Day 1: Arrival. Queen Alia International Airport. Transfer to Amman Hotel, for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Amman. Breakfast at Hotel. City Tour of Amman. Enjoy the panoramic views. Return to Amman, Jordan's capital, for a city tour. Visit the Citadel featuring a spectacular view over the hills and valleys of the capital, the temple of Hercules, the Ummayyad palace, a Byzantine church and the archaeological museum. Down the hill is the Roman theatre which seats 6,000 and the nearby Grand Hussein Mosque. Transfer to Desert Castles, then back to Amman Hotel for Overnight.
Day 3: Madaba - Mount Nebo. Breakfast at Hotel. Drive to Madaba. Madaba is famous for the unique mosaic map of the Holy Land, which can be found in Saint George's church floor. Head to Mount Nebo. Mount Nebo is the place where Moses looked over the Holy Land and the Dead Sea. That is the place where Moses was seen for the last time; therefore we consider this place as burial place for Moses. You can visit here the memorial church of Moses. If the sky is clear Jerusalem, Jericho and Bethlehem will meet your eye at the other side of the Dead Sea. Dead Sea is one of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes on earth.
It lies on the western frontier of Jordan and is well-known to be the lowest spot on earth, 400 meters below sea level. The unusually salty and mineral rich water, the rich black mud along the shoreline, the thermal mineral springs are healing both for your body and your soul. They have attracted kings, emperors, traders and prophets since antiquity. Free time, for Swimming and Relaxing. Lunch in Amman Beach Resort. Then drive through the King’s Highway Road to Visit Kerak, a magnificent Crusader fortress. It is located 124 km south of Amman. Drive to Petra hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Petra. Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Petra. No visit of Jordan will be complete without having seen the capital of the ancient Nabatean Kingdom, Petra. The long-lost city of Petra, carved entirely by man into the rose-red sandstone rocks, puts your imagination to the test. It's a mystic and glorious place, an eternal tribute to a lost civilization. Petra was the central meeting point of the Nabatean spice routes which originated from the Persian Gulf, Western Arabia and the Red Sea. About two thousand years ago Petra became the capital of the Nabatean Empire. The city was so renowned that one of its kings, Aretas IV, is even mentioned in the Bible. The natural richness of the mountainous area combines in a superb way.
With the refined culture and massive architecture of the Nabateans, who carved their theatre, temples, façades, tombs, monasteries, houses and roads entirely into the rose-red sandstone rocks, no wonder UNESCO placed Petra on its World Heritage List. One enters Petra by passing the Siq, a deep and narrow gorge, at the end of which all of a sudden dramatically appears the most famous monument in Petra: al-Khazneh or the Treasury. Maybe you will recognize it as the stage of the final sequence of the movie 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade'. But the Treasury is just the start. Walking and climbing in Petra hundreds of buildings carved in stone and eroded through the centuries into fabulous multi-colored walls will be revealed to you. Lunch Inside Petra. Then back to hotel for overnight in Petra.
Day 5: Wadi Rum. Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Wadi Rum on 4X4 Jeeps tour for two hours. The visit to Wadi Rum is a journey to another world, a silent and timeless place where you will be dwarfed to insignificance. 'Vast, echoing and Godlike', that's how Lawrence of Arabia described. The uniquely shaped massive mountains rise out of the rose-red desert sand. This desert is the home for the local Bedouin tribes. Then continue to Aqaba Hotel for Overnight.
Day 6: Aqaba. Breakfast at Hotel. Free Day In Aqaba. Overnight in Aqaba.
Day 7: Departure. Early Breakfast at Hotel. Transfer to Queen Alia International Airport.
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