Islamic Jordan and the Holy Lands

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Islamic Jordan and the Holy Lands


Day 1: Amman - Petra

Following Meet & Assist at Queen Alia International Airport, you will drive down the Desert Highway directly to Petra. With your English speaking guide, walk through the 1.2km long Siq (chasm) to reach the rose-red city of Petra, passing the remains of Nabataean shrines, water channels, wall carvings and some of the original paving stones. See the magnificent Treasury as you exit the Siq, explore the Street of Facades, the Theatre, Royal Tombs, Colonnaded Street, Byzantine Church, Winged Lion's Temple, Qasr al Bint, and the Petra Museum where your guided tour will end. Climb to the Monastery and/or High Place of Sacrifice on your own. Return to your hotel via the Siq. Overnight: Petra.


Day 2: Petra - Al-Karak - Lot's Wife Pillar - Dead Sea (view) - Jericho - Nabi Mousa - Jerusalem

Travel the Kings' Highway to al-Karak and the Tombs of the Martyrs of Mu'tah. The most significant and fiercest battle fought during Prophet Mohammad's (PBUH) lifetime was the Battle of Mutah (629 AD). It took the lives of his closest companions, martyred fighting against a combined Byzantine/Ghassanid army. In the town of Al Mazar Al Janubi, close to Karak, are the tombs of the venerable companions Zaid bin Harithah, Ja'far bin Abi Talib, and Abdullah bin Ruwahah which we will visit. Descend the scenic, winding road to the Rift Valley to visit Lot's Wife Pillar before driving beside the Dead Sea to reach the King Hussein/Allenby Bridge border crossing. Once you have cleared Immigration, cross into the Holy Lands to continue your journey to Jericho - maybe the oldest continuously occupied city in the world - before driving to Nabi Mousa and Jerusalem. Overnight: Jerusalem.


Day 3: Full day Walking Tour of Jerusalem

Visit the Dome of the Rock (Qubat Al-Sakhra) and Al-Aqsa Mosque (Masjed Al-Aqsa). Then to the Holy Sepulchre (Kanisat Alqiamah) and view the Wailing wall (Haet Al-Burq). From there it is a short distance to the old markets of Jerusalem (Souq al Qataneen and al Atareen). Overnight: Jerusalem


Day 4: Bethlehem - Hebron - Nabi Youns

Drive to Mt. of Olives, visit Salman al farsi and Raba'a al adwiah, then travel to Bethlehem visiting the Nativity Church (Kanisat Al-Mahd) and Omar Mosque. Stop at Solomon's Pools (Birak Suleiman) before driving to Hebron (Al- Khalil) visiting Al-Haram Al-Ibrahimi (Ibrahim +Ishaq+Yaqoub+Sara (( PBUH )) and the old city. Visit Nabi Youns before returning to Jerusalem. Overnight: Jerusalem


Day 5: Jerusalem - Border Crossing - Mt Nebo - 7 Sleepers - City Tour - Mosque - Abdul Rahman bin Auf

An early departure from Jerusalem, head back to the border crossing to re-enter Jordan. Visit Mt Nebo where Prophet Moses was allowed to glimpse the Promised Land prior to dying. Drive to Amman to visit the tomb of the venerable companion Abdul Rahman bin Auf. Continue on to the Cave of the 7 Sleepers (Ashab al Kahf) which is mentioned in a Sura in the Holy Qur'an. To finish the day, take a City Tour of Amman including a stop at the King Abdullah Mosque to pray before proceeding to your hotel. Overnight: Amman


Day 6: Amman Departure

After breakfast and check-out you will be transferred to Queen Alia International Airport for departure flight.


Amman Larsa Hotel

Larsa Hotel – Amman

Location: 12km from centre of Amman.
Close to: Al Baraka Mall & King Abdullah Mosque

Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Fitness Centre, Sauna, Computer Station, Outdoor Pool



Amman Rum Hotel

Rum Hotel

Location: Amman Al Swefieh Ali Nasouh Al Taher Street, Bul. No 60
Close to:AlWakalat St.
Facilities: Al Sayran restaurant, Meeting Room, VIP Lounge, deli cafe



Amman Imperial Palace

Imperial Palace Hotel

Location: 4th Circle

Close to:Embassies

Facilities: 24 hour Room Service, Restaurant, Sauna, Jacuzzi and Outdoor Pool, High Speed WiFi.



Amman Geneva Hotel

Geneva Hotel

Location: West Amman on road to Airport

Close to: Shopping, business districts

Facilities: 3 restaurants, 24 hour Room Service, 24 hour Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing, High Speed Internet, Currency Exchange



Amman Grand Hyatt

Grand Hyatt

Location: 2km from city centre

Close to: The Citadel, Roman Theatre and shopping centers

Facilities: High Speed Internet, 24 hour Room Service, Babysitting, Currency Exchange, ATM machine



Amman Le Meridien

Le Meridien

Location: Shmeisani commercial business and diplomatic district

Close to: The Citadel, Roman Theatre and shopping centers

Facilities: Free In-room WiFi, Health Club and Spa, 7 Restaurants, Bar



Amman Landmark Hotel

Landmark Hotel

Location: Central Amman

Close to: within walking distanced of the old city area

Facilities: 6 Restaurants, 24 Hour Room Service, Fitness & Wellness Centre, Tennis Court, Gift Shop, High Speed Internet throughout hotel, Same-day Laundry & Dry-Cleaning, Baby Sitting Services, ATM Machine



Petra La Maison

La Maison Hotel

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra) – Tourism Street

Close to: very close to the visitors center

Facilities: Restaurant, gift shop, Free Wi-Fi, Massage, Bar



Petra Amra Palace

Amra Palace Hotel

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra)

Close to: Souk, 1km from Petra Archaeological Park,

Facilities: Restaurant, Summer Roof-top Dining, Indoor Heated Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Turkish Bath, 24 Hour Room Service, Internet Access, Currency Exchange, Coffee Shop, Gift Shop, Same day Laundry & Dry Cleaning



Petra Seven Wonders

Seven Wonders

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra)

Close to: Souk, 1km from Petra Archaeological Park.

Facilities: Internet Access in Rooms, Restaurant, Rooftop Pool and Covered Terrace, Gift Shop, Laundry & Dry Cleaning Service



Petra Moon Hotel

Petra Moon Hotel

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra)

Close to:100m from Petra Archaeological Park, 100m from Restaurants

Facilities: Restaurant, High Speed Internet WiFi, Rooftop Terrace and Swimming Pool (April-November)



Petra Guest House

Petra Guest House

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra)

Close to:At the entrance gate to Petra Archaeological Park, 200m from Restaurants

Facilities: Lobby Lounge, Restaurant, Bar, 24 Hour Room Service



Petra Movenpick

Movenpick Resort Petra

Location: Wadi Musa (Petra)

Close to: at entrance to Petra Archaeological Park, local Restaurants

Facilities: Outdoor Pool, 7 Restaurants, Fitness & Wellness Centre, Free WiFi, Free Mini-bar



Petra Mariott

Marriott Hotel

Location: Above Petra Valley
Close to: 10-15 minute drive from entrance to Petra Archaeological Park
Facilities: Currency Exchange, Bookstore, Gift Shop, Laundry & Dry Cleaning, Newspapers, 24 Hour Room Service, 2 Restaurants, Bar