Journey Through Jordan
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Experience the very best ofJordanon this mesmerizing north-to-south tour. Start in the thriving commercial hub of Amman. Visit As-Salt, tour the ancient Roman city of Jerash and explore the famous fortress of Qa’lat Al Rabad. Stop at Mount Nebo and Madaba en route to Petra with ample time to explore the lost city. Camp in the deserts of Wadi Rum before rounding off an unforgettable week with a night at the Dead Sea.
Journey through Jordan Tour Inclusions:
Return international economy flights, taxes and current fuel surcharges (unless a land only option is selected) All accommodation All meals All sightseeing and entrance fees All transportation and transfers English-speaking National Escort Visa fees for UK and EU passport holders Specialist advice from our experienced travel consultants Comprehensive travel guides Safe and secure with ABTA, ATOL and IATA The only thing you may have to pay for are personal expenditure e.g. drinks, optional excursions or shows, insurance of any kind, customary tipping, early check in or late check out.
Fly to Amman
Fly to Amman this afternoon, arriving late in the evening. The following morning, you will head out 35km of Amman to the small city of AsSalt, where you will enjoy a city tour. Following your visit, hop back in your vehicle for the drive to Jerash, a ancient Roman city known as the Pompeii of the East. Here you will learn about the city’s past before watching a favoured Roman pastime; chariot racing. Continue your tour of Jerash followed by a short drive to the town of Ajloun. Here you will visit a the fortress of Qa’lat Al Rabad, overlooking the Jordan Valley. After, head back to Amman to enjoy some downtime before dinner this evening.
Enjoy a tour of the old city of Amman this morning, exploring the Citadel and Roman Amphitheatre. After your tour, head out of the city for a visit to some of Jordan’s Desert Castles. They are beautiful examples of early Islamic art and architecture. See the stunning artwork in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Qasr Amra, Al Kharranah Palace and Azraq Castle. Return to Amman this afternoon for a visit to a Nai-making workshop; a traditional Jordanian musical instrument. Under the tutelage of a local expert, you will learn how to make your own instrument.
Mt Nebo – Madaba – Petra After breakfast, you will make your way to Mount Nebo, the site of Moses’ Tomb. From there, Moses viewed the promised land in Canaan and died there before being buried in a nearby village. Here there are ruins of 4th and 5th-Century churches whose floors are still covered with marvellous and intricate mosaics. Continue to the town of Madaba where you will visit the Orthodox Church of St George and the Madaba Mosaic Map, the oldest surviving depiction of the Holy Land. After your visit to Madaba, you will travel on to magnificent Petra.
This morning you will marvel at the beauty of the Lost City, exploring its many caves and tombs. Surrounded by imposing mountains and approached through a deep, narrow cleft in the rocks known as the Siq, Petra is a unique and unforgettable place and, enhanced by the play of light and shadow, an altogether overwhelming experience. You have the afternoon to yourself before your evening tour of Petra.
Following a visit to Little Petra, transfer to Wadi Rum; the Valley of the Moon. Here you will find adventure and feel the romance of the Arabian desert. Wadi Rum is like a moonscape of ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone mountains rising out of white and pink colored sands. Explore Lawrences road, visiting the most spectacular sights of Wadi Rum. Drive among sand dunes and canyons with graffiti inscriptions and venture through the dry oasis, exploring the most interesting and exciting sites of Wadi Rum. This evening you will stay in a unique desert camp. Please note that temperatures in Wadi Rum drop sharply at night
Checking out of your desert camp in Wadi Rum this morning, you will head north along the Jordanian/Israeli border to the Dead Sea – the lowest point on earth. After lunch you a free to enjoy the delights of the Dead Sea
Fly Amman to UK
Rise early this morning for your transfer to Amman airport. From here you will fly home to the UK