The Frankincense Trail
5 Nights / 6 Days
Destination Covered : Amman, Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum
Tour Activities : Forts and Palaces, Castles, Monuments & Historical Places
Amman, Jerash and Petra Tour Overview
For centuries, Frankincense was the trading commodity that put Jordan on the map. The trail taken by millions before us one of beauty and history. Be it the beautiful, surreal Wadi Rum or the incredible Nabatean Petra, Jordan has something for everyone. Ensure that you spend time in the many well – furnished tented camps in the desert. It’s the only way to see Wadi Rum in the night and experiencing a golden-red sunset like never before in your life.
Or the Mt. Nebo, where Moses first saw the Promised Land and Madaba, home to a remarkable church housing the oldest known mosaic map of the Middle East. Jordan is the place where it all happened, Jesus baptism, Moses burial and so many more historically significant events!
Amman, Jerash and Petra Tour Itinerary
Arrive to Amman Airport, meet & assist by our airport representative through customs and formalities. Transfer to Amman Hotel for dinner and overnight.
You can also have a special experience at the St George wines.
The wines in Jordan go back many thousand years. It's believed that the wine served at the Last supper was Jordanian.
Omar Zumot is a pioneer who produces the finest wines of the region. The vineyards are in Madaba near the historical St George Church, ad is available for a classy tasting session.
Today the historical journey in Jordan starts with a dose of Roman in Jerash, the best-preserved example of Roman civilization. A part of the Decapolis has been called the Pompeii of the east for its unique state of preservation, featuring theatres, churches, temples of Zeus and Artemis, a Nymphaeum and colonnaded streets.
Here, you can experience the incredible Roman Army and Chariot Experience (Race). It's a re-enactment of the Roman army, gladiators and chariot racing performances in a Roman setting. It's a great spectacle to watch, and Caesar would have been proud!
After that, continue to Ajloun, the 12th Century Castle which was built by Saladin in his successful campaign to drive the Crusaders from Jordan in 1189 and is an outstanding example of Arab/Islamic military architecture
A man made wonder - Petra. Today the whole day is dedicated the incredible city of Petra, a city carved into the rose-red Sharah Mountains by the Nabateans and lost to Civilization until re-discovered by the Swiss Burkhardt.
Walk the Siq, a narrow and winding fissure between the cliffs, to reach the Treasury, the Roman Theater, the Courts, Qasr Bint Pharaoun, Temple of the Winged Lion and other monuments. It's a day to remember, even though Petra was forgotten for a while there!
A natural wonder, Wadi Rum. Start your day with Little Petra, walk through 8,000 year old excavated stone age village set in Beidah and Basta. Wander among the ruins of settlements of the biblical Edomites, to explore the sprawling remains of the Roman legionary fortress at Udruh. Continue to Wadi Rum; the desert and its awesome other planetary landscape. Be prepared to have your mind blown away!
It's time to see Dead Sea and soak up some nutrients today! Take the Araba road to visit Bethany, the site of John the Baptist's settlement. This is claimed to the place where Jesus was baptized.
Then continue till you reach the Dead Sea, located in the Jordan Rift Valley, about 422 meters below sea level. It needs no introduction, it's one of the world's saltiest bodies of water, so naturally doe not have any life.
It's time to transfer back to Amman and say good bye to the historical Jordan and fly back home.
More Details about Amman, Jerash and Petra Tour
- - Meet and assist upon arrival.
Accommodation in 4* hotels. - Transfers in a private A/C car for 2 pax with English speaking driver.
- Entrance fees to all sites mentioned above
- Entrance fees to Petra including the horse ride for 800 meters.
- 2-hour jeep tour at Wadi Rum.
- Permanent English speaking guide during sightseeing from day 2 – day 5.
- Porterages at the Airports.
- - Visa.
- Departure tax.
- Carriages at Petra.
- Petra by night.
- Tips to guide, driver, horse boy at Petra, and jeep driver at Wadi Rum.
- Drinks with meals.
- Tips & Portrages at hotels & to restaurants’ staff.
- Personal expenses and any other services not mentioned above.
- English guide upon arrival/departure.
- * 20% Advance Percentage of total booking amount
Cancellation & Refund Policy
- * Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.