Jordan Sightseeing

Amman Sightseeing
Classic Jordan Dinner Package
After the days sightseeing, enjoy dinner at your hotels in Amman, Petra and the Dead Sea. All four-course buffet dinners include an appetizer, main course, seasonal salad, and dessert. Pre-purchasing these four dinners is both a convenience and a way to lock in the price for your meals regardless of currency fluctuations. (Drinks not included).
Half Day Amman
Start your Amman sightseeing with a visit to Amman Citadel, located over 400 feet above the city center. Next, view the ruins of Hercules Temple just south of the castle. On to Umayyad Palace where you’ll visit a comprehensive archaeological museum that displays artifacts from Jordan dating back to prehistoric times through the 15th century. The adventure continues while exploring the Roman Amphitheater, considered one of the largest in the Middle East. Its construction dates back to the beginning of the second Century AD. End with a walk in Amman’s downtown markets and city center before heading back to the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
Half Day Jerash
Travel north to the ancient Roman ruins of Jerash, nestled in a valley among the mountains of Gilead. The ruins are one of the largest and best-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world outside Italy. Here, see what remains of the city which was conquered by General Pompey in 63 B.C. and became part of the Decapolis League, considered to be the ten greatest cities in the Roman Empire. Wander through the colonnaded streets, temples, baths, theaters, plazas, all encompassed within the remaining city walls, Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
Dead Sea Sightseeing
Excursion to Jordan Valley
Head to the village of Iraq al-Amir, nestled amidst rolling hills and valleys, set in the Wadi Al-Seer area. Embark on a tour of Iraq Al-Amir, offering several unique cultural attractions. View the elaborate medieval dovecote carved out of the rock, and a mysterious Byzantine cave church. Continue to the striking palace of Qasr Al-Abd (Castle of the Slave), one of the few Hellenistic sites in Jordan and "Caves of The Prince". Afterward, visit the Handicraft Village run by women from the community and learn about the Iraq Al-Amir Women’s Cooperative Society, established over 20 years ago. Participate in a cooking class given by the women and savor your delicious creations for lunch. Approximate tour duration is 6 hours.
Half Day Bethany
This morning, travel to the religious site of Bethany to explore first-hand the foundations of Christianity. The site of John the Baptists settlement at Bethany where Jesus was baptized has long been known from the Bible and from Byzantine and medieval texts. The site has now been identified on the east bank of the Jordan River in Jordan, only 15 minutes by car from the Dead Sea Hotel. The Bethany area site formed part of the early Christian pilgrimage route between Jerusalem, the Jordan River, and Mount Nebo. This area is also associated with the biblical account of how the Prophet Elijah (Mar Elias in Arabic) ascended to heaven in a whirlwind on a chariot of fire. This is not to be confused with the village of Bethany near Jerusalem, where the Bible says Lazarus was raised from the dead. After the tour transfer back to your hotel
Petra Sightseeing
Full Day Petra Tour
A full day touring Petra, the Rose Red City of the 1st Century Nabateans, A walk or horse-ride through the 1 mile Siq (an immense crack in the sandstone mountains), you arrive at Petra&#146s most impressive site. the Treasury. Carved out of solid rock on the side of the mountain, surrounded on both sides by hundreds of Petra&#146s carved structures, soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, roman theatre and burial chambers. For those young at heart, a climb will take them to the Monastery above the mountains, with a wonderful view over Wadi Araba.
Half Day Petra
Today, you explore hidden Petra, the Rose Red city, hand sculpted from a mountain range by the Nabateans in the 3rd century BC. Begin your walk, (or ride) at the imposing Siq a winding canyon road. At the end, you’ll gaze in total amazement at Petra’s most extraordinary monument - the towering Treasury building, rising over 140 feet. Beyond, discover soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, a theatre, burial champers and water channels – all remnants of a once great Nabatean culture. Today, Petra is both a Jordanian national treasure and a UNESCO World Heritage Sit. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
Wadi Rum Jeep Safari
This afternoon, discover Wadi Rum by Jeep Safari in a 4x4 vehicle. Explore this surreal desert terrain of ancient river beds, wind-sculpted mountains vast colored vistas and pastel colored sands. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, often described as the "Valley of the Moon", served as inspiration (and site of the filming) for T.E. Lawrence’s novel, Lawrence of Arabia. Stop in an authentic Bedouin tent in the midst of the desert, for some delicious Bedouin tea. Here, chance to Interact with the Bedouins and learn about desert plants that they use to make food, medicine and even tools. Afterward, marvel at the breathtaking sunset over Wadi Rum, in the middle of the desert, before returning to Petra, Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.