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Jordan Explorer

Jordan, Middle East

from $4,410* per person 9 Days April-October
Boutique accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: Geographic Expeditions 18 people max
  • Airport near amman, jordan
  • Active & Adventure trips
On this journey, we travel from Amman to the evocative Desert Castles of Qasr Kharana, Azraq, and the World Heritage Site Qasr Amra, getting a refreshing look at the transcontinental avian crossroads of the Azraq Wetlands along the way. Then to the unexpectedly lush Ajlun Forest Reserve for some serene walking in its oak, pine, carob, wild pistachio, and wild strawberry trees. And on to Mount Nebo, and Petra, the astounding city carved from living rock, surely one of the top entries in any travelers life list. And after Petra, Wadi Rum, the epitome of geologic pomp and circumstance (we may remember Anthony Quinn in Lawrence of Arabia, firing up the troops with the heartfelt cry: "To Wadi Rum!"). We end with a couple days of well-earned R&R at our plush Dead Sea resort.

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Jordan, Middle East

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Day 1: arrive in Amman

Day 2: excursion to Desert Castles and Azraq Wetlands

Day 3: Amman, Jerash, and Ajlun Forest Reserve

Day 4: walking in the Ajlun, on to Petra

Day 5: Petra

Day 6: drive to Wadi Rum

Day 7: Madaba, Mount Nebo, the Dead Sea

Day 8: the Dead Sea

Day 9: depart.

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