Petra Tour Extension

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Petra
Fully Escorted
3 days / 2 nights

The "Rose Red City", carved from stone thousands of years ago. A major hub of international trade for centuries, this remarkable site is now recognized as one of the NEW 7 Wonders of the World plus it's a World Heritage site. Here is an introduction to the marvels of Petra with all the time needed to immerse yourself in the history, the adventure and culture.

The Program:

Day 01: Arriving Amman staff will assist with clearing immigration and customs then transfer you to Petra where you will enjoy the comfort of the Movenpick or Marriott hotels. Overnight Petra.

Day 02: Enjoy Petra. Located at the crossroads of the flourishing overland caravan trade routes, Petra prospered as the capital of the Nabataean empire from 400 B.C. to A.D. 106. The Nabataeans engineered an impressive system of pipes, tunnels, and channels that carried drinking water into the city and reduced the chance of flash floods.

The Romans annexed Petra in A.D. 106, and its position as a commercial hub slowly deteriorated. The Byzantines made the city the seat of a bishopric in A.D. 379 before earthquakes and an economic lull took their toll. By the end of the Byzantine Empire (circa A.D. 700), the hydraulic system and the once dignified and gracious buildings in the center of town had deteriorated to near ruins.

In the centuries that followed, Petra disappeared from most maps and was known only through ancient lore. In 1812, Swiss traveler Johann Burckhardt stole into the mythic city disguised as a Muslim trader and told the world about what he found. Today most of the Bedouin people who once lived in the area of the ancient city have been relocated to houses provided by the Jordanian government. Efforts to protect Petra and its artifacts continue even as tourism grows at a steady pace an excavations uncover more of the long-lost city. Petra is now recognized as a World Heritage site. Overnight Petra (B)

Day 03: Breakfast, check out, travel the ancient King's Highway with stops at the crusader castle at Kerak,
Madaba, where you will enjoy seeing the oldest known map of the Holy Land, set in Mosaic tile in the floor of the church. Stand on Mt. Nebo's crest and look on the Promised Land, just as Moses. Staff transfers you to the airport, assists with checking in for your international departure.
(B)

TOUR INCLUDES: Transfers by air-conditioned vehicle related to the tour. Baggage handling of no more than 1 piece of luggage per person however baggage and personal effects are at the owner's risk at all time during the tour (baggage handling does NOT include tips for bellmen, porters, etc.). Hotels (based on double occupancy). Meals are outlined B for breakfast, L for lunch and D for dinner. Fees for visiting antiquity sites and museums. Tours with the services of an English speaking licensed guide. Hotel service charges and taxes.
NOTE: During any of our small group tours people may join or leave at various times, however at no time would any group be larger than 08 travelers. We can provide private tours with an additional supplement. The cost depends on the tour chosen.

NOT included are: Items of a personal nature such as air, tips, entry visas, entry or departure taxes, phone calls, laundry, beverages, any items not specifically covered in the included items.

Laundry in Egypt

All hotels and the cruises have laundry/dry cleaning available.
Sample laundry prices IN EGYPTIAN POUNDS (LE) are:
Men:Shirts (collared, short or long sleeve): 9 to 17 LE
Trousers: 12 to 20 LE
Under shorts: 5 to 7 LE
T Shirts: 6 to 13 LE
Socks: 3 to 6 LE
Shorts: 7 to 13 LE

Ladies
Blouse: 10 to 17 LE
Panties: 5 to 8 LE
Bra: 5 to 8 LE
Slacks: 12 to 22 LE
Dress: 20 to 36 LE
T shirt: 6 to 13 LE
Shorts: 6 to 13 LE

Laundry in before 9AM is back at 6PM.
Laundry in after 9AM is back the following day.
Rush laundry is generally available at 50% more cost.
Dry cleaning is available with prices about the same as laundry.
Children's clothes are generally 50% of the adult cost.

Beverages

No drinks are included in tour prices. Some hotels and cruises give one bottle of water free daily others do not. As a general guide you could expect to pay:
Bottled water at hotels or on the cruise: $1 to $3 for a small bottle, $2.50-$5 for a large bottle.
NOTE: This is filtered water. If you order perrier it will cost more.
Coffee or Tea: 50 cents
Soft drinks (Coke, Pepsi, etc): $1 each
Alcoholic drinks:
Local beer: $3 per bottle
Imported beer: $5 to $8 per bottle
Wine: local $4 to $6 per glass. imported will be more $$.
Liquor: local $5 per cocktail + cost of mixer (soft drink, juice, etc), imported $8-$15 per cocktail + cost of mixer)
ICE: In the hotels and on the cruise the ice is prepared from filtered water.

Petra Extension Price PP/Double PP/Single
Low (Jun, Jul, Aug*) $ 925 $1,325
Peak (Sept - May) $1,060 $1,395
Holiday (Christmas, New Year, Easter) $1,155 $1,675
*August tours must end prior to August 31 for the low season rate

Tours must be booked at least 45 days prior to arrival.
Prices and itinerary subject to change without notice.

Single Price is for Single occupancy hotel rooms and cruise cabins based on a minimum of two travelers. Single travelers (one person on the tour) would have additional cost.

We contract with most major hotel chains including:

Jordan:
Four Seasons: Amman
Hyatt: Amman
Kempinski: Aqaba, Dead Sea
Movenpick: Aqaba, Petra
Marriott: Amman, Dead Sea, Petra

Prices are based on using the hotels shown. If you change hotels the tour price may change.

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Movenpick Hotel at Petra
Marriott Hotel at Petra
Petra Passage
Lateral Stairway in Petra
Petra Scene
Petra Treasury
Petra Amphitheatre
Petra Waterway
Petra Eagle
Petra Idol
Petra Medusa
Petra Sandstone
King's Highway
Mt. Nebo Church
Mt. Nebo Mosaic
Mt. Nebo Cross
Mt. Nebo Church
Mt. Nebo Monument
Mt. Nebo Mosaic
Mt. Nebo View
 
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