This 09-day tour is designed for travelers looking for culture and spirituality. The spiritual dimension is present all along the route. Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, Jerash, Petra, the Dead Sea and the splendid desert of Wadi Rum as well as the famous road in Jordan the road of kings. A trip to the Holy Land is always a unique adventure: an encounter through its incredibly varied landscapes rich in archaeological, historical and cultural treasures.
Arrival at Amman airport. Obtain visa, Meet your driver, Transfer to Amman. Installation at the hotel for the night.
After breakfast departure for Jerash In the morning departure to the ancient city of Jerash or Gerasa about 45km from Amman.
Jerash is the epitome of extensive and formal Roman municipal planning throughout the Middle East. It is adorned with cobbled, colonnaded streets, huge temples on the crest of the hills, delightful theatres, spacious public squares, baths, fountains and walls pierced by towers and gates.
Continuation for the visit of Ajlun. The landscapes are superb with nature and olive trees, to visit the restored castle of Qala'at ar-Rabad. The building was built with the limestone of the region, using techniques also found in the Crusader castles: polished stones, humpback stones, tile fittings and headers.
Then road back to Amman, installation for the night.
Breakfast at the hotel and departure to the Route of the Kings, visit of Madaba. The city of mosaics, you will see the church of St. George of Madaba, the "map of Palestine" unearthed in 1898 during the construction of the church. This mosaic of the middle of the 6th century, hardly altered, traces the geography of the Byzantine Near East.
Then you will visit Mt. Nebo, 10 km north-west of Madaba - "And Moses, starting from the plains of Moab, went up to the top of Mt. Nebo, to Pisgah, which faces Jericho. Continuation to the fortress of Kerak visit in the afternoon, Continuation to Petra.
Overnight at the hotel in Petra
Breakfast at the hotel. A visit to Petra The ancient city of Petra, one of Jordan's national treasures, is undoubtedly the most famous tourist site in the country. Petra was left to us by the Nabataeans, a hard-working Arab nation who settled in the southern tip of Jordan. Renowned for its refined culture, massive architecture and ingenious system of reservoirs and water supply canals,
Visit of Petra, the Pink City: the Siq, the Khazneh, the Deir, the Amphitheatre, the Obelisk Tomb, the Monastery, 2 hours visit with a French speaking guide then on your own, Meeting with your driver at the exit of the site then Transfer to Wadi Rum 2 hours drive then Pick up in your camp for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, tour in a "local" 4X4 pick-up truck in the desert for about 2 hours.
Wadi Rum - The desert of Wadi Rum- If Petra is the result of the work of man combined with that of nature, the cliffs, peaks and valleys of Wadi Rum owe their "serene beauty" and "overwhelming grandeur" to themselves. This desolate site was indeed one of the high places of the Great Arab Revolt, magnified by the director David Lean in one of the most impressive scenes of his Lawrence of Arabia.
Then road to the Dead Sea for a swim and unforgettable experience on a private beach. 75 km long and 15 km wide, the Dead Sea covers an area of 920 km2, almost twice the size of Lake Geneva. The maximum depth of the Dead Sea is 399 m. The lower level of the Jordan Depression is therefore 410 m below the level of the open seas and as such it represents the lowest point on earth.
Settling in at your hotel for the night at the Dead Sea
After Breakfast at the Dead Sea, transfer to Allenby the passage with the West Bank departure formality then meeting with your Palestinian driver then direction to Jerusalem for a Visit of the old city and along the Via Dolorosa. Then direction to the Mount of Olives to see the Church of the Ascension, the Church of Pater Noster, and a panoramic view of the old city of Jerusalem, the church of Dominus Flevit and the Gethsemane Gardens. Transfer to your hotel, Overnight in Jerusalem.
Wake up free. Breakfast at the hotel, A day without car and free accompaniment for you, Installation in your hotel for the night.
After breakfast, drive to Bethlehem on the land of the Shepherd and the cave. See the Holy Liturgy in the Church of the Nativity. The Byzantine church is built on the birthplace of Jesus, as well as we will see the grotto of St. Jerome. Transfer to Jericho, the oldest city in the world, to visit the Mount of Temptation.
Then Transfer to Allenby Bridge for the Return to Jordan, Transfer to Amman, installation at the hotel for the night.
After breakfast, transfer to Queen Alia airport for departure.