Sunday: Sheikh Hussein Bridge – Jerash – Amman
You will be collected from your hotel in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem, and drive to the Sheikh Hussein border crossing where you will enter Jordan. Drive to Jerash – one of the Cities of the Decapolis, located about 45 kilometers north of Amman in the fertile heights of Gilead. Visit the Roman city with colonnaded streets, the ancient theatre, the baths, the hill top temple, the triumphal arch and more. Then drive to Amman the Jordanian Capital for a city tour.
Monday: Amman – Petra
After breakfast travel south on the road to Wadi Musa. The final stretch of your journey to ancient Petra will be through the “Siq” (canyon), either on foot or on horseback. The city is known as the Red Rock City and was the ancient capital of the Nabateans between the 3rd century B.C. and the 2nd century A.D. Visit the carved monuments, such as the Great Treasury, El Kahazane, and then the field of the tombs, obelisks, and altar (Al Madhbah) from where you can view the entire red sandstone rock city. Then you will return to Wadi Musa, the modern Petra.
Overnight: Petra (B)
Tuesday: Petra – Madaba – Mt. Nebo – Jerusalem – Tel Aviv/Jerusalem
Drive to Madaba to see the ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land and the ruins of this historical site. Continue on to Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land. From this point, you can see the Jordan Valley, Jericho, the Dead Sea and Jerusalem. Then drive to the border and back into Israel and on to Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. (B)