11-Day Best of Turkey and Jordan Tour

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$2,570.00 per person

Explore the Best of Turkey and Jordan in just 11 days with this comprehensive tour. Experience the vibrant city of Istanbul, the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia, and the stunning white terraces of Pamukkale. Discover the ancient ruins of Ephesus and the rich history of Amman, as well as the biblical landmarks of Mount Nebo and the Dead Sea. Finally, explore the iconic red rose city of Petra and the breathtaking desert scenery of Wadi Rum. This tour is a perfect blend of culture, history, and natural beauty.

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This tour starts with your pickup upon arrival in Istanbul and ends in Amman, Jordan.


Day 1: Arrival in Istanbul

Upon your arrival at Istanbul New Airport(IST) or Sabiha Gökcen Airport(SAW), our team will be waiting for you at the exit of the international line of the Airport, holding a sign with your name written on it. After which, you will be transferred to your hotel. The afternoon is free for you to spend at leisure. Alternatively, you can join the Night Cruise on the Bosphorus with Dinner & Show.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): No meals are included on this day
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Antea Hotel Oldcity OR Ayasultan Hotel OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 2: Istanbul Byzantine and Ottoman Relics Tour

After your breakfast, around 8:30 am, we will pick you up from your hotel to begin a full-day tour of this magnificent city. It includes an official English-speaking guide, tickets, lunch at a central city restaurant, and a visit to the most resplendent monuments that the Ottoman, Byzantine, and Roman empires have handed down to future generations: Hagia SophiaBlue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque), Hippodrome (Sultanahmet Square), Topkapi Palace and Historical Grand Bazaar, which houses more than 4000 stores. After the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel around 5:00 pm. The rest of the day will be at leisure.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Antea Hotel Oldcity OR Ayasultan Hotel OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 3: Fly to Kayseri/Nevsehir from Istanbul – North Cappadocia Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel for your transfer to the airport to catch your early morning flight to Kayseri or Nevsehir. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to Cappadocia where you will meet your professional tour guide to begin your full-day North Cappadocia Tour.

Your tour will start with a visit to the Devrent Valley to see the unique fairy chimneys. Next, you will visit the Pasabag Valley (Monks Valley) to see the mushroom-shaped pinnacles. After this visit, you will drive to the city of Avanos. After lunch, you will visit the beautiful open-air museum of Goreme where the remains of rock-cut churches and Christian settlements date back hundreds of years. Finally towards the end of the day tour before returning to your hotel, you will be able to visit the natural castles of Uchisar. After the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cappadocia for check-in.

  • Overnight in Cappadocia
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Holiday Cave Hotel OR Heaven Cave House OR Dedeli Konak Cave Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 4: South Cappadocia Tour – Fly to Izmir

After breakfast at the hotel around 9:30 am, you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full-day tour of South Cappadocia. Your tour guide will brief you on the day’s activities. Your tour will begin with a visit to the Red Valley where you will be able to explore the famous rock-cut churches and hike approximately 5 km through the Rose Valley (Gulludere Vadisi). Next, you will visit Cavusin Village which is famous for its houses and churches of Christian Clergymen. We will take a break for lunch around noon. After lunch, you will drive to the Pigeon Valley (Guvercinlik Vadisi). In the afternoon you will visit the Kaymakli Underground City or Ozkonak Underground City where early Christians lived. This will be the end of your full-day tour. After the tour, you will be transferred to Kayseri or Nevsehir airport for your flight to Izmir through Istanbul. Upon your arrival at the Izmir airport, a representative will be present holding your name sign to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Kusadasi
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Derici Hotel OR Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel OR Efe Boutique Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 5: Pamukkale & Hierapolis Tour

After breakfast around 8:00 am, you will be picked up from your Kusadasi hotel and taken to the meeting point in Selcuk where the full group will first meet. You will then begin the Pamukkale tour with a drive from Selcuk starting at 8:30 am to Pamukkale which will be around 3 hours. En route to Pamukkale after 1.5 hours, there will be a 10-minute stop for a restroom break. Upon arrival around 11:45 am, the group will be first taken to have lunch and after lunch, at around 1:00 pm you will begin your guided tour of the Pamukkale and Hierapolis area with a professional licensed tour guide. In Pamukkale, you will see the Cotton Cliffs, one of the natural wonders of the world formed by deposits of calcareous salts. Also, you will visit the ancient ruins of the City of Hierapolis with its basilica, theatre, and Roman Baths. At the end of the guided tour, you will have some free time to explore the area on your own. As an option, you may choose to swim in the Pamukkale antique pools (at your own expense) during this free time. The tour guide will inform you about the exact meeting point and time. At the end of the tour around approximately 4:00 pm, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Kusadasi at around 7:00 pm.

  • Overnight in Kusadasi
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Derici Hotel OR Ilayda Avantgarde Hotel OR Efe Boutique Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 6: Ephesus Tour – Fly back to Istanbul

After breakfast at the hotel around 8:30 am, you will be picked up and met by your tour guide to begin your full-day tour of Ephesus. You will visit the ruins of Ephesus, the ancient Greek city that became an important centre of this time. Visit the Temple of HadrianGreat Theater, and Trajan Fountain. After lunch, let’s visit the House of the Virgin Mary, where it is believed she spent her last years. We will pass by the Temple of Artemis; there is little to see of this that was one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world. Afterwards, you will visit the Isa Bey Mosque. Next, you will be taken to the Sirince Village; which is an old Greek village and is well-know for its quaint beauty and wine tasting and production. Here you will have one hour free to explore on your own without a guide the different foods and wines of the area and visit various small traditional village shops. After the tour,  you will be transferred to Izmir airport for your flight to Istanbul. Upon your arrival at Istanbul airport, a representative will be present holding your name sign to pick you up and transfer you to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Istanbul
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Muyan Suites OR Antea Hotel Oldcity OR Ayasultan Hotel OR Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel or similar (Standard quality)

Day 7: Fly from Istanbul to Amman (Flight Not Included)

After breakfast, you will proceed to Istanbul International Airport to board your international flight to Amman. Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and will be transferred to your Amman hotel for check-in. The rest of the day will be free.

Please note that international flight tickets from Istanbul to Amman are not included in the tour package. You will be responsible for arranging your own flight tickets.

  • Overnight in Amman
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Days Inn by Wyndham Hotel OR Sulaf Luxury Hotel OR Downtown Hotel Apartments or similar (Standard quality)

Day 8: Amman – Madaba – Mount Nebo – Dead Sea – Petra

After breakfast, around 08:30 AM, you will travel to Madaba, known as the City of Mosaics. This city houses the oldest known mosaic map of the Holy Land. From there, you’ll move on to Mount Nebo to enjoy views of the Jordan Valley and visit its Byzantine Church. Next, we’ll proceed to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth at 400 meters below sea level. Contrary to its name, the Dead Sea is one of the most extraordinary places in the world. It contains no living fish and offers a unique swimming experience; its hyper-saline waters make sinking virtually impossible. You’ll have the opportunity to swim at one of the resorts. Subsequently, we’ll continue to Kerak, where you’ll tour its Castle, one of the finest examples of Crusader military architecture. After the tour, you’ll be transferred to your hotel in Petra for check-in.

  • Overnight in Petra
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Petra Canyon Hotel OR Petra Moon Hotel OR Petra Boutique Hotel OR Petra Guest House or similar (Standard quality)

Day 9: Petra – Wadi Rum

Today we are going to around Petra, the ancient capital established by the mysterious Nabataean. It, described by a poet as “a rose-red city half as old as time”, is a city carved into the surrounding sandstone mountains, and so did the evidence of its history and ancient civilization. You will have a horse ride from the entrance gate to a 1.2-kilometer-long gorge called Siq. Then hike through the deep and narrow gorge to visit Al-Khazneh Temple, better known as The Treasure. It is one of the most extraordinary rock-cut architecture in Petra, which was hewn into a red-colored sandstone cliff, supported by tall columns, and engraved with intricate carvings. Other places within the city center such as Royal Tombs, the Monastery, and the Theatre are also worth exploring.

In the early afternoon, we will take a 1.5-hour drive to Wadi Rum, nicknamed The Valley of the Moon well-known for its spectacular alien-like landscape. The red sandstone mountains, strange rock formations, sea of rolling red dunes, and clear night sky make people feel like stepping on the moon. If weather permits, you may catch the chance to see its awe-inspiring sunset. At the end of our Wadi Rum tour, we will have dinner and overnight at the campsite inside the desert.

  • Overnight in Wadi Rum
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Rum Oasis Luxury Camp OR Sun City Camp or similar (Standard quality)

Day 10: 3-Hour Jeep Tour in Wadi Rum – Aqaba City – Amman

Today you explore Wadi Rum – following the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia in a 4×4 adventurous jeep tour, stopping at Nabatean rock inscriptions, sand dunes, Khazali canyon, and a natural rock bridge. Hit the road to Aqaba at the Red Sea. After the visit of the Mamluk Fort, free time on your own. Stroll in the Souq, relax at a café, or visit a private beach (admission fee not included). Then start a long 4-hour drive back to your hotel in Amman.

  • Overnight in Amman
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Days Inn by Wyndham Hotel OR Sulaf Luxury Hotel OR Downtown Hotel Apartments or similar (Standard quality)

Day 11: Departure from Amman – End of Tour Service

After breakfast, you will check out from your hotel in Amman (hotel check-out is before 12:00 noon) and will then be transferred to the Amman International Airport according to your flight details. This will be the end of our tour and services.

  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast

INCLUDED in the Tour Price:

  • Arrival, departure airport transfers and ground transportation.
  • Domestic flight tickets from Istanbul to Kayseri and Kayseri to Izmir and Izmir to Istanbul.
  • 3 nights in Istanbul at Special Class or 4-star hotels including breakfast.
  • 1 night in Cappadocia at a cave hotel including breakfast.
  • 2 nights in Kusadasi at a 4-star hotel including breakfast.
  • 2 nights in Amman at a 4-star hotel including breakfast.
  • 1 night in Petra at a 4-star hotel including breakfast.
  • 1 night in Wadi Rum at a Desert Camp including breakfast.
  • English-speaking local guide during Turkey tours.
  • English-speaking local guide in Petra for 2.5 hours.
  • Transportation is provided by a private air-conditioned vehicle with an English-speaking driver in Jordan.
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner).
  • Entrance fees to all mentioned Sites.
  • Local taxes and service charges.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International Flight Tickets.
  • Flight Ticket from Istanbul to Amman.
  • Entry visas to Turkey and Jordan.
  • Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon Ride.
  • Escorting tour guide.
  • Optional tours mentioned in the program, they will be provided at an additional cost.
  • Services not mentioned in the program.
  • Drinks with meals.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • The order of the itinerary is indicative and subject to change, but all visits described will take place.
  • The tour in Turkey is designed for a regular group, while the tour in Jordan is arranged as a private tour.
  • Vegetarian lunch option available upon request.
  • For 1 traveler: 1 Single Room Accommodation.
  • For 2 travelers: 1 Double/Twin Room Accommodation.
  • For 3 travelers: 1 Triple Room Accommodation.
  • For 4 travelers: 2 Double/Twin Rooms Accommodation.
  • For 5 travelers: 1 Double/Twin Room and 1 Triple Room Accommodation.
  • Please note that the Blue Mosque is not open for visitation on Fridays as it is closed for religious prayer services. You will only be able to visit the outside of the Blue Mosque area on tours operated on Fridays. No visitation will be allowed inside the Blue Mosque for tourists on Fridays.
  • Topkapi Palace is closed on Tuesday, it will be replaced with the Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnici).
  • Grand Bazaar is closed on Sunday.
  • During religious holidays, the Spice Market and Grand Bazaar are closed.

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1 review for 11-Day Best of Turkey and Jordan Tour

  1. Abhay T.

    I went on the 11-Day Best of Turkey and Jordan Tour with 5 of my friends and it was a fantastic experience! The hotels we stayed in provided us with comfortable and clean rooms to rest in after a long day of exploring. The local guides were knowledgeable and friendly, adding a personal touch to our tour. The transportation was also top-notch, making it easy for us to get from one destination to the next without any hassle. I highly recommend this tour!

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