A brief overview of the tour
On this 3 day and 2 night tour you visit the ancient Roman city of Jerash, city of Decapolis and take a panoramic tour of Amman. Spend a day in the red rock city of Petra, a UNESCO site and once-in-a-lifetime experience. See the mosaic map of the Holy Land at Madaba and Mount Nebo before returning to Israel.
Important and useful notes
- Rates include¬†two nights at tourist class hotel per person in a double room on B&B basis, licensed tour guides, pick-up and drop-off, meeting and assistance at border crossing in both directions,¬†transport, entrance fees.
- Rates do not cover¬†Border fees in Israel & Jordan, Entry visa to Jordan, food and beverages, medical and baggage insurance, Tips
- Single room supplement $50 per night
- High Season supplement $50, per night.
- Valid passport¬†required on day of travel.
- Please be at your pick up point on time. There might be some delay (up to 20 minutes) due to traffic or other operational issues
- No refund on cancellation within 2 days from day of travel or non show
- Certain nationalities need to issue Visa to Jordan in advance
- Visa and border tax¬† payable in cash only, $US, GB pound, Euro and Israeli shekels.
- The tour requires minimum 2 participants.
- The¬† sequence of the days, pick up times and hotel accommodation are subject to change.
A detailed description of the tour
With this tour you will have 3 days and 2 nights in the Kingdom of Jordan. The adventure begins when you cross the Sheikh Hussein Border from Israel in to Jordan across the Jordan River. At Jerash we visit the site of the Roman city of Decapolis. Jerash is one of the best preserved and largest Roman cities in the Middle East. Here you can see the remains of a hippodrome, two large temples, Roman Forum, colonnaded streets, Roman theatres and bath houses as well as the almost intact city walls. From here we drive on to the capital of Jordan, Amman. We take a panoramic tour of the city before settling down for the night.
On day 2 we drive from Amman to Wadi Musa, the village adjacent to the Rose City of Petra and from here we enter the famous UNESCO site. You can choose whether to walk or ride a donkey or horse through the ‚Äúsiq‚ÄĚ to enter the city. The siq is a narrow, long canyon or natural passage way with high rock walls on either side. As you reach the end of the siq you will see the first of Petra‚Äôs incredible buildings carved out of the red rock cliff in front of you. Petra was the capital of the Nabatean civilization from the 3rd ¬†century BC to 2nd century AD. They carved out an entire city from the ¬†red sandstone rock. The Nabatean people managed to manipulate the water supply in the desert, channeling flash floods into dams and cisterns to create this oasis in the desert. Petra was on one of the main trade routes and visitors from many regions stopped here making it a rich and powerful city. You can see tombs, temples, an amphitheatre and huge richly decorated chambers carved out of the cliffs. We stay overnight in Wadi Musa next to Petra.
On the 3rd day we drive to Madaba and see the Umayyad and Byzantine mosaics. The most famous of these mosaics is the Byzantine mosaic map of the Holy Land. The map dates back to the 6th century and was created in the floor of the Greek Orthodox Basilica of St. George. Two million pieces of stone were used to depict Jerusalem, the Nile, villages , churches and many landmarks that we can still see today. At Mount Nebo we see where Moses stood looking out across the Promised Land (Deuteronomy 34:1). From here you can see the Jordan Valley, Jericho, the Dead Sea and on a clear day even Jerusalem. We return back across the Jordan River and into Israel.