8 Day Essential Jordan
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|2022 Dates & Prices Single Supplement: $500|
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Escorted Package Includes
- Round trip flights New York-Amman, Amman-New York
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- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- 6 nights First Class accommodations
- 2 nights Dead Sea
- 2 nights Petra
- 2 nights Amman
- Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers
- Breakfast daily
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Visa to Jordan
- Float in the buoyant, salty waters of the Dead Sea in Jordan
- Visit Bethany, the site of Jesus' baptism by John the Baptist
- Stand atop Mount Nebo, where Moses climbed to see the Promised Land
- At Madaba, see the vivid 6th century mosaic map of the Holy Land
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This program is minimally active and done at an easy pace. Most sightseeing requires approximately one hour walking; however, Petra is a full day of walking on various surfaces. Time spent on buses between destinations ranges from one to four hours at a time. Sightseeing in Wadi Rum is done by a 4x4 vehicle. This is a Value program. For more information, click here.
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This deluxe hotel has magnificent views of the Dead Sea.Hotel Details
This deluxe hotel is situated amidst the beautiful stonework, arches and traditional architecture of an authentic village.Hotel Details
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Today, you explore hidden Petra, the “Rose Red” city, hand sculpted from a mountain range by the Nabateans in the 3rd century BC. Begin your walk at the imposing “Siq” a winding canyon road. At the end, you’ll gaze in total amazement at Petra’s most extraordinary monument - the towering Treasury building, rising over 140 feet. Beyond, discover soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, a theatre, burial champers and water channels – all remnants of a once great Nabatean culture. Today, Petra is both a Jordanian national treasure and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
|Day #5||01 Jul 2021 - 31 Mar 2023||$85.00|
This afternoon, discover Wadi Rum by Jeep Safari in a 4x4 vehicle. Explore this surreal desert terrain of ancient river beds, wind-sculpted mountains vast colored vistas and pastel colored sands. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, often described as the "Valley of the Moon", served as inspiration (and site of the filming) for T.E. Lawrence’s novel, Lawrence of Arabia. Stop in an authentic Bedouin tent in the midst of the desert, for some delicious Bedouin tea. Here, chance to Interact with the Bedouins and learn about desert plants that they use to make food, medicine and even tools. Afterward, marvel at the breathtaking sunset over Wadi Rum, in the middle of the desert, before returning to Petra.
Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.
|Day #5||01 Jul 2021 - 31 Mar 2023||$54.00|
Start your Amman sightseeing with a visit to Amman Citadel, located over 400 feet above the city center. Next, view the ruins of Hercules Temple just south of the castle. On to Umayyad Palace where you’ll visit a comprehensive archaeological museum that displays artifacts from Jordan dating back to prehistoric times through the 15th century. The adventure continues while exploring the Roman Amphitheater, considered one of the largest in the Middle East. Its construction dates back to the beginning of the second Century AD. End with a walk in Amman’s downtown markets and city center before heading back to the hotel.
Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
|Day #7||01 Jul 2021 - 31 Mar 2023||$74.00|
Travel north to the ancient Roman ruins of Jerash, nestled in a valley among the mountains of Gilead. The ruins are one of the largest and best-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world outside Italy. Here, see what remains of the city which was conquered by General Pompey in 63 B.C. and became part of the Decapolis League, considered to be the ten greatest cities in the Roman Empire. Wander through the colonnaded streets, temples, baths, theaters, plazas, all encompassed within the remaining city walls.
Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
|Day #7||01 Jul 2021 - 31 Mar 2023||$133.00|
The trip was outstanding. The guide Omar was excellent and very informative and helpful, as well as entertaining. The tour exceeded my expectations and needless to say I had a great trip. The hotels and restaurants were all great. The Gate 1 personnel was extremely helpful and efficient at the airport. I will use Gate 1 again.Helene H. Dripping Springs, TX
This was my 13th trip with Gate 1 travel, however this trip turned out to be the most informative and exceptional of all. Our guide, Waleed has so much knowledge of history that he was able to share with us and was eager to answer all questions. He kept the group engaged and involved at all levels. The restaurant and hotel selections were very good and his suggestions for restaurants and meals on our own were also superb. He also gave a briefing about Discovery Tours by Gate 1 and has aroused my interest in future plan for the discovery tour for stargazing in Wadi Rum. All and all it was great tour and I would highly recommend it to everyone interested in unique experience of floating in the Dead Sea, exploring the amazing Petra and orange sand of Wadi Rum.Saadat A. Kalamazoo, MI
We had a truly wonderful trip to Israel and Jordan. I especially wish to commend our tour guides Henry in Israel and Hazim in Jordan. They were efficient, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful to all in our party. We normally travel independently, planning our own itinerary, but in this case we were reluctant to travel to these two countries without experienced guides. We are very happy we traveled with Gate 1.Theresa B. Saint Louis, MO
I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Jordan. It was well paced, informative and exciting. Our guide Hazim and bus driver Mohammed were the best. The food and hotels and bus were top notch and I can't wait for my next trip with Gate 1 in May.Michelle G. San Jose, CA
I wasn't sure what to expect and honestly was a little nervous to go to that part of the world. But I was pleasantly mistaken! This trip to Jordan was wonderful and such an eye-opening experience. The country is beautiful, safe and full of history. Our tour guide was exceptional! He knew so much and was a lot of fun! I'm grateful that Gate 1 created this tour and did it completely in Jordan (instead of a combo with another country). It really gives the traveler time to fully enjoy and appreciate Jordan. Yet another great trip with Gate 1! :)Shannon F. Elmhurst, NY
It was fabulous. I’ve been hoping to get to Jordan for years. It did not disappoint. Awe inspiring sites, good weather, fantastic guide, great food and the warm and welcoming Jordanian people. Could not have been better.Patricia D. Falmouth, ME
Our trip was fantastic..every detail of it! The guides were informative, the hotels superb and the food was marvelous. The extras made the trip more interesting. Overall...we give Gate 1 top ratings!Diane Z. Lincolnshire, IL
The trip was AMAZING!!!! Our tour manager in Israel, Simon, and Omar in Jordan, were extremely knowledgeable. They both really enhanced our Israel and Jordan experience!!!Ivonne B. Boyton Beach, FL
Our trip was absolutely wonderful! Jordan completely exceeded our expectations - we went for Petra and the Dead Sea but little did we know the profundity of history in Jordan. Our guide, Waleed, was so incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about his country. We learned so much, experienced so much, and just felt like it was a trip of a lifetime. Ate 1 always does a nice job. Organized and professional.feels like a dream now.Shabnam Z. Bothell, WA
My trip was amazing! I loved my trip to Israel and Jordan... it has become my FAVORITE vacation. Our tour guides were excellent and shared a huge amount of history and information with us. I found everything interesting!Janice D. Uniontown, PA
The trip was fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Dubai and Abu Dhabi were very nice and the Guide was extremely positive and enthusiastic. I loved Jordan, the Guide was witty and interesting, the hotels were all impressive, the service was impeccable at all three Marriotts, though Amman and the Dead Sea were especially good and I loved the historical and biblical aspects of Jordan. As has been my experience, Gate 1 came through in flying colors.Padrick P. Port St. Lucie, FL
Trip was one of the kind. I really have to commend Omar, our tour guide in Jordan. He is well knowledge, caring and always on top of everything. The experience fantastic!! Everybody was caring and everything was a planedZunilda C. Aventura, FL
It was GREAT! The guides were very good. The hotels and food were good. Our group was small and everyone got along great. We would highly recommend this trip!Lee O. Fort Dodge, IA
Our trip was FABULOUS!!! The sites that we saw were amazing & our guide, Anas, could not have been any nicer or more informative- GREAT trip!!Rita B. Carlsbad, CA
The trip went real well. The transfers worked well, the hotels were nice and the guide we had Omar was excellent. Jordan was a very interesting place to visit and we enjoyed the trip.Steve J. Houston, TX
We had a wonderful experience in both Israel and Jordan. Our tour managers, Anat in Israel and Omar in Jordan are extremely knowledgeable. It was a spiritual and educational experience that we will never forget. Our tour managers gave us a thorough historical, cultural and geo political understanding of their countries. Our accommodations were clean and comfortable. Our buses were also clean and comfortable. Our bus drivers were very polite and helpful when getting on and off the bus.Mike L. Albany, NY
Our trip was wonderful. Both tour guides (Adina in Israel and Faddy in Jordan) were great. Listening to Adina was enjoyable, she's a great story teller, full of knowledge. Faddy had a great sense of humor, lot's of knowledge. Both made our trip special. We've traveled with Gate 1 three times now and never had any problems. We would recommend Gate 1 to anyone.Dimitrie K. Ontario, Canada
It was a trip of a lifetime!!! It was so much fun! All your guides are always wonderful but Kazmin (not sure how to spell his name) in Jordan was beyond exceptional. He had the best sense of humor and made Jordan unforgettable!! I am recommending this trip to everyone I talk to :) Thank you Gate 1 Travel for the wonderful memories!!!Stacie R. Federal Way, WA
Physically challenged yet quite an experience, so glad that I did the tour this year while physically fit. Ancient history, cultures & religious faiths are quite amazing. At last I overcome Petra! & Jerusalem was fantastic! Overall, I love it! Thank you again for your excellent service & care.Alice L. Fresh Meadows, NY
Excellent. The sites in Jordan are great. Good hotels. The guide--Hazim--is the best. We're already thinking about our next Gate 1 trip.Gregory P. Oconomowoc, WI
The entire trip was very insightful and enjoyable experience from the information provided by the tour guides to the counties visited. It was undeniably the best trip we have ever taken. This trip proved that one must visit a place to truly appreciate it's wonder. We look forward to our next trip with Gate 1 Travel. Thank you again. Hashim who guided us through Jordan and Adina thorough Israel were better than anyone could ever expect.Halina G. Burbank, IL
Our trip was fantastic and more than we expected. Our guide, Hazim, made the whole difference, with his acknowledgement of the sites and his excellent sense of humor. Accommodations at the hotels were very convenient, as well as the food and services. Looking forward for our next trip with Gate 1.Manuel C. Conroe, TX
We had a wonderful time and two great guides. Loved the Marriotts in Jordan. We especially enjoyed Jordan; so much to see that we didn’t realize how much there was beyond Petra. Our guide, Hamiz, was our all-time favorite; he was so knowledgeable and demonstrated a real love and compassion for his country. All the Jordanians we met were so welcoming. We’ve never been thanked so many times for visiting a country.Virginia D. Wdm, IA
We had a wonderful time. Omar, our tour guide, was terrific! He has a great sense of humor and is very knowledgeable. We learned a lot about the history and way of life in Jordan. We had made our flight arrangements separately and one of the return flights was cancelled 2 days before the end of the tour. Omar was really supportive through the anxiety of rescheduling and even called after we returned home to make sure we made it ok. The tour was very well-planned and we felt safe wherever we went. This was our second Gate 1 tour and we look forward to the next one. Thanks so much for a great experience!Margaret S. Richmond, VA
We really enjoyed our trip in Jordan. It was very interesting, eye opening and enlightening. The itinerary was well planned and organized. The tour director, Hazim, was very professional, knowledgeable and entertaining. Also every step of the way after landing and at departing we had been taken care of. We are (relatively) seasoned travelers and were really impressed with Gate 1. We definitely have no hesitation in recommending Gate 1 to others and we look forward to join some other Gate 1 tours in the future. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your assistance and cooperation in the arrangement of this trip for us.Joseph T. VIC, Australia
My trip was so amazing. I was able to take some of the most amazing pictures while on my trip which is what I wanted to do. Hazim, our tour guide, was just so gracious and kind. He answered all our questions and clearly has such a love for his country and for its history. He is truly an asset to your company.Kalyani S. Bronx, NY
Oh, boy - where to start? It was great! Parts were beyond great. Although modern-day Jordan would not be on everybody's top-ten list, for a history buff and for someone who likes really remote places, this trip is fascinating. And yes I'm a history buff and yes I like really remote places. Ancient highways, ancient caravan routes, Crusader castles, Old Testament, Roman ruins, Lawrence of Arabia --- and Petra! Wow. As we've come to expect from Gate 1, this trip was reasonable priced and very well-organized. We were met at the airport on our arrival, and taken care of until the Gate 1 rep put us back onto the plane for home. The accommodations were great (you gonna complain about the Marriott?). The bus was clean, comfortable and spacious. Each day's tour was different and interesting, with no single day being too long or overwhelming. But finally, and most importantly, was your excellent choice of a local tour guide. Hazim was just about everything you want in a guide. He was friendly, articulate, funny, and accommodating. His depth of knowledge of the history, places, cultures, and current events was professorial. Plus, he's just a plain old nice guy. He interfaced with everyone, was informative yet diplomatic about the politics of the region, and handled individual questions and requests with ease. Gate 1's choice of local guides is a single most important reason we come back for more.William H. Fullerton, CA
My trip was fantastic! I had no idea of what to expect and I must admit that I was nervous about going to Jordan. I am so glad I went, though. What an amazing and fascinating country Jordan is for so many reasons. Our guide was fantastic and the hotels were excellent. And there are no words to describe how incredible it is to wander around Petra and Wadi Rum.Estella W. Silver Spring, MD
Thanks, we have a wonderful trip. I enjoyed especially Petra. Good experience in Wadi Rum Desert where we get to ride the camel, fantastic view like you just can't get enough of it. Also, floating in the Dead Sea was so much fun.Josefina B. Pittsburg, CA
It was awesome! Our tour guide was both knowledgeable and extremely funny. The people in Jordan were friendly and welcoming. The sites, of course, are spectacular. We are recommending Jordan as a destination to everyone who asks about our trip. We have been recommending Gate 1 for years.Sheryl S. Centralia, IL
Our Jordan adventure was outstanding. It is a stable country that has good relations with its volatile neighbors. The trip itself was very rewarding. We had a great guide in Hazim. The hotels were excellent with bountiful breakfasts. The sights were all worth seeing whether they were Greek, Roman, Byzantine or Biblical. Of course the highlight was Petra. It is beyond description. So, yes, our Gate 1 trip was a memorable journey to a fascinating place that is well worth visiting.Gregory P. Athens, OH
My Jordan trip was great. Great group for 42 of us and great guide. He is the first guide to daily go to the back of the bus to talk and answer any questions. Hamiz has his heart and soul into being the best tour guide. And our driver was great too. People came up to me in Jordan to thank me for visiting their country. The country was very safe. In Amman there was a police presence everywhere. I was able to walk alone anywhere safely even after dark. The kings Highway had police checkpoints. Drivers respected the laws and drove the same as here in the USA. I recommend this trip to anyone and do not listen to the fears here in this country.Cynthia W. Lompoc, CA
We had a GREAT trip. Our guide, Hazem, was perfect and very knowledgeable about the sites and history, and the accommodations were very nice. Everyone seemed to want to go out of their way to help us have an enjoyable experience. We have already told several people about our exceptional experiences with Gate 1.Charles M. Denver, CO
My trip was awesome. Hotels were fantastic. Our guide Hazim was energetic, knowledgeable, patient and caring. He had great sense of humor....all that a great guide should be.Marta J. Prague, Czech Republic
The trip was fantastic, I couldn't have been happier. Jordan is such a great destination, it's unfortunate that more people don't go there.Kenneth G. Eau Claire, WI
It was just great as usual with Gate1.
Loved the guides for Israel/ Adina and Jordan/Hazim. They were both great and very informative, easy to get along with and kept everything in order so we just had nothing to worry about and just enjoyed every moment. Just great guides you have. I don't know where you find them but they are the BEST!! Especially loved seeing all the places we hear about all the time in the news and then to meet some of the people there it makes for a whole different view than what we hear on the news. It also just brought alive the Bible for us. Walking where Jesus walked and seeing the towns and ruins with all the expert information was over the top experience. Just LOVED it. Your company again did a GREAT job! Keep it up!!!
P.S. The 4 Wheeling in Wadi Rum, Petra ALL DAY, and the camel ride/experiences and Bedouin and Dead Sea visits were a BIG PLUS. Soooo glad we had time put in for those fun times.Roxanne F. Carson City, NV
Jordan 9 day tour was outrageous! Hazem was a fabulous tour guide, full of knowledge about history, bible connections to the areas and a great sense of humor. The places we toured were so interesting and we always felt 100% safe in Jordan--everywhere we went! Petra, of course, was the highlight, but the Marriott hotels included in the plan were so wonderful as well. Everything about this tour was incredible!!!Madalynn R. Fairfield, CA
My trip to Jordan far exceeded my expectations. Jordan has so many exciting areas of which most of the world has never heard, from Roman ruins to Biblical sites. Our guide, Nizam, was very informative and had a wonderful sense of humor.
The Marriott at the Dead Sea was drop dead gorgeous and ended our trip on the highest note!Janice M. Little Rock, AR
Jordan was a fabulous choice to visit in the Middle East. Loved all of it. Hazim was a great guide and we had perfect weather to boot. Petra of course was the highlight, however the Wadi Rum desert jeep ride and lunch in a Bedouin tent came in a close second. The Dead Sea Resort was lovely, however getting to and out of the Dead Sea itself proved to be a chore. Folks enjoyed their mud baths and our accommodations at the Marriott chain were exceptional.
Gate 1 rocks for value and cultural exchange.Joanne D. Palm Desert, CA
The trip was fabulous! Our guides in both Israel (Adina) and Jordan(Omar) were beyond compare. They were knowledgeable, helpful and kind. The sites were just amazing and the accommodations were luxurious especially in Jordan. We couldn't have had a better time. This trip with Gate 1, just like our previous 4 Gate 1 trips, was a rousing success.Dianne S. Catskill, NY
We had a wonderful time in Jordan. The sights were awesome - Petra, Amman and even the Dead Sea. We had a great tour leader, Hazim. He was knowledgeable, funny, kind and thoughtful. On our first day, there were only nine of us and then the next day we were joined by 20 people who had just come from Israel. The group as a whole got along pretty well. We were surprised at the number of young people (30's) in the group. The weather was just fine - just like California. The Marriott Hotels were so very nice. All in all, we had a fun, interesting trip. Enjoyed the whole thing!Cora O. Castro Valley, CA