Leadership Greater Washington (LGW) Delegation to Israel
Optional Petra Extension Land Arrangements
Prices are based on a minimum number of 8 travelers. In the unlikely event the minimum is not met, by December 23, 2017, the program will be canceled and a full refund will be issued.
Please Note: For those wishing to participate in the LGW Extension to Jordan, we require acknowledgement of the U. S. State Department Travel Warning currently in effect for Jordan (dated December 23, 2016). Our Travel Warning Waiver and Release form will be provided for your review and signature.
Please note that this program extension itinerary has been developed to complement the activities scheduled in the professional schedule of activities and the accompanying guest program. The final itinerary may be adjusted based on changes in these programs, weather events and facility availability.
Day 1 — Sunday, April 29 | Petra
Transfer from your Jerusalem hotel to Allenby Bridge. After crossing the border to Jordan, start your day with a trip to Mt. Nebo, where Moses was laid to rest, and where the late Pope John Paul II tread on his first pilgrimage of the millennium.
Then pay a visit to Madaba, “The City of Mosaics,” to visit St. George Church where there is a clear map of the Holy Land - including Israel, Palestine & Lower Egypt. (Dinner)
Day 2 — Monday, April 30 | Petra
In the morning, explore Petra. Walk through the astonishing rose-red city, which was built by the Nabateans (an early Arab tribe) more than 2,000 years ago. Petra was renowned for its massive architecture, pools, dams and water channels.
Proceed to the entrance of the Siq, which is about 1.2 km long (walking distance). You may rent a chariot to further your experience as you visit the treasury, royal tombs, court, roman theatre, and the gasser el-bint (the palace of Pharaoh’s daughter) that all contribute to Petra’s status as the second wonder of the world. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 3 — Tuesday, May 1 | Jerash & Amman
Depart from Petra, and travel to the Roman city of Jerash. View Bab Amman, an arch dedicated to Emperor Hadrian upon his first visit to the city, and walk through the Forum, surrounded by columns and supported by an underground wall. The Temple of Zeus houses a geometrically perfect set of stairs, while the South Theater would have accommodated around 4,000 people. The city's main 'high street' was the Street of Columns, connecting the north-to-south axis of the city. See the chariot tracks which have remained carved into the stone for centuries.
Continue to Amman, a metropolis in the center of Jordan, the capital of the Hashemite Kingdom and the largest city in the country. Enjoy a tour of Amman before checking into the hotel and dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 4 — Wednesday, May 2 | En Route
After breakfast, depart the hotel and drive to the border to cross to Israel and transfer to Ben Gurion International Airport for individual flights home. (Breakfast)
Program Cost Includes:
· Group ground transportation in Jordan
· Accommodations at the Panorama Hotel in Petra and the Geneva Hotel in Amman
· 3 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners
· All entrance fees for cultural orientation visits
· Local guides and interpretation services in Israel
· Medical evacuation insurance
· Comprehensive pre-trip assistance