February Itinerary to Jordan: Jordan Travel Mart.  Review to Follow!

Feb. 15 Amman , Jordan

Feb. 16 Jerash / Ajloun 

Jerash, one of the most well preserved Roman Cities in the world, is close second to Petra on the list of favorite destinations in Jordan. The ancient city of Jerash boasts an unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6,500 years.

Ajloun, is the city where the Ajloun Castle (Qal'at Ar-Rabad) is located. It was built by one of Saladin's generals in 1184 AD to control the iron mines of Ajloun and to deter the Franks from invading the city.

Feb. 17  Bethany beyond the Jordan / Voluntourism Holy Land Institute for the Deaf

Bethany beyond the Jordan, where Jesus was baptized by his cousin, John the Baptist, in fulfillment of the Scriptures. In this simple wilderness, the heavens opened and the first recorded revelation of the Trinity occurred. There, Jesus began his public ministry – and Christianity was born.

Feb. 18 Amman City Tour / Mt. Nebo / Madaba / Kerak (Overnight in Petra)

Amman, the capital of Jordan, is a fascinating city of contrasts – a unique blend of old and new, ideally situated on a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley

Mount Nebo, where Moses viewed the Promised Land and is said to be buried, is the location of a basilica church that has one of the most magnificent mosaic floors in the world. From the platform in front of the church, visitors have an inspiring, breath-taking view across the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea to the rooftops of Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Madaba, “The City of Mosaics” – is where visitors can visit the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George that features a vivid sixth-century Byzantine mosaic map showing Jerusalem and other holy sites.

Kerak, is the location of the most impressive remains of Crusader forts and outposts. Kerak Castle, high atop a promontory, is a maze of stone-vaulted halls and endless passageways.

Feb. 19 Petra (Petra Kitchen & Overnight in Petra) 

Petra, is one of the great archaeological treasures in the world, undoubtedly; it is the most important famous attraction of Jordan. Much of Petra's appeal comes from its awesome, multicolored sandstone high mountains; it is a secluded site of steep rocky slopes, towering craggy mountain tops and high cliffs, into which most of the celebrated tombs, facades, theatres, and stairways of this Nabataean city are carved…Nature and architecture concur into conferring a mythical aura to the site.

Feb. 20 Little Petra / Wadi Rum (Overnight in Wadi Rum)

Wadi Rum is a stupendous, timeless place, virtually untouched by humanity and its destructive forces. There, it is the weather and winds that have carved the imposing, towering skyscrapers, so elegantly described by T.E. Lawrence as “vast, echoing and god-like”.

Feb. 21 Aqaba (Overnight in Aqaba)

Aqaba, Jordan’s splendid Red Sea resort is a fun place to visit. It is a microcosm of all the good things Jordan has to offer, including a fascinating history with some outstanding sites, excellent hotels and activities, superb visitor facilities, good shopping, and welcoming, friendly people, who enjoy nothing more than making sure their visitors have a good time.

Feb. 22-25 Dead Sea (Jordan Travel Mart)

Dead Sea, without doubt, is one of the world’s most exquisite place. At the lowest point on earth (over 1,312 ft. below sea level), this vast, stretch of water receives a number of incoming rivers, including the River Jordan. Once the waters reach the Dead Sea they are land-locked and have nowhere to go, so they evaporate, leaving behind a dense, rich, cocktail of salts and minerals that supply industry, agriculture and medicine with some of its finest products.

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