Day 1: Amman, Jerash, Um Qais … O/N in Amman
Our morning tour begins in the city of Amman, the biblical Rabath Ammon. Amman, the capital of Jordan, is a unique blend of old and new, known for its famous Citadel & the 6,000 seat Roman Theater. Then we travel to Jerash, known as Gerasa, the most complete and preserved Roman city in the world with its temples, theaters and colonnades. We drive to Um Qais, Gadara, the Greco Roman ruins overlook the sea of Galilee ( Tiberius lake ) the Yarmouk River gorge, Syrian Golan heights, where Jesus Christ Met the two men possessed by demons emerged out from the tombs. We overnight in Amman for this evening.
Day 2: Pella, Peniel, DeirAlla, Bethany … O/N in Dead Sea
We will start our day the early morning to visit Pella, area has a record of semi-continuous habitation from the Stone Age untril the present day. The early Christians fled to Pella just before the fall of Jerusalem in AD 70. Then we will Tululadh-Dhahab, Tell adh-Dhahab AL-Garbiyya( The Western Golden Hill ) has traditionally been taken as the site of Peniel, where Jacob wrestled with God & Tell adh-Dhahab AL-Sharqiyya ( The Eastern Golden Hill ) has been identified with biblical Mahanaim where David fled to. Then we will visit DeirAlla, the site of biblical Succoth, contained a shrine where the Balaam inscription was found at Tell DeirAlla in 1967. Next visit will be to Bethany Beyond the River, modern-day Al-Maghtas or the Baptism Site, where Jesus Christ was baptized by John the Baptist. Here we visit also Elijah's Hill which Elijah is believed to have ascended to heaven on a chariot of fire. We will have dinner and overnight in the Dead Sea.
Day 3: Madaba, Nebo, Mukawir … O/N in Petra
We drive 40 minutes to the Queen of Mosaic, mentioned in the Old Testament as Medaba. Madaba is best known for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics and at the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George we view the 6th century AD mosaic map of the Holy Land. Afterwards we proceed to Mount Nebo, where Moses viewed the Holy Land of Canaan that he would never enter. He died and was buried in Moab in the valley opposite Beth-Peor but his tomb remains unknown. 46 km away from Mount Nebo is Machaerus (modern-day Mukawir), the fort of Herod Antipas, where he imprisoned and beheaded John the Baptist. We will have dinner and overnight in Petra.
Day 4: Petra Full Day (Monastery) … O/N in Petra
An early morning visit to Petra, known to be inhabited by the Edomites, the descendants of Esau. Begin the tour with a walk through the "Siq" till we reach the most fabulous façade, The Treasury, El-Khaznah. Beyond El-Khaznah we are surrounded on both sides by hundreds of Petra's carved and built, caves, tombs, temples and facades tell we reach the colonnaded Roman Road and the Byzantine built churches. Those who desire and are physically capable will continue to walk up to visit a unique and memorable façade, The Monastery and the Best View of Wadi Araba. We overnight in Petra for this evening.
Day 5: Wadi Rum … O/N in Wadi Rum
We need 1: 45 minutes to reach to Wadi Rum, upon our arrival; a movie about the history of Wadi Rum will be presented. Then we will ride a Bedouin Jeep for 2 hrs to explore the desert flora, fauna and the natural formation of rocks & mountains, and will enjoy riding camels. A stop will be made at one of the Bedouin tents to have a cup of tea as hospitality. Then will spend our evening around the fire in the camp tell Dinner will be ready, where you will watch Bedouin cooking the most popular Bedouin meal (Al-Zerb). We overnight in Wadi Rum Camp for this evening.
Day 6: Aqaba … O/N in Aqaba
We will visit the biblical city Ezion Geber, where the Israelites passed by this area on their wilderness travel. Then later Moses led them near here on the detour around Edom. Ezion Geber, the lovely seaport of King Solomon used to import offer gold. We will visit the Mamlouk Mosque, Shrif Hussein former house, Ayla that been built during the early days of Islam, and you will be able to see the Giant Flag, the Great Arab Revolt Flag. Scuba Diving & swimming are sports held in Aqaba. The glass boat will take us in a tour for one hour to see the colorful fish & corals, the shipwreck, and the sunken Army Tank. Aqaba is a free zone area where you will enjoy your shopping with cheap prices. We will have a tour in the local market and a free time at one of the malls. Then we drive to Wadi Rum for an Overnight.
Day 7: Amman City Tour ( Citadel, Museum, Roman Theatre )
We will start our tour early in the city of Amman, the biblical Rabath Ammon. Amman, the capital of Jordan, is a unique blend of old and new, known for its famous Citadel, museum & the 6,000 seat Roman Theater.