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10 Day itinerary in Jordan, Middle East

Northern Jordan Hike

Explore Jordan differently. You will get to immerse yourself in a 10-day long trip hiking trip throughout the Northern Jordan.

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Overview

Physical Difficulty

Average
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Recommended Age

Everyone

Operated in

English

GUIDANCE

On Some Day Trips

starting point

Amman

trip type

Private

trip attributes

Hiking

Historic & cultural landmarks

Outdoors & Nature

Start / End

Highlights

1

Visit Mount Nebo

2

Hike through spectacular Northern Jordan

3

Visit Petra

4

4X4 Jeep Tour in Wadi Rum

Itinerary

Standard Accommodation expand_more

Day 1

place Queen Alia International Airport – Amman Hotel

Arrival at Amman Queen Alia International airport, our representative waits for you to help you with the visa procedures, then walk with you through the customs. Your driver will wait for you in the arrival hall, holding a name sign and he will transfer you to your hotel in. Amman for dinner & overnight.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Larsa Hotel
Day 2

place Amman Hotel – Hiking from UM Qais to Ziglab

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Um Qais to start your hiking as described below. Distance: 24 – 26 km (UM Qais – Ziglab) Time: 8 hours Physical Challenge: Difficult Trail Challenge: Difficult Waymarked: Yes

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Jordan EcoPark
Day 3

place Hiking from Ziglab to Beit Idis (passing by Pella)

Distance: 24 km Time: 8 hours Physical Challenge: Difficult Trail Challenge: Difficult Waymarked: Yes Pella: Magnificently set in a fold of the hills that rise from the Jordan Valley 96 km (60 miles) northwest of Amman, Pella; known in Arabic as Tabaqat Fahl; is one of the most ancient sites in Jordan and a favourite of archaeologists being exceptionally rich in antiquities. It is perfectly situated, for there is a spring here which issues into a small river and never runs dry. The tell itself seems to have been contin uously occupied since Neolithic times for some flints from this period have been found there; and some recent finds 2 km north of the tell even date to Paleolithic times, around 100,000 years ago.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Local Jordanian House
Day 4

place Hiking from Beit Idis to Rasoun (crossing through Zoubia National Park)

Distance: 16 km Time: 4-6 hours Physical Challenge: Moderate Trail Challenge: Moderate Waymarked: Yes

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Local Jordanian House
Day 5

place Hiking from Rasoun to Ajloun Castle – Amman Hotel

Distance: 17 km Time: 4-5 hours Physical Challenge: Moderate Trail Challenge: Moderate Waymarked: Yes At Ajloun castle, your driver will wait you to have your transfer to your hotel in Amman for dinner & overnight. Ajloun: Ajloun Castle (also known as Qal'at [Castle] Ar-Rabad) was built in 1184 by 'Izz ad-Din Usama bin Munqidh, a general of Saladin, who defeated the Crusaders in 1187. A fine example of Islamic architecture, the fortress dominated a wide stretch of the northern Jordan Valley and passages to it. From its hilltop position, Ajloun Castle protected the communication routes between s outh Jordan and Syria and was one of a chain of forts that lit beacons at night to pass signals from the Euphrates as far as Cairo.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Larsa Hotel
Day 6

place Amman Hotel – Mount Nebo – Madaba (St. George church) – Little Petra – Petra Hotel

After breakfast, your tour today starts a visit to Mount Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land. Continue to St. George Church in Madaba with its famous mosaic map. Then you will be transferred to Little Petra for short visit. Finally, drive to your hotel in Petra for dinner & overnight. Mount Nebo: Within the area is Mount Nebo, one of the most revered holy sites of Jordan and the place where Moses was buried. A small Byzantine church was built there by early Christians, which has been expanded into a vast complex. During his visit to Jordan in 2000, the Late Pope John Paul II held a sermon here that was attended by some 20,000 faithful. Madaba: The trip south from Amman along the 5,000-year-old King’s Highway is one of the most memorable journeys in the Holy Land, passing through a string of ancient sites. The first city to encounter is Madaba, “the City of Mosaics." The city, best known for its spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, is home to the famous 6th century mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy L and. With two million pieces of colored stone, the map depicts hills and valleys, villages and towns as far as the Nile Delta. The Neolithic village of Beidha (Little Petra) It is thought to have been occupied from 7200BC to 6500BC, which makes it one of the first settled villages in human history. Around that time the settlement burned down and was rebuild. After its reconstruction, it was only inhabited for a short while, before being totally abandoned. Remains of the houses and a retaining wall are still visible today. They are remnants of one of the first transitions from semisettled nomads to settled villagers and the start of an agrarian economy. At the Beidha Neolithic site, you can view scientific reconstructions of what the Neolithic dwellings may have looked like. Excavated in the 1950’s and 1960’s by Diane Kirkbride and is located within the protected area of the Petra Archaeological Park.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: فندق لاميزون البترا La Maison Hotel Petra
Day 7

place Petra visit (with local guide for 02 hours)

Full day to explore Petra, one of the seven world wonders. Entry by Siq and visit the Treasury, Street of Facades, Theater, Colonnaded Street etc. after lunch inside Petra ( optional) you will still have time to visit the Monastery and/or the High Place of Sacrifice today. It is a lot of climbing but definitely worth the views! Overnight in Petra, including bed and breakfast. Optional activities for today: ✓ Petra by Night show (takes place every Monday, Wednesday & Thursday): seeing part of the rock city by candlelight and explore the old city, which has become a world wonder, incomparable experience starts by walking the entire Siq to the Treasury, lit with over 1,500 candles to bring the major attraction due to the spectacular view it has. ✓ Petra Kitchen cooking course ✓ Local Turkish Bath ✓ Cultural and cooking lesson with local family. Petra: The ancient city of Petra is one of Jordan's national treasures and by far its best-known tourist attraction. Located approximately three hours south of Amman, Petra is the legacy of the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. Admired then for its refined culture, massive architecture and ingenious complex of dams and water channels, Petra is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site that enchants visitors from all corners of the globe. Much of Petra's appeal comes from its spectacular setting deep inside a narrow desert gorge. The site is accessed by walking through a kilometer-long chasm (or siq), the walls of which soar 200m upwards. Petra's most famous monument, the Treasury, appears dramatically at the end of the Siq.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: فندق لاميزون البترا La Maison Hotel Petra
Day 8

place 04 hours 4X4 Jeep Tour in Wadi Rum

After breakfast, drive to Wadi Rum Visitors Centre. Before starting with the jeep tour you could enjoy an hour camel ride (optional). After starting with a half day (4 hrs) jeep tour including a freshly prepared lunch. A jeep tour is the best way to discover lots of sites in Wadi Rum. The jeep will stop at each site giving you time to walk/scramble around and maybe even climb up on some of the beautiful natural formed bridges in Wadi Rum. Dinner and overnight at your camp in Wadi Rum. Wadi Rum: This is a stupendous, timeless place, virtually untouched by humanity and its destructive forces. Here, it is the weather and winds that have carved the imposing, towering skyscrapers, so elegantly described by T.E. Lawrence as “vast, echoing and God-like..." A maze of monolithic rockscapes rise up from the desert floor to heights of 1,750m creating a natural challenge for serious mountaineers. Hikers can enjoy the tranquility of the boundless empty spaces and explore the canyons and water holes to discover 4000-year-old rock drawings and the many other spectacular treasures this vast wilderness holds in store.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Mazayen rum camp
Day 9

place Wadi Rum Camp – Dead Sea Hotel

After breakfast, you will be transferred to will your free day in the Dead Sea the lowest point on the earth’s surface, its a spectacular natural wonder, the Dead Sea is perfect for religious tourism and fun in the sun with the family. With its mix of beach living and religious history The leading attraction at the Dead Sea is the warm, soothing, super salty water itself – some ten times saltier than sea water, and rich in chloride salts of magnesium, sodium, potassium, bromine and several others, so you can enjoy flowting amazinglly on that salty water and more, dinner & overnight at Dead Sea hotel. Dead Sea: Without a doubt the world’s most amazing place, the Jordan Rift Valley is a dramatic, beautiful landscape, which at the Dead Sea, is over 400m (1,312 ft.) below sea level. The lowest point on the face of the earth, this vast stretch of water receives a number of incoming rivers, including the River Jordan. Once the waters reach the Dead Sea they are land-locked and have nowhere to go, so they evaporate, leaving behind a dense, rich, cocktail of salts and minerals that supply industry, agriculture and medicine with some of its finest products. The leading attraction at the Dead Sea is the warm, soothing, super salty water itself – some ten times saltier than sea water, and rich in chloride salts of magnesium, sodium, potassium, bromine and several others. The unusually warm, incredibly buoyant and mineral-rich waters have attracted visitors since ancient times, including King Herod the Great and the beautiful Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra. All of whom have luxuriated in the Dead Sea’s rich, black, stimulating mud and floated effortlessly on their backs while soaking up the water's healthy minerals along with the gently diffused rays of the Jordanian sun.

Guide: Included for the day

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Standard Accommodation: Dead Sea Spa Resort
Day 10

place Dead Sea Hotel – Queen Alia International Airport

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Amman airport for departure.

Meals: Breakfast

What’s Included

Accommodation expand_less

  • Larsa Hotel
  • Jordan EcoPark
  • Local Jordanian House
  • فندق لاميزون البترا La Maison Hotel Petra
  • Mazayen rum camp
  • Dead Sea Spa Resort

Meals expand_less

  • Dinner (9)
  • Breakfast (9)
  • Lunch (5)

Transport expand_less

  • Private transfer by an A/C modern vehcile with an English-speaking driver on transfer days

Activities expand_less

  • 04 hours 4X4 Jeep Tour in Wadi Rum
  • Petra Visit (with local guide for 2 hours)
  • Guided hike
  • Horse ride in Petra for 700M from the visitors’ center till the beginning of Siq

Extras expand_less

  • Entry visa to Jordan (Free of charge for Non-restricted nationality) - included
  • All entrance fees to the sites mentioned in the above program - included
  • Liability insurance - included

Not Included expand_less

  • PCR test for departure (if required)
  • Lunches on day 06, day 07, day 09 & day 10
  • Departure Tax from Jordan (included in the flight ticket as per the current time)
  • Drink with meals
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Flight Tickets
  • Personal Expenses

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