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ECO Jordan – Natur...

ECO Jordan – Nature Reserves: Program 10 Days – 09 Nights

This program is made to meet the expectations of the nature lovers, we have chosen the most beautiful and rich hiking in the wildlife and landscape. In order to make the journey as complete as possible, the natural reserves chosen for these excursions are varied and distributed from north to south to allow you to discover other cultural sites such as Jerash and Petra … etc.

Day 01: Queen Alia Airport (Welcome to Jordan) – Amman

Arrive Queen Alia international airport, after visa formalities, you will meet with your driver who is holding a sign of your names to pick you up from the Airport to your hotel in Amman
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.

Distance 35 KM Estimated Travel 40 Minutes
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Arrive Queen Alia international airport, after visa formalities, you will meet with your driver who is holding a sign of your names to pick you up from the Airport to your hotel in Amman
Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.

Distance 35 KM Estimated Travel 40 Minutes

Day 02: Amman – Jerash – Ajloun Forest Reserve (Soap House Trail)

Breakfast, transfer to visit Jerash City, continue to Ajloun for Soap House Trail.
Dinner & Overnight at Ajloun Cabins.

 

From Amman to Jerash (with a local guide)
Distance Estimated Travel Time for visit
45 KM 40 Minutes 1 Hour and 30 Minutes

Jerash (Gerasa), without doubt one of the most beautiful Roman cities preserved in the Near East, the city of 1000 pillar. After Petra, Jerash is the second largest tourist destination in Jordan. The ancient city of Jerash can proudly situate the beginning of its occupation by men to more than 6500 years. Conquered by General Pompey in the year 63 BC, it passed under Roman control and became one of the ten great Roman cities composing the Confederation of Decapolis. Our local guide will introduce you to his colonnades, temples, theaters, churches, cardo-maxims and other monuments.

 

Transfer from Jerash to Ajloun (Soap House Trail)
Distance Estimated Travel Time for visit
30 KM 30 Minutes 2-3 Hours

Soap House Trail:
Guided only – Grade: Moderate – Distance: 6 – 7 KM – Time: 2 – 3 hours

Description:
This trail begins at the Reserve’s Visitor Center and takes you to the Soap House in the neighboring village of Orjan. On the way, you will hike through thick, healthy woodlands filled with oak, pistachio, and oriental strawberry trees. Take a short detour to view a ruined wine
Press before you pass one of the oldest strawberry trees in the Reserve on your way down into the valley. The trail climbs to 1,100m above sea level at Eagle’s View Point, and then descends to the Soap House where local women follow the traditional process of making Orjan pure olive oil soap.
You can continue walking the Houses Trail or the Village Tour once you have reached the Soap House.

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Breakfast, transfer to visit Jerash City, continue to Ajloun for Soap House Trail.
Dinner & Overnight at Ajloun Cabins.

 

From Amman to Jerash (with a local guide)
Distance Estimated Travel Time for visit
45 KM 40 Minutes 1 Hour and 30 Minutes

Jerash (Gerasa), without doubt one of the most beautiful Roman cities preserved in the Near East, the city of 1000 pillar. After Petra, Jerash is the second largest tourist destination in Jordan. The ancient city of Jerash can proudly situate the beginning of its occupation by men to more than 6500 years. Conquered by General Pompey in the year 63 BC, it passed under Roman control and became one of the ten great Roman cities composing the Confederation of Decapolis. Our local guide will introduce you to his colonnades, temples, theaters, churches, cardo-maxims and other monuments.

 

Transfer from Jerash to Ajloun (Soap House Trail)
Distance Estimated Travel Time for visit
30 KM 30 Minutes 2-3 Hours

Soap House Trail:
Guided only – Grade: Moderate – Distance: 6 – 7 KM – Time: 2 – 3 hours

Description:
This trail begins at the Reserve’s Visitor Center and takes you to the Soap House in the neighboring village of Orjan. On the way, you will hike through thick, healthy woodlands filled with oak, pistachio, and oriental strawberry trees. Take a short detour to view a ruined wine
Press before you pass one of the oldest strawberry trees in the Reserve on your way down into the valley. The trail climbs to 1,100m above sea level at Eagle’s View Point, and then descends to the Soap House where local women follow the traditional process of making Orjan pure olive oil soap.
You can continue walking the Houses Trail or the Village Tour once you have reached the Soap House.

Day 03: Ajloun Forest Reserve (The Prophet’s Trail) – Al Mujib Nature Reserve

Breakfast, start The Prophet’s Trail in Ajloun Reserve, then transfer to visit Ajloun Castle.
Continue to Al Mujib Natural Reserve – Dinner & Overnight at Al Mujib Chalets.

 

The Prophet’s Trail
Distance Estimated Travel Time for visit
8.5 KM —– 4 Hours

The Prophet’s Trail
Guided only – Grade: Moderate – Distance: 8.5 KM – Time: 4 hours

Description:
This hike takes you from Ajloun Forest Reserve Visitor Center to Mar Elias, the ruins of one of Jordan’s oldest churches. It is named for the Prophet Elias, or Elijah, to whom Mar Elias is dedicated. The trail leads through fig and pear orchards, amongst forests of oak and oriental strawberry trees. The stone walls that crisscross the valley guard the farmers’ crops inside from both the winter rains and wild boar. Relax in the shade with a glass of tea before climbing to the hilltop ruins, which provide sweeping views of the surrounding area. The hike also includes a locally prepared picnic lunch near the ruins.

Proceed through pine forests and olive groves to visit the mighty Castle of Ajloun, the Castle is the major ancient monument within the Ajloun region. it was built by one of Saladin’s generals in 1184 AD to control the local iron mines of Ajloun and to counter the progress of the Crusaders by dominating the tree main routes leading to the Jordan Valley and protecting the communication routes between Jordan and Syria.
In spring, the reserve is a carpet of flowers. Take a small detour to see a ruined winepress before passing one of the oldest strawberry trees in the reserve on your way to the valley. The trail climbs to 1,100 m above sea level from the point of view of the eagle.

 

Transfer From Ajloun Reserve To Al Mujib Biosphere Reserve
Distance Estimated Travel Time for visit
120 KM 2 Hours —–

Overnight in Wadi Mujib Chalets.

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Breakfast, start The Prophet’s Trail in Ajloun Reserve, then transfer to visit Ajloun Castle.
Continue to Al Mujib Natural Reserve – Dinner & Overnight at Al Mujib Chalets.

 

The Prophet’s Trail
Distance Estimated Travel Time for visit
8.5 KM —– 4 Hours

The Prophet’s Trail
Guided only – Grade: Moderate – Distance: 8.5 KM – Time: 4 hours

Description:
This hike takes you from Ajloun Forest Reserve Visitor Center to Mar Elias, the ruins of one of Jordan’s oldest churches. It is named for the Prophet Elias, or Elijah, to whom Mar Elias is dedicated. The trail leads through fig and pear orchards, amongst forests of oak and oriental strawberry trees. The stone walls that crisscross the valley guard the farmers’ crops inside from both the winter rains and wild boar. Relax in the shade with a glass of tea before climbing to the hilltop ruins, which provide sweeping views of the surrounding area. The hike also includes a locally prepared picnic lunch near the ruins.

Proceed through pine forests and olive groves to visit the mighty Castle of Ajloun, the Castle is the major ancient monument within the Ajloun region. it was built by one of Saladin’s generals in 1184 AD to control the local iron mines of Ajloun and to counter the progress of the Crusaders by dominating the tree main routes leading to the Jordan Valley and protecting the communication routes between Jordan and Syria.
In spring, the reserve is a carpet of flowers. Take a small detour to see a ruined winepress before passing one of the oldest strawberry trees in the reserve on your way to the valley. The trail climbs to 1,100 m above sea level from the point of view of the eagle.

 

Transfer From Ajloun Reserve To Al Mujib Biosphere Reserve
Distance Estimated Travel Time for visit
120 KM 2 Hours —–

Overnight in Wadi Mujib Chalets.

Day 04: Al Mujib (Ibex Trail) – Dana Nature Reserve

Breakfast, start the Ibex Trail in Wadi Al Mujib (Visitors must be at least 18 years old)
Guided Grade Time Starting Time Requirements
Guided Only Moderate 4 Hours 8:30 AM above 18 Years

Description:
The trail begins at the Adventures Center and follows the Dead Sea Highway before ascending into the Reserve. Diverging to the south, the trail runs parallel to the Dead Sea, which provides a startlingly blue backdrop for the entire hike. The hike then continues along a number of dry wadis to the Raddas Ranger Station, where you may see Nubian Ibex. It is also where the famous rock “statue” of Lot’s wife can be seen. After resting at the Station, the trail continues along a road for about one hour until reaching the Reserve entrance near the Visitor Center.

 

Transfer from Al Mujib Nature Reserve to Dana Reserve
Distance Estimated Travel Time for visit
300 KM 3 Hours & 30 Minutes —–

Dinner & Overnight at Dana Guesthouse

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Breakfast, start the Ibex Trail in Wadi Al Mujib (Visitors must be at least 18 years old)
Guided Grade Time Starting Time Requirements
Guided Only Moderate 4 Hours 8:30 AM above 18 Years

Description:
The trail begins at the Adventures Center and follows the Dead Sea Highway before ascending into the Reserve. Diverging to the south, the trail runs parallel to the Dead Sea, which provides a startlingly blue backdrop for the entire hike. The hike then continues along a number of dry wadis to the Raddas Ranger Station, where you may see Nubian Ibex. It is also where the famous rock “statue” of Lot’s wife can be seen. After resting at the Station, the trail continues along a road for about one hour until reaching the Reserve entrance near the Visitor Center.

 

Transfer from Al Mujib Nature Reserve to Dana Reserve
Distance Estimated Travel Time for visit
300 KM 3 Hours & 30 Minutes —–

Dinner & Overnight at Dana Guesthouse

Day 05: Dana Nature Reserve - Wadi Dana Trail

Breakfast, start Wadi Dana Trail
Guided Grade Distance Starting Time Time
Not Obligatory Moderate 14 KM 8:00 AM 5-7 Hours

Description:
Start from the Dana Guesthouse at 1200m above sea level and adventure down through the beautiful Dana Biosphere Reserve to Feynan at 325 m. Cross paths and exchange warm greetings with local Bedouin tending their goats or stop to rest and enjoy sweet tea. Experience the 4 different bio-geological zones of Dana and keep an eye out for the many rare forms of flora and fauna to be found here such as the Nubian ibex. For those looking for a steeper challenge, this hike can be made in reverse, uphill from Feynan to the Dana Guesthouse. Local drivers can transport your luggage to the lodge or the guest house. There is an additional charge for transfers.

Back to Dana Guesthouse for Dinner & Overnight

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Breakfast, start Wadi Dana Trail
Guided Grade Distance Starting Time Time
Not Obligatory Moderate 14 KM 8:00 AM 5-7 Hours

Description:
Start from the Dana Guesthouse at 1200m above sea level and adventure down through the beautiful Dana Biosphere Reserve to Feynan at 325 m. Cross paths and exchange warm greetings with local Bedouin tending their goats or stop to rest and enjoy sweet tea. Experience the 4 different bio-geological zones of Dana and keep an eye out for the many rare forms of flora and fauna to be found here such as the Nubian ibex. For those looking for a steeper challenge, this hike can be made in reverse, uphill from Feynan to the Dana Guesthouse. Local drivers can transport your luggage to the lodge or the guest house. There is an additional charge for transfers.

Back to Dana Guesthouse for Dinner & Overnight

Day 06: Dana Nature Reserve (Wadi Ghwair Trail) – Petra

Breakfast, start Wadi Ghwair Trail – (Not available in winter),
Guided Grade Distance Starting Time Time
Guided Only Difficult 18 KM 7:00 AM 7-8 Hours

Description:
Continue along the gravel river bed of the Wadi, alongside a flowing stream, to the entrance to Wadi Ghweir. Very similar to the famous Siq in Petra, the trail leads through magnificent sceneries of different stone formations and many unique plants and trees on both sides of the river. The scenery is so breathtaking it has been known to cause visitors to forget about everything else — including how long they have been hiking! After 3.5 hours, you will have tea and you can rest and learn more about the area from your guide. From there, continue to the Byzantine archaeology at Khirbet Feynan until you reach your final destination at Feynan Ecolodge. *This trail is closed in the case of rainfall in the surrounding mountains, due to the possibility of flash floods.

 

Transfer from Dana Reserve to Petra
Distance Estimated Travel Time for visit
50 KM 40 Minutes —–

 

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Breakfast, start Wadi Ghwair Trail – (Not available in winter),
Guided Grade Distance Starting Time Time
Guided Only Difficult 18 KM 7:00 AM 7-8 Hours

Description:
Continue along the gravel river bed of the Wadi, alongside a flowing stream, to the entrance to Wadi Ghweir. Very similar to the famous Siq in Petra, the trail leads through magnificent sceneries of different stone formations and many unique plants and trees on both sides of the river. The scenery is so breathtaking it has been known to cause visitors to forget about everything else — including how long they have been hiking! After 3.5 hours, you will have tea and you can rest and learn more about the area from your guide. From there, continue to the Byzantine archaeology at Khirbet Feynan until you reach your final destination at Feynan Ecolodge. *This trail is closed in the case of rainfall in the surrounding mountains, due to the possibility of flash floods.

 

Transfer from Dana Reserve to Petra
Distance Estimated Travel Time for visit
50 KM 40 Minutes —–

 

Day 07: Petra – Full day visit with a local guide (6-7 Hours)

Breakfast, full day dedicated for the exploration of the breathtaking Nabatean city of Petra, which was carved out of the rose-red sandstone about 2,000 years ago & has recently been voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
The tour starts by passing by the Obelisk Tomb and then proceeding through the Siq –the narrow gorge that leads to Petra’s most impressive monument, the Treasury. Then on to the Street of Facades, the Theatre, the Royal Tombs, the Colonnaded Street, the Byzantine Church, the Temple, the Monumental Arch, Qasr el-Bint Faroun & finally climb up to the gigantic 1st century AD monument of the Monastery for those who wish.

Re-turn back to your hotel in Petra for dinner & overnight.

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Breakfast, full day dedicated for the exploration of the breathtaking Nabatean city of Petra, which was carved out of the rose-red sandstone about 2,000 years ago & has recently been voted as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
The tour starts by passing by the Obelisk Tomb and then proceeding through the Siq –the narrow gorge that leads to Petra’s most impressive monument, the Treasury. Then on to the Street of Facades, the Theatre, the Royal Tombs, the Colonnaded Street, the Byzantine Church, the Temple, the Monumental Arch, Qasr el-Bint Faroun & finally climb up to the gigantic 1st century AD monument of the Monastery for those who wish.

Re-turn back to your hotel in Petra for dinner & overnight.

Day 08: Petra – Little Petra (Beida) – Wadi Rum

Breakfast, transfer to visit little Petra and continue south to Wadi Rum (valley of the Moon),
Dinner & Overnight under Bedouin tents

From Petra to Little Petra
Distance Estimated Travel Time for visit
10 KM 40 Minutes 45 Minutes

Little Petra; one of the most important archaeological sites, the 9,000 year old Neolithic settlement of Beidha and to the nearby Siq El-Barid, a miniature Petra ( Little Petra ) with its own small Siq ( gorge ), carved tombs and monuments.

Transfer from Little Petra to Wadi Rum (Excursion by 4×4 SUV for 3 hours)
Distance Estimated Travel Time for visit
140 KM 2 Hours and 30 Minutes 3 Hours

Wadi Rum – Ras A l-Naqab
“the Valley of the Moon”. Discover the most extensive and majestic desert landscape of Jordan with its red sandstone hills, needles and ridges. “Vast resounding, divine” are the terms used by Lawrence of A Rabie to describe this landscape. Excursion by vehicle type 4×4 in two days to observe the animals. The ecosystem of Wadi Rum holds many rare plants endemic to this region. It is in spring that hundreds of species of wild flowers are reborn. There were approximately 120 species of birds in this region include the griffon vulture, the short-tailed crow. Surveys have shown the presence of the gray wolf, Blandford fox, sand cat and ibex in the area.

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Breakfast, transfer to visit little Petra and continue south to Wadi Rum (valley of the Moon),
Dinner & Overnight under Bedouin tents

From Petra to Little Petra
Distance Estimated Travel Time for visit
10 KM 40 Minutes 45 Minutes

Little Petra; one of the most important archaeological sites, the 9,000 year old Neolithic settlement of Beidha and to the nearby Siq El-Barid, a miniature Petra ( Little Petra ) with its own small Siq ( gorge ), carved tombs and monuments.

Transfer from Little Petra to Wadi Rum (Excursion by 4×4 SUV for 3 hours)
Distance Estimated Travel Time for visit
140 KM 2 Hours and 30 Minutes 3 Hours

Wadi Rum – Ras A l-Naqab
“the Valley of the Moon”. Discover the most extensive and majestic desert landscape of Jordan with its red sandstone hills, needles and ridges. “Vast resounding, divine” are the terms used by Lawrence of A Rabie to describe this landscape. Excursion by vehicle type 4×4 in two days to observe the animals. The ecosystem of Wadi Rum holds many rare plants endemic to this region. It is in spring that hundreds of species of wild flowers are reborn. There were approximately 120 species of birds in this region include the griffon vulture, the short-tailed crow. Surveys have shown the presence of the gray wolf, Blandford fox, sand cat and ibex in the area.

Day 09: Wadi Rum – Dead Sea - Amman

Breakfast at camp, transfer from Wadi Rum to Amman via the Dead Sea.

from Wadi Rum to dead Sea (the lowest point on the earth)
Distance Estimated Travel Time for visit
360 KM 4 Hours and 30 Minutes 2-3 Hours

Dead Sea – the lowest spot on earth, 398m (1306 ft.) below sea level, time for leisure and swimming. Enjoy the bizarre but delightful experience of floating” on the surface of buoyant waters, nine times saltier than regular sea water. The therapeutic water of the Dead Sea, combined with the valley’s fertile land and warm climate, have attracted people to live, hunt and farm in the area since the Stone Age.

Transfer from Dead Sea to Amman
Distance Estimated Travel Time for visit
40 KM 1 Hour —–
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Breakfast at camp, transfer from Wadi Rum to Amman via the Dead Sea.

from Wadi Rum to dead Sea (the lowest point on the earth)
Distance Estimated Travel Time for visit
360 KM 4 Hours and 30 Minutes 2-3 Hours

Dead Sea – the lowest spot on earth, 398m (1306 ft.) below sea level, time for leisure and swimming. Enjoy the bizarre but delightful experience of floating” on the surface of buoyant waters, nine times saltier than regular sea water. The therapeutic water of the Dead Sea, combined with the valley’s fertile land and warm climate, have attracted people to live, hunt and farm in the area since the Stone Age.

Transfer from Dead Sea to Amman
Distance Estimated Travel Time for visit
40 KM 1 Hour —–

Day 10 : Amman – Queen Alia Airport for Departure

Breakfast, transfer to Queen Alia International Airport for your departure flight going back home with your unforgettable memories.

Distance 35 KM Estimated Travel 40 Minutes
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Breakfast, transfer to Queen Alia International Airport for your departure flight going back home with your unforgettable memories.

Distance 35 KM Estimated Travel 40 Minutes

Precios y Servicios

Hoteles utilizados en el programa anterior o similar (según disponibilidad)
Ciudad Hotel Name Category Meal Plan
Amman Retaj/ Al Waleed 3* B.B
Petra Tetra Tree/ Amra Palace 3* B.B
Wadi Rum Abo Enad Campamento Privado Privado H.B

 

Tramitaremos la visa gratis para usted en el aeropuerto si no hay cambios en los procedimientos de visa a la fecha de su llegada.

 

            Precio incluye:

  • Encuentro y asistencia a la llegada y salida por nuestro representante.
  • Transporte y tours en vehículo moderno con aire acondicionado 2015/2016

Coche (4 Asientos) para 2 Pax, Van (7 Asientos) para 3 Pax y más.

  • Conductor profesional de habla inglesa/hispana.
  • Alojamiento en los hoteles de su elección como se mencionó anteriormente.
  • Plan de comidas en base HB (HB: Desayuno + Cena).
  • Entradas a todos los sitios mencionados en el programa.
  • 1 entrada en Petra.
  • Guía local de habla inglesa/hispana durante 2-3 horas en Jerash.
  • Guía local de habla inglesa/hispana durante 2-3 horas en Petra.
  • Excursión en Wadi Rum por 2 horas en Jeep 4×4.

 

Precio no incluye:

  • Impuestos de visado y salida, si los hubiere.
  • Cama supletoria.
  • Boletos de avión.
  • Propinas para el conductor.
  • Gastos de carácter privado.


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