Duration
12 Days
Fitness
Moderate
Travel
Multiple dates in 2020
Destination
Jordan
Enjoy travelling with a small group whilst exploring Jordan on this unique 12-day tour. Discover this amazing country full of traditions. During the tour, you will experience the vast archaeological site of Jerash known as the “Pompeii of the East” that stands atop Mount Nebo where Moses climbed to see the Promised Land. Spend an amazing day in the “rose-red” city of Petra sculpted by the Nabateans in the 3rd-century-plus so much more.

HIGHLIGHTS
  • MyDiscoveries exclusive discount – Save up to $300pp
  • Witness authentic culture and customs
  • The “lost city’ of Petra with its sandstone cliff faces and breathtaking features such as the city’s unique architectural styles
  • A beautiful sunset cruise on the Red Sea in Aqaba
  • Revel in a traditional lunch in a Bedouin tent
  • Experience the shores of the dead sea
  • Visit the sacred site at Bethany, one of the most important discoveries in biblical history

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
MyDiscoveries exclusive discount – Save up to $300pp
Return flights Sydney-Amman-Sydney
Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
10 nights First Class accommodations: 3 nights Amman, 2 nights Petra, 2 nights Aqaba, 1 night Wadi Rum, 2 nights Dead Sea
Hotel porterage
All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
21 meals: 10 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
English-speaking tour managers throughout
Entrance fees per itinerary
Visa to Jordan

TRAVEL DATES Departures in 2020: 
  • Mar: 15, 29
  • Apr: 05, 12, 26
  • May: 17, 24, 31
  • Sep: 13, 20, 27
  • Oct:04, 18
  • Nov: 01
  • Dec: 06
*These departures are subject to availability and prices may vary. Please call for an up to date price on 1300 404 606 **Advertised price based on departure dates: 15 Mar 20 from Sydney at time of publishing Already booked your flights? Call us to book your land only package at MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606
ITINERARY
  • Day 1: Depart for Jordan
  • Day 2: Arrive in Amman
  • Day 3: Explore Jerash, Amman City Tour / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4: Umm Qais, Ajlun Castle & Nature Reserve  / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 5: Mount Nebo, Madaba, Experience Petra by Night / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 6: Petra City Tour/ Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7: Aqaba City Tour, Sunset Yacht Cruise/ Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8: Aqaba Market / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 9: Wadi Rum Desert / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10: Visit Kerak Castle, Home-Hosted Lunch, Dead Sea / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11: Bethany Tour / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 12: Depart Jordan / Meals: Breakfast
For Full Itinerary CLICK HERE
MAP  
HOTELS
  • Amman: Grand Hyatt Amman
  • Petra: Movenpick Resort Petra
  • Aqaba: Movenpick Resort
  • Wadi Rum: Wadi Rum Sun City Camp
  • Dead Sea: Movenpick Resort

WHY BOOK WITH MYDISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT
  • Valid for travel: Mar-Dec 2020
  • Advertised price based on a 15 Mar 20 departure from Sydney at time of publishing.
  • Advertised price may vary and is subject to availability at time of booking.
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only.
  • Airlines are subject to best available at the time of confirmation or may change depending on date of departure.
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • Excludes: visa (for Israel), travel insurance, meals not mentioned and items of a personal nature

VISA INFORMATION Visas for Australians travelling overseas A visa is a form of permission for a non-citizen to enter, transit or remain in a particular country. We do not issue visas for overseas travel and cannot provide definitive information on visas. Only the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their visa requirements. For all countries, contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the country you intend to visit well in advance of travel. Not all countries have representation in Australia. For a list of all countries visa requirements Click Here
TO BOOK YOUR ISRAEL AND JORDAN TOUR, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606
1

Depart for Jordan

2

Arrive in Amman

Arrive in Amman, the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and transfer to your hotel. Amman is among the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Spend the rest of the day at leisure to rest, relax and adjust to your exotic surroundings.
3

Explore Jerash, Amman City Tour

After breakfast, travel north of Amman to the city of Jerash, the best-preserved example of Roman civilization in Jordan. Jerash was part of the Decapolis, the ten large Roman cities of the East. The city features theatres, churches, temples of Zeus and Artemis, a Nymphaeum and a colonnaded street. Then, embark on a city tour of Amman, often referred to as the “White City” because of the white stone used to build the houses. Tour the Citadel, located on the highest hill in Amman. Occupied since the Bronze Age, this impressive archaeological site includes the Temple of Hercules and Umayyad Palace. Here, you can also visit the Archaeological Museum, housing artifacts that date back from prehistoric times to the 15th century. Continue exploring the Roman Amphitheater, the souks, and the city’s modern district. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner with your tour manager and fellow travellers. MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
4

Umm Qais, Ajlun Castle & Nature Reserve

Travel north, towards the northwestern corner of Jordan, in the hills above the Jordan Valley, to the ruins of the Decapolis city of Gadara, known today as Umm Qais. The most striking feature is its location. It sits on a ridge at 1240 feet above sea level overlooking the Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee. Explore the impressive Greco-Roman ruins including the theatre and main street. Continue the drive to Ajlun. View Ajlun Castle, built by one of Saladin’s generals in 1184 AD. Nearby is the Ajlun Nature Reserve, an area of outstanding beauty and diverse wildlife, where you will enjoy lunch made from locally grown organic ingredients. After, visit the Soap House, the Biscuit House and the House of Calligraphy before returning to Amma.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch
5

Mount Nebo, Madaba, Experience Petra by Night

Today, drive south along the Kings’ Way towards Petra. En route, visit Mount Nebo, the reputed burial site of Moses, overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Tour a mosaic school where you will have the opportunity to learn about the incredible craft of mosaicing. Continue to the mosaic city of Madaba, where an ancient map of the Holy Land is set into the floor of Saint George’s Church. After lunch, travel to Petra. Tonight, experience Petra by night, with a stroll down the entire Siq to the Treasury, lit with over 1,000 candles in complete silence and feel the mystery and magic of Petra. In front of the Treasury, listen to traditional Bedouin music while sipping delicious mint tea.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch
6

Petra City Tour

An astonishing day exploring Petra! Enter the “rose-red” city, hand-sculpted from a mountain range by the Nabateans in the 3rd century BC. Begin your walk (or ride) through the “Siq”, a winding canyon road. In the end, you’ll gaze in total amazement at Petra’s most extraordinary monument – the towering Treasury building rising over 140 feet. Beyond, discover soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, a theatre, burial chambers and water channels – all remnants of a once-great Nabatean culture. Today, Petra is both a Jordanian national treasure and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop by the souvenir shop of Marguerite van Geldermalsen, wife of a Bedouin and hear her story about being accepted by the Bedouin culture. After, arrive at Petra Kitchen Restaurant. Here, enrich your culinary skills by joining a cooking class where you work alongside chefs and local women to prepare dishes made from local products. At the end of your class, enjoy your tasty creations for dinner and share the recipes of all the dishes. MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
7

Aqaba City Tour, Sunset Yacht Cruise

Morning departure to Jordan’s only port city of Aqaba. Begin the city tour with a visit to the Sharif Hussein House and a view of Aqaba Castle, also known as Mamluk Fort. Adjacent to the castle lies the Aqaba Museum housing Bronze Age artifacts dating back to 4000 BC. View the Great Arab Revolt Plaza, site of the early medieval port of Aqaba, the oldest church in the Middle East and the ruins of medieval Ayla city. Conclude the tour with a walk through the local souk. The remainder the day is for leisurely individual pursuits. Tonight, be enchanted by the beauty of the Red Sea. Spend a delightful evening cruising in a private yacht and marvel at the amazing sunset. Afterwards, savour a delightful meal on board. Cap off the day with an evening walk around the city to get a better understanding of the culture and customs of the local people. MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
8

Aqaba Market

Today, visit the souk in Aqaba where you will have the opportunity to bargain with local vendors for lunch. Then, head to Bernice beach, where you will enjoy the fish grill while Sayadieh is being prepared for you. The Sayadieh master chef will demonstrate how to cook this Jordanian meal. He will also explain the history of its creation. Afterwards, spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch
9

Wadi Rum Desert

Depart for Wadi Rum, surreal desert terrain of ancient river beds, wind-sculpted mountains, and vast desert vistas. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, often described as the “Valley of the Moon”, served as inspiration (and site of the filming) for T.E. Lawrence’s novel, Lawrence of Arabia. Ride in a 4×4 vehicle to explore the valley, with its looming rock faces. Cross the huge red sand dunes and the eroded pillars of sandstone rock known as “The Seven Pillars”. Then, eat lunch in an authentic Bedouin tent in the desert, where you’ll be introduced to “Zarb” – a selection of foods cooked in an oven with hot coals beneath the desert floor. After a camel ride, enjoy a glass of wine and marvel at the breathtaking sunset over Wadi Rum, before heading back to your hotel. Tonight, experience a traditional Bedouin dinner under the stars, accompanied by Arabic music.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
10

Visit Kerak Castle, Home-Hosted Lunch, Dead Sea

After breakfast, travel to the city of Kerak, situated on the King’s Way. The city is known for its Crusader Kerak castle, dating back to the 12th century. Tour the imposing fort that consists of stone-vaulted halls and endless passageways. For lunch, you are invited to a local farmer’s home. Sample a delicious feast of traditional food cooked by local women especially for you. Experience a unique opportunity to learn about their daily life and get an insight into the Jordanian culture & traditions. Then, travel to your hotel on the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Pamper yourself with fabulous treatments, or just savour the beautiful surroundings and natural beauty of this area.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
11

Bethany Tour

This morning, travel to the religious site of Bethany, located on the east bank of the Jordan River, to explore first-hand the foundations of Christianity. The site of Bethany where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, has long been known from the Bible and from Byzantine and medieval texts. The Bethany area formed part of the early Christian pilgrimage route between Jerusalem, the Jordan River, and Mount Nebo. This area is also associated with the ascension of the Prophet Elijah into heaven on a chariot of fire. After the tour, return back to the hotel. The rest of the day is spent at your leisure, whether it’s relaxing or enjoying the benefits of the mineral-rich therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea. This evening, savour a farewell dinner with your tour manager and travel companions.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
12

Depart Jordan

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
MEALS: Breakfast
DESTINATION
Group tours allow you to enjoy your holiday and meet like-minded travellers while your Tour Guide handles all the complicated organisational components.  Journey down the coastline of the Dead Sea and explore what Jordan has to offer, restful beach breaks, fascinating history and much more. The three major monotheistic religions – Christianity, Islam and Judaism – all have ties to the region and the Holy Land is home to a vast mix of culture. Get a taste for this amazing country on this 12 day tour.
FLIGHT 
Return flights Sydney-Amman-Sydney included in the deal!
TRANSFER Transfers included in the deal!
WEATHER Jordan’s weather is considered to be good year-round, meaning you can travel at any time. The best month to travel is May and October as fewer tourists visit during this time and temperatures are normally moderate. September also has great weather, however, the Jewish Holiday of Yom Kipper and Rosh Hashana mean the city goes into shutdown.  Spring and Autumn are considered the most comfortable season’s weather-wise, temperatures in Spring averaging the low 20s and temperatures in Autumn average high 20s. Winter has quite mild temperatures and brings storms and even snow to cities like Jerusalem and the Galilee.
VISA Visas for Australians travelling overseas A visa is a form of permission for a non-citizen to enter, transit or remain in a particular country. We do not issue visas for overseas travel and cannot provide definitive information on visas. Only the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their visa requirements. For all countries, contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the country you intend to visit well in advance of travel. Not all countries have representation in Australia. For a list of all countries visa requirements Click Here
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What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
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Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
When will my booking be confirmed? Once your MyDiscoveries holiday voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the MyDiscoveries Reservations team. MyDiscoveries will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates and will send you an email to confirm your booking information. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking in to your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements.
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