Commence the day with breakfast at the hotel, followed by a captivating city tour of Amman, historically referred to as Rabbath Ammon in the Bible. Perched on a series of hills, or "jabals," the city boasts breathtaking vistas. Dominating the skyline on Jabal Qala'a is the Citadel, a site witnessing the ebb and flow of civilizations over 7,000 years. Of notable significance are the Temple of Hercules, the Umayyad Palace, and remnants of a Byzantine Church. Descending the hill, encounter the 6,000-seat Roman Theatre, built in 161 CE and still utilized for cultural events.
Explore the Archeological and Folklore Museums before venturing to the "City of Mosaics." Visit the Church of St. George, housing the oldest preserved ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land, and the Church of the Apostles, adorned with extensive and beautiful mosaics. Proceed to Mt. Nebo to retrace Moses' steps and marvel at the panoramic view of the Promised Land. On clear days, glimpse Jerusalem, Jericho, and the Dead Sea. Explore the early Byzantine Christian church, believed to be the site of Moses' death, marked by a memorial.
Conclude the day at the Dead Sea, the world's largest natural spa, and a truly unique destination. Immerse yourself in the mineral-rich waters, experiencing the unusual sensation of effortless floating. Indulge in a soothing black mud treatment for both body and soul. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay by the Dead Sea.
Begin your day with breakfast at the resort, followed by a morning brimming with excitement on the Siq Trail in Wadi Mujib. This extraordinary nature reserve, the lowest on the planet, is surrounded by colossal multi-layered rock walls. Embark on a hike, navigating rocks against the river's current while clutching onto embedded ropes for support. This water trail meanders through a breathtaking gorge, culminating at a powerful waterfall. While the trail is self-guided, assistance is available at tricky sections.
After the water adventure, head to Kerak to explore the 12th-century Crusader castle, constructed over the remains of earlier citadels, some dating back to Nabataean times. The castle, more imposing than beautiful, stands as an impressive testament to the military genius of the Crusaders, offering a commanding view of the region. Conclude the day in Petra with dinner and an overnight stay at a 3-star hotel.
Commence the day with breakfast at the camp, gearing up for a trek to the legendary city of Petra, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the 7 New Wonders of the World. Venture through the "secret" back entrance to the Rose Red City, an "off the beaten path" experience that unveils parts of Petra unfamiliar to many. Laden with suspense and offering breathtaking views, the trek takes you through magnificent gorges, wadis, and mountainous terrain en route to the Monastery.
The Monastery, Petra's largest monument, was constructed by the Nabataeans over 2000 years ago, showcasing their prowess in both engineering and business, as they played a significant role in trade and commerce. Explore over 800 individual monuments, including buildings, tombs, baths, funerary halls, temples, arched gateways, and colonnaded streets, all erected over two millennia ago. Consider the mystique of Petra, as only 15% of this ancient city has been uncovered, leaving many secrets yet to be revealed. Conclude the day with an overnight stay in Petra.
Indulge in breakfast at the hotel before embarking on the second day in Petra, entering the site through the main entrance – the Siq. This narrow gorge, towering hundreds of meters high, showcases walls bursting with a vibrant spectrum of colors from deep pink to purple to ocher. The path dramatically concludes at an opening that unveils Petra’s iconic monument - the Treasury - intricately carved into sheer rock, standing over 40 meters high. Continue exploring the city until mid-day, and then transfer to Wadi Rum.
Encounter imposing, towering rocks and crags in this land of "God’s skyscrapers," where silence resonates through the canyons. Renowned for its rugged mountains and colorful sand dunes, Wadi Rum is undeniably a place where heaven and earth converge. Experience its vastness in one of the most exhilarating rides of your life – a 3-hour sunset 4x4 safari. Afterward, settle into the campsite and relish an authentic Bedouin meal around the campfire. Conclude the day with dinner and overnight camping in the captivating landscapes of Wadi Rum.
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