Arrival at Queen Alia Airport in Amman. Meet & assist by Ashtar Tours representative. After immigration, visa issuance and luggage pick-up step outside to the main hall and transfer to our hotel in Amman
Day 2 : Amman city tour - Jerash - Ajloun - Amman o/n
After breakfast start a visit of the capital of Jordan; Amman a city that has an interesting mix of ancient and modern ... Ammonites, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines and Moslems left their footprints layer upon layer in and around the city. We explore the Citadel including the National Archaeological Museum to see a collection of unusual archaeological finds in this museum reserved skulls and rhinoceros teeth that date back 200,000 years and overlook the Roman Theatre. Afterwards start a wonderful excursion north of Jordan among ancient Greco - Roman cities. Jordan was considered a very important crossing area, so all the ancient civilizations established settlements en-route. Later on these little settlements grew and became city states called Decapolis. Today we will have a great chance to walk through one of these cities. Jerash is known as one of the most well preserved Old Roman cities with impressive colonnaded streets, vaulted terrace and the ruins of two theatres. Later on, we proceed further north to Ajloun castle built by one of Saladin's Generals. Ajloun has a commanding view of the neighboring areas out towards the West Bank.
Day 3 : Amman - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Kerak - Petra o/n
Today after breakfast, we will have a spiritual tour. Today we will visit Madaba "The City of Mosaics" and the city of Christianity, with very impressive Greek Orthodox ruins and churches and Dozens of beautiful Mosaics. The Mosaic of the map that shows the Middle East is the most important and the most beautiful, it is located in St. George Church. After Madaba drive onwards to Mt. Nebo from where Moses overlooked the Holy Land; here we will have the chance to look through Moses’ eyes. Afterwards drive to visit one of the Jordanian handicraft shops, whereby guests will look over the shoulders of mosaic art workers creating unique and traditional styles with the Byzantine influence. Continue south to Kerak via the King’s Highway which was used by caravans hundreds of years ago. The other name is "Via Nova Trajan", which means the new road of Trajan, the great Roman emperor. You arrive at Kerak which is one of the three largest castles in the region, the other two being in Syria. Kerak is the capital city of the Kerak Governorate. As an ancient Crusader stronghold, it is situated on a hilltop about 1000 meters above sea level and is surrounded on three sides by a valley. Kerak has a view of the Dead Sea. A city of about 20,000 people has been built up around the castle, and includes buildings from the 19th century Ottoman period. The town is built on a triangular plateau. Overnight in Petra
Petra “the spectacular rose red city” the lost city in the middle of nowhere with its huge facades carved into the rocks that will take your breath away around each corner. It is a vast, unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabateans, an industrious Arab people who settled here more than 2000 years ago, turning it into an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked China, India and southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome. Petra has been featured in Hollywood blockbusters such as "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" and " The Mummy Returns". Beyond Al Khazneh you are surrounded on both sides by hundreds of Petra's curved and built structures, soaring temples, elaborate royal tombs, a curved Nabatean theater (seating 3,000 people), large and small houses, burial chambers, banquet halls, water channels and Reservoirs, bathes, monumental staircases, cultic installations, arched gates, public buildings and paved streets. After the visit transfer to Dead Sea for overnight