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Sample Itinerary - REF JORDAN 1081

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Amman's old city walls

Day 1: Amman

Welcome to Jordan and the start of an amazing adventure. Arrive Amman, included transfer to our hotel and overnight. Overnight - Amman

Some of the Roman ruins in Amman

Day 2: Amman - Petra

After a quick visit to the Citadel and Archaeological Museum, we leave Amman and travel to Mt. Nebo. This amazing panorama includes the Jordan River Valley, the Dead Sea, Jericho and the spires and domes of the Mt. of Olives. Our next port of call is Um ar-Rasas, once an important stop on the busy caravan routes. The impressive mosaic floor of the St. Stephen Church features medallions commemorating all the early Christian pilgrimage sites of the region, and the extensive ruins also include one of the area’s earliest Stylite towers. You’ll make a late afternoon stop at the Shobak Crusader Castle en route to Petra for the night. Consider adding our Petra Kitchen. Overnight - Petra

Looking through the Siq at the Treasury

Day 3: Petra

Begin the day with a walk through the mysterious mile-long Siq, the narrow gorge with towering sandstone walls which leads into the ancient capital city of the Nabatean trading empire. Explore the Khazneh (the temple of Indiana Jones fame), Theater, Colonnaded Street and Museum. After lunch, climb to ad-Deir (the Monastery), Petra’s largest carved façade. In the evening return to Petra by Night for a tantalizing candlelight stroll through Petra’s Siq….a romantic preview of things to come! Petra Kitchen bolt-on . Overnight - Petra

The deep reds of the Treasury

Day 4: Petra - Wadi Rum

This morning we have the opportunity to join our guide for a return to Petra along the “secret way” of al-Madras, with visits to the High Place of Sacrifice and Wadi Farasa and visit Little Petra. At lunchtime we stop in the Wadi Musa souk to pick up delicious shawarma sandwiches or fruit and veggie snacks from the local produce souk before making the scenic drive to Wadi Rum. We make a late afternoon jeep tour of this moonscape desert terrain, arriving to our remote camp site deep in the heart of the Wadi Rum. We enjoy a magical evening under the brilliant stars of the desert night sky, including a scrumptious traditional Jordanian dinner. Overnight - Wadi Rum

Local camel boy in Wadi Rum

Day 5: Wadi Rum - Madaba

After breakfast, we head north along the Desert Highway. Taking a drive through the busy market town of Karak under the towering shadows of the Karak Crusader Castle and descending to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the earth’s surface. Drift out and bob in the waters and slap on some of the black Dead Sea mud to give your skin an invigorating boost. After the experience, you’ll enjoy a buffet lunch before heading up to Madaba, home to the world’s largest collection of ancient mosaics. We’ll have a lavish Jordanian feast a Haret Jdoudna, the restaurant in Madaba’s city center offering the best of Jordanian cuisine in a setting created from some of the city’s traditional 19th-century homes. Overnight - Madaba

Sunrise in Madaba

Day 6: Madaba

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. Overnight - Madaba

Mosaic painting in Madaba

Day 7: Madaba

Explore Madaba your way, before hotel check-out and included onward departure transfer to Amman's Queen Alia airport.

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