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JordanExcursion to Jordan's desert castles with Petra and Wadi Rum

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This program is made to meet the expectations of the nature lovers, we have chosen the most beautiful and rich hiking in the wildlife and landscape. In order to make the journey as complete as possible, the natural reserves chosen for these excursions are varied and distributed from north to south to allow you to discover other cultural sites such as Jerash and Petra ... etc. Jordan is probably th...

This program is made to meet the expectations of the nature lovers, we have chosen the most beautiful and rich hiking in the wildlife and landscape. In order to make the journey as complete as possible, the natural reserves chosen for these excursions are varied and distributed from north to south to allow you to discover other cultural sites such as Jerash and Petra ... etc. Jordan is probably the most popular destination, its activities are varied with a lot of cultural sites like Petra and Jerash known worldwide, the nature reserve of Dana and Wadi Rum, itineraries of Christians Pilgrimage – Bethany, wellness, leisure, aqua trekking or diving in the resorts of Aqaba.

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Trip highlights
  • Desert
  • Mountain
  • Seaside
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking

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Day 1: Q. Alia Airport (Welcome to Jordan) – Amman

Meet and assist at Queen Alia international airport by our representative, after visa formalities, transfer to Amman hotel, check in, Dinner and overnight.

Larsa  (Amman)

Day 2: Amman – Jerash – Ajloun Nature Reserve – Amman

Breakfast, transfer to visit Jerash, a tour through the colonnaded street, amphitheater, Churches, temples and the vast Roman Forum. The best preserved Roman City Gerasa, which is called Jerash today, and known also as the city of a 1.000 pillars. The city golden age come under the Roman rule and the site is now generally acknowledged to be one of the best preserved Roman provincial towns in the world. Hidden for centuries in sand before being excavated and restored over the past 70 years, Jerash revels a fine example of the grand, formal provincial urbanism that is found throughout the Middle East. Proceed to Ajloun Nature reserve for Soap House Trail, this trail begins at the Reserve's Visitor Center and takes you to the Soap House in the neighboring village of Orjan.

​On the way, will go to a hike through woodlands filled with oak, pistachio, and oriental strawberry trees. Take a short detour to view a ruined wine press before you pass one of the oldest strawberry plants in the Reserve on your way down to the valley. The trail climbs to 1.1km (0.6 mile) above sea level at Eagle's View Point, and then descend to the Soap House where local women follow the traditional process of making Orjan pure olive oil soap. * You can continue walking the Houses Trail or the Village Tour once you have reached the Soap House* Back to Amman hotel for dinner and overnight.

Larsa  (Amman)

Day 3: Amman – Desert Castles – Dead Sea

Breakfast, Proceed to visit the Desert Castles (Qasr Amra, Qasr Al Kharraneh, and Qasr Al Azraq) the castles were built between the 7th and the 8th century under the caliph’s of the Umayyad who made Damascus their new capital in 661. The majority of the castles lie on the ancient trade route towards Medina and Kufa. Jordan’s desert castles, beautiful examples of both early Islamic art and architecture. A fine mosaic and frescoes, stone and stucco carvings inspired by the best Persian and Greco – Roman traditions. Called castles because of their imposing statue, the desert complexes actually served various purposes as caravan stations, agriculture and trade centers, resort pavilions and outposts that helped distant rulers forge ties with local Bedouins.

​Continue to the lowest spot on earth, 398m (1306 ft.) below sea level - the Dead Sea. Time for leisure and swimming. Enjoy the bizarre but delightful experience of floating" on the surface of buoyant waters, nine times saltier than regular sea water .Therapeutic water of the Dead Sea, combined with the valley’s fertile land and warm climate, have attracted people to live, hunt and farm in the area since the Stone Age. proceed to Amman for dinner and overnight. Dinner & Overnight at the hotel in Dead Sea.

Night at Ramada Dead Sea (Dead Sea)

Day 4: Dead Sea – Wadi Mujib Nature Reserve – Dana

Breakfast, Free morning in the Dead Sea, Transfer to Mujib Nature Reserve, located within the deep Wadi Mujib gorge that enters the Dead Sea at 410m (1,345 ft.) below sea level, is the lowest altitude nature reserve in the world. Furthermore, the Mujib Reserve enjoys a 1.3km (0.8mile) variation in elevation between its different parts, as it extends to the Karak and Madaba mountains to the south and north, which reach 900m (2,952 ft.) above sea level in some places. Hiking in Wadi Mujib for 2 -3 hours, then continue South to Dana nature Reserve, arriving at your hotel, Dinner & Overnight.

Dead SeaWadi Mujib
Night at Ramada Dead Sea (Dead Sea)

Day 5: Dana Nature Reserve – Shobak – Little Petra – Petra

After the breakfast, start to explore Dana Nature Reserve with a local English speaking guide. Dana offers a vast diversity of landscapes; there are wooded highlands, rocky slopes, sand dunes and stony deserts. Hiking for 2- 3 hours, accompanied by a tour guide. Continue to visit Shobak castle, Once called “Le Krak de Montreal”, Shobak refers to the castle as well as to its surrounding group of ten villages. The castle is located less than an hour’s drive north of Petra, and was inhabited till the 1950s. It is perched on the side of a mountain, with a grand sweep of fruit trees below. Built during the crusader times, 894 years ago, Shobak castle appears as a natural extension of a dramatic hill. Proceed to visit Petra (the site of Siq el bared). Arrive in the evening in Petra. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Night at Tetra Tree (Petra)

Day 6: Petra (Full Day Visit With Local Guide)

Breakfast, visit the unique "Red- Rose" city of Petra, built by the Arab Nabatean’s who hewed their monumental tombs, palaces, temples and treasury from the desert rock’s sandstone in its’ natural hues of rose and gold. Explore the spectacular treasures of Petra (The Nabatean city, you will begin your trip on horseback for 700m (2,296 ft.) till the entrance of the impressive narrow gorge (Siqu), leads marvelously to the magical moment, where you get a glimpse of the Treasury, proceeding to the street of facades, the Royal Tombs, the Cardo, Temples, Churches, Museums, Monastery or High Place of Sacrifice. Dinner & Overnight at hotel in Petra.

Night at Tetra Tree (Petra)

Day 7: Petra second visit – Wadi Rum

Breakfast, leisure in Petra on your own. Petra is sometimes called the “Lost City,” in spite of its being such an important city in antiquity, after the 14th century AD, Petra was completely lost to the western world. It was rediscovered in 1812 by the Swiss traveler, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, who tricked his way into the fiercely guarded site by pretending to be an Arab from India wishing to make a sacrifice at the tomb of the Prophet Aaron. Continue to Wadi Rum for Dinner & Overnight under Bedouin Tents.

Night at Dream Camp (Wadi Rum)

Day 8: Wadi Rum (4x4) – Amman City Tour – Amman

Breakfast, set out for an excursion at Wadi Rum Reserve and explore with a 4x4 W/D off-road suv the Largest and most magnificent landscape in Jordan. the world’s most unique landscapes of desert and mountain scenery and where T.E. Lawrence was based during the Arab Revolt. Embark on a three hour excursion by Bedouin four-wheel drive vehicles through the desert enjoying the different rock formations / inscriptions, canyons & sand dunes. They pass & stop at: Seven Pillars of Wisdom (view from a distance), al Hsany Sand Dunes, al Amaleh inscriptions, Siq Um Tawaqi. Drive back to Amman for a tour through Amman, the ancient and modern capital of Jordan, originally built on seven hills and from the top of the citadel, one of the highest hills; you can have a splendid view of the old city. Visit the Citadel, Roman Theater, Archeological, and Folklore Museums.

Larsa  (Amman)

Day 9: Amman – Q. Alia Airport

Breakfast, transfer to Q. Alia Airport for departure.


AmmanJerashDead SeaWadi MujibḐānāShobakPetraWadi Rum

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