Day 1: Arrival to Amman - Madaba
- Meet and assist at the Airport.
- Then you will be transferred to your hotel in Madaba to spend the night.
- Accommodation:**, dinner included depending on your arrival time.
Day 2: Madaba – Mount Nebo – Dana Biosphere Reserve
- Breakfast at the hotel
- Departure to visit Madaba, known for its spectacular Umayyad and Byzantine mosaics. Madaba is one of the most memorable sites in Jordan. Called "The City of Mosaic", it offers many sites to explore. The most remarkable discovery is a map of Jerusalem, and other holy cities, in Byzantine mosaic dating from the sixth century, inside the Church of St. George.
- Then transfer to Mount Nebo from which Moses saw the Holy Land of Canaan, and is the presumed burial place of Moses. Mont Nebo is one of the most preserved places in Jordan.
- After that, you will go to Dana to spend the night. If time allows, you will see the beautiful sunset from there.
- Accommodation: **, dinner provided.
Day 3: Dana -Shobak- Little Petra – Petra
- Breakfast at the hotel/guesthouse
- Dana is Jordan’s largest nature reserve, covering some 320 square kilometers of spectacular mountains and Wadis along the face of the Great Rift Valley. Dana is home to a great variety of wildlife and many of its plants and animals are very rare.
- There are several options of short hikes, such as the Nawatef Trail (2km, 2 hours); Dana Village Tour (2km, 1 – 1,5h); or longer ones, such as: White Dome Trail (8km, 3-4 hours); Shaq al Reesh Trail (3km, 4 - 5 hours); Wadi Dana Trail (14km, 5-7 hours).
- Supposing that we take a short hike, we will head to the Shobak Castle, a crusader defense point built in 1115 under the rule of King Baldwin I. You may have lunch or dinner with a Bedouin family in Shobak, depending on the time.
- Little Petra afterwards; overnight in Petra.
- Accommodation: **, dinner not included.
Day 4: Petra – Wadi Rum
- This day belongs to Jordan’s most famous attraction: the Rose-Red Nabataean City of Petra. Petra is a UNESCO World heritage site and one of The New 7 Wonders of the World. Much has been written about Petra, nothing really prepares you for this amazing place. It has to be seen to be believed! Guide is optional, the services cost 15JD at the tourist center in Petra.
- After an early breakfast we will enter the city via the Siq, a long narrow gorge, which after 1 km opens for Petra's most famous monument, the Treasury (El-Khazneh). We will pass by the Roman-style theatre, which could seat 3,000 people, obelisks, temples, sacrificial altars and colonnaded streets. And high above, overlooking the valley, we enjoy the impressive Ed-Deir Monastery, about 800 rock cut steps will take you there. If you like, ride a donkey to climb the stairs to Ed Deir or take a camel back to the Siq.
- Late afternoon, we will drive to Wadi Rum and spend the night in a Bedouin camp
- Accommodation:***, dinner included.
Day 5: Wadi Rum - Dead Sea
- After breakfast, we will travel to the spectacular desert wilderness of Wadi Rum.
- Enjoy a 3-hour trip by 4x4 through this majestic place to immerse yourself in its serene beauty and ever-changing colors. Rumble along desert valleys, through narrow gorges and past red dunes and mountains and stop to take photos along the way.
- After a break for lunch, travel to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth. Sitting at 1,312 feet (400 meters) below sea level. Experience the mud bathing in this sea where you can only float! The Dead Sea offers a unique landscape of beauty in the World.
- Then you will be transferred to your hotel in the Dead Sea to spend the night
- Accommodation: ****, dinner included
Day 6: Dead Sea – Jerash - Ajloun
- After breakfast, we will take a 2-hour drive to Jerash.
- This fascinating city makes a great day-trip from Amman, particularly in spring, when the wildflowers are in bloom. Jerash is one of the largest and most well-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the World outside Italy. The most significant sights in Jerash are: Oval Forum, North Theater, The Cardo Maximus, The Hippodrome, the Columns at Jerash, the Arch of Hadrian.
- After Jerash, we will drive to Ajloun (1 – 1,5h), which is full of fertile green hills lined with olive groves. We will visit the 12th-century Ajloun Castle, which is located on the site of an old monastery. It was renovated as a fort in 1184 by Izz al-Din Usama, a general in the army of Saladin. The castle used to control traffic along the road connecting Damascus and Egypt.
- After that, we will head to the Ajloun Forest Reserve, home to a wide variety of plants and animals. You will spend the night in one of the cabins in Ajloun. If you wish, we can extend the stay for you to explore the Reserve – just as Dana, there are many trails there.
- Accommodation : ****, dinner included
Day 7: Ajloun – Umm Qays
- After breakfast, you will go to Umm Qayys, some 60km from Ajloun. Umm Qays is another Roman site on the northern border of Jordan, overlooking the Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee (or lake Tiberias).
- After this outing, we will drive back to Amman.
- Accommodation: **, dinner not included
Day 8: Departure
End of your Program or day in Amman (depending on your flight)
Hotel categories may be upgraded upon request, which will affect final prices.
This programme excludes extra transfers to places not mentioned above.
Please note that groups may be formed by tourists of different nationalities, which means that services may be provided in English.