DAY 1:   Arrival in Amman

  • Arrival in Amman, welcome by your guide. Transfer and installation at the hotel.
  •  Dinner and overnight in Amman.

DAY 2: Amman – Dead Sea – Pella – Amman

  • Breakfast at the hotel. Departure towards the Dead Sea.
  •  Dead Sea : Many times cited in the Old Testament, it has a deep spiritual and historical heritage because it is believed that it was on its shores that were built the important cities of Sodom, Gomorrah and Zebouin.
  •  The peculiarity that will not fail to surprise you is that it is almost impossible to sink in its waters four times as salty as ordinary seawater …
  •  After lunch, visit Pella . City of the Decapole, Pella is located in the Jordan Valley and has been inhabited continuously since the Neolithic. Mentioned for the first time in the nineteenth century in Egyptian inscriptions, its name was Hellenized to honor the birthplace of Alexander the Great.
  •  Back to Amman. Dinner and overnight in Amman.

DAY 3: Amman – Desert Castles – Amman (visit) – Amman

  • Breakfast at the hotel . Departure to the Desert Castles that used to be at the center of a vast agricultural estate that has become a semi-arid region. Visit Qasr Haraneh and Qasr Amra .
  •  Lunch and visit Qasr Al-Azraq .
  •  Return to Amman for a visit to the Jordanian capital.
  •  Amman : The Romans called it Philadelphia. It was one of the most important cities of the Roman province of Arabia. You can discover the old citadel and the Roman amphitheater. Possibility to visit the archaeological museum and the museum of arts and popular traditions.
  •  Dinner and overnight in Amman.

DAY 4: Amman – Jerash – Um Qais – Amman

  • Breakfast at the hotel. Discovery of Jerash .
  •  The second largest tourist site in the country after Petra, Jerash became a very important city from the Roman conquest (64-63 BC) to become one of the largest cities of the Decapolis towards the end of the 1st century AD The city reaches a considerable level of wealth; the remains of the imposing public works and monuments still visible today are the most eloquent testimony.
  •  Lunch and visit Umm Qais , another city of the Greco-Roman Decapolis.
  •  Back to Amman.
  •  Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

DAY 5: Amman – Madaba – Mount Nebo – Kerak – Petra

  • Breakfast at the hotel. Breakfast at the hotel. Departure by the “Route des Rois” towards Madaba . In the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George of Madaba you can admire the mosaic map of Palestine.
  •  You will then join Mount Nebo .
  •  It is the most revered site in Jordan since Moses was buried there after contemplating the Promised Land. In the sanctuary of the death of Moses and in the church of Saint Lot and Saint Procope, are mosaics in perfect state of conservation.
  •  Lunch along the way. Continuation towards Kerak , also located on the old “Route of the Kings”. It is on the territory of this city, quoted in the Bible under the name of Qer Harreseth, that was built an important crossed citadel, the Crac of the Moabites . In the literature, this fortress is often confused with the Crac des Chevaliers.
  •  Continuation of the road to the South and arrival in Petra in the early evening.
  •  Petra : It was the capital of the Nabataeans, a Semitic people from Arabia. They settled in this place from the sixth century BC. The site, consisting of about 600 monuments carved in the rock, extends over an area of ​​about 6km over 3km.Petra is one of the magical places as there are few in the world. This “chaos of rocks” (meaning of Petra in Greek) shaped by the wind, the sand and the water is at the origin of a mixture of extraordinary colors.
  •  Dinner and overnight in Petra.

DAY 6:    Petra

  • Breakfast at the hotel. Day dedicated to the visit of the Petra site . Lunch during the visit.
  •  The “Treasure” (Al-Kanaz, in Arabic ): This is a gigantic royal tomb that measures 30m wide and 43m high. It is dug out of the rock and has fueled the imagination of many artists and novelists. It was built by the Nabataeans in the 1st century BC It is inevitably the culmination of a visit to Petra.
  •  Siq : It is a narrow canyon, with a width of 3 to 11 meters, and deep in places up to 100 meters. It was dug by the grains of sand carried by the wind and which eroded the very friable rock.
  •  The Royal Tombs : The Tomb at the Urn, which takes its name from the small urn located at the top of the pediment of the colonnades. The Tomb of the Silk, which owes its name to the veins of the rock and the soft colors of the sandstone. The Tomb of Sextus Florentinus, erected in honor of the Roman governor of the province of Arabia in the year 130.
  •  El Deir : The biggest monument of Petra. It is reached by a staircase of 800 steps carved into the rock. The Lions Tomb, so called because of two lion sculptures that guard the entrance.
  •  The Theater : It was dug in the time of Christ by the Nabataeans and then enlarged by the Romans.
  •  Dinner and overnight in Petra.

DAY 7: Petra – Wadi Rum – Amman

  • Breakfast at the hotel . Departure towards the mythical desert of Wadi Rum .
  •  Wadi Rum is associated with the memory of TE Lawrence, who settled there with the Arab Revolt troops in 1917. Lawrence of Arabia left marvelous descriptions of this “open-air cathedral” in his book The Seven Pillars of Wisdom.
  •  4×4 drive in the desert.
  •  Lunch and return to Amman.
  •  Dinner and overnight in Amman.

DAY 8: Departure from Amman

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transfer to the airport according to the time of your convocation, flight on regular flight.

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