THE KINGDOM OF JORDAN – 8 DAYS
Departing Amman on 12 Feb 2024
Jordan has fascinated visitors for centuries with its stunning desert landscapes, a plethora of ancient towns and amazing World Heritage sites. It is comfortable, safe and welcoming and is one of the region’s most rewarding destinations. Join our Byroads Jordan tour and discover the highlights of this Middle Eastern kingdom.
Although mostly desert, Jordan also has its share of lush farming lands, dramatic mountains and beautiful beaches. Crusader castles and ancient churches dot the countryside and there are the enduring sites of Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea and wonderful Petra. This ancient Nabataean city carved into the pink sandstone cliffs in Jordan’s southwestern desert is the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the country’s many antiquities.
Our 8 day adventure in the kingdom begins in Amman and includes such highlights as the ancient city of Jerash, whose golden age came under the rule of the Romans. We take a swim in the salty waters of the Dead Sea and visit the spectacular desertscape of magnificent Wadi Rum. We climb sand dunes, take a jeep safari and enjoy a camel ride at sunset and spend the night in a luxurious Bedouin style encampment. .
We then arrive in Petra to explore one of the most celebrated sites in the Middle East. Finally, en-route back to Amman, we visit the imposing Shobak Crusader castle and take a stroll through the old stone villages of Dana and Madaba.
|• Jerash Greco Roman Ruins
|• Wadi Rum Jeep & Camel Safaris
|• Dead Sea
|• Magnificent Petra
|• Darat al Funun
|• Shobak Crusader Castle
|• Aqaba Fortress
|• Ancient Village of Dana
|• Wadi Rum Bedouin Camp
|• Church of the Apostles, Madaba
DAY 1 – Amman, DAY 2 – Jerash, Dead Sea & Amman, DAY 3 – Aqaba, DAY 4 – Wadi Rum, DAYS 5 & 6 – Petra, DAY 7 – Shobak, Dana, Madaba & Amman, DAY 8 – End Amman.
Provisional Cost: USD $2185*
Provisional Single Supplement: USD $330*
* Paid in Australian dollars calculated on the due date using the bank buying rate for US Dollars cash.