Three-Day Excursion to Jordan,
including Jerash, Amman, Petra, Madaba and Mt. Nebo.
On Day 1, we drive to Jerash and visit this Greco-Roman ancient city (Gerasa in ancient times), known for being one of the best preserved Roman provincial towns in the world. Jerash reveals a fine example of the grand and formal provincial Roman urbanism that is found throughout the Middle East, with its paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, stunning theatres, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains and city walls pierced by towers and gates. Continue to your hotel in Amman for overnight.
On Day 2, we drive to Petra and enjoy a full day visit of “the red rose city”, the biggest attraction of Jordan. Petra was first established around the 6th century B.C. by the Nabateans, a nomadic tribe who settled in the area and founded a commercial empire. We stay the night in Petra and enjoy dinner at the hotel.
On Day 3 is a drive to Madaba, a visit to this famous city, well known for its finest collections of Byzantine mosaics, many of which are well preserved. Several church floor mosaics can be seen in their original location. In Saint George Orthodox, you will see Madaba’s real masterpiece, a mosaic map of Jerusalem and of the Holy Land dating from the 6th century AD and known for being the oldest religious map since the Antiquity. Continue to Mt. Nebo, the place where Moses gazed at Israel before he died and believed to be his burial place. Visit the old monastery overlooking the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, Jericho and Jerusalem. Return to Tel Aviv.
The Jordan Trip takes place at the end of orientation week (mid-late October). Please budget $600 for this experience. This will include most meals, transportation, accommodation, local tour guide, visa fees and incidentals. This should also include enough for the exit tax from Israel and tips for the driver and guide.
This year, the trip took place from October 18th through 20th.