10-DAYS IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF LAWRENCE OF ARABIA

Day 1 : Arrival in Amman

Transfer to the hotel for the first night.

Day 2 : Jerash – Ajlun

After breakfast, head for the ancient city of Jerash (1h30). Today considered as one of the Roman main cities the best preserved in the world, Jerash hides in her a delicious mix of west and East.
Having taken time to have lunch, we leave to the discovery of the fortress of Ajlun, built by one of Saladin’s nephews to protect the communications between the South of Jordan and Syria.

Dinner and overnight to the hotel in Madaba.

Day 3 : Mount Nebo – Dead Sea

We take time to visit the famous Church Holy Georges of this Christian city: Madaba. Inside there is a map of Palestine and Jerusalem made in Byzantine mosaic of the VIth century, still in excellent state.
10 km farther, we join the Mount Nebo which would be, according to the legend, the place where Moses discovered the Promised Land but died there without being able to reach it.
We join the city of Kerak for the night, but before we stop on the legendary Dead Sea for the bath of the most incredible.
Dinner and overnight to the hotel.
Day 4: Kerak – Dana

As an ancient fortress, Kerak rises in 900m above the sea level. On 220m of lenth and 125m of wide in the north extremity, the castle dominates the city and contains a fascinating story.
More in the south, we reach Dana, a small village almost abandoned since 1970. Only a dozen families lives there but the landscapes of the nature reserve remain convenient to the hikes.

At the end of the day, our driver leads us to Petra (1h) and overnight in the hotel.

Day 5 : Petra

Visit of the wonderful Nabatean city by the classical entrance before going away from the crowds and exploring each corner of the pink city.
Dinner and overnight to the hotel.

Day 6 : Petra

We continue our visit, but by the mountains, roads which took the Bedouin shepherds. Get ready to live a magic day.
We spend our last night in Bedouin camp.

Day 7 : Wadi Rum

Morning departure for Wadi Rum (2h) where our Bedouin friends wait for us.
We discover their desert by foot (1h30) up to the place of the lunch (Sand dune Area). We continue our visit and discover the mountains of ochre colors: Lawrence’s house, Djebel Anfashieh (inscriptions).

Dinner and overnight in Bedouin camp.

Day 8 : Wadi Rum

We continue the visit of this wonderful desert on foot to Abu Khachaba canyon, a famous and nice place for the walkers. After 3h walking we reach our cooker for the lunch to Djebel burdah (Big Arch).
In the afternoon, ascension of this Arch, for the bravest (2h30).
And let us end these two days with a delicious and traditional dinner made by our Bedouin friends.

Overnight in this magic place.

Day 9 : Wadi Rum – Aqaba

After the mountains of wills pink and the golden sand dunes, toward the Red Sea: Aqaba (1h), for day well deserved relaxation. A few hours of scuba diving will allow you to admire the multicolored shoals of fish.
Those who prefer to keep their feet dry, can discover all the marvels of the deep sea from a boat completely of glass.
After a lunch in a delicious fish restaurant, we shall take advantage of a hotel room (day use) to rest before our return to Amman (4h) (according to the flight).

Day 10 : Transfer at the airport

Return flight