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Local FlavorJordan’s location has long made this turf a prized possession. It has hosted numerous civilizations—Sumerian, Akkadian, Israelite, Babylonian, Assyrian, Mesopotamian, and Persian. For a time, it was even a part of Pharaonic Egypt. And it spawned the Nabataeans, who so thoughtfully left behind Petra, an unparalleled relic. Others from the west—Macedonians, Romans, Byzantines, and the British—also came and went. Come and see what they all left behind.
All Roads Lead to Jordan. Kingdom in the Heart of the Desert.
This is a 10-day sample itinerary. Remember
that R. Crusoe can create a Jordan itinerary of any length to meet your
Ready for a remarkable and quite unique history lesson? This is precisely what you can expect from a trip to Jordan, a kingdom that has hosted more than its share of visitors.
Now it is our turn.
Begin in Amman, where we rest up at the Four Seasons resort. Indulge in the amenities of this exceptional property, and shake whatever jetlag you might have. There are places to go, things to see.
We’re off on a guided tour of nearby Jerash, finest city of the Decapolis, a confederation of 10 Roman cities that called the shots in this part of the world during the third century A.D. Amazement awaits.
We take in some of the top spots in Jordan along our route. Follow the 5,000-year-old King’s Highway out of town to Madaba, the City of Mosaics. Our favorite specimen here is the sixth-century Madaba Map, which illustrates—in tiny tile fragments—the Holy Land between Lebanon and Egypt. A remarkable bit of history laid bare. Also along our route: Mount Nebo, where Moses died.
Petra, next, Jordan’s crown jewel and one very incredible place. Words simply cannot do this justice. Get acquainted with the Nabataeans, expert traders whose success explains this vast, secreted commercial hub along one of ancient Arabia’s busiest trading routes. Wear comfortable shoes; a guided walk along the old siq leads us through this glorious hideaway. Consider an optional walk up to the Monastery, a worthwhile trek. Before we leave the area, take a lesson in classic Jordanian cooking, with a feast to follow.
Follow T. E. Lawrence’s footsteps through Wadi Rum. Lawrence of Arabia based his operations here during the Arab Revolt of 1917. Think Peter O’Toole and extraordinary Hollywoodesque scenery (all of it real).
We wind up at the shores of the Dead Sea, where we check into a luxury resort. Learn a bit of the science behind the saltiest place on the planet. Indulge in mud baths, attempt to float sans inner tube. Take the time to frolic. Don’t you deserve that?
While we're there, consider an optional visit to Bethany, which many believe was the baptism site of Jesus on the River Jordan.
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