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JordanHistory and legends in the Kingdom of Jordan

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Although more than two-thirds of Jordan is covered with deserts, they are totally different from each other. To the north-east, we have a rocky desert of black basalt that stretches as far as Syria, to the south, the desert turns into sandstone desert. We can show customers deserts with moss and juniper bushes, 7th century palaces, deserted cities for millennia and natural formations: everything t...

Although more than two-thirds of Jordan is covered with deserts, they are totally different from each other. To the north-east, we have a rocky desert of black basalt that stretches as far as Syria, to the south, the desert turns into sandstone desert. We can show customers deserts with moss and juniper bushes, 7th century palaces, deserted cities for millennia and natural formations: everything to get them off the beaten track! Jordan is probably the most popular destination, its activities are varied with a lot of cultural sites like Petra and Jerash known worldwide, the nature reserve of Dana and Wadi Rum, itineraries of Christians Pilgrimage – Bethany, wellness, leisure, aqua trekking or diving in the resorts of Aqaba.

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  • Desert
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  • Sightseeing
  • Local culture
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Day 1: Q. Alia Airport (Welcome to Jordan) – Amman

Meet and assist at Queen Alia international airport by our representative, after visa formalities, transfer to Amman hotel, check in, Dinner and overnight.

Larsa  (Amman)

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

Breakfast, proceed to visit the Desert Castles (Qasr Amra, Qasr Al Kharraneh, and Qasr Al Azraq) the castles were built between the 7th and the 8th century under the caliph’s of the Umayyad who made Damascus their new capital in 661. The majority of the castles lie on the ancient trade route towards Medina and Kufa. Jordan’s desert castles, beautiful examples of both early Islamic art and architecture. Their fine mosaic and frescoes, stone and stucco carvings inspired by the best Persian and Greco – Roman traditions. Called castles because of their imposing statue, the desert complexes actually served various purposes as caravan stations, agriculture and trade centers, resort pavilions and outposts that helped distant rulers forge ties with local Bedouins.

​Back to Amman for a City Tour, the ancient and modern capital of Jordan, originally built on seven hills and from the top of the citadel, one of the highest hills; you can have a splendid view of the old city. Visit the Citadel, Roman Theater, Archeological, Folklore Museums, and King Abdullah Mosque. Follow back to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Larsa  (Amman)

Day 3: Amman – Jerash – Ajloun - Amman

Breakfast, proceed to visit Jerash, a tour through the colonnaded street, amphitheater, Churches, temples and the vast Roman Forum. The best preserved Roman City Gerasa, which is called Jerash today, and known also as the city of a 1.000 pillars. The city golden age come under the Roman rule and the site is now generally acknowledged to be one of the best preserved Roman provincial towns in the world. Hidden for centuries in sand before being excavated and restored over the past 70 years, Jerash revels a fine example of the grand, formal provincial urbanism that is found throughout the Middle East. Continue to Ajloun, proceed through pine forests and olive groves to visit the mighty Castle of Ajloun, the Castle is the major ancient monument within the Ajloun region. it was built by one of Saladin’s generals in 1184 AD to control the local iron mines of Ajloun and to counter the progress of the Crusaders by dominating the tree main routes leading to the Jordan Valley and protecting the communication routes between Jordan and Syria. Back to Amman hotel for dinner and overnight.

Larsa  (Amman)

Day 4: Amman – Dead Sea – Mount Nebo - Madaba

Breakfast, transfer to the lowest spot on earth, 398m (1306 ft.) below sea level - the Dead Sea. Time for leisure and swimming. Enjoy the bizarre but delightful experience of floating" on the surface of buoyant waters, nine times saltier than regular sea water. Therapeutic water of the Dead Sea, combined with the valley’s fertile land and warm climate, have attracted people to live, hunt and farm in the area since the Stone Age. Continue to visit the Sanctuary at Mount Nebo the (Memorial burial place of Prophet Moses). Mont Nebo is the place where Moses viewed the holy land of Canaan. Mont Nebo’s first church was built in the late fourth century to mark the site. Madaba (City of Mosaics), where you will see the unique map of the Holy Land in St. George Church 6th C. AD. Madaba and its hinterlands were repeatedly mentioned in the Old Testament as Madaba. Dinner and overnight at Madaba hotel.

Night at Saint John Hotel (Madaba Governorate)

Day 5: Madaba – Kings Highway – Kerak – Little Petra – Petra

Breakfast, go to Karak from the ancient Kings’ Highway to the east or from the Dead Sea to the west, the striking silhouette of this fortified town and castle will instantly make you understand why the fates of kings and nations were decided over there. An ancient Crusader stronghold, Karak sits 900m (2,952 ft.) above sea level and lies inside the walls of the old city. Kerak’s best – reserved halls and passageways are located underground and can only be reached through a massive door. The city of Kerak was the ancient capital of Moab. During the Roman times it was known as Characomba. visit the Little Petra ( Beidah ) – only in 10km (6.2mile) distance from Petra Late afternoon arrive to Petra, Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

MadabaKerak, Petra
Night at Tetra Tree (Petra)

Day 6: Petra Visit

Breakfast, visit the unique "Rose-Red" city of Petra, built by the Arab Nabatean’s who hewed their monumental tombs, palaces, temples and treasury from the desert rock’s sandstone in its’ natural hues of rose and gold. You will begin the trip on horseback riding for 700m (2,296 ft.) reaching the entrance of the impressive narrow gorge (Siq),which leads marvelously to the magical monument, where you will be able to get a glimpse of the Treasury, continue to the street of facades, the Royal Tombs, the Cardo, Temples, Churches, Museums. A world wonder, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, & Jordan’s most valuable treasure, Petra is Jordan’s greatest tourist attraction. Its a unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabatean's, an industrious Arab civilization, who settled here more than 2000 years ago. Back to your hotel for Dinner and overnight.

Night at Tetra Tree (Petra)

Day 7: Petra – Wadi Rum

Breakfast, Proceed south to the largest and most magnificent of Jordan's desert of Wadi Rum, (Valley of moon).The largest and most magnificent of Jordan’s desert landscapes. Tour inside the desert with 4x4 off-road suv for 2 hours,”Vast echoing and god like” the words of T.E. Lawrence describing Wadi Rum. Dinner and overnight in Wadi Rum.

Night at Dream Camp (Wadi Rum)

Day 8: Wadi Rum - Aqaba

Breakfast at the camp, then go to Aqaba City, there is snorkeling, fishing and sailing, or glassbottomed boats for those who prefer to keep marine life at arm’s length. There is a Mameluk Fort (now known as Aqaba Fort) at the end of the Corniche and, on an island in the middle of the Gulf. Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.

Al Ra ’ed (Aqaba)

Day 9: Aqaba (Free day) - Amman

Free time in Aqaba for private activities, back to Amman hotel for Dinner & Overnight.

Larsa  (Amman)

Day 10: Amman – Queen Alia Airport

Breakfast, transfer to Q. Alia Airport for departure. 


AmmanJerashAjlounDead SeaMount NeboMadabaKerakPetraWadi RumAqaba

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