Explore one of the wonders of the ancient world in the rose red city of Petra
Travel one and a half hours from Petra to Jordan’s most recent UNESCO world heritage site, the spectacular desert of mountains, Wadi Rum. After a first tea with your local Bedouin guide, you will ride friendly camels through wide, golden valleys, take a jeep tour through the desert to see amazing natural rock bridges (you can even climb one!) and walk through one of the beautiful hidden canyons of the desert. After watching a beautiful desert sunset you will spend a night under 1,000 stars in a private, secluded Bedouin camp dining on freshly-cooked traditional food and sleeping in comfortable goat hair tents.
*An alternative tour is available: jeep and walking only.
Overnight in private Bedouin camp in the Wadi Rum desert.
After breakfast we leave Wadi Rum, headed for the desert castles of the East. The first castle we visit is Qasr Al Kharaneh, located 55 km away from Amman. It is probably the only castle which had a military function, as shown by its architecture. We move on to Qasr Amra, standing to the south west of Azraq, on an island in a wadi which is almost always dry. This small, well preserved castle features clean lines with rounded walls of yellow stone the same colour as the desert, a camouflage allowing it to blend into the landscape. Qasr Amra was built in the early VIII century by the caliphate Walid I who particularly enjoyed hunting, poetry, and other pleasures within its surroundings. Next we visit Qasr Al Azraq, greatly affected by an earthquake in 1927; however the castle remains a magnificent building. The inscription above the main gate allowed archaeologists to date the restoration to the XIII century, the supposed date of the mosque built in the centre of the castle courtyard. We finish our tour back in the vibrant capital of the Kingdom, Amman.
Overnight in our specially chosen hotel in Amman.
|1 person||1260 JOD / person|
|2-3 pax||910JOD / person|
|4 to 7 pax||750 JOD / person|
|single room suppl.||235 JOD|
OUR EXCHANGE RATES: 1 EUROS = 0.75 JOD // 1 USD = 0.70 JOD // 1 CHF = 0.72 JOD