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Welcome to Jordan and the start of your holiday! Arrive into Amman and transfer to your hotel.
This morning we visit Jerash, the world’s best-preserved Roman provincial city, built over 2,000 years ago. Here we visit the Forum, the arena, where the chariot wheel tracks can still be seen, the Temple of Artemis and the South Theatre. We continue to Umm Qais, a dramatic black-basalt Roman city with panoramic views over the Sea of Galilee.
Today, we tour the citadel, Archaeological Museum and enjoy free time in the local souq. We then have time for a dip in the Dead Sea before we head down to Petra.
Welcome to the Rose City! Access to the city on our guided exploration is through the famous narrow, deep siq. The rocks then give way to the most amazing site – that of the Treasury. We’ll explore the ancient Nabatean tombs and the Roman rock-carved streets lined with temples, royal tombs, staircases, arched gates, public buildings.
This morning you have the option to revisit Petra in your own time before we drive you to Wadi Rum. Wadi Rum is a vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds, pastel coloured stretches of sandy desert and amazing eroded rock formations that rise from the desert floor. We camp with the semi-nomadic Bedouin and enjoy a Jordanian dinner tonight.
Leaving Wadi Rum we drive to Aqaba on the Gulf of Aqaba for a 3 night stay. Swim, snorkel, dive, relax and take it all in at Jordan’s premier seaside town. Azure blue waters brimming with kaleidoscopic marine life are a real attraction here at Aqaba.
Open your eyes this morning and take a peek out the window to the magical blue of the Red Sea. Sit back and relax by the pool sipping cocktails and soaking up the sun. Here you can opt to go snorkeling or diving, to view the amazing array of aquatic life in the nearby reefs.
En route to Madaba we drive via Wadi Araba to Lot's Cave. Roam the crumbling ruins of an ancient monastery and admire the panoramic views of the Promised Land from Mt Nebo. On arrival in Madaba, we have a guided sightseeing tour. Mentioned in the Old Testament, the prime attractions of the venerable town of Madaba are its many 6th-century Byzantine 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.
Free day for you to explore on your own.
Our tour concludes after breakfast, bid farewell to Jordan and onward departure transfer to the airport.
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