Jordan Discovery Program
- Wadi Rum
- Madaba – Mt. Nebo
- Dead Sea
Amman Airport – Amman
Arrive Amman Airport, meet & assist by our representative who will assist you in the Visas formalities. Then your vehicle will drive you to your hotel in Amman for overnight.
Amman – Jerash – Petra
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart to visit Jerash; a close second to Petra on the list of favorite destinations in Jordan, the ancient city of Jerash boasts an unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6,500 years. Jerash lies on a plain surrounded by hilly wooded areas and fertile basins. Conquered by General Pompey in 63 BC, it came under Roman rule and was one of the ten great Roman cities, the Decapolis League. The city’s golden age came under Roman rule, during which time it was known as Gerasa, 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 reveals a fine example of the grand, formal provincial Roman urbanism that is found throughout the Middle East, comprising paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theatres, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains and city walls pierced by towers and gates. Continue via Desert highway to Petra.
Overnight at Petra Hotel
Petra – Visit of Petra – Petra
Breakfast at the hotel. Via desert highway to visit of Petra; Perhaps the words of Dean Burgon’s famous poem: ‘Match me such a marvel save in Eastern clime / A rose-red city half as old as time…’ reflect some truth about Petra. Yet words can hardly do justice to the true magnificence that is Petra. Some archaeologists have ranked ancient Petra as the eighth wonder of the ancient world – a truly justifiable claim. Petra is unique in every respect, having something to offer to the historian, anthropologist, archaeologist, geologist, architect and the naturalist, all of whom regularly come to Petra to conduct their studies and be in touch with the ancient past. You do not have to be a specialist in any field though to appreciate Petra because, once inside of it, you will be quickly awe-struck and you will want to know the how, why and where about it. This remote dead city is one of the great archaeological treasures in the world, undoubtedly; it is the most important famous attraction of Jordan. Much 0of Petra’s appeal comes from its awesome, multicolored sandstone high mountains; it is a secluded site of steep rocky slops , towering craggy mountain tops and high cliffs, into which most of the celebrated tombs, facades, theatres and stairways are carved… Nature and architecture concur into conferring a mythical aura to the site.
Overnight at Petra Hotel
Petra – Wadi Rum – Aqaba
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart to Wadi Rum; This is a stupendous, timeless place, virtually untouched by humanity and its destructive forces. Here, it is the weather and winds that have carved the imposing, towering skyscrapers, so elegantly described by T.E. Lawrence as “vast, echoing and god-like”.. A maze of monolithic rock-scapes rises up from the desert floor to heights of 1,750 metres creating a natural challenge for serious mountaineers. Hikers can enjoy the tranquility of the boundless empty spaces; explore the canyons and water holes to discover 4000 year old rock drawings and the many other spectacular treasures this vast wilderness holds in store. Enjoy 1.5 hour jeep touring by the local Bedouin jeep. Proceed to Aqaba; a fun place. It is a microcosm of all the good things Jordan has to offer, including a fascinating history with some outstanding sites, excellent hotels and activities, superb visitor facilities, good shopping, and welcoming, friendly people, who enjoy nothing more than making sure their visitors have a good time. Free afternoon at leisure.
Overnight at Aqaba Hotel
Aqaba – Madaba – Mt. Nebo – Dead Sea
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart to visit Saint George Church; The Madaba Mosaic Map covers the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, which is located northwest of the city Centre. The church was built in 1896 AD, over the remains of a much earlier 6th century Byzantine church. The mosaic panel enclosing the Map was originally around 15.6 X 6m, 94 square meters, only about a quarter of which is preserved. Continue to visit Mount Nebo, one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan and the place where Moses was buried. A small Byzantine church was built there by early Christians, which has been expanded into a vast complex. During his visit to Jordan in 2001, the Late Pope John Paul II held a sermon here that was attended by some 20,000 faithful. Back to Dead Sea Hotel for leisurely afternoon. Continue to Dead Sea; at 410 meters below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest place on earth. Jordan’s Dead Sea coast is one of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the world and it remains as enticing to international visitors today as it was to kings, emperors, traders, and prophets in antiquity. The main attraction of the Dead Sea is of course the soothing, abnormally salty water itself. The salt content of the water is 31.5% making the water so buoyant that it is impossible for the visitor to sink. The water also contains 21 minerals including high levels of magnesium, sodium, potassium, and bromine and 12 of these minerals are found in no other body of water in the world. Leisurely afternoon.
Overnight at Dead Sea Hotel
Departure from Dead Sea to Amman Airport for departure
- Transfers in a private AC 3-seaters car (Hyundai Elentra or similar) for 1-2 pax, and 7-seaters Mini Van (Hyundai H1 or similar) for 3-4 pax, with English speaking driver
- Accommodation at the above mentioned hotels on B/B Basis
- Entrance fees to all sites mentioned above
- Entrance fees to Petra
- Local Guide at Jerash (2 Hours)
- Local guide at Petra from entry to Qasr Al Bint.
- Airfare Tickets
- VIP meet & assist services at Queen Alia Airport & Allenby Bridge
- Carriages at Petra
- Permanent English speaking guides are not included
- Tips to guide, driver, and hotels’ staff
- Portages at airport & at hotels
- Lunches en route
- Dinners at hotels
- Personal expenses and any other services not mentioned above.