Amman and Dead Sea One Day Tour
Amman, the capital of Jordan, is a unique blend of old and new, ideally situated on a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley. Almost half of Jordan's population is concentrated in the Amman area. The residential suburbs consist of mainly tree-lined street and avenues. The downtown area is much older and more traditional with smaller businesses producing and selling everything from fabulous jewellery to everyday household items.
Most of Amman's historical sites are clustered in the downtown area. The ancient Citadel, Jabal al-Qala'a, is the site of ancient Rabbath-Ammon, and excavations here have revealed numerous Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic remains. Participants will also visit the Jordan Archeological Museum, which houses an excellent collection of antiquities ranging from prehistoric times to the 15th century.
Downhill from the Citadel is the Roman Theatre, the most obvious and impressive relic of ancient Philadelphia that once served as a necropolis or graveyard. The small theatre, or Odeon, which is still being restored, was built at about the same time as the Roman Theatre, and is now used as it was in Roman times, for musical concerts. A short stroll takes one to the Ottoman-style King Hussein Mosque rebuilt in 1924. The area around it is the heart of modern downtown Amman.
The Dead Sea, 400 meters below sea level, is one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. Participants can experience floating in buoyant, warm salty waters, or take a relaxing massage. The therapeutic benefits of the Dead Sea, due to its high content of minerals, have been known to man for more than 2,000 years and it has been proven to offer excellent natural treatments to many chronic diseases.
The tour itinerary is as follows:
- Pick up at 9 am
- Tour of the old and modern city
- Free time for walking around the traditional souks and markets in the downtown area
- Transfer to the Dead Sea
- Free time to relax near the Dead Sea ( Entrance to the Holiday Inn Hotel )
- Transfer to Amman at 5 pm
The tour cost is inclusive of transportation by car, with English speaking driver, entrance fees to Amman to the sites mentioned above and entrance fee at the Holiday Inn Dead Sea Hotel.
The cost of the tour does not include: meals, drinks, International airfare and travel insurance, tips, Individual visa to Jordan (Obtainable upon arrival for most, but not all nationalities - US$30 per person as of January 1st, 2011), personal expenses and anything not mentioned above.
Book for more than 20 people, contact us directly
The pick up is from Amman. Participants are requested to mention the point of pick up when making the bookings.