Discover Amman

Discover Amman 

Amman – Desert Castles – Jerash – Ajloun – Umm Qais –

Madaba – Nebo – Kerak – Petra – Little Petra – Wadi Rum – Aqaba

8 Days – 7 nights


Day 1:   Arrive in Amman

Arrival: - Arrive to Queen Alia International Airport. Meet & Assist by our representative, to finish your formalities, throw out the immigration, meet your Driver, and then drive to Amman to your hotel.

Day2:   Amman: City Tour – Desert Castles.

Breakfast: buffet breakfast at your hotel in Amman
this morning we tour Amman, visiting the Roman amphitheatre, Folklore Museum, Museum of Popular Traditions, Archaeological Museum, and the ruins of the Temple of Hercules.

Amman, the modern and ancient capital of Jordan, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the World. The city's modern buildings blend with the remnants of ancient civilizations

This afternoon we travel east from Amman into the Jordanian Desert. Here we see some of the Desert Palaces built by the Umayyad Caliphs in the 8th century AD. Of particular interest is Qaser Amra with its unique frescoes of hunting scenes and dancing girls. Qaser Azraq, built entirely of black basalt, was used as a base by Lawrence of Arabia in his later campaigns against the Turks.

We return to Amman via a road that is one of the main trade route between Jordan and nearby Iraq.


Back to the Hotel for Dinner and over night.


Day3:    Amman – Um Qais – Ajloun – Jerash – Dead Sea.


Breakfast: buffet breakfast at your hotel in Amman.


Transfer to visit Um Qais.

The modern town of Umm Qais is the site of the ancient Greco-Roman town of Gadara, one of the cities of the Decapolis and, according to the Bible, the place where Jesus cast out the devil from two men into a herd of pigs (Matthew 8: 28-34). Gadara was renowned for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, attracting an array of writers, artists, philosophers and poets.


Head to visit Ajloun

The main attraction in ‘Ajloun is the stronghold of Qala’at al-Rabadh, a fine example of medieval Arab/Islamic military architecture. The castle was built between 1184-85 CE by the nephew of Salah Eddin al-Ayyubi (known in the West as Saladin), The fortress is built upon the apex of the hill above ‘Ajloun, and offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding countryside. On a clear day you can see the Dead Sea, the Jordan Valley, the West Bank, and Lake Tiberias (the Sea of Galilee).


Proceed to Jerash for a visit which is 25 KM from Ajloun.

Second only to Petra in tourist appeal, the ancient city of Jerash in remarkable for its long chain of human occupation.  Here at a well-watered site in the hills of Gilead, remains from Neolithic times have been found, as well as Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Umayyad and others.  Jerash’s golden age, however arrived with Roman rule.  Today it is acknowledged as one of the best-preserved province cities of the Roman Empire.  Jerash was a member of the Decapolis, a dynamic commercial league of ten Greco-Roman Cities.


Back to the Hotel for Dinner and over night.


Day4:    Amman - Mount Nebo – Madaba – Kerak – Petra


Breakfast: buffet breakfast at your hotel.


Transfer to Mount Nebo for a visit

The mountain where Moses was allowed to see the Holy Land … and not allowed to enter it. Nowadays the mountain is a memorial site.  Here is the “Church of Moses”, built by the first Christians.  Ever since the first days of Christianity this mountain has been a holy place and a destination for pilgrimage. Like Moses, you can have a great view over Jordan, the Dead Sea and Israel.  When the weather is clear, you should even be able to see Jerusalem, which is about 60 kilometers away.


The Drive to Madaba for a visit.  (5 minutes drive).

Madaba South of Amman proudly stands the “City of Mosaics”, Madaba, perched on an archaeological site with more than 4000 years of history buried beneath it.  The quality and quantity of mosaic flooring has made Madaba one of the most prominent cities in the world for mosaics. St. George’s Church houses the world famous mosaic floor depicting a large mosaic map of Palestine.  Centrally located on this mosaic floor is a detailed map of Jerusalem as it was during the sixth century AD.  At the Church of the Apostles, at the southern entrance of the city, is a mosaic floor attributed to the craftsman Salamanios, depicting the Sea, with the central figure of a woman encircled with a selection of creatures, vegetation and an inscription.


Afterward we drive to Kerak along the famous ancient biblical caravan route the King's Way. We have a short stop in Wadi Al-Mujib, a great wide valley with magnificent geological formation. Visit in Kerak.

The fortress was built for defense rather than beauty. But to walk the battlements and the subterranean passageways gives one a true feeling of its formidable presence.
There is a museum within the fortress in a vast vaulted hall. It is reached by a few steps that lead down from the ground level. Among the artifacts are fine glass bowls and flasks. Another great hallway is situated below the Kerak museum hall. It is reached by a separate set of stairs and the legend has it that it was there that Saladin had his throne.
The famous Crusader castle built in 1132/34 by King Baldwin I. of Jerusalem.


Proceed to Petra.


Day5:     Petra Visit


Breakfast: buffet breakfast at your hotel in Petra.


Start the visit with a horse ride from the main gate of Petra to the entrance of the old city (around 800 meters ride).

Then walk on foot along the « Siq » to visit the rose-red city of Petra.

The ancient city of Petra was built from 800 BC to 100 AD by Nabetean Arabs.  In this era Petra was a fortress, carved out of craggy rocks in an area, which was virtually inaccessible.  In the first and second century, after the Romans took over, the city reached the peak of its fame.  Petra covers an area of about 100 square km, where over 800 monuments can be found.  When shipping slowly displaced caravan routes, the city’s importance gradually dwindled; it fell into disuse and was lost to the world until 1812, when it was re-discovered by the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burkhart. Nowadays Petra is Jordan’s number 1 tourist attraction, known as the “rose-red city half as old as time”. The Khazneh (the Treasury), starred in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.


The Treasury is merely the first of the many wonders that make up Petra. You will need at least four or five days to really explore everything here. As you enter the Petra valley you will be overwhelmed by the natural beauty of this place and its outstanding architectural achievements. There are hundreds of elaborate rock-cut tombs with intricate carvings - unlike the houses, which were destroyed mostly by earthquakes, the tombs were carved to last throughout the afterlife and 500 have survived, empty but bewitching as you file past their dark openings. Here also is a massive Nabatean-built.


Back to your hotel in Petra.


Day6:     Petra – Little Petra – Wadi Rum.


Breakfast: buffet breakfast at your hotel in Petra.


Checkout: check out from hotel and luggage will be stored at your vehicle.


This morning we take a tour to the nearby site of 'el Beidha' (known as 'Little Petra'). We will also see a settlement dating from the Neolithic period, some 8,500 years ago. This is one of the oldest sights in the Middle East; it shows evidence of habitation by a Pre-Pottery population who were herders experimenting with agriculture.


Then Transfer to Wadi Rum (1h.30 minutes drive),.


Otherwise known as Valley of the Moon, the landscape of Wadi Rum with its immensity, colour and awe-inspiring shapes creates an almost supernatural atmosphere. The setting for the film Lawrence of Arabia and the actual location where T.E. Lawrence set his camp, whose book “The Seven Pillars of Wisdom” was named after the seven natural columns varying in height located in route to Wadi Rum.  Bedouin camps are evident in the Wadi, which is still home to a number of Bedouin families, who welcome visitors with the hospitality and generosity that Bedouins are so famous for.



Overnight: Bedwien Camp.


Day7:     Wadi Rum – Aqaba


Breakfast: buffet breakfast at the Camp in Wadi Rum.


Checkout: check out from hotel and luggage will be stored at your vehicle.


Transfer to Aqaba (40. minutes drive), then Proceed to your Hotel.



AT 09.00 after the breakfast drive to visit Aqaba for free day at leisure, for swimming over there and shopping.


With its wealth of other attractions, Jordan’s splendid Red Sea resort is often overlooked by modern-day visitors. But apart from being a delightful place for discerning holidaymakers, this is actually a great base from which to explore various places of interest in southern Jordan.




Day8:    Aqaba – QAIA. 


Breakfast: buffet breakfast at your hotel in Amman.


Checkout: check out from hotel and luggage will be stored at your vehicle.

You will be transferred to Queen Alia International Airport for Departure.




End of our Services.




 Tour Include:-


1.      Transportation: (New Air-conditioned Vehicle)  

2.      English Speaking Driver

3.      Water & soft drinks in vehicle during the tour.

4.      Fuel.

5.      Sales Tax


Not Included in The Tour:-


  • Hotel Accommodation.
  • Entrance Fees to all sites mentioned in the above program.
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips to the driver
  • Drinks in Restaurants mentioned in the program.