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TURKEY AND JORDAN ITINERARY

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Day 1

Depart Toronto for overnight flight to Istanbul.

Day 2

Amman - arrival in evening to Amman transfer to hotel. Amman is a modern city with an ancient history; the Philadelphia of Roman times, the city spreads over seven hills and is the starting point for your exploration of this desert kingdom.

Overnight at hotel in Amman (Breakfast included).

Day 3

Jerash & Amman - This morning we head to Jerash with a history stretching back at least 2,300 years, Jerash is one of the finest examples of a provincial Roman town anywhere in the world. As one of the league of ten cities known as the Decapolis, Jerash (otherwise known as Gerasa) grew in importance until, in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD, it was home to more than 25,000 people. We will also visit the Roman Theatre in Amman and Citadel Ruins if time permits.

Evening traditional dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight at hotel in Amman (Breakfast and Dinner included).

Day 4

Madaba, Mt Nebo, Shobak Palace - This morning we drive to Madaba, famous for its 6th century mosaics, set in the ground like giant jigsaws. Just beyond is another biblical site, Mount Nebo, which overlooks the Jordan Valley. The Bible tells us this is the final resting-place of Moses; from here he looked out onto the Promised Land. We will visit Shobak Palace and Little Petra a great introduction to what awaits us in Petra, as we make our way to the city of Petra.

Overnight at hotel in Petra (Breakfast and Dinner included).

Day 5

Petra - Today we make our way to the fabled site, following the same path as Burckhardt, which funnels you through the banded rock walls that tower above. At the end of the kilometre-long path, we are rewarded by a glimpse of the most beautiful building of all - the Khazneh or Treasury - so called because the Bedouin believed that the urn crowning the edifice held a cache of gold and jewels.

Although it is a tiring walk up the 900 steps, it is well worth making the ascent up the rocky path, which leads to the Monastery, a vast structure rivalling even the Treasury and boasting fantastic views stretching out over the valley below.

Overnight Hotel Petra (Breakfast and Dinner included).

Day 6

Petra - Today we will have a free day to relax in Petra and explore the area. Enjoy the pool or Turkish bath at the hotel. If you didn’t get enough exploring done in Petra you will have time to do so today (entrance fee optional).

Overnight at hotel in Petra (Breakfast and Dinner included).

Day 7

Wadi Rum - This morning, we head south to Wadi Rum, taking the Desert Highway through some incredible scenery. During our trip today you may see the black ‘beit ash shar’ tents of the hardy Bedouin who still wander throughout the Middle East as they have for centuries.

We camp at the edge of the Wadi Rum protected area, with a backdrop of high mountains and sand dunes and in true desert fashion you sleep in a traditional Bedouin tent or under the stars. As the sun sets on the rocky outcrops, an astonishing transformation takes place - the sandstone changes hue, passing through a spectrum of yellow, gold, orange, red and finally purple, as the shadows lengthen and the stars come out - the skies are clear and stars stand out brightly. The Milky Way, satellites and shooting stars can be clearly seen - the perfect opportunity for star gazing.

Bedouin-style camp - 1 night (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included).

Day 8

Dead Sea- This morning we have some time to explore the wadi, which offers some of the most extraordinary desert scenery. From a distance, Wadi Rum's sheer sandstone cliffs appear to hover like a shimmering mirage on the horizon. It's only from close quarters that you can fully appreciate just how large some are, rising to a height of 1,800m.

There is time this morning for a camel ride (optional) something to experience... We will drive to the Dead Sea where you can opt to visit the baptism site of Jesus (additional charge) and have free time to relax. At 400 metres below sea level it's the lowest place on earth. Here the mineral content of the water is so dense that anybody attempting to swim finds that they float, rather than sink! It's a remarkable feeling and one you'll be able to experience for yourself this afternoon.

Overnight Dead Sea Hotel - 1 night (Breakfast and Dinner included).

Day 9

Transfer Amman to Istanbul – Early morning flight arrive Istanbul check in to the hotel in Sultanahmet area. This afternoon we will walk to visit Hagia Sophia and the Cistern. (Breakfast included)

Day 10

Istanbul touring - we will walk to the famous Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, wander through the maze of the Grand Bazaar. We will enjoy a local lunch speciality and see Topkapi Palace.

Overnight at hotel in Sulthanamet area (Breakfast and Lunch included).

Day 11

Today we will visit the Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar). Cruise on the bustling Bosphorus River. See Rumeli Fortress, Dolmabahce Palace, and enjoy a local taste for lunch.

Overnight Sulthanamet hotel (Breakfast and Lunch included).

Day 12

Departure early morning for our flight to Kayseri in the beautiful and unique Capadoccia area. Upon arrival we tour to Uhisar Castle, Goreme Valley, Goreme Open-air museum, Cavusin, Avanos, Pasabaglari (monks valley) Devrent Valley. At the end of our sightseeing we will check in to hotel. This evening we will have dinner in a local cave restaurant.

Overnight at hotel in Capadoccia. (Breakfast and Dinner included).

Day 13

Pick up from hotel 05:00am for Hot Air Balloon Tour in Cappadocia (weather permitting) then return to our hotel aprrox. 08:30 for Breakfast and free day to explore the area. Many optional activities can be arranged.

Late afternoon visit to the Whirling Dervishes to experience this mesmerizing display. Return to hotel for dinner.

Overnight at hotel in Cappadocia (Breakfast and Dinner included).

Day 14

Depart in morning for tour to Derinkuyu Underground City and Ihlara Canyon. Late Lunch or Dinner in a local restaurant and then transfer to Kayseri airport for our flight back to Istanbul (21:50). Arrival Istanbul (23:35) and transfer back to hotel in Sultanahmet area (Breakfast and Dinner included).

Day 15

Free day in Istanbul sleep in, visit the famous Turkish bath for a relaxing hammam; maybe head back to the Bazaar’s for some last minute shopping. It is your day to explore and enjoy Istanbul. We will have our final group dinner this evening in a local restaurant (Breakfast and Dinner included).

Day 16

Check out and free time in morning before our flight home (Breakfast included).