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Jordan & Cyprus

From Amman to Paphos, discover the many different sides to incredible Jordan and beautiful Cyprus. Delve into the history of ancient civilisations, explore amazing landscapes by 4WD and experience traditional cuisine and wine. Be amazed by incredible JordanOur tour starts in Amman, the capital of Jordan. Here we visit the beautifully preserved Roman cities of Um Qais and Jerash. From Amman we continue to the famous Dead Sea where you'll get to float in it's salt-rich buoyant waters - a unique experience! We head to Wadi Rum and enjoy the night at a Bedouin desert camp underneath a beautiful blanket of stars. Next is Petra, a real highlight of this tour and one of the world's greatest treasures.Byzantine Castles & Olive Pies
Welcome to Cyprus, an island rich in history and culture, and one of the oldest civilisations in the Mediterranean. We'll explore medieval Castles and fortresses dating back to the Byzantine era, travel to the spectacular TroodosMountains, and take a 4WD Jeep safari to discover the natural wonders of the Akamas Peninsula. Along the way savour the unique tastes of Cyprus including olive pie making, locally baked haloumi cheese pastries, traditional wines & liqueurs and dinner on a beautiful sunset yacht cruise of the Mediterranean.

Inclusions

Travel

  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to the Middle East and Europe. Taxes included
  • Economy-class flight within the Middle East and Europe
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles (excluding 4WD jeeps in Wadi Rum & Akamas)
  • Tipping Made Easy, $190pp pre-paid

Accommodation & Meals

  • 13 nights in good quality hotels (3-4 star)
  • 1 night at a Bedouin style desert camp with shared facilities
  • 14 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 9 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking local driver and guide in Jordan (English-speaking driver/guide and local guides for group sizes below 5 passengers)
  • English-speaking local driver and guide in Cyprus

Sightseeing

Jewels of Jordan

  • Enjoy the sites on Amman including the Citadel and the Roman Theatre.
  • View the Royal Family's priceless collection at the Royal Automobile Museum.
  • Visit the beautifully preserved Roman Cities of Uum Qais and Jerash.
  • Admire the views from the impressive Islamic Ajloun Castle which was built in the 12th century and served as a military fort to protect the region from invading Crusader forces.
  • Swim or float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea and enjoy the therapeutic mud!
  • See the spectacular Byzantine and Umayyed mosaics in Madaba, one of the most memorable places in the Holy Land.
  • Visit the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George.
  • Visit Mt Nebo for fantastic views of the Jordan Valley.
  • Discover fascinating Little Petra with a history dating back 9,000 years - one of the oldest archaeological sites in the Middle East.
  • Experience Petra by Night - See the city at night the way the ancient spice caravan travelers must have seen it. Make your way through a candle-lit siq to the magnificent Treasury and enjoy an evening of Bedouin music and storytelling.
  • Visit one of the world's greatest treasures the lost city of Petra! An awe-inspiring experience and one that has to be seen to be believed!
  • Have the option to return Petra for some further exploration.
  • 4WD Jeep tour across the dessert landscape of Wadi Rum.
  • Explore the unique desert landscape of Wadi Rum by camel safari as well as an exciting jeep tour.
  • Enjoy an unforgettable night under a sky of a million stars at a desert camp in Wadi Rum.
  • Marvel at the largest and best preserved Crusader Castle of Kerak, which to this date dominates the fortified town.

Get a taste of the Mediterranean

  • Discover the city of Limassol on a full day sightseeing tour including the medieval Castle of Kolossi and the ancient Kingdom of Kourion.
  • Visit the Olive Park and try some local dishes over tastings.
  • Witness a traditional Cypriot olive pie-baking demonstration. Help prepare the dough and taste it fresh from the fourni.
  • Explore the harbour and the medieval fortress of Kyrenia, which houses some of the world's oldest shipwrecks and dates back to the Byzantine era.
  • Tour the town of Nicosia including the 16th century Venetian Walls and the Famagusta Gate.
  • Enjoy some free time to stroll through the cobblestone streets of Laiki Geitonia.
  • Enjoy a full day tour to explore rural Cyprus, including Kykkos, the Troodos Mountains and Omodos.
  • View the monastery of Kykkos and visit the tomb of Archbishop Makarios III in Throni.
  • Try a selection of the local wines and liqueurs at a tasting in Omodos.
  • Explore the picturesque village of Omodos.
  • Enjoy a haloumi cheese pie baking demonstration at the famous Omodos Bakery.
  • Stop at the birthplace of goddess Aphrodite-Cypria, the beautiful beach of Petra tou Romiou.
  • Tour the heritage-listed town of Paphos including the Tombs of the Kings and the Paphos Archaeological Park, home to mosaics of the Roman period.
  • Stroll along Paphos' beautiful Limanaki (harbour).
  • Discover the natural beauty of Akamas, one of the most beautiful spots on the island, on a 4WD Jeep safari.
  • Farewell the Mediterranean on a sunset yacht cruise with dinner, drinks and music.
Tour Provider Bunnik Tours
Number of Days
17
Price From
AUD $10,055
Start Location
End Location
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
4 to 20
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Slow paced
Physical Rating
Moderate
Incudes Flights
Yes
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
05 Oct 201821 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $9,455 
08 Mar 201924 Mar 2019AvailableAUD $9,355
05 Apr 201921 Apr 2019Guaranteed DepartureAUD $9,455
07 Jun 201923 Jun 2019AvailableAUD $9,455
ItineraryExpand
Jordan & Cyprus

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 1. Depart Australia
Day 2. Arrive Amman

Welcome to Jordan! This afternoon we'll take a short city-sightseeing tour, including some free time to explore the souq of Old Amman, before a group welcome dinner this evening. [D]

Day 3. Jerash Excursion

Today we visit the beautifully preserved Roman cities of Umm Qais and Jerash, as well as the impressive Ajloun Castle. [B,D]

Day 4. Amman - Dead Sea

Heading out of Amman, we travel to the lowest point on Earth - the Dead Sea. The salt content of the water is four times that of most oceans! [B,L,D]

Special Experience: Take a dip in the Dead Sea and cover your body in the therapeutic mud, said to have amazing benefits for your skin.

Day 5. Dead Sea - Petra

This morning we make our way to Madaba and visit the Church of St George. We'll also stop at the biblical site of Mt Nebo, where Moses first saw the Promised Land. This afternoon we visit 'Little Petra', one of the oldest archaeological sites in the Middle East. [B,D]

Day 6. Petra

Today we discover the famous Lost City of Petra. Carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans more than 2,000 years ago, it was an important junction for the silk and trade routes. [B,D]

Special Experience: Discover the magic of Petra by night as the rock city is lit by more than 1,000 candles. Enjoy Jordanian music and Bedouin mint tea whilst admiring the spectacular view.

Day 7. Petra - Wadi Rum

We venture south to Wadi Rum. We'll enjoy an exciting jeep tour, guided by local Bedouin tribesmen. Later we'll take a camel ride and see traces of ancient civilisations in the many carved inscriptions found throughout the area. We'll spend the night in a Bedouin style desert camp. [B,D]

Day 8. Wadi Rum - Amman

This morning we make our way back to Amman via the Crusader fortress of Kerak. [B,D]

Day 9. Amman - Larnaca - Limassol

Enjoy the morning at leisure before our evening flight to Cyprus. [B]

Day 10. Limassol

Discover the city of Limassol on a full day of sightseeing today. Our day will begin at the medieval Castle of Kolossi and the ancient Kingdom of Kourion. We'll also visit the Olive Park and try some local dishes over lunch here.

Special Experience: Witness a traditional Cypriot olive pie-baking demonstration. We'll help prepare the dough and taste it fresh from the fourni!

Tonight we'll enjoy dinner at a local restaurant to welcome us to Cyprus. [B,L,D]

Day 11. Nicosia & Kyrenia Excursion

Today we'll explore the harbour and medieval fortress of Kyrenia, dating back to the Byzantine era. This afternoon we'll visit the town of Nicosia and discover its 16th century Venetian walls, the Famagusta Gate, and have some free time to enjoy Laiki Geitonia. [B]

Day 12. Kykkos, Troodos & Omodos Excursion

We explore the picturesque Troodos Mountains this morning, beginning at the Byzantine Kykkos Monastery.

Special Experience: The village of Omodos has a long tradition in wine making, and we'll be able to try a selection of the local wines and liqueurs, including the famous Commandaria dessert wine and Zivania.

This afternoon we'll visit the local bakery and sample its famous haloumi cheese pastries. [B]

Day 13. Limassol - Paphos

This morning we'll make our way to the heritage-listed town of Paphos. Along the way we'll stop at Petra tou Romiou, a stunning beach and birthplace of the legendary goddess of beauty and love, Aphrodite. [B]

Day 14. Paphos

The day is at leisure for you to enjoy this beautiful town at your own pace. Why not head down to the Limanaki (harbour) area? It's one of the most picturesque spots on the island and home to quaint shops, restaurants, bars and traditional taverns. [B]

Day 15. Paphos

This morning we'll discover the natural beauty of Akamas on a 4WD jeep safari. One of the most beautiful spots on the island, it is also home to the Baths of Aphrodite. We'll then enjoy a traditional Cypriot lunch at a local tavern. [B,L,D]

Special Experience: This evening we'll experience a breathtaking Mediterranean sunset on a yacht cruise and enjoy dinner, drinks and music.

Day 16. Depart Paphos

Today we begin our journey home. [B]

Day 17. Arrive Australia