Highlights of jordan # 202
Day 01. Queen ALIA INT’L AIRPORT. AMMAN THOTEL [D]
Upon arrival to Queen Alia Int’l Airport, our English –Speaking representative will meet and assist the guests throughout immigration and custom. After airport formalities are over with, the guests will be accompanied to the waiting Car, Minivan or Coach. Direct transfer to their selected hotel in Amman for Check in, Dinner & Overnight
Day 02 AMMAN. MADABA. MT. NEBO. KERAK. PETRA [B,D]
After Breakfast at hotel, guests will depart towards south, along the 5.000 year old king’s Highway to Petra, passing through a string of ancient sites. The first city to discover will be Madaba- “the City of Mosaic”-,which has been intermittently inhabited for nearly 3,500 years. Tourists will visit the Greek-Orthodox St. George Church which shelters one of the most famous mosaics in the Middle East: the Sixth Century vivid mosaic Map of the Holy Land showing Jerusalem.
Ten minutes to the west is one of the most revered holy places in Jordan: Mt. Nebo, the presumed site of Prophet Moses’ death and burial place. From a Platform in front of the Church built on the site by Franciscan Monks, one can enjoy a breathtaking view across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea.
One and a half-hour’s drive towards south, tourists will continue their journey into history visiting the Crusader’s Fortress of Kerak. Perched on a craggy plateau at 4,300 feet above sea level, the majestic Fortress, built in 1142 by the Crusaders to protect the approach to Jerusalem, represents a fine example of architectural and military traditions of the Medieval Times. Conquered by Salah Al Din after a 50-year siege, the fortification came in the fold of the Arab World.
After the visit, guest will be transferred to the Red-Rose city of Petra for check in at their selected hotel, Dinner & Overnight.
Day 03- PETRA FULL DAY VISIT [B,D]
After breakfast at hotel, tourists will be transferred to Petra site, the most spectacular attraction in the Kingdom, the legendary ‘rose-red city half as old as time’, carved out of craggy rocks by the Nabateans, in industrious Arab people who settled in the South more than 2,000 years ago. Fortified behind a narrow, deep siq [Gorge] that slowly winds through a massive rock wall, the majestic façade of the so-called Treasury [Al-Khazneh] rises up with a breathtaking view as if out of a story book as you emerge into the sunlight. The Monastery [El Deir] and the High Place of Sacrifice [al Madbah] are among the myriad archeological wonders to be explored at Petra. A full day will be at guests’ disposal to discover the perhaps most stunning site in the entire Middle East. Transfer back to hotel in Petra for Dinner& Overnight.
Day 04- PETRA- WADI RUM- AMMAN AIRPORT OR AQABA/ ARAVA BORDER (B)
After breakfast at hotel, depart to Wadi Rum desert described by legendary Lawrence of Arabia as “Vast, Echoing and God like”. Timeless and starkly beautiful, Wadi Rum desert lies at a little over an hour’s drive from Petra. By jeep, for around 02 hours, guests will explore ancient valleys where the elements of nature have modeled and cared out extraordinary vistas and have lefts strips of scorched earth and streches of sand which change into shades of yellow, red and orange. Among the most famous sites to see are: Lawrence of Arabia’s Springs, Jabl Khaz’ali, Mountain of seven Pillars of Wisdom & the moving sands. The hours of early morning are the best moments to appreciate the landscape. After the visit, direct transfer along the Desert High way to Queen Alia Int’l Airport in Amman or to Aqaba – Arava Border for Departure.