Jordanien

 Jordanien-  ett land i linje med kulturens vagga.

Upplevelsen i Petra kan kombineras med Aqaba vid Röda Havet.

Day 1

Meet and assistance on arrival at Queen Alia international Airport, transfer to explore the capital and the largest city of Jordan. It is the country's political, cultural and commercial center and one of the well-known cities for thousands of years ago, which was called Rabbat Ammoun, here you will visit the Citadel, the Roman ruins, and the Roman theatre in the most active center of the city. Proceed to your hotel in Amman for Dinner & overnight.

Day (2): AMMAN - MADABA - MT. NEBO - KARAK - PETRA

Drive from Amman to the lovely city of Madaba, home of the most famous Byzantine mosaics. Visit the greatest and most significant of all the citys treasures, the wonderful mosaic map of ancient Palestine, which is located on the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. The 6th century AD map, hailed as the oldest in existence, was depicted for the benefit of the pilgrims on their way to the Holy Land, as it represented the surrounding regions as well. The River Nile, the Jordan River, Lake Tiberias and the Dead Sea are easily identified on this map, in addition to many cities such as Bethlehem, Gaza and Jerusalem. One can clearly make out the walls, towers, gates, streets and buildings of the Holy City of Jerusalem, especially the colonnaded main street or Cardo, and the domed Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

En route stop at Mount Nebo, which dates back to the time of the Prophet Moses, around the 12th century BC & is believed to be the site of the Prophets burial place and the point from where he viewed the Holy Land. On the top of the hill, housed beneath a protective structure built by the Franciscans, are the ruins of a beautiful small church, built by the early Christians in the 4th century AD. Inside, are the remains of mosaic floors with stunning designs that feature hunting and pastoral scenes. From a platform in front of the church, a visitor may see a bronze memorial of a snake on a cross which symbolizes the serpent lifted up by Moses in the desert, as well as the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Continue through the spectacular canyon of Wadi el Mujib to Kerak, where you will visit its imposing Crusader castle built in (AD 1142). Visitors will be amazed by the network of the dimly lit vaulted rooms and corridors, interconnected through heavy arches and doorways.

Then proceed to your hotel in Petra for dinner and overnight.

Day (3): PETRA VISIT - WADI RUM

Breakfast at the hotel. visit Petra; There is no visit of Jordan will be complete without having seen the capital of the ancient Nabatean kingdom, Petra. The long-lost city of Petra, carved entirely by man into the rose-red sandstone rocks, puts your imagination to the test. Its aMystic and glorious place, an eternal tribute to a lost civilization. Petra was the central meeting point of the Nabatean spice routes which originated from the Persian Gulf, Western Arabia and the Red Sea. About two thousand years ago Petra became the capital of the Nabatean Empire. The city was so renowned that one of its kings, Aretas IV, is even mentioned in the Bible. The natural richness of the mountainous area combines in a superb way with the refined culture and massive architecture of the Nabateans, who carved their theatre, temples, fa硤es, tombs, monasteries, houses roads entirely the rose-red sandstone rocks. No wonder UNESCO placed Petra on its World Heritage List one enters Petra by passing the Siq, a deep and narrow gorge, at the end of which all of a sudden dramatically appears the most famous monument in Petra: al-Khazneh or the Treasury. Maybe you will recognize it as the stage of the final sequence of the movie 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade'. But the Treasury is just the start. Walking and climbing in Petra hundreds of buildings carved in stone and eroded through the centuries into fabulous multi-colored walls will be revealed to you.

Drive to Wadi Rum for dinner & overnight at your camp.

Day (4): WADI RUM - DEAD SEA - AMMAN

After breakfast, explore Wadi Rum, uniquely shaped massive mountains rise vertically out of the pink desert sand, which separate one dark mass from another in magnificent desert scenery of strange breathtaking beauty, with towering cliffs of weathered stone. The faces of the sheer rock cliffs have been eroded by the wind into faces of men, animals and monsters.   Wadi Rum, the valley of the moon according to Lawrence of Arabia; here you will have the opportunity to experience of the Jeep tour 4x4 for 2 hours to explore the most spectacular sites of the area ending with a cup of tea made by Bedouins as a refreshing after your visit. Continue to the Dead Sea; the lowest point on earth its surface and shore s are 423 meters below sea level. You will have the Dead Sea possibility to swim in Dead Sea where you will experience a rare floating sensation while giving your skin a beauty treats.

Put yourself to sink into the waves of the sea treat without, have a massage or try out the healing properties of mineral mud on the skin. Proceed to Amman for check in hotel, dinner & overnight.

Day (5): AMMAN - QAIA

Unfortunately, all great things must come to end.

Transfer to Queen Alia International Airport. End of services.

Have a safe trip!

 Pris fr. 6.600 kr/pers i del av dubbelrum 4 stj hotell

 
 
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