AMMAN - MADABA - MOUNT NEBO - DEAD SEA - WADI MUJIB - SHOBAK - PETRA - WADI RUM - AQABA- KERAK
Breakfast in your hotel in Amman. After breakfast transfer to visit MADABA, also called the city of mosaics, famous for the unique mosaic map of the Holy Land, which can be found in Saint George’s church floor. After breakfast transfer to MOUNT NEBO, the place where it is believed, that Moses died as he viewed the Holy Land. On a clear day there is a magnificent panoramic view over the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley with the towers of Jerusalem visible on the skyline. Dinner and overnight in your hotel at the Dead Sea.
Breakfast at the hotel at the Dead Sea. After breakfast transfer to the Wadi Mujib, located at the Dead Sea. The Wadi Mujib Reserve is the lowest nature reserve in the world, with a spectacular array of scenery, near the east coast of the Dead Sea. The Reserve is located within the deep Wadi Mujib gorge, which enters the Dead Sea at 410m below sea level. Explore this wonderful place in hiking the Wadi Mujib Siq Trail. Later transfer to the crusader castle Shobak. Set atop a mountain, Shobak Castle is an enchanting castle that was built in 1115 under the rule of King Baldwin I. Shobak castle is particularly striking due to its remote location in the desert which will make visitors feel a world away from home. Within the castle grounds, visitors feel a world away from home.
Within the castle grounds, visitors can explore churches, historic ruins and secret passageway that leads to charming spring. The castle also boasts a watchover, catacombs and a number of Christian carvings and Islamic tablets. After breakfast transfer to Little Petra, also called Siq al-Barid, a Neolithic village (7000 B.C) remains were found. Its exceptional importance made it comparable with Chataluq in Turkey. The researches will captivate the travelers with its well conserved remains, retracing the evolution of the settlement starting from the circular hutte. During the same excursion, you will visit nearby an admirable short Siq where the Nabateans carved other facades like those in Petra, this is why we call it the Little Petra. Overnight at your hotel in Petra.
Breakfast at your hotel in Petra. After breakfast full day visit of PETRA, the capital of the ancient Nabatean kingdom. The long-lost city of Petra, carved entirely by man into the rose-red sandstone rocks, puts your imagination to the test. It is a mystic and glorious place, an eternal tribute to a lost civilization. Petra was the central meeting point of the Nabatean spice routes. They are 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 houses and roads entirely into the rose-red sandstone rocks. No wonder, that the UNESCO placed Petra on its World Heritage List.
We enter Petra by passing the Siq, a deep and narrow gorge, at the end of which all of sudden dramatically appears the most famous monument in Petra: al-Khazneh or the Treasury. 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. After visit we will transfer you to your hotel for accommodation. Dinner and Overnight in your hotel.
Breakfast at your hotel in Petra. Transfer to the martian desert of Wadi Rum. ‘Vast, echoing and Godlike’, that’s how Lawrence of Arabia described the uniquely shaped massive mountains rise out of the rose-red desert sand. You will explore this old desert in a 4 hours jeep tour. We beg, you are hungry. Dinner and overnight in your camp in Wadi Rum.
Breakfast in your camp in Wadi Rum. After breakfast transfer to Aqaba. (Aqaba: the only Jordan Port situated in the depth of Aqaba Golf, and occupied the reserved extremity of Wadi Araba). Aqaba is till today an important intersection for the commercial roads. More than its functions as a port, Aqaba become a principal touristic attraction pole, and recently established as free zone. It’s a nice maritime stationary on the red sea just right on the old city of Ecyon-Geber, and a marvelous under-water garden (very rich with its corals). Free time at the beach. Overnight in your hotel in Aqaba.
Breakfast at your hotel in Aqaba. After breakfast transfer to Karak. Karak castle is a dark maze of stone-vaulted halls and endless passageways. The best preserved are underground and can be reached via a massive door (ask at the ticket desk) More imposing than beautiful, the castle is nevertheless an impressive insight into the architectural military genius of the Crusaders. With some care you can walk along the crenellated top of the West Front wall and admire the sweeping view. On clear days, you can look across the Dead Sea and see all the way to the Mount of Olives bordering Jerusalem. Overnight in your hotel in Amman.
Breakfast at your hotel in Amman. After breakfast Amman City Tour. You will allow us to find that Amman is a modern capital, but rich with its history, where you will visit the Citadel, Roman Theater and the Museum. Walking downtown. Transfer to As Salt. Known as As-Salt or Al-Salt, this ancient town has a rich and important history and was once a major trading post between the west and the east. Beyond this, it is also a vital settlement in the region given its proximately to the eastern desert and the Jordan Valley. As a result, historically As-Salt was an important location for leaders and rulers of the land dating back to the Byzantine Era, the Romans and the Mameluks. Transfer to Amman. Overnight in your Hotel in Amman.