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Start Location: Amman, Jordan, Kempinski Hotel

Start Date: May 24, 2022

Price: $2997.00 USD per person

Deposit Amount: $750 USD per person

Finish Location: Dead Sea, Jordan, Kempinski Ishtar

Included Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

Airport Transport: Arrival and departure transfers are included on a group basis

Flight details are needed 45 days in advance

Transport: Air-conditioned vehicle transfers throughout

Accommodation: 5-Star Hotel - 7 nights, Desert Camp - 1 night

Rooming Requirements: Twin Share

Maximum Group Size: 20

Leader/Guide: English-Speaking leader throughout

Included Activities: Per Day-to-Day itinerary

Exclusions

  • Any visas required
  • International flights
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drinks with included lunches and dinners
  • Tips for leaders, guide and driver
  • Personal Insurance
  • Optional activities

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Your Itinerary

Ahlan Wa Sahlan! Welcome to Amman, a cosmopolitan city steeped in biblical history. On arrival at Queen Alia International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel, ready for your adventure to begin at 6 pm with an important welcome meeting. If you arrive early, feel free to head out and explore highlights include the citadel with its amazing sweeping views of Amman, the Jordan Museum, which is home to the Dead Sea Scrolls, or the Roman Theatre, right in the middle of downtown Amman. After the meeting, get out on to the streets this evening for an optional groupdinner, or explore on your own and pick up a coffee from one of the cafes, partnering it with an ara'yes - a toasted sandwich filled with spicy mincemeat.

Included Activities:
Arrival transfer

Accommodation:
Kempinski Amman or similar

Take a walking tour of Amman, starting with the citadel, Roman Odeon, and the Roman Theatre. Then head over to Rainbow Street, the heart of Amman's arts and shopping scene and home of the city's best falafel. A stroll along this lively street takes you past cafes, arts venues, and galleries. Check out the Rainbow Theater, admire 1920s villas, and take in 'Mango Street' and Malouf Street, known as Souk Jara Street. Sit relax and grab some lunch afterwards.

Optional Turkish bath, enjoy a soak in a hamam alongside your newfound sisters, followed by a picnic dinner of local Arabic mezze.

Included Activities:
Amman - City Tour
Amman-Food Tasting Tour
Breakfast

Optional Activities:
Turkish Bath USD 49 per person

Accommodation:
Kempinski Amman or similar

In the morning, we leave Amman for a short drive north (approximately 1 hour) to Jerash, where we’ll explore some of the greatest Greco-Roman ruins in existence. Reaching its zenith as a favourite of the emperor Hadrian, it has a striking collection of archways and theatres, baths, public buildings, and colonnaded streets, and is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon exploring.

Returning to Amman in the early evening, for a free evening – Optional Cooking class at Beit sitti.

Included Activities

  • Jerash and Ajloun visits
  • Breakfast

Optional Activities

  • Cooking class followed by dinner at Beit Sitti USD 61 per person

Accommodation

Kempinski Amman or similar

After breakfast, head towards the city of Mosaics, which has the oldest known mosaic map of the holy land, then we will go to view the Jordan Valley from the famous Mount Nebo visiting its Byzantine Church. Now. We then to Kerak on our way to Petra. Prepare for the experience of a lifetime as we visit Petra by night, lit with candles.

Rest up this evening as we’ll have a full day exploring Petra tomorrow!

Included Activities

  • Breakfast

Accommodation

Marriott Petra Hotel

Today is the day that we will visit one of the 7 Wonders of the World! Petra (The Rose City) remained unknown to the western world until 1812. UNESCO has described it as 'one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage,' which should give you a hint of what you are in for. Spend the afternoon on a guided tour. You'll squeeze through a mile-long narrow path, known as the Siq, through huge towers of rock and get your first glimpse of the iconic Treasury, which amazingly was hand-carved out of rock.

Back at your hotel, there's time to freshen up before joining some local ladies for dinner in their home. This will be an informal evening, a chance to live like a local and learn the art of Arabic cooking in a home environment.

Included Activities

  • Petra - Guided tour of Petra
  • Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation

Marriott Petra Hotel

Today we’ll drive to the rugged sandstone mountains of Wadi Rum. Discover the Rum the way the locals do – in jeeps operated by the local Bedouin community. Later, grab some lunch in the small village of Rum. Then it is off to see some of the most stunning desert scenery in the world. Great gouts of rock around Wadi Rum have been eroded by wind and ancient water into fantastical gnarled shapes. Meet your new Bedouin friends, the backbone of Jordan. Ride through sweeping swathes of desert, perhaps wondering how this place could be liveable – until you see a Bedouin camp, a group of dark tents low-pitched to the ground. In traditional Bedouin culture, a huge onus is placed on taking in and feeding any visitor, so a very warm welcome is assured.

In the evening you have the option to experience star gazing in this remote region.

Included Activities

  • Wadi Rum - 4WD jeep safari and desert camp
  • Breakfast, Dinner

Optional Activities

  • Petra second day visit (unguided) 7 USD per person
  • Wadi Rum-Star gazing 35USD per person

Accommodation

Wadi Rum Luxury Camp

Enjoy a spectacular sunrise at your desert camp. We will depart Wadi Rum mid-morning for the city of Aqaba, where we will stay at an amazing property along the Red Sea. After checking into your hotel your local guide will take you to explore the small Ottoman Mamluk Fort, dating from the 14th century and from where Lawrence of Arabia rode to Cairo, is worth a look – otherwise, most of the fun is to be found in the water. Acquaint yourself with the hotel's pool - if you are feeling adventurous, head out for a group scuba dive or snorkelling experience.

Included Activities

  • Breakfast

Optional Activities

  • Red Sea Snorkeling with Lunch 40USD per person
  • Red Sea Scuba from boat with Lunch 155USD per person

Accommodation

Manara Luxury Collection

Are you ready to float? Today we head to the shores of the Dead Sea: the lowest point on Earth (420 metres below sea level). This isn’t actually a sea, but rather a very salty lake (dead because of the lack of life in it) where the density of the water means you’ll go for a float, not a swim. The mud here is said to have healing properties, so why not cover yourself from head to toe for a nutrient-rich natural mineral mud bath. We will spend the evening at one of Trusted Travel Girl’s favourite properties: The Kempinski Ishtar.

Included Activities

  • Breakfast

Accommodation

Kempinski Ishtar or similar

All good things must come to an end. Today we say our goodbye to our new friends and the wonderful country of Jordan. Transfer to Queen Alia International Airport for departure

Included Activities

  • Breakfast
  • Departure Transfer

Booking information

Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability. Therefore, quoted rates might change accordingly.

Travel insurance is necessary for anyone travelling with us.

This insurance must cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of US$200,000 for each of the categories of cover.

See the Terms and Conditions for more information. 

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There is a high demand for spots on this exclusive trip. An Intrepid adventure consultant will contact you with confirmation of your enquiry submission and next steps for booking on this trip.

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Terms and conditions

Booking Conditions

Intrepid’s booking conditions will apply to your reservation. By making payment you are agreeing to our Booking Conditions as well as our COVID-19 policy.

Deposit of a non-refundable 25% to be paid at time of booking. Bookings must be made in USD.

Fully non-refundable deposit.

Payment of the trip balance is due 100 days before the departure date.

Early bird discount for first 8 bookings ($100). Discount non-guaranteed until booking is confirmed by the supplier.

Scuba certification required at time of trip, not time of booking. 

Exclusions

Pricing excludes: International airport, borders and port departure tax; services not mentioned in the itinerary; late check out at hotels; expenditure of personal nature; and increasing of taxes, fuel, entrance fees and flight tickets.

Cancellation due to Force Majeure

If a trip is cancelled due to a Force Majeure Event, we can offer you a choice of:

(a) a 110% credit of monies paid for your trip; or

(b) a refund minus unrecoverable costs.

If the cancellation due to a Force Majeure Event occurs after a trip has commenced, we can offer you a choice of a pro-rata:

(a) 110% credit for the days that remain on your trip; or

(b) refund minus unrecoverable costs of the days that remain on your trip.

Any credit resulting from a cancellation under this clause 8 (Cancellation by us):

does not have an expiry date and may be applied towards any other available trip offered by us;

are not redeemable for cash;

exclude flights or insurance as they will have their own booking conditions.

In such circumstances there will be no claim for damages by either party against the other and we are not responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred as a result of your booking including but not limited to visas, vaccinations, travel insurance excess or non-refundable flights.

A “Force Majeure Event” includes but is not limited to: acts of God; war; civil commotion; riot; blockade or embargo; fire; explosion; breakdown; union dispute; earthquake; epidemic, pandemic or other health emergency; flood; windstorm or other extreme weather event; lack or failure of courses of supply; passage of any law, order, proclamation, regulation, ordinance, demand, requisition or requirement or any other act of any government authority, beyond the reasonable control of the parties, whether or not foreseeable, which would make it dangerous or not viable for a trip to commence or continue.