9D8N Castles Tour

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9 Days 8 Night
Category: Tours in Jordan
Start in: Jordan-Amman
Finish in: Jordan-Arava Amman

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1: Arrival Queen Alia Airport — Amman
Arrival at Amman Queen Alia International airport. Our represenative waits for you to help in visa procedures. Your driver will wait for you in the arrival hall, also holding a name sign and he will transfer you to your hotel in Amman for overnight. 

Day 2: Amman – Qasr Al Abd in Wadi Seer – Jerash – Ajlun Castle – Amman
Meet your guide and the other members of the group. At 07.30 am start your day. First drive to Wadi Seer to visit Qasr Al Abd, also known as the Palace of the Slave and perhaps the most important palace from the Hellenistic era. Drive to Jerash, to visit the world’s best preserved Roman provincial city. Continue to Ajlun Castle with stunning views over the area. Also known as Saladin’s Castle and one of the best preserved examples of Arab/Islamic military architecture in the Middle East. Transfer back to Amman. Time permitting you will visit the Citadel in Amman before transferring back to your hotel for overnight.

Day 3: Amman – Qasr Al Hallabat – Qasr Hammam As-Sarh – Qasr Al Azraq – Qasr Asaykhim – Azraq Wetland Reserve 
Today you will be visiting lots of castles. Qasr is the Arabic word for castle. You will head to the East of Jordan to visit the famous Desert Castles. Start with a visit to Qasr Al Hallabat. Continue to Qast Hammam As-Sarh and then drive on to Azraq. At Azraq you will first visit Qasr Al Azraq before stopping for lunch at the Azraq Eco-Lodge. After lunch continue your tour of the Desert Castles by driving on to Qasr Asaykhim for a visit. Transfer back to the Azraq Eco-Lodge for dinner and overnight. Before sunset sets in you could enjoy a walk over the Marshall trail, a short trail through this beautiful Wetland Reserve.

Day 4: Azraq Wetland Reserve – Qasr Al Uwaynid – Qasr Amra – Qasr Kharanah – Qasr Al Mushatta – Amman 
Another day full of touring castles! Today you will visit Qasr Al Uwaynid, Qasr Amra, Qasr Kharanah and Qasr Al Mushatta. Lunch boxes are included. Overnight in Amman.

Day 5: Amman – Madaba – Mt. Nebo – Qasr Al Bashir – Karak Castle – Qasr Al Basha – Dana Nature Reserve
Drive to Madaba, where you will visit the St. George Church, with its famous mosaic map. Continue to Mt. Nebo from where Moses viewed the Promised Land. Drive on to Qasr Al Bashir for a visit and then continue to Karak Castle, an immense and famous Crusaders Castle. Stop at Qasr Al Basha for a visit before transferring to Dana Nature Reserve for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Dana Nature Reserve – Shobak Castle – Little Petra – Petra
After breakfast you can enjoy the old village of Dana with beautiful views over the reserve. Then leave Dana Nature Reserve to drive to Shobak Castle, located on top of a mountain it is a perfect spot to build a castle. Continue to Little Petra for a visit before transferring to Petra for overnight.

Day 7: Petra
Today you will visit Petra. After visiting the Siq, Treasury, Street of Façades, the Amphitheatre, you still have time to visit the High Place of Sacrifice and/or the Monastery. Overnight at a hotel in Petra.

Day 8: Petra – Wadi Rum
Drive to Wadi Rum for a half day jeep tour including a fresh prepared lunch; of this beautiful desert, famous about the red sand and rock formations. Spend the night under the stars in the desert at a fixed campsite.

Day 9: Wadi Rum -Amman Airport
After breakfast drive to Amman Airport for departure. 3 hours in advance of your departure (2 hours for the check in and less than 1 hour driving from Dead Sea to Amman Airport).