Jan 31: Cairo to Amman - Jerash – Dead Sea – (B, D)
After breakfast at our hotel we will transfer to the Cairo airport for our flight to Amman. (airfare cost not included in the tour price) Arrival in Amman, capital of Jordan, visa formalities (visa fee 40JD) and then head out on our tour.
Departure to Jerash, one of the most complete and best preserved of the Roman Empire. A walk through time visiting its streets, theaters, temples and other places like the great colonnade, the Arc of Triumph, the oval plaza and the Temples of Zeus and Artemis.
We then descend to the lowest place on earth, the Dead Sea and the desert of Moab.
We will visit the Dead Sea either this afternoon or the next morning. The Dead Sea and the desert of Moab, the lowest point on earth and the first natural spa in the world, 400 meters under sea level. The Dead Sea is one of the most incredible places in the world. It is known for the Biblical story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorra, which was turned into salt. The Dead Sea speaks for itself; there is no living fish! It is by far one of Jordan’s most impressive and spectacular places to visit. Its calm shining water glowing from its scorching sun is known for the concentration of salt and minerals, which makes it a therapeutic as well as a unique swimming experience not to be missed!
Dinner and overnight Dead Sea Spa Hotel or similar, Dead Sea
Feb 01: Baptism Site - Madaba – Mount Nebo – Kerak or Shobak – Petra
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive towards the Jordan Valley to visit the baptism sight, located on the east side of the Jordan River, recognized by the Vatican during the visit of John Paul II in 2000 to be the baptism site of Jesus Christ and a very important pilgrimage area to visit. After our visit to this holiday site we depart for Madaba the "City of Mosaics”.
The most popular and well known is the ancient mosaic map of Jordan and the Holy Land of the 6th century in the Saint George Orthodox Church, marked with the points of interest of some historical stories recorded in the Bible.
Proceed to drive up Mount Nebo where Prophet Moses is said to have died. Enjoy the view of the Holy Land and the Jordan Valley, and visit the mosaics found inside the church of Mount Nebo. Then exit thru the Kings Highway to Shobak fortress built between 1110 and 1213 DC by the Templers during the Crusades, which then were taken by Saladin.
Dinner and overnight Petra Moon Hotel or similar, Petra
Feb 2: Petra
Breakfast at the hotel. Classic full day visit to the Nabataea city of Petra, where the movie Indiana Jones was filmed. Petra one of the Seven Wonders of the World, carved out of rock rose over 2000 years ago. Proceed to the entrance of the gorge (Siq) from there continue to reach the impressive Treasury (El Khazneh). Visit the theater, the street columns, and royal tombs. (Climb Up to the monastery on behalf of the clients, without guide). Dinner and overnight Petra Moon Hotel or similar, Petra
Feb 3: Petra - Wadi Rum – Amman
Breakfast and transfer to Wadi Rum- Petra to Wadi Rum it is about 1 hour. Transfer to the desert of Wadi Rum, one of the scenes from the film Lawrence of Arabia and The Martian by Mat Damon, also one of the most spectacular settings in the Middle East.
The Desert of Wadi Rum is a uniquely shaped massive mountain that rose amongst the rosy red sand of the desert with towering cliffs of various brownish, reddish, and golden colors. Amongst this emptiness and silence you can explore the desert in 4 x 4 local Jeep (2hour tour) visiting the seven pillars of wisdom and the holographic pictures carved before Christ.
Pilgrimage and Natural Wonders of Jordan Jan 31 - Feb 4 2019
After our visit to Wadi Rum we will travel back to Amman, known as Philadelphia. On arrival we will have a Panoramic tour of the city: start with a view point from the Citadel (entrance not included 3JD), continue to the Roman Theatre (entrance not included 2JD), the city center, traditional markets, churches, mosques, and then continue to the new modern city. After our visit proceed to our hotel. This evening enjoy dinner at the hotel for your last evening as a group!
Dinner and overnight Seven Roses Hotel or similar, Amman
Feb 4: Transfer to the airport for departure home
After breakfast at the hotel, on your own until transfer to the airport for your departure flight home.
Tour Price $995USD per person based on twin share minimum 4 people
Single supplement $175USD
- Round trip transfers from Amman airport to hotel. 2. Leisure Transportation according number of participants. 3. accommodation in Dead Sea Hotel, Petra and Amman Hotels: breakfast and dinner in hotel. 4. Meals as per itinerary (B = Breakfast, D = Dinner). 5. Admission to sites as per itinerary with classic visit of Wadi Rum in local jeeps 4 x 4 for 2 hours. 6.English Speaking Guide from Day 1 - 4.
Price Does Not Include:
- Visa 40JOD(approximately 60.00 USD) and exit fees (approximately 45.00 USD these are added on the air ticket price), Lunches, Beverages and water. Tips and portages, Admission to Citadel 3JOD and Roman Theatre 2JOD.