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+ Optional Post-Tour
Jordan
October 16, 2020 – October 22, 2020

Enter this welcoming world of wonder—one that has played host to endless streams of visitors from ancient times to the present. Enjoy additional time to discover remarkable antiquities and monuments, dramatic sandstone desert landscapes, and the lowest point on dry land—the Dead Sea.

Post-Tour Rate***

Double: $4,299
Single: $5,299

Itinerary:

Day 11: Jerusalem / Tel Aviv / Flight to Amman
Discover Amman—a sprawling city spread over 19 hills—during a panoramic tour. Amman is the modern—as well as the ancient—capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Known as Rabbath-Ammon during the Iron Age and later as Philadelphia, the city that was once part of the Decapolis League (10 cities in eastern Palestine that were formed after the Roman conquest of Palestine in 63 B.C.). It now boasts a population of around 4 million people. 
Overnight: InterContinental Amman (L,D)

Day 12: Amman / Jerash / Ajloun / Amman
Travel to Jerash, known as the city of 1,000 columns. Buried beneath sand for centuries and excavated over the past 70 years, the ruins of Jerash reveal urban development from an ancient time, such as paved streets, public plazas, temples, and fountains.

Continue to the Triple Arched Gate, the enormous Hippodrome, the Roman Amphitheatre, and the only Roman Forum surrounded by 63 jonick columns. In Ajloun, view the Jordan valley from Saladin's imposing Qalat Al-Rabad fortress. 
Overnight: InterContinental Amman (B,L,D)

Day 13: Amman / Madaba / Mount Nebo / Petra
After breakfast, set out for the prosperous ecclesiastical center of Madaba, which, between the 4th and 7th centuries AD, produced one of the world’s finest collections of Byzantine mosaics. Several church floor mosaics can be seen in their original locations, including Madaba’s real masterpiece inside the Orthodox Church of Saint George—the 6th-century AD mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, the earliest religious map of the Holy Land in any form to survive from antiquity.

Afterward, travel to Mount Nebo, which overlooks the Dead Sea, Jordan's River Valley, Jericho, and the distant hills of Jerusalem. A small church was built on Mount Nebo in the 4th century to commemorate the end of Moses' life. The church was subsequently expanded in the 5th and 6th centuries into the present-day large basilica with its stunning collection of Byzantine mosaics.
Overnight: Mövenpick Resort Petra (B,L,D)

Day 14: Petra
Today's journey includes a visit to Petra, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 and considered Jordan's most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. A major caravan city for merchants during the Hellenistic and Roman times, Petra is impressively carved from the surrounding red rock cliffs and is the site of on-going archaeological excavation missions.
Overnight: Mövenpick Resort Petra (B,L,D)

Day 15: Petra / Wadi Rum / Dead Sea
Embark upon an exciting 4x4 Jeep tour through the desert of Wadi Rum—a place virtually untouched by humanity. Over thousands of years, nature's winds and weather have carved towering skyscrapers from the sandstone mountains, some reaching heights close to 6,000 feet.

The day concludes at the Dead Sea, with its warm, soothing, and supremely salty water. With its sea bed resting some 1,400 feet below sea level, the Dead Sea's azure waters contain a high concentration of minerals, creating an incredibly buoyant setting for soaking and rejuvenating.
Overnight: Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea (B,L,D)

Day 16: Dead Sea / Amman / Depart for U.S.
Spend a leisurely day at the Dead Sea. Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast and lunch, and perhaps take time for a final mud mask and dip. In the late evening, those departing during the suggested times will check out of the hotel and take the complimentary group transfer to Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport for tomorrow's early morning flights home. 
Day Room: Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea (B,L)

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

This post-tour is not escorted by an Orbridge Travel Director. Included sightseeing is accompanied by a local guide. Space is limited, so it's recommended to reserve early for best availability.

(Itinerary subject to change.)
Activity Level:

Moderate

Activities are generally not very strenuous, but a considerable amount of walking can be expected. It is our expectation that guests on this program are able to follow a guide at an average pace for three hours through paved and unpaved streets, over even and uneven terrain, and up and down stairs without assistance. Due to the nature of some structures, handrails may not be present, and facilities for people with disabilities may be limited. Participation in itinerary activities is up to the individual.


Accommodations:

InterContinental Amman

Situated in the bustling heart of downtown Amman, this five-star property provides modern amenities and luxurious accommodations. 

Room Amenities: Climate control, writing desk, cable TV, Wi-Fi (additional fee), coffee and tea maker, safe, and en suite bathroom with sundries and hair dryer.

Mövenpick Resort Petra

Conveniently located at the entrance to the city of Petra—one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world—Mövenpick Resort's five-star comforts welcome travelers with luxurious flair. During free time, relax in the outdoor pool, unwind in the sauna, or stroll the grounds to take in the unparalleled views. 

Room Amenities: Individual climate control, views of the Arabic-style courtyard, desk, HDTV, phone, complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary minibar, coffee maker, safe, and en suite bathroom with sundries and hair dryer.

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea

Perched directly on the north shore of the Dead Sea, this genuine Arabic resort village boasts of uninterrupted views and an enchanting atmosphere. After soaking in the sea, take a dip in the pool or visit one of the nine restaurants and bars to sample a tea, cocktail or variety of delectable cuisine.

Room Amenities: Individual climate control, private balcony or terrace with sea view, TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary minibar, coffee maker, and en suite bathroom with Natural Dead Sea sundries and hair dryer.

(Accommodations subject to change.)

What's Included:
    • Internal airfare from Tel Aviv to Amman
    • 5 nights luxury accommodations plus a day room on departure day
    • 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 5 dinners
    • Admission to all sites listed in the 6-day itinerary
    • Touring by an English-speaking guide
    • Wadi Rum desert 4x4 Jeep excursion
    • All gratuities and porterage
    • Airport transfers for guests departing during the suggested times

Post-tour rate is per person based on double occupancy except where noted as Single, in U.S. dollars. Single availability limited. Internal airfare from Tel Aviv to Amman is included. Airfare otherwise not included.