Day 1: Arrival. Meet and assist at Amman airport. Transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Madaba. In 4x4, you will quickly traverse the plain which separates the capital from Madaba. A stop in this small village will enable you to visit the Church St George which shelters one of the most famous mosaic, the Map of Palestine (the 6th century AD). It will give you a precise geographic representation of the region. From Madaba, you will cross a picturesque campaign to Mount Nebo which at 820 m of altitude, and dominates the Jordan valley and the Dead Sea. The caravan will start its slow descent towards the plain of Ghor, in a biblical landscape increasingly deserted, vis-à-vis with the mounts of Holy Land and Jericho.
You will continue to the ruins of the presumed site of Bethany "beyond Jordan" where John the Baptist carried out his ministry. After the visit, you will take again your mountings to return the major part of the valley where you will discover the probable place of the baptism. You will be the first to connect on camels the Mount Nebo to Bethany, two places of pilgrimage of a highest importance. At the end of the afternoon, you will join the village of Suweima trough the Ghor plain not far from the Dead Sea shores. It is in this area that you will draw up your tents.
Day 3: Petra. The course of the Dead Sea to Petra will be carried out the next day in 4x4. Early in the morning you will go along the Dead Sea, and then you will regain the trans-Jordanian plateau by going up to Karak. The stop in the village of Karak will enable you to visit its famous strong castle built by the Crusaders, as well as taking a pleasant meal in a restaurant of high quality. You will continue then your voyage to the mountains surrounding Petra. A stop at Beidha, a little Petra, will give you a before taste of the wonders you will have to discover the following day and will also astonish you by the exceptional conservation of the Neolithic site.
Days 4 & 5: Petra. The two following days will be devoted for the discovery of the sublime site of Petra. There will be two days of walking. Lunch of the first day will be taken at the restaurant of the site, whereas the lunch of the second day is a peak-NIC taken within the imposing framework of the nabatean capital.
Day 6: Wadi Rum. The following day you are invited to reach a new stage of your voyage: the 4x4 will drive you to Rass In-Naqab where you will take again the camels to go down towards the sandstone plains of Wadi Rum. Thousands of mountains emerge from the plain and offer a spectacular beauty. If its rock formations are not a unique example, the particularity of Wadi Rum is the fantastic red color of the stones. You will have unforgettable memories camping in this area, and you will be able to contemplate stars under exceptional conditions of visibility.
Days 7 - 9: Petra - Aqaba. The two following days will leave you the leisure to traverse these landscapes that thousands of caravans traversed during centuries. You will set out slowly you to Aqaba, which you will reach the 9th day by Wadi Al Yetum. Leaving the cracked rocks behind you will discover the marvelous blue of the Golf of Aqaba, the opening of the Red Sea surrounded by a circus of mountains. Thus you will finish one of most incredible experiences than you ever lived.
Day 10: Departure. Transfer to airport for departure.
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Middle East Jordan History Whiz Archeology/History Camel Riding
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