Kingdom of Adventure

Program tour

Day 1

Amman Airport – Ajloun

Meet and assist at Amman Airport. Transfer to Ajloun Nature Reserve for overnight.

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Day 2

Ajloun – Soap Maker’s Trail – Jerash – Azraq

Breakfast,  then  start  the  Soap  Maker’s Trail; hike  through  open  evergreen oak  forest with  many panoramic  view points. Visit the Soap House to see local women produce natural olive oil soap. Continue  to Jerash, the well preserved city of the Roman Empire, often called Pompeii of the East. Visit Hadrian’s Arch, built in 130 AD to honor the visit of Emperor Hadrian. Pass the Hippodrome offering space for 15,000 spectators, the impressing Forum, continue to the Temple of Artemis, which columns are 12 meters high and each drum weights 20-40 tons. Other highlights are the Colonnaded Street and the Nymphaeum. After Jerash, we will head to Azraq Reserve for overnight.

Day 3

Azraq – Marsh Trail – Moujib

After breakfast you will explore Azraq, a  unique  wetland oasis  located  in  the  heart  of  the semi-arid  Jordanian Eastern  Desert,  one  of  several  beautiful  nature  reserves  of  Jordan.  Its attractions include several natural and ancient built pools, a seasonally flooded marshland, and a large mudflat. Here you will initiate the Marsh Trail, an easy loop around the marshes and pools. From  the  visitors’ center, the trail  leads  out  to  the  marshes  across  a  wooden  walkway.  It  then  crosses  a  dry  area  to  reach  a viewing  platform  overlooking  the  Chechen  pools,  the  center  of  the  huge  springs  that  once  spilled millions of cubic meters of water across the marshland. Continue to Moujib for overnight. Here you also have the possibility to do a short hike inside the gorge if time allows.

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Day 4

Moujib – Ibex Trail – Dana Reserve

After breakfast, you will start the Ibex Trail, which begins at the visitor center by the Mujib Bridge. 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. 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. Around the ranger station, you may be lucky enough to see Nubian Ibex, the magnificent wild goat with large curved horns. Head towards Dana Biosphere Reserve, Jordan’s largest nature reserve. From scorching sand dunes in the west to cool mountain tops in the east, the Dana Biosphere Reserve is home to a great variety of wildlife. Overnight in Dana Reserve

Day 5

Dana – Wadi Dathneh Trail – Feynan

Breakfast, then spend the day enjoying the idyllic surroundings in the Wadi Dathneh Trail (your luggage will be taken from Dana to Feynan). This difficult hike is very suitable for adventure lovers. The route descends Wadi Dathneh, past an oasis, through Wadi al Hamra to the Feynan area. Here, deep  in  Wad  Araba’s  remote  landscape, the Feynan Lodge provides an unparalleled  experience in desert accommodation. Overnight at Feynan EcoLodge

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Day 6

Feynan – Wadi Ghwayr Trail – Petra

After breakfast, you will start the Wadi Ghwayr Trail; it begins from the lodge and passes by Khirbet Feynan, where many Byzantine and Roman ruins are preserved passing onwards into the Wadi Ghwayr basin. Following the gravel riverbed, the trail proceeds onwards past a Neolithic settlement estimated to be over 12,000 years old. The trail then follows the riverbed past pink acacias and other plant life made possible by the seasonal flows of Wadi Ghwayr when rain is received in winter months in the mountains to the East of Feynan Ecolodge. The route returns the same way back to the lodge. In the afternoon, transfer to Petra for overnight.

Day 7

Petra visit – Wadi Rum 4×4 tour

Today you will have a full day to visit Petra. It is without a doubt Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. It is a vast, unique city, carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans, industrious Arab people who settled here more than 2000 years ago. Entrance to the city is through the Siq, a narrow gorge, over 1km in length, which is flanked on either  side by soaring, 80m high cliffs. Just walking through the Siq is an experience in itself. The  colours and formations of the rocks are dazzling. As you reach the end of the Siq you will catch your first glimpse of Al-Khazneh (Treasury). After the tour you will continue to Wadi Rum, where you can enjoy its moonlike landscape in a 4×4 Tour. The desert of Rum is  dotted  with  massive  mountains, colored in shades of red, yellow and  orange. Their hues spill over to colour the sand dunes around the desert and the horizon of its breathtaking panorama. Dinner under the stars and overnight in Bedouin camp.

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Day 8

Wadi Rum – Dead Sea

Free morning in Wadi Rum to explore different activities, then head towards the Dead Sea for some well deserve relax. The leading attraction  at  the  Dead Sea  is  the  warm,  soothing,  super  salty  water  itself  – some ten  times  saltier than  sea  water,  and  rich  in  chloride  salts  of  magnesium,  sodium,  potassium,  bromine  and  several others. 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. Overnight at the Dead Sea

Day 9

Dead Sea – Amman Airport

Enjoy the morning in the healing waters of the Dead Sea, then transfer to Amman Airport for departure.

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