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We visited Jordan in May 2011

This was our itinerary:

May 19…Depart Iran 6:05am…arrive Doha 6:30am

May 19…Depart Doha 1pm……arrive Amman Jordan 3:45pm…

Transfer to Canyon Boutique hotel and settle in.

Overnight Canyon Boutique Hotel

May 20…After breakfast picked up for our tour of Um Qais, a city

rich in basalt ruins overlooking the Jordan valley, Golan Heights,

and Lake Tiberius (Sea of Galilee). Onto the village of Ajlun with

it’s fortress and magnificent view into the Jordan valley.

Next we drive to Jerash, one of the best preserved Greco-Roman

cities in the middle east. Return to Amman.

Overnight Canyon Boutique hotel

May 21…After breakfast a city tour of Amman visiting the citadel,

the Roman theater, and the Umayyad Palace. 1 hour drive to the Dead Sea,

    the lowest point on the surface of the earth for a swim in it’s warm

salty waters. Free time.

Overnight Dead Sea Holiday Inn hotel…pool

May 22…After breakfast we head south through the Kings Way, an

ancient route that still has marks left from traders, armies, and pilgrims

who crossed it centuries ago. A visit to the Christian town of Madaba

The City of Mosaics” and a detour to Mount Nebo, the site of an

endearing monastery. On to Kerak castle through Wadi Mujib, a deep

valley holding one of Jordan’s most breathtaking views. A visit to

the castle with it’s diverse history dating from the Byzantine to the

Mamluk period. Onto Petra.

Overnight Petra Crown Plaza hotel…pool

May 23…After breakfast we start our visit of this ancient Nabatean capital

on horseback, (a horse ride of 800 meters each way), followed by a walk

through the Siq, a long narrow fissure between two overhanging cliffs.

Gradually the mysteries of this Red Rose City unfolds.

An optional night walk through Petra.

Overnight Petra Crown Plaza hotel

May 24…After breakfast a second entry to visit Petra. Optional evening

cooking class.

Overnight Petra Crown Plaza hotel

May 25…After breakfast we travel to Beida, also known as “Little Petra” the

place where the Nabateans used to entertain their guests. We continue

south to the enchanting desert of Wadi Rum. A 3 hour jeep tour through

Jordan’s largest desert with the most spectacular desert landscapes in

the world. This is Lawrence of Arabia country. We enjoy a cup of traditional

Bedouin tea and watch the sunset.

Transfer to the campsite inside the desert. You will be served a traditional

Bedouin dinner and spend the night in the tented desert camp.

May 26…After breakfast we drive back to Amman via the desert highway.

Overnight Canyon Boutique hotel

May 27…Free morning for walking and shopping in the old town area of the city.

After lunch we are transferred to the airport for our 4:45 pm flight back

to Doha.

Overnight Doha

May 28…Early transfer to the airport for our 7:10am flight to Cape Town

arriving at 5:40pm