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Welcome to Jordan and the start of an amazing adventure. Arrive Amman, included transfer to our hotel and overnight.
Heading north, we visit Jerash, the Graeco-Roman city known as the ‘Pompeii of the East’. Built over 2,000 years ago, Jerash is widely regarded as the best-preserved city of the Decapolis, a confederation of 10 Roman cities dating from the 1st century! We’ll explore the site taking in the colonnaded street, amphitheatre, nymphaeum, forum and more before continuing to Umm Qais (Gadara), a dramatic black-basalt Roman city of the Decapolis with panoramic views over the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights.
This morning, we tour the citadel of Amman, Archaeological Museum and enjoy free time shopping in the local souq, before visiting Mt Nebo - the single most important biblical site in Jordan. Having led the Israelites for 40 years through the wilderness, Moses finally saw, from this awesome vantage point, the Promised Land, that God forbid him to set foot in. Later, we explore the vast well preserved 12th century crusader castle of Al Karak. Note: Shobak crusader castle maybe visited as an alternative to Karak, depending upon weather and opening times. Enhance option: Petra by Night!
Chief among Jordan’s many archaeological riches is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Rose City of Petra. Today, enjoy a full days guided sightseeing tour of Petre including a climb in the afternoon to Ad-Deir monastery.
A chance to revisit Petra on your own before leaving at 11:00 to drive roughly and 1.5 hours to Wadi Rum. A vast, silent 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. Boarding 4x4s jeeps, we take a 2 hour safari through the sand dunes, getting up close and personal to the surrounding scenery of Wadi Rum. After our safari we drive to Madaba arriving at roughly 17:30.
Explore Madaba your way, before hotel check-out and included onward departure transfer to Amman's Queen Alia airport.
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