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JGT “Bucket List” Special
Do it before you kick it! Limited places
Land of Ancient History & Culture
A tour to explore Amman, Jerash, Mount Nebo, Dead Sea, Petra and lots more besides.
Group departs Sunday 2nd October 2022 for 10 nights.
Fully escorted from Dublin by senior JGT Staff.
If you are interested in seeing this wonderful country, please e-mail us on email@example.com or call us on (01) 207 6555 and book your place now.
Itinerary for October 2022
Sunday 2 October: Dublin – Amman
1055 Depart Dublin on Turkish Airlines flight TK 1976 to Istanbul.
1720 Arrive in Istanbul. You will transfer straight on to your next flight without delay.
1835 Depart Istanbul for Amman on TK 822.
2055 Arrive in Amman. Our airport representative will be waiting for you with a name sign and will help you with immigration and customs procedures. Your English-speaking guide will wait for you in the Arrivals Hall, also holding a name sign and will transfer you to the 5* Crowne Plaza Hotel in Amman for overnight. Your visa is taken care of already.
L/D (on flights)
Monday 3 October: Amman – Jerash – Amman
Leisurely breakfast at hotel.
0930 Your English-speaking guide will be waiting for you in the lobby of your hotel. Start your first morning in Jordan with a city tour. Visit the Citadel in Amman, with beautiful views over the city. Continue to the Roman Theatre, located in the heart of Amman for a visit, then drive on to Jerash, to visit the world’s best preserved Roman provincial city. Enjoy (included) lunch at Artemis Restaurant, Jerash.
In the afternoon, return to your hotel, where you will be free for the evening, to explore Amman at your own pace or have an early night.
Overnight at Crowne Plaza in Amman.
Tuesday 4 October: Amman – Madaba – Mt. Nebo – Dead Sea
Breakfast at hotel.
After breakfast your tour today starts with visiting the St. George Church in Madaba with its famous mosaic map. Drive to Mt. Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land.
Enjoy (included) lunch at Mazayen Restaurant in Mount Nebo and then drive on to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the earth’s surface. Float in the salty waters and try out the famous healing mud. Overnight at the 4* Holiday Inn Dead Sea Resort at the Dead Sea.
Wednesday 5 October: Dead Sea – Ma’in Hot Springs – Dead Sea
Breakfast at hotel.
1000 Today, visit the Ma’in Hot Springs (included), to enjoy the mineral-rich waters of these hyper- thermal waterfalls. The springs are located 264m below sea level in one of the most breath-taking desert oases in the world. These falls originate from winter rainfalls in the highland plains of Jordan and eventually feed the 109 hot and cold springs in the valley. This water is heated to temperatures of up to 63° celsius by underground lava fissures, as it makes its way through the valley, before emptying into the Zarqa River. This is a natural spring area and not a modern spa, although spa treatments are available at a supplement. Return to your hotel and you will be free for the rest of the day.
Overnight at the 4* Holiday Inn Dead Sea Resort.
Thursday 6 October: Dead Sea – Dana Nature Reserve – Shabok – Petra
Breakfast at hotel.
After breakfast transfer to Dana – the largest nature reserve in Jordan, and home to a great variety of wildlife. Today you have a short hiking tour on the Campsite Trail. (Grade: Easy Distance: 1.5 km Time: 1 hour Starting time: 11.00 AM from the Rummana Campsite) Description: This circular walk around the Rummana campsite is a great place to see birds, especially during migration seasons. The scenic viewpoints along the trail offer picturesque views of the Dana Mountains. Lunch box included.
Afterwards, it is a short journey to visit the Crusader castle at Shabok. From there, continue on to the highlight of the trip to Jordan – Petra. If time allows, this afternoon you will visit Little Petra too. If time is too tight we will visit Little Petra when leaving for Wadi Rum. Check-in at your hotel and enjoy dinner (not included). For those who are up to it, tonight will give you the chance to experience Petra by Night. This is an optional extra ($25pp) and is entirely up to you whether you want to go or not. It is a magical way to see this fabled city, totally illuminated by 1,500 candles. It requires walking the entire Siq to the Treasury Building, on uneven surfaces after dark and may not be for everyone. For those who want to go, we will arrange that locally.
Friday 7 October: Petra
After breakfast, transfer to Petra for a full day to explore one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. You will enter through the Siq and visit the Treasury, Street of Facades, Theatre, Colonnaded Street etc.
Enjoy your (included) lunch in the Basin Restaurant at the 5* Crown Plaza Resort. You will then be able to visit the Monastery and/or the High Place of Sacrifice today. There are a lot of steps involved but it is definitely worthwhile for the spectacular views! Make sure that your camera or phone is fully charged because you will take dozens of photographs in one of the most spectacular places on earth. Return to your hotel for a rest.
Overnight at the 5* Hyatt Zaman Hotel in Petra.
Saturday 8 October: Petra – Wadi Rum
After breakfast, drive to Little Petra for a short visit before transferring to Wadi Rum Visitors Centre. here you will be greeted by our local guide. Your visit will start with a jeep tour including a freshly prepared BBQ lunch. A jeep tour is the best way to discover lots of sites in Wadi Rum. The jeep will stop at each site giving you time to explore the area and maybe even climb up on some of the beautiful natural formed bridges in Wadi Rum.
Afterwards, transfer for dinner and overnight at Memories Aicha Campsite. At sunset, you will have a great position to watch the spectacular natural occurrence. The absence of light pollution at Wadi Rum means you will have the best possible view of the spectacular night sky.
Accommodation at Memories Aicha is in Junior Suites (Sun City Camp for 22 September group). A limited number of Executive Suites are available at a supplement (€50pp sharing/€100 single) or Panoramic Star-Gazing Luxury Tent (€65 pps/€110 single).
Star Gazing Panoramic Tents
Sunday 9 October: Wadi Rum – Aqaba
This morning, after breakfast you will transfer to Aqaba on the Red Sea, where later you will check in at your hotel and have a chance to relax after your hectic days in Wadi Rum and Petra.
Overnight at the 4* Double Tree by Hilton hotel in Aqaba.
Monday 10 October: Aqaba
Breakfast at hotel.
After breakfast, enjoy a 4-hour cruise (included), including snorkeling kit and BBQ lunch at the Berenice Beach. At this beach club, you can book one of the many water activities or return to your hotel to relax for a free afternoon and evening.
Overnight in the 4* Double Tree by Hilton hotel.
Tuesday 11 October: Aqaba – Amman
Early breakfast at hotel.
0900 After breakfast, depart Aqaba for Amman, arriving there about lunchtime. Take the afternoon to relax or do some shopping.
1800 This evening, leave your hotel for dinner at the lovely Fakhreldin restaurant. When you have had your fill, continue on for an Amman by night tour. See this bustling city at its frantic best. You’ll be home early enough, as you have an early start tomorrow.
Overnight at the 5* Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Wednesday 12 October: Amman – Dublin
Depart your hotel at 0615 and transfer to the airport for departure.
0930 Depart Amman on Turkish Airlines flight TK 817 to Istanbul.
1200 Arrive in Istanbul.
1305 Depart Istanbul on TK 1977.
1535 Arrive Dublin.
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(Single Supplement: €590)
Non-refundable deposit € 310pp. Balance due 10 weeks before departure.
Consumer Protection Levy is an additional €10pp and is mandatory for all clients.
Our Quote Includes:-
International flights from Dublin to Amman return on Turkish Airlines via Istanbul in economy class
1 Checked bag included – up to 30kgs
All Airline & Airport taxes (€305.00)
Coach transfers between airport and hotel on arrival and departure
3 Nights accommodation in twin sharing at 5-star Crowne Plaza Hotel in Amman
2 Nights accommodation in twin sharing at 4-star Holiday Inn Dead Sea Hotel
2 Nights accommodation in twin sharing at 5-star Hyatt Zaman Hotel, Petra
1 Nights accommodation in twin sharing at Memories Aicha Luxury Campsite, Wadi Rum
2 Nights accommodation in twin sharing at 4-star Double Tree by Hilton, Aqaba
Full programme of touring, as mentioned above, including entrances and with services of English speaking guide
Services of Senior Tour Manager from JGT, throughout from/to Dublin
Lunch at Artemis Restaurant, Jerash
Dinner at Fakhreldin Restaurant, Amman or similar
Lunch at Mazayen Restaurant, Mount Nebo
Tour to Ma’in Hot Springs, Dead Sea including entrances
Lunch at Basin Restaurant, Crown Plaza Hotel, Petra
Half-Day Jeep tour including BBQ Lunch, Wadi Rum
Dinner at Memories Aicha Luxury Campsite, Wadi Rum
Half-Day cruise in Aqaba including lunch
Gratuities for restaurants, guides & drivers
Jordanian Visa Fee
Our Quote Excludes:-
Upgrade to Executive Suite at Memories Aicha, Wadi Rum €50pps/€100 single
Upgrade to Panoramic Tent at Memories Aicha, Wadi Rum €65pps/€110 single
Expenses of personal nature like tipping (other than mentioned above), laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, camera / video camera fees at monuments, medical expenses etc.
Optional extra Petra by Night US$25pp
Meals other than those specified above
Any insurance – mandatory
Any other services not mentioned in the inclusion
Please be aware that Jordan is a Muslim country and guests should respect their culture. While Jordan is quite westernised, standards there might differ from our own, so be prepared to accept Jordan for what it is. Alcohol is available but not everywhere and some restaurants may not serve it. We try to use venues where you can get a drink but we do not guarantee it. In case of any currency fluctuations or amendments to local Government taxes, or any fuel price rises, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly. For bookings, we will require names including full first names, date of birth, passport number & expiry date. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months after your departure from Jordan at the end of your trip.
Comments from JS who travelled with us in April 2019:-
“Dear John and all the Staff,
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