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Cravan Bedouin

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Duration

14 Day 13 Night

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

6 people

Languages

English, Francais, Italian

Overview

Program Brief

Welcome to Amman
Umm Qais – Yarmouk Reserve
Ajlun – Jerash
Iraq Al amir – Salt
Salt – Wadi Ibn Hammad – Karak – Dana
Dana Nature Reserve, Little Petra
First visit in Petra
Second visit of hiking in Petra
First day of hiking in Wadi Rum
Second day of hiking in Wadi Rum (Wadi Sabet – Umm
Wadi Rum-Aqaba
Free day in Aqaba
Aqaba, The Dead Sea
the Dead Sea, Bethany, Mount Nebo, Madaba
Departure

Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome to Amman
Reception at the airport by our local team, assistance with arrival formalities and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2
Umm Qais - Yarmouk Reserve

Today, we leave for the far north of the country and the city of Umm Qais, a multi-millennial site of a rare
beauty. Umm Qais is the gateway to the archaeological site of Gadara. Here, let the magic of history
take you on a journey through Greek, Roman and Ottoman civilisations. From the amazing
black basalt stone amphitheater, before our eyes is a breathtaking view of the Golan Heights,
the Sea of Galilee and the Jordan Valley.

Several hiking routes are available to you to complete the day:
- a path to the Cave of Jesus (kahf nabi 'issa) where he would have slept for 3 days and which offers a view
breathtaking on Lake Tiberias, Nazareth and Palestine.
- several trails in the Yarmouk reserve: al-Hreith (1-2h), Wadi al Muntamra (3-4h), Al-Shreif (3-4h), Arqoub
Roma (5-7h). All the trails are guided except that of al-Hreith.
- visit the hot springs of Himmah al Ordonya, which fall into the Yarmouk River. Decor
paradise located in the bottom of the Rift Valley, which separates the African and Asian continents.
The Yarmouk reserve, 5 minutes from the Umm Qais site, is a 20km2 biosphere, located opposite the plateau of
Golan Heights and over the Yarmouk River which marks the border with Syria. Reserve protects 600
plant species including the deciduous oak, Jordan's national tree.
Options:
- English-speaking guide on the site of Umm Qais (duration desired)
- Guided hike in the Yarmouk reserve
This day contains:
✓ Breakfast
Accommodation
Day 3
Ajlun - Jerash
This morning, we leave in the direction of Ajlun. The Ajlun region is very rich in history, due to its climate
mild, dense forests and fertile soil. This rich history is reflected in the many ruins
archaeological sites scattered in the surrounding woods and villages. The reserve itself is home to a large
variety of plants and wildlife and is a peaceful place to relax and enjoy nature.
In spring, the reserve is a carpet of wildflowers, including drifts of anemones and rose bushes.
Lunch in Beit Souf. A community of women prepare typical local cuisine. This
association raises their standard of living by increasing their income and preserving their heritage
local.
Then return to Jerash. The city had its golden age under the Roman reign, when it was known as
name of Gerasa. Today, this site is considered one of the best Roman provincial towns
stored around the world. Hidden under the sand for several centuries before being discovered and

restored over 70 years, Jerash is the epitome of extensive and formal Roman municipal planning,
throughout the Middle East. It is adorned with cobbled, colonnaded streets, huge temples on the crest of the
hills, enchanting theatres, spacious public squares, baths, fountains and walls
pierced by towers and railings.
Overnight in Amman.
- The visit to Jerash with an English-speaking guide duration: 1 hour
This day contains:
✓ Breakfast  ✓ Lunch
Accommodation
Day 4
Iraq Al amir - Salt

After breakfast, departure for Iraq al-Amir. This historic site was built by a Greek prince in the 3rd
century BC and remains the only known Hellenistic site in Jordan. Around the remains of the palace
from Hyrcan, the hills are home to many caves, which date back to the Copper Age.
Traditional lunch prepared by Bedouin women from the Association of Craftswomen of Iraq al-Amir.
Then departure for Salt. The origins of Salt go back to the time of Alexander the Great. It is his army that
would have built the city. From the time of the Byzantine Empire, Salt continued to develop until it became the
seat of a bishopric, which confirms its importance in the region at the dawn of the Middle Ages.
Overnight in Salt.
This day contains:
✓ Breakfast  ✓ Lunch
Accommodation
Day 5
Salt - Wadi Ibn Hammad - Karak - Dana

In the morning, departure towards Wadi Ibn Hammad (3h30 drive) located near the city of Al-Karak. He is
one of the most beautiful Wadi in Jordan especially in summer.
Day 6
Dana Nature Reserve, Little Petra

Distance 70km
Then departure for a walk of meditation and discovery within the reserve. This natural area is home to
more than 500 different plants and this, thanks to the staging of four topo climates which rub shoulders there. The walk
will last 3 hours during which you will be able to admire the landscape and smell the perfumes of the plants
desert. Moments of silence of 15 minutes will be proposed by the guide to be able to admire the place and
imbibe it.
Lunch of a dish cooked in the middle of nature.
Then we take the road to Little Petra. 2000 years ago, the Nabataeans had chosen this site to
make a natural caravanserai and lodge the rich caravanners coming from the four corners of the world.
Overnight in Petra.
This day contains:
✓ Breakfast  ✓ Lunch  ✓ Dinner
Accommodation
Day 7
First visit in Petra

Today, you start a hike on a little frequented path, towards the peaks to enjoy
views of Wadi Araba and Mount Aaron.
Then, you arrive near the spectacular monastery (Al-Deir). You will then take the direction of the city
Lower to reach the Qasr al-Bint, the Great Temple, the Byzantine Church and the Royal Tombs.
At the end of the day, you leave the site via Wadi Al-Moudlm, a wild canyon with very little traffic.
Dinner and Night in Petra.
- The visit to Petra with an English-speaking guide duration: 2 hours
Day 8
Second visit of hiking in Petra

Early in the morning, enjoy a short transfer to the main entrance of the City, to cross the famous Siq which
leads past the Treasury of Petra: El Khazneh, a breathtaking majestic facade carved into the rock.
You continue your hike on the rue des Facades dominated by the imposing Djebel Al-Khubtha, where
nested tombs and dwellings. Your walk will take you to the theater. Thereafter, you follow your path
to the High Places of Sacrifice, a peak leveled by the Nabataeans. On this summit stand two
obelisks carved into the mountain.
You leave the site through the main siq.
Night in Petra
This day contains:
✓ Breakfast  ✓ Dinner
Accommodation
Day 9
First day of hiking in Wadi Rum

On the program for this day: immersion in the heart of the lunar landscapes of the Wadi Rum desert. On the way,
discovery of Umm Fruth, the small arch which rises about fifteen meters from the ground and which you can
even cross on foot!
Far from the tourist crowd, you continue your advance in the Jordanian desert by the south, passing by
two valleys with superb white sands and rocks streaked with blue, pink and white (Umm Muqur, then the
Wadi Nuqra).
Lunch during the visit.
Activity of the day:
- Hike in the Wadi Rum desert
- The 4x4 excursion in the Wadi Rum desert 3h
Overnight in the Wadi Rum desert.
- The visit to the Wadi Rum desert with a Bedouin guide

This day contains:
✓ Breakfast  ✓ Lunch  ✓ Dinner
Accommodation
Day 10
Second day of hiking in Wadi Rum (Wadi Sabet - Umm
We continue this magnificent hike in the middle of its red and ocher sandstone djebels.
We arrive at Wadi Sabet
Day 11
Wadi Rum-Aqaba

Today we leave the desert of Wadi Rum towards the Red Sea. Small port town which is home to
one of the most beautiful dive sites in the world. Possibility of snorkelling on one of the beaches of the
region.
Overnight in Aqaba
This day contains:
✓ Breakfast
Accommodation
Day 12
Free day in Aqaba

With its beaches, world-class dive sites and laid-back, festive atmosphere, Aqaba has everything it needs to be a place to hang out longer and simply enjoy the holidays. Here is what you can do in Aqaba:

-Diving in the Red Sea

-Visit the Sherif al-Hussein bin Ali Mosque

-Visit Mamluk Castle -Visit Aqaba Bird Observatory

-Visit the Archaeological Museum of Aqaba

-Take a glass bottom boat trip

- Relaxation on the beach

This day contains:

✓ Breakfast

Accommodation
Day 13
Aqaba, The Dead Sea

Distance 320km
Departure to the Dead Sea through the Wadi-Araba desert which marks the border between Jordan and
Israel. During our crossing of this desert, we will have the opportunity to admire the sunset. Then we
discover the gorge of Wadi Al-Mujib before reaching our hotel by the sea.
In the afternoon, enjoy a floating experience in the salty waters of the Dead Sea, or for a moment
rest by the pool. You will also have the possibility of benefiting from “spa” treatments.
Dinner and overnight at the Dead Sea.

This day contains:
✓ Breakfast  ✓ Dinner
Accommodation
Day 14
the Dead Sea, Bethany, Mount Nebo, Madaba
Depart for Bethany. It is stated in the Bible that John the Baptist preached and baptized in a place named
Bethany beyond the Jordan, site that several Byzantine and medieval texts, as well as archeology
modern identify as Tell al-Kharrar and Mount St. Elias.
Afterwards, stop at Mount Nebo to appreciate the panorama of the Jordan Valley and the memorial of Moses, with
its Byzantine frescoes. Our last stop will be Madaba, a biblical site grouping 14 Byzantine churches.
Visit of the Saint-Georges church, famous for its 6th century mosaic representing the oldest map of
Palestine and Jerusalem.
Overnight in Amman.
This day contains:
✓ Breakfast  ✓ Dinner
Accommodation
Day 15
Departure
Airport transfer

Included/Excluded

  • 14 nights included
  • Reception and assistance with entry formalities;
  • The Jordan Pass including visa and entries;
  • Airport/hotel transfers on the first day and hotel/airport transfers on the last day;
  • Autotour: rental of a modern vehicle with integrated GPS;
  • Entries to the sites mentioned in the program;
  • Accommodation in hotels (classification in local standards) mentioned in the offer (or similar) with
  • breakfasts;
  • The meals mentioned in the program;
  • A small bottle of water per person per day;
  • The 4x4 excursion in the Wadi Rum desert on D9;
  • The visit of Petra with an English-speaking guide on D7 in Petra (duration 2 hours), and in Jerash on D3 duration 1 hour;
  • the visit to the Wadi Rum desert with a Bedouin guide on D9 and D10;
  • 24-hour French-speaking telephone assistance (Jordanian mobile phone with chip) at your
  • provision for the duration of the trip.
  • International and domestic flights;
  • Meals not mentioned in the program;
  • Drinks other than those mentioned in the offer;
  • Excursions or visits not mentioned in the program;
  • Carrying luggage.

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