Lawrence of Arabia I

9 Days & 8 Nights

Day 1    Arrival at Queen Alia International airport in Amman

After arrival at the airport in Amman, our representative will meet & assist you with the visa & customs formalities, which usually needs not more than ½ an hour. Transfer to the hotel in Amman, which takes about 45 minutes. After arrival at the hotel, check-in, dinner & overnight.

Day 2    Jerash & Ajlun

After breakfast, we drive to Jerash, one of the best-preserved ruin cities of the Roman world. The colonnade road, large Roman theatres and churches will tell all the history of this commercial town. On our much further north, we visit the castle ruin of Saladin - Ajlun, which lies on a 1250m high mountain. It originates from that 12. Century and is particularly impressing with its five floors. Return trip to Amman, Dinner & overnight.


Day 3    City tour in Amman & the Desert castles

After breakfast, we drive into the city for a city tour in the old part and in the modern part of Amman. We visit the king Abdullah mosque, the citadel with the archaeological museum as well as the well-preserved Roman theatre. Drive on through the desert to the Omayyaden Desert castles from that eight Century. The Caravansary AL Harana, the desire castle Amra and the fortification in the oasis Azraq offer a good overview of the history of the country. After this wonderful day, return trip to Amman. Dinner & overnight.


Day 4    Madaba, Mount Nebo, Kerak and Petra

Today we leave Amman and drive to Madaba, where we will visit the unique mosaic map of old Palestine from the 6. Century in the St. Georges church. Afterwards we go further to Mount Nebo wherefrom Moses saw for the first time the "Holy land", on a clear summer day you can see Jerusalem from here. Afterwards, we proceed to the impressive crusaders castle Kerak from the 12. Century. Kerak lies on the ancient King's Highway, 75 miles south of Amman, Jordan. The remaining castle, 4,300 feet above sea level, is imposingly situated on an almost isolated hilltop, and commands a magnificent view in all directions, especially towards the Dead Sea. Finally, after the sightseeing, we driver further to Petra. Dinner & overnight



Day 5    The antique city of Petra

Put on some firm shoes today, because a full day sightseeing of Petra is in our program. Experience this impressive and unique Nabatean city, "a true wonderwork"! We pass the 1,5km famous "Siq" (ravine) on foot and see the impressive, from red-rose sandstone curved 40m high treasure house "Al Khazna". Admire hundreds of buildings, Fronts, Graves, Baths, Temples and unforgettable stone drawings - Petra extends on a total area of approx. 40qkm. Dinner & overnight


Day 6    Wadi Rum & Aqaba

After breakfast, we leave Petra to Wadi Rum, the desert valley of the Bedouins, which is surrounded by brown-red, fissured and torn mountain courses. We will have an adventurous 1½ - 2-hour jeep safari through Wadi Rum (Disi). Count the stars in the clear sky after an unforgettable sunset. Proceed to Aqaba for the dinner & overnight.


Day 7    Free for leisure

Enjoy the shopping streets of Aqaba, swimming, snorkeling or take a dive into the crystal-clear water, or you take simply a sunbath at the beach of the Red Sea. A beautiful and interesting underwater world of corals and fish lies a few meters from the beach away. Dinner & overnight


Day 8   Via Wadi Araba & the Dead Sea back to Amman

Today we will leave Aqaba heading back to Amman via Wadi Araba and the Dead Sea, 400m under sea level, where we will have the possibility for a unique bath experience. Proceed to Amman. Dinner & overnight.


Day 9    Return back home

Unfortunately, it goes back home today, we hope, that you enjoyed an unforgettable journey with us. Transfer to the airport in Amman, our representative takes over again the departure and customs formalities and says goodbye to you.