Christmas in Jordan Deluxe Package
The Dead Sea, is known by other names as well, is a salt lake bordered by Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west. The name ”dead” comes because its high salinity, which means no macroscopic aquatic organisms such as fish or water plants can live in it, only minuscule quantities of bacteria and microbial fungi exist.
It is a very popular tourist destination. In fact, people are encouraged to swim in it because it acts as a health treatment, with 34% salinity, making it nearly 9 times saltier than regular ocean water. So a visit is a must! It is located in the Jordan Rift Valley and its main tributary is the Jordan River.
The Dead Sea is approximately 1 hour drive from Amman.
Jordan's Desert Castles Half day
Visit 3 of the most preserved Castles in the Eastern Desert starting with Qasr Kharrana, then Qasr Amra and finish with Qasr Al-Azraq. Qasr Kharrana is one of the best-known of the desert castles and the current scholarly consensus is that the building was used as for meeting between local Bedouin leaders. Qasr Amra is actually the remnant of a larger complex that included an actual castle, meant as a royal retreat, without any military function, of which only the foundation remains.
Finally, Qasr Al-Azraq has a strategic value which came from the nearby oasis, the only water source in a vast desert region. Castles are built between 7th and 8th Century and give impressive examples of Islamic Art and Architecture. This half-day tour will help you understand a bit more how things were in the old days.
Qasr Kharrana castle is approximately 1 hour drive from Amman.
Qasr Amra castle is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes drive from Amman.
Qasr Al-Azraq castle is approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes drive from Amman.
Petra is a historical and archaeological city famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the colour of the stone out of which it is carved. Known as the capital city of the Nabateans and currently a symbol of Jordan. It is one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites, where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture.
It is an amazing day-tour that you shouldn’t miss, while you are in Jordan. You should start early from your hotel, to make most of this day. You can always have a camel ride while you are in Petra.
Petra is approximately 3 hours drive from Amman.
Wadi Rum Overnight
Wadi Rum, also known as The Valley of the Moon, is a valley cut into the sandstone and granite rock. Inhabited by many human cultures since prehistoric times, with many cultures, including the Nabateans, leaving their mark in the form of petroglyphs, inscriptions and temples. In this tour, you will have the chance to spend the night in a desert camp in the Wadi Rum.
Popular activities in the desert environment include 4×4 tours, camel rides, camping under the stars, riding Arabian horses, hiking and rock-climbing among the massive rock formations. Travellers staying in the area can spend the night in Bedouins style Camps located in the desert or glamping hotels. Hikers and adventurous travellers may also opt to camp outdoors under the stars. Tour operators offering this experience provide sleeping equipment, meals and transport.
It is an amazing experience which will help you connect with nature and the local culture and understand better the true Bedouin lifestyle.
Wadi Rum is approximately 4 hours drive from Amman and alternatively 55 minutes flight to King Hussein International Airport, Airport St, Aqaba and from there 1 hour drive to the Wadi Rum Village.
You can always combine the overnight experience with a visit at Petra, prior or after.
Jerash is the site of the ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa, also referred to as Antioch on the Golden River. It is in northern Jordan, and is one of the most popular places to visit in Jordan. The ancient city of Jerash is one of the most popular attractions in Jordan behind Petra.
It is considered one of the largest and most well preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world outside of Italy and its history goes back more than 6,500 years. It is approximately 1 hour drive from Amman.
City Tour of Amman
In this tour you will explore the capital and largest city of Jordan, Amman. You will visit the Citadel, an archaeological site in the center of downtown Amman. The hill is situated 850 meters above sea level and overlooks the old city. You will visit the Jordan Archaeological Museum which is in the Citadel. The museum presents artifacts from archaeological sites in Jordan, dating from prehistoric times to the 15th century.
Last you will visit the Folklore Museum which is next to the Roman Amphitheater. The museum was established in 1971, and presents collection of Jordanian cultural heritage items from the desert (Bedu), villages (Reef), and towns (Madineh) including, costumes, musical instrument and handicrafts, along with mosaics. This tour in the capital city also includes a walk downtown followed by panoramic tour of the new modern parts of Amman.
Bethany beyond the Jordan Half day
Bethany is the Baptismal site of Jesus Christ. The Bible confirms that John preached and baptized in a place called Bethany Beyond the Jordan, which Byzantine and Medieval texts, as well as modern archaeology identify as the site called Tall Al-Kharrar and Elijah’s Hill.
Stunning archaeological discoveries since 1996 reveal pottery, coins and architectural remains from a 5th century Byzantine monastery. This half-day tour will take you back in time so don’t miss it!
Bethany is approximately 1 hour drive from Amman.
Madaba & Mt. Nebo Half-day
This half-day tour will take you to Madaba, best known for its spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics. After you will visit the Saint George Greek Orthodox Church famous for the 6th century mosaic map of the Holy Land. Next, Mount Nebo which is approximately 710 metres (2,330 ft) above sea level, it is part of the Abarim mountain range.
Mount Nebo is mentioned in the Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land before his death. The view from the summit provides a panorama of the West Bank across the Jordan River valley and the Dead Sea.
Madaba is approximately 50 minutes drive from Amman.
Mt. Nebo is approximately 50 minutes drive from Amman.
Mukawir & Umm Rasas – Half Day
Known as Fortress of Machaerus, Mukawir was a Hasmonean hilltop palace and desert fortress, now in ruins. Is also the location of the imprisonment and beheading of John the Baptist. Next stop in this half-day tour is the Fortress of Umm Ar-Rasas, the site has been associated with the biblical settlement of Mephaat mentioned in the Book of Jeremiah. In 2004, the site was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is valued by archaeologists for its extensive ruins dating to the Roman, Byzantine, and early Muslim periods.
Mukawir is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes drive from Amman.
Umm Rasas is approximately 1 hour drive from Amman.
Pella & Umm Qais Full day
In this full-day tour you will visit Pella, known as Tabaqat Fahel, was an ancient city in what is now northwest Jordan and one of the cities making up the Decapolis. It contains ruins from the Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Canaanite, Hellenistic and Islamic periods. Pella’s ruins, predominantly temples, churches, and housing, attract thousands of tourists annually but especially in spring, during which time the area is overflowed with spring flowers.
The city was the site of one of Christianity’s earliest churches. Next stop will be at the Umm Qais, a town in northern Jordan principally known for being near the ruins of the site of the ancient town of Gadara. The site today is divided into three main areas: the archaeological site (Gadara), the traditional village (Umm Qais), and the modern town of Umm Qais.
Pella is approximately 2 hours drive from Amman.
Gadara is approximately 2 hours drive from Amman.