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Jordan Wonders
   
Length of Tour: 7 days/6 nights
Departure City: Amman
Holiday Type: Coach Tour
Departure Day:  Sunday
  AMMAN - DEAD SEA - JERASH - KINGS WAY - PETRA - WADI RUM - ACABA: Visit all the major sights of Jordan:  the capital city Amman (a mix of old and new), the Dead Sea and Jordan Valley area; the spectacular Roman city of Jerash; Madaba and Mt Nebo and the UNESCO Rose Red city of Petra.


ITINERARY    
Day 1 - Sunday

 

Amman arrival
Meet at Amman International Airport (arrivals between 8 am - 8 pm) and transfer to hotel of choice.

     
Day 2 - Monday




 

Amman
Morning tour of Amman, visiting the Roman Theatre, the Citadel, the Archeology and the Folklore Museums, old and modern Amman, and one of the many art galleries in this capital city. After an afternoon at leisure, visit Kan Zaman Village for Dinner, a folklore show and a preview of the many handicraft ateliers.

     
Day 3 - Tuesday



 

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

     
Day 4 - Wednesday




 

Jerash
A late morning tour of Jerash (Gerasa of antiquity), the best preserved city of Roman times, to visit its theatres, temples, churches and colonnaded streets. Then continue to Ajloun to tour the 12th century Saracen Castle built by one of Saladin's lieutenants in the campaign against the Crusaders.

     
Day 5 - Thursday




 

Madaba - Mt Nebo - Wadi Mujib - Kerak - Petra
Drive southwards along the Kings' Way to Petra, visiting Madaba with the oldest map of the Holy Land, and its Mosaic School, Mt. Nebo and the alleged burial site of Moses overlooking the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley; then drive through the magnificent scenery of Wadi Mujib to Kerak to visit the Crusader Castle of (stop for optional lunch). Overnight in Petra.

     
Day 6 - Friday


 

 

  Petra
A full day to visit the many sites of Petra, this city that was carved into the rose-red Sharah Mountains by the Nabateans and lost to Civilisation until re-discovered by the Swiss Burkhardt. Walk through the Siq, a narrow and winding fissure between the cliffs, to reach the Treasury, the Roman Theatre, the Courts, Qasr Bint Pharaoun, Temple of the Winged Lion and other monuments. A break for optional lunch, or you may wish to climb up to the Monastery. Overnight in Petra.
     
Day 7 - Saturday



 

Petra - Wadi Rum
After the visit of Wadi Rum Desert with its awesome moon-like landscape, where the film "Lawrence of Arabia" was shot. Continue to the Araba Crossing and assistance with departure formalities -OR- (optional: to Aqaba for a day or two at the Beach)

                              
   

HOLIDAY INCLUSIONS

 

 

 

 

 
  • Accommodation in the hotel category of choice
  • Buffet Breakfast daily
  • Services charges and sales taxes at hotels & restaurants
  • Transportation in comfortable air-conditioned tour coaches, vans and limousines
  • Services of a Escort / Guide throughout the tour
  • Horse ride at Petra
  • Dinner at Kan Zaman
  • All entrance fees to sites visited and services of local guides where necessary
     

EXCLUSIONS

 

 

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

 

 

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