A Journey Through Jordan

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April – May & October – November

Country with footprints of thousands of years of history!

At a super strategic location connecting Asia, Africa and Europe the richness of culture in Jordan sets it apart. From dawn of civilization all the Empires wanted the control & hence the history of Jordan has been influenced by Babylonian & Mesopotamian Empires, Pharaonic Egypt thousands of year before CE;  followed by the nomadic Nabateans from Southern Arabia; the classical civilizations of Greece, Rome and Persia around the beginning of CE. The Ottoman of Turkey, and the modern times under King Hussain.

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  • Activity Level Soft Plus
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  • Group Size Medium Group
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All about the A Journey Through Jordan.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Experience majestic emptiness of thick reddish sand with start rocky cliffs @ Wadi Rum -The Valley of Moon
  • Immerse in the remains of 2000 year civilization of Petra. The UNESCO World Heritage site in Jordan
  • Experience floating Dead Sea -Lowest point on dry earth. 400 m below sea level!

 

FACT FILE:

  • Type of Tour : Family Adventure
  • Grade : Soft+
  • Tour Duration : 07 Nights
  • Best Season : April – May & Oct–Nov.
  • Ex-Destination : Amman
  • Accommodation (Nights) : Hotels – 04; Ecotel – 01; Campsite – 01
  • Food Plan : Breakfast & Dinner.
  • Travel & Transport : Transfers & Sightseeing in A/C vehicles
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Meal-

  • Bed and breakfast & Dinner.

Travel-

  • All transfers & sightseeing in a private A/C vehicle.

Others-

  • Meet and assist at Queen Alia Airport upon arrival and departure.
  • English speaking driver cum guide.
  • Entrance fee to tourist spots.
  • Jordan Tourist visa
  • One small bottle of water per person per day.
  • 02 Hours Jeep Ride
  • Petra by Night
Whats not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Goods and Service Tax as applicable.
  • International Flights to & fro Amman and international airport tax.
  • Lunches
  • Visa
  • Camera fees.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in “Cost Includes” above.
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as mineral water, laundry, liquor, etc.
  • Any kind of insurance such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation, etc.
  • Tips to hotel staff, drivers, guides, etc.
  • Any extra costs incurred due to extension/change of the itinerary because of natural calamities, flight delays, road blocks, vehicle breakdown etc. factors beyond the control of “Countryside Adventure Holidays Pvt. Ltd.” and its associates.
  • Items not specified in the above in “Cost Includes”.
  1. Day 1 Arrive Amman

    Arrive in the capital Amman; the largest city of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, with a population of more than four million people. Amman forms a great base for exploring not just Jordan, but the wider region as well. Meet your local representative and transfer to your hotel & check in 1400hrs. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Amman.

    Meal: Dinner

  2. Day 2 Amman – Ajloun (approx. 73 km; 1 hr 30 min drive); Hike the Prophets Trail – Ajloun

    Post breakfast proceed to south of Ajloun.

    Ajloun is just a short journey from Jerash through pine forest and olive groves and boasts scores an ancient site, including water mills, forts and villages, all in the beautiful hills and valleys north of Jordan. Nearby is the Ajloun Nature Reserve, a 13-square kilometer protected area of outstanding beauty and diverse wildlife. Within the reserve are interesting nature trails and chalet-style accommodation occupying a large grassy clearing, enclosed by oak, pistachio and strawberry trees. Overnight stay at campl in Ajloun Forest Reserve.

     

    Optional Activity:

    • Hike the Prophets trail in Ajloun – It is a moderate hike of 8 km which takes about 4 hrs. The trail starts from Ajloun Forest Reserve Visitor Center to Mar Elias, the ruins of one of Jordan’s oldest churches. Then the trail leads through fig and pear orchards, amongst forests of oak and oriental strawberry trees, continue climbing to the hilltop ruins, which provide sweeping views of the surrounding area.
    • Roe Deer Trail: Easy walk for 01 hr this short circular trail starts at the campsite and offers great views over the reserve.
    • Soap House Trail: It is a moderate hike for 2.5 hrs; this trail begins at the Reserve’s Visitor Center and takes you to the Soap House in the neighbouring village of Orjan.

    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

  3. Day 3 Ajloun – Umm Qais (Approx. 60 km; 1 hr 30 min drive) – Dead Sea (116 km; 2 hrs 15 min drive)

    After breakfast transfer to Um Qais for visit.

    Um Qais situated on the hilltop with panoramic views of Tiberius Lake, The Golan Heights and The Jordan Valley. Many visitors come to Umm Qais on day trips from the capital, Amman, roughly 110 kilometres (68 miles) to the south, to see its extensive ruins and enjoy its panoramic views. The Sea of Galilee and Tiberias, Israel, are visible, and just across the valley of the Yarmouk River is the southern end of the Golan Heights, Syria, under Israeli occupation since the Six-Day War in 1967. Mount Hermon bordering Lebanon is visible in the distance on clear days. At Beit Rousan – formerly the house of the Ottoman governor and now part of the complex – Greek statues and Christian mosaics are exhibited.

    Drive to Dead Sea for sun-set dip in the sea. Overnight stay in Dead Sea Spa hotel or similar.

    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

  4. Day 4 Dead Sea – Short Walk at Wadi Numeira – Wadi Rum (225 km; 4 hrs 20 min drive)

    Post breakfast drive to Wadi Numeira for a short walk/trek (approx. 2 hrs). This extraordinary Wadi is famous for its hanging rock at the beginning of the trail and the magnificent and long narrow passage through the rock formation (also called a Siq). It’s an easy walk into a truly spectacular Siq with clear flowing water and massive walls that obscure the sky.

    Post a lunch break on route – drive to Wadi Rum. The desert scenery of Wadi Rum, a rugged moonscape of huge sandstone mountains is quite extraordinary. The most enduring monuments in Wadi Rum are those carved by nature – the natural rock bridges, towering rose-colored sand dunes and scattered rocky peaks. Tonight, you’ll sleep in a simple desert camp, with the choice of sleeping under a camel hair tent or out under the stars. Enjoy a delicious dinner cooked in an earthen oven by your Bedouin hosts. Conditions are basic at the desert camp, but the hospitality of your hosts is legendary and you’ll treasure the memory of sleeping beneath the twinkling desert night sky. Overnight stay at Sun City Camp in Wadi Rum.

    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.

    • Supplement for Hot Air Balloon Ride: USD 185.00 per pax subject to weather (approx. 45 min.)
    • Supplement for Camel Ride: USD 30 per pax for 1 Hour.
    • Supplement for Star Gazing : USD 70 per pax
  5. Day 5 Wadi Rum – Jeep Safari – Petra (113 km; 1 hr 50 min drive)

    After waking up in the unique surrounds of the Bedouin camp this morning, early morning enjoy the sunrise at the most amazing desert landscape, in a Hot Air Balloon (optional).

    Post breakfast. A 3-hour jeep safari will take you through some of the most beautiful and sublime desert scenery on the planet, a true highlight of this trip. Wadi Rum is full of weird and beautiful lunar-like rock formations, and traces of ancient civilizations can be seen in the many carved inscriptions found throughout the area, from pictographs to Thamudic, Nabataean and Arabic texts.

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    Enjoy a short trek around the area with a stop for tea break. You might scale one of the large sand dunes for sensational views of the surrounding area.

    We enjoy the hospitality of the Bedouin, meaning ‘Desert Dwellers’ in Arabic, they are a semi-nomadic people, and in Jordan up to 40 per cent of the general population is thought to have Bedouin ancestry.

    Post lunch transfer to Petra. Soak in mesmerising experience of Petra by Night. Overnight stay at hotel in Petra.

    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.

  6. Day 6 Petra - Full Day Petra Tour

    Petra is Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. It is a vast, unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled here more than 2000 years ago, turning it into an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked China, India and southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome. Overnight stay at hotel in Petra.

    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.

    • Supplement for Horse carriage: USD 30 per carriage – maximum capacity of 2 guests.
  7. Day 7 Petra – Amman (approx. 235 km; 3 hrs 15 min drive)

    Post breakfast, drive to Amman. Arrive in Amman – check in. Afternoon at leisure or shopping. Overnight stay at hotel in Amman.

    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.

  8. Day 8 Amman – QAIA; Final Departure

    Post breakfast drop to Airport. Final Departure.

    End of arrangements…

Accommodation & Food:

Place Hotel envisaged (4*) or similar
Amman Geneva Hotel
Camp Ajnoul Ajloun Forest Reserve
Dead Sea Dead sea spa
Wadi Rum Sun City camp
Petra Petra panorama Hotel

Visitors with a valid passport may obtain a visa at any Jordanian embassy, consulate, or legation abroad. A visa can also be obtained at Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport. Visas are valid for one month.

A valid Passport with 6-month validity is a minimum requirement

It is important to purchase a comprehensive insurance policy against illness, hospitalization, flight delays, loss of luggage, cancellations and amendments due to weather conditions, political disturbances or natural calamities as well as emergency helicopter evacuation (if available), etc.

In case you decide to buy any insurance policy in your home country, please ensure that the policy covers cashless evacuation and covers you for Adventure activities.

Countryside India can assist you with the insurance policy if you so wish.

The best time to travel is between March – May and September – November.

      Month Lowest Highest
April – May 12°C 25°C
September – November 13°C 28°C

 

 

 

Credit cards are accepted at hotels, restaurants and larger shops, including American Express, Visa, Diners Club, and MasterCard. Please note that many smaller shops still prefer cash payment in the Jordanian currency, and it’s essential for shopping in the local souks.

 

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