A Jordan Adventure9 days & 8 nights, Private Journey
Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.Private Journey
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Day 1Arrive Amman
Upon arrival at Amman airport you will transfer to your hotel, with the remainder of the day at your leisure.Four Seasons Amman - 2 Nights
Day 2Amman / Jerash / Ajloun
In the morning, you will travel north of Amman to the Roman city of Jerash. You'll be greeted by the imposing triple-arched gateway built to honor the Emperor Hadrian's arrival at Jerash in 129 AD. Next, you will visit the Temples of Zeus, the mile-long Street of Columns, Cardo Maximus, the colonnaded streets, and more than 17 churches that were found in Jerash. In the afternoon, you will travel further north to the village of Ajloun to visit the ancient Saracen Castle called Qalat Al-Rabad, one of the best-preserved examples of the Medieval/Islamic military architecture in the entire Middle East. Return to Amman in the afternoon and enjoy a city tour, including a visit to the old and new parts of the city as well as the Citadel and the Roman Amphitheater.Four Seasons Amman (B, L)
Day 3Amman / Madaba / Mt. Nebo / Kerak / Petra
Travel to Petra via Madaba, Mt. Nebo, and Kerak. Some of the world's finest Byzantine mosaics are found in Madaba, as is the oldest known map of the Holy Land. Mt. Nebo, thought to be the burial site of Moses, boasts a splendid view of the Dead Sea. Visit Kerak's massive Crusader Castle, built on a plateau 3,400 feet above sea level. This famous castle lies in the biblical land of Moab and was a Moabite stronghold long before the Crusaders built the castle for which the city is famous today.Bubble Luxotel - 2 Nights (B, L, D)
You will have the whole day to explore the legendary "Rose Red City" of Petra. Petra is the legacy of the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. Most of the 800 monuments in Petra are carved out of solid rock. You will have a chance to see the spectacular Treasury, the 8,000-seat amphitheater, the Temple of the Winged Lions, and other monuments.Bubble Luxotel (B, D)
Day 5Petra / Wadi Rum
Travel to Wadi Rum, where you will have the chance to explore the desert in an open 4WD vehicle with a Bedouin guide. Lawrence of Arabia spent time on this awesome moonscape of sand and wind-sculpted stone.Sun City Camp (B, L, D)
Day 6Wadi Rum / Dana Biosphere Reserve
In the morning, travel to Wadi Feynan, an eco-lodge that is owned by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature and is the first of its kind in Jordan. Lit entirely by candles and run on solar power, it generates revenue for the conservation of Jordan's wilderness. Before the lodge was built, the land was utilized as a campsite by archaeologists conducting studies and digs in the area. This is an unparalleled opportunity to experience Jordan's wilderness, meet its native people and explore its ancient history, with minimal impact on the environment.Dana Guest House (B, L, D)
Day 7Dana Biosphere Reserve / Lot's Cave / Zikra / Dead Sea
The day will start with a visit to the Museum at the Lowest Place on Earth. It was designed and is managed by Greek archaeologist Konstantinos Politis, who discovered Lot's Cave. Lot, the nephew of Abraham, features repeatedly in the colorful annals of the Dead Sea's southern shores. The cave, a 10-minute climb up a steep flight of steps, is surrounded by the ruins of a small Byzantine church, a reservoir, and some mosaics that were excavated by the British Museum. Remains from the cave date to the early Bronze Age (3300-2000 BC) and an inscription in the cave mentions Lot by name. After visiting the museum, the group will head to Zikra for an opportunity to volunteer in a rural community. Spending an afternoon in Zikra is an unrivaled experience, and will give you the chance to get to know the Dead Sea community.Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea (B, L, D)
Day 8Dead Sea / Amman
This morning you'll spend this morning at your leisure. In the afternoon, you will return to Amman.Four Seasons Amman (B, L)
Day 9Depart Amman
You will be transported to Amman Airport for your departure flight.(B)
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Internal Flights / Delays / Insurance: Internal flights in this brochure use jet airliners. Flight delays have become more commonplace, and additional costs may well be involved. This may be in the form of added accommodation costs, transfers and/or onward tickets. Cox & Kings will endeavor to ensure that arrangements go as smoothly as possible. As services are paid for in advance, any services missed due to delays and/or schedule changes are non-refundable. Many international flight tickets are non-changeable and non-refundable. The insurance policy offered by Cox & Kings is designed to mitigate the costs and effects of such delays in certain circumstances and we strongly advise that you are insured against such eventualities.
Airport Departure Taxes: The cost of our tours does not always include airport/overland departure taxes; it is necessary for you to pay these locally, in local currency. Departure taxes vary in each country and the rates will be advised before your departure from the U.S.A. These taxes are always subject to change and if they do so when you are traveling, your tour leader or our ground handler will advise you.
Generally, the road conditions in the Middle East & North Africa are fairly good. However, please be aware that some tours involve off-road driving, which can be uncomfortable, dusty and quite strenuous. The distance covered in some of our tours is also considerable, especially in Libya. If you have any problems with protracted road travel, please discuss this with your consultant. Types of vehicles vary according to the country visited and the numbers on a tour, but generally the following can be used as a guideline for the size of transportation provided: 2-3 passengers, sedan car; 4-6 passengers, minivan; 6-19 passengers, small bus; 20-28 passengers, medium bus. In destinations where conditions require it, off-road driving will be in 4-wheel-drive Land Cruiser / Land Rover vehicles.
Flights to the Middle East arrive/depart early in the morning and early check-in/check-out times may be required. Most domestic flights are scheduled early in the morning and can be prone to schedule changes. This is beyond our control. To avoid the heat during the warmer months, early morning starts are often made for sightseeing.
Accommodation standards vary dramatically throughout the Middle East and hotels should not generally be compared to Western European standards. For our tours in the Middle East, we have chosen hotels primarily for their location and the facilities available. The hotels listed in the tour itineraries may occasionally be unavailable for the required dates. In this event, we will advise you of the alternative hotels, which will, where possible, be of the same or a higher standard than those featured in the itineraries. We may upgrade hotels featured in the brochure if better options in the same category become available. Christmas and New Year dinners are compulsory at some hotels - these will be charged as a supplement. Please note, all rooms reserved on your tour are standard unless specified; however, if you wish to upgrade your room (e.g. to a deluxe, pyramid view or suite etc.), please speak to your tour consultant, who will be able to advise you about the options and the applicable supplements.
Check-in & Check-out Times: For all tours, hotel check-in / out time is normally 12 noon, but this does vary between hotels. Early check-ins and late check-outs cannot be pre-booked, but can sometimes be negotiated on site.
In most cases, prices for individual arrangements and tour extensions are quoted excluding a guide. The supplement for a guide is available on request. For logistical reasons, some extensions are on a shared basis based upon a minimum of two passengers and not on a private basis.
Many of the sites in the Middle East are quite spread out and our tours consequently necessitate a reasonable amount of walking. While the walking is mostly easy going, a full-day sightseeing can be tiring and sometimes strenuous. At monuments there are many steep sections and uneven surfaces. A reasonable amount of fitness is required.
At certain times of year, particularly during winter, sightseeing during the Nile cruise is subject to change, based on navigational conditions and the captain, at time of sail. Due to the large numbers of cruise boats operating on the Nile, delays can occur, sometimes necessitating sailing at night. Embarkation and disembarkation of cruise boats usually involves descending and ascending a flight of steps. Cruise itineraries are based on full board, but all alcoholic beverages will be charged as extras. Star Goddess suites and Alexander the Great Yacht cabins are based on availability at time of booking. Children under 12 years are not allowed on the Alexander the Great Yacht.
Certain monuments and tourist attractions in the Middle East are closed on certain days for religious/holiday reasons. If in the event your visit to any of these cities falls on a day when these sites are closed, your tour will be adjusted accordingly.
Location: Middle East
Population: 5.85 million (2011)
Official Language: Arabic and English is widely spoken.
Religion: Sunni Muslim, with Shi’a and Druze Muslim and Greek Orthodox Christian minority.
Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz. Round two-pin or three-pin plugs are mostly used.
Official Currency: Dinar. US Dollars are accepted as well as Major Credit Cards. ATMs can be found in most of the larger towns.
Visas: American passport holders can obtain a Jordan visa on arrival at Jordan’s International Airport. For clients visiting Jordan from Israel or Syria, it is recommended clients obtain Jordan visas in advance to avoid any delays at border crossings. Other citizens should check with the Jordan Embassy regarding visa requirements.
Social Conventions: Handshaking is the customary form of greeting. Islam always plays an important role in society and it is essential that Muslim beliefs are respected. Arabic coffee will normally be served continuously during social occasions. To signal that no more is wanted, slightly tilt the cup when handing it back, otherwise it will be refilled. Women are expected to dress modestly and beachwear must only be worn at the beach or poolside.
Photography: It is polite to ask permission to take photographs of people and livestock; in some places photography is forbidden.
A Jordan Adventure
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