Monthly Archives: September 2013

Sayadieh a fish with rice Jordanian dish


Sayadieh is a healthy and delicious Jordanian fish dish, made of firm, white fish such as cod or haddock cooked with nuts, turmeric powder, black pepper, red chili pepper, other mixed spices to taste and rice. Sayadieh is served with mixed salad and tahini sauce.

Sayadieh

Sayadieh – Fish and Rice

Tahini Sauce

Side Dish

Mixed Salad

 

 

Jordan Food Tasting Tour


Tradition & Tasting Tour brings you to amazing tourist spots in Jordan the highlight of this arrangement is the local side of Jordanian cuisine. The package  includes delicious food tastings from locally owned restaurants.  Each day you will taste a Jordanian meal to complete your food tasting tour experience.

Below is the proposed itinerary:

Day 1: Amman Airport – Amman Hotel

Our representative welcomes you with a signage at Amman Airport after you passed through the customs. Transfer about 30 minutes to your Amman Hotel, check in, remainder of the day free.

Day 2: Amman Hotel – Local Breakfast - Amman City Tour – Salt – Amman Hotel (B)

In the morning, enjoy a taste of a local breakfast by going to a popular breakfast restaurant. Then start your city tour in Jordan’s capital Amman, already mentioned in the Bible as Rabbath Ammon, is a bustling modern city. The historical places are located in downtown, where we visit the Citadel with remains from the Roman to the early Islamic period. Then we have a round in the Archaeological Museum. We stroll via the Souq to go to Spice shops, perfume stalls, and other shops of where you get an idea of everyday life, then to the Roman Theatre from 2nd century with 6000 seats. Visit also, Jabal Amman with its distinctive early 20th century architecture. There will go see the Soap House, located in a renovated period home it serves as a training center for village women from the Ajloun district, located in the north, who make fine soaps from local olive oil. Then to the town Salt, you walk along Hammam Street to see the highlights of the 19th century architecture of this period, houses with long-arched windows in picturesque narrow streets. Well known is the Abu Jaber mansion, built between 1892 and 1906, reputed to be the finest example of a 19th century merchant house in the regionOvernight Amman hotel.

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Breakfast like a local

Day 3: Amman Hotel – Umm Quais – Lunch – Jerash – Amman Hotel (B, L)

Morning time we drive two hours from Amman to Gadara (Umm Qais), which belonged to the famous Decapolis, a union of 10 cities, founded by Alexander the Great. Here you have an overwhelming view over the north Jordan Valley, the Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee. Upon arrival to Jerash, the best example of a Roman provincial city in the whole Middle East enjoy lunchtime in a restaurant to experience local food and to see how Arabic bread is prepared in traditional way. Then Visit the spectacular forum, Roman colonnaded street, the Nymphaeum and the Temple of Artemis. Back to Amman for overnight.

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Traditional way of arabic bread preparation

Day 4: Amman Hotel – Madaba – Lunch – Mt Nebo – Dead Sea Hotel (B, L)

Breakfast, drive to the town Madaba, where you find the famous mosaic 6th century map of Palestine in St. George’s church. Stop to have lunch in Haret Jdoudna Restaurant, 20th century house transformed into a village restaurant and Crafts Market. After that, continue to Mt. Nebo, the place where Prophet Moses gazed at the promised land before he died and alleged to be his burial place. You visit an old monastery, overlook the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea and parts of the Holy Land. Afterward, we drive to the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea, where you have leisure time at the beach and the chance to float on water (showers and lockers are available). Overnight Dead Sea Hotel.

Haret Jdoudna Meal

Lunch at Haret Jdoudna

Day 5: Dead Sea Leisure (B)

Breakfast and overnight at hotel – no other services provided. With 400 meters below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth, where ever since the days of Herod the Great, people have flocked to in search of its curative secrets. The area is characterized by high annual temperatures, low humidity and high atmospheric pressure, the air is extremely oxygen rich. With the highest content of minerals and salts in the world, the Dead Sea water possesses anti-inflammatory properties, and the dark mud found on its shores have been used for over 2000 years for therapeutic purposes.

Day 6: Dead Sea Hotel – Petra Visit – Petra Kitchen – Petra Hotel (B, D)

After breakfast, drive to the red rose city Petra, the biggest attraction of Jordan. The Nabataean Arabs, a nomadic tribe who settled in the area and laid the foundation of a commercial empire that extended into Syria, first established Petra around the 6th century B.C. With the guide, pass the canyon, the so-called Siq, to see the most beautiful monument: the Treasury. Continue via the Street of Facades to the Royal Tombs and Pharaoh’s Castle. After that, free time to explore Petra on your own. At 19:00, start cookery course with other tourists at Petra Kitchen. You will be divided in several groups and prepare Jordanian dishes (mezze, salads, main course), working alongside local women and an experienced chef. You will have dinner together and take the recipes of the evening with you. Overnight Petra.

Petra Kitchen Cooking Class

Cooking Class in Petra

Day 7: Petra Hotel – Wadi Rum Jeep – Dinner – Aqaba Hotel (B, D)

In the morning, we drive 1.5 hours southwards to the protected area of Wadi Rum, one of the most impressing desert landscapes in the world. There still Bedouins live in a traditional way, and by 4×4 Jeep tour you discover canyons, sand dunes and Nabatean rock inscriptions. Then drive to Aqaba to enjoy the Red Sea resort. Have dinner in one of the restaurants nearby for an option to taste fresh fish and seafood. Overnight in Aqaba.

Day 8:  Aqaba Morning Leisure – Dinner in Amman - Amman Hotel  (B, D)

Breakfast and overnight at hotel – no other services provided. Free day to enjoy the Red Sea resort of Aqaba. Just relax, explore the duty free shopping facilities or have fun with popular water activities like swimming, snorkeling or diving (not included). Four hours transfer to Amman. Have dinner in one of the best restaurants in Amman. Overnight Amman Hotel.

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Mezze

Day 9: Amman Hotel – Amman Airport (B)

Breakfast, latest check out 12:00, according to departure time transfer to Amman Airport to say farewell.

Suggested Optional Ideas:

* Including more days in the Dead Sea or Aqaba for more leisure days

* Visit a local wine store if you wish to buy some

* Visit one of the coffee shops in Amman

* Visit one of the famous sweets shops to taste some local Jordanian desserts

 

3* Package – Low Season

Number of Person

Rates per person

1 person

US$ 1920

2 persons

US$ 1150

3 persons

US$ 1061

4 persons

US$ 978

5 persons

US$ 910

6 persons

US$ 861

3* Package – High Season

Number of Person

Rates per person

1 person

US$ 1980

2 persons

US$ 1183

3 persons

US$ 1134

4 persons

US$ 1014

5 persons

US$ 946

6 persons

US$ 898

4* Package – Low Season

Number of Person

Rates per person

1 person

US$ 2088

2 persons

US$ 1248

3 persons

US$ 1197

4 persons

US$ 1076

5 persons

US$ 1008

6 persons

US$ 959

4* Package – High Season

Number of Person

Rates per person

1 person

US$ 2183

2 persons

US$ 1302

3 persons

US$ 1252

4 persons

US$ 1131

5 persons

US$ 1062

6 persons

US$ 1014

5* Package – Low Season

Number of Person

Rates per person

1 person

US$ 2714

2 persons

US$ 1580

3 persons

US$ 1521

4 persons

US$ 1399

5 persons

US$ 1331

6 persons

US$ 1282

5* Package – High Season

Number of Person

Rates per person

1 person

US$ 2992

2 persons

US$ 1707

3 persons

US$ 1648

4 persons

US$ 1526

5 persons

US$ 1459

6 persons

US$ 1409

Low Season:
06 Jan – Feb 28, 2014 / June 01 – Aug 31, 2014
 
High Season:
Mar 01 – May 31, 2014 / Sep 01 – Oct 31, 2014
Rates include:
● 4x hotel accommodation with breakfast in Amman.
● 2x hotel accommodation with breakfast in Dead Sea.
● 1x hotel accommodation with breakfast in Petra.
● 1x hotel accommodation with breakfast in Aqaba.
● 1 breakfast meal in an Amman local restaurant.
● 2 lunch meals in restaurants.
● 2 dinner meals in restaurants.
● Petra Kitchen (cooking and dinner)
● Transfers in private, a/c, new vehicle with English speaking escort.
● English speaking spot guide in Jerash (about 1 hour).
● English speaking spot guide in Petra (about 3 hours).
● Entrance fees to mentioned sites.
● 700 meters horse ride in Petra (not mandatory, horse handler expects a tip).
● 2 hours 4×4 Jeep tour in Wadi Rum desert with Bedouin driver.
Rates exclude:
● Airfare.
● Travel insurance.
● Jordanian visa obtainable at Amman Airport for 20 JD = 30 USD per person.
● Lunch & dinner meals not stated.
● Tips and private expenses.
For Inquiry and Reservation Contact us:
Tel: 0096265543600
Email: info@petranightstours.com

Plan your Trip to Red Sea Aqaba


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Are you looking for your next holiday destination? Look no further as we will give you great idea to popular beach destination and activities to do while being surrounded by gorgeous blue sea, warm water, picturesque mountains and rich marine life. All sun, no stress, we are inviting you to spend time and relax in Aqaba Jordan.

About Aqaba

The city of Aqaba is the southernmost part of Jordan and its only seaport. It is situated at the northeastern tip of the Red Sea, framed by rugged mountains. It is a delightful place for holidaymakers, but also rich in history. The town is moreover attractive due to its status as Special Economic Zone offering duty free shopping. However, Aqaba’s greatest asset is the Red Sea, popular as diving and beach resort. You can experience one of the best snorkeling and diving in the world. The temperate climate and gentle water currents have created a perfect environment for growth of corals and teeming plethora of marine life.

In Aqaba, there are many activities and sea sports such as diving, snorkeling, Parasailing, Windsurfing, Water Skiing, Jet Skiing, Top Cat Sailing, Canoeing, Inner tubing, Banana Boat, Glass bottom yacht.

Below are some descriptions and pictures of water activities:

DIVING:

There are over thirty main diving sites in Aqaba, most of them suitable for all levels of competence. Aqaba is all fringing reef stretching for a distance of over 25 kms right down to the Saudi Arabian border, there are no off-shore reefs. 

Red Sea Aqaba Diving

Red Sea Aqaba Diving

SNORKELING:

Snorkeling is a popular water sports activity at tropical resort and diving locations.  Snorkeling is the practice of swimming through the water while equipped with fins and diving mask, called snorkel, use of this equipment allows the snorkeler to observe underwater attractions for extended period of time. A wet suit may also be worn.

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Snorkeling

PARASAILING:

Soar above the sea, attached by a safety line, with a partner or alone, in the silence of the skies. Enjoy the best views of four countries.

Parasailing

 

WINDSURFING:

If you are an adventure seeker and you want to try a new water sport then windsurfing is one of the activities you can try in Aqaba.

Windsurfing

 

JET SKI:

Experience fast action by skimming across the surface of the Red Sea.

Jet Ski

BANANA BOAT:

Fun and excitement for all, a thrilling ride holding on while being pulled through the water.

Banana Boat Ride

 

INNER TUBES:

Fun and excitement ride on tubes for pairs, holding on while being pulled through the water.

Inner Tubing in Aqaba

 

GLASS BOTTOM YACHT:

View the corals and other marine life through a glass. This activity is suited for groups and families.

Glass Bottom Yatch

Exceptional Tour to Jordan


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‘’Wow….what an experience!!!!’’

Yes, this would be your very first statement you would speak about Petra Nights Tours. This tour operator has always been a successful and the first choice of the visitor who aim to tour Jordan in a most memorable manner.

Undoubtedly, it is the only tour operator which can provide what you exactly want to be incorporated in your Jordan tour packages. It has varieties of tour packages depending upon your valuable time and your budget. Still if you do not find any of its package suitable for you somehow then please do not worry. This is because Petra Nights Tours have come up with the plan which allows you to customize or prepare your own Jordan tour package according to your comfort zone.

Petra Nights Tours is also a famous provider of service with respect to discovery of Jordan such as:

  • Day Trips in Jordan
  • Holiday Packages in Jordan
  • Jordan Adventure Tours
  • Jordan Family Holidays
  • Eco Jordan Tours
  • Religious Tours
  •  Shore Excursions
  • Travel to the Holy Land
  • Jordan Transfer Services
  • Jordan Special Interest Tours

All the above packages are especially designed for those who are interested to know and discover Jordan. As a result of the people’s love and support as well as effective management and co-ordination, Petra Nights Tours is awarded “Certificate of Excellence” for the year 2013. This is a very prestigious award for any tour operator. 

Since it began as a tour operator, Petra Nights Tours has constantly succeeded in fulfilling the expectations of the customers. This is proved by the great reviews of its customer. It is only the result of honesty and effective management of the company which creates opportunity for the visitors to enjoy their tour as much as they can.

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Autumn Promotion Package to Jordan


Grab a package to Jordan and spend a relaxing holiday at the lowest point on earth the Dead Sea.

3 Nights – 4 Days Beach Holiday

Price Starts from US$ 480 per person

*Based on 2 person traveling together*

Kempinski Ishtar Hotel Entrance

Kempinski Ishtar Hotel Entrance

Main Lobby Entrance Kempinski Ishtar

Main Lobby Entrance Kempinski Ishtar

Itinerary:

Day 1: Amman Airport – Dead Sea Hotel

Our representative welcomes you at arrival hall at Amman Airport, transfer about 1 hour to the lowest point on earth. Check in.

Kempinski Ishtar Lobby

Kempinski Ishtar Lobby

Day 2-3: Dead Sea Leisure (B)

With 400 meters below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth, where ever since the days of Herod the Great, people have flocked to in search of its curative secrets. The area is characterized by high annual temperatures, low humidity and high atmospheric pressure, the air is extremely oxygen rich. With the highest content of minerals and salts in the world, the Dead Sea water possesses anti-inflammatory properties, and the dark mud found on its shores have been used for over 2000 years for therapeutic purposes.

**Breakfast and overnight at hotel – no other services provided.**

Superior Room at Kempinski Ishtar Hotel Dead Sea

Superior Room at Kempinski Ishtar Hotel Dead Sea

Infinity Pool at Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea

Infinity Pool at Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea

Day 4: Dead Sea Hotel – Amman Airport (B)

Free morning time to enjoy the shores of Dead Sea, depending to your departure time transfer to Amman Airport.

Includes:

* Private transfers in a/c new vehicle with English Speaking Escort

* 3 Nights hotel accommodation in 5* hotel in Dead Sea

* Daily Buffet Breakfast

This promo offer is valid only from 1 Oct – 15 Nov 2013

(except Eid period: 15-20 Oct)

Limited space only and subject to availability

Optional Day Tour is available upon request contact us for details.

Sunken Pool at Kempinski Dead Sea

Sunken Pool at Kempinski Dead Sea

Lazy River Pool at Kempinski Ishtar Hotel

About Dead Sea

Dead Sea is a lake between Jordan and Israel. The area is one of the most unique and extraordinary place on earth. It is also known as the Salt Sea, the shore is 423 meters below sea level and 377 meters deep, making it the deepest hyper-saline lake in the world. The Dead Sea water contains significant concentration of sodium chloride with saline levels surpassing the level of that of ocean water. With that being said, people can easily float at the water due to natural buoyancy. The Dead Sea area has become a major center for research connected to health and skin treatments due to its curative effects which was tremendously enjoyed by people today and during ancient time Cleopatra, King Herod are among other who benefit from this specific health effects.

For bookings send email to: reservation@pntours.com

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