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Our package combines the historical landmarks and modern culture together in one place. Have fun as you discover what Jordan has to offer.
We will visit Jerash, the largest and best preserved city of Greco-Roman architecture. The Greeks called the city “Antiosh on the Golden River”, the Romans – “Gerasa”. Numerous architectural monuments have remained here since the reign of the Greeks and Romans: streets decorated with columns, ancient baths, huge theaters, majestic temples, wide squares, fountains.
We will take a look at the capital of Jordan, Amman, mentioned as the capital of the Ammonite state in the Old Testament. In those early days, it was a prosperous city with developed trade and culture. The city was conquered by the Assyrians, Persians, Macedonians, but later became part of the Roman Empire under the name Philadelphia. During this period, many temples, thermal baths and amphitheaters were built here, some of which we will visit.
We will spend one night in the city of Aqaba, which resembles an oasis in the surrounding desert with the advantages of stunning beaches and a rich underwater world, sunny weather, a variety of historical and cultural sites ideal for outdoor walks.
From Aqaba we will drive to an amazing timeless place of Wadi Rum. Here, for centuries and millennia, only the weather and winds “worked”, creating amazingly beautiful desert landscapes and monumental cliffs – “skyscrapers” towering among the “lunar landscapes”, which attract tourists, rock climbers, and just history lovers.
We will walk along the narrow and winding Siq gorge with high walls of red sandstone color to get to the mysterious city of Petra, which has been an open museum since 1985. In some places, the gorge narrows to five meters wide, giving a thrill to the passing travelers. And after some twenty or thirty minutes of such a journey, you will be rewarded: the rocks will part, and you will see a city carved out of stone & which has taken a leading place in the Book of Wonders of the World.
We will visit the Al-Karak Fortress to the east of the Dead Sea, vaguely reminiscent of the Great Wall of China and of particular importance for the entire region.
The Karak Fortress is an impressive example of the military and architectural genius of the Crusaders. Therefore, the castle is interesting for its architectural delights, layout features, as well as labyrinth-like dark halls with stone vaults and many long corridors. The best-preserved halls and corridors of this time are underground and can be easily accessed by anyone.
Our trip to Jordan will end with the Dead Sea, which washes the shores of Jordan, Palestine and Israel and got its name from the amazingly high salt concentration in the water, reaching 350 g per kg. The unique climate, the healing properties of the Dead Sea water, clay mud created excellent conditions for restoring tone and improving overall health.
7 Days & 6 Nights
Upon your arrival, our representative will welcome you with a sign at Amman Airport after exiting the customs. Then, we will start our 50-minute drive to Amman Hotel, check-in, and spend the rest of the day.
On day 2, we will drive to the city of Jerash, which is also called the City of a Thousand Columns, Jordanian Pompeii, the biblical Gilead, the Greek Decapolis and the Roman Perea.
Jerash’s history is a fusion of Greco-Roman style with the ancient traditions of the Arab East.
Back in 749, a devastating earthquake severely destroyed the prosperous city and buried it in the sands for more than 1000 years, thus preserving to this day the magnificent temples and ruins full of history and mysteries.
We will step through Hadrian’s Gate and visit the oval Forum, Roman colonnaded street, the Nymphaeum, the Temples of Artemis, and Zeus, several magnificent theaters and churches. We will get back to Amman and discover the historical places in the downtown. We will stop by the Citadel hill, famous for the remains from the Roman to the early Islamic period, including the Umayyad Palace. Enjoy the mesmerizing views over hilly Amman and the Roman Theater. Then, we will stroll via the Souk, where you get a glimpse into Jordan’s street life and end the tour with Jabal Amman, with its distinctive early 20th-century architecture. Spend the night in your hotel at Aqaba.
Enjoy sandy beaches of the Red Sea, its clear waters and coral reefs, and an incredibly rich underwater world. You can diversify your day by sailing, fishing, scuba diving or swimming with fish.
Today at noon we head to Wadi Rum – a pink-reddish-red desert with Martian landscapes and bizarre rocks created by the wind, a place where sand stops time and where you can experience a rich history and culture passed down through the centuries.
During a 3-hour Jeep tour, you will enjoy the most beautiful natural arches, wells, canyons and unique cliffs, as well as a stunning sunset. Our day ends with a delicious dinner and an overnight stay in a Bedouin camp.
Early in the morning we set off for the pink city of Petra, a fantastic joint creation of nature and human hands, which looks more like the scenery for a grandiose fairy-tale show than ordinary ancient ruins.
Throughout its long history, the Jordanian Petra has changed several owners. It began as the capital of Idumea. Then it was absorbed by the Nabataean kingdom, under which it experienced an unprecedented flowering. Diadochi, the heirs of the empire of Alexander the Great, argued over Nabataea, but it managed to maintain its independence until 105 AD, when the Roman warrior emperor Mark Trajan came here. It was useless to argue with Rome about independence, and Nabataea became Petrean Arabia.
Accompanied by a guide, pass the narrow gorge called Siq, rewarded by a glimpse of the most beautiful monument, the Treasury, known also as Al Khazneh. Passing the Street of Facades you see more of the great architecture, mostly carved in the colored sandstone, the Urn and the Silk Tomb, the Theatre and the Grand Temple.
After the tour we will have a buffet lunch at one of the local restaurants & head to Karak – the impregnable citadel of the Templars, aroused on the site of an ancient Moab fortification east of Jordan River. Construction of the castle began in 1142 by the crusaders who turned up in the Middle East at the beginning of the XII century. The castle is a huge labyrinth with gloomy vaults and endless passages on the so-called “Kings Way”, a caravan route between Syria and Egypt. After a sightseeing tour of the Karaka fortress, we will go to a hotel on the Dead Sea, where you will spend the night.
Enjoy your day at the lowest point on Earth. The phenomenon of the Dead Sea was determined by the high concentration of salts in its waters: it is simply impossible to drown here! Water with a unique chemical composition keeps swimmers and bathers on the very surface, preventing them from sinking into the depths. These properties are due to the special chemical composition.
Other favorable conditions in the Dead Sea resort area are high air temperatures almost all year round, low humidity, high atmospheric pressure (10% higher than in Europe), and an increased percentage of oxygen in the air. All these factors together create very favorable conditions for spa treatment and recovery.
Breakfast, latest check out 12:00, according to departure time 1.5 hours transfer to Amman аirport to say farewell.