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7 Days Explore Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum and Dead Sea Tour Package

Tour Code:JTP - 102

Duration:7 Days - 6 Nights

Departure:Everyday

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- Amman - Desert Castle - Jerash - Ajloun - Amman Madaba - Mt. Nebo - Petra- Short horse ride - Wadi Rum - the Dead Sea

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Amman
Upon arrival at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, you will be met by our English-speaking local representative then transfer to hotel. Check in to hotel, rest at the hotel or explore the city. Overnight in Amman.


Day 2 - Desert Castle Tour       (B)
You will have breakfast at your hotel then you will be picked up from your hotel and your Jordan tour package starts with sites in Amman, a safe, friendly, and modern city dating back thousands of years. Above the city, the ancient Citadel watches over Amman as it reveals its past. In this city known in the Old Testament as Rabbath Ammon and in Greco-Roman times as Philadelphia, you will visit the Amphitheater and Jordan Folklore Museum as well as the Citadel including the Byzantine Church, the Temple of Hercules, and the Umayyad Palace complex. Later in the day, we leave Amman for a tour of the Desert Castles. Our stops include Amra Castle with its zodiac dome adorned with early examples of Omayyad fresco paintings, the mysterious fortress-like Qasr Kha-ranah, and the black basalt Roman/Medieval Islamic fort at Azraq. In the afternoon we drive back to your hotel. Overnight in Amman.


Day 3 - Tour to Jerash - Ajloun - Amman       (B)
After having breakfast at your hotel then depart from Amman and drive north to Jerash, the best example of a Roman provincial city in the Middle East. You will visit Hadrian's Arch, the Hippodrome, the Colonnade, the Cathedral, the Jerash Archaeological Museum, the North Theater, and the South Theater.

After Jerash we proceed to Ajlun Castle (Qal'at Ar-Rabad), built by Saladin's general in 1184 AD. The strategic placement of the Castle helped control the iron mines of Ajlun and helped to counter the progress of the Crusaders in two ways: by dominating the three main routes leading to the Jordan valley and by protecting the communications routes between Jordan and Syria. The castle is a fine example of Islamic architecture and dominates a wide stretch of the northern Jordan Valley.

At the end of the tour we drive back to your hotel in Amman. Overnight in Amman.


Day 4 - Tour to Madaba - Mt. Nebo and Drive to Petra      (B)
After having breakfast at your hotel then check out and depart from Amman to Petra. On the way, first stop along the way is Madaba, where St George's Greek Orthodox Church houses a famous floor mosaic from the 6th century AD. The mosaic illustrates the pilgrimage from the surrounding areas to the Holy Land; you will be able to find Egypt on the map.

Our next visit is to Mount Nebo, where you will find a memorial to Musa (Moses) and a 4th-century church that Italian Franciscan priests excavated and restored in 1933. The panoramic view overlooks the Jordan River Valley, the Dead Sea, Jericho, and Jerusalem. As you may recall, the Bible tells that Moses never reaches the Promised Land, but is able to see it from a distance before he dies. It is from Mount Nebo that one can see these lands on a clear day, which leads scholars to believe that this is the burial place of Moses.
In the afternoon we arrive in Petra and escort you to your hotel. Overnight in Petra.


Day 5 - Petra City Tour and Short Horse Ride      (B)
You will enjoy with your breakfast at your hotel the you will be picked up for exploring the Rose Red City of Petra. The city is thought to have been first established in the 6th century BC by Nabataean Arabs, a nomadic tribe who settled in the area and laid the foundations of a commercial empire that extended into Syria. Despite successive attempts by the Seleucid king Antigonus, the Roman emperor Pompey and Herod the Great to bring Petra under the control of their respective empires.

Petra remained largely in Nabataean hands until around 100 AD, when the Romans diverted to the north the caravan routes that had brought Petra its wealth. It was still inhabited during the Byzantine period, when the former Roman Empire moved its focus east to Constantinople, but declined in importance thereafter. The Crusaders constructed a fort there in the 12th century, but soon withdrew, leaving Petra to the local people until the early 19th century, when it was visited by the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt.

The approach to Petra is unforgettable, made either on foot or horseback through the Outer Siq and then on foot through the Siq itself. The Siq ends in an open space which is dominated by the Treasury, Petra's most famous building. A local guide will give a brief history of the city. You will also see Pharaoh's Castle, the Triumphal Arch, the Amphitheater and Monastery before returning to your hotel. Overnight in Petra.


Day 6 - Wadi Rum Tour and Drive to the Dead Sea        (B)
You will have breakfast at your hotel and check out. Then drive from Petra to the Dead Sea and early morning be ready to visit Wadi Rum, the wild desert landscape that fascinated the British officer Lawrence of Arabia, who described it as "vast, echoing and god-like"; we believe he could not have said it better. We drive for 2 hours in a 4-wheel drive jeep through the desert to see Lawrence's spring. We pass majestic mountains and explore a gorge with ancient rock drawings.

We then return to the asphalt and drive to the Dead Sea, one of the world's true natural wonders and a unique destination. At 417 meters (1,373 ft.) below sea level, the mineral-rich waters and mud flows have natural health and beauty benefits acclaimed globally. Recognized as a mini-universe with its own microclimate, the Dead Sea is the saltiest and most mineral-laden body of water on Earth. The unparalleled buoyancy and warmth of the water has everyone floating. Its health-promoting thermo-mineral springs and famous cosmetic black mud have been praised by visitors for millennia. Relax and treat yourself to all that this special place has to offer. Overnight in the Dead Sea.


Day 7 - The Dead Sea - Amman - End of the Tour     (B)
After having breakfast at your hotel, you will check out and you will have free time until your flight departure time. Then you will be picked up from your hotel and transfer to Queen Alia International Airport in Amman regarding to your flight departure time.

Includes

  • Arrival airport transfer from QAI airport in Amman
  • 3 nights accommodation with breakfast in Amman
  • 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in Petra
  • 1 night accommodation with breakfast in the Dead Sea
  • Short horse ride in Petra
  • 2 hours 4WD Jeep tour in Wadi Rum
  • Entry Visa fee for Group 5 PAX or above
  • Professional English speaking local guide in Petra
  • Professional English speaking local guide in Jerash
  • All entrance fees for all museums mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation in an A/C Brand-new hired vehicles with English-speaking driver
  • Return airport transfer to QAI airport in Amman

Excludes

  • International flight tickets
  • Departure airport tax
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • All lunches and dinner during the tour
  • Optional land excursions

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