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Specialized in:  Hikes, Treks, Jeep Safari, Horseback, Camel Trek, Climbs, Canoe, Camping, Classical Tours, Holy Land tours, Live With Nomads, Cultural Tours, Painting and photograph tours in:  Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Libya, Morocco, Oman and Iran

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We also arrange:

One day tour from Amman to Damascus,

Transfers from Jordan to Syria, as well from Syria to Lebanon

Hotel accommodation in Jordan, Syria and Lebanon

Short tours to Syria or to Jordan, Please contact us for further information

 
     
 

 

 

 
   
     
   
     
     
   
from petra to Palmyra tour:

highlights

Jordan: Amman - Petra - Jerash - Umm Qais - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Wadi Rum - Aqaba - Dead Sea.

Syria: Bosra - Damascus - Palmyra - Krak des Chevaliers - Latakia - Aleppo - St. Simeon's.

 

 

 

 

 

 

introduction

An in depth personal tour of Jordan and Syria. The first week follows the same itinerary as the Desert Kingdoms with visits to Jerash, Petra and Wadi Rum, while the second concentrates on the marvellous sights of Syria. You will discover Damascus, Palmyra, Krak des Chevaliers and the Mediterranean coastline.

Day by day tour itinerary:

Day 1: Amman.

On arrival transfer to your hotel and overnight.

Day 2: Amman.

Full day excursion visiting the historic sights of Amman and surrounding area. We visit the Roman Site of Jerash and then continue our tour to the amazing site of Umm Qais, founded by the Greeks with its Byzantine Basilica Terrace. (B)

Day 3: Amman - Petra.

Driving south, we join the Kings' Highway, one of the oldest roads in the world, to Mount Nebo, where we find the tomb of Moses. Continuing our journey we visit the small town of Madaba with the Christian church of St George, then climb to the rocky pinnacle of El Kerak Crusader Castle. From the top we are rewarded with spectacular views of the sweeping valleys. Continue to Petra. (B(

Day 4: Petra.

Full day guided tour of Petra, the "Rose Red City". Starting with the narrow siq (gorge), this sheer canyon is the formidable entrance to one of the world's most amazing archaeological wonders. If you like, you can take a ride on horseback through the Siq. We have two full days to explore this ancient Nabatean City, Treasury, Tombs, Theatre, Colour Caves and Monastery. (B)

Day 5: Petra.

Free day to continue exploring the wonders of Petra. (B)

Day 6: Petra - Wadi Rum - Aqaba.

Depart by jeep to Wadi Rum. Exploring the desert and its main sites, we discover not only history, but also the unique landscapes of Wadi Rum as we take 4WD vehicles through the desert surrounded by towering sandstone cliffs. Continue to Aqaba on the shores of the Red Sea. (B

Day 7: Aqaba.

A free day in Aqaba to relax, snorkel or enjoy a swim in the Red Sea. (B)

Day 8: Aqaba - Dead Sea - Amman.

Travel north to the Dead Sea, the lowest inhabited point on earth and surrounded by barren mountains. You might like to take a swim in the Dead Sea before finally travelling back to Jordan's capital Amman. (B)

Day 9: Amman - Damascus.

Driving north we cross the border into Syria. Visit the black basalt Roman Theatre at Bosra. Continue to Damascus. (B(

Day 10: Damascus.

City tour of Syria's capital, Damascus. (B(

Day 11: Damascus - Palmyra.

Drive to Palmyra and visit this enormous city, the stronghold of the great Arab Queen Zenobia. (B(

Day 12: Palmyra - Krak des Chevaliers - Latakia.

Early start with a scenic drive through the Syrian Desert

and fertile plains to Krak des Chevaliers. Drive through Tartus to Latakia on the Mediterranean where we stay overnight. (B(

Day 13: Latakia - Aleppo.

Drive North to Aleppo and on route visit Saladin's Castle. In the afternoon we have time to enjoy the site of Serjilla. Continue to Aleppo. (B(

Day 14: Aleppo.

Morning city tour. Visits include the Citadel, Souks, and Great Mosque in the heart of the old city. Afternoon free to explore and shop. (B(

Day 15: Aleppo - St Simeon's.

The highlight today is the excursion to St. Simeon's Monastery, located in a splendid rural setting. Overnight in Aleppo. (B(

Day 16: Aleppo - airport.

flight returning to home

group size

minimum pax: 2 persons

maximum pax: 49 persons


what is included?

15 nights accommodation. Good 3 and 4 star hotels.

 

 15 breakfasts.

 

Private vehicle, normally a small car for one or two people.

In Wadi Rum we use a 4WD vehicle.

 

Accompanied by an experienced English speaking local guides.

 

Your guide will look after you exclusively.

 

Local driver for your vehicle, exclusively for your tour

 

Sightseeing programme including all entrance fees

 

Private guided transfers to and from all airports 



tour in pictures

Palmyra

 

Damascus