A trek through the Kingdom of Jordan

Dana National Reserve

Floating in Dead Sea

Dana National Reserve

Trekking in the desert of Rum

Highlights: Trekking in the woodlands of Ajloun Reserve, visit Jerash for its ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa, visit historic town of Madaba, summit of Mount Nebo for spectacular views over the Dead Sea to the West Bank and Jerusalem, trekking in Mujib Reserve – the lowest nature reserve in the world, with a spectacular array of scenery near the east coast of the Dead Sea, float in the Dead Sea, trekking in Dana National Reserve – a world of natural treasures, Relax at the beach of Aqaba, trekking in the mysterious charm of Petra, trek or jeep tour at Wadi Rum -a vast silent place that is both romantic and extremely beautiful for its massive mountains and pink desert sand and experience camping at Wadi Rum. We end the tour in Amman – the capital of Jordan where we can explore the many culture sights on offer.

Date: 28 Oct to 05 Nov 2018
No of Days: 09
LAND Cost: SGD 2,460/-
Based on min 8 pax
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Day 1: Arrival Amman Airport and transfer to hotel
Day 2: Amman – Ajloun Reserve (around 3h trekking) – Jerash – Madaba (180km drive, 3 hrs) (Hotel)
Day 3: Madaba – Mount Nebo – Al Mujib Reserve (2.5 h trekking) – Dead Sea (220km drive, about 2.5hrs) (Hotel)
Day 4: Dead Sea – Dana National Reserve (5 hours trekking) – Aqaba (360km drive, about 5 hrs) (Hotel)
Day 5: Aqaba free & easy (Hotel)
Day 6: Full day visit of Petra (6-7 hours visit and trekking) (140km drive, 1.5hrs) (Hotel)
Day 7: Petra – Wadi Rum (2 h Jeep Tour / around 4 hours trekking) (120km drive, 1.5hrs) (Camp)
Day 8: Wadi Rum – Amman (short city tour; 330km drive, 4.5 hrs) (Hotel)
Day 9: Depart to airport

Itinerary (Subject to changes)

Day 1: Arrival Amman Airport and transfer to hotel (about 50 mins) (B) (Hotel)
Arrival at Amman Airport, meet & assist by local guide and transfer to hotel.
Dinner/overnight in Amman

Day 2: Amman – Ajloun Reserve (around 3h trekking) – Jerash – Madaba (180km drive, 3 hrs) (Hotel) (B,-,D)
Morning departs at 8am for a trek in the Ajloun Reserve – located in the Ajloun Highlands around the long Ain Zubia Valley, with Mediterranean hill landscape mainly with open woodland of oak and pistachio trees.

Continue travel to Jerash – known for the ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa (Antioch on the Golden River). Jerash is considered one of the most important and best preserved Roman cities in the Near East.

After visit of Jerash, we continue our journey for overnight in mosaic-filled city of Madaba.

Day 3: Madaba – Mount Nebo – Al Mujib Reserve (2.5 h trekking) – Dead Sea (220km drive, about 2.5hrs) (Hotel) (B,-,D)
Morning 8am, we depart to the summit of Mount Nebo for spectacular views over the Dead Sea to the West Bank and Jerusalem and, you can see the springs where Moses smote the ground to bring forth water.

Continue to Al Mujib Reserve for a trek in this lowest nature reserve in the world, with a spectacular array of scenery near the east coast of the Dead Sea. As you trek, for those with a keen eyes, you maybe able to catch a glimpse of rare species of cats, goats and other mountain animals such as the most beautiful mountain goats in the world, the horned Ibex.

The most spectacular site, is the Dead Sea, which at 400 meters below sea level is the lowest body of water on earth. Surrounded by arid hills, as devoid of life as the sea itself, the Dead Sea glistens under a burning sun with barely a ripple disturbing its surface. The rocks that meet its lapping edges become covered with a snow-like thick gleaming deposit of white salt. It is this extremely high concentration of salt that gives the Dead Sea waters their renowned therapeutic qualities and their buoyancy. Because the salt content is eight times that of most world’s oceans, you can float in the Dead Sea without even trying. Swimming in the Dead Sea is a truly unique experience not to be missed.

Day 4: Dead Sea – Dana National Reserve (5 hours trekking) – Aqaba (360km drive, about 5 hrs) (Hotel) (B,L,D)
Morning 8am, we depart for Dana Biosphere Reserve – a world of natural treasures, with chain of valleys and mountains which extend from the top of the Jordan Rift Valley down to the desert lowlands of Wadi Araba. Be awed by the beauty of the Rummana Mountain, the mystery of the ancient archaeological ruins of Feynan, the timeless serenity of Dana Village, and the grandeur of the red and white sandstone cliffs of Wadi Dana.
Enjoy your packed lunch box in this beautiful place before continue drive to Aqaba for overnight.

Day 5: Aqaba free & easy (Hotel) (B,-,D)
Day is free at leisure to relax at the beach or in the pool, discover the unique underwater world of the Red Sea with a Glass Boat trip or go shopping in one of the many shops of the harbour city
Overnight in Aqaba

Day 6: Full day visit of Petra (6-7 hours visit and trekking) (140km drive, 1.5hrs) (Hotel) (B,-,D)
Morning 8am, we drive to Petra which is full of mysterious charm. The approach through the cool gloom of the Siq, a long narrow gorge whose steeply rising sides all but obliterate the sun, provides a dramatic contrast with the magic to come. Suddenly the gorge opens into a natural square dominated by Petra’s most famous monument, the Khasneh, whose intricately carved facade glows in the dazzling sun. More facades beckon the visitor on until the ancient city gradually unfolds, one monument leading to the next for kilometer after kilometer. The sheer size of the city and the quality of beautifully carved facades is staggering and leads one to reflect on the creativity and industry of the Nabateans who made Petra their capital more than 2,000 years ago.
Petra is an enchanting place that captivates and excites the senses. Its overwhelming size, rich textures and stunning surroundings create an ambiance almost impossible to describe.
Overnight in Petra

Day 7: Petra – Wadi Rum (2 h Jeep Tour / around 4 hours trekking) (120km drive, 1.5hrs) (Camp) (B,L,D)
Morning departs at 9am to Wadi Rum, a vast silent place that is both romantic and extremely beautiful. Massive mountains rise vertically out of the pink desert sand, which separate one dark mass from another. The faces of these sheer rock cliffs have been eroded by the wind into faces of men, animals and monsters. Everywhere in this strange and empty place are indications of man’s presence since the earliest known times. Scattered around are flint hand axes, while on the rocks at the feet of the mountains the names of ancient travellers are scratched. In the center of the valley an elaborately carved temple bears witness that Wadi Rum was once a holy place for Nabateans. As you near Wadi Rum, you will see the Seven Pillars of Wisdom. These natural columns are Huge and vary in height. The true size of the mountains at Wadi Rum is only realized when a human or animal form gives the vastness of perspective. Life does not seem to have changed in Rum for a long time. The pace is slow and tourist activities tend to centre on the rest house.

Day 8: Wadi Rum – Amman (short city tour; 330km drive, 4.5 hrs) (Hotel)(B,-,D)
Morning 10am we drive back to Amman via the desert highway. Explore the capital’s greatest souks, fine museums, ancient constructions, monuments, and cultural sites. The Citadel hill of Amman the Temple of Hercules, The Roman forum with Roman theatre are just a few of the sites you will see here.

Day 9: Depart to airport (B)
After breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight home

9 Days Trekking in the kingdom of Jordan
Tour Code: JDN-T09
LAND Cost per person in SGD : 

 Pax SGL2-34-56-78-9
LAND COST PER PERSON IN SGD +5103580307027202460

Flight cost estimate: from S$ 1050 by Air India Express + Gulf Air

Hotel used:

City

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Cat

Nights

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Amman

Gerasa Hotel

4*

1

www.gerasahotel.com

Madaba

Madaba 1880 Hotel

3*

1

www.madaba1880.com

Dead Sea

Ramada Resort

4*

1

www.ramadaresortdeadsea.com

Petra

Amra Palace Hotel

3“

1

www.amrapalace.com

Aqaba

Mövenpick Aqaba

5*

2

www.movenpick-aqaba.com

Wadi Rum

Rahayeb Camp

DLX

1

www.rahayebdc.com

Amman

Gerasa Hotel

4*

1

www.gerasahotel.com

Price Includes:

  • Free Tourist visa upon arrival
  • 1 bottle of water ( 1,5 l. ) p. person p. day
  • Meet & Assist upon arrival from departure
  • All transfers in modern a/c car/van or coach
  • Qualified English speaking guide
  • Accommodation in a. m. hotels ( or similar )
  • Half board
  • 2 lunch boxes included in Wadi Rum and Dana
  • All entrance fees as per program
  • Short horseback ride in Petra
  • App. 3 h Jeep Tour in Wadi Rum
  • Briefing prior departure
  • 15% discount for gears at X-Boundaries

Price does not include:

  • Travel insurance
  • Air tickets+ taxes
  • Personal belongings and expenses
  • All drinks, Lunches and drinks not indicated in the itinerary
  • Tipping to the guides\
  • Other expenses that not mentioned on the itinerary

A deposit of $ 1500 per person is required to confirm your booking and balance amount to be paid at least 30 days prior your departure.