Upon arrival at Amman International Airport, you will be met by a Ya'lla Tours USA Jordanian representative and transferred to your Amman hotel for overnight.
Your morning tour of Amman, includes visits to the Roman Theater, the Citadel, the Archeology and the Folklore Museums, old and modern Amman, and one of the many art galleries in this capital city. After an afternoon at leisure, visit Khan Zaman Village for dinner, a folklore show and a preview of the many handicraft ateliers.
Drive down to the lowest spot on earth and experience floating in the waters of the Dead Sea. Continue northwards to Pella in the Jordan Valley and on to Um Qais, Gedara of the Bible (Matthew 8:28-43), for a spectacular view of the Sea of Galilee, the Yarmouk River and the Golan Heights. Return in the late afternoon to Amman.
Drive north of Amman for a late morning tour of Jerash (Gerasa of antiquity), Jordan’s best-preserved Roman site. Remains include theaters, temples, churches and colonnaded streets. Then continue to Ajloun to tour the 12th century Saracen Castle built by one of Saladin’s lieutenants. Return to Amman for overnight.
Drive south on the Kings’ Way towards Petra. Stop at Madaba to see the famous ancient map of the Holy Land and the Mosaic School. Continue to Mt. Nebo, the traditional burial site of Moses, overlooking the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley. Drive on through the magnificent scenery of Wadi Mujib to Kerak to visit the Crusader Castle. Arrive in Petra for overnight.
Spend the day touring the many sites of Petra, this city that was carved into the rose-red Sharah Mountains by the Nabateans and lost to civilization until re-discovered by the Swiss Burkhardt. Walk through the Siq, a narrow and winding fissure between the cliffs, to reach the Treasury, the Roman Theater, the Courts, Qasr Bint Pharaoun, Temple of the Winged Lion and other many monuments. Overnight in Petra.
Drive to Wadi Rum and take a short 4x4 vehicle-ride into the awesome moon-like landscape, where the film “Lawrence of Arabia” was shot. Continue for drop-off at the Araba border crossing, or in Aqaba, or in Amman.
OPTIONAL: Aqaba or Amman hotel nights, or transfers and hotel nights in Eilat, Israel.