By Tommie Chavis on October 5, 2023
Day 1: Amman
Day 2: JERASH & Mt. Nebo
DAY 3: The Road to Petra
Day 4: The City Of Petra
Privately guided tours and special cultural experiences for Tauck guests only bring it all to life, and superb hotels put you in the best locations throughout this extraordinary trip.
Day 5: Wadi Rum
Day 6: The Dead Sea
Day 7: Bethany
During our trip to Bethany, the location where Jesus of Nazareth was baptized by John The Baptist, you can stand just above the baptismal site located directly beside the Jordan River as water from the Jordan River feeds into the baptismal site. You can step into the River of Jordan, which is very muddy. You can also see across the river into Israel where Christians are being baptized in the river.
When you travel to Israel and Jordan with Tauck you will explore all the threads – civilizations, cultures, history, traditions, religions, and the arts – that are so intricately woven together throughout this compelling area of the world.
What to Wear
When traveling to the desert regions in and around Jordan be sure to pack clothing for the cold nights and light for the day time since it gets very hot very fast. Be sure to pack great walking shoes since there will be a lot of walking. Bring comfortable yet sturdy walking shoes that have already been broken in. It's important that your shoes have good ankle support, as you'll visit some ancient sites where paths and stairs may be uneven and unpaved.
Expect your journey through Jordan to be casual, with comfortable, cotton clothing suggested. Dress for comfort and convenience with a wardrobe that is adaptable and allows for layering. Please be aware that some of the sights you'll visit do require both men and women to have their knees and shoulders covered, and in some cases wear long pants.
For travel from February through early June and late September through November, you will need a light jacket or fleece, a light sweater and a rain jacket or poncho. No special attire is required for dining, although you may wish to dress more formally for fine dining experiences in metropolitan areas.
About the author
I have been in the Travel Industry for more than 16 years and am a LGBT lifestyle specialist, a Disney specialist, Certified Sandals and Beaches Specialist, and Holland America Specialist. My passion in travel is to learn about the history and culture of each place I visit to better understand the people who live there.