Akshaya India Tours & Travels (P) Ltd.,
Jordan
 
   
Jordan Tours  

Jordan is an extraordinary destination which will leave feeling both relaxed and exuberant with wonderful memories of amazing experiences, and warm from the hospitality you have received from the welcoming Jordanian people and the beauty of their land. As far as history goes….we can make you live it by a journey throughout Jordan…. The Land & the River of Baptism

Fact File:
Location:

Jordan is bounded in the north by Syria, east by Iraq, south-east and south by Saudi Arabia and west by Israel. It has an outlet to an arm of the Red sea at Aqaba. Population: 4,322,255

Area:

land: 89,556 sq km (34,578 sq mi)

Capital:

Amman

Time Zone:

GMT + 2

Currency:

Jordanian dinar

Language:

Arabic is the official language. English and some French are also spoken

Religion:

Sunni Muslims(Majority) 94%, Shi´ite Muslims (Small Minority) Christians - 5%

Climate:

Most of Jordan has a desert climate with little or no rainfall and summer temperatures soaring especially high in July and August, the hottest and driest months of the year. Amman and the Jordan Valley have more pleasant weather during spring and autumn, when days are sunny and temperatures moderate. During winter the weather can be extremely cold, especially in Amman, accompanied by snow, rain and wind.

 

6 Nights / 7 Days - Jordan Tour Package

Day 1:
India / Amman

Upon arrival at Queen Alia International Airport, your guests will be met by our representative who will handle all customs & immigration formalities. After luggage identification, guests will be escorted out of the terminal to their waiting air-conditioned vehicles. Then drive to Amman Welcome drink will be served while the guests are doing their VIP check in at Bristol Amman Hotel Express check-in hotel, while Luggage will be sent up to the rooms.

Day 2:
Amman City tour – Jerash - Ajloun

Buffet breakfast at the main restaurant of the hotel.
Amman City tour;( Archaeological museum, Roman theatre, Residential areas)
Visit of Amman:Amman offers a variety of historical sites from the Neolithic, Hellenistic, as well as late Roman to Arab Islamic periods. The Citadel is a good place to begin a tour of the archeological sites of the city. It is the site of ancient Rabbath-Ammon and excavations there have revealed numerous Roman, Byzantine, and early Islamic remains. Located on a mountain, it only gives visitors a perspective of the city's incredible history, but also provides stunning views of the entire area. Then transfer to Jerash.
Visit of the site of Jerash:allow the ‘Highway of the North’ to take you to the awesome city of the thousand columns, which will invite you to reveal its hidden beauty. Jerash, the bride of the east, is an almost complete Roman city that can tell you its own story simply by just going through its allies. Lunch at Berkateen restaurant Then transfer to Ajloun.
Ajloun Castle(Qal'at Ar-Rabad) was built by one of Saladin's generals in 1184 AD to control the iron mines of Ajloun, and to deter the Franks from invading Ajloun. Ajloun Castle dominated the three main routes leading to the Jordan valley and protected the trade and commercial routes between Jordan and Syria; it became an important link in the defensive chain against the Crusaders, who unsuccessfully spend decades trying to capture the castle and the nearby village. After this experience return back to Amman Dinner & overnight at the hotel.

Day 3:
Bethany – Madaba – Nebo – Dead Sea

Buffet breakfast at the main restaurant of the hotel Transfer to Bethany Visit of Bethany (Jesus Baptism site):where Jesus Christ was baptized By John the Baptist. It’s called Bethany (Al Maghtas in Arabic). John refers to it as ‘’ Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing “. And it is mentioned as the place to which Jesus fled for safety after being threatened with stoning in Jerusalem: “Then Jesus went back across the Jordan to the place where John had been baptizing in the early days”. Visit the Elijah's Hill from where according to local traditions Elijah ascended to heaven. Explore the Bethany’s ancient remains, structures from the 1st century AD of John the Baptist and other Byzantine churches of 5th and 6th century. Then transfer to Madaba.
Visit of Madaba:The ancient Madaba - the capital of the Byzantine flourished originally as one of the Moabites cities and many tribes like Tanoukh and Soleih originally Arabs who became Christians and the famous pavers of mosaics like Salmanos who paved the map of Palestine in St. George Church in Madaba during the 6th century A.D. The map itself which talked about 150 biblical sites flourished during the Byzantine period in the whole region (West & East banks of River Jordan) the center of the map is the city of Jerusalem with all the biblical sites around the city of Jerusalem by the four directions (north, south, east & west) and it is a unique map dated back to the year 565 AD and it was a biblical & pilgrims map more than a geographical map. Madaba during the Nabatean Roman time was a good station on the Kings’ Highway connecting between the Forts located south of Madaba, like Karak as well as Philadelphia (Amman) as good locations to protect the Caravan Series coming originally from Petra loaded with frankincense and other goods heading to Asia Minor. Lunch at Haret Jdoudna restaurant Then transfer to visit Mount Nebo.
Mount Nebo: The ancient biblical Pisgah, the memorial of Moses located 9 km drive from Madaba in a village called Syagha and it is a Franciscan custody the Terra Santa protectors. The memorial of Moses was the last station in Moses trip after he left Egypt with the Israelites using the Kings’ Highway passing by Wadi Musa (Petra) where he stroke the rock and the natural spring of Moses flew down and Mt. Nebo is the second place where Moses struck the rock for the second time though he was told by God he can only use his stick once. Moses viewed the Promised Land from Mt. Nebo and was unable to cross into. It is also believed that Moses is buried in this area. The Roman Catholic Church was constructed during the 6th century AD as a commemoration of Moses and you still see the verse of John No. 17 which relate the church as a Christianity place as a memorial to Moses. The church was reconstructed by the Franciscans who restored the mosaics inside, and a very famous mosaic floor by the left side of the church still intact and in a good condition even after the destructive earthquake of the year 747 AD and was not icon clasted. After that transfer to the Dead Sea Express check-in at hotel, while Luggage will be sent up to the rooms.

Day 4:
Dead Sea

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Full day at leisure and relax on the beach. Lunch at main restaurant of the hotel.

Day 5:
Dead Sea – Ma’in Karak - Petra

Buffet breakfast at the main restaurant of the hotel. Then transfer to Ma’in (Hot Springs)
Hammamat Ma’in (Ma’in Hot Springs).Popular with both locals and tourists alike, the springs are located 264 meters below sea level in one of the most breath-taking desert oases in the world. Thousands of visiting bathers come each year to enjoy the mineral rich waters of these hyper-thermal waterfalls. These falls originate from winter rainfalls in the highland d plains of Jordan and eventually feed the 109 hot and cold springs in the valley. This water is heated to temperatures up to 63 degrees Celsius by underground lava fissures as it makes its way through the valley before emptying into the Zarqa River. After that transfer to Karak Lunch at Karak rest house.
Karak: The fort itself is a dark maze of stone-vaulted halls and endless passageways. The best preserved are underground, and to be reached through a massive door (ask at the ticket office). The castle in itself is more imposing than beautiful, though it is all the more impressive as an example of the Crusaders' architectural military genius. Karak's most famous occupant was Reynald de Chatillon, whose reputation for treachery, betrayal and brutality is unsurpassed. When Baldwin II died, his son, a 13-year-old leper, sued for peace with Saladin. The Leper King, however, died without an heir, and in stepped Reynald, who succeeded in winning the hand of Stephanie, the wealthy widow of Karak's assassinated regent. He promptly broke the truce with Saladin, who returned with a huge army, ready for war. Reynald and King Guy of Jerusalem led the Crusader forces and suffered a massive defeat. Reynald was taken prisoner and beheaded by Saladin himself, marking the beginning of the decline in Crusader fortunes. The castle was enlarged with a new west wing added by the Ayyubids and Mameluks. Then transfer to Petra Express check-in at hotel, while Luggage will be sent up to the rooms.

Day 6:
Petra – Little Petra - Amman

Buffet breakfast at the main restaurant of the hotel.
Visit of Petra:After breakfast in the hotel's main restaurant your guests will spend the morning exploring the Hidden Nabatean city Petra, that still forms part of the domain of the Bedouin, and you will see them with their horses and camels as you begin your unforgettable trip into this cultural landmark. After passing tombs outside the city, you come to the “Siq”, an immense crack in the Nubian sandstone almost one half mile long. This winding fissure separates overhanging cliffs that appear to meet 300 feet overhead. Near the end of the passage, the Siq makes one last turn with great style, and out of the gloom Petra's most impressive monument Al Khazneh (The Treasury) appears in the towering brightness. One of the most elegant remains of antiquity, out of the, Al Khazneh is nearly 140 feet high and was carved from the mountain’s solid rock in the First Century B.C. Originally used as a Nabatean king’s tomb, scholars believe Al Khazneh was later used as Nabatean temple. Film buffs will recognize it from its starring role in the final scenes of the movie “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.”… Beyond el Khazneh you are surrounded on both sides by hundreds of Petra's curved and built structures, soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, a curved Roman theatre (seating 3,000), large and small houses, burial chambers, banquet halls, water channels and reservoirs, bathes, monumental staircases, cultic installations, markets, arched gates public buildings and paved streets. Lunch at Basin restaurant Then transfer to visit the Little Petra (al Biedah)
Beyond Umm Sayhun, a short distance north of Petra, the road runs between wild and beautiful outcrops of rock, the color of pale honey. It is called al-Biedah in Arabic, 'the white one'. Al-Biedah was also one of the main commercial areas of Petra, the entry and exit point for the trade routes to the north and north-west. Here the caravans from the Negev, Gaza and Askalon, from Jerusalem and the Phoenician coast would arrive and settle for a while to engage in trade, their camels and donkeys quartered in the broad acres near the cistern. The merchants probably stayed in the cool seclusion of the Siq al-Barid, the cold gorge, whose entrance is at the end of a narrowing of the valley. Then return back to hotel in Amman Dinner & overnight

Day 7:
Amman – Q.A.I.A

Buffet breakfast at the main restaurant of the hotel. After the breakfast, early in the morning, checkout the hotel then meet our staff at the hotel reception to assist you with checkout procedures… and then you will be transferred to Queen Alia International Airport (Amman Int’l Airport) approximately ,where our staff will assist you with all departure formalities and bid you Farwell on your flight back home! End of the tour

Tour Cost on request

Book NowTour Cost Inclusions

  • Round trip economy class air fare Ex Chennai or Bangalore

  • 6 Nights accommodation as per the itinerary ( 4* category Hotel )

  • Breakfast and dinner

  • All transfers as mentioned in the itinerary

  • Sightseeing , entrance fees as per itinerary

  • Airport taxes as on date

Tour Cost Exclusions

  • Jordan Visa ( approximately Rs.2500 per person )- Personal appearance required at Jordan Embassy Delhi

  • Any expenses of personal nature

  • Any meals other than specified

  • Any increase in the air fare which may come into effect prior to the departure

  • Any increase in the air fare which may come into effect prior to the departure

  • Any surcharges involved during Trade Fair, Exhibitions, Conferences , Festivals etc

  • Tips and porterage

  • Any other items not mentioned in the clause Tour Cost Inclusions

 
 

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