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Highlights of Jordan and Desert Camp Stay

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An immersive tour of Jordan, taking you to fascinating ancient remains dating back to the Iron Age. Start your holiday in Aqaba, then continue to Pella and Um Quais, both rich in antiquities. Explore the city of Amman and the Dead Sea, a gorgeous natural and spiritual landscape. Continue your journey to the main tourist attraction of Jordan, Petra, a stunning archaeological site with tombs and temples carved into sandstone cliffs. Finally, visit Wadi Rum where you can spend a night in a Bedouin camp, before returning to the airport in Aqaba.

  • Enjoy a well-deserved break by the Red Sea Go for a swim in the crystal clear water of the Red Sea, or simply lounge on the sandy beach in the city of Aqaba
  • Visit Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and UNESCO World Heritage Site Jordan's most popular tourist attraction, Petra, can be accessed through a narrow canyon called the 'Siq' and boasts breathtaking ancient tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone.
  • Stay at a Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum Go on a jeep ride in the echoing desert, and learn more of the lives of locals during your stay at a Bedouin camp, by the beautiful granite and sandstone cliffs of Wadi Rum

Day 1 - Aqaba

Meet & assist upon arrival to Aqaba Airport, transfer to your hotel in Aqaba.

Day 2 - Aqaba - Amman

After breakfast, explore Aqaba, 'The Jewel of the Red Sea'. Go for a swim and relax by the Red Sea, or go for a walk in Aqaba city. Optional beach supplement for 13 USD which includes transfers, towels, entrance and beach facilities. In the afternoon, transfer to Amman along Wadi Araba Road, and check into your hotel in Amman.

Day 3 - Amman - Pella - Um Qais - Amman

After breakfast, a full day or exploration starting with Pella, one of the most ancient towns in the world and a famous archaeological site. Pella is exceptionally rich in antiquities, some of which are exceedingly old. Besides the excavated ruins from the Graeco-Roman period, Pella offers visitors the opportunity to see the remains of Chalcolithic settlement from the 4th millennium BC, evidence of Bronze and Iron Age walled cities, Byzantine churches, early Islamic residential quarters and a small medieval mosque.  Gadara (now Um Qais) and Pella (Tabaqit Fahl) were once Decapolis cities, and each has its unique appeal. Perched on a splendid hilltop overlooking the Jordan Valley and the Sea of Galilee, Umm Qais boasts impressive ancient remains, such as the stunning black basalt theatre, the basilica and adjacent courtyard strewn with nicely carved black sarcophagi, and the colonnaded main street. Drive to hotel in Amman for overnight.

Day 4 - Amman - Jerash - Dead Sea - Amman

After breakfast, a full day visit of Jerash, ‘the Jewel of the North’ - one of the largest and most well-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world outside Italy. A close second to Petra on the list of favourite destinations in Jordan, the ancient city of Jerash boasts an unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6,500 years. Continue to the Dead Sea, one of the most spectacular natural and spiritual landscapes in the world and the lowest point on Earth. Without a doubt the world’s most amazing place, the Jordan Rift Valley is a dramatic, beautiful landscape, which at the Dead Sea, is over 400m below sea level.  Although sparsely populated and serenely quiet now, the area is believed to have been home to five Biblical cities: Sodom, Gomorrah, Adman, Zebouin and Zoar (Bela). In the evening, reeturn to the hotel in Amman for  the night.

Day 5 - Amman - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Kerak - Petra

After breakfast, drive along the 2000 year old Kings Highway; the ancient road mentioned in the Bible, which links prehistoric villages from the Stone Age and biblical towns. Stop at Madaba, ‘The City of Mosaics’; 30km south of Amman. Visit the town’s main attraction, the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George where the famous 6th century Byzantine mosaic map of the Holy Land and other biblical sites is found. Proceed to Mt. Nebo, known as the burial place of Prophet Moses. Continue driving via the Kings Highway, which links prehistoric villages from the Stone Age, and biblical towns, to arrive at Kerak, the magnificent Crusader Castle built in the 12th century AD, which is situated on a hilltop about 1000 meters above sea level and surrounded by a valley on three sides. Continue your journey to Petra and check into your hotel for the night.

Day 6 - Petra

After breakfast, a full day visit of the “Rose Red City” of Petra - a treasure of the ancient world. Celebrating in 2012 the 200th year of its rediscovery, the ancient Nabatean city
of Petra was recently voted as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is without a doubt Jordan’s most valuable treasure and greatest tourist attraction. Begin your visit by enjoying a walk or a short horse ride from Petra’s main entrance to the entrance of the old city through the “Siq”, which is a 1210 meters long narrow canyon. The Nabatean carved their monumental tombs, palaces, temples and treasury from the desert’s natural rose-colored rocks and sandstones. Indulge yourself, and allow our professional guide to walk you through the architectural and spiritual wonders of this majestic place explaining every detail. Return to your hotel in Petra.

Day 7 - Petra - Little Petra - Al-Beidha - Wadi Rum

After breakfast, drive only 10mins to visit Little Petra, ‘Al-Beidha’ an important suburb of the City of Petra. You enter the site through a narrow gorge called Siq al-Barid. It is believed Little Petra was an important suburb of Petra, being the entry and exit point for the trade routes to the north and north-west. Here the caravans from the Negev, Gaza, Jerusalem, Egypt and the Mediterranean coast arrived, had a rest and engaged in trade. In one of the buildings you can find the remains of painted frescoes with birds, grapes and flowers, dating back to the 1st century AD. Continue to Wadi Rum, Jordan’s vast and echoing desert, for a 4x4 jeep ride. Stunning in its natural beauty, Wadi Rum epitomizes the romance of the desert. Special diner arrangements and an overnight stay at Magic Camp Wadi Rum.

Day 8 - Wadi Rum - Aqaba

After breakfast, drive be to Aqaba for a free day of relaxation by the sea. In the afternoon, transfer to Aqaba Airport.

*Entrance fees are not included -- these are payable locally for a total of US$120 per person.

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Highlights of Jordan and Desert Camp Stay

highlights of jordan and desert camp stay
  • Day 1Aqaba
  • Day 2Aqaba-Amman
  • Day 3Amman - Pella - Um Qais
  • Day 4Amman - Jerash - Dead Sea
  • Day 5Amman - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Kerak - Petra
  • Day 6Petra
  • Day 7Petra - Little Petra - Al-Beidha - Wadi Rum
  • Day 8Wadi Rum - Aqaba Airport

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