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Apr 01

5 Days – 4 Nights

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Day 1:  Arrival in Amman, Jordan.
Our representatives will meet and assist you at the airport and transfer you to Amman .
Amman, the modern and ancient capital of Jordan, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, where the city’s modern buildings blend with the remnants of ancient civilizations.
Overnight in Amman.

Day 2 : Amman City Tour and the Dead Sea

Full day starting with Amman City Tour (Down Town, Roman Theater, Museums, Amman Castle, and a panoramic tour in Amman) continues to visit the Dead Sea; back to hotel in Amman & Overnight.

 

Day 3:   Amman – ( Petra tour )

You will be transferred to Petra from the early Morning . Petra was the capital of the Nabataean Kingdom from the fourth century BC to the 2nd century AD. From the 12th century until its rediscovery in 1812, Petra was lost to the world — a closely guarded secret of the local tribes. Today the ‘rose red city half as old as time’ is probably the most impressive archaeological site in the Middle East, rivaling the temples and pyramids of Egypt in grandeur.

This morning, on our way into the hidden valley of Petra, we will see the Obelisk Tomb and the irrigation system that carried water from a dam throughout the desert city. Access to the monuments of Petra is through a narrow gorge in the towering rocks called the ‘Siq’. As we emerge from the ‘Siq’ you stand in awe in front of the ‘Treasury’ (El Kazneh), a graceful structure carved from the living rock. After pausing to admire the elegant columns and carvings we carry on into the valley where elaborate tombs are carved into the multi-coloured walls. Everywhere the sandstone swirls and twists in shades of red, orange, yellow, pink and white. Next we will see the Roman amphitheatre, carved directly out of the mountain, with space for over 3,000 spectators.

Further on in the main valley of Petra, are the Royal Tombs including the Palace Tomb and the Silk Tomb. We visit the temple of the Nabataeans’ main god, Dushara, and we also see the ‘Temple of the Winged Lion’. Our formal guided tour of the site terminates with a visit to the Petra Nabataean Museum.
At this point, you may explore further on your own, or return to our hotel to relax and / or shop. You may also take a strenuous walk up a narrow pass to see the magnificent ‘Monastery’ building, El Deir. The views of Petra and the surrounding area are expansive. The walk is steep, mostly on steps carved into the rock, and will take APPROXIMATELY one hour up (30 minutes down).tours to petra, Overnight at Petra

 

Day 4:  Petra – to Wadi Rum tour

You will be transferred from Petra from the early Morning to Wadi Rum tours .
during Wadi Rum tours we make an excursion to Wadi Rum where Lawrence of Arabia conducted many of his campaigns during the First World War. While at Wadi Rum we take four wheel drive vehicles out into the desert where the sand is red and the rocks look like gigantic multi-layered chocolate cakes melting in the setting sun. We may be invited into a goat-hair tent to share a glass of tea with some Bedouin tribesmen — the nomadic herdsmen of the desert who made up Lawrence’s army. Running along the floor of the valley is the Hejaz Railway that Lawrence blew up repeatedly.
Overnight in Wadi Rum. Meal plan: Breakfast and dinner.

 

Day 5 : Wadi Rum – Departure Point
Transfer to point of departure.

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