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07 Days Archeology tour itinerary for jordan: Cherish The Mystery And Beauty

Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea (Jordan), Jerash, Madaba, Umm Qais, Ajloun, al Karak

Archeology
Archeology Tour
Camping
Camping Tour
Desert
Desert Tour

Experience the amazing Jordanian culture, visit the famous ancient ruins of Gerasa, bathe in the Sea of Salt and discover the lost city of Nabataeans Kingdom. Explore the echoing formations of the Vallet of the Moon desert and sleep under the stars.

DAY 01

Queen Alia Airport - Amman &Overnight

  • Arrival to Amman Airport. Meet and assist by a representative as you qualify for the free Visa to Jordan as you are staying 2 or more consecutive nights. The representative will take you to meet your driver.

  • Transfer to Amman in 30 minutes.

Overnight hotel in Amman including breakfast.

Optional Activities: Depending on the arrival time of your flight you might like to consider an optional tour such as Amman City Tour or you can move the whole itinerary forward by 1 day and have an extra day in Petra.

DAY 02

Amman - Umm Qais - Ajloun - Jerash - Amman & Overnight

  • Meet your Jordanian driver in the lobby of the hotel in the morning around 8:00 – 9:00 am.

  • Drive 50 km in the north to Jerash, the well-preserved city of the Roman Empire, often called Pompeii of the East. Initially built by Alexander the Great, the town started to prosper after the Roman conquest, and was one of the Decapolis cities in northern Jordan.

  • Have a 1.5 hr guided tour in Jerash. 

  • Visit Hadrian's Arch, built-in 130 CE to honour the visit of Emperor Hadrian. 

  • Pass the Hippodrome offering space for 15,000 spectators, the impressing Forum.

  • Continue to the Temple of Artemis, which columns are 12 meters high and each drum weights 20-40 tons. Other highlights are the Colonnaded Street and the Nymphaeum.

  • Transfer through a beautiful pine-forest and olive groves, reaching the city of Ajloun.

  • Here, you will find Al-Rabid Castle; the 12th century Castle built by one of Saladin’s lieutenants in the campaign against the Crusaders. You will explore the castle by yourself. It is an easy site to explore by yourself.

  • Continue to drive you up North to Um Qais, which is situated on the border with Israel, offering impressive views over the Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee. You will explore this site by yourselves. It is easy to navigate around and the main features have information boards to help you.

  • Return to Amman (1.5-hour drive).

Overnight Amman hotel including breakfast.

DAY 03

Amman - Madaba - Mt Nebo - Wadi Al Mujib - Karak - Dana - Petra & Overnight

  • Travel to Petra on the Kings Hwy, a route that has been in use for centuries. Your driver will pick you up from the hotel at 8:00 am and transfer you to Madaba.

  • Then proceed to Mount Nebo where Moses is said to have stood and looked out to the Promised Land. On a clear day, you can look out over the Dead Sea and all the way to Jerusalem.

  • Continue down the Kings Hwy and make a stop at the Wadi Mujib viewpoint. Known as the Grand Canyon of Jordan, this is an expansive valley and offers great views.

  • Drive to Karak where you will visit Karak Castle, the famous Crusader castle built in 1132/34 by King Baldwin I of Jerusalem.

  • Stop at the Dana viewpoint before continuing to Petra.

Overnight Petra hotel including breakfast.

DAY 04

Petra Full Day Visit – Petra & Overnight

  • Do a tour of  Petra with your English speaking Petra tour guide and walk through the 1.2 km long Siq (chasm), passing shrines, tombs and carvings, to reach the lost city of Petra. 

  • See the magnificent Treasury as you exit the Siq, explore the Street of Facades, Roman Theatre, Colonnaded Street and end your 03 hours guided tour at Qasr Bint. 

  • Enjoy some free time to explore further on your own. There are still plenty of places to see such as the Byzantine Church, Temple of the Winged Lion’s and you might like to climb the 800 steps to the Monastery or the shorter climb to the top of the High Place of Sacrifice.

Overnight Petra hotel including breakfast.

DAY 05

Petra - Little Petra - Wadi Rum - BBQ Dinner & Overnight

  • Transfer to Little Petra which has some fine examples of bicliniums and tricliniums (dining halls) and also has some of the last remaining Nabatean fresco works located on the ceilings of one the bicliniums.

  • Drive for 02 hours to reach Wadi Rum.

  • Enjoy the wilderness adventure of a 4x4 jeep tour of Wadi Rum, following in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia, climbing sand dunes and rock bridges.

  • Start the 04-05 Hours Jeep tour with your English Speaking Bedouin guide. The sites you are going to visit are:

    • Nabatean Temple

    • Lawrence Spring

    • Sand Dunes

    • Khazali Canyon

    • Little Bridge 

    • Um Frouth/Fruth Rock Bridge 

    • Lawrence House 

    • Burdah Rock Bridge/Burdah Arch

  • Enjoy a packed lunch during the jeep tour.

On the way back, 01 Hour Camel Riding is optional  (10 JD/15 USD per hour per camel)

Overnight at Wadi Rum including dinner and breakfast at Bedouin Camp (3* option) or Standard Luxury Tent (4* option).

DAY 06

Wadi Rum - Bethany - Dead Sea & Overnight

  • Enjoy breakfast and sunrise at the camp.

  • Meet your driver again at Wadi Rum Village and be transferred to the Dead Sea area (3.5 hrs).

  • Visit Bethany Beyond the Jordan where John the Baptist is said to have baptized Jesus in the River Jordan.

  • Go on a short drive to your hotel by the Dead Sea.

  • Free afternoon to enjoy the facilities of the hotel and experience the unique sensation of floating in the Dead Sea.

Overnight hotel at the Dead Sea including breakfast.

DAY 07

Dead Sea - Queen Alia Airport & Departure

  • Eat breakfast at the hotel.

  • Free time to rest and relax at the hotel.

  • Get picked up by your driver and transfer to Amman Airport for your departing flight. (1-hour)

  • 1135 USD Per Adult , 1025 USD Per Child (* At least 2 persons private tour)
  • Meet & assist service upon arrival & departure

  • Jordan Visa Fees (For Free Visa, passport details must be provided in advance)

  • All transfers by modern vehicle with English speaking driver (assistant driver)

  • Entrance fees to all sites & sightseeing 

  • English Speaking Guide in Petra for 3 hrs 

  • English Speaking Guide in Jerash for 1.30 hr 

  • Jeep tour in Wadi Rum for 4 hrs with English speaking Bedouin who is your driver

  • 02 nights Amman Hotel including breakfast

  • 02 nights Petra Hotel including breakfast

  • 01 Night Dead Sea hotel including breakfast

  • 01 Night at Wadi Rum at Bedouin Camp with BBQ Dinner & Breakfast

  • Mineral water in the vehicle 

  • All taxes & service charges applied for the services listed under "Rate Includes"

  • All kinds of tips for the guides & the driver

  • Travel insurance & personal expenses 

  • Dinners & lunches not listed under "Rate Includes"

  • 7 Day 6 Night Discover Jordan Tour (CT-JHT-014)

  • Upgrades & Additions: If you want, you can upgrade your accommodation to stay in 4* hotels – just let the tour operators know.

    • 4 Star Hotels + Standard Lux Tent

      • Per person Supplement: 300 USD

      • Single Supplement: 300 USD

    • 5 Star Hotels + Stargazing Tent

      • Per person Supplement: Upon Request

      • Single Supplement: Upon Request

  • Umm Qais is the site of the ancient Greco-Roman city of Gadara, a member of the Decapolis. The city is mentioned in the New Testament as the site where Jesus cast out demons and sent them into pigs, who then ran into the sea. The ruins boast an impressive Colonnaded Street, a vaulted terrace and the remains of two theatres. 

  • Best known for its spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, Madaba is home to the famous 6th century Mosaic Map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. With two million pieces of vividly coloured local stone, it depicts hills and valleys, villages and towns as far as the Nile Delta. The Madaba Mosaic Map covers the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, which is located northwest of the city centre. The church was built in 1896 CE, over the remains of a much earlier 6th century Byzantine church. The mosaic panel enclosing the map was originally around 15.6 X 6m, 94 sq.m., only about a quarter of which is preserved.

Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum, Dead Sea (Jordan), Jerash, Madaba, Umm Qais, Ajloun, al Karak

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