5 days Jordan wonders tour arrival at Aqaba including 2 hours Jeep tour and camping overnight at Wadi Rum. On next day drive to explore Petra’s rose-red sandstone rocks, culture and, massive architecture. We continue our trip to Watch the Dead Sea and experience a rare floating sensation, exploring Bethany around the natural hill, and visiting Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics at Madaba.
Day 1 – Arrival at Aqaba – Wadi Rum (D)
Upon arrival to Aqaba, drive to Wadi Rum, Uniquely shaped massive mountains rise vertically out of the pink desert sand, which separates one dark mass from another in magnificent desert scenery of strange breathtaking beauty, with towering cliffs of weathered stone. The faces of the sheer rock cliffs have been eroded by the wind into faces of men, animals, and monsters. Wadi Rum, the valley of the moon according to Lawrence of Arabia; here you will have the opportunity to experience the Jeep tour 4×4 for 2 hours to explore the most spectacular sites of the area ending with a cup of tea made by Bedouins as a refreshing after your visit. Then to head to the Camp for dinner and overnight.
Hotel Option: Mazayen Rum Camp or similar.
Remarks: 02 hours Jeep Tour at Wadi Rum is included.
Day 2 – Wadi Rum – Petra Sightseeing (B, D)
Breakfast at the hotel, then drive to Petra There is no visit to Jordan will be complete without having seen the capital of the ancient Nabatean kingdom, Petra. The long-lost city of Petra, carved entirely by man into the rose-red sandstone rocks, puts your imagination to the test. It’s a mystic and glorious place, an eternal tribute to a lost civilization. Petra was the central meeting point of the Nabatean spice routes which originated from the Persian Gulf, Western Arabia, and the Red Sea. About two thousand years ago Petra became the capital of the Nabatean Empire. The city was so renowned that one of its kings, Aretas IV, is even mentioned in the Bible.
The natural richness of the mountainous area combines in a superb way with the refined culture and massive architecture of the Nabateans, who carved their theatre, temples, façades, tombs, monasteries, houses roads entirely the rose-red sandstone rocks. No wonder UNESCO placed Petra on its World Heritage List one enters Petra by passing the Siq, a deep and narrow gorge, at the end of which all of a sudden dramatically appears the most famous monument in Petra: Al-Khazneh or The Treasury. Maybe you will recognize it as the stage of the final sequence of the movie ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’. But the Treasury is just the start. Walking and climbing in Petra hundreds of buildings carved in stone and eroded through the centuries into fabulous multi-colored walls will be revealed to you.
In the evening your guide will transfer you to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Hotel Option: Petra Sella or similar.
Day 3 – Petra – Dead Sea (B, D)
Drive to the Dead Sea; the lowest point on earth its surface and shore s are 423 meters below sea level. You will have the possibility to swim in the Dead Sea where you will experience a rare floating sensation while giving your skin beauty treats. Check-in, dinner, and overnight.
Hotel Option: Ramada Resort or similar.
Day 4 – Dead Sea – Bethany – Madaba – Mt. Nebo – Amman (B, D)
Enjoy your time at the lowest point on earth and then check out after Breakfast to drive to Bethany. Located at or around the natural hill at Tell El Kharar where John the Baptist lived, preached, and baptized, the village of Bethany beyond the Jordan was explicitly mentioned in the Bible, John 1:28 “Bethany beyond the Jordan where John was Baptized“, while John 10:40 mention an incident when Jesus escaped from hostile Pharisees in Jerusalem and “went away again across the Jordan to the place where John at first was baptizing.
Then Drive to Madaba is located 30 kilometers south-west of the capital Amman. It is best known for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, especially a large Byzantine-era mosaic map of The Holy Land. Madaba, one of the most spectacular churches around the world; ST. George Church where you will find the Mosaic Map of Jerusalem painted on the floor of the church. Head to Mount Nebo, the place where Moses buried. You will be lucky if the sky is clear enough; you will have a wonderful view up from the mountain seeing the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, and Jericho on the other bank of the Jordan River.
In the evening, drive to Amman, for Check-in, dinner & overnight.
Hotel Option: Arena Space or similar.
Day 5 – Amman – Qaia (B)
Unfortunately, all great things must come to end. We transfer you to Amman / the Airport for departure to your next destination.