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Jordan - Where it all Began tour
Amman Wadi Rum Jordan - Where it all Began Trip

Jordan - Where it all Began

Bestway Tours & Safaris
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
7 days
From: $ 1,795 $ 256 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visiting the archaeological site known as the Citadel, the Roman Theatre,
  • Visit the Desert Castles, beautiful examples of both early Islamic art and architecture. 
  • Visit the black basalt fort at Azraq, headquarters of Lawrence of Arabia during the Arab Revolt.
  • See the Baptism Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” (Al-Maghtas)* 
  • Explore the archaeological site and the area of the churches of Saint John the Baptist near the river.

Short Description

From Lawrence of Arabia to modern times, Jordan continues to offer a unique majesty. This tour is a journey into history and culture including face-to-face meetings with the people who proudly call themselves Jordanians. Jordan is a small country, yet its richness makes it the envy of many larger ones. Jordan: Where It All Began operates on a daily basis making combinations with many of our other programs in the region very convenient. From the rich antiquity to the desert life, this is the "bestway" to see and experience history.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Amman
End City Amman

Destinations

Jordan

Cities & Attractions

Amman Wadi Rum

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Trip Includes

  • Accommodation as mentioned or similar, including hotel taxes
  • Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, D=Dinner)
  • All sightseeing and transfers by private transportation
  • Services of local English speaking guides cum drivers
  • Entrance fees to museums and sites included in the itinerary

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Amman

Ahlan Wasahlan (Welcome in Arabic). Upon arrival at Amman International Airport, we are warmly welcomed and transferred to our hotel. Check in starts from 1500 hrs.
Overnight: Days Inn Or Imperial Palace Amman Hotel (3 nights) (D)

Day 02: Amman/Jerash/Amman

After breakfast we take a morning tour of Jordan’s capital, visiting the archaeological site known as the Citadel, the Roman Theatre, the Jordan Archaeological Museum, the Folklore Museum and one of Amman’s many art galleries, as we get a glimpse of old and modern Amman. In the afternoon we explore the ancient city of Jerash, generally acknowledged to be one of the best-preserved Roman provincial towns in the world. The Gerasa of Antiquity features colonnaded streets, temples, theatres, spacious public squares and baths. (B, D)

Day 03: Amman/Desert Castles/Dead Sea/Amman

Early this morning we head out to the visit the Desert Castles, beautiful examples of both early Islamic art and architecture. Qasr Al-Mushatta, Qasr A-Kharrana, Qasr A-Tuba and Qasr Al-Hallabat, Qasir Amra* stand testament to a fascinating era in the country's rich history. We also visit the black basalt fort at Azraq, headquarters of Lawrence of Arabia during the Arab Revolt. We then drive down to the lowest spot on earth and experience floating in the waters of the Dead Sea. We then head to the Baptism Site “Bethany Beyond the Jordan” (Al-Maghtas)* and explore the archaeological site and the area of the churches of Saint John the Baptist near the river. Situated in a pristine natural environment the site is believed to be the location where Jesus of Nazareth was baptized by John the Baptist. It features Roman and Byzantine remains including churches and chapels, a monastery, caves that have been used by hermits and pools in which baptisms were celebrated, testifying to the religious character of the place. The site is a Christian place of pilgrimage. We return to Amman in the late afternoon in Amman. (B, D)

Day 04: Amman/Umm ar Rassas/Madaba/Mt. Nebo/Kerak/Aqaba (Drive)

Today we travel to Aqaba along the 5,000-year-old Kings' Highway, one of the most memorable journeys in the Holy Land. We will see some of the finest Byzantine church mosaics at Umm ar Rassas *, followed by a visit of Madaba, city known for its spectacular mosaics, including the famous 6th century mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. We then head to Mt. Nebo, the alleged burial site of Moses that overlooks the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley and drive through the magnificent scenery of Wadi Mujib with an optional stop for lunch at the Crusader Castle of Karak.
Overnight: Marina Plaza Hotel or Aqaba Gulf Hotel, Aqaba (1 night) (B, D)

Day 05: Aqaba/Wadi Rum (Drive)

After a brief tour of Aqaba we head to the land of Lawrence of Arabia, to explore haunting desert landscapes and fascinating Bedouin culture in Wadi Rum*. Here we to embark in a 2-hour 4x4 jeep safari to explore the wadi. In the evening we enjoy a barbecue dinner by traditional campfire under the stars
Overnight: Jabal Rum Camp, Wadi Rum (1 night) (B, D)

Day 06: Wadi Rum/Petra/Amman (Drive)

Today we travel to explore the pink city of Petra*, an ancient Nabatean city set deep inside a narrow desert gorge. We will walk through a long chasm to Petra's most dramatic monument, the Treasury. We then explore the Roman Theater, the Courts, Qasr Bint Pharaoun, the Temple of the Winged Lion and the Monastery with a break for optional lunch. After our breath-taking exploration of Jordan’s most famous monuments, we return to Amman in the late afternoon.
Overnight: Days Inn Or Imperial Palace Amman Hotel (1 night) (B, D)

Day 07: Depart Amman

After a fascinating visit of the land “where it all began”, we bid farewell to Jordan as we are transferred to the airport for our departure. Check out time is by 1100 hrs. (B)

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Jordan is a surprisingly big country, full of wonders to see. My cultural immersion is what really defined the trip.

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Over the course of 10 days, I traveled up and down the country of Jordan, taking in such sights as Petra, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea, as well as lesser known ones like Dana and Jerash. My guide Abdel was a wonderful host, knowledgeable and well spoken. I would highly recommend traveling to Jordan – it's one of the safest countries I have traveled in, and Bestway Tours helped me see it.
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We took a culinary tour of South India with Bestway recently and it was a trip of a lifetime. We had a phenomenal guide and chef leading the tour who took us to non-touristy places where we experienced the wonderful warmth of the Indian people. Our travel arrangements and accommodations were also excellent. We would definitely take another Bestway tour.
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A wonderful trip. The country is beautiful and the infrastructure supports easy travel from place to place. We found the accommodations provided by Bestway Tours to be outstanding and our guide in Nabib-Naukluft and Sossusvlei well informed and most helpful. We recommend a visit here!
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Our trip far exceeded expectations. We combined East Africa with 4 other countries and the transition from one to the other was seamless. Accommodations were excellent, tours and transfers perfect. The diversity and numbers of animals was amazing. Saw the big 5 in the span of 2 hours the second day."
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

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Intimate Group - 12 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 8

Trip ID#:

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  • International airfares
  • Insurance/visas
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