Day 1: Arrival Queen Alia Airport – Amman
Arrival at Amman Queen Alia International airport. Our reppresentative will wait for you to help in visa procedures. Your driver will wait for you in the arrival hall, holding a name sign and he will transfer you to your hotel in Amman.
Day 2: Amman – Cave of the Seven Sleepers – Jerash – Salt – Amman
An early start today, at 07.30 drive to Ashab Al- Kahf or The Cave of the Seven Sleepers. Mentioned in the Holy Qur'an in a Sura named Al-Kahf (the Cave), it is located outside the village of Al-Raqim, 10 km east of Amman. There are eight smaller tombs that are sealed. Also there are Byzantine and Roman ruins still standing as well as a mosque, that exactly fits the description in the Holy Qur'an.
Drive on to Jerash, the old Roman city for a visit. Then continue to the Shrine of prophet Hud (PBUH) near Jerash: the prophet Hud (PBUH) is an ancient Arab prophet, descended from the prophet Noah (PBUH). The eleventh chapter in the Qur'an was named after him. After your visit to his Shrine you will have lunch at a restaurant in Jerash city. After lunch you will drive on to Salt to visit the Shrine of Prophet Shu’ayb (Jethro) (PBUH) and the Shrine of Prophet Yusha (Joshua) (PBUH).
After that transfer back to Amman where you will visit the Citadel and the Roman Theater. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Amman. (B, L, D)
Day 3: Amman – Sheikh Hussein Border – Jericho – Jerusalem
After breakfast drive to Sheikh Hussein border, located in the North of Jordan. Cross into Israel and drive to Jericho for a visit of the lowest city in the world. Enjoy a short visit to Nebi Mousa and then transfer to Jerusalem. Have lunch in Jerusalem before going to the Al Aqsa Mosque, where you will have free time to pray. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Jerusalem. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Jerusalem – Bethlehem – Hebron – Sheikh Hussein Border – Petra
After Breakfast transfer to Bethlehem to visit the Nativity Church. Drive on to Hebron to visit Al Haram Al Ibrahim (Sanctuary of Abraham). This 1000-year old mosque enshrines the tombs of prophets Abraham (Ibrahim) (PBUH), Isaac (Is'haq) (PBUH), Jacob (PBUH) and their wives. Continue to the Glass Factory. Before crossing back to Jordan have lunch at a restaurant in Jerusalem. Transfer to the border and drive direct to Petra for dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)
Day 5: Petra
After breakfast you will visit Petra, one of the Seven World Wonders. After your visit to the Siq, Treasury, Street of Facades, Theatre and Colonnaded Street. There is still time to climb up to the High Place of Sacrifice and/or the Monastery. It is a lot of climbing but definitely worth the views. Lunch is booked for you inside the Archaeological Park at the local Tent Restaurant. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Petra. (B, L, D)
When you are in Petra, there are a few optional excursions for tonight:
- Turkish bath: a steam bath, a scrub and soap massage at the local Hammam.
- Petra Kitchen participate cooking with a local chef from19.00 until 21.00 or a little later, the price includes a 3 course meal/menu to prepare with other guests and to dine together. Water, tea, coffee and soft drinks are included.
(Alcohol is available for a surcharge).
- Petra by Night, visit Petra lighted by candles until the Treasury with traditional Arabic sitting and story telling.
Day 6: Petra – Karak – Mt. Nebo – Madaba – Amman
After breakfast drive via the King's Highway to Karak, to visit the immense Crusaders Castle. Visit the Shrines in Karak (the Tombs of the martyrs of Mutah Battle). The most significant and fiercest battle fought during Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) lifetime was the Battle of Mutah (629 AD). It took the lives of his closest companions, martyred fighting against a combined Byzantine/Ghassanid army. You can visit the tombs of the venerable companions Zaid bin Harithah, Ja'far bin Abi Talib, and Abdullah bin Ruwahah, in the town of Al-Mazar Al-Janubi, near Karak. After drive to Mt. Nebo, from where Moses (Musa) (PBUH) viewed the Promised Land. Continue to Madaba to visit the St. George Church, with its famous mosaic map. Transfer to Amman for dinner and overnight. (B, D)
Day 7: Amman – Desert Castles – Amman
After breakfast drive to the east of Amman to explore the Desert Castles. The Desert Castles stand as a testament to the flourishing beginnings of Islamic-Arab civilization. These seemingly isolated pavilions, caravan stations, secluded baths, and hunting lodges, were at one time integrated agricultural or trading complexes, built mostly under the Umayyads (661-750 AD), when Muslim Arabs had succeeded in transforming the fringes of the desert into well-watered settlements. You will visit Qasr Amra, one of the best preserved monuments, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its interior walls and ceilings are covered with lively frescoes, and two of the rooms are paved with colorful mosaics.
Qasr Al-Mushatta, Qasr A-Kharrana, Qasr A-Tuba and Qasr Al-Hallabat have been restored and are all in excellent condition. The black basalt fort at Azraq, in continuous use since Late Roman times, was the headquarters of Lawrence of Arabia during the Arab Revolt.
Your lunch is booked for you at Azraq Nature Reserve. Back to Amman for dinner and overnight. (B, L, D)
Day 8: Amman – Queen Alia International Airport
Transfer to the airport 3 hours in front of your departure time. 2 hours for the check in and less than 1 hour driving from Amman to the Airport.