The Real Deal Vacation package to Jordan includes round-trip airfare to Amman on available airline (such as Turkish Air, American, United, British Midland or Austrian); four nights in Amman at Amman Cham Palace; two nights in Petra at Petra Panorama Hotel; one night in Dead Sea at Holiday Inn Dead Sea; seven breakfasts, two lunches, and one dinner; sightseeing ground transportation via air-conditioned coach; the services of an English-speaking guide, including visits to Mt. Nebo, the ancient city of Petra, and the Wadi Rum Desert; all transfers; hotel taxes; airport taxes and fees; and fuel surcharges; from $1,889.
When Dec. 6, 2012 ($1,889); add from $10 for Dec. 13; from $150 for Nov. 29; from $160 for Nov. 1, 8; from $250 for Oct. 25; from $260 for Oct. 4; from $310 for May 17, Oct. 11, 18; from $460 for June 21.
Gateways New York ($1,889); add from $100 for Washington, DC; from $226 for Chicago; from $400 for L.A.; from $410 for Miami; from $432 for Boston; additional gateways available.
The Fine Print Does NOT include a $30 Jordan tourist visa, available upon arrival. Based on double occupancy; single supplement from $400. Read these guidelines before booking any Real Deal.
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Why It’s a Deal A recent search on Kayak showed that the lowest round-trip airfare from New York to Amman starts from $868 with taxes for travel in early December (Egypt Air). Add to that $310 per person, including tax, for four nights at Amman Cham Palace, $120 for two nights at Petra Panorama Hotel, and $80 for one night at Holiday Inn Dead Sea, and you’d be paying $1,378 for just the airfare and accommodations. For $541 more, this vacation package covers the flight and seven nights’ hotel accommodations, plus sightseeing ground transportation, an English-speaking guide, 10 meals, all transfers, and all taxes and fees.
More Additional excursions/activities are available for a fee, including a visit to Ma’in Hot Springs, available from $79 per person, and a full-trip nightly dinner package from $149 per person.
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