Following breakfast at the hotel, our journey unfolds as we venture towards Wadi Rum in a 4x4, with a fascinating stop to explore the Desert Castles along the way. These remarkable structures, dating back to the 7th and 8th centuries, include three of the most impressive Umayyad Castles. The purpose behind their construction remains a historical mystery, with suggestions ranging from retreats for nobles to inns for weary travelers along trade routes or defensive fortifications. Regardless of their original use, these castles stand as awe-inspiring examples of early Islamic architecture.
Our exploration includes:
As the day draws to a close, we will gather for dinner and settle in for an overnight camping experience amidst the captivating landscapes of Wadi Rum.
Following a satisfying breakfast at the camp, our off-road adventure in Wadi Rum continues, promising a day filled with exploration of numerous captivating sites. Highlights of our journey include:
Al Khazali: Discover the ancient wonders of Al Khazali, a site adorned with over 5,000 inscriptions that tell stories of times long past.
Rock Bridge: Marvel at the natural wonders of the Rock Bridge, a geological formation that stands as a testament to the forces of nature.
Abu Rush Rush: Explore Abu Rush Rush, immersing yourself in the unique features and stories that this site has to offer.
Lawrence Spring: Visit the famed Lawrence Spring, named after T.E. Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia, who left his mark on this remarkable landscape.
"Small Arch" and the Great Sand Dunes: Experience the beauty of the "Small Arch" and the awe-inspiring vastness of the Great Sand Dunes, witnessing the unique charm of Wadi Rum.
As the day concludes, we will gather for a delightful dinner and then settle in for an overnight camping experience, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the tranquility and beauty of Wadi Rum's desert landscape.
Following a hearty breakfast at the camp, our exploration of Wadi Rum persists as we chart a course towards Aqaba via the scenic back route. This journey promises to unveil the hidden gems and unique landscapes that define this enchanting region.
Upon reaching Aqaba, a picturesque coastal city, we will settle in for the evening at a comfortable hotel. Dinner will be served, allowing you to unwind and savor the flavors of the region, followed by a restful overnight stay in Aqaba.
Commencing the day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel, our journey unfolds as we head to Petra, embarking on a captivating route. Initially, we'll traverse the scenic Dead Sea Highway, and then venture off-road through the rugged beauty of Wadi Araba.
Upon reaching Petra, a city steeped in history and architectural marvels, we will settle into a comfortable 3-star hotel for the night. Dinner will be served, providing an opportunity to reflect on the day's adventures, followed by a restful overnight stay in Petra.
Following a delightful breakfast at the hotel, the day unfolds with a journey into the legendary Rose Red city of Petra. Dating back over 2,000 years, this Nabataean marvel is nestled within a colossal rocky mountain, accessed through a high and narrow gorge. With monumental facades and awe-inspiring structures carved out of solid rock, Petra has earned UNESCO's recognition as "one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage" and a coveted spot among the New 7 Wonders of the World.
Upon reaching the Petra Visitor's Center, we'll organize a 2-3 hour guided tour led by an English-speaking site guide. The exploration will commence from the main gate, traversing the kilometer-long Siq to unveil iconic attractions such as the Treasury, Street of Facades, the Theatre, descending to the Nymphium and Qaser El-Bent. This guided journey will unveil the beauty of over 800 individual monuments, including buildings, tombs, baths, funerary halls, temples, arched gateways, and colonnaded streets, all carved from the mesmerizing sandstone.
A delightful lunch awaits at Al Basin Restaurant inside Petra, followed by free hours to independently explore sites like the Monastery or the High Place of Sacrifice. The Monastery, reached after an 800-step ascent, stands as the largest rock-cut facade, its door surpassing the size of an average house. Meanwhile, the High Place of Sacrifice, believed to be the holiest Nabataean site, offers a thrilling walk with panoramic views.
In the afternoon, our journey continues with off-roading to Wadi Feynan, where dinner and an overnight camping experience in the tranquil surroundings of Wadi Feynan await.
Following a hearty breakfast, our 4x4 adventure embarks on a fascinating journey, starting with a visit to the old copper mines in the region. We'll then proceed to Wadi Mujib, an extraordinary area spanning from 900m above sea level to an impressive 400m below. Here, we'll engage in a remarkable 3-hour water trekking experience in the renowned Al-Mujib, following the self-guided Siq Trail.
Continuing our expedition, we'll head to Hammamat Ma'in to explore the rejuvenating springs, nestled 264 meters below sea level in one of the world's most breathtaking desert oases. The day culminates at the Dead Sea, famously known as "the lowest point on earth," lying approximately 400 meters below sea level. Dinner and an overnight stay await at the Dead Sea, providing an opportunity to relax and reflect on the day's thrilling adventures, all within the comfort hotel.
Please consider best timing of arrival and departure flights to have better arrangments and make use of the days to discover more of Jordan!
We recommend also scheduling your departure flight on late afternoon/early evening, so you can enjoy the Dead Sea more before the departure and even is possible to explore more of Jordan.
We strongly advise to arrange your trip to Jordan and to do this itinerary during April and through Norvmeber; to avoide any clousre! If not, then it is recommended to check availability ahead of time.
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Official tour guide services is available with extra cost, please contact.
Extra sites/tours visit rather than mentioned above, is available with extra costs.