10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS JORDAN & ISRAEL TOUR
Day 1: Qaia / Amman
Welcome to Jordan! Finalize the airport procedure and head to your hotel in Amman. Overnight stay in Amman (D)
- Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, Jordan
Day 2: Amman / Madaba / Nebo / Little Petra / Petra
After breakfast, we head to visit Madaba, a city best known for the famous 6th century Mosaic map of Jerusalem & Holy Land and for its spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics. Proceed to Mt. Nebo (site only as the church is closed down for renovation) a city mentioned in the bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the promised land that he would never enter. proceed to visit Little Petra best known as Al Beidha (the White One) due to the pale rock colors . Little Petra, also known as Siq al-Barid (literally “the cold canyon“) is an archaeological site located north of Petra and the town of Wadi Musa in, it is a Nabataean site, with buildings carved into the walls of the sandstone canyons. As its name suggests, it is much smaller, consisting of three wider open areas connected by a 450-metre (1,480 ft) canyon. It is part of the Petra Archeological Park, though accessed separately. Then continue to Petra.
Overnight stay in Petra (HB)
- Madaba Governorate, Jordan
Day 3: Petra
After breakfast, we head to visit the Nabatean Red Rose city of Petra, one of the 7 world wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enter the city through 1KM long narrow gorge which is flanked either side by 80m high cliffs! Notice the dazzling colors and formations of the rocks. The site is massive, and contains hundreds of elaborated rock-cut tombs, a treasury, Roman-style theatres, temples, sacrificial altars and colonnaded streets.
Overnight stay in Petra (HB)
- Petra, Petra District, Ma’an Governorate, Jordan
Day 4: Petra / Wadi Rum / Amman
After breakfast, we head to Wadi Rum (a natural reserve) and explore it a 1.30 hour jeep ride into the Jordanian desert! Wadi Rum was best described by T.E. Lawrence as “Vast, echoing and god-like”, and by the locals as “Valley of the Moon”. Then return back to Amman.
Overnight stay in Amman(HB)
- Amman, Amman Governorate, Jordan
Day 5: Amman / Jerash / Ajloun / Dead Sea / Amman
After breakfast, enjoy a Panoramic Tour in the city of Amman then we head to visit the ancient Roman city of Jerash, including the paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, theatres, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains and city walls. Proceeding to northern Jordan to visit one of the most important ecological and historical sites in the Middle East; Ajloun. Ajloun Castle (Qal’at Ar-Rabad) is a fine example of Islamic architecture as it was built by Saladin’s general in 1184 AD to control the iron mines of Ajloun, and to counter the progress of the Crusaders by dominating the three main routes leading to the Jordan valley and protecting the communication routes between Jordan and Syria. Proceed to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth deep in the Jordan Valley and 55 km southeast of Amman, is the Dead Sea, one of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the whole world. It is the lowest body of water on earth, the lowest point on earth, and the world’s richest source of natural salts, hiding wonderful treasures that accumulated throughout thousands of years. then return back to Amman. Overnight stay in Amman (HB)
- Dead Sea
Day 6: Amman / Alenby Boarders / Jerusalem
Breakfast. Transfer to Jerusalem by car .Upon arrival at the boarders meet our representative and transfer to hotel in Jerusalem for overnight.
- Jerusalem, Israel
Day 7: Jerusalem (New city)
Drive to Mt. Scopus for a panoramic view of Jerusalem. On to the Garden of Gethsemane and Church of the Agony. Continue to Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book with the famous Dead Sea Scrolls, then a visit to the beautifully renovated Model of the Herodian city of Jerusalem, dating back to the time of the Second Temple. Continue to Yad Vashem, the memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust. Afternoon visit to the Hadassah medical center’s synagogue, with Marc Chagall stained glass windows. Return to the hotel for overnight.
- Gethsemane, Jerusalem
Day 8: Jerusalem (Old City) / Bethlehem
After breakfast walk through one of the Gates to the walled Old City. Visit the renewed Jewish Quarter; the Western Wall, the Temple area; the colorful bazaars; Via Dolorosa and the Stations of the Cross ending at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
Drive to Mt. Zion and visit the tomb of King David, the Room of the Last Supper and Dormition Abbey. In the afternoon continue to Bethlehem to visit Rachel’s Tomb and the Church of the Nativity and return to Jerusalem for overnight.
Day 9: Beit Shean / Tiberias / Galilee
Leave Jerusalem, and drive north via Jericho, the oldest city in the world. Drive through the Jordan Valley to Beit Shean. Visit the excavations of this beautifully preserved Roman City. Proceed to Tiberias, the old center of Jewish learning. Drive along the shores of the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum to visit the ruins of the ancient synagogue. Return back to hotel for overnight.
- Sea of Galilee
Day 10: Jurusalem / Tel Aviv Airport
Breakfast at your hotel.
Transfer to the airport for departure
- airport near Tel Aviv, Israel