Hiking Jordan Tour
Day 1: Q.A.I. AIRPORT – AMMAN
Upon arrival to Queen Alia International Airport, you will find our representaive holding a sign with your name, he will assist you with immigration & customes formalities, then proceed to your hotel in Amman for dinner & overnight.
DAY 2: AMMAN – WADI MUJIB – DEAD SEA – MOUNT NEBO – MADABA
After breakfast, transfer to Wadi Mujib Reserve, Meet the local guide and start the tour through the Ibex trail ( takes 2-3 hours ) with river- filled canyons, adventure hikes, Located at the Dead Sea area ( 417 M ) below the sea level & extends to Kerak and Madaba Mountain ( 900 M ) above sea level. After leaving Al-Mujib Reserve. Proceed to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth (417) meters below the sea level.
The uniqueness of the Dead Sea has been known very long time ago.
It’s the only place in the world with the uniq combination of the spa benefits: peculiar sun radiation ( ultra-violet filtered), enriched oxygen atmosphere, mineral-rich salt sea, thermo-mineral springs, and mineral-rich mud. Then continue to visit the Sanctuary at Nebo, which dates back to the time of the Prophet Moses, around the 12th century BC & is believed to be the site of the Prophet’s burial place and the point from where he viewed the “Holy Land”. On the top of the hill, housed beneath a protective structure built by the Franciscans, are the ruins of a beautiful small church, built by the early Christians in the 4th century AD. Inside, are the remains of mosaic floors with stunning designs that feature hunting and pastoral scenes. From a platform in front of the church, a visitor may see a bronze memorial of a snake on a cross which symbolizes the serpent lifted up by Moses in the desert, as well as the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Then proceed to Madaba for dinner & overnight.
Day 3: Madaba – Kerak – Dana
After breakfast, check out from your hotel to attend Madaba visit, home of the most famous Byzantine mosaics. Visit the greatest and most significant of all the city’s treasures, the wonderful mosaic map of ancientPalestine, which is located on the floor of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. The 6th century AD map, hailed as the oldest in existence, was depicted for the benefit of the pilgrims on their way to the Holy Land, as it represented the surrounding regions as well. The River Nile, the Jordan River, Lake Tiberias and the Dead Sea are easily identified on this map, in addition to many cities such as Bethlehem, Gaza and Jerusalem.
One can clearly make out the walls, towers, gates, streets and buildings of the Holy City of Jerusalem, especially the colonnaded main street or Cardo, and the domed Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
Then continue southward along the Kings way one of the oldest trade routes in the world. It runs 200 miles along Jordan's hilly backbone. Continue throught the spectacular canyon of Wadi el Mujib to Kerak, where you will visit its imposing Crusader castle built in ( AD 1142 ). Visitors will be amazed by the network of the dimly lit vaulted rooms and corridors, interconnected through heavy arches and doorways. Then proceed to your hotel in Dana Nature reserve for dinner & overnight.
Day 4: Dana – Feynan
After breakfast, the big fans of Long hikes will enjoy the experience of hiking 14 Km ( 5-7 hours ) with a spectacular downhill walk from Dana to Feynan viewing the three Eco systems in Dana with a local guided, Reach Feynan Lodge for dinner and overnight.
DAY 5: FEYNAN – PETRA FULL DAY VISIT
After breakfast. Drive to the rose-red city of Petra where a full day dedicated for the exploration of the breathtaking Nabatean city of Petra which was carved out of the rose-red sandstone about 2,000 years ago & has recently been voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The tour starts by passing by the Obelisk Tomb and then proceeding through the Siq –the narrow gorge that leads to Petra’s most impressive monument, the Treasury. Then on to the Street of Facades, the Theatre, the Royal Tombs, the Colonnaded Street, the Byzantine Church, the Temple, the Monumental Arch, Qasr El-Bint Faroun & finally climb up to the gigantic 1st century AD monument of the Monastery for those who wish ( Monastery unguided ).Check-in at your hotel in Petra for dinner & overnight.
Day 6: Petra – Beida – Wadi Rum
After breakfast ( check-out ) from your hotel and drive to one of the most important archaeological sites, the 9,000 year old Neolithic settlement of Beidha and to the nearby Siq el-Barid, a miniature Petra ( Little Petra ) with its own small Siq ( gorge ), carved tombs and monuments. Continue to Wadi Rum, one of the world’s most colorful and unique landscapes of desert and mountain scenery and where T.E. Lawrence was based during the Arab Revolt. Go on a two hours excursion by Bedouin four-wheel drive vehicles through the desert enjoying the different rock formations, inscriptions, canyons & sand dunes. They pass & stop at : Seven Pillars of Wisdom ( view from a distance ), al Hsany Sand Dunes, al Amaleh inscriptions, Siq Um Tawaqi.
Day 7: Wadi Rum Amman
After breakfast, meet the local guide and start the hiking tour inside the desert, takes (3-4 hours). Free time in the Desert. Then transfer to your hotel in Amman for Dinner & overnight.
Day 8 : Amman Airport For Departure
After breakfast, drive to Queen Alia International Airport for your departure flight going back home with your unforgettable memories.