Day 1: Arrive Amman, Jordan. Today land at Amman International Airport under your own arrangements (We recommend the flights offered by BMI from London Heathrow). On arrival you will be met by a M20394 representative, assisted with the immigration formalities, and then transferred to your chosen hotel. Accommodation: Stay for 1 night at the Grand Hyatt Hotel (Guest Room)/Four Seasons Hotel (Deluxe Room).
Day 2: Jerash. Arrive Petra. This morning visit ancient Jerash, one of the best preserved Roman cities in the Middle East. Here you will tour the ruins including the distinctive elliptical forum with its beautiful Ionic colonnade, Hadrian’s Arch, the Hippodrome and the Temple of Artemis – the site’s most splendid monument. Following a Lebanese lunch transfer to Petra. Accommodation: Stay for 2 nights at the Movenpick Petra (Standard Room)/Movenpick Petra (Junior Suite).
Day 3: Petra. Petra by Candlelight. Start the day with a privately guided tour of ancient Petra lasting between 2 to 3 hours. The site is approached via the Siq, a dramatic narrow gorge of striking beauty hemmed in by cliffs up to 80 metres in height. After 1.5 kilometres the stunning edifice of the Treasury (El Khazneh) emerges dramatically through a narrow gap. Further on the intricately carved Royal Tombs, Street of the Facades, High Place of Sacrifice, Qasr al Bint and the enormous Monastery (El Deir) all wait to be discovered. A buffet lunch will be provided within the site. The afternoon is free to continuing exploring Petra independently. This evening experience the unforgettable spectacle of Petra by Candlenight (operates Mon, Wed, Thu only) when the Siq and forecourt of the Treasury are bathed in the soft flickering light of thousands of candles.
Day 4: Wadi Rum. Arrive Amman. This morning explore the stunning desert valley of Wadi Rum in a 4WD vehicle. This is a vast timeless and starkly beautiful place where uniquely shaped mountains rise out of the rose-red desert. Rum was used by T. E. Lawrence as his headquarters during the Arab Revolt of 1917 – 18 and was the location for many shots in David Lean’s epic film ’Lawrence of Arabia’. Following your visit you will be transferred by road to Amman. Accommodation: Stay for 1 night at the Grand Hyatt Hotel (Guest Room)/Four Seasons Hotel (Deluxe Room).
Day 5: Farewell to Jordan. Transfer to Amman International Airport and check-in for your onward flight.
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