Day 1: Wednesday
Morning departure to Amman by MEA or Royal Jordanian. Arrival. Meet and assist by our local agent then morning tour of Jerash (Gerasa of antiquity), the best preserved city of Roman times, to visit its theaters, temples, churches and colonnaded streets. Then continue to Ajloun to visit the 12th century Saracen Castle built by one of Saladin’s lieutenants in the campaign against the Crusaders. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Amman.
Day 2: Thursday: Madaba/Mount Nebo/Kerak/Petra (360 kms)
Drive southwards along the Kings’Way to Petra, visiting Madaba with the oldest map of the Holy Land, and its Mosaic School, Mount Nebo and the alleged burial site of Moses overlooking the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley; then drive through the magnificent scenery of Wadi Mujib to Kerak to visit the Crusader Castle. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Petra.
Day 3: Friday : Petra.
A full day to visit the many sites of Petra. This city was carved into the rosered Sharah Mountains by the Nabateans and lost to Civilization until rediscovered by the Swiss Burkhardt.Walk through the Siq, a narrow and winding fissure between the cliffs, to reach the Treasury, the Roman Theater, the Courts, Qasr Bint Pharaoun, Temple of the Winged Lion and other monuments.
A break for optional lunch, or you may wish to climb up to the Monastery. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Petra.
Day 4: Saturday : Petra/Wadi Rum/Amman (490 kms)
Visit theWadi Rum Desert (with a short ride in a 4x4 vehicle) and its awesome moon-like landscape, where the film “Lawrence of Arabia” was shot. Return to Amman on the Desert Highway.Transfer to Amman International Airport, and assistance with departure.
Prices per person in US dollars
Prices do not include:
Every Wednesday - All year round in 2015.
1) High season supplement of $145 may apply on the comfort class on certain dates.
2) Permanent local guide during the whole tour (English speaking only).