Wonders of Jordan
6 Days – Jordan – Amman, Petra, Dead Sea, Wadi Rum
Day 1: Queen Alia Airport – Amman Hotel Overnight
Arrive Amman Airport, meet & assist by our representative who will assist you in the Visas formalities. Meet our Guide (if include), Transfer to Amman Hotel for Overnight.
Day 2: Amman Madaba – Nebo - Petra ON
Mount Nebo, one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan and the place where Moses was buried. A small Byzantine church was built there by early Christians, which has been expanded into a vast complex. During his visit to Jordan in 2001, the Late Pope John Paul II held a sermon here that was attended by some 20,000 faithful.
Saint George Church: 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 AD, 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 square meters, only about a quarter of which is preserved.
Continue to Petra Hotel for Overnight.
Day 3: Petra Site Visit – Petra ON
After Breakfast, Transfer to Visit to Petra Site. The Red Rose City of Petra: The giant red mountains and vast mausoleums of a departed race have nothing in common with modern civilization, and ask nothing of it except to be appreciated at their true value – as one of the greatest wonders ever wrought by Nature and Man. Although much has been written about Petra, nothing really prepares you for this amazing place. It has to be seen to be believed. Entrance to the city is through the Siq, a narrow gorge, over 1 kilometre in length, which is flanked on either side by soaring, 80 metres high cliffs. Just walking through the Siq is an experience in itself. The colours and formations of the rocks are dazzling. As you reach the end of the Siq you will catch your first glimpse of Al-Khazneh (Treasury). The Treasury is just the first of the many wonders that make up Petra. You will need at least four or five days to really explore everything here. As you enter the Petra valley you will be overwhelmed by the natural beauty of this place and its outstanding architectural achievements. There are hundreds of elaborate rock-cut tombs with intricate carvings – unlike the houses, which were destroyed mostly by earthquakes, the tombs were carved to last throughout the afterlife and 500 have survived, empty but bewitching as you file past their dark openings. Here also is a massive Nabataean-built, Roman-style theatre, which could seat 3,000 people. There are obelisks, temples, sacrificial altars and colonnaded streets, and high above, overlooking the valley, is the impressive Ad-Deir Monastery – a flight of 800 rock cut steps takes you there.
Like the “Treasury,” the name “Monastery” is a rather inaccurate nickname, which is probably based on its remote location and some inscribed crosses in the interior. Although it may have been later used as a church (or even a hermitage), it was probably a temple. It may have been dedicated to the deified Nabataen king Obodas I, who reigned in the 1st century BC.
Al-Siq (Arabic: السيق) (translated: the shaft) is the main entrance to the ancient city of Petra in southern Jordan. The dim, narrow gorge (in some points no more than 3 meters wide) winds its way approximately one mile and ends at Petra’s most elaborate ruin, Al Khazneh (The Treasury).
The Siq is a natural geological fault produced by tectonic forces and worn smooth by water erosion. The walls that enclose the Siq stand between 91-182 meters (300-600 feet) in height. The entrance to the Siq contains a huge dam, reconstructed in 1963 and again in 1991,
designed to bar the mouth of the Siq and reroute the waters of Wadi Mousa. The dam is a fairly true reconstruction of what the Nabataens did to control Wadi Mousa between the first century BC and the beginning of the first century AD. The entrance also contains the remnants of a monumental arch, of which only the two abutments and some hewn stones of the arch itself have survived. The arch collapsed in 1896 following an earthquake, but its appearance is known based on the lithograph works of David Roberts. The Siq was used as the grand caravan entrance into Petra. Along both walls of the fissure are a number of votive niches containing baetyli, which suggest that the Siq was sacred to the Nabataen people. In 1998, a group of statues were uncovered when digging was conducted to lower the road by more than six feet. Although the upper part is greatly eroded, it is still possible to recognize the figures of two merchants, each leading two camels. The figures are almost twice life-size. The majority consensus is that they housed the guards that defended the main entrance to Petra.
Overnight at Petra Hotel.
Day 4: Petra – Wadi Rum ON
After Breakfast, Head to Wadi rum to Enjoy 1.5 Hours Jeep Tour, Wadi Rum: This is a stupendous, timeless place, virtually untouched by humanity and its destructive forces. Here, it is the weather and winds that have carved the imposing, towering skyscrapers, so elegantly described by T.E. Lawrence as “vast, echoing and god-like”.. A maze of monolithic rock-scapes rises up from the desert floor to heights of 1,750 metres creating a natural challenge for serious mountaineers. Hikers can enjoy the tranquillity of the boundless empty spaces; explore the canyons and water holes to discover 4000 year old rock drawings and the many other spectacular treasures this vast wilderness holds in store.
Dinner & Overnight at Desert Camp.
Day 5: Wadi Rum – Dead Sea
Breakfast at the hotel. Swim At 410 meters below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest place on earth. Jordan’s Dead Sea coast is one of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the world and it remains as enticing to international visitors today as it was to kings, emperors, traders, and prophets in antiquity. The main attraction of the Dead Sea is of course the soothing, abnormally salty water itself. The salt content of the water is 31.5% making the water so buoyant that it is impossible for the visitor to sink. The water also contains 21 minerals including high levels of magnesium, sodium, potassium, and bromine and 12 of these minerals are found in no other body of water in the world.
Dead Sea Hotel for Overnight.
Day 6: Dead Sea – QAIA
After Breakfast, Transfer to Amman Airport for departure.
- Free visa for Indian Nationality.
- Meet & Assist at Amman Airport upon arrival and departure.
- Transportation as per above program via sedan car. From 02 Pax.
- Transportation as per above program via 7 Seater Minivan. From 03 – 05 Pax.
- Transportation as per above program via 18 Seater Small Bus. From 06 – 14 Pax.
- Transportation as per above program via 30 Seater Medium Bus. From 15 – 29 Pax.
- Transportation as per above program via 49 Seater Large Bus. From 30 – 48 Pax.
- Entrance fees to sites as mentioned above.
- Local Guide at Petra from Entrance till Qasr Al Bint. For 02 – 05 Pax.
- Services of English Speaking Guide for Group from 06 – 48 Pax.
- 1.5 Hours Bedouin Jeep Tour.
- All Taxes.
- Dinner at Wadi Rum Desert Camp.
- Personal Expenses.
- Lunches and Dinners.
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