Jordan A Destination Unexplored

 

Amman

Amman, the capital of Jordan, is a fascinating city of contrasts – a unique blend of old and new, ideally situated on a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley. It’s the traditional modern and commercial hub yet it retains it old charm with traditional coffee shops and tiny artisans' workshops. Everywhere there is evidence of the city’s much older past.

The climate is probably amongst the best in Jordan and is up-to-date with best the world has to offer. The downtown area is much older and more traditional with smaller businesses producing and selling everything from fabulous jewellery to everyday household items. The people are multi-cultural, multi-denominational, well-educated and extremely hospitable adding to the charm of this wonderful city.

Petra

Petra can simply take your breath away and in a good way, of course! Although much has been written about Petra, nothing really prepares you for this amazing place. It has to be seen to be believed.

It is without a doubt Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. For the history buffs, it is a vast, unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled here more than 2000 years ago, turning it into an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked China, India and southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome.

Entrance to the city is through the Siq, a narrow gorge, over 1km in length, which is flanked on either side by soaring, 80m high cliffs. Just walking through the Siq is an experience in itself. The colours and formations of the rocks are dazzling. As you reach the end of the Siq you will catch your first glimpse of Al-Khazneh (the Treasury).

This is an awe-inspiring experience. It has a massive façade carved out of the sheer, dusky pink rock-face and dwarfing everything around it. It was carved in the early 1st century as the tomb of an important Nabataean king and represents the engineering genius of these ancient people.

Dead Sea

The Dead Sea, also known as the Salt Sea, is a salt lake bordering Jordan to the east and Israel and the West Bank to the west. It’s the lowest point on earth which makes it pretty…AMAZING!! Also, you CANNOT drown in the Dead Sea since its highly saline and thus, natural buoyancy. In this respect the Dead Sea is similar to the Great Salt Lake in Utah in the United States.

Since, it is too salty, I would suggest that you try not to let the water seep into your eyes, nose, mouth or ears! If you’re still interested, you’ll much more stuff on Wiki.

Itinerary

  • Day 1   ARRIVAL- AMMAN AIRPORT OR LAND BORDERS – AMMAN HOTEL

    Upon arriving Queen Alia International Airport or at land borders, you will be received by our Meet & Assist representatives assisting you on your way through immigration. Transfer to your hotel in Amman for O/N.

     
     
  • Day 2   AMMAN – JERASH – AJLUN - UM QAYS – AMMAN

    You will start with a city tour of Amman, visiting the Citadel, the Roman theatre before heading to explore one of the most preserved Roman cities of the decapolis "Jerash". Then we will proceed to Um Qays via Ajlun visiting its castle. View the lake of Tiberius, Sea of Galilee from Um Qays. Reuturn to Amman for O/N.

     
     
  • Day 3   MADABA – NEBO – BAPTISM SITE – KERAK – PETRA

    After breakfast, head towards the city of Mosaics, which has the oldest known mosaic map of the holy land, then we will go to view the Jordan Valley from the famous Mount Nebo visiting its Byzantine Church. Now we will head to the Jordan Valley itself to visit the Baptism site. Continue to Kerak on your way to Petra. Check-in at your selected hotel. Prepare to visit the Rose Red City by Night lit with candles. Return to hotel in Petra for O/N.

     
     
  • Day 4   FULL DAY PETRA VISIT

    Full day visiting Jordan's Jewel "Petra" The Capital City of the Nabateans, a city fully carved in the rose red stones of Wadi Mousa Mountains. Upon arrival, you will take a horse back ride, walk through the Siq, the only access to this city. Return back to Petra hotel for overnight.

     
  • Day 5   PETRA-WADI RUM–DEAD SEA

    After breakfast, start by visiting little Petra before departing to the land of the moon for visit, which was known as “Lawrence of Arabia land” and you will enjoy a safari and explore the desert for two hours by 4WD. Then continue to the lowest point on earth," the Dead Sea" for overnight.

     
     
  • Day 6   DEAD SEA-AMMAN AIRPORT OR LAND BORDERS

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to Queen Alia International Airport in Amman or land border for departure or EXTEND your stay at the Dead Sea.

     
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