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Welcome to Jordan! Upon arrival we will pick the group up from the airport and group transfer to the hotel for the evening.
Heading north, we visit Jerash, the Graeco-Roman city known as the ‘Pompeii of the East’. Built over 2,000 years ago, Jerash is widely regarded as the best-preserved city of the Decapolis, a confederation of 10 Roman cities dating from the 1st century! We’ll explore the site taking in the colonnaded street, amphitheatre, nymphaeum, forum and more before continuing to Umm Qais (Gadara), a dramatic black-basalt Roman city of the Decapolis with panoramic views over the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights.
Today enjoy a full day tour of Amman, including visits to the King Abdalla Mosque, Citadel, Jordan's National Archaoelogical Museum, the Roman theater and Folklore Museum, souks and modern city. Drive through fertile Wadi Seer to visit the Tobaid hall of Qasr al-Abd.
Visiting Mt Nebo - the single most important biblical site in Jordan and also visit the bustling Muslim-Christian market town of Madaba. Enjoy the excellent views offered of the Jordan River Valley, the northern shore of the Dead Sea, Jericho on the opposite bank and (on clear days) the towers on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. Later we visit Umm ar Rasas, a haunted deserted city on the ancient caravan routes. We continue to journey south to Petra for the evening.
We access the hidden archaeological treasures of the Rose City on a walk through a narrow, deep siq, where the rocks finally give way to reveal the famous facade of Al-Khazneh (the Treasury). Continuing our walk, we’ll then go on to explore chunks of this fantastic once-lost city which is full of tombs, temples, an impressive amphitheatre and a Roman colonnaded street. The intrepid can ascend the hundreds of rock-cut steps to Ad-Deir. Better known as the Monastery, Ad-Deir has a similar facade to that of the Treasury, but is far bigger and the views from the nearby cliff-tops are awesome.
This morning is free to relax or revisit Petra independantly. This afternoon you will be transferred to the Dead Sea. Descending some 1300 metres to the lowest point on the earth's surface we arrive at the Dead Sea. Sitting at 422 metres below sea level lathering up with a detoxifying mud bath and bobbing about in the ever warm mineral-rich body of water.
Today we visit Bethany the Baptism site before returning to the Dead Sea with the remainder of the day free.
Sadly your last day with us with your group departure airport transfer.
The lowest point on the earth’s surface, the Dead Sea is a natural phenomena and gift of Mother Nature. Straddling ...