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    The magnificent Oval Plaza at Jerash

 

HALF DAY EXCURSIONS

AMMAN
Half day tour of the capital Amman to include a visit to the Citadel with its panoramic views over the old part of the city, the 2nd century AD Roman Theatre in downtown Amman, and a visit to The Royal Automobile Museum which reviews the eventful life of the late King Hussein through his cars and motorcycles, showcasing part of Jordan’s history (the museum closes on Tuesdays).

JERASH
Visit one of the most splendid provincial cities anywhere in the Roman Empire, the 2,000 year old city of Jerash which remains remarkably intact till today.

DESERT CASTLES
Scattered in the Eastern Jordanian desert are the 7th & 8th century AD desert complexes, built by the Umayyads as a retreat from city life and as a refuge to caravans crossing the harsh arid desert. Visit the two-storey Qasr el-Kharaneh caravanserai, the bath-house complex of Qasr Amra with its outstanding frescoes & the black basalt stone fortress of Qasr el-Azraq; the headquarters of Lawrence of Arabia.

BETHANY
Enjoy a visit to Bethany, one of the most sacred biblical sites in Jordan, where the Lord Jesus Christ came 2,000 years ago, to be baptized in the Jordan River by John the Baptist and where Prophet Elijah is said to have ascended into heaven in the 9th century BC, on a chariot of fire.

THE DEAD SEA
One of the most extraordinary places on earth where you may enjoy a unique experience of swimming (floating) ethereally on its saline waters without exerting any effort. The remarkably unique therapeutic properties of its mineral-rich salty waters and mud, makes it an exceptional natural spa.

MADABA & MOUNT NEBO
Madaba the “City of Mosaics” renowned for its magnificent collection of Byzantine mosaics found in its churches and homes, the most famous of which is the 6th century AD mosaic map of ancient Palestine which covers the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. Visit also the Church of the Apostles with its beautifully decorated mosaic floors and Madaba’s Archaeological Park. Proceed to Mount Nebo, believed to be the site of Moses’ burial place and from where he viewed the Holy Land. Enjoy the excellent sweeping views over the Dead Sea and on a clear day one may also see the rooftops of Jerusalem & Bethlehem.

MUJIB NATURE RESERVE
Enjoy a delightful 2-3 hour moderate hike along the “Siq Trail” of the enchanting Mujib Nautre Reserve, wading through water filled canyons, crystal-clear pools and scrambling over boulders till you reach a lovely waterfall (Open April till October inclusive & subject to closure depending on weather conditions).

HAMMAMAT MA’IN
Bathe in the natural hot springs and hyper thermal waterfalls of Hammamat Ma’in, which cascade into mineral-rich hot pools, making it a wonderful retreat in the colder months.

FULL DAY EXCURSIONS

AMMAN
Full day tour of the capital Amman to include a visit to the Citadel, the 2nd century AD Roman Theatre and a stroll through the old bustling downtown souk (market). Continue to Jabal Amman and stop at Wild Jordan which promotes items produced by rural women in the different nature reserves and offers spectacular views of the downtown area. Explore Rainbow Street on foot, stopping at Jordan River Foundation and at Hammam el-Pasha Turkish bath with its beautiful garden courtyard. Drive through Abdoun, a contemporary residential area popular amongst the locals and finally visit the Royal Automobile Museum which reviews the eventful life of the late King Hussein through his cars and motorcycles, showcasing part of Jordan’s history (the museum closes on Tuesdays).

AMMAN & JERASH
Half day tour of the capital Amman to include a visit to the Citadel with its panoramic views over the old part of the city, the 2nd century AD Roman Theatre in downtown Amman, and a visit to The Royal Automobile Museum which reviews the eventful life of the late King Hussein through his cars and motorcycles, showcasing part of Jordan’s history (the museum closes on Tuesdays). Continue to the Decapolis city of Jerash, one of the most splendid provincial cities anywhere in the Roman Empire, built over 2,000 year ago and remains remarkably intact till today.

AMMAN & THE DESERT CASTLES
Half day tour of the capital Amman (details as above). Proceed to visit the 7th & 8th century AD desert complexes, built by the Umayyads as retreats from city life and as a refuge to caravans crossing the harsh arid desert. Stop at the two-storey Qasr el-Kharaneh caravanserai, the bath-house of Qasr Amra with its outstanding frescoes & the black basalt stone fortress of Qasr el-Azraq; the headquarters of Lawrence of Arabia.

AMMAN & BETHANY
Half day tour of the capital Amman (details as above). Drive on to Bethany, the Baptism site where the Lord Jesus Christ came 2,000 years ago, to be baptized in the Jordan River by John the Baptist and where Prophet Elijah is said to have ascended into heaven in the 9th century BC, on a chariot of fire.

AMMAN & THE DEAD SEA
Half day tour of the capital Amman (details as above). Proceed to the Dead Sea, one the most extraordinary places on earth where you may enjoy a unique experience of swimming (floating) ethereally on its saline waters without exerting any effort. The remarkably unique therapeutic properties of its mineral-rich salty waters and mud, makes it an exceptional natural spa.

AMMAN, MADABA & NEBO
Half day tour of the capital Amman (details as above). Drive on to Madaba the “City of Mosaics” renowned for its magnificent collection of Byzantine mosaics found in its churches and homes, the most famous of which is the 6th century AD mosaic map of ancient Palestine which covers the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. Visit also the Church of the Apostles with its beautifully decorated mosaic floors and Madaba’s Archaeological Park. Proceed to Mount Nebo, believed to be the site of Moses’ burial place and from where he viewed the Holy Land. Enjoy the excellent sweeping views over the Dead Sea and on a clear day one may also see the rooftops of Jerusalem & Bethlehem.

AMMAN & MUJIB NATURE RESERVE
Half day tour of the capital Amman (details as above). Proceed to the Mujib Nature Reserve where you will enjoy a delightful 2-3 hour moderate hike along the “Siq Trail”, wading through its water filled canyons, crystal-clear pools and scrambling over boulders till you reach a lovely waterfall (Open April till October inclusive & subject to closure depending on weather conditions).

AMMAN & MA’IN
Half day tour of the capital Amman (details as above). Proceed to Hammamat Ma’in, set amidst the mountains overlooking the Dead Sea, and bathe in its natural hot springs and hyper thermal waterfalls which cascade into mineral-rich hot pools, making it a wonderful retreat in the colder months.

JERASH & AJLOUN
Drive to the Decapolis city of Jerash, where you will visit one of the most splendid provincial cities anywhere in the Roman Empire, built over 2,000 year ago and remains remarkably intact till today. Proceed to the stronghold castle of Ajloun which was built by the Arabs of the Ayyubid dynasty in AD 1185, as part of Saladin’s defensive chain of forts against the Crusaders.

JERASH & UMM QAIS
Visit the remarkably well preserved 2,000 years old Roman city of Jerash and the Decapolis city of Umm Qais with its panoramic views over the Golan Heights, Lake Tiberias (Sea of Galilee) and the Jordan Valley, also believed to be the site where Jesus cast out demons from two men and forced the evil spirits to enter a herd of pigs, which in turn rushed down the steep slope and drowned in the Sea of Galilee.

JERASH & THE DESERT CASTLES
Visit the remarkably well preserved 2,000 years old Roman city of Jerash and the 7th & 8th century AD desert complexes, built by the Umayyads as a retreat from city life and as a refuge to caravans crossing the harsh arid desert. Visit the two-storey Qasr el-Kharaneh caravanserai, the bath-house of Qasr Amra with its outstanding frescoes & the black basalt stone fortress of Qasr el-Azraq; the headquarters of Lawrence of Arabia.

JERASH & BETHANY
Visit the remarkably well preserved 2,000 years old Roman city of Jerash and Bethany, the Baptism site where the Lord Jesus Christ came 2,000 years ago, to be baptized in the Jordan River by John the Baptist and where Prophet Elijah is said to have ascended into heaven in the 9th century BC, on a chariot of fire.

JERASH & THE DEAD SEA
Visit the remarkably well preserved 2,000 years old Roman city of Jerash and the Dead Sea, one of the most extraordinary places on earth where you may enjoy a unique experience of swimming (floating) ethereally on its saline waters without exerting any effort. The remarkably unique therapeutic properties of its mineral-rich salty waters and mud, makes it an exceptional natural spa.

JERASH, MADABA & MOUNT NEBO
Visit the remarkably well preserved 2,000 years old Roman city of Jerash. Drive on to Madaba the “City of Mosaics” renowned for its magnificent collection of Byzantine mosaics found in its churches and homes, the most famous of which is the 6th century AD mosaic map of ancient Palestine which covers the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. Visit also the Church of the Apostles with its beautifully decorated mosaic floors and Madaba’s Archaeological Park. Continue to Mount Nebo, believed to be the site of Moses’ burial place and from where he viewed the Holy Land. Enjoy the excellent sweeping views over the Dead Sea and on a clear day one may also see the rooftops of Jerusalem & Bethlehem.

JERASH & MUJIB NATURE RESERVE
Visit the remarkably well preserved 2,000 years old Roman city of Jerash & enjoy a delightful 2-3 hour moderate hike along the “Siq Trail” of the enchanting Mujib Nautre Reserve, wading through its water filled canyons, crystal-clear pools and scrambling over boulders till you reach a lovely waterfall (Open April till October inclusive & subject to closure depending on weather conditions).

JERASH & HAMMAMAT MA’IN
Visit the remarkably well preserved 2,000 years old Roman city of Jerash & enjoy bathing at Hammamat Ma’in natural hot springs and hyper thermal waterfalls.

DESERT CASTLES & BETHANY
Drive to the Eastern Jordanian desert where the 7th & 8th century AD desert complexes were built by the Umayyads as a retreat from city life and as a refuge to caravans crossing the harsh arid desert. Visit the two-storey Qasr el-Kharaneh caravanserai, the bath-house of Qasr Amra with its outstanding frescoes & the black basalt stone fortress of Qasr el-Azraq; the headquarters of Lawrence of Arabia. Proceed to Bethany, the Baptism site where the Lord Jesus Christ came 2,000 years ago, to be baptized in the Jordan River by John the Baptist and where Prophet Elijah is said to have ascended into heaven in the 9th century BC, on a chariot of fire.

DESERT CASTLES & THE DEAD SEA
Drive to the Eastern Jordanian desert where you will visit the 7th & 8th century AD Umayyad desert complexes (details as above). Proceed to the Dead Sea, one of the most extraordinary places on earth where you may enjoy a unique experience of swimming (floating) ethereally on its saline waters without exerting any effort. The remarkably unique therapeutic properties of its mineral-rich salty waters and mud, makes it an exceptional natural spa.

DESERT CASTLES, MADABA & MOUNT NEBO
Drive to the Eastern Jordanian desert where you will visit the 7th & 8th century AD Umayyad desert complexes (details as above). Proceed to Madaba the “City of Mosaics” renowned for its magnificent collection of Byzantine mosaics found in its churches and homes, the most famous of which is the 6th century AD mosaic map of ancient Palestine which covers the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. Visit also the Church of the Apostles with its beautifully decorated mosaic floors and Madaba’s Archaeological Park. Continue to Mount Nebo, believed to be the site of Moses’ burial place and from where he viewed the Holy Land. Enjoy the excellent sweeping views over the Dead Sea and on a clear day one may also see the rooftops of Jerusalem & Bethlehem.

DESERT CASTLES & MUJIB NATURE RESERVE
Drive to the Eastern Jordanian desert where you will visit the 7th & 8th century AD Umayyad desert complexes (details as above). Enjoy a delightful 2-3 hour moderate hike along the “Siq Trail” of the enchanting Mujib Nautre Reserve, wading through its water filled canyons, crystal-clear pools and scrambling over boulders till you reach a lovely waterfall (Open April till October inclusive & subject to closure depending on weather conditions).

DESERT CASTLES & HAMMAMAT MA’IN
Drive to the Eastern Jordanian desert where you will visit the 7th & 8th century AD Umayyad desert complexes (details as above) & enjoy bathing at Hammamat Ma’in natural hot springs and hyper thermal waterfalls.

BETHANY & THE DEAD SEA
Visit Bethany, one of the most sacred biblical sites in Jordan, where the Lord Jesus Christ came 2,000 years ago, to be baptized in the Jordan River by John the Baptist and where Prophet Elijah is said to have ascended into heaven in the 9th century BC, on a chariot of fire. Proceed to the Dead Sea, one of the most extraordinary places on earth where you may enjoy a unique experience of swimming (floating) ethereally on its saline waters without exerting any effort. The remarkably unique therapeutic properties of its mineral-rich salty waters and mud, makes it an exceptional natural spa.

BETHANY, MADABA & MOUNT NEBO
Visit Bethany, the baptism site of Jesus Christ (details as above) & proceed to Madaba the “City of Mosaics” renowned for its magnificent collection of Byzantine mosaics found in its churches and homes. Visit the 6th century AD mosaic map of ancient Palestine which covers the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George & the Church of the Apostles with its beautifully decorated mosaic floors and Madaba’s Archaeological Park. Continue to Mount Nebo, believed to be the site of Moses’ burial place and from where he viewed the Holy Land. Enjoy the excellent sweeping views over the Dead Sea and on a clear day one may also see the rooftops of Jerusalem & Bethlehem.

BETHANY & MUJIB NATURE RESERVE
Visit Bethany, the baptism site of Jesus Christ (details as above) and enjoy a delightful 2-3 hour moderate hike along the “Siq Trail” of the enchanting Mujib Nautre Reserve, wading through its water filled canyons, crystal-clear pools and scrambling over boulders till you reach a lovely waterfall (Open April till October inclusive & subject to closure depending on weather conditions).

BETHANY & HAMMAMAT MA’IN
Visit Bethany, the baptism site of Jesus Christ (details as above) and enjoy bathing at Hammamat Ma’in natural hot springs and hyper thermal waterfalls.

DEAD SEA
The Dead Sea is one of the most extraordinary places on earth where you may enjoy a unique experience of swimming (floating) ethereally on its saline waters without exerting any effort. The remarkably unique therapeutic properties of its mineral-rich salty waters and mud, makes it an exceptional natural spa.

DEAD SEA, MADABA & MOUNT NEBO
Enjoy a unique experience of swimming (floating) ethereally on the saline waters of the Dead Sea before driving to Madaba, the “City of Mosaics” renowned for its magnificent collection of Byzantine mosaics found in its churches and homes. Visit the 6th century AD mosaic map of ancient Palestine which covers the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George & the Church of the Apostles with its beautifully decorated mosaic floors and Madaba’s Archaeological Park. Continue to Mount Nebo, believed to be the site of Moses’ burial place and from where he viewed the Holy Land. Enjoy the excellent sweeping views over the Dead Sea and on a clear day one may also see the rooftops of Jerusalem & Bethlehem.

DEAD SEA & MUJIB NATURE RESERVE
Enjoy a unique experience of swimming (floating) ethereally on the saline waters of the Dead Sea & a delightful 2-3 hour moderate hike along the “Siq Trail” of the enchanting Mujib Nautre Reserve, wading through its water filled canyons, crystal-clear pools and scrambling over boulders till you reach a lovely waterfall (Open April till October inclusive & subject to closure depending on weather conditions).

DEAD SEA & HAMMAMAT MA’IN
Enjoy a unique experience of swimming (floating) ethereally on the saline waters of the Dead Sea and enjoy bathing at Hammamat Ma’in natural hot springs and hyper thermal waterfalls.

MADABA, MOUNT NEBO & MUJIB NATURE RESERVE
Drive to Madaba, the “City of Mosaics” renowned for its magnificent collection of Byzantine mosaics found in its churches and homes. Visit the 6th century AD mosaic map of ancient Palestine which covers the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George & the Church of the Apostles with its beautifully decorated mosaic floors and Madaba’s Archaeological Park. Continue to Mount Nebo, believed to be the site of Moses’ burial place and from where he viewed the Holy Land. Enjoy the excellent sweeping views over the Dead Sea and on a clear day one may also see the rooftops of Jerusalem & Bethlehem. Enjoy a delightful 2-3 hour moderate hike along the “Siq Trail” of the enchanting Mujib Nautre Reserve, wading through its water filled canyons, crystal-clear pools and scrambling over boulders till you reach a lovely waterfall (Open April till October inclusive & subject to closure depending on weather conditions).

MADABA, MOUNT NEBO & HAMMAMAT MA’IN
Drive to Madaba where you will visit the 6th century AD mosaic map of ancient Palestine which covers the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George, the Church of the Apostles with its beautifully decorated mosaic floors and Madaba’s Archaeological Park. Continue to Mount Nebo, believed to be the site of Moses’ burial place and from where he viewed the Holy Land and enjoy bathing at Hammamat Ma’in natural hot springs and hyper thermal waterfalls.

HAMMAMAT MA’IN
Bathe in the natural hot springs and hyper thermal waterfalls of Hammamat Ma’in, which cascade into mineral-rich hot pools, making it a wonderful retreat in the colder months.