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Day 1: Monday
Arrival to Amman, Queen Alia International Airport Amman
City: Amman

Distance: 33 klm

Meet at the gate by Ashtar friendly Airport representative who will assist through customs and passport formalities and will lead you to identify your luggage, and then you would be escorted outside the airport to meet your private driver.

Transfer to hotel in Amman, where your accommodation has been pre-booked for the next three nights.

Day 2: Tuesday
Amman city tour
City: Amman

Distance: 17 klm

Breakfast. Then the driver and your guide will pick you up to start a full day visit of Amman. Amman, عمان the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Amman is also the ancient city of Philadelphia. A city that has an interesting mix of ancient and modern... Ammonites, Greek, Roman, Byzantines and Moslems left their footprints layer upon layer in and around the city.

Start with a visit to King Abdullah Mosque with its instantly recognizable blue dome. After wards continue to explore the Citadel including the National Archaeological Museum to see a collection of unusual archaeological finds in this museum, preserved skulls and rhinoceros teeth that date back 200,000 years. Visit Amman's downtown market and city center, its traditional souks, coffee shops, restaurants selling local food and sweets.
Optional time for lunch.

Visit one of the art galleries in Amman introducing works by Jordanian and other Arab artists, an art library, and workshops for Jordanian and visiting sculptors and painters.

Afterwards walk along the rainbow street in the historic area of Amman, passing by the residence of King Talal and the home of former military commander and Prime Minister Zaid ibn Shaker. Along the way you will discover a wide range of stores, coffee shops and restaurants. Short stop at "Wild Jordan" - Nature center, guests will also have a chance of winning a panoramic view for Amman citadel and downtown from the upper terrace of the center.
Drive back to hotel for overnight.

Day 3: Wensday
Amman - Jerash - Ajloun - Amman
City: Amman

Distance: 145 klm

Enjoy your breakfast then drive to Jerash:
جرش‎, a close second to Petra on the list of favorite destinations in Jordan, the ancient city of Jerash boasts as unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6,500 years. The city's golden age came under Roman rule and the site is now generally acknowledged to be one of the best preserved Roman provincial towns in the world.

After lunch time drive to Ajloun castle
عجلون, built by one of Saladin's Generals. Ajloun has a commanding view of the neighboring areas out towards the West Bank.
Overnight in Amman

Day 4: Thursday
Amman - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Shobak - Dana - Petra
City: Petra

Distance: 340 klm

Start the day driving along the Kings Way to Madab. Madaba: ,
مادبا This town is one of the most memorable places in the Holy Land: Madaba, "the City of Mosaics". Amongst them the chief attraction - in the contemporary Greek Orthodox Church of St. George - is a wonderfully vivid, 6th century Byzantine mosaic map showing Jerusalem and other holy sites.

This Masterpiece is unrivalled in Jordan, but there are literally dozens of other mosaics from the 5th through the 7th centuries, scattered throughout Madaba's churches and homes.

Afterwards drive 9 klm to Mount Nebo, Mount Nebo:
جبل نيبو, ‎ is an elevated ridge that is approximately 717 meters (2352 feet) above sea level. The view from the summit provides a panorama of the Holy Land and, to the north, a more limited one of the valley of the River Jordan. The West Bank city of Jericho is usually visible from the summit, as is Jerusalem on a very clear day. After wards drive to visit one of the Jordanian handicraft shops, whereby guests will look over the shoulders of mosaic art workers creating unique and traditional styles with the Byzantine influence.

Drive south along the Kings Way to Wadi Mujib,
وادي الموجب the Grand Canyon of Jordan, then drive along the desert highway to Dana, Dana: ضانا, is a small village near the city of Tafilah, in central-western Jordan. It is situated on the edge of a large natural gorge, Wadi Dana and enjoys spectacular view over Wadi Araba. Dana is one of Jordan's premier nature reserves and eco-tourism facilities and was established by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature under the guidance of Queen Noor.

Late afternoon continue to visit shobak crusader castle, Shobak:
شوبك, Montreal is a Crusader castle on the eastern side of the Sharah Mountains along the Kings Way to Petra, perched on the side of a rocky, conical mountain, looking out over fruit trees below. The castle was built in 1115 by Baldwin I of Jerusalem during his expedition to the area. After the visit drive to Petra for overnight.

Day 5: Friday
City: Aqaba

Distance: 125 klm

Today after the breakfast you will start Petra visit, where you will experience the most important highlight in your tour, Petra "the red rose city" The lost city in the middle of nowhere. Petra
البتراء‎, the eighth wonder of the ancient world is hidden behind an almost impenetrable barrier of rugged mountains. The legendary “Red - Rose” city of Petra is, perhaps, the most stunning site in the entire Middle East, carved out of craggy rocks by the Nabateans, an industrious Arab people who settled in the South more than 2,000 years ago. The approach through the cool gloom of the Siq, a long narrow gorge whose steeply rising sides all but obliterate the sun, provides a dramatic contrast with the magic to come. Suddenly, the gorge opens into a natural square dominated by Petra's most famous monument, the ‘Treasury’ [Al Khasneh], who’s intricately carved facade glows in the dazzling sun. The Monastery [El Deir] and the High Place of the Sacrifice [Al Madbah] are among the myriad archaeological wonders to be explored in Petra. Petra has been featured in Hollywood blockbusters such as "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" and " The Mummy Returns".
After the tour, Drive to Aqaba. Check in hotel. Overnight.

Day 6: Saturday
Aqaba - Wadi Rum – Amman
City: Amman

Distance: 370 klm

After Breakfast, free time to enjoy swimming, snorkeling or the various water sport activities in Aqaba. Aqaba:
العقبة‎, with its sandy beaches and coral reefs, it is Jordan's window to the Red Sea. Aqaba's reef is thriving, adorned with untold variety in its coral and fish. Aqaba boasts some of the world's best scuba diving sites by day or night. Snorkeling, fishing and sailing, and much more are available.

At noon you will drive to one of the most beautiful deserts in the world, Wadi Rum
وادي رم or Moon Valley, where you see very huge Sand stones Towers Mountains scattered in the horizon, among these mountains you can see endless colorful sand plains. Optional: start a very exciting Jeep tour in the desert with one of local Bedouin drivers for 2 hours, a jeep safari between the Sandstone Mountains and deep narrow canyons; we watch the colorful sandstone mountains and sand dunes.

Drive to Amman. Upon arrival drive to enjoy dinner in one of the local traditional restaurants.
Drive to Hotel, check in and overnight

Day 7: Sunday
Amman - Um Qais - Pella - Dead Sea - Amman
City: Amman

Distance: 250 klm

After breakfast drive to the North of Jordan to Um Qais. Um Qais
قيس‎ أم is known as the Hellenistic-Roman city "Gadara", one of the Ten Cities of the Decapolis. The ruins include two theaters, a paved street, octagonal church and a basilica, and many important buildings, telling of a once great and splendid city. It was largely destroyed by an earthquake around 749 AD.

The strategic position on a high hill allows for panoramic views, you can see Tiberias Lake , Galilee and city of Tiberias, Yarmouk River, Golan Heights, and The high mountains bordering Lebanon are visible in the distance on clear days.

Drive down to the Jordan Valley, with a short stop at Pella, Pella
طبقة فحل is believed to have been inhabited as early as 5000 BC. It was during the Greco-Roman period, however, that Pella truly prospered. Strategically placed at the crossroads of numerous trading routes linking Europe, the Near East and Asia, the city flourished from trade and was influenced by a multitude of diverse cultures.

Continue driving to the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea:
البحر الميت ‎, At 400 meters (1,312 ft.) below the sea level, it is one of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the world and the lowest point on earth. The Jordanian east coast of the Dead Sea has evolved into both religious and health and wellness tourism hub of the region. Spend the day sunbathing, swimming, or dining. Relax in the gently lapping waters and be amazed that you can’t sink! Treat yourself to a soothing massage, or try the well-known healing powers of minerals from the sea's muddy floor. On the way back to Amman visit one of the many outlets available that sell the world famous Dead Sea products like Bath Crystals, made of natural salts and Dead Sea black mineral mud cleanses and purifies the skin thus allowing it to better absorb moisture, leaving your whole body looking radiant and refreshed. Check in and overnight

Optional: Extension at the Dead Sea

Day 8: Monday
City: Amman

Distance: 33 klm

Transfer to Queen Alia International Airport Airport
Ashtar team will be there to assist during departure and to bid you farewell.





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