Excursions from the Dead Sea.
- Sightseeing tour to Amman and Jerash for the whole day.
In the morning, a fascinating excursion to Amman, the capital of Jordan, begins. You will see the ancient citadel, the Roman temple of Hercules, the Byzantine church, the palace of the Governor of the Ommayad era, the archaeological museum and the Roman amphitheater. After moving to Jerash – one of the best preserved Roman cities in the world. Sightseeing of the ancient city: three theaters, numerous colonnades, baths, temples, squares, fountains. The Hippodrome, the Arch of Adrigen, the Temple of Zeus, the Temple of Artemis deserve special attention. Return to the hotel.
- Full day excursion to Petra
Early in the morning begins an exciting excursion to the ancient city of the Nabateans – Petra, a real fairy tale of the Middle East. The unique city is located in the mountains, which, depending on the time of day, turn pink, dark red or purple. The El Khazne Palace, the Roman fortress of Urdru, the settlement of Beida, the Amphitheater carved out of stone, hundreds of majestic temples carved into the rocks, royal tombs, water channels and places of worship will not leave anyone indifferent and will be remembered for a lifetime. No wonder Petra is called the “eighth wonder of the world”! Return to the hotel.
- Excursion to the Holy places (Bethany, Madaba and Mount Nebo) for half a day.
The tour begins with a visit to the sacred place for all Christians of the world – Bethany on the Jordan River, where Jesus Christ was baptized. Then you will meet on your way the city of Madaba or the “city of mosaics”, as it is also called. Visit the Church of St. George and see the Byzantine mosaic map of the Middle East, the oldest known to date. After moving to Mount Nebo – the burial place of the prophet Moses. You will have a unique opportunity to admire the view of the Dead Sea, the Judean Mountains, the Jordan Valley.
- Excursion to Kerak – the fortress of the Crusaders for the whole day.
During this unforgettable excursion, you will see the famous, well-preserved castle from the time of the Crusades, erected by the knight Paisn at an altitude of more than three thousand meters above sea level. His past is dark. This is a real labyrinth of galleries, secret passages, towers. The knight Renaud de Chatillon ruled here, piracy on the entire coast of the Red Sea. He ruined countless lives, and was captured and beheaded by the great Arab commander Salah ad-Din.
Excursions from the Red Sea from Aqaba.
- Full day excursion to Petra
In the morning, an exciting excursion to the ancient city of the Nabataeans – Petra, a real fairy tale of the Middle East, begins. The unique city is located in the mountains, which, depending on the time of day, turn pink, dark red or purple. The El Khazne Palace, the Roman fortress of Urdru, the settlement of Beida, the Amphitheater carved out of stone, hundreds of majestic temples carved into the rocks, royal tombs, water channels and places of worship will not leave anyone indifferent and will be remembered for a lifetime. No wonder Petra is called the “eighth wonder of the world”! Return to the hotel.
- Full day tour to the Dead Sea
Early in the morning, an excursion to the Dead Sea begins – the lowest point on Earth (400 m below sea level). The Dead Sea is the saltiest lake in the world, the composition of its salts is unique. Relax on gently lapping waves, pamper yourself with a soothing massage at the finest Spa, or experience the world-famous healing properties of Dead Sea mud minerals. Return to the hotel.
- Excursion to Wadi Rum for half a day with a jeep safari.
During this unforgettable excursion you will see Wadi Rum – one of the most romantic places in the Arabian Desert, where slender mountain ranges dissolve in reddish sand. With its wind-carved cliffs rising from the pink and white sands, Wadi Rum resembles a lunar landscape. Stunning in its natural beauty, it is the quintessential desert romance. Wadi Rum has been inhabited since ancient times, and today a number of Bedouin tribes live on its territory. You can take a jeep ride or, if you prefer, a camel ride. You will also see the sunset, which makes an unforgettable impression.
- Excursion to the island of the Pharaohs with lunch
A boat trip to the Egyptian island of the Pharaohs provides an opportunity to directly come into contact with the life of the marine world and enjoy the diversity and colors of the underwater flora and fauna. During the walk, stops will be made in the most beautiful and coral-rich places. Tourists are given for rent masks, snorkels, flippers. Directly on the island you will have the opportunity to visit the ancient Egyptian castle. Lunch and drinks are offered during the walk. It is recommended to bring sun cream with you.
For excursions, you will need comfortable shoes and sports-type clothing (otherwise it will be difficult for you to climb the top row of the amphitheater in Jerash or take a horseback ride in Petra). Not all hotels can quickly iron clothes, and this service is not very cheap, so clothes made of wrinkle-resistant materials should be preferred.
Do not forget good sun glasses, medicines you need (in Jordan there can only be their analogues with unknown names), flash cards for your camera or camcorder.
Embassy of Jordan in Moscow:
Address: Mamonovsky per., 3. Metro: Tverskaya, Pushkinskaya.
Phone: (495) 299-43-44, Fax: (495) 299-43-54
Embassy of Russia in Jordan:
Address: Jordan, Amman, 3d circle, Zahran street.
Phone: (9626) 464-11-58, 464-12-29, 464-74-48 E-mail: Russjo@nets.com.jo