Ancient Architecture and Wildlife of Jordan
7 Nights and 8 Days
For minimum 15 people
Day 1: Mumbai - Amman
Assemble at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport to board flight to Amman. Arrival at Amman International Airport and transfer to Hotel in Amman. Rest of the day for leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel at Amman.(Dinner)
Day 2: Amman – Jerarsh – Dibbean forest – Ajloun – Amman
Proceed to the ancient city of Jarash the most complete and well preserved city of the Roman Empire. Jarash is one of the Decapolis cities of the north of Jordan. Nestled in a green and well-watered valley in the biblical land of Gilead, the remains of the ancient city have long attracted tourists from all around the world, Wander among the original temples, theaters, plazas, paths and colonnaded streets. Driver via Dibeen Forest to Ajlun Castle , while passing through Dibbeen forest you will make a short stop to look for the Tawny Owl , Syrian Wood pecker , winter Wren and Blue Tit . At Ajloun you will visit the Crusaders castle with Beautiful views over the Area. Back to Amman.Overnight stay at the hotel at Amman.(Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner)
Day 3: Amman – Desert castles - Azraq Water land - Shaumari Wildlife Reserve – Amman
Note: today is not a bird watching Day
Proceed to East part of Jordan to reach the desert castles, visiting the 3 main castles of Amra – Kharannah and Azraq – transfer to the Shaummari Wild life and Azraq water land visiting the most striking human artefact is the black basalt fortress. This fort was first built by the Romans around 300 CE. The structure was in almost continuous military use by the Byzantines and Umayyads. In 1917, T. E. Lawrence used the fortress as the winters headquarter during the Great Arab Revolt.
Each year flocks of birds visit Azraq during their annual migrations making this a must-see for any bird enthusiast, the Azraq Wetlands Reserve has been detailed to the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, the slow process of re-nourishing this environmentally critical feature has begun, and Azraq once again hosts tremendous flocks of birds along the migratory routes between Africa and both Asia and Europe, making it a twice-annual bird watchers’ paradise.
ShaumariWildlife Refuge, where you’ll find successfully-bred herds of Arabian Oryx and ostriches, are within and alongside the Azraq Oasis. Back to Amman. Overnight stay at the hotel at Amman.(Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner)
Day 4: Amman – Madaba – Mt. Nebo – Ghor Al Mazra’a – Dana
Proceed to Madaba and Mt.Nebo on the Way to the Dead sea area – Madaba the city of Mosaics, which has the oldest known mosaic map of the holy land, after that we will go to view the Jordan Valley from the famous Mount Nebo visiting its Byzantine Church, Transfer to Ghor Al-Mazra’a (South of the Dead Sea) – Then to Dead Sea Spa for dinner and overnight.
Ghor Al-Mazra’a is an area developed by an initiative called “Zikra” based on exchanging stories and knowledge with a local community. Zikra believes that dealing with people who lived a tough life almost guarantees an absolute mind blowing and energy releasing experience for the tourist through seeing that the host in this case is the teacher who is going to provide us with all his life experience that will change ours forever.
We at Plaza Tours also believe that visiting Ghor Al-Mazra’a residents, a combination between the peaceful, wild life and the different experiences that can be lived in these few hours, a peaceful yet ideas-filled mind is almost a guarantee.
We start the journey with a visit to Zikra headquarters for about 1 hour where we will understand the mechanism of their work and how our visit will go on.
Next step is going into the fields to work with the locals in hand-picking the fresh ingredients for lunch in an out of body experience powered by the fresh, mineral-filled air from the Dead Sea to end up in a beautiful Jordanian style home cooking your lunch by yourself so you can taste not just the flavourful dish, but also be surprised by what your own creativity can do.
Our trip then ends with an afternoon session of hand-crafting, Henna (Arabic temporary tattoo), basket waving and mixed with Jordanian live music in the background.
Transfer to Dana. Overnight stay at the hotel at Dana. (Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner)
Day 5: Dana – Petra
Bird watching in Dana starting at 06:00 in the morning, the natural reserve of Dana, is series of spectacular mountains and wadis that extend from the top of the Jordan Rift Valley to the desert lowlands of Wadi Araba.
We will start a 3 hrs bird watching inside the natural reserve of Dana while visiting the magnificent reserve of Dana, which will allow us to meet with locals and having the cup of tea with them.Continue to Petra. Overnight stay at the hotel at Petra.(Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner)
Day 6: Petra – Wadi Rum
StartingFull day visiting the rose-red city known as Sela in the Bible and lost to the world for five centuries until it was rediscovered in 1812. Enter Petra on horseback through a narrow gorge carved in the sandstone and opening on the stunning view of the Treasury, made famous in the movie “Indiana Jones and the Temple,
Petra Cosmic Healing:
In addition to its powerful presence as one of the world’s seven wonders, Petra is a home to a very new and unique idea developed to take advantage of the massive positive energy revolving around Petra in healing and medical tourism, Being between The Red Sea and The Dead Sea, massive amounts of Oxygen-Filled air streams centralizes in the area of Petra with produces what is known by “The Life Elixir”, in addition to the great mineral energy produced from the huge amount of mineral rocks in Petra. Transfer to Wadi Rum - where the movie Lawrence of Arabia and Red Planet was filmed, dinner and overnight in tended camp in Wadi Rum.(Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner)
Day 7:Wadi Rum – Dead Sea
Early morning trekking in the Desert of Wadi Rum – followed by 2 hrs safari jeep, continue to Dead Sea – overnight hotel at the Dead Sea.(Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner)
Day 8: Dead Sea – Amman airport
Breakfast at the hotel – transfer to the airport in Amman for departure.(Breakfast)
Cost per person: USD 1525 + Service tax @ 3.50%