JORDAN HERITAGE & BEACH PROGRAM
8 Days / 7 Nights
DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT AMMAN AIRPORT / AMMAN (D)
Arrive Amman Airport where our airport Pan East staff will meet the group at the gate just as they leave the airplane. Full assistance with the visa and customs formalities will be provided at Amman Airport. Leave the Airport for the transfer to Hotel in Amman, and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Buffet Dinner and overnight at Hotel in Amman.
DAY 2: AMMAN / JERASH / UMM QAYS / AMMAN (B, L, D)
Buffet Breakfast at hotel. Drive north to visit Jerash, which remains today as one of the most beautiful and best-preserved Greco-roman cities outside Italy. Excavations made it possible to update two theatres, several temples, churches, a market, thermal baths, and the famous Cardo Maximus alley of 600 meters bordered columns. Lunch in Artemis Restaurant in Jerash. Proceed north to Umm Qays, the ancient Graeco-Roman City of Gadara, which offers a splendid panoramic view overlooking the lake of Tiberias, Jordan Valley and the Golan Heights. Drive back to Amman for Buffet Dinner & overnight at hotel.
DAY 3: MADABA / MT. NEBO / KINGS HIGHWAY / KARAK / PETRA (B, L, D)
Buffet Breakfast at hotel. Drive 30 Km south of Amman to visit Madaba “the City of Mosaics”. Visit the Greek Orthodox church of St. George where the famous 6th Century Byzantine mosaic map of the holy sites in the biblical world is found. Proceed to Mount Nebo, the place where it is believed that Moses was buried. Drive via the Kings Highway, the ancient road mentioned in the bible, which links prehistoric villages from the Stone Age, and biblical towns from the kingdoms of Ammon, Moab and Edom, to arrive at Karak. Lunch in Kings Castle Restaurant. Visit Karak’s Crusaders Castle built in the 12th century AD, which is situated on a hilltop about 1000 meters above sea level and surrounded by a valley on three sides. Proceed to the greatest city of the Arab nation which existed 2000 years ago: Petra. Buffet Dinner & overnight at Hotel in Petra.
DAY 4: FULL DAY VISIT OF PETRA (B, L, D)
Buffet Breakfast at hotel. Begin your visit by enjoying a walk or a short horse ride from Petra’s main entrance to the entrance of the old city “Al Siq”, which is a 350 meters narrow canyon. As you reach the end of the Siq, the first and greatest monument of Petra slowly comes into view. This is the famous Treasury monument “Al Khazneh”. Petra “The Rose City” is an extraordinary and unique place, which was built by the Arab Nabateans more than 2000 years ago. The Nabateans carved their monumental tombs, palaces, temples and treasury from the desert’s natural rose-colored rocks and sandstones. Indulge yourself, and allow our professional PAN EAST guide to walk you through the architectural and spiritual wonders of this majestic place explaining every detail in sight. Buffet lunch at Crowne Plaza Basin Restaurant. After lunch, the clients interested to visit the Monastery will climb 800 steps to visit the Monastery. The Monastery is similar to design to the Treasury, but it is much larger (50 m high x 45m wide) and much less decorated. The facade is flat on the lower level and deeply carved on the upper level, with engaged columns and two half-pediments flanking a central urn (10m high). Drive back to Hotel in Petra for Buffet Dinner & overnight.
DAY 5: PETRA / BEIDAH “LITTLE PETRA’ / WADI RUM / AQABA (B, L, D)
Buffet Breakfast at hotel Just ten minutes north of the Petra’s visitor center is Beidah, often called little Petra. It was one of the main commercial and lodging area for honored guests with supply post for camel caravans and an ancient vineyards with grape-pressing sites. Depart to the Natural Resort of Wadi Rum “The Valley of the Moon” a unique place unlike anywhere else you have ever visited. Arrive at the village of Rum where you will be picked up by local Bedouins to explore this splendid desert. They will drive you with their 4×4 Bedouin Pick Ups (6 pax per pick Up) for approximately 02 hours to the Bed of the Valley of the Moon to the great mountain of Al Khazali. Lunch in Sand Rose Camp. Late afternoon, drive to the southern tip of Jordan to arrive at Aqaba: Jordan’s window to the sea. Buffet Dinner & overnight at hotel in Aqaba.
DAY 6 + DAY 7: TWO FREE DAYS IN AQABA (NO VEHICLE USE) (B, D)
Buffet Breakfasts at hotel. Enjoy a two full splendid free days in at Aqaba. It is the perfect location for divers as the unusual vertical current and sea breezes makes diving cool and pleasant even in the heat of the summer. Aside from diving you can participate in the following water activities snorkeling, fishing, sailing, Jet skiing, parasailing, regional cruises or take a tour in the famous glass bottomed boats. For those of you who are not fond of water activities, the city of Aqaba offers many shopping outlets with the best rates in the country as it is the only Economic Free Zone in Jordan. Buffet Dinners & overnights at hotel in Aqaba vehicle.
DAY 8: TRANSFER TO AMMAN AIRPORT FOR DEPARTURE (B)
Buffet Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Amman Airport for departure including meeting and assistance during formalities.
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