Flight to Amman, the capital of Jordan, where you will be welcomed by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Amman.
DAY 2: AMMAN AND DESERT CASTLES
After breakfast you will depart for a city tour of Amman, the ageoldand moderncapital of Jordan. The city was already wellknownat Biblical times under the name Rabat Ammon. You will visit the citadel hill, the archaeological museum, the Roman theatre and the old part of town. Subsequently you will visit some of the few admitted sights in eastern Jordan, desert castles that were built in the 8th cent. The bestknown and most interesting castles are Qasr alKharana and Qasr Amra, the easternmost of all desert castles is Qasr Azraq. Dinner and overnight in Amman.
DAY 3: JERASH AJLOUN
On this day you will take a trip to Jerash, known for the ruins of the GrecoRoman city of Gerasa, also referred to as Antioch on the Golden River. Jerash is considered one of the most important and best preserved Roman cities in the Near East. Further to the north you will visit Ajloun, impressive ruins of a 12th cent. castle. The fortress is considered one of the very few built to protect the country against Crusader attacks from Karak in the south and Bisan in the west. Dinner and overnight in Amman.
DAY 4: UM QEIS PELLA DEAD SEA
Today you will see a three boat basilica in Abila or a Byzantine church in Um Queis on the northern tip of Jordan. The ruins of the late Roman Gadara tell a glamorous story of the past. The location on a steep ridge opens a magnificent view of the Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee. Then you will proceed to Deir Alla that is hopefully identified as the Biblical Sukkot. Along the evergreen Jordan Valley you will continue until Pella, which was the site of one of Christianity's earliest churches. You will drive on to the Dead Sea where you can relax. The high salt content makes the Dead Sea to a natural source for health and beauty and enables you to bath on the surface. Late in the afternoon you will return to Amman fordinner and overnight accommodation.
DAY 5: AMMAN NEBO MADABAKING’S ROAD KERAK PETRA
Mount Nebo is where Moses was given a view of the Promised Land that God was giving to the Israelites. In the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George in Madaba ishidden a special treasure: the Palestine mosaic, a large Byzantineera mosaic map of the Holy Land. The historic King’s Road winds in serpentines through the Wadi Mujib, the Grand Canyon of Jordan. The fortress Machaerus is the alleged location of the imprisonment and execution of John the Baptist. The wellpreserved Crusader fortress Kerak is another peak of the day. Dinner and overnight in Petra.
DAY 6: PETRA
Today you will have the whole day for discovery of the ancient city of Petra. The rockcarved rosered city of Petra is full of mysterious charm. Established sometime around the 6th cent. BC as the capital city of the Nabataeans, it is a symbol of Jordan as well as its most visited tourism attraction. It ismostly the rockcuttombs which remaintoday, though freestanding temples built ofstone, the Qasr AlBintTemple and theTemple of the Winged Lions can also be seen. Street of Facades, the Theatre, the Treasury are also some of the numerous monuments. Dinner and overnight in Petra.
DAY 7: WADI RUM AMMAN
After the breakfast you will go on to the south of Jordan; sandstone formations, jagged and rugged mountain ranges will accompanyyou on the way to Wadi Rum, one of the world‘s outstanding desert landscapes, truly breathtaking scenery; and youwill have a chance to experience desert life and Bedouin culture from a jeep (facultative). In the afternoon you will return to Amman for dinner and overnight accommodation.
DAY 8: DEPARTURE
Transfer to the Amman airport for departure to your homeland.
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Entrance fees are not included and will be paid at the place of entrance.