Guaranteed departures on Wednesday and Sunday from Amman, according to calendar.
After your arrival in the capital of Jordan, a person from our English-speaking team will be waiting to assist you and inform all the details of your trip and clear up any type of doubt or query you may have, as well as give you a brief presentation of the city and its day to day. The transfer to the hotel in Amman will be made by one of our private air-conditioned vehicles.
At the hotel, your assistant will help you with the registration. The rest of the day will be to relax and start enjoying the hotel’s comforts.
After a tasty breakfast you will visit Ajloun Castle, built on top of a mountain during the 8th century by the Mamluks and which perfectly reflects Islamic architecture. The castle commanded the three main routes leading to the Jordan Valley and protected the trade routes between Jordan and Syria, reason why it was a strategic defensive point at the time of the Crusaders. From here you will enjoy beautiful views.
Next you will go to Jerash, one of the best preserved cities of the Roman Empire outside of Italy where you will travel back in time through its streets, theaters, temples and squares. Among its monuments, the Great Colonnade, the Arc de Triomphe, the Oval Square and the Temples of Zeus and Artemis stand out.
Then you will go to the lowest place on earth, the Dead Sea and the Moab desert, the world’s first natural spa. You will have free time to take a bath in its healing waters, an inexplicable experience.
Return to Amman to have dinner and accommodation.
After an exquisite breakfast you will mae a panoramic visit of the city oif Amman, after touring its most important places we will leave the city towards Madaba, the fifth most populous city in Jordan known as the “City of Mosaics” because it preserves the oldest cartographic representation of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. You will visit the Orthodox Church of Saint George, on whose floor is the mentioned mosaic.
You will continue to Mount Nebo from where you will enjoy the unique view of the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. This place is important because according to the Bible, Moses saw the Promised Land to which he led the Israelites before dying.
Following your route to Petra you will make a stop to see “Um Al Rasas”, an archaeological site with ruins from the Roman, Byzantine and proto-Muslim civilizations, here you can see the mosaics of the Church of San Esteban that illustrates the most important cities of the region.
You will arrive at your final destination Petra, where you will have dinner and overnight.
After a tasty breakfast at the hotel you will begin the full day visit to the city of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the seven wonders of the modern world and the setting for the famous movie “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”. Created on pink rock more than 2000 years ago and rediscovered to the world in 1812. you will go from the main entrance to the narrow gorge, and from there to the Treasury (the most famous building in Petra). You will visit the Theater, the Royal Tombs, the Altar of the Sacrifice and the Street of the Columns.
Finally and on your own, that is to say without a guide, you can go up to the monastery.
After the excursion you will return to the hotel to stay and have dinner.
After a tasty breakfast at the hotel, you will visit you will go to the nearby town of Al Beida, also known as Little Petra (UNESCO World Heritage Site), 14 km north of the original Petra and which archaeologists consider the suburbs.
After leaving Al Beida, you will visit the Wadi Rum desert, one of the most incredible places in the Middle East, a desert valley of red sand, located in a mountainous region made up of granite and sandstone. It has been the scene of films such as “Lawrence of Arabia” or “Episode IX of Star Wars”.
Then you will do a two-hour 4×4 tour through these dreamy landscapes that you will never forget. On the tour you will observe the wonders that nature and erosion have done with rocks and sand. This desert is also famous in the cinema, thanks to the shooting of enigmatic films, such as Lawrence of Arabia or recently The Martian.
At the end of this wonderful experience you will return to Amman to stay and have dinner.
You will enjoy the breakfast and, at the indicated time, transfer to the Amman airport to board your departure flight.
From Greca we hope to see you again to enjoy some wonderful moments that will remain forever in your memory.
Good trip!, or as you will say: “neesiá tova”