- Devote a whole day to discovering the incomparable Rose Red City of Petra
- Journey back to antiquity with a visit to the incredibly preserved Roman city of Jerash
- Take a four wheel drive adventure through lands so out of this world they were used as the backdrop for the Matt Damon movie The Martian
Day 1: Amman
Welcome to Jordan. On arrival you will be met by a representative of our local operator (look for your name on a sign), and then transferred your hotel. Remainder of day at leisure.
Day 2: Amman sightseeing (B D)
Morning tour of Amman, visiting the Roman Theatre, the Citadel, the Archaeology and the Folklore Museums, old and modern Amman, and one of the many art galleries in this capital city. After an afternoon at leisure, visit Tawaheen al-Hawa for dinner, a folklore show and a preview of the many handicraft ateliers.
Day 3: Amman - Dead Sea – Jordan Valley – Sea of Galilee – Amman (B)
Drive down to the lowest spot on earth and experience floating in the waters of the Dead Sea. Continue northwards to Pella in the Jordan Valley. Continue to Um Qais, Gedara of the Bible (Mathew 8:28-43), for a spectacular view of the Sea of Galilee, the Yarmouk River and the Golan Heights. Return in the late afternoon to Amman.
Day 4: Amman – Jerash – Ajloun – Amman (B)
A late morning tour of Jerash (Gerasa of antiquity), the best preserved city of Roman times, to visit its theatres, temples, churches and colonnaded streets. Then continue to Ajloun to tour the 12th century Saracen Castle built by one of Saladin’s lieutenants in the campaign against the Crusaders.
Day 5: Amman – Petra (B)
Drive southwards along the Kings’ Way to Petra, visiting Madaba with the oldest map of the Holy Land, and its Mosaic School, Mt. Nebo and the alleged burial site of Moses overlooking the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley; then drive through the magnificent scenery of Wadi Mujib to Kerak to visit the Crusader Castle of (stop for optional lunch). Two nights accommodation has been reserved in Petra.
Day 6: Petra (B)
A full day to visit the many sites of Petra, this city that was carved into the rose-red Sharah Mountains by the Nabateans and lost to Civilization until re-discovered by the Swiss Burkhardt. Walk through the Siq, a narrow and winding fissure between the cliffs, to reach the Treasury, the Roman Theatre, the Courts, Qasr Bint Pharaoun, Temple of the Winged Lion and other monuments. A break for optional lunch or you may wish to climb up to the Monastery.
Day 7: Petra – Wadi Rum – Desert Highway – Amman (B)
Visit the Wadi Rum Desert (with a short ride in a 4x4 vehicle) and its awesome moon-like landscape, where the film “Lawrence of Arabia” was shot. If time permits a short visit to Aqaba, Jordan’s only sea port city. Return to Amman on the Desert Highway (stop en route for optional lunch).
Day 8: Amman (B)
Transfer to Amman International Airport, and assistance with departure formalities.
- Accommodation in the hotel category of choice
- Buffet Breakfast daily
- Services charges and sales taxes at hotels & restaurants
- Transportation in comfortable air-conditioned tour coaches, vans and limousines
- Services of an Escort / Guide throughout the tour
- All entrance fees to sites visited and services of local guides where necessary.
- Horse ride at Petra
- Dinner at Tawaheen al-Hawa
- International airfares
- Optional tours and excursions
- Port Taxes and fuel surcharges
- Tipping/Gratuities (please refer to tour notes for a recommended guideline)
- Personal Expenses
- Departure taxes
- Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
- Visas (unless specified)
- Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above
The hotel selection may change – please use this as a guideline only
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