8 Days 7 Nights
Arrive in Amman, Jordan (QAIA). At the airport, there will be a meet & greet. Dinner and an overnight stay in Amman are included.
After breakfast, travel to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on Earth, located 55 kilometers southeast of Amman in the Jordan Valley. The Dead Sea is one of the world's most magnificent natural and spiritual surroundings. It is the world's lowest body of water, the world's lowest point, and the world's richest source of natural salts, concealing incredible treasures collected over thousands of years. Dinner and a night in the Dead Sea (HB)
(Without a car, no guide) Another day of leisure and relaxation awaits you. Dinner and a night in the Dead Sea
After breakfast, travel to Madaba, which is famed for its iconic 6th-century mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, as well as its outstanding Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, and a visit to St. George's cathedral. Mt. Nebo is a biblical city where Moses was given a vision of the Promised Land, which he would never enter. An amazing castle lies just off the King's Highway 190 kilometers south of Amman and less than an hour north of Petra, topping a cone of rock that rises above a wild and mountainous terrain sprinkled with a vast sweep of fruit trees below, as a lonely reminder of previous Crusader greatness originating from the same chaotic period as Kerak.
It is presently known as Shobak, although it was formerly known as Mont Real (Crack de Montreal) or Mons Regalis, the Royal Mount Fortress, to the Crusaders. It was the first in a series of comparable castles in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem and was constructed in 1115 by King Baldwin I of Jerusalem to control the passage from Damascus to Egypt. Dinner and an overnight stay in Petra are included.
Visit the Nabatean Red Rose city of Petra, one of the seven global marvels and a UNESCO World Heritage site, after breakfast. Enter the city through a 1-kilometer-long narrow valley surrounded on both sides by 80-meter-high rocks! Take note of the rocks' stunning hues and shapes. Hundreds of ornate rock-cut tombs, a treasury, Roman-style theatres, temples, sacrificial altars, and colonnaded streets make up the vast complex. Dinner and an overnight stay in Petra are included.
Following breakfast, we go to southern Jordan to see additional important sights, including Wadi Rum. On a 2-hour jeep excursion across the Jordanian desert, discover Wadi Rum! T.E. Lawrence characterized Wadi Rum as "vast, echoing, and godlike," while locals called it "Valley of the Moon." Then it's back to your Amman hotel. Dinner and an overnight stay in Amman are included.
After breakfast, we go to Jerash, an old Roman city with paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, theatres, huge public squares and plazas, baths, fountains, and city walls. Traveling to northern Jordan to see Ajloun, one of the Middle East's most important natural and historical sites. Saladin's general constructed Ajloun Castle (Qal'at ArRabad) in 1184 AD to control the iron mines of Ajloun and to thwart the Crusaders' advance by commanding the three main roads going to the Jordan valley and protecting the Jordan-Syria communication lines. Dinner and an overnight stay in Amman are included.
After breakfast, fly from Amman to your next destination through Queen Alia International Airport.