- TOUR OVERVIEW
- Inclusions & Exclusions
Day 01: Queen Alia International Airport – Amman Hotel
Arrival at the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, our airport representative will wait for you before the immigration desk holding a sign with your name and will assist you with the visa procedures to get your free tourist visa (please don’t miss him and don’t proceed without him). Our airport representative will walk with you through customs and to the luggage hall, then you will be transferred to your hotel in Amman for an overnight stay
Day 02: Amman Hotel – Amman City Tour (Roman Theatre + Amman Citadel) – Mount Nebo – Madaba (St. George church) – Petra Hotel
After Breakfast, your driver will pick up you from your hotel in Amman, then you will proceed for your tour in Amman, you will start from the downtown part of capital city Amman for 2 hours, visiting sites and museums including the Archeological Museum, the Folklore Museum, The citadel, the blue mosque, and the Amphitheatre. Everywhere you look there is evidence of the city’s much older past.
Then, drive to Mt. Nebo which is a city mentioned in the bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised land that he would never enter. Continue to St. George Church in Madaba with its famous mosaic map. Finally, you will be transferred to your hotel in Petra for an overnight stay
Day 03: Petra Hotel – Petra Full Day Visit – Petra Hotel
For most visitors to Jordan this is the highlight of the trip, a full day to explore Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Entry is via the awe-inspiring Siq, the mile long narrow gorge that leads into the city of Petra and visit the Treasury, Street of Facades, Theater, Colonnaded Street etc.
You will still have time to visit the Monastery and/or the High Place of Sacrifice today. It is a lot of walking and gentle climbing but worth it for the views! Make sure that your phone or camera is fully charged because you will want to take hundreds of photos – guaranteed!
Finally, you will be transferred to your hotel in Petra for an overnight stay.
Day 04: Petra Hotel – Little Petra – 2 hours 4X4 Jeep Tour in Wadi Rum – Wadi Rum Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
After breakfast, proceed to visit Little Petra, best known as Al Beidha (the White One) due to the pale rock colors. Little Petra, also known as Siq al-Barid (literally “the cold canyon”) is an archaeological site located north of Petra and the town of Wadi Musa in, it is a Nabataean site.
Then, you will drive to Wadi Rum visitors’ center, Jordan’s extraordinary red desert, famous for Lawrence of Arabia and most recently, the 2016 film The Martian. Before starting with the jeep tour you will enjoy a (2-hour) jeep tour. The jeep tour is the best way to discover many of the sites in Wadi Rum. The jeep will stop at each site giving you time to walk/scramble around and maybe even climb some of the beautiful naturally formed bridges in Wadi Rum. This is as close as you will come to visiting Mars! During you visit in Wadi Rum you will enjoy the Bedouin hospitality over dinner and try the Bedouin feast of Zarb. Zarb (as known among locals) or if you will Bedouin barbecue is an experience on its own where Bedouins cook lamb meat, chicken, and vegetables with herbs in a big underground pit with hot coals beneath the desert sands. After the tour, you will be to your camp in Wadi Rum for Dinner & overnight
Day 05: Wadi Rum Camp – Kerak Castle – Dead Sea Hotel
After breakfast, you will be transferred to visit Kerak Castle is a Crusaders’ Castle built on a triangular plateau dating back to the 12th century. Then, proceed to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth deep in the Jordan Valley and 55 km southeast of Amman, is the Dead Sea, one of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the whole world.
It is the lowest body of water on earth, the lowest point on earth, and the world’s richest source of natural salts, hiding wonderful treasures that accumulated throughout thousands of years.
Day 06: Dead Sea Hotel – Allenby Bridge – Jericho and Dead Sea Scrolls – Jerusalem Hotel
After breakfast, we take a short drive to the Allenby Bridge for the crossing to Israel. Your tour leader will explain in detail what happens at the border and how the crossing works (the border crossing can be busy). It is time to say farewell to the Jordanian leader and driver.
The leader and driver for the Israel and Palestine portion of the trip will wait for the whole group to clear Israeli security checks before they are allowed to drive to the exit hall, this can mean there is a wait at the exit hall before the leader and driver arrive.
Our first stop is Jericho in Palestine, claimed to be the oldest city in the world and rich in Biblical associations. We take a 1mi (2km) cable ride to the Greek Orthodox Monastery of Temptation with wonderful views of the Judaean Desert below. The monastery dates to the 12th century and is supposedly built around the grotto where the Devil appeared to tempt Jesus. From Jericho, we head to Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found by a Bedouin shepherd boy. Although the caves cannot be entered, there is a center where a short film is shown and then a trail takes us through the cliffs where the various caves are located. After this visit, continue to Jerusalem hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 07: Jerusalem City Tour
Today we step back in history with a guided walking tour of the old city of Jerusalem. This includes the Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock, the Wailing Wall, and the Church of the Sepulchre. The city is perfect to explore on foot as it is compact and there are plenty of sites to see and places to sit and rest. Jerusalem’s history stretches back more than 3,000 years and a guided tour of this labyrinthine city is one to remember.
Day 08: Free day in Jerusalem
Today is free for personal exploration of Jerusalem. Our leader will provide suggestions for more places to visit and information on how to get to each one. You may want to return to the old city and take a leisurely stroll through the streets or head to the Mount of Olives, the scene of Christ’s agony and the Garden of Gethsemane. Another option is the Yad Vashem (Holocaust Museum and memorial).
Day 09: Jerusalem Hotel – Bethlehem City Tour – Herodion Castle – Jerusalem Hotel
Today we have a local guide in Bethlehem who will reveal its Biblical traditions. As we enter Bethlehem, we visit the Walled Off Hotel, a boutique hotel designed by street artist Banksy. Bethlehem is perched on a hill at the edge of the Judaean Desert, it was the childhood home of David and the birthplace of Jesus. It has been a major site of pilgrimage since the construction of the Church of the Nativity in the fourth century CE and is located on the spot generally believed to be the likeliest site of the nativity. The tour will include Manger Square, St Catherine’s Church, and the Milk Grotto. We leave Bethlehem and drive to Herodion Castle. Herod the Great built this monumental fortress and palace on the highest hill in the Judean desert, 9mi (15km) south of Jerusalem. Herod was buried in the site that bore his name. The site was later a rebel stronghold and hiding place during the great revolts against the Romans. It is one of the most fascinating sites in the Holy Land. We return to Jerusalem after
Day 10: Jerusalem Hotel – Jaffa – Tel Aviv Hotel
This morning, we leave Jerusalem and head west. Our first stop is The Lady of the Ark of the Covenant church. This hilltop church lays on the edge of Abu Gosh and has a fifth-century mosaic. From here, we continue to Old Jaffa on the Mediterranean. According to the Bible, a settlement was founded here by Noah’s son Japheth following the great flood. Remains date to 2,000 BCE, making Jaffa one of the oldest ports in the world. Leaving Jaffa, we head to Tel Aviv, the modern face of the Jewish state. This Mediterranean resort has a long sandy beach and palm-filled avenues lined with elegant buildings in the Bauhaus style. We visit Sarona market, the largest enclosed culinary market in Israel. Tonight, there are plenty of great restaurants where the group can head for dinner to share the wonderful memories this trip has created
Day 11: Tel Aviv Hotel – Tel Aviv Airport
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Airport for departure.
- Meet & assist upon arrival at Q.A.I airport and Allenby bridge by our office representative in the immigration area
- Private transfer by an A/C modern vehicle with an English-speaking driver.
- 10 nights’ accommodation in the above-mentioned hotels including meals according to the description in the program
- Private profetional guide from day 02 to day 10 during the day tours for groups above 05 pax pax
- Local guide for 2 hours in Petra for group less than 06 pax
- 1 Tour leader free of charge in a shared double room starting from 15 paying clients (client number 16 will be free of charge), in case we have 15 people, no free person will apply. In case the tour leader wishes to have a single room then he pays the single supplement charge mentioned above, please refer to each hotel category.
- All entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the above program
- 02 hours 4X4 Jeep Tour in Wadi Rum
- Entry visa to Jordan (Free of charge for non-restricted nationality) as the clients will stay 2 consecutive nights, please advise your nationality to double check
- Liability insurance.
- Part of our profit will be donated for “South Taybet Society for the disabled” & “South Society for disable”. So thank you for booking with us and supporting our local community.
- Guiding services on airport arrival and departure days, and during the free days
- Guiding services for groups from 01-05 pax
- Additional meals that are not mentioned in the inclusions part
- Any optional tours or experiences
- Departure Tax from Jordan (included in the flight ticket as per the current time).
- Water and/or drinks within meals unless hotel/restaurant provides.
- All kinds of tips for the representative, guide, driver, hotels, and horse/camel/jeep owners.
- Travel and health insurance.
- Flight tickets.
- Personal expenses.
- Any item not mentioned in the inclusions part.