Day 1, Tuesday: arrival to Beirut International Airport, meet and assist then transfer to the hotel. Dinner free. Overnight at a hotel in Beirut.
Day 2, Wednesday: Full day tour to visit Baalbeck, Anjar and Ksara. After the breakfast, departure to visit the Bekaa Valley: the first stop is at Baalbeck: the big stone, Temples of Jupiter, Bacchus and Venus, then move to Ksara: wine tasting and visit of the caves. Lunch is served in a first class restaurant in Zahleh with a small panoramic tour. The last visit is Anjar: Omayyad’s' Town. Dinner free. Overnight at a hotel in Beirut.
Day 3, Thursday: Full day tour to visit Jeita, Byblos and Harissa. After the breakfast, we start our day by visiting Byblos: the beautiful Phoenician city considered the longest continually inhabited city in the world with its castle, souks, cathedral (dating back to the Crusaders era), port, restaurants, sandy beaches and cafés, etc… We then proceed to the famous Jeita grottos with their fabulous sceneries (nominated to be one of the 7 world nature beauties) and ends in Harissa (one way cable-car) with a panoramic view of Jounieh bay. Lunch is served in a very good Lebanese restaurant. Dinner free. Overnight at a hotel in Beirut.
Day 4, Friday: Full day tour to visit Cedars, Becharreh and Kozhaya. After the breakfast, our tour starts by visiting the Cedars of Lebanon (2000 m. altitude), mentioned several times in the Bible. Some of them are more than 2000 years old. In Becharreh, we visit the Gibran Museum, the international poet of Lebanese origin. This visit is followed by an excellent Lebanese lunch. In the afternoon we visit the convent of St Anthony of Kozhaya, one of the numerous convents of the Holy Valley but the only one renovated and with easy access. Dinner free. Overnight at a hotel in Beirut.
Day 5, Saturday: Crack of the Knights and Palmyra (370 km). 05:30 meeting in our agency. 06:00 Departure. After a short stop in Tripoli, proceed to the Lebanese-Syrian borders. Formalities then departure to the Krack of the Knights. Visit and lunch. Afternoon departure to Palmyra: 1st part of the visit of Palmyra. Dinner in a Bedouin tent then overnight at a hotel in Palmyra.
Day 6, Sunday: Palmyra, Maaloula and Damascus (310 km). 2nd part of visits in Palmyra. Lunch. Proceed to Maaloula. Visit then proceed to Damascus. Check in at hotel. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Damascus.
Day 7, Monday: Damascus. Visits of the National Museum in Damascus, the Omayyad Mosque, the Azm Palace, the Ananias’s House and short free time for shopping. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Damascus.
Day 8, Tuesday: Damascus and Amman (200 km). Morning free in Damascus. Lunch free. 15:00: Transfer to Amman. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Amman.
Day 9, Wednesday: Amman, Jerash, Ajloun and Amman (90 km). Full day tour visiting Jerash and Ajloun. Lunch free. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Amman.
Day 10, Thursday: Madaba, Mount Nebo, Kerak, Petra (360 km). Visits of Madaba, Mount Nebo and Kerak. Lunch free. Proceed to Petra. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Petra.
Day 11, Friday: Petra. Full day visiting Petra. Lunch free. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Petra.
Day 12, Saturday: Petra, Wadi Rum, Amman (490 km). Morning visit of Wadi Rum with short ride in a safari-jeep. Lunch free. Direct transfer to Amman airport. End of our services.
- March 20
- April 3, 10 & 17
- May till October: Every Saturday.
Guaranteed Departures: All above departures are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 participants. If the number of participants is 3 or 2, the following supplements will be applied: $225 per person - 2 persons only: $300 per person. No tour operates with one person only.
- Guide at Krack of the Knights is at site. Local guides in each of Palmyra and Damascus. Permanent local guide during the whole tour in Jordan (English speaking only).
- This tour can also be started in Damascus with a supplement of $65 per person for the extra transfer from Damascus to the Krack of the Knights on Saturday in order to join the rest of the group.
- This tour has been organized in a way that allows you to start it in Beirut or Damascus and end it in Amman. Book your ticket accordingly.
- This will allow you to avoid paying the Amman/Beirut ticket. If you wish, our ticketing department can take care of all your flight arrangements wherever you are coming from.
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