2018-19 SEASON
Oct 2018 - Apr 2019

19 Day Jordan & Oman

Bunnik Small Group Tour starting in Amman and finishing in Dubai

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Bunnik's 19 Day Jordan & Oman. Discover the jewels of Jordan and the mystical treasures of Oman on this true Arabian adventure. Explore the Lost City of Petra, visit ancient Roman ruins, tour Arabian forts, and experience the stark beauty of incredible desert landscapes.
Overview
Operator: Bunnik
Type: Small Group Tour (Premium)
Max Group Size: 20
Duration: 19 Days
From: Amman to Dubai
Tour Code: BUN44106
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Jordan, Oman
Our Price From:
$ 10,200
Per Person ($AU)
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1
Depart Australia
2
Arrive Amman
Welcome to Jordan! This afternoon we'll take a short city-sightseeing tour, including some free time to explore the souq of Old Amman, before a group welcome dinner this evening. (D)
3
Jerash Excursion
Today we visit the beautifully preserved Roman cities of Umm Qais and Jerash, as well as the impressive Ajloun Castle. (B/D)
4
Amman - Dead Sea
Heading out of Amman, we travel to the lowest point on Earth - the Dead Sea. The salt content of the water is four times that of most oceans! (B/L/D) Special Experience: Take a dip in the Dead Sea and cover your body in the therapeutic mud, said to have amazing benefits for your skin.
5
Dead Sea - Petra
This morning we make our way to Madaba and visit the Church of St George. We'll also stop at the biblical site of Mt Nebo, where Moses first saw the Promised Land. This afternoon we visit ‘Little Petra', one of the oldest archaeological sites in the Middle East. (B/D) Special Experience: Discover the magic of Petra by night as the rock city is lit by more than 1,000 candles. Enjoy Jordanian music and Bedouin mint tea whilst admiring the spectacular view.
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Petra
Today we revisit the famous Lost City of Petra. Carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans more than 2,000 years ago, it was an important junction for the silk and trade routes. (B/D)
7
Petra - Wadi Rum
We venture south to Wadi Rum, one of the most stunning desertscapes in the world. We'll enjoy an exciting jeep tour, guided by local Bedouin tribesmen. Later we'll take a camel ride through the uniquely shaped mountains and see traces of ancient civilisations in the many carved inscriptions found throughout the area. We'll spend the night in a Bedouin style desert camp underneath a blanket of stars. (B/D)
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Wadi Rum - Amman
This morning we make our way back to Amman via the crusader fortress of Kerak. (B/D)
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Amman - Muscat
We bid farewell to Jordan and fly to the vibrant port city of Muscat, capital of the Sultanate of Oman. (B)
10
Muscat
This morning we explore Muscat, starting at the magnificent Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. We'll then visit the lively Muttrah Souq, thought to be one of the oldest marketplaces in the Arab world. We'll see the Sultan's Palace and finish at Bait Al Zubair Museum, home to a beautifully curated display of Omani culture and history. (B/D)
11
Muscat - Ras Al Hadd
Travelling by 4WD along the spectacular coastline, we'll stop to visit the fishing village of Qurayyat. In Wadi Shab we'll enjoy a short hike to discover the beautiful waterfalls and turquoise pools nestled between stone cliffs. This afternoon we'll reach the Ras al Jinz Scientific Research Centre on the easternmost point of the Arabian Peninsula. An important nesting site for the green sea turtle, each year 30,000 turtles come here to lay their eggs. Tonight we'll venture down to the beach to see the nesting area. (B/L/D)
12
Ras Al Hadd - Wahiba Sands
Today we'll discover enchanting Wadi Bani Khalid, where you'll be able to swim in the incredible emerald pools. In the afternoon we'll head inland to the vast desert of Wahiba Sands. Travelling off-road by 4WD/ we'll explore the mesmerising landscape of endless dunes and witness a breathtaking sunset. Tonight we'll sleep under a blanket of stars in a basic Bedouin desert campsite. (B/D)
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Wahiba Sands - Nizwa
Wake to the sun rising over the desert. Special Experience: Visit a Bedouin house and experience the warm Omani hospitality with a cup of kahwa (Arabic coffee) & dates.We'll then leave the desert behind and discover the old abandoned mercantile village of Al Mansfah on our way to the town of Nizwa. Here we'll visit its round fort and the Silver Souq, renowned for its handcrafted jewellery. (B/D)
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Nizwa
Special Experience: An early start to visit Nizwa's unique goat market and experience more of the genuine old Omani culture and traditions.We'll then stop for a photo at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed mudbrick fort of Bahla, and then tour the beautifully decorated interior of Jabrin Fort. We'll also enjoy a traditional Omani lunch at the picturesque village of Misfat Al Abrein, where time seems to have stood still. After lunch we'll visit Birkat Al Mauz and the heritage-listed Falaj Irrigation System. (B/L/D)
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Nizwa - Jebel Shams
We travel to majestic Jebel Shams (‘Mountain of Sun'), Oman's highest point, via the remote towns of Al Hamra and Wadi Ghul. We'll venture up to the ‘Grand Canyon of Oman' and meet some of the local weavers selling their wares as we walk along the canyon rim. (B/D)
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Jebel Shams - Al Hoota Caves - Muscat
After some time to relax this morning we'll depart for Muscat, stopping at the Al Hoota Caves. Estimated to be more than 2 million years old, this great example of a karst cave system is home to spectacular stalagmite and stalactite formations, as well as the blind cave fish. (B)
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Batinah Excursion
Today we discover the stunning Batinah Coast north of Muscat. We'll explore the villages of Seeb and Nakhl and enjoy a picnic lunch near the hot springs of Al Thowarah. Special Experience: Enjoy a magical sunset on board an Omani dhow cruise this evening. Admire the grand homes and palaces that dot the coastline near Muscat and watch as the sun disappears behind the mountains.We'll then enjoy a group farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B/L/D)
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Depart Muscat
Today we begin our journey home. (B)
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Arrive Australia
Bunnik Inclusions
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Trip Inclusions
Trip Inclusions
  • Return economy class flights from Australia to the Middle East. Taxes included
  • 2 economy class flights within the Middle East
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles (excluding basic Jeep in Wadi Rum)
  • Tipping Made Easy, $260pp prepaid
Accommodation
Accommodation & Meals
  • 14 nights in good quality hotels (3-4 star)
  • 2 nights in a basic Bedouin desert camps with shared facilities
  • 16 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 14 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners
Your Tour Guides
Your Tour Guides
  • English-speaking local guides and drivers in Jordan (English-speaking driver/guide and local guides for group sizes below 5 passengers)
  • English-speaking locally based driver/guides in Oman (max 3 people per 4WD vehicle)
Journey Highlights
Journey Highlights

Jewels of Jordan

  • Enjoy the sites of Amman including the Citadel and the Roman Theatre (for 2018/19 program) 
  • View the Royal Family's priceless collection at the Royal Automobile Museum (for 2018/19 program) 
  • Visit the beautifully preserved Roman Cities of Uum Qais and Jerash
  • Admire the views from the impressive Islamic Ajloun Castle which was built in the 12th century and served as a military fort to protect the region from invading Crusader forces
  • Swim or float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea and enjoy the theraputic mud! 
  • Enjoy the sites on Amman including the Citadel and the Roman Theatre
  • See the spectacular Byzantine and Umayyed mosaics in Madaba, one of the most memorable places in the Holy Land
  • Visit the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George
  • Visit Mt Nebo for fantastic views of the Jordan Valley
  • Discover fascinating Little Petra with a history dating back 9,000 years - one of the oldest archaeological sites in the Middle East 
  • Experience Petra by Night - See the city at night the way the ancient spice caravan travelers must have seen it. Make your way through a candle-lit siq to the magnificent Treasury and enjoy an evening of Bedouin music and storytelling.
  • Visit one of the world's greatest treasures – the lost city of Petra! An awe-inspiring experience and one that has to be seen to be believed!
  • Have the option to return Petra for some further exploration
  • 4WD Jeep tour across the dessert landscape of Wadi Rum
  • Explore the unique desert landscape of Wadi Rum by camel safari as well as an exciting jeep tour
  • Enjoy an unforgettable night under a sky of a million stars at a desert camp in Wadi Rum
  • Visit the impressive Shobak Crusader Castle ruins
  • Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Red Sea (for 2017/18 program)
  • Marvel at the largest and best preserved Crusader Castle of Kerak, which to this date dominates the fortified town (for 2017/18 program) 

Discover the mystical treasures of Oman

  • Time to explore Muscat, the capital of Oman, including the Grand Mosque and lively markets. Described as "Arabia's jewel”, this city is a blend of the old and the new
  • Tour Bait Al Zubair Museum, home to a beautifully curated display of Omani culture and history
  • Travel by 4WD along the coastal route and vist local fishing villages and wadis along the way
  • Visit the old African port of Sur, a placid sea coastal town with striking traditional dwellings
  • Learn about the nesting habits of the Green Turtles on the beach of Ras Al Hadd where every year about 30,000 turtles come to lay their eggs
  • Walk the beach at night in search of Green Turtles
  • Swim in the enchanting Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the best-known wadis of the Sharqiyah region
  • Enjoy a day of dune bashing through the Wahibab Sands region
  • Enjoy an unforgettable night in a desert camp in the Wahiba Sands dessert
  • Wake up to the magnificent desert sunrise of the Wahiba Sands
  • Enjoy tea and dates at a local Bedouin House
  • Visit the old merchant village of Al Mansfah
  • Explore the oasis city of Nizwa with its blend of the modern and the ancient. Here you will experience old Omani culture and traditions including a visit to the Silver Souk
  • Experience Nizwa's unique Goat Market and immerse yourself in the local culture
  • Shop for authentic pottery in Bahla, the home of myths and legends that have carried through the centuries
  • Stop for a photo at the beautifully decorated Jabrin Fort
  • Visit the picturesque village of Misfat Al Abrien with its ancient houses dramatically perched on top of the mountain slopes
  • Enjoy an authentic lunch with local villagers sitting on traditional Majlis (cushions & carpets)
  • Visit the oasis village of Birkat Al Mauz with its mud and gypsum houses UNESCO Falaj (irrigation) system (for 2018/19 program) 
  • Explore the unspoilt village of Al Hamra, where the mud brick houses are thought to be 400 years old (for 2018/19 program)
  • Travel through the farming villages of Wadi Ghul (for 2018/19 program)
  • Walk along the rim of Wadi Nakhar, the 'Grand Canyon of Oman' (for 2018/19 program)
  • Explore the underground lakes and caverns located within the Al Hoota Caves (for 2018/19 program)
  • Travel along the Batinah Coast and explore the fishing village of Seeb (for 2018/19 program)
  • Tour the Nakhl Fort located on the foothills of the Western Hajar Mountains (for 2018/19 program)
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch sitting alongside the hot springs of Al Thorwarah (for 2018/19 program)
  • Cruise along the Corniche onbaord a Show boat at sunset (for 2018/19 program)
  • Explore the sites of Khasab including the rock painting at Wadi Tawi 
  • Enjoy a dhow cruise through the fjords of the Musandam Peninsula
  • Travel by 4WD through the Birkhat Khalidiya Park
Trip Notes
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur.
Bunnik
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Average Age: 50+ years
Types: Small Group Tours (Flights Included)
Max Group Size(s): 20
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, South & Central America
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13 Oct 2018
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31 Oct 2018

10,395

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03 Nov 2018
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21 Nov 2018

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01 Dec 2018
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19 Dec 2018

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05 Jan 2019
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23 Jan 2019

10,895

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02 Feb 2019
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20 Feb 2019

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199

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09 Mar 2019
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27 Mar 2019

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06 Apr 2019
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24 Apr 2019

10,695

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201

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13 Oct 2018
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31 Oct 2018

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235

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03 Nov 2018
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21 Nov 2018

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01 Dec 2018
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19 Dec 2018

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12,346

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05 Jan 2019
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23 Jan 2019

12,885

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02 Feb 2019
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20 Feb 2019

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09 Mar 2019
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27 Mar 2019

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06 Apr 2019
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24 Apr 2019

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