37. A WEEK IN JORDAN (AXW)

Visit the highlights of Jordan including magnificent Petra.
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Day 2 This morning we drive north to Jerash, known as Gerasa in ancient times. This was one of the ten wealthy, self-governing cities of the Decapolis during Roman times, and was famous throughout the Roman world for the luxury of its lifestyle. Buried for centuries under blown sand, Jerash is the only city of the Decapolis to have survived to any extent.

Day 2 This morning we drive north to Jerash, known as Gerasa in ancient times. This was one of the ten wealthy, self-governing cities of the Decapolis during Roman times, and was famous throughout the Roman world for the luxury of its lifestyle. Buried for centuries under blown sand, Jerash is the only city of the Decapolis to have survived to any extent.

To celebrate Exodus’ 40th birthday, we’re offering the chance to win a spectacular discount on your adventure. 40 lucky customers will win 40% off their trip, when entering the competition between Boxing Day (26/12/13) and our birthday – the 4th February.

To celebrate Exodus’ 40th birthday, we’re offering the chance to win a spectacular discount on your adventure. 40 lucky customers will win 40% off their trip, when entering the competition between Boxing Day (26/12/13) and our birthday – the 4th February.

To celebrate Exodus’ 40th birthday, we’re offering the chance to win a spectacular discount on your adventure. 40 lucky customers will win 40% off their trip, when entering the competition between Boxing Day (26/12/13) and our birthday – the 4th February.

To celebrate Exodus’ 40th birthday, we’re offering the chance to win a spectacular discount on your adventure. 40 lucky customers will win 40% off their trip, when entering the competition between Boxing Day (26/12/13) and our birthday – the 4th February.

Map of Exodus Travels Week in Jordan trip itinerary.

Map of Exodus Travels Week in Jordan trip itinerary.

Day 4 - 5 Two full days to explore Petra, the 'Rose-red city, half as old as time'. Petra was hidden for centuries until the Swiss explorer Burckhardt made his great discovery in 1812. It was founded by the Nabateans, an Arab tribe that arrived here in the sixth century BC. Building at Petra began in the third century BC and continued through the Roman period, financed by taxes levied on the desert caravans.

Day 4 - 5 Two full days to explore Petra, the 'Rose-red city, half as old as time'. Petra was hidden for centuries until the Swiss explorer Burckhardt made his great discovery in 1812. It was founded by the Nabateans, an Arab tribe that arrived here in the sixth century BC. Building at Petra began in the third century BC and continued through the Roman period, financed by taxes levied on the desert caravans.

Day 3 Today is a long driving day down the King's Highway which transports us up and down huge wadis. There are several stops of interest en route including Madaba, known as the city of the mosaics, Mt Nebo and Kerak, which is a magnificent fortified town. Further south we reach Jordan's premier historic site: Petra - one of the world's outstanding ancient cities.

Day 3 Today is a long driving day down the King's Highway which transports us up and down huge wadis. There are several stops of interest en route including Madaba, known as the city of the mosaics, Mt Nebo and Kerak, which is a magnificent fortified town. Further south we reach Jordan's premier historic site: Petra - one of the world's outstanding ancient cities.

Day 1 Fly to Amman; transfer to Amman hotel. The hotel is a 35 minute transfer from the airport.

Day 1 Fly to Amman; transfer to Amman hotel. The hotel is a 35 minute transfer from the airport.

Day 6 This morning we join the modern Desert Highway and make our way to Wadi Rum, a huge stretch of beautiful sand and rock desert. Night skies are spectacular here and we take a four-wheeled drive vehicle far into the desert for an exciting adventure. We camp here for the night after enjoying Bedouin hospitality and experience the desert at its best.

Day 6 This morning we join the modern Desert Highway and make our way to Wadi Rum, a huge stretch of beautiful sand and rock desert. Night skies are spectacular here and we take a four-wheeled drive vehicle far into the desert for an exciting adventure. We camp here for the night after enjoying Bedouin hospitality and experience the desert at its best.

Day 7 We wake amidst the dramatic desert scenery and then make our way on to Aqaba, Jordan's port and holiday resort, famous for beautiful coral reefs. We have free time to lounge on the beach, swim, or go snorkelling. Your leader will be able to advise you on which are the best private beaches to visit as the public beaches generally do not have as many facilities. There are several good restaurants in Aqaba for our evening meal together.

Day 7 We wake amidst the dramatic desert scenery and then make our way on to Aqaba, Jordan's port and holiday resort, famous for beautiful coral reefs. We have free time to lounge on the beach, swim, or go snorkelling. Your leader will be able to advise you on which are the best private beaches to visit as the public beaches generally do not have as many facilities. There are several good restaurants in Aqaba for our evening meal together.

Day 8 In the morning we travel back to Amman on the fast Desert Highway. In the afternoon you will be given a guided tour of Amman and then any additional time is free to explore the city or to just do some last minute shopping!

Day 8 In the morning we travel back to Amman on the fast Desert Highway. In the afternoon you will be given a guided tour of Amman and then any additional time is free to explore the city or to just do some last minute shopping!


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