Journey of Faith & Culture: Jordan-Palestine | 8 Days / 7 Nights
Day 1: Hello Jordan- Amman
Arrival at Queen Alia International Airport where you meet our representatives to assist you with airport procedures. Then we set off to roam around the Islamic sites in the city of diversity, Amman. Our first stop will be at the magnificent blue domed King Abdullah Mosque. Afterwards, we head to another spectacular mosque that was constructed during Medieval period, the Umayyad mosque. Located at the highest point of the citadel of Amman, the Umayyad Mosque stands as an ancient architectural masterpiece. We proceed to Ahlul Kahf (7 sleepers cave) which is mentioned in the Holy Quran.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Amman.
Day 2: Trace the Ashes of ancient civilizations in Ajlun & Jerash
Once we have breakfast in the hotel, we drive to the Jordan valley to visit the tombs of Al Sahaba (Companion Shrines). Then we head to the historical Ajlun Castle that sets on a strategic position above a hill offering a breathtaking bird’s-eye views over the surrounding countryside. Next, we continue to a fascinating site to wander in the Roman ruins of Jerash. As you walk around the place and listen to the historical stories being told by a knowledgeable guide, you’ll feel the once great Roman city coming to life again.
Returning to Amman for dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Ramble in the endless passageways of Kerak.
Breakfast in the hotel then we depart to the significant city of Kerak. The fantastic Crusader stronghold, Kerak Castle, is the reason we are visiting this place. We’ll learn about the history of the castle and visit the Islamic Museum there. Later, we’ll visit the Sahaba Tombs in the area. Before we head to our next station, we must try the most beloved Jordanian food, “Mansaf”.
Continue to Petra, overnight at the hotel there.
Day 4: Explore the treasure of Jordan – Al-Petra
We leave the hotel after breakfast to spend a full day in a city that almost defies superlatives, a world wonder, and one of the greatest tourist attractions. AL PETRA, the red jewel in Jordan’s crown, is a ancient spectacular city carved inside a mountain. We’ll learn a brief history of the place and marvel at its thrilling beauty.
Drive to the dead sea, overnight there.
Day 5: Pamper yourself at the Dead Sea - Welcome to The Holy Land (Palestine)
After breakfast, put on some sunblock and grab a hat! We are off to have some good time 400 meters below sea level in one of the greatest geographical wonders. The dead sea, known for breathtaking natural beauty and proved healing qualities, is one of the world’s prominent tourism destination. You can Sunbath at its shores, float on the salty water and you mustn’t skip the black mud body scrubbing to get smooth and clean skin. Then buy some luxury 'Dead Sea' beauty products and salt scrubs before we head to our next destination.
Check out from Jordan - King Hussein /Allenby Bridge
Arrival at King Hussein /Allenby Bridge and direct transfer to the heart of the holy land, Jerusalem. Then you enjoy dinner and overnight there.
Day 6: Pray and Roam in Jerusalem
After breakfast, we enter the old city of Jerusalem ,the ancient melting pot of religions and culture, through one of the seven gates. We walk in the old and narrow alleys which lead to the Haram al-Sharif where we find Al Aqsa Mosque, Dome of Rock, and Dome of the Chain. After praying and enjoying the outstanding architecture of the Islamic buildings, we head to the old marketplace (the Suq) to trace history and experience the sounds, scents, and taste of the real Jerusalem.
In the afternoon, we continue our spiritual tour to Mosque of Omar and pass by the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Then we end the day with a breath-taking panoramic view of Jerusalem from the top of Mount of Olives.
Dinner and Overnight at the hotel in Jerusalem.
Day 7: Explore the Holy Bethlehem & Hebron
After breakfast, we set out to Bethlehem, the locus of holy and historical sites. We first stop at one of the city’s top attractions, the birthplace of Jesus Christ, Church of the Nativity. Then we pray at the Mosque of Omar before we head to the old market which envelopes history and handcrafts that make perfect gifts For your friends and family back home. Bethlehem continues to amaze us once we arrive at the marvelous Burak Suleiman (the Pools of Solomon) and the picturesque village of Al-Khadr. The journey continues to Hebron to pray at the Ibrahimi Mosque where Ibrahim and his family are buried, as well as viewing the Oak of Mamre. If we’re lucky, we’ll have enough time to see the manufacture of glass and ceramics using traditional methods at Hebron Glass & Ceramics Factory and buy some beautiful, timeless glass pieces.
returning to Jerusalem, traditional Dinner and Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Unravel history in Jericho
To make the last day in the holy land memorable, we’ll head off after breakfast to a city older than history itself. The ancient city of Jericho is filled with religious, archeological, and natural treasures. Upon arrival to Jericho, we’ll stop by An Nabi Musa, a former caravanserai where Muslim travelers could rest for the night as they traveled to Mecca for the Hajj. Then we’ll trace the ashes of the Umayyad dynasty, and view the "tree of life" mosaic in Hisham's Palace. Afterwards, the trip continues to see the charming views of Wadi Al Qilt. Then history captures us in the main landmark of that valley, the Monastery of St George, Deir al Qilt, which is carved out of the rock and clings to the canyon walls impressively.
After that, we end the journey at King Hussein /Allenby bridge, bidding you farewell and hoping that you are leaving with more than just souvenir.
- The sequence of the schedule may change according to the arrival time and point of entry
- All prayers will be performed on time in the different mosques and sites visited