This tour brings you to the most beautiful site in Jordan. Starting with the capital, Amman you will travel to all important Jordan landmarks like Jerash, Ajlun and of course Petra.
DAY01: Arrive Amman Airport - meet and assist- Amman
Arrive Amman Airport where our airport Pan East staff will meet the group at the gate just as they leave the airplane. Full assistance with the visa and customs formalities will be provided at Amman Airport.
Leave the Airport for the transfer to Hotel in Amman, and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
DAY02: City Tour of Amman - Jerash - Amman
Visit Amman, the capital of Jordan, a fascinating city of contrasts. Visit the Citadel, which is situated on one of the highest hills in Amman that offers a splendid view of the old city. Near the citadel pay a visit to the Archaeological Museum that houses an excellent collection of Jordan’s antiquities. Proceed downhill to the downtown of the old city to visit the Roman Theatre, which dates back to the 2nd century AD. It is also the home of Jordan’s Folklore Museum, which displays various artifacts of the traditional Jordanian life including, costumes, home furnishings, musical instruments and handicrafts dating back to the 19th century.
Drive north to visit Jerash, which remains today as one of the most beautiful and best-preserved Greco-Roman cities outside Italy. Excavations made it possible to update two theatres, several temples, churches, a market, thermal baths, and the famous Cardo Maximus alley of 600 meters bordered columns. Lunch in Artemis Restaurant in Jerash.
DAY03:Amman - Ajloun - Umm Qais - Amman
Proceed to Ajlun situated in the northern region of Jordan to visit Ajlun’s Castle built by Saladin’s general in 1184 AD. Ajlun’s Castle is a fine example of the genius of medieval Arab military and Islamic architecture.
Drive north to Umm Qais, the ancient Graeco-Roman City of Gadara, which offers a splendid panoramic view overlooking the lake of Tiberias, Jordan Valley and the Golan Heights. Visit Um Qays’ impressive colonnaded terrace and the remains of two roman theatres. It was also the home of several classical poets and philosophers including Theodorus.
DAY04: Amman - Madaba - Mt. Nebo - Kings Way - Kerak - Petra
Drive 30 Km south of Amman to visit Madaba “the City of Mosaics”. Visit the Greek Orthodox church of St. George where the famous 6th Century Byzantine mosaic map of the holy sites in the biblical world is found.
Proceed to Mount Nebo, the place where it is believed that Moses was buried. The mountain, which rises to 840 m of altitude, offers a spectacular view of the Holy land. Mount Nebo became a universal place of pilgrimage during the Christian era in the late 4th century as the church was completely constructed.
Drive via the Kings Way, the ancient road mentioned in the bible, which links prehistoric villages from the Stone Age, and biblical towns from the kingdoms of Ammon, Moab and Edom, to arrive at Karak. Visit Karak’s Crusaders Castle built in the 12th century AD, which is situated on a hilltop about 1000 meters above sea level and surrounded by a valley on three sides. Karak has been inhabited since at least the Iron Age, and was an important city for the Moabites.
Proceed to the greatest city of the Arab nation which existed 2000 years ago: Petra.
The ancient Nabatean city of Petra was recently voted as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is without a doubt Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. In 1985 Petra was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Petra “The Rose City” is an extraordinary and unique place, which was built by the Arab Nabateans more than 2000 years ago. The Nabateans carved their monumental tombs, palaces, temples and treasury from the desert’s natural rose-colored rocks and sandstones.
Begin your first visit by enjoying a walk starting from the visitor center of Petra through the Djin Blocks, Obelisks Tomb, Ancient Dam, The Siq, The Treasury, Roman Theater, Royal tombs, the Colonnaded street, Great Temple and finally The Girl’s Palace (Qasr Al Bint Temple).
Clients interested to visit the Monastery will climb 800 steps to visit the Monastery. The Monastery is similar to design to the Treasury, but it is much larger (50 m high x 45m wide) and much less decorated. The facade is flat on the lower level and deeply carved on the upper level, with engaged columns and two half-pediments flanking a central urn (10m high).
DAY06: Petra - Little Petra - Wadi Rum
Only 10 minutes north of the Petra Visitor Center, is Beidah, which is normally referred to as Little Petra. The entrance to this village is a narrow Siq named Siq Al Barid (Cold Siq) which is 325m in length. When you get there, you will realize that the sun cannot heat this place. There will always be something to see in every corner of the Siq, such as temples, fountains or even painted houses.
Depart to the Natural Resort of Wadi Rum “The Valley of the Moon” a unique place unlike anywhere else you have ever visited. Arrive at the village of Rum where you will be picked up by local Bedouins to explore this splendid desert
Enjoy a 4 hours 4x4 Bedouin pick-up truck excursion in Wadi Rum
DAY07: Wadi Rum - Dead Sea - Amman
Transfer from Wadi Rum to the Dead Sea; the lowest spot on earth 400 meters below sea level. Spend the rest of the day bathing and relaxing in the gently lapping waters of the Dead Sea and be amazed that you can’t sink!
Proceed to Amman
DAY08: Amman Airport
Transfer from Hotel in Amman to Amman Airport for Departure.