THE WONDERS OF
JORDAN
3 - 12 October 2022 A small group tour for discerning women
THE WONDERS OF
JORDAN
3 - 12 October 2022 A small group tour for discerning women
THE WONDERS OF
JORDAN
3 - 12 October 2022 A small group tour for discerning women
THE WONDERS OF
JORDAN
3 - 12 October 2022 A small group tour for discerning women
THE WONDERS OF
JORDAN
3 - 12 October 2022 A small group tour for discerning women
Tour Summary

Amaco Small Group Tours is pleased to announce their first Women Only Luxury Tour to Jordan. 

Amaco has carefully designed a luxury bespoke experience, immersing you in new cultures and once in a lifetime experiences. Our tour caters for adventure-seeking women who would like to join other like-minded travellers in discovering the historical and cultural wonders of Jordan. We’ll take a deeper look at this diverse country beginning with the country’s capital Amman.

You’ll begin your journey of cultural immersion with a visit to the Amman Citadel. Watch the sunset overlooking the city before you sit down for your first mouth watering taste of Jordanian cuisine at one of the best restaurants in town.

Your specially selected local guide will lead you through the ancient streets of Amman sharing the sights, sounds and smells of this bustling city. You’ll enjoy your first local Knafe (a Jordanian delicacy) at one of the most famous cafés in the Middle East.  You’ll enjoy lunch at Beit Khariat Souf, a historical and cultural heritage home of the Batarseh family. The home was renovated and created a haven for local women to create and manage various projects to financially support themselves.  Supported by the Princess Alia Foundation, you’ll enjoy an amazing home-style meal prepared by local women.

After lunch, you’ll continue onto the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Jerash. You’ll be guided through one of the most intact Greco-Roman settlements outside of Italy with stories of chariot races, Zeus and his daughter Artemis, the protector of Jerash.

We’ll head back to downtown Amman to an Arab cooking class where you’ll learn to create memorable dishes to add to your cooking repertoire back home.

Leaving the city behind you’ll head southwest to Madaba, an ancient market town famed for its Byzantine mosaics. You’ll see the promised land yourself from Mt. Nebo standing at the place where Moses first looked out across the Dead Sea to Israel.

You’ll journey further south on the King’s Highway, an ancient trading route that took Arabs to Mecca, and Israelites to the promised land.  Along the way, you’ll visit the Crusader castle of Kerak, one of the largest intact castles in the Levant.

Petra will surely win as one of the most impressive sights on this earth. Leave the modern world behind as you immerse yourself in the Rose City.

Chiselled from the pink sandstone cliffs, the city of Petra deserves at least 2 days. You’ll need your walking shoes to experience the vastness of the ancient city consisting of over 500 tombs and monuments. You’ll linger and experience what others have never seen as we enter via the lesser know Little Petra and visit archaeological wonders not normally visited by others. We might even get to join in on an archaeological dig….

You’ll soak away your tired muscles in a Turkish Hammam before heading south on the Desert Highway to Wadi Rum. It’s a camel ride to our luxurious Bedouin camp, where you’ll revel under the desert stars and watch the sunset over the Valley of the Moon as you get to experience the local Bedouin application of Kohl & Henna.  You’ll get to explore the dunes and majestic rock formations and walk in the footsteps of the great explorers, like Lawrence of Arabia and Gertrude Bell.

Finish the evening with a festive Bedouin BBQ Dinner before heading off to sleep in your own luxurious tent.

You’ll then head from the sand to the sea… the Red Sea to be more specific.

Enjoy your time on board our privately chartered boat as it sails on the Red Sea, renowned the world over for its underwater wonders. Grab a snorkel and enjoy the hidden wrecks and coral reefs of this extraordinary body of water which has six countries bordering its shores. If you prefer, simply lie back and revel in the memories of the last few day’s activities and experiences. You’ll be spending the evening at one of the most luxurious resorts in Aqaba.

Your journey then continues to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth. Here, you can float on the saline waters and cover yourself with the healing mud that once lured King Herod, the Queen of Sheba and Cleopatra to its shores.

Emerge from the waters renewed and then venture to the shores of the Jordan River to Bethany and Beyond, the site of the baptism of Jesus. Religious or not, you’ll be moved by the pilgrim’s faith on the opposite shore in Israel, seen on many occasions travelling to share the waters and be baptized as Jesus was.

You’ll have time to relax and enjoy the luxurious facilities of the resort. This is the perfect time to head to the Spa (optional) or linger in the Dead Sea Hydro Pool, the steam room, the sauna, the indoor/outdoor room – whatever takes your fancy and then enjoy a massage before an evening of Fine Dining to celebrate the end of your journey.

For your comfort and touring pleasure, we’ve capped this tour at just 16 people. Register today or you will miss out!

Why Travel With Amaco Small Group Tours?

  • All Inclusive Travel Packages
  • Small Groups
  • Hand-picked Tours & Activities
  • 25+ Years Experience

Got a Question?

Do not hesitate to give us a call. One of our expert team is available and would be happy to answer any questions you have.

1300 668 149 or +61 3 9545 0906

info@amacotravel.com.au

TRAVEL STYLE

Our tours are focused on providing a safe enriching experience for every woman. Our price reflects the discerning experiences included, from where you stay, the guides that lead you through their country, to the food that tantalizes your tastebuds. Every detail and experience has been carefully thought through and arranged with care so you can experience a trip of a lifetime. 

ACCOMMODATION

We consider where you stay an integral part of your experience. Each property has been carefully selected to become a highlight in its own right. Whether it’s the location, its history or the luxurious amenities on offer, you’ll be delighted by where you lay your head at night.

CULINARY DELIGHTS

We believe food is an integral part of any country’s culture. Our authentic experiences will take you into the destination, tantalizing your taste buds and building your culinary repertoire.

Start & End

Starts: 3 October 2022, Amman, Jordan

Ends: 12 October 2022, Amman, Jordan 

Travel Packages

Solo Traveller Tour Price: AUD$7,995 pp* (approx USD$5,955pp)

Twin Traveller Tour Price: AUD$6995.00 pp** (approx USD$5,175pp)

* Our Solo Traveller Tour pricing is based on a single female traveller in individual/private accommodation throughout the itinerary.

** The Twin Traveller Tour pricing is based on two female travellers sharing accommodation on either a Twin or Double accommodation basis throughout the itinerary.

From time to time, we’re approached by people who are happy to share but don’t have anyone able to travel with them on our tours. If you’re looking to share, please tick the box on the registration form and we’ll be in touch to discuss your options.

Early Bird Special

Book before 1 July 2022 and receive a spa voucher for use at the legendary Ishtar Spa
at the Ishtar Kempinski Dead Sea Resort.
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Travel Package Inclusions

  • 2 x nights accommodation at Fairmont Hotel Amman
  • 3 x nights accommodation at Movenpick Petra Resort
  • 1 x night accommodation at Wadi Rum Luxury Glamping
  • 1 x night accommodation at Al Manara Luxury Hotel Collection Aqaba
  • 2 x nights accommodation at Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea Resort
  • 9 x Daily Buffet Breakfasts
  • 7 x Lunches
  • 7 x Dinners including Farewell Fine Dining Experience with beverages
  • Amman Citadel Visit
  • Amman Sights and Tastes Walking Tour
  • Jerash Archaeological Tour
  • Arab Cooking experience
  • Madaba & Mt. Nebo Tour
  • Crusader Castle Kerak Tour
  • 2 Day Guided Tour of Petra
  • Turkish Hammam Experience
  • Wadi Rum Camel experience
  • 4x4 Wadi Rum Sunset Tour
  • Henna & Kohl Bedouin Experience
  • Red Sea Private Yacht Cruise with Snorkelling
  • Bethany Beyond the Jordan River Tour

Gold Amaco Standard Inclusions

  • Small Group Size (Guaranteed Not To Exceed 16 Travellers)
  • Amaco staff escort
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers (subject to confirmation of travel dates)
  • Services of specialist local guide/s
  • Most meals as specified in the daily itinerary
  • All applicable entrance fees, taxes and porterage
  • Tips to guides, drivers & Jordanian staff

Travel Package Excludes

  • International airfares to and from the tour
  • Items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, mini bar, room service, laundry
  • Beverages with meals unless specified in the itinerary
  • Optional activities, tours & excursions not included in the travel package
  • Travel Insurance
  • Pre-tour Covid testing (if required)
  • Passport and Visa fees as required
Itinerary

Day 1: Monday 03 October 2022 Welcome to Amman

On arrival at Queen Alia International Airport, you will be met and escorted to your hotel. Later in the afternoon you will meet your fellow travellers and we’ll make our way to the Amman Citadel, perched on the highest hill in Amman, It’s the perfect spot to watch the sunset before heading to our first Jordanian feast at one of the city’s most popular restaurants.

Overnight: Fairmont Hotel Amman

Included Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Tuesday 04 October 2022 Bustling Streets, Local Hospitality & Roman Ruins

After breakfast today, we’ll be heading into the ancient streets of Amman. Our local guide will lead us through the winding streets while we sample and taste local delicacies and discovery stories about this historic city, once known to the Greeks as ‘Philadelphia”. Our expert guide will answer all your questions and cater to what may be of interest to our group. Whether it’s visiting local artisans, the local market or delving deeper into the city’s history.

Lunch today is special, at the historical home of the Batarseh family, local women will cook and serve us traditional Arab fare. Supported by the Princess Alia Foundation, you’ll enjoy an amazing home style meal prepared by local Jordanian women. The co-op was created to assist women to become financially independent.

We’ll then head off to the outskirts of Amman, and the Greco-Roman city of Jerash. One of the most splendid provincial cities anywhere in the Roman Empire, our guide will lead us through the 2,000 year old city. Upon entering the mammoth gateway you’ll gain an understanding of the spectacle which heralded the arrival of Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd Century.

We’ll make our way back to the hotel in time to get ready for our cooking experience this evening at the Beit Siti Cooking School. Set in a historic townhouse you’ll be cooking our own 4 course Arab dinner.

Overnight: Fairmont Hotel Amman

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Tuesday 05 October 2022 Biblical Sights and Crusader Castles

After breakfast, we’ll depart Amman and head southwest to Madaba, an ancient market town famed for its Byzantine mosaics. Our experienced guide will be on hand to explain the extraordinary scene of the infamous Madaba map, one of the first depictions of the Holy Lands. Our driver will stop at Mt Nebo, just a few kilometres away so we can stand where Moses once stood, and look out across the Dead Sea to Israel just like he did thousands of years ago.

We’ll stop for lunch in Madaba before heading further south on the King’s Highway to explore the Crusader Castle of Kerak. One of the largest crusader castles in the Levant, this will give you another piece of Jordanian history.

We’ll arrive in Petra late afternoon, in time to check in to our wonderful hotel, literally on the doorstep of Petra. You’ll meet up with your fellow travellers and enjoy dinner at the hotel.  

Overnight: Movenpick Resort Petra

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 4: Wednesday 06 October 2022 Petra – The Rose City

It’s time to explore the Rose City. After breakfast, we’ll meet our guide and enter Petra through the Siq, a narrow rift through the earth. You’ll leave the modern world behind with each twist and turn, and emerge into the sunlight of Wadi Musa and gaze up at The Treasury. Nothing can prepare you for the real thing. But the adventure is just beginning- we’ll spend all day exploring this vast Nabatean city of over 500 tombs and structures. Our guide will take us to the most important structures and after lunch, you’ll be able to spend time exploring on your own for as long as you like.

We’ll all come together for Dinner before a well earned rest.

Overnight: Movenpick Resort Petra

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Thursday 07 October 2022 Little Petra and Undiscovered Treasures

Petra’s treasures deserve more than just one day. Most don’t venture further than The Treasury and miss some of the most extraordinary monuments of this ancient city. To feel the magic of this 260 square kilometres labyrinth of temples, tombs and caves we’ll head to Little Petra and explore via the Back Door. After breakfast, you’ll need your walking shoes as we avoid the 1000 step entrance to The Monastery (a much larger structure than The Treasury) and follow an old Bedouin path the back way into Petra. This allows access to lesser know sights. Our guide will take us along the trail that descends towards Petra and opens onto the city’s most impress sight, the immense Ad Deir – The Monastery. After resting and exploring the ruins, we will follow the stone steps of the Nabataean professional way down into the heart of Petra.  

We’ll make our way back to the hotel through the front entrance. This afternoon, your feet and body will be ready for a Hammam experience. Our driver will take you to the best Turkish Hammam in town where you can enjoy a full Hammam experience. Dinner this evening is at leisure.

Overnight: Movenpick Resort Petra

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 6: Friday 08 October 2022 Wadi Rum Desert Glamping

After breakfast, our driver will head south for Wadi Musa. With sheer sandstone cliffs and multi-coloured shifting sands this beautiful area is steeped in history. From the Bedouins to explorers like T.E Lawrence and Gertrude Bell we’ll hop on a camel and arrive at camp just like the explorers did. Settling in, enjoy a traditional Bedouin lunch and settle into your luxurious Bedouin Style tent. You’ll try your hand at Kohl application, a traditional Bedouin cosmetic that both men and women still wear today. A local Bedouin woman experienced at Henna, will create traditional henna art on your hands or feet.

You’ll head out on a 4×4 taking in significant sights within the UNESCO Heritage Listed area. The night will end under the star with a traditional Bedouin Dinner and wonderful hospitality.  

Overnight: Saraya Rum Wadi Rum Luxury Camp

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Saturday 09 October 2022 Sand to Sea – Red Sea

This morning you have the option (extra cost) to rise early and experience Wadi Rum from above. A Hot Air Balloon will have you floating above the amazing valleys and rock formations as the sun rises. After breakfast, we’ll leave the sand behind and head for the ancient port town of Aqaba and the Red Sea. Hop on board a privately chartered yacht and swim, snorkel, scuba dive (extra cost) or just relax.  After lunch you’ll check in to your resort and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.

Overnight: Al Manara, Luxury Collection Hotel Aqaba

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Sunday 10 October 2022Dead Sea

After a leisurely breakfast we’ll head to the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea. Check in to the most luxurious digs in the region, the Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea Hotel. Meander through the manicured gardens to float upon the saline waters on the hotel’s private beach. Cover yourself with the healing mud and revel in the sensation of effortlessness as you bob about or head to the Ishtar Spa complex (extra cost), known as the best spa complex in the region. The day is yours to enjoy the luxurious amenities the property has to offer. We’ll meet in the evening for dinner.

Overnight: Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Sunday 11 October 2022Pilgrims & Dead Sea Soaking

After breakfast, we’ll venture a short distance away to the Jordan River and the historical sight of Bethany Beyond, the baptismal sight of Jesus. Whatever your religious persuasion you can’t help but be moved. You’ll stand metres away from Israel and witness the pilgrims flock to the shore to share the same waters. The rest of the day is at your leisure before enjoying our Farewell Dinner at the resort’s fine dining restaurant.

 

Overnight: Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Drinks

Day 10: Tuesday 12 October 2022Farewell

Our tour concludes after breakfast with a transfer to the airport.

Travel Optionals

Travelling as part of a group shouldn’t preclude you from enjoying activities or experiences that inspire you and define the type of person that you are.

While the list of inclusion on every Amaco Small Group Tour is extensive, we understand that there may be certain experiences that may not be suitable or likely to appeal to the whole group or even a majority of the group. Rather than include these in the standard Solo Traveller Tour Package, we have instead opted to offer them as Optional Experiences which can be added to your personalised tour itinerary prior to departure. 

This ability to further customise your tour is just one of the things that we believe separates us from other travel companies.

Once registered, we’ll send you an initial confirmation along with a list of Optional Experiences that you can select from. Some of these experiences may include:

  • Hot Air Balloon over Wadi Rum
  • Scuba Diving in the Red Sea
  • Spa Experiences at the Ishtar Spa Dead Sea

PRE & POST EXTENSIONS

It’s not uncommon for participants to arrive at our tour destinations a day or two before the main itinerary begins to refresh and recuperate from any jetlag or to begin their explorations independently.

Our experienced team of travel professionals can assist you with this or alternatively can assist with extending your stay that little bit longer at the end of the itinerary.

Book your pre & post night accommodation at the same hotel we will be staying at during the tour and we provide complimentary private transfers from the airport to your accommodation.

Given everything that has happened in the travel industry of late – you’re correct to be vigilant about where you spend your travel dollar.

Amaco is not only a member of AFTA, the Australian Federation of Travel Agents and CATO, the Council of Australian Tour Operators, but we are also ATAS Travel Accredited – our latest compliance audit being completed in June 2021. This means we have met strict industry financial, operational, and management standards and criteria. Only the best industry agents achieve this accreditation meaning that you can travel with us knowing that you’re in safe and very capable hands.

With almost 30 years of experience, we’re on hand to provide a seamless journey. You may want to add additional travel destinations and adventures either before or after our tour. Our breadth of connections globally ensures you’re in good hands.

We encourage all travellers to make the most of their time away. This might mean departing earlier than the rest of the group and visiting other destinations before meeting up with the main tour staying on at the conclusion and doing some additional travel.

Either way – our travel advisers are perfectly positioned to assist you with making these arrangements and will do all the hard work for you – seamlessly combining your personalised itinerary with the group program.

 

WHY WOMEN ONLY TOURS?

The feedback we’ve received from our yearly survey and past clients is that there are many women who would like to travel but have a partner or friends that have no interest or time to go.  They also want to travel but not necessarily solo. Past clients understand that Amaco has a wealth of over 30 years’ experience and has built a network of relationships in the industry which allows access to places not normally available to individuals. Traveling with women only allows us to engage with women of other cultures that may not be appropriate if men were present.

HOW MANY ARE ON THE TRIP?

Amaco has kept their Women Only tours small, from 10 – 16 guests. It’s like travelling with a group of friends. This allows for instant connections and allows access to unique restaurants, experiences and locations a bigger group can’t access.

WILL THERE BE OTHER WOMEN ONLY TOURS OFFERED?

Yes!

We’re already working on more specially curated women’s only trips to the world’s best destinations. Let us take you on an adventure to one of the worlds ancient countries whilst enjoying luxury experiences on the way.

Our tours are strictly all female, suitable for anyone over the age of 16 and we welcome solo, couples, or groups – an auntie, friends, sisters, daughters, mothers.

Accommodation is handpicked for its location, atmosphere, service and safety. Our tours are almost all inclusive, with the exception of some meals and drinks to allow for a bit of quite time if needed.

WHAT ABOUT TRAVEL INSURANCE?

Much has been said about the value of travel insurance – especially given the broad-based exclusion policies many underwriters have in place which protect them from claims resulting from pandemics and epidemics.

Amaco provides travel insurance from some of the most reputable companies in the industry including Covermore and NIB – and always at competitive rates. Over the last few months, there have been a number of enhancements to the policies available which many of the credit card policies do not include.

Please call our office and we will gladly work with you to obtain a quote from any or all of our insurance suppliers.

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