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9 Day Captivating Jordan - A Platinum Small Group Tour

9 Day Captivating Jordan - A Platinum Small Group Tour

This tour is fully escorted by an expert English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.

Escorted Type
Fully Escorted

This tour is conducted at a medium-fast pace. Some long travel days may be required to complete this itinerary and you will typically spend two nights at each destination, with some one night stays required. This trip includes a mix of sightseeing and free time to explore at your own pace. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage.

Pace
Moderate Pace

These tours are our proudest creations. They have been crafted for Inspiring Vacations travellers exclusively, with personal and unique experiences in mind. Please see the Important Information on your selected tour for exact group size. Enjoy features such as hand-picked accommodation, a sampling of the region’s best culinary delights, and a range of optional activities to choose from to best suit your travel style.

Group Size
Small Group

Opulent accommodation in 5 star luxury

Pure Luxury
Pure 5 Star Luxury

Take advantage of our 7 day cooling-off period. 

Cooling Off Period
7 Days

Platinum Vacations - Luxury at its finest 

❖ Exclusivity - Ultra-Small group touring. No more than 12 people 
❖ Adults Only - Travel with like-minded adults on all Platinum Vacations tours 
❖ Airfares - Add international airfares to any Platinum Vacations tour for peace of mind 
❖ Comfort - The best in-destination accommodation including our feature Inspiring Stay in a “Star Dome” at a luxury desert camp in Wadi Rum
❖ Culinary - Fine-dining daily with daily breakfast, a lunch while floating on the Red Sea and five dinners including an Arabic cooking class the famous Petra Kitchen
❖ Experiences - Fully inclusive and immersive sightseeing and our thoughtfully curated Inspiring Sights 
❖ Experts - Join the highly qualified local team and guides on excursions to Jordan’s  top attractions including Amman, the Dead Sea, Petra, and Aqaba  
❖ Essentials - Travel in luxury small coaches, enjoy porterage at all hotels, included gratuities for your guide and driver, plus laundry service

What we love about this tour

As one of our Platinum Vacations tours, 9 Day Captivating Jordan, sets the benchmark in ultimate comfort and style while travelling: intimate, ultra-small group touring, curated sightseeing, plush accommodation and exclusive culinary experiences, all backed by our industry-leading, 24/7 customer support.

Itinerary

Hotel
The St. Regis Amman (Deluxe Room) or Similar

Welcome to Amman! On arrival at Queen Alia International Airport, you will be warmly greeted by a local representative and transferred by private vehicle to your luxury accommodation. Located in the heart of the prestigious Addoun district of Amman, The St Regis Amman exudes 5-star opulence offering its guests luxurious amenities and showcases an extensive art collection composed of works from local Jordanian artists from the azure waters of the Red Sea to the sculpted rose stones of Petra.

Once you have checked in, the rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities or wander around the local area. Your hotel is located a 15-minute walk from Jordan Gate Towers, while shopping spots like the high-end Baraka Shopping Mall is a 10-minute stroll away.

Hotel
The St. Regis Amman (Deluxe Room) or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

After a leisurely breakfast, meet your guide for a welcome briefing, then proceed to Jerash, the Graeco-Roman city (ancient Gerasa), a close second to Petra on the list of top Jordan destinations.

Once one of the grandest ancient Roman cities in the world, Jerash now boasts some of the best Greco-Roman ruins around. Admire this site's striking collection of crumbling archways, theatres, baths, public buildings and colonnaded streets. Grand columns encircle the city's centrepiece, the Oval Plaza, a wonderfully atmospheric place to linger after exploring this ruined city's lasting riches.

Following our visit, we returned to Amman for a guided tour through the city. Here we’ll visit the Roman Theatre remains, the Archaeological Museum and the Citadel containing the remains of the Temple of Hercules. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy an Inspiring Taste at one of the city’s traditional tea shops as you sample the popular Jordanian dessert called kataifi, a spun pastry which is soaked in sugar-based syrup. 

This evening, we come together for a special welcome dinner at one of Amman’s most popular restaurants. Enjoy a welcome drink before we sit down to a fine selection of traditional Lebanese dishes accompanied by local wine as you get to know your fellow travellers.

Hotel
Kempinski Ishtar Resort & Spa (Superior Seaview Room) or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, before we begin our journey towards the Dead Sea. En route we'll visit Madaba, an ancient market town that's home to a number of fine Byzantine mosaics, the most outstanding of which lies within Saint George's Greek Orthodox Church. Here, a map of the Holy Land once carpeted the whole floor, said to contain more than two million pieces. Crafted around 560 CE, a large swathe of this mosaic map can still be viewed, providing the oldest map of Palestine in existence.

To the west is the most revered site in Jordan: Mount Nebo, the memorial of Moses, the presumed site of the prophet's death and burial place. A small, square church was built on the spot by early Byzantine Christians and later expanded into a vast complex. 

Following our visit, we continue to the Dead Sea arriving this afternoon where the rest of the day is at leisure. Our 5-star luxury resort by the Dead Sea is inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Boasting 9 swimming pools, diverse culinary options, one of the largest spas in the Middle East, your stay at the Dead Sea will be one to remember!

Hotel
Petra Moon Luxury (Deluxe Room) or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast we spend the morning on the shores of this famous body of water, named for the dearth of life in its waters. The saline water has a high density that keeps bathers buoyant and makes getting underneath the surface very difficult. Floating on the surface without any sort of lilo makes for a once in a lifetime experience. 

Afterwards we'll continue on our journey to Petra where the rest of the afternoon is free to relax. 

Tonight, we enjoy another Inspiring Taste with a difference as you partake in an interactive Arabic cooking class at the famous Petra Kitchen. Under the guidance of the chef, you will learn how to make specialty Jordanian dishes and salads before sitting down together to enjoy our freshly-made feast!

Hotel
Petra Moon Luxury (Deluxe Room) or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, we tour the Inspiring Site that is Petra! A firm fixture on most bucket lists for good reason – the jewel of Jordan is an arresting sight. The so-called Rose City boasts an impressive series of tombs, caves and temples hidden behind ornate façades carved directly into the rock. No one knows the exact date of this desert kingdom's creation, but the lost city of the Nabateans is believed to date as far back as the 2nd century CE. The city has lain empty and unknown for centuries, only rediscovered in 1812 by a Swiss explorer. Meander through the narrow canyon known as the Siq; at times the path measures only a few metres wide, with walls soaring up to 180 metres on either side of you. It's easy to imagine the armies and merchants who made their way here many years ago, and the sense of awe they too must have felt upon reaching this ancient rock-hewn kingdom, surrounded by such a stark landscape. The Siq is the main entranceway to The Treasury – perhaps Petra's most iconic sight, and one of its most elaborate temples. Petra's greatest surprise, however, is its size. With our guide we'll explore the old Roman road, the amphitheatre and several tombs. We'll also climb up to the beautiful façade of the Monastery, from where you will have a magnificent view of the entire site.

Return to your hotel this afternoon and relax before we enjoy another Inspiring Taste as we take dinner at the Jordan Heritage Restaurant. This not-for-profit organisation's mission is to document and ensure Jordanian heritage is not lost through its traditions, culture and partially its food and is the first restaurant of its kind to serve truly authentic Jordanian cuisine. 

To complete our day, we return to the Petra ruins, this time by night and a magical visit by candlelight! In stark contrast to your visit earlier today, experience the rock city lit with over 1,500 candles for a truly incredible experience.

Hotel
Wadi Rum UFO Luxotel (Dome Suite) or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast we drive southwards to Wadi Rum, a moonscape terrain of ancient river beds, wind-sculpted mountains, vast desert vistas and smooth, and pastel-coloured sands. Wadi Rum is probably best known for its connection with the enigmatic British army officer TE Lawrence, who was based here during the Great Arab Revolt of 1917-18. Much of David Lean's movie on his exploits, Lawrence of Arabia, was actually filmed in this very region. You will meet local Bedouins and enjoy cardamom-spiced coffee at the Beau Geste outpost. 

On arrival we check into our Inspiring Stay as we check into our luxury “Star Dome” tented suite offering large panoramic glass and ceiling windows for uninterrupted views of the desert landscape and star gazing at night. 

During our visit to Wadi Rum, we’ll go on a 2-hour jeep tour of this beautiful oasis homea truly out of this world experience, then this afternoon, enjoy a special sunset cocktail in the desert with local treats before we enjoy a traditional Zrab Dinner at your camp. This traditional Bedouin style of cooking where marinated meat and vegetables are buried in an oven dug in sandy ground will allow you to experience century old cooking techniques and one of the first known slow-cook processes. 

After dinner, we take a special star gazing experience. With minimal light pollution, Wadi Rum offers one of the world's best stargazing spots and there is nothing more special than viewing the night sky in this stunning desert location.

Hotel
Kempinski Hotel Aqaba (Superior Seaview Room) or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

This morning you will have the choice of two included Inspiring Sites: a hot air balloon ride where you’ll experience the freedom of gliding slowly across the sky while looking down at one of the world’s most mesmerising desert landscapes, or a sunrise camel ride where you’ll explore the desert at a natural pace and visit the main sights of Wadi Rum Protected Area. 

After these memorable experiences, we’ll return to the camp for breakfast, before driving (approximately an hour) to our hotel in Aqaba.

On arrival, check into your luxurious 5-star resort overlooking the Red Sea and then head out for an afternoon on the incredible Red Sea. First we board a private boat for a cruise on the tranquil waters and get to see the coral and marine life through its semi-submersible base and then enjoy an opportunity to snorkel the clear waters. Later, we transfer to a floating restaurant, the White Prince for a BBQ buffet lunch of grilled chicken, grilled kebab and fish before returning to your hotel where the rest of the late afternoon and evening will be at leisure.

Hotel
Kempinski Hotel Aqaba (Superior Seaview Room) or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Today, enjoy a free day in Aqaba. There’s plenty to do– snorkelling, scuba diving (must be certified), or soak up the sun and shop. 

After a fun-filled day, it’s back to the hotel for our farewell dinner. Enjoy a welcome drink to toast to new found friends before we enjoy dinner made from freshly prepared with locally-sourced ingredients reminiscing on our Jordanian adventure.

Meals
Breakfast

After breakfast, you are transferred to Aqaba Airport for your included flight back to Amman where your journey comes to an end on arrival at Queen Alia International Airport (AMM).

Please note: flights arriving into Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) from Aqada are scheduled to arrive prior to 2:10pm local time. Please take this into consideration when booking your onward flights and the potential for delays.

Inclusions

  • Small group tour, up to 12 guests only
  • Incredible sightseeing including Amman, Jerash, Mt Nebo, the Dead Sea, Petra, Wadi Rum and Aqaba 
  • 8 nights in 5-star accommodation 
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch & 5 dinners 
  • Welcome dinner in Amman with local wines and farewell dinner in Aqaba 
  • Tour of Petra and Petra by Night 
  • Petra Kitchen cooking class followed by dinner 
  • Hot air balloon ride or sunrise camel ride in Wadi Rum 
  • 2 hour Wadi Rum desert jeep ride 
  • Private boat cruise and snorkeling in Aqaba followed by BBQ lunch
  • Meet and greet on arrival into in Amman Airport on day 1
  • Private airport transfer on day 1
  • Economy class flight from Aqaba to Amman  
  • 23kg checked baggage allowance
  • Comfortable, dedicated transportation throughout
  • English-speaking guide and driver 
  • Gratuities
  • Porterage at airports and hotels 
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary 

  • Amman – Visit the Roman Theatre, the Archaeological Museum and the Citadel. A traditional tea and Jordanian dessert experience at the most famous sweet shop in Amman
  • Jerash –  Visit some of the best Greco-Roman ruins in the world - explore archways, theatres, baths, public buildings, and discover the Street of Columns and Oval Plaza
  • Madaba – Discover the City of Mosaics, Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, Mount Nebo and the memorial of Moses
  • Dead Sea – Enjoy time to float in this natural wonder 
  • Petra – Experience the jewel of Jordan; with its impressive, beautiful ruins including a visit at night by candlelight! 
  • Wadi Rum – spend the night at a luxury “Star Dome” in the middle of the desert, experience a sunrise hot air balloon ride or sunrise camel ride 
  • Aqaba – Take a private charter to explore the incredible coral and marine life on a semi submersible cruise and enjoy an opportunity to snorkel this natural wonder

Comfort - Staying at a Platinum Vacations hotel is an experience in itself. Our experts select the best in-destination hotels, lodges and villas in the perfect location. To ensure your holiday is truly memorable, we include our favourite Inspiring Stays. Each Inspiring Stay provides an authentic, experiential, and cultural experience unique to the destination.

Culinary - Culinary exploration is a highlight of any destination. Our Platinum Vacations provide the perfect balance between self-adventure and curated culinary inclusions. Our experts have sourced a range of special experiences, from private dining to chef table dinners to allow your taste buds to embark on a sojourn through the destination.

Experiences - Platinum Vacations ensure you'll experience a full immersion of the destination. Experience the must-haves expected on a well-rounded itinerary, plus the extras that make it really special: incredible, all-inclusive sightseeing, enriching activities and one-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Platinum Vacations provide the discerning traveller with the benefits you would expect to provide a fully immersive travel experience like no other. 

Inspiring Stays

Handpicked feature accommodation selections.

Amman – The St Regis Amman. Located in the heart of the prestigious Addoun district of Amman, The St Regis Amman exudes 5-star opulence offering its guests luxurious amenities and showcases an extensive art collection composed of works from local Jordanian artists from the azure waters of the Red Sea to the sculpted rose stones of Petra.

The Dead SeaKempinski Ishtar Resort & Spa. This 5-star luxury resort by the Dead Sea is inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Boasting 9 swimming pools, diverse culinary options, one of the largest spas in the Middle East, your stay at the Dead Sea will be one to remember! Enjoy breathtaking views across the Dead Sea form your Superior Seaview Room during your stay.

Wadi Rum – Wadi Rum UFO Luxotel. A magical experience at the heart of the desert offering a night under the stars surrounded by luxury. Your fully airconditioned geodesic dome pod accommodation offers extensive living space inside and out with private ensuite amenities and large panoramic windows ensuring stunning desert views from the comfort of your room.

 

Inspiring Tastes

Exclusive or unique culinary experiences designed to inspire your senses. 

  • Partake in an interactive Arabic cooking class at the famous Petra Kitchen. Under the guidance of the chef, you will learn how to make specialty Jordanian dishes and salads before sitting down together to enjoy our freshly made feast!
  • Take dinner at the Jordan Heritage Restaurant in Petra, a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to document and ensure Jordanian heritage is not lost through its traditions, culture and partially its food. This is the first restaurant of its kind to serve truly authentic Jordanian cuisine.
  • Enjoy local food tastings during at one of the city’s traditional tea shops as you sample the popular Jordanian dessert called kataifi, a spun pastry which is soaked in sugar-based syrup.

 

Inspiring Sights

Enjoy an included selection of experiences designed to give you a richer travel experience.

  • Tour incredible UNESCO world heritage site of Petra not only by day but also a second visit by night and a magical visit by candlelight! In stark contrast to your visit earlier today, experience the rock city lit with over 1,500 candles for a truly incredible experience.
  • Take an included hot air balloon ride over the incredible Wadi Rum desert. Experience the freedom of gliding slowly across the sky while looking down at one of the world’s most mesmerising desert landscapes. Alternately, choose instead a sunrise camel ride where you’ll explore the desert at a natural pace and visit the main sights of Wadi Rum Protected Area.
  • Board a private boat for a cruise on the tranquil waters of the Red Sea and get to see the coral and marine life through its semi-submersible base. Then enjoy an opportunity to snorkel the clear waters and later feast on a BBQ lunch.

 

Fine Print

Secure your trip with a $99.00 deposit per person.

Once we receive your deposit, we will send you an invoice with your remaining balance and payment options.

Instalment Schedule:

  1. At the time of booking pay a $99.00 deposit per person.
  2. Pay a 1st installment of $492.00 per person within 28 days.
  3. Pay a 2nd installment of $984.00 per person within 90 days.
  4. You will then be invoiced for final payment 120 days prior to departure.

This package is sold as land only, however you do have the option of adding international airfares to your booking. Simply click on’ book now’, and under upgrades,  you will be asked “Would you like us to contact you around our flight service?”

By selecting this option Inspiring Vacations will contact you to discuss adding flights to your chosen destination. We can assist with flying the airline of your choice to turn your booking into a flight inclusive package.

We would be more than happy to provide you with a quote for the following requests:

  • Airline Preferences - You may wish to fly with a particular airline
  • Cabin Preferences - These include upgrading to premium economy or business class
  • Extensions (start and end cities must remain the same) - You may request to extend your stay pre or post tour.
  • Meal Requests - You may request a specific meal for dietary requirements.
  • Seat Requests - If you would like to request particular seating. However please note, not all airlines allow the selection of pre-purchased seat arrangements.

We are currently unable to provide a quote for the following requests:

  • Stopovers - Is where you might want to stop in transit for a certain amount of days prior to your tour or after your tour.
  • One way flights
  • Different start or end city to the tour - you may not amend the arrival or departure city of your itinerary. 
  • Around the world tickets  - Is when a ticket includes multiple stops in different continents.
  • Return home to a different city from the one you departed.
  • Frequent Flyer point redemption - Is when an airline allows you to redeem points to pay for your flights or upgrade your ticket.  

Online check-in 

Some airlines may not permit online check-in where flights have been booked by a travel company. Where unavailable to do so online, you will be required to check-in at the airport. Inspiring Vacations cannot check-in online on behalf of our customers.

Fitness Requirements
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.

As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.

This particular tour is categorised as a”3”

Moderate Tour: A good level of fitness and mobility is required, as this tour includes a moderate level of physical activity and is considered a medium-fast paced tour. You should be able to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and able to walk reasonable distances of approximately 2 kilometres per day or more with ease. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.

Tipping
Tipping inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry. Your tour includes tips for your drivers, local guides and porterage.
You may consider tipping your tour leader(s) for outstanding service throughout your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, however, any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is $1,334.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price.

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory for this tour to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

Visa & Passport information
It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return.

Visas may be required.

Please note that these details are subject to change without notice. We recommend visiting https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel.html for up to date information in terms of entry requirements.

Group Size
Minimum of 2 and maximum 12 people

Adults Only
Travel with like-minded adults on all Platinum Vacations tours

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package will mean different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveller has appropriate expectations before they start their travels: 

  • Fully Escorted - This tour is fully escorted by an expert English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.

You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour. On this tour you can choose from the following options:

Pre Tour Accommodation

  • $313.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $291.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Post Tour Accommodation

  • $313.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $291.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Please select the number of extra nights required in the 'Additional Nights Accommodation' field when making your purchase. The additional cost for these arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice and are subject to availability.

  • International airfares
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

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