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TRAVEL IN THE PAST
It turns out that you don’t have to be Indiana Jones to explore a piece of history. In fact, there are tons of amazing historical sites that you can go see today.
More realistic vision of history is best understood by walking the ground where it happened. Don’t just read about the glories of the past: surround yourself with them!
The most appealing destination in the Middle East.
“Yes, it’s Jordan”
Jordan has delighted visitors for centuries with its World Heritage sites, friendly towns and inspiring desert landscapes, nature reserves and seaside resorts. It’s home to the famed archaeological site of Petra, the Nabatean capital dating to around 300 B.C. Set in a narrow valley with tombs, temples and monuments carved into the surrounding pink sandstone cliffs, Petra earns its nickname, the “Rose City.”
Amman is a modern capital on an ancient site. Amman Citadel is a home to the Jordan Archaeological Museum, with artifacts like Dead Sea bronze scrolls, as well as the Roman-era Temple of Hercules. The city also has a lively dining, nightlife and arts scene. The Dead Sea and the southern Red Sea port of Aqaba have beaches for diving and water sports. In the south, granite cliffs rising from the desert floor make the Wadi Rum valley popular for rock climbing, horse riding and camel safaris.
Experience this ancient Arab kingdom, a hospitable land packed with epic scenery and momentous relics in just 5 days.
Stay at 4 star hotels
1 night stay in Amman, 2 nights stay in Petra and 1 night stay in Dead Sea
Visit to Petra
Jeep tour in Wadi Rum for 1hr 30Min
Amman city tour
English speaking guide and entrance fees
Return airport transfers
Amman Airport- Amman hotel
Arrive Amman Airport, meet & assist by our representative then transfer you to your hotel in Amman.
(if flight arrival is in morning then the program of Day 5 – Amman City tour will be done prior to check in to hotel)
Overnight in Amman hotel
Amman – Madaba – Mt. Nebo – Petra
Breakfast at the hotel. Today guests would proceed to the South to Petra stop en route at Mount Nebo site, Madaba site (Saint George Church). Then stop at Mosaic School, after visiting this site, guests would head yet further to the South to Petra for overnight at their hotel in Petra.
Mount Nebo, one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan and the place where Moses was buried. A small Byzantine church was built there by early Christians, which has been expanded into a vast complex.
Then proceed to Madaba St. George church: Just 30km from Amman, along the 5,000-year-old Kings´ Highway, is one of the most memorable places in the Holy Land. After passing through a string of ancient sites, the first city you reach is Madaba, known as the “City of Mosaics.” Best known for its spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, Madaba is home to the famous 6th century Mosaic Map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. With two million pieces of vividly coloured local stone, it depicts hills and valleys, villages and towns as far as the Nile Delta. The Madaba Mosaic Map covers the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, which is located northwest of the city centre. The church was built in 1896 AD, over the remains of a much earlier 6th century Byzantine church. The mosaic panel enclosing the Map was originally around 15.6 X 6m, 94 sq.m., only about a quarter of which is preserved. Other mosaic masterpieces found in the Church of the Virgin and the Apostles and in the Archaeological Museum depict a rampant profusion of flowers and plants, birds and fish, animals and exotic beasts, as well as scenes from mythology and the everyday pursuits of hunting, fishing and farming. Literally, hundreds of other mosaics from the 5th through the 7th centuries are scattered throughout Madaba’s churches and homes.
Then drive to your hotel in Petra for check in and overnight
Overnight in Petra hotel
Petra Visit – Petra
Breakfast at the hotel, Visit Petra site, after the tour pick up from Petra site then head back to your Petra hotel for overnight
Visit of Petra; Perhaps the words of Dean Burgon’s famous poem: ‘Match me such a marvel save in Eastern clime / A rose-red city half as old as time…’ reflect some truth about Petra. Yet words can hardly do justice to the true magnificence that is Petra. Some archaeologists have ranked ancient Petra as the eighth wonder of the ancient world – a truly justifiable claim. Petra is unique in every respect, having something to offer to the historian, anthropologist, archaeologist, geologist, architect and the naturalist, all of whom regularly come to Petra to conduct their studies and be in touch with the ancient past. You do not have to be a specialist in any field though to appreciate Petra because, once inside of it, you will be quickly awe-struck and you will want to know the how, why and where about it. This remote dead city is one of the great archaeological treasures in the world, undoubtedly; it is the most important famous attraction of Jordan. Much 0of Petra’s appeal comes from its awesome, multicolored sandstone high mountains; it is a secluded site of steep rocky slops , towering craggy mountain tops and high cliffs, into which most of the celebrated tombs, facades, theatres and stairways are carved… Nature and architecture concur into conferring a mythical aura to the site,
Overnight in Petra hotel
Petra – Wadi Rum – Dead Sea
Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Wadi Rum Later on, guests would proceed back via the desert way to Dead Sea for overnight at Dead Sea hotel.
Wadi Rum Jeep Tour: This is a stupendous, timeless place, virtually untouched by humanity and its destructive forces. Here, it is the weather and winds that have carved the imposing, towering skyscrapers, so elegantly described by T.E. Lawrence as “vast, echoing and god-like”.. A maze of monolithic rock-scapes rises up from the desert floor to heights of 1,750 metres creating a natural challenge for serious mountaineers. Hikers can enjoy the tranquility of the boundless empty spaces; explore the canyons and water holes to discover 4000 year old rock drawings and the many other spectacular treasures this vast wilderness holds in store.
Dead Sea at 410 meters below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest place on earth. Jordan’s Dead Sea coast is one of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the world and it remains as enticing to international visitors today as it was to kings, emperors, traders, and prophets in antiquity. The main attraction of the Dead Sea is of course the soothing, abnormally salty water itself. The salt content of the water is 31.5% making the water so buoyant that it is impossible for the visitor to sink. The water also contains 21 minerals including high levels of magnesium, sodium, potassium, and bromine and 12 of these minerals are found in no other body of water in the world.
Overnight in Dead Sea hotel
Dead Sea – Amman City tour – Departure Amman Airport
Breakfast at the hotel in Dead Sea – LATE FLIGHT MUST BE BOOKED, check out and drive to start your day with Visit to Amman City tour – Amman city tour; The Citadel, Archeological Museum, Roman Amphitheatre, and Folklore Museum, Due to the city’s modern-day prosperity and temperate climate, almost half of Jordan’s population is concentrated in the Amman area. The residential suburbs consist of mainly tree-lined street and avenues flanked by elegant, almost uniformly white houses, in accordance with a municipal law, which states that all buildings must be faced with local stone. The downtown area is much older and more traditional with smaller businesses producing and selling everything from fabulous jewellery to everyday household items. The people of Amman are multi-cultural, multi-denominational, well-educated and extremely hospitable. They welcome visitors and take pride in showing them around their fascinating and vibrant city.
(if flight departure is in the morning then the program of Amman City tour will be done on Day 1)
Transfer to Amman Airport for departure
Optional tours, excursions and activities.
All other services not mentioned under ‘Inclusions’
*Prices mentioned is starting from, per person based on 2 persons travelling together and sharing twin/double room, subject to seasonal surcharges and availability.
ITL World reserve the right to amend the prices in case of currency fluctuations, changes in rates of exchange, and/or fuel costs, special or high season charges and hike in the airline/hotel/rail/land transportation charges before the date of departure.
For convenience of passengers and / or feasibility of operations, ITL World or their service providers may sometimes amend the itinerary.
International hotel check in time is between 2pm and 3pm and check out time is between 11am and 12pm. (Exceptions apply). Early check in and or late check-out is subject to availability of rooms and may be chargeable.
It is the responsibility of the passengers to ensure they hold valid passport, visa, travel and medical insurance, vaccination etc., as applicable for each destination.
City/tourist tax as applicable, must be paid directly at the hotel.
To assist with visa application process, ITL World would provide copies of air tickets, travel insurance and other ground service vouchers for bookings made and fully paid for. Approval and issuance of visa is at the discretion of respective Embassies or Consulates and ITL World cannot in anyway influence this process. Certain nationals however receive visa on arrival in select countries, subject to prior online approvals