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10 Day Jordan History Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 9 - 10 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 50 people
Destination(s): Jordan  
Specialty Categories: Archeology/History  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1250 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 17500 US Dollar (USD)

There is no mistaking the fact that Jordan is a Kingdom steeped in history and culture. From the moment you arrive, you get a sense of its rich heritage; all around are remnants of ancient civilizations long since passed, yet they still remain, stamped into the very fabric of this amazing Kingdom and etched into the soul of the people who live here.

Day 1: Airport - Amman.
Arrive to Queen Alia International Airport. One of our Staff will meet and assist you with customs and immigration formalities to get the visa, then transfer to Amman to the hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Amman – City Tour - Desert Castles - Amman.
Breakfast at the hotel. Amman, the capital of Jordan ,is a fascinating city of contrasts, a unique blend of old and new, ideally situated on a hilly area between the desert and fertile Jordan valley. Start the day with a city tour of Amman which include (Amman Citadel Roman Theater, Archaeological Museum, Panoramic tour of Down town). Then drive to visit Jordan's desert castles, beautiful examples of both early Islamic art and architecture, stand testament to a fascinating era in the country's rich history. Their fine mosaics, frescoes, stone and stucco carvings and illustrations, inspired by the best in Persian and Graeco-Roman traditions, tell countless stories of the life as it was during the 8th century. So it is possible to visit (Quser Amra, Qaser al Kharaneh, Azraq citadel). Back to hotel for overnight.

Day 3: Amman – Jerash - Ajloun - Amman.
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Jerash, A close second to Petra on the list of favorite destinations in Jordan is the ancient city of Jerash, which boasts an unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6,500 years. A tour through the colonnaded street, amphitheater, Churches, temples and the vast Roman Forum. to the best preserved Roman City Gerasa, which is called Jerash today, and known also as the city of a 1.000 pillars. Then proceed to Ajloun through pine forests and olive groves to visit the mighty Castle of Ajlun. Return to the hotel in Amman for overnight.

Day 4: Amman – Madaba – Mt. Nebo – Kerak - Petra.
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Sanctuary at Mount Nebo. It 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. Proceed to Madaba (City of Mosaics). Madaba is one of the most memorable places in the holy land, dubbed "the city of mosaics". Madaba offers many sites to explore, amongst them the chief attraction in the contemporary Greek Orthodox church of St. George is a wonderfully vivid, 6th century Byzantine mosaic map showing Jerusalem and other holy sites. Then continue southward along the Kings way one of the oldest trade routes in the world. It runs 200 miles along Jordan's hilly backbone. Continue to Kerak via Wadi Muijb canyon and visit the great crusader castle of Kerak. Lunch at local restaurant Proceed to Petra for overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Petra “The rose red city”.
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Petra, One of the world new seven wonder, is without a doubt Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. It is a vast, unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans, 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. Full day visit of Petra to explore the spectacular treasures of Petra (The Red Rose city half as old as time). Enter through the impressive narrow gorge (Siq), leads marvelously to the magical moment, when you can glimpse the Treasury, continue to the street of facades, the Royal Tombs, the Cardo, Temples, Churches, Museums,…etc. Return to the hotel and overnight.

Day 6: Petra – Beidha – Wadi Rum.
Breakfast at the Hotel. Drive north of Petra to Bheida (little Petra), which was the main caravan station of the Nabatean Kingdom, nearby 15 minute walk you can reach to the Neolithic village of Behida 7200 BC. Continue south to the largest and most magnificent of Jordan's desert of Wadi Rum (Valley of the moon), lunch in the way, tour inside the desert with 4x4 Jeep. Proceed to the desert camp. Bedouin dinner and overnight under the tent.

Day 7: Wadi Rum – Aqaba.
Breakfast at the camp. Drive to Aqaba (the Red Sea). It is look like the window of Jordan to the Sea. Aqaba brings a refreshing release from the rose –colored desert to the north. It is sandy beaches and coral reefs are the most pristine on the Red Sea. It is possible to visit the Mameluk Fort, one of the main historical landmarks of Aqaba, was originally a Crusader Castle. It was rebuilt by the Mameluks in the sixteenth century. Square in shape and flanked by semicircular towers, the fort is marked with various inscriptions marking the latter period of the Islamic dynasty. The city of Aqaba is situated at the most southern part of Jordan and lies on the most northern tip of the Red Sea, on a clear day you can see Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt to the hotel for overnight.

Day 8: Aqaba.
Breakfast at the Hotel. Free day in Aqaba. Possibility for snorkeling, fishing and sailing to pass the time, or glass bottomed boats for those who prefer to keep marine lift at arm’s length. Aqaba is situated at the most southern part of Jordan and lies on the most northern tip of the Red Sea, on a clear day you can see Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9: Aqaba – Dead Sea - Amman.
Breakfast at the Hotel. Drive to the Dead Sea. Without a doubt the world’s most amazing place, the Jordan Rift Valley is a dramatic, beautiful landscape, which at the Dead Sea, is over 400 m (1,312 ft.) below sea level. The lowest point on the face of the earth. It is One of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the world. So the best place for floating and relaxation, then proceed to Amman for overnight.

Day 10: Amman – QAIA.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Queen Alia International Airport for departure.

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10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

About This Supplier
Location: Jordan
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2011

We are a travel agent based in Amman. We organise and arrange package tours and trips in Jordan, Egypt and the holy Land for individuals, families and groups. We have Adventure tour, hiking and trekking tour, diving and snorkelling tour, eco tour, leisure and pleasure, culture, history and religion tours...

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