(Amman, Aqaba, Dead Sea)
Experience a land as old as time with this luxurious voyage through Jordan. Encounter epic stories, breathtaking landscapes, ancient gems and legendary sites as your tour Amman, Aqaba and the Dead Sea with private guide and driver. Discover historical highlights around every corner as you explore Amman. See grand mosques, the aw-inspiring Roman ruins of Jerash. Take a quick flight to Aqaba and travel back in time with a visit to the Aqaba Castle and its museum full of treasures. Travel out into the desert to explore Wadi Rum, a vast, silent place, timeless and starkly beautiful. Witness 1 of the 7 Wonders of the World when you journey to the legendary Petra an ancient "a rose-red city half as old as time.” Carved into the mountain cliffs thousands of years ago it continues to enchant travelers to this day. Next it is off to the Dead Sea. Swim in its renowned waters –celebrated for its rejuvenating and health-giving properties. Visit Mt. Nebo the burial place of Moses, see the enchanting Mosaic map in St George’s Greek Orthodox Church and the site of John the Baptist's settlement at Bethany beyond the Jordan, where Jesus was baptized and more. Featuring horseback riding in Petra, delectable Jordanian cuisine, luxurious hotels, private guide, driver, internal flights and much more.
NOTE: Travel in Egypt and Jordan often involves early-morning starts, designed to avoid crowds and the hottest midday hours. It can be hot, especially in June, July and August, but there is virtually no humidity and evening temperatures cool off dramatically. Egypt and Jordan are moderate secular states, well used to hosting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. While you ll want to avoid revealing clothing, loose shorts and short-sleeved shirts are fine for both genders while sightseeing.
You will be met by an airport representative , then it is off to baggage claim and finally to passenger pick up. It is here that you will connect with our Kensington associate who will arrange airport transfer to your hotel.
Airport meet and assist/transfer in Amman with a private vehicle and English speaking driver.
Framed by the energetic city of Amman, the Four Seasons rises above the hills between the prestigious areas of Al Sweifiyah and Shmeisani. At 15-storeys, the 192 rooms and suites are the most sophisticated and spacious in the city. With dark, intimate settings, restaurants range from thematic Thai cooking in an exhibition kitchen to Italian dining in a trendy, refined environment. It is key to make use of the splendor of facilities available at the Four Seasons Amman, as the lively guest will relish the classic massages and aquatic exercises. Retreat from pampering, and take in the breathtaking view of Amman, be it from your balcony or the Foyer lounge terrace over drinks.
A Jordanian Tourism tax will be paid on your behalf to cover public liability insurance on equipment such as Jeeps, camels and horses.
The marvels of nature and the genius of medieval Arab military architecture have given northern Jordan two of the most important ecological and historical attractions in the Middle East: the sprawling pine forests of the Ajloun-Dibbine area, and the towering Ayyubid castle at Ajloun, which helped to defeat the Crusaders eight centuries ago.
Jerash, located 48 km north of Amman and nestled in a quiet valley among the mountains of Gilead, rivals the grandeur of Imperial Rome being one of the largest and most well preserved sites of Roman architecture in the World outside Italy. To this day, its paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theaters, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains and city walls pierced by towers and gates remain in exceptional condition.
Certified Private English speaking guide provided for daily tours.
Take your flight from Amman to Aqaba. The flight duration is approximately 30 mins.
Surrounded by rugged mountains that subtly change colour as the day unfolds, Aqaba is Jordan’s only port city. It lies on the most northern tip of the Red Sea and on a clear day one can see Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. With its balmy winter climate and idyllic setting, Aqaba is Jordan’s year-round aquatic playground. Travel back in time with a visit to the Aqaba Castle and the museum. Marine life enthusiasts can visit the Aquarium at the Marine Science Station Complex, to see colourful shoals of fish swim past. Discover more with a visit to Aqaba’s downtown, and lounge at its many cafes and restaurants.
Explore Wadi Rum, a vast, silent place, timeless and starkly beautiful. Uniquely shaped massive mountains rise vertically out of the pink desert sand, which separate one dark mass from another in a magnificent desert scenery of strange breathtaking beauty, with towering cliffs of weathered stone.
Certified private English speaking guide for daily tours outside of Amman.
Distinguished by rich Arabian architecture, ideally placed along the shores of the Red Sea, and promising the highest standards of international hospitality, Kempinski Hotel Sawsana Aqaba is destined to redefine modern luxury. With immaculately appointed sea facing rooms and suites, acclaimed restaurants and state of the art business facilities, the hotel is set to be in a class of its own.
A private vehicle and driver will pick you up from your Aqaba hotel and take you on an endeavor to Petra, which is considered one of the wonders of the ancient world. This rock-carved rose-red city is unique and full of mysterious charm. Indeed, it was "designed to strike wonder into all who entered it". Petra is the legacy of the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. Admired then for its refined culture, massive architecture and ingenious complex of dams and water channels, this remarkable city of grand buildings carved into massive cliffs evokes wonder to this day. This full day tour also includes entrance fees, a lunch in Petra, and a horse ride.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Airport transfer with private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide.
Take your flight from Aqaba to Amman. The flight duration is approximately 30 mins.
Transfer from Amman to the Dead Sea.
A private vehicle and driver will pick you up and deliver you to the Dead Sea Panoramic Complex. From here, enjoy the absolutely stunning sunset views of the Dead Sea while enjoy the crisp clean air at this high elevation. This complex also contains the Dead Sea Museum which informs about the physical and chemical characteristics of the Dead Sea, while highlighting the relationship between the Dead Sea and human beings, in an attempt to promote the conservation and protection of the area.
Highly commended by the international hospitality industry, the Kempinski Ishtar, located at the Dead Sea, is one of a kind. With 117 rooms and suites with balconies, terraces or verandas, the hotel’s allure is not simply in its proximity to the Dead Sea. It is the chic design and architecture of the property and rooms that lends flair to a vacation. The restaurants, host to international fusions and trendy bar settings, are exciting and full of surprises. With endless views of the sea and the 9 swimming pools on the hotel grounds, some appearing to overflow into the Dead Sea, the hotel is unforgettable.
According to Jewish and Christian tradition, Moses was buried on this mountain by God himself, and his final resting place is unknown. Scholars continue to dispute whether the mountain currently known as Nebo is the same as the mountain referred to in the Torah. Madaba’s most famous site is the Mosaic map in the 19th century Greek Orthodox St George’s Church. Unearthed 1864, the mosaic was once a clear map with 157 captions (in Greek) of all major biblical sites from Lebanon to Egypt. The mosaic was constructed AD 560 & once contained more than 2 million pieces; only 1/3 of the whole now survives.
Drive to Dead Sea area to visit the site of John the Baptist's settlement at Bethany beyond the Jordan, where Jesus was baptized, has long been known from the Bible (John 1:28 and 10:40) and from the Byzantine and medieval texts. The site has now been identified on the east bank of the Jordan River, in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and is being systematically surveyed, excavated, restored, and prepared to receive pilgrims and visitors. Bethany Beyond the Jordan is located an hour by car from the Jordanian capital Amman and 15 minutes from the Dead Sea hotels area.
Avail of a private transfer between the Dead Sea and Amman.
Depart from Amman international airport - end of itinerary.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Jordan for the most up to date visa information.
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