Azraq Wetland Reserve Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF JORDAN 574

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Day 1: Damascus

Welcome to Damascus and the start of your middle east adventure, we will be there to meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Day 2: Damascus

Damascus is believed to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world! Enjoy a full day’s touring of the city’s historic heart, including the Ottoman Azem Palace, the tomb of Saladin and the Grand Mosque Umayyad Mosque. We continue on to Straight Street, the baptism site of Apostle Paul, St. Ananias Church with its sunken crypt and Hamedieh bazaar. Panoramic sunset view of Damascus from Qassioun mountain.

Day 3: Damascus - Palmyra

Today we drive to ancient Palmyra. The politically important, extremely affluent, 2nd century BC ruinous town is located on the caravan trade routes connecting Persia, India, China and the Roman Empire. Full day tour including We tour the preserved theatre, fascinating museum, the striking Ba’al temple and the Valley of Tombs. Overnight Palmyra.

Day 4: Palmyra - Damascus

Today we travel to the remarkably beautiful and extremely well preserved crusader castle of Krac des Chevaliers that T.E. Lawrence simply called it ‘the finest castle in the world’. After an in depth tour we visit the small, richly historic and biblical village of Ma’alula. The predominantly Christian village with a population of about 2,000, still speak Aramaic – the language of Jesus. Return to Damascus by sundown.

Day 5: Damascus - Amman

Bidding Damascus farewell, we travel south to Bosra, a city of the ancient Roman Decapolis, which boasts possibly the best preserved Roman theatre in the Middle East. Leaving Bosra, we continue south to the frontier, where we attend to customs formalities and cross back over into Jordan and drive onward to Amman. Arrive your hotel and evening at leisure.

Amman's old city walls

Day 6: Amman

9:00 am Sharp your car will be ready at reception and our rep will give you a briefing on the upcoming arrangements we have booked. Today we would recommend you to visit Amman Citadel, Colosseum then drive to visit Jerash and Umm Qais return later evening to Amman.

Some of the Roman ruins in Amman

Day 7: Amman - Azraq Wetland Reserve

Today we recommend you to drive to Azraq make stops along the way to visit Aljoun and the Desert castles.

Day 8: Azraq Wetland Reserve - Petra

Enjoy a morning in the reserve. Drive yourself to Petra we would recommend to stop in Madaba for a visit to St Georges Church and Lunch at the famous Jaret El Joudna restaurant in town. Time permitting you could visit Karak Castle though having visited Krak in Syria nothing will top it.

Looking through the Siq at the Treasury

Day 9: Petra

Free day to hike in Petra.

The deep reds of the Treasury

Day 10: Petra - Wadi Rum

We suggest to drive to the sacred entrance and hike Petra from a different perspective. Later drive your self to Wadi Rum and our remote desert camp.

Local camel boy in Wadi Rum

Day 11: Wadi Rum - Dana N.R.

Morning enjoy a 4x4 excursion to the simply stunning landscape. Around noon drive yourself to Dana NP for an afternoon hiking in the area and check in to your camp.

A gorge in Dana Nature Reserve

Day 12: Dana N.R. - Dead Sea

Enjoy a day to hike in one of Jordan's most ecologically diverse regions. Later at your discretion drive yourself to the Dead Sea. (We recommend to visit Jesus Christ's baptism site on the Jordan nearby (20 mins drive) today or tomorrow)

Dead Sea salt up close

Day 13: Dead Sea

Free day to relax.

Relaxing in the Dead Sea

Day 14: Dead Sea

Free day to relax (hotel check out 12 noon) Drive your self to the airport when you are ready and return your car to the desk at the hotel.

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last updated - 26 Dec 2014 3:35 PM