Madaba Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF JORDAN 1149

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Amman's old city walls

Day 1: Amman

Welcome to Jordan and the start of your holiday! Arrive into Amman where our local rep will be waiting to greet you and transfer you to your hotel where the rest of the day can be spent at leisure.

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. Back to Amman for overnight.

Amman amphitheatre

Day 3: Amman - Petra

This morning tour the citadel of Amman, the Archaeological Museum and enjoy free time shopping in the local souq before visiting Mt Nebo - the single most important biblical site in Jordan. It's from here that Moses first saw the Promised Land. Later we visit Umm ar Rasas, a haunted deserted city on the ancient caravan routes. Large mosaic floors from two of its dozen or more churches have been painstakingly cleaned and protected. From here we continue to the legendary Rose City of 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 intrepid can 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 awesome.

The deep reds of the Treasury

Day 5: Petra - Wadi Rum

This morning you have the option to revisit Petra in your own time before we drive you to Wadi Rum - a vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds, pastel coloured stretches of sandy desert and amazing eroded rock formations that rise from the desert floor. Enjoy a 2hr jeep safari amongst the sand dunes with a stop made for tea before reaching our desert camp and feast on a traditional Bedouin dinner.

Local camel boy in Wadi Rum

Day 6: Wadi Rum - Madaba

Leaving the desert this morning we head to the vast well-preserved 12th century crusader castle of Al Karak. Continuing north, we descend some 1300 metres to the lowest point on the earth's surface to arrive at the Dead Sea. Spend the afternoon swimming, lathering up with a detoxifying mud bath and bobbing about in the ever warm mineral-rich body of water. Afterwards we drive onward to the bustling Muslim-Christian market town of Madaba.

Sunrise in Madaba

Day 7: Madaba

Madaba is famed for its 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. Easily navigable, Madaba's mosaics, quaint village shops and local markets are all here to explore. By sure to visit Harat Jdounda restaurant for a sumptuous Jordanian feast!

Mosaic painting in Madaba

Day 8: Madaba

Today marks the end of your wonderful adventure through Jordan. After breakfast and hotel check out we will transfer you to the airport in time for your departure flight.

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last updated - 11 Jul 2014 9:07 PM