Jordan Explorer


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    Explore Jordan’s historical sites and geographical wonders

    For such a compact country, Jordan has an overwhelming array of historical sites and geographical features ripe for exploration. From the magical hidden city of Petra where the Queen of Sheba once showered her gifts on King Solomon, to Wadi Rum where Lawrence of Arabia spent time during the Arab Revolt, and from the Dead Sea to the Crusader Castles dotted throughout the country, this journey manages to encompass all of the highlights. Our day walks in Petra take us to the High Place of Sacrifice at sunrise and the Treasury. We visit Madaba and Mt Nebo, from where Moses is said to have seen the ‘Promised Land’; we travel the Kings Highway to the prominent crusader castle of Kerak and we visit Jerash, ‘the Pompeii of the East’.  A 4WD journey into the Wadi Rum, and optional camel ride, allows us to spend time among the local Bedouin people and marvel at the changing colours of this dramatic landscape. We return to Amman via the shores of the Red Sea, a fine finale to this all-encompassing trip.

    Highlights

    • Enjoy Bedouin hospitality in the dramatic desert landscape of Wadi Rum
    • Visit the magical hidden city of Petra
    • Explore Kerak crusader castle, and the ancient Byzantine mosaics of Mt Nebo and Madaba
    • Take a dip in the Dead Sea
    • Tour the sights of the capital Amman
    • Discover the historical ruins of Jerash and Ajlun

    Itinerary

    Day 1 Join Amman

    Day 2 Jerash, Ajlun and Amman city tour (170 kms drive)

    Day 3 Desert Castles and Dead Sea, to Madaba (240 kms drive)

    Day 4 To Petra via Mt Nebo and Kerak (270 kms drive)

    Day 5 Full day visit to Petra

    Day 6 To Wadi Rum (125 kms drive)

    Day 7 To Amman via Aqaba (400 kms drive)

    Day 8 In Amman, trip concludes

    Inclusions

    • Meals: 7 breakfasts
    • Accommodation:  6 nights in 3-4 star hotels on a twinshare basis, 1 night in Bedouin camp on a twinshare tent basis (option to upgrade in Wadi Rum to a Martian Dome Tent – additional supplement applies; subject to availability)
    • English speaking local driver
    • English speaking local guides at the major sites visited (English speaking guide throughout for 6 or more guests)
    • airport transfers (day 1 and 8 only)
    • private transport
    • Wadi Rum 4WD tour
    • entrance fees and sightseeing as listed in itinerary

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