Colonnaded Street in Jerash
Oval Plaza in Jerash
The Nymphaeum in Jerash
Ajloun Castle Interior
Scenic View of Ajloun from the Castle
Greek Orthodox Church of St. George in Madaba
Church of St. George in Madaba
Salty Water of the Dead Sea
Floating in the Dead Sea
Petra by Night
The Monastery (Al Deir) in Petra
The Treasury (El Khazneh) in Petra
The Monastery (Also Known as Al Deir), Petra
Wadi Rum During Sunset
Wadi Rum Desert
A most memorable Holiday during the Festive Season in this 6 Day / 5 Night Jordan Christmas Holiday Tour in Patra 2016. Spending an historical exploration of Petra and the beautiful desert region of Wadi Rum with discovering the ancient Castles at Ajloun and Jerash.
Day 1: Arrive Amman
Your tour manager will meet and assist you upon your arrival at Amman International Airport. After that you will be transferred to your hotel in Amman by a private air-conditioned vehicle for check in. Upon arrival at the hotel he will do your check in and give you detailed information concerning your tomorrow’s trip. Overnight in Amman.
Day 2: Amman/Jerash/Ajloun
After breakfast, we will drive towards north to Jerash, the best example of a Roman provincial city in the whole Middle East. Visit Oval Plaza, Roman colonnaded street, the Nymphaeum and the Temple of Artemis. Then transfer to Ajloun Castle. It was built by Izz al-Din Usama, one of Salah al-Din's generals in 1184 AD. We continue towards Umm Qais, once known as Gadara, is a ruined Greco-Roman city, where visitors have an amazing view over the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights. Back to Amman hotel.
Day 3: Madaba/Dead Sea
After breakfast, we will visit Madaba, where you will see the famous 4th century Byzantine mosaic map of Israel inside the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. Then move to Mt. Nebo, the place where Moses had gazed at the Promised Land and is believed to be his burial ground. You will visit the old monastery; overlooking the Jordan Valley and parts of the Holy Land. After that drive towards the lowest point on earth the Dead Sea, there you will enjoy the health benefits of its mineral mud and float on its salty waters which is 10 times saltier than ocean water. Transfer to Petra hotel.
Day 4: Petra Tour
After breakfast, we will have a tour in Petra, the biggest attraction in Jordan. Petra was first established in around 6th century B.C by the Nabatean’s, a nomadic tribe who settled in the area and laid the foundations of a commercial empire that extended up to Syria. Upon arrival you will begin the trip on horseback to the canyon, the so called Siq, and then by foot to the most beautiful monument: the Treasury. Among other monuments you will see are the Street of Facades, the Royal Tombs and Pharaoh’s Castle. Petra was also chosen to be one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. After the tour we will drive you back to your hotel in Petra.
Day 5: Wadi Rum / Kerak
After breakfast, we will drive 1.5 hours towards the protected area of Wadi Rum, one of the most impressive desert landscapes in the world. And by 4x4 Jeep you will discover the sand dunes and the Nabatean Rock inscriptions. Then proceed towards Kerak, to see the famous Crusader castle built in 1132 by King Baldwin I of Jerusalem. After the tour we will drive back to Amman hotel.
Day 6: Amman / Home
Check out time is at 12:00 noon and depending on the time of your flight, we will transfer you to Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport for your departure.
- Meet and assist services at Amman Airport upon arrival and departure
- Accommodation for 3 nights in Amman including breakfast
- Accommodation for 2 nights in Petra including breakfast
- Meals as mentioned in the above itinerary
- All transfers by a private new vehicle with English speaking assistant.
- Local English speaking spot guide in Petra (about 2-3 hrs).
- Local English speaking spot guide in Jerash (about 1 hr).
- Entrance fees to the above mentioned sites.
- 2 hours jeep tour Wadi Rum.
- Service charges and taxes
- International airfare
- Entry visa to Jordan
- Personal expenses
- Gala Dinner on DEC.31
- Petra tour requires considerable walking, the number of horses in Petra is limited.
Accommodation Plan: A
- - Geneva Hotel Amman
- - Petra Panorama Hotel
|Price per person|
|Solo Traveler||$ 1460|
Accommodation Plan: B
- - Amman Marriott Hotel
- - Petra Marriott Hotel
|Price per person|
|Solo Traveler||$ 2120|
PricesPrices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid during Christmas and New Year Holidays in Jordan. The price of Solo is valid for solo traveler.
Children Policy0 - 02.99 Free of Charge
3 - 11.99 pay 75% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
If your tour package includes airfare or/ and ferry boat tickets, an extra supplement for your child may apply.
Payment PolicyReservations should be made as early as possible to book the desired tour, spaces will be secured upon receive a deposit of 50 %. This deposit forms part of your final payment. Deposits can only be made by credit cards, wire transfer and or Western Union.
Entry Visa to JordanYou need to have a valid passport at least 6 months beyond your scheduled return date to enter Jordan. The cost of single entry visa for all nationalities is 40 JD around (around $57) obtained upon arrival at the airport; for multiple entries it is 60 JD (around $85) and can be obtained at the nearest embassy/consulate.
TippingIt is a customary attitude for expressing ones satisfaction of good services rendered to him by staff on duty with him. We advise if you are willing to offer it, this would be great and if not, you are not obliged to do it.
Best Time to Visit Jordan
Jordan is a year round destination that has a typically Middle Eastern climate in which Summer is long, hot and dry while Winter it is relatively rigid with occasionally snow-capped mountain ranges. The temperature varies between 12° C during winter and 32° C during summer
Flying to Jordan
Royal Jordanian (Scheduled Airlines only)
12 hours 20 minutes direct from Washington, DC
Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival for non-restricted nationalities
No mandatory vaccinations
Conservative dress is advisable for both men and women - More relaxed clothing in Red Sea and Dead Sea Jordan