Jordan, A Middle Eastern Sojourn

14 –21 April, 2018 | 8 Days/7 Nights



A Middle Eastern Sojourn – Jordan

Jordan has got to be the most underrated and undersold tourist destinations in this country.
Why the discerning Indian traveler does not fling herself headlong into this beautiful, charming, and historic land, even as hordes of her countrymen make a nuisance of themselves in Bangkok, Singapore, and Switzerland, has got to be one of the mysteries of the outbound tourism industry.

Jordan is the kind of country where, if you go with few expectations and an open mind, you are sure to come back delighted and enriched. I didn’t really know what to expect and didn’t have an open mind (having been a bit suspicious of the rave reviews I had read before going) – but Jordan has surely been one of the most stirring experiences of my life.

Jordan is where Arabia meets the Levant and can be considered a melting pot of Middle Eastern culture. Its history predates the Bible, its architectural relics are as old as Rome and Damascus, and its landscape is simply stunning; moving from the lowest point on Earth – the Dead Sea, to desert, and thence to mountains whose colors are reminiscent of Ladakh, all in the course of a two-hour drive.

And to top it all, there is Petra.

But first our itinerary begins in the charming and laid back city of Amman, capital of Jordan. A highly underrated city because it compares well with the stars of the region such as Jerusalem, Beirut (er…before the civil war), Damascus (er…ditto) .
It’s the kind of place which makes you want to stroll the streets and the bazaars, stopping every now and then for coffee, sheesha, or delicious kebabs.

Next is Jerash, one of the best preserved Roman Cities in the Eastern Mediterranean, conquered for Rome by Julius Ceaser’s nemesis Pompey the Great.

Then a night in a true Arabian Desert – Wadi Rum.

And two days at the magical and ancient Nabatean city of Petra with its legendary approach (immortalized in countless films) through a high walled Wadi that twists and turns before reluctantly revealing the exquisite entrance to the city chiseled out of pink-hued cliffs – definitely a wonder of the world!

And finally to the Dead Sea, where the salt-laden waters ensure that even the most nervous non-swimmer will float!

The hotels that we stay at have been carefully selected to ensure that we are centrally located as well as in charming environs and most importantly – without spending a bomb.

We have been to Jordan a few times in the past – and this is a new and improved itinerary.


₹98,000 on a twin sharing basis (exclusive of GST – 5% at the moment)
Single supplement – ₹25,000



  • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis in the hotels mentioned in the itinerary (All hotels are very centrally located – and while Heritage at Amman is a service apartment in the heart of town to the hotels in Petra and Dead Sea are 4 stars. Desert camp is a good campsite)
  • Entrance to all sights as mentioned in the itinerary
  • An English speaking guide
  • Group transfer from airport and back and group visa. If arriving separately from the group – the cost of visa and transfer will be separate (Please discuss flights with us before booking)
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (including bottled water for the table)
  • International air fare
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Insurance
  • Tips for guide and driver (please budget about $50.00)
  • Beverages with meals where the meals are included. (other than bottled water)
  • Individual transfers from or back to airport.
  • GST – at 5% currently
  • Petra by Night optional tour ($25.00/head)
  • (Note: we need a minimum of 7 participants for this your)



14th April (Saturday)– land at Queen Alia International Airport

  • (group transfer and group visa on arrival) Transfer to Heritage House in Amman
  • If you land in the afternoon and have the energy– we can stroll around Rainbow Street

15th April – (Sunday)– (includes breakfast and lunch)

  • 8:00 am – breakfast at the hotel – and leave for Jerash
  • We start our day with a visit to Jerash, originally known as Gerasa – one of the best-preserved Roman cities in the eastern Mediterranean. Walk through paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theatres, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains and city walls pierced by towers and gates.
  • Head back to Amman and have lunch with a local family
  • Late afternoon and evening at Amman.
  • Visit the citadel and Roman theatre of the erstwhile Roman Philadelphia
  • Take in all the sights, sounds and smells of downtown Amman and the city centre
  • Overnight at Heritage House
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