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Jordan: Where it all Began
A cultural tour of Jordan

From Lawrence of Arabia to modern times, Jordan continues to offer a unique majesty. This tour is a journey into history and culture including face-to-face meetings with the people who proudly call themselves Jordanians. Jordan is a small country, yet its richness makes it the envy of many larger ones. From Jerash to Petra operates on daily departures making combinations with many of our other programs in the region very convenient. From rich antiquity to desert life, this is the "bestway" to see and experience the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Day 1: Arrive Amman
Ahlan Wasahlan (Welcome in Arabic) We are warmly welcomed at Amman International Airport and subsequently transferred to our hotel.
Overnight: Century Park Hotel (4 nights) (D)

Day 2: Amman
This morning enjoy a tour of Amman, visiting the Roman Theater, Citadel, Archeology and the Folklore Museums, old and modern Amman, and one of the many art galleries that dot this capital city. After an afternoon at leisure, we visit Kan Zaman Village where we enjoy a delicious dinner with a folklore show and a preview of the many handicraft ateliers. (B, D)

Day 3: Amman
Today we drive down to the lowest spot on earth and experience floating in the healing waters of the Dead Sea. We then continue northwards to Pella in the Jordan Valley, getting spectacular views of Jorday en route. Next we are off to Um Qais, Gedara of the Bible (Mathew 8:28-43), for a spectacular view of the Sea of Galilee, the Yarmouk River and Golan Heights. Late this afternoon we return to Amman where we have the evening free to wander through the many bazaars. (B, D)

Day 4: Amman
Later this morning we take tour of Jerash (Gerasa of antiquity), the best-preserved city of Roman times, and visit its theaters, temples, churches and colonnaded streets. Then continue to Ajloun to tour the 12th century Saracen Castle built by one of Saladin's lieutenants in the campaign against the Crusaders. (B, D)

Day 5: Amman / Petra
We drive southwards along the Kings' Highway to the lost city of Petra. En route we visit Madaba, where lies the oldest map of the Holy Land, its Mosaic School, Mt. Nebo and the alleged burial site of Moses overlooking the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley; then drive through the magnificent scenery of Wadi Mujib to Kerak to visit the Crusader Castle (stop for optional lunch).
Overnight: Petra Crowne Plaza (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 6: Petra
A magnificent day ahead as we visit the many sites of Petra, the city carved into the rose-red Sharah Mountains by the Nabateans and lost to Civilization until re-discovered by the Swiss Burkhardt. Walk through the Siq, a narrow and winding fissure between the cliffs, to reach the Treasury, the Roman Theater, the Courts, Qasr Bint Pharaoun, Temple of the Winged Lion and other astounding monuments. Here we may wish to climb up to the Monastery. (B, D)

Day 7: Wadi Rum / Amman
Today we drive south to Wadi Rum, to the land of Lawrence of Arabia. Time permitting we may have time for a short visit to Aqaba, Jordan's only seaport city. Later we return to Amman using the old Desert Highway.
Overnight: Century Park Hotel (2 nights) (B, D)

Day 8: Amman / departure
After an interesting visit of "where it all began", we bid farewell to Jordan as we are transferred to the airport for our departure. (B)


Tour Price Includes

Hotel Accommodation as mentioned

Meal Plan as mentioned

Visa Support as required

All Sightseeing and Transfers

Entrance Fees to Museums and Sites

Local English speaking driver with onsite guides


Tour Price Does Not Include

International Airfare

Departure Taxes

Personal Insurances

Visa Fees

Drinks/Beverages with meals

Tips/Gratuities to Drivers & onsite Guides

All Other Items Not Mentioned

Tour Price

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