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February 3, 2021

Jordan Wonders

Written By Sanaa Kassem

JORDAN WONDERS (8 days / 7 nights)

Arrivals (Saturdays / Sundays / Tuesday / Wednesday)



DAY 1: Arrival/Amman (Welcome to Jordan / Ahlan Wa Sahlan)

Welcome to Amman. Our representative will meet you at the arrivals gate, will help you through airport formalities, later our driver will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for overnight.

DAY 2: Amman / Amman City Tour / Jerash / Ajloun / Amman

After breakfast, our driver will be waiting to pick you up to visit the capital of Jordan, Amman. WE will start of by visiting the Citadel of Amman which is the highest hill in Amman and is the site of ancient Rabbath-Ammon. Occupied since the Bronze Age, it’s surrounded by a 1700m-long wall, which was rebuilt many times during the Bronze and Iron Ages, as well as the Roman, Byzantine and Umayyad periods. There’s plenty to see, but the Citadel’s most striking sights are the Temple of Hercules and the Ummayad Palace. We then descend to visit the roman theater which is the most obvious and impressive remnant of Roman Philadelphia, and is the highlight of Amman for most visitors. Then we are heading north to the beautiful and greener part of Jordan to visit Jerash, approximately one hour from Amman. Jerash is a close second to Petra on the list of favorite destinations in Jordan and one of the best places to explore roman civilization outside of Italy.  Inhabited since the Bronze Age, Jerash is known for the ruins of the walled Greco-Roman settlement of Gerasa, just outside the modern city. These include the 2nd-century Hadrian’s Arch, the Corinthian columns of the Temple of Artemis and the huge Forum’s oval colonnade. Later we go on a 30 minutes’ drive to visit Ajloun, a town that is known for its beautiful green mountains and the Ajloun castle, standing 1250 meters above sea level, the castle was constructed between 1184 and 1188 by the nephew of the Muslim military leader Saladin. Saladin fought against the Christian military during the Crusades in the 12th Century. The strategic location of the castle enabled Saladin’s army to look out across the Jordan Valley for invaders. The castle is set on top of Mount ‘Auf and provides visitors with astonishing views of the Jordan Valley and surrounding desert. We later drive back to Amman, for a free evening, and overnight.

DAY 3: Amman / Madaba / Mount Nebo / Shoubak / Petra

After breakfast, we take a 40 minutes’ drive south of Amman to visit Mount Nebo and the memorial of Prophet Moses and where he saw the Promised Land, later we visit the town of Madaba and the St George Church which contains the oldest surviving original cartographic depiction of the Holy Land and especially Jerusalem on mosaic. Then we take a longer drive (around 2 hours) to reach the town of Shoubak, there, on the “royal mountain” Montreal or Mons Regalis as it used to be called, was the first Crusader fortress in a line of strongholds in Oultrejourdain, the territory east of the river Jordan. Baldwin I King of Jerusalem ordered its construction in 1115 AD, to control the caravan routes between Syria and Egypt.  Later we proceed for a one hour drive to Petra for dinner, relaxation and overnight.

DAY 4: Petra / Petra Visit / Wadi Rum  

After breakfast, we are heading to Jordan’s crown jewel and travelers ultimate destination, the ancient lost city of Petra! The Nabateans carved this city in stone with simple tools 1500 years ago, and nothing will prepare you for the beauty and the sheer size of Al Khaznah! Mark my words when it starts peeking at you by the end of the Siq (the pathway to Petra)!  After our visit, we proceed for a 90 minutes’ drive to Wadi Rum! The valley of the moon, we arrive to the camp (and we bet you’re hungry by then) for a Bedouin specialty dinner: ZARB. What’s that you may ask? Well, it’s a mix of meat like lamb and chicken, rice, potatoes and carrots, placed in a hole in the ground, which is filled with flaming coals. The hole is then covered, and after a few hours, the meat and rice are all smoked, steamed, and grilled, all at the same time! After dinner, you can enjoy a brief folkloric show (Bedouin music and typical Bedouin dance) then finish the night stargazing the beautiful unpolluted desert clear skies. Overnight in your camp in Wadi Rum.

DAY 5: Wadi Rum / Wadi Rum Excursion  / Amman

After breakfast, we’ll go exploring the Martian like desert in a 4X4 vehicle for a couple of hours, we visit Al Khaza’ali which is a natural rock formation that mimics the Siq in Petra, Lawrence spring, enjoy Bedouin tea with local Bedouins, and then we head back to Amman. The rest of evening in Amman will be dedicated for relaxation, or if you have the energy you are encouraged to go out and explore the city on your own. Dinner and overnight in Amman.

DAY 6: Amman / Dead Sea / Amman

After breakfast, we are off to the lowest point on earth, some 430 meters below sea level, lays the Dead Sea, the saltiest lake in the world. The Dead Sea water is so rich in minerals and have high therapeutic value. We enjoy a day of relaxation by the Dead Sea beach. After visit, transfer back to our hotel in Amman for overnight.

DAY 7: Amman Free Day/ Optional Tours 

Breakfast. The day will be dedicated for relaxation, you are encouraged to go out and explore the city on your own or opt for an optional tours that we may offer. Overnight in Amman.

DAY 8: Amman/ Departure

Breakfast and transfer to the airport. Departure in flight back to the city of origin. End of services.

The order of program changes depending on the day of arrival

What’s Included

  • Accommodation with breakfast and dinner
  • Transportation by modern tourist by with WIFU
  • Visits and entrance tickets to the sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Horse rides in Petra (Tips not included)
  • English speaking guide during visits
  • 2- hour 4×4 jeep tour in Wadi Rum

What’s Excluded

  • Entry Visa to Jordan
  • Drinks
  • Lunches
  • Tips (Driver & Guide) Suggested 5 $ per person per day
  • Extras and any personal expenses
  • Personal insurance (theft, illness, loss, personal injury, etc …)
  • Exit taxes (when leaving the border, payment of $ 15 per person “subject to change”
  • Any additional services not mentioned in the program
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About Author

Sanaa Kassem

Sanaa Kassem

We’re travel professionals, strategists, tour operators, ex hoteliers and developers. With combined experience of 50+years amongst us, we step in confidence in 2020 to establish one of the newest destination management companies in the Middle East. To emerge like a fresh sprout after the storm.

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