Gems of Jordan – Bronze
Get ready for the trip of a lifetime on this amazing 9 day tour! Start with a tour of the city of Amman. Known as Rabbath Ammon and Philadelphia in Biblical times. See the remains of the Roman Theatre, the Archeological Museum and the Citadel containing the remains of the massive Temple of Herculies. Next up visit Jordan Desert Castles. Visit Qasr Kharaneh, the sole castle built exclusively for defense, Qasr Amra with its beautiful mosaics from the Omayyad era. stop at Azraq Oasis, a resting point for one hundred species of migratory birds. Amidst its many pools, visit Qasr Axraq, the black basalt fort which was headquarters for Lawrence of Arabia. After overnight in Amman drive to Jerash, the "Pompeii of the East" which is perhaps, the best preserved of the provincial Roman towns, Around its colonnaded main street see the Carfo, South Theatre, tEmple of Zeus, Hadrian's Arch, the Artemis Temple and the Nymphaeum. Continue westward to Saladin's 12th century Arab castle, Qalaat al Rabad (Ajloun), one of the fines examples of military architecture. After another overnight in Amman, proceed to visit Madabe, the city of the finest collections of Byzantine mosaics, many fine examples of which are well preserved. Up next is a visit to Mt Nebo, the place where Moses gazed at the Promised Land before he died. It is believed to be his burial place. Visit the old monastery; overlook the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, Jericho and Jerusalem. Drive to Kerak Castle, then to your hotel in Petra. Today visit the red rose city of Petra, the biggest attraction of Jordan. You can start the trip on horseback or by foot to the canyon, the so called Siq, and then walk to the most beautiful monument: The Treasury, from here we explore the city to see the Street of Facades, the Royal Tombs and Pharaoh's Castle, transfer to Petra for dinner and overnight. Morning drive to Wadi Rum, a moonscape terrain of ancient river beds, wind-sculpted mountains, vast desert vistas and smooth pastel-coloured sands. Enjoy with a 2 hour jeep tour, a truly out of this world experience!. Then drive to Aqaba hotel for overnight. After a free day at leisure in Aqaba drive to visit Bethany, the site believed to be the original place where John baptised Jesus then continue to the sea for swimming and relaxing. Transfer to the airport after overnight in Amman.