Discover Jordan: Cultural & Islamic History Tour

Discover Jordan: Cultural & Islamic History Tour

AUD1995 per person

15 – 25 October 2019

Discover the culture and wonder that is Jordan with its complex history and fascinating culture at the birthplace and crossroads of religion and civilisation.

Follow in the footsteps of the Prophets, Sahaba, Generals and Heroes, visiting ancient cities, castles and battles sites as well as enjoying the sites, sounds and tastes of a newly emerging modern wonder.

10 Days
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Day 1: Arrical Q. Alia Airport/ Petra
Meet & Assist at Queen Alia airport by our representative, transfer to Petra hotel for check in.

Dinner & Overnight in Amman.
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Day 2: Amman / Kerak / Battle of Muta & Maqaams
Breakfast, transfer to visit Kerak Castle, the largest crusaider castle captured by Salahuddin Ayoubi. Visit the Battle of Mu'tah site and leaders Maqaams (Jaffar Tayyar, Zaid bin Haritha, and Abdullah bin Rawaha)

Arrive at your hotel in Petra for Dinner & Overnight
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Day 3: Petra visit/ Wadi Rum (4x4 Jeep tour)
Breakfast, visit the unique "Red- Rose" city of Petra, you will begin your trip for 700m till the entrance of the impressive narrow gorge (Siq), Treasury, continue to the street of facades, the Royal Tombs, the Cardo, Temples, Churches, Museums, Monastery or High Place of Sacrifice. Transfer to Wadi Rum, start an excursion in the largest and most magnificent of Jordan's desert of Wadi Rum (Valley of the moon), tour inside the desert by 4x4 Jeep for 2 hours.

Traditional Bedouin Dinner & Overnight at the Camp (Air Conditioned)
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Day 4: Wadi Rum / Lut’s Cave / Dead Sea / Amman
Breakfast, start an excursion in the largest and most magnificent of Jordan's desert of Wadi Rum (Valley of the moon), tour inside the desert by 4x4 Jeep for 2 hours. Transfer to visit Lot’s Cave, just past the Lisan Peninsula, is where he and his daughters are said to have lived after fleeing the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah; Lot’s wife is famously believed to have turned into a pillar of salt after looking back at the smouldering city. Continue to Dead Sea - the lowest spot on earth, 1306 feet below sea level, where you will be able to wade in the Dead Sea for those that are game.

Transfer to Amman hotel for Dinner & Overnight.
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Day 5: Amman City Tour / People of the Cave
Breakfast, transfer to visit The Seven Sleepers of the Cave, it’s a popular attraction outside of Amman is Kahf Al-Raqim or The Cave of The Seven Sleepers. Mentioned in the Holy Qur’an in a Sura named Al-Kahf (the Cave). Continue visiting of the ancient and modern capital of Jordan, originally built on seven hills and from the top of the citadel, one of the highest hills; you can have a splendid view of the old city. You will visit the Citadel, Archaeological, and Folklore Museum, at the foot of the Citadel there is the Roman Amphitheatre built in the 2nd century, which is still used for cultural events to this day.

Back to your hotel in Amman for Dinner & Overnight
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Day 6: Mount Nebo / Nabi Shuayb / Nabi Yoshi
Early morning visit to Mount Nebo, the place from which Nabi Musa (a.s) was able to finally see Palestine, and where it is believed he died and is buried. From Mount Nebo, we travel back down the valley to the masjid and Maqaam of Nabi Shuayb (a.s), and Nabi Yosha (a.s), known in the Quran as Ibn Noon. Free time in the afternoon/evening.

Dinner and hotel overnight in Amman.
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Day 7: Jerash / Ajloun
Breakfast, transfer to visit Jerash, it is without doubt one of the most beautiful Roman cities preserved in the Near East, you will go for a tour through ruins including the spectacular forum, Roman colonnaded street, amphitheater, Churches, temples and the vast Roman Forum the Nymphaeum and the Temple of Artemis. Continue to Ajloun, proceeding through pine forests and olive groves to visit the mighty Castle of Ajloun, built by one of Saladin’s generals in 1184 AD. After an informative tour of the Castle with time to explore on your own, we will transfer back to Amman.

Dinner and hotel overnight in Amman.
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Day 8: Jordan Valley Maqaams / Battle of Yarmouk
Visit the famous battle site, Yarmouk, where one of the most decisive battles between Muslims and the Roman empire took place. From the lookout high vantage point you will be able to see the various battle locations and also across to Palestine. From Yarmouk, you will make your way through the Jordan Rift Valley where many thousand Sahaba died during the plague that swept through the area nearly 1400 years ago. You will visit the Maqaams of such noble companions as Muadth bin Jabal, Abu Ubaydah bin Jarrah and Dirar bin Azwar.

Dinner and overnight in Amman.
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Day 9: The Blessed Tree / Desert Castles
After breakfast, transfer to visit the blessed tree where Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) had taken shelter more than 1400 years ago. It is known that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) made Dua for this tree. So, as can be seen, the tree is in the same condition, and yet not dry and withered away, despite its location in such arid surrounds. Continue to visit The Desert Castles (Qasr Amra, Qasr Al Kharraneh, and Qasr Al Azraq). The castles were built between the 7th and the 8th century under the Caliphs of the Umayyad who made Damascus their new capital in 661.

Back to your hotel in Amman for Dinner & Overnight.
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Day 10: Departure
Following breakfast, clients are transferred to Queen Alia Airport for departure.

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Inclusions:
  • Meet and assist on arrival and departure by our representative
  • Visa processing through Immigration and Customs (Must provide passport details prior to tour)
  • Transportation and tours in Air-condition modern buses
  • Professional English/Arabic speaking escort guide for whole trip
  • Accommodation at hotels Twin Share
  • Meal Plan on HB basis at all hotels (HB: Breakfast + Dinner)
  • Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in program
  • Excursion for 2 hours in Wadi Rum by 4x4 SUV
Exclusions:
  • International flights
  • Lunches
  • Tips for driver & guide
  • Expenses of private nature
  • Insurances
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