Tue, Aug 08|
Discover some of the world's most historic sites.
Time & Location
Aug 08, 2023, 7:00 PM – Aug 18, 2023, 7:00 PM
About the Event
Discover some of the world's most historic sites. Trek along the famous old spice trails, and walk across wild plateaus to the rock-carved city of Petra and into the breath-taking canyons of Wadi Rum. Explore the majestic desert scenery of Wadi Rum and stay at a private Bedouin camp. Discover the spectacular 'Rose Red City', Petra by entering via the Monastery. Float in the saline waters at the lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea.
ITINERARY DAY 1 // AMMAN Arrive in Amman, the capital of Jordan, Our leader will meet you at the airport, who will transfer you with a private bus at your Hotel. For those who will arrive early, a private bus will take you on a tour to visit the Roman Theater, and Downtown Amman. The rest of the day is free without any other activities planned. Accommodation: Hotel (double room) Meals: Not Provided
DAY 2 // WADI RUM From Amman we head south on the Desert Highway to Wadi Rum. On arrival we load our bags into vehicles which sets off to deliver them to our nightstop. We will then walk through one of the most unique places in the Middle East, on our way to our campsite. We will trek along the same path the legend of Lawrence of Arabia from the famous film shot here. We continue to the highest point on this day to reach the Seven Pillars Mountains which lies 950 meters above sea level. We arrive to the camp in the afternoon as the hot desert sun starts to set, revealing an evening of incredibly clear skies studded with stars. Our private campsite is located within the Wadi Rum protected area with great views over the desert. The sleeping is in Bedouin type tents. The rest of the evening is normally spent around a campfire, with spectacular desert stars overhead. Accommodation: Bedouin tents (double room) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 3 // WADI RUM We spend the next day exploring the beautiful desert area of Wadi Rum. Starting from our desert camp, we walk in the footsteps of the early Nabatean traders. We will explore the northern side of Wadi Rum visiting the natural stone bridge and walk past sand dunes. After an unforgettable day's trekking through this remarkable desert scenery of sculpted sandstone canyons and pristine dunes, we return to our camp and enjoy another night under the star-studded sky. Accommodation: Bedouin tents (double room) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 4 // PETRA After breakfast we walk out of the desert descending from Wadi Rum to Edom Mountains. Meeting our bus we drive northwards to Petra and we first enter via the twisting and colourful Siq gorge arriving at the famous Al-Khazneh (The Treasury). Continue through the heart of the ancient city walking to the Royal Tomb and Roman Theatre. Accommodation: Hotel (double room) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 5 // PETRA Today we head back to Petra to walk up to one of Petra's greatest monuments, Ad-Deir (The Monastery), set high above the city and almost hidden in the mountains. This is the part of Petra which is visited the least, an unforgettable vantage point offering excellent views out over the whole city. We walk down the steps from the Monastery and visit the church, Alhabes Castle, then to the main tombs and the Nabatean Temple. Accommodation: Hotel (double room) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 6 // LITTLE PETRA This morning we walk to little Petra. The ruins of little Petra are approached from one end by the narrow canyon known as Siq Barid (the Cold Canyon). Inside the Little Petra valley the walls are lined with tombs and the remains of caves previously inhabited by the Nabateans. After visiting the site we drive along the Desert Highway before joining one of the oldest trade routes in the world, the King's Highway, up to the impressive Crusader Castle of Kerak, imposingly sited on a hilltop. Kerak became famous in the time of the Crusades as one of a chain of fortresses in the Holy War against Islam. The castle was built in 1132 by Baldwin of Jerusalem, a Crusader king. Later in the afternoon, we continue to the small, mainly Christian town of Madaba where we spend the night. Madaba is famous for its collection of extraordinary mosaics, including the Great Map of Palestine (6th century). Discovered in 1896, and only fragmentary, it contains a good picture of Jerusalem. Accommodation: Hotel (double room) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 7 // MOUNT NEBO & DEAD SEA This morning we visit Jebel Neba, better known as Mount Nebo - the point from which Moses saw the Promised Land. From here we descend to the lowest place on earth, the shimmering Dead Sea where we will stay. Surrounded by barren hills, this unique water body has an amazingly high salt content (33%) that means no animal life survives and that it is almost impossible to sink. The experience of floating naturally is unique and relaxing on the calm sea. There is also the opportunity for mud pack treatments, renowned for their precious mineral contents and their health and beauty benefits. We have access to the use of showers and washing facilities. Accommodation: Hotel (double room) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
DAY 8 // AMMAN Today is the day we depart from Jordan, taking a lot of unique memories in our luggage. Depending on your flight, a private bus will take you to the airport
OTHER INFO The Price includes the following: - All Transports - Guides and World Treks Team Leader - All Accommodation as described above under each day - All Meals as described above under each day - Airfare
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