|10 – Day Adventure Tour|
From the risky journeys of the past, adventure tourism inherited an interest in fresh impressions, and stories about ancient maps with mysterious signs showing the way to treasures protected by warlike tribes were shifted to writers.
Today, adventure tourism is far from risky travel filled with mysticism and random coincidences. Adventure personifies fantasies about encountering everything new and unusual, the very word “adventure” implies going beyond the routine. Unlike other types of tourism, adventure tourism is incompatible with the role of a spectator; a traveler can literally feel a small part of the Earth with his own hands.
|Day 1:||Amman – Jerash – Amman.|
|Today, after breakfast, you will get acquainted with Jebel Al Qala’a or the Citadel – the “heart” of Amman, its main historical core, thanks to which we know how ancient Philadelphia (the current capital of Jordan) lived. Visiting this place means touching history in the flesh, feeling the rhythm of life, mercilessly counting the minutes, years and centuries that led this city from pagan tribes through the Romans to our days.
The “Heart of Amman” is crowned with three attractions at once – these are the ruins of the Roman temple of Hercules, the Byzantine church, the remains of the Umayyad palace and the local Archaeological Museum – a treasured place for scientists and archaeologists studying this region from biblical times to the present day.
Next, we will have a trip to Jerash, (in the Bible it is referred to as Gerasa) – the best preserved and magnificently restored ancient city, one of the main cities of the Decapolis, called “Middle Eastern Pompeii”. The colonnades, temples, a beautiful theatre, spacious squares, baths, fountains, city walls pierced by towers and gates will not leave anyone indifferent. Everything here is imbued with the spirit of the former civilization of the highest level.
|Day 2:||Madaba – Nebo – Karak (King’s Highway) – Dana|
|Morning drive to Madaba to visit the famous mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. Your next stop will be Mount Nebo, from which you, like the Prophet Moses, will be able to see the Holy Land and the Dead Sea. In clear weather, you can see Jerusalem, Jericho and Bethlehem.
Further along the King’s Highway you will pass through Wadi Mujib, the “Grand Canyon” of Jordan, to Karak for lunch.
In the afternoon we will pay a visit to the huge castle where Saladin and Richard the Lionheart fought during the Crusades and head to Dana Biosphere Reserve for the overnight.
|Day 3:||Dana – Hiking Wadi Dana – Feynan Eco Lodge.|
|Today we have a trek through the outskirts of Dana, fenced in by a chain of gorges and mountains that stretch from the peaks of the Jordan Rift Valley to the desert lowlands of Wadi Araba. Mount Rumman attracts travelers with its natural beauty, and the majestic ruins of ancient Feynan fascinate.
This protected area presents an amazing variety of landscapes, where pebbly plains border on sand dunes, and wooded uplands with rocky slopes. The cliff tops in the Dana Nature Reserve reach 1,500 meters, while the lowlands are 50 meters below sea level.
We will also visit Feynan, where one of the revolutionary discoveries of life took place – the melting of copper, which occurred during the Eneolithic era (“copper-stone”), approximately 4500-3300 years. BC, and copper tools such as axes and arrowheads gradually replaced flint.
We will spend the night at the Feynan Eco Lodge, located in a biosphere reserve, which is a solar-powered retreat offering peace and tranquility, conducive to nature conservation.
|Day 4:||Feynan – Wadi Ghuweir – Wadi Namalah – Petra.|
|After breakfast, drive by four-wheel drive vehicle to the Roman Byzantine Churches at Khirbet Feynan, see Feynan ancient copper mines (8500 BC – 4500 BC, Neolithic times) and hike through Wadi Gweir, Wadi Araba, Namala and Little Petra to Wadi Musa for over overnight.|
|Day 5:||Petra and The Monastery.|
|Guided tour of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra, a place that attracts with its unusual atmosphere and ancient secrets. Hidden in the caves of a legendary city at the crossroads of ancient trade routes, the wonders of Petra offer an immersive experience that still thrills the minds and hearts of scientists and wonder lovers alike. Our acquaintance with the former capital of Edom and Nabatea, lost in the sands with the decline of overland trade, will begin with the Siq gorge, which is a deep fissure in the sandy rock. We will walk on the Roman Road (Cardo) to the Treasury, the Nabatean Roman Theatre, the Great Temple, all the way to the basin.|
|Day 6:||Snake Monument – Jabal Haroun.|
Early Morning hike through Petra Siq to the Snake Monument, Jabal Haroun to the tomb of Haroun, and enjoy the panoramic view of Petra and Wadi Araba, then hike back to Wadi Musa.
|Day 7:||Petra – Wadi Rum.|
|Today we have a trip to Wadi Rum – an amazing place, timeless, untouched by civilization.
Wind and sun have influenced the local landscape for thousands of years so strongly that unique rocks, arches, canyons and wells have formed.
On our 4 WD tour we will see Khazali Canyon, the Seven Pillars of Wisdom, described by Lawrence of Arabia, Barrah Canyon, Burda rock bridge – the highest point in Wadi Rum, Lawrence’s well, the Nabatean temple, rock paintings dating back more than four thousand years, desert oases and other interesting places. Dinner & overnight in a desert camp.
|Day 8:||Wadi Rum – Jabal Um Ad Dami.|
|Next morning drive by 4X4 to Um Ad Dami, the highest mountain in Rum (1830 meters), you will climb the mountain for 3 hours, a marvelous experience, a place where you can contemplate the silence on top of the sky-high, then to Aqaba at the Red Sea for overnight.|
|Day 9:||Free day in Aqaba.|
|You will be free to spend the day and the next day at Aqaba City according to your own wishes. Suggestions (optional: diving or snorkeling, relaxing on one of the beautiful sandy beaches. Or perhaps you would like to take a trip on a glass boat and see the amazing coral reefs), dinner and overnight at hotel in Aqaba.|
|Day 10:||Aqaba – Wadi Araba – Lot’s Cave – Dead Sea.|
in the morning travel via Wadi Araba, visit Lot’s cave near the small town of Zoar (modern-day Safi), see Lot’s wife pillar and will arrive Dead Sea the lowest point on earth, and will have free time for swimming, experience a unique floating and mud Bath, Evening transfer to Amman.