Dana N.R. Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF JORDAN 1095

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Day 1: Jerusalem

Welcome to Israel and the start of your adventure. We’ll be there to meet you at airport in Tel Aviv and transfer you to your hotel in Jerusalem.

Day 2: Jerusalem

Begin the day with a trip to the Mount of Olives for splendid views of Jerusalem. Continue to the Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book to see the famous Dead Sea Scrolls and the beautifully renovated Model of the Herodian City of Jerusalem. Scattered over 45 acres of the Mount of Remembrance is Yad Vashem, a vast, landscaped complex with a fascinating museum and a dozen memorials built to honor the six million Jews who died during the Holocaust. We pay our respects and learn more about how this tragedy shaped the modern State of Israel. Later we visit the picturesque village of Ein Karem, birthplace of John the Baptist.

Day 3: Jerusalem

Today we head to the spectacular Old City through one of the fabled gates. Within its mighty walls we explore the renewed Jewish Quarter, the 2,000 year old Western Wall, Via Dolorosa – the route that Jesus is believed to have taken as he carried his cross to Calvary, and the Stations of the Cross ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the holiest Christian site in the Old City. Later we make our way to Mount Zion to visit the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. Spend the rest of the afternoon in Bethlehem visiting the Church of the Nativity and enjoying the views of Shepherds’ Fields.

Day 4: Jerusalem - Amman

Today we head to the frontier with Jordan called Allenby Bridge. You will be dropped off on the Israel side - make your own way through using the shuttle service - After Israel then Jordan customs you arrive at the Jordan side of the border where our guide awaits to transfer you to Amman city.

Amman's old city walls

Day 5: Amman

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Some of the Roman ruins in Amman

Day 6: Amman - Dana N.R.

This morning we drive Madaba. Famed for its Byzantine mosaics, including the fascinating map of the Holy Land made in the 6th century out of two million stone pieces and now housed in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. After time for lunch we drive to Faynan at the lower, western end of the Dana Nature Reserve. Unique in the Middle East region, Dana NR is a protected region overseen by Jordan’s RSCN (Royal Society for the Protection of Nature) combining scientific research, social reconstruction and sustainable tourism.

A gorge in Dana Nature Reserve

Day 7: Dana N.R.

Today we enjoy a full day with your RSCN guide enjoy hiking in the Jordanian Wilderness. Look out for ibex, gazelle and the sand cat. At night you may even hear the wolves howling.

Jebel formations in Dana Nature Reserve

Day 8: Dana N.R. - Petra

This morning we drive to Petra. Arriving here, enjoy a horse ride through the narrow Siq and enter into Petra. Thereafter, with your expert guide enjoy a full day walking around this incredible wonder of the world.

Looking through the Siq at the Treasury

Day 9: Petra

Today is a day to relax and take in Petra in your own time.

The deep reds of the Treasury

Day 10: Petra - Wadi Rum

This morning early we drive to Wadi Rum the moonscape terrain T. E. Lawrence rightly described as "vast, echoing and God-like." Here enjoy a 5 hours Camel Safari tour of the vast landscape of ancient riverbeds, pastel coloured stretches of sandy desert and amazing rock formations known as jebels that rise from the desert floor, the desertscape of Wadi Rum represents some of the most stunning countryside on the planet. Enjoy the night at our remote camp.

Local camel boy in Wadi Rum

Day 11: Wadi Rum - Aqaba

This morning enjoy breakfast at camp and then proceed on your drive to Aqaba. Arriving here, settle into your hotel and enjoy some family time by the beach.

Aqaba beachfront

Day 12: Aqaba

Aqaba offers a wealth of quality snorkeling sites and today you will enjoy a full day on a boat making various stops to see the wonders of the underwater Red Sea world - Lunch and return transfers to the jetty included.

Aqaba city view

Day 13: Aqaba

Today enjoy some more quality family time on the beach.

Aqaba corals

Day 14: Aqaba - Dead Sea

This morning your driver will transfer you to the Dead Sea. Spend the afternoon floating in the mineral rich healing waters on the hotels private Dead Sea beach.

The size of a jeep compared to the size of Jebels in Wadi Rum

Day 15: Dead Sea

Sadly your journey concludes with a transfer to the airport in time for your flight home.

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last updated - 30 Jan 2015 3:14 AM