,680 ft), and be rewarded with views of the stunning surrounding countryside and Israel in the distance.

    Madaba Mosaics Guided Tour (Madaba)
    Explore Madaba's long history on this guided tour, including its role as the centre of early Christianity. See some of the finest Byzantine mosaics in the world, including the famous sixth-century mosaic map of the Middle East. Tour churches, the Archaeological Park, and the local museum that's housed in several old Madaba residences.

    Karak Castle Guided Visit (Al Karak)
    Take a walk through history on this guided tour of Karak Castle, the largest late-Islamic castle in Jordan. Explore its unique construction - initially built in the Crusader period, it was expanded and refortified during the Ayyubid and Mamluk eras. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 4 Wadi Musa

    Start early to visit Petra. It's easy to wander this massive 'rose city' for hours.

    Walk through the narrow canyon that forms the dramatic entrance to the city (the Siq), round the final corner and lay eyes on the dramatic facade of the Treasury building. Learn a brief history of the city and walk approx 25 km to cover the entire site. Return to Wadi Musa in the late afternoon, or continue exploring on your own.

    Petra Guided Tour (Petra 6:00 Full Day)
    Journey to Petra to explore this fascinating, ancient city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Each tour will be different depending on the interests of the group, but everyone arrives through the dramatic Siq, rounding a corner and setting eyes on the famous Treasury building.

    With time, hike approx 25km (15 mi) to cover the entire site. Climb (steps) to two sacred hilltops. Depending on the weather and the interests of the group, opt to hike an additional 2km (1.2 mi) to see the magnificent views from the top of the Treasury. This makes for a unique and unforgettable experience.

    Get a brief history of the city, one of the greatest tourist attractions in the Middle East. The Nabateans carved this capital from the living rock of the surrounding mountains in Petra. Visit monuments that include the Pharaoh's Castle, the Triumphal arch, the Amphitheater, and the Monastery. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 5 Wadi Musa/Wadi Rum

    Head out for a 4x4 excursion during the day before a traditional dinner and overnight at a Bedouin desert camp in Wadi Rum.

    Drive to Wadi Rum, a vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds and the largest and most magnificent of Jordan's desert landscapes. Head deep into the desert by 4x4 stopping at famous landmarks along the way.

    Arrive to the tented camp in time for a traditional meal. Learn more about this ancient culture.

    A local guide will take us for a 2-hr night hike in the desert to see the stars and look for desert wildlife. Spend the evening sitting around the fire under the stars, listening to stories from our Bedouin hosts.

    Note: Accommodation in the desert is in one large goat-hair tent divided into "rooms" with curtains. Basic linens are provided but many travellers prefer to bring a sleep sheet for extra comfort. There are shared, unisex facilities. For religious reasons, no alcohol is permitted at the camp.

    Private Vehicle (Petra - Wadi Rum 2h)
    Drive time doesn't include stops in the gorgeous desert along the way.

    Wadi Rum 4x4 Excursion (Wadi Rum)
    Journey into the stunning, colourful desert on this 4x4 excursion. Make stops along the way to get out and explore, learn about the region or scramble up rocks or sand dunes. Reach the Bedouin camp for nightfall to learn about a new culture and eat traditional food beneath the starry skies.

    Bedouin Overnight Camping (Wadi Rum)
    Camp overnight in the desert, enjoying a traditional meal and learning more about the ancient Bedouin culture. Spend the evening sitting under the stars, around a fire, listening to stories from the Bedouin hosts. If really lucky, they may bring the drums out for some music! (Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 6 Wadi Rum/Aqaba

    Head toward the Red Sea. Opt to go snorkelling.
    Drive to the Red Sea resort city of Aqaba. Enjoy free time to enjoy the beach, go snorkelling or check out the city. Make sure to try some fresh seafood for dinner.

    Private Vehicle (Wadi Rum - Aqaba 1h)
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Free Time (Aqaba Full Day)
    Make the most of this Red Sea resort town. Free time is yours to use any way you want!

    Optional Activities
    Aqaba Castle Visit
    (Aqaba)
    50EGP per person
    Get in some extra activity and learn about the Aqaba Castle's long and interesting history on this fascinating trip. Explore the castle's storied walls - built by Crusaders, it was occupied by the Ottomans and destroyed by the British. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Aqaba/Amman

    Head back to Amman with a little time to explore.

    Spend a little more time at the beach or head back early. Reach Amman by way of the Desert Highway.
    Enjoy a final night out in the city.

    Private Vehicle (Aqaba - Amman 4h)
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 8 Depart Amman

    Depart at any time. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 245-300 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 15 passengers, at an average there are 10 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.


  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. RAMADAN: Depending on the lunar cycle, Ramadan will fall between June 18th and July 17th, 2015. Please note that Ramadan is a month of fasting observed by Muslims throughout the world, during which time the followers of Islam should not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. There may be some limitations to services and disruptions to schedules during Ramadan in Muslim areas, but generally our tours still operate effectively during this period and food is available to non-muslims throughout the day. It is very important to display increased cultural sensitivity during Ramadan. Please wear loose fitting clothes, that cover knees and shoulders, and try to avoid eating, drinking or smoking in public out of respect for those who can't at that time.


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