Jordan Holidays & Cultural Tours
Jordan Holidays : Insights into astounding civilizations:
Jordan has been blessed with a unique cultural and natural heritage that spans millennia, hence your Jordan holiday can be a an eye opener in more ways than one. Structured in the right way, a tailor-made tour of Jordan can be a mesmerizing experience; as a company that has been organizing Jordan tours and holidays for over 20 years, we have the experience to offer our clients the best product and value with itineraries that are led by expert tourist guides. It is no surprise that our clients go home after their Jordan trip filled with enthusiasm for the destination.
Moreover, we enjoy a healthy relationship with the principal European, American and Jordanian Archaeological missions currently excavating in areas from the Dead Sea to Petra, Wadi Dana to Jerash, to name a few. If your clients want to be accompanied by a professor to explain the sites and most recent discoveries, then let us know where they want to go, what they want to see and leave the rest to us. Alternatively, our guides are experts in Archaeology, and have the ever-essential communication and people’s skills.
We can also offer voluntourism opportunities within these itineraries, where your clients can interact with the local population to grasp a better understanding of Jordanians during their Jordan holidays.
Sample Jordan Cultural Tourism Itineraries:
The Nabatean Wonder Itinerary
Day 1, Arrival Amman
Your Jordan holiday begins with your arrival to the Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA). A representative from Apollotours Tours will meet you at Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA). Transfer to Amman. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2, Amman/ Ajlun/ Jerash/ Dead Sea
Breakfast. Start your tour of Jordan by taking a short bus trip north to the Mamluk fortress of Ajlun, followed by a visit to the Graeco-Roman city of Jerash. Then drive down to the lowest point on earth for a dip in the Dead Sea. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3, Dead Sea/ Madaba/ Mt. Nebo/ Wadi Mujib/ Kerak/ Petra
Breakfast. Depart the Dead Sea for a whole day tour to explore the King’s highway, which was once, part of the ancient Silk Road, start by visiting the Christian Town of Madaba “The City of Mosaics”. You will be visiting the St. George church with its mosaic map of the Holy Land from Byzantine times, and the Archaeological Park, which houses the remains of several Byzantine churches, including the amazing mosaics of the Church of the Virgin. The park complex includes a school for the restoration and conservation of ancient mosaics. Then take a detour to visit the Monastery in Mount Nebo. Proceed to Kerak via Wadi Al Mujib, a deep valley holding one of Jordan’s most breathtaking views. Visit the castle with its diverse history dated from the Byzantine to the Mamluk period. Continue south to the hotel in Petra. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4, Petra
Breakfast then morning tour of Petra, the Rose Red City of the Nabateans. Start your guided tour with a horse ride up to the Siq and proceed to explore this amazing world heritage site. The Rose Red City of Petra will surely surpass your wildest expectations. Visit the higher parts of the city before returning to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5, Second day Petra
Breakfast then second entry to the site of Petra, Continue exploring the upper parts of the amazing Rose Red city of the Nabateans. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6, Petra/ Beida/ Wadi Rum
Breakfast then late morning transfer to Beida, also known as Little Petra, and the place where the Nabateans used to entertain their guests. Proceed with your tour south to the enchanting desert of Wadi Rum, Jeep tour inside the Wadi until sunset. Enjoy the view while drinking a cup of traditional Bedouin tea. Transfer to the Bedouin camp area deep inside the desert where a large Bedouin tent will be set to serve as the group’s sitting room and smaller high quality Canadian sleeping tents will be prepared with comfortable mattresses, sheets and blankets. Traditional barbecue dinner and overnight at the camp.
Day 7, Wadi Rum/ Dana/ Amman
Breakfast then morning departure to the Dana Nature Reserve. Apart from its wildlife the reserve is rich with archaeological sites and culture. During your holiday to Jordan you can always go in for a short hiking tour at the reserve. Departure north to Amman for the overnight.
Day 8, departure
Breakfast. Transfer to Queen Alia International Airport. At the end of your tour in Jordan you will receive assistance with formalities and departure.
The Jordan Classic Itinerary
Day 1, Arrival Amman
Upon arrival, a representative from Apollotours Tours will meet you at Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA). Transfer to hotel in Amman. Overnight.
Day 2 Amman/ Um Qais/ Ajlun/ Jerash/ Amman
Breakfast and begin your Jordan tour by departing north to visit Um Qais, a city, rich with basalt ruins and overlooking the Jordan Valley, Golan Heights and Lake Tiberius (the sea of Galilee). Proceed to visit the village of Ajlun with its fortress and magnificent view into the Jordan Valley. Continue to visit Jerash; one of the most preserved Graeco-Roman cities in the Middle East and return to Amman for the overnight.
Day 3 Amman/ City Tour/ Dead Sea
Breakfast then morning city tour of Amman to visit the ruins of the Amman amphitheatre, the citadel and the Umayyad Palace. Transfer to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the surface of Earth, free time at leisure then overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 Dead Sea/ Madaba/ Mt. Nebo/ Wadi Mujib/ Kerak/ Petra
Breakfast then morning departure from the Dead Sea south through the king’s way, an ancient route that still has marks left from traders, armies and pilgrims who crossed it centuries ago. Visit the Christian Town of Madaba “The City of Mosaics” and take a detour to Mount Nebo, the site of the endearing monastery. Proceed to Kerak through Wadi Mujib, a deep valley holding one of Jordan’s most breathtaking views. Continue to visit the Kerakcastle with its diverse history dated from the Byzantine to the Mamluk period. Depart to Petra for the overnight.
Day 5 Full day visit of Petra
Breakfast. The visit of the ancient Nabatean Capital starts on horseback, followed by a walk through the Siq, a long narrow fissure between two overhanging cliffs. The tour then proceeds to gradually unfold the mysteries of the Rose Red City with its spectacular treasury, Royal Tombs, burial chambers and high places of sacrifice. Return to hotel for the overnight.
Day 6 Petra/ Beida/ Wadi Rum/ Aqaba
After breakfast proceed to Beida, also known as little Petra. Continue south to the enchanting desert of Wadi Rum for a jeep tour inside the Wadi until sunset. Enjoy the view while drinking a cup of traditional Bedouin tea and proceed to the beautiful gulf city of Aqaba, Jordan’s only outlet to the sea. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 Aqaba/ Amman
Breakfast. Free day at leisure in Aqaba. Those interested in snorkelling can enjoy the sport at one of the world’s most conserved coral reefs. Late afternoon transfer back to Amman, overnight at the hotel.
Day 8 Departure
Breakfast then transfer to Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA). Assist with formalities and departure.