Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, Jordan
This adventure takes us to Petra, a flourishing ancient city and the capital of the Arab Nabataeans, famous for its rose rock-cut architecture. A magnificent sight not to be missed as this UNESCO World Heritage Site and the symbol of the Kingdom of Jordan.
A land rich in natural wonders and sites so ancient, that by comparison, the Crusader forts guarding the old trade routes are considered recent additions.
Alexander the Great paved the way for Hellenistic cities and culture, while the Netbeans carved grandiose buildings, temples, and tombs out of the red Petra sandstone. Later still, Jordan became an important trading center of the Roman Empire and lavish backdrop for some of the history’s most enthralling tales. Remarkably, the landscape has changed little in the last 2,000 years.
- Channel your inner Indiana Jones and discover Petra-the Rose Red City, lost for centuries to the outside world. This place was featured in the “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” movie.
- See Madaba Map, the oldest preserved mosaic map of the Holy Lands and the place where Moses saw the Promised Land.
- Walk through the history of Jerash and explore Roman/Crusaders remainings.
- Explore the majestic desert of Wadi Rum in 4×4 Jeep by sunset.
- Attend real beduine folklore party with dinner, bonfire and spend the night in the private tents.
- Float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea at the lowest point on earth.
Itinerary (subject to change):
Queen Alia Airport – Amman
Meet and assist at Queen Alia International Airport by our leader before arranging for immigration visas. Transfer to the hotel in Amman for overnight
Amman- Jerash – Amman
Breakfast at hotel, proceed north and start the tour in Jerash the best-preserved city of the Roman times; theatres, temples, and colonnaded street. Back to Amman to visit the Citadel, Archaeological Museum, Roman Theatre, visit and walk in Rainbow street; visit the Souqe in down Town for shopping, then back to the hotel for overnight.
Amman – Madaba – Mt. Nebo– Shobak – Petra
After breakfast, drive to Madaba city of mosaics to visit St. George church and the ancient mosaic of the Holyland. Continue to Mt. Nebo from where Moses viewed the Promised Land. Then proceed to the lowest point of the world “the Dead Sea”, free time at leisure and swimming.
Overnight in Petra.
Petra visit after breakfast.
Visit the world wonder, a vast, unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans. Entrance to the city is through the Siq, a narrow gorge, over 1km in length, which is flanked on either side by soaring, 80m high cliffs. The Treasury is merely the first of the many wonders that make up Petra. As you enter the Petra valley you will be overwhelmed by the natural beauty of this place and its outstanding architectural achievements. There are hundreds of elaborate rock-cut tombs with intricate carvings.
Petra – your Ultimate destination is the astonishing rose-red city of Petra. Once the stronghold of the gifted Nabateans, an early Arab people, Petra was renowned for its massive architecture and the ingenuity of its pools, dam, and water channels. Today, thread your way through a narrow gorge until you come upon colossal ruins cut into the rock magnificent, silent, and unchanged.
Petra – Little Petra – Wadi Rum
Breakfast at the hotel, free morning in Petra, and then visit Little Petra, an old village located in the suburbs of the Nabatean capital. This village is completely excavated in the rocks and, in the Nabatean period, it was used as a deposit for their caravans. Drive to Wadi Rum; “valley of the moon” and explore the amazing desert by Bedouin 4×4 Jeep for 2 hours inner the desert at sunset. Folklore party with Dinner. Overnight under private Bedouin tents.
Wadi Rum – Dead Sea – Amman
After breakfast, proceed to Dead sea free time at leisure and swimming, and try the muddy sand on your skin. You will be pleasantly surprised to find that you cannot but float on the water, due to the high quantity of salt in it, then back to Amman for overnight.
Seaside facilities include a modern hotel with a therapeutic clinic and a restaurant /bathing/ sports complex, meeting the needs of day visitors or parties wishing to spend the night amidst one of the most dramatic and moving landscapes in the world. For travelers in search of relaxation and therapy, Jordan offers healthful spas in spectacular settings. The waters of the dead sea are intensely saline and rich in minerals. At the lowest point on the surface of the earth, it is also a magically serene and quiet place.
Amman – Queen Alia Airport
After breakfast, transfer to Queen Alia International Airport for departure
Meet and assist upon arrival and departure
Transportation by modern A/C private bus
English speaking guide during the tour in Jordan
5 nights’ Accommodation in 4* hotel (3 Nights in Amman + 2 Nights in Petra) with daily breakfast
Camping for 1 Night in Wadi Rum Desert under Tent (with Dinner and Breakfast)
Dinner in Wadi Rum Desert at the Camp with Life Bedouin Show
Entrance Fees to the mentioned sites in the itinerary
Horse Riding in Petra for 600 meters
Safari 4X4 Jeep Ride in Wadi Rum Desert for 2 Hours
Entry visa to Jordan for non-restricted nationalities
Any personal expenses
Lunches, dinners or other meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Carriages in Petra
Tips for the driver, guide, etc
10th June, Austrian Airlines, London Heathrow-Amman, 6:00-14:55;
16th June, Austrian Airlines, Amman-London Heathrow, 16:10-21:30;
You are welcome to book different flights, however, in this case, separate airport transfer will need to be arranged (which may cost an extra fee).
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