Aqaba Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF JORDAN 1195

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Amman fruit stall

Day 1: Amman

Welcome to Amman and the start of your holiday. Upon arrival you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your accommodation. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight Amman.

Amman's old city walls

Day 2: Amman

Today is yours free to explore this city on your own. Known during antiquity as Philadelphia, Jordan’s capital lays just a short drive from the Syrian and Israeli borders. The area has been continuously inhabited since 6,000 BC, though few ancient buildings remain. This relatively modern and bustling city was not much more than a village when it became the seat of government in the 1920s. Since then it has grown dramatically - Its population swelled by the arrival of succeeding waves of displaced Palestinians, who today make up a majority of the city’s residents. Nowadays, Amman has little of the atmosphere one might describe as “typically” Middle Eastern. Amman is essentially a very western-oriented city. Overnight Amman

Some of the Roman ruins in Amman

Day 3: Amman

Drive to Jerash to tour the world’s best-preserved Roman provincial site, including a performance of the exciting RACE (Roman Army and Chariot Experience) re-enactment, where you will sit in the Jerash Hippodrome where the Romans sat, and watch as they watched a demonstration of Roman Army tactics and weapons, gladiatorial contests and an exciting 7-lap chariot race. Transfer to visit Um Qais (Biblical Gadara), the dramatic black-basalt Roman Decapolis city overlooking the Golan Heights and Sea of Galilee. Return to Amman for overnight.

Amman amphitheatre

Day 4: Amman - Petra

Morning city tour in Amman, including visits to the Citadel, Jordan's National Archaeological Museum and souk. Transfer to Madaba to visit the St. George Church and Madaba Archaeological Park. Visit Shobak Crusader Castle; continue to Petra for overnight.

Looking through the Siq at the Treasury

Day 5: Petra

Full-day tour of the legendary capital of the Nabatean trading empire. Enter through the Siq and visit the Khazneh, Theater, Colonnaded Street and Museum, with an afternoon climb to ad-Deir, Petra’s largest carved façade. Overnight Petra

The deep reds of the Treasury

Day 6: Petra

Second day touring in Petra, with the chance to visit the High Place of Sacrifice, Wadi Farasa, the Great Temple, Byzantine Church and Royal Tombs. Overnight Petra.

Petra Siq

Day 7: Petra - Aqaba

Transfer to Wadi Rum for a jeep tour of the moonscape terrain T. E. Lawrence rightly described as "vast, echoing and God-like. Continue to Aqaba for overnight.

Aqaba beachfront

Day 8: Aqaba - Dead Sea

Aqaba - Bethany - Dead Sea. Driving north via Wadi Araba, you’ll stop at Lot’s Cave and the Dead Sea Panorama point. Later a city tour of Bethany before descending to the lowest point on the earth’s surface, the Dead Sea . Take a dip in the mineral rich waters, where you’ll bob around like a cork; there is certainly no risk of sinking here! Your skin will also receive a fabulous detox, thanks to the curative qualities of the water. Overnight - Dead Sea

Dead Sea salt up close

Days 9-10: Dead Sea

Over the next two days relax and enjoy the resort's pool and beach facilities, or try a pampering treatment in the spa. Overnight Dead Sea.

Dead Sea sign

Day 11: Dead Sea

Sadly you time with us has come to an end as you are transferred to the airport in time for your departure flight to your onward destination.

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last updated - 25 Nov 2014 2:39 PM