Fascinating Historical Jordan

Amman | Petra | The Dead Sea

Travel back in time and explore Jordan’s nature wonders and ancient history from Amman to The Dead Sea.

Level
VIP $3,500
Season
March – May
September – November
Duration
7 Days 6 Nights
Theme
Group of Friends
Product Code
AM005_963

The Highlights of the Journey

  • Discover a superb example of Islamic architecture of Ajloun and the ancient ruins of Jerash
  • See the historical ‘Church of Moses’ at Mount Nebo and admire the city of mosaic of Madaba
  • Visit the ancient ruin of Petra that cited as one of UNESCO World Heritage Areas
  • Experience the wonder of The Dead Sea where John the Baptist is said to have baptized Jesus

 

**Rates are per person based on USD and 2 people traveling together

Day 1 - 3

Amman | 2 Nights

Jordan is truly a land of spectacular culture, scenery and people. This small Arab Kingdom holds within its borders sites of antiquity that rank among the most exceptional in the world. The unique rose red city of Petra, the outstanding remains of Jerash, and the wonder of The Dead Sea.

Upon arrival at Queen Alia International Airport, you will be greeted by our local representative, that will assist you for the VIP immigration assistance & luggage handling included. You will the then be transferred to your hotel for your time at leisure.

On the next day enjoy the following activities:

Ajloun & Jerash Ancient Ruins

Drive to see the 12th-century castle of Ajloun, a superb example of Islamic architecture occupying a strategic position and an important link in the defensive chain against the Crusaders. The fortress is built upon the apex of the hill above the city, offering a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. On a clear day, you can see the Dead Sea, the Jordan Valley, the West Bank and the Sea of Galilee. Proceed to Jerash, a third-century city decimated by invasion and earthquake, often called “The Pompeii of the Middle East.” After a local lunch, explore the massive ruins, which are spread over a large area crisscrossed by colonnaded streets. The pavement still shows the grooves of chariot wheels.

Madaba Sacred Scenery with Transfer to Petra

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, check out of the hotel, your luggage will be stored in your vehicle and drive from Amman to Mount Nebo the transfer time is approximately one hour.

Mount Nebo is the mountain where Moses was allowed to see the Holy Land and not allowed to enter it Nowadays the mountain is a memorial site Here is the “Church of Moses”, built by the first Christians. Ever since the first days of Christianity this mountain has been a holy place and a destination for pilgrimage Like Moses, you can have a great view over Jordan, the Dead Sea and Israel. When the weather is clear, you should even be able to see Jerusalem, which is about 60 kilometers away.

Proceed to Madaba for a visit South of Amman proudly stands the “City of Mosaics”, Madaba perched on an archaeological site with more than 4000 years of history buried beneath it. The quality and quantity of mosaic flooring has made Madaba one of the most prominent cities in the world for mosaics St George’s Church houses the world-famous mosaic floor depicting a large mosaic map of Palestine Centrally located on this mosaic floor is a detailed Map of Jerusalem as it was during the sixth century AD.

After your lunch continue to Um Ar Rasas for a visit. The ruins of Um Al Rasas lay 30 km south east of Madaba on the edge of the steppe and the town halfway between Dhibanon the Kings‘ Highway and the Desert Road. The ruins consist of a walled area forming a fortified camp and an open quarter of roughly the same size to the north. There mains of a tower can be seen to the north of the fort, beside ruins of some buildings, stone quarries and water cisterns hewn in the rock.

After your visit, drive to Petra.

Day 3 - 5

Petra | 2 Nights

Upon arrival, pre-check in will be arranged, you will go directly to your room, and luggage will follow you immediately.

Enjoy Full Day Visit to Petra

Begin your visit with an optional horse ride from the main gate of Petra to the entrance of the old city. Then walk on foot along to the Siq (entrance). The ancient city of Petra was built between 800 BC to AD 100 by Nabatean Arabs. In this era Petra was a fortress, carved out of the jagged rocks in an area, which was virtually inaccessible. In the first and second century, after the Romans invaded, the city reached the peak of its fame. Nowadays Petra is a popular tourist attraction, known as the “rose-red city half as old as time”. The Khazneh (the Treasury), featured in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Day 5 - 7

The Dead Sea | 2 Nights

In the morning drive from Petra to The Dead Sea, en-route set off for Bethany Beyond the Jordan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where John the Baptist is said to have baptized Jesus. Continue on to the Dead Sea and your luxury resort hotel, where you spend the balance of the day at leisure.

Spend the day at leisure taking advantage of the spa and floating in the buoyant, mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea.

Transfer to the airport to board your homebound departure or transfer to the Allenby Bridge to cross over to Israel.

End of journey.