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The Jewel of the Crown Tour

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Duration

8 days 7 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Easy access for FREE entry visa with VIP airport assistance
  • Visit the Roman City Jerash “the ONLY complete Decapolis City in the World”
  • Visit the Crusaders Castle of Ajloun
  • Spend an afternoon with Modern Jordan Hospitality in the capital Amman
  • Uncover the ancient Mosaics built by Christians on late 6th century
  • Stand where Moses saw the promised land
  • Visit the Crusaders Castle of Karak
  • Visit Nabatean City Petra “One of the New World 7 Wonders, where Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was filmed.
  • Visit the Moon-like Desert of Wadi Rum, where the Martian Movie was filmed
  • Overnight & Dinner under the stars inside the desert
  • Visit the Red Sea & swim in the sea overlooking the Holy Land, Egypt & Saudi Arabia
  • Enjoy a glass of wine watching the sunset behind the walls of Jerusalem
  • Enjoy a full body mud-wrap bath at the Dead Sea beach
  • Stay Overnights at the Dead Sea some 450 meters below Sea level

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival
Upon arrival at Queen Alia Airport, Atlas Tours representative will meet and assist you through the customs and immigration procedures, then transfer by private vehicle to the hotel in Amman for overnight.
Day 02: Amman - Ajloun - Jerash – Amman
After breakfast drive to the mighty Crusaders Castle Of Ajloun (Qalat Rabadh) 45 minutes north of Amman, This is an Islamic Castle built high on a hill over-looking the entire Jordan valley below. Departure at noon going through the pine forests and olive groves until you reach the ancient Greco Roman city of Jerash. The guide will take you for a tour through the colonnaded street, amphitheater, Churches, temples and the vast Roman Forum. After a good look around, return to the hotel in Amman for overnight.
Day 03: Amman – Madaba – Mount Nebo – Kerak - Petra
After breakfast, departure for a tour to the South of Amman to visit Madaba and Mount Nebo the highest in the Moabit range which has been a center for pilgrimages since earliest Christian times. Which Madaba has some of the finest Byzantine mosaics in the world including the famous 6th century mosaic map of Holyland. Then we drive via kings highway via Wadi Al Mujib a deep and majestic cut through rugged highlands that drains into the Dead Sea, then continue to visit Kerak Castle, which is localted on the south side of the town of Kerak, 124 km south of Amman. Kerak is the largest late Islamic castle in Jordan. It was initially constructed in the Crusader period and expanded and refortified during the Ayyubid and Mamluk periods. On to Petra for overnight.
Day 04: Petra (visit)
After breakfast, start a full day tour to the red rose city; Petra, one of the greatest and most beautiful archaeological sites in the world. You will begin an unforgettable trip on the horseback till the Siq then by foot through the narrow passage between the massive walls of rock that provides the main access to the ancient site. Entering Petra through this chasm till we reach our first glimpse of the Treasury, whose towering façade bedecked with magnificent columns was made famous in the final sequence of the popular Hollywood film /Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Overnight.
Day 05: Petra – Wadi Rum
After breakfast, drive to Wadi Rum; a vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds and pastel- colored, the largest and most magnificent of Jordan's desert ("Lawrence of Arabia" desert). Board the 4x4 vehicles for a 2-hour tour inside the desert where you will visit the natural bridges, sand dunes and Siq Lawrence. After the tour, drive to the campsite where you will spend your night under a goat-hair tent and a star-filled sky.
Day 06: Wadi Rum – Aqaba
After breakfast, drive to visit Aqaba; the Red Sea city where you will have the chance to swim in its magnificent water and explore its breathtaking coral reefs. Overnight.
Day 07: Aqaba – Dead Sea
After breakfast, drive down to the lowest point on Earth; Dead Sea, 400 meters below normal sea level. Where you will stay by the Dead sea beach and pool and have the chance to swim in the buoyant waters and have mud baths which is said to restore the health and beauty of the skin. Overnight.
Day 08: Departure
After breakfast checkout from the hotel, then transfer to Queen Alia Airport for departure.

Included/Excluded

  • Meet and assist upon arrival at Queen Alia Airport
  • Transportation by private vehicle with English speaking driver
  • Accommodation 2 nights in Amman on bed and breakfast basis
  • Accommodation 2 nights in Petra on bed and breakfast basis
  • Accommodation 1 night in Wadi Rum on half board basis
  • Accommodation 1 night in Aqaba on bed and breakfast basis
  • Accommodation 1 night in Dead Sea on bed and breakfast basis
  • Entrance fees as per the program
  • English speaking local guides at Jerash and Petra sites (2-3 hours)
  • 2-hour 4x4 tour in Wadi Rum
  • Water on board
  • Free collective visa
  • Lunches and dinners (except for 1 dinner in Wadi Rum)
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Any extra not mentioned

Tour's Location

FAQs

When and where does the tour end?
Your tour will conclude in San Francisco on Day 8 of the trip. There are no activities planned for this day so you're free to depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to give yourself time to fully experience the wonders of this iconic city!
When and where does the tour start?
Day 1 of this tour is an arrivals day, which gives you a chance to settle into your hotel and explore Los Angeles. The only planned activity for this day is an evening welcome meeting at 7pm, where you can get to know your guides and fellow travellers. Please be aware that the meeting point is subject to change until your final documents are released.
Do you arrange airport transfers?
Airport transfers are not included in the price of this tour, however you can book for an arrival transfer in advance. In this case a tour operator representative will be at the airport to greet you. To arrange this please contact our customer service team once you have a confirmed booking.
What is the age range?
This tour has an age range of 12-70 years old, this means children under the age of 12 will not be eligible to participate in this tour. However, if you are over 70 years please contact us as you may be eligible to join the tour if you fill out G Adventures self-assessment form.
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