Dana N.R. Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF JORDAN 1050

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Amman's old city walls

Day 1: Amman

Today is the start of your Jordanian adventure. We will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel and you have the rest of the day to do as you choose.

Some of the Roman ruins in Amman

Day 2: Amman

Today we driving north and visit the Roman ruins of Jerash. Recognised as one of the best-preserved member cities of the Decapolis, Jerash is deservedly one of Jordan’s major attractions. The traditional Roman street is very impressive and still boasts chariot ruts, the South Theatre boasts astonishing ancient amplification. We continue to Aljun before returning to Amman.

Amman amphitheatre

Day 3: Amman

Today you will see the city of Amman in-depth highlights include the Citadel, the Souk, followed by a late morning snack at the famous Hashem street restaurant.

Amman fruit stall

Day 4: Amman - Madaba

Today we visit Mt Nebo. Sitting on the edge of the East Bank plateau, it is where Moses is said to have seen the Promised Land. Indeed, from the lookout it is possible to view across the valleys to the Dead Sea, Jericho and - on a clear day - the golden cupulas and spires of Jerusalem. We head on to Madaba, the most important Christian centre in Jordan and we visit the Archeological Park and St George's Church. We learn to make a mosaic at a local workshop.

Sunrise in Madaba

Day 5: Madaba - Dana N.R.

We depart in the morning, driving along the Dead Sea’s eastern shoreline and then up to tour 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. We continue on to Dana Nature Reserve and have free time in the afternoon.

A gorge in Dana Nature Reserve

Day 6: Dana N.R. - Petra

This morning we have included for you a RSCN Guide who will take you out on a hike in the wilds of Jordan spotting wild life and learning about native plant species. After lunch at the Guest House, we will transfer you to Petra. This evening, why not add on our Petra by Night excursion and see the site lit up by thousands of candles - truly stunning! See the Enhance your Holiday page for details

Looking through the Siq at the Treasury

Day 7: Petra

Today enjoy a full days guided tour. Possibly the jewel in Jordan’s glittering archaeological crown, Petra is accessed on a walk through a penetrative, narrow deep siq. The treasure at the end of your walk through the siq is the hidden valley where the Rose City of Petra lies. As you reach the end of the Siq, you’ll come across the spectacular façade of Al-Kazneh – the Treasury of Petra. This evening, if you fancy it, try your hand at cooking, Jordanian style - add on our Petra Kitchen bolt-on. See the Enhance your Holiday page for details.

The deep reds of the Treasury

Day 8: Petra

Free day. If you want to do Petra Indian Jones style, add on our Petra by horseback/donkey. See the Enhance your Holiday page for details.

Petra Siq

Day 9: Petra - Wadi Rum

We depart Petra and drive to Wadi Rum. A vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds, pastel coloured stretches of sandy desert and amazing rock formations known as jebels, We’ll jump aboard open-top 4 x 4s for our sunny, sandy and scenic adventure into Jordan’s wilderness. Tonight, we’ll enjoy an included Bedouin dinner and bed under a galaxy of stars at our remote camp.

Local camel boy in Wadi Rum

Day 10: Wadi Rum - Aqaba

You will have a leisurely morning at the camp, before we transfer you to the Red Sea resort of Aqaba.

Aqaba beachfront

Day 11: Aqaba

Day at leisure.

Aqaba city view

Day 12: Aqaba - Dead Sea

Midday we will transfer you via the Wadi Araba road to the Dead Sea and check you onto the hotel.

Dead Sea salt up close

Day 13: Dead Sea

Enjoy a free day to swim or rather float, in the Dead Sea and maybe indulge in a Treatment at the spa in your hotel.

Relaxing in the Dead Sea

Day 14: Dead Sea

We will transfer you to the airport in time for your departure flight.

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last updated - 25 Jan 2015 3:06 PM