11 Days Heritage of Turkey & Jordan

Turkey: Istanbul - Cappadocia - Izmir - Istanbul
Jordan: Amman - Jerash - Amman - Mt. Nebo - Petra - Amman

Tour Code: TAT-Turkey-03

Tour Type: Private Tour

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Day 1 Arrival in Istanbul

Transfer to airport

Meals: none

Hotel: in Istanbul 

 

Welcome to Turkey! Once your flight lands on Istanbul, your private driver is waiting to greet you and escort you to your hotel. The remaining time can be spent at leisure.

City view of istanbul

City view of istanbul

Day 2 Istanbul

Topkapi Palace,The Blue Mosque, The Basilica cistern

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: In Istanbul 

 

Today, you will visit several famed landmarks of Istanbul. The tour will conclude the Topkapi Palace, the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Basilica cistern. After the tour, take a relaxing walking around the ancient Hippodrome to see the German Fountain, the Theodosius Obelisk, the Serpent Column, and the Walled Obelisk.

Topkapi  Palace

Topkapi  Palace

Day 3 Istanbul - Cappadocia

Fly to Cappadocia, Fairy chimneys, Goreme Open Air Museum, Pigeon Valley, Uchisar Castle.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: In Cappadocia


After breakfast, fly to Cappadocia for its unique heritages. Upon arrival, head to your hotel for a short rest. Later, you will marvel at the natural wonder - fairy chimneys in the Devrent Valley and the Pasabag Valley. Continue to appreciate the man-made cave churches in the Goreme Open Air Museum. Finally, relax with the stunning sights of the Pigeon Valley, and take a panoramic view of Cappadocia from the top of the Uchisar Castle.

Fairy Chimneys

Fairy Chimneys 

Day 4 Cappadocia

Ortahisar, Troglodyte dwellings, Red Valley

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: In Cappadocia

 

Your tour today will conclude the Ortahisar - a citadel carved into rocks, the subterranean city of Kaymakli, and the troglodyte dwellings in the Cavusin Valley. After these cultural heritages, you will enjoy the nature beauty of the Red Valley, with a stopover at a Wine House.

 

Optional: Taking a sunrise hot air balloon flight might give you a wonderful view from a special perspective.

troglodyte dwellings

Day 5 Cappadocia - Izmir

Fly to Izmir, Kizlaragasi Han, Old water-operated elevator system.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: In Izmir

 

After breakfast, you will fly to Izmir with a stopover in Istanbul. Upon arrival, pay a visit to the  of Izmir for its famous Agora. Continue to visit the Kizlaragasi Hani, one of the rarest works of architecture in Izmir. Finally, head to the Asansor to watch the old water-operated elevator system.

Open Air Museum

Open Air Museum

Day 6 Izmir - Istanbul

Ephesus:Antique Theater, the Roman Baths, and the Celsus Library; the Shrine of Virgin Mary and Basilica of St. John. Fly back to Istanbul

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: In Istanbul

 

You will spend a full day to explore the ancient city of Ephesus. As one of the largest Roman archaeological sites in the eastern Mediterranean, it shows extensive ruins including the Arcadian Way, the Antique Theater, the Roman Baths, and the Celsus Library. At the same time, Ephesus is an important center of Early Christianity. Therefore, you can also visit the Shrine of Virgin Mary and Basilica of St. John.

 

After the tour, fly to Istanbul for overnight, pick up at airport.

Ephesus Ancient City

The Celsus Library

Day 7 Istanbul - Amman

Fly to Jordan, transfer to Jordan airport.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: In Amman

 

After breakfast, you will say goodbye to Turkey and fly to Jordan. Upon arriving in Amman, our representative will assist in custom formalities and then escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

 

City View of Amman

City View of Amman

Day 8 Amman - Umm Qais - Jerash - Amman

drive to Jerash: Roman ruins; Umm Qais, Ajloun Castle

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: In Amman

 

This morning, you will drive to Jerash for its ancient Roman ruins including the spectacular forum, Roman colonnaded street, the Nymphaeum and the Temple of Artemis. On the way, make a stopover in a small town of Umm Qais, overlooking the North Jordan Valley, the Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee. After visiting Jerash, you will continue your exploration to the Ajloun Castle, a 12th-century Muslim castle situated in northwestern Jordan.

Jerash Ancient Ruins

Jerash Ancient Ruins

Day 9 Amman - Mt. Nebo - Dead Sea - Petra

Mt. Nebo, Madaba, Dead Sea.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: In Petra

 

Today, your private driver will take you from Amman to Petra. While en route, make a stopover at the Mt. Nebo, where you can overlook the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, Jericho, and Jerusalem. The next stop will be Madaba for its old mosaic map of Palestine in St. George’s Church. Before arriving in Petra, enjoy some leisure time at the Dead Sea.

Dead Sea

Dead Sea

Day 10 Petra - Amman

The Siq canyon. drive back to Amman.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: In Amman

 

You will spend a full day to explore Petra, a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan. Passing through the Siq canyon, the amazing architecture will unfold before your eyes. This city has another name, the rose city, due to the buildings carved into the rose-red rocks. After the tour, you will be transferred to Amman for overnight. 

Al  Khaznah

Petra - Rose City 

 

Day 11 Departure Amman

Free at leisure until be transfered to airport

Meals: Breakfast

 

Enjoy the last minute of your Jordan vacation until our representative escorts you to the airport to board your homebound flight.

Price Includes

  • Transportation between&within countries as specified (on economy class)
  • Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
  • Private licensed English speaking guide and driver service
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
  • All attraction entrance fees as specified
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary

 

Price Excludes

  • International transportation to the first country and off the last one
  • Gratuities to your tour guide and driver on your own discretion
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours, meals, activities and services
  • Comprehensive travel insurance

 

Remarks:

-The reference prices are based on a group of 6 persons, with local 4- start superior accommodation

-The prices are not valid during the national holidays. Please feel free to contact us to ask the detailed prices based on your traveling dates and group size.

What our clients say

4.9/5.0 | Excellent

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TONY SANTO

4.8

Jun 27 ,2022

It was amazing. The guides were great and really added to the experience. I will never forget them or the experience. Thank you so much for such a great time. I will always try and travel using these tours.

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Luisa Cando

5.0

Jun 01 ,2022

The trip is divided into two very different weeks. During my stay in Egypt, I was always accompanied by my guide and driver, who ensured I had a great time visiting the different sites while learning a lot about Egyptian history. I was also supported during the check-in at the different airports. All the staff is reliable, friendly and they are very client-oriented. The hotels were fantastic. Unfortunately, the Nile cruise was rather old but clean. During the second week in Jordan, I was accompanied by my driver, Moayad. I had a guide only in Jerash and Petra which were ok. Moayad was friendly, accommodating, and caring and he ensured we reached all the sites safely and on time. He was also explaining things along the way. I highly recommend this tour, especially for solo travelers.

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Evelyn

5.0

May 22 ,2022

Amazing tour, we've seen almost everything, with a very professional local guide. Good hotels, perfect organization, and enough free time to see what you want. Best Explore tour is done.

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Haegeman

5.0

Apr 15 ,2022

Did an amazing tour across Egypt and Jordan! ! Dahab was a highlight! The blue hole there was fantastic do not miss out! Jordan was cool as well but loved Egypt more! Petra was amazing but full on, bring appropriate shoes as you will be walking 20km round trip just there! Amazing time with amazing people!

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Lois Gibson

5.0

Apr 12 ,2022

This was an amazing trip . We felt we got a lot of value for the price. Some of the hotels were iffy though. I got hurt on the Red Sea snorkeling, and it wasn’t part of the tour I was told. I hurt my knee and will need an MRI here at home. We were well taken care of and protected. Wondering already about a trip for next year. Is there a discount?

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Paul Singleton

5.0

Mar 20 ,2022

Just a short note to say how much we enjoyed our 11-day tour of Egypt and Jordan. This exceeded our expectations by far!!! I especially would like to commend the drivers and guides provided, especially Ahmed and Ibrahim in Egypt and Mohamad in Jordan. They took such good care of us that I will most certainly recommend this trip to my friends. Thank you so much again.

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Pradipkumar

5.0

Jan 12 ,2022

Just a quick note to say that we had a great time in Egypt and Jordan. These are 2 very amazing countries with very friendly people everywhere we went. The extra camel ride at sunset to the Pyramids was fantastic. A much better view of such a special place.

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Ayanda P Masina

5.0

Nov 02 ,2021

Egypt and Jordan. Spectacular! We felt that we were treated so wonderfully. We were well cared for.

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Stephanie Philadelphia

5.0

May 13 ,2021

This tour, planned at the last minute for us, far surpassed our expectations. We got to see almost every site we had hoped to see, and our tour guide Michael was amazing - his knowledge and experience made the entire tour fun and educational at the same time. I would totally recommend this tour to anyone who has never been to Israel & Jordan or who wants to learn about the most important cities and places in the country.

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Julia savage

4.8

Jan 28 ,2021

I enjoyed every aspect of my trip. The tour guides knew their history and articulated the historical details of each site that we visited very well. The hotels in which we stayed were clean, spacious, and comfortable. There also was more than enough food for everyone and it tasted good.

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Alet van Schaik

5.0

Jan 17 ,2021

I cannot recommend this Egypt tour enough. As a travel destination, Egypt is exciting, interesting, and inspirational- people were friendly and I felt safe the whole time and would happily go back. The tour was organized, and efficient, and while offering autonomy to do your own thing [could make decisions to stay at sites longer]. The itinerary (and guides) made you not want to miss any of the activities.

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Javi arh

4.8

Jan 03 ,2021

This was a fantastic trip. I loved Jordan. The Guide was excellent and had everything perfectly organized. The food was amazing, and the hotels were nice. Petra was unforgettable. Hiking boots are a good idea. The weather was hot in the middle of the day and quite cold at the beginning and end of the day. (T-shirts, with lots of layers, and a coat required, for December trips.) I have done several trips with the tour operator and would thoroughly recommend this one.

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Frank Devlin

5.0

Mar 20 ,2020

From start to finish this tour was very well organised and delivered. We were met by two travel agency staff inside the airport in Cairo to assist us through the customs department and then onto the bus to take us to the hotel where we met up with our experienced Travel Guide. The tours to each and every wonderful sight were full of detail and while I think I already knew a lot about ancient Egypt. Our cruise was the highlight, being able to relax and enjoy the varied scenery along the Nile. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone over 10 yrs old.

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Mariah Laroco

5.0

Feb 24 ,2020

I loved every moment of this trip. Jordan is a country full of great sights and great people - lots of variety. Hard to know what was the best bit - Petra featured highly as did Wadi Rum but then so did Jerash. Tour guide gets it exactly right - gentle and guiding leadership with expert knowledge of the history, archaeology, and culture of his amazing country.

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Sam Duong

5.0

Feb 19 ,2020

We accomplished everything we wanted to and more during this trip. The guides all bent over backward to make sure we were happy and completely satisfied. The tour became family and we plan to travel together again. We are already planning a trip back to Egypt.

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Molly Ameker

5.0

Jan 06 ,2020

This was an excellent holiday - well organized, a good mixed variety of activities and sights, not overly much traveling, good hotels and the leader took us to nice restaurants. And in particular, I liked the 'free time' element given at the actual sights not provided as these lame ' a free afternoon in your hotel' business when it's difficult to access the places you want to see

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Angela Lee

5.0

Dec 08 ,2019

I traveled with my 12-year-old daughter. The agency made our trip as comfortable as possible. They were always responsive to any questions, feedback, or inquiries; any slight problems we were facing, the agency made sure to address them immediately. The tour guides and drivers in Egypt, Jordan & Israel were like family - prompt, reliable, and thoughtful. We felt safe under their watch. They went above and beyond their call of duty to make sure we were well taken care of. They didn't look at their watches or their designated duties and squabble with our little requests.

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Rebecca Ligaya

4.0

Dec 05 ,2019

Overall it was a fantastic trip for us. A special thanks to the staff for remembering my birthday and ordering a delicious cake to be delivered onto the boat on the red sea. As always, Explore never disappoints!

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Robin Pereira

5.0

Dec 03 ,2019

An amazing week with fabulous people and a great guide. The trip is planned to take you through that gentle build-up of activity on the first and second day to the much more strenuous exertion of days 4,5 & to a lesser degree day 6, before bringing you back down to the more restful experience of swimming/snorkeling in the Red Sea then floating and mud bathing at the Dead Sea.

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JOSE RAMON PEDRERA

4.5

Nov 03 ,2019

Knowledgeable, experienced, knew what the group might need ahead of time, handled lost group members quickly and efficiently, and easy to understand. Assisted everyone with their various post-trip transportation needs - gave us excellent advice on the best way to get to, cross the border, and continue on to Jerusalem with public transportation.

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Lawton

4.0

Oct 18 ,2019

A great itinerary with a couple of weeks could improve the Jordan experience.

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Jane Wyman

5.0

May 06 ,2019

Our Best of Egypt, Jordan and Israel tour is an amazing, lifetime experience. Egypt was beyond awesome. This tour far exceeded all our expectations and was thoroughly enjoyable in every aspect. There were absolutely no hitches or setbacks for the entire duration of the tour starting in Cairo and ending in Tel Aviv. It was smooth sailing from beginning to end. Representatives from the company promptly met us on arrival and assisted us all the way through from acquiring our visas to welcoming us to the hotel and briefing us accordingly. Likewise, similar courtesies were also extended to us through Jordan and Israel by their resident tour companies. All internal flight arrangements were also expertly handled. The 4 day Nile River cruise on the Sonesta Star Goddess was awe-inspiring. Similarly thanks to those staff who were excellent in leading us through Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

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Joan Homeyer

4.5

Mar 23 ,2019

We just returned from a family trip to Egypt and Jordan. All our guides were outstanding. I didn’t like Mazayen camp, especially the bathroom needs some updates We enjoyed everything else, and wish we stayed longer .. thank you

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Flora Figueroa

5.0

Mar 08 ,2019

We had an amazing trip to Egypt and Jordan, It was very well organized and the trip of a lifetime. Every hotel and meal was excellent, guides were outstanding Thank you

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