I have come to expect excellence from Odysseys Unlimited and have never been disappointed.
Michael E. Leahy Oak Lawn, IL
We have been to many, many places all over the world, with many different tour companies. None of them compare to the Odysseys Unlimited small group experience.
Nancy & William Sondervan Sherrills Ford, NC
The small group is wonderful and the quality of tour directors is exceptional.
Bill Jones Vancouver, WA
All that was advertised was delivered. Consider this tour to be a real value as to sites visited, itinerary, hotels, and travel between sites.
Susan & Paul Krupp Georgetown, TX
Odysseys does everything with style, but without pretension. Beautiful meals and hotels. Excellent guides.
Barbara Schoetzau New York, NY
Very early in the tour we saw we got much more for our dollar than anything we could have put together ourselves. The value exceeded our expectations.
Tara Malmberg Quitman, TX
Good value for $ — accommodations, food, guide, itinerary, and [small] size of group. Have traveled with other tour groups ... and like you best.
Jean Hall Prairie Village, KS
We like the model – small groups, excellent tour directors, solid hotels, good mix of group/independent activities.
Roger Soder Seattle, WA
The combination of excellent hotels with a small group is the way I like to travel. I would highly recommend Odysseys to everyone I know.
Patricia Joyce Peoria, AZ
We love the small group experience.
Dave & Alice Wilson Williamstown, MA
Odysseys is the best company we have traveled with. You have first-rate tours at affordable prices, with great itineraries, excellent guides, and outstanding accommodations.
Jane & Ronald Decker Chicago, IL
Odysseys tours are just right for us: great value, nice group size, complete trips, sufficient free time.
Laurin & Phyllis LeTart Shepherdstown, WV
This trip far exceeded our expectations: the small group size, the quality of the tour director (the best we’ve ever had), the ability to have dinners on our own, the lower cost without a significant reduction in the quality of the accommodations.
Barry & Bobbi Rosner Somerset, NJ
I thought I would not like traveling in a group but I was wrong! [Our tour director] was so good at making the group seem as one that it turned out to be the best part of the trip.
Donna Stevenson Dublin, OH
It was the best value in travel we’ve ever had. It was a wonderful experience.
Trish Merrill & Mac White Austin, TX
This was my 7th trip with Odysseys and they keep getting better and better.
Merle Frank Miami, FL
Love the small group format and the ease of traveling with arrangements made for us.
Ken & Carolyn Helm Newburgh, IN
Tour exceeded my expectations having never taken a group tour. An excellent experience – can’t wait for my next one!
Ronni Goldberg New York, NY
Absolutely the best bang for the buck – organization, quality, consistency.
Harvey Wine Dallas, TX
I like the small size of Odysseys tours. [You] have excellent Tour Directors, great itineraries and spend more time in areas than some of the other tour companies.
Lynn Bafaloukos Glendale, AZ
Because of the group size and outstanding guides, you make travel easy for us!
Explore Jordan: Awe-Inspiring Discoveries, a Rose-Hued “City of Stone,” and More
Posted September 19, 2019
you’ve ever wondered about the places from which ancient tales and legends
originated, imagined how otherworldly feats of architecture could be hewn from
the natural world, or simply reflected on the stark and timeless beauty of a
desert nation, our Treasures of Jordan: Antiquities & Natural Wonders small group tour could be just right for you. Priced from $3,297 (air & land
inclusive), the 11-day Treasures of Jordan offers a dazzling diversity of
man-made and natural attractions.
“Treasures of Jordan” begins with a walking tour of the streets of Amman …
In Jordan’s capital city, relics of ancient history stand curiously close to the bustling shops and buildings of contemporary life. The Nymphaeum fountain (ca. 191 CE), for example, neighbors Amman’s vegetable markets. And the Roman Theatre (ca. 170 CE), still in use today for sporting and cultural events, proves that the ancient past is still very present.
highlight of our small group tour experience comes when we enjoy lunch in the
home of a gracious Amman family on our first full day of sightseeing (Day 3).
And no trip to Jordan is complete without visiting Petra (UNESCO site), the “Lost City of Stone,” whose rose-red sandstone architecture was literally carved into a rockface of the Sharah Mountains more than 2,000 years ago by the Nabataeans.
to be astonished by Petra’s jaw-dropping beauty as we enter through the Siq,
the long, narrow rock chamber that leads to the city …
exploration leads us past colonnaded streets, rock-cut tombs, temple facades, a
3000-seat theatre, and of course the dramatic Treasury shown above — an iconic
backdrop for the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
One of the best ways to fully take in a new culture is to experience it with the people who live it every day … Our final night in Petra culminates in a special event: an opportunity to prepare a Jordanian meal alongside locals and a chef at Petra Kitchen. To add an authentic flavor to the evening, all furnishings, décor, and tableware at Petra Kitchen are handcrafted by Jordanian artisans.
Much of our “Treasures of Jordan” tour is filled with man-made wonders. But Jordan’s scenes of natural beauty – carved by wind and time – are just as impressive …
Along the way to our tented camp in Wadi Rum (UNESCO site), we witness the dramatic landscape of pink and white sands, ancient valleys, and towering sandstone monoliths worn smooth by desert winds, rising from the desert floor.
On Day 8 of our tour, we take a late-afternoon jeep ride to fully experience Wadi Rum’s stark and sweeping beauty. After dinner, we retire to one of our more singular lodgings: Memories Aicha Luxury Camp.
Our trip finishes in Biblical Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where we get the opportunity to “float” in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea.
As these highlights show, our “Treasures of Jordan” tour will open doors into the ancient past and acquaint you with man-made and natural wonders that could show up in your dreams — both in your tented camp in Wadi Rum and in the comfort of your own home upon return …