(Special itinerary for Special women)
What could be more intriguing than the opportunity to learn about the female way of life in a culture other than your own? We have specially designed these tours to incorporate participation in Arabic women’s lifestyle, meals, daily activities and community. The program, which is suitable for women of all ages, gives visitors the chance to meet all kinds of Jordanian women from various backgrounds including Christian and Muslim. Perhaps you will discover the mysteries behind the burqa (face-mask) or the secrets of good yoghurt-making. This tour will provide you with an insider understanding of the women of the Middle East while it contributes to supporting their community advancement.
Our representative will meet and assist upon arrival to Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) Amman. Our group coordinator will assist you through all customs and immigration procedures, passport formalities and visa handling, followed by a transfer to Amman (33 km from airport) for check-in & O/N hotel Amman.
After breakfast in hotel, departure by bus through the pine forests and olive groves until we reach the city of Ajloun dominated by the imposing fortress of Qa'lat Al Rabad , overlooking the Jordan Valley. It was from this location that the forces of Saladin launched their successful campaigns against the Crusaders. Afterwards drive to Jerash 24 Km from Ajloun ! Visit the splendidly preserved Greco-Roman city of Jerash, the most complete remaining city of the Decapolis. It is also known as the Pompeii of the east. The history of Jerash is a blend of the Greco-Roman world of the Mediterranean basin and the ancient traditions of the Arab Orient. Indeed, the name of the city itself reflects this interaction. The earliest Arab/Semitic inhabitants, who lived in the area during the pre-classical period of the first Millennium BC named their village Garshu. The Romans later Hellenised the former Arabic name of Garshu into Gerasa, and the Bible refers to "the region of the Gerasenes" (Mark 5:1; Luke 8:26). At the end of the 19th century, the Arab and Circassian inhabitants of the small rural settlement transformed the Roman Gerasa into the Arabic Jerash. Returning to our hotel in Amman for freshen-up dinner and O/N Amman.
Two Includes :-
- Tour of Jerash site & Ajloun Castle
-Tour of handicraft centers for women, sponsored by Queen Noor Foundation in Jerash.
- Tour of the olive oil factory to view the olives being processed into oil.
- Meet with Christian women in Ajloun
A full Buffet Breakfast at the hotel . At 9:00 am check-out of hotel followed by transfer to visit the highlights of Amman; the Capital of the Hashemite kingdom of Jordan ,the city was known in the Iron age as Rabbat Ammon , and later as Philadelphia . City tour of Amman (Ancient Philadelphia, Citadel, Temple of Hercules, Roman Theatre, Nymphaeum, King Abdullah Mosque [Blue Mosque] & the Ummayad Palace , afterwards transfer down by side of the river Jordan to Bethany : The site of John the Baptist's settlement at Bethany beyond the Jordan Where Jesus was baptised , has long been Known from the Bible ( John 1:28 and 10:40 and from the Byzantine and medival texts. The site has now been identified on the east bank of the Jordan River in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. and is being systematically surveyed excavated restored, and prepared to receive pilgrims and visitors in early 2000. After Visit Continue to the Dead sea the lowest point on the earth 409 meters below sea level for swimming and free afternoon , Dinner and O/N Dead sea
Day three Includes:-
-Amman City tour - Bethany - Dead Sea –O / N Dead Sea
-Tour of Amman by day and Night view of the Jordanian nightlife both downtown and in surrounding areas. We will view the Roman theatre as well as the citadel and folklore museum. We can also rest and relax in local Argeela shops smoking from the flavorful water pipes.
- Visit to carpet factory to view carpets being made by women.
- Visit Glass blowing factory made by women.
- Visit to holy land shop, Jordanian charity for widow women..
Buffet breakfast at the hotel . At 8.30 am check-out for full day excursion .In the way , visit Mount Nebo (20 min drive) from the Dead Sea , tour of the site of the Tomb of Moses. from here Where Moses viewed the promised Land in Canaan , and where he died and was buried in a nearby valley . Here there are ruins of 4th and 6th c. churches whose floors are still covered with marvelous mosaic. Afterwards to Madaba this town has a long history , being first mentioned in the Bible and in the Mesha Stele when it was a Moabite town, visit St. George orthodox Christian church the mosaic Map of Jerusalem, Palestine, Jordan, Israel & Egypt . Madaba is famous as a land of mosaics followed by transfer via Kings’ Highway one of the oldest roads in Jordan , spectacular drive through wadi Al wala a tributary of the Mojib and which lower down is named Wadi el Heidan to Dhiban the site attracted the attention of scholars when the Moabite stone , an inscribed stele set up by Mesha , king of Moab about 835 B.C., Dhiban was captured from the Moabites by Sihon king of the Amorites . next transfer via Wadi Al Mujib or the king’s highway to Kerak , Guided tour to Karak Castle (one of the finest examples of Crusader military construction, its walls are strengthened with rectangular projecting towers, long stone vaulted galleries lit only by narrow slits, and a deep moat from the west which completely isolates the site after the visit of the Castle , continue driving via the desert highway to reach Petra , Upon arrival check-in at hotel , dinner and O/N Petra .
Day four includes
-Visit to Mount Nebo – Madab - Kings highway - Kerak Castle - Petra) 320km
- Visit Madaba Mosaics school for Women rebuilding Mosaics from 6th. Century Ad.
- Meet with women in Madaba Christian Association House.
- Visit Bani hamidah Association (carpets and embroidery association for Bedouin )
- visit women association in Kerak .
Petra the "rose red city half as old as time"
Buffet Breakfast at the hotel . At 8:00 am departure from hotel to Petra visitor centre , On arrival to visitor centre begin the most memorable day with a horseback ride through to the SIQ of Petra ( Canyon ) followed by guided tour through the Siq to the Treasury , the accompanying guide gives a brief history of Petra , followed by Full day to explore (the Rose-Red city) including the Siq, the Treasury, city centre, the Royal tomb, the theatre and the Roman Soldier Tombs . Afternoon Walk back to bus Station for transfer to Hotel . freshen-up @ hotel followed by dinner and O/N.
Day Five Includes :-
~ Visit of Petra the rose red city.
~ Meet Bedoul Women In Petra caves.
~ Possibility to meet with archeologist women and see their excavation .
~ Visit Wadi Mosa handicraft center for women.
~ Visit Petra center for making silver Jewelry.
After Breakfast, transfer from Petra to Wadi Rum. Watch the majestic colorful canyon, spectacular views of the Araba valley and Petra mountains, explore Nabatean water instillation and ruins, beautiful valleys of sandstones , gardens of junipers ,
Stop by Bedouin tents in the desert and chat with them, negotiate, argue and know their life style, Jeep tour to explore Wadi Rum ,
visiting the most spectacular sights of Wadi Rum. view sand dunes, graffiti, visit Bedouins tents, inscriptions and canyons as well as having races through the dry oasis... As guests are enjoying a fantastic night, they will have a Bedouin dinner under the stars. The dinner will be a traditional authentic Bedouin dinner O/N camping Wadi Rum.
Day Six Includes :-
~ Visit Bedouins in the way and visit their tents and share a cup of tea with them.
~ Jeep tour throughout desert to explore Wadi Rum
~ learning something about the traditions like :- Bedouin coffee , Bedouin Laws , Bedouin wedding, Trail by fair , Henna , Aqeqah (child sacrifice ) , Bedouin revenge , Bedouin blood , hospitality and more.
~ O/N camping in the desert with million star catering including sleeping in Bedouin tent and all supplies.
Breakfast at camp and free morning . Later transfer to Amman for check-in at hotel freshen , dinner and overnight
Day Seven includes :-
~ Free Morning in Wadi Rum.
~ Breakfast with Bedouins in the desert .
~ Visit to Bedouin Houses in Wadi Rum
A full Buffet Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to (QAIA) AMMAN, Queen Alia International Airport for Departure.
- -Meet and assist upon arrival and departure.
- -Accommodation in 4*/ 5*hotels on HB basis and 1 night camping in a Bedouin tourist camp in Wadi Rum on HB basis
- -Transportation by deluxe A/C tourist vehicles (4-6 pax using 7-seater van *** 7-9 pax using 10-seater van) .
- -Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites.
- -Meeting with different women associations.
- -English speaking guide for 5 days (day2-day6)
- -2-hour Jeep tour in Wadi Rum
- -FOC, collective visa to Jordan for 5 pax+, upon receiving full passport details.
- Departure tax (usually included in the flight ticket).
- Visa to Jordan for less than 5 pax. $30 p.p obtained upon arrival to QAIA in Amman