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zAncient Pathways to Petra

6 days

6 Day Independent Travel

Private Touring Discoveries for our World Travelers

• Our handpicked hotels put the best of Jordan, old and new, at your doorstep.
• Encounter the ancient world of the Roman Empire on a guided excursion to Jerash, regarded as the best-preserved provincial Roman City in the world.
• Travel the King’s Way and marvel at the fine Byzantine mosaics of Madaba.
• Explore lesser-visited but historically significant sites including a Crusader Castle from the 12th century.
• Enjoy a full-day of expertly-guided touring through the Lost City of Petra.
• Go off-road to explore the landscapes and Bedouin culture of Wadi Rum.
• Discover 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site c

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Day
1

Welcome to Amman

Check in to the 5-star Kempinski Hotel, ideally located in the heart of Amman.

Day
2

Explore Amman & Jerash… And Travel to the Dead Sea

Amman, an energetic 21st-century capital, is also one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. Begin your exploration today with the ancient Citadel and the Roman amphitheater built by Marcus Aurelias. Then tour the vast ruins of Jerash, celebrated as the best-preserved provincial Roman city in the world and fondly referred to as “The Pompeii of the East.” Enter through the imposing triple-arched gateway built to honor Emperor Hadrian and then explore a wealth of ancient sites including the impressive Oval Plaza and the Temple of Zeus. Then continue to the enchanting Kempinski Ishtar Dead Sea Resort. Meals B

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3

Free Day

This entire day is at leisure to enjoy the fabulous grounds, fine amenities and captivating setting of your luxury resort.  Meals B

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Along the King’s Way to Petra

Travel along the King’s Way to Madaba to admire remarkably-preserved Byzantine mosaics including an impressive 6th century mosaic map of the Holy Land. Visit Mt. Nebo, traditional burial site of Moses, for sweeping views over the Jordan Valley and Dead Sea. Then drive through the captivating desert scenery to visit the Ottoman-era village of Dana and see the imposing Shobak Castle, built by the Crusader King Baldwin I in the 12th century. Continue on to Petra and check in to the deluxe Mövenpick Hotel, ideally located across from the visitor’s entrance. Meals B

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5

Explore ancient Petra

Mighty Petra was a strategic link in ancient caravan routes and is still stunningly preserved after nearly 2,000 years. Built by the Nabateans and later abandoned, it was lost to civilization for centuries until its re-discovery by a Swiss adventurer. The entire city is carved into the sides of a deep gorge, and the only entrance is through a narrow opening called the Siq. As you venture by horse-drawn cart with your private guide and enter into Petra from between these 100-foot cliffs, a remarkable vista unfolds… Temples, tombs and dwellings chiseled out of the solid, rose-hued stone. Your unhurried full-day guided exploration includes the famous Treasury, the Roman Theater, the Temple of the Winged Lion and numerous other ancient monuments. Meals B

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6

Wadi Rum and back to the capital

Depart Petra after breakfast and travel into the desert landscapes of Wadi Rum, immortalized in the epic film, Lawrence of Arabia, and home still to Bedouin tribes. Explore by jeep deep into this remote region, where sandstone and granite mountains rise sheer-sided from wide sandy valleys to reach spectacular heights of 4,000 feet and more. Continue your journey back to Amman where our tour services end.  Meals B

Extend Your Trip

Visit Jerusalem

3-Day Post-Tour Extension from $899

Jerusalem’s ancient sites are the perfect complement to your travels through Jordan! We include your transfer from Amman via the Allenby Bridge, two nights at the 5-star, city-center Inbal Hotel, daily breakfast and full-day sightseeing in the Old City.

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8

Amman, Jordan to Jerusalem, Israel

After breakfast, our private car and driver will be waiting to take you on the scenic overland journey to the historic Allenby Bridge. Cross into Israel and continue with your Israeli car and driver to Jerusalem. Check in to the 5-star, city-center Inbal Hotel and enjoy the balance of your day at leisure. Meals B

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Explore Old Jerusalem

A holy city for each of the world’s three great religions – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam – Jerusalem occupies a unique place in the world. Your tour includes the Mount of Olives, a stop at the site where Jesus first gave the Lord’s Prayer, and the Garden of Gethsemane. In the Old City you’ll see the Western Wall and the Temple Mount and walk along the Via Dolorosa to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.  Meals B

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10

Depart Jerusalem

Our tour services end this morning after breakfast.  Meals B

Private Tour Add-Ons

Jerusalem

Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package includes your choice of hotel, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers, and in-depth sightseeing with your own private guide

Cairo

Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package includes a choice of 5-star hotels, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers, and in-depth private car sightseeing with our engaging Egyptologist

Alexandria

Our 3-day FreeStyle Travel package includes your choice of deluxe or luxury hotel, daily breakfast, roundtrip private transfers from Cairo, and in-depth sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide

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