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October 6, 2015

Jordan Caravan

Written By Admin

13Jordan 

9 Days – 8 Nights

Amman – Desert Castles – Jerash – Ajloun – Umm Qais – Iraq Al Amir – Dead Sea –

Madaba – Nebo – Kerak – Petra – Little Petra – Wadi Rum – Aqaba

 

Day 1 Arrive Amman / Amman

Arrival at Queen Alia International Airport, where you will be met by our representatives and assisted with all formalities and customs. Transfer to your hotel in Amman. Overnight at the selected hotel as per meal plan.

 

Day 2    Amman / Amman City Tour / Desert Castles / Amman

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, embark on a city tour of Amman, the capital of the Kingdom of Jordan. Often referred to as the “White City” because of the white stone used to build the houses, Amman is among the oldest continually inhabited cities on Earth. The tour will take you to the museums, the Citadel, the Roman Amphitheater, the souks, and the city’s modern district. Then continue to Jordan’s desert castles, a beautiful example of both early Islamic art and architecture and stand testament to a fascinating era in the country’s rich history.

Qasr Amra:This is one of the best preserved monuments and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its interior walls and ceilings are covered with lively frescoes, and two of the rooms are paved with colorful mosaics. The paintings include themes such as hunting, dancing, and musicians, bathing scenes, cupids, and personifications of history, philosophy and poetry.

Qasr Kharraneh:With its imposing walls and panoramic views, it looks more like a palace. It is one of the best-preserved Umayyad monuments.

Qasr Azraq:Crafted from the region’s black basalt rocks, the ancient fortress at Azraq has been in continuous use since late Roman times. It was the headquarters of Lawrence of Arabia during the Arab Revolt.

Later, return to Amman. Overnight at the selected hotel as per meal plan.

Day 3    Amman / Jerash / Ajloun / Um Qais / Amman

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, travel north of Amman to the best preserved example of Roman civilization in Jordan, the city of Jerash. Jerash, part of the Decapolis (the ten large Roman cities of the East) has been called the Pompeii of the East for its unique state of preservation. The city features theaters, churches, temples of Zeus and Artemis, a Nymphaeum and colonnaded streets. Continue to Ajloun to tour the 12th century Saracen Castle. This castle was built by one of Saladin’s lieutenants in the campaign against the Crusaders. Then drive to Gadara is head for the ruins of the ancient town of Um Qais. This is one of the most brilliant ancient Greco-Roman cities of the Decapolis. A photographer’s paradise, the ruins are located at an altitude of 1,700 feet. They command a magnificent view of the Sea of Galilee (Lake Tiberias) in Israel, the Golan Heights in Syria, the Palestinian Territories in the north and the Yarmuk Valley in Jordan in the south. You will visit three black basalt theatres, a temple and a colonnaded street here. Later, return to Amman. Overnight at the selected hotel as per meal plan.

 

Day 4    Amman / Iraq Al Amir / Dead Sea

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast visit Qasr Al- Abd, located in Iraq Al- Amir, 35 km west Amman. It dates back to the Hellenistic period – second century BD. The place was built by Hercanus during the reign of Seleucus IV. On top, the Palace is adorned with protruding statues of eagles and lions, some facing each other, others facing backward. Then drive to the lowest point on Earth the Dead Sea for relaxation and rejuvenation. Overnight at the selected hotel as per meal plan.

 

Day 5    Dead Sea / Madaba / Nebo / Kerak / Petra

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning en route to Petra, visit the mosaic city of Madaba, where an ancient map of the Holy Land is set into the floor of Saint George’s Church. Continue to visit Mount Nebo, the reputed burial site of Moses, overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Then drive through the beautiful scenery of Wadi Mujib to Kerak for a visit of the Crusader Castle before arriving in Petra. Finally, drive to the Petra. Overnight at the selected hotel as per meal plan.

 

Day 6     Petra / Petra visit / Petra

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy a tour of Petra, both a Jordanian national treasure and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ancient capital of the Nabataeans, Petra once sheltered Arab traders who came through the region with precious cargoes of spices, silks, ivory, and rare pelts. See the towering treasury, a building rising 140 feet that is cut into the sheer rock face. Along the way, you will also see the impressive architecture of countless temples, water channels, arched gates, and royal tombs, the remnants of a once great culture. Overnight at the selected hotel as per meal plan.

 

Day 7     Petra / Little Petra / Wadi Rum

Breakfast at the hotel. Close to Petra, after a 10 minute drive, you find Al Beidha, better known as Little Petra. Little Petra is literally hidden away in the center of a mountain with a classical temple standing guard outside the mini-siq. Little Petra appears to have been an important suburb of the city of Petra and is at the point where several ancient caravan routes met. The routes linked Wadi Araba with Gaza, Egypt and the Mediterranean coast. Continue to Wadi Rum Desert, and its magnificent moon-like landscape. Take a short ride in a 4×4 vehicle. Overnight at the camp as per meal plan.

 

Day 8     Wadi Rum / Aqaba

Breakfast at the camp. Then drive to Aqaba,those interested in snorkeling can do so at one of the world’s best conserved coral reefs. Overnight at the selected hotel as per meal plan.

 

Day 9     Aqaba / Departure QAIA

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. Assistance with formalities by a member of our staff and departure. Ask for our extinsion tours Holy Land/ Egipt/Dubai

 

Inclusions

  • Accommodation:
    • Amman: 3 Nights including HB.
    • Dead Sea: 1 Night including HB.
    • Petra: 2 Nights including HB.
    • Wadi Rum: 1 Night Bedouin Camp (Tent) including Dinner & Breakfast
    • Aqaba: 1 Night including HB
  • Transportation in a private air-conditioned deluxe car/mini van/ Bus
  • English speaking escort
  • Entrance fees as per program
  • Emglish Speaking Local Guide in Petra (4 Hours) and Jerash (2 Hours)
  • Horse Ridding in Petra (800 Meters)

ü  Two hour Jeep tour in Wadi Rum

  • Water & soft drinks throughout the trip in vehicle

For groups of 8 Persons & More Professional Guide throughout the tour

 

Exclusions

  • Personal Expenses
  • Drinks in Restaurants mentioned in the program
  • Tips to the Driver & Guide
Additional Info
Country: Jordan
Region: Amman
City: Amman
Address: Sweifiye, Paris St- 8 G- Floor
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