A wonderful vacation to see Jordan’s highlights. Start in Amman, Jordan’s capital, with a welcome dinner to meet your traveling companions. Enjoy an excursion to Jerash, the best-preserved Greco-Roman city in the Middle East, and to Um Quais Stop in Wadi Rum, made famous through the movie Lawrence of Arabia, on the way to the rose-red city of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk down the Siq, the narrow gorge made famous in the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, admire the famed Treasury, and sip tea in a Bedouin tent. Before arriving at the Dead Sea, stop in Kerak to visit the Crusader Castle and in Wadi Mujib. From the Dead Sea, enjoy excursions to Madaba to visit St. George’s Church and the Madaba Archaeological Museum, and to Mount Nebo, where Moses saw the Promised Land. A farewell dinner at the Dead Sea celebrates your grand Jordan adventure!
Day #1 Arrive in Amman. Arrive at Amman Airport and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Enjoy this evening’s welcome dinner with your traveling companions, hosted by your Tour Director. (D)
Day #2 Amman. Excursion to Jerash & Um Quais. This morning is dedicated to Jerash, the best-preserved Greco-Roman city in the Middle East. Next, stop in Um Quais, site of the Gadarene swine miracle. (B,D)
Day #3 Amman–Wadi Rum–Petra. An exciting visit to Wadi Rum is on the program today. Wadi Rum is the largest wadi in Jordan and made eternally famous through the movie Lawrence of Arabia. Continue to the “rose-red city” of Petra. Relax at your hotel this evening or explore the ancient city. (B,D)
Day #4 Petra. Full day of guided sightseeing in Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World®. Lost to the world for centuries, it is located in the biblical land of Moab. Enjoy an unforgettable experience as you walk down the SIQ, the narrow gorge made famous in the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Stand in awe in front of the iconic and famed TREASURY. In addition to seeing numerous spectacular temples and tombs created out of the rose-colored sandstone, sip tea in a BEDOUIN TENT. (B,D)
Day #5 Petra–Kerak–Wadi Mujib–Dead Sea. This morning features Kerak, with a visit to the CRUSADER CASTLE and Wadi Mujib, the “Jordanian Grand Canyon.” Continue to your hotel at the Dead Sea for your two-night stay. (B,D)
Day #6 Dead Sea. Excursion to Madaba, Mount Nebo & Bethany Beyond the Jordan. A fascinating day today. Stop in Madaba to visit ST. GEORGE’S CHURCH, which houses a precious 6th-century mosaic map of the Holy Land. Also explore the MADABA ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM. One of today’s highlights is a visit to MOUNT NEBO, where Moses saw the Promised Land. Next is Bethany Beyond the Jordan, where Christians believe that Jesus was baptised by John the Baptist. Return to the Dead Sea. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner with your traveling companions of an unforgettable journey. (B,D)
Day #7 Dead Sea. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning (the nearest airport is Amman). (B)