Amman Airport (QAIA) – Amman Hotel
Meet & Assist Clients at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, as our Representative will assist clients through Visa formalities, and will lead them to their bus, then transfer to Hotel in Amman, dinner & overnight.
Amman- Jerash – Ajlun – Amman
After Breakfast at hotel – Clients will move to North, to visit Jerash (old name Gerasa) , continue to Ajlun , to visit the Unique Castle there ,located over high hill , surrounded by great landscapes – after finishing the visits , back to hotel in Amman , dinner & overnight.
The site was one of the Middle East's most prosperous cities in the 2nd century with over 30,000 residents. "Here you feel like a Roman walking through history”. The ancient city of Jerash boasts an unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6,500 years. The city's golden age came under Roman rule and the site is now generally acknowledged to be one of the best preserved Roman provincial towns in the world. Hidden in sand for centuries before being excavated and restored over the past 70 years, Jerash reveals a fine example of the grand, formal provincial Roman urbanism that is found throughout the Middle East, comprising paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theatres, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains and city walls pierced by towers and gates. Beneath its external Graeco - Roman veneer, Jerash also preserves a subtle blend of east and west. Its architecture, religion and languages reflect a process by which two powerful cultures meshed and coexisted, The Graeco - Roman world of the Mediterranean basin and the ancient traditions of the Arab Orient.
Ajlun Castle (also known as Qal'at Al-Rabad) was built in 1184 by 'Izz ad-Din Usama bin Munqidh, a general of Saladin, who defeated the Crusaders in 1187. A fine example of Islamic architecture, the fortress dominated a wide stretch of the northern Jordan Valley and passages to it. From its hilltop position, Ajloun Castle protected the communication routes between south Jordan and Syria, and was one of a chain of forts, which lit beacons at night to pass signals from the Euphrates as far as Cairo. Today, Ajloun Castle is a splendid sight with a fascinating warren of towers, chambers, galleries and staircases to explore, while its hilltop position offers stunning views of the Jordan Valley.
Amman – Petra visit – Amman
Breakfast at hotel – then check out , after that , drive to the most important site in Jordan , and 2nd wonder of the world , to Red Rose City “ Petra “ , after finishing the visit , dinner & overnight.
Jordan’s best-known tourist attraction, Petra, is one of the great wonders of the Middle Eastern world. The ruined capital of the Nabatean Arabs was carved straight into solid rock during the fifth and the first centuries BC. Its immense façades were lost for almost 1000 years, until rediscovered by the Swiss traveler Johan Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812. The visit of the ancient Nabatean Capital may start on horseback, followed by a walk through a very narrow chasm which adds to its mystery and grandeur the Siq, a long narrow fissure between two overhanging cliffs. The tour then proceeds to gradually unfold the mysteries of the Red Rose City with its spectacular treasury, Royal Tombs, burial chambers and high places of sacrifice. Admired then for its refined culture, massive architecture and ingenious complex of dams and water channels, Petra is now a UNESCO world heritage site that enchants visitors from all corners of the globe.
Amman – Amman city tour – Dead Sea – Amman
Breakfast at hotel, then drive to Amman for city tour, to include: The Citadel, Roman Amphitheatre & folkloric museum, continue to lowest point on earth to Dead Sea, to have time for leisure & swimming – back to hotel in Amman, dinner & overnight.
Formerly the Ammonite capital city of Rabbath Ammon, and later the Geraeco Roman city called Philadelphia. Originally spread over seven hills like Rome, Amman now covers at least nineteen hills forming a great canvas of overlapping beiges, ochres and outstanding whites. It is a city of contrasts; a mixture of ancient and modern often referred to as "the white city". Much of Amman's tourism is focused in the older downtown area, which is centered around the old souk and the King Hussein Mosque. After visiting the citadel of Amman, the visitor may stand 100 meters to the south of the temple of Hercules, to have a sweeping view of the city, from the Royal Raghdan Palace, to the bustling Hashemite Courtyard, filled with midday shoppers and local residents. He could also view an amphitheater built to seat 6000 Romans. But before exploring the rest of the city, he may visit the national museum which is compact enough to be the proud of the city. Amman is also home to some of the grandest mosques in the Middle East. The newest of these is the enormous King Abdullah I Mosque, built between 1982 and 1989.
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.