Pamper yourself in true Middle Eastern style with a 2-hour Turkish ‘hamam’ (traditional Turkish bath) experience in Amman. After a steam bath, enjoy an invigorating body scrub and gentle massage: a time-honored procedure dating back to the Ottoman Empire that was central to Middle Eastern culture. You’ll come away feeling totally relaxed and renewed. Your 2-hour package includes private transport with hotel pickup and drop-off, and a classic hamam experience including a 15-minute massage.
After pickup from your Amman hotel at about 9am, travel by private, air-conditioned vehicle to the hamam, one of the city’s Middle Eastern bath houses. Head inside, and be shown to a locker room to don your nahn (wooden clogs), and pestemal (traditional, towel-like robe). Then, enter the steam room; a tiled, dimly lit room filled with hot, moist air. Take a seat and relax into the steam, waiting as you build up a light sweat and the humidity teases toxins and impurities out of your skin.After a maximum of 15 minutes here, relax on a warmed stone or in the rest areas, and pour soothing warm water over your body from the copper bowls.Then, stretch out and enjoy an invigorating body scrub performed by one of the skilled attendants using a kese (exfoliating mitt). Bask in the long, sweeping movements designed to cleanse your pores, stimulate circulation and remove any dead skin.Next, relax into a soapy scrub as the attendant smothers you in clouds of soft suds, and enjoy a wonderful 15-minute massage, perhaps with rose water and oils.Afterward, retire to a relaxation room, and sip a refreshing tea as you enjoy the feeling of total rejuvenation and relaxation. Be sure to drink plenty of water to compensate for the loss of fluids.The duration of your Turkish bath can vary, but in total, most experiences last between an hour and 1.5 hours.Lastly, settle back in your private air-conditioned vehicle, and finish your hamam experience with a drop-off at your Amman hotel.