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PROGRAMS > JORDAN + SYRIAN 10 DAYS- 9 NIGHTS
JORDAN + SYRIAN 10 DAYS- 9 NIGHTS
DAY 1: AIRPORT / AMMAN
Meet & assist at Queen Alia Airport, transfer to the hotel for dinner & overnight.
DAY 2: AMMAN / MADABA / MONT NEBO / KERAK / PETRA
After breakfast, transfer for the visit of Madaba, famous for the unique mosaic map of the Holy Land, which can be found in Saint George’s church floor. Then the visit of Mont Nebo, the place where Moses looked over the Holy Land and the Dead Sea. That is the place where Moses was seen for the last time, therefore we consider this place as burial place for Moses. You can visit here the memorial church of Moses. If the sky is clear Jerusalem, Jericho and Bethlehem will meet your eye at the other side of the Dead Sea. Transfer to Kerak the magnificent crusader's fortress. Continuation to Petra. Dinner & overnight at hotel
DAY 3: PETRA
After breakfast, full day dedicated for the visit of Petra the capital of the ancient Nabatean kingdom. The long-lost city of Petra, carved entirely by man into the rose-red sandstone rocks, puts your imagination to the test. It's a mystic and glorious place, an eternal tribute to a lost civilization. Petra was the central meeting point of the Nabatean spice routes which originated from the Persian Gulf, Western Arabia and the Red Sea. About two thousand years ago Petra became the capital of the Nabatean empire. The city was so renowned that one of its kings, Aretas IV, is even mentioned in the Bible. The natural richness of the mountainous area combines in a superb way with the refined culture and massive architecture of the Nabateans, who carved their theatre, temples, façades, tombs, monasteries, houses and roads entirely into the rose-red sandstone rocks. No wonder Unesco placed Petra on its World Heritage List. One enters Petra by passing the Siq, a deep and narrow gorge, at the end of which all of a sudden dramatically appears the most famous monument in Petra: al-Khazneh or the Treasury. Maybe you will recognize it as the stage of the final sequence of the movie 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade'. But the Treasury is just the start. Walking and climbing in Petra hundreds of buildings carved in stone and eroded through the centuries into fabulous multi-coloured walls will be revealed to you. Dinner & overnight at hotel.
DAY 4: PETRA / WADI RUM (2HR 4X4) / AMMAN
After Breakfast, transfer to Wadi Rum for a 2hr jeep safari to experience a journey to another world, a silent and timeless place where you will be dwarfed to insignificance. 'Vast, echoing and Godlike', that's how Lawrence of Arabia described the uniquely shaped massive mountains rise out of the rose-red desert sand. After the visit, you will have some free time, then transfer to Amman. Dinner & overnight at the hotel.
DAY 5: AMMAN – JERASH – RAMTHA BORDER – BOSRA – DAMASCUS
After breakfast, transfer for the visit of Jerash, the Pompei of the East. Jerash has been covered by sand for centuries, the main reason why it is still so well-preserved. You will enter Jerash through the monumental South Gate and find yourself wandering around in a Roman city. You will walk in the Oval Plaza surrounded by colonnades, visit the Roman theatre and Byzantine churches with mosaic-covered floors. Enjoy a stroll along Jerash' main road the Cardo and pass by the Nymphaeum. You may experience the marvellous acoustics of the theatre, the stage of the Jerash music festival which takes place every year. And see for yourself how the Romans built the earthquake-proof columns of the colonnaded streets. Then drive to Syrian Border. After crossing the Jordanian border, you will be welcomed by our assistant at the Syrian side. Transfer to Damascus by Jordanian bus, passing by Bosra, important center since the second century BC under the reign of the ancient capital of the Nabataean and Arabic under the Roman Province. In the second century it became the seat of bishops and played an important role in the spread of Christianity, until the Arab conquest. Bosra was located at a strategic point in the middle of the caravan routes and was a stopping place for pilgrims on their way to Mecca. In Ottoman times the city gradually lost its importance. Today, Bosra is an interesting archaeological site, with a splendid Roman Theatre, the light returned in good condition, after a long period of excavation. The ancient city of Bosra is part of UNESCO World Heritage. Then drive to Damascus, dinner and overnight in the hotel.
DAY 6; DAMASCUS
Breakfast in the hotel, then depart to Damascus to start a city tour of the oldest capital of the world. We will visit the National Museum, containing the richest collections of ancient artifacts from all civilizations that Syria had. The Ommayad Mosque, located in the heart of the old city. It was built by the Umayyad Caliph Abdul Malek al-Walik inb in 705 AD when Damascus was the capital of the Arab Islamic Empire. A large courtyard, a large prayer room, three minarets in different styles. The interior walls of the courtyard are covered with mosaic panels by gold tiles with nature’s scenes. The dome is magnificent and the prayer hall contains the tomb of John the Baptist, revered by both Muslims and Christians. The Mausoleum of Saladin, the Church of St. Ananias, the Window of St. Paul, the Azem Palace (a perfect example of a Traditional Damascene House, an Ethnic Museum now). Visit the Souq Hamedi with its markets and the Souq Tekkiye Sulemaniye a crafts market. Drive back to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 7; DAMASCUS – KRAC DES CHAVALIERS – HAMA – PALMYRA
Breakfast , then depart to Palmyra, through the Syrian desert where you will visit the Krac des Chevaliers, Qal'at al-Hosn at 65km west of Homs, the most famous medieval citadel in the world which is located 650km above sea level and built to control the pass of Homs. It has 13 huge towers in addition to many premises, the stables, dormitories, corridors, bridges, that has space for 5,000 troops with their equipment and provisions for five years. Continue for the visit of Hama, the city of Norie, the huge mills that draw water from Orontes and is probably the first urban settlement in the history. Continue the way to Palmyra. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
DAY 8; PALMYRA – MAALOULA – RAMTHA BORDER – AMMAN
Breakfast, then depart to visit Palmyra, the magnificent city of Zenobia. You will visit: Bel Temple, , the Arch, the Amphitheater, the Baths of Zenobia, the Colonnade, the Courtroom, the Tombs, the Citadel of Fakhr Al Din. Continue to Maaloula, village located 56 km from Damascus, at an altitude of 1500m. Its colorful houses carved on the Kalamon Mountain, seem suspended on midair. Inhabited mostly by Christians, there are two monasteries: St. Sergius and St. Thecla. The inhabitants still speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus. Continue the way to Ramtha Border. After crossing the Syrian border, you will be welcomed by our assistant at the Jordanian side. Transfer to Amman by Syrian bus. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
DAY 9; AMMAN – DEAD SEA – AMMAN
After Breakfast, drive to Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth with 400 Meters under the sea level, here, you will swim under the sun in the water enriched with minerals and salts that help you to treat your skin, also we have to mention the treatment of the its Mud used for massage. Free time to spend in Amman Beach 2. In the afternoon drive back to Amman. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
DAY 10; AMMAN – AMMAN AIRPORT
Pick up at hotel, transfer to Queen Alia Airport to meet departure flight. End of our services.
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
• Meet and assist (Arrival & departure) • Accommodation (4 Nights in Amman, 2 nights in Petra, 2 nights in Damascus and 1 night in Palmyra) included Breakfast and Dinner (beverages not included) • Transfers all through in modern vehicle with professional driver, (Car, Van, or Bus) according to quantity of passengers. • Entry fees to sites mentioned in program • Horses in Petra (800meters) – (tips not included) • 2hr Jeep tour in Wadi Rum • Professional escort guide spoken language according to tourist’s nationality. • Collective visa (5 pax and more)
THE PRICES DOES NOT INCLUDE:
• Insurance. • Flight Ticket. • Tips for guide and driver. • Personal expenses . • Beverage. • Departure tax . • Individual visa ( 30 US$ Per Person ) • Lunches. • Border tax in Syria and Jordan. • Any extras not mentioned in program
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