Wonders of Jordan: 11 Nights - 12 Days


 

Itinerary

Bookings have to be made at least 24 hours in advance.

Day 1: Amman Airport - Hotel in Amman

Our representative welcomes you with a signage at Amman Airport after you passed through the customs. Transfer about 50 minutes to your Amman Hotel, check in, remainder of the day free.

Day 2: Amman Hotel - 3 Desert Castles - Amman City Tour - Amman Hotel (B)

07:30 start the day with a visit to Desert Castles in eastern Jordan. First is the Amra Castle adorns with its zodiac dome and the early examples of Omayyad fresco paintings, and there are still the fortress-like mysterious Qasr Kharanah and the black basalt Roman/Medieval Islamic fort at Azraq. We go back to Amman, already mentioned in the Bible as Rabbath Ammon, is a bustling modern city. The historical places are located in downtown, where we visit the Citadel with remains from the Roman to the early Islamic period. Then we have a round in the Archaeological Museum. We stroll via the Souq, where you get an idea of everyday life, to the Roman Theatre from 2nd century with 6000 seats. Transfer to hotel for overnight.

Day 3: Amman Hotel - Umm Quais - Jerash - Amman Hotel (B)

07:30 we drive two hours from Amman to Gadara (Umm Qais), which belonged to the famous Decapolis, a union of 10 cities, founded by Alexander the Great. Here you have an overwhelming view over the north Jordan Valley, the Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee. We leave to Jerash, the best example of a Roman provincial city in the whole Middle East. Visit the spectacular forum, Roman colonnaded street, the Nymphaeum and the Temple of Artemis. Back to Amman for overnight.

Day 4: Amman Hotel - Madaba - Mt Nebo - Dead Sea Hotel (B)

08:30, after breakfast travel to Madaba, where to find the famous mosaic 6th century map of Palestine in St. George’s church. Then to Mt. Nebo, the place where Prophet Moses gazed at the Promised Land before he died. You visit the old monastery and overlook the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea and parts of the Holy Land. Continue to the lowest point on earth the Dead Sea, where ever since the days of Herod the Great, people have flocked to in search of its curative secrets, free afternoon for your own leisure. Overnight Dead Sea.

Day 5: Dead Sea Leisure (B)

Breakfast and overnight at hotel - no other services provided.

Day 6: Dead Sea Hotel - Petra Visit - Petra Hotel (B)

After breakfast, check out and drive to the red rose city Petra, the biggest attraction of Jordan. Petra was first established around the 6th century B.C. by the Nabataean Arabs, a nomadic tribe who settled in the area and laid the foundation of a commercial empire that extended into Syria. With the guide pass the canyon, the so called Siq, to see the most beautiful monument: the Treasury. Continue via the Street of Facades to the Royal Tombs and Pharaoh's Castle, guide says farewell at the restaurant area. Free time to explore Petra on your own. Overnight Petra.

Day 7: Petra Hotel - Wadi Rum Camel Riding - Wadi Rum Camp (B, Lunch Box, D)

After breakfast, we drive 1.5 hrs to the protected area of Wadi Rum, today explore the desert by a camel you begin your adventure with a visit to Lawrence’s Spring, where T.E. Lawrence was reputed to have washed during the Arab Revolt. Continue to Wadi Um Ishrin and the famous sand dune area, here we stop for lunch and rest. Proceed to see the ancient Anfashiyeh inscriptions, before crossing over to Um Rashid Canyon, and passing through Lawrence's House. We trek onwards to camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Wadi Rum Camp - Wadi Rum Jeep Riding - Wadi Rum Camp (B, Lunch Box, D)

Breakfast at the camp, by jeep proceed to see the desert of Wadi Rum. You visit Nabatean Temple to observe ancient ruins, then to the majestic Qataar Spring where you can easily climb a nearby rock formation to see scenery of one of the best views of the vast landscape. Continue to the most interestingly-shaped rock formations known, to the Barrah Canyon where we stop to have lunch, you can have an optional short trek through the canyon for about a kilometer. We continue to Jebel Burdah rock bridge, Um Fruth Bridge (which is about 20 meters high and a favorite for climbers) and Khazali Canyon. Return to camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 9: Wadi Rum Camp - Aqaba City Round - Aqaba Hotel (B)

Breakfast at the camp, then transfer to the Rum Village to meet your escort to continue your journey. Have a short round in Aqaba, visiting the Mamluk Fort, see the archaeological dig Ayla and free time for shopping in the Souq. Transfer to Aqaba hotel, check in and overnight.

Day 10-11: Aqaba Leisure - Aqaba Hotel (B)

Free time to enjoy Aqaba Red Sea shore, no services provided.

Day 12: Aqaba Hotel - Amman Airport (B)

Breakfast, latest check out 12:00noon, depending on your departure time pick up hotel lobby for 4 hours transfer to Amman Airport to say farewell.

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