Jordan Classical Tour
Explore Jordan’s wonders and history in 4 days. Upon arrival at Sheikh Hussein border, we continue to the part of the Graeco-Roman Decapolis, Jerash, and spend overnight at Amman. Visiting Madaba and ST. George Church is our next plan on this tour. You will complete your adventure by visiting Petra, camping, and Jeep tour at Wadi Rum and finally visiting the Jordanian coastal city, Aqaba.
Day 1 – Arrival at Sheikh Hussein – Jerash – Amman (D)
Upon arrival to Sheikh Hussein Border meet and assist by Jordan Experience guide then transfer to visit Jerash: North of Amman lies the city of Jerash, sometimes referred to as the Pompei of the East. Jerash was part of the Graeco-Roman Decapolis, the league of ten cities bound by strong political, social, and commercial interests. It’s one of the best-preserved Roman towns outside Italy. Because Jerash has been covered by sand for centuries its colonnaded streets, baths, theatres, plazas, and arches remain in exceptional condition. A walk through Jerash is a journey in time. Can you imagine yourself being a Roman commander entering the town while riding your chariot over the paved stone? Or perhaps an actor staging a play in the amphitheater Or a priest leading a procession up the stairs of the Artemis’ temple then transfer to the hotel in Amman for dinner and overnight. (Hotel: Arena Space )
Day 2 – Amman – Madaba – Mt. Nebo – Petra (B, D)
After Breakfast, drive to Madaba which is located 30 kilometers south-west of the capital Amman. It is best known for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, especially a large Byzantine-era mosaic map of The Holy Land. Madaba, one of the most spectacular churches around the world; ST. George Church where you will find the Mosaic Map of Jerusalem painted on the floor of the church. Continue the drive to Mount Nebo the place where Moses buried. You will be lucky if the sky is clear enough; you will have a wonderful view up from the mountain seeing the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, and Jericho in the other bank of the Jordan River.
We continue to Petra, for check-in, dinner, and overnight. (Hotel: Petra Sella )
Day 3 – Petra Visit – Wadi Rum (B, D)
Breakfast at the hotel. visit Petra; There is no visit of Jordan will be complete without having seen the capital of the ancient Nabatean kingdom, Petra. The long-lost city of Petra, carved entirely by man into the rose-red sandstone rocks, puts your imagination to the test. It’s a mystic and glorious place, an eternal tribute to a lost civilization.
Petra was the central meeting point of the Nabatean spice routes which originated from the Persian Gulf, Western Arabia, and the Red Sea. About two thousand years ago Petra became the capital of the Nabatean Empire. The city was so renowned that one of its kings, Aretas IV, is even mentioned in the Bible. The natural richness of the mountainous area combines in a superb way with the refined culture and massive architecture of the Nabateans, who carved their theatre, temples, façades, tombs, monasteries, houses roads entirely the rose-red sandstone rocks. No wonder UNESCO placed Petra on its World Heritage List one enters Petra by passing the Siq, a deep and narrow gorge, at the end of which all of a sudden dramatically appears the most famous monument in Petra: Al-Khazneh or The Treasury.
Maybe you will recognize it as the stage of the final sequence of the movie ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’. But the Treasury is just the start. Walking and climbing in Petra hundreds of buildings carved in stone and eroded through the centuries into fabulous multi-colored walls will be revealed to you. Drive to Wadi Rum, Uniquely shaped massive mountains rise vertically out of the pink desert sand, which separates one dark mass from another in magnificent desert scenery of strange breathtaking beauty, with towering cliffs of weathered stone. (Hotel: Mazayen Rum Camp)
Day 4 – Wadi Rum – Aqaba – Departure from Arava Border (B)
Breakfast at the Camp then enjoys the Uniquely shaped massive mountains rise vertically out of the pink desert sand, which separates one dark mass from another in magnificent desert scenery of strange breathtaking beauty, with towering cliffs of weathered stone. The faces of the sheer rock cliffs have been eroded by the wind into faces of men, animals, and monsters. Wadi Rum, the valley of the moon according to Lawrence of Arabia; here you will have the opportunity to experience the Jeep tour 4×4 for 2 hours to explore the most spectacular sites of the area ending with a cup of tea made by Bedouins as a refreshing after your visit.
Then drive to Aqaba Jordanian coastal city situated at the north-eastern tip of the Red Sea. Aqaba is the largest city on the Gulf of Aqaba and Jordan’s only coastal city. It’s dedicated for relaxation, water sports, and winter warmth, Aqaba is warm, sunny, and inviting, fringed with palm trees, lapped by the crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Aqaba, cooled by a steady northerly breeze, and ringed by mountains that change in color with the change of the hours. Then transfer to the Arava border for departure.
02 hours Jeep Tour at Wadi Rum is included.
Specification: Jordan Classical Tour