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Welcome to Jordan and the start of an amazing adventure. Arrive Amman, included transfer to our hotel and overnight.
Today, we tour the citadel, Archaeological Museum and enjoy free time in the local souq before descending from the elevation of Amman to the Dead Sea for a chance to take a dip in the mineral-rich waters. Next we head to Shobak castle to walk round the fantastic crusader castle and admire the brilliant views before continuing south to Petra.
Access to the Rose 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 impressive Treasury. Walking down the gravel tracks, we’ll explore the ancient Nabatean tombs and the Roman rock-carved streets. The more intrepid can ascend to Ad Deir, better known as the Monastery.
A chance to revisit Petra before our afternoon drive to Wadi Rum. A vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds, pastel coloured sandy desert and amazing rock formations (jebels), Wadi Rum represents some of the most stunning countryside on the planet. Boarding 4x4s jeeps, we take a safari through the sand dunes. Tonight, we enjoy a Jordanian dinner.
This morning after our desert adventure we head to Aqaba for some R&R.
This is the start of some much needed down time. Spend your time at the hotel sipping on a great selection of drinks or take a stroll around the local town.
We visit Umm ar-Rasas, a haunted deserted city on the ancient caravan routes. Continuing our journey, we head to Mt Nebo - the single most important biblical site in Jordan, with excellent views of the Jordan River Valley, the northern shore of the Dead Sea and Jericho. We then proceed to Madaba, a bustling Muslim-Christian market town and enjoy a Jordanian feast!
This morning after breakfast we head to Amman international airport for your onward flight home.
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