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Amman & Petra Tour

 Amman & Petra Tour TourCode : 1254
Duration  6 Nights / 7 Days
Destination  Jordan
Route  Delhi- Amman- Jerash – Ajlun – Petra – Madaba – Mount Nebo – Petra – Wadi Runn – Delhi
Best Time To Visit Daily,all year round
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Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Amman
Welcome to ‘Jordanian Treasures’ tour ! Your representative greets you at the ‘meeting point’ at the exit after immigration and customs, you will be transfered to the hotel (check in after 1400 hrs).Dinner & overnight stay in Amman.

Day 2: In Amman- Jerash – Ajlun – Amman City Tour
Today, after breakfast, depart for Jerash. See the Roman Army and Chariot Show (RACE) in the hippodrome. Proceed to see the lovely Oval Plaza, the Temple of Zeus, and the South Theater, the Market Place, the Omayyad residential quarter, a 4th century AD cathedral, St. Theodores Church, the Nymphaeum, and the North Theater. Next, proceed to visit the stronghold of Qala’at ar-Rabad in Ajloun. Back in Amman, embark on a city tour, including the ancient ruins of the Temple of Hercules, the Byzantine Church, Archaeological Museum. Visit the old Bazaars and drive through the modern Western side of Amman.Dinner & overnight stay in Amman.

Day 3: Onto Petra – Madaba – Mount NeboVisit Kerak Castle
After breakfast, drive south to Madaba. Visit the wonderful mosaic map of ancient Palestine, which is located on the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. Proceed to Mount Nebo and visit the remains of the mosaic floors with stunning designs that feature hunting and pastoral scenes, found in the small church, built by the early Christians in the 4th century AD. Next, proceed on a sightseeing tour of the Kerak Castle. Explore the imposing fort, built in 1132 AD on the caravan road linking Egypt to Syria by Baudouin king of Jerusalem. Kerak’s most famous occupant was Reynald de Chatillon, whose reputation for treachery, betrayal and brutality is unsurpassed. The fortress is a maze of galleries, arched chambers and fortified towers overlooking the valley of Wadi Mujib below. Explore its interesting underground passages. Continue to Petra & check in at the hotel. Dinner & overnight stay in Petra.

Day 4: In PetraPetra Tour
After breakfast, explore the Nabatean city of Petra. The tour starts on horseback, passing by the Obelisk Tomb and then proceeding on foot through the Siq -the narrow gorge that leads to Petra’s most impressive monument, the Treasury. Then on to the Street of Facades, the Theater, the Royal Tombs, the Colonnaded Street, the Byzantine Church, the Temple, the Monumental Arch and Qasr el-Bint Faroun. In the afternoon, ascend to the gigantic 1st century AD monument of the Monastery El Deir.Dinner & overnight stay in Petra.

Day 5: Onto Amman – Wadi Rum
After breakfast, we drive to Wadi Rum, colourful & unique landscapes of desert and mountain scenery. Tour through its colored sands by Bedouin four-wheel drive vehicles, visiting on the way El-Ein (Lawrence’s Spring), El- Khazali Canyon with its Thamudic rock inscriptions & the small Rock Bridge. Continue onwards to Amman. Dinner & overnight stay in Amman.

Day 6: In Amman – Visit Dead Sea – Baptism Site
After breakfast, drive down to the lowest spot on Earth and experience floating in the waters of the Dead Sea. Famous for its superlatives – lowest, saltiest, harshest, – it also claims a fascinating history, dating back to the times of Abraham. A visit to the Dead Sea would be worth it just for the opportunity to experience the well-known “floating effect,” to douse yourself with the therapeutic mud, and to gaze upon the stunning vistas. Proceed onwards to the Baptism Site, considered one of the most sacred Christian sites in the Holy Land, where John the Baptist baptized Jesus. Dinner & overnight stay in Amman.

Day 7: Homeward Bound
Today after breakfast you will be transfered to the airport for the onward journey,

Sightseeing

Begin your tour of Amman at the Citadel , which is located at the heart of the city. The Citadel has an Archaeological Museum in which you have many interesting relics on display.

Below the Citadel”s southern rim is a stream known as Seil Amman. It is on its south bank that most of the Roman City of Philadelphia was situated. This included the main Forum, Theatre and the Odeon. The Amphitheatre is the largest in Jordan, with room for 6,000 spectators.

The Theatre area has many stalls selling shish kebabs and other snacks as well as souvenirs. In the east wing of the stage is the Folklore Museum of Amman. In the western wing is the Museum of Popular Traditions . Steps lead to a gallery of exquisite Byzantine mosaic scenes that have been brought from the city of Madaba.

Amman is home to some of the grandest mosques in the Middle East. The newest of these is the enormous King Abdullah Mosque , built between 1982 and 1989. Located to the northwest of the Citadel, it is capped by a magnificent blue mosaic dome, beneath which 3,000 devotees can offer prayers.

The most unusual mosque in Amman is the Abu Darwish Mosque , situated atop the Jabal Ashrafieh. It is covered with extraordinary black-and-white chequered patterns. Western Amman is considered the most fashionable, with modern shops and office buildings. The impressive Hussein Sports City is the main site housing sports, cultural events and national festivities. Overlooking the Hussein Sports City is the Palace of Culture , which was built to resemble a Bedouin tent. The Sports City complex houses the Martyrs” Memorial and in it the military museum of Amman.

For art lovers, the Jordan National Art Gallery and the Dar Al Funoun , both situated in Jabal Al-Weibdeh, are important stops. Other sights to see around Amman are The Cave of the Seven Sleepers , which are myriad tombs with ornately sculpted covers. On the northern outskirts of Amman the remains of a prehistoric Neolithic settlement have been unearthed. The site located near Ain Ghazal , dates back to 7200 BC.

Shopping

The souk (local market) is the ideal place to shop for souvenirs. Jordanian and Syrian crafts are attractive and make good gifts to take back home. The little bottles of coloured sand in intricate patterns from Petra are famous. Other things that will catch your eye are Hebron glassware, woodwork such as chess sets and backgammon boards, embroidered tablecloths, cushions, quilts and kaftans, Bedouin rugs and tapestries, and mother of pearl boxes. You can also buy intricate filigreed gold and silver jewellery. Though timings are flexible, shops are open from 8.30am to 1pm and 4pm to 6pm in summer (3:30pm to 5:30 pm in winter) daily except Friday. Small shops open for long hours from 9am to 8 or 9pm but close for a few hours mid afternoon. Most shops are closed on Friday, the weekly day off. The souks and street stalls are open daily and Friday is often their busiest day.

Eating Joints

There are many fine restaurants in Amman offering a wide selection of authentic Arabic food at reasonable prices. Larger hotels offer a more international cuisine. For budget travelers, takeaway outlets, small cafes and street stalls offer wholesome meals. The Ministry of Tourism publishes a full list of hotels and restaurants throughout the Kingdom. Don’t head too late for your evening meal as many places close their kitchen by 9 pm.

The nightlife is quite tame and there are nightclubs, theatres and cinemas. To enjoy authentic belly dancing and Arabian music, one usually heads to one of the larger hotels.

 

 

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