LONG TOURS

Post Conference

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TOUR A

5 days / 4 nights
14th - 18th October 2022

On this deluxe tour you will be exploring the many and varied contrasts that the south of Jordan has to offer, staying each night in comfortable, top class accommodation. You will be exploring the spectacular sites that comprise the Golden Triangle, starting with Petra - the "Rose Red City, half as old as time" - before moving on to the less well known Little Petra. We will then take you to the dramatic desert landscape of Wadi Rum. From there you will travel the short distance to the sandy beaches and colourful corals of Aqaba, with a final day of leisure spent at the unique location of the Dead Sea. You will have the chance to engage with Jordan's rich history, learn something of our Bedouin heritage and traditional activities, and experience some of the most breath-taking landscapes that Jordan has to offer.

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TOUR B

4 days / 3 nights
14th - 17th October 2022

From the forest of Ajloun to the wetlands of Al Azraq, this tailor made tour will enable you to explore and experience Jordan's diverse natural landscapes and wildlife. We have designed the tour around Jordan's efforts in preserving and maintaining its valuable ecosystems. You will have the chance to walk through the Ajloun Forest, visit a local farm, go birdwatching at sunrise, take an Oryx safari trip, visit historic castles, appreciate the region's biblical history at the Baptism Site, and finally enjoy the wonder that is the Dead Sea. Please note that you do need to be quite fit for this tour. We recommend suitable clothing and footwear, also sunscreen and insect repellent.

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TOUR C

4 days / 3 nights
14th - 17th October 2022

Join us to travel the land east of the River Jordan. On the first day, you will step back in time to the famous archaeological site of Jerash, followed by a guided tour of Tell Mar Elias, thought to be the birthplace of the Prophet Elijah. Your second day is taken up with a visit to Madaba, home of the world’s oldest map of the Holy Land, depicting the Middle East during the Byzantine era. We will also go to the summit of Mount Nebo, where Moses gazed upon the Promised Land he could not enter. After a relaxing night at a Hotel with its own hot springs, we spend the third day taking in the Baptism site, where John the Baptist was living when he baptised Jesus of Nazareth. The tour ends with a chance to relax in the unique setting of the Dead Sea.

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Tour D1

True Treasures. Al Ma’wa for Nature & Wildlife and Jerash

Full Day
Free
Offered on 8th, 9th, 10th and 14th October 2022
9:30

Departure from your hotels and drive to Al Ma'wa For Nature and Wildlife (1 hour drive).
Visit Al Ma'wa For Nature and Wildlife. Guided tours of 2 hours each, for 20 people at a time.

12:30

Drive to Jerash archaeological site. Lunch at a local restaurant.

13:30

Guided walking tour of approximately 3 hours, including the Archaeological Museum if required.

16:30

Depart for drive back to Amman.

17:30

Arrival at your hotels.

Tour D2

True Treasures.  Jerash and Al Ma’wa for Nature & Wildlife

Full Day
Free
Offered on 8th, 9th, 10th and 14th October 2022.
9:30

Departure from your hotels and drive to Al Ma'wa For Nature and Wildlife (1 hour drive).

10:30

Guided walking tour of approximately 21/2 hours, including the Archaeological Museum if required.

13:00

Lunch at a local restaurant

14:00

Drive to Visit Al Ma'wa For Nature and Wildlife. 
Guided tours of 2 hours each at Al Ma'wa For Nature and Wildlife, for 20 people at a time.

16:30

Depart for drive back to Amman.

17:30

Arrival at your hotels.

We are delighted to offer this unique and very special Tour free of charge, courtesy of the Royal Jordanian Equestrian Federation. Maximum capacity for each tour is 40 people to allow for not disturbing the animals at the Al Ma'wa for Nature and Wildlife site. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

Al Ma’wa for Nature and Wildlife. Through a partnership between the Princess Alia Foundation and Four Paws in 2011, Al Ma’wa for Nature and Wildlife was established to provide a regional solution for rescued wildlife and animals confiscated from the illegal trade in wild animals.  In a space of 110 hectares, species-specific enclosures ensure the animals have enough space and appropriate conditions that best suit their natural needs.  Here you will see our rescued tigers, lions, bears, hyenas, wolves and monkeys, and hear their stories of rescue and rehabilitation.  Jerash is justly famous as one of the largest and best preserved archaeological sites of Roman architecture in the world outside Italy. Once one of the ten biggest cities of the Roman empire, and hidden under the sands for centuries, it is also known as the city of 1,000 pillars, and is a close second to Petra as a 'must-see' site in Jordan. It has an unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6,500 years. Our Tour includes the Colonnaded street, the Amphitheater, the Hippodrome, Churches, Temples and the vast Roman Forum.

Note: If you only want to visit Al Ma'wa For Nature and Wildlife, and not Jerash, can you please let us know on arrival and we will do our best to arrange this for you. Also please note that on 8th October, you will need to process your Conference Registration as early as possible, in order to be on time for departure.

Tour E1

Ancient Amman & Jordan Museum

Full Day
Price per person: US$ 75
Offered on 8th, 9th, and 14th October 2022
10:00

Departure from your hotels The guided tour includes stopping points to see Amman Citadel; Umayyad Palace, Byzantine Church, Hercules Temple, the Archeological Museum and Roman Amphitheater

13:00

Lunch at a local restaurant

14:30

Arrive at The Jordan Museum. Free time to tour Museum.

17:00

Return to your hotels.

Ancient Amman:  The vast Roman Amphitheater, with its 3 tiers of seats able to accommodate 6,000 people, is approached along a column-lined walkway.  Nearby is the Odeon, a smaller restored Roman theater. Overlooking both is the Citadel, dating as far back as the Bronze Age, built on top of one of Jebel Al Qala'a, Amman's seven hills. This will give us a wonderful view of Amman, as well as of the Citadel's ruins - both Roman and Islamic - which provide a link to the city's past. The Temple of Hercules, built by the Romans, is a prominent feature on Citadel Hill and its most famous site. Here we will see the remarkable giant hand, believed to be from a huge statue of Hercules. Not far away can be seen the low walls, columns and some mosaics of an early Byzantine church. We will follow the path among the ruins to reach the remaining and well preserved buildings that formed part of the Umayyad Palace. With so many significant landmarks located on one site, this is one of the best places to see in Amman. Also here is the Jordanian Archaeological Museum, well worth a visit to see the impressive exhibits, which we will take full advantage of.

The Jordan Museum:  Designed to present the history and cultural heritage of Jordan, the Museum entices visitors to explore the Kingdom's past, present and future. The permanent galleries and exhibition space cover 1.5 million years of Jordanian history and archaeology, starting from the Paleolithic, linking to the present, and projecting into the future. It tells the story of Jordan both chronologically and thematically, covering themes such as the environment, food production and processing, visual art and architecture, cultural exchange and trade, politics and the military, communication and writing, industry, religion, and daily domestic life in Jordan throughout the ages. A visit to the Museum shop and café will round off our tour nicely.

Tour E2

Ancient Amman, City Tour.

1/2 day (morning) with lunch
Price per person: US$ 65
Offered on 10th and 14th October 2022
10:00

Departure from your hotels 
The guided tour includes the most famous ancient sites of Amman, including the Citadel, the Roman Amphitheater, Umayyad Palace, Byzantine Church, Temple of Hercules, and the Archeological Museum.

13:00

Lunch at a local restaurant

14:00

Return to your hotels
Free afternoon.

Tour F

Mosaics of Madaba and Mount Nebo

Full day with lunch
Price per person: US$ 75
Offered on 8th, 9th, 10th and 14th October 2022
9:30

Departure from your hotels, drive to Madaba (approximately 1 hour) 
Visit the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George  Visit the Madaba Archaeological Park.

13:00

Lunch at a local restaurant

16:00

Depart for return to Amman

17:00

Arrival at your hotels.

Please note that on 8th October, you will need to process your Conference Registration as early as possible, in order to be on time for departure.

Madaba:  This friendly market town, with a long tradition of religious tolerance, is deservedly renowned for its unique collection of early mosaics at various locations in the town.  Less well known but equally beautiful are its painted and carved ostrich eggs, depicting scenes of ancient mosaics and Jordanian folklore.Greek Orthodox church of St George: This 19th-century Christian church, worth a visit in its own right for its many religious paintings, houses a treasure of early Christianity which was discovered during construction in 1884. Having survived destruction, fire and neglect, the flooring the builders were astonished to uncover turned out to be a mosaic of extraordinary significance. It represents the oldest map of Palestine in existence and provides many historical insights into the region. Some 1700 years old, the mosaic map has captions, in Greek, depicting all the major biblical sites of the Middle East, from Egypt to Palestine. It was originally around 15m to 25m long and 6m wide, and once contained more than two million pieces. Although much of the mosaic has been lost, enough remains to sense the complexity of the whole.

Greek Orthodox church of St George: This 19th-century Christian church, worth a visit in its own right for its many religious paintings, houses a treasure of early Christianity which was discovered during construction in 1884. Having survived destruction, fire and neglect, the flooring the builders were astonished to uncover turned out to be a mosaic of extraordinary significance. It represents the oldest map of Palestine in existence and provides many historical insights into the region. Some 1700 years old, the mosaic map has captions, in Greek, depicting all the major biblical sites of the Middle East, from Egypt to Palestine. It was originally around 15m to 25m long and 6m wide, and once contained more than two million pieces. Although much of the mosaic has been lost, enough remains to sense the complexity of the whole.

Archaeological Park: This open air museum houses a collection of ruins and some very fine mosaics from the area. Near the entrance is a 1st-century-BC mosaic from Machaerus, which is believed to be the oldest mosaic found in Jordan. The Roman street once ran east to west between the Roman city gates and was lined with columns. Continue past the faded but elegant mosaics of the ancient Church of the Prophet Elias pausing to enjoy the details such as the fine green bird, and then descend to the crypt, built more than 1,400 years ago. Here you will see some of the most impressive mosaics on the site, including those of Hippolytus Hall, an early 6th-century Byzantine villa. Look for the four seasons in each corner and notice the beautiful depictions of flowers and birds. The middle section shows figures from the classic Greek tragedy of Phaedra and Hippolytus. Also featured are Adonis, Aphrodite and Eros, as well as the Three Graces, daughters of Zeus representing joy, charm and beauty. The Church of the Virgin Mary is also included in the site. Built in the 6th century and unearthed beneath the floor of a private house in 1887, the central mosaic which is a masterpiece of geometric design is thought to be some 1200 years old.

Mount Nebo:  This sacred mountain stands almost 1,000 metres high with spectacular views from the top. Of great religious significance, Mount Nebo is believed to be the place where Moses stood to view the sacred Promised Land, before his death. In the 4th century, a small church was built by Egyptian monks on the mountain peak in memory of Moses, and a century later was reconstructed into a basilica. Still standing to this day, this peaceful place houses some of the best preserved and most beautiful mosaics in Jordan, depicting wildlife and local customs from the Byzantine era. Please note, to enter the church all visitors must wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees. Outside, take the chance to look out over the spectacular views of the valley of the River Jordan and the Dead Sea. Here you will also see the Brazen Serpent sculpture. You will also have the chance to visit the nearby Al Hakaya cultural centre and ethnographic museum, as well as the Madaba Arts and Handicraft Centre and Mosaic Workshop.

Tour G

A Day at the Dead Sea

Full day with lunch
Price per person: US$ 70.00
Offered on 8th, 9th, and 14th October 2022
9:30

Departure from your hotels, drive to the Dead Sea (approximately 1 hour).

10:30

Visit the Dead Sea Panoramic Complex & Museum

11:30

Proceed to a private beach at a hotel on the shores of the Dead Sea. Facilities for changing and showering will be available.

13:30

Lunch

14:00

Continue with leisurely day at the private beach

17:00

Depart to Amman

18:00

Arrival at Hotel

The Dead Sea is so named because, apart from some microorganisms and algae, this saltwater lake is totally devoid of life. The spectacular landscape is without a doubt one of the world’s most amazing places, being the lowest point on earth, over 400m (1,312 ft.) below sea level. For some 2,000 years it has attracted travellers to what amounts to a natural, outdoor, free health spa. The leading attraction is of course the warm, soothing, water itself – ten times saltier than normal sea water, and rich in chloride salts such as magnesium, sodium, potassium, and bromine. The naturally buoyant water is a great way to relax without exerting any effort, although it is actually harder than it looks. In fact it can be good fun to try and copy the famous photo opportunity of reading a newspaper while calmly floating. And of course you can also cover yourself with the unique black mud which has reputed healthy properties for your skin, before washing it off in the Dead Sea.

Please note the salty water can sting your eyes, so do have some bottled water handy to rinse them when you come out of the water. Also it will sting any small cuts or abrasions you may have on your skin at the time.

Please bring your swimsuits, sunscreen, and a hat!

Tour H

The Rose Red City, Petra.

Full (Long) Day with Lunch
Price Per Person: US$ 90
Offered on 9th and 14th October 2022
7:00

Depart from your hotels in Amman, for the 3 hour scenic drive to Petra

10:00

Full day of an unhurried guided tour of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The walking path we will take is approximately 4km in total and takes in all the highlights of Petra, from Al Siq to the Treasury, the Amphitheatre, the Colonnaded Street and the Royal Tombs. It is a beautiful walk rich with history, where you will really feel you are walking in the footsteps of its original inhabitants. For those who would prefer a little less walking, transportation in solar-powered electric buggies will also be available. There will also be the opportunity for short camel rides. We will stop for a rest and buffet lunch at Al Basin restaurant inside the Petra site.

16:00

Depart Petra for drive back to Amman

18:00

Arrival at hotel in Amman

Petra:  One of the new 7 Wonders of the World, set in a red sandstone landscape, Petra was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom, dating back more than 2,000 years. It was once a major caravan centre for the passing camel trains of merchants trading incense from Arabia, silks from China, and spices from India. An ingenious water management system allowed the city to flourish. Petra was lost to the western world for centuries, known only to the nomadic Bedouin tribes who kept its secrets, until its accidental discovery by the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812. The site is accessed via a narrow canyon called Al Siq, which opens out into a stunning view of the huge structure known as The Treasury, made famous in the movie "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom". Petra is a huge site which contains tombs, and temples carved into the cliffs.