Dead Sea Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF JORDAN 1261

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Amman's old city walls

Day 1: Amman

Amman - Petra. Upon arrival at Amman's Queen Alia airport you will be met and transferred directly to your hotel where you have the rest of the day at leisure.

Some of the Roman ruins in Amman

Day 2: Amman - Petra

After breakfast, drive to Petra and 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!

Looking through the Siq at the Treasury

Day 3: Petra - Dead Sea

This morning take a short drive to visit Little Petra and the Baidha Neolithic village, hidden away in the centre of a mountain, with a classical temple standing guard outside the mini-siq. En route to the Dead Sea journey over the Heisha mountains to tour Shobak a 12th Century Crusader Castle perched on the side of a rocky mountain, before proceeding to Madaba. Continue on to Mt. Nebo, where Moses viewed the Promised Land, here you can take in the wonderful view of the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, Jericho and (if it's clear) Jerusalem. Finally descend to the Dead Sea - lowest point on the earth’s surface.

Dead Sea salt up close

Day 4: Dead Sea - Amman

Today morning you have at leisure at the Dead Sea. At noon drive to visit Jerash. After all, Jerash is only around 45km north of Amman. Second only to Petra in tourist appeal, the 2,000 year-old Graeco-Roman ruins of Jerash which are set in the bowl of a well-watered valley are recognised as one of the best-preserved member cities of the Decapolis, a confederation of 10 Graeco-Roman cities. Later you shall be transferred back to Amman.

Amman amphitheatre

Day 5: Amman

Today you shall be transferred to the airport for your onward flight home.

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