07 NIGHTS 08 DAYS THE BEST OF JORDAN

Overview

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Hotels Used

Option “1”

City Hotel Name Cat Nights
Amman Amman Radisson Sas Hotel or similar 5* 4
Dead Sea Dead Sea Movenpick Resort 5* 1
Petra Petra Taybet Zaman Hotel or similar 5* 2

Option “2”

City Hotel Name Cat Nights
Amman Al Fanar Palace Hotel or similar 4* 4
Dead Sea Dead Sea Spa Hotel 4* 1
Petra Petra Panorama Hotel or similar 4* 2

Option “3”

City Hotel Name Cat Nights
Amman Amman Larsa Hotel or similar 3* 4
Dead Sea Dead Sea Spa Hotel 4* 1
Petra Petra Palace Hotel or similar 3* 2

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival

Arrive to Queen Alia International airport. Meet, assist & transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Amman.

Day 2
Amman City Tour – Jerash – Ajlun

Breakfast at the hotel, then, Amman City tour including: King Abdullah mosque, Roman Amphitheater, the Citadel & the museum, then Drive north to Visit Jerash located 48 km north of Amman, the grandeur of Imperial Rome being one of the largest and most well preserved sites of Roman architecture in the World outside Italy. Continue to visit Ajlun a short journey northwest from Jerash, through a beautiful pine-forest and olive groves, brings you to the town of Ajlun where you will find the Castle of Ajlun or Qala’at Errabadh (Arabic for “Hilltop Castle”). Back to Amman. Overnight in Amman.

Day 3
Amman – Pella – Um Qies

Breakfast at the hotel, Drive to Visit Pella (ancient name ‘Penuel’, meaning ‘the face of God’) was so named by Jacob after he wrestled there all night with God in the form of a man or angel (Genesis 32:24-30). A massive Bronze and Iron Age temple recently discovered at Pella, in the northern Jordan Valley, is thought to be the best preserved temple from Old Testament times anywhere in the Holy Land. Continue to visit The old Decapolis city of Gadara (modern name Umm Qies), with its spectacular panoramic views overlooking the Sea of Galilee, is the site of Jesus’ miracle of the Gadarene swine. It is here that He encountered a demented man who lived in the tombs near the entrance to the city; Jesus cast the bad spirits out of the man and into a herd of pigs, which then ran down the hill into the waters of the Sea of Galilee and drowned. Back to Amman. Overnight in Amman

Day 4
Amman – Bethany – Dead Sea

Breakfast at the hotel, Drive Less than 2 kms east of the Jordan River the site of John the Baptist’s settlement at Bethany beyond the Jordan, where Jesus was baptized, has long been known from the Bible (John 1:28 and 10:40) and from the Byzantine and medieval texts. Bethany’s ancient remains include structures from the 1st century settlement of John the Baptist (pbuh), including large plastered pools with steps for full immersion. Continue to the Dead Sea which is considered one of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the whole world. The infamous Sodom and Gomorrah and other cities of the Dead Sea plain, or (Cities of the Valley) were the subjects of some of the most dramatic and enduring Old Testament stories, including that of Lot, whose wife was turned into a pillar of salt for disobeying God’s will. Overnight in Dead Sea.

Day 5
Dead Sea – Madaba – Mt. Nebo – Kerak – Petra

Breakfast at the hotel, Drive for a trip south from Amman along the 5000-year-old King’s Highway where is one of the most memorable journeys in the Holy Land, passing through a string of ancient sites. The first city you come upon is Madaba, “The City of Mosaics” Madaba’s chief attraction – in the contemporary Greek Orthodox church of St. George – is a wonderfully vivid, 6th-century Byzantine mosaic map showing the entire region from Jordan and Palestine in the north, to Egypt in the south. Drive along the same route prophet Moses was forbidden to travel on by the King of Edom, and picture yourself standing where Moses was laid to rest, also where the late Pope John Paul II tread on his first pilgrimage of the millennium. One of the most revered holy sites of Jordan. Continue to visit the magnificent Crusader fortress of Kerak, soars above its valleys and hills like a great ship riding waves of rock. It was known as Kir-haraseth, Kir-heres, or Kir, and its doom was prophesied by Isaiah (16:7) who mentions its ‘raisin-cakes’, presumably a local specialty. Transfer to Petra which seems to be mentioned in the Bible’s Old Testament under several possible names, including Sela and Joktheel (2 Kings 14:7). Local tradition says that the spring at Wadi Musa (Valley of Moses), just outside Petra, is the place where Moses struck the rock and brought forth water (Numbers 20:10-11).
Overnight in Petra.

Day 6
Petra Visit

Breakfast at the hotel, Visit the Rose Red City of Petra the treasure of ancient world, hidden behind an almost impenetrable barrier of rugged mountains, boasting incomparable scenes that make it the most majestic and imposing ancient site still-standing nowadays.. It has been said “perhaps there is nothing in the world that resembles it”, actually, for sure, there is nothing in the world that resembles it. The rock-carved rose-red city of Petra is full of mysterious charm, it was “designed to strike wonder into all who entered it. Petra is now a UNESCO world heritage site that enchants visitors from all corners of the globe. Overnight in Petra.

Day 7
Petra – Amman

Breakfast at campsite, Drive through the desert highway to Amman. Its surrounding regions are referred to in the Bible as Ammon, or the Ammonite Kingdom, and were famous for its springs and citadel. This is the place where the Biblical story of David and Goliath (Uriah the Hittite) took place. The massive fortifications, where David, an ancestor of Jesus, brought about Uriah’s death so that he could marry his widow Bathsheba, are still standing. Overnight in Amman.

Day 8
Departure

Breakfast at hotel, transfer to Queen Alia International Airport for final departure.

End of Program

Cost Includes

  • -Accommodation at the above mentioned hotels.
  • -Meals: 07 Breakfasts at the above mentioned hotels
  • -Transportation by deluxe A/C coach
  • -Professional tourists guide.
  • -Horse riding in Petra
  • -All entrance fees at all sites mentioned above
  • -Taxes & service charges for services included.

Cost Excludes

  • -Visa fees and departure tax in Jordan.
  • -Tips in General.
  • -Porterage Fees
  • -Lunches or any other meal not mentioned above.
  • -Any expenses of personal nature.
  • -Anything else not mentioned above.

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07 NIGHTS 08 DAYS THE BEST OF JORDAN
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