Madaba Holidays

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Amman's old city walls

Day 1: Amman

Welcome to Jordan and the start of your holiday! Arrive into Amman and transfer to your hotel.

Some of the Roman ruins in Amman

Day 2: Amman

This morning we visit Jerash, the world’s best-preserved Roman provincial city, built over 2,000 years ago. Here we visit the Forum, the arena, where the chariot wheel tracks can still be seen, the Temple of Artemis and the South Theatre. We continue to Umm Qais, a dramatic black-basalt Roman city with panoramic views over the Sea of Galilee.

Amman amphitheatre

Day 3: Amman - Petra

Today, we tour the citadel, Archaeological Museum and enjoy free time in the local souq. We then have time for a dip in the Dead Sea before we head down to Petra.

Looking through the Siq at the Treasury

Day 4: Petra

Welcome to the Rose City! Access to the city on our guided exploration is through the famous narrow, deep siq. The rocks then give way to the most amazing site – that of the Treasury. We’ll explore the ancient Nabatean tombs and the Roman rock-carved streets lined with temples, royal tombs, staircases, arched gates, public buildings.

The deep reds of the Treasury

Day 5: Petra - Aqaba

This morning you have the option to revisit Petra in your own time before we drive you to Wadi Rum. Wadi Rum is a vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds, pastel coloured stretches of sandy desert and amazing eroded rock formations that rise from the desert floor. We camp with the semi-nomadic Bedouin and enjoy a Jordanian dinner tonight.

Aqaba beachfront

Day 6: Aqaba - Wadi Rum

This morning you have the option to revisit Petra in your own time before we drive you to Wadi Rum. Wadi Rum is a vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds, pastel coloured stretches of sandy desert and amazing eroded rock formations that rise from the desert floor. We camp with the semi-nomadic Bedouin and enjoy a Jordanian dinner tonight.

Local camel boy in Wadi Rum

Day 7: Wadi Rum - Madaba

Striking south along the Kings Highway, we stop off at the Red Sea resort town of Aqaba. Taking in a short city tour we head onward via Wadi Araba to Lot’s cave and explore the crumbling ruins of an ancient monastery. A short distance away we visit Mt Nebo, where we take in views of the Promised Land.

Sunrise in Madaba

Days 8-9: Madaba

Famed for it’s 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, Madaba, its mosaics, quaint village shops and local market are all here to explore.

Mosaic painting in Madaba

Day 10: Madaba

We will transfer you to the airport in time for your departure flight.

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last updated - 30 Aug 2014 12:46 PM