The Highlights of Jordan Culture and Beach Full Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival at QAIA – Meet & Assist – Transfer to the hotel in Madaba for overnight
On arrival at Amman airport you will be met by our representative at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Madaba for overnight.
Day 02: Visit Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Dead Sea for floating, Proceed to Petra for overnight
Enjoy and early morning stroll through the market town of Madaba, known as the City of Mosaics and watch this fascinating little Christian community come to live. Visit the oldest map of the Holy Land on the floor of Saint George’s Church. Madaba, or Medeba in antiquity, features many famous mosaics that exist in public and private buildings. After Madaba, a short drive will bring you to Mt. Nebo, the alleged burial site of Moses overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. From this mountain top Mosaic had his first glimpse of the Holy Land, a land he was never allowed to enter. Here Franciscans have built a structure that protects a 4th and 6th Century Byzantine church.
After visiting this site proceed to the Dead Sea for a swim in the salty waters of this lowest spot on earth. Experience the ultimate sensation of trying to swim, while you can actually only float. Then you will transfer to Petra for overnight.
Day 03: Full day in Petra, Overnight at the hotel in Petra
After breakfast, depart on a full day tour of Petra. Once the ancient Nabatean capital, this city gently reveals itself as you walk through its hand carved facades. Starting at the visitors center, each person is assigned a horse guided by a local Budouin who will lead you to the once hidden entrance to the lost city. After passing some tombs which are located outside the city, the visitor passes through the SIQ, an immense crack in the Nubian sandstone. It is a winding, one-kilometer-long fissure between overhanging cliffs that seem to meet more than 300 feet overhead. Near the end of the passage, the SIQ, with great style, makes one last turn and out of the gloom in towering brightness appears Petra’s most impressive monument, el Khazneh - The Treasury. This is one of the most elegant remains of antiquity, carved out of the solid rock from the side of the mountain and is nearly 140 feet high and 90 feet wide.
Beyond el Khazneh the visitor is surrounded on both sides by hundreds of Petra’s carved and built structures, soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, a carved Roman theater, large and small houses, burial chambers and much more. The Victorian traveler and poet, Dean Burgon, gave Petra a description which holds to this day - “Match me such a marvel save in Eastern clime, a rose-red city half as old as time.” this beautiful visit transfer to your hotel in Petra for overnight.
Day 04: Free morning in Petra, Depart to Wadi Rum, Overnight at Wadi Rum Camp
Today you have the option of visiting Petra for the second time or visiting the Souq. You will then transfer to the magical desert of Wadi Rum, home of “Lawrence of Arabia”. Upon arrival, you will take a jeep tour managed and driven by one of the local Bedouin to many of the sites in the moon-like landscaped desert. You will start from the visitor center and drive to Rum village about a 10 minute drive on paved roads. After this you will head into the ochre coloured sandy desert as you visit the sites of Rum. Visit Lawrence’s spring this spring was named for T.E. Lawrence, of Lawrence of Arabia fame, who fought in the Arab revolt against the Ottoman Empire. Continue to Khazali Canyon an iconic feature in Wadi Rum, Khazali Canyon is an easy 20 minute walk that allows you to see many Nabatean inscriptions and drawings. Last place to visit is the Sand dunes, then head back to you camp in Wadi Rum village for overnight.
As the sun sets in Wadi Rum you will experience not only the changing temperature but also the changes in the color of the rock as and sand take on the deep red of the setting sun. As day turns to night the atmosphere of the desert changes from one of oppressive (heat) to welcoming as the Bedouin prepare the fire and the sumptuous hospitality. Once the night a fully arrived the stars will come into their own as they light up the night sky. In clear morning light of sunrise the desert takes on a heavenly aura before the sun once again assumes control.
Day 05: Depart Wadi Rum to Aqaba – Overnight at the hotel in Aqaba
In the early morning you will depart Wadi Rum to visit the Jordanian coastal city of Aqaba, Jordan’s gateway to the Red Sea. Aqaba is one of the major tourist attractions in Jordan, and famous for its warm water and rich marine life. It is best known today as a seaside and diving / snorkeling resort. Aqaba’s vibrant fringe reef and crystal clear waters make it the perfect spot for snorkeling and for those who prefer to experience the coral from the comfort of a glass Being Jordan’s only port city, Aqaba also has a thriving souk and an abundance of local and tourist restaurants. bottom boat. Transfer to your hotel in Aqaba for overnight.
Day 06: Free day in Aqaba - Overnight at the hotel in Aqaba - Free day in Aqaba for swimming & relaxing
Day 07: Free day in Aqaba - Overnight at the hotel in Aqaba Free day in Aqaba for swimming & relaxing
Day 08: Transfer to Amman airport for departure
You will transfer to Amman airport to fly back home with safe trip
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