Dead Sea and Jerash Optional Tour

CULTURE EXTENSION ITINERARY

SEPTEMBER 14-17

 

Although Petra is the best-known historical site in Jordan, this country has loads of other cultural and historical places worth a visit. On this extension we visit most of them.

 

Day 1 – Petra

We spend an extra day in Petra and have more time to explore this beautiful city in its furthest corners and see the places that the majority of visitors don't have time to go to.

Breakfast included.

 

Day 2 – Kerak, Madaba, Mt Nebo and Amman

We drive along the picturesque King's Highway to Kerak, capital of the biblical kingdom of Moab. Today Kerak is best known for its well-preserved crusader castle – one of the world’s best kept crusader ruins. Perched atop a steep hill, this castle still meets its visitors with an awe-inspiring sight.

 

From Kerak we continue to the historic city of Madaba, famous for the ancient “Mosaic of Jerusalem”,one of the oldest pictured testimonies of the Holy City. A church has now been built around the mosaic to protect this historical site. After lunch in Madaba, we visit Mount Nebo, the mountain where Moses saw the Holy Land before finding his final resting place on the mountain. Like Moses we can enjoy the great views to Israel and the Jordan Valley before heading to Amman.

 

Breakfast and lunch included.

 

Day 3 – Jerash and Amman

After breakfast we head north through the Jordan Valley to the city ruins of Jerash. These well-preserved ruins were once the ground pillars of a Roman Decapolis city built in approximately 330BC. During its peak, the city flourished from trade with the Nabateans from Petra and was one of the most important cities in the Roman province. In 747AD Jerash was hit by an earthquake and the city was slowly abandoned. As the years went by, sand covered the columns and buildings, which is why everything was so well preserved when a Russian expedition excavated the city in 1878. After our visit to Jerash we drive back to Amman and go on a sightseeing tour of the capital's most prominent sites and buildings.

 

Breakfast and lunch included.

 

Day 4 – 17 September Farewell Jordan

Our adventure in Jordan is over and it’s time to bid farewell to this extraordinary country. Check-out from the hotel must be completed before 12:00 in the afternoon.

 

All participants are provided an airport transfer from Beit Zaman to Queen Alia International Airport in Amman.  Four transfers are arranged and ARRIVAL times at the airport are:

08:00, 14:00, 18:00, and 23:00. It is possible, for an extra charge, to book an individual transfer to Amman if the group transfers don't fit your onward journey.

 

Breakfast included today.