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12 Day Breathtaking Jordan and Dubai Tour with Flights

Petra - Amman - Wadi Rum - Jerash - Pella - Umm Qais

Roundtrip international airfare

Luxury accommodation

4x4 Jeep safari tour in Wadi Rum

Visit the Dead Sea

From $4,199 $5,299 Include flight pp twin share

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Experience the incredible sights and wonders of Jordan and Dubai on this spectacular 12 Day tour. Begin with four nights in Jordan's capital city of Amman and journey into the ancient Ummayad Desert Castles and the Roman ruins in Pella and Umm Qais. VIsit the magnificent Roman site at Jerash and float on the surface of the Dead Sea waters.

Head south along the picturesque Kings Way and into central Jordan, crossing deep wadis and travelling through small villages, olive groves and farmlands. See the beauty of the ancient Madaba mosaics and the towering Crusader Castle situated on the hill at Kerak.

Soak up the glory of the hidden city, Petra - undoubtedly Jordan's main attraction and a world-famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit Little Petra and head out on a Jeep Safari through the Wadi Rum desert and end your holiday in phenomenal Dubai.

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12

Day 1

Australia

Today your journey begins with a departure from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Amman in Jordan!

Meals included: inflight only

Day 2

Amman

Once you arrive in Jordan, you will be greeted before transferring you to your hotel in Amman. They will help you settle in and give you an introduction to the local area. 

Accommodation: Amman Geneva Hotel or similar, Amman

Meals included: inflight only

Day 3

Amman and Jordan's Desert Castles

Your day starts with a tasty breakfast  before you head out to explore Jordan's Desert Castles - a fantastic reminder of its early Islamic art and architecture. These 'castles' were more a combination of forts and palaces and you can still see some mosaics, frescoes, carvings and illustrations on show, moulded by Persian and Graeco-Roman traditions, giving an insight into life during the 8th century.

We'll then head out on a city tour of Amman, commonly known as the 'white city' in relation to its white limestone buildings. Amman has a rich history which dates back many a millenia. Various excavations and renovations have uncovered remains from the Neolithic period as well as the Hellenistic and late Roman to Arab Islamic Ages.

You'll explore the Citadel, the home of the ancient Temple of Hercules, the 8th century Umayyad Palace as well as a Byzantine Church, before making our way to the 6,000 seat Roman Theatre, built into the northern side of a hill. Built in the 2nd century, the theatre is still being used today, hosting various cultural events.

If time permits, you can take in more of Jordan's incredible history at the Jordan Archaeological Museum which displays artifacts dating back to prehistoric times and the Folklore Museum before returning to your hotel in Amman for the rest of the evening.

Accommodation: Amman Geneva Hotel or similar, Amman

Meals included: breakfast

Day 4

Ruins of Pella and Umm Qais

Today you'll head north to the ancient Ruins at Pella and Umm Qais. Pella is one of the world's oldest towns and is a haven for archaeologists from all over the globe, who come here in search of its antiquities.

Pella is not only known for its Graeco-Roman period ruins. We will explore the remains of a Chalcolithic settlement dating back to 4th millennium BC, the remnants of the Bronze and Ice Age walled cities, medieval mosques, early-Islamic architecture as well as the Byzantine churches.

You'll then make your way to Umm Qais, a Graeco-Roman city built atop a hill which provides spectacular views of the Jordan Valley and the Sea of Galilee. We'll explore its ancient remains, visit the black basalt theatre, its bustling streets adorned with shops, an underground mausoleum, the basilica and a courtyard filled with carved black Sarcophagi. Also on the agenda is a visit to its baths, a nymphaeum, the city gate and the remains of a huge hippodrome.

After a busy day, you'll return to your hotel in Amman where you'll spend the night.

Accommodation: Amman Geneva Hotel or similar, Amman

Meals included: breakfast

Day 5

Jerash and the Dead Sea

Today, you'll make your way to Jordan's 'jewel of the north' - the ancient city of Jerash. The city is one of the most well-preserved Roman architecture locations on the planet and has been inhabited since the Bronze Age.

This once great Roman city has so many of its ancient structures still intact, making it a popular destination for archaeologists looking to learn more about its rich history. It was hidden for hundreds of years underneath sand, however excavations done have uncovered Roman urbanism found throughout the Middle East.

Say goodbye to Jerash as you head towards the Dead Sea - the earth's lowest elevation on land at 423 metres below sea level. Also known as the Sea of Salt and bordering both Jordan and Israel, the Dead Sea is one of the most spiritual places on the planet. Filled by various rivers, including the River Jordan, once the waters reach the Dead Sea, they become land-locked and evaporates, leaving behind dense, rich, salt and minerals.

Towering on either side of the Dead Sea are mountains and the rolling hills of Jerusalem and these areas are home to five Biblical cities: Sodom, Gomorrah, Adman, Zebouin and Zoar (Bela).

You'll have a chance to swim (or float) on the Dead Sea's incredibly saline waters, but be sure to not get any in your eyes as it will sting!

Accommodation: Amman Geneva Hotel or similar, Amman

Meals included: breakfast

Day 6

Petra

Say goodbye to Amman as you head down the King's Highway on a scenic journey to Petra. The drive will be a slow one, but you'll get to take in the beauty of it as you make your way through deep wadis, olive groves, rural villages and farmlands.

On your way to Petra, stop at Madaba to visit the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, made famous by its 6th century old Byzantine mosaic map of the Holy Land and other biblical sites. On the agenda as well is a visit to Mount Nebo, the known burial place of Moses, taking in the spectacular views of the holy land.

Continue south, crossing deep wadis and over a deep canyon, before stopping at the Kerak Castle, which forms part of a few Crusader Fortresses spread across Jordan in the 12th century and provides us with spectacular views of the surrounding hills and plains. The Crusaders called it Crac des Moabites or Karak in Moab. Once you arrive in Petra, you'll have some time to settle in before spending the night here.

Accommodation: Petra Moon Hotel or similar, Petra

Meals included: breakfast

Day 7

Petra

Today is all about exploring the renowned Nabatean site of Petra, which served as the capital of the ancient Nabataean commercial empire until the Romans took over in 106AD.

Petra is located on the edge of Wadi Aruba and one of the best ways to get there is through the Siq, which is a narrow winding gorge through its towering canyon walls and surrounding hills. Once you arrive in Petra, you'll notice that there are very few free standing buildings, as the Nabateans preferred to carve their homes into the pink sandstone cliffs.

You'll be guided through the city before you have some free time to browse around yourself. The guided tour takes you through the Siq, before reaching the Khazneh, one of the most elaborate temples in Petra. Find out how the Nabateans carved their homesteads into the rock faces and learn about its spiritual significance.

You'll also visit the ancient ruined Roman Amphitheatre and the colonnaded street and during your free time, explore the steep and winding gorge until you reach the towering monastery, the largest of Petra's carved monuments. It's a tiring walk, but the views are rewarding, looking over Wadi Aruba and the Jordan Valley. If you still have enough energy, you can also hike up to the High Place of Sacrifice and the Lion Fountain. You can choose to spend the rest of the evening relaxing at the hotel or as an optional extra, head back to the Siq to take in the beautiful Petra by Candlelight tour.

Accommodation: Petra Moon Hotel or similar, Petra

Meals included: breakfast

Day 8

Wadi Rum

Start your day with a visit to Siq al-Barid, also known as Little Petra, which served as a suburb to the main city. Little Petra gives more insight into the design and construction of the larger buildings and tombs.

Your next stop is a visit to the desert and mountains of Wadi Rum, which you may recognise from the movie Lawrence of Arabia. Upon arrival, you'll head out on a jeep safari taking in the beautiful desert scenery, huge towering cliffs, rock bridges and the occasional camel, before heading back to Amman.

Accommodation: Amman Geneva Hotel or similar, Amman

Meals included: breakfast

Day 9

Dubai

Enjoy your free day to explore Amman before being transferred to the airport to board your departing flight to Dubai.

You can also choose to try some optional day trips such as a visit to Aljoun Castle, exploring the Desert Castles, visiting the Baptism site at Bethany or a tour into Israel to explore Bethlehem or Jerusalem.

If you wish to extend the tour, we can arrange a transfer to Tel Aviv either by by flight or overland for people wanting to connect this tour with our Biblical Israel tour departure which starts on Sunday. Extensions to spend time at a resort in the Red Sea town or Aqaba are also available.

Accommodation: Arabian Courtyard or similar, Dubai

Meals included: breakfast

 

Day 10

Dubai

You are free to explore Dubai at leisure from your hotel base.

Accommodation: Arabian Courtyard or similar, Dubai

Meals included: breakfast

Day 11

Dubai

You are free to explore Dubai at leisure from your hotel base.

Accommodation: Arabian Courtyard or similar, Dubai

 

Meals included: breakfast

Day 12

Australia

Transfer back to the Dubai airport for your flight back home.

Meals included: breakfast and inflight

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfare from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth
  • International flights with Etihad or Emirates (subject to availability)
  • Meet and greet with airport transfers
  • 24 hour check in and check out at all hotels
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary: 10 breakfasts
  • All transport and transfers in air-conditioned minibus/coach
  • Sightseeing with entry fees as mentioned
    - 4 x 4 jeep safari in Wadi Rum
  • Professional local tour guide escort

 

Accommodation

Amman - Amman Geneva Hotel or similar
Petra - Petra Moon Hotel or similar
Dubai - Arabian Courtyard or similar



All Traveldream deals are backed by a 14-day refund guarantee! 

Exclusions

  • Jordan or United Arab Emirates entry visas (currently free for most nationalities if all passport details are supplied in advance)
  • Meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • All drinks
  • Any additional requests
  • Tips (Driver, Representative & Guide)

Child Policy

No child discounts apply. A full-price voucher must be purchased for all children travelling. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years or older. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

Departure Dates


MAY 2019
04 th
Saturday 04 May 2019  ‐  Wednesday 15 May 2019
MAY 2019
11 th
Saturday 11 May 2019  ‐  Wednesday 22 May 2019
MAY 2019
25 th
Saturday 25 May 2019  ‐  Wednesday 05 Jun 2019
JUN 2019
15 th
Saturday 15 Jun 2019  ‐  Wednesday 26 Jun 2019
AUG 2019
17 th
Saturday 17 Aug 2019  ‐  Wednesday 28 Aug 2019

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