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Overview.

After being away from home and spending long and exhausting hours at work, it is time you enjoyed with your family a holiday filled with funadventure and relaxation.  So make Jordan your destination to fulfill a dream of visiting Petra, floating effortlessly in the Dead Sea, and jeep riding through the desert of Wadi Rum.  Whatever your wishes of a family holiday are, we will custom design a program specifically for you and your family to include leisure and wellness time for you.

 

 

ITINERARY

Day 1:

Upon arrival you will be met by our representative to assist you through immigration and customs.  Then drive north for about 40 min. to the capital city of Amman.  Check-in at your hotel and overnight.

Day 2:

Enjoy a 4 hour+ city tour of Amman to include the Automobile Museum and the Children’s Museum, the Citadel and the archeological museum, then drive downtown to visit the Roman Amphitheater and the folklore museum before enjoying lunch at an authentic Arabic restaurant.  The rest of the day is left for either visiting the desert castles or swimming at Amman Waves.  Return to your hotel and overnight.

Day 3:

Drive north for about 1 hour to visit the largest Roman Decapolis outside Italy.  There you will feel that you are completely transported 2000 years back in time. Then drive for about 45 min. further north to visit the beautifully preserved Ajloun Crusader castle and enjoy the scenic view of the protected Oak nature reserve. Depending on the time of year, there is the option to spend the night in a nature friendly cabin at the reserve where you and your family can enjoy a guided hike explaining the habitat and fauna in the surrounding area.  Another option on this day is a visit to the soap factory and if you spend the night at the reserve you may opt for a morning hike followed by breakfast with a local village family in their garden.

Day 4:

Travel south/west for about 45 min. to visit Mount Nebo, which is one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan and is also suspected the place where Moses was buried. Visit the church with its vast display of mosaic.  Then drive south for about 200 min. to visit Madaba, the ‘City of Mosaics” and visist St. Joseph’s Church with    the 6th century Byzantine map of Jerusalem. Then travel along the king’s highway to visit Kerak.  Kerak is famous for its delicious traditional Arabic food, the mansaf and one of the three largest castles in the region, the crusader castle.  If time permits and depending on the time of year, visit the nature reserve of Dana.  The only reserve in the world that stretches down to -400 meters below sea level.  Arrive in the evening to your hotel in Petra, and overnight.

Day 5:

Enjoy a full day visit of the ancient Nabatian city of Petra.  We will guide you from the visitor’s center all the way through the Siq (a long narrow gorge) arriving first at the magnificent site of the Treasury then the Theatre, the Court house, and the Roman Columns in the basin.  Enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch on site before walking up 800 steps to the Monastery.  It might be a little bit tiring but you can hire a donkey if your and overnight.  Optional tour of Petra by night operational only on Monday, Wednesday & Thursday.

Day 6:

Drive south for approx. 1 and half hours to Wadi Rum another UNESCO protected nature reserve.  Get ready for an exciting desert adventure. We take you by Jeep through the best and most beautiful areas of Wadi Rum while we do not miss the core sites. We visit Lawrence Spring, Khazali canyon, Burdah Arch, Um Frouth Arch, etc. After the trip you can have a short camel ride just for fun.  After enjoying the impeccable sunset overnight in Wadi Rum at a desert camp or continue to Aqaba and overnight.  Optional activities in Wadi Rum include ATV’s, Hot Air Balloon ride (seasonal), para gliding, climbing, sand boarding, etc….)

Day 7:

Enjoy a short beach holiday by swimming, snorkeling, and many other water activities available in Aqaba.  Departure home or extend your stay more.

Options:

You may extend your journey by as many days you want to enjoy time at leisure in Aqaba, which could include fishing, a short boat ride to Taba, etc…