ADFAS Archaeological Tour to Jordan

Apr 18 - May 1, 2020
$6,995per person, twin share (land content only). $1,655 supplement for sole use of a hotel room.

Tour Leader

Dr Pam Watson
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The 15 Day leisurely program includes Amman, Jerash, Pella and the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum, Dhana Guest House, Wadi Feynan Ecolodge, Petra and Madaba. Archaeologist Dr Pam Watson first worked and researched on The Pella In Jordan Project 40 years ago, and is still part of this unique ongoing archaeological project. The excavation explores the site of an ancient city that has been almost continually occupied from the Neolithic through to the Ottoman periods, with an important Epipalaeolithic site and Paleolithic evidence nearby. Explore Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman history, architecture, mozaics and ancient landscapes, along with a Levantine Cooking Class at the Petra kitchen!


  • Explore Pella (Tabqat Fabi) and share Pam’s 40 years of research & work there
  • Wadi Feynan Ecolodge (voted world’s best by National Geographic)
  • Azraq Oasis, UNESCO World Heritage, 8th Century desert castle of Qasr Amra – Islamic art & architecture, Madaba, home of the world’s largest collection of ancient mosaics
  • Visit Baidha Neolithic village and Karak Castle, Dhana Biosphere Reserve Village and the ancient city of Jerash
  • Camel Safari at Wadi Rum – (T.E. Lawrence of Arabia) and camp in the bush


  • Pella (Tabaqat Fahl), an ancient city site dating back 8000 years
  • Azraq Oasis and the UNESCO World Heritage listed 8th Century desert castle of Qasr Amra – an example of early Islamic art and architecture
  • Join Petra local chefs to prepare typical Levantine food
  • Petra by Candlelight walk down the Siq to the Treasury
  • Overnight in Dhana Biosphere Reserve Village and the ancient city of Jerash
  • Farewell dinner at award-winning Haret Jdoudna restaurant

A detailed itinerary for this tour is available. Click on the link above to view or download.

Your Tour Leader

Archaeologist Dr Pam Watson worked and researched on The Pella In Jordan Project as a student 40 years ago, rising from student to co-director. Dr Watson is an Adjunct Associate Professor with the Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education at the University of New England (UNE), and enjoys sharing her extensive knowledge with those lucky few who travel with her.


Day1: Amman

Day 2: Amman – Ummal Jimal, Azraq Oasis – Roman, Byzantine & Islamic architecture/ruins

Day 3: Umm Qais – Gadara – Jerash – a vast Roman city

Day 4: Pella – Dead Sea

Day 5: The Dead sea

Day 6: Karak – Dana Biosphere

Day 7: Wadi Dana – Wadi Feynan – Local Bedouin Community & Staff

Day 8: Beidha – Petra

Day 9: Petra – Petra Kitchen Cooking School

Day 10: Petra

Day 11: Wadi Rum – Rock Art, Petroglyphs

Day 12: Umm Ar-Rasas, Madaba – Camel Safari, Mosaics

Day 13: Madaba – Gala Dinner

Day 14: Depart Amman

A detailed itinerary for this tour is available. Click on the link above to view or download.

Getting There

Geotours will advise you on booking your own flights and extra accommodation, if required. E: P: 0428408494

Tour Inclusions

What is included in the tour price? 
Unless otherwise stated in the itinerary, our tours include the following:

  • Any flights mentioned in the itinerary that take place during a tour
  • Land travel by private air-conditioned coach. Where appropriate public transport is also used for short distance travel on some tours
  • All accommodation in hotels or apartments as stated in the itinerary
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners specifically stated as included in the itinerary
  • Drinks at welcome and farewell meals. Other meals may not have drinks included
  • Background talks on tour, site notes and online resources
  • Services of tour leader throughout tour
  • All entrance fees to sites mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local guides at some sites
  • Tips for drivers, local guides and restaurants for included meals

Airport Transfers

Tours begin either at the arrival airport or the first hotel, depending on the itinerary. If you have booked your international flights with Academy Travel and arrive before the tour commences, we will provide airport to hotel transfers to the closest main city on your arrival, and to the closest airport at the end of the tour. These may be either individual or group transfers.

What is not included in the tour price?
Open-age tours do not include the following:

  • Return international/domestic air travel unless those flights take place during the tour
  • Special taxes and airport levies that can only be paid in cash at the destination. We will advise you of these charges (if any) before you depart
  • Costs involved in obtaining visas for countries visited, where required
  • Travel insurance. We require all participants to have comprehensive travel insurance. A typical policy for one of our tours will cost from $160 upwards, depending on your age, pre-existing medical conditions, the countries you are visiting and the overall length of your trip
  • Lunches and dinners not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
  • Costs associated with any activity mentioned as “optional” in the itinerary, or any suggested free time activity

Booking conditions

You will be asked to sign an acknowledgement of these conditions when you book a place on a tour.


A deposit of $500 per person is required to confirm your booking on a tour. Final payment of the tour fee, insurance and any additional travel will be due 60 days before departure.

Cancellation Fees

If you decide to cancel your booking the following charges apply:

  • More than 60 days before departure: $500*
  • 60-45 days before tour start: 25% of total amount due
  • 44-15 days before tour start: 75% of total amount due
  • 14 days or less before departure: 100% of total amount due

*This amount may be credited to another ADFAS Travel tour within 12 months of the original tour you booked.

Unused Portions of the tour

We regret that refunds will not be given for any unused portions of the tour, such as meals, entry fees, accommodation, flights or transfers.

Travel Insurance

ADFAS Travel requires all participants to obtain comprehensive travel insurance. We offer a comprehensive policy with a reputable insurer if required.

Passport and Visa

A valid passport is required for all international travel. If you do not hold an Australian passport you may require a re-entry permit. Some countries require a visa to be issued before you depart Australia. We will advise you of all passport and visa requirements, but it is your responsibility to ensure that you meet passport and visa requirements before you depart.

Will the tour price change?

If the number of participants in a tour is significantly less than budgeted, or if there is a significant change in exchange rates ADFAS Travel reserves the right to amend the advertised price. If this occurs you will be given the option of cancelling your booking and obtaining a full refund. If an ADFAS Travel tour is forced to cancel you will get a full refund of all monies paid.

Will the itinerary change?

Occasionally circumstances beyond the control of ADFAS Travel make it necessary to change airline, hotel or to make slight amendments to daily itineraries. We will inform you of any changes as soon as they occur.

Final Payment

Full and final payment for the tour, airfare travel, insurance and any additional travel you book is due 60 days before departure. Payment may be made by bank deposit, cheque, cash or credit card. Please note there is a surcharge for payments made by credit card.

ADFAS Travel reserves the right to decline the booking or terminate the holiday of any traveller.

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ADFAS Archaeological Tour to Jordan Apr 18 - May 1, 2020

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Apr 18 - May 1, 2020
$6,995per person, twin share (land content only). $1,655 supplement for sole use of a hotel room.

Tour Leader

Dr Pam Watson


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Tour Consultant

For further information or to secure a place on this tour please contact:

Mr Peter Lloyd - Geotours Australia 0428408494
or 1800 639 699 (Outside Sydney)
(outside Sydney)