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Jordan Escape 2019

7 days with Globus   Rating: First Class

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 ARRIVE IN AMMAN, JORDAN.
Arrive at Amman Airport and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Enjoy this evening’s welcome dinner with your traveling companions, hosted by your Tour Director. (D)

Day 2 AMMAN. EXCURSION TO JERASH & UMM QAIS.
Start this morning with guided city sightseeing of Amman and a visit to the ROMAN AMPHITHEATER. Later, travel to JERASH, which was inhabited as early as 3200 BC. Although the city was impacted by the earthquake of 749 AD, it is the site of the best preserved Greco-Roman ruins in the Middle East. Next, stop in Umm Qais, site of the Gadarene swine miracle. (B,D)

Day 3 AMMAN–WADI RUM–PETRA.
An exciting visit to Wadi Rum is on the program today. Wadi Rum is the largest wadi (ravine) in Jordan and made eternally famous through the movie Lawrence of Arabia. Enjoy spectacular [LF] FOUR-WHEELING through the sand dunes and receive a keffiyeh, a local headscarf. Continue to the “Rose-Red City” of Petra, where you can relax at your hotel this evening or explore the ancient city. (B,D)

Day 4 PETRA.
Full day of guided sightseeing in Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World®. Lost to the world for centuries, it is located in the biblical land of Moab. [LF] Enjoy an unforgettable experience as you walk down the SIQ, the narrow gorge made famous in the movie Indiana Jones and theLast Crusade. Stand in awe in front of the iconic and famed TREASURY. You’ll see spectacular temples and tombs created out of the rose-colored sandstone, and sip tea in a real BEDOUIN TENT. (B,D)

Day 5 PETRA–KERAK–WADI MUJIB–DEAD SEA.
This morning features Kerak, with a visit to the CRUSADER CASTLE and Wadi Mujib, the “Jordanian Grand Canyon.” Continue to your hotel at the Dead Sea for your 2-night stay. (B,D)

Day 6 DEAD SEA. EXCURSION TO MADABA, MOUNT NEBO & BETHANY BEYOND THE JORDAN.
A fascinating day awaits! Stop in Madaba to visit ST. GEORGE’S CHURCH, which houses a precious 6th-century mosaic map of the Holy Land. Also explore the MADABA ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM. Today’s major highlight is a visit to MOUNT NEBO, where Moses saw the Promised Land. Next is Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where Christians believe that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Return to the Dead Sea to enjoy a farewell dinner with your traveling ompanions to celebrate an unforgettable journey. (B,D)

Day 7 DEAD SEA.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Amman). (B)
Map
All This Included
Your off-season guided tour of Jordan begins in the capital city of Amman and concludes at the Dead Sea—one of the lowest spots on Earth. Marvel at Jordan’s many amazing sites, but without the crowds or prices of the busy season! Visit Amman—one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities with a history spanning nine millennia—to see the Roman amphitheater and take an exciting excursion to Umm Qais, and Jerash, a well-preserved Greco-Roman city buried for centuries under desert sands. Join in guided sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra—one of the New 7 Wonders of the World®, and carved directly into the sandstone rock. Walk down the Siq, a narrow gorge with spectacular colors between its high cliffs, and stand in awe of the famed Treasury site, carved out of the sheer sandstone cliff in the 1st century BC. You’ll sip tea in a Bedouin tent—a tradition of the semi-nomadic Bedouin people still inhabiting this region.

Take an adventure on a four-wheel drive in the desert of Wadi Rum, virtually untouched by humanity with its incredible landscape, monolithic rockscapes, and centuries-old paintings spread on the rocky outcrops. You'll also visit Kerak, and its 12th-century Crusader Castle; Wadi Mujib, the "Jordanian Grand Canyon;" Madaba, home to a 6th-century mosaic map of the Holy Land; Mount Nebo, the holy site where Moses saw the Promised Land; Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where Christians believe Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist; and the Dead Sea. All of this, minus the crowds and cost of high-season, await you on this one-week guided tour of Jordan!
  • Full buffet breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners with wine: including a welcome dinner in Amman, and a farewell dinner at the Dead Sea
  • Motorcoach or minibus; four-wheel drive. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable
  • Professional tour director, local hosts, and local guides
  • Twin-bedded rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling
  • Private deluxe motorcoach with air-conditioning, extra leg room, and emergency washroom while touring
Highlights
  • AMMAN  Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the amphitheater; excursion to Jerash and Umm Qais
  • WADI RUM Visit the largest wadi in Jordan and [LF] enjoy a four-wheel drive to the desert of Wadi Rum and receive a local scarf
  • PETRA Guided sightseeing, including [LF] the Siq and the Treasury; sip tea in a Bedouin tent
  • KERAK Visit the Crusader Castle
  • WADI MUJIB Visit the Jordanian Grand Canyon
  • MADABA Visit St. George’s Church and the Archaeological Museum
  • MOUNT NEBO Visit the mountain where Moses saw the Promised Land
  • BETHANY BEYOND THE JORDAN Visit the site of John the Baptist’s settlement
  • DEAD SEA Farewell dinner
Accommodations
Amman: Amman Marriott
Wadi Mousa: Petra Marriott
Sweimeh: Jordan Valley Marriott 
Pre and Post Add-ons
Extra nights per person in Amman:
in single room $188, in twin $102, in triple $102

Extra nights per person in Dead Sea:
in single room $146 to $206, in twin $85 to $116, in triple $85 to $116
Notes
  • [LF] refers to Local Favorites where Globus takes you behind the scenes to spotlight what makes this exciting destination unique – and to introduce you to its local flavors.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.