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Welcome to Jordan and the start of your Arabian adventure! We will be at Amman airport to meet and transfer you to your hotel.
Your rental car will be delivered at 10:00 hrs. Spend the day exploring Jordan’s capital city or perhaps visit Madaba and Mt Nebo. Famed for its Byzantine 6th century Mosaics, perhaps the most impressive of these is an enormous 6th-century map of Palestine and Egypt that is located in St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church. A short drive from Madaba is Mt Nebo.
Drive to the ancient a. You can stop en route to visit the impressive crusader castle of Karak. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Petra is the jewel in Jordan’s archaeologicRose City of Petral crown and you have two days to discover all of its hidden gems. The entrance to the city is through a narrow, deep winding trail-like fissure in the rocks known as the Siq.
Access to Petra on our guided exploration is through the famous narrow, deep siq. The rocks then give way to the most amazing site – that of the fantastically impressive Treasury. Walking down the gravel tracks, we’ll explore the ancient Nabatean tombs and the Roman rock-carved streets lined with temples, royal tombs, staircases, arched gates, public buildings and more. The intrepid can ascend to Ad Deir better known as the monastery.
Time for some exciting 4x4 action! Upon arrival at Wadi Rum, you’ll transfer to a jeep for a 4x4 safari across the stunning desertscape. The region is home to the semi - nomadic Bedouin, living in goat’s hair tents, tending their herds of sheep and goat. Spend the evening at a Bedouin camp, enjoy a traditional meal and sleep in a tent or under a galaxy of stars!
This morning head to the Dead Sea and visit the Karak Crusader Castle. The magnificent Crusader fortress of Karak - Crak des Moabites, or Le Pierre du Desert to Crusaders - soars above its valleys and hills like a great ship riding waves of rock.
Sink or swim? There is no chance of either occurring at the Dead Sea. The mineral-rich Dead Sea offers bathers ultimate buoyancy to the point where you will feel like a cork bobbing about! Take a dip in the mineral-rich waters. In addition and perhaps famously, the intense salinity creates an unusually high degree of buoyancy. Opt for a dip, and you will bob about like a rubber duck in a bath, without any effort at all. No life rings needed here.
Drive to Madaba. A bustling Muslim-Christian market town, Madaba is renown for its mosaics including the stunning 6th century Byzantine mosaic map depicting Jerusalem and other holy sites, located at the Greek Orthodox Church of St George. Small shops sell excellent copies of miniature mosaics. At Mt Nebo, where it is believed Moses viewed the Promised Land, you can too. The views from this point stretch across as far as Israel, where on clear days one can see the gleaming gold domes of Jerusalem. A small church also houses some fragile, yet stunning bibically-inspired mosaics. Your rental car will be picked up at 6pm today
We will drive you to Allenby bridge to cross the border into Israel and drive to Mount of olives for a panoramique view of the city; visit the church of All Nations, King David's tomb and the room of last Supper on Mt. Zion. Enter within the walls of the city and visit the Cardo, Temple Mount, Western Wall, Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, oriental Bazaar.
Drive to Ein Karem to visit the Church of visitation; proceed to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the holocaust; Visit the Israel museum, the shrine of the book, where the Dead Sea scrolls are housed, and the miniature model of Jerusalem as it was during the second temple period. Proceed to Bethlehem to visit the Church of Nativity.
Leave Jerusalem and drive north past Jericho, the oldest city in the world and via the Jordan Valley to Nazareth, visit the Church of Annunciation, St. Joseph's workshop and Mary's Well. Continue via Cana of Galilee to Yardenit, the place where the Jordan river lives the Sea of Galilee, and Baptism place.
We head out to Caesarea, home to some of the finest Roman ruins you can see on this side of the Mediterranean, as well as impressive Crusader fortifications. You'll then head to Acre, a Crusader stronghold still honeycombed with the ruins left behind by more than two centuries of European forays in the Holy Land - as well as evidence of Napoleon's ill-fated naval assault on the city. You'll end the sightseeing in Haifa with a stop at the summit of famous Mount Carmel, which affords an amazing views of the immaculately manicured Baha'i Gardens and the Haifa port.
We will transfer you to the airport in time for your departure flight.
Jerusalem, the capital city of Israel, is one of the oldest cities in the world. The old walled city is ...