From 11/06/2020 to 16/10/2020
Jordan: Enjoy complete convenience with all breakfasts and dinners included.
Amman: Get to know your fellow travelers and Travel Director over a drink at your Welcome Reception.
Amman: Enjoy tasting traditional Jordanian when you visit the Vait Khayra Souf for an authentic style lunch.
Wadi Rum: 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: 8 Breakfasts (B), 3 Dinners (D) and 3 Dinners with Wine (DW), all with tea or coffee.
Amman: Visit the Iraq Al-Amir Women's Co-op supported by the TreadRight Foundation and engage in one of the many handicraft activities.
Amman: During a city tour of Amman, visit the Citadel, the grand Roman Amphitheatre and the Archaeological Museum.
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!King's Way: Take in the beautiful scenery as you travel your way through the mountainous, winding landscape down a roadway that connects some of Jordan's most spectacular sights.
Madaba: Guided by your Travel Director, 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.
Shobak: Explore the Crusader fortress and see the Crusader chapel.
Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned coach with onboard washroom.
Alternate vehicles without onboard washroom may be used on occasion.
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 enchant 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.
Itinerary / more information
1 - The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a landscape that has changed 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.(Dinner with Wine)
2 - After breakfast, depart for Iraq Al-Amir, for a visit to the Women's Co-op to see the fantastic work they are doing providing training and work opportunities for women in the region. The Association is supported by Insight through The Treadright Foundation. 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.(Breakfast / Lunch)
3 - Continue to Mount Nebo, one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan, where Moses stood and saw 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, standing guard over a barren and desolate land. Admire the towers and Arabic calligraphy on the external walls before discovering the original Crusader chapel, palace complex, and even a set of secret passages! Then 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. Tonight, dine with locals at the Ammarin Camp(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
4 - 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 Roman Amphitheatre, which once seated 3,000 spectators, and the ancient tombs. Tonight, dine at the Marriott Petra.(Breakfast / Dinner)
5 - Head to Wadi Rum -- and the spectacular hospitality of the Bedouin, on the backdrop of beautiful desert. Enjoy beautiful vistas as you make your way on a jeep safari deep into the heart of Wadi Rum's majestic desert. Dine with locals under the stars and stay in elegant simplicity in a desert camp for the night.(Breakfast / Dinner)
6 - If you wish, start the day with sunrise yoga at the Bedouin camp. Visit the Citadel which is surrounded by a 1700m long wall and see the Temple of Hercules and the Ummayad Palace. Also visit the Archaelogical Museum and Roman Amphitheatre. Later, return to the Jordanian capital where you are at leisure.(Breakfast / Dinner)
7 - Transfer to the Dead Sea for its warm, soothing mineral-rich waters. Pamper yourself at your resort which offers a wide range of treatments to soothe the body and mind.(Breakfast / Dinner)
8 - Enjoy the entire day at your leisure. Lying more than 400 metres below sea level, this is Earth's lowest point on dry land. Its famous hypersaline water makes floating easy. The surrounding desert offers many oases and historic sites to explore.(Breakfast / Dinner)
9 - After breakfast, you are transferred to Amman Airport for your onward flight.(Breakfast)
- Prices quoted valid for sale until 03 June 2020 unless otherwise stated or sold out prior.
- Price is per person and subject to availability. Accommodation (if included) is based on twin share unless otherwise stated.
- Airfare (including internal flights) is not included unless otherwise stated and, if included, is economy class unless otherwise stated.
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- Gratuities are not included unless otherwise stated.
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