8D7N Jordan Tour Package
Places Covered: Amman – Jerash – Amman - Madaba – Mount Nebo – Petra - Wadi Rum – Aqaba - Aqaba – Dead Sea – Amman
DAY 1: Day 01 Arrive Amman B - - By Flight
Arrival at Amman International Airport called Queen Alia Airport – meet, assist and transfer to hotel in Amman for check-in and overnight at hotel.
DAY 2: Amman – Jerash Jerash – Amman B - - By Road 53 Kms / 50 min appx.
After breakfast, proceed to a city tour of Amman - the Capital City. It was called Rabbath Ammon or Rabat Amon by the Ammonites. It was later conquered by the Assyrians, followed by the Persians, and then the Greek Macedonians. Ptolemy II Philadelphus, the Macedonian ruler of Egypt, renamed it Philadelphia. Main Sites are Citadel / Archeological Museum, Roman Theatre / Folklore Museum and the
Tour in the capital city will also include walking tour downtown followed by panoramic tour of the new modern parts of Amman. After transfer to visit Jerash is the site of the ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa, also referred to as Antioch on the Golden River. Remains in the Greco-Roman Jerash include The Corinthium column / Hadrian's Arch / The circus-hippodrome/The two large temples dedicated to Zeus and Artemis / The nearly unique oval Forum, which is surrounded by a fine colonnade / The long colonnaded street or cardo / Two theatres the Large South Theatre and smaller North Theatre / Two baths, and a scattering of small temples and an almost complete circuit of city walls. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 3: Amman – Madaba Madaba – Mount Nebo Mount Nebo – Petra B - - By Road
33 Kms / 45 min appx.
9 Kms / 14 min appx.
225 Kms / 03 hrs 35 min appx.
After breakfast, proceed to visit Madaba: Best known for its spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics. Sites you can visit in Madaba are: Mimar the Institute of Mosaic Art and Restoration – walking tour at Artisan Street – Archeological Park encompass several Byzantine Churches, remains of the Roman road that stretched through the city in ancient times and The Martyr’s Church. Saint George Church famous for the 6th century mosaic map of the Holy Land. Madaba Museum – this quaint little museum is set in a series of heritage houses linked by a courtyard space. John the Baptism Church a 19th century Catholic Church sits stop of series of subterranean rooms and caves which are still being excavated. After drive to visit Mount Nebo: the mountaintop memorial of Moses with captivating views
of the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea and The River Jordan. It is mentioned in the Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land that he would never enter. Continue to Petra. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 4: Petra B - -
After breakfast, Start the Visit of Petra is a historical and archaeological city famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the color of the stone out of which it is carved. Known as the capital city of the Nabateans and currently a symbol of Jordan. In 1812, Petra was introduced by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. It was described as "a rose-red city half as old as time" in a Newdigate Prize-winning poem by John William Burgon. UNESCO has described it as "one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage. The impressive eastern entrance leads steeply down through a dark, narrow gorge called the Siq "the shaft", a natural geological feature formed from a deep split in the sandstone rocks and serving as a waterway flowing into Wadi Musa. At the end of the narrow gorge stands Petra's most elaborate ruin, Al Khazneh popularly known as "the Treasury". A little farther from the Treasury is a massive theatre, so placed as to bring the greatest number of tombs within view. At the point where the valley opens out into the plain, the site of the city is revealed with striking effect. The amphitheatre has been cut into the hillside and into several of the tombs during its construction. Here are hundreds of elaborate rock-cut tombs with intricate carvings. There are obelisks, temples, sacrificial altars and colonnaded streets, and high above, overlooking the valley, is the impressive Ad-Deir Monastery – a flight of 800 rock cut steps takes you there. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 5: Petra – Wadi Rum Wadi Rum – Aqaba
B - - By Road
105 Kms / 01 hrs 33 min appx.
63 Kms / 49 min appx.
After breakfast, transfer to Wadi Rum: known as The Valley of the Moon - cut into the sandstone and granite rock. Inhabited by many human cultures since prehistoric times, with many cultures–including the Nabateans–leaving their mark in the form of rock paintings, graffiti, and temples. In the West, Wadi Rum known for its connection with British officer T. E. Lawrence, who passed through several times during the Arab Revolt of 1917–1918. We will arrange 4x4 Jeep safari by Bedouin Jeep an old open pick- up driven by the local Bedouin for about 2hrs. After transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel. Aqaba: Coastal city situated at the northeastern tip of the Red Sea and Jordan’s only Seaport. Famous for its warm water and rich marine life. It is best known today as a seaside and diving resort.
DAY 6: DAqaba – Dead Sea B - - By Road 230 Kms / 03 hrs 33 min appx.
After breakfast, transfer to hotel at the Dead Sea for check-in and overnight at hotel.
Day 07 Dead Sea B - -
After breakfast, full free Day in hotel at the Dead Sea. Dead Sea: 427 meters 1,401 ft below Sea Level and Earth lowest point on land. The Dead Sea is 306 m 1,004 ft deep, the deepest hypersaline lake in the world. Biblically, it was a place of refuge for King David. It was one of the world first health resorts for Herod the Great, and it has been the supplier of a wide variety of products, from balms for Egyptian
mummification to potash for fertilizers. People also use the salt and the minerals from the Dead Sea to create cosmetics and herbal sachets.
Day 08 Dead Sea – Amman Depart Amman
B - - By Road
60 Kms / 01 hrs appx.
Departure transfer to onwards destination.
Citadel / Archeological Museum, Roman Theatre / Folklore Museum
Mimar the Institute of Mosaic Art and Restoration
The Martyr’s Church. Saint George Churc
Meet assist at the airport and the hotels.
07 nights accommodation as per the program.
Daily breakfast at the hotels.
Entrance fees to the monuments.
Horse ride in Petra from main entrance to the Siq 1st visit only
4x4 Jeep Safari in Wadi Rum as per the above mentioned itinerary for about 2hrs by an old open
pick up driven by Bedouin
Local English / French / German / Spanish / Italian / Chinese speaking guide.
All transfers, sightseeing, excursions by private AC car with driver.
Camera / Video Camera Fees.
Visa If any