Done independantly or as an extension to the Holy Land, Jordan has many diverse places to explore. Exploring some of the most intact Roman ruins, discover the magnificence of Petra and explore Bedouin hospitality in Wadi Rum.
Arrive Amman International Airport and after formalities to be met with our representative. Transport to Amman hotel. Free time first evening with local independent sightseeing.
Take a quick city tour of Jordan’s capital, including the Temple of Hercules, the Citadel and the Roman Theater before continuing to Mt. Nebo, the high spot where God permitted Moses to view the promised land, and the burial place of Moses. This long day of travel through the Jordanian desert ends with the first of two nights in a hotel near Petra.
Spend all day touring Petra, known as Sela or the Rock of Edom in the Bible. Carved out of the cliffs, this spectacular site was the capital of the Nabateans for five centuries. See the Treasury, misnamed because of Bedouin myths of buried pirate wealth. The Great Temple, still being excavated, covers more than 75,000 square feet. Tour an ancient Byzantine church and the Monastery, also with an inaccurate name. Second night in Petra hotel.
Head north toward Allenby Bridge to cross over to the West Bank and close to Jericho with a stop briefly for those who want to dip a toe in the Dead Sea, shortly after crossing from Jordan back into the West Bank. Visit the baptismal site near Jericho. Spend most of day in Jericho, the oldest continuously occupied city in the world (10000 years)! View ruins of the Jericho wall; see the sycamore tree reportedly that Zaccheus climbed to see Jesus. Take the tram up to the Mount of Temptation where Satan tempted Jesus and visit the cave housing the Monastery of Temptation. Check into Jerusalem hotel.