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Amman's old city walls

Day 1: Amman

Welcome to Jordan! We will be there to meet you at the airport and transfer you to your start hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure.

Some of the Roman ruins in Amman

Day 2: Amman

Today we drive 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. Return to Amman for a city tour including visits to the Citadel, Jordan's National Archaoelogical Museum and souks.

Amman amphitheatre

Day 3: Amman - Petra

Drive to Petra for full day touring. 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.

Looking through the Siq at the Treasury

Day 4: Petra

Today you will return to Petra. You will enter by al Madras, with visits to the High Place of Sacrifice, Wadi Farasa, Great Temple and the Royal Tombs. The more intrepid can ascend to Ad Deir better known as the monastery. Petra is endless and based on your preference and fitness your guide will show you many amazing highlights within the city.

The deep reds of the Treasury

Day 5: Petra - Dead Sea

Transfer to Dead Sea for free time. Sink or swim? There is no chance of either occurring at the Dead Sea. The mineral-rich Dead Sea offers bathers ultimate buoyancy to the point where you will feel like a cork bobbing about!

Dead Sea salt up close

Day 6: Dead Sea - Damascus

Free morning and then transfer to Damascus their hotel in Damascus for overnight.

Day 7: Damascus

Damascus is believed to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world and the Umayyad Mosque stands on a site that has been considered sacred ground for at least 3,000 years! The Old City is practically a living museum, that has witnessed many empires rise and fall and boasts a truly fascinating history. Full day tour, at the end we will drive to Kasioun mountain to enjoy the panoramic view over Damascus.

Day 8: Damascus - Palmyra

Today we drive to ancient Palmyra. The politically important, extremely affluent, 2nd century BC ruinous town is located on the caravan trade routes connecting Persia, India, China and the Roman Empire. City tour today including Bel temple, Colonnaded street, Theatre & Valley of tombs, and at the end of the tour we enjoy a sunset view.

Day 9: Palmyra - Aleppo

On the way to Aleppo – the main city of northern Syria, stop off at the once mighty, now ruined city of Rasafeh. Climb the walls to get great views of the remaining buildings and the desert. Then we visit the Ja’abar citadel.

Day 10: Aleppo

This morning we visit the museum, the magnificent and huge Citadel which contains the beautifully designed Great Mosque (also known as the Umayyad Mosque) and the old covered bazaar – a complicated maze of narrow cobbled streets where you can find anything from gold to clothes to various foods and spices. In the afternoon drive to the impressive Basilica of St Simeon, who became famous because he lived on a small platform on top of a pillar for about 40 years!

Day 11: Aleppo - Damascus

Today we travel to the remarkably beautiful and extremely well preserved crusader castle of Krac des Chevaliers. The UNESCO Listed castle looks almost exactly as it would have 800 years ago. Afterward we tour the small, richly historic and biblical village of Ma’alula. We drive onward to Damascus.

Day 12: Damascus

Our tour ends after breakfast and included onward transfer to airport. if you are not leaving to later in the day Consider wandering the labyrinthine Old City, discovering the Jewish or French Quarter, shop till you drop in one of the many bazaars.

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