The weekend tour is about giving you the main experiences Jordan has to offer in the shortest time possible. This tour will begin by taking you on what is known as the “King’s way”. Leading you to Petra, “the lost city”. And will end at the lowest point on earth making you float on the world’s saltiest body of water. If you’re looking for an authentic Middle Eastern experience in a short period of time, this is your choice.
●arrival time (depends on your flight): We will be awaiting you at Queen Alia airport. Our representative will safely transfer you within 45min to your hotel in Amman.
●7am: You’ll need to have your breakfast early, because a long journey is ahead of you.
●First stop will be at Mount Nebo, where you’ll get to have a view over the Jordan Valley, the hills of Jerusalem & the Dead Sea.
●We will then proceed on a mosaic tour until you get to Madaba. A city known for the mosaic map of the Holy Land. Which dates back to the 6th century AD, preserved in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George.
●Afterwards, you will be reaching Wadi Mujib where you’ll stop for few minutes to take in the breathtaking view.
●The 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). The Crusaders built this monument around 1133 and has always been valued for having such a strategic positioning. You will understand why that is when you see the view you’ll have from up there!
●You’ll finally end the day’s journey in Petra, where you might assist to Petra’s night show (available Monday, Wednesday & Thursday), a fascinating sight to be a part of. Your accommodation for the night will be in Petra.
●7am: Enjoy your breakfast at your hotel in Petra.
●First Things First! Go on an adventure thru the Petra Seeq (canyon) either on foot or you can choose to enjoy a short horse ride until you reach “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.
●Later, we will be driving toward the lowest point on Earth passing by winding roads, so you can enjoy a stress-free day, floating in the saltiest body of water in the world.
●Accommodation in your hotel 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:).
●Departure time (depends on your reservation, we advise you to book it for the late afternoon so you can enjoy the Dead Sea): We will be transferring you within 1 hour from your hotel to the Airport for your departure.