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Sample Itinerary - REF JORDAN 1039

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Amman's old city walls

Day 1: Amman

Upon arrival at Amman's Queen Alia airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Check in to your hotel and spend the remains of the day at leisure.Overnight at Larsa Amman Hotel

Some of the Roman ruins in Amman

Day 2: Amman

Today you will see the city of Amman in-depth highlights include the Citadel, Archaeological Museum and the Theatre with the Folklore. Overnight at Larsa Amman Hotel

Amman amphitheatre

Day 3: Amman

Today we driving north and visit the Roman ruins of Jerash. Recognised as one of the best-preserved member cities of the Decapolis, Jerash is deservedly one of Jordan’s major attractions. The traditional Roman street is very impressive and still boasts chariot ruts, the South Theatre boasts astonishing ancient amplification. Later on we drive back to Amman. Overnight at Larsa Amman Hotel

Amman fruit stall

Day 4: Amman - Petra

Today we journey on the Kings Highway stopping at Madaba and Karak. Madaba - the most important Christian centre in Jordan, its mosaics, little shops and restaurants offers us gentle respite. A short distance away, we visit Mt Nebo. Sitting on the edge of the East Bank plateau, it is where Moses is said to have seen the Promised Land. Indeed, from the lookout it is possible to view across the valleys to the Dead Sea, Jericho and - on a clear day - the golden cupulas and spires of Jerusalem. Arrive Petra Later this evening. Overnight at La Maison Petra Hotel

Looking through the Siq at the Treasury

Day 5: 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 fantastically impressive Treasury. Walking down the gravel tracks, we’ll explore the ancient Nabatean tombs and the Roman rock-carved streets lined with temples, royal tombs, staircases, arched gates, public buildings and more the intrepid can ascend to Ad Deir better known as the monestery. Overnight at La Maison Petra Hotel

The deep reds of the Treasury

Day 6: Petra - Wadi Rum

We depart Petra and drive to Wadi Rum. A vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds, pastel coloured stretches of sandy desert and amazing rock formations known as jebels, We’ll jump aboard open-top 4 x 4s for our sunny, sandy and scenic adventure into Jordan’s wilderness. Tonight, we’ll enjoy an included Bedouin dinner and bed under a galaxy of stars at our remote camp. Overnight at Bait Ali Camp

Local camel boy in Wadi Rum

Day 7: Wadi Rum - Aqaba

Transfer from Wadi Rum to the red sea resort of Aqaba. Rest of the day is free and at your leisure. Overnight at Movenpick Aqaba

Aqaba beachfront

Day 8: Aqaba

Today you will have a free day in Aqaba sit back and relax enjoy the sunshine, sand and sea.Overnight at Movenpick Aqaba

Aqaba city view

Day 9: Aqaba - Dead Sea

This morning after breakfast we drive up Wadi Araba, visiting Lot’s Cave and the Bethany baptismal site. We then drive to the Dead sea for a relaxed stay. Overnight at Movenpick Dead Sea

Aqaba corals

Day 10: Dead Sea

Enjoy a free day to swim in the Dead Sea and maybe indulge in a Treatment at the spa in your hotel. There are other optional activities you can do on this day, you just need to let us know whether you prefer to relax or see more of Jordan's many amazing highlights. Overnight at Movenpick Dead Sea

Dead Sea salt up close

Day 11: Dead Sea - Jerusalem

Transfer to Allenby bridge for departure to Israel. Arrive at Allenby bridge Israeli side meet your guide and drive to Jerusalem to the hotel for dinner and overnight. Overnight at Grand Court Hotel

Day 12: Jerusalem

Today we will discover the New Jerusalem, starting with the official memorial site of Yad Vashem, a sprawling complex dedicated to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. After paying our respects we head to Ein Karem, a picturesque village where John the Baptist was born. Spend some time in the Israel Museum visiting the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, and a detailed model of Jerusalem from the time of the Second Temple. Passing the Knesset (House of Parliament) and the campus of the Hebrew University we make our way to Bethlehem where we visit Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. Overnight at Grand Court Hotel

Day 13: Jerusalem

Start the day with the spectacular panoramic views from Mt. Scopus before a stop at the Mount of Olives, the site where Jesus first gave the Lord’s Prayer. We visit the Garden of Gethsemane before we enter the Old City of Jerusalem, and visit the Western ("Wailing") Wall, remnant of the foundation of the Second Temple from the time of Jesus, and holiest site of Judaism. Tour the Southern Wall excavations and walk on the stairs where Jesus taught, that led into the Temple, Follow the Via Dolorosa ("Way of the Agonies") the path Jesus walked to the crucifixion, leading to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the traditional site of Calvary and Burial of Jesus. Continue to Mount Zion, where some traditions place King David's tomb and the Room of the Last Supper. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. Overnight at Grand Court Hotel

Day 14: Jerusalem

This morning we head out for another full day of sightseeing around the Holy Land. We take in the sights of Nazareth – the home of Joseph and Mary, visiting the famous Churches of the Annunciation and St. Joseph. Heading North via Cana – where Jesus turned water into wine, we reach the shores of the Sea of Galilee and visit the significant Christian sites of Capernaum, historic Tiberias and Tabgha - site of the legendary Sermon on the Mount and the feeding of the 5000. We travel back to Jerusalem where you can spend your final night soaking up the atmosphere of this revered city. Return to Jerusalem to your hotel for dinner and overnight. Overnight at Grand Court Hotel

Day 15: Jerusalem

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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last updated - 28 Jan 2015 3:12 AM