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Jordan: Petra, Red Sea and the Wadi Rum Desert

GEC Trip Type: GROUP TOUR

*SOLO TRAVELERS: You're in luck! We provide free roommate matching - unless you'd prefer to purchase a single room.

Private Tour Eligible!: This tour is also eligible to be booked as a private tour providing that 2 or more people book together. You can even start your trip on any day that works best for you. Contact Us for details.

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TRIP DESCRIPTION:

The group will travel May 30 - June 5, 2020

Join other like-minded club members and experience one of the Seven Wonders of the World on this exciting adventure travel expedition with a group tour to Jordan. Explore amazing Petra, float weightlessly in the Dead Sea, travel by 4x4 through the Wadi Rum Desert which was made famous by the movie “Lawrence of Arabia”, and spend a night under the stars in a very comfortable Bedouin desert camp with a BBQ and traditional belly dancing show.

Immediately before this trip, why not join the GEC group trip to Egypt AND/OR the GEC group trip to Turkey running the week after the Egypt trip and explore two or even three great countries back to back to back


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Places Visited:

Jordan Group Tour, Petra, Red Sea, Wadi Rum Desert, Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Kerak Castle


Trip Itinerary:
B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1 (Sat): Arrive in Amman
Day 2 (Sun): Amman City Tour, visit Dead Sea. Overnight in Dead Sea (B)
Day 3 (Mon): Madaba, Mt. Nebo & Kerak Castle. Travel to Petra. (B)
Day 4 (Tue): Guided Tour of Petra. (B)
Day 5 (Wed): 4x4 Tour of Wadi Rum Desert. Overnight & BBQ at Bedouin Camp (B, D)
Day 6 (Thurs): Wadi Rum to Amman. (B)
Day 7 (Fri): Trip Ends, Transfer to Airport (if purchased). (B)

Immediately before this trip, why not join the GEC group trip to Egypt AND/OR the GEC group trip to Turkey running the week after the Egypt trip and explore two or even three great countries back to back to back


Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 (Sat)
Arrive in Amman


Arrive at the designated hotel OR if you purchased airport transfers through us, then you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. In the late afternoon meet in the hotel lobby for the Group Trip Orientation meeting. Here you'll meet your Local Guide who will be with you for the next couple days, as well as your fellow group members who will be with you for the week.

Overnight Amman.


Day 2 (Sun)
Amman City Tour, visit Dead Sea. Overnight in Dead Sea. (B)


After breakfast, you’ll be picked up by your guide and enjoy a city tour of the Amman, often called the “white city” because of the unusual brightness of the limestone used in the buildings. A unique blend of the old and the new, Amman is a peaceful and vibrant city filled with shops, galleries, coffee shops and craft workshops.

Following the city tour, you will then travel to a resort on shores of the Dead Sea where you will stay for the night. Be sure to take a float in the famously salty Dead Sea waters. At night enjoy the evening with your fellow group members at the resort.

Overnight Dead Sea.


Day 3 (Mon)
Madaba, Mt. Nebo & Kerak Castle. Travel to Petra. (B)


Leaving the Dead Sea, you’ll make your way to Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World! Along the way, you’ll stop with your guide at several important sites, including Madaba, Mt. Nebo & Kerak Castle.

Madaba: Madaba is an ancient town in Jordan, southwest of the capital Amman. It’s known for its 6th-century mosaic map of the Holy Land in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. The Madaba Archaeological Park preserves the mosaic-rich Church of the Virgin Mary and artifacts from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Islamic eras. Northwest, the biblical hill of Mount Nebo overlooks the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. (source: Google)

Mt. Nebo: Mount Nebo is an elevated ridge in Jordan, approximately 710 metres above sea level, mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land. The view from the summit provides a panorama of the Holy Land and, to the north, a more limited one of the valley of the River Jordan. (source: Wikipedia)

Kerak Castle: Kerak Castle is a large Crusader castle located in al-Karak, Jordan. It is one of the largest crusader castles in the Levant. Construction of the castle began in the 1140s, under Pagan and Fulk, King of Jerusalem. (source: Wikipedia)

Overnight Petra.


Day 4 (Tue)
Guided Tour of Petra. (B)


After breakfast you will enter the magical "Rose Red City" of Petra (one of the “New 7 Wonders of the World”, and also the backdrop to the 3rd “Indiana Jones” movie) for a guided tour of these amazing ruins. You’ll spend the afternoon exploring this amazing city with its buildings carved right into the cliffs of the narrow red rock gorges; including the beautiful Treasury, Street of Facades, the Royal Tombs, and Qasr Al Bint. You’ll also have some free time to wander and explore. Evening is free to explore the town outside Petra.

Petra: Petra is a famous archaeological site in Jordan's southwestern desert. Dating to around 300 B.C., it was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom. Accessed via a narrow canyon called Al Siq, it contains tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs, earning its nickname, the "Rose City." Perhaps its most famous structure is 45m-high Al Khazneh, a temple with an ornate, Greek-style facade, and known as The Treasury. (source: Google)

Overnight Petra.


Day 5 (Wed)
4x4 Tour of Wadi Rum Desert. Overnight & BBQ at Bedouin Camp (B, D)


After breakfast we drive 2 hours to Wadi Rum, one of the most impressive desert landscapes in the world. The area was made famous in the west by “Lawrence of Arabia” who described it as "vast, echoing and god-like". Discover the area featured by rugged mountains and colored sand dunes during an exciting 4x4 Jeep tour. In the evening we’ll have an unforgettable dinner under the starry sky with a traditional belly dance performance & an overnight in large tents (with 2 beds) at a traditional Bedouin camp.

Overnight overnight under the stars in a Bedouin desert camp.


Day 6 (Thurs)
Travel From Wadi Rum to Amman. (B)


After breakfast and a lazy morning in the desert, you'll travel from Wadi Rum back to Amman. Enjoy the last night with your group travel mates before tomorrow’s departure.

Overnight Amman.


Day 7 (Fri)
Trip Ends. (B)


Trip ends after breakfast. You'll have free time at your leisure until you check out. If you purchased transfers through us, then you are picked up and transferred to the airport at the appropriate time to catch your flight home.

Immediately before this trip, why not join the GEC group trip to Egypt AND/OR the GEC group trip to Turkey running the week after the Egypt trip and explore two or even three great countries back to back to back



Important Information



This is a locally guided GEC small group trip that is open for anyone to join. You can sign up as a solo traveler* OR join with a spouse, friends or other family members. All are welcome!
*Solo Travelers: You're in luck! No mandatory single supplements. We provide free roommate matching - unless, of course, you'd prefer a single room which you can purchase during checkout.


This tour requires a total minimum group size to run. You are responsible for making your own international flight arrangements between your home city and Amman (airport code: AMM) as per the itinerary. However, flights SHOULD NOT be booked until you receive a written guarantee that the Land Only portion of your trip has been fully booked and confirmed. Please contact us with questions and/or if you would like advice or help on booking your flights.

Please note that if you book the Optional Egypt group trip running the week after this trip AND/OR the Turkey group trip running the week after the Egypt trip, you will need to purchase your flights accordingly. Details about flights will be provided to you via email after booking, but please feel free to contact us at any time with questions.

Prices are based on double occupancy. If you would like your own hotel room, please choose the optional single supplement at check out. If you do not mind being paired up with a roommate of the same gender, then the single supplement does not apply.

Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months following the last day of the tour.

As of the time of printing, single-entry visas are available to U.S. and Canadian citizens upon arrival at Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport. The Jordanian visa issued upon arrival currently costs 40 JD (approximately 56 USD) for a single entry with one month validity.

Trip ID: AF1245
PRICING
Departure Dates:

Local Fee
$100.00
Optional Add-Ons
 
OPTIONAL: RT Airport/Hotel Transfer (highly recommended)
$49.00
OPTIONAL: Single Room (choose only if you want your own hotel room)
$589.00

Price Includes
  • 7-day, 6-night locally guided group adventure to Jordan
  • 5-nights in a Jordanian level 3-4 star hotels
  • 1-night in a comfortable Bedouin desert camp (with 2 beds)
  • English-speaking local guide
  • Guided tour Petra
  • Guided 4x4 tour of the Wadi Rum Desert
  • Overnight visit to the Dead Sea
  • BBQ and traditional belly dancing show at Bedouin camp
  • Visit Madaba, Mt. Nebo & Kerak Castle
  • Guided Amman City Tour
  • Breakfast daily
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
Price Does Not Include
  • International airfare
  • Airport Transfers
  • Local Fee
  • Airport & departure taxes
  • Meals and beverages other than specified
  • Visas (obtained on entry for US/Canadian Citizens – see Important Information section below)
  • Travel medical insurance (details) mandatory
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours and activities not mentioned in itinerary
  • Tips

Accomodation Included
  • 5-nights in a Jordanian level 3-4 star hotels
  • 1-night in a comfortable Bedouin desert camp (with 2 beds)
Seasonal Info
  • Jordan's weather is typically dry, comfortable and virtually zero rain. Spring and Fall are best, while winter can be cool and summers are very hot. Spring and Fall typically see averages in the low 90's (32c) during the day and 60-70's (25c) at night.


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