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Middle East

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Middle East

8 Days - 7 Nights

Day 1

Arrival Cairo Airport / CairoArrival Cairo Airport, Meet & Assist upon arrival, Transfer to hotel in Cairo & Overnight

Day 2

Pyramids visit – Sharm Al Sheikh - St. Catherine O/NBreakfast, visit Pyramids, Transfer to Cairo Airport for flight to Sharm Al Sheikh, arrive Sharm Al Sheikh and transfer to St. Catharine ( 3hrs drive ) Dinner & overnight

Day 3

St. Catharine visit- Transfer to Taba border - Cross Eilat/ Taba – O/N JerusalemBreakfast, Climb the mountain & visit St. Catherine monastery ( 2hrs visit duration ) then we drive to Taba / Eilat border ( 2.5hrs drive ) , cross border and direct drive to Jerusalem ( 4.5hrs drive ) Dinner & Overnight Jerusalem

Day 4

Full day tour of Jerusalem- O/N JerusalemBreakfast, transfer to visit Al-Aqsa Mosque, Dom Of The Rock ( If Possible)Wailing Wall, Holy Sepulcher Church, Mt. Zion, Last Supper Room , Jaffa Gate, back to Jerusalem to hotel for dinner & overnight. JRS

Day 5

Cross Allenby - Baptism site – O/N Amman Breakfast, visit Mt. of Olives, Panoramic view of Old & New Jerusalem, Gethsemane, Church of All Nation’s, continue to Allenby Bridge & cross border, visit Baptism site, then drive to Amman Dinner & overnight Amman

Day 6

Breakfast – Jerash – Madaba – Nebo – O/N PetraAfter breakfast, drive north to the Greco-Roman Decapolis City of Jerash. 2000 years old, founded by Alexander the Great 322 B.C. There, we will visit the ruins of the Triumphal Arch, the Amphitheater, Churches, the Forum, the Hippodrome, and walk down the “Street of Columns” the Roman Cardo, passing through many sites of interest and pass by the Oval Market.

Drive south via Kings highway towards Petra, en route we visit the city of Madaba, An ancient Moabite Roman Byzantine Town, was the center of mosaics during Byzantine period . See a selection of the world famous Byzantine Mosaics , visit the well known Saint George's Church with the 6th Century Mosaic Map of the Holy Land. 10 minutes from Madaba is Mount Nebo. Moses Last Camp after the exodus. From top of the mountain he surveyed the Holy Land then died and buried here. Visit this 4th Century Memorial Church for Moses, one of the reputed sites of Moses' burial. Here we can visit the simple Franciscan chapel, which covers the remains of the original 4th century church and 6th century Basilica. Dinner & Overnight Petra

Day 7

Breakfast – Petra visit - O/N Dead SeaStart early in the morning the visit to the most spectacular site in the south of Jordan, the Rose-Red City of Petra. A Greek word means a Rock Rose Red City of the Nabatean. Entrance to Petra is after 400 m walk through a winding snake like Siq (canyon) for 20 minutes. The Siq is from 80-100 in height , on either side of the canyon are Rock-Cut Channels of water. In 560 B.C. the Nabatean moved into Petra. And in 332 B.C. with the Greek arrival, the Nabatean assimilated their culture Hellenistic, curving their temples and tombs with a Greek design. The Nabatean great Kingdome controlled the Caravan Trade of Frankincense, from southern Arabia to Petra, Damascus, Gaza and Egypt. While walking through the “siq”, one is dazzled by the spectacular view of the Treasury, the most famous site of Petra. Several hours will be spent walking through the canyon viewing the temples, tombs, and other places of interest.

Afternoon, we drive to Dead Sea Area, the lowest spot on earth at more 400 meters below sea level. Reach hotel, check in and free time for relaxing and enjoying the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea. Dinner & Overnight Dead Sea

Day 8

Free time Dead Sea – Departure, Breakfast, Free time in Dead Sea, Transfer to airport for departure flight

 

 

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