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Jordan - 8 Days Educational, Heritage & Islamic Tour ( 16th Feb 2018 - 24th Feb 2018 )

Ends: February 16, 2018

Package Details

Tours will bring you and your family or friends to visit Ashabul Kahfi Cave, Treasury At Petra, Roman Forum, Mount Nebo, Dead Sea & Camp at Wadi Rum Desert.

8D Jordan: Educational, Heritage & Islamic Tour
16th February 2018 – 24th February 2018

This will be a Half Board Tour.

What does it mean by Half Board Tour?
Some meals are not provided. Example. On certain days breakfast and dinner is provided but lunch will be free and easy.

Fly with Qatar Airways
16 Feb 2018: SIN – AMM QR943 10:45hrs – 19:00hrs
24 Feb 2018: AMM – SIN QR401 20:15hrs – 14:55hrs(+1)


Day 1: Arrival (16th February 2018)

Upon arrival at Queen Alia International Airport, our local representative will welcome you. Assistance will be provided for visa arrangements at the airport before transfer to Geneva Hotel (4* hotel). You will then have dinner before your own free time to explore nearby surroundings.

Meals: Lunch inflight, Dinner


Day 2: Amman – Ashabul Kahfi – City Tour – Madrasah (17th February 2018)

After breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer for a full-day tour of Amman. First, we will visit The Seven Sleepers of the Cave or known as The Cave of the Ashabul Kahfi (mentioned in the Qur'an in Surah Al-Kahf (the Cave), it is located outside the village of Al-Raqim, 10km east of Amman. Persecuted by despotic rule of Trajan for monotheism, a group of pious youths took refuge in this cave. To preserve them, Allah put them to sleep and when they revived 300 years later (309 lunar years as inimitability mentioned in the Qur'an), they thought that they were only asleep for a day or two. Christianity was widespread by then, and when they were discovered, Allah put them to rest forever. At the cave, there still stands Byzantine and Roman ruins as well as a mosque, which fits exactly the descriptions in the Qur'an).

We will then take the Amman City Tour, which covers both the ancient and modern capital of Jordan, originally built on seven hills and on one of the highest hills – where you can have a splendid view of the old city. We will first visit the Amman Citadel (considered to be among the world's oldest continuously inhabited places, it is an important site because it has had a long history of occupation by many great civilizations. Most of the buildings still visible at the site are from the Roman, Byzantine, and Umayyad periods. The major buildings at the site are the Temple of Hercules, a Byzantine church, and the Umayyad Palace), the Roman Theater (originally built between 138 and 161 CE to accommodate around 5,000 spectators during the reign of the Roman Emperor Antonius Pius, it is still used to this day for hosing certain cultural events), it is also home to the fascinating Amman Folklore Museum and the Amman Museum of Popular Traditions. Both museums are located in a series of rooms behind the two ground level entrances, with one museum being directly across from the other.

Next will be the King Abdullah Mosque (completed in 1989 as a memorial by the late King Hussein to his grandfather, this blue-domed landmark can house up to 7000 worshippers, with a further 3000 in the courtyard. There is also a small women's section for 500 worshippers and a much smaller royal enclosure. The cavernous, octagonal prayer hall is capped by a magnificent blue dome 35m in diameter, decorated with Quranic inscriptions. This is the only mosque in Amman that openly welcomes non-Muslim visitors).

Finally, we will visit a typical Madrasah in Amman – to engage with students there and an opportunity for charity.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 3: Amman – Jerash – Ajloun – Orphanage Home (18th February 2018)

After breakfast, we will transfer to Jerash, a tour a tour through the colonnaded street, amphitheater, churches, temples and the vast Roman Forum (Jerash is the best preserved Roman City Gerasa, which is called Jerash today, and is also known as the city of a 1.000 pillars. The city's golden age comes under the Roman rule and the site is now generally acknowledged to be one of the best-preserved Roman provincial towns in the world. Hidden for centuries in sand before being excavated and restored over the past 70 years, Jerash revels a fine example of the grand, formal provincial urbanism that is found throughout the Middle East).

We will continue through pine forests and olive groves to visit the mighty Castle of Ajloun (the Castle is a major ancient monument within the Ajloun region. It was built by one of Saladin's generals in 1184 AD to control the local iron mines of Ajloun and to counter the progress of the Crusaders by dominating the three main routes leading to the Jordan Valley while protecting the communication routes between Jordan and Syria).

We will end the day by visiting a local Orphanage (we can have a sharing-session and another opportunity for charity), have dinner before returning to hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 4: Amman – Madaba – Mount Nebo – Kings Highway – Kerak – Petra (19th February 2018)

After breakfast, transfer south from Amman to Petra via Kings Highway. Along the way, we will visit the iconic Mount Nebo, Madaba and Kerak. Arrive in Petra late afternoon, check-in and free time.

Kings Highway: an ancient roadway that winds through mountain towns and around tiny villages. It has been the route of north–south trade and the scene of battles since prehistoric times. The Kings' Highway was first mentioned by name in Genesis 20:17, when Moses led the Exodus through southern Jordan.

Mount Nebo: the location thought to be where Moses was buried and considered as the most revered site in Jordan. When atop this mountain, one can see, as Moses did, the vast panorama that encompasses the Jordan River Valley, the Dead Sea, Jericho, and Jerusalem, often referred to the Holy Land. It remains a place of pilgrimage for early Christians and Mount Nebo's first church was built in the 14th century to mark the site of Moses' death.

Madaba: is one of the most memorable places in the Holy Land known as “The City of Mosaics.” Madaba offers many sites to explore. Amongst the chief attractions: the contemporary Greek Orthodox church of St. George. It has a wonderfully vivid, 6th century Byzantine mosaic map showing Jerusalem and other holy sites. With two million pieces of coloured stone and a full 25×5 meters in its original state – most of which can still be seen today – the map depicts hills and valleys, villages and towns, as far away as the Nile Delta.

We then proceed to Kerak (a city known for its Crusader castle, it has has a view of the Dead Sea - via Wadi Mujib and Kings' Highway, the world's oldest route used for commuting. It used to link ancient Bashan, Giliad, and Ammon in the north with Moab, Edom, Paran, and Midian in the south. Whether you approach Karak from the ancient Kings' Highway to the east or from the Dead Sea to the west, the striking silhouette of this fortified town and castle will instantly make you understand why the fates of kings and nations were decided here. An ancient Crusader stronghold, Kerak sits 900m above sea level and lies inside the walls of the old city. Kerak's reserved halls and passageways are located underground and can only be reached through a massive door. The city of Kerak was the ancient capital of Moab. During the Roman times, it was known as Characomba).

We arrive in Petra, check in, dinner and rest.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 5: Petra - full-day 6/8 hrs (20th February 2018)

After breakfast, we will take a full day tour of the unique "Rose-Red" city of Petra (built by the Arab Nabatean's who hewed their monumental tombs, palaces, temples and treasury from the desert rock's sandstone in its' natural hues of rose and gold. You will begin the trip by horseback riding for 700m (2,296 ft.) reaching the entrance of the impressive narrow gorge (Siq), leading to a marvelously and magical monument, where you get a glimpse of the Treasury. We then continue to the street of facades, the Royal Tombs, the Cardo, Temples, Churches, Museums there. From the 1st century BC, it was the capital of the Nabatean Empire settled by up to 20,000 nomadic Arabs, and a flourishing hub for the trade of silk, spices and incense until it was conquered by the Romans, then destroyed by a massive earthquake. By the 12th century, Petra was occupied by the Crusaders, then abandoned by all except the local Bedouins. It was a Swiss explorer, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, who disguised himself as a Bedouin to sneak into the enigmatic location in the 1800s and bring it to international prominence).

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 6: Petra – Little Petra – Wadi Rum (21st February 2018)

After breakfast, we will travel for 10mins to arrive at Al-Beidha, better known as Little Petra (you will enter the site through a narrow gorge called Siq al-Barid, the "cold Siq". Just before you reach the Siq entrance, there's a particularly striking facade on the right, with a strange, narrow passage for an interior. As you enter, you'll realize why this was dubbed Siq al-Barid (the “Cold Siq”): because almost no sun can reach inside to warm the place. It's only about 350m long, with alternating narrow and open sections, and differs from most areas of Petra, firstly in the density of carved houses, temples and triclinia – there are very few blank areas – and secondly in the endearingly quaint rock-cut stairs which lead off on all sides, turning it into a multi-storey alleyway that must once have hummed with life).

We will then transfer south to Wadi Rum (the largest and most magnificent of Jordan's desert, also known as the Valley of the Moon. Wadi Rum is Arabic for "Roman Valley", probably referring to Christian Byzantine monastic or ascetic communities in the area, for which they were also known as "monks of the desert", before the expansion of the Rashidun Caliphate. It was also made famous by the British officer T. E. Lawrence, who inspired the movie “Lawrence of Arabia”). We will take a jeep tour inside the desert by 4x4 SUV for 2 hours.

We will have dinner in the desert and overnight under Bedouin tents. InsyaAllah, we will perform Tahajjud and Fajr prayers together under the stars!

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 7: Wadi Rum – Dead Sea - Amman (22nd February 2018)

After admiring the sunrise over the horizon in the desert, we will have breakfast at camp, before transferring from Wadi Rum to the Dead Sea (the lowest spot on earth, 398m below sea level. You will have time for leisure or swimming if you like. Enjoy the bizarre but delightful experience of floating on the surface of buoyant waters, nine times saltier than regular seawater. The therapeutic water of the Dead Sea, combined with the valley's fertile land and warm climate, have attracted people to live, hunt and farm in the area since the Stone Age).

We will proceed to transfer to Amman for an overnight stay and free time.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 8: Departure (23rd February 2018)

After breakfast, you will have almost half the day to venture Amman on your own or do last minute shopping. After checkout, we will transfer to Queen Alia International Airport for our departure home back to Singapore, Alhamdulillah!

Meals: Breakfast

*itinerary may be subjected to small variation without notice

Interested in this travel package?

For inquiries and booking, please call +65 6702 6601 ( Alchemy of Travel Pte Ltd )
or email to info@alchemyoftravel.sg

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