Hijazi Travel is pleased to take you on an unforgettable tour in Jordan where you will experience the history carved into the rocks of Petra and enjoy the mystery and silence of Wadi Rum. At Mount Nebo, you will see the panoramic view that Moses had of the Holy Land and Jerusalem. In addition, you will tour the Hashemite Kingdom, including the capital city of Amman, the famous mosaics of Madaba, and the crusaders castle of Karak.
- First Day: After we cross the King Hussein (Allenby) Bridge, the bus will take us to Mount Nebo and Madaba. Madaba is located 30 kilometers southwest of Amman. It has a very long history stretching from the Neolithic period. The town of Madaba was once a Moabite border city. Madaba dates to the Middle Bronze Age. During its rule by the Roman and Byzantine Empires (2nd-7th century AD), the city formed part of the Provincia Arabia set up by the Roman Emperor Trajan to replace the Nabataean kingdom of Petra. During the rule of the Islamic Umayyad Caliphate, it was part of the southern Jund Filastin. The first witness of a Christian community in the city, with its own bishop, Madaba is found in the Acts of the Council of Chalcedon in 451, wherein Constantine, Metropolitan Archbishop of Bostra (the provincial capital) signed on behalf of Gaiano, “Bishop of the Medabeni.” The resettlement of the city runs by 90 Arab Christian families from Karak, in the south, led by two Italian priests from the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem in 1880, saw the start of archaeological research. Overnight in Madaba
- Second Day: Karak to Wadi Rum through the King’s Road. Karak is a city in Jordan known for its Crusader castle, the Kerak Castle. The castle is one of the three largest castles in the region, the other two being in Syria. Karak is the capital city of the Karak Governorate. It lies 140 kilometers (87 mi) to the south of Amman on the ancient King’s Highway. Situated on a hilltop about 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) above sea level and surrounded on three sides by a valley, Karak has a view of the Dead Sea. A city of about 20,000 people has been built up around the castle and it has buildings from the 19th-century Ottoman period. The town is built on a triangular plateau, with the castle at its narrow southern tip. For more information, please click here Arrival to Wadi Rum for sun set and dinner in the Bedouin Camp with Bedouin music. Overnight in tents in the Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum.
- Third Day: Sun rise and breakfast in the Bedouin camp will drive for 2 hours in the desert in 4×4 cars to visit Wadi Rum. Wadi Rum (Arabic: وادي رم) also known as The Valley of the Moon (Arabic: وادي القمر) is a valley cut into the sandstone and granite rock in southern Jordan 60 km (37 mi) to the east of Aqaba; it is the largest wadi in Jordan. The name Rum most likely comes from an Aramaic root meaning ‘high’ or ‘elevated’. To reflect its proper Arabic pronunciation, archaeologists transcribe it as Wadi Ramm. For more information, please click here . Dinner and overnight in Petra.
- Day Four: Petra the Rose Red City The city of Petra, capital of the Nabataean Arabs, is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. Petra, the world wonder, is undoubtedly Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. Visited by tourists from around the world, it is not known precisely when Petra was built, but the city began to prosper as the capital of the Nabataean Empire from the 1st century BC, growing rich through trade in frankincense, myrrh, and spices. For more information please click here. At the end of the tour, leave to Amman/airport.