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Culture & Tradition (7 Days/6 Nights)

Jordan boasts almost year-round sunshine with temperate, comfortable weather. Spring and autumn are fresh and crisp with rain being more common in the spring. This is when the wildflowers bloom and the fields are full. The long summer days are sunny with cool evenings – perfect for rooftop sunsets and outdoor activities. Wintertime can be cold in the desert, but is pleasantly moderate in most of the country. This is an especially good time for a trip to Aqaba or the Dead Sea where temperatures are warmer. Any time of the year is a perfect time to visit Jordan.

ITINERARY

1.day: Amman Airport – Amman
Upon arrival you will be assisted by our representative and transferred to Amman, where you will take a short tour of the Old part of the city.

2.day: Amman – Umm Qais – Ajloun – Jerash – Amman
Today we will drive two hours from Amman to Gadara (Umm Qais), which belonged to the famous Decapolis, a union of 10 cities, founded by Alexander the Great. Here you have an overwhelming view over the north Jordan Valley, the Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee and stroll through the Greco-Roman remains. After the visit of Um Qais, we will head towards Jerash, the well preserved city of the Roman Empire, often called Pompeii of the East. Visit Hadrian’s Arch, built in 130 AD to honor the visit of Emperor Hadrian. Pass the Hippodrome offering space for 15,000 spectators, the impressing Forum, continue to the Temple of Artemis, which columns are 12 meters high and each drum weights 20-40 tons. Other highlights are the Colonnaded Street and the Nymphaeum. After Jerash, we will head out to visit Ajloun the great 12th century Islamic castle built around 1184/85 by the famous Islamic leader Salah al-Din. After visiting the Ajloun Castle, we will head back to Amman hotel for overnight.

3.day: Amman Tour
Today we will head out to start our full- day City Tour of Amman, Jordan. Start your Amman City sightseeing with a visit to the King Abdulla Mosque which was completed in 1989 as a memorial by the late King Hussein to his grandfather. Then pay a visit to the Amman Citadel, Roman Amphitheater, and walk in Amman’s downtown markets and City center before heading  toward Feynan.  Here, deep in Wadi Araba’s remote landscape, the Feynan Lodge provides an unparalleled experience in desert accommodation. This unique candle-lit Eco-lodge provides 26 uniquely designed rooms for tourists wishing to explore an undiscovered and archaeologically rich area of Jordan. Overnight in Feynan.

4.day: Feynan
Today we will enjoy a variety of activities such as hikes in the surround areas or getting to know the Bedouin lifestyle by visiting a local family and try one of the following: 1. Making kohl in Feynan A local Bedouin will show you the process of making Kohl, the Bedouin eye makeup that is believed to strengthen eyesight, protect against eye ailment in addition to its cosmetic and aesthetic uses. 2. Making Arabic coffee in Feynan Arabic coffee is an essential part of the Bedouin traditions as it is served on almost every occasion. During this experience, you will be taught how to roast, ground and boil the coffee beans as well as the etiquette of serving it. 3. Baking earthy “Arbood” bread in Feynan A local will teach you how to bake Bedouin bread from only flour, salt and water kneaded and baked in ash. 4. Weaving goat-haired tents in Feynan From the beating of the hair through to the weaving process, learn the full process of making a tent from goat hair. In the afternoon you will be assisted onto pickup trucks heading to Petra through the scenic Namela Pass. This is most definitely a rugged and unique experience and not for the faint of heart. That said, Namela pass on Bedouin pickup trucks is definitely a one of a kind experience! Overnight in Petra Hotel.

5.day: Petra & Wadi Rum
Today we will start our full-day  tour of the rose red city of Petra, the biggest attraction of Jordan. Petra was first established around the 6th century B.C. by the Nabataean Arabs, a nomadic tribe who settled in the area and laid the foundations of a commercial empire that extended into Syria. Upon arrival you will begin the trip on horseback to the canyon, the so called Siq, and then by foot to the most beautiful monument: the Treasury. Among other monuments you will see are the Street of Facades, the Royal Tombs and Pharaoh’s Castle. After the tour, we will head towards the protected area of Wadi Rum, one of the most impressing desert landscapes in the World. The area was made famous in the west by Lawrence of Arabia who described it as “vast, echoing and god-like”. Discover the area featured by rugged mountains and colored sand dunes during a 4×4 Jeep tour, enjoy canyons, sand dunes and rock inscriptions. After the excursion we will head to our camp for dinner & overnight.

6 day: Madaba, Mount Nebo & Dead Sea
Today we will drive towards the town Madaba, where you find the famous mosaic 6th century map of Palestine in St. George’s church. After that continue to Mt. Nebo, the place where Prophet Moses gazed at the promised land before he died and alleged to be his burial place. You will visit an old monastery; overlook the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea and parts of the Holy Land. Then we will proceed and go down to the lowest point on earth, check-in the resort. Rest of the day to relax and enjoy the facilities of the resort. Overnight in the Dead Sea resort.

7.day:  Dead Sea – Amman Airport
Free morning to relax at the Dead Sea. At the appointed time, you will head towards Amman Airport for your departure flight.

The price includes:
– accommodation at your chosen hotels with breakfast included
– meals as per program
– transportation in modern vehicle (type of vehicle depends on the number of people)
– English speaking driver
– guide available in multiple languages for the duration of your tour (for 5 pax and more)
– local guides in Petra and Jerash (2 hours) for less then 5 pax
– 4×4 Jeep tour in Wadi Rum for 2 hours
– entrance fees to above mentioned sites
– horse ride in Petra from main entrance till the Siq
– 1 bottle of water per person/day

The price does not includes:
– visa to Jordan for less then 5 pax
– flight tickets
– lunches & dinner unless otherwise specified
– any personal expenses
– tips for driver, guide, hotel staff
– any insurance
– extras or anything mentioned above

All offers will be considered tailor-made. Therefore please do not hesitate to contact us fort he best possible price.

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