Visit the impressive archaeological site of PETRA, which is accessed through a narrow canyon, and discover the temples and tombs excavated on the cliffs in this city that was founded 300 years before Christ. Tour of 8 days visiting Amman, Ajlun, Jerash, Amman, Castel of the Desert, Madaba, Monte Nebo, Amman, Bethany, Panorama Complex, Dead Sea, Cave of Lot, Dana, Shobak, Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba, Amman.
DAY 01 SAT. Amman.-
Arrival at Amman airport. Welcome to Jordan! Border procedures and transfer to the hotel. Free time.
DAY 02 SUN. Amman- Ajlun- Jerash- Amman.-
Breakfast. We travel to the north of Jordan. In the mountains, we discover the AJLUN FORTRESS, a mighty castle from the 12th Century. Muslims and Orthodox Christians have always lived in this area. We will visit the old CHURCH OF SAINT SERGIUS. Shall we all pray for peace? Lunch is included. We continue to JERASH, and visit its impressive Roman archaeological site. Return to AMMAN. Arrival and accommodation.
DAY 03 MON. Amman- Castel of the Desert- Madaba Monte Nebo- Amman.-
We will depart towards the CASTLES OF THE DESERT, built between the 7th and 8th centuries. We will visit QASR KHARANA, with its imposing structure of thick walls and the QUSAYR AMRA World Heritage Site, notable for its remarkable frescoes. Then, we travel to MADABA, lunch is included. We will visit the Madaba Archaeological Park, which we cross via an ancient Roman road, and the Church of St. George, with its fantastic 6th Century mosaic representing the oldest known map of the Holy Land. We continue to MOUNT NEBO, where Moses stopped to look over the Promised Land. Return to Amman. Arrival and free time.
DAY 04 TUE. Amman- Bethany- Panorama Complex- Dead Sea.-
We leave for BETHANY on the banks of the River Jordan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; this is where John the Baptist baptised Jesus. Then we visit the DEAD SEA MUSEUM, which an impressive Panorama Complex. Lunch is included. Arriving at our hotel at the DEAD SEA, do not forget to take a dip in the saltiest sea and lowest altitude on earth. Dinner and accommodation included.
DAY 05 WED. Dead Sea- Cave of Lot- Dana- Shobak – Petra.-
Exciting section in the heart of Jordan. Following the Dead Sea, we visit LOT’S CAVE, discovered in 1991, with its old Byzantine church from the 6th century. Then we ascend into the mountains to DANA, a small picturesque town of stone houses on a huge cliff. Lunch is included. We continue along the King´s Route to SHOBAK, where we take photographs (outside only) of the great Crusader Castle. We continue to WADI MUSA (the site around Petra). We will explore the MOSES SPRING,where Moses is said to have tapped the rock with his rod and the water gushed out, and the Petra Museum, an excellent exhibition that enables us to learn about the history of the Nabateans and to see magnificent pieces found in the area. Dinner and accommodation. Any travellers who wish can go to an old Turkish bath or see a light and sound show in Petra.
DAY 06 THU. Petra- Wadi Rum.-
Today we have the most exciting day of the trip: First, we visit the impressive archaeological site of PETRA, which is accessed through a narrow canyon, and discover the temples and tombs excavated on the cliffs in this city that was founded 300 years before Christ. After lunch (included) we leave for the impressive desert of WADI RUM. At the Visitor Centre we board 4×4 vehicles to visit some of the most impressive landscapes. We stop in the town of RUM to visit the ruins of the Nabatean temple. We include a 45-minute camel ride through the desert. We will also visit the Khazali Canyon. In this spectacular place, we will see the engravings that reveal the origins of the Arabic language. Dinner and accommodation included in a desert camp.
DAY 07 FRI. Wadi Rum- Aqaba.-
After breakfast we will leave for AQABA, Jordan’s second city. We will visit Jordan’s second city, a modern, commercial port city. Afternoon free to enjoy the hotel-resort and the warm waters of the Red Sea!
DAY 08 SAT. Aqaba – Amman.-
After breakfast we will depart via “the desert road” to the AMMAN. Arrival and end of our services. Check the time of your flight in case you need an additional night. Note: Depending on the number of travellers, the trip from Aqaba to Amman may be made by regular VIP coach.
PRICES PER PERSON
SEASON DBL SINGL
High S. $1.470 $1.964
Mid S. $1.403 $1.897
Low S. $1.403 $1.897