Best of Jordan

Best of Jordan

Program 09 Days/08 Nights

Day 1: APT - AMMAN

Arrival to Amman APT. Meet & assist by our representative. Transfer to Amman for overnight.

Day 2: AMMAN TOUR – JERASH – AJLOIN - MADABA

After breakfast panoramic tour of Amman: Citadel, Temple of Hercules, Archaeological Museum, Rome Theatre. Transfer to Jerash, located 48 km north of Amman and nestled in a quiet valley among the mountains of Gilead, is the grandeur of Imperial Rome. It is one of the largest and most well preserved sites of Roman architecture in the World outside Italy. To this day, its paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theatres, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains and city walls pierced by towers and gates remain in exceptional condition. Continue to the village of Ajlun to visit its famous fortress up on the hill and to enjoy the magnificent view to the Jordan Valley.

Continue to Madaba for overnight in a quite small hotel with a swimming pool.

Madaba is a small quiet town where you can have a pleasant evening walk. Everything in Madaba is in a walking distance, so don’t be afraid to be lost. Numerous shops can offer you souvenirs with very attractive prices.

Day 3: MADABA - MT. NEBO - WADI MUJIB - SHOBAK – PETRA

Breakfast. Visit of St. George's Church in Madaba. The main point of interest in Madaba is the mosaic map of the Holy Land from Byzantine times. Then, Mount Nebo, with its spectacular view of the Holy Land.. Continue to the south of Jordan via ancient beautiful road King's Highway, which was a part of the Silk Road in old times. Proceed to Wadi Mujib the Grand Canyon of Jordan, with breath-taking view of rocks, valleys and the homeland of the "Black Iris" Jordan's National Flower. Half an hour stop to enjoy the beautiful view from the viewpoint and take photos. If time permits, visit of Shobak, the legendary Crusader Castle from the 12th century, on the way to Petra. Overnight in a hotel in Petra.

Day 4: PETRA

After breakfast visit of Petra. This city is the treasure of ancient world, hidden behind an almost impenetrable barrier of rugged mountains, boasting incomparable scenes that make it the most majestic and imposing ancient site still-standing nowadays. Petra is considered the most famous and gorgeous site in Jordan. It is the legacy of the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled in southern Jordan more than 2000 years ago. Admired then for its refined culture, massive architecture and ingenious complex of dams and water channels, Petra is now a UNESCO world heritage site and one of The New 7 Wonders of the World that enchants visitors from all corners of the globe. The final scene of “Indiana Jones” & some scenes of “The Last Crusader” were taken there, in front of towering façade of Treasury. Overnight in the same hotel.

Day 5: PETRA – LITTLE PETRA - WADI RUM

Free morning. Transfer to visit Little Petra, Al Beida.

Al Beidha or Little Petra is the next most important site after Petra for the casual visitor in Wadi Musa. It is hidden away in the center of a mountain.

Continue to Wadi Rum. A journey to Wadi Rum is a journey to another world. A vast, silent place, timeless and starkly beautiful desert. Wadi Rum is probably best known because of its connection with the enigmatic British officer T.E. Lawrence, who was based here during the Great Arab Revolt of 1917-18, and as the setting for the film that carried his name "Lawrence of Arabia". Sunset 2 hours 4x4 jeep-tour in the desert will stay in your memory forever as nothing can be more picturesque and colourful as sunset in the desert... Overnight in a Bedouin Camp.

Days 6: WADI RUM – AQABA

Free morning to enjoy self-hiking around. Optionally: Camel Ride.

Transfer to Aqaba. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 7: AQABA

Day at leisure. Here you have a huge choice of entertainments: fishing, windsurfing, swimming, diving, water bikes, boat cruises. The average of annual temperature of water in the Gulf of Aqaba allows enjoying bathing & diving all year around. Local restaurants and variety of traditional oriental shops of Aqaba will be glad to welcome you.

Option: Boat Cruise with sea-food lunch on board and snorkeling kit

Day 8 – AQABA – DEAD SEA - AMMAN

Free morning. Transfer to Dead Sea - the lowest unique point on the Earth – Dead Sea for some swim.

The lowest point on Earth, this site may be devoid of plant and animal life, but it is blessed with amazing healing powers. With its oxygen-rich air, water composition, mineral black mud and hot springs, the Dead Sea is a haven from which visitors emerge relaxed and rejuvenated. The Magnesium-rich water helps relieve stress and energize the body, while the Potassium balances moisture; the Calcium prevents water retention and Bromide relaxes the muscles and balances the lymphatic fluids. The air on that area is rich with nitrogen & therefore strengthens the immune system.

Transfer to Amman for overnight.

Day 9:  AMMAN APT

Transfer to Amman APT for departure.