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Jordan is a modern country, a holy river, and an ancient culture – a timeless physical and spiritual panorama of prophets, miracles, and human faith. The very name of the country retains the unique baptismal aura of a holy river and a blessed land. Stand on top of Mount Nebo, from which Moses saw the Holy Land. Follow the footsteps of Indiana Jones in Petra, the ancient rose-red city. Compare the Crusader castles with the Arabic castles built as defence against crusaders. Above all, as a privileged and honoured guest, delight in the friendship of the Jordanian people and the heritage and beauty of their land.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive in Amman
Day 2 : Amman | Mt. Nebo | Madaba | Kerak | Petra
Day 3 : Petra
Day 4 : Petra | Wadi Rum | Amman
Day 5 : Return Home

Highlights

  • View the Moses' Promised Land on Mount Nebo
  • Visit the Mosaic city of Madaba
  • Enjoy the magical Rose Red City of Petra
  • Visit Crusader Fortress at Shobak

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Activities

Trip Type

  • Independent

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Dead Sea Serpent Sculpture in Mt. Nebo Wadi Rum Explore the wonder that is Petra The lost city of Petra that was built into the rock.
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Day 1 Arrive in Amman

Upon arrival into Amman airport, you are met by a representative before you reach immigration. Then they take you through to the arrivals hall where you meet your driver and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 Amman | Mt. Nebo | Madaba | Kerak | Petra

After breakfast, depart your hotel and drive to Mount Nebo. It is the mountain where Moses was allowed to see the Holy Land and not allowed to enter it. Nowadays the mountain is a memorial site. Here is the "Church of Moses", built by the first Christians. Ever since the first days of Christianity this mountain has been a holy place and a destination for pilgrimage. Like Moses, you can have a great view over Jordan, the Dead Sea and Israel. When the weather is clear, you should even be able to see Jerusalem, which is about 60 kilometers away.

Proceed to Madaba for a visit. South of Amman proudly stands the "City of Mosaics", Madaba, perched on an archaeological site with more than 4000 years of history buried beneath it. The quality and quantity of mosaic flooring has made Madaba one of the most prominent cities in the world for mosaics. St. George's Church houses the world-famous mosaic floor depicting a large mosaic map of Palestine. Centrally located on this mosaic floor is a detailed Map of Jerusalem as it was during the sixth century AD. At the Church of the Apostles, at the southern entrance of the city, is a mosaic floor attributed to the craftsman Salamanios, depicting the Sea, with the central figure of a woman encircled with a selection of creatures, vegetation and an inscription.

Afterwards, proceed to Kerak for a visit. Kerak lies approximately 150 km south of Amman. The city today continues to boast a number of restored 19th century Ottoman buildings, restaurants, places to stay, and the like. It is also famous for its crusader fortress in the centre of underground galleries, rooms and secret passageways and its thick defensive walls pierced by narrow arrow slits where crusader archers held out bravely, but in vain, for over 100 years. It was the crusaders who made Kerak famous. Payen Le Boutellier, the lord of Montreal, built the fortress in 1142. He made Kerak the new capital of the province because
it was situated on the king’s highway, where it could control all traffic from north and south.

Then you will be transferred to Petra for your next adventure.

Day 3 Petra

After your breakfast, enjoy a full day walk around the rose city of Petra. You can start your walk with an optional horse ride from the main gate of Petra to the entrance of the old city. Then walk on foot along the “Siq “to visit the rose-red city. The ancient city of Petra was built from 800 BC to 100 AD by Nabatean Arabs. In this era Petra was a fortress, carved out of craggy rocks in an area which was virtually inaccessible. In the first and second century, after the Romans took over, the city reached the peak of its fame. Petra covers an area of about 100 square km, in which over 800 monuments can be found. When shipping slowly displaced caravan routes, the city's importance gradually dwindled; it fell into disuse and was lost to the world until 1812, when it was re-discovered by the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burkhart. Nowadays Petra is Jordan's number one tourist attraction, known as the "rose-red city half as old as time". The Khazneh (the Treasury), was featured in ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’.

Day 4 Petra | Wadi Rum | Amman

After breakfast, board your vehicle and drive to Wadi Rum (approximately 2 hours’ drive).

Otherwise known as Valley of the Moon, the landscape of Wadi Rum with its immensity, color and awe-inspiring shapes creates an almost supernatural atmosphere. The setting for the film ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and the actual location where T.E. Lawrence set his camp, whose book ’The Seven Pillars of Wisdom ‘was named after the seven natural columns varying in height located en route to Wadi Rum. Bedouin camps are evident in the Wadi. These are still home to a number of Bedouin families who welcome visitors with the hospitality and generosity that Bedouins are so famous for. Explore the desert with a 4x4 driven by a local Bedouin for 2 hours.

After your visit, you will be transferred back to Amman.

Day 5 Return Home

  • 1 Breakfast
Transfer to Queen Alia International Airport for your departure.
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Amman - Hotels

Petra - Hotels

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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
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