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Family Tour of Jordan

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Jordan is a top destination for families, combing the best of the Middle East with incredible historic sites, stunning scenery, wonderful, friendly people and delicious food that even the most difficult of eaters cannot but enjoy. Jordan is a favourite country of ours.

What makes an itinerary so welcoming is that the flight time from the UK is relatively short, driving distances are manageable as it is a small country, there are lots of exciting activities that you can enjoy and still have time at the end to relax in either the Dead Sea or the Red Sea. Finally the country is very good value so the holiday does not need to break the bank.

Petra is undoubtedly one of the world’s great historic sites, home to the Nabatean but abandoned centuries ago. This lost city is possible more famous for the children as being the resting place of the 'Holy Grail' according to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade but the beauty of this lost city can be found by following a narrow cleft in the rock known as the Siq. With a guided tour explore this remarkable site where children can delight at everything from goats tracks to shadows dancing on the walls.

Following the history trail you can find some of the best preserved Roman ruins at Jerash with its highlight of a triple archway leading into colonnaded streets, temples, theatres and baths.

Enjoy a four wheel drive to the desert at Wadi Rum where the the huge rock sculptures, natural rock bridges, steep sand dunes, camels and stunning sunsets provide an adventure playground for children and adults alike! After a full day join a Bedouin family for tea and then sleep under the stars in an overnight camp.

For your personal family adventure to Jordan simply contact us for a chat on your wishes 

 

‘At-a-Glance’ Illustrative Itinerary

DAY 1:

Arrival into Amman. Upon arrival, a representative will meet you at Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA).

Transfer to hotel in Amman. Overnight at hotel

DAY 2:  Amman/ Um Qais/ Ajlun/ Jerash/ Amman

After breakfast, start your tour by departing Amman north to visit Um Qais, a city rich with basalt ruins and overlooking the Jordan Valley, Golan Heights and Lake Tiberius (the Sea of Galilee). Continue to visit the village of Ajlun with its fortress and magnificent view into the Jordan Valley. Proceed to visit Jerash; one of the most preserved Greco-Roman cities in the Middle East, to run around the ruins imagining the life of a Gladiator. Return to Amman.

Overnight at the hotel

jerash

DAY 3:  Amman City Tour/ Desert Castles/ Amman

After breakfast, departure to visit the ruins of the Amman Roman theatre, the Citadel and the Umayyad Palace, the tour includes visits to the Archaeological and Folklore Museums. Free time in the old down town area of the city for walking/shopping then transfer to the Desert Castles. Visit Qasr Amra, Al Azraq and Al Kharaneh and return to Amman.

Overnight at hotel

roman-theatre

DAY 4:  Amman/ Madaba/ Mt Nebo/ Wadi Mujib/ Kerak/ Petra

Breakfast. Depart Amman for a whole day tour to explore the King’s highway, which was once, part of the ancient Silk Road. Start by visiting the Christian Town of Madaba “The City of Mosaics”. You will be visiting the St. George church with its mosaic map of the Holy Land from Byzantine times, and the Archaeological Park, which houses the remains of several Byzantine churches, including the amazing mosaics of the Church of the Virgin. The park complex includes a school for the restoration and conservation of ancient mosaics, then take a detour to visit the Monastery in Mount Nebo with an optin to cycle from the mount to the Dead Sea!

Alternatively proceed to Kerak via Wadi Al Mujib, a deep valley holding one of Jordan’s most breathtaking views. Visit the castle with its diverse history dated from the Byzantine to the Mamluk period. Continue south to the hotel in Petra.

Overnight at hotel

DAY 5:  Petra

Breakfast, then morning tour of Petra, The Rose Red City of the Nabateans. Start your guided tour with a horse ride up to the Siq and proceed to explore this amazing world heritage site. Explore the awe-inspiring 'Rose Red City' of Petra that will surely surpass your wildest expectations. Visit the higher parts of the city before returning to your hotel.

Overnight at the hotel

petra

DAY 6:  Petra/ Beida/ Wadi Rum

Breakfast then late morning transfer to Beida, also known as Little Petra, and the place where the Nabateans used to entertain their guests. Take some time out to explore the caves, which unlike the it's big brother, is gloriously uncrowded. Proceed with your tour south to the enchanting desert of Wadi Rum, Jeep tour inside the Wadi until sunset. Scramble over the dramatic red sand and rock scenery like Lawrence of Arabia and afterwards enjoy the view while drinking a cup of traditional Bedouin tea. Transfer to the Bedouin camp area deep inside the desert and sing Bedouin songs around the camp fire, under desert skies. Traditional barbecue dinner, and overnight at the camp.

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DAY 7:  Wadi Rum/ Dead Sea

Breakfast. Transfer to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the surface of earth, for a swim in its warm salty water. Free time at leisure.

Overnight at hotel

dead-sea

DAY 8-9:  Dead Sea

days at leisure

DAY 10: Dead Sea/ Departure

Breakfast then transfer to Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA). Assist with formalities and departure

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