Day 1: Amman Airport / Madaba HTL
Meet and assist at Queen Alia International Airport – Transfer to your hotel in Madaba, overnight.
Day 2: Madaba / Mount Nebo / Bethany / Dead Sea
Breakfast at your hotel.
Start your visit of Madaba: Containing the greatest Christian community, it always preserves a very important Byzantine archaeological park. More than 150 churches, in the city and its surroundings, trace the history of the Byzantine occupation and its evolution.
Moreover, the Mosaic Map of Palestine in St. Georges Church represents a priceless interest for the study of the topography of Palestine and the countries of vicinity.
Proceed to Mount Nebo: At 46 km only to the West of Amman, at 838 m of altitude, is the place where God had ordered Moses to go to the top of the Arabot mountains, to mount Nebo, in the country of Moab, opposite to Jericho, to see the Promised Land and to die on the mountain where he will go. The irresistible sight on the Holy City of Jerusalem and the Jordan valley can make emerge in your nostalgia to the old history and a better comprehension of the Actuality...!
Continue to Bethany: On the Opposite side of Jericho, at the junction of Wadi Al Kharrar and the Jordan River, some very old churches were recently discovered commemorating the place of the baptism of Christ. The archaeologists also revealed to approximately 1 km upstream, the vestiges of a whole religious complex including churches, cisterns and baptismal font built by the first Christian pilgrims at the supposed site of the "Bethany beyond Jordan" where St John the Baptist preached. A descent to these places of pilgrimage will mark your stay in Jordan by a memorable visit.
Proceed to the Dead Sea: With more than 400 m below the sea level, and a density ten times higher than any other sea, a small quick dip in water will make you live an exciting and unforgettable experiment. Moreover, you can benefit of black mud, rich with minerals, to soften your skin and to revitalize your body...!!
Free time at leisure – dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Dead Sea / Machaerus / Wadi Al Mujib / Lot’s Cave / Kerak / Petra
After breakfast, transfer to Machaerus (Mukawir): It is a village located on a plate from the Dead Sea as well as foundations of a strong castle where can be seen at the same time. The castle may undoubtedly be the Jewish fortress of Machaerus: the place where, according to the bible the tragic episode of the death of John the Baptist took place.
Once on the top, you will be able you to have a wide view on the Araba valley and the Dead Sea but also an opportunity to recall in imagination the dance of Salome and its obtaining the head of John the Baptist.
Proceed to Wadi al Mujib: It starts form the mountains of Kerak and Madaba with 900m above sea level and go down to the Dead Sea with 410 m below sea level and water is going among the Wadi.
Short stop for photos (without entry).
The next step will be Lot’s Cave: On a steep hillside, near the town of Ghor Al Safi (around 3 km north of Safi), where it is said that Lot (Abraham’s nephew) and his daughters sought shelter from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. While along the Dead Sea way, you will see Lot’s wife salt pillar, it is mentioned in the Bible that Lot’s wife turned into a pillar of salt.
Continue to Kerak: This city at 1000 m of altitude and 120 km from Amman is the old capital of the country of Moab, it appears in the bible under the name of Qir-Heres. Moreover, it is crowned by the ruins of a fortress built by the Crusaders. A worthy work of art that competes with the famous "Crac des Chevaliers". A lordship of Montreal since 1140, this one falls to Renault de Chatillon after its arranged marriage with Etiennette de Milly. Consequently, the history did not cease multiplying!! The guide will go on with you through time to make you live in the world of Crusaders.
Visit of the Castle.
Arrival to Petra, dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Petra / Wadi Rum
A full day visit of Petra: located at 235 km of Amman. Mentioned in the bible under the name of Reqem (the "Multi-colored one"), Petra offers to you the occasion to admire the beauty of nature, to go back in condition, and to live the history through its monuments. A visit of one or several days can only create a love relationship giving you the desire for returning or for sending somebody from your side.
Late afternoon transfer to Wadi Rum, Dinner and overnight in the camp.
Day 5: Wadi Rum / Aqaba
Breakfast in the camp.
Start your 2 hours 4x4 adventure in the desert.
Wadi Rum is a valley of the Saharan type which you will reach by traversing through astonishing sandy plain, where the road comes very close to some of these innumerable and strange rock formations that you will have seen since the balcony Ras Al Naqab. At sunset, all these petrified fantasizes and the sand beaches take admirable and delicate colors.
Proceed to Aqaba: This single port of Jordan is located at the bottom of the Gulf of Aqaba and occupies a narrow crack in the prolongation of the Araba depression. In addition to its harbor functions, Aqaba became also one of the principal tourist centers of attraction. It is at the same time a tempting seaside resort, and a marvelous garden of coral benches, which rests on the old site of Ecyon-Geber. Moreover, Aqaba was always the crossroads of civilizations.
Free time – dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Aqaba / Amman
Morning: Free time at leisure in Aqaba.
Afternoon: Transfer to Amman – dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Amman / Um Qais / Pella / Amman
Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to Um Qais: Also Named GADARA, a Greco-Roman city located at 29 km North of Irbid. This city, mentioned in the Gospel (8, 28), was also a member of the Decapolis; In addition to the fact that it was always described as "Athica in the country of the Assyrians". This seedbed of philosophers and artists still preserves a part of its monuments and offers to the visitors a biblical landscape and a panoramic sight on "the Tiberias" Lake.
Proceed to Pella: Founded by the end of the 4th century B.C., Pella is the witness of the work of the Macedonians veterans of Alexander the Great. Located in the heart of the mountains, it dominates the Jordan valley: It’s a strategic and rich place at the same time. A quick glance on the site enables you to note the multiplicity and the diversity of the ruins. In matter of fact, Pella was the crossroads of all the conquerors and one of the most continuously occupied sites in the history of humanity.
Back to Amman, dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Amman City Tour & Amman tour by night
After breakfast, start the city tour of Amman: visit the Citadel, the Roman Theatre & the Archaeological Museum.
Back to your hotel for rest.
In the early evening, transfer from your hotel in Amman to Jabal al Qalaa (Citadel Hill or mountain), where you will enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding hills and the roman theater. Then drive to downtown: Pass by the Hashemite Square and the Roman Theater, then continue beside the Hussaini Mosque and the Souk (Market).
Taste the Jordanian sweet (Kunafah), then head to Jabal Amman, where you will walk through the famous Rainbow Street.
Dinner in a nice local restaurant.
Continue for a panoramic tour in the modern part of Amman, then pass by King Hussein Mosque.
Back to your hotel, overnight.
Day 9: Amman / Jerash / Tell Mar Elias / Anjara / Ajloun / Amman
After breakfast, transfer from Amman to Jerash: One of the most beautiful archaeological sites in Jordan located at 46 km of Amman. The oval place, the Cardo-Maximus, the nymphaeum, the temples of Zeus and Artemis... and much more monuments testify the majesty of the builders, and the genius of the Greco-Romans. Moreover, a visit upon sunset will make you benefit of a poem of colors. The know-how of the Greco-Romans and the charm of the site make of Jerash an imposing city to visit.
Continue to Ajloun: After crossing one of the greenest zones in Jordan, at 87 km North of Amman, you arrive at the village of Ajloun. A village crowned by a fortress at more than 1200m of altitude. A visit of this strong castle offers a panoramic sight to you on the Jordan valley, the mountains of Galileo and the Golan heights...
Visit of Anjara an ancient town located at northern Jordan in the Ajloun Governorate, east of the Jordan Valley and 30 minutes away from Jerash. Mentioned in the bible as a place where Jesus, his mother Mary and his disciples passed through and rested in a nearby cave. The cave, which has long been a Holy place for pilgrims, has now been commemorated with the Church of Lady of the Mountain. The cave was also designated by the Catholic Churches of the Middle East as one of the five pilgrimage sites for the Year 2000. The others were: Mount Nebo, Machaerus, Tall Mar Elias near Ajloun, and Bethany Beyond the Jordan.
Proceed to Tell Mar Elias: An archaeological mound (Tell), in the north of Jordan, northwest of Ajloun governorate. Mar Elias (Saint Elijah) is the prophet Elijah. This site is mentioned in the bible to be the hometown of prophet Elijah, it consists of 2 Byzantine churches: the bigger, built in the 6th century. And the smaller one, built in the 4th – 5th century, they were excavated in 1999 & 2003. The churches’ floors include beautiful mosaics of floral and geometric patterns. Part of one of the church floors, a mosaic inscription mentions prophet Elijah.
Back to Amman – dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Amman hotel/ Amman Airport
Transfer to Amman APT for departure.
§ Meet and assist upon arrival and departure.
§ Accommodation at hotels on HB basis (Except on day 8 on BB basis).
§ Dinner in a local restaurant in Amman on day 8.
§ Transfers in a modern vehicle, according to number of clients.
§ Professional English-speaking guide (for 6 pax and more).
§ Local guide in Petra (2 – 3 hours) for 1 to 5 pax.
§ Local guide in Jerash (2 hours) for 1 to 5 pax.
§ Entrance fees and visits of the sites as per program.
§ Free visa to Jordan if passport details are provided 1 week prior to arrival date.
§ 1 bottle of mineral water PP / day.
§ 2 Hours jeep tour in Wadi Rum.
§ Dinner on 1st night.
§ Extras and personal expenses.
§ Flight tickets.
§ All tips
§ Licensed Guide if less than 6 pax.
§ Any other supplements: (Eid Al Fitr, Eid Al Adha, Christmas & New Year’s Eve).