Day 1: Amman city tour – Refugee Camp
Upon arrival, you will be received by our representatives and transfer to Amman. We will begin our day with a City Tour of Amman, drive through new Amman followed by a 3hr walking tour of Old Amman, Roman Theater, Citadel and Temple of Hercules and shopping in the ancient Souqs.
Then off to a refugee camp for a late lunch and discussions with refugees or local families and representatives of a self-help organization in the camp. As part of our social involvement, we network with local NGO’s and groups of volunteers you’ll learn about their work and meet the key people.
Day 2: Amman – Madaba – Mount Nebo, Kerak – Petra
After breakfast, head towards Madaba, the city of Mosaics, which has the oldest known mosaic map of the holy land. After that we will go to view the Jordan Valley from the famous Mount Nebo. Kerak and its Crusader Castle will be our next stop. Then we will continue our trip down to the capital of the Nabateans, Petra for dinner & overnight.
Day 3: Petra visit – Border crossing or Airport
We will begin with a horseback ride to the Siq (Canyon) followed by trek through the ancient city. The ancient city of Petra is one of Jordan’s national treasures and by far its best known tourist attraction. Petra is the legacy of the Nabataeans, an industrious people who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. Admired then for its refined culture, massive architecture and ingenious complex of dams and water channels, Petra is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site Much of Petra’s appeal comes from its spectacular setting deep inside a narrow desert gorge. The site is accessed by walking through a kilometer long chasm (or siq), the walls of which soar 200m upwards. Explore chunks of this fantastic once-lost city which is full of tombs, temples, an impressive amphitheater and a Roman colonnaded street. The intrepid can ascend the hundreds of rock-cut steps to Ad-Deir. Better known as the Monastery, Ad-Deir has a similar facade to that of the Treasury, but is far bigger and the views from the nearby cliff-tops are awesome. Onward transfer to Amman, Aqaba or King Hussein Bridge.