12 day Highlights of Jordan tour with flights

12 day Highlights of Jordan tour including return international flights, airport transfers, breakfast daily, escorted tour guide throughout, dedicated, air-conditioned transportation, in-depth sightseeing and more.

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  • 12 day Highlights of Jordan tour with flights
  • 12 day Highlights of Jordan tour with flights
  • 12 day Highlights of Jordan tour with flights
  • 12 day Highlights of Jordan tour with flights
  • 12 day Highlights of Jordan tour with flights
  • 12 day Highlights of Jordan tour with flights
  • 12 day Highlights of Jordan tour with flights
  • 12 day Highlights of Jordan tour with flights
  • 12 day Highlights of Jordan tour with flights
  • 12 day Highlights of Jordan tour with flights
  • 12 day Highlights of Jordan tour with flights
  • 12 day Highlights of Jordan tour with flights
  • 12 day Highlights of Jordan tour with flights
  • 12 day Highlights of Jordan tour with flights
 

Highlights

 

Welcome to Jordan, cosmopolitan and contemporary, yet steeped in biblical history. It is home to ancient monuments, nature reserves and seaside resorts. 

Wander the streets of Amman and look down on the city from the hilltop Temple of Hercules. Explore the Desert Castles, forts and hunting lodges and discover the black basalt fort of Azraq, which has been in continuous use since the Roman times and marks the headquarters of Lawrence of Arabia.

Tour Jerash which was once among the grandest ancient Roman cities in the world, visit Mt Nebo, the spot where the prophet Moses is said to have seen the ‘promised land’ and where he is supposedly buried. Admire the raw beauty of  Wadi Rum, a landscape of rugged sandstone mountains standing tall among an ochre desert floor.

Visit the “jewel of Jordan” Petra, the lost city of the biblical Nabateans, an impressive series of tombs and dwellings hidden behind ornate façades carved directly into the rock. Finish on the shores of the Dead Sea, a salt lake whose banks are more than 400m below sea level and is infamous for the lack of life in its waters.

This tour includes return international flights, airport transfers, breakfast daily, escorted tour guide throughout, dedicated air-conditioned transportation, in-depth sightseeing and more.

 
 

 Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff– Amman 

Depart Australia today to begin your incredible adventure to Jordan!

Please note: Some flights may depart 1 day later

Day 2: Amman

Welcome to Jordan, cosmopolitan and contemporary, yet steeped in biblical history. On arrival at Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Depending on your time of arrival, you may want to wander the streets of Amman, look down on the city from the hilltop Temple of Hercules or relax in a Turkish bath house.

An important welcome meeting will be held at 6pm this evening. Please check with the hotel reception for details.

Accommodation: Grand Palace hotel or similar  

Day 3: Amman – Desert Castles – Amman (B)

Start the day with a tour of the Citadel located in downtown Amman, followed by a tour of the Archaeological Museum where you can find artefacts dating back over 10,000 years. Visit the 2nd century Roman Theatre, boasting 6000 seats, and dating back to the period when the city was known as Philadelphia. It was built into the hillside, facing north to keep the sun off the spectators. Later, take a walk through Jabal Amman, one of the oldest parts of Amman, now occupied by the wealthy.

Continue towards the Desert Castles, forts and hunting lodges, most of which were the domain of Umayyad Caliphs. Qusayr Amra is a UNESCO world heritage site. The black basalt fort of Azraq is in continuous use since the Roman times and marks the headquarters of Lawrence of Arabia.

Accommodation: Grand Palace hotel or similar

Day 4: Amman – Jerash – Amman (B)

Head to Jerash this morning, once among the grandest ancient Roman cities in the world, now representing some of the best-preserved Greco-Roman ruins around. Reaching its zenith as a favourite of the emperor Hadrian, it has a striking collection of archways and theatres, baths, public buildings and colonnaded streets, and is a beautiful place to spend a morning exploring. Grand ionic columns encircle the city’s centrepiece, the Oval Plaza, a wonderfully atmospheric place to linger after exploring Jerash’s riches.

Accommodation: Grand Palace hotel or similar

Day 5: Amman – Mount Nebo – Dana – Shobak – Petra (B,D)

Start off your day by visiting Mt Nebo, the spot where the prophet Moses is said to have seen the ‘promised land’ and where he is supposedly buried. Explore this sanctuary and view the remarkable mosaics of the 4th century church. Continue to the ancient village at Dana, on the edge of the Dana Biosphere Reserve, where local artisans sell attractive silver jewellery and charms.

Later, the ancient Crusader castle at Shobak makes an imposing sight as you make your way up. It was originally built to protect the eastern flank of the Latin Kingdom and its trade routes to the sea before it fell to Saladin in 1189. Stroll the site and discover a small chapel, original gatehouse, and find out where a long, dark secret passage leads.

Accommodation: Petra Moon hotel or similar

Day 6: Petra (B,D)

Petra is justifiably on most people’s list of ‘must-visit’ destinations. It is the jewel of Jordan, the lost city of the biblical Nabateans, an impressive series of tombs and dwellings hidden behind ornate façades carved directly into the rock. Dating back to the 6th century BC, the site was lost to Western minds until it was rediscovered in 1812 by a Swiss explorer. The iconic Petra view – the Treasury’s glorious façade, glimpsed from the narrow cleft known as the Siq – is arguably the single most striking sight of the entire region. The first taste of this exquisite craftsmanship among such stark scenery is a moment that manages to be both eagerly anticipated and an almost surreal surprise. The Siq leads through the rock and is sometimes only a few metres wide, with walls soaring up to 180 metres on either side, and it is impossible not to imagine the armies and traders who made their way down here in the ancient times. Petra’s greatest surprise, however, is its size. With your guide you will explore the old Roman road, amphitheatre and several old tombs. You will also climb up to the second beautiful façade of the Monastery, from where you will have a magnificent view of the entire site. This is a memorable day exploring a truly extraordinary destination, a highlight of your trip.

The rest of the day is yours to explore – perhaps take the chance to witness Petra by night. Seeing the Treasury plaza lit up by flickering candle light while Bedouin music plays is a magical experience.

Accommodation: Petra Moon Hotel or similar

Day 7: Petra – Aqaba (B,D)

Petra is an incredible site and almost demands more than one visit. Rise early to soak in the dramatic scenery, then walk to the High Place of Sacrifice, and learn more about the history and life of a city that was once able to challenge the might of Rome. Continue to visit the Red Sea and the small Ottoman Mamluk Fort, dating back to the 14th century and marking the base from where Lawrence of Arabia rode to Cairo.

Arriving in Aqaba, you may want to acquaint yourself with the hotel’s pool, or head to the beach – some of the best snorkelling in the world can be found around the untouched coral reefs just south of town.

Accommodation: City Tower hotel or similar

Day 8: Aqaba – Wadi Rum (B,D)

Start off the day with a brief orientation tour of Aqaba, Jordan’s principal Red Sea resort. You can visit the old castle (time permitting) before driving to spellbinding Wadi Rum, a landscape of rugged sandstone mountains standing tall among an ochre desert floor. Head into this desolate, yet romantic protected area by jeep, operated by the local Bedouin community.

After lunch in the small village of Rum and a browse around the excellent and informative visitor’s centre, you will visit several of Wadi Rum’s distinctive rock formations and soak in the vast silence and spectacular desert landscapes. Wadi Rum is a truly beautiful place with towering sandstone mountains.

The wind-sculpted rock formations are changing hue throughout the day from sunrise to sunset. Ride a camel to your traditional Bedouin tent situated deep within Wadi Rum. The Bedouins live in scattered camps throughout the area – join them for an evening of entertainment in one of their amazing locations.  

Wadi Rum is probably best known for its connection with the enigmatic British officer T.E. Lawrence, who was based here during the Great Arab Revolt of 1917-18. Much of David Lean’s movie on his exploits, ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, was filmed in Wadi Rum.

Accommodation: Quite village Desert camp or similar

Day 9: Wadi Rum – Dead Sea (B,D)

After waking up in the unique surrounds of the Bedouin camp this morning, you will enjoy a walk around the area, scaling one of the large dunes to enjoy sensational views of the surrounding landscapes. You will then take 4WDs from your camp back to the main entrance, which is opposite the Seven Pillars of Wisdom, the mountain named after Lawrence of Arabia’s book. Browse some local jewellery and handicrafts before continuing your journey to the Dead Sea.

Accommodation: Dead Sea Spa hotel or similar

Day 10: Dead Sea – Madaba (B,D)

Spend the day on the shores of the Dead Sea. Infamous for the lack of life in its waters, this lake is so intensely salty that the density of the water makes swimming and getting underneath the surface very difficult. Floating on the surface without assistance makes for a great experience though!

In the afternoon, visit the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George and see an impressive mosaic map of the Holy Land that clearly depicts Palestine and Lower Egypt around 550 AD. Spend the remainder of the day walking through Madaba’s Souqs and shops whilst reflecting on the stunning scenery.     

Accommodation: Best Western Hotel or similar

Day 11: Madaba – Amman – Australia (B)

Today you will be transferred back to Amman airport for your homeward flight.

Day 12: Australia

Arrive home today.

Please note: Some flights may arrive home on Day 11

 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international airfares with checked baggage
  • Return airport transfers
  • 9 nights twin share accommodation including over-night Desert Camp Experience
  • Breakfast daily plus 6 dinners 
  • Escorted tour guide throughout
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary

Highlights: 

  • Explore the UNESCO world heritage site Qusayr Amra
  • Immerse yourself in Jerash, once among the grandest ancient Roman cities in the world
  • Marvel at the must see destination, Petra
  • Experience the magnificent sandstone mountains of Wadi Rum 
  • Float in the infamous Dead Sea
 

Fine Print

 

How To Book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure, whichever is earlier 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information: 

  • A deposit of $499 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date. 
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final Payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment. 
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable. 
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Single Supplement: $499 per person in addition to your twin share voucher.

You can purchase you single supplement by clicking here

Land Only: Please click on the yellow Land Only tab

Group Size: 4 – 20 people

Triple Share: Not available

Children: Same price as adults. Min age 5 years.

Accommodation:

The accommodation listed below may be subject to change, but will remain of a similar or higher standard. Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed

Amman: Grand Palace hotel or similar  
Petra: Petra Moon hotel or similar 
Aqaba: City Tower hotel or similar 
Wadi Rum: Quite village Desert camp or similar 
Dead Sea: Dead Sea Spa hotel or similar 
Madaba: Best Western Hotel or similar

Tour Excludes:  Travel insurance, visa, tips for leader, guide and driver

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

2019:

15 February 
15 March 
12 April
13 September
27 September 
11 October 
22 November 

Surcharges may apply, please see the availability calendar for more details

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfare with with Emirates, Etihad, Qatar or similar
  • Including minimum 23kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your booking form and your booking is confirmed, no further changes will be possible.
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times

Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked.
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation.
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided.

Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form.
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgment will be sent via email.
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered, will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.

Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable)

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package.
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered, will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Land Only:

  • Land only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered, will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • All land only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares with checked baggage
  • Return airport transfers
  • 9 nights twin share accommodation including over-night Desert Camp Experience
  • Breakfast daily plus 6 dinners 
  • Escorted tour guide throughout
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
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