Day 1: QAIA - Amman
Arrive Queen Alia International Airport, meet & assist, Transfer to Amman Hotel for overnight.
Day 2: Amman – Jerash – Um Qais - Amman
Heading to visit Jerash, the best-preserved example of Roman civilization, part of the Decapolis (the ten big Roman cities of the East) has been called the Pompeii of the East for its unique state of preservation. Featuring theatres, churches, temples (Zeus and Artemis), a Nymphaeum and colonnaded streets. Lunch at the Lebanese House Restaurant, to Um Qais, the most dramatically situated of the Decapolis cities, through exploring its’ fascinating ruins,the stunning black basalt theatre, the colonnaded main street, and the city’s gate, among others, enjoying spectacular views of the Jordan Valley, the sea of Galilee, and the Golan Heights. In addition to a charming museum in a restored Othman house. Overnight at Amman Hotel.
Day 3: Amman – Madaba – Mt.Nebo - Ma’in
Depart to visit the Mosaic city of Madaba, where the oldest map of the Holy Land exists on the floor of Saint George’s Church. The city itself features many famous mosaics that exist in public and private buildings. Mt. Nebo, the alleged burial site of Moses overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Here Franciscans have built a structure that protects a 4th and 6th Century Byzantine church, Lunch at Panorama Dead Sea Complex. Continue to Ma’in Hotel for overnight.
Day 4: Ma’in –Petra
Leisurely morning at Ma’in with its’ thermal mineral hot springs and waterfalls, where Herod the Great was said to have bathed in its medicinal water, and where people have come for thermal treatments, or simply to enjoy a hot soak, since the days of Rome. Afternoon depart to Petra Hotel for overnight.
Day 5: Petra – Petra Visit - Petra
Via Desert road to Petra, a city that was carved into the rose-red Sharah Mountains by the Nabateans and lost to Civilization 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 Theater, the Courts, Qasr Bint Pharaoun, Temple of the Winged Lion and other monuments. Lunch at Basin Restaurant. Leisurely afternoon. Overnight at Petra Hotel.
Day 6: Petra – Little Petra & Beidah - Wadi Rum
Fifteen minutes drive from Petra to Little Petra & Beidah, walk through 8,000 year old excavated Stone Age village sat Beidah and Basta, wander among the ruins of settlements of the biblical Edomites, to explore the sprawling remains of the Roman legionary fortress at Udruh, proceed to visit the Wadi Rum Desert and its awesome moon-like landscape, where the film “Lawrence of Arabia” was shot, after lunch at the Resthouse, Jeeps will be ready at the Rest house to start a 3-Hour tour in 4x4 Vehicles. Free afternoon to enjoy the colored dunes, the amazing shape sand stones, the silent and much more. Dinner and overnight at the Private Camp.
Day 7: Wadi Rum – Dead Sea
Via Araba road to Dead Sea; with its’ year-round sunny skies and dry air, located in the Jordan Rift Valley, about 422 meters below sea level, one of the world's saltiest bodies of water, where it falls short of accommodating any life, due to the extremely high content of salts. Leisurely stay and overnight at Dead Sea Hotel.
Day 8: Dead Sea - QAIA
Transfer from Dead Sea Hotel to Queen Alia Internatioanl Airport for departure.