Jordan: Camping under the Stars

The Kingdom of Jordan’s major attraction is Petra, one of the new seven wonders of the world. A great place for children to explore, climb and to let their imaginations run freely. And there is much more in Jordan to do: float in the Dead Sea, camp under the stars in the breathtaking wilderness of Wadi Rum and marvel at the underwater world of the Red Sea. All these highlights just a few hours drive of each other. The impressive Kingdom of Jordan is more than 4 hours flight from Amsterdam and the country contains many crossroads of different trade routes between ancient civilizations and now has an excellent road network. It is therefore a good destination to make a private tour by car with a private driver.

8- Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Jordan
Flight by Royal Jordanian to Amman and transfer (about 45 minutes) to the Dead
Sea for overnight.

Day 2: Dead Sea – Mount Nebo – Madaba – Petra
There is so much salt in the Dead Sea you will remain afloat you try to swim, a very special experience! Towards midday departure for Mount Nebo and Madaba. From Mount Nebo look out over the Promised Land like Moses did. On a clear day you will Jerusalem in the distance . Then on to Madaba, also called the “City of Mosaics”. In 1884, “the Palestine Map ” was discovered, and it is one of the oldest maps in world on display in the Greek Orthodox St Georgius Church. The next stop is the Crusader castle of Kerak. Then the journey continues to Petra, overnight at the Movenpick Hotel.

Day 3: Visiting ancient city of Petra.
Today you will discover the secret city of Petra. Petra is built by the Nabeteëers, a mysterious nation of nomads and robbers. The gorge leading to the “Treasury”  is very impressive and can only be reached on foot, by carriage or on horseback. At the end of the gorge lies this spectacular façade known from one of the Indiana Jones movies.  From here on paths and stairways lead to many different magnificent structures scattered throughout the large terrain of the old city of Petra. Tip: The early morning light is especially beautiful on the Treasury coloring it bright red / orange.

Day 4: From Petra to Wadi Rum.
The journey continues south to Wadi Rum, one of the most extraordinary desert-sceneries in the world. Enjoy and excursion by jeep through this unique desert landscape. And tonight you will sleep in a tented camp in the desert, under a twinkling starry sky.

Day 5 & 6 & 7 Aqaba – Red Sea
A short drive takes you to the Red Sea, with one of the best dive sites in the world. Your lovely hotel located directly on the beautiful sandy beach of Tala Bay, just south of Aqaba. The hotel has its own diving school, but it is also great to just enjoy the beach or pool.

Day 8: Aqaba – Amman – Amsterdam
The last day, transfer to the airport
Aqaba for the flight via Amman to Amsterdam


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