Circle Tour 4 Nights/5 Days Transfer to Amman, the capital and largest city of the Kingdom of Jordan for an overnight stay. Your tour commences the following day with a visit to the city of Jerash, one of the most well preserved provincial Roman towns in the world. Wander through ancient paved streets discovering theatres, public squares and plazas, baths and fountains. Next stop is the Dead Sea, the deepest hyper saline lake in the world, which has attracted visitors from around the Mediterranean basin for thousands of years. Enjoy an afternoon at Leisure and an overnight stay at this wondrous location. Next day after breakfast drive to Madaba to visit its main attraction - a wonderful sixth Century Byzantine mosaic map featuring Jerusalem and other holy sites - which is housed in the contemporary Greek Orthodox Church of St George. You will also visit most revered site in Jordan, the memorial of Moses on Mount Nebo and the presumed site of the prophet’s death and burial place. You then continue to Kerak Fort, a dark maze of stone-vaulted halls and endless passageways, before heading to the Nabatean city of Petra for an overnight stay.
After breakfast discover the rock carved city of Petra, full of mysterious charm and hidden behind an almost impenetrable barrier of rugged mountains. The sheer size of the city and the quality of beautifully carved facades is staggering and celebrates the creativity of the Nabateans, who made Petra their capital more than 2,000 years ago. From the wealth they acquired, they adorned their city with palaces, temples and arches many of which were carved straight into the rock. These ancient wonders still remain today in a condition of perfection so impressive that you feel you have been taken back in time thousands of years. The tour also takes you to Petra’s monastery, which is perched high in the surrounding hills, before you return to Amman for the final night of your tour. The following day transfer to Queen Alia International Airport after breakfast.
Amman City Tour (Half Day) Amman is built on seven hills, which more or less define the neighborhoods across the city. Your first stop on this tour is the Citadel, which crowns the city and is visible from most areas. Here you will find the ruins of the Temple of Hercules, Umayyad Palace and the Umayyad Qasr complex, which is believed to have been the city’s administrative centre in the 8th Century. Next you will visit the Archaeological Museum, which was built in 1951 to house artifacts from all the main archaeological sites in the country. Among the most important exhibits in the museum are the plaster statues from ‘Ain Ghazal’, dating back to around 6,000 BC, and the Dead Sea bronze scroll, which is written in Aramaic characters. After the museum tour, your next stop is downtown Amman with its myriad of souk markets and shops, then it’s on to explore the Roman Theatre, which is an impressive relic of the ancient city. Built during the reign of Antonius Pius (138-161 AD), it is very similar in design to the amphitheatre at Jerash and was designed to seat about 6,000 people. The theatre houses the Jordanian Museum of Popular Traditions on one side and the Amman Folklore Museum on the other and is still occasionally used for sporting and cultural events.