Day 1: Amman Airport – Amman
Meet and Greet Service Upon arrival at Amman's Queen Alia airport, Visa Obtained then you will be met and transferred to Amman (if time permits we tour the old ruins of the city) rest of the day at leisure. Overnight: Amman
Day 2: Umm Qais – Jerash – Amman
Early start to tour Umm Qais, the old Decapolis city of Gadara, with its spectacular panoramic views overlooking the Sea of Galilee. The basalt basilica is believed to be the site of Jesus’ miracle of the Gadarene swine. We visit Jabbok, the place where Jacob wrestled with God who was in the form of an angel (Genesis 32:24-30). On to Jerash, one of the best preserved and most complete provincial Roman cities in the world. With your guide, wander through the ancient Greek temples, Byzantine Churches, colonnaded streets and forum. See the hippodrome and public baths. Heading back Overnight: Amman
Day 3: Amman – Madaba & Mt Nebo – Bethany Beyond the Jordan – Dead Sea
Begin the day with Madaba to see the oldest mosaic map of the Holy Land in existence on the floor of the 6th century St George Church. A short drive brings us to Mt. Nebo, also known as Pisgah, the most revered holy site in Jordan. Here God showed Moses the Promise Land before he died. Visit Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, where Elijah and Elisha crossed the Jordan, as well as the area where the children of Israel led by Joshua entered the Promised Land.
Drive to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, some 420 meters below sea level. Float on the surface of the buoyant waters, seven times saltier than regular seawater. Read a newspaper or try to swim. The high content of salt in combination with 30+ minerals, enjoy the rest at leisure Overnight: Dead Sea.
Day 4: Dead Sea – Wadi Al Mujib – Lot’s Wife Pillar – The century Cave of Lot – High Mountains – Dana Wild Natural Reserve – Shobak Castle – Petra.
today we drive south along the Dead Sea Highway & taking a brief stop at the bottom of Wadi Al-Mujib (a favorite location for hikers and canyonners), before continuing on to Lot’s Wife Pillar. From a distance, view a hillside cave near to the small town of Zoar where Lot and his daughters lived after fleeing the sinful cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. reaching the natural reserve of Dana where we will stop for more breathtaking views of the area surroundings, touring Shobak Castle, one of the Crusader Castles. Overnight: Petra
Day 5: Petra
touring one of the 7 Wonders of the World, the rose red city of Petra. With your English speaking guide, walk through the Siq, passing the remains of Nabataean shrines, water channels, wall carvings and some of the original paving stones. As you exit the Siq, gaze in amazement at the magnificent Treasury carved out of the rock face; explore the Street of Facades, Theatre, Royal Tombs, Colonnaded Street, Byzantine Church, Winged Lion’s Temple, Qasr al Bint, and the Petra Museum where your guide will leave you. Climb to the Monastery and/or High Place of Sacrifice on your own. Overnight Petra
Day 6: Wadi Rum deserts escape
This morning we have the opportunity to join our guide for a return to Petra along the “secret way” of al-Madras, with visits to the High Place of Sacrifice and Wadi Farasa. At lunchtime we stop in Wadi Musa souk to pick up delicious shawarma sandwiches or fruit and veggie snacks from the local produce souk before making the scenic drive to Wadi Rum.
We make a late afternoon jeep tour of this moonscape desert terrain, arriving to our remote camp site deep in the heart of the Wadi Rum. We enjoy a magical evening under the brilliant stars of the desert night sky, including a scrumptious traditional Jordanian dinner.
Overnight: Wadi Rum
Day 7: Wadi Rum – Aqaba
Enjoy the charming sunrise at Wadi Rum camel ride for 2 hrs. Transfer to Aqaba for leisure at B12 Club. Transfer to Arava Border Assist & farewell