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Jordan & Holyland Independent Explorer
  Combining private touring in Jordan and a series of small group day tours in the Holyland, this exciting new tour has been designed with the independent traveller in mind.  Explore Jordan's rich culture taking in the most fascinating places of the country.  Visit Amman, Jerash and Petra, with a memorable night in a desert camp in Wadi Rum.  Cross the border to Jerusalem and visit many biblical sites.

Length of Tour:  11 days
Departure City: 
Amman (Jordan)
Arrival City:  Jerusalem (Israel)
Holiday type: 
Flexi Holiday
Departure day:
Daily (tailored to suit)

 
                               
   
ITINERARY               
Day 1
JORDAN
 

Amman - arrival
Welcome to Jordan.  Upon arrival in Amman you will be transferred to your hotel.

     

Day 2

 

 

 

Amman - Jerash - Ajloun - Amman
This morning depart for the village of Ajloun with its fortress.  Next continue to Jerash; one of the best preserved Greco-Roman cities in the Middle East. (B)
Option: in Jerash option to attend a Gladiator Show, recreating the atmosphere the theatres once had (daily except Tuesday)

     

Day 3

 

 

Amman - King's Highway - Petra
A full day to explore he King's Highway on your way to Petra.  Visit Madaba 'the City of Mosaics' and the Monastery in Mount Nebo.  Continue to Kerak Castle before arriving in Petra for a two night stay (B)

                              
 
Dana Reserve Detour option
  Home to rich wildlife, jaw dropping landscapes & thousands of years of history, Dana Nature Reserve lies just north of Petra and is well worth a detour to discover a different side of Jordan.
   

Day 3:  Amman - King's Highway - Dana Reserve
Day 4:  Dana Reserve (guided trek)
Day 5:  Dana Reserve - Petra (resume your tour as per Day 5 below)

     

Day 4

 

 

Petra 
Visit the ancient Nabatean capital starting with a walk through the Siq.  You will then gradually discover the mysteries of the rose-red city with its spectacular treasury and Royal Tombs. (B)  Option: to include a Petra by Night Tour:  Operates Mon/Wed/Thur only.

     

Day 5

 

 

 

Petra – Wadi Rum
Morning at leisure.
Option: for a second visit to Petra or to Little Petra
Later head south to the enchanting desert of Wadi Rum for a Jeep tour.  Tonight experience a traditional Bedouin dinner and overnight at camp. (B,D)

     
Day 6

 

Wadi Rum - Dead Sea
Morning drive to the Dead Sea where you will have an afternoon at leisure. (B)

     
Day 7  

Dead Sea - Allenby Bridge - Jerusalem
Continue to the Holyland - crossing the border at Allenby Bridge where your new driver will meet you and take you to Jerusalem (B)

     
Day 8


 

Jerusalem
Morning tour of Old Jerusalem visiting the Mount of Olives, Via Dolorosa and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. (B)

     
Day 9


 

Jerusalem - Bethlehem - Jerusalem
Morning tour to Bethlehem to visit the Shepherd's field, Manger Square and the Church of Nativity (subject to security clearance). (B)

     
Day 10
  Jerusalem - Masada and the Dead Sea - Jerusalem

 

Depart to Masada and ascend by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod.  Later enjoy a chance to float in the salty Dead Sea before returning to Jerusalem. (B)

     
Day 11

 

Jerusalem departure
Departure transfer to the airport. (B)

     

Inclusions


 

Accommodation in the hotel category of your choice, and in a desert camp with shared facilities in Wadi Rum
Daily breakfast and 1 dinner

Jordan


  Private A/C transfers & transportation with English speaking driver
Private local English speaking guide in Petra and Jerash
Private transfer Dead Sea to Jordan/Israel border
Israel


  A/C transportation and transfers
Small group tour sightseeing (max: 15) with English speaking guide
All entrance fees

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