Day 1 – Arrival
Collection from the airport and transfer direct to your hotel. Depending upon your flight arrival time, we can offer additional activities for the day. Overnight in Amman.
Day 2 – Amman City Tour and Desert Castles.
Start you visit to Jordan with a tour of the old city of Amman exploring the Citadel and the Roman Theater, two of the most popular archaeological sites in the city. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant to experience authentic Falafel and Hummus.
Day 3 – Karak & Wadi Ibn Hammad.
Visit the ancient crusader castle in Karak, exploring the maze of stone-vaulted halls and passageways. The city of Karak was the capital of Moab and the castle dominates the skyline. The castle provides an impressive insight into the architectural and military skills of the Crusaders.
Take a walk through the water in the beautiful gorge of Wadi Ibn Hammad, starting at the hot springs and hiking through the abundant vegetation and hanging plants. Overnight in Amman.
Day 4 – Petra.
Marvel at the beauty of the ‘Lost City’, the Red Rose City of Petra, exploring its many caves and tombs. Walk through the canyon and be astounded at the magnificent Treasury, the entrance guarding the ancient Nabatean city, now one of the Modern 7 Wonders of the World.
Either stay overnight in a hotel in Petra, or take the optional night under the stars in Wadi Rum (Drive to Wadi Rum and marvel at the sunset and gaze at the stars in the night sky whilst enjoying the legendary hospitality of the Bedouin, before sleeping at the foot of the awesome mountains exploding out from the desert landscape). Overnight in Petra or option for Overnight under the stars in Wadi Rum.
Day 5 – Wadi Rum
Enjoy the wilderness adventure of a 4×4 jeep tour of Wadi Rum, following in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia, climbing sand dunes and rock bridges. Then drive to Aqaba. Overnight in Aqaba.
Day 6 – Aqaba
Jordan’s window to the Red Sea, Aqaba brings a refreshing variation to the sands of Wadi Rum and Petra. Free day to spend relaxing as you choose, either exploring the markets of the downtown or visiting one of the beach resorts to swim, snorkel or scuba dive to admire the world-renowned multi-coloured coral reefs, fish and wildlife under the clear blue water. Driver and Guide at your disposal. Return and overnight in Amman.
Day 7 – Ajloun, Jerash and Um Qais
Head north to walk through history in Jerash, regarded as one of the most important and best preserved Roman cities in the Middle East. Then on to Ajloun and visit the castle, dominating the Ajloun skyline and built to ward off the Crusader armies at the key trade and pilgrimage intersection between Jerusalem, Cairo, Damascus and Mecca.
Travel to the northern tip of Jordan and savor the beauty of Umm Qais, the Greek and Roman city overlooking the Jordan valley and the Sea of Galilee. Overnight in Amman.
Day 8 – Madaba, Mount Nebo and Dead Sea
Drive to the town of Madaba and discover the amazing Byzantine mosaics excavated from throughout the town. See the ‘Madaba Map’, the oldest preserved mosaic map of the Holy Lands. Drive to Mount Nebo and wonder at the view where Moses looked across to the Promised Land and later died and was buried.
Then head down the winding road to the lowest point on earth to float and relax at the Dead Sea. Enjoy the sunshine and view whilst trying out the invigorating mud bath to cleanse the skin. Overnight in Amman, or optional overnight on the shores of the Dead Sea at one of the hotel and spas.
Day 9 – Depart
Free day and transfer to airport. Depending upon the time of your flight, we can arrange optional tours such as Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where Jesus was baptized.