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9 Day Wonders of Jordan

From deserts to the Dead Sea and Roman Ruins, Jordan will delight your senses!
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9 Day Wonders of Jordan

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Roundtrip Amman

October 1, 2018

Tourcan Vacations Land Tour

This once in a life time guided tour will allow you to feel secure while travelling to Jordan. Take in the beauty, culture, history and food while visiting some of the marvels of Jordan. Swim in the Dead Sea; your body will thank you. A full day at Petra a famous archaeological site in southwestern desert. Dating to around 300 B.C, it contains tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs.

Highlights

  • Float in the Dead Sea or spoil yourself in one of the nearby spas
  • Visit Jerash, one of the best preserved Roman provincial towns in the world only recently rediscovered and restored
  • Walk the Siq gorge, flanked by 80m cliffs, to the carved Rose City of Petra

What we are Including

  • 9-day guided tour with local guides
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Your choice of hotel accommodations based on your travel needs & budget
  • Breakfast daily & 8 dinners
  • Sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary including entrance fees
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Taxes
  • Departure dates available throughout October & November 2018
Tour Only
4-Star Accommodation $2185pp
5-Star Accommodation $2310pp

*Ask us about arranging your flights!

Please note: Optional excursions, additional meals, additional nights, and gratuities, porterage are extra and are not included.

All pricing is per person, based on double occupancy and in CAD

Itinerary

Roundtrip Amman

Day 1 - Amman
Welcome to Jordan. On arrival make your way to immigration and customs. After completing formalities and obtaining your (free) on arrival visa, you will be met by our local representative who will transfer you to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure and to enjoy the facilities offered at the hotel. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 2 - Um Qais - Ajlun - Jerash - Amman
Um Qais: Um Qais is perched on a hilltop overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Sea of Galilee. The main sites are the ruins of the Roman City. It boasts an impressive colonnaded terrace and the ruins of two theatres. Um Qais is also known as the site for the famous miracle of the Gadarene Swine and home to various poets and philosophers. Ajlun: Ajlun Castle was in 1184 AD to control the iron mines of Ajlun and to act as a fortress to counter the Crusaders. It is a fine example of Islamic architecture. Jerash: The ancient city of Jerash boasts an unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6 500 years. The city’s gold age came under Roman Rule and the site is generally acknowledged to be one of the best preserved Roman provincial towns in the world. Hidden in the sand before being excavated and restored over the past 70 years Jerash reveals a fine example of the grand, formal, Roman urbanism that is found throughout the Middle East. Here you will see colonnaded streets, hilltop temples, beautiful theatres and more! Return to the hotel in the afternoon. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 3 - Amman - The Dead Sea
Following breakfast at the hotel you are met for a city tour of Amman. Visits today will include: The Citadel: It is the site of ancient Rabbath-Ammon and excavations have revealed numerous Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic remains. Located on a hill, it not only gives visitors a perspective of the city’s incredible history but also provides stunning views of the entire area. The major buildings at the site are the Temple of Hercules, a Byzantine church, and the Umayyad Palace. Jordan Folklore Museum: The Jordan Folklore Museum is located within the western section of the Roman Theatre in Amman. This museum was founded by the Department of Antiquities and officially opened in 1975. The museum houses items representing the following Jordanian cultures: The culture of the desert (Bedu), the culture of the villages (Reef) & the culture of the towns and cities (Madineh). The collection of the museum represents items of daily life from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, such as: Costumes of the various areas in Jordan & Utensils used for food preparation, making bread, coffee, and tea. Amphitheatre: The Roman theatre was probably built in the 2nd century AD during the reign of Antoninus Pius. The theatre itself is cut into the northern side of a hill, and has a seating capacity of 6000. After the sightseeing tour your drive will take you to your hotel at the Dead Sea where you spend the next two nights. Dinner included at the hotel.
Day 4 - The Dead Sea
You have the day at leisure at the Dead Sea to enjoy the facilities at your hotel. Take a swim in the Dead Sea or consider a spa treatment. (Optional activities and spa treatments at own expense).
Day 5 - The Dead Sea - Petra
You are met by your driver after breakfast for your journey to Petra. En route visit the following sites: Madaba: Here you get to visit St George’s Church home to the Mosaic Map. Unearthed in 1864, the mosaic was once a clear map with 157 captions (in Greek) of all major biblical sites from Lebanon to Egypt. The mosaic was constructed around AD 560 and once contained more than 2 million pieces - only about 1/3 of it survived. Mt Nebo: Mount Nebo, where it is believed that Moses died. It is here where Moses stood on the windswept summit of Mount Nebo and viewed the Promised Land of Canaan after having been told by God “you shall not cross over there”. On a clear day one can see the panorama Moses must have seen: The Dead Sea, The Jordan River Valley and even Jericho, Bethlehem and the hills of Jerusalem. Kerak: An ancient Crusader stronghold, Kerak sits 900 meters above sea leave and lies inside the wall of the old city. Kerak Castle is a dark maze of stone-vaulted halls and endless passageways. The castle is an impressive insight into the architectural military genius of the Crusaders. The drive continues to Petra where you spend the next two nights. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 6 - Petra
Breakfast at the hotel where you are met by the local guide for a tour of Petra, Jordan’s most valuable treasure and a world wonder! You will take a walk through the Siq a narrow gorge, over 1km in length, which is flanked on either side by soaring, 80m high cliffs that will eventually lead you to the Rose City of Petra. The Treasury offal-Khazneh appears dramatically at the end of the Siq. Petra is a vast, unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans, an industrious people who settled there 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.
Day 7 - Petra - Wadi Rum
Following breakfast you are transferred by your drive to Wadi Rum. “Vast, echoing and God-like are the words T.E. Lawrence used in describing Wadi Rum, the largest of Jordan’s desert landscapes. Here, a maze of monolithic rockscapes rise up from the desert floor to heights of 1,750 meters. Home to canyons, water holes and 4000 year old rock drawings, Wadi Rum will leave you mesmerized. Your visit to Wadi Rum includes a 1.5hr jeep safari into the desert. Return to your camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 8 - Petra - Wadi Rum
After breakfast you depart Wadi Rum and return back to Amman where you have free time for shopping or relaxing.
Day 9 - Amman - Home
Transfer to the airport in time for your flight home.

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