(Amman, Petra, Dead Sea)
Experience Roman ruins, legendary biblical sites, bustling bazaars, tranquil beaches and the lost city of Petra on this epic adventure through the exotic highlights of Jordan. Tour Amman, Petra and the Dead Sea and travel back in time as you discover exotic souks, ancient mosques, the towering Ayyubid castle at Ajloun and the majestic Roman ruins of Jerash. Afterwards voyage to take in one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Petra, "a rose-red city half as old as time”. Carved into the mountain cliffs thousands of years ago it continues to enchant travelers to this day. Head into the heart of the desert to experience a vast, silent place, timeless and starkly beautiful. Next it’s off to the Dead Sea for rest and relaxation at a luxurious resort. While not enjoying the healing properties of its tranquil waters you’ll take a tour of Bethany Beyond the Jordan. Featuring delicious traditional cuisine, driver, vehicle, all transfers, stylish hotels, 24/7 Kensington support and much more. From there continue this experience with this value tour of Israel, exploring Jerusalem's Old City, New City, Dead Sea, Masada and the biblical highlights of the north. Includes transfers and value hotels. Upgrade to premium hotels and private tours.
You will be met by an airport representative , then it is off to baggage claim and finally to passenger pick up. It is here that you will connect with our Kensington associate who will arrange airport transfer to your hotel.
Airport meet and assist/transfer in Amman with a private vehicle and English speaking driver.
Recently renovated, the Amman Marriott Hotel offers comfort and convenience to those visiting Amman. The city center hotel is close to the business district and tourist attractions, just steps away from the allure of this modern yet ancient city. The location of the Amman Mariott ensures that you don't miss anything, with area attractions such as the Citadel and Jerash only minutes away. The hotel also offers delicious dining options, as well as a health club for maximum well being in the middle of the city.
A Jordanian Tourism tax will be paid on your behalf to cover public liability insurance on equipment such as Jeeps, camels and horses.
Jerash, located 48 km north of Amman and nestled in a quiet valley among the mountains of Gilead, rivals the grandeur of Imperial Rome being one of the largest and most well preserved sites of Roman architecture in the World outside Italy. To this day, its paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theaters, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains and city walls pierced by towers and gates remain in exceptional condition.
Avail of a transfer to Petra with a private vehicle and driver.
According to Jewish and Christian tradition, Moses was buried on this mountain by God himself, and his final resting place is unknown. Scholars continue to dispute whether the mountain currently known as Nebo is the same as the mountain referred to in the Torah. Madaba’s most famous site is the Mosaic map in the 19th century Greek Orthodox St George’s Church. Unearthed 1864, the mosaic was once a clear map with 157 captions (in Greek) of all major biblical sites from Lebanon to Egypt. The mosaic was constructed AD 560 & once contained more than 2 million pieces; only 1/3 of the whole now survives.
The Siq Al-Barid (Little Petra) is located to the north of Petra, only a 10 minute drive away. A classical temple stands guard outside the miniature siq which would appear to have been an important suburb of the city of Petra, situated at the point where several ancient caravan routes met, linking Wadi Araba with Gaza, Egypt and the Mediterranean coast. The narrow file, only some 350 m long, is crammed with tombs, temples, triclinia, houses, water channels and cisterns. The surrounding area is picturesque and fun to explore.
Enjoy one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the ancient Nabatean city of Petra carved from the rock over a thousand years ago. Embracing traditional hospitality and overlooking Jordan's timeless wonder, the Petra Marriott Hotel offers anticipatory & traditional service designed to exceed all expectations.
Explore Wadi Rum, a vast, silent place, timeless and starkly beautiful. Uniquely shaped massive mountains rise vertically out of the pink desert sand, which separate one dark mass from another in the magnificent desert scenery of strange breathtaking beauty, with towering cliffs of weathered stone.
Petra is the treasure of the ancient world, and the rock-carved rose-red city is full of mysterious charm. Indeed, it was "designed to strike wonder into all who entered it". Petra is the legacy of the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. Admired then for its refined culture, massive architecture and ingenious complex of dams and water channels, this remarkable city of grand buildings carved into massive cliffs evokes wonder to this day.
Enjoy a walking tour of Petra by night, this is easy to do on your own and self guided. By the light of 1,800 candles, this is truly an out-of-this-world experience! Walk through the Siq to the Khazneh following a candle-lit path, to conclude enjoy the entrancing music of the Bedouin region at the Treasury.
Enjoy a private transfer from Petra to the Dead Sea. The transfer time is approximately 3hrs in duration.
Drive to Dead Sea area to visit the site of John the Baptist's settlement at Bethany beyond the Jordan, where Jesus was baptized, has long been known from the Bible (John 1:28 and 10:40) and from the Byzantine and medieval texts. The site has now been identified on the east bank of the Jordan River, in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and is being systematically surveyed, excavated, restored, and prepared to receive pilgrims and visitors. Bethany Beyond the Jordan is located an hour by car from the Jordanian capital Amman and 15 minutes from the Dead Sea hotels area.
The Jordan Valley Marriott Dead Sea Resort & Spa, Jordan's hospitality ambassador of life's healing grounds is surrounded by rugged purple mountains that subtly change in color as the day unfolds. This is where the spirit of Jordan fills the air and the pulse of history resonates in culture with an endless celebration of life and traditions. The Resort offers anticipatory and warm service that revives the soul, as well as a self contained blend of modern décor and generous space. Service is unparalleled, anticipating every need and the culinary delights are a pleasure to enjoy. The "Spa" is an integral part of the resort. It offers a retreat for guests to unwind, relax and rejuvenate and is designed to offer guests a unique experience and to help rebalance the body, mind and spirit. The treatments are specially prepared to invigorate the body and soul. In addition, the Jordan Valley Marriott Resort & Spa is proud to be the first hotel in the Middle East to switch to solar panel energy for hot water.
Avail of a private transfer between the Dead Sea and Amman.
Transfer by private vehicle from Amman to Allenby Bridge Crossing.
A private vehicle with English speaking driver will provide a border transfer across the Allenby Bridge, from Jerusalem. Note: Jordanian visa cannot be obtained during transfer on this bridge. Visa must be purchased in advance.
Stylish Dan Boutique Hotel Jerusalem is located opposite Mt Zion and the Old City of Jerusalem, within easy reach of many tourist attractions, both ancient and new. A short walk away is the charming German Colony, with its lively cafes and restaurants and, in the other direction, is the picturesque Yemin Moshe neighborhood, and an array of fashionable cultural and entertainment venues. The guest rooms boast stunning views of Jerusalem's cityscape, whilst most studio suites, suitable for families, face westwards, towards the leafy residential streets of the German Colony. Superior rooms offer spectacular views of the Old City and Mount Zion.
Enjoy a lovely day traveling around the outstanding landscapes of the lower Galilee region. Depart Jerusalem to the coastal road to Nazareth, the town where Jesus spent his childhood. Then enjoy a visit to the Church of Annunciation and the Church of St. Josef. Continue onward via Kana, towards Tiberias, the lovely resort town. Drive along lake Kinneret to visit Capernaum and view the ruins of the ancient synagogue. Continue to Tabgha, site of the Fish and Loaves miracle, located at the foot of the Golan Heights. Continue to Yardenit, the famous site where the Jordan River exits the Sea of Galilee towards the Dead Sea, before being transfered back to the point of departure.
Drive to Mount of Olives for a panoramic view of the city. Stop at Mount Zion to visit King David's tomb, the room of last supper and the dormition abbey. Enter the Old City and walk through the Armenian and Jewish quarters to the recently excavated and restored Cardo, the Roman road. See the Jewish wailing wall, the Kotel, and continue to the Christian quarter. Walk along the Via Dolorosa and visit the church of Holy Sepulchre. Continue to Bethlehem for an overview of Shepherds' field. Visit the Church of Nativity and Manger's Square.Return to point of departure.** NOTE: Modest dress (no shorts or sleeveless shirts) and head covering are required for visiting holy sites. Passports are required. **
Today you will learn about Masada and the heroic battle which took place here. as well as a visit to the resort area of the lowest place on earth, the Dead Sea. Depart Jerusalem to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth; drive along the shores of the Dead Sea to Masada. Ascend by cable car and tour the mountain fortress built by King Herod, where the Zealots made their last stand against the Romans. Visit the remains of the walls, palaces, the synagogue, water cisterns, mosaic floors roman bath etc. Travel back along the coast, where you will have free time to swim and float in the Dead Sea, that many believe has its curative effects.
A private vehicle will provide a transfer between Jerusalem and the Tel Aviv airport.
Depart from Tel Aviv international airport - end of itinerary.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Israel for the most up to date visa information.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Jordan for the most up to date visa information.
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