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Petra Tour from Amman

Early morning drive 2.5 hrs to the red rose city of Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of the world, and since 1985 a UNESCO World Heritage Site. More than 2,000 years ago the Nabatean Arabs carved here amazing monuments in the sandstone. The Nabateans gained wealth by dominating the trade routes of ancient Arabia, but came under Roman rule in 106 AD. Visitors enter Petra via the Siq, an impressively narrow path, flanked by 80 meters high cliffs, till the Treasury. Its name comes from the Bedouin belief that the Pharaoh hid his treasure in the urn at the top of the Kazneh. The monument consists of a massive façade, 30 meters wide and 43 meters high, carved out of the red rose sandstone in the early 1st century. Other monuments you will see are the Street of Façades, the Royal Tombs and Qasr Al Bint. Time to explore Petra on your own, then walk the same way back to the entrance gate. In the afternoon return to your Amman hotel

Jerash & Amman City Tour

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. Visit Hadrian's Arch, built in 130 AD to honor 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. Back in Amman enjoy Jordanian lunch at an Arabic Restaurant. Then visit the Citadel hill with remains of the Hercules Temple and the Umayyad Palace as well as the Archaeological Museum. In downtown we see the large Roman Theatre from 2nd century and the traditional souks. Return transfer to Amman hotel.

Madaba & Mount Nebo Tour

Drive about 30 km to Madaba town, known for its Byzantine mosaic art. Highlight is the visit to St George's Church with the popular mosaic map of the Holy Land from the 6th century. With two million pieces of local, coloured stone, the map depicts hills and valleys, villages and towns in Palestine and the Nile Delta. Short drive to Mount Nebo. From here Prophet Moses overlooked the promised land after 40 yrs in the desert, and Nebo is his alleged burial site. Enjoy the view of the Holy Land (if weather is clear) and see more mosaics inside the early Christian church of Mount Nebo. Return to your Amman hotel.

                                                                                                                                                                                        

Madaba, Mt Nebo & Amman Day Tour

Drive about 30 km to Madaba town, known for its Byzantine mosaic art. Highlight is the visit to St George's Church with the popular mosaic map of the Holy Land from the 6th century. With two million pieces of local, colored stone, the map depicts hills and valleys, villages and towns in Palestine and the Nile Delta. Short drive to Mount Nebo. From here Prophet Moses overlooked the promised land after 40 yrs in the desert, and Nebo is his alleged burial site. Enjoy the view of the Holy Land (if weather is clear) and see more mosaics inside the early Christian church of Mount Nebo. Head back to Amman, known as Rabbath-Ammon in the Old Testament. We visit the Citadel hill with remains of the Hercules Temple and the Umayyad Palace as well as the Archaeological Museum. In downtown we see the large Roman Theatre from 2nd century and its traditional souks. Return to your Amman hotel

Madaba, Mt Nebo & Dead Sea Tour

Drive about 30 km to Madaba town, known for its Byzantine mosaic art. Highlight is the visit to St George's Church with the popular mosaic map of the Holy Land from the 6th century. With two million pieces of local, colored stone, the map depicts hills and valleys, villages and towns in Palestine and the Nile Delta. Short drive to Mount Nebo. From here Prophet Moses overlooked the promised land after 40 yrs in the desert, and Nebo is his alleged burial site. Enjoy the view of the Holy Land (if weather is clear) and see more mosaics inside the early Christian church of Mount Nebo. Then to the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea, one of the most incredible places in the world. Due to the high salinity one can float on the water, and the mineral concentration in mud and water is used for therapeutic and beauty treatments. Queen Cleopatra appreciated already the spa and health effects of the Dead Sea. Moreover, the area plaid a significant role in the Bible, most popular is the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Return transfer to Amman hotel.

Baptism Site Tour

Drive towards the Jordan Valley to visit the Baptism Site, Bethany Beyond the Jordan. Bethany, located on the east bank of the Jordan River, is recognized as the place, where John preached and baptized Jesus. On Epiphany in January 2000, more than 40,000 people celebrated here a mass, and also the Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI had been here for worshipping. Beside the baptism site you see remains of Byzantine churches and baptism pools. You will also visit Elijah's Hill, where according to the Bible Elijah ascended to heaven in a chariot. Short drive to Dead Sea Beach where you have the chance to float on salty waters at the lowest point on earth. Return transfer to Amman hotel.

Dead Sea Private Tour

Leave Amman city behind and drive 1 hour to the Dead Sea, one of the most incredible places in the world. The salt lake is the lowest point on earth and the special climatic conditions have positive effects on dermatological and rheumatic diseases. The mineral concentration in the mud is used for therapeutic and beauty treatments. Queen of Sheba and Queen Cleopatra appreciated already the spa and health effects of the Dead Sea. Due to the high salinity one can float on the water. Moreover, the area plaid a significant role in the Bible, most popular is the destruction of the sinful cities Sodom and Gomorrah. Return transfer to Amman hotel.

Desert Castles Tour

Pick up at your Amman hotel, then head to the eastern Jordanian desert to see three examples of the Desert Castles, built by the Umayyad caliphs in the 7th and 8th century. Qasr Kharanah is featured by high walls and four corner towers. Qasr Amra is a UNESCO Wold Heritage Site due to its unique fresco paintings representing an early stage of Islamic art. Last visit will be to Qasr Azraq, used already by the Romans, but most popular occupant had been T. E Lawrence of Arabia, who had here his headquarter during the Arab Revolt.

Umm Quais Tour from Amman

Drive 1.45 hrs in the north to Umm Qais, the ancient Gadara, already mentioned in the Bible in connection with the miracle of the Gadarene swine (Mathew 8:28-34). Um Quais was located close to trade route Palestine-Syria, and became a member of the Decapolis under Roman rule. As cultural centre with a cosmopolitan atmosphere it was home to several classic poets and philosophers. Today you see Greco-Roman remains like the black basalt theatre, colonnaded street, a basilica and a Nymphaeum. Highlight is the panorama view over the Northern Jordan Valley, the Sea of Galilee, and the Golan Heights.

Ajlun  Jerash City Tour

Depart Amman to visit the village of Ajlun with its fortress and magnificent view into the Jordan Valley. Proceed to visit Jerash; one of the most preserved Graeco-Roman cities in the middle East. Rest for lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon vist the ruins of the Amman amphitheatre, the citadel and the Umayyad Palace.

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