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Adventure Travel & Ecotourism - Tours and Trips

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Day 1: Airport - Amman
Meeting and assistance at the airport. Transfer from arrival point to Amman for overnight stay in a hotel.


Day 2: Desert Castles / Mshatta / Tuba / Bayir / Jaffa
Jeep drive to one of the most intriguing of all the suburban Umayyad palaces : Mshatta, 144 sq m. large. It was surrounded by a fortified wall, which bore an entrance gate on the southern side, leading to an inner courtyard at the far end of which was the residence. Another impressive of the lesser-known castles is Tuba, located approximately 75km southeast of Amman in the absolute middle of nowhere. This is precisely why it’s worth making an expedition out there : with little to no surrounding development, Tuba captures the original essence of "luxury in the desert" that drove the Umayyads to launch their massive building campaign. Despite its seemingly remote location, the castle was probably going to be a caravanserail, which would have served as a vital staging post on the Incense Route between Syria and Arabia. Then, visit of Bayir and Jaffa. Overnight in a camp.

Day 3: Saudi border / Diseh / Wadi Rum 
Driving towards the border of Saudi Arabia. Continue through Diseh village to Wadi Rum. The development of Diseh area consists of the construction of a 325km pipeline that will drive water from the Diseh-Mudawarra aquifer to Amman, providing 30% of the capital’s water needs. Overnight in Wadi Rum, in a camp.

Day 4: Wadi Rum / via desert to Aqaba
Wadi Rum, also known as "the moon valley", is the most awe inspiring mountain desert in the world ! A journey to Wadi Rum is a journey to another world. A vast, silent place, timeless and starkly beautiful desert. Wadi Rum is probably best known because of its connection with the enigmatic British officer T.E. Lawrence, who was based there during the Great Arab Revolt of 1917-18, and as the setting for the film that carried his name "Lawrence of Arabia". 
Driving to Aqaba for overnight in a hotel.

Day 5: Wadi Araba / Nakeb Masuda / Petra
Wadi Araba is a 150km stretch of land from the Dead Sea to Aqaba. The desert is part of the Great Rift Valley and, in Jordan, rises to heights of 450 meters and dips to less 400 meters below sea level. Driving via Nakeb Masuda to Petra, for overnight stay in a hotel or in a camp.

Day 6: half day visit to Petra / Nakeb Namela / Feynan
After breakfast, visit of the unique “rose-red” ancient city of Petra, half as old as time, built by the Arab Nabateans who hewed their monumental tombs, palaces, temples and treasury from the desert rocky sandstones,  enhancing their natural hues of rose, red, blue, purple and gold. 
Drive to Nakeb Namela and Feynan.Overnight camping.


Day 7: Wadi Fidan / Wadi Numeira / Wadi Mujib / Hammamat Ma'in
Drive via Wadi Fidan and Wadi Numeira to Wadi Mujib. The terrain of the Wadi Mujib Reserve consists of rugged, arid mountains and flowing rivers. The deeply cut sandstone mountains of the Mujib Reserve spans an elevation drop of over 1,300m: from 900m above sea level to 400m below, the lowest ground level on Earth. Because of this dramatic change in altitude and the presence of several flowing rivers, it has many different habitats, supporting a wide variety of plants and animals. Continue to Hammamat Ma’in (also known as Zarqa Ma'in) : a series of natural hot springs and waterfalls with biblical connections, located between Madaba and the Dead Sea.The springs still run hot today and the site is now home to a modern spa resort, which provides a full range of spa services. The main waterfall, which gushes over a cliff beneath the resort, ranges in temperature from 40° to 60° C (104-140° F). Overnight in Ma'in Spa Hotel.

Day 8: departure day
Transfer to your aiport.


    


                      Jeep Tour Challenge 

                      (8 days / 7 nights)



Jordan Desert Hikes organizes jeep tours accross Jordan, that can be customized to meet your wishes and expectations. 


Below is an example for a 8 day program, from desert castles in the North East to dramatic sceneries in the South, with a mix of accomodations in hotels and desert camps.


​You will cross Jordan over and be immersed in very different landscapes. 


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