Are you ready to spend your weekend away and get the memories of a lifetime? Here comes another chance to visit Petra with a plunge into super salty Dead Sea, but thats just the beginning! We will also take a look at the highlights of Amman, do the short hike across the gorgeous wadi with year flowing stream, and follow steps of Lawrence of Arabia in Wadi Rum. Little known 2 hours trail will lead us to the famous pink rock complex from the backside, making our way to the one of Worlds 7 Wonders directly to its highest point - Monastery. Standing alone towards ancient facades, will make you feel like Indiana Jones!! Lets go!
Petra is famous complex of rock-cut architecture, established in 312 BC as a capitol of Nabataeans Empire. It was only possible to create a city in a dessert by building a water supply system but thats not all, the area was flash flooded regularly so the system of dams was built around it too. The whole area obviously found its way to UNESCO Heritage list.
Dead Sea is the lowest point on the planet at -429mtrs below sea level, its also one of the worlds saltiest bodies of water together with Lake Assal in Djibouti. This salinity makes for a harsh environment in which animals cannot flourish, but nothing will stop us to take a floating swim in it!
Activities: sightseeing, short 3 hrs hiking and getting amazed.
Grade: easy, available for everyone.
Accommodation and meals: included - dbl sharing, 3 star hotel and Bedouin camp. Single occupancy at 400 AED extra.
Cost: 2950 AED incl return flight, visa on arrival - if you re eligible: Check here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Jordan).
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- Jordanpass (entrance fees) jordanpass.jo - one day pass at 70 JOD.
Day 1 Thursday: Arrive at Amman 21.30, transfer to north Amman, check in to the hotel.
Day 2 Friday: After an early breakfast, quick look at Amman highlights - Citadel, Ummayyad Palace and Roman Amphitheatre before we hit the road to Dead Sea.
At the Beach Resort we’ll have lunch and time for a swim in this incredibly salty lake before travelling further south to Petra.
On the way, we stop by Dana Nature Reserve to visit Bedouin Camp and stretch the legs. We will arrive to Little Petra at about 6-7pm, in time for sunset and dinner at Bedouin Camp, which is a wonder on its own.
Day 3 Saturday: Full day in Petra. An early start at 6.30am, then jeeps take us at 6.30am through the desert to the start of the backway trail to the Monastery. This is ‘the backdoor’ to Petra, with fantastic views over Wadi Araba, and few steps, it’s the perfect way to enter Petra.
Once we’ve reached the Monastery – the largest of Petra’s temples, we will go down the stairs and walk through the Roman area, visit the Royal Tombs and stop for picnic lunch. Next it’s past the Street of Facades and finally arriving at The Treasury – the most famous of Petra’s sights. A walk through the Siq takes us to the entrance where we will jump on the bus and drive back to airport.
See yah in the depression! x
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