Jordan Experience - Insight Vacations

Jordan Experience (Winter 2017-18)

Duration: 6 days Visiting: Jordan

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  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Highlights
  • Optional experiences
  • Accommodation
  • Dates & prices

Welcome to a land rich in Arab culture, natural wonders and sites so ancient that by comparison, the Crusader forts guarding the old trade routes are considered recent additions.

  1. Day 1

    Your Journey Begins

    Board your overnight flight to Europe (please ask about our great deals).

  2. Day 2

    Welcome to Amman

    Welcome to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, where the landscape has changed little in 2,000 years. On arrival at Amman Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Later, join your Jordanian Tour Director for a Welcome Reception, drinks and a Welcome Dinner.

  3. Day 3

    Jerash, the Pompeii of the East and on to Petra

    The journey to Jerash reveals the most beautifully preserved example of a Greco-Roman city still in existence. Enter through Hadrian's Arch, to explore the grand ruins of the Temples of Artemis and Zeus, where you can listen to the Whispering Column, and overlook the vast Oval Plaza, and Cardo Maximus, the main Roman road. Return to Amman for sightseeing of the huge Roman Amphitheatre and the Citadel Hill. After some free time, continue south to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra – voted one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the World'.

  4. Day 4

    Exploring the Lost City of Petra

    This day is devoted to the beautiful ‘rose red city, half as old as time'. You enter this lost city through a narrow gorge, the Siq, with walls that rise up to 200 metres. Emerge from the path to see the magnificent Treasury, carved out of solid rock and standing over 40 metres high. Wind your way through the canyon to explore the Roman Amphitheatre, which once seated 3,000 spectators, and the ancient tombs.

  5. Day 5

    To the Crusader Castle of Shobak, Mt. Nebo and back to Amman

    Follow the King's Highway to visit Shobak, an authentic 12th century crusader fortress, perched on the side of a rocky mountain, standing guard over a barren and desolate land. Admire the Arabic calligraphy on the external walls and towers before discovering the original Crusader chapel, palace complex, and even a set of secret passages! Continue to Mt Nebo, one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan, where Moses stood and saw before him the Promised Land. At Madaba, visit the famous Greek Orthodox Church of St. George with its amazing 6th century mosaic map depicting the entire Holy Land – from Jordan and Palestine in the north, to Egypt in the south. Later, return to the Jordanian capital where you are at leisure.

  6. Day 6 - Relaxed Start

    Depart Amman

    (Relaxed Start) Your journey concludes with a transfer to the airport. Alternatively, why not extend your stay with a short drive to the lowest spot on earth? The Jordan Valley Dead Sea Resort & Spa is 400 metres below sea level.




  • Jerash: Feel like you have stepped 2,000 years back in time as your Tour Director guides you through this marvelous ancient metropolis - now the finest surviving example of a Greco-Roman city in the world!
  • Petra: To visit the ancient and hidden 'rose red' city, journey with your Tour Director, through the winding, dark passageway, between rock walls 90-180 metres high.
  • Madaba: Guided by your Tour Director, admire the detail of the Madaba Map - a fascinating mosaic that is believed to be the earliest surviving map of the Holy land.


  • Mount Nebo: Take in the astounding view of Moses' Promised Land, where the ruins are truly a site to behold.


  • Amman: See the Roman Amphitheatre and Citadel Hill.
  • Petra: See the Treasury and explore the Roman Amphitheater and ancient tombs.
  • Shobak: Explore the Crusader fortress seeing the Crusader chapel.


  • Jordan: Enjoy complete convenience with all breakfasts and dinners included.
  • Amman: Get to know your fellow travelers and Tour Director over a drink at your Welcome Reception.
  • Included Quality Dining: 4 Buffet Breakfasts (BB) and 3 Three-course table d’hôte Dinners or Buffets (D) with tea or coffee; plus 1 Welcome Dinner (WD) with wine and tea or coffee.


  • Amman: The 5-star Amman Marriott Hotel is located in one of the capital's busiest centres, with easy access to all historical sites.
  • Petra: The Petra Marriott Hotel is majestically situated to overlook the dramatic and picturesque rose-red city. It combines the warmest Arabian hospitality with the splendour of the ancient city of Petra.


  • Our highly-skilled Insight Tour Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend in a foreign land.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned coach with an on-board restroom (alternative coaches and vehicles, without on-board facilities, may be used on occasion).
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary (available for groups of 8 or more).
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included; you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • From time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish - a local tidbit representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
  • Complimentary transfers are available from and to Amman Airport on arrival and departure days, or when additional accommodation has been booked through Insight Vacations.

Optional experiences

Most Insight trips already include a host of bonus highlights and comprehensive sightseeing. There may also be an exciting array of Optional Experiences which will turn an already amazing experience into the trip of a lifetime! These are entirely optional and can be booked through your Travel Director/Local Representative at the commencement of your trip. Please note, many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Insight Vacations. The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.



Marriott Amman Hotel

Amman (Central) - Jordan

Amman Marriott Hotel

Marriott Petra Hotel

Petra (Scenic) - Jordan

Petra Marriott Hotel

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