Family Itinerary Older Children
Day 01: Arrival at QAIA – Meet & Assist – Transfer to the hotel in Amman for overnight
You will arrive at Amman airport and will be met by our representative at the airport; you will transfer to your hotel in Amman for overnight.

Day 02: Breakfast at the hotel - Visit Jerash – Back to Amman for lunch at Wild Jordan Café and city tour of Amman (Citadel, Theater, Old souk and Night Rainbow Street for walk and have coffee) – Overnight at the hotel in Amman
After the breakfast at the hotel, proceed to the North of Amman for a 45 minute drive to the best preserved example of Roman civilization, the city of Jerash. Jerash, part of the Decapolis (the ten big Roman cities of the East) has been called the Pompeii of the East for its unique state of preservation. The city features theaters, churches, temples (Zeus and Artemis), a Nymphaeum and colonnaded streets. After the visit back to Amman to start a city tour of Amman, the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom. Often referred to as the “White City” because of the white stone used to build houses, Amman offers a contrast between oriental and cosmopolitan. The tour will take you to the museums, the Citadel, the amphitheater, the souks and the modern part of town.
Back to your hotel for overnight.

Day 03: Depart Amman to visit Madaba (St. George Church) – Mt. Nebo – Overnight at Rummana Camp
Depart Amman to visit Madaba, known as the City of Mosaics. Here you will visit the oldest map of the Holy Land on the floor of Saint George’s Church. Madaba, or Medeba in antiquity, features many famous mosaics that exist in public and private buildings. After Madaba, a short drive will bring you to Mt. Nebo, the alleged burial site of Moses overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. From this mountain top Mosaic had his first glimpse of the Holy Land, a land he was never allowed to enter. Here Franciscans have built a structure that protects a 4th and 6th Century Byzantine church, then proceed to Rummana camp for overnight. Set in the flagship reserve of the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, the Rummana campsite is one of three accommodation option in the reserve. The Rummana campsite is perfect for families and the white canvas Bell tents are equipped with mattresses and blankets. The campsite enjoys spectacular views and opportunities for guided, and self – guided walks including the three hour trail to the Dana Guest house, an easy walk with no rises or falls in terrain. Worth putting in a picture of the Rummana campsite / nature reserve.

Day 04: Transfer to Petra – Visit Petra (horse ride) – Overnight at the hotel in Petra
After breakfast, depart on a full day tour of Petra. Once the ancient Nabatean capital, this city gently reveals itself as you walk through its hand carved facades. Starting at the visitors center, each person is assigned a horse guided by a local Bedouin who will lead you to the once hidden entrance to the lost city. After passing some tombs which are located outside the city, the visitor passes through the SIQ, an immense crack in the Nubian sandstone. It is a winding, one-kilometer-long fissure between overhanging cliffs that seem to meet more than 300 feet overhead. Near the end of the passage, the SIQ, with great style, makes one last turn and out of the gloom in towering brightness appears Petra’s most impressive monument, el Khazneh - The Treasury. This is one of the most elegant remains of antiquity, carved out of the solid rock from the side of the mountain and
is nearly 140 feet high and 90 feet wide. Beyond el Khazneh the visitor is surrounded on both sides by hundreds of Petra’s carved and built structures, soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, a carved Roman theater, large and small houses, burial chambers and much more. The Victorian traveler and poet, Dean Burgon, gave Petra a description which holds to this day - “Match me such a marvel save in Eastern clime, a rose-red city half as old as time.” After this beautiful visit transfer to your hotel in Petra for overnight.

Day 05: Free morning in Petra – Lunch – Depart to Wadi Rum (Jeep tour) – Overnight at Wadi Rum Camp
Today you have the option of visiting Petra for the second time or visiting the Souq. You will then transfer to the magical desert of Wadi Rum, home of “Lawrence of Arabia”. Upon arrival, you will take a jeep tour managed and driven by one of the local Bedouin to many of the sites in the moon-like landscaped desert. You will start from the visitor center and drive to Rum village about a 10 minute drive on paved roads. After this you will head into the ochre around 10 min to get to Wadi Rum village, then visit Lawrence spring this spring was named for T.E. Lawrence, of Lawrence of Arabia fame, who fought in the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire. Continue to Khazali Canyon an iconic feature in Wadi Rum, Khazali Canyon is an easy 20 minute walk that allows you to see many Nabatean inscriptions and drawings. Last place to visit is the Sand dunes, then head back to you camp in Wadi
Rum village for overnight. As the sun sets in Wadi Rum you will experience not only the changing temperature but also the changes in the color of the rock as and sand take on the deep red of the setting sun. As day turns to night the atmosphere of the desert changes from one of oppressive (heat) to relaxed and welcoming as the Bedouin prepare the fire and the sumptuous hospitality. Once the night a fully arrived the stars will come into their own as they light up the night sky. In clear morning light of sunrise the desert takes on a heavenly aura before the sun once again assumes control.

Day 06: Depart Wadi Rum to Wadi Al Mujib – Visit Dead Sea Panoramic, Complex – Overnight at Mujeb Chalet.
After breakfast at your hotel, you will proceed along the Dead Sea Highway, for the beautiful drive through the Wadi Araba deset and passing the banks of the Dead Sea. As you descend to 410 meters below sea level you will notice the change in both temperature and landscape. The Dead Sea Panoramic Complex/Dead Sea Museum is a new complex of regional museums about the Dead Sea region, history and geology. The museum is run by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, and has some fascinating information about the geology, ecology (animal and plant), archaeology, history and industry of the Dead Sea and surrounding area. It has also information about the environmental problem concerning the Dead Sea, such as decreasing of the Dead Sea water level and sinkhole in the Dead Sea coast. As the name suggests it has a magnificent view of the Dead Sea and the hills beyond it. Watching the sunset from here is a wonderful experience. And then transfer to Mujeb Chalets for overnight.
Operated by the Royals Society for the Convservation of Nature the Chalets are built on to the Madash Peninsula and offer the only view of the Dead Sea with both an East / West and North / South perspective. Each of the 15 chalets has an uninterrupted sea view with a shaded terrace. Access to the Dead Sea and the fresh water showers is for private use of those staying in the chalets.

Day 07: Canyon trail at Wadi Al Mujib – Lunch at Dead Sea – Overnight at the hotel at Dead Sea
In the morning start the Canyon trail passing through white rock hills, this trail leads from the Visitor Center to the Mujib River. The trail follows the river downstream from the head of the Mujib Gorge. Shortly after entering the gorge, you will reach the top of a spectacular waterfall 20m high, which will be negotiated under the watchful eye of trained guides. After descending the waterfall, the hike continues along the gorge (with views of spectacular rock formations). And then proceed to the Dead Sea for a swim and relax in the salty waters of this lowest spot on earth. Experience the ultimate sensation of trying to swim, while you can actually only float. Overnight at the hotel at Dead Sea.

Day 08: Transfer to QAIA for departure
You will transfer to Amman airport to fly back home with safe trip

Note:
Canyon trail: Minimum age to participate is 18 yrs old
Canyon trail: Open from 01/Apr till 31/Oct.

CITY

HOTEL NAME

MEAL PLAN

NIGHTS

Amman

Hisham Hotel

BB

02

Dana

Rummana Camp

BB

01

Petra

Wadi Rum

Petra Guest – House Hotel

Rahayeb Camp

BB

BB

01

01

Wadi Mujib

Mujib Chalets

BB

01

Dead Sea

Kempinski Hotel

BB

01





PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- Meet and assist upon arrival and departure
- Accommodation at the above-mentioned hotels on BB Basis
- All tours and transfers in AC 3-seaters car or 7-seaters minivan with English speaking driver throughout the program
- All entrance fees to the above-mentioned sites
- Hiking at Mujib reserve (Canyon trail)
- Lunches as mentioned in the above itinerary
- Horse ride in Petra
- Jeep tour (for two hours) in Wadi Rum
- Local English speaking guide in Jerash for two hours and in Petra for three hours during the visit.

NOT INCLUDED:
- Visa: USD 30.00 per person
- Departure tax (Usually included in the flight ticket, and USD 14.00 per person for land departures)
- Tips
- Dinners inside / outside the hotels
- Personal items such as drinks with meals and telephone calls
- Any other service not mentioned above