Discover Jordan Tour
DAY 01 : Q.A.I.AIRPORT – AMMAN
Upon arrival to Queen Alia International Airport, you will find our representaive holding a sign with your name, he will assist you with immigration & customes formalities, then proceed to your hotel in Amman for dinner & overnight.
DAY 02 : AMMAN – MOUNT NEBO s/s – MADABA s/s – WADI EL MUJIB – KERAK s/s – PETRA
After breakfast, drive to the rose-red city of Petra along the Kings’ Highway which has been in continuous use for the past 5,000 years and is considered one of the oldest roads in the world. En route stop at Mount Nebo, which dates back to the time of the Prophet Moses, around the 12th century BC & is believed to be the site of the Prophet’s burial place and the point from where he viewed the “Holy Land”. On the top of the hill, housed beneath a protective structure built by the Franciscans, are the ruins of a beautiful small church, built by the early Christians in the 4th century AD. Inside, are the remains of mosaic floors with stunning designs that feature hunting and pastoral scenes. From a platform in front of the church, a visitor may see a bronze memorial of a snake on a cross which symbolizes the serpent lifted up by Moses in the desert, as well as the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Proceed to Madaba, home of the most famous Byzantine mosaics. Visit the greatest and most significant of all the city’s treasures, the wonderful mosaic map of ancientPalestine, which is located on the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. The 6th century AD map, hailed as the oldest in existence, was depicted for the benefit of the pilgrims on their way to theHoly Land, as it represented the surrounding regions as well. The River Nile, the Jordan River, Lake Tiberias and the Dead Sea are easily identified on this map, in addition to many cities such asBethlehem,GazaandJerusalem. One can clearly make out the walls, towers, gates, streets and buildings of the Holy City of Jerusalem, especially the colonnaded main street or Cardo, and the domed Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Continue throught the spectacular canyon of Wadi el Mujib to Kerak, where you will visit its imposing Crusader castle built in ( AD 1142 ). Visitors will be amazed by the network of the dimly lit vaulted rooms and corridors, interconnected through heavy arches and doorwaysThen proceed to your hotel in Petra for dinner & overnight.
DAY 03 : PETRA s/s
After breakfast, a full day dedicated for the exploration of the breathtaking Nabatean city of Petra which was carved out of the rose-red sandstone about 2,000 years ago & has recently been voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The tour starts by passing by the Obelisk Tomb and then proceeding through the Siq –the narrow gorge that leads to Petra’s most impressive monument, the Treasury. Then on to the Street of Facades, the Theatre, the Royal Tombs, the Colonnaded Street, the Byzantine Church, the Temple, the Monumental Arch, Qasr el-Bint Faroun & finally climb up to the gigantic 1st century AD monument of the Monastery for those who wish.Re-turn back to your hotel in Petra for dinner & overnight.
DAY 04 : PETRA – BEIDHA s/s – WADI RUM ( 4X4 ) – AMMAN
After breakfast ( check-out ) and drive to one of the region’s most important archaeological sites, the 9,000 year old Neolithic settlement of Beidha and to the nearby Siq el-Barid, a miniature Petra ( Little Petra ) with its own small Siq ( gorge ), carved tombs and monuments. Continue to Wadi Rum, one of the world’s most colorful and unique landscapes of desert and mountain scenery and where T.E. Lawrence was based during the Arab Revolt. Embark on a two hour excursion by Bedouin four-wheel drive vehicles through the desert enjoying the different rock formations / inscriptions, canyons & sand dunes. They pass & stop at : Seven Pillars of Wisdom ( view from a distance ), al Hsany Sand Dunes, al Amaleh inscriptions, Siq Um Tawaqi. After your visir to Wadi Rum, drive to your hotel in Amman for Dinner & overnight.
DAY 05 : AMMAN – Q.A.I.AIRPORT
After breakfast, drive to Queen Alia International Airport, for your departure flight going back home along with your unforgetable memories.