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Jordan vacation package

Petra

Itinerary

Day 1 - AMMAN

Transfer from the Amman Airport to your hotel. (B)

Day 2 - AMMAN/JERASH/AJLOUN/AMMAN

Journey north to Jerash, a town that is considered one of the finest preserved examples of a Roman provincial settlement. Then, overlooking the West Bank, tour Ajloun Castle, an enormous fortress built by a general of Saladin from 1184 - 1185 to control local iron mines. Enjoy an optional authentic cooking and dining experience at Beit Sitti, a culinary school whose name translates to ''my grandmother's house''(B)

Day 3 - AMMAN/DEAD SEA

Begin your full day tour of Amman. In one breath, a modern cosmopolitan city and in the next, a relic of the past, Amman's skyscrapers stand beside ancient ruins. Visit the citadel mount, Roman theatre, old and new urban centers, and several premier museums. Continue to your hotel near the Dead Sea for leisure timeperhaps take a swim at the lowest point on Earth and enjoy the nutrientrich benefits that are bottled by the beauty industry. (B)

Day 4 - DEAD SEA/MADABA/MT. NEBO/KERAK/PETRA

Depart from the Dead Sea for Petra via Kings Highway. On this history-laced route, visit Madaba and the Church of St. George. Stand on Mt. Nebo, the site where Moses was to have seen the Promised Land and his believed burial place. Soak in the expansive views over Jordan Valley on a clear day you can see as far as Jericho and Jerusalem. Continue on to Karak to visit a mighty castle that served as a fortress for crusaders in the 12th century before arriving in Petra. (B)

Day 5 - PETRA

Once an important intersection for trade routes that linked East and West, Petra was founded in 200 B.C. by the Nabataean, an ancient people responsible for the valley's most arresting monument-Al- Khazneh (Treasury). Chose to enter Petra by horseback and being your full day tour at Al-Khazneh, a massive facade carved out of rose-hued rocks that face Siq, a narrow gorge at the entrance to the city. Then try your hand preparing a regional meal during an optional cooking and dining experience at Petra Kitchen. Today you can also choose to partake in an optional Turkish bath. (B)

Day 6 - PETRA/WADI RUM

Travel south from Petra to Wadi Rum for a jeep tour of the savage desert. In this isolation region, the land is mostly void of human settlements though the pounding winds have etched away the cliffs to form natural skyscrapers as tall as 5,742 feet. This terrain served as the background of the famous 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia. Today you can also choose to participant in an optional camel ride or authentic Bedouin tea experience. (B)

Day 7 - WADI RUM/AQABA

Wander Wadi Rum in the morning before heading to Aqaba. Check in at your hotel and spend a free afternoon exploring this resort town on the Red Sea. (B)

Day 8 - AQABA/AMMAN TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

Transfer from Aqaba to Amman Airport for your departure. (B)

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