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ROMANS AND NABATEANS
Special Packages | ROMANS AND NABATEANS

Day 1: COUNTRY OF DESTINATION – ARRIVE AMMAN QAIA

 

Arrival Queen Alia International Airport- Meet and assist with visa formalities. Exit to the hall – Transfer to Amman. Overnight.

 

Day 2: AMMAN – JERASH – AJLOUN- AMMAN

 

Breakfast – depart to the one of Decapolis City, Jerash, the best example of a Roman provincial city in the Middle East. Only 50 km north of Amman. It was initially built by Alexander the Great in 332 BC and started to prosper after the Roman conquest in 63 BC. The Artemis Temple, the theatres, the Colonnaded Street and many other ancient buildings give you the feeling of the great civilization and the history of the region. Continue driving to Ajloun, the Islamic castle Ajloun stands on top of the 1123 meter high Jabel Auf and is embedded in a nice environment. It was built on 1185 by a general of the famous sultan Salah ad-Din to protect the country against the Crusader attacks and to secure the pilgrim routes & re-built on XIII century after Mongol destruction. Finalizing the visit, return back to Amman. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 3: AMMAN PANORAMIC – MADABA – MOUNT NEBO – DEAD SEA – PETRA

 

Breakfast – running the panoramic view of Amman, capital of Jordan, passing by the Main Streets and avenues. Continue drive to Madaba, well known for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics. Popular is especially the 6th century mosaic map of Palestine in the floor of the orthodox St. George's Church. Continue to Mount Nebo, not far from Madaba Mt. Nebo where Prophet Moses overlooked the Promised Land and died. In 1933 remains of a church from the 4th century and a monastery with magnificent mosaics. From the mountain enjoy a panoramic view of the Holy Land; usually Jericho is visible and on clear days Jerusalem. Is in important place because appears to be the last place visited by Moses. Driving down the hill, to reach the Jordan Valley , is located the Dead Sea, the salt lake between Israel and Jordan is the lowest point on earth with about 400 m below sea level. The Dead Sea is mainly supplied by water from the Jordan River. It is an experience to bath without being able to sink. But the mineral-rich Dead Sea offers more; it was one of the first spas in the world. Herod the Great, king of Judaea already used it in the 1st century BC as health treatment. The water and the special conditions of the area have positive effects on dermatological and rheumatic diseases. Free time at leisure. Continue drive to lead Petra. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 4: PETRA-AMMAN

 

Breakfast – Start the adventure, being inner the “City Rose” In the south of Jordan, in the mountains of Edom, the famous rock city Petra is located. 2000 years ago the Nabataeans, Arab nomads, carved magnificent temples, tombs and houses in the red-rose sandstone. Since 1985 Petra belongs to the World Heritage Sites and since 2007 it is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Petra is leading thru the SIQ, a dramatically narrow –natural craved in the mountain’s rock and the most magical moment is at the end of the passage where the vision of the famous façade called The Treasure appears. Mid afternoon after the visit, return to Amman. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 5: AMMAN- AIRPORT

 

Transfer for departure
 
INCLUDED
Half board in Hotels except first night on BB
Transfers and transportation
Entrance fees for visits indicated in the programme
Horses in Petra visit
2 hours 4x4 in Wadi Rum
Profesional guide from day 2 till 4
 

 

Special Packages