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Vacation Activities ID: 2690
8 Days of Nature, Culture and People
Offered by partner: ID 3847
Country : Jordan
Destination's: amman (Amman Governorate)
Duration: 8 day(s)
Minimum Price: $1330 USD ( Per Person)
Maximum Price: $1430 USD ( Per Person)
Type : Private,Customized
Season : All Year Round
Categories : Cultural Tours, Classic Tours
Vacation Activities Highlight
This tour combines both: an interesting programme to important sites of Jordan and the visit of some projects, established for women to support their families with an own income. You will make a visit to the project and speak to the women and their experiences. In Wadi Rum you will meet the local Bedouïns and share a refreshing cup of tea. The breathtaking Red-Rose city Petra will give you an insight into the ancient the culture and history. Experience the difference between Read Sea and Dead Sea.
Vacation Activities Detail Information
Day 1 Arrival

Pick up and assistance at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Amman for the first night.

Day 2 Amman and Jarash

Today we explore Jarash, the ancient Gerasa. Jerash reveals a fine example of the grand, formal provincial Roman urbanism that is found throughout the Middle East, comprising paved and colonnaded streets, temples, theaters, baths, towers and gates. The afternoon we spend in Amman, a sprawling city spread over 19 hills, or "jebels" .Amman is the modern - as well as the ancient - capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Known as Rabbath-Ammon during the Iron Age and later as Philadelphia, the ancient city was once part of the Decapolis. Visit the Citadel with the Temple of Hercules, the Umayyad Palace ,Byzantine Church and the museum as well as the 6,000 seat Roman Theatre. Visit Jordan River Foundation, a project of Queen Rania, to help woman to support their families with their own income. Enjoy oriental life with a stroll through the Suks and restaurants in Downtown and enjoy dinner in a typical Jordanian restaurant.

Day 3 Desert Castles

Jordan's desert castles, beautiful examples of both early Islamic art and architecture, stand testament to a fascinating era in the country's rich history. Their fine mosaics, frescoes, stone and stucco carvings and illustrations, inspired by the best in Persian and Graeco-Roman traditions, tell countless stories of the life as it was during the 8th century. Qasr al Amra, one of the best preserved monuments, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its interior walls and ceilings are covered with lively frescoes, and two of the rooms are paved with colourful mosaics. The black basalt fort Al Azraq, in continuous use since Late Roman times, was the headquarters of Lawrence of Arabia during the Arab Revolt.

Day 4 Mt. Nebo – Madaba – Karak

From Mt. Nebo, one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan and the place where Moses was buried, we enjoy the view to Dead Sea and the Jordan valley. Madaba is best known for its spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics and home to the famous 6th century Mosaic Map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. The Mosaic Map covers the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, which was built in 1896 AD, over the remains of a much earlier 6th century Byzantine church. The mosaic panel enclosing the Map was originally around 15.6 X 6m, 94 sq.m., only about a quarter of which is preserved. Visit the Bani Hamida Women’s Weaving Project and learn about traditional Bedouin weaving practices, helping to maintain the social fabric of the Makawir area and contributing to the betterment of its families’ living standards. Using home-made floor looms and wooden spindles, the Project rejuvenated the unique warp-faced flat weave in pure wool, along with the colours and particular designs representing Jordan’s unrivalled traditional rug making.

On our way to Karak we will follow the Kings Road, passing Wadi Mujib and the so called ‘Grand Canyon’ of Jordan with its spectacular views. Karak, the ancient crusader fortress, lies 900 m above sea level. Explore its endless labyrinth from arches and corridors. The castle we see today essentially dates back to the 12th century.

Day 5 Petra

This day belongs to Jordan’s most famous attraction: the rose-red Nabataea city of Petra .Petra is a UNESCO world heritage site and one of The New 7 Wonders of the World. Much has been written about Petra, nothing really prepares you for this amazing place. It has to be seen to be believed. The vast and unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataea’s, an industrious Arab people who settled here more than 2000 years ago, was an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked China, India and southern Arabia with Egypt ,Syria, Greece and Rome.

After an early breakfast we will enter the city via the Siq, a long narrow gorge, which after1 km opens for Petra's most famous monument, the Treasury (El-Khazneh). We will pass the Roman-style theatre, which could seat 3,000 people, obelisks, temples, sacrificial altars and colonnaded streets. The view from the High place of Sacrifice will give you an real impression about this huge city. And high above, overlooking the valley, we enjoy the impressive Ed-Deir Monastery – about 800 rock cut steps take you there. If you like, ride a donkey to climb the stairs to Ed Deir or take a camel back to the Siq.

Alternative: If you prefer to stay at the bottom, visit the byzantine church with its mosaics for example or have a cup of tea in the shadow. There are also two excellent museums; the Petra Archaeological Museum, and the Petra Nabataea Museum, both representing finds from excavations in the Petra region and an insight into Petra's colourful past. End this day with a delicious Jordanian dinner at the hotel and review the day.

Day 6 Petra - Wadi Rum – Aqaba

After breakfast we will drive to Wadi Rum, one of the most fascinating desert landscapes with attractions like rock-bridge and Nabataea inscriptions. Weather and wind have carved the imposing, towering skyscrapers. Climb the rocks and enjoy the breath taking view over the endless landscape or feel the soft sand of the beautiful sand dunes. We will bring you to this best places by 4x4-jeep. Relax with a refreshing cup of tea with the Bedouins. If you wish, experience a fantastic camel ride. The rest of the day we spend in Aqaba, Jordan`s only outlet to the sea. Enjoy free time with swimming, relaxing, shopping or take a trip with the glass-bottom boat at the Read Sea.

Day 7 From Read Sea to Dead Sea

Along Wadi Araba, which is part of the Great Rift Valley and rises to heights of 450 meters, we drive you to the lowest place on earth, the Dead Sea, with more than400 m below sea level. Relax and enjoy floating effortlessly in the warm, soothing, super salty water while soaking up the water's healthy minerals along with the gently diffused rays of the Jordanian sun and give your skin a treatment with the healthy black mud. Enjoy overnight at Dead Sea.

Day 8 Departure

Transfer to the Airport.
Notes for price Information
Price Includes:

• Cab Facilities
• Local Tax
• Complimentary Breakfast
• Local Guides/Maps
• Transportation
• Deluxe Coach
• Central Air/Heat while overnight in hotel
• Parking
• Guides / Assistance
• Professional Tour Escort
• Round trip Hotel Transfers
• Historic Area Nearby
• Driver
• Service Fee For Tour Guide
• Air Conditioning while overnight in hotel
• Internet Access while overnight in hotel
• Hotel Pickup And Drop Off
• Lunch

Price Excludes:

• Site entrees
• Flight ticket
• Extra Stay Pre/Post Tour
• Extra Water Bottle Charges
• Medicines Required If Any
• High Season / Festive Season Supplements
• Supplement for single room
• Personal purchases
• Airfare & Airport Taxes
• Visa Charges
• Insurance
• Passport Costs
• Extra Meals And Drinks
• Tips To Coach Drivers
• Tips And Gratuities
• Any Optional Tours
• Any Airport Arrival/departure Tax
• Video, Film And Professional Still Camera Fees
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