Small Standard Program

Day 1 : Amman - Jerash

Arrive at Queen Alia International airport, meet & assist with visa formalities by Jordan Holidays representative and transfer to the hotel. Later in the morning, tour the city including a visit to the Citadel, Roman Theatre and Jordan archaeological museum. End your tour at The Souk, in downtown Jordan a typical middle eastern market where you can buy almost anything ranging from jewellery made of gold and silver, coffee pot charms, handicrafts etc.

 

Return to the hotel and overnight in Amman.

 

Day 2 : Madaba - Mount Nebo - Kerak - Petra

Breakfast and depart for a journey south of Amman to visit the Biblical city of Madaba. Once 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. Next visit Karak, an ancient Crusader stronghold, Karak sits 900m above sea level and lies inside the walls of the old city. The city today is home to around 170,000 people and continues to boast a number of restored 19th century Ottoman buildings, restaurants, places to stay etc. The Karak Castle dominates the history of the place undoubtedly, which is a dark maze of stone-vaulted halls and endless passageways.


Drive onwards to Petra, one of the new seven wonders of world and stay overnight.

 

Day 3 : Petra

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 has 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”. Return to the hotel and overnight.

 

Day 4 : Wadi Rum - Aqaba

After breakfast start your day with a visit to Wadi Rum. Here you shall take a rustic jeep safari in the silent, timeless and starkly beautiful desert landscapes. Wadi Rum is a protected area covering 720 square kilometers of dramatic desert wilderness in the south of Jordan. Huge   mountains of sandstone and granite emerge, sheer-sided, from wide sandy valleys to reach heights of 1700 meters and more. Narrow canyons and fissures cut 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, including jeep, camel and hiking tours.

 

Later in the day, drive onwards to Aqaba.

 

Aqaba is a fun place it is a microcosm of all the good things Jordan has to offer. But perhaps Aqaba's greatest asset is the Red Sea itself. Here you can experience some of the best snorkeling and diving in the world. There are several dive centers in Aqaba. All offer well-maintained diving equipment, professional instructors, and transport by boat to a variety of dive sites. For those who prefer to keep their feet dry, all the deep-sea wonders can be viewed through a glass-bottomed boat or by submarine, or you can just relax under the sun on the resort's sandy beaches. In addition, of course, there are plenty of other water-sport activities available, as well as an extensive and interesting Marine Park. Overnight in Aqaba.

 

Day 5 : Amman

Breakfast and drive to Amman to catch your flight back home.


 

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