This 08D JORDAN AMMAN TOUR is for those keen to get on a time machine to the ancient cultural and historical footprints of human civilization. This will pique the sleeping historian in you.
AMMAN, though is a modern city, is strewn with ancient ruins dating back to the 8th century.
PETRA is the Nabatean Red Rose city and is one of the 7 new world wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enter the city through a 1KMlong narrow gorge which is flanked either side by 8m high cliffs! Notice the dazzling colours and formations of the rocks. The site is massive and contains hundreds of elaborated rock-cut tombs, a treasury, Roman-style theatres, temples, sacrificial altars, and collonaded streets.
WADI RUM is a protected desert wilderness in southern Jordan. It features dramatic sandstone mountains like the many-domed Jebel Um Ishrin and natural arches such as Burdah Rock Bridge.
JERASH is a city in Jordan, north of the capital Amman. Inhabited since the Bronze Age, it’s known for the ruins of the walled Greco-Roman settlement of Gerasa just outside the modern city. These include the 2nd-century Hadrian’s Arch, the Corinthian columns of the Temple of Artemis and the huge Forum’s oval colonnade. The Jerash Archaeological Museum displays artefacts excavated from the site.
The DEAD SEA will offer you an opportunity to set your foot 400m below sea level !!
Take this 08D JORDAN AMMAN TOUR to satisfy the wanderlust and some memorable good times!!
Amman | 02 Nights
DeadSea | 02 Nights
Petra | 02 Nights
Wadi Rum | 01 Night
Amman, the capital of Jordan, is a modern city with numerous ancient ruins. Atop Jabal al-Qala’a hill, the historic Citadel includes the pillars of the Roman Temple of Hercules and the 8th-century Umayyad Palace complex, known for its grand dome. Built into a different downtown hillside, the Roman Theater is a 6,000-capacity, 2nd-century stone amphitheater offering occasional events.
Within the Citadel, the Jordan Archaeological Museum exhibits locally excavated artifacts including the Neolithic 'Ain Ghazal statues, among the world’s oldest. The Jordan Museum is dedicated to the nation’s heritage, while works from contemporary artists are shown at the National Gallery of Fine Arts. Another iconic site is the blue-domed King Abdullah I Mosque, featuring an ornate prayer hall. West of the city center, the Royal Automobile Museum showcases classic cars once owned by King Hussein. Popular out-of-town excursions include the Dead Sea and Jerash, with its large collection of Roman ruins.
BEST TIME TO VISIT:
Peak travel is Jun–Aug, during the dry, hot summer months. Winter (Dec–Feb) is cool and rainy. Key summer events include the Jerash Festival (Jul), when the nearby Roman ruins stage opera, folklore performances, and other arts events. The Al Balad Music Festival (Jul–Aug) showcases artists from across the Arab world.
The Dead Sea – bordering Israel, the West Bank, and Jordan – is a salt lake whose banks are more than 400m below sea level, the lowest point on dry land. Its famously hypersaline water makes floating easy, and its mineral-rich black mud is used for therapeutic and cosmetic treatments at area resorts. The surrounding desert offers many oases and historic sites.
Petra is a famous archaeological site in Jordan's southwestern desert. Dating to around 300 B.C., it was the capital of the Nabatean Kingdom. Accessed via a narrow canyon called Al Siq, it contains tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs, earning its nickname, the "Rose City." Perhaps its most famous structure is 45m-high Al Khazneh, a temple with an ornate, Greek-style facade, and known as The Treasury.
Wadi Rum is a protected desert wilderness in southern Jordan. It features dramatic sandstone mountains like the many-domed Jebel Um Ishrin and natural arches such as Burdah Rock Bridge. Many prehistoric inscriptions and carvings line rocky caverns and steep chasms, such as Khazali Canyon. The natural watering hole of Lawrence’s Spring is named after British soldier Lawrence of Arabia, who allegedly washed there.
BEST TIME TO VISIT:
Most people choose to visit Jun–Aug as the area is mostly desert and has hot dry summers. The temperatures during winter or in the rainy months are cooler and more comfortable.
Day 1: Arrival in Amman
Upon arrival in Amman, get transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is on leisure. Overnight at Amman.
Day 2: Amman- Dead Sea
After breakfast check out. Begin your tour of Jordan by enjoying a Panoramic Amman City Tour.
Proceed to the ancient Roman city of Jerash, including the paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, theaters, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, and fountains. Proceeding to northern Jordan to visit one of the most important ecological and historical sites in the Middle East; Ajloun. Ajloun Castle (Qal’at Ar-Rabad) is a fine example of Islamic architecture. Continue to the lowest point on earth which is the Dead Sea. Overnight at the DeadSea.
Day 3: The Dead Sea
After breakfast at the hotel, the day is at leisure. You can take a dip in the Dead Sea and experience its rich mineral waters. Overnight at the DeadSea.
Day 4: The Dead Sea–Petra
After breakfast check out and proceed to visit Madaba, a city best known for the famous 6th century Mosaic map of Jerusalem & Holy Land and for its spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics.
Proceed to Mt. Nebo a city mentioned in the Bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land that he would never enter. Proceed to visit Little Petra best known as Al Beidha (the White One) due to the pale rock colors. Little Petra, is an archaeological site located north of Petra. It is part of the Petra Archeological Park, though accessed separately. Then continue to Petra. Arrive at Petra and check in at your Hotel. Overnight at Petra.
Day 5: Petra
After breakfast, we head to visit the Nabatean Red Rose city of Petra, one of the 7 world wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enter the city through a 1KMlong narrow gorge which is flanked either side by 8m high cliffs! Notice the dazzling colors and formations of the rocks. The site is massive and contains hundreds of elaborated rock-cut tombs, a treasury, Roman-style theaters, temples, sacrificial altars, and colonnaded streets. Overnight at Petra.
Day 6: Wadi Rum
After breakfast, head to Wadi Rum (a natural reserve) in the Jordanian desert. Later check in at your Hotel. Overnight at Wadi Rum.
Day 7: Amman
After breakfast proceed to Amman. Check-in and rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at Amman.
Day 8: Departure from Amman
After breakfast, get transferred to the airport for your return flight.