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Overview

This combination tour of Jordan & Turkey covers the major highlights of many ancient civilizations. Be amazed at Petra full of mysterious charm, delight in a hot air balloon ride over fairy chimneys in Cappadocia, stroll through marble streets of Ephesus, float in the Dead Sea & relax under starry skies in Wadi Rum. So much to do while making your way from Istanbul to Amman, two of the longest continuously habitated cities in history. This itinerary can be customized based on your travel dates and requirements.

• This flexible travel package for individuals can be customized to suit the amount of time you have available and where you would most like to visit within each country. You get to choose your own travel dates, as this is not a set date escorted group coach tour. What we do is arrange all required transport and accommodation (from starting point Istanbul to ending point Amman) and combine this with the noted sightseeing. Day tours in Turkey are on a regular group basis (option to upgrade to private basis) and the sightseeing tour in Jordan is on a private basis with an English speaking driver and local guides.

• Package Rate starts from around 1900Euro+ per person, based on 02 persons using 3* hotels. Excludes international flight to Istanbul for start & from Amman at the end. Rate varies depending on any changes requested, travel dates, the number of persons travelling and the category of hotel requested.

Tour itinerary

DAY 01 - Arrive Istanbul:
As per your international flight arrival time, transfer from Istanbul Airport to the hotel, Overnight in Istanbul
meals: none

DAY 02 - Istanbul Walking Tour:
Today visit some of the most important sights of the historical Sultanahmet area. The guide takes you to the Blue Mosque, St Sophia, Hippodrome and Obelisk, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (excluding optional extra entrance to Harem room). Overnight in Istanbul.
meals: breakfast & lunch included.

DAY 03 - Cruise on Bosphorous and fly to Cappadocia:
View various sights that line its shores as you cruise along the Bosphorus during this half-day morning tour, which also includes a visit to the Spice (Egyptian) Bazaar. Then depart on domestic flight to Cappadocia. Overnight in Cappadocia
meals: breakfast included

DAY 04 - Cappadocia Tour with Goreme:
*Optional extra: Add an early morning (at sunrise) hot air balloon ride affording amazing views over the valley
Full day for exploring this land of fairy chimneys, churches & monasteries carved from the volcanic rock and picturesque valleys. The guided tour visits Devrent Valley and Monk's Valley (Pasabagi), Avanos village, Goreme Open-Air Museum and Uchisar Natural rock castle. Overnight in Cappadocia.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

DAY 05 - Red Valley & Underground City:
On this day your guide will take you for a 4km hike (medium grade, approx 2hrs) in Red Valley, exploring rock-cut churches and fairy chimneys along the way. After a break for lunch, on to visit Kaymakli Underground City and enjoy panoramic views at Pigeon Valley with its famous dovecotes. Evening, transfer to the bus station for departure on overnight intercity bus to Pamukkale. ***If you do not wish to travel by overnight bus we can instead arrange by domestic flight, please advise your preference when making your request.
meals: breakfast & lunch included

DAY 06 - Travertens of Pamukkale:
Arrive to Pamukkale in the early morning (if by overnight bus) and a "day room" will be provided for you to have breakfast and take a shower. Then join up with the tour visiting the natural formation of the travertines (cotton castle) along with the ruins of Hierapolis. The day ends on arrival to the hotel in Kusadasi, evening free at leisure.
meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner included

DAY 07 - Ephesus & House of Virgin Mary:
One of the jewels in the crown of Turkey - the Ancient City of Ephesus is a must see. Walk down marble streets, view the magnificent Celsius Library and the Grand Theatre, etc. The day tour also includes visits to the House of Virgin Mary & the remains of Artemis Temple. Overnight in Kusadasi.
meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner included

DAY 08 - Flight to Amman (Jordan):
Transfer to Izmir Airport for flight to Amman, arrive and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Amman
meals: breakfast included

DAY 09 - Jerash & Ajloun:
After breakfast, depart to Jerash and on arrival visit (with 01-hour local onsite guide) the spectacular forum, Roman collonaded street, Nymphaeum and Temple of Artemis. The next stop is Ajloun, the great 12th-century Islamic castle built around 1184/85 by the famous Islamic leader Salah al-Din. Return to Amman and visit the Citadel with the remains of the Umayyad Palace and Hercules Temple as well as the Archaeological Museum. Downtown, see the Roman Theatre from the 2nd century and traditional souks, stroll in Jabal Amman. Overnight in Amman.
meals: breakfast included

Please note that the Jordan section of this travel package is on a Private Basis. You will be taken to all mentioned sights in Jordan by private a/c tour vehicle with an English speaking driver. Local tour guides are included for the visits of Jerash & Petra only. Optional extra cost would apply if you wish to have an escorting tour guide travel in the vehicle with you on all days - this is not a necessity, as most persons are happy with local guides in Jerash & Petra only.

DAY 10 - Madaba / Mt Nebo / Kerak:
Proceed to St. George's Church in Madaba, home to the famous mosaic map of the Holy Land before moving on to Mt. Nebo, the memorial of Moses. Continue to Kerak via al Mujeb mountains to visit the famous Crusader castle of Reginald of chatillon and then to the hotel in Petra. Overnight in Petra.
meals: breakfast included

DAY 11 - Petra & Wadi Rum:
After breakfast, explore the red rose city of Petra. Horse ride (not compulsory) along the famous narrow (siq) until our eye first catches the amazing treasury. From here explore the Street of Facades, the Royal Tombs and Pharaoh's Castle. Then transfer to another of nature's wonderlands that has attracted human beings for thousands of years. Wadi Rum or Valley of the Moon is an unusual desert terrain with towering cliffs shooting out of the sandy desert floor. Here you enjoy a 4x4 Jeep safari and stay at a Bedouin camp. Overnight in Bedouin Tent.
meals: breakfast & dinner included

DAY 12 - Dead Sea, return Amman:
After breakfast, proceed north to the lowest spot of the world, the Dead Sea. Here you have free time at leisure to relax and float in the salty waters before continuing on the drive back to Amman. Overnight in Amman
meals: breakfast included
*If you wish, we can arrange for you to stay this night at a hotel at the Dead Sea, instead of back in Amman centre.

DAY 13 - Departure:
As per your international flight departure time. transfer from the hotel to Amman Airport.

What's included?

  • Hotel accomodation in category of your choice
  • Breakfasts at hotels throughout (dinners optional)
  • Day tours in Turkey on regular group basis (private basis on request) with guiding in English, main entrances, a/c tour transport. Full-day tours in Turkey also include lunch, drinks extra
  • Private a/c tour vehicle with English speaking driver for the noted route in Jordan, local on-site guides in Jerash & Petra (escorting tour guide on request), main entrance fees and jeep ride in Wadi Rum
  • Transport by flight/bus/private car starting from Istanbul ending Amman
  • Arrival & departure transfers throughout
  • Taxes and handling services

Notes

  • Available on daily basis, year-round
  • Available in reverse order, start Amman end Istanbul
  • Very flexible, can be customized to suit preferences

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From our past customers

Hi - I've been meaning to e-mail and thank you all summer! My son and I had a GREAT trip and I want to thank you again for your help. Everything went very smoothly. I wanted to let you know that I would be happy to have you use me as a reference if you'd like. I loved Turkey! I actually wish we would have spent the entire 2 weeks there! I'll just have to come back sometime!! The people in Turkey were very nice and helpful. You have a beautiful country and lots to be proud of. I evenn found myself cheering for your soccer team and clapping when your athletes walked in during the Olympics! Best regards to you, Kate.

-Kate

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