JORDAN Highlights on 26 through 29 April, 2019 with DALE CORAZON – LEBANON EXPLORERS
April 26 - April 29
SPECIAL PROGRAM 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS
(AMMAN – DEAD SEA – WADY RUM – JERASH – NEBO – BAPTISM SITE – MADABA – PETRA)
April 2019 – Easter Holidays
Cities tour / Desert Safari / Hiking / Bedwin night / Salty Seawater
Optional Hot air balloon ride in Wadi Rum
Hey all, are you ready for an exceptional Easter vacation?
Magical Desert trekking.
Imagine yourself in one of the ancient city, in one of the most important leading eco-tourist destination in the Middle East, JORDANÏ!
The oldest evidence of hominid habitation in Jordan dates back at least 200,000 years.
Jordan, an Arab nation on the east bank of the Jordan River, is defined by ancient monuments, nature reserves and seaside resorts. It’s home to the famed archaeological site of Petra, the Nabatean capital dating to around 300 B.C. Set in a narrow valley with tombs, temples and monuments carved into the surrounding pink sandstone cliffs, Petra earns its nickname, the “Rose City.”
It’s about spending 4 days and 3 nights in one of the most accessible and developed tourist resort communities.
Benefit from this opportunity to experience this country of magical proportions, once known as ‘Jordan, home to the Red Sea resort you’ve never heard of’.
ITINERARY AND TOUR DAY BY DAY:
Day 1: Friday, April 26, 2019 BEIRUT / AMMAN
Departure from the airport of Beirut to the airport of Jordan. Meet & assist you by our representative and transfer to visit the Impressive Greco-Roman city of Jerash. One of the best preserved provincial Roman cities in the world with fortification walls, temples, baths, colonnaded streets, theatres, shops and sophisticated water works. The city remains the live evidence of urban civilization spanning over a period of 9000 years including Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic tour the city including ….
Day 2: Saturday, April 27, 2019 PETRA – WADY RUM
Breakfast and dedicate the full day exploring the magnificent, mysterious, rock-carved red rose city of Petra or sometimes known as “The Lost City” (9 B.C. to 40 A.D.) On the edge of the Arabian Desert, Petra was the glittering capital of the Nabataea empire of King Aretas IV (9 B.C. to 40 A.D.). Masters of water technology, the Nabataea has provided their city with great tunnel constructions and water chambers. A theater, modeled on Greek-Roman prototypes, had space for an audience of 4,000. Today, the Palace Tombs of Petra, with the 42-meter-high Hellenistic temple facade on the El- Deir Monastery, are impressive examples of Middle Eastern culture.
The seven-kilometer walk can also be covered in the Nabataea fashion on a Horses back. There will be two hike levels in Petra. The easy level: hike around Petra. The advanced level: a quick visit to the sites then straight to the top of the mountain to see the steep valley of Araba, the old city and the ‘Khazneh”.
A visit to Wadi Rum. Here you shall take a rustic jeep safari in the silent, timeless and starkly beautiful desert landscapes. Wadi Rum is a protected area covering 720 square kilometers of dramatic desert wilderness in the south of Jordan. Huge mountains of sandstone and granite emerge, sheer-sided, from wide sandy valleys to reach heights of 1700 meters and more. Narrow canyons and fissures cut deep into the mountains and many conceal ancient rock drawings etched by the peoples of the desert over millennia. Bedouin tribes still live among the mountains of Rum and their large goat-hair tents are a special feature of the landscape. There are many ways to enjoy the attractions of Rum, including jeep, camel and hiking tours. (We have two hours’ jeep 4 x 4 riding in Wadi Rum).
Take a bird’s eye view of the beautiful scenery of the majestic mountains in Wadi Rum by climbing into a hot air balloon.
Be it an indulgence for yourself or a surprise gift for a loved one, a hot air balloon ride is a unique experience.
Balloon flights typically take place during the early morning hours and last for around one hour, but guests should allow 2 to 3 hours for the whole experience. Bedwin night with Dinner and overnight in a camp in Wadi Rum.
Day 3: Sunday, April 28, 2019 DEAD SEA – MADABA – NEBO – JORDAN RIVER
Breakfast and drive north towards the Dead Sea, a journey south of Amman to visit the Biblical city of Madaba. Once Moabite frontier town, which continued to remain, inhabited during the Nabataea and Roman periods. Visit to the most famous landmark of the town, The Greek Orthodox Church where the 6th century mosaic map of Palestine has been preserved in its original. With 2 million pieces of colored stones and a full 25 x 5 meters in its original state – most of which can be still seen today. The map depicts hills, valleys, villages and towns as far as the Nile Delta. Next visit Mt Nebo where Mosses is believed to be buried. It is the most revered holy site in Jordan and a place of pilgrimage for Christians en route visit the Stunning archaeological discoveries between Jordan River and Tell al-Kharrar have identified this area as Biblical “Bethany-Beyond-the-Jordan” where John was living when he baptized Christ. St. Elijah’s Hill is now the focal point of the Baptism site and is covered with remains of a Byzantine monastery with churches, large baptism pool s and water storage systems. Later in the afternoon, arrive at the Dead Sea Resort and day at leisure to enjoy the unique waters of the Dead Sea.
The leading attraction at the Dead Sea is the hot, soothing super – salty seawater, which is four times saltier than normal seawater. This unusually salty, buoyant and mineral – rich water has attracted visitors since ancient times, all of whom have floated effortlessly on their backs while soaking up the water’s healthy minerals along with the gently defused rays of the Jordanian sun. Overnight in the Dead Sea.
Day 4: Monday, April 29, 2019 DEAD SEA
Day at leisure, then transfer to the airport for your flight back to Beirut.
The Flights: Etihad Airlines the national carrier of the UAE
ENCOUNTER PLACE: Beirut International Airport on Friday, April 26, 2019 at …… and departure at ……
WHEN: Friday through Monday, April 26, 27, 28 & 29, 2019
OUR PRICE: $660 per person in twin room including ticket, transport by air-conditioned vehicle, guides, accommodation sharing double room in hotel, daily breakfast and dinner as specified in the itinerary, entrance to sites and taxes, excluding only meals not mentioned above and tips.
The price will include:
· Air ticket Beirut/Amman – Amman / Beirut
· 3 nights accommodation sharing double on bb basis in hotel 4 stars
· Meet, Assit & Transfer in/ out from airport to hotel and vice versa
· Daily Breakfast
· English speaking guide 3 full days
· Entrance fees of all mentioned sites in the program (lebanese nationality )Jerash , Petra ,Wadi rum, Baptism site , Madaba and Nebo
· Horse riding in Petra for 800 meters
· Two hours jeep 4 x 4 riding in Wadi Rum
· Dinner with Bedouin party at the Bedouin camp
· Round trip ticket BEY AMM BEY on economy class on RJ or ME (Able to change)
The price excludes:
N.B. Upon registration the following must be provided
· A deposit of $ 200
· A colored scanned copy of your passport.
· A passport valid for more than 6 months.
· Last day for registration is April 10.
WHAT TO GET: Everything you may need for a vacation on the beach and Arabian desert, don’t forget your clothes for the evenings, extra money for personal shopping.
FOR RESERVATION AND INFO: Please Call 00961-70-986118
Note: All ecotourism rules should be followed included safety regulations. Otherwise all accidents will not be recognized by the insurance.
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