Sightseeing : King's Way Tour 5*

Sightseeing : King's Way Tour 5*

10 days / 9 nights

This trip allows you to discover the Jordanian heritage, from North to South, via the King's Way, which linked the three kingdoms (Ammonite, Moabite, Edomite) at the time of Moses. It will also make you discover magnificent and very diversified landscapes of the Dead Sea, the Red Sea, the Wadi Rum with its dunes and its rock formations, the valley of Dana and its natural reserve. Ahlan wa sahlan! (Welcome)


Day 1 : AMMAN
Upon arriving Queen Alia International Airport or at land borders, you will be received by our representatives. Transfer to your hotel and night in Amman.


Meals : -
Accommodation : Intercontinental Hotel 5* or similar



Departure to the east to visit the Desert Castles : Qasr Al Kharraneh, Qasr Amra and Qasr Al-Azraq, built by the Omayyad Caliphs of Damascus in the 8th century AD as hunting lodges. Wildly varied in architectural style. After lunch, we return to Amman. Visit of Amman Old Town with its Roman Theater and Citadel. The ancient and modern capital of Jordan was built on seven hills. From the top of the citadel, one of the highest hills, you have a splendid view of the old city. Visit of the Jordan Museum. Dinner in the city and night in Amman.


Meals : breakfast, dinner
Accommodation : Intercontinental Hotel 5* or similar

* Jordan Museum closed on Tuesdays



Departure to visit the splendidly preserved Greco-Roman city of Jarash. Jarash is one of the most important and best preserved Roman city of the Decapolis. It is also known as the Pompeii of the east. Drive through the pine forests and olive groves until the fortress of Ajloun, known as Qa'lat Al Rabaht. Overlooking the Jordan Valley it was built in 1184 by Izz Al-Din Usama, a general in the army of Saladin. The castle controlled traffic along the road connecting Damascus and Egypt. Drive to Um Qais. Historically known as Gadara, Um Qais is one of Jordan's most unique Greco-Roman Decapolis sites. Tucked away in the black basalt hillside, at a height of 378 meters above sea level, Um Qais offers an incomparable panoramic view over the northern Jordan valley, the Sea of Galilee (Lake Tiberius), the Yarmouk Gorge and the Golan Heights. On a clear day, snow topped Mount Hermon is visible. Drive to Amman. Dinner and night in Amman.


Meals : breakfast, dinner
Accommodation : Intercontinental Hotel 5* or similar



Breakfast at the hotel and departure in the morning for Madaba. Day dedicated to the King's Way, former route of incense. Arrival in Madaba, the "city of mosaics" known for its spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, is home to the famous mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land dating from the 6th century. With its two million pieces carved from very colorful local stones, this map represents the hills, valleys, towns and villages of the region as far as the Nile delta. Other mosaic masterpieces have been found in the Church of the Virgin and Apostles and in the Archaeological Park and Museum, depicting a whole profusion of flowers and plants, birds and fish, exotic animals, as well as scenes inspired by mythology or daily activities related to hunting, fishing and farming. There are hundreds of other mosaics dated between the 5th and 7th centuries, scattered throughout the churches and homes of Madaba. Visit of the Madaba mosaic school, the only school of its kind in the Middle East, it trains craftsmen in the art of making, repairing and restoring mosaics. Visit of Mount Nebo which offers a spectacular view of the Jordan Valley. Here you will find the memorial of Moses and the place from which he is said to have discovered the Holy Land. After the visit, we cross the Moujeb valley (Wadi Almoujeb) between Madaba and Kerak. Visit of the castle of Kerak built by the Crusaders in the 12th century. We will arrive in the evening with the sunset on the mountain of Petra. Dinner and night in Petra.


Meals : breakfast, dinner
Accommodation : Petra Mövenpick Resort 5* or similar




After breakfast, drive to Dana. Visit of the traditional village of Dana, the craft center and the museum of the nature reserve. Visit of Shobak castle. An isolated remnant of the former glory of the Crusaders, Shobak Castle is located less than 30km south of Dana. Drive to Little Petra (a miniature replica of the “Pink City” of Petra). Dinner and
night in Petra.


Meals: breakfast, dinner
Accommodation: Petra Mövenpick Resort 5* or similar



Day 6 : PETRA
Breakfast at the hotel. A whole day dedicated to visiting the “Pink City” of Petra, a unique place, built 2,600 years ago by the Nabataeans who carved monumental tombs, stairs, palaces and temples in the naturally red colored rock. Built at the outlet of the Wadi Mousa (the Siq) gorges, the city is one of the treasures of the Middle East. Visit of the site: the Treasure (the Khazneh), the theater, the royal tombs, the High Place of sacrifice, the lower town with its Roman theater carved into the rock, the Deir, ... Dinner and night at the hotel.


Meals : breakfast, dinner
Accommodation : Petra Mövenpick Resort 5* or similar



Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, transfer to the Wadi Rum desert. On your arrival in Wadi Rum, departure by 4x4 for the visit of Wadi Rum (3 hours). In the afternoon, enjoy 3 hours of walking to discover one of the magical places of Jordan and admire the magnificent colors of the dunes at sunset. It was in these fantastic landscapes that Lawrence of Arabia and his Bedouin allies repulsed the Turkish occupier. Wadi Rum is one of the most beautiful deserts in the world, it offers breathtaking and constantly changing views. You can admire the magnificent colors of the dunes at sunset. Dinner and overnight at the camp under the stars of Wadi Rum.


Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Aladdin Camp or similar



After breakfast, transfer to Aqaba (Red Sea). Free day on the Red Sea beach with optional diving. Dinner and night in Aqaba.


Optional activity : Diving or snorkeling. You leave at 11 am by boat on the Red Sea with a certified diving instructor who will introduce you to diving and the coral reefs around Aqaba. Lunch buffet on the boat. Return to Aqaba at 4 pm.

Supplement:     90 JOD / person for diving

                         50 JOD / person for snorkeling

                         Minimum 2 participants on the boat


Meals: breakfast
Accommodation: Aqaba Intercontinental Hotel 5* or similar



Breakfast at the hotel. Departure in the morning for the visit of Bethany, place of baptism of Christ, unique site in the world on the banks of the Jordan river, recently opened to tourists. Departure towards the Dead Sea, 442 meters below sea level. Austere, brutal, inundated by a blinding light, such are the landscapes of rocks which surround the blue fringed with white of the Dead Sea. The Greeks called it the “asphaltite lake”, the Muslims the “stinking lake”, the Hebrews the “sea of salt”, or even the “sea of law” alluding to the destruction “by sulfur and fire” of Sodom and Gomorrah, the two cities bordering the lake from which only Lot and his family could escape. Free time to swim and relax then return to Amman. Dinner at Tawaheen Al-Hawa restaurant, a restored old caravanserai that has become a meeting place for families. Night in Amman.


Meals: breakfast, dinner
Accommodation: Intercontinental Hotel 5* or similar



Day 10 : AMMAN
Transfer to the airport and departure.

Meals : breakfast
Accommodation : -



Why choosing this tour  :
• Flexibility and adaptation to your wishes
• Promotes contact with locals and the discovery of local culture
• Local English-speaking guide
• Group limited to 15 participants maximum
• Guaranteed departure from 5 people