Day 1: Q.A.I.A – Amman. Arrival in Jordan. Meet and Assist by our representative at Queen Alia International Airport (Q.A.I.A.). Then transfer to Amman. Check-in, dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Amman – Desert castles – Amman. Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for a City Tour of Amman, the capital of Jordan. Then continue to visit the Desert Castles. Lunch on the way in a local restaurant. End of the day, back to Amman for dinner and overnight at the hotel. Amman is a fascinating city of contrasts ideally situated on a hilly area between the desert and fertile Jordan valley. The City tour includes the visit of Amman Citadel, the Roman Theater, the Archaeological Museum and a panoramic tour of the Downtown and the Modern City.
The Desert Castles are a beautiful example of the country's rich history. Their fine mosaics, frescoes, stone and stucco carvings and illustrations, inspired by the best in Persian and Greco-Roman traditions, tell countless stories of the life as it was during the 8th century and early Islamic Art. The visit includes: Qasr Amra (UNESCO World Heritage), Qasr al Kharaneh, Azraq citadel.
Day 3: Amman – Jerash – Ajlun – Amman. Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for a day visit of the ancient city of Jerash and the castle of Ajlun. Lunch on the way in a local restaurant. End of the day, back to Amman for dinner and overnight at the hotel. Jerash (Gerasa) listed in the UNESCO World Heritage, is the second most important historical site in Jordan. This Roman City of 1000 pillars boasts an unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6,500 years. Many monuments are preserved: the colonnaded street, the amphitheater, Churches, temples and the vast Roman Forum. The Castle of Ajlun (Qalaat Al-Rabadh), stands in the hills of pine forests and olive groves, overlooking Ajlun village, in the north of Jerash.
Day 4: Amman – Madaba – Mt. Nebo – Kerak – Petra. Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Via the Kings Road, depart for a day visit of Madaba, the sanctuary of Mt Nebo and Kerak City. Lunch on the way in a local restaurant. End of the day, continue to Petra for check-in, dinner and overnight at the hotel. Madaba – The City of Mosaics is one of the most memorable places in the holy land, offering many sites to explore, amongst them the chief attraction in the contemporary Greek Orthodox; the wonderfully vivid church of St. George and the 6th century Byzantine mosaic map showing Jerusalem and other holy sites.
The Sanctuary of Mount Nebo is the place where Moses was buried and the most revered holy site in Jordan. When atop this mountain, one can see, as Moses did, the vast panorama that encompasses the Jordan River valley, the Dead Sea, Jericho, and Jerusalem, often referred to as the holy land. Kerak is standing on the way of the Kings’ Road, the oldest trade route in the world (200 miles). Kerak city is known to its great crusader castle built buy Salah El Din.
Day 5: Petra. Breakfast at the hotel. Full day visit of Petra, the Rose Red City. Lunch in a local restaurant inside Petra. End of the day, back to the hotel for dinner and overnight. Petra, one of the world wonders, is without a doubt Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. This vast unique city is carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabateans an industrious Arab people who settled here more than 2000 years ago, turning it into an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked China, India and southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome. The visit starts by entering through the impressive narrow gorge (Siq), then visit the spectacular treasures of Petra , leads marvelously to the magical monument, when you can glimpse the Treasury, continue to the street of facades, the Royal Tombs, the Cardo, Temples, Churches, Museums,…etc
Day 6: Petra – Wadi Rum. Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Depart for a visit to Wadi Rum with 2 h tour in a Bedouin Jeep. Lunch on the way in a local restaurant. End of the day, continue to the camp for check in, dinner and overnight. Wadi Rum – The Valley of the Moon is one of the most amazing geological phenomena of Jordan seduced by the verticality of its rocks eroded by wind and sand.
This large and dried valley, lined with red sandstone on a granite base, is the oldest geological strata known in the earth. Today, after thousands of years of tectonic and wind accidents, they are carved, polished and laminated, and are ranged up to 1854 m altitude. Wadi Rum has been obviously occupied for a long time. The ruins of a temple discovered at the foot of the great massif of Jebel Rum show that Wadi Rum seemed to have been an important center for the Nabateans. The epic of the magnificent Lawrence of Arabia took place also in this region.
Day 7: Wadi Rum – Aqaba. Breakfast at the camp and check-out. Depart to the Red Sea for a panoramic tour of Aqaba. Lunch on the way in a local restaurant. End of the day, continue to the hotel for dinner and overnight. Aqaba is the only resort on the Red Sea in Jordan on a distinguished visitor. It is a city of entertainment that combines all the advantages that Jordan has to offer, including a rich culture, good hotels and a wide variety of entertainment (for water sports, scuba diving, Aqaba is the best place in Jordan to do so).
Day 8: Aqaba – Bethany – Dead Sea – Amman. Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Depart for a visit to Bethany and free time at the Dead Sea. Lunch on the way in a local restaurant. End of the day, back to Amman for check-in, dinner and overnight at the hotel. Bethany - The Baptism Site of Jesus Christ is one of the most memorable of the Holy Land sites, with many sites to explore including the contemporary Greek Orthodox Church, the Church of St. George with its Byzantine mosaic from the 6th century showing the location of Jerusalem and other holy places.
The Dead Sea, the unique sea and the world’s most amazing place. The Jordan Rift Valley is a beautiful landscape over 400 m (1,312 ft.) below the sea level; which is the lowest point on the Earth where you can float and relax. It is one of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the world.
Day 9: Amman – Q.A.I.A. Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Meet your driver at the reception (according to your flight schedule). Transfer to Queen Alia International Airport (Q.A.I.A.) to take the flight.
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