Wonders of Jordan (QD) - 2016

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7 Day Tour from Amman to Dead Sea


Wonders of Jordan
Petra, Jordan is famous for its rock cut architecture
Petra, Jordan is famous for its rock cut architecture
Explore the ruins of the Monastery in Petra, Jordan

Vacation Overview

Ancient sights and fascinating landscapes await you on this Jordan tour that begins in Amman, Jordan's capital, and ends at the Dead Sea, the lowest place on Earth. In between, you’ll visit many of Jordan's amazing sights.

Amman is one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities with a history spanning nine millennia. Here, guided sightseeing includes a visit to the Roman amphitheater and excursions to Umm Qais and Jerash, a well-preserved Greco-Roman city buried for centuries under desert sands. Also enjoy guided sightseeing in Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World®, where you’ll admire this amazing city carved directly into the sandstone rock. Here, Globus has arranged an unforgettable experience for you. You'll walk down the Siq, a narrow gorge with spectacular colors flanked on either side by high cliffs. At the end, you’ll stand in awe in front of the iconic and famed Treasury, carved out of the sheer sandstone cliff in the 1st century BC. Additionally, sip tea in a Bedouin tent. The Bedouin are semi-nomadic people still inhabiting this region, and this is a special experience offered by Globus.

Another unique experience offered by Globus is a 4-wheel drive to the desert of Wadi Rum, virtually untouched by humanity with its incredible rocky landscape, monolithic rockscapes, and centuries-old paintings spread on the rocky outcrops. You'll also visit Kerak, and its 12th-century Crusader Castle; Wadi Mujib, the "Jordanian Grand Canyon;" Madaba, home to a 6th-century, tiled mosaic of the Holy Land; Mount Nebo, the holy site where Moses first saw the Promised Land; Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where Christians believe Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist; and the Dead Sea.

All of this and more are waiting for you on this fabulous Wonders of Jordan tour.


AMMAN
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the amphitheater; excursion to Jerash and Um Quais

WADI RUM
Visit the largest wadi in Jordan and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite enjoy a four-wheel drive to the desert of Wadi Rum and receive a local scarf

PETRA
Guided sightseeing, including Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite the Siq and the Treasury; sip tea in a Bedouin tent

KERAK
Visit the Crusader Castle

WADI MUJIB
Visit the Jordanian Grand Canyon

MADABA
Visit St. George’s Church and the Archaeological Museum

MOUNT NEBO
Visit the mountain where Moses saw the Promised Land

BETHANY BEYOND THE JORDAN
Visit the site of John the Baptist’s settlement

DEAD SEA
Farewell dinner

NOTE:

  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.


DAY 1Arrive in Amman, Jordan

Arrive at Amman Airport and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Enjoy this evening’s welcome dinner with your traveling companions, hosted by your Tour Director. (Dinner)

Amman, the capital of Jordan, is ideally situated in a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley 
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DAY 2Amman. Excursion to Jerash & Umm Quais

Start this morning with guided city sightseeing of Amman and a visit to the ROMAN AMPHITHEATER. Later, travel to JERASH, the best-preserved Greco-Roman city in the Middle East. Next, stop in Umm Qais, site of the Gadarene swine miracle. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 3Amman–Wadi Rum–Petra

An exciting visit to Wadi Rum is on the program today. Wadi Rum is the largest wadi in Jordan and made eternally famous through the movie Lawrence of Arabia. Today’s highlight is a spectacular Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE to the desert of Wadi Rum. Also receive a keffieyeh, a local scarf. Continue to the “rose-red city” of Petra. Relax at your hotel this evening or explore the ancient city. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Explore the ruins of the Monastery in Petra, Jordan Petra, Jordan is famous for its rock cut architecture 
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DAY 4Petra

Full day of guided sightseeing in Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World®. Lost to the world for centuries, it is located in the biblical land of Moab. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Enjoy an unforgettable experience as you walk down the SIQ, the narrow gorge made famous in the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Stand in awe in front of the iconic and famed TREASURY. You’ll see spectacular temples and tombs created out of the rose-colored sandstone and sip tea in a BEDOUIN TENT. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Deadhorse Point in Moab Enjoy the resort town of Moab, Utah Moab, Utah, near Arches and Canyonlands National Parks See the amazing rock formations in Moab 
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The World Heritage List includes over 800 properties with cultural and/or natural heritage of global significance.

DAY 5Petra–Kerak–Wadi Mujib–Dead Sea

This morning features Kerak, with a visit to the CRUSADER CASTLE and Wadi Mujib, the “Jordanian Grand Canyon.” Continue to your hotel at the Dead Sea for your 2-night stay. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 6Dead Sea. Excursion to Madaba, Mount Nebo & Bethany Beyond the Jordan

A fascinating day today. Stop in Madaba to visit ST. GEORGE’S CHURCH, which houses a precious 6th-century mosaic map of the Holy Land. Also explore the MADABA ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM. Today’s major highlight is a visit to MOUNT NEBO, where Moses saw the Promised Land. Next is Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where Christians believe that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Return to the Dead Sea. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner with your traveling companions of an unforgettable journey. (Breakfast, Dinner)

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DAY 7Dead Sea

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Amman). (Breakfast)

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Transportation

Motorcoach or minibus; four-wheel drive. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.



Full buffet breakfast daily; 6 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Amman and a farewell dinner at the Dead Sea

Four Ways Globus Eliminates the Hassles

VIP Access
Skip the lines and get special treatment at the must-see attractions.

Perfect Hotels
We’ve done the work to find just the right hotels in just the right locations.

Tour Directors
Take your heads out of the guidebook and let expert guides make every destination fascinating.

Transportation
Leave the navigating to us – and just sit back and enjoy the ride. Learn how Globus is reducing transportation-related energy use and greenhouse gas emissions.




UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the Wonders of Jordan:

  • Petra
  • Wadi Rum Protected Area