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Women-Only: Journey Through Jordan

From
  • $2499
     
  • 10
    Days

AMMAN, WADI RUM, PETRA, AND THE DEAD SEA

Jordan’s sandstone temples, sprawling desert terrain, and inspiring history is nothing short of captivating. On this women-focused journey, find yourself immersed a rich culture that stems from remarkable ancient empires and influential religions. Get to know the country’s people and heritage as we meet with a local featured artist at an art gallery, learn more about women in modern Jordanian society from a local leader, visit with the Iraq Al-Amir Women Cooperative Society, and enjoy a traditional Jordanian experience with women wellness specialists at the Turkish baths. We’ll also explore Amman, and then discover the well-preserved Roman ruins of Jerash before visiting significant sites of the Holy Land like Madaba and Mt. Nebo. Following a magical overnight stay at a Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum, you’ll traverse this picturesque desert by jeep. Then, spend time in Petra exploring its magnificent sights, like the intricate Al-Khazneh temple (The Treasury). Round out this incredible trip with a visit to Jesus’ baptism site and day of relaxation at the Dead Sea.

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COVID-19 UPDATE


U.S. travelers are welcome to visit Jordan with certain entry requirements, including:

    • All travelers returning to the U.S., including those who have been vaccinated, must provide a negative, viral COVID-19 test issued no more than 3 days prior to departure or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 from your healthcare provider. Full details and requirements can be accessed here. NOTE: smarTours will arrange testing for the group in Jordan. The cost of the test is $40 USD and must be paid in cash at the testing site.

Also, for the safety of everyone in the group, smarTours requires all travelers to provide a negative, viral COVID-19 antigen or PCR test issued no more than 3 days prior to departure, documentation of recovery from COVID-19 from your healthcare provider, or proof of full vaccination before leaving the United States.

Information is subject to change, please see the most up-to-date entry requirements for Jordan here.

Itinerary at
a Glance

  • 3 nights in Amman
  • 1 night in Wadi Rum
  • 2 nights in Petra
  • 2 nights at the Dead Sea

Tour
Highlights

  • Amman City Tour including Jordan Museum
  • Jerash “Pompeii of the East”
  • Madaba & Mount Nebo
  • Wadi Rum Jeep Desert Safari
  • Petra Kitchen Cooking Class (optional)
  • Petra
  • Siq AL- Barid “Little Petra”
  • Baptism Site
  • Float in the Dead Sea

Special Women-Only Departure Highlights:

  • Meet with a featured Jordanian woman artist at an art gallery
  • Visit Iraq Al-Amir Women Cooperative Society training local women on traditional craft and product making
  • Learn about women in Jordanian society today from a local leader during a special dinner
  • Visit Turkish baths with a traditional Jordanian experience with women wellness specialists

Activity Level: Explorer* 

Your Tour
Includes

  • Round-trip airfare from New York (JFK)
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-Jordan ground transportation
  • Accommodations at superior first-class hotels
  • 13 meals: 8 breakfasts, 5 dinners 
  • Comprehensive touring & entry fees
  • Experienced, English-speaking Tour Director

Tour Itinerary

Depart USA

Depart on your overnight flight from the U.S.

Arrive in Amman

Arrive in Amman today, the capital city of Jordan. Upon arrival at the Amman airport, you’ll be picked up and transferred to your hotel.

Geneva Hotel Amman

Amman

Wake up with breakfast at your hotel and then venture out for a city tour of Amman. You’ll start to immerse yourself in the culture and learn of the area’s history with a stop at the Citadel, Roman Theater, and Jordan Museum. Visit an art gallery and meet with a featured Jordanian woman artist. Then, visit the Iraq Al-Amir Women Cooperative Society, a program just outside Amman that trains local women on traditional craft and product making. This initiative helps them find jobs and contribute to the community. Later on, head back into the heart of the city for a special dinner…

Jerash Excursion

After breakfast, we’ll head out to explore Jerash, the “Pompeii of the East” which houses some of the best preserved Roman ruins, rivaling the ones in Rome. Spend most of the day wandering the cardo—its spectacular colonnaded street—and admiring the South Theatre, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Arch, the Artemis Temple, and the Nymphaeum. The city’s 14 churches date back to the Byzantine era and are filled with fine mosaics. In the evening, head back to Amman for a specially arranged visit to the Turkish baths and enjoy a traditional Jordanian experience…

Amman/Madaba/Mt. Nebo/Wadi Rum

Today, we’ll start making our way toward Wadi Rum, driving along the 5,000-year-old King’s Highway. Along the way, stop in Madaba, “the City of Mosaics”, and see St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church, which houses a well-preserved sixth-century Byzantine mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. Heading about ten minutes west, we’ll also visit the most revered site in Jordan—Mount Nebo, the presumed site of Moses’ death and burial place. Then, proceed onward to our Wadi Rum Bedouin camp where you’ll have a tent with a private bath for your overnight stay. The…

Wadi Rum/Petra

This morning, enjoy breakfast while taking in the beauty of Wadi Rum, a moonscape terrain of ancient river beds, rugged mountains, and golden desert sands. You will meet locals offering cardamom-spiced coffee at the “Beau Geste” outpost, and then take off on an exciting 2-hour jeep tour around this diverse landscape in which “Lawrence of Arabia” was filmed. After a truly “out of this world” experience, we’ll depart and head north, finally arriving in Petra this evening. There will be an optional cooking class and dinner at a culinary school in the…

Petra

Note: While the tour activity level is the explorer level, this day may be more taxing as this is a full day of walking on uneven surfaces.

Following breakfast at the hotel, you’ll head out on a city tour of Petra’s most fascinating sights—the Roman Theater, Qasr Bint Pharaoun, Temple of the Winged Lion, and more. As a new Seven Wonders of the World, steeped in history from Arab empires and Western and Eastern dynasties, Petra features an abundance of ancient discoveries. Plus, as you wander the area, you’ll surely be mesmerized by the winding sandstone…

Petra/Beida/Dead Sea

After breakfast, we’ll start our journey to the last stop on the trip, the Dead Sea. First, you’ll visit Beida (Little Petra) to discover temples, tombs, and more. Many religious festivities occurred here, and the city was nicknamed “Little Petra” because of its similarities to the main city. Following this, we’ll bring you to the site of John the Baptist’s settlement at Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where Jesus was baptized along the east bank of the Jordan River. Here you’ll also be right near the Israeli border, affording you a glimpse of the country from across the river….

Dead Sea

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a relaxing day at the Dead Sea, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. At your leisure, you can float in the clear blue, mineral-rich water, soak up some sun, and even try the invigorating full-body mud mask that cleanses the skin. Plus, your hotel has a tranquil spa, well-equipped fitness center, and sparkling pools to lounge by. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at the hotel.

Crowne Plaza | Breakfast, Dinner

Dead Sea/Arrive in USA

Enjoy a final breakfast at the hotel and then transfer to the Queen Alia International Airport to depart back to the U.S. Your tour includes airfare back to the U.S.

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Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement is $499.

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Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made by phone (1-800-337-7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $99 per person for all 2021 departures, and $300 per person for all 2022 departures. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

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Petra Kitchen Cooking Lesson

  • Petra
  • From approx. $50 Per Person

On the first evening in Petra, you can join a cooking class and enjoy a meal at The Petra Kitchen. This culinary school has a relaxed, informal atmosphere where you’ll prepare dinner under the supervision of a chef. You will make soup, cold and hot mezza and salads, and a main course. Plus, get some delicious take-home recipes!