The History & Wildlife of Jordan

The History & Wildlife of Jordan

9 Days / 8 Nights

Price from$2,680

The Dana Biosphere Reserve is Jordan's hidden gem. This beautiful nature reserve covers the Rummana Mountain, part of a chain from the Jordan Rift Valley. The park features not only sandstone cliffs, wooded highlands and ancient ruins, but a wonderfully diverse range of flora and fauna. Combine this with the wonders of Jerash and Petra along with the incomparable Dead Sea for a memorable journey of Jordan's history and wildlife.

The History & Wildlife of Jordan map

Day 1: Arrive Amman On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Jerash Morning orientation tour of Amman before visiting Jerash. Jerash is the best-preserved Roman city of the Decapolis. View the Oval Plaza, Temple of Zeus, South Theatre, Colonnaded Street and Market Place. Continue to the castle of Qal'at al-Rabad at Aljoun before returning to your hotel.

Day 3: Amman > Desert Castles > Amman Today visit the desert castles, scattered through the desert east of Amman. These isolated trading complexes were once a thriving group of caravan stations, secluded baths and hunting lodges.

Day 4: Amman > Petra Drive to Petra today travelling through Madaba with its extraordinary mosaic map of the Holy Land, Mt Nebo to look out over the Dead Sea and the Promised Land as well as the Crusader Castle of Kerak.

Day 5: Petra Travel on foot or on horseback through the 'Siq' to the Treasury. Then to the Street of Facades, the Theatre, Royal Tombs, Colonnaded Street, Byzantine church, the Temple, Monumental Arch and Qasr el-Bint Faroun

Day 6: Beida > Wadi Rum Visit Beida or 'Little Petra' with its maze of caves before continuing to Wadi Rum. A vast, silent place, timeless and starkly beautiful. Wadi Rum is one of the most stunning desert landscapes in the world approximately 120kms from Petra. Join a 4WD for a drive through the landscape and camp overnight in comfortable tents.

Day 7: Wadi Rum > Dana Biosphere Reserve Depart early for the Dana Biosphere Reserve. Enjoy some of the 600 species of plants, 37 species of mammals and 190 species of birds to be found in the park. After a short visit to the ruins of Feinan and Dana Village continue to your simple accommodation for overnight.

Day 8: Dana > Amman Return this morning for a walk through the beautiful Dana Biosphere Reserve, then drive to Amman.

Day 9: Depart Amman Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

• Tailor-made journey with English-speaking local guides • 8 nights in your selected category of accommodation (best available in both Wadi Rum and Dana) • Transfers by air-conditioned car and driver, 4WD at Wadi Rum • Sightseeing and entrance fees • 8 breakfasts

Pricing (per person) $NZD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2022

1 Jan - 30 Sep

4 Star, from

5 Star, from

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$2,680

$3,444

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$4,385

$5,899

Departs

Daily

Booking conditions

• 'Best available' accommodation is used at Wadi Rum and Dana but it cannot be considered to be of the same standard as accommodation elsewhere in the itinerary. • Surcharges may apply over peak periods.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.