Journey to the Lost City – Jordan (9D8N)

 

Depart Singapore:

18 September 2015 (Friday)

 

Depart Jordan:

27 September 2015 (Sunday)

 

Trip Type:

This is a sightseeing trip Sightseeing

This is a trekking trip Trekking

 

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Lonely Planet sums it all well for her description of Jordan: “A safe haven in a region of conflict, Jordan has delighted visitors for centuries with its world heritage sites, friendly towns and inspiring desert landscapes”.

Bordered by war-torn countries with Syria in the north and Iraq in the east as well as power-rich countries such as Israel in the west and Saudi Arabia in the south, Jordan stands strongly and peacefully amid her neighbours.

The world heritage sites and historical monuments are so well preserved and the weathered deserts are still so mystically charming that impress even the most jaded and well-travelled visitors.

The Dead Sea and Red Sea glitter in their own rights too and are not less charming than their desert cousins.

For an alluring taste of the Middle East, make Jordan your first stop!

 

Itinerary 

Day 1 (18 Sep): Depart Singapore

  • Depart Singapore for the lost city – Jordan.

Meals provided: -
Accommodation: Overnight in the plane

 

Day 2 (19 Sep): Arrival in Jordan – City Tour of Amman

  • Amman - Downtown MarketUpon arrival at Aman Queen Alia International Airport, meet up with our tour representative.
  • Proceed to the hotel to rest before we begin our Jordan mystical tour.
  • In the afternoon, begin our Amman city tour. Amman is the cultural capital of the Middle East and is also the capital of Jordan.
  • Visit the Citadel, a national historic site with architectural ruins from the Roman, Byzantine and Umayyad periods.
  • Visit the Roman Theatre, an ancient theatre built in the reign of Antonius Pius (138 – 161 CE).
  • Visit the Jordan Museum, which showcases the history and cultural heritage of Jordan.
  • Explore the old city such as Jabal Weibdeh and Rainbow Street, downtown markets and souqs (local markets).
  • Back to the hotel to rest for the night.

Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: Toledo Hotel or similar

 

Day 3 (20 Sep): Amman – Jerash – Umm Qais – Al Himma – Amman

  • JerashAfter breakfast, pick up from the hotel and head for the North Country for a historic tour.
  • Visit Jerash, a Greco-Roman city known as the “Pompeii of the East”.
  • Built over 2,000 years ago, Jerash is the best-preserved city of the Decapolis and is made up of 10 Roman cities dating from the 1st century.
  • Depart Jerash and head further north to the ancient city of Gardara.
  • Visit Umm Qais, the Black Roman City with extensive ruins and impressive panoramic views. On clear days, the Sea of Galilee and Tiberias and the Golan Heights are visible.
  • Proceed to Al Himma which was known in Roman and Byzantine times for its abundant hot springs.
  • Take a dip in the warm therapeutic waters to soothe your tired muscles.
  • Back to Amman to rest for the night.

Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: Toledo Hotel or similar

 

Day 4 (21 Sep): Amman – Madaba – Kings’ Highway – Wadi Ibn Hamad – Dana

  • Madaba Mosaic MapAfter breakfast, pick up from the hotel and depart to the Christian city of Madaba, “the City of Mosaics.
  • Visit St George Church and the mosaic maps of Madaba.
  • St George Church is also known as the “Church of the Map” as it houses the Madaba Mosaic Map which is the oldest known mosaic map of the Holy Land.
  • Depart south through the King’s Highway, an ancient route that still has marks left from traders and pilgrims who crossed it centuries ago.
  • Drive through Wadi Mujib Dam and Jordan’s Grand Canyon.
  • Arrive at Wadi Ibn Hamad, one of Jordan’s most beautiful water filled valley.
  • Go on a guided hike for 2 to 3 hours through the canyon and be overwhelmed by its beauty.
  • Continue to Dana for sunset and overnight.

Meals provided: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Nawtef Camp or similar

 

Day 5 (22 Sep): Dana – Little Petra

  • Dana Biosphere ReserveAfter breakfast, explore Dana Reserve.
  • Enjoy a guided 3 to 4 hours hike and visit Dana Biosphere Reserve.
  • Dana Reserve contains a remarkable diversity of landscapes, which range from wooded highlands to rocky slopes to sand dunes, as well as a rich diversity of flora and fauna.
  • Visit Dana Village and hike through this beautiful village of stone cottages and rural charm.
  • Depart to Petra through Shobak Castle, an imposing castle built in AD 1115.
  • Arrive at Little Petra, which as its name implies, is smaller than Petra but less crowded.
  • Explore the site and ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and retrace the lifestyle of the people centuries ago.
  • Overnight in Petra.

Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Amra Palace or similar

 

Day 6 (23 Sep): Petra – Petra by Night

  • PetraAfter breakfast, explore Petra, Jordan’s best known tourist attraction and is one of its national treasures.
  • Begin with a 2 hours hike through Petra’s back door and its beautiful surrounding mountains.
  • Take in the incredible scenary and continue through the main site of Petra, exiting from the main gate (Dark Siq).
  • After the hike and exploration. back to the hotel to rest and freshen up.
  • In the evening, return to the main gate and enjoy a guided tour of Petra By Night at 830pm where you will walk through thousands of lighted candles at the Siq and be resonated by traditional Bedouin music once you reach the Treasury.
    • Duration of tour: 2 hours
  • Back to the hotel to rest for the night, dreaming of the mysterious Petra.

Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: Amra Palace or similar

 

Day 7 (24 Sep): Petra – Wadi Rum

  • Wadi RumAfter breakfast, depart to Wadi Rum Desert.
  • Upon arrival, explore Jordan’s largest desert and one of the most spectacular desert landscapes in the world.
  • Board a 4×4 jeep and tour around the desert for 4 hours.
  • Afterwhich, enjoy a guided hike through the canyons as well as a fun camel ride in the desert.
  • Bask in the enchanting sunset along the way and head back to the camp.
  • Enjoy traditional dinner at the camp and overnight.

Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Wadi Rum Nights Camp or similar

 

Day 8 (25 Sep): AqabaWadi Rum – Aqaba

  • After breakfast, transfer to Aqaba, Jordan’s only coastal city.
  • Enjoy a free and easy day at the Red Sea city of Aqaba.

Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: My Hotel or similar

 

Day 9 (26 Sep): Aqaba – Wadi Mujb – Dead Sea

  • Wadi Mujib Siq River TrailAfter breakfast, travel north up the Wadi Arabia Highway towards the Dead Sea.
  • Along the way, visit the Wadi Mujib Siq River Trail, a water filled canyon with abundant gushing stream water.
  • Enjoy a 2 hours hike and the highlight is the site of a 20 metre high waterfall.
  • After a great hike and a rejuvenating dip in the pool, continue to Dead Sea.
  • Check in and overnight.

Meals provided: Breakfast
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Dead Sea or similar

 

Day 10 (27 Sep): Dead SeaDead Sea – Depart from Jordan

  • After breakfast, rest and relax on the Dead Sea which is the lowest and saltiest point on Earth.
    • Note: The hotel is within walking distance to the Dead Sea.
  • Have fun floating around in the sea which is also known to have great healing properties.
  • Freshen up and get ready to check out.
  • At 2pm, proceed to Aman Queen Alia International Airport for your international flight back home, bringing back fond memories of Jordan.

Meals provided: Breakfast

 

Note: Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants, etc., may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on the tour. We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort and general well-being by informing the principal agent and with their approval.

 

Tour Price

Twin-Sharing (Price Per Pax)

SGD2299.00

Single Pax

SGD2744.00

(Price is for minimum 8 pax to depart. For solo traveller or bigger group, contact us for pricing.)

** Prices quoted are for LAND TOUR only. Please refer to package exclusions for more details.

Highlights

  • Explore the ruins and old city of Amman and Jerash
  • Have a refreshing dip in Al Himma Hot Springs
  • Bedazzled by the beautiful mosaics at Madaba
  • Marvel at the world’s oldest mosaic map at St George Church
  • Have fun wading through the water filled canyons of Wadi Ibn Hamad and Wadi Mujib Siq River Trail
  • Hike through the multifaceted Dana Reserve
  • Travel back in time while retracing the footsteps of the traders and settlers at Petra and Little Petra
  • Enjoy losing your way at Wadi Rum which is Jordan’s largest desert
  • Rest and relax at the Dead Sea which is truly “unsinkable” 

Package Inclusions

  • 1 English speaking escorting local tour guide
    • For 5 pax & below: only site guides at Amman City Tour, Jerash, Petra and hiking guides; driver will double up as tour guide
  • Airport transfers and private transportation in private air-conditioned car/van/coach
  • 8 nights’ of accommodation based on Twin/Double sharing room with daily breakfast in 3 star hotels, 5 star hotel at Dead Sea and camps at Dana and Wadi Rum with shared bathroom and toilet
  • All meals as mentioned in above itinerary
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in above itinerary
  • Petra By Night tour
  • 5 to 6 hours safari adventure in Wadi Rum
  • Daily mineral water

Package Exclusions

  • International airfare (Singapore – Jordan – Singapore) and airport tax
  • Visa Fees (if applicable)
    • For 5 pax & above: free group visa if the group arrives and departs on the same flight
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (e.g. drinks, laundry, shopping and etc.)
  • Additional meals not mentioned in above itinerary
  • Tipping or gratuities for driver/local guides/hiking guides/horsemen/camel handlers
  • Optional tours

Flight Recommendations

Important Note: Please note that flight information is purely for information purposes. We do recommend our customers who signed up with us to take the same flight though.

 

Flight cost and information as at 10 Jun 2015. Subject to availability and change.

 

18 Sep 2015

Singapore (SIN) to Abu Dhabi International (AUH):

Etihad Airways (EY 473) 2010hrs – 2345hrs

 

19 Sep 2015

Abu Dhabi International (AUH) to Aman Queen Alia (AMM):

Etihad Airways (EY 511) 0050hrs* – 0310hrs

* Arrive in Jordan on 19 Sep 2015, 0310 hrs 

 

27 Sep 2015

Aman Queen Alia (AMM) to Abu Dhabi International (AUH):

Etihad Airways (EY 516) 1620hrs – 2030hrs

 

27 Sep 2015

Abu Dhabi International (AUH) to Singapore (SIN):

Etihad Airways (EY 470) 2200hrs – 1015hrs**

** Arrive in Singapore on 28 Sep 2015, 1015 hrs

 

Estimated price of return air tickets (inclusive of airport taxes and 30kg baggage, excluding miscellaneous): SGD1,757.69

 

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