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From the desolate and fantastic landscapes of Wadi Rum to the teeming urban capital of Amman, from the majestic ruins of Petra’s past civilizations to the timeless splendour of the Dead Sea, Jordan is a unique destination with its mysterious and majestic sites. For a breathtaking experience, head to this colourful destination: Petra la Rose, Amman la Blanche, and not to mention the gold of the desert! Guaranteed change of scenery!
- Browse the historical riches of Amman to Aqaba and experience a new page in the history of successive civilizations in the Middle East every day.
- Visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites: Petra, Wadi Rum, Qusair amra.
- A Night at the Magic Dead Sea
- A full day in Wadi Rum to admire the depths of this thousand-year-old desert.
QAIA - AmmanFlight to Amman, the Jordanian capital. Dinner on board. Welcome to the airport by our representative who will carry a sign that will handle the visa formalities.
Amman- Umm Qais- Jerash- AmmanBreakfast at Hotel. Departure for Umm Qais. Built on the site of the ancient city of Gadara. This city of the Decapolis (grouping the ten largest cities of the region during the Roman period) is built on a spectacular site, a high promontory perched from which the view is on the Jordan Valley, the Golan Heights, Lake Tiberias and the Yarmouk Valley. Composed of two parts, the ancient city and the Ottoman village, you can admire its 3000-seat black basalt theatre, remarkably preserved and restored. Continue to the Jordan Valley for the city Jersh for lunch.. Visit jordan's second largest site after Petra. Today, considered one of the best preserved Roman cities in the Near East. Hidden under the sand for several centuries, it was discovered and restored for 70 years. The city was built entirely in an orange pink limestone, magnified by the rays of the sun at dawn and sunset. You can admire the treasures of this Roman city with: its streets paved with colonnades, huge temples and theatres, its baths and fountains as well as its pierced walls. Lunch and continuation to the Jordan Valley for Return to Amman. Dinner and night at the hotel.
Amman - Desert Castles - AmmanAfter breakfast, depart for the Desert Castles. The first castle visited is Qasr Al-Kharaneh, located 55 km from Amman. It is probably the only one that had a military function, as its architecture suggests. However, for some researchers, the importance of stables suggests a caravanserai. Qasr Amra is located 26 km southwest of Azraq, on the main road. Qasr Amra occupies an island that formed in the bed of a Wadi almost always dry. This small, well-preserved castle has clear lines and rounded outlines, the blonde stone of which blends into the heat of the desert. Qasr Amra was built in the early 8th century by Caliph Walid I, a great lover of hunting, poetry and various pleasures. Qasr Al Azraq was badly affected by an earthquake in 1927, but the castle remains beautiful. It is the inscription above the main entrance that allowed to date the renovation of the 13th century, the probable date of the construction of the mosque in the center of the courtyard. Back to Amman,lunch in one of the best restaurants in the capital. Then visit the capital of the Hashemite kingdom. Between the eastern desert and the Jordan Valley, Amman is home to a good million people. Built entirely in beige white limestone, the city is an aggregate of cream-coloured cubes, gilded by the sun. From the top of the citadel, don't miss the stunning view of the lower town. But before going down, a visit to the Archaeological Museum, the Temple of Hercules and the Umayyad Palace is a must. A short tour then in the lower town, which has retained a beautiful Greco-Roman Theatre, which can accommodate about six thousand spectators. Dîer and night at the hotel..
Amman - Route of the Kings - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Kerak - PetraBreakfast at the hotel and departure to the Route of the Kings for the visit of Madaba. Also called the city of mosaics, this Byzantine bishopship has 14 churches of major artistic value that also housed extraordinary schools of mosaics. You will discover st. George's Church in Madaba with its map of Palestine exhumed in 1898 during the construction of the church. This mosaic from the middlee of the 6th century, barely altered, traces the geography of the Byzantine Near East. Then you will visit Mount Nebo, 10 km northwest of Madaba. Moses left the plains of Moab and ascended to the top of Mount Nebo. Culminating at 840 m above sea level, the mountain became a universal pilgrimage site from the beginning of the Christian era. Before leaving this city you will have a short visit for one of the mosaic workshops. Continuation to the city of Kerak. Lunch. Then visit the fortress of the crusader era built around 1140 under the direction of Payen bottle it, the crusaders called it the Krak of the Mohabites. The castle is located to the south of a rocky plateau, it is a fine example of crusader architecture mixing the European, Byzantine and Arab style. Continue to Petra via the desert road. Dinner and night at the hotel
PetraBreakfast at the hotel and departure for a day of visit entirely devoted to Petra, the pink city. Geology is indeed the origin of the red city, entirely carved from soft sandstone. What is reflected on the site today is the work of man for ten thousand years. Nearly 800 monuments dot Petra over 100 square kilometres. It is the Eighth Wonder of the World, it is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, it is the most famous site of Jordan and the Middle East. You will cross the Siq, narrow and long fault due to a prehistoric earthquake. At the end of the Siq, suddenly appears Petra's most majestic monument, "Al Khazneh" or the "Treasure" with Greco-Roman decoration. This city is breathtakingly beautiful... Beyond the Treasury, there are hundreds of carved buildings, temples, royal tombs, baths, arch-shaped doors, cobbled streets and above all The Roman Theatre with about 3000 seats. You will cross Le Cardo Romain and visit the Qasr El Bint, the only temple still standing and in a remarkable state of conservation. Lunch at the site restaurant. Afternoon free, ascent to the monastery El Deir to admire the masterpiece of the site, "The Monastery" if your physical condition will allow you). Back to the hotel. Dinner and night at the hotel
Petra - little Petra - Wadi RumBreakfast at the hotel and departure to the "little Pe tra"for a final visit to this majestic site! Then you will take the road to the Wadi Rum desert. If Petra is the result of man's work combined with that of nature; the cliffs, peaks and valleys of Wadi Rum owe their serene beauty and overwhelming grandeur to themselves, according to T. E. Lawrence. This desolate site was, in fact, one of the highlights of the Great Arab Revolt, magnified by director David Lean in one of the most impressive scenes of his film Lawrence of Arabia. Lunch in a Bedouin camp to discover the meaning of hospitality and Bedouin gastronomy. In the afternoon, you will go on a 2 hour hike in a 4X4 pick-up to admire the splendour of this thousand-year-old Wadi Rum desert. Dinner and night at the camp.
Wadi Rum - The Dead SeaBreakfast at the camp. Departure for theDead Sea, the lowest point in the world with 417 meters below sea level and is recognized as the richest treasure in the world of natural salts! Rich in minerals, this water is known to treat certain diseases. It is also known for literally floating people due to its salt content. The Dead Sea is not only a sightseeing tour, but a visit to relax and allow you to swim on the shores of this extraordinary sea. Lunch at the lowest point in the world. In the afternoon, you will enjoy the hotel's various activities including the Spa (with extra charge). Dinner and night at the hotel.
The Dead Sea - QAIATransfer to the airport and flight to France.
Reception and assistance on arrival and departure, before customs and after customs, for groups and individuals.
Free visa fees on condition of providing us with passport copies 1 week before departure
Accommodation in a standard double room in the 3 * and 4 * hotels of your choice with half board.
Lunch at a local restaurant in Amman named “Tawaheen Al Hawa”
Lunches during the visits according to the program.
Transport according to the number of people in modern (vehicle, van, mini, medium or large coach).
Permanent French-speaking guide during day trips.
Entrance fees to sites according to the program.
Local 4X4 pick-up (Jeep) tour to Wadi Rum for approximately 1.5 hours.
A free bottle of water on the bus during the tours.
Meals and drinks not mentioned in the program.
Any optional service not described in the tour.
The supplement of the carriage ride in Petra.
Airline tickets, optional insurance.
“In Jordan the tip is customary for all the participants during your tour, it constitutes a significant part of their salary.
A tip of 25 dinars (approx. 32 €) per person will be requested by the guide at the start of the tour to be divided between restaurateurs, hoteliers, waiters, porters, 4×4 drivers, staff in Wadi Rum as well as the coach driver.
This tip is requested at the start of the circuit in order to facilitate the organization and redistribution in a fair manner.
As for the tip for the guide, it is customary to give it back at the end of the tour and is left to your discretion.
Again, it constitutes the majority of his salary.
As an indication, it takes 3 JD per day and per person, you are free to give more or less, but in any case know that it will be greatly appreciated!
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