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USD 1,825

Jordan Adventure Tour

Country: Jordan
City: Amman
Duration: 12 Day(s) - 11 Night(s)
Tour Category: Hiking Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Jordan adventure tour

Day 1 Q. A. Airport – Amman

Upon arrival at Queen Alia Airport our chauffeur will meet you and drive to hotel in Amman for overnight.

Day 2 Amman - Ajloun

After breakfast drive to Ajloun Forest Reserve for hiking, Village Orchards Tour / Orjan trail. Overnight in Ajloun Cabins.

Village Orchards Tour / Orjan trail: 12km, taking 6 hours, from evergreen oak forest to lush orchards. Stop-over at local soap workshop, see the village spring and enjoy a traditional home-made brunch. Return to the reserve by bus. (Guided only, open all year round depending on weather conditions).

Day 3 Ajloun – Jerash - Dessert Castles - Azraq

After breakfast drive to the fascinating Greco-Roman city of Jerash. Our guide will take you for a tour through the colonnaded street, amphitheater, churches, temples and the vast Roman Forum. Continue to Desert Castles to visit three surprising examples of Islamic art and architecture: Azraq Fort, Qusayr Amra, and Qasr Kharaneh. Overnight at Azraq Lodge.

Day 4 Azraq – Mujib hike – Dana
Early morning watching birds and buffalos at Azraq Wetland Reserve. Marsh trail. Continue driving to Mujib Biosphere Reserve for hiking.

Siq Trail (April – October) or Ibex Trail (November- March) Continue to Dana Biosphere Reserve for overnight.

Marsh trail: round Trip, 1.5km, guided or self guided. This easy walking trail gives you an excellent introduction to the Azraq Wetland Reserve. The boardwalk leads you through dry and wet areas to a viewing platform overlooking the artesian pools that once released millions of cubic meters of water into the marshland. After leaving the platform, the trail takes you over an ancient black basalt wall, most likely constructed by an Umayyad Caliph. The trail then leads to a bird hide made of local mud brick where you can observe the migratory birds and perhaps catch a glimpse of the water buffalo. Follow the trail back to the Visitor Center, passing yet another part of the ancient basalt wall.

Siq Trail: unguided, takes around 3hours. This is a moderate hike into the main gorge of the Mujib River (the Siq). It starts at the visitor centre near the Mujib Bridge, from where you take the cantilevered walkway over the dam and follow the course of the river between towering sandstone cliffs to the base of a large waterfall. Depending on seasonal rainfall levels, the gorge may contain pools deep enough for swimming. It's an ideal walk to take slowly and enjoy the cool water and shade, especially in the heat of the summer. (1st of april-30th of October)


The Ibex Trail: guided only, takes 3 to 4 hrs. The trail begins at the visitor centre by the Mujib Bridge on the Dead Sea highway, from where a guide will escort you south for a short distance (3 Km) along the highway before turning onto a steeply ascending trail into the nature reserve. After the first steep climb, it diverges to the south, following a wide track running parallel to the Dead Sea. The Sea provides a startlingly blue backdrop throughout the hike. About one third of the distance along the trail, there is an optional detour up the mountainside to Qasr Riyashi, a ruined fortification of uncertain date. Villagers say that it is one of four castles in the area, occupied by a powerful Bedouin sheikh known as Riyashi. Each one of his sons reputedly occupied a castle, until a fight erupted over grazing rights and all of them were killed! The climb to the castle is arduous but offers very beautiful breathtaking views over the Dead Sea.

Returning to main track, the hike continues towards the Raddas Ranger Station, dipping up and down across a number of dry wadis. There are an amazing variety of rock colors and formations along the route and as you near the ranger station, the famous rock statue” of Lot's wife can be seen on the seaward edge of the reserve. It is said that while fleeing the villages of Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot’s wife ignored the warning not to look back and was turned into a pillar of salt. It takes 3 hours to get to the rangers station (4 km). Around the ranger station, you may be lucky enough to see Nubian Ibex, the magnificent wild goat with large curved horns. This animal was once common in the region but has been decimated by hunting. Mujib is one of the few safe havens for Ibex.

After a rest at the station, visitors hike along a road for about one hour to reach the reserve entrance near the visitor centre. (Open from November until the end of March).

Day 5 Dana Biosphere Reserve – Feynan Eco Lodge

After breakfast self guided trail: Wadi Dana Trail to Feynan. Overnight in Feynan Eco-lodge.

Wadi Dana Trail
Distance: 14 km / Time: 5-7hrs / self guided / Available all year
This trail offers a spectacular downhill walk from Dana to Feynan through the sandstone gorge of Wadi Dana.

Day 6 Hiking in Feynan – Petra

After breakfast hiking in Dana Reserve. Wadi Ghwair Trail Sampler. Continue to Petra for overnight.

Wadi Ghwair Trail Sampler: easy riverbed trail, 8km, taking 3-4hours. Starts from the Lodge, via Khirbet Feynan, with its Byzantine archaeology, to Wadi Feynan. Continues along the gravel river bed of the Wadi, alongside a flowing stream, to the entrance to Wadi Ghweir.

If time permits, a small excursion will be made into the Ghweir canyon. (Only with RSCN guide, 1st Sept to 30th June).

Day 7 Petra 1st day visit

After breakfast tour in the Red Rose city Petra. Upon arrival, you will begin an unforgettable trip on horseback till the Siq after by foot through the narrow passage between the massive walls of rock that provides the main access to the ancient site. Entering Petra through this chasm till we reach our first glimpse of the Treasury, whose towering façade bedecked with magnificent columns was made famous in the final sequence of the popular Hollywood film /Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade/. Overnight at Petra.

Suggested program for tour in Petra:

Day 1: Al-Siq, The Treasury, Street of Facades, The Theater, The Royal Tombs, The City Center, Qasr Al-Bint Temple, Al-Habees Museum, Petra Archeological Museum, Al-Deir, and back.

Day 8 Petra 2nd day visit

Suggested program for tour in Petra:

Day 2: Al-Siq, The Treasury, High Place of Sacrifice, The Lion Monument, The Garden Temple Complex, The Triclinium, The Renaissance Tomb, The Broken Pediment Tomb, The Roman Soldier Tomb, and back

Day 9 Petra – Wadi Rum hiking

After breakfast drive to largest and most magnificent of Jordan's desert Wadi Rum. The tour starts from the Wadi Rum Village with a Bedouin hiking guide to the Nabataen Temple. Next place we visit will be the Lawrence Spring and afterwards we go to the Khazali Canyon where you can walk inside to see the inscriptions. Here we will have lunch with Bedouin tea and relax for one hour. After the lunch we continue hiking to the campsite where we will stay overnight and from the camp we can see the beautiful sunset. Overnight in the tent.

Day 10 Wadi Rum hiking

After breakfast we will start hiking with a guide to Um Frouth Rock Bridge where we will spend 20 minutes climbing. After this we will take a 1 hour break for lunch. You can relax as we prepare the meal. After lunch we will go to the Little Bridge, before returning to the camp for another beautiful sunset. Overnight in the tent.

Day 11 Wadi Rum – Dead sea

After breakfast drive to the lowest point on Earth the Dead Sea, enjoy swimming in the buoyant waters and get covered in mud. Overnight in Dead Sea.

Day 12 Dead Sea – Q. A. Airport

After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to the airport for departure.

Our rate includes:
- Accommodation 1 night in Amman at 3* on BB basis,

- Accommodation 1 night in Ajloun Forest Reserve in Tented Bungalows/Ajloun Cabins on HB basis,

- Accommodation 1 night in Azraq Wetland Reserve in Azraq Lodge on HB basis,

- Accommodation 1 night in Dana in Dana Guest House on HB basis,
- Accommodation 1 night in Feynan Eco Lodge on HB basis,

- Accommodation 3 nights in Petra at 3* hotel on BB basis,
- Accommodation 2 nights in Wadi Rum in the campsite in the tent on FB basis,

- Accommodation 1 night in Dead Sea at 5* hotel on BB basis,

- All transportation by A/C private car with English speaking driver,
- English speaking local guide at Jerash and Petra*,
- All entrance fees in the program,

- Hiking with local guide in Ajloun Forest Reserve, Mujib Biosphere Reserve, Dana Biosphere Reserve in Feynan & Wadi Rum,

- Transportation: Feynan Reception – Feynan Eco Lodge,

- 3 box lunches: 1 lunch in Dana on day 5 & 2 lunches in Wadi Rum on day 9 & 10,

- 1 brunch lunch in Ajloun on day 2,

Our rate does not include:
- Entrance Visa to Jordan **

- Lunch & Dinner Meals except mentioned above,

- Beverages,

- Local guide at rest of the sites, guide upon availability,

- Tips,

- Personal expenses,

- Anything not mentioned above,

*In Petra English speaking local private guide is available for 2-3 hours, who covers lower parts of Petra, afterwards you can explore by yourselves more sites as Royal Tombs or Monastery. Horse ride from the Visitor’s Centre till the Siq (800 m) is included in the entrance ticket to Petra so if you wish you can take it. Usually you are requested to pay a tip for a man leading the horse ($ 5.00).

**Visa to Jordan is available for most nationalities upon arrival and it costs 40 JD = $ 57.00 per person. Please contact us for more information.

Rate is valid for minimum 2 persons. Tour is on private basis starting any day of the week.

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