Petra Nights Tours

Jordan Encounters: 6 Nights - 7 Days


 

Itinerary

Bookings have to be made at least 72 hours in advance.

Day 1: Arava Border - Wadi Rum Camel & Jeep Ride w/ Hiking - Wadi Rum Camp (Lunch Box, D)

Our representative welcomes you with a signage inside the Jordan Terminal of the Arava Border. Travel to the protected area of Wadi Rum, one of the most impressing desert landscapes in the world. Meet your camel guide and the camel. Start to ride towards the red sand dunes through Rum and Um Ishrin valleys. On the way, you will have a stop at Lawrence's spring. After looking at the Nabatean inscriptions in Anfashiyeh you leave camels to cross a sand dune, where a jeep will join you for a lunch and rest in the shade of the mountain. In the afternoon, by jeep you visit natural rock bridges in Jebel Burdah and Um Fruth. Then to Um Fruth Bridge (which is about 20meters high and a favorite for climbers) walk through Abu Khasheba canyon. The Bedouin guide will wait you at the end of the canyon and drive you to the sunset place before going to our camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Wadi Rum Camp - Petra Visit - Petra Hotel (B)

After breakfast at camp, drive to the red rose city Petra, the biggest attraction of Jordan. First established around 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. The guide says farewell to you at the restaurant area; free time to explore Petra on your own. Overnight in Petra

Day 3: Petra Hotel - Little Petra - Shobak Castle - Dana Village - Dead Sea Hotel (B)

Breakfast, first stop to the bizarre landscape of Little Petra, visit Siq el-Barid, a miniature Petra with its modest gorge (Siq) that leads into an area of carved tombs and monuments then to the Crusader castle in Shobak built by king Baldwin I. of Jerusalem. Stop at Dana Village, since more than 400 years inhabited by Bedouins, and located in Jordan's largest Nature Reserve, with a diverse flora and fauna, consisting of mountains and wadis. Continue to Dead Sea, with 400 meters below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth, where ever since the days of Herod the Great, people have flocked to in search of its curative secrets. The area is characterized by high annual temperatures, low humidity and high atmospheric pressure, the air is extremely oxygen rich. With the highest content of minerals and salts in the world, the Dead Sea water possesses anti-inflammatory properties, and dark mud found on its shores have been used for over 2000 years for therapeutic purposes. Overnight Dead Sea

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

Free morning leisure time at the beach and the chance to float on water. After check out, drive to the town of Madaba, where you find the famous mosaic 6th century map of Palestine in St. George’s church. After that continue to Mt. Nebo, the place where Prophet Moses gazed at the promised land before he died and alleged to be his burial place. You visit an old monastery; overlook the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea and parts of the Holy Land. Continue to your Amman Hotel, check in and overnight.

Day 5: Amman Hotel - Umm Quais - Jerash - Ajloun Castle - Amman Hotel (B)

Morning time 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. Next stop is Ajloun the great 12th century Islamic castle built around 1184/85 by the famous Islamic leader Salah al-Din. Back to Amman for overnight

Day 6: Amman Hotel - Amman City Tour - Salt - Amman Hotel (B)

Start the day with a city tour in Jordan's capital. 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. Then to the town Salt. Here you walk along Hammam Street to see the highlights of the 19th century architecture of this period, houses with long-arched windows in picturesque narrow streets. Well known is the Abu Jaber mansion, built between 1892 and 1906, reputed to be the finest example of a 19th century merchant house in the region. Overnight Amman hotel.

Day 7: Amman Hotel - Amman Airport (B)

Breakfast, latest check out 12:00, according to departure time transfer to Amman Airport to say farewell.

Wadi-Rum-Sunset

Petra-Treasury

Dana-Nature-Hiking

Dead-Sea-Tour-Package

Spice-Shop-Amman-City

Jerash-Ruins

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