2017-18 SEASON
Jan 2018 - Apr 2018

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: 12
Duration: 19 Days
From: Amman to Dubai
Tour Code: BUN44106
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Jordan, Oman
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$ 9,916
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day

1

Depart Australia

2

Arrive In Amman

Welcome to Jordan! This evening we'll enjoy a group welcome dinner. (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 make our way to Madaba and visit the Greek Orthodox Church of St George. We'll also stop at the biblical site of Mt Nebo, where Moses first saw the Promised Land. We'll then venture south to the lowest point on Earth - the Dead Sea. The salt content of the water here is four times that of most oceans, so you can float without even trying. (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 - Wadi Rum

We continue south to Wadi Rum, one of the most stunning desertscapes in the world. Later we'll take a camel ride through the unique landscape carved by nature: the natural rock bridges, towering rose-coloured sand dunes and vast peaks are stunning. We'll spend the night in a typical Bedouin desert camp underneath a beautiful blanket of stars. (B/L/D)
6

Wadi Rum - Aqaba

An early start for an exciting jeep tour through the breathtaking landscape, guided by local Bedouin tribesmen. We'll then continue south to picturesque Aqaba on the Red Sea. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in this resort town. (B/D)
7

Aqaba - Petra

This morning we cruise through the crystal-clear waters of the Red Sea at Aqaba Marine Park, before making our way to Petra with a stop en route to visit “Little Petra”. With a history dating back some 9,000 years, it is one of the oldest archaeological sites in the Middle East. Hidden away amidst the undulating hills, it was lost for almost 300 years until it was rediscovered in 1812. (B/L/D)Special Experience (for departures September 2017 onwards): 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. Note: for departures prior to September, this option can be added for a small fee.
8

Petra

Today we discover 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 spice trade routes that linked the Eastern world with that of the West. We'll enter Petra through the Siq, an 800m-long gorge flanked by soaring cliffs, before we reach the incredible Treasury, hewn into the cliff face. (B/D)
9

Petra - Amman

Why not return to Petra for another optional visit this morning? We'll then make our way back to Amman via Shobak Castle and the magnificent Crusader fortress of Kerak. (B/D)
10

Amman - Muscat

We bid farewell to Jordan and fly to the vibrant port city of Muscat, capital of the Sultanate of Oman. (B)
11

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)
12

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)
13

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 typical Bedouin desert campsite. (B/D)
14

Wahiba Sands - Nizwa

Waking to the sun rising over the desert, our tour today includes the old abandoned mercantile village of Al Mansfah and the town of Nizwa. Here we'll visit its round fort and the Silver Souq, renowned for its handcrafted jewellery. (B)Special Experience: Visit a Bedouin house and experience the warm Omani hospitality with a cup of kahwa (Arabic coffee) & dates.
15

Nizwa - Muscat

Special Experience: An early start to visit Nizwa's unique goat market and experience more of the local culture and its people.On our way back to Muscat, we stop for a photo at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed mudbrick fort of Bahla, and the beautifully decorated 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. (B/L)
16

Muscat - Khasab

This morning we fly to Khasab, dubbed the ‘Norway of Arabia' due to its remarkable fjord-like inlets and surrounding mountains. Our sightseeing tour here includes the restored Fort, built by the Portuguese in the 16th century, and the 2,000 year-old rock carvings at Wadi Tawi. (B)
17

Khasab

Special Experience: We spend the morning on a traditional dhow cruising the fjords of the Musandam Peninsula, with an opportunity to swim or snorkel in the sparkling sea. After lunch on board we'll take a scenic drive through the mountains for magnificent views over the Gulf of Oman. This evening we'll enjoy a group farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B/L/D)
18

Khasab - Depart Dubai

Today we begin our journey home. (B)
19

Arrive In Australia

Trip Inclusions

Travel 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 & Meals

  • 14 nights in good quality hotels (3-4 star)
  • 2 nights in typical Bedouin desert camps with shared facilities
  • 16 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 12 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking local guides and drivers in Jordan & Oman (English-speaking driver/guide and local guides for group sizes below 5 passengers)

Tour Highlights

Jordan

  • 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
  • Enjoy the sights of 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
  • Swim or float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea and enjoy the therapeutic mud!
  • 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
  • 4WD Jeep tour across the desert landscape of Wadi Rum
  • Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Red Sea
  • Visit Little Petra
  • 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 (for 2017/18 program)
  • 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 to Petra for some further exploration
  • Visit Shobak Castle
  • Marvel at the largest and best preserved Crusader Castle of Kerak, which to this date dominates the fortified townJordan

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
  • Visit Bait Al Zubair Museum
  • 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 desert
  • 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
  • Visit a local Goat Market
  • Shop for authentic pottery in Bahla, the home of myths and legends that have carried through the centuries
  • 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)
  • 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

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur.

Operator Details

Bunnik Reviews: (41)
Tours on Sale: 99
Accommodation: 3.5-4 Star
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
2017-18 SEASON
Jan 2018 - Apr 2018

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