Classical Tours - Jordan in Depth Tour
Day 1: Arrival Amman - Amman City Tour
passing through Immigration and Customs control,
proceed to the Arrivals Hall where your English
speaking driver will be waiting. Begin your
holiday by visiting undertaking a tour of
downtown Amman and visiting the Citadel before
checking-in to your hotel.
Day 2: Jerash - Ajloun Castle
This morning we head to Jerash, one of the best
preserved Roman provincial towns in the world.
With an English speaking guide, enter through
Hadrian's Arch for a 2 hour guided tour.
Continue exploring on your own before returning
to the entrance gates to meet your driver and
travel to Ajloun. Visit the castle, a fine
example of Islamic architecture, with sweeping
views over the Jordan Valley. Return to Amman.
Day 3: Amman- Mt Nebo- Madaba - Karak - Petra (B)
Today we start our drive along the Kings'
Highway to Mt. Nebo where God showed Moses the
Promised Land before he died. From the lookout
view the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, Jericho, and
the Mountains of Jerusalem. We then drive to
Madaba, famous for the detailed mosaic map of
the Holy Lands discovered on the floor of the St
George Church. Continuing south along Highway we
arrive at the top of Wadi Mujib, a gorge which
plunges to the Dead Sea 420m below sea level. We
head south to explore the Crusader Castle of
Karak Castle, built in 1132/34 by King Baldwin
I. of Jerusalem. Drive to Petra.
Day 4: Petra Tour
Have breakfast then meet with your English
speaking guide for a 3-4 hour tour of the
rose-red city of Petra. Walk the 1.2km long Siq
(chasm) passing shrines, tombs and carvings
before exiting to the breathtaking sight of the
Treasury. Walk the Street of Facades, passing
the Roman Theatre to reach the Royal Tombs. See
the Byzantine Church, Temple of the Winged Lions
and Great Temple. At the museum your tour ends.
Spend the rest of the day exploring more of the
city or climb to the Monastery and/or High Place
of Sacrifice. Make your own way back to your
hotel for overnight.
Day 5: Little Petra - Wadi Rum
Near to Petra is al-Barid (Little Petra) where the caravans used to rest on the fertile plains before entering Petra or heading away on one of the trade routes. Little Petra provided the accommodation and eateries for the cameleers. See rare examples of Nabataean paintings on the ceilings. Time permitting, walk to the Neolithic Village - a short distance away - to see life as it was in 9,000-5,500 BC. Transfer to the beautiful desert valley of Wadi Rum, made famous by T E Lawrence. Freshen up at your campsite before climbing into the back of a 4x4 Jeep for a 2-3 hour tour. As you make your way through the canyons and across the vast tracks of red sand, see ancient inscriptions, extraordinarily coloured sand dunes and majestic mountains. Return to your camp to watch the sun set before enjoying a BBQ dinner under the stars. Overnight Wadi Rum Camp.
Day 6: Wadi Rum - Lot's Wife Pillar - Dead Sea
After breakfast you will transfer north to the
Dead Sea. Along the way, stop at Lot's Wife
Pillar for photos. Continue to the northern
foreshore of the Dead Sea where your hotel is
situated to check-in. At 420 metres below sea
level, it is the lowest point on earth. Spend
the rest of the day floating in the Sea, coating
yourself in the revitalizing black mud or lazing
by a pool. Take advantage of one of the beauty
treatments available at the hotel's Spa
Day 7: Dead Sea - Hammamat Ma'in Springs
This morning travel to Hammamat Springs. Swim in
the thermally heated pools before returning to
your Dead Sea hotel.
Day 8: Dead Sea - Departure
Check-out then transfer to the Queen Alia International Airport for your return home.