Dead Sea Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF JORDAN 1008

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Petra Siq

Day 1: Petra

Amman - Petra. Upon arrival at Amman's Queen Alia airport you will be met and transferred directly to Petra, a 2 hour drive away. Check in to your hotel and spend the remains of the day at leisure. Overnight - Petra

Looking through the Siq at the Treasury

Day 2: Petra

After breakfast, spend the day with your private guide exploring the ancient Nabatean Rose City of Petra - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Access the hidden archaeological treasures of the Rose City on a walk through a narrow, deep siq, where the rocks finally give way to reveal the famous facade of Al-Khazneh (the Treasury). It's also possible to ride a horse through the Siq. Once inside the ancient city, discover tombs, temples, an impressive amphitheatre and a Roman colonnaded street. If you're feeling energetic ascend the hundreds of rock-cut steps to Ad-Deir. Better known as the Monastery, Ad-Deir has a similar facade to that of the Treasury, but is far bigger and the views from the nearby cliff-tops are incredible! Overnight - Petra

The deep reds of the Treasury

Day 3: Petra - Dead Sea

This morning visit Little Petra and the Baidha Neolithic village, with a classical temple standing guard outside the mini-siq. Although much smaller than Petra, Baidha is crammed to the brim with tombs, temples and houses. En route to the Dead Sea journey over the Heisha mountains to tour Shobak a 12th Century Crusader Castle. Descend to the Dead Sea - lowest point on the earth’s surface, arriving late in the afternoon. Take a dip in the unusually warm and incredibly buoyant mineral rich waters and smother yourself in Dead Sea mud. Should you wish to go directly from Petra to the Dead Sea, forsaking the touring arrangements and allowing more time to relax, this can be arranged. Overnight - Dead Sea

Dead Sea salt up close

Day 4: Dead Sea - Jerusalem

Dead Sea - Amman. Take a final dip in the dead sea this morning. Hotel check out and transfer to the Israeli border after border formalities you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the ancient city of Jerusalem – a World Heritage site. Perhaps take a trip to the Israel museum where you can view rare artifacts including the Dead Sea Scrolls or wander around the bustling markets. Overnight - Jerusalem

Day 5: Jerusalem

Enjoy a tour of Jerusalem at the Mt. Of Olives to enjoy the panoramic view over the Old City and Temple Mount. If possible visit Gethsemane, where Jesus spent the night before his arrest. Drive to Dung Gate and enter the Old City and walk to the Western Wall. Continue across the Muslim Quarter to see the spectacular Temple Mount. Walk to the Via Dolorosa, along which Jesus walked bowed under the weight of the Cross to the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Cross over the Armenian and Jewish Quarters to Mt. Zion to visit the Last Supper Room and Dormition Abbey. In the afternoon either:drive to Bethlehem to see the Church of Nativity, Manger Square and Shepherds Field or visit New City & Yad Vashem the museum for the Holocaust. Overnight Jerusalem

Day 6: Jerusalem

Transfer to the Amman Border after going through border procedures you will be met on the Jordanian side by a local guide and transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

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last updated - 20 Nov 2014 2:33 PM