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Jordan Discovery
 
Length of Tour: 8 days/7 Nights
Start City: Amman
End City: Amman
Departure Day:
Sunday
Holiday Type: Boutique Small Group Tour

A land of mountains, deserts, seas, temples and history, Jordan is marked by the glorious legacies of Roman, Nabatean and Arabian empires.  Visit the famous Rose Red City of Petra and experience the endless cultural variety and friendly Jordanian hospitality that will inspire you to visit again and again.



ITINERARY
 
                                   
 
Day 1 - Sunday
Amman arrival

Welcome to Jordan.  On arrival in Amman you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel.
                      

Day 2 - Monday
Amman



This morning explore the beautiful Amman. Here modernity meets the historic Downtown, bustling with life and ancient sites. Visit the Roman Theatre, the Citadel, the Archaeology and the Folklore Museums, and one of the many art galleries in this capital city. This afternoon is at leisure to soak in the atmosphere of this captivating city. Tonight, join a dinner & folklore show and discover many handicraft studios on preview at Tawaheen al-Hawa. (B,D)

   
Day 3 - Tuesday
Amman - Dead Sea - Sea of Galilee - Amman




Today travel to the lowest point on earth and experience floating on the healing waters of the Dead Sea. Continue northwards to Pella in the Jordan Valley and Gedara of the Bible (Matthew 8:28-43). At Um Qais, offering a spectacular view of the Sea of Galilee, the Yarmouk River and the Golan Heights. Return to Amman late afternoon. (B)

   
Day 4 - Wednesday
Amman - Jerash - Ajloun - Amman



Today embark on a journey to Antiquity. Visit Jerash, one of the best preserved Roman cities in this region. Admire its theatres, temples, churches and colonnaded streets. Continue to Ajloun and visit the photogenic 12th century Saracen Castle built by one of Saladin's lieutenants in the campaign against the Crusaders. Return to Amman. (B)

   
Day 5 - Thursday
Amman - Petra (via Kings Highway)




Travel south for Petra along the Kings Highway, a scenic and ancient road connecting Amman with the Red Sea coast. This is one of the world's longest used trading routes and passes through the biblical lands of the Ammonites, Moabites and Edomites. See the oldest map of the Holy Land at Madaba and visit its Mosaic School. Continue to Mt. Nebo and the traditional burial site of Moses overlooking the Dead Sea. Travel through the Jordan Valley and the magnificent scenery of Wadi Mujib to Kerak to visit the ruins of the Crusader Castle. Arrive in Petra for overnight. (B)

   
Day 6 - Friday
Petra





Today you will be transported to another time as you discover Petra. This city that was carved into the rose-red Sharah Mountains by the Nabateans and lost to civilisation until re-discovered in 1812 by the Swiss explorer Johann Burkhardt. Walk through the Siq, a narrow and winding fissure between the cliffs, to reach the stunning Treasury (El Khazneh.) Further on the intricately carved Royal Tombs, the Roman Theatre, the Courts, Qasr Bint, Temple of the Winged Lion and other monuments all wait to be discovered. After an optional lunch, the afternoon is free to continue exploring Petra independently. (B)

   
Day 7 - Saturday
Petra - Wadi Rum - Amman
 


This morning take a short 4WD drive to admire the awesome moon-like landscape of Wadi Rum Desert, where the films "Lawrence of Arabia" and "The Martian" were filmed. Wadi Rum was described by T.E Lawrence as 'vast, echoing and God-like'. If time permits, briefly visit Aqaba, Jordan's only sea port city. Return to Amman on the Desert Highway. (B)

   
Day 8 - Sunday
Amman departure

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
   
INCLUSIONS





  • Accommodation in Tourist or First Class hotels
  • Buffet Breakfast daily and 1 dinner
  • Transportation in comfortable A/C tour coaches
  • Services of an escort/guide throughout the tour
  • All entrance fees to sites and services of local guides where necessary.
EXCLUSIONS





  • Visa fees
  • Departure taxes where applicable
  • Telephone calls, laundry and other items of personal nature
  • Lunches while on tour
  • Tips to hotel and restaurant staff, drivers and guides

 

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