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10 Day Vacation in Jordan, Beyond Petra

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 - 14 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 20 people
Destination(s): Jordan  
Specialty Categories: Archeology/History  
Season: March - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1100 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1800 US Dollar (USD)

Jordan is a land rich in history, since the dawn of civilization, It has a played an important role in trade between east and west because of it is geographic location at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe. Jordan has been home to some of mankind's earliest settlement and relics of many of the world's great civilizations can still be found today.

From the ancient Nabatean city of Petra , the miracle of the Dead Sea and Jordan Valley , the wonders of the Red sea and Wadi Rum , to the fine hotels, shopping centers and art galleries of modern Amman , Jordan truly is a nation rich in history and culture.

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 - Jerash - 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). 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. Back to hotel for overnight.

Day 3: Amman – Wadi Al mujib - Madaba.
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Mujib Reserve, which is offer four major trails to visitors, two river trails and two dry land trail. They offer some of the most dramatic hiking in the Kingdom. The river trails are for adventure seekers and you need to be fit and able to swim. Also those trail need for minimum 2 hours to full day trail. Proceed to Madaba for overnight.

Day 4: Amman – Madaba - Nebo – Kerak - Dana.
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit 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. Continue to 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. 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. Continue to Dana for overnight.

Day 5: Dana Nature reserve.
Breakfast at the hotel. Dana Biosphere Reserve is the largest nature reserve in Jordan, covering over 300 square kilometers and all four different bio-geographical zones of the Kingdom. There is a wide variety of hiking trails, from short one hour circuits to day-hikes requiring an over night in camps, at the evening drive to Petra for overnight.

Day 6: 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 7: Petra – Beidha – Wadi Rum. Breakfast at the hotel. Half day visit Petra to climb to the high place of sacrifice or to the Al Deir place, then 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 8: Wadi Rum. Breakfast at the camp. Full day trekking in wadi Rum for 5-6 hours with a local Bedouin guide. There are many excellent opportunities for unusual treks, these will take you down virtually unexplored canyons, or Siqs where ancient Thamudic inscriptions and drawings are carved into the rocks. Back to the Bedoin camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 9: Wadi Rum – 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 400m (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.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accomodation
- Transfer
- Englisg-speaking driver
- Local guide in Jerash and Petra for 2-3 hours
- Local guide in Dana & Wadi Rum
- Entrance fees
- Meet and assist upon arrival
- Jeep tour in wadi Rum 4x4
- Other services according to the clients request.

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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