Travel through Moab, Edom, Roman, Umayyad,
Nabataean, Pharos Lands: "In Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt".
Visit the Capitals of Sham Lands, Beirute, Damascus the oldest capital
in the world, the modern capital Amman in Jordan, travel via, visi the
capital of Nabataeans- Petra, the capital of Pharos- Giza, the Capital
of Moad Karak and Dead Sea, visit the most famous castles in Middle
East. Travel via the history of Middle East and its nature.
Day 1: (Beirut – Beiteddine – Deir El Kamar)
Meets and assist at airport transfer to Beirut
depend of your flight schedules : The day will start with a visit of the
Capital: Beirut. The Pigeons Rock, the Coastal Avenue, then the city
center where you will find one of the largest reconstruction project in
the World and the National Museum. En route for the Chouf Mountains. The
visit will start by Deir El Qamar, the ancient residence of the
Governors of Lebanon. Proceed to Beiteddine, a superb example of the
Lebanese architecture from the 18th and 19th century which includes a
museum and a superb exhibition of mosaics.
Day 2: (Harissa – Tripoli - Byblos)
Drive to the north region. Discover first, Harissa
climb by cable car up tot he statue of “Notre Dame”. Continue to reach
the second town in Lebanon Tripoli. Visit of the St. Gilles castle then
proceed to the Taylan Mosque. Walk through the souk. Continue to Byblos,
the oldest town in the world continuously inhabited for the last 5000
years. Visit the Citadel, the St John church and the harbor.
Day 3: (Baalbeck - Anjar)
Drive across Mount Lebanon then descend towards
the Beqaa Valley to reach the world greatest historical sites: Baalbeck.
Visit the place with the Temple of Jupiter and Bacchus. Visit the Ksara
winery for a taste of the Lebanese production then proceed to Anjar the
only Omayyad site in Lebanon. Evening transfer from Anjar to Damascuc
(including visa formalities at Syrian-Lebanese border, check in at hotel
in Damascus, dinner and overnight.
Day 4: (Damascus/ Palmyra)
After breakfast, half day tour of Damascus . The
National museum, Azem Palace, the Omayyad mosque , The Straight street,
St. Paul’s window & St. Ananias chapel. Bazaars Afterwards to Palmyra .
Arrive to hotel in Palmyra, check in , dinner & overnight.
Day 5: (Palmyra/ Homs/ Hama)
After breakfast, visit the tower tombs & the underground tombs, museum,
temple of Bel, amphitheater, drive eastward to Homs, then to Hama, the
old Aramaic Kingdom, Check in, hotel, dinner & overnight.
Day 6: (Hama/ Crac Des Chevaliers/ Ma’aloula/
After Breakfast, visit the huge ancient wooden Waterwheels from the
middle ages of the city , then we drive south to visit the mosque of the
great Islamic leader Khaled Ibn Al Walid. continue to Crack Des
Chevaliers, the castle which Lawrence commented on, as being the wholly
admirable castle in the world. then southward to the historical city
hidden among rocks, Ma’aloula, the village in which tradition, mythology
and even the old Aramaic language still drawing their daily way of
living as they are isolated in the Qalamoun range of mountain. Continue
to hotel in Damascus for dinner & overnight.
Day 8 (Damascus /Jerash /Ajlun /Amman)
After breakfast we will take you Jaber border, visa formalities
Continuing to Jerash, the best-preserved city of the Roman empire
outside Italy, you will walk in the Oval Plaza surrounded by colonnades,
visit the Roman theatre and Byzantine churches with mosaic-covered
floors. Enjoy a stroll along Jerash’ main road the Cardo and pass by the
Nymphaeum. Your next stop will be the Islamic castle of Ajloun, which
was built by Saladin in the twelfth century to protect the area from the
crusaders. From the top of the castle, fourteen hundred meters above sea
level, you can admire the panoramic view over the Jordan Valley. In the
late afternoon you will travel to your hotel Amman, check in dinner and
Day 9 (Amman/ Madaba / Mount Nebo / Dead Sea )
In the morning you will visit Madaba, the city of mosaics. In the church
of Saint George you can find the mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy
Land, which was found in 1884 when the church was rebuilt. The journey
will continue to Mount Nebo, to the place from where Moses first set eye
on the Holy Land. You will visit the Moses Memorial Church, which
according to many scientists was built on top of Moses’ tomb. Its floors
and walls are decorated with beautiful mosaics. Then drive to The Dead
Sea : its offers an excellent opportunity to enjoy swimming, or rather
floating at the lowest spot on earth, four hundred meters below sea
level. Overnight at Dead Sea Spa Hotel
Day 10 ( King's High Way / Kerak / Petra )
Travelling the King’s Highway leads you to Karak where you will visit
the impressive crusader castle, built in 1142. You will walk inside old,
dark corridors, halls, kitchens and soldiers’ rooms. At the end of the
day you will arrive in your hotel in Petra. In the evening you can enjoy
a drink in the Cave Bar, an original Nabatean cave.
Day 11 (Petra Full day )
This day is spent exploring the rose-red city of Petra. This wonderful
Nabatean city was carved out of the natural rocks by the Nabateans.
Entering through the impressive Siq at the end suddenly the Al-Khazneh
appears, the Treasury. You will also visit the Royal Tombs, the Silk
Tomb and the theatre and climb the stairs all the way up to the
Day 12 (Petra / Wadi Rum )
In the morning you will discover Wadi Rum by jeep. Our guide will show
you ancient Nabatean inscriptions in the rocks and the memorials of
Lawrence of Arabia. In the afternoon the bus will transfer you to Aqaba,
the beach town near the Red Sea. The hotel will be downtown. You can
wander through the busy tourist city, go shopping in the custom-free
zone and enjoy the taste of the traditional Arabic fast foods like
shoarma, hummus and falafel.
Day 13 ( Wadi Rum / Aqaba )
You can spend the day in Aqaba according to your own wishes.
Suggestions: relax after your tiring adventures, swim in the Red Sea and
sunbathe on the sandy beaches. Or go diving accompanied by the local
instructors or rent snorkelling equipment, and watch the unique,
colourful life in the clear water of the coral reefs.
Day 14 (Aqaba / Nuweiba / Dahab )
In the morning it is time to say goodbye to Jordan. You will be
transferred to the Aqaba border to take the ferry boat to Egypt’s border
at Nuweiba. In Egypt you will continue to Dahab, one of Sinai’s
favourite beaches to swim, and maybe have a party in one of the beach
bars in the evening.
Day 15 ( Dahab / Sinai / Sainte Catherine )
Late in the morning you will travel by bus into the middle of the Sinai
mountain, to the Sainte Catherine Monastery, built on the site of the
Burning Bush. After dinner at the monastery hotel.
Day 16 ( Mount Moses / Monastery / Cairo )
Rising before dawn to climb to the 2.285 meters high peak of Mount Moses
you can watch one of the most beautiful sunrises in the world. it is
also possible to take a camel taxi. After sunrise you will walk back to
the monastery and visit the 1400 years old fortress. The monastery was
named after Sainte Catherine, who died in Alexandria and, according to
the legend, was brought to this place by angels afterwards. The
monastery is still in use as a Greek orthodox church. In the afternoon
you will travel to Cairo and enjoy dinner at the hotel.
( Sphinx / Pyramids / Alabaster Mosque / Museum /
Khan Khalili )
The last day of the tour offers unique sights. You will visit the Sphinx
and the pyramids of Gizeh, one of the seven Wonders of the World. The
tour offers optional visits to the inside of the pyramids, or to the
ancient Sun Boat which the pharaohs used to travel. Next you will travel
through the City of Death to the Citadel to visit the Alabaster Mosque,
also known as the Mohammed Ali Mosque. Later on you will visit the
Egyptian Museum where you can see the most important memorials of
ancient Egypt. Such as the statue of the Gizeh pyramids’ builders, the
gold dead mask and the coffin of Tutankhamen. In the evening you can go
shopping for souvenirs in the Khan al Khalili Bazar.
You will be transferred to Cairo Airport and fly
* Meets and assist * All transfers * Hotel accommodations * Tour guides
* Entrance fees * Boat in Nuwaiba * Horse ride in Petra
* Jeep Safari in Wadi Rum