Educational Tours - Jordan Highlights Educational Tour

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Educational Tours - History & Leisure Tour - Jordan Highlights

This trip is a great stand alone or an excellent extension to our Highlights Tour (see above). Jordan is an increasingly popular destination and with our partners in Jordan, we have put together an exciting package of learning and leisure designed to allow students and their group leaders to get the most out of a visit to this ancient and unusual destination. Flights, transfers, hotels, transport, guides, all meals and admission fees are included in the price. This trip includes visits to the Dead Sea - where you can experience the unusual and unique state of being unable to sink in water, as well as a visit to Petra - the fascinating Lost City of the Nabatean's.


An Educational Trip to Jordan - General Information

The Petra Nights Tour offers all the Classic sites in Jordan as well as the opportunity to take part in some other exciting and unusual excursions. We would recommend this programme for all types of Student groups and we can arrange excellent accommodation at a price to suit your budget.

This programme offers something for everyone. It is a perfect balance between learning and leisure - there are links to most subjects as well, with History being the most obvious.

AMMAN

The trip begins in Amman, the capital of Jordan and your group will visit the best example of a Roman provincial city it the Middle East. This includes the Roman Forum, a Roman colonnaded street, the Nymphaeum, the Temple of Artemis and St. Cosmos and St. Demeaners Churches.

The group will be taken on a city tour of Amman before driving out into the Eastern Jordan Desert to see the Roman, Medieval and Islamic castles and forts of Amra, Qasr Kha-ranah, Qasr Al-Hallabat.

DEAD SEA

No trip to Jordan would be complete without a visit to the Dead Sea where bathers can experience the unique phenomenon of being unable to sink in water. As well as the leisure aspects, a visit to the area of the Dead Sea would be of interest to Geography and Biology students and provide them with the opportunity to study this truly wonderful area.

MOUNT NEBO

For students of Religion the visit to Mount Nebo will have an interest as the place where Moses overlooked the Promised Land before he died. This vantage point commands views of map of Palestinethe Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, Jericho and Jerusalem. The group will visit the Old Monastery before continuing their journey to Madaba and the church of St. George that contains the famous 6th century Mosaic Map of Palestine. Kerak, which is the ancient Biblical capital of the Moabites is also the site of the crusader's castle built by King Baldwin I of Jerusalem. You will have the opportunity to explore the cavernous underground halls and dungeons as well as visiting the museum associated with this site.

PETRA

For some, the highlight of the trip will be the full day visit to Petra - The Lost City of the Nabateans. There is something for every interest and most subjects. Petra is located in a geological fault that forms part of the Great Rift Valley that extends down into Africa. The historical interest is clear, but study the massive edifices carved from the solid rock and consider the technology used to achieve such wonders. This location of this city is a cleft in the mountain of an arid desert, yet the ever rescoureful Nabeteans developed a water system that delivered fresh water to their city through a series of pipes and gutters - the technology of which has not been improved on even today. An English or Drama student would be fascinated and inspired by this location that formed one of the backdrops for the Indiana Jones Film - The Last Crusade.

WADI RUM

The lover of adventure will certainly enjoy the 4x4 drive in Wadi Rum - the backyard of the British Liaison Officer - Laurance of Arabia. Included in this trip is a visit to Laurance's house and Wadi Um Ishrin where you can find Nabatean Inscriptions. The wind erroded sandstone sculptures of Wadi Rum are an inspiration to artists and provide some dramatic shapes and curves with which to practise their skills.

AQABA & RED SEA

By contrast to the Dead Sea, the Red Sea is teeming with underwater wildlife. The warm waters of this sea at Aqaba make it the ideal place for bathing, boating and snorkelling, or just taking it easy on the beach. The holiday adventurer can even take part in water skiing, diving or sailing. The Red Sea provides some of the best areas in the Northern Hemisphere to see marine life in its unspoilt environment. You can take part in Scuba Diving, Snorkelling or just enjoy the incredible beauty as you gaze in wonder from a glass bottomed boat. There are a variety of optional day tours which you can take part in depending upon your taste.

If you would like further information about this fascinating and exciting trip then please get in touch using the Booking Enquiry form (see link below). We will be pleased to discuss your educational requirements and how this trip is of benefit to students of History, Geography, Biology, Religious Studies, Technology, Art and English. If you require a special emphasis or would like to spend more time studying a particular aspect of this trip then please let us know. We can tailor-make this trip to suit your requirements.

  • 4 Star
  • 1 night
  • None
  • Jordan
  • Amman
  • Central

4* Geneva Hotel

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About 4* Geneva Hotel in Amman

The Geneva Hotel - Amman is a four star family owned and operated hotel. The hotel cater to the corporate, diplomatic and tourist industry from all over the world. The hotel is a masterpiece of contemporary design and luxurious decor and furnishings.

The hotel conveniently located on the main road to Q.A. International Airport. It is situated in West Amman a fast growing and modern business, diplomatic and shopping districts. All means of public transport are available at the hotel's doorstep.

The Geneva Hotel - Amman offers 121 rooms including 8 family suites, 4 executive suites and 4 rooms equipped with kitchenette. Our guest will experience luxurious accommodation and a full range of business and leisure amenities and service in all of our outlets.

Guest Rooms & Suites

Welcome to our bright and comfortable rooms with wireless internet access. The hotel features contemporary modern accommodations all decorated in restful and fresh tones. Each of our spacious guest room has extra firm mattress with box spring and topper mattress pad, glass door mini-bar, laptop size safe, 25 inch satellite TV with radio channel, voice mail telephone, over sized bathroom with hair dryer and work desk with comfortable chair.

Rooms & Suites

Single room Superior

Superior room are luxurious, elegant, spacious and comes with king size bed or queen size bed.

Double room Superior

This type of rooms are elegant, spacious and comes with King Size / Twin beds.

Executive Suite

Indulge yourself in this spacious room and separate living room and comes with coffee facilities and Queen size bed.

Family Suite

This type of suite is very suitable for families, very spacious and comes with two separate bed rooms each with own Flat LCDTV and an extra big living room also with Flat LCD TV.

Dining

Look no further than the restaurant, lobby lounge & bar and the summer terrace and grill for the best dining options in the town. Here, the menu reflects the very best of changing seasons, always highlighting the freshest of local produce and imaginative preparation and artistic presentation by our specially chefs.

Ermitage Restaurant

The Ermitage restaurant is where the daily breakfast buffet is served with the built in cooking station for all a la minute orders. The restaurant also offers a la carte international cuisine dishes for lunch and dinner in a casual bistro-style atmosphere.

Geneva Lobby Lounge & Bar

Geneva lobby lounge is a favorite place to gather. For lunch you can choose from a wide selection of light snacks. In the evening it is a place where international clientele meet for an after work fresh exotic juice or freshly grind cup of coffee while enjoying our wireless internet service.

Summer Terrace & Grill

Enjoy the relaxing mode of our terrace with its tranquil colors and its water features listening to light soothing music. Make your choice from a selection of light seasonal dishes, our bar-b-q grill, wide selection of ice cream, milkshakes or ice tea and coffee.

Room service

The in-room dining is available around the clock with dishes that satisfy international guests tastes.

  • 4 Star
  • 1 Night
  • None
  • Jordan
  • Petra
  • Central
Jordan Petra Historic Tour

4* Guest House Hotel

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About 4* Guest House Hotel in Petra

Petra, one of Seven Wonders of the World, is without a doubt Jordan's most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. It is a unique, vast city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataean people, industrious Arabs who settled in Petra more than 2000 years ago, turning it into a significant junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes.

The "Lost City" is another name for Petra, because it became lost to the western world after the 1400’s AD. Four centuries later, however, it was rediscovered in 1812 by the Swiss traveler, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, who tricked his way into the fiercely guarded site by pretending to be an Arab from India wishing to make a sacrifice at the tomb of the Prophet Aaron. This year, Petra celebrates its 200th anniversary after its rebirth.

Words won’t give Petra justice. It is simply magnificent and breathtaking. The journey starts by entering the city through the Siq, a narrow gorge, over 1km in length, which is flanked on either side by soaring, 80m high cliffs. Just walking through the Siq is an experience in itself. The colors and formations of the rocks are dazzling. As you reach the end of the Siq you will catch your first glimpse of Al-Khazneh (Treasury).

This is an inspiring experience. A massive façade, 30m wide and 43m high, carved out of the sheer, dusky pink rock face and dwarfing everything around it. It was carved in the early 1st century as the tomb of one of the Nabataea kings and represents the engineering genius of these people.

The four stars, Petra Guest House is ideally located at the majestic city of Petra with only few steps away from the entrance. Conclude your journey of exploration and enjoy history and hospitality at the Petra Guest House.

Guest Rooms

Enjoy the spectacular views of the Petra mountains from your own room.

The hotel features 41 guestrooms and 31 chalets and all are tastefully appointed with modern amenities that include complimentary coffee/tea making facilities, individually controlled AC, mini bar, in-room safe box, LCD TV with multi languages channels, ironing board and more.

Our guestrooms include:

~ 5 Standard King Rooms
~ 36 Standard Twin Rooms
~ 6 King Size Chalets
~ 25 Twin Size Chalets

Stay connected with your business and social life through our high speed internet access.

Dining

The Petra Guest House Hotel offers dining choices satisfying every whim and expectation.

Our all day dining Guest House Restaurant serves mouthwatering International Buffets for Breakfast with Live cooking Stations. Be sure to make space our sweets selections.

After a day of sightseeing in the unique Petra Site, unwind and enjoy the magical beauty of the sunset at our original Nabatean Cave Bar carved by stonework and fronted with large Piazza. Scrumptious set menu with appetizing signature dishes and beverages. A range of Hubbly bubbly flavors are available.

Feel the warmth and local touch of our cozy lobby lounge all day long with your choice of beverage.

Basin Restaurant

The Basin Restaurant located in the heart of the mountains of the Petra Region between the village of "the mother of Sihon" and the "Valley of Moses", in the old city, the basin restaurant and terrace offers daily lunch in a setting unmatched in its beauty, seating up to 450 guests.


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  • swimming pool
  • television
  • coffee
  • air conditioning
  • fitness facility
  • fridge
  • wine bar
  • smoking allowed
  • entertainment
  • secure vault
  • pick and drop
  • room service
  • pets allowed
  • play place
  • complimentary breakfast
  • Free parking
  • conference room
  • fire place
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Doorman
  • Hot Tub
  • Elevator in Building
  • Suitable for Events
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Frequently Asked Questions

We know that it is important to you to ensure that your Educational Tour is Professionally Managed and that you will have many questions about the destination, the accommodation, how the booking process works and what guarantees you have. The senior members of our team combine expertise from four fields: Travel, Egyptology / Archaeology and Education. With our Senior Team having over 20 years personal experience in travel and tourism, you can rest assured that you are truly in expert hands.

We have tried to provide the answer to the most Frequently Ask Questions below. If you have a particular question that we have not thought of, please let us know - We're happy to help.

Simply click on the "Enquire Now" button which will take you to our online enquiry page. You will be able to select various options such as which airport you would like to fly from and dates of travel and tell us about any particular requirements you have for your tour.

You will have a dedicated Travel Consultant who will initially send you a quote by email and then continue to work with you to ensure that we meet all your requirements and provide the highest level of service.

If you are happy with the quote you have received, simply send a reply email confirming that you would like to proceed and we will begin the booking process immediately. If, once you receive your quote, there is something you would like to change then smiply let us know.

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There are so many different options available for any particular tour that provide opportunity for a more cost effective price or upgrades with certain hotels that you might miss out on a better deal. Additionally, you might have your own particular curriculum requirements that need to be built into the itinerary.

We strongly believe that a real person is better able to make intuitive decisions about an educational tour enquiry than a computer programme that will not have the same dedication or commitment to providing the best possible service.

Rest assured, you will always be dealing with a real live person and you will have direct contact with the same person all the time. You will never have to deal with an anonymous person in a call centre.



It is our absolute, number one, priority to ensure that you are happy with the details of your Tour Itinerary before you book and it is important that you have the time to do this.

It is also important to remember, however, that prices change all the time (particularly the cost of flights) and it is with this in mind, that we would urge you to try and confirm the booking as soon as possible. We will provide a quote according to your enquiry for the best prices on the day. Communication is the key to getting the best deal and we will work to ensure that we respond to your requests as quickly as possible to guarantee the best prices for you.



Our usual ratio of free places is one member of staff for every 10 students. It is occasionally possible for us to arrange other 'free place' ratios. If you would like to receive a quote for other ratios then please let us know in your initial enquiry.



The Itinerary shown for this trip is only a suggested itinerary and is completely flexible. The itinerary can be used as a starting point from which to develop a programme that is most suited to your curriculum requirements. If you feel that the suggested itinerary meets your needs then it can certainly be used as it stands for your trip.

We don't sub-contract to other tour companies and we use our own guides and tour leaders which means we can enjoy working with you before you travel and during your trip to ensure that all of your requirements are met and your learning targets are achieved.

We have available full and comprehensive Risk Assessments prepared to the strictest LEA requirements. The documents are made available Free of Charge, upon request, to all Education and Youth Group leaders who are arranging a trip with us.



Yes, of course.

If you have heard about a certain hotel or you have a particular hotel in mind where you would like to stay, simply let us know in the "Comments" section at the end of the online Enquiry Form (Enquire Now) and we will be pleased to check availability and include this in your quote.



The simple answer is "...just let us know."

It is impossible for us to send you a quote for every possible hotel option so we usually provide a choice of two or three different hotels in each quote. We are always happy to provide you with other choices and the more information you can give us will help us in finding that sought after hotel that is "Just Right".

We have tens of thousands of hotels available to us throughout the world and we fully accept that we might occassionally select a hotel that doesn't quite meet your requirements. You might prefer a different location or have in mind a particular hotel that you feel would be better suited to your students. Simply drop us a line and we will look for alternative options that better meet what you are looking for



Payments

We have several very simple and straightforward methods available for receiving payment.

The most popular and convenient method for group tours is to take payments by direct bank tansfer and we would be pleased to send you our bank details when the time comes to pay deposits etc.

It is also possible to make payment using a debit or credit card. If you prefer, we are able to send you a Client Payment Form that can be completed and emailed back to us.


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All monies paid to us are protected under the ATOL protection scheme. Our license number is 4705 which can be independently verified.

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Itinerary

We are delighted to suggest a number of Tours and Excursions that might be of interest to you. If there is something you would particularly like to see or place you would like to visit which is not shown below, please let us know in the "Additional Comments" section on the Enquiry Form and we will be pleased to send you details.


What this educational trip includes:

:: Meet & assist upon arrival and departure.
:: 7 overnight stays in 3* or 4* hotels with breakfast and dinner.
:: 6x lunches in local restaurants, 1x Bedouin camp Wadi Rum.
:: Transfers in new air-conditioned bus.
:: Licensed, English speaking guide.
:: Entrance fees mentioned in itinerary.
:: Horse ride in Petra.
:: 2 hour Jeep tour in Wadi Rum.
:: Group visa for Jordan.
:: Return flights from UK airport of your choice.

What you will see:

(Sites and tours included in the price of this trip.)

:: Amman City Tour, Jerash,
:: Nymphaeum, Artemis temple, St. Cosmos and Demeanors churches
:: Dead Sea
:: Desert Castles (Amra-Kharanah-Azraq-Halabat)
:: Mt. Nebo, Madaba, King’s Highway, Kerak.
:: Petra - the lost city of the Nabateans
:: Wadi Rum
:: Aqaba at leisure

This trip does not include:

~ Local tips and gratuities.
~ Drinks
~ Travel insurance.
~ Departure tax if not incl. in airfare.
~ Private expenses.

1st Day

Amman

:: Upon arrival to Queen Alia Airport or Jordanian Border our representative will meet and assist you through the customs and immigration procedures.
:: Transfer (30 mins) to the hotel in Amman for overnight.


2nd Day

Amman - Jerash – Dead Sea – Amman overnight

:: Following breakfast we drive north of Jordan to Jerash, the best example of a Roman provincial city in the whole Middle East. We visit the spectacular Forum, Roman colonnaded street, Nymphaeum, Artemis Temple, St. Cosmos and Demeanors church.
:: The Dead Sea is our next destination. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth (417 m below sea level) and the largest "Natural Spa" in the world. The mineral-rich waters and mud flow with natural health and beauty, the benefits are acclaimed globally. You have the opportunity to float in the Dead Sea and experience the feeling of not sinking in water.
:: Back to hotel in Amman for overnight.


3rd Day

Amman City Tour – Desert Castles (Amra-Kharanah-Azraq-Halabat) – Amman overnight

:: After breakfast we enjoy a city tour in Amman, the friendly, modern and safe capital of Jordan. The town is already mentioned in the Old Testament as Rabbath Ammon and in Greco-Roman times as Philadelphia. You visit the Amphitheater and the Jordan Folklore Museum and the Citadel.
:: Following lunch, we begin our tour to the Desert Castles in Eastern Jordan. The Amra Castle adorned with its zodiac dome and the early examples of Omayyad fresco paintings, and there are still the fortress-like mysterious Qasr Kha-ranah, the black basalt Roman/Medieval Islamic fort at Azraq and the Omayyad residential palace of Qasr Al-Hallabat.
:: Drive back to hotel for overnight.


4th Day

Amman – Mt. Nebo – Madaba – King’s Highway – Kerak – Petra overnight

:: After breakfast we depart for Mt. Nebo. This is the place where Moses gazed at the Promised Land before he died. You visit the old monastery and overlook the Jordan valley, Dead Sea, Jericho and Jerusalem.
:: After we proceed to Madaba, where the famous mosaic 6th century map of Palestine in St. George’s church is sited.
:: Following this, we drive to Kerak along the famous ancient biblical caravan route - The King's Way. We have a short stop in Wadi Al-Mujib, a great wide valley, which sweeps your breath away with its magnificent geological formation.
:: Kerak, the ancient, biblical capital of the Moabites, became well known for the famous crusaders castle that was built in 1132/34 by King Baldwin I of Jerusalem. Visit the castle, enjoy the amazing undergrounds halls and the museum.
:: After we leave Kerak and drive to Petra for overnight.


5th Day

Petra full day tour and overnight

:: After breakfast, departure for a full day tour to the red rose city of Petra, the biggest attraction of Jordan. Petra was first established around the 6th century B.C. by the Nabataean Arabs, a nomadic tribe who settled in the area and laid the foundations of a commercial empire that extended into Syria. After the conquest by the Romans in 106 AD Petra declined in importance thereafter. In the early 19th century the Swiss explorer Johann L. Burckhardt discovered the city again.
:: Upon arrival you will begin an unforgettable trip on horse back to the canyon, the so called Siq, and then by foot to the most beautiful monument: the Treasury. The local guide will give a brief history of the city. Among other monuments you will see are Pharaoh's Castle, the Triumphal Arch, the Amphitheater and the Monastery „El Deir“.
:: Back to hotel for overnight.


6th Day

Petra – Wadi Rum – Aqaba overnight

:: After breakfast we drive to Wadi Rum, the wild desert landscape, which has already fascinated the British liaison officer Lawrence of Arabia.
:: You start a two hour Bedouin Jeep tour which leads you to Lawrence's Spring and to the sand dunes in Wadi Um Ishrin where you can find Nabatean inscriptions.
:: You will have a great view from Lawrence's House and drive to the Barragh Canyon. Following this, we drive back to Bedouin camp for lunch. :: Afterwards you experience the amazing sunset in the desert and we drive to Aqaba at the Red Sea for overnight.


7th Day

Aqaba at leisure and overnight

:: Jordan's only city at the sea is Aqaba. The splendid weather during more than eight months of the year allows you here to enjoy sailing, water skiing and swimming. Diving and snorkeling is a great adventure, as you spot the colourful and varied marine life in the Red Sea.
:: You could choose from a variety of optional day tours depending on your taste.
:: Overnight in Aqaba.


8th Day

El Aqaba – QAI Airport

:: After breakfast assisted transfer (4 hours) to QAI Airport in Amman for departure.