Arrive at Queen Alia International airport, meet & assist with visa formalities by Jordan Holidays representative and transfer to visit the Impressive Greco-Roman city of Jerash. One of the best preserved provincial Roman cities in the world with fortification walls, temples, baths, colonnaded streets, theatres, shops and sophisticated water works. The city remains the live evidence of urban civilization spanning over a period of 9000 years including Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic. Drive back to Amman and overnight.
Breakfast and depart for a journey south of Amman to visit the Biblical city of Madaba. Once a Moabite frontier town, which continued to remain, inhabited during the Nabatean and Roman periods. Visit to the most famous landmark of the town, The Greek Orthodox Church where the 6th century mosaic map of Palestine has been preserved in its original for m. With 2 million pieces of colored stones and a full 25 x 5 meters in its original state – most of which can be still seen today. The map depicts hills, valleys, villages and towns as far as the Nile Delta.
Next visit Mt Nebo where Mosses is believed to be buried. It is the most revered holy site in Jordan and a place of pilgrimage for Christians. En route, visit the site where John the Baptist baptized Jesus Christ. Stunning archaeological discoveries between Jordan River and Tell al-Kharrar have identified this area as Biblical “Bethany-Beyond-the-Jordan” where John was living when he baptized Christ. St. Elijah's Hill is now the focal point of the Baptism site and is covered with remains of a Byzantine monastery with churches, large baptism pool s and water storage systems.
Drive onwards to Petra, one of the new seven wonders of world and stay overnight.
Breakfast and dedicate the full day exploring the magnificent, mysterious, rock-carved red rose city of Petra or sometimes known as “The Lost City” (9 B.C. to 40 A .D.) On the edge of the Arabian Desert, Petra was the glittering capital of the Nabatean empire of King Aretas IV (9 B.C. to 40 A .D.). Masters of water technology, the Nabataea’s provided their city with great tunnel constructions and water chambers. A theater, modeled on Greek-Roman prototypes, had space for an audience of 4,000. Today, the Palace Tombs of Petra, with the 42-meter-high Hellenistic temple facade on the El- Deir Monastery, are impressive examples of Middle Eastern culture.
The seven kilometer walk can also be covered in the Nabatean fashion on a “Horses back”!
deep into the mountains and many conceal ancient rock drawings etched by the peoples of the desert over millennia. Bedouin tribes still live among the mountains of Rum and their large goat-hair tents are a special feature of the landscape. There are many ways to enjoy the attractions of Rum, and overnight in a Bedouin camp.
Breakfast and drive to Amman Airport to catch your flight back home.
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