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Holiday Overview

Dead Sea (Photo Courtesy: David Shankbone)
Citadel in Amman (Photo Courtesy: Hassan Bushnaq)
The Roman Theatre in Amman (Photo Courtesy: Bernard Gagnon)
The Museum of Archaeology (Photo Courtesy: Jean Housen)

This holiday not only takes you to the UNESCO Heritage Site of Petra - the most well-known part of Jordan, but also covers the Dead Sea, the deserts of Wadi Rum alongwith providing a peek into old markets, streets and heritage monuments.

Highlights
  • 03 Nights in Amman
  • 01 Night in Petra
  • Daily breakfast, Wadi Rum for 1.5 hour Bedouin Jeep tour, visit the Citadel, Museum, and Amphitheatre & Folklore Museum, Dead Sea for swim.
  • All transfers & tours on Seat in coach basis
Route

Amman(3) - Petra(1)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival in Amman
  • Day-2 Amman – City Tour – Amman
  • Day-3 Amman – Petra
  • Day-4 Petra – Wadi Rum - Amman
  • Day-5 Amman – Departure Amman Airport
Sightseeing Summary

Amman - The Museum of Archaeology in Amman (1.00 kms), Citadel - Umayyed Palace and the Temple of Hercules (2.00 kms), The Roman Theatre in Amman (4.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Amman Departure - Amman
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Distances
  • Amman to Petra -237 kms (3 hrs)
  • Petra to Amman -237 kms (3 hrs)
Route

Amman(3) - Petra(1) - Amman

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival in Amman The capital of Jordan is a fascinating city of contrasts - a unique blend of old and new, ideally situated on a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley. Upon arrival Amman Airport, meet & assist (Before Immigrations) by our representative who will assist you in the Visas formalities. Then your vehicle will drive you to your hotel in Amman for dinner and overnight.

Day-2 Amman – City Tour – Amman Breakfast at the hotel. Start the city tour of Amman (2 hours), Guests will visit the Citadel, Museum, and Amphitheatre & Folklore Museum. Transfer back to your hotel in Amman to enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Amman.

Day-3 Amman – Petra Breakfast at the hotel & check out. Transfer via the desert way to Petra site for a visit with local guide at Petra from the visitors’ center up- to Qasr el Bent. Overnight at Petra hotel.

Day-4 Petra – Wadi Rum - Amman Breakfast at the hotel & check out. Transfer to Wadi Rum for 1.5 hour Bedouin Jeep tour; proceed to Amman. Hotel for overnight in Amman.

Day-5 Amman – Departure Amman Airport Breakfast at the hotel & check out. Transfer to Dead Sea for 2 hours swim. Transfer from Dead Sea to Amman Airport for departure.

Detailed Sightseeing

Amman :

  • The Museum of Archaeology in Amman - The Museum of Archaeology is located at the Amman Citadel and showcases an interesting variety of artefacts collected from various archaeological sites in Jordan, dating from prehistoric times to the 15th century. The museum is home to the Ain Ghazal statues that are believed to be among the oldest statues built by humans.

  • Citadel - Umayyed Palace and the Temple of Hercules - The ancient citadel sits atop the Jebel al Qala'a hill, the highest hill in Amman. The citadel is one of the most important historic sites in the world; it has been inhabited since the Palaeolithic Age. Artefacts dating to the Bronze Period have been found on the slopes of the hill and archaeologists believe that the hill was probably a part of a fortress or an open commercial space for many centuries. Today, the huge Umayyad Palace and the Roman Temple of Hercules are the most important surviving monuments on the citadel. The Umayyad Palace dates back to the 8th century and is believed to be built by the Umayyad Arabs. The Umayyad palace is a large structure of royal and residential buildings, unfortunately it was destroyed by an earthquake couple of decades after its completion in the 8th century. Built between 162-166AD during the reign of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the Roman Temple of Hercules was a web of honeycomb-coloured columns and beams located on the middle terrace of the hill below the Umayyad Palace. The huge 33 feet columns of the Temple are visible from all parts of Amman.

  • The Roman Theatre in Amman - The Roman Theatre is one of the most visited monuments at Amman. Travellers are often amazed by this impressive structure, the centrepiece of Roman Philadelphia. The theatre was built between 138-161 AD during the reign of Antonius Pius and is divided into three horizontal sections. The theatre's restoration work commenced in 1957 and it has a seating capacity of 6000 persons.

Destination Overview

Amman - Jordan’s capital Amman is a bustling modern city. Unlike the neighbouring capital cities of Jerusalem and Damascus that are steeped in history, Amman is a much more contemporary city. In 1921, King Abdullah chose Amman as the new capital of Jordan, thus beginning the transformation of Amman from a little historic town into a vibrant capital. While the ancient Citadel and the Roman era Temple of Hercules are testimony to the ancient heritage of Amman, its vibrant lively suburbs and diverse culture offer the experience of thriving global Arab city.

Petra - The ancient rock carved city of Petra is Jordan’s most famous tourist attraction,a wonder of the world, and a must visit on every traveller’s list. Nestled in a remote valley in southern Jordan, the lost city of Petra remained undiscovered for centuries until Swiss explorer Jean Louis Burckhardt stumbled upon it in 1812. Established as early as 312 BC, Petra was a thriving Nabataean city located on the slope of Jebel al Madhbah. Although the city was abandoned in the late 8th century, it is remarkably well preserved even today. Whether it is Petra’s Treasury or its fascinating temples, this lost city remains enveloped in history and mystery.

Access
Prefered Arrival : No ImageAmman
Prefered Departure : No ImageAmman
Distances
  • Amman to Petra -237 kms (3 hrs)
  • Petra to Amman -237 kms (3 hrs)

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Distances
  • Amman to Petra -237 kms (3 hrs)
  • Petra to Amman -237 kms (3 hrs)

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