Queen Alia Airport – Amman
Our meet & assist representative will pick you up from Airport and transfer you to Amman for dinner & overnight.
Amman – Ajlouin (Soap Trail) – Jerash – Amman
After breakfast, Transfer to Ajloun to 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 back to Amman for the night.
Wadi Mujib – Ibex Trail – Dead Sea
After breakfast, Transfer to Wadi Mujib, upon arriving 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. Overnight in Dead Sea resorts.
Dead Sea – Madaba – Mount Nebo – Dana
Today you transfer to the traditional village of Dana, stopping en route at the Christian town of Madaba, known as the City of Mosaics, it is a small Christian town with its collection of extraordinary mosaics, including the Great Map of the Holy Land (6th century). Discovered in 1896, and only fragmentary, it contains a good picture of Jerusalem. Moving on you’ll visit Jebel Neba (808m), better known as Mount Nebo, it is a pilgrimage centre for Christians principally because Moses is said to have seen the Promised Land from this summit. From here you continue south to Dana Biosphere Reserve.
Dana Biosphere Reserve is Jordan’s largest nature reserve covering around 320 sq km. It has a remarkable diversity of landscapes creating four different bio-geographical zones meaning the area has a great range of flora and fauna to discover. There are thought to be over 400 species of animal within the reserve, 25 of which are endangered, including the sand cat, Syrian wolf, Nubian ibex and the spiny-tailed lizard. This morning you have a guided walk through Dana Village to explore the terraced gardens where fruit and herbs are cultivated. You will also visit local community craft workshops where the villagers make soap from locally produced olive oil and jams from the home-grown fruit. This afternoon has been left free for you to explore at your leisure, there are many trails to be hiked in the area with stunning views over Wadi Dana.
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 Eco Lodge
After breakfast, transfer to Petra, We will start our Petra tour with a walk through the gorge, known as the Siq, the awe-inspiring site of the Treasury appears before you. Petra has been a focus of settlement since pre-historic times, but it was under the Nabataeans that it reached its apotheosis as a centre for trade. From around the 3rd century BC, the Nabataeans began to abandon their nomadic lifestyle and build a city at Petra. Passing trade not only brought great wealth but also inspired a synthesis of Hellenistic, Egyptian and indigenous architectural influences, resulting in the stunning monuments for which Petra is famous. Free time to explore the rest of your day on your own. Overnight in Petra.
Petra – Wadi Rum
Your journey continues 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.
Wadi Rum – Amman
This morning you have some free time chance to do an optional excursion in Wadi Rum by Camel. This afternoon you’ll transfer back to the capital with some free time to do some last minute shopping and sightseeing.
Amman – Queen Alia Airport
Breakfast, then according to your flight details, we will transfer you to Amman Airport for farewell and departure.
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