Jordan Expedition 2019
Jordan will show itself to be many things at once; first, a delightful revelation, then an indulgence and lastly an unforgettable memory. A treasure trove of history and a haven for anthropologists, this Middle Eastern gem of a country is as vintage as it is ethereal. From the passionate energy of Amman to the eerie stillness of the Dead Sea, and some astounding Nabatean ruins in between, Jordan Expedition will transport you back to ancient times. Jordan offers some fantastic drives with its scenic mountains, abundant coastlines and desert landscapes in Wadi Rum as it continues to lure more and more travellers each year. During this one-week expedition, you will uncover some of Jordan’s desert secrets as you drive from King’s Highway to Dead Sea Highway, the lowest point on Earth and will come back more enlightened than ever.
Start your Middle Eastern sojourn in Amman, the beautiful capital of Jordan. Your journey in Jordan begins as soon as your flight lands at Queen Alia International Airport. Our representative will assist you through all immigration and customs procedures. Check-in at the hotel and rest awhile before you gear up for all the adventures in store. Amman is a fascinating city of contrasts - a unique blend of old and new, situated on a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley. If a journey through history is what you’re looking for, then the best place to start would be the Citadel. At night, we have planned a dinner where you get a chance to get to know your fellow participants as you wine & dine together!
Take charge of your SUV, locked and loaded for an experience to remember. Meandering on the King’s Highway - undoubtedly one of the most scenic and historic roads in the world - the sight of your Land Cruiser romancing those vintage slopes will be just exceptional. The most exciting part of the day begins when we reach one of the most breathtaking canyons, Wadi Al Hasa. It is the longest and the most beautiful Wadi in Jordan and considered to be Jordan’s natural water park. Witness natural gardens of palm trees, warm springs, hidden pools along the Wadi as it meanders towards the Dead Sea. Also, get a slice of Heaven amidst the tranquil ambience. End the day glamping in Bedouin-style tents in the desert environment of Wadi Rum.
Time to explore ‘The Valley of the Moon’ - Wadi Rum. Here you will find adventure and feel the romance of the Arabian desert. This desert is a Hollywood favourite, with films like “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”, “The Martian” etc. shot here, enjoy driving on sand dunes, check out the graffiti inscriptions and canyons while exploring the most interesting and exciting sites of Wadi Rum. Experience full day of off-road driving along the southern border of Wadi Rum via the old Roman road and discover natural rock bridges and incredible sculptures. Ride a camel through the very dramatic landscape with colourful hues of sand in pink and white! End the day with gazing at the million stars as we witness the magic of a beautiful desert sunset.
Who hasn’t heard about the lost city of Petra in Jordan - one of the new Seven Wonders of the World! The magnificent hand-carved architecture of Petra is Jordan’s number one tourist attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After enjoying half-a-day of off-roading adventure in Wadi Rum, we will drive to the ancient “Rose-Red” city of Petra to reach our hotel by the evening. Petra is wonderful in the day, but Petra by Night is pure magic. If you are not tired by the end of the day, we suggest a visit to Petra by Night. Take in the incredible sights as you stroll down the Siq to the Treasury, lit with over 1800 candles, with the traditional Jordanian music played by the local Bedouins in the background.
Rise and shine and live your Hollywood dream! Start your day with a hearty breakfast before deciding how you want to spend your day in this “Rose-Red” city. Little is known about Petra’s history. It was the capital city of the Nabataeans from roughly 300 BC to 100 AD. Petra is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges. It is one of the world's most famous archaeological sites, where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture. Petra was also named amongst the New7Wonders of the World in 2007 and was chosen by the Smithsonian Magazine as one of the “28 Places to See Before You Die.” Visit the Siq, the Treasury, the Monastery, Street of Facades, Colonnaded Street on a walking tour.
After a relaxed breakfast, we will drive on the Dead Sea Highway to reach the shores of Dead Sea that is hundreds of feet below sea level, making it the lowest point on Earth. We will witness remarkable scenery on the way, crossing the mountains to King Hussein Highway as you drive towards the Dead Sea. We’ll also take a short detour and visit Mount Nebo, the site of Moses’ Tomb. The mountaintop is a popular pilgrimage site, with an excavated fourth-century church, small museum, an olive tree-shaded garden, and views of the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea below. After taking in the panoramic view of the holy land, continue driving on the Dead Sea Highway to reach our hotel and retire for the day.
Sometimes all it takes to reach a new high is to dive low. This holds especially true for the fabled Dead Sea. Located nearly 431 m below sea level, this body of deep blue waters is the lowest point on Earth. Surrounded by barren hills, this remarkable body of water has an amazingly high salt content (33%), which means no animal life can survive here, and it is almost impossible to sink! Just float in the remarkable water of the Dead Sea or sunbathe at the beach as you reminisce the days gone by in this beautiful country. The highly therapeutic, mineral-rich mud of this much sought-after tourist spot also makes for an instant beauty treatment. It’s a free day; you can decide just whatever you wish to do!
Jordan will entice you with its culturally rich heritage, scenic beauty, mouth-watering delicacies and much more. From the captivating starkness of Wadi Rum to the raw beauty of Petra, and the incredible experience of floating in the Dead Sea, Jordan will prove to be a magnificent revelation that will turn into an unforgettable memory. It is about as otherworldly as you can get here on Earth and the countless wonders are sure to leave you in awe. All good things come to an end and so must the Jordan Expedition. “We’ll meet again, don’t know where don’t know when. But, we know that we’ll meet again, some sunny day.” Catch your flight back home with a heart full of memories, new friendships &unforgettable experiences.
Rs 2,25,000 + 5% GST Per Person (EMI Option Available)
Jordan Expedition 2019
Madhusdan Prakash Bungale
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