The classic tour of Jordan will take you all around Jordan. Learning about its history, culture & its people will make you merge with the land making you feel like part of it. Adding to this is the unmatchable experience of connecting to Earth’s nature in Wadi Rum by stargazing strait into the milky way. Or getting healed at the lowest point on earth by floating on the world’s saltiest body of water. If you know nothing about Jordan and you’re looking for an authentic Middle Eastern experience, look no further.
●Arrival time (depends on your flight): You will be awaited at Queen Alia airport by our representative who will safely transfer you within 45min to your hotel in Amman.
●7am: Breakfast at the hotel.
●Your tour will start off by going to Amman’s Citadel which is situated on a “mountain” in central Amman. Known for being one of the oldest continuously inhabited places, this first stop will give you a glimpse over the capital before going to Amman-Downtown. Known as “Al-Balad” by the locals, you will get to see the different & various markets and ancient Souks. Ending this tour will be the visit of the most obvious and impressive remnant of its Roman past. The Roman theater that was built at the time Amman was known as “Philadelphia” (around 106AD).
●Then we will take you to the governorate of Jerash. Known for its well preserved roman cities. You will get to experience the impact & influence left by the Greco-Roman eras in the Mediterranean basin and the deeply rooted Arab traditions preserved by the local people. And if you’re lucky you’ll get to enjoy a historical reenactment of gladiators & chariot race.
●At the end of the day we will bring you back to your hotel in Amman, giving you time to pack your bags and rest well to get ready for the next 4 days.
●7am: You’ll need to have your breakfast early, because a long journey is ahead of you.
●We will transfer you to the first stop at Mount Nebo. There you’ll have a view over the Jordan Valley, the hills of Jerusalem & the Dead Sea.
●Next we will take you on a mosaic tour till we get to Madaba. A city known for its mosaic map of the Holy Land. Which dates back to the 6th century AD located in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George.
●Around that time, we will be reaching Wadi Mujib where we’ll stop for few minutes to take in the breathtaking view.
●Later our fourth stop will be at Al-Karak, a city known for the Kerak Castle (aka Crusader castle). Which is one of the three largest castles in the region (the other two are in Syria). This monument was built by the Crusaders around 1133 and was always valued for having such a strategic positioning. You will understand why that is when you check out the view you’ll have from up there!
●We’ll finally end the day’s journey in Petra, where you might assist to Petra’s night show (available Monday, Wednesday & Thursday around 8:30pm), a fascinating sight to be a part of. Your accommodation for the night will be at your hotel in Petra.
●7am: Enjoy your breakfast at your hotel in Petra.
●Your day will start by adventuring thru the Petra Seeq (canyon) either on foot or you can choose to enjoy a short horse ride leading you to “Al Khazneh”. Known to be one of the seven wonders of the world. Just try to grasp the fact that the Arab Nabateans, more than 2000 years ago, carved this 45m high monument Treasury into the red mountain rock.
●Afterwards we’ll continue to our last stop in South Jordan. To the most impressive deserts in the world and get to see the naturally multi-colored canyons, towering sandstone mountains and dunes of Wadi Rum. Known as the Valley of the Moon & made famous for being used as a background setting for numerous films (“The Martian”-2015, “Rogue One”-2016, “Aladdin”-2019, just to name a few…). At this point you’ll have the opportunity to discover these landscapes by Jeep for 2 hours (or you can also choose to ride a Camel or a Horse).
●Finally, you’ll reach the Wadi Rum Bedouin Camp, located inside the protected area, where you can sit back, relax or even meditate, away from the city noise, not for too long though… You wouldn’t want to miss the barbecue party, now would you!? (you will be accommodated in Wadi Rum for the night).
●You will have the whole day at the Dead Sea! Keep in mind that its known to be Earth’s lowest elevation on land and the deepest hyper-saline lake in the world. Its harsh environment does not permit the flourishment of any plant or animals. On the other hand, it has extremely healthy & beneficial properties that attracted visitors for thousands of years and today it will supply you with natural mud that you can spread on your skin putting any skincare lotions to shame.
(PS: be careful not to splash Dead Sea‘s water in your eyes…. it’s salt:).
●Overnight at Dead Sea.
●Departure time (depends on your flight): We will transfer you in 1 hour from your hotel in the Dead Sea to the Airport for your departure.