There isn’t a better way to start your Holy Land experience than to begin it all with Jordan. See the ancient ruins of Jerash and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World — Petra — which also happens to be one of Diane (Cruise Lady) Larsen’s two favorite places in the world. (You can ask her where her other favorite place is when you see her.)
Sunday / April 5
Fly to Amman. (overnight on plane)
Monday / April 6
Arrive in Amman, Jordan. We will transfer to our hotel to rest from our flights and prepare for our tour. (D)
Tuesday / April 7
After breakfast, we will travel to the ancient city of Jerash where we can wander the ruins and imagine the chariot races of so long ago. After lunch near the ruins, we stop at the 12th century Al-Shawbak Castle built on a hill in the plain of Edom. Our day continues with a stop at Al Beidha, better known as Little Petra. In one of the buildings, we find remains of painted frescoes with birds, grapes and flowers. We end our day at Petra where we will check into our fascinating hotel—a converted Bedouin village where each room is unique. (B, L, D)
Wednesday / April 8
We will spend this day visiting one of the New Seven Wonders of the World—Petra! At Petra we will walk between the towering cliffs leading to the magnificent edifice made famous by the movie, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. The entire area is filled with fascinating caves and carvings that are sure to leave a lasting impression. Take the opportunity to ride a camel, a horse, or a horse-drawn chariot for part of the journey. Enjoy lunch at Petra before traveling on to Jordan’s largest wadi (a valley cut into sandstone and rock). Wadi Rum is the actual valley where Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence led the Arab revolt of 1916-18 and also where the 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia was filmed. Our adventurous journey through the sand dunes of Wadi Rum will be safari-style on the open-air seats of trucks. Our safari ends with an unforgettable meal in an authentic Bedouin tent. We then board our bus and return to our hotel. (B, L, D)
Thursday / April 9
Today we leave Petra and stop at Mt. Nebo where Moses looked out on the Holy Land. At Mt. Nebo we enjoy lunch and some shopping time before heading to the border to begin our Israel tour. (B, L)
|HEADLINERS: Michael Ballam, Ph.D.|
Michael Ballam performed in the major concert halls of America, Europe, Asia, Russia, and the Middle East, with command performances at the Vatican and the White House. His operatic repertoire includes more than 600 performances of over 70 major roles. Currently serves as the General Director of the Utah Festival Opera, a company he founded in 1993. Popular BYU Education Week speaker and CD artist. He will touch our hearts with his fascinating experiences and talented performances.
Cost: …$896 per person based on double occupancy plus $68 pre-paid gratuities (due at final) for cash or check payments. Credit card payments: $924 per person plus $68 gratuities. Single Supplement is $200
Space is limited to 46 so BOOK NOW!
|Jordan Visas, Border Fees, & Departure Taxes|
|Meals as indicated|
|Transportation in deluxe air-conditioned Coaches|
|Bilingual Jordanian Guide|
|Hotel Accommodations at 4 star hotels|
|All entrance fees to all sites in itinerary|
|Group transfer from airport to hotel (extra charge if not with group)|
|Standard gratuities: $68 per person to be pre-paid with final payment|
- $200 per person due at time of booking
- Final Payment by January 8, 2020
- $50 per person after deposit is received; $200 per person after January 8, 2020
- 100% cancellation penalty after final payment February 8, 2020
***PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED and must be valid through November 2020***
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the nature of this tour you must be able to climb steps and walk briskly unassisted.
Please note that minor changes to the itinerary may occur due to local conditions and to better accommodate our group.