The Historical and Cultural Heritage of Jordan
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Destination for this trip:
Amman, Jordan; Aqaba, Jordan; Jordan; Madaba, Jordan
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Approximate price of this trip per person:
from $ 0 to $ 2000
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Detailed Description of this trip:
During this 7-day round trip you will see the highlights of the historical and cultural heritage of Jordan. You will visit Petra, Jerash and the mosaics of Madaba. You will have ample opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Jordanian nature when travelling along the King’s Highway and during your visit of Wadi Rum. The Red Sea near Aqaba will offer you time to relax and enjoy the beautiful underwater world. Next to the excursions, the program will leave you plenty of room to explore Jordan for yourself and meet the hospitable local people.
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Day 1 - Amman
Welcome to Amman.
Flight to Amman and transfer to your hotel in Amman.
Enjoy dinner and stay overnight.
Day 2 - Amman
You will visit Jerash, the Pompei of the East. You will enter Jerash through the monumental South Gate and find yourself wandering around in a Roman city. You will walk in the Oval Plaza surrounded by colonnades, visit the Roman theatre and Byzantine churches with mosaic-covered floors. Enjoy a stroll along Jerash’ main road the Cardo and pass by the Nymphaeum.
Jerash has been covered by sand for centuries, the main reason why it is still so well-preserved. You may experience the marvellous acoustics of the theatre, the stage of the Jerash music festival which takes place every year. And see for yourself how the Romans built the earthquake-proof columns of the colonnaded streets.
Next you will visit Umm Qais, which was built mainly out of black basalt. Here you can enjoy the impressive view over Lake Tiberias and the Golan Heights. At the guesthouse we will serve you a traditional mezze lunch.
After lunch, on the way back to Amman, you will visit the Islamic military castle of Ajloun. The castle was used by the Islamic armies of Saladin to protect the region against the crusaders.
After dinner in the hotel you will have plenty of time to enjoy the nightlife in Amman.
Day 3 - Madaba
You will depart early for Madaba and visit the famous mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. Your next stop will be Mount Nebo, where like Moses you will be able to overlook the Holy Land and the Dead Sea. If the sky is clear Jerusalem, Jericho and Bethlehem will meet your eye. The journey will continue along the King’s Highway. On the way you will pass through Wadi Mujib, the grand canyon of Jordan. You will stop in Karak for lunch.
In the afternoon you will visit the huge castle where Saladin and Richard Lionheart fought during the crusades. While enjoying the beautiful landscapes the journey continues along the King’s Highway to Petra, your final destination for today.
Day 4 - Jordan
In the morning a local guide will escort you into Petra and show you the highlights of the Nabatean city. You will enter the city through the Siq and be rewarded with the most astonishing and dramatic monument in Jordan: the Treasury. You will also visit the theatre, the tombs and façades and the colonnaded street.
In the afternoon you are free to wander around in Petra and explore the area for yourself. You may climb the stairs to the Monastery and admire the splendid view over the Wadi Araba.
Food and Dining
In the evening we will serve you dinner by a campfire in Little Petra.
Day 5-6 - Aqaba
In the morning you will be transferred to Wadi Rum. You shall pass the famous seven pillars of wisdom, described by Lawrence of Arabia and explore Wadi Rum by jeep, escorted by a Bedouin guide. You shall see the house where Lawrence of Arabia lived, and the inscriptions made by the Thamudic and Nabatean people centuries ago. And you may even climb one of the natural rock bridges.
After lunch at the visitor’s centre the journey will continue to the Red Sea port Aqaba. You will be free to spend the remaining part of the day.
Spend 6th day according to your own wishes.
Suggestions: diving or snorkelling, relaxing on one of the beautiful sandy beaches. Or perhaps you would like to take a trip on a glass boat and see the amazing coral reefs.
Day 7 - Amman
In the morning you will be transferred to Amman. In the afternoon we will offer you a guided city tour by bus.
You will visit the Amman citadel, the Roman theatre and the Suq, a typical Middle Eastern market where you may buy almost everything.
In the late afternoon you will depart for the airport and fly back home.
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