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Jordan desert castles itinerary

Day 1:

AMMAN

Flight from your hometown to Queen Alia International Airport, Amman. *

Arrival, visa procedures and transfer to the hotel. Dinner (only when arrival at the hotel is before 9:00 p.m.) and accommodation.

* The client may choose to take the flight included in the package or buy and book it on their own.

Day 2:

AMMAN – JERASH – AJLOUN - AMMAN

Breakfast. Panoramic tour of the city of Amman. Its most important avenues, the Citadel, the urban center and the Roman Theater. Continuation to Jerash, one of the cities of Decapolis. Jerash is located north of Amman, approximately 45 km and an hour away by road. During the excursion, we will visit the Arc de Triomphe, the Oval Plaza, the Cardo, the Colonnade, the Temple of Aphrodite and ending at the Roman Theater, with wonderful acoustics. Then we will continue to Ajloun Castle, a fortress built in 1185 and later rebuilt in the 13th century by the Mamluks after being destroyed by the Mongols. It is a castle from the time of the Crusaders, located at the top of the mountain and from which you can see a beautiful view. At the end of the visit, return to Amman. Dinner and Accommodation.

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Day 3:

AMMAN – DEAD SEA – AMMAN

Breakfast. Departure to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth located 400 meters below sea level. Free time to take a bath and return to Amman. Dinner and Accommodation.

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Day 4:

AMMAN – MOUNT NEBO – SHOBAK CASTLE – PETRA

Breakfast. Departure to visit the Orthodox Church of Saint George, where the first mosaic map of Palestine is located. Continuation to Mount Nebo and admire the panoramic view of the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea from the mountain. This place is important because it was the last place visited by Moses and from where the prophet saw the promised land, which he would never reach. Continuation to Shobak Castle, a solitary reminder of the former glory of the Crusaders and built in the year 1115 by King Baldwin as a defensive place on the road between Damascus and Egypt. The Castle is located less than an hour north of Petra, it was once called “Mont Realo Mons Regalis” and is nestled on the side of a mountain, over a large area of fruit trees. Departure to Petra. Dinner and Accommodation.

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Day 5:

PETRA

Breakfast. Full day dedicated to the visit of the pink city, the capital of the Nabateans. During the visit, we will get to know the most important and representative monuments carved in the rock by the Nabateans. The Treasury, famous and internationally known monument made into a movie in one of the Indiana Jones movies, the Colored Tombs, the Royal Tombs, etc. Petra is one of those places in the world where you have to go at least once in your life. At the end of the visit, in the afternoon, return to the hotel. Dinner and accommodation.

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Day 6:

PETRA – LITTLE PETRA – WADI RUM - AMMAN

Breakfast. Departure to the area known as "Little Petra", just 15 km north of Petra. A gorge barely 2 meters wide with its typical Nabataean architecture makes this visit unique and incomparable. It was inhabited by the Nabateans and has many tombs, water basins and channels, a small path leading to some part of the inner area, Siq Al Bared, the scale of this area and the fact that it is the continuation of Petra, gave it the Little Petra's name. After this stop, continue to Wadi Rum, the Lawrence of Arabia desert. Here we will take a tour of approximately two hours in 4x4 vehicles driven by the Bedouins and it consists of a small excursion through the lunar landscape of this desert. We will enter the pink sands of this desert, which has a special charm provided by the granite massifs that nature has modeled with whimsical shapes. After the visit, departure to Amman. Arrival at the hotel, dinner and accommodation.

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Day 7:

AMMAN

Breakfast. Day off. Dinner and accommodation.

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Day 8:

AMMAN

Breakfast and transfer to the airport.

Flight from Queen Alia International Airport, Amman to your hometown. *

* The client may choose to take the flight included in the package or buy and book it on their own.