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WOOCS 2.1.9

Jordan

A Bedouins Journey 

You step off the plane and for a moment you lose all memory that a western world exists. Jordan has a soul.

It is a country rich with dreamy landscapes that connect with a glorious opportunity to step back in time. It will shock your senses and immerse you into a vibrant culture as you are surrounded by the mystery of the ruins. You will replenish both your body and soul in the Dead Sea, make friends over mezze, and unwind with sunset tea in Wadi Rum.

$3,250

Private room
WOOCS 2.1.9
Booking twinshare?
$2,600
per person
Oct 19 - 27 2019

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Highlights

  • Zumot – Wine tasting
  • Jerash – Roman ruins
  • Amman – Cooking Class – Beit Sitti
  • Petra – Guided tour of Petra (Including 2 day pass)
  • Petra – Second day entrance (no guide)
  • Wadi Rum – 4WD jeep safari
  • Dana Biosphere Reserve – Feynan Eco Lodge 
  • Dead Sea – Dead Sea visit
  • Bethany – Baptism Site
  • 8 Dinners, 8 Breakfasts & 3 Lunches
  • Meet & Assist at Amman International Airport
  • Private transfers to/from Airport

Itinerary

Day
1

Arrive Amman

Ahlan Wa Sahlan! Welcome to Jordan!
Meet and assist on arrival to Amman International airport. Private transfer to your hotel. Amman is one of the oldest cities in the world, inhabited since the Bronze Age. The city is growing into a modern city, but retains its character and history.

InterContinental Amman or Similar | Welcome Dinner

Day
2

Explore Amman “The White City” – Cooking Class and Wine Tasting

A full-day tour of Amman; explore the historical side of the city wandering in the Roman Amphitheatre, the Jordan Folklore Museum and then the Citadel. Free time to stroll around the fruit market and explore downtown. You’ll then move to another old neighbourhood in Amman, with a visit to Wild Jordan, a division of the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature.

Afterwards visit one of Amman’s oldest neighbourhoods, Jabal al-Weibdeh, passing by several art galleries, like Darat Al-Funun and Dar Al-Anda, museums, and local antiquities and handcraft shops, also stop on the way in one of the café’s for a cup of tea.

Your next stop this day is Beit Sitti Restaurant, where you are offered a chance to cook your own dinner and then enjoy a delicious local meal after, throughout the session we introduce you to another side of Jordan by setting up a wine tasting session enjoying the international award winning Saint George range of wines from the Zumot or Jordan river wines from “Haddad”, while enjoying your home cooked meal.

Intercontinental Amman or Similar | Meals: B, L, D

Day
3

Alijoun/Jerash “The Pompeii of the Middle East” – Lunch with local family

Take a step back in history and explore the ancient ruins in Jerash known as “The Pompeii of the Middle East”. You can still see the grooves of chariot wheels in the pavement. Then we’ll drive to the 12th century castle of Ajloun; with panoramic views of the countryside. On a clear day you can set your eyes upon the Dead Sea, the Jordan valley and parts of the holy land. Aljoun Castle was built to ward off the Crusader armies at the key trade and pilgrimage intersection between Jerusalem, Cairo, Damascus and Mecca.

Afterwards, visit a local home and savor an amazing Jordanian meal.

Late afternoon we drive to Petra where we will stay overnight.

 

Mövenpick Petra | Meals: B, L, D

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Day
4

PETRA “The Rose-Red City

 

Spend the day exploring Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site sculpted in the third century BC from a mountain range by the Nabateans.  Visit the famous Treasury, the monastery, the baths, markets and storerooms. A basic level of fitness is needed to explore Petra; a lot of walking is required on this day. If you’re feeling energetic a one-hour hike to the monastery is incredibly rewarding.

 

Mövenpick Petra | Meals: B,D

Day
5

LITTLE PETRA / WADI RUM “The Valley of the Moon”

 

This morning we take a short journey to Little Petra, also known as Sia al-Barid is an archaeological site located north of Petra.

 

Following our visit you will be transported to Wadi Rum and transferred to your 4X4 vehicle, joining your local guide on the ultimate sunset desert adventure. Enjoy a traditional meal whilst sharing tales before continuing onto your luxury Bedouin tent to sleep under the stars.

 

Luxury Desert Camp| Meals: B, D

Day
6

FEYNAN ECO LODGE / DANA BIOSPHERE RESERVE

 

This morning we continue our journey onto Feynan Eco Lodge located in the dana biosphere reserve. .

 

 It is a unique place in Jordan; it is completely off the grid, generating most of its energy needs from the sun, and is lit by candles and stars at night. Guests visit the lodge from all over the world to experience a place like no other: adventure, romance, tranquillity, history and nature.

 

Guests can be found taking part in a range of activities such as hiking in nature, scrambling through dramatic slot canyons or exploring 11,000 year old ruins. Guests are also invited to explore and learn about the local culture by spending a day with a local shepherd, learning Bedouin traditions in a goat-haired tent or making traditional Arabic dishes with our chef. At night time our guests are given a guided tour of the night sky with some of the best stargazing in Jordan. A schedule of guided activities is included in the price of a stay at Feynan.

 

Part of Feynan’s mission is to contribute to the socio-economic development of the areas it works in, particularly by providing income-generating opportunities for local people. Feynan has a range of ways in which it involves local people and overall the operation of the lodge directly benefits around 90 families from the local community (450 people).

 

Feynan Eco Lodge| Meals: B, L, D

Day
7

Mt. Nebo, Bethany/The Dead Sea “Miraculous Waters”

Following breakfast, you will be taken to Mount Nebo and wonder at the view where Moses looked across to the Promised Land and later died and was buried. Then make a stop at the Baptism Site (Bethany) another UNESCO world Heritage site. According to ancient scriptures, St. John preached and baptized Jesus at this site also known as “beyond the Jordan”.

Head to the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea! Now it’s time to reflect on your week’s journey at the luxury Kempinski Hotel. Take a dip in the healing waters of the Dead Sea where it is said the Queen of Sheba and Queen Cleopatra bathed.

“Nature’s living miracle; a place to rejuvenate and restore both the body and SOUL”

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea or Similar | Meals: B,D

Day
8

The Dead Sea

RELAX. UNWIND. REFLECT. REJUVINATE. Float in the salt waters or rest by the pool, a day of your own leisure. 

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea or Similar | Meals: B,D

Day
9

Depart The Dead Sea

Free morning at the hotel. Return transfer from your hotel in the Dead Sea to Queen Alia International Airport to catch your departure flight.

Meals: B

Important Notes

Visa Information

Guests whose nationalities are able to obtain a visa on arrival are included in our tour price and covered by Willow & Blair. Should you fall into this category you DO NOT need to obtain a visa.

Please speak to one of our consultants should you need to be advised whether or not your nationality does not allow for visa on arrival.

Entry requirements can change at any time, so it's important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality. Your consultant will also be happy to point you in the right direction with acquiring visas. Visas can take several weeks to process, so familiarise yourself with any requirements as soon as you have booked your trip to allow for processing time.

We keep the following information up to date as much as possible, but rules do change - it's important that you check for yourself. Residents from countries not listed below must consult the relevant embassies or your travel agent.

JORDAN

Australia: Yes - on arrival
Belgium: Yes - on arrival
Canada: Yes - on arrival
Germany: Yes - on arrival
Ireland: Yes - on arrival
Netherlands: Yes - on arrival
New Zealand: Yes - on arrival
South Africa: Yes - on arrival
Switzerland: Yes - on arrival
United Kingdom: Yes - on arrival
USA: Yes - on arrival

All visitors entering Jordan require visas. Single entry visas valid for 14 days and can be obtained by most nationalities on arrival at the airport in Amman or at the Jordanian border for approximately JOD40. It can be significantly more expensive to acquire your visa from the embassy in your home country. If you require a stay longer than 14 days, visas obtained from the embassy in your home country will be valid for two months.

Please note that although there are ATMs in Amman airport, there are currently no ATMs in the immigration halls – only currency exchanges – so you must ensure you have enough foreign currency on hand if you do not have your visa in advance.

Airport Transfers

You will need to provide flight information at the time of booking to your tour so we can arrange your private transfer to our first meeting point (InterContinental Hotel, Amman). Our drivers will be waiting for you with a sign before just you walk into the immigration area. You will be fast-checked through visa and immigration and escorted to the baggage area to help collect your luggage.

Meeting Point

InterContinental Hotel, Amman

Islamic College Street

Amman, Jordan

Phone: +962 6 464 1361

Meeting Instructions

Check in is from 2pm and our meeting time is 6pm on the first day of the tour. If you want to arrive earlier this is absolutely fine, however please note that you may not be able to check into your room until 2pm. You are more than welcome to leave your bags in the foyer; the hotel staff can provide recommendations whilst you wait.

Fitness Level

You will need a reasonable level of fitness to enjoy this trip. Your visit to Petra requires quite a lot of walking however it is entirely up to you how much energy you expand there. Beginners level and upwards are welcomed for the Yoga lessons.

Departure Tax

The departure tax is included in your air ticket. If departing by land an 8 JOD departure tax is required for all nationalities to be paid in cash.

Tipping

Tipping (also widely referred to by its Arabic term as “baksheesh”) is a way of life in the Middle East. Locals themselves will usually tip anyone who provides them with services. In many cases, people depend on the tips they receive to supplement the low salary and wages of the Middle East region.

While on tour in the Middle East, it is customary and even expected to tip small service providers such as restaurant and bar waiters, hotel staff, reception, cleaning personnel, bell boys, taxis and van drivers. Tips are regarded as an essential means of supplementing income for those working in the tourism industry.

Tipping your tour guide at the end of the trip is also expected and appreciated should you feel they made your tour enjoyable. The amount is to your personal discretion however the recommended guideline is between $35-$40USD per person per week.

Local Dress

When visiting religious monuments and mosques you should be conscious of your dress code. You should not wear skirts or short shorts and your shoulders should be covered. We adopt a respectful attitude towards other cultures being mindful that the local dress is often more conservative in Jordan. We recommend loose-fitting clothing with your shoulders covered. Your guide can provide you with further advice.

Finishing Point Instructions

Your tour ends at the Kempinski Hotel Ishtar/Dead Sea. We will require your flight details at least 1 month prior to the tour to secure your private return transfer to Amman airport, which is approximately a 1-hour journey from the Dead Sea. Should you be staying on in Jordan or departing from a different location; our staff can assist. Please inquire with us upon booking.

Money Exchange

ATMs in Jordan are predominant in principal cities and will generally accept cards on the Mastercard and Visa networks. Larger restaurants and stores accept credit cards, which is the safest way to carry money. Please consult with your bank before your trip. There is no guarantee that your debit/credit cards will actually work in the Middle East.

Note that when using your credit card there is generally a fee of 5-10% when purchasing products or services.

Carrying large amounts of cash can be a high risk. We recommend a combination of cash and cards. Bear in mind ATMs are sometimes inaccessible. US dollars, British Pounds and the Euro are all quite easy to exchange to local currency. Banks and some hotels provide an exchange service. Travellers cheques can be difficult to change in Jordan and we do not recommend them as your soul source of funds.

Flights Arrive: Amman: Queen Alia International
Depart: Amman: Queen Alia International
AMM
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Timezone GMT +2
Climate
Health Requirements
Voltage 230 V Type C, E, G (Irish/British 3-pin)
Currency Jordanian Dinar
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