ADVENTURE EXTENSION ITINERARY
SEPTEMBER 5 - 8
Vast, echoing and god-like is how T.E. Lawrence described the Wadi Rum desert, also known as Valley of the Moon. Now it’s our turn to get lost in this stunning desert and sleep under the stars.
Day 1 – Wadi Rum Desert
After breakfast we leave Petra and drive to the magnificent Wadi Rum desert. It was here the British army officer T. E. Lawrence gathered the Arab tribes to revolt against the Ottoman Turkish rule during World War I, a story that reached world fame in the movie “Lawrence of Arabia”.
From the Wadi Rum Visitors Centre we change from bus to jeeps and go on a tour in the desert past sand dunes and incredible rock formations. The tour ends in the middle of the desert where we set up our tented camp for the night. Like real Bedouins we will cook dinner over an open fire with the gazing stars and moon illuminating our outdoor hotel.
Note: Before booking this adventure kindly be aware of the fact that toilets and running water will not be available at the camp!
All meals included today.
Day 2 – Dana Valley – White Dome Trail
We enjoy breakfast Bedouin-style before the jeeps bring us back to the Visitors Centre from where our bus will take us to the village of Tafilah. From here we set out on an 8km hike through the Dana Valley – one of Jordans premier nature reserves. The trail contours the huge escarpments of Wadi Dana and offers breathtaking views of the canyon-like valley while passing through terraced gardens. After an estimated 4 hours we reach Rummana Camp where we find our tent for the night.
All meals included today.
Day 3 – Wadi Mujib and the Dead Sea
From Rummana Camp we head north along the Wadi Araba highway. Just before the Dead Sea we reach the Wadi Mujib gorge, in many ways similar to the Siq in Petra - narrow and with towering cliffs rising on both sides. Through the gorge runs the Mujib River and this unique nature reserve is home to over four hundred species of plants, more than a hundred species of birds and animals like the Nubian Ibex, Red Fox, Hyena, Jackal, Wild Cat, Caracal, Badger, Mongoose, Wolf and Arabian Leopard.
We will see the Wadi Mujib from inside on our 4hr hike and swim through the river and nature reserve. Back out we head to the Dead Sea where we check in at the Dead Sea Spa Hotel, a perfect way to finish our adventures and re-load with a floating swim in the salty waters and a cool drink at the hotel pool.
Breakfast and lunch included today.
Day 4 – September Farewell Jordan
Our adventure in Jordan is over and it’s time to bid farewell to this extraordinary country. Check out from the hotel must be completed before 12:00 in the afternoon.
All participants are provided an airport transfer from Beit Zaman to Queen Alia International Airport in Amman. Two transfers are arranged and ARRIVAL times at the airport are:
08:00 and 14:00. It is possible, for an extra charge, to book an individual transfer to Amman if the group transfers don't fit your onward journey.
Breakfast included today.
Petra Marathon 2014 – Wadi Rum & Aqaba