Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Hotel upgrades are available upon request. Blackout periods apply.
Upon arrival at the Amman Airport you will be greeted by our airport representative and transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight. (D)
Start your adventure today with an exciting Amman city tour. Explore the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, visiting the Roman Theatre, Citadel, and the Folklore & Archeological Museum. Next delve into the Desert Castles, located in the eastern desert of the Kingdom. Here you will see the fresco art and zodiac dome of the Qasr Amra baths; discover the fortress-like Qasr Kharana; and venture to the Medieval Islamic fort at Azraq. Tonight you will enjoy an included dinner at your hotel in Amman. (B,D)
This morning, enjoy a scenic drive along the King’s Highway to visit Madaba, the City of Mosaics. The oldest mosaic map of the Holy Land exists on the floor of Saint George’s Church, and the city features many famous mosaics that exist in both public and private buildings. Visit Mount Nebo, the alleged burial site of Moses, overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea, where Franciscans built a simple structure that protects a 4th and 6th Century Byzantine church. Continue to Kerak for a photo stop before proceeding to Shobak Castle. Built in 1115, it was the first of many fortifications built by King Baldwin I of Jerusalem to guard the road from Egypt to Damascus. It successfully resisted a number of sieges until it fell to Saladin's troops in 1189. Dinner and overnight at Petra hotel. (B,D)
After breakfast, you will begin your full day visit of Petra; a city carved into the rose-red Sharah Mountains by the Nabateans and lost to civilization until rediscovered in 1812 by the Swiss explorer, John Lewis Burkhardt. Walk through the Siq, a narrow and winding fissure between the cliffs, to reach the Treasury, the Roman Theater, the Courts, Qasr Bint Pharaoun, the Temple of the Winged Lion and other breathtaking monuments. Dinner and overnight at Petra hotel. (B,D)
This morning, you will have a short drive to Little Petra, where you will walk through the 8,000-year-old excavated stone-age villages of Beidah and Basta, wander among the ruins of settlements of the biblical Edomites, and explore the sprawling remains of the Roman legionary fortress at Udruh. Continue to Wadi Rum, where the movie “Lawrence of Arabia” was filmed. Here you will enjoy a 2-hour Jeep tour to view the desert and its awe-inspiring moon-like landscape. Later, head to Amman via the desert highway and enjoy dinner at your hotel this evening. (B,D)
Transfer from the hotel to Amman Airport for your departure flight home. (B)