Our Family Trip To Jordan

Our Jordan tour packages was a surreal experience. It was a dream come true for me since I had always wanted to visit it ever since my geography and history classes. A big fan of the country, I had always been fascinated by its spectacular culture, sightseeing, natural marvels, and the “era gone by” feel that it invoked. From biblical stories to real life ones, Jordan was one destination that had always been on my bucket list. And this time, it finally got ticked!

I went on this Jordan family holiday with my wife, brother in law, and father in law. And although initially planning for Greece, we soon switched over to Jordan when we realized we all preferred an Arabian adventure than a Greek story.

So as soon as our decision was final, I began searching for a suitable Jordan family package on the internet and that is when a Facebook ad of TravelTriangle caught my eye. Since they offered a customized package, I filled in a few details and waited for them to contact me. Soon, a travel representative from the company called me and forwarded my requirements to their agent on board for quotes and itineraries.

After receiving the quotes from their agent “HT Travel”, I compared them to a few other websites and found them to be good value for money. Without a further delay, I booked my package and was now sorted regarding my trip planning.

And just to give you an idea about what all was included and what was not, here are the package details for my family trip to Jordan:

  • Cost: 2600 dollars or INR 1,71,756 (4 adults)
  • Duration: 5 Nights 6 Days
  • Inclusions: Transfers, hotels, meals, and sightseeing
  • Exclusions: Flights (we booked them on our own), other personal expenses that were not part of the package.


  • Day 1: Arrival and sightseeing in Amman followed by check in
  • Day 2: Sightseeing in Jerash
  • Day 3: Arrival and check in in Wadi Rum followed by sightseeing in Madaba
  • Day 4: Sightseeing in Petra followed by check in at the hotel in Dead Sea area
  • Day 5: Full day at the Dead Sea area and resort
  • Day 6: Check out and proceed to the airport for flight back to India

Disclaimer: About the food in Jordan
The food in Jordan is quite nice and consists of meat along with fresh vegetables, beans, and pulses among other ingredients. Yes, it is meat biased but vegetarians can choose from plenty of vegetable based salads, dips, falafel, and flat bread to keep themselves well fed. We, in particular, had no problem with the food and in fact enjoyed it quite a lot.

And now, our trip experience. Here you go!

Amman – our first tryst with the glorious past of the country!

We took a flight from Delhi at 4 am in the morning and after approximately 8 hours, landed in Amman. After our formalities at the airport, we were greeted by our travel guide cum driver who as per our request straight away took us for sightseeing in Amman city’s downtown part. The places we visited in Amman included:

The Citadel
This historic site sits on top of a hill and the most amazing attractions here include The Temple of Hercules and Umayyad Palace which we really enjoyed visiting.

Jordan Archaeological Museum
This was an excellent experience where we saw a lot of artifacts. Some of them dated to prehistoric time while others to the more recent 15th century. Overall, this was a really interesting experience.

Jordan Folklore Museum
Another interesting destination, we saw a lot of preserved costumes, cultural artifacts, handicrafts, and musical instruments.

Roman Theater
This 6000 seat theater dates back to 2nd century when the city was known as Philadelphia and is truly a sight to behold.

Jerash – an ancient city like none other!

Jerash was all Roman in its personality. The paved streets, huge public squares, plazas, fountains, city walls, and soaring hill top temples were a treat to the senses – and witnessing them all at one place, we couldn’t help but relive the glorious times of the past.

Next up, we proceeded towards the north to see the famous Ajloun Castle (Qal’at Ar-Rabad) which is also an important historical and ecological site. This castle, built in 1184 AD by Saladi’s general was constructed to control the iron mines of Ajloun and hinder the progress of the Crusaders by dominating the three routes leading to Jordan (what a strategy!).