The first days will be scheduled according to your flight details. If you arrived early, we will include a lot of spots in Amman. Your driver will pick you up from the airport and you discover the city. Amman, the capital of Jordan, is a fascinating city with a rich history and culture. The Old City is home to many important historical sites, including the Citadel, a large fortified complex that was once the centre of the city, and the Roman Theatre, an impressive ruin that dates back to the 2nd century AD. The marketplaces are also a great place to explore, as they offer a variety of traditional souvenirs and delicious local cuisine. Be sure to try some falafel, hummus, and kanafeh - a sweet pastry filled with cheese - during lunch at one of the local cafes. Now, your next stop for the day is Jerash. Jerash is an ancient city located in present-day Jordan. Once part of the Roman Empire, it is now one of the best-preserved Roman cities in the Middle East. You can explore its classic arches and limestone plazas, and marvel at the 56 columns of the Temple of Zeus. The city's ancient streets and marketplaces offer a glimpse into the past, while its vibrant cultural scene ensures that there is always something new to discover. Whether you're looking to learn about history or just soak up some sunny Mediterranean atmosphere, Jerash is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. Later, you will return to Amman for the overnight stay.
The second day of your 5 day Jordan itinerary takes you today towards Madaba. It is a small town in Jordan that is best known for its Byzantine mosaics, chief among them the Madaba Map. Spanning 20 square meters, the map depicts Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, and other important biblical sites in vibrant detail The Shrine of the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist is another popular site, and from its bell tower you can enjoy panoramic views of Madaba and beyond. Next up is Mt. Nebo. It is a holy site for followers of the Abrahamic religions. It is believed to be the place where Moses was granted a view of the Promised Land, and later died and was buried by God. The site features a number of monuments and archaeological remains, including the Memorial Church of Moses which houses relics from the area. Your next stop is Karak. Karak stands as a testament to the power of the Crusaders. The imposing castle at its centre was built to defend against attack, and its high walls and thick towers still strike an imposing figure today. You can explore its many vaulted halls and passageways, getting a first-hand look at the architectural prowess of the Crusaders. The last stop for the day is Bethany. The site of Bethany, located on the eastern bank of the Jordan River, is best known as the place where John the Baptist baptized Jesus Christ. You can explore a number of manmade pools, including a large baptismal pool that is believed to date back to the Roman era. These discoveries have helped to shed new light on the history of Bethany, and make it an important site for both religious and historical pilgrims.
This whole day is dedicated to exploring Petra. Petra is a city like no other. Carved into the red sandstone cliffs, it is an amazing feat of ancient engineering. Despite being hundreds of years old, the city is remarkably well preserved. The intricate design of the buildings and temples is a sight to behold. You can explore the ancient streets and alleyways, and even enter some of the buildings. . As you approach Petra, the first thing you'll notice is the Siq, a narrow gorge flanked by towering cliffs. This is the main entrance to the city, and it's definitely worth taking your time to explore. Once you're inside, you'll find an endless array of temples, tombs, and colonnaded streets. You will visit The Nabatean city, a home to an impressive water conduit system. Be sure to visit Qasr al-Bint, a grand temple that was once the primary place of worship for the city's inhabitants. Nestled atop a looming mountain, The Monastery is an imposing structure that is visible for miles around. The only way to reach it is by walking up a narrow, winding path lined with 800 steps. Though the climb is strenuous, it is well worth the effort, as the views from the top are breath-taking. Along the way, you can take a break at Qattar ad-Dayr, a shady grotto with a natural spring, or admire the Hermitage, a slender spire carved with crosses. After spending a whole day exploring this ancient city, you will head towards Wadi Rum. Arriving there, you will be hosted by Bedouins and spend a night under the stars. The lack of light pollution and the clear desert skies create the perfect conditions for a night under the stars. You can lie on the sand and watch as the constellations slowly spin overhead. The Milky Way is especially bright in this part of the world, and shooting stars are a frequent sight.
After your breakfast, you will enjoy another day of your 5 days tour in the Wadi Rum. Wadi Rum is a landscape like no other on earth. With its towering red and white sandstone mountains, surreal striated rock formations, and ethereal atmosphere, it is easy to see why this place has been beloved by travellers for centuries. You'll explore its canyons and rock bridges, stopping periodically to hunt for rock inscriptions or snap selfies with the awe-inspiring natural backdrop. The desert landscape is like no other, and you'll be able to take in the views at your leisure while learning about the area's history and geology from your expert guide. Now that you have explored Wadi Rum, you will head towards the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth. The Dead Sea is one of the most unique and popular tourist destinations in the world. Situated at the lowest point on earth, it is known for its high salt content and therapeutic properties. You can enjoy a variety of activities, from swimming and sunbathing to relaxing at the hotel spa. The Dead Sea offers something for everyone, making it the perfect place to unwind after a long journey. Whether you want to take a dip in the salty waters or soak up the sun on the sandy beach, you'll find plenty of ways to relax and enjoy yourself at this one-of-a-kind destination. As the sun begins to sink below the horizon, the sky lights up in a spectacular display of colour. The water of the Dead Sea reflects the fiery hues of the sunset, creating a scene of unparalleled beauty. For a moment, the world is bathed in a warm glow, and all is still. Then, as the last rays of sunlight disappear, the stars come out, shining brighter than ever before. It is an unforgettable experience, one that reminds us of the wonder and majesty of nature.
On the last day of your Jordan tour, you will wake up earlier in the morning to witness the beautiful sunrise of the Dead Sea. There's something about watching the sun rise over the water that is simply unmatched. The way the light slowly spreads across the sky, touching everything it comes into contact with and turning the world into a golden glow. And there's nowhere that this is more true than at the Dead Sea. As the sun rises, it illuminates the water in a way that is impossible to describe. The light dances on the surface of the water, creating a million different sparkles. It's as if the very air is filled with magic. And all around you, there is nothing but peace and quiet. Just you, and the beauty of nature. It's an experience that everyone should have at least once in their lifetime. Next, it is time to leave for Amman. Depending upon your flight schedule, you will have chance to explore more of Amman once your arrive there. The spots that you will cover on this last day include; The King Abdullah Mosque is one of the most impressive buildings in Amman. Built in 1980, it can accommodate up to 8,000 worshippers and is open to non-Muslims as well. The mosque is particularly beautiful at night, when it is illuminated by hundreds of lights. If you're looking for something more modern, Jebal Al-Waibdeh is the place to go. This trendy neighbourhood is home to dozens of art galleries, as well as cafes and restaurants. There's always something new to see in Jebal Al-Waibdeh, so it's worth taking a stroll through the neighbourhood even if you're not particularly interested in art. This marks the end of your 5 day Jordan itinerary.
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