Petra Nights 5

 
Information
What this holiday includes:

:: Bed and Breakfast in 3*, 4* or 5* accommodation.
:: Meet and assist upon arrival and departure.
:: Services of expert and qualified English speaking Tour Guide.
:: All local transfers in Jordan - e.g. airport, hotel, etc.
:: Transport to and from sites of antiquities, places of interest, excursion destinations, museums etc.
:: Entry fees to sites of antiquities, museums, etc, as listed below.
:: Return flights from UK airport of your choice.

 

What you will see:
(Sites and tours included in the price of this holiday.)

:: Amman City Tour, Jerash,
:: Nymphaeum, Artemis temple, St. Cosmos and Demeanors churches

:: Desert Castles (Amra-Kharanah-Azraq-Halabat)
:: Mt. Nebo, Madaba, King’s Highway, Kerak.
:: Petra - the lost city of the Nabateans
:: Wadi Rum

 

This holiday does not include:

~ Local tips and gratuities.
~ Lunch, Dinner and Drinks.
~ Departure Tax in Jordan. (approx 5 JD)
~ Travel Insurance.

~ Entry Visa for Jordan (this can be free depending on point of entry).

 

Days Time Description
1st Day PM

Amman
:: Upon arrival to Queen Alia Airport or Jordanian Border our representative will meet and assist you through the customs and immigration procedures.
:: Transfer to the hotel in Amman for overnight.

 

2nd Day     Amman – Umm Qais – Jerash – Ajloun – Amman overnight

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:: Following breakfast, departure to Gadara (Umm Qais), which was once part of the famous Decapolis, founded by Alexander the Great in 332 B.C. From here you will have an overwhelming view over the North Jordan valley, the Sea of Galilee and the Golan heights.
:: Depart for Jerash, the best preserved example of a Roman provincial city in the Middle East.

:: Visit the spectacular forum, Roman colonnaded street, Nymphaeum, Artemis temple, St. Cosmos and St. Demeanors churches.
:: Next stop is Ajloun, the great 12th century Islamic castle built around 1184/85 by the famous Islamic leader Salah al-Din.
:: Evening return to Amman – Overnight in Amman.

 

3rd Day   Amman – Desert Castles (Amra-Kharanah-Azraq-Halabat) – Amman overnight

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:: Today starts with a tour to the Desert Castles in eastern Jordan, including, Amra Castle, adorned with its zodiac dome and the early examples of Omayyad fresco paintings, and the fortress-like mysterious Qasr Kha-ranah, the black basalt Roman/Medieval Islamic fort at Azraq and the Omayyad presidential palace of Qasr Al-Hallabat.

:: Following lunch in Azraq – return journey to hotel. Overnight in Amman.

 

4th Day  

Amman – Mt. Nebo – Madaba – King’s Highway – Kerak – Petra overnight

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:: Following breakfast depart for Mt. Nebo. This is the place where Moses gazed at the promised land before he died. Your visit will include the old monastery where you can overlook the Jordan valley, Dead Sea, Jericho and Jerusalem.
:: Madaba, where the famous mosaic 6th century map of Palestine in St. George’s church is sited.

:: Drive to Kerak along the famous ancient biblical caravan route the King's Highway. You will have a short stop in Wadi Al-Mujib, a great wide valley, which sweeps your breath away with its magnificent geological formations. Kerak, the ancient, biblical capital of the Moabites, became well known for the famous Crusader castle that was built in 1132/34 by King Baldwin I of Jerusalem. Visit the castle and enjoy the amazing undergrounds halls and the museum.
:: Leaving Kerak, drive to Petra.  Overnight in Petra.

 

5th Day   Petra full day tour and overnight
Full Day Tour

:: Following breakfast depart for a full day tour to the Red Rose city of Petra, the most well known and iconic attraction in Jordan. Petra was first established around the 6th century B.C. by the Nabataean Arabs - a nomadic tribe who settled in the area and laid the foundations for a commercial empire that extended into Syria. After the conquest by the Romans 106 AD Petra declined in importance. In the early 19th century the Swiss explorer Johann L. Burckhardt discovered the city again.
:: Upon arrival you will begin an unforgettable trip to the canyon, the so called Siq, and then to the most beautiful monument of them all - the Treasury. The local guide will give a brief history of the city and among the other monuments you will see are Pharaoh's Castle, the Triumphal Arch, the Amphitheater and the Monastery “El Deir”.
:: Return to hotel.  Overnight in Petra.

 

6th Day   Petra – Wadi Rum – Aqaba overnight

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:: Following breakfast enjoy a desert drive to Wadi Rum where you will see the wild desert landscape which greatly fascinated the British liaison officer Lawrence of Arabia.
:: A two hour Bedouin Jeep tour will leads you to Lawrence's Spring and to the sand dunes in Wadi Um Ishrin where you can find Nabatean inscriptions.

:: Enjoy the spectacular view from Lawrence's House and then drive to the Barragh Canyon. Following this, we drive back to the Bedouin camp for lunch.
:: As evening draws near experience the amazing sunset in the desert before the drive to Aqaba at the Red Sea.
:: Check-in to hotel – Overnight in Aqaba.

 

7th Day   El Aqaba – QAI Airport
 

:: Breakfast taken at hotel.
:: Assisted transfer to QAI Airport in Amman for departure.

 

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NB. Prices include all flights, accommodation, transfers and transport in Jordan, entrance fees to museums and sites of antiquities and visits as listed in the itinerary and the services of a tour guide, but are subject to small price fluctuations in airport tax and fuel surcharges as applied by the airlines at the time of booking and differences in cost of flights from your chosen UK airport. From time to time it may be necessary to change the order of the itinerary due to flight times and train timetables, etc. - we do, however, endeavour to keep any changes to a minimum.

 

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