5 Days / 4 Nights
Amman is a city of contrasts. The capital of Jordan, it is situated on a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley. Its residential districts range from ancient villages to modern suburbs while its cultural diversity is evident in its historic citadel, historic souks and modern museums. The city’s commercial heart contains ultra-modern buildings, hotels, restaurants and boutiques rubbing shoulders comfortably with traditional coffee shops and tiny artisan workshops
Then proceed to Madaba, known as the City of Mosaics, which features many famous mosaics that exist in public and private buildings.
Moses is regarded as a prophet and as the lawgiver of Jewish culture. He was one of the founding fathers of a nation and its many facets, including their religion. After Moses led his people to freedom and gave them the Ten Commandments, he was never allowed to enter The Holy Land himself. Take this journey through Jordan to understand one of the brothers who were not allowed to enter The Promised Land.” After Madaba a short drive will bring you to Mt. Nebo where you will see Moses’s first glimpse of the Holy Land from his burial site overlooking the Jordan Valley and Dead Sea. From here Franciscans built a structure that protects a 4th and 6th Century Byzantine church..
A trip to Jordan is not complete without a visit to Petra. It was once the Nabataean capital and reveals itself as you walk through its hand carved facades. Your tour begins at the visitors’ center, where you will be assigned a local leader and guide who will lead you through the winding SIQ crack to el Khazneh – The Treasury, one of the most elegant remains of antiquity.
Truly, a city out of time. The world’s largest carved sculpture is adorned with Corinthian columns, obelisks and friezes carved from bedrock. This ancient city, once the capital of the Nabatean kingdom, is not to be missed
Discover Jordan’s desert in a jeep tour that will have you traversing sand dunes and breathing in the desert winds at high speeds, as you gasp at Wadi Rum’s amazing rock formations. Schedule a tour with your camp or through the visitor’s center and it’s even more awesome moonlike landscape, where the film “Lawrence of Arabia” was shot.
Arrival at QAIA – Meet & Assist – Transfer to the hotel in Amman for overnight
Amman to visit city tour of Amman, the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom. Often referred to as the “White City” because of the white stone used to build houses, Amman offers a contrast between oriental and cosmopolitan. The tour will take you to the museums, the Citadel, the amphitheater, the souks and the modern part of town. Depart the mosaic city of, Madaba, known as the City of Mosaics. Here you will visit the oldest map of the Holy Land on the floor of Saint George’s Church. Madaba, or Medeba in antiquity, features many famous mosaics that exist in public and private buildings. After Madaba a short drive will bring you to Mt. Nebo, the alleged burial site of Moses overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. From this mountain top Mosaic had his first glimpse of the Holy Land, a land he was never allowed to enter. Here Franciscans have built a structure that protects a 4th and 6th Century Byzantine church. in the afternoon, to Petra Overnight at your Hotel.
After breakfast, depart on a full day tour of Petra. Once the ancient Nabatean capital, this city gently reveals itself as you walk through its hand carved facades. Starting at the visitors’ center, each person is assigned a horse guided by a local Bedouin who will lead you to the once hidden entrance to the lost city. After passing some tombs which are located outside the city, the visitor passes through the SIQ, an immense crack in the Nubian sandstone. It is a winding, one- kilometer-long fissure between overhanging cliffs that seem to meet more than 300 feet overhead. Near the end of the passage, the SIQ, with great style, makes one last turn and out of the gloom in towering brightness appears Petra’s most impressive monument, el Khazneh - The Treasury. This is one of the most elegant remains of antiquity, carved out of the solid rock from the side of the mountain and is nearly 140 feet high and 90 feet wide. Transfer to camp at wadi rum overnight
After Breakfast (optional Prepare for a lively 4x4 jeep tour that will have you traversing sand dunes and breathing in the desert winds at high speeds, as you gasp at Wadi Rums amazing rock formations. Schedule a tour with your camp or through the visitor’s centered its awesome moonlike landscape, where the film “Lawrence of Arabia” –Departure to Amman
After breakfast, Depart to Amman Airport for departure
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