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Jordan Highlights

₹ 66,700/-

OVERVIEW

Explore the rose city - Petra’s wondrous history, float for miles in the Dead Sea, bring out the adventurer in you at Wadi Rum, set out and explore the Red Sea or stroll through the numerous World Heritage Sites, it’s all an alluring experience. Our 8-day trip is ideal to explore the best that Jordan has to offer and soak in its culture, landscape and history.

  • On Day 1, you will arrive in Amman, the capital city of Jordan.
  • On Day 2, you will go on a guided city tour of Amman and visit the desert castles.
  • On Day 3, explore the streets of Jerash, a Greco-Roman cit and travel to a magnificent fortification - Ajloun Castle.
  • On Day 4, you will visit Pella and Um Qais.
  • On Day 5, view the breathtaking mosaics in Madaba and Umm as-Rasas. Enjoy the 360-degree panoramic views from Mt. Nebo.
  • On Day 6, you will tour the rose city of Petra.
  • On Day 7, spend a thrilling day in Wadi Rum, Aqaba and the Dead Sea.
  • On Day 8, you will prepare for departure to your onward destination.
7
Nights
Amman (4), Petra (2), Dead Sea (1)
Arrival (Amman), Departure (Amman)
Popular
Family

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive in Amman
Arrive in Amman. On arrival, you will be met by our local representative and taken to your hotel.

You will stay overnight in Amman.

Day 2: Amman - Tour and Desert Castles
After breakfast, you will begin your 2-hour tour of the capital city Amman. On this tour, you will visit various sites and museums including the Folklore Museum, the amphitheatre, the Archaeological Museum and the citadel. Although a modern city, throughout Amman, everywhere you look, you can see whispers of the older past. From here you will make your way to the Eastern Desert. Here you will visit Qasr Al-Kharanah, a famed desert castle located in an immense treeless plain. Next, you will visit Qasr Amra, a desert castle that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a great example of characteristics from the Damascus-based dynasty. Last on the agenda is Qasr AL Azraq, a desert castle which is made from local black basalt rocks. In the winter of 1917, Lawrence of Arabia made this fortification his headquarters.

You will stay overnight in Amman.

Day 3: Amman - Visit Jerash and Ajloun
Today you will visit Jerash, an ancient Greco-Roman city. Here you will make your way around soaring hilltop temples, the paved streets, spacious public squares and plazas, theatres, fountains, baths and much, much more! Next, you will travel towards the northern part of Jordan to Ajloun where you will visit Ajloun Castle or Qal’at Ar-Rabad. Sitting atop a hill, this castle is an exemplary example of Arab and Islamic architecture. This fortress was built in order to control Ajloun’s iron mines, stop rivals by ruling the three primary routes which lead to Jordan and securing the paths of communication between Syria and Jordan.

You will stay overnight in Amman.

Day 4: Amman - Visit Pella and Um Qais
After breakfast, make your way to Pella. In Pella, you will visit Byzantine churches and houses, remains of a Chalcolithic settlement from 4th BC and a tiny medieval mosque. Once you’re done here, you will visit Um Qais which lies within a short distance of the ruins of Gadara. Um Qais is a striking site for many reasons - its proximity to an abandoned Ottoman-era village, Roman ruins and its vantage point which overlooks Israel, Jordan and Syria including the Sea of Galilee and Mt. Hermon. You will stroll through the streets in Um Qais and take in the sights.

You will stay overnight in Amman.

Day 5: Amman - Madaba - Mt. Nebo - Umm ar-Rasas - Petra
Today, you will make your way to Madaba. Madaba, also known as the ‘city of mosaics’, is well-known throughout the world for its renowned Umayyad and Byzantine mosaics. It’s also home to the mosaic map from the 6th century of Jerusalem and the Holy Land which covers the entire floor of the St. George, a Greek Orthodox church.

From here, you will proceed to Mt. Nebo, a site where, according to the Bible, Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land. From the summit which is at a height of 700+ meters, you can view panoramic views of the Holy Land and on the other side is a view of River Jordan.

Later, you will head down south to Umm ar-Rasas which is a town that has ruins from early Muslim, Byzantine and Roman periods. Here you will find well-preserved mosaic floor notably the floor in Church of Saint Stephen, 16 churches and a fortified Roman military camp.

You will stay overnight in Petra.

Day 6: Petra
After breakfast, you will head out and start your tour of Petra.

A very famous archaeological site, Petra is also a World Heritage Site. It’s a city that is carved out of rocks and half-built and encircled in by mountains which consist of several gorges and passages. Due to the colour of the rocks which it’s carved from, it’s also called as the ‘Rose City’. During your walk, you will come across a treasury, numerous elaborately rock-cut tombs, Roman-style theatres, colonnaded streets, sacrificial altars and temples.

You will stay overnight in Petra.

Day 7: Petra - Wadi Rum - Aqaba - Dead Sea
Today, you will proceed to Wadi Rum. Wadi Rum is a protected desert reserve and it’s known for its prehistoric rock engraving, stunning natural arches and mountains and red-pink sands. You will explore this reserve on a 4x4 jeep ride. After, you will go to Aqaba, a port city which lies along the Red Sea. It has excellent beaches and its beaches and coral reefs are some of the most pristine you will find in the Red Sea. Once you finish here, you will go to the Dead Sea. Due to the high levels of salt, you will be able to float anywhere in the Dead Sea, without drowning. Plus, the black mud of the Dead Sea is known to have detoxifying and therapeutic effects.

You will stay overnight in the Dead Sea area.

Day 8: Departure
Today is the day you leave for your onward destination. It’s time to bid adieu to this beautiful land and return home with a bunch of lovely memories.

INCLUSIONS

What is included

  • 4 nights stay in Amman
  • 2 nights stay in Petra
  • 1 night stay at the Dead Sea
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transportation in an a/c vehicle with an English-speaking driver
  • A short horse ride from the main gate (visitor centre) till the beginning of the Siq
  • Entrance fees
  • A 1.30 hour jeep ride in Wadi Rum
  • One bottle of water on a daily basis

Not included: Air tickets, visa, insurance, city taxes and gratuities, GST

WHEN TO GO

With stunning, beaches, ancient fortresses, vibrant culture and beautiful weather, Jordan is a place to relax, enjoy the balmy weather and sunny skies. Being a year-round destination, it’s great to visit anytime. However, the weather from April to October is rather conducive for travellers. Sightseeing, roaming the streets and visiting various places is easier during this time.    

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