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Sample Itinerary - REF JORDAN 1082

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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

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 - Amman

Amman amphitheatre

Day 3: Amman - Petra

This morning, we tour the citadel of Amman, Archaeological Museum and enjoy free time shopping in the local souq, before visiting Mt Nebo. We can enjoy the excellent views offered of the Jordan River Valley, the northern shore of the Dead Sea and Jericho. Later visit Umm ar Rasas, a haunted deserted city on the ancient caravan routes. The village is the site of the now ruinous Roman garrison town of Kastron Mefaa. Large mosaic floors from two of its dozen or more churches have been painstakingly cleaned and protected. Want to learn how to cook Middle Eastern food? Consider opting for our Petra Kitchen bolt-on tonight! Overnight - Petra

Looking through the Siq at the Treasury

Day 4: Petra

Chief among Jordan’s many archaeological riches is the Rose City of Petra. We access the hidden archaeological treasures of the Rose City on a walk through a narrow, deep siq, where the rocks finally give way to reveal the famous facade of Al-Khazneh (the Treasury). Continuing our walk, we’ll explore chunks of this fantastic once-lost city which is full of tombs, temples, an impressive amphitheatre and a Roman colonnaded street. Ascend the hundreds of rock-cut steps to Ad-Deir. Better known as the Monastery, Ad-Deir is far bigger than the Treasury and the views from the nearby cliff-tops are awesome. Consider adding our Petra by Night Enhance for a tantalizing candlelight stroll through Petra’s Siq! Overnight - Petra

The deep reds of the Treasury

Day 5: Petra - Wadi Rum

A chance to revisit Petra before our afternoon drive 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 safari through the sand dunes, getting up close and personal to the surrounding scenery of Wadi Rum. Tonight, we enjoy a Jordanian dinner. Overnight - Wadi Rum

Local camel boy in Wadi Rum

Day 6: Wadi Rum - Madaba

This morning, we explore the vast well preserved 12th century crusader castle of Al Karak. It took the Crusaders some twenty years to erect their fortified stronghold, which through the proceeding centuries withstood countless attack and siege. Note: Shobak crusader castle maybe visited as an alternative to Karak, depending upon weather and opening times. Descending some 1300 metres to the lowest point on the earth's surface we arrive at the Dead Sea. Sitting at 422 metres below sea level we spend the afternoon swimming, lathering up with a detoxifying mud bath and bobbing about in the ever warm mineral-rich body of water. After we drive onward to the bustling Muslim-Christian market town of Madaba. Overnight - Madaba

Sunrise 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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last updated - 22 Sep 2014 2:05 AM