Jordan’s Treasures & Red Sea Diving
Amman Airport
Aqaba Red Sea Coral
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Total USD $3,806
Deposit Now USD $3806


Highlights & Tour Itinerary
Highlights
 
- 3 great Red Sea diving days away from crowds.
- Beautiful corals and clear waters of the Gulf of Aqaba.
- See the archaeological wonders of Petra.
- Camp experience in the dramatic Wadi Rum desert.
- Wander in the ancient ruins of Umm Quais and Jerash. 
- See with a local guide the fabulous Dana Reserve.
 
Tour Itinerary
 
4 nights in Amman
1 night at Dead Sea
2 nights in Petra
1 night in Wadi Rum
3 nights in Aqaba
 
Day 1: Amman Airport Amman Hotel 
Welcome to Jordan! Our representative meets you with a signage in front of the immigration Amman Airport. Get to know your friendly, English speaking chauffeur. 45 minutes transfer to your hotel in Amman. Overnight at Toledo Hotel or similar for the 3* category, at Al Qasr Metropole Hotel or similar for the 4* category, at The House Boutique Suites or similar for the 5* category.
 
Day 2: Amman Hotel Umm Quais Jerash Amman Hotel
Morning time we drive two hours from Amman to Gadara, known as Umm Qais. The town belonged to the famous Decapolis, a union of 10 cities, founded by Alexander the Great. Several poets and philosophers lived here, and this is the place where the Biblical miracle of the Gadarene swine took place. In Umm Quais you see ruins of theatres and a colonnaded streets and have an overwhelming view over the north Jordan Valley, the Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee. Best time to visit is spring when the surrounding hills are lush and green. We continue then to Jerash, the best example of a Roman provincial city in the whole Middle East. The well preserved ruins had been hidden for centuries in sand, before the excavations started in 1925. Wander along the spectacular Forum, paved and colonnaded streets, the Nymphaeum, theatres and the Temple of Artemis. Return transfer to your hotel in Amman.
Meals: Breakfast
 
Day 3: Amman Hotel – Desert Castles – Amman City Tour – Amman Hotel
Start your round trip with the 3 most visited Desert Castles in eastern Jordan. Qasr Kharanah is built like a fortress. Qasr Amra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is notable for its zodiac dome and the early examples of Omayyad fresco paintings. The black basalt fort Qasr Azraq had been the base of Lawrence of Arabia in the winter of 1917. Back in the capital continue to the historical places in downtown Amman. You start with the visit of the Citadel to enjoy views over the hilly capital. On the Citadel itself you see remains from the Roman to the early Islamic period, like the Hercules Temple and the Umayyad Palace, and the small Archaeological Museum. Not far away we find the Roman Theatre, which can accommodate up to 6,000 visitors. In the heart of downtown we stroll the Souq, where to find fruit, vegetables, spices, herbs, clothes, household goods and more. Overnight in Amman.
Meals: Breakfast
 
Day 4: Amman Hotel – Madaba – Mt Nebo – Free Afternoon Dead Sea Hotel
Check out from hotel and drive to Mt. Nebo, believed to be the burial site of Prophet Moses. If the weather allows you will have like him a view of the Promised Land. In the remains of the Moses Memorial Church, constructed in the 4th century, you see beautiful mosaics. Short ride to the town of Madaba, known for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaic art. Certainly you see the popular 6th century map of Palestine in the Greek Orthodox St. George’s Church. If open, visit to the St John’s the Baptist Church to climb the bell tower. Head to your hotel at the Dead Sea. Leisurely afternoon at the lowest point on earth with the opportunity to float in the salty waters.
Meals: Breakfast
 
Day 5: Dead Sea Hotel – Wadi Mujib Siq Trail – Dana Reserve Hike 2 hours – Petra Hotel
Short drive along the Dead Sea road to the Wadi Mujib Reserve entrance. Start your Siq Trail adventure and follow a water stream deeper inside the canyon, the sandstone cliffs towering above you. Depending on your fitness level scramble with the help of ropes boulder rocks to a waterfall. If the water level allows swim in a pool. After the visit have clothes and shoes and ready to change. Proceed to Dana Nature Reserve, Jordan's largest reserve. From the village, inhabited since more than 400 years by Bedouins, start a short hike about 2 hours. A local English speaking guide shows you part of the amazing area and tells you about the fauna and flora. After an hour’s drive reach Petra. Overnight at Town Season Hotel or similar for the 3* category, at Petra Moon Hotel or similar for the 4* category, at Movenpick Resort or similar for the 5* category.
Note: The Mujib Siq Trail is open from 1st April to 31st October only. During the rest of the year we visit instead the Hot Springs of Hammamat Ma’in.
Meals: Breakfast
 
Day 6: Little Petra to Petra Monastery Hike Petra Hotel
We take the back route from Little Petra to the Monastery El Deir. In Little Petra, once a caravan stopping point, you see sandstone façades to a much smaller scale than Petra. We pass by the remains of the Neolithic village Beidah, walk across open farmland before we enter mountainous area. The path opens up to see the impressive façade of the Monastery El Deir, 45 meters high, cut in the sandstone rock. Explore the monument and its surrounding areas with great views over the Wadi Arava. Follow around 800 stairs down to the lower parts of Petra. Here you recognize the main trail, easy to follow until the main gate. Overnight Petra.
Note: The hike is moderate and takes about 4 hours to reach the Monastery. There is just one exposed area where it might be a little challenging for people being afraid of heights. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Box
 
Day 7: Petra Visit Wadi Rum 3 hours jeep ride Wadi Rum Camp
Today visit the red rose city Petra again, but entering through the regular main gate. You follow the same trail like the day before, just from the opposite direction. With the local guide pass the canyon, the so called Siq, to see at the end the beautiful Treasury. Continue via the Street of Facades to the Royal Tombs and Pharaoh's Castle before you return. Check-out from hotel and hit the road for 1.5 hours to Wadi Rum. The rugged scenery, the changing colours of sands and mountains, the serene atmosphere will make you understand why Wadi Rum is one of the most impressing desert landscapes in the world. By 4x4 Jeep tour you discover canyons, sand dunes and Nabatean rock inscriptions and a natural rock bridge. Dinner and spend the night in a tent. Overnight at Rum Stars Camp or at Sun City Camp.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
 
Day 8: Wadi Rum Camp Aqaba Suba Diving Aqaba Hotel 
In the morning you will be driven around one hour to Aqaba, Jordan’s gateway to the Red Sea. Meet your instructor, board the boat to join other divers. This is your first day of your three days Red Sea discovery with two dives per day. - The Gulf of Aqaba offers beautiful diving sites with 500 different fish species and 158 living coral species. Discover the well preserved reefs home to parrotfish, angelfish, butterfly fish, moray eels, lionfish and sea anemones, the clownfish and turtles. Overnight at Days Inn Hotel or similar for the 3* category, at DoubleTree by Hilton or similar for the 4* category, at Intercontinental or similar for the 5* category.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
 
Day 9 and Day 10: Aqaba Scuba Diving Aqaba Hotel 
Aqaba has a total coastline of around 25 km, and you have two more fun-filled days to enjoy spectacular dives in the Red Sea close to the border with Saudi Arabia. There are around 30 diving sites, suitable for all levels, and the turquoise waters are clear to experience the wonderful underwater world. Beside the colourful hard and soft corals, depending on season you see various marine life. In February you might come across Mantas, in June whale sharks. On the sea-bed you spot a tank or a ship wreck.  Lunch is served each day on board. Overnight in Aqaba.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
 
Day 11: Aqaba Hotel Amman Hotel
Free morning in Aqaba. Just relax at the beach, visit the Mamluk Fort and the archaeological dig Ayla, or stroll along the beach promenade and the local markets. Book a food experience with Aqabawi or just try the local Sayadieh dish at one of the fish restaurants. To a pre-arranged time your chauffeur picks you from the hotel lobby and takes you 4 hours back to the hotel in Amman. Overnight at Toledo Hotel or similar for the 3* category, at Al Qasr Metropole Hotel or similar for the 4* category, at The House Boutique Suites or similar for the 5* category.
Meals: Breakfast
 
Day 12: Amman Hotel Amman Airport
Depending on your Transfer to Amman Airport for your departure and to say farewell to Jordan.
Meals: Breakfast
 

Practical Info
  • Rates are not valid during western and orthodox Easter, Eid Al Fitr, Eid Al Adha, Christmas and New Year.
  • Diving: You have to be a certified diver and bring your internationally recognized qualification. Your dives are operated by a professional instructor. Diving gear is included (BCD, regulator, wetsuit, mask, snorkel and diving bag).
  • Best time to visit are from April to June and October to December. Water temperatures in Aqaba range throughout the year between 21 and 28 Celsius.
  • For entry visa regularities see our blog Visa and Passport Requirements.
  • Check in time at hotels is 14:00, check out time at hotels is 12:00 noon.
  • To respect the local culture please cover shoulders and knees while on sightseeing.     
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and pack sun protection. 
  • Tour guides in Jerash and Petra are licensed by Ministry of Tourism and are not part of our team.
  • 4x4s in Wadi Rum desert are old vehicles with no A/C and belong to the local Bedouin association.
  • For camping bring toiletries and if you like a small towel.
  • Rum Stars Camp is located in the protected are of Wadi Rum and offers a more authentic Bedouin experience with private tents and sharing bathrooms. If comfort is more important opt for the Sun City Camp providing tents with en suite bathroom. An upgrade to luxurious bubble tents is possible for an extra cost.  
  • For the Dead Sea don't forget swimwear, flip flops or water sandals. 
  • Mujib Siq Trail: At the Visitor Centre you will be provided with a life jacket. Have some shoes and trousers ready for change after the visit; a waterproof bag for the camera is recommended.
  • A 700 meters horse ride from the main gate to the beginning of the Siq is included in the admission fee Petra. Horse handler expects a tip of 3 JD per horse. Horse drawn carriage, camel or donkey ride can be booked for certain distances and paid on spot.
  • 3* and 4* hotels in Aqaba have no private beach. There is a free shuttle bus from Aqaba city to the private Berenice beach at the south coast. Entrance fee is about 14 $USD per adult.
  • Our staff is trained to follow hygiene and safety protocols. 
Policy & Terms

- After booking the tour with us online, one of our consultants will get in touch within 24 hours. You need to pay then a 25% deposit by credit card or by bank transfer. The full payment is due latest 14 days before tour start. - Cancellations or changes need to be sent in written form. Charges are as follows: • 25 $USD of the total price of the trip for cancellations from the date of booking until 31 days before departure. • 25% of the total price of the trip for cancellations or changes made 30 to 08 days before departure. • 100% of the total price of the trip for cancellations or changes made 07 to 01 days before departure or no show. - For refunds we do not cover transaction fees charged by credit card companies and banks.


Payment Options

Wire Transfer - Master/Visa Credit Card -

Days : 12 | Nights : 11


Inclusions


  • Private transfers.
  • English speaking driver
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast.
  • Camp stay on HB basis.
  • Guide in Jerash (1 hr).
  • Guide in Dana
  • Guide in Petra (2 hrs).
  • Wadi Rum jeep ride
  • Diving with lunch
  • Free WiFi in vehicle.

Exclusions


  •  Entry Visa 
  •  Travel Insurance. 
  •  Escorting tour guide 
  •  Airfare 
  •  Compulsory Christmas and New Year’s gala dinner. 
  •  Meals and beverage not stated. 
  •  Tips and private expenses. 
Reviews
208 ImYourAngel   03/07/2017 10 / 10
We are 2 active young traveler who booked this amazing trip! Definitely the best decision we ever made. Superb service from Booking Jordan Team ensure a trip of a lifetime. Our consultant was always prompt to reply to our numerous emails, she was a wealth of information and great advice, and always flexible to accommodate our request. On arrival in Amman we were met and assisted through the immigration what a great way to start the trip. We were introduced to our helpful and friendly driver, he is always willing to provide great and we are grateful to him. He went above all our expectations, timely, friendly, and thoughtful. Overall I highly recommend Booking Jordan for your Jordan tour and you will not be disappointed.
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