Day 01: BEIRUT AIRPORT - BEIURT
Upon arrival, AL AWAEL TRAVEL Representative will meet you at baggage claim after immigrations and customs. We will escort you to your vehicle for transfer to the hotel and provide check in assistance. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: BEIRUT CITY TOUR – BEIRUT
To start your introduction to Lebanon, you will enjoy a tour of the capital city of Beirut. Your tour will begin with the National Museum, the principal museum of archaeology, history and culture in Lebanon. Afterwards, explore the downtown area including Martyrs Square, Nejmeh Square with the famous clock tower, the Roman Ruins and Bathes, Mohammad El Amin Mosque and Saint Georges Church. Back to the hotel for free time and overnight.
Day 03: BEIRUT- JIETA - HARISSA – BYBLOS – BEIRUT
You will be driven north to visit Jeïta Grotto, the jewel of tourism in Lebanon, where 2 limestone crystallized grottoes characterized by extraordinary concretions of stalactites and stalagmites sculpted naturally in different forms, sizes and colors are found. Then proceed to Harissa where you will see the Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, which is a Marian shrine and a pilgrimage site in Lebanon. In addition, you will enjoy a panoramic view of Jounieh Bay using the cable cars from Harissa to Jounieh. Then transfer to Byblos, the "oldest continuously inhabited city the world" to visit the famous Crusader castle and discovering some beautiful churches, followed by s free time in the old souks. Back to Beirut for overnight.
Day 04: BEIRUT – CEDARS – QADISHA – QOZHAYA - BEIRUT
You will start your day with a visit to “Cedars of God” Forest located in the Kadisha Valley of Bsharri, one of the last vestiges of the extensive forests of the Lebanon cedar that anciently thrived across Mount Lebanon. After you will visit Gibran museum, a biographical museum dedicated to the Lebanese writer, philosopher, and artist Kahlil Gibran. The museum was an old cavern where many hermits sought refuge since the 7th century. On your way to Qozhaya you will pass through Qadisha Valley for a photo stop. The valley was carved by the Kadisha River, also known as the Nahr Abu Ali when it reaches Tripoli. Then arrive to Qozhaya to visit The Monastery of Saint Anthony the Great” the Living Treasure “, it belongs to the Lebanese Maronite Order known as Baladites. Back to Beirut for overnight.
Day 05: BEIRUT – BAALBEK – ANJAR – KSARA - BEIRUT
After breakfast, venture through Lebanon's countryside to Baalbek, also called Heliopolis. The site is a dedication to the gods of Jupiter, Venus and Mercury, and was classed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. This ancient site is largely made up of semi-crumbled temples built by the Romans, including the massive Temple of Jupiter, the best-preserved Roman ruin in Lebanon.
After lunch, drive to Anjar and explore the town's showpiece – the Umayyad ruins. Wander through this fascinating complex: remnants of an 8th-century palace city ruled by the Ummayad dynasty; ruined temples, arcades and gates built in Hellenistic and Roman style. Next, continue into the Bekaa Valley to Ksara, home of the famous Ksara Caves discovered in 1898. These ancient caves are now used as cellars by Chateau Ksara, Lebanon's oldest wine estate. You can learn about the winemaking process and finish today's tour with a tasting of delicious wines here. Transfer back to Beirut, overnight at the hotel.
Day 06: BEIRUT – BEIRUT AIRPORT - AMMAN AIRPORT – AMMAN
Transfer to Beirut airport for departure to Amman to continue your trip.
Upon arrival to Amman Airport you will be met by our representative in the Arrivals Hall, who will escort you to your vehicle for transfer to the hotel and provide check in assistance. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07: AMMAN CITY TOUR – JERASH - AMMAN
After breakfast, tour of the old city of Amman exploring the Citadel and the Roman Theater, two of the most popular archaeological sites in the city. Proceed to the north for full day tour of Jerash; the best-preserved city of the Roman times; theaters, temples, and colonnaded street. Return to Amman for overnight.
Day 08: AMMAN - MT. NEBO - MADABA – KERAK – SHOBAK - PETRA
You'll be driven southward along the King Way, one of the oldest trade routes in the world which runs 200 miles along Jordan's hilly backbone. You'll stop at the Byzantine Church of Mt. Nebo, then proceed to Madaba where you will see a unique Mosaic Map of Palestine. Transfer to Karak to visit the famous Crusader castle then transfer to Shobak to visit Shobak castle, then proceed to Petra for overnight.
Day 09: PETRA VISIT – WADI RUM
A full day dedicated visit of the lost Nabteans city of Petra. Start with a morning ride on a Bedouins guided horse; you'll pass through fabled SIQ, immense sandstone, which opens out to reveal the treasury. Continue on to see hundreds of ancient Temples, Royal Tombs, Roman theatres and houses. After visiting Petra, drive to the desert of Wadi Rum. Enjoy a 4×4 jeep tour of Wadi Rum, following in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia. Then arrive at your camp, dinner & overnight under a Private Bedouin tent.
Day 10: WADI RUM – BAPTISM SITE - DEAD SEA
After breakfast, free morning at Wadi Rum. Then drive down 400 meters below sea level and experience an unforgettable swim in the salty waters of the Dead Sea. Visit the baptism site where Jesus was baptized.
Free day at the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is the lowest point on the earth’s surface, its shores sit 1,388 feet (423 meters) below sea level. The Dead Sea is one of the world's saltiest bodies of water. The unusually warm, incredibly buoyant and mineral-rich waters have attracted visitors since ancient times, including King Herod the Great and the beautiful Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra. All of whom have luxuriated in the Dead Sea's rich, black, stimulating mud and floated effortlessly on their backs while soaking up the water's healthy minerals along with the gently diffused rays of the Jordanian sun.
Day 11: DEAD SEA – AMMAN AIRPORT
After breakfast, transfer to Amman airport for departure