AMMAN- DEAD SEA- PETRA 2 Days and 2 Nights
This is a two-day, two-night trip to Jordan, which will certainly prove to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The oriental character of Jordan, country of the Black Iris, will charm you the minute you set foot in this country. Your guide will welcome you at the airport and accompany you by bus to Madaba. The biblical city of Madaba is located 30 km south of Amman. It's most important site is the ancient Greek orthodox church of St. John, where you can see an interesting mosaic map of the Holy Land, which dates back to 560 AD. You proceed to the Nebo Mountain, where the Prophet Moses is said to be buried. There you can also admire the ruins of the 4-6th century church with its remarkable floor mosaics.
As you approach the Dead Sea, a New World with an amazing landscape will unfold before you. Glistening white salt crystals cover the barren, stony land. You will have the opportunity to swim in the Dead Sea. Plastic beach shoes are recommended, and bear in mind that the extremely salty water will sting the eyes. The Dead Sea's therapeutic properties and the medical remedies obtained from it are well known from the time of Herod the Great, over 2000 years ago. There will be time for you to buy some of the popular Dead Sea products. Back in Amman, you can walk around the town's shopping centre, relax in the luxury of your hotel, or perhaps visit with us the optional excursion to the ancient Greek City of Djerash, at an extra cost.
In the evening, dinner will be served at what we believe is the best restaurant in Amman, "Khan-Zaman". Here you will sample the most delicious specialities of Arabic cuisine. In the same building you can visit the handicraft workshops or just enjoy a local drink, coffee or "argyle" (humbly bubbly pipe) with live background music. The price of drinks is not included.
We start off straight after breakfast and lead you to the city of Petra, the precious pearl of Jordan. The amazing "pink" city evolved from the simple caves that housed the Bedouins, who came as refugees from the Arabian Peninsula some 2000 years ago. In time, the caves were developed into the magnificent city that Petra is today. On entering Petra nothing can prepare you for the sights to come. For a few dollars, you can ride a horse down to the entrance of the gorge for a walk of approximately 3 km. Comfortable clothes, walking shoes and a hat to protect you from the sun are strongly recommended. About midway, you will reach "the Treasury, or the El Khazneh, as it is known. Its size and beauty will amaze you. The sculpting technique of the entire city will leave you with wonderful memories to take back home.
Lunch is served at a restaurant in Petra (drinks are not included in the price).
The tour ends with the return journey to the Hotel.
Next morning we transfer you to Queen Alia airport to catch your flight back to Cyprus.