Explore Jordan explore it’s spectacular historical attractions, including the ancient Rose-Red City of Petra, Madaba, Jerash, and Ajloun. Visit Mount Nebo where Moses stood as he gazed upon the Promised Land smother yourself in the famous mineral-rich mud of the Dead Sea and float on top of its super-buoyant water. Make your way to Wadi Rum, and enjoy wonderful Bedouin hospitality a desert adventure, and a private guided hike in this vast area of unspoiled natural beauty, the same area where Lawrence of Arabia once stayed. Our 8 Day Hiking in Jordan Tour is the ideal choice for those who want to combine unimaginable sightseeing with non-stop adventure while at the same time enjoying a life of luxury.
Day 1 - Arrival in Amman and Free Time
When you arrive in Amman for your classic 8 Day Jordan Adventure Tour, your tour manager will be at the airport to meet you and to assist you in any way possible. They will then take you in a private air-conditioned vehicle to the luxury 5-Star hotel where you will be staying during your Time in Jordan. Once you reach the hotel, your tour manager will get you checked in, he’ll discuss the following day’s schedule, and then you will be left alone to enjoy the rest of the day and evening as you wish. Don’t forget to enjoy a free Welcome Drink on us at the hotel.
Day 2 - Jerash, Ajloun, and Umm Qais Sightseeing Tour
Today begins with a wonderful 5-Star breakfast, and then at the time agreed with your tour manager, you will be picked up, and you will head to view some amazing historical attractions. First, you will be taken to see Jerash and ancient Roman provincial city. Jerash was continuously inhabited for around 6,500 years, and it is considered to be one of the world’s best and most well-preserved examples of ancient Roman architecture. After the city was abandoned, it eventually became completely buried under the desert sand which effectively helped to preserve the many structures which you can see today. Next, you will head to Ajloun Castle, an ancient fortress which played a significant role in the defeat of the Crusaders more than 8 centuries ago. Built in 1184 AD to help defend the region’s iron mines, Ajloun Castle went on to the primary defender of the three main trade routes between Jordan and Syria. In fact, the Crusaders tried to capture the castle for decades but were never successful. This is a remarkable attraction which never fails to impress those who visit. Your last stop of the day will be at Umm Qais, the ruins of an ancient Greco-Roman city. It is also the site of the famous Gadarene swine miracle mentioned in the Bible. Due to this site’s wonderful hilltop position, visitors are also treated to some breathtaking views of the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights. Finally, with so much sightseeing behind you, you will be able to sit back and relax while you are being driven back to your 5-Star hotel in Amman. Many of our clients opt to spend the rest of the day and evening at the hotel, although we do recommend heading out into town on your own to explore the area and to enjoy a nice meal.
Day 3 - Madaba and Mount Nebo Tour, and on to the Dead Sea
The 3th day of your Jordan Adventure Tour begins in earnest after enjoying another great breakfast at your hotel, when you will be picked up for another day of non-stop sightseeing. First, you will be driven to Madaba, the city of mosaics. There is still much to see and do today, so your stop at Madaba only entails a visit to the strikingly magnificent Greek Orthodox Basilica of St. George which is famous for a 6th-century mosaic map of the Holy Land. The church that one sees today was towards the end of the 19th century, but it stands in the exact same place where the original 6th-century church stood. The mosaic, for which the church is famous for, consists of more than 2 million colored stones, despite the fact that it is only a portion of the original mosaic. After Madaba, you will be driven to Mount Nebo to see the place where Moses was when he first saw the Promised Land. Mount Nebo is held in very high regard by Christians, many of whom also believe that Moses was buried on the same mount. You will also visit a lovely old monastery while you are here, and the view you will have of the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, and Jerusalem is nothing short of being spectacular. Next, you will drive to the Dead Sea, a place which virtually all people have heard of. Its fame does, of course, come from the fact that people are able to float effortlessly on the water due to its incredibly high salt and mineral content. Dead Sea mud is also very famous, and it is used in several industries, including the health and beauty industry While you are at the Dead Sea, you will have ample opportunity to relax in the mud and to float on the water just as Queen Cleopatra did thousands of years ago. After a spending some time here, you will then be driven back to your 5-Star hotel in Amman.
Day 4 - Walking Tour of Petra, the Rose-Red City
Today’s outing involves a considerable amount of walking, so be sure to have a good hearty breakfast in the morning. After breakfast, you will be assisted with check-out, and then you will be driven to Petra where you will enjoy a walking tour of one of the world’s most spectacular ancient sites, an ancient city that was carved into the rock by the Nabatean Arabs. Work on the city first began during the 6th century BC and continued until the city reached the size it is today. The city essentially allowed the Nabatean Arabs to establish an all-powerful commercial empire that stretched all the way to Syria. The city’s most striking features are its Siq entrance and the Treasury, but there are so many other spectacular features to see as well. Today, Petra in a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is also listed as one of the New World Wonders. It is by far Jordan’s most famous and most treasured historical attraction. One could say that Petra is to Jordan, what the Great Pyramids are to Egypt. After a lot of walking and a tremendous amount of sightseeing, you can sit back and relax in cool air-conditioned comfort while you are being taken for a short drive to the luxury hotel where you will be spending this night of your 8 Day Hiking in Jordan Tour.
Day 5 - Wadi Rum Desert Sightseeing Tour
After enjoying a good breakfast at your hotel, you will be assisted with check-out, and then you will be driven to an incredibly beautiful protected area known as Wadi Rum. Wadi Rum was made famous by the movie, Lawrence of Arabia, and it is often given credit for kick-starting Jordan’s tourism industry. The many canyons, cliffs, dunes, and rock glyphs at Wadi Rum will astonish and amaze you at every turn. While here, you will also enjoy a 2-hour desert tour in an open-top 4×4 Bedouin truck. This tour will see you visiting some of the area’s most impressive dunes, and also some amazing ancient rock inscriptions. In the early evening you will enjoy a good dinner and then the rest of the evening will be yours to enjoy as you wish before eventually retiring for the night at the marvelous Captain Camp Wadi Rum.
Day 6 - Wadi Rum Adventure Hike
Day 6 of your Jordan Adventure Tour will once again begin with a good breakfast, and then shortly after you have finished eating, you will meet you Bedouin guide, and you will enjoy a very memorable hike into the vast desert to enjoy its silence; serenity, and its unspoiled beauty. This hike lasts for about 5 or 6 hours, and it is done at a pace you are comfortable with. You will also be given a lunch box so that you can enjoy a midday picnic lunch out in the great outdoors. Finally, with an absolutely wonderful day’s hiking behind you, you will return to the camp where you will be served another good dinner. After dinner, the remainder of the night is all yours to enjoy as you wish.
Day 7 - Free Day for Leisure Time in Amman
Wake up at your desert camp and enjoy a good leisurely breakfast, and then you will embark on a 4-hour journey to back to Amman. On arrival at Amman, you will be assisted with check-in, and then you will be left alone to enjoy some leisure time. You can simply relax at your luxury 5-Star hotel, or you can head out and explore on foot. Although there are no tours or outing scheduled for this day, there are plenty of optional tours available. If you would like to book a tour for this day, just let your tour manager know, or even the staff at your hotel.
Day 8 - Jordan Adventure Tour Ends and Final Departure
Today is the day your Jordan Adventure Tour comes to an end, but before you leave, first enjoy another wonderful 5-Star breakfast at your hotel. At the agreed time, your tour manager will arrive at your hotel; he will get you checked out, and then he will escort you in a private air-conditioned vehicle to Amman International Airport for your flight home. On arrival at the airport, you will be assisted in any way possible, and then sadly, it will be time to say goodbye. Your tour may have come to an end, but the magic of Jordan will stay with you forever.
Inclusions in tour are as follows:
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