Archaeological Sites, Desert & Sea
Day 1: Amman Airport / Amman Hotel
Meet and assist at Queen Alia International Airport – Transfer to Amman hotel – overnight.
Day 2: Amman City Tour / Jerash / Um Qais / Dead Sea
After breakfast, start the City Tour: visit the Citadel, the Roman Theatre & the Museum.
Proceed to Jerash: One of the most beautiful archaeological sites in Jordan located at 46 km of Amman. The oval place, the Cardo-Maximus, the nymphaeum, the temples of Zeus and Artemis... and much more monuments testify the majesty of the builders, and the genius of the Greco-Romans. The know-how of the Greco-Romans and the charm of the site make of Jerash an imposing city to visit.
Transfer to Um Qais (Also named "Gadara"): A Greco-Roman city located at 29 km North of Irbid. This city, mentioned in the Gospel (8, 28), was also a member of the Decapolis; In addition to the fact that it was always described as "Athica in the country of the Assyrians". This seedbed of philosophers and artists still preserves a part of its monuments, and offers to the visitors a biblical landscape and a panoramic sight on "the Tiberias" Lake.
Transfer to the Dead Sea: With more than 400 m below the sea level, and a density ten times higher than any other sea, a small quick dip in water will make you live an exciting and unforgettable experiment. Moreover, you can benefit of black mud, rich with minerals, to soften your skin and to revitalize your body...!!
Dinner and overnight at hotel in Dead Sea.
Day 3: Dead Sea/ Mount Nebo / Madaba / Petra
Morning at leisure.
Transfer to Mount Nebo: At 46 km only to the West of Amman, at 838 m of altitude, is the place where God had ordered Moses to go to the top of the Arabot mountains, to mount Nebo, in the country of Moab, opposite to Jericho, to see the Promised Land and to die on the mountain where he will go… The irresistible sight on the Holy City of Jerusalem and the Jordan valley can make emerge in your nostalgia to the old history and a better comprehension of the Actuality...! Moreover, this site will not fail to surprise you with its mosaics which testify the finesse of the Byzantines.
Proceed to Madaba: Containing the greatest Christian community, Madaba always preserves a
very important Byzantine archaeological park. More than 150 churches, in the
city and its surroundings, trace the history of the Byzantine occupation and
its evolution. Moreover, the Map of Palestine in Madaba represents a priceless
interest for the study of the topography of
Day 4: Petra / Wadi Rum
A full day visit of
Late afternoon transfer to Wadi Rum: a valley of the Saharan type which you will reach by traversing through astonishing sandy plain, where the road comes very close to some of these innumerable and strange rock formations that you will have seen since the balcony Ras Al Naqab. At sunset, all these petrified fantasizes and the sand beaches take admirable and delicate colours.
Dinner and overnight in the Camp.
Day 5: Wadi Rum / Amman:
Breakfast in the camp. Start a wonderful Jeep tour in the Desert of Wadi Rum (2 hours).
Continue to Amman, dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Amman / Amman APT
Transfer to Amman Airport for departure.