Day 1: Arrival
Meet and assist at Queen Alia Airport. Transfer to Hotel for overnight stay in Amman.
Day 2: Amman – Jerash – Dibeen – Ajloun
Amman “Cultural capital of the Middle East” is also the capital of Jordan. You will start with a city tour of Amman, visiting the Citadel, the Roman theatre and much more before head towards the North Country for a historical tour.
Jerash will be our first stop. The Greco-Roman city known as the ‘Pompeii of the East’. Built over 2,000 years ago, Jerash is widely regarded as the best-preserved city of the Decapolis, a confederation of 10 Roman cities dating from the 1st century! We’ll explore the site taking in the colonnaded street, amphitheater and more.
Then we will go for a drive through the beautiful Dibeen Forest on our way to Ajloun Castle. The Ajloun Castle protected the communication routes between south Jordan and Syria, and was one of a chain of forts that lit beacons at night to pass signals from the Euphrates as far as Cairo. Today, Ajloun Castle is a splendid sight with a fascinating labyrinth of towers, chambers, galleries and staircases to explore, while its hilltop position offers stunning views of the Jordan Valley.
Return back to same hotel in Amman. Overnight in Amman.
Day 3: Amman – Madaba – Mount Nebo – Wadi Mujib* – Dead Sea
After breakfast depart to the Christian city of Madaba “the City of Mosaics” which has the oldest known mosaic map of the Holy Land. We will visit St Georges Church and mosaic maps of Madaba. Then off to view the Jordan Valley from the famous Mount Nebo and visit its Byzantine Church.
We will go to Wadi Mujib Reserve the lowest nature reserve in the world. It lies in a deep valley holding on of Jordan’s most breath taking scenery. Here you will have a chance to hike through one of the many trails and enjoy the wildlife and scenery of the reserve.
Continue our trip down to the lowest point on Earth! The Dead Sea located in The Jordan Rift Valley is a dramatic, beautiful landscape, which at the Dead Sea, is over 400m (1,312 ft.) below sea level. The Dead Sea is flanked by mountains to the east and the rolling hills of Jerusalem to the west. Enjoy a swim in its warm salty waters and rest and relaxation at your hotel. Overnight in Dead Sea or Madaba.
*Wadi Mujib is only open for visit from April to October.
Day 4: Dead Sea – Kings Highway – Kerak – Dana
Breakfast, morning departure south through the Kings Highway, an ancient route that still has marks left from traders, and pilgrims who crossed it centuries ago. Proceed to Karak and visit Karak Castle with its diverse history dating back to the Byzantine period.
Continue to Dana Reserve for exploration of the Dana Village. The Dana Reserve contains a remarkable diversity of landscapes, which range from wooded highlands to rocky slopes to sand dunes. A wide diversity of animal and plants species can also be found here. Overnight in Dana.
Day 5: Dana – Petra
Today you will have the chance to hike the beautiful scenario of Dana before leave to Petra for overnight.
Day 6: Full Day Petra Visit
The ancient city of Petra is one of Jordan’s national treasures and by far its best known tourist attraction. Petra is the legacy of the Nabateans, an industrious Arab people who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 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 Much of Petra’s appeal comes from its spectacular setting deep inside a narrow desert gorge.
You can choose between two ways to visit the site*:
1. Traditional way through the Siq (Canyon) guided tour through the Siq to the Treasury. We will visit the Treasury, city center, the Royal tomb, and the theater, the High Place of Sacrifice and the Roman soldier tombs and many others.
2. Through Petra Back door. This is a bit more adventurous and begins with a 20mins drive to the areas called Little Petra. This served as the trading area for the main site of Petra. We will begin with a 2hrs hike through little Petra and beautiful surrounding mountains area, until you reach the monastery (pictured above). Then you will continue through the main site of Petra exiting from the main gate.
*Both options will include a guide.
Overnight in Petra
Day 7: Petra – Wadi Rum
After breakfast, you will have a chance to revisit Petra and go to Little Petra which is located in Beida. Little Petra was thought to have served as an agricultural center, trading suburb and re-supply post for camel caravans. At Little Petra’s entrance, there is a classical temple guarding a narrow, 350-meter entrance ravine called Siq al-Barid (Cold Canyon, in Arabic). In the afternoon we will depart to Wadi Rum Jordan’s largest desert and one of the most spectacular desert landscapes in the world. Here you will have a chance to explore the desert by jeep or camel and enjoy the sunset with a cup of tea with a local Bedouin. If you are interested in activities such as Hot Air Ballooning, Sand boarding or Power kiting you can experience all this and much more in Wadi Rum. Tonight you will enjoy traditional dinner and overnight camping in Wadi Rum.
Are you a bit of a thrill seeker? Then why not try Hot Air Ballooning, Micro light Aircraft, Sand Boarding or Power Kiting as of this and much more can all be arranged in Wadi Rum for more information please contact our offices and check the activities available here
Day 8: Wadi Rum – Aqaba
After Breakfast we will have a chance to explore Wadi Rum Jordan’s largest desert and one of the most spectacular desert landscapes in the world. We will board 4×4’s and explore the desert by jeep for 4hrs. Transfer to the only port city in Jordan Aqaba – Overnight stay in Aqaba.
Day 9: Aqaba – Amman
Enjoy the day in Aqaba. Afternoon transfer back to Amman. Overnight in Amman
Day 10: Departure
Transfer to Queen Alia International Airport in Amman for departure.
End of tour