Day 1: Arrival Amman airport. Meet and assist. Transfer to Madaba Hotel for overnight.
Day 2: Amman. Amman is the capital of Jordan, was built on several of mountains. In the centre you can found a 6000 seats Roman Theatre and the Citadel, from which you can have a beautiful panorama for the ancient downtown. On the other mountains you found luxury houses, hotels, restaurants. Madaba is famous for the unique mosaic map of the Holy Land, which can be found in Saint Geroge’s church floor. 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. Transfer to 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. Transfer to Visit Karak. Karak is 130 km to the south of Amman. It is 930 meters above sea level, on a mountain that overlooks the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley. Karak is a very old city and its name was mentioned in the Old Testament. It played a great part during the reign of Mesha’, the King of Moab. Drive to Petra Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Petra. After breakfast 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-coloured walls will be revealed to you. Back to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Petra. Free Day (free day with options for excursions). Petra Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Days 5 - 7: Wadi Rum. Transfer to Wadi Rum 4X4 jeeps for two hours. 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. Continue to Wadi Rum Camp for Bedouin Dinner under the tent and for overnight. On day 7 transfer to Aqaba.
Day 8: Aqaba lies at the Red sea. Jordan's only port is the place to be. The waters of the Red Sea are crystal clear and have an abundant marine life Free time in Aqaba, diving options, and overnight in Aqaba.
Day 9: Aqaba. Transfer back to Amman. Free time for shopping.Amman Hotel for overnight.
Day 10: Transfer to Amman airport for departure home.
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