The Perfect First Foray For Shoestring Travel into This Part of the World
Day 1: Arrival Amman.
- Transfer to hostel in Amman.
- Overnight at hostel
- Breakfast. Depart Amman to visit the Greco-Roman City of Jerash, also known as the City of the thousand columns.
- Jerash showcases the grandeur of Imperial Rome (and is sometimes referred to as the Pompeii of the East).
- It is considered one of the largest and most well preserved sites of Roman architecture in the World outside Italy.
- As the most pristine Decapolis City (meaning ten cities in Greek) in the modern world, Jerash’s prosperity can be admired in the colonnaded main street and lovely Oval Piazza.
- Visit the town of Ajlun with its fortress; one of the best preserved examples of medieval Arab military architecture in the entire Middle East, which was once governed by Saladin.
- Enjoy the magnificent view into the Jordan Valley. Proceed to visit Um Qais, a city rich with black basalt ruins of the Hellenistic era in which it was known as Gadara, a hilltop site in the north-west corner of Jordan with grand views of the Golan Heights and Lake Tiberius (the Sea of Galilee).
- Um Qais is also famous for being one of the ten cities that belonged to the Decapolis. Return to Amman. Overnight at hotel
- After breakfast, departure to visit the ruins of the Amman Roman theatre, the Citadel and the Umayyad Palace, the tour includes visits to the Archaeological and Folklore Museums.
- Free time in the old down town area of the city for walking/shopping then transfer to the Desert Castles.
- Visit Qasr Amra, Al Azraq and Al Kharaneh and return to Amman.
- Overnight at hotel
Day 4: Amman/ Madaba/ Mt Nebo/ Wadi Mujib/ Shoback/ Petra
- Breakfast. Depart Amman for a whole day tour to explore the King’s highway, which was once, part of the ancient Silk Road.
- Start by visiting the Christian Town of Madaba “The City of Mosaics”. You will be visiting the St.
- George church with its mosaic map of the Holy Land from Byzantine times, and the Archaeological Park, which houses the remains of several Byzantine churches, including the amazing mosaics of the Church of the Virgin.
- The park complex includes a school for the restoration and conservation of ancient mosaics, then take a detour to visit the Monastery in Mount Nebo.
- Proceed south via Wadi Al Mujib, a deep valley holding one of Jordan’s most breathtaking views.
- Visit the Shoback castle with its diverse history dated from the Byzantine to the Mamluk period. Continue south to the hotel in Petra. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Petra
- Breakfast, then morning tour of Petra, The Rose Red City of the Nabateans.
- Start your guided tour with a horse ride up to the Siq and proceed to explore this amazing world heritage site.
- The Rose Red City of Petra will surely surpass your wildest expectations.
- Visit the higher parts of the city before returning to your hotel.
- Overnight at the hotel
Day 6:Petra/ Beida/ Wadi Rum
- Breakfast then late morning transfer to Beida, also known as Little Petra, and the place where the Nabateans used to entertain their guests.
- Proceed with your tour south to the enchanting desert of Wadi Rum, Jeep tour inside the Wadi until sunset.
- Enjoy the view while drinking a cup of traditional Bedouin tea.
- Transfer to the Bedouin camp area deep inside the desert for a traditional barbecue dinner, and overnight at camp.
Day 7: Wadi Rum/ Dead Sea
- Breakfast. Transfer to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the surface of earth, for a swim in its warm salty water.
- Free time at leisure. Overnight at hotel
Day 8: Dead Sea/ Departure
- Breakfast then transfer to Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA).
- Assist with formalities and departure.
- Local Transportation throughout the journey
- All activities mentioned
- Entry fees
- Guide cost
- Flight cost
- Visa and Travel Insurance
- Personal Expenses
- Anything not mentioned above.