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Umayyad Palace at the Amman Citadel in downtown Amman, Jordan
King Abdullah mosque in Amman, Jordan
Aerial view over the Roman amphitheatre in Amman, Jordan
The Arch of Hadrian in Jerash, Jordan
Ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa at Jerash, Jordan
Oval Plaza featuring 160 Ionic columns in the ancient Roman city of Jerash, Jordan
Ruins of the hippodrome in Jerash, Jordan
Ajloun Castle in northwestern Jordan
St George in Mabada, Jordan
Tile mosaic in Madaba, Jordan
Ancient Arab Islamic mosaic on pottery seen in Madaba, Jordan
Aerial view overlooking the Promised Land from Mount Nebo in Jordan
Exterior view of The Monastery in Petra, Jordan
Red stone walls inside the ancient city of Petra, Jordan
Visitors exploring the grounds outside the temple-mausoleum of Al Khazneh in the ancient city of Petra, Jordan
Basilica of Moses in Mount Nebo, Jordan
Ancient tile mosaic depiction in Mount Nebo, Jordan


Step back in time to the ancient world of the Middle East, where overwhelming historic architecture towers over the present day. Embrace the endless layers of spiritual and religious icons dotting this Holy Land.


Day +1: En Route from U.S

Day +2: Arrive in Amman, Jordan
A sprawling city spread over 19 hills, Amman is the modern—as well as the ancient—capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Known as Rabbath-Ammon during the Iron Age and later as Philadelphia, the city was once part of the Decapolis League (10 cities in eastern Palestine that were formed after the Roman conquest of Palestine in 63 B.C.). The city now boasts a population of around 4 million people. 

Transfer to your centrally located hotel and enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure to refresh and relax.
Overnight: InterContinental Amman Hotel 

Day +3: Amman | Jerash 
This morning, travel to Jerash, the city of 1,000 Pillars. Buried beneath sand for centuries and excavated during the past 70 years, the ruins of Jerash reveal urban development from an ancient time, such as paved streets, public plazas, temples, and fountains. Admire its Triple Arched Gate, the enormous Hippodrome, the Roman Amphitheatre, and the only Roman Forum surrounded by 63 jonick columns.

Return to Amman for lunch, then ascend to the Citadel for a spectacular view of the old city, including the 6,000-seat, 2nd-century Roman theatre. 
Overnight: InterContinental Amman Hotel (B,L,D)

Day +4: Amman | Madaba | Mount Nebo | Petra
After breakfast, explore the region's history at the Jordan Museum. Then, continue to the prosperous ecclesiastical center of Madaba, where some of the world's finest Byzantine mosaics were produced between the 4th and 7th centuries. Several church floor mosaics can be seen in their original locations, including Madaba's real masterpiece inside the Orthodox Church of Saint George. It features a 6th-century A.D. map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, which is the earliest religious map of that area to survive from antiquity. 

Afterward, travel to Mount Nebo, which overlooks the Dead Sea, Jordan's River Valley, Jericho, and the distant hills of Jerusalem. A small church was built on Mount Nebo in the 4th century to commemorate the end of Moses' life. The church was subsequently expanded in the 5th and 6th centuries into the present-day large basilica with its stunning collection of Byzantine mosaics.
Overnight: Mövenpick Resort Petra (B,L,D)

Day +5: Petra 
Spend the day inside the ancient city of Petra, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 and considered Jordan's most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. A major caravan city for merchants during the Hellenistic and Roman times, Petra is impressively carved from the surrounding red rock cliffs and is the site of on-going archaeological excavation missions.
Overnight: Mövenpick Resort Petra (B,L,D)

Day +6: Petra | Transfer to Amman | Flight to Cairo
After breakfast, drive to Amman to board the included flight to Cairo to join fellow travelers on the main program. (B,L)

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Pre-tour pace is limited. We recommend reserving early for best availability.

(Itinerary subject to change.)

Activity Level


Activities are generally not very strenuous, but there is a considerable amount of walking—on uneven surfaces such as gravel, sand, and stone—climbing stairways, and standing for long periods of time. Guests should be able to walk miles over uneven surfaces to be able to fully enjoy this program. Due to the nature of some structures, handrails may not be present, and facilities for people with disabilities are limited. Participation in itinerary activities is up to the individual.


InterContinental Amman Hotel

Situated at the top of one of Amman's seven hills, this five-star property provides modern amenities with a Middle Eastern touch. Bright, elegantly appointed rooms feature colorful décor and vibrant furnishings. 

Room Amenities: Individual climate control, writing desk, cable TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, safe, and en suite bathroom with sundries and hair dryer.

InterContinental Jordan Hotel exterior
InterContinental Jordan Hotel standard guest room
InterContinental Jordan Hotel lounge
InterContinental Jordan Hotel restaurant
InterContinental Jordan Hotel outdoor patio dining area with umbrella covered seating shown at night
InterContinental Jordan Hotel outdoor pool

Mövenpick Resort Petra

Conveniently located at the entrance to the city of Petra—one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world—Mövenpick Resort's five-star comforts welcome travelers with luxurious flair. During free time, unwind in the sauna or take in the unparalleled views from the rooftop terrace. 

Room Amenities: Individual climate control, writing desk, HDTV, phone, complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary minibar, coffee and tea maker, safe, bathrobes and slippers, and en suite bathroom with sundries and hair dryer.

Mövenpick Resort Petra exterior
Mövenpick Resort Petra standard guest room
Mövenpick Resort Petra interior atrium lounge
Mövenpick Resort Petra outdoor pool and chaise lounge seating
Mövenpick Resort Petra bar and lounge
Mövenpick Resort Petra rooftop dining area illuminated in the evening
(Accommodations subject to change.)

Pre-Tour Rate**

Double: $4,699
Single: $6,599

Pre-tour rate is per person based on double occupancy except where noted as Single, in U.S. dollars. Single availability limited. Internal airfare from Amman to Cairo is included. Airfare otherwise not included.

What's Included

  • 4 nights luxury accommodations
  • 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners
  • Admission to all sites listed in the 6-day itinerary
  • Touring by an English-speaking guide
  • Internal airfare from Amman to Cairo
  • All gratuities and porterage
  • Airport transfers for guests arriving during the suggested times