DESERT CASTLES AND AQABA RED SEA (8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS)
|DAYS | PROGRAMS
|DAY 1: AMMAN AIRPORT / HOTEL AMMAN
|DAY 2: AMMAN / PANORAMIC VISIT OF THE CITY/JERASH/AJLUN/AMMAN
|DAY 3: AMMAN / DESERT CASTLES / DEAD SEA / AMMAN
|DAY 4: AMMAN / MADABA / MOUNT NEBO / KERAK / PETRA
|DAY 5: PETRA VISIT FULL DAY
|DAY 6: PETRA / WADI RUM / AQABA
|DAY 7: AQABA / AMMAN
|DAY 8: AMMAN / AIRPORT
DAY 1: AMMAN AIRPORT / HOTEL AMMAN: Arrival at Queen Alia International Airport, meeting and assistance, transfer to the hotel, dinner and accommodation.
DAY 2: AMMAN / PANORAMIC VISIT OF THE CITY / JERASH / AJLUN / AMMAN: Breakfast and take a panoramic our of the city of Amman. Its most important avenues, the Citadel, downtown and the Roman Theatre. Continuation towards the city of Jerash, one of the cities of the Decapolis, located north of Amman, approximately 45 km. During the excursion, we visit the Arc de Triumph, the oval square, thistle, the Colonnade, the Temple of Aphrodite and the Roman theatre with wonderful acoustics. Then we will visit the castle of Ajlun, fortress built in 1185 and rebuilt later in the 13th century by the Mamluks after its destruction by the Mongols. It is a castle from the time of the Crusaders at the top of the mountain and from which provides a beautiful view. At the end of the visit, we will return to Amman. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
DAY 3: AMMAN / DESERT CASTLES / DEAD SEA / AMMAN: Breakfast and departure towards the East of the city to visit three of the most representative called desert Castle: Harranah, Amra and Hallabat. These castles, constructions of the 7th centuries to 11th, were used some like caravanserais, others as rest pavilions and some of them as strong military to defend their territories. Even today, we can find some dozens of them, in different States of conservation. These three we visited are the most representative especially that of Amra, by its interior frescoes lining the walls and were Syrian artists during the Caliphs. Departure towards the Dead Sea, the lowest point of the Earth, situated 400 meters below sea level. Its salinity and its minerals offer healing possibilities for different diseases, as well as for the manufacture of cosmetics and beauty. Possibilities take bathing. Back up to Amman for dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
DAY 4: AMMAN / MADABA / MOUNT NEBO / KERAK / PETRA: Breakfast and departure to Madaba to visit the Orthodox Church of St. George, where there is first mosaic map of Palestine. Continuation towards Mount Nebo, from where admire a beautiful panoramic view of the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. This place is historically significant for being the last place visited by Moses and whence the Prophet saw the Promised Land, which would never arrive. Continuation to Kerak where there is the strength of the Crusaders, the most important area after of Crack de Chevaliers in Syria. Continuation to Petra, arrival in the city Nabataea discovered in the 19th century by the Swiss Ludwig Burckhardt, return for dinner and overnight.
DAY 5: PETRA VISIT FULL DAY: Full day dedicated to visit the Pink City, the capital of the Nabataea’s. Down in horses until the canyon entrance and during the visit on foot, looks at the most important and monuments carved in the rock by the Nabataea’s representatives. Treasury, famous and internationally known monument made into a film in the film Indiana Jones, the tombs of colors, the Royal Tombs, the monastery. Petra is one of those places in the world in which you have to go at least once in life. At the end of the visit, already in the afternoon, return for dinner and overnight.
DAY 6: PETRA / WADI RUM / AQABA: After breakfast will departure to Wadi Rum. Crossing the desert of Lawrence of Arabia, visit performs in peculiars vehicles 4 x 4 led by Bedouins, consists of a small incursion in the lunar landscape of this desert, look at the wonders made by nature, with rocks and sand. The village of Wadi Rum, the fountain of Lawrence, the Nabataea inscriptions, the seven pillars, the sand dunes. At the end of the visit, continuing towards Aqaba (Red Sea) free day, dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
DAY 7: AQABA / AMMAN: Breakfast and free day in Aqaba (Red Sea) return to Amman, dinner and accommodation in the hotel.
DAY 8: AMMAN / AIRPORT: After Breakfast, at specified time, transfer to the airport and departure to the city of origin. End of our services.