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Day 1: Amman Airport – Amman
Our representative will meet you upon arrival at Amman Airport and assist with your entry and visa to Jordan. After, meet the driver and continue to Amman for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Amman City Tour – Jerash – Amman
Breakfast at the hotel, the driver will meet you to start the Amman City Tour. Visit the Citadel, Roman Theater, Umayyad Palace, and Archeological and Folklore Museums. Then and continue north to Jerash, known as Gerasa in ancient times. The ruins weave a powerful spell capable of evoking the ghost of Rome. Populated for over 6,500 years, the city's golden age was in Roman times when it was conquered by General Pompey and became one of a confederation of ten important and luxurious cities in the Middle East, known as the Decapolis League. Now, because of the way it has been preserved in sand before its excavation last century, it is widely acknowledged as one of the best-preserved Roman provincial towns in the world. With a site guide, explore the colonnaded streets, oval forum, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theatres, the impressive temple of Zeus and the chariot-racing stadium. After a good look around, we head back to Amman for a city tour including the Citadel, the Roman Theatre and the Folklore and Archeological Museums. Dinner and overnight in Amman.
Day 3: Amman – Madaba – Mt. Nebo – Kerak – Petra
Breakfast at the hotel, the driver will meet you and continue to Madaba – the city of mosaics. Here explore St. George Church, home to the oldest map of the Holy Land in existence. Crafted in 560 AD, it once contained more than two million mosaic pieces, and depicted all the major biblical sites of the Middle East. Next stop is Mt. Nebo, where Moses is said to have seen the Promised Land. Continue the journey, just as traders, armies and pilgrims have done before us, south along the impressive 5,000- year-old King's Highway to Kerak. Imposingly situated on a rocky outcrop next to the road and containing a maze of stone-vaulted halls and passageways, this ancient Crusader castle was a place of legend in the battles between the Crusaders and the armies of Saladin. End the day in Petra with dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Petra Guided Tour
Breakfast at the hotel, then today, explore the Rose Red City with a guided 3-hour tour. The site is accessed by walking through a kilometer-long chasm (known as the Siq), the walls of which soar to a height of 200m. Petra's most famous monument, the Treasury, appears dramatically at the end of the Siq, carved out of the sheer, dusky-pink rock face. Miraculously well preserved, this massive 43-meter-high façade dwarfs everything around it and perfectly represents the engineering genius of the Nabataeans. While you wander through literally hundreds of tombs, temples and colonnaded streets, your mind finds it easy to picture caravans loaded with frankincense, spices and textiles travelling through the Siq. After the guided tour, have lunch inside Petra at Al Basin Restaurant, then you have some free time to discover more of Petra's beautiful and awe-inspiring buildings and scenery. You may choose to climb the steep path to the 'High Place of Sacrifice' for a stunning view over Wadi Araba and the Negev Desert, or trek up to the impressive 'Monastery' - Petra's largest monument. Dinner and overnight in Petra.
Day 5: Petra – Little Petra – Wadi Rum
Breakfast at the hotel, then after a short drive, arrive to Little Petra also known as Siq Al Barid (Cold Canyon). It was thought to have served as an agricultural center, trading suburb and resupply post for camel caravans visiting Petra. The surrounding area is picturesque and fun to explore, especially as it is home to some of the oldest settlements in the world, including Al Beidha. Then continue to the natural world heritage site of Wadi Rum, where you can embrace genuine Bedouin way of life. During this once in a lifetime opportunity, live the lifestyle of the nomadic Bedouin people. During a 3 hour 4x4 safari, you will explore the most spectacular and untouched parts of Wadi Rum such as the small arches, red sand dunes, ancient inscriptions and mushroom rocks. We will also have a traditional Bedouin lunch at one of the camps. Dinner and overnight camping in Wadi Rum.
Day 6: Wadi Rum – Wadi Mujib Siq Trail – Dead Sea
Breakfast at the camp, then continue to Wadi Mujib to hike the Siq Trail. This water adventure starts at the visitor center near the Mujib Bridge, where you will take the cantilevered walkway over the dam and follow the course of the river between towering sandstone cliffs to the base of a large waterfall. Depending on seasonal rainfall levels, the gorge may contain pools deep enough for swimming. This is an ideal walk to take slowly and enjoy the cool water and shade, especially in the heat of the summer. The trail is graded as easy to moderate depending on the season and guests must be at least 18 years old, know how to swim with a reasonable level of fitness. The trail is closed from November to April, so if you are travelling with us during this time, we will instead visit Bethany – the baptism site of Jesus. Dinner and overnight at the Dead Sea.
Day 7: Dead Sea – Amman Airport
Breakfast at the hotel, free time, then according to your flight details, we will transfer you to Amman Airport.
The program includes:
- Meet and assist upon arrival at Amman Airport
- Jordan visa for non-restricted nationalities
- Private transportation according to the program in a modern, full option tourist vehicle
- English speaking driver
- Entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the program
- Private English speaking site guide in Jerash for 2 hour
- Private English speaking site guide in Petra for 3 hours
- Private English speaking guide throughout the program for 7+ guests
- Lunch inside Petra at Al Basin Restaurant
- 3 hour 4x4 safari in Wadi Rum
- Lunch in Wadi Rum
- 6 nights’ accommodations at 3*, 4*, or 5* hotels with dinner and breakfast at the hotels/camp
The program does not include:
- Personal expenses and travel insurance
- Lunches unless mentioned; drinks in general
- Tips for the driver, guide(s), 4x4 driver in Wadi Rum, hotel/camp staff
- Any other expenses not mentioned