Shore Excursions - Cruise Sojourn - 5 Days / 4 Nights
Day 1: Aqaba - Wadi Rum - Little Petra - Petra (L)
English speaking driver will be waiting dockside
to meet and assist you. He will drive you in a
modern, air conditioned vehicle to Wadi Rum
(approx. 1.5 hours travel time).
Day 2: All Day Petra (B)
Meet your English speaking guide in your hotel
lobby before walking 200m to the entrance to
Petra. Walk past tombs and shrines before
arriving at the mile-long Siq (chasm). Follow
the narrow, winding passage past carvings,
shrines, water channels, and in parts, over
original paving. As you reach the end of the Siq
you will get your first glimpse of the
breathtaking Treasury. From there, explore the
Street of Facades, Roman Theatre, Royal Tombs,
colonnaded street, Great Temple, Qasr al-Bint
and the museum where your guided tour will
conclude. The rest of the day is free for you to
continue to explore the city ruins, climb the
800+ steps to the Monastery and/or the High
Place of Sacrifice. Make your own way back
through the Siq to the entrance gates.
Day 3: Petra - Shobak Castle - Madaba - Mt Nebo - Dead Sea (B)
Heading north along the Kings' Highway, you will
shortly reach Shobak and the crusader castle
built by Baldwin I of Jerusalem in 1115.
Strategically located on a hill along the
pilgrimage and caravan routes from Syria to
Arabia, Baldwin controlled the commerce of the
area. It was also where Richard the Lion Heart
fought Saladin during the Crusader Wars.
Day 4: Dead Sea - Jerash - Amman (B)
After breakfast head north to Jerash, the best
preserved Roman provincial town in the world.
Meet your English speaking guide at the entrance
and enter the ancient city via Hadrian's Arch
for a 2 hour tour. Visit the hippodrome, the
Temples of Zeus and Artemis, Roman Theatres, a
Byzantine Church, public baths, and walk along
Day 5: Amman to Airport (B)
This morning you will be transferred to Queen Alia International Airport for your departure flight.