Family Holidays - Family Fun Holiday in Jordan: 8 days - 7 Nights
Day 1: Amman Arrival
will be met and assisted at Queen Alia
International Airport before being transferred
to your hotel in Amman. Check-in, then the rest
of the day is free-time.
Day 2: Jerash - Ajloun
This morning travel north to Jerash, the best
preserved Roman provincial city in the world.
With your guide explore the ruins of this
amazing city. Look for the chariot wheel tracks
in the stones along the colonnaded street.
Perform in the Roman Theatre with its fantastic
acoustics. Watch the Roman Army Chariot
Experience (RACE) in the hippodrome. In the
afternoon, drive to Ajloun Castle. Wander
through the hallways of this castle, see where
the horses were stabled - stand on a parapet and
look out for invading armies.
Day 3: Madaba - Mt Nebo - Baptism Site - Dead Sea
Today we visit Madaba to see the famous mosaic
map of the Holy Lands. Can you see the fish
swimming up the Jordan River and away from the
Dead Sea because it's too salty for them? Next
we drive to Mt Nebo where God permitted Moses to
see the Promised Land before he died. From the
lookout can you see Jericho, the Jerusalem
Mountains and the Dead Sea? Descend the
mountains into the Rift Valley and travel to
Bethany Beyond the Jordan. Here Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist and the children of
Israel, led by Joshua, crossed into the Promised
Land. A short distance away is your Dead Sea
Day 4: Lot's Wife Pillar - Shobak Castle - Petra
Sleep in this morning, or go for another float
in the Sea. Then following the shoreline of the
Dead Sea, travel south, stopping at Lot's Wife
Pillar. Drive into the mountains to see Shobak
Castle. Be a knight protecting your kingdom from
the Crusaders as they attack you. Late
afternoon, arrive at Petra.
Day 5: Petra
Today you are going to visit a city that was
"lost" for over 1,000 years. With your guide
walk the 1.2km long Siq (chasm) passing tombs,
shrines and carvings along the way. Look for the
Cameleer and his camels. See the Treasury,
carved from the rock face, as you exit the Siq.
Explore the Street of Facades and the Royal
Tombs. Look into the homes carved out of the
rocks, some with beautiful coloured walls and
ceilings. Climb the mighty staircase to the
Great Temple or over the ruins of the Temple of
the Winged Lions. At the museum, your guided
tour ends. The rest of your day is free-time. Do
you still have energy? Then take the 800+ steps
up to the awesome Monastery, hidden from view in
the mountains. Climb to the High Place of
Sacrifice and get wonderful views down into the
city. Return to your hotel via the Siq.
Day 6: Little Petra - Wadi Rum
This morning drive to Little Petra where the
caravans used to rest before entering Petra or
assemble before heading along the trade routes.
A comfortable walk away is the ruins of a
Neolithic Village (9,000 - 5,500 BC).
Archaeologists have reconstructed houses to show
what living at this time was like. Follow the
pathway around this small village - look out for
stones that have been used for collecting water.
Day 7: Aqaba
After breakfast, drive to the town of Aqaba on
the Red Sea. After checking-in, explore the
hotel and the kid's fun zone. There are a lot of
water sports available - the hotel's Reception
staff will be able to assist. Take a SINBAD
cruise, go snorkeling, swimming or scuba diving
in the reefs or take a glass bottom boat tour if
you want to keep your feet dry. Other sports are
jet skiing, windsurfing, kayaking and water
Day 8: Departure
This morning you will be transferred along the Desert Highway to the airport for your departure flight.