Historical Tour of Jordan

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1   – Arrival in Jordan

Meet and Assist at Queen Alia International Airport, Amman and transfer to Hotel in Amman

church terrace columns umm qais jordanDay 2  – Jerash – Ajloun – Umm Qais

After breakfast start your journey into history with a visit to the Roman city of Jerash – a fantastic example of a Roman provincial city. Then to the 12th century crusader castle of Ajloun,  explore inside and see the intelligent crusader architecture. Finish the day with the roman ruins of Umm Qais, a once important cultural centre.

The Citadel Amman JordanDay 3   – Amman – Desert Castles

Spend the morning in downtown Amman – see the souqs, the roman amphitheatre and the citadel. In the afternoon take a tour of the eastern desert to explore the Desert castles and medieval fortresses, each one with it’s own history and interesting story to tell. Back to Amman

Karak castle, Karak, JordanDay 4    – Madaba – Mount Nebo – Baptism site – Karak

Visit Madaba and Mount Nebo in the morning to see the famous mosaics and ancient churches There is also the archaeological park to see how the mosaics are preserved and restored. Then in the afternoon – visit the Baptism site and Karak  to visit the crusader castle. Continue to Petra to stay overnight

tomb Petra, JordanDay 5    – Petra

Spend the whole day exploring the Red Rose City of Petra. Your guide will accompany you for 4 hours – enter through the Siq, visit the Treasury, the amphitheatre, streets of facade and the great temple. If you still have enough energy you can continue up the mountain to the monastery. Overnight in Petra.

Little Petra JordanDay 6 – Little Petra – Aqaba

Visit Beidha also known as Little Petra, follow the path through the Siq to the temples and triclinia carved out of the rock the same as it’s big brother of Petra. Make sure you go in to the painted house to see the frescoes of vines and nature scenes. At the end of the siq climb the stairway for some great views. Transfer to hotel in Aqaba.

arab revolt, mamluk fort aqaba, high flagDay 7 – Aqaba – Wadi Rum

Visit the Aqaba fort and archaeological museum before heading to the souq for some shopping or just sit and relax by the sea.  After lunch drive to Wadi Rum for a jeep tour of the desert, and watch the sunset over the mountains. Overnight in Aqaba

Day 8    – Departure from Jordan

Transfer to King Hussein International Airport, Aqaba for flight back to Amman