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Highlights of Turkey & Jordan

CMB 1009 - 13 Days
Notes:

The itinerary can be done in any order (starting Amman or Istanbul)

The itinerary is flexible so changes can be made to suit your preferences

This package is available year round (your choose your own travel dates)

Extra days can be added to include other areas in Turkey and/or Jordan such

as Aqaba etc or the itinerary can be shortened if required

Tour Itinerary

DAY 01 - Arrival Istanbul:
Arrival to Istanbul Airport and meet for transfer to the hotel. Rest of day/evening then at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul.

DAY 02 - Historical Sights in Sultanahmet:
After breakfast at hotel meet with the guide to depart on the full day regular group tour to explore the Blue Mosque, St Sophia, Hippodrome and Obelisk, the Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace (excluding optional extra entrance to Harem room). After the tour, return to hotel with the evening then at leisure. Overnight in Istanbul


DAY 03 - Bosphorous Cruise, flight to Cappadocia:
Breakfast, check out and depart on morning tour that takes you for a cruise on the Bosphorous during which you have views from the vessel of various historical sights that line its shores. The tour also includes a visit to the famous Spice Bazaar (except on Sundays when bazaar is closed). After tour a few hours free at leisure until transfer to airport for evening flight on to Cappadocia. Arrival and transfer to hotel, overnight in Cappadocia. ***For those on strict travel budget we can also arrange for travel by overnight intercity bus instead of domestic flight - let us know your preference.


DAY 04 - Cappadocia with Goreme:
Today  join on the full day tour to visit Devrent Valley and Monk's Valley (Pasabagi) where you can find the world famous fairy chimneys. Break for lunch in Avanos, a village famous for its pottery, then on to visit Goreme Open-Air Museum and explore the numerous churches and monasteries with their frescoes. These churches and monasteries where carved from the soft volcanic stone and decorated by Medieval Orthodox Christian Monks around 1000-1200AD. Also view of Uchisar Natural rock castle. Overnight in Cappadocia.


DAY 05 - Cappadocia with Derinkuyu Underground:
Breakfast at hotel, check out then depart on another full day tour this time starting with a visit to the famous Derinkuyu Underground City which was built as a defence and hiding site during the period of spreading Christianity. Then on to Ihlara Valley and a +/- 4km hike (medium grade) exploring rock hewn churches along the stream. On the way back stop for visit of monestary in Selime Valley and 13th century caravanserai. End of tour with some free time before transfer to the bus station for travel by overnight intercity bus to Pamukkale. **Flights are also available, please advise your preference when using the enquiry form.


DAY 06 - Pamukkale & Hierapolis ruins:
Arrival early morning to Pamukkale and meet for transfer to a small hotel where a day room will be provided for you to have a shower and breakfast. Then meet up with the tour visiting the natural formation of the travertens (cotton cliffs/cotton castle) in Pamukkale along with the ruins of Hierapolis. End of day with transfer to the hotel in Kusadasi. Overnight in Kusadasi.


DAY 07 - Ephesus Sightseeing Tour:
Breakfast, check out and depart on to visit the Ancient City of Ephesus. Here you have the chance to walk down marble streets, view the magnificent Celsius Library and the Grand Theatre, just a few of the many buildings and fountains that can be found in this open air museum. The day will also include visits to the House of Virgin Mary and the remains of Artemis Temple. Overnight in Kusadasi.


DAY 08 - Izmir to Amman:
Breakfast, check-out and transfer to Izmir Airport for departure on domestic flight to Istanbul. Arrival and connect with flight on to Amman (Jordan). On arrival meet for transfer to hotel, evening at leisure. Overnight in Amman.


DAY 09 - Amman / Jerash / Ajloun / Amman :
After breakfast, panoramic city tour in Amman, visiting Amman citadel, Roman theatre and Folklore museum. Then continue to Ajloun and visiting the famous Islamic castle. Drive to the Decapolis city of Jerash founded in 300BC for a unique tour of the ancients Greco-roman city, taking in Hadrian's triumphal Arch, the Hippodrome, the Forum and strolling through the impressive colonnaded streets, the churches and the amphitheaters. End of day tour with return to Amman. Overnight in Amman.


DAY 10 - Madaba / Mt Nebo / Kerak:
Proceed to St. George's church in Madaba, home to the famous mosaic map of the Holy Land before moving on to Mt. Nebo, the memorial of Moses. Continue to Kerak via al Mujeb mountains to visit the famous Crusader castle of Reginald of chatillon and then to Petra. Overnight in Petra.


DAY 11 - Petra & Wadi Rum:
After breakfast, explore the red rose city of Petra. Horse ride (not compulsory) along the famous narrow (siq) until our eye first catches the amazing treasury. From here explore the Street of Facades, the Royal Tombs and Pharaoh's Castle. Then transfer to another of nature's wonderlands that has attracted human beings for thousands of years. Wadi Rum or valley of the moon is an unusual desert terrain with towering cliffs shooting out of the sandy desert floor. Here you enjoy a 4x4 Jeep safari and stay at a Bedouin camp to enjoy a Bedouin folklore show and dinner. Overnight in Bedouin Tent.


DAY 12 - Dead Sea, return Amman:
After breakfast, proceed north to the lowest spot of the world, the Dead Sea. Here you have some free time at leisure to relax/float before continuing on the drive back to Amman. Overnight in Amman.


DAY 13 - Departure:
Breakfast, check out and as per your international flight departure time meet at hotel for transfer to Amman Airport.

What's included?

Hotel accomodation in category of your choice, BB / HB basis

All noted sightseeing day tours on regular group (or private guided) basis

Day tours include guiding in English, main entrance fees, a/c tour transport, some lunches

All noted flight and bus tickets for required routes as per the itinerary, economy class

All transfers between hotels/airports/stations on arrivals and departures in each area

Taxes and handling services

Average Package Rates:

(for reference only - depends on season, number of persons, hotels, etc)

2* starting from : Euro per person sharing in double/twin (low season)

3* starting from : Euro per person sharing in double/twin (low season)

4* starting from : Euro per person sharing in double/twin (low season)

5* starting from : Euro per person sharing in double/twin (low season)

Please use the Booking / Enquiry Form for any questions you may have regarding this travel package and/or to receive a quote based on your preference of accommodation (2*/3*/4*/5*) and dates/month of travel.