Jordan - Petra
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Grand Tour to Jordan

Program: 09 Days/ 08 Nights
Theme: History, Culture & Relaxing

About the Program

Jordan is probably one of the most charming destinations that attract visitors from all over the world, it has many varied activities and experiences that suits different ages.
Petra, Wadi Rum and Jerash sites are popular in the world, the natural reserves have many amazing trails waiting for you to discover.
the nature in the Dead Sea and Ma'in Hot springs offer effective medical treatment and therapeutic benefits for many diseases, the diverse water sports and scuba diving in Aqaba give you the chance to discover the red sea, climbing, and trekking in Wadi Rum is unique
Jordan is a marvel from North to South.

Tips to travel smoothly

  • Comfortable Boots
  • Small bag to carry your important stuff
  • Warm clothing, because sometimes it gets cold during the night
  • Hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen
  • Power banks
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Program Overview

1
Queen Alia Airport (Welcome to Jordan) - Amman
2
Amman – Desert Castle – City Tour – Amman
3
Amman – Jerash with a local guide – Ajloun – Amman
4
Amman – Mount Nebo – Madaba – Kings Highway – Kerak – Petra
5
Petra visit with a local guide – Walking up to 10 KM
6
Petra – Little Petra – Wadi Rum (4x4 Jeep Ride)
7
Wadi Rum – Aqaba (Free Day)
8
Aqaba – The Dead Sea – Amman
9
Amman – Queen Alia Airport

A trip according to your desires:

This travel proposal is 100% customizable according to your wishes. You can change your trip (duration, accommodation, activities, and services) during your discussions with the local agency.

Itinerary Day by Day

Day 01: Queen Alia Airport - Amman

Upon arrival at Queen Alia international airport, you will be met and assisted by our representative who will be waiting for you with a sign under your names to complete all airport procedures, then guide you to your driver/ guide to pick you up from the Airport to your hotel in Amman.
You will be transferred from Queen Alia Airport to Amman
Distance Time Estimated Access
35 KM 45 Minute
No excursions on this day
Hotel Name: Amman Hotel (3*), (4*), or (5*) upon your request 
Room Type: Single/ Double/ Twin/ Triple – upon availability
Meal Plan: BB (Bed & Breakfast only) or HB (Breakfast & Dinner)
Higher Categories: Suite, Family, or Apartments
Others: Connected Rooms - subject to availability

Day 02: Amman – Desert Castle – City Tour – Amman

Meet your driver/guide at the hotel in the morning to go east and visit the three desert castles,
then back to discover the history of the Capital of Jordan.
You will be transferred from Amman to Desert Castles
Distance Time Estimated Access Site visit
140 KM 2 Hours Around 1 hour for each castle

 

You will be transferred from Desert Castles to Amman
Distance Time Estimated Access Site visit
140 KM 2 Hours up to 3 Hours
The Desert Castles (Qasr Amra, Qasr Al Kharraneh, and Qasr Al Azraq):
The castles were built between the 7th and the 8th century under the Caliphs of the Umayyad who made Damascus their new capital in 661. The majority of the castles lie on the ancient trade route towards Medina and Kufa. Jordan’s desert castles are beautiful examples of both early Islamic art and architecture. Their fine mosaics and frescoes, stone and stucco carvings inspired by the best Persian and Greco architecture – Roman traditions. Called castles because of their imposing statue, the desert complexes actually served various purposes such as caravan stations, agriculture and trade centers, resort pavilions, and outposts that helped distant rulers forge ties with local Bedouins.

Amman City Tour:
Amman is the capital and most populated city of Jordan. It is a blend of ancient and modern architecture that was originally built on seven hills over the citadel.
It is located on one of the tallest hills giving it a splendid view of the old city.
Amman is a fascinating city of contrast - a unique blend of old and new, ideally situated on a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan valley.

You will start your tour from the city center - the oldest part of Amman which is crowned by the citadel with a charming panoramic view of the whole city. You can also see the ancient ruins of the Hercules’ temple which dates back to (161-120), the Byzantine church, the Omayyad Palace, and the fascinating archaeological museum - it includes an amazing collection of Jordan's antiquities.

At the foot of the Citadel, there's is the Roman Theater built in the 2nd century, which is still used for cultural events till now.
Finally, go through Abdoun, the contemporary area that has some of the best modern architecture.
Hotel Name: Amman Hotel (3*), (4*), or (5*) upon your request 
Room Type: Single/ Double/ Twin/ Triple – upon availability
Meal Plan: BB (Bed & Breakfast only) or HB (Breakfast & Dinner)
Higher Categories: Suite, Family, or Apartments
Others: Connected Rooms - subject to availability

Day 03: Amman – Jerash with a local guide – Ajloun – Amman

Meet your driver/guide at the hotel in the morning, transfer to north Jordan to see one of the Decapolis cities “Jerash”, as well explore Ajloun Castle.
You will be transferred from Amman to Jerash
Distance Time Estimated Access Site visit
40 KM 1 Hour 1 Hour and 30 Minute

 

You will be transferred from Jerash to Ajloun
Distance Time Estimated Access Site visit
25 KM 40 Minute 1 Hour

You will be transferred from Ajloun to Amman
Distance Time Estimated Access Site visit
70 KM 1 Hour and 30 Minute ---
Jerash (Gerasa):
It is without doubt one of the most beautiful Roman cities preserved in the Near East, the city of 1000 pillars. After Petra, Jerash is the second largest tourist destination in Jordan. The ancient city of Jerash can proudly situate the beginning of its occupation by men to more than 6500 years. Conquered by General Pompey in the year 63 BC, it passed under Roman control and became one of the ten great Roman cities composing the Confederation of Decapolis. Our local guide will introduce you to his colonnades, temples, theaters, churches, cardo-maxims, and other monuments.

Ajloun:
It is a 12th-century Muslim castle situated in the Northwest of Jordan. Located 75 km away from Amman, about an hour and a half drive.
It was named after a Christian monk who lived on the mountain in the Byzantine Period. The castle stands on the ruins of a monastery, traces of which were discovered during archaeological excavations. It is believed that the castle controlled traffic along the road connecting Damascus and Egypt.
Many areas of the castle can be explored, there is also a museum exhibition inside with many interesting artifacts from various time periods of the region. You can also admire the panoramic view over the Jordan Valley from the top of the castle. You can also see the Ajloun nature reserve, Mar Elias an archaeological site believed to be the birthplace of the prophet Elijah. Finally, you can have a meal with a local family or even a homestay to truly immerse yourself in the culture.
Hotel Name: Amman Hotel (3*), (4*), or (5*) upon your request 
Room Type: Single/ Double/ Twin/ Triple – upon availability
Meal Plan: BB (Bed & Breakfast only) or HB (Breakfast & Dinner)
Higher Categories: Suite, Family, or Apartments
Others: Connected Rooms - subject to availability

Day 04: Amman – Mount Nebo – Madaba – Kings Highway – Kerak – Petra

Meet your driver/guide at the hotel in the morning, transfer to Petra via King's Highway Road, it is the world’s oldest continuously used commutation route. It used to link ancient Bashan, Gilad, and Ammon in the north with Moab, Edom, Paran, and Midian in the south. The Kings’ Highway is first mentioned in the bible by name in Genesis 20:17 when Moses led the Exodus through southern Jordan, also King’s Highway connected Syria with the Gulf of Aqaba by way of what is now Jordan.
On the way to Petra, you will visit Madaba, Mount Nebo, and explore Kerak Castle.
You will be transferred from Amman to Mount Nebo
Distance Time Estimated Access Site visit
40 KM 1 Hour 45 Minute

 

You will be transferred from Mount Nebo to Madaba
Distance Time Estimated Access Site visit
10 KM 15 Minute 45 Minute

You will be transferred from Madaba to Kerak
Distance Time Estimated Access Site visit
90 KM 2 Hours and 30 Minute 1 Hour

You will be transferred from Kerak to Petra
Distance Time Estimated Access Site visit
180 KM 3 Hours ---
Mount Nebo:
It is located about 47 km from Amman and 10km from Madaba. It is believed to be the place where Moses lived out his remaining days and was viewed as the Promised Land.
The first church in Mount Nebo was built at the end of the 4th century AD and mark its historical importance in the area.
From a platform in front of the church, you can see a bronze memorial of a snake on a cross that symbolizes the serpent raised by Moses in the desert, as well as the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Mount Nebo offers a fantastic view of the Dead Sea, the West Bank, Jericho, the Jordan River, and on a clear day Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
According to Christian and Islamic beliefs, Moses was buried somewhere in the mountain, although the exact place of burial is not specified.

Madaba:
it is a small town in central Jordan located 33 km south of the capital Amman. It was an important early Christian station on the pilgrim’s route from Jerusalem to Mount Nebo via the Jordan River. This city is a gift among many churches which are decorated with mosaics, hence its name came from "City of the Mosaic".
It is now inhabited by Christians and Muslims alike, an example of religious tolerance between Christians & Muslims in Jordan.
In addition to this, it is also known as the location of the "Madaba Map" at St. George Churches, which were built in the 6th century showing a depiction of Jerusalem and parts of the Holy Land.

Kerak Castle:
Whether you approach Karak from the ancient Kings Highway to the east or from the Dead Sea to the west, the striking silhouette of this fortified town and castle will instantly make you understand why the fates of kings and nations were decided here for millennia.
The town is built on a triangular plateau, with the castle at its narrow southern tip. The castle is some 220m long, 125m wide at the north end, and 40m wide at the southern end where a narrow valley deepened by a ditch separates it from the adjoining and a much higher hill – once Saladin's favorite artillery position. Throughout the castle, dark and roughly-shaped crusader masonry is easy to discern from the finely-crafted blocks of lighter and softer limestone used in later Arab work.
Hotel Name: Petra Hotel (3*), (4*), or (5*) upon your request 
Room Type: Single/ Double/ Twin/ Triple – upon availability
Meal Plan: BB (Bed & Breakfast only) or HB (Breakfast & Dinner)
Higher Categories: Suite, Family, or Apartments
Others: Connected Rooms - subject to availability

Day 05: Petra visit with a local guide – Walking up to 10 KM

Meet your driver/guide at the hotel in the morning, transfer to the Petra site for a full-day visit.
No transportation
Petra:
The giant red mountains and vast mausoleums of a departed race have nothing in common with modern civilization and ask nothing of it except to be appreciated at their true value - as one of the greatest wonders ever wrought by Nature and Man.
Although much has been written about Petra, nothing really prepares you for this amazing place. It has to be seen to be believed.

Petra the world wonder, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is without a doubt Jordan's most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. It is a vast unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled here more than 2000 years ago. Their presence turned it into an important junction for the silk, spice, and other trade routes that linked China, India, and southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece, and Rome.

you will visit the unique "Rose-Red" city of Petra, built by the Arab Nabateans who hewed their monumental tombs, palaces, temples, and treasury from the desert rock’s sandstone in its’ natural hues of rose and gold.
You will begin the trip on horseback for 700m till the entrance of the impressive narrow gorge (Siq) that leads marvelously to the magical moment. There you can glimpse the Treasury, continue to the street of facades, the Royal Tombs, the Cardo, Temples, Churches, and Museums.
Hotel Name: Petra Hotel (3*), (4*), or (5*) upon your request 
Room Type: Single/ Double/ Twin/ Triple – upon availability
Meal Plan: BB (Bed & Breakfast only) or HB (Breakfast & Dinner)
Higher Categories: Suite, Family, or Apartments
Others: Connected Rooms - subject to availability

Day 06: Petra – Little Petra – Wadi Rum (4x4 Jeep Ride)

Meet your driver/ guide at the hotel in the morning, travel around Little Petra, it’s close to Petra and you will find it after a 15-minute drive. Then transfer south to the Largest and most magnificent of Jordan’s landscape – Wadi Rum, you will discover the desert by the old Bedouin 4x4 SUV.
You will be transferred from Petra to Little Petra
Distance Time Estimated Access Site visit
10 KM 15 Minute 30 Minute

 

You will be transferred from Little Petra to Wadi Rum
Distance Time Estimated Access Site visit
140 KM 2 Hours and 30 Minute 3 Hours
Little Petra:
Al Beidha better known as Little Petra. You enter the site through a narrow gorge called Siq Al-Barid, the "cold Siq". The name refers to the circumstance that the high walls prevent sunlight from entering the canyon and warming it. The Siq is 350 meters long with three wider areas inside.
It is believed that Little Petra was an important suburb of Petra, the entry and exit point for the trade routes to the north and north-west. Here the caravans from the Negev, Gaza, Jerusalem, Egypt, and the Mediterranean coast arrived, had a rest, and engaged in trade. Like in Petra buildings had been carved into the sandstone, used as residences, storages and tombs along with water channels and cisterns. In one of the buildings, you can find the remains of painted frescoes with birds, grapes, and flowers, dating from the 1st century AD.

Wadi Rum:
Wadi Rum is the largest and most magnificent of Jordan’s desert landscapes, it's also known as the "Valley of the moon". You can explore the desert with a 4x4 SUV, as well as excellent opportunities for unusual treks to discover the desert on foot.
Our team will take you down virtually to unexplored canyons where ancient Thamudic inscriptions and drawings can be seen carved into the rocks, and Nabataean steps can be found leading to higher places. Also to be discovered are Lawrence’s Well, a Nabataean temple, desert oasis, and amazing rock bridges. Everywhere you look, breathtaking panoramic views and a sense of deep tranquillity.
This is a stupendous, timeless place. Virtually untouched by humanity and its destructive forces. The weather and winds carved the imposing, towering skyscrapers, so elegantly described by T.E. Lawrence as “vast, echoing and God-like..."
Hotel Name: Wadi Rum Camp - Luxury or Deluxe -upon your request 
Room Type: Single/ Double/ Twin/ Triple – upon availability
Meal Plan: HB (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 07: Wadi Rum – Aqaba (Free Day)

Meet your driver/ guide at the camp in the morning, transfer south to Aqaba City, free time for relaxing on the sunny beach. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Aqaba.
You will be transferred from Wadi Rum to Aqaba
Distance Time Estimated Access Site visit
60 KM 1 Hour Free Day
Aqaba:
Aqaba is situated at the most northern point of the eastern arm of the Red Sea. The delightful seaside resort of Aqaba is the perfect location for health and leisure activities.
Aqaba is a fun place, it is a combination of all the good things Jordan has to offer, including a fascinating history with some outstanding sites, excellent hotels and activities, superb visitor facilities, good shopping, and friendly people who enjoy nothing more than making sure their visitors have a good time.
Hotel Name: Aqaba Hotel (3*), (4*), or (5*) upon your request 
Room Type: Single/ Double/ Twin/ Triple – upon availability
Meal Plan: BB (Bed & Breakfast only) or HB (Breakfast & Dinner)
Higher Categories: Suite, Family, or Apartments
Others: Connected Rooms - subject to availability

Day 08: Aqaba – The Dead Sea – Amman

Meet your driver/guide at the hotel in the morning and transfer to the lowest spot on the earth - The Dead Sea, and then continue to Amman.
You will be transferred from Aqaba to The Dead Sea
Distance Time Estimated Access Site visit
340 KM 4 Hours and 30 Minute 2 Hours

 

You will be transferred from The Dead Sea to Amman
Distance Time Estimated Access Site visit
45 KM 1 Hour ---
The lowest spot on the earth "Dead Sea":
The Dead Sea has an extensive historical and spiritual legacy. Its surface and shores are 430.5 meters below sea level the Earth's lowest elevation on land.
It is the lowest point on earth located 60 km from Amman. It is believed to be the site of five biblical cities: Sodom, Gomorrah Admah, Zeboiim, and Zoar (Bela).
Dead Sea waters have been known by many for centuries to be the only place in the world where this particular combination of spa benefits exists. Peculiar sun radiation and climatic conditions, an enriched oxygen atmosphere, mineral-rich sea salt, thermo-mineral springs, and mineral-rich mud all offer effective medical treatment and therapeutic benefits that attract visitors from all over the world.
You will spend an amazing time sunbathing, swimming, and dining, as well as enjoy a strange but delightful experience: "float on the surface of the waters", the high buoyancy is due to the salt content being nine times higher than that of ordinary seawater.
Hotel Name: Amman Hotel (3*), (4*), or (5*) upon your request 
Room Type: Single/ Double/ Twin/ Triple – upon availability
Meal Plan: BB (Bed & Breakfast only) or HB (Breakfast & Dinner)
Higher Categories: Suite, Family, or Apartments
Others: Connected Rooms - subject to availability

Day 09: Amman – Q. Alia Airport

Meet your driver/ guide at the hotel and transfer to Queen Alia Airport for final departure.
You will be transferred from Amman to Queen Alia Airport
Distance Time Estimated Access Site visit
35 KM 45 Minutes ---
No Excursions
No accommodations

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