Day 1: Arrival. Queen Alia International Airport. Transfer to Amman Hotel, for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Amman. Full day tour to: Um Qais, built mainly out of black basalt. Here you can enjoy the impressive view over Lake Tiberias and the Golan Height; on to Aijloun Castle, then Jerash – the Roman city. Walk in the Oval Plaza surrounded by colonnades, visit the Roman theater and Byzantine churches with mosaic-covered floors. Enjoy a stroll along Jerash' main road the Cardo and pass by the Nymphaeum. Drive back to Amman Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Amman - Dead Sea. After breakfast full day sightseeing of Amman including citadel, amphitheatre, national museum, down town and modern part of Amman west. Continue to the Dead Sea, back to Amman Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Amman - Desert Castles. Take your breakfast and enjoy a full day tour desert Castles, Eastern Desert. The Romans were not deterred by the desert climate and built a chain of fortresses along the ‘limes arabicus’, the frontiers of their new Arabic province. Most of the castles you can visit nowadays were built by the caliphs during the Ummayyad period. Some are decorated with fine mosaics, frescoes, stone and stucco carvings and illustrations. They stand as silent and impressive evidence of Jordan’s Rich history. Today you shall see three of the best preserved desert castle.
Day 5: Amman - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Wadi Mujib. After breakfast drive to Madaba, and visit St. George church, famous for its unique mosaic map on the church floor. On to St. John church at Mount Nebo where Moses looked over the Holy Land and the Dead Sea. If the sky is clear Jerusalem, Jericho and Bethlehem will meet your eye at the other side of the Dead Sea. Continue to Wadi Mujib, then Kerak the huge castle where Saladin and Richard Lionheart fought during the crusades. Arrive at Petra. Check in at hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Petra. Full day tour in Petra "Red Rose City", the capital of the ancient Nabatean kingdom. Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Petra. After breakfast drive to Beida where the first Nabatean started to live, view some paintings on rocks, continue to Wadi Rum for a 3 hour Jeep Safari, then back to Amman for dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Departure. After breakfast transfer to Amman airport for flight home.
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