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9 days program

Day 1:  QAIA – Amman

Arrive Queen Alia International Airport, meet & assist, Transfer to Amman Hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 2:  Amman – City Tour – Desert Castles - Amman

Amman City Tour the Capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, first known as a Rabbath Ammoun in the Iron Age, and later as Philadelphia, one of several Greco-Roman cities in the urban confederation known as the Decapolis, and recently the «white City» because of the white stone used to build its’ houses, visiting the Roman Theatre, Citadel, Folklore & Archeological Museum, ending the visit with King’s Abudllah Mosque. Proceed to Azraq for lunch at Azraq Resthouse, visit Desert Castles, located in the eastern desert of the Kingdom, which offer the fresco art and zodiac dome of Qasr Amra baths; fortress-like enigmatic Qasr Karana; and the black basalt Roman/Medieval Islamic fort at Azraq. Dinner and overnight at Amman Hotel.

 

Day 3: Amman – Jerash – Ajloun – 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 Jerash Resthouse. Proceed to Visit  Ajloun, the 12th Century Castle which was built by Saladin in his successful campaign to drive the Crusaders from Jordan in 1189 and is an outstanding example of Arab/Islamic military architecture, 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. Dinner and overnight at Amman Hotel.

 

Day 4: Amman – Madaba – Mt. Nebo – Kerak - Petra

Kings’ road 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, via Wadi Mujeb to Kerak distinguished by its fine crusader castle built in the 12th century on the remains of earlier citadels, which date back to Nabatean times. There is a small but interesting museum in the castle, which is one of the finest of its type surviving today. Lunch at King’s Castle Restaurant. Dinner and overnight at Petra Hotel.

 

Day 5:  Petra Visit - Petra

Full day visit of 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. Dinner and overnight at Petra Hotel.

 

 Day 6:  Petra – Little Petra & Beidah – Wadi Rum

Fifteen minutes drive from Petra to Little Petra & Beida, 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, Continue to Wadi Rum Desert and its awesome moon-like landscape, where the film “Lawrence of Arabia” was shot, after lunch at the Resthouse, the Jeeps will be ready to start a 2-Hour tour in 4x4 Vehicles. Dinner and overnight at the Camp.

 

Day 7: Wadi Rum – Aqaba

Depart to Aqaba for a leisurely stay, enjoying its' spectacular Red Sea setting of purple colored mountains and sandy beachesLunch at Ali Baba Restaurant, Dinner and overnight at Aqaba Hotel.

 

Day 8: Aqaba - Dead Sea - Amman

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, Lunch at Amman Tourist Beach, leisurely afternoon for swimming. Proceed to Amman Hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 9: Amman - QAIA

Transfer from Amman Hotel to Queen Alia International Airport for departure.