A wonderful vacation to see Jordan’s highlights. Start in Amman, Jordan’s capital with a welcome dinner to meet your traveling companions. Enjoy an excursion to Jerash, the best-preserved Greco-Roman city in the Middle East, and to Um Quais. Stop in Wadi Rum, made famous by the movie Lawrence of Arabia. Highlight is an exciting four-wheel-drive through the desert, and you’ll also receive a keffieyeh, the local scarf. Continue to the “rose-red city” of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk down the Siq, the narrow gorge made famous in the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, admire the famed Treasury, and sip tea in a Bedouin tent. Before arriving at the Dead Sea, stops are made in Kerak, to visit the Crusader Castle, and in Wadi Mujib, the “Jordanian Grand Canyon”. From the Dead Sea enjoy excursions to Madaba, to visit St. George’s Church and the Madaba Archaeological Museum, and to Mount Nebo, where Moses saw the Promised Land. A farewell dinner awaits you at your hotel to celebrate the success of your vacation.
AMMAN Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the amphitheater; excursion to Jerash and Um QuaisWADI RUM Visit the largest wadi in Jordan and [LF] enjoy a four-wheel drive through the desertPETRA Guided sightseeing, including the Siq and the Treasury; [LF] sip tea in a Bedouin tentKERAK Visit the Crusader CastleWADI MUJIB Visit the Jordanian Grand CanyonMADABA Visit St. George’s Church and the Archaeological MuseumMOUNT NEBO Visit the mountain where Moses saw the Promised LandBETHANY BEYOND THE JORDAN Visit the site of John the Baptist’s settlement
AMMAN Kempinski (SF)PETRA Mövenpick Nabatean Castle (F)DEAD SEA Mövenpick Dead Sea (SF)
Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 6 three-course dinners (D), including a welcome dinner in Amman and a farewell dinner at the Dead Sea
NOTES: Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Motorcoach with free Wi-Fi or minibus