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In late 2016, Islamist terrorists tried to take hostages at Karak, resulting in 10 deaths. The attack had the effect of galvanising the community, with residents pulling together to refurbish the town's mosques and churches and creating volunteer groups to improve local services.


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Shobak and Karak Private Castles Tour from Amman

Depart your Amman hotel by private, air-conditioned vehicle, and travel south along scenic roads that follow the ancient trading route combining both the Desert and Kings Highway. Visit Al Hijaz Railway known in the past as Berlin – Bagdad train railway built in 1902 by the Ottoman Empire with the help of their German allies at that time. Proceed by the Kings Highway to arrive Karak, and ascend to the massive hilltop castle, built by the Crusaders between 1110 and 1143 B.C. One of a chain of Crusader defenses between Jerusalem and Aqaba. Karak resisted attacks from Saladin’s armies in the 1180s before succumbing in 1189. It then served as a Byzantine bishopric, and incorporated a church. Explore independently or hire a local guide (additional cost) and wander around the underground passages, galleries, chambers, and fortified turrets. Absorb the spectacular views from the towers, and then continue to the Crusader Castle of Shobak. Built in the early 12th century, this isolated hilltop castle withstood many attacks from Saladin’s forces until it fell in 1189. During the 14th century, the Mamluks built over much of the Crusader structures. Go inside and explore the remnants, seeing the beautifully intricate wall inscriptions, halls, and underground staircase tunneled into the hillside. Soak in the haunting atmosphere and views from the battlements, then return to Amman, where your trip ends with a hotel drop off after a long exciting trip like this.

$925 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Nights Best of Jordan Including 1 Night Wadi Rum

Day 1 (Sunday) Amman Airport – Amman Hotel (D) Transfer from Amman Queen Alia International Airport to Amman hotel for dinner and overnight.Day 2 (Monday) Amman Panoramic City Tour – Jerash – Amman (B, D) Breakfast at the hotel. Panoramic tour of the center, markets, churches, mosques, Roman Theater, and the new modern city. Depart to Jerash, one of the most complete and best preserved of the Roman Empire. Take a walk through time around its streets, theaters, temples, colonnade, Arc of Triumph, Oval Plaza, and Temples of Zeus and Artemis, back to hotel for dinner and overnight.Day 3 (Tuesday): Amman – Dead Sea – Amman (B, D) Breakfast at the hotel. Descend to the Earth's lowest point: the Dead Sea and Moab desert. Free time to swim in the therapeutic waters, an unforgettable experience! (Entrance to Dead Sea Resthouse, towels not included). Return to Amman. Dinner and overnight.Day 4 (Wednesday) Amman - Madaba – Mount Nebo – Karak or Shobak Kings Highway– Petra (B, D) Breakfast at hotel. Depart to Madaba the 'City of Mosaics,' see the map of the Holy Land made in 571 BCE at St. George Church. Continue to Mt. Nebo, known as the 'Tomb of Moses,' with magnificent views of the Jordan Valley. See towns of Karak or Shobak via the Kings’ Highway and visit its fortress, admire the panoramic views, and then continue to Petra. Dinner and overnight at hotel. Day 5 (Thursday) Petra (B, D)  Breakfast at hotel. Classic full-day visit of the Nabatean red rose city of Petra, one of the seven wonders of the world, carved from rock over 2,000 years ago. Access the city through its entrance and continue to reach the impressive Treasury (El Khazneh), which was believed to hold countless treasures. The first view of the “Khazneh” is breathtaking. Other monuments to admire are the Theater, Byzantine Church, and Royal Tombs. (Climbing up to the monastery is on behalf of the clients without guide). Back to hotel for dinner and overnight.  Day 6 (Friday) Petra – Wadi Rum (B, D) Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the desert of Wadi Rum, one of the scenes from the film Lawrence of Arabia, and one of the most spectacular settings in the Middle East. This is a red desert sand on which granite mountains rise and peaks of red and gold colors penetrate the scenery. This classic tour is by 4x4 lasting approximately 2 hours. Free time in the Desert to explore Wadi Rum. Dinner and overnight in tents at Wadi Rum Camps. Wadi Rum Camp is meant for you to experience Bedouin lifestyle in the desert. Accommodation is in basic tents with separate shared bathrooms for men and women. Contact supplier for private tent with bathrooms and luxury tents. A basic Bedouin camp breakfast and dinner is included. Day 7 (Saturday) Wadi Rum - Amman hotel (B, D)Breakfast and transfer to/from Wadi Rum Camp to Amman Hotel for dinner and overnight.

$433 Cultural & Theme Tours

Petra Tour Treasure Discovery

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival in AmmanPass By: Al Balad – Downtown Amman, Amman, Amman GovernorateArrival time (depends on your flight): You will be awaited at Queen Alia airport by our representative who will safely transfer you within 45min to your hotel in Amman.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in AmmanDay 2: Mt. Nebo – Madaba - Mujib valley - Kerak region - Petra (known as King’s Way)Pass By: Al Balad – Downtown Amman, Amman, Amman Governorate7am: You’ll need to have your breakfast early, because a long journey is ahead of you.Stop At: Mount Nebo, Madaba, Madaba GovernorateWe will transfer you to the first stop at Mount Nebo. Where you’ll get to have a view over the Jordan Valley, the hills of Jerusalem & the Dead Sea.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Madaba Mosaic Map, Madaba, Madaba GovernorateFollowing this is a mosaic tour leading you to Madaba. A city known for the mosaic map of the Holy Land. Which dates back to the 6th century AD, preserved in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Wadi al-Mujib, Karak, Karak GovernorateNext you will be reaching Wadi Mujib where you’ll stop for few minutes to take in the breathtaking view.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Karak Castle, Karak, Karak GovernorateLater our fourth stop will be at Al-Karak, a city known for the Kerak Castle (aka Crusader castle). Which is one of the three largest castles in the region (the other two are in Syria). This monument was built by the Crusaders around 1133 and was always valued for having such a strategic positioning. You will understand why that is when you check out the view you’ll have from up there! Duration: 1 hourStop At: Petra By Night, Petra - Wadi Musa, Ma'an GovernorateYou’ll finally end the day’s journey in Petra. Where you might assist to Petra’s night show (available Monday, Wednesday & Thursday around 8:30pm). A fascinating sight to be a part of. Your accommodation for the night will be in Petra. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Petra Day 3: Explore Petra – Dead SeaStop At: Petra, Petra - Wadi Musa, Ma'an Governorate7am: Enjoy your breakfast at your hotel in Petra.Your day will start by adventuring thru the Petra Seeq (canyon) either on foot or you can choose to enjoy a short horse ride leading you to "Al Khazneh", known to be one of the seven wonders of the world. Just try to grasp the fact that the Arab Nabateans, more than 2000 years ago, carved this 45m high monument Treasury into the red mountain rock. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Dead Sea, Madaba, Madaba GovernorateFor the next 3 to 4 hours, you will be driving toward the lowest point on Earth passing by winding roads. You can now enjoy a stress-free day, floating in the saltiest body of water in the world.Accommodation in your hotel at the Dead Sea.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Dead Sea Day 4: Dead Sea Hotel - Queen Alia AirportPass By: Dead Sea, Madaba, Madaba Governorate7am: Breakfast.Enjoy your last day at the Dead Sea. Keep in mind that its known to be Earth’s lowest elevation on land and the deepest hyper-saline lake in the world. Its harsh environment does not permit the flourishment of any plant or animals. On the other hand, it has extremely healthy & beneficial properties that attracted visitors for thousands of years and today it will supply you with natural mud that you can spread on your skin putting any skincare lotions to shame.(PS: be careful not to splash dead sea's water in your eyes…. it’s salt:). Stop At: Queen Alia International AirportDeparture time (depends on your flight): We will transfer you within 1 hour from your hotel to the Airport for your departure.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$699 Cultural & Theme Tours

Petra and Wadi Rum Group Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival in Amman Pass By: Queen Alia International Airportarrival time (depends on your flight): You will be awaited at Queen Alia airport by our representative who will safely transfer you within 45min to your hotel in Amman.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in AmmanDay 2: Amman – Jerash - Anjara – Ajloun Castle - AmmanPass By: Al Balad – Downtown Amman, Amman, Amman Governorate7am: Breakfast at the hotel.Stop At: Jerash Ruins, Jerash, Jerash GovernorateThen we will take you to the governorate of Jerash. Known for its well preserved roman cities. You will get to experience the impact & influence left by the Greco-Roman eras in the Mediterranean basin and the deeply rooted Arab traditions preserved by the local people. And if you’re lucky you’ll get to enjoy a historical reenactment of gladiators & chariot race.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Ajloun Nature Reserve, Ajlun, Ajlun GovernorateYou’ll then go visit “Anjara”. An ancient town located at the North East of Jordan. Where Our Lady of the Mount church is located. A popular Catholic pilgrim site in the Middle East. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Ajloun Nature Reserve, Ajlun, Ajlun GovernorateOur last stop will be in Ajloun. Where we will visit The Castle of Ajloun. Which is a 12th century Muslim Castle situated in northwestern Jordan.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Al Balad – Downtown Amman, Amman, Amman GovernorateAt the end of the day we will bring you back to your hotel in Amman, giving you time to pack your bags and rest well to get ready for the next 4 days.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in AmmanDay 3: Amman – Wadi RumPass By: Al Balad – Downtown Amman, Amman, Amman Governorate7am: Enjoy your breakfast at your hotel in Amman.Stop At: Wadi Rum Protected Area, Wadi Rum, Al Aqabah GovernorateYour journey will then continue to your last stop in south of Jordan, to the most impressive deserts in the world and get to see the naturally multi-colored canyons, towering sandstone mountains and dunes of Wadi Rum, known as the Valley of the Moon & made famous for being used as a background setting for numerous films (“The Martian”-2015, “Rogue One”-2016, “Aladdin”-2019, just to name a few…).Finally, you’ll reach the Wadi Rum Bedouin Camp, located inside the protected area, where you can sit back, relax or even meditate, away from the city noise.Duration: 5 hoursPass By: Via Wadi Rum Camp, Wadi Rum Village, Wadi Rum, Al Aqabah GovernorateYou’ll end your day with a barbecue dinner & your accommodation for the night will be in Wadi Rum.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Wadi RumDay 4: Wadi Rum – PetraPass By: Via Wadi Rum Camp, Wadi Rum Village, Wadi Rum, Al Aqabah Governorate8am: Breakfast at the camp in Wadi Rum.Stop At: Petra By Night, Petra - Wadi Musa, Ma'an GovernorateWe will start our day off by adventuring thru the Petra Seeq (canyon). You can choose either to go on foot or you can choose to enjoy a short horse ride leading you to "Al Khazneh". Known to be one of the seven wonders of the world. Just try to grasp the fact that the Arab Nabateans, more than 2000 years ago, carved this 45m high monument Treasury into the red mountain rock. There, you might assist to Petra’s night show (available Monday, Wednesday & Thursday around 8:30pm). A fascinating sight to be a part of. Duration: 3 hoursPass By: Petra By Night, Petra - Wadi Musa, Ma'an GovernorateYour accommodation for the night will be in Petra. Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in PetraDay 5: Petra – Mt. Nebo – Madaba – Kerak region – Dead Sea – AmmanPass By: Petra, Petra - Wadi Musa, Ma'an Governorate7am: Enjoy your breakfast at your hotel in Petra.Stop At: Mount Nebo, Madaba, Madaba GovernorateFirst stop will be at Mount Nebo, where you’ll get to have a view over the Jordan Valley, the hills of Jerusalem & the Dead Sea.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Madaba Mosaic Map, Madaba, Madaba GovernorateWe will then proceed on a mosaic tour until you get to Madaba. A city known for the mosaic map of the Holy Land. Which dates back to the 6th century AD, preserved in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Karak Castle, Karak, Karak GovernorateThe third stop will be at Al-Karak, a city known for the Kerak Castle (aka Crusader castle). Which is one of the three largest castles in the region (the other two are in Syria). The Crusaders built this monument around 1133 and has always been valued for having such a strategic positioning. You will understand why that is when you see the view you’ll have from up there!Duration: 1 hourStop At: Dead Sea Resthouse, Dead Sea RegionAfterwards, you will be driving toward the lowest point on Earth passing by winding roads, so that you can enjoy a stress-free day, floating in the saltiest body of water in the world. The Dead Sea is known to be Earth’s lowest elevation on land and the deepest hyper-saline lake in the world. Its harsh environment does not permit the flourishment of any plant or animals. On the other hand, it has extremely healthy & beneficial properties that attracted visitors for thousands of years and today it will supply you with natural mud that you can spread on your skin putting any skincare lotions to shame.(PS: be careful not to splash dead sea's water in your eyes…. it’s salt:). Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Al Balad – Downtown Amman, Amman, Amman GovernorateFinally we will bring you back at your hotel in Amman, giving you time to rest well to get ready for the next day.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in AmmanDay 6: Amman City Tour Pass By: Al Balad – Downtown Amman, Amman, Amman Governorate7am: Breakfast at the hotel.Stop At: Al Balad – Downtown Amman, Amman, Amman GovernorateYour tour will start off by going to Amman’s Citadel which is situated on a “mountain” in central Amman. Known for being one of the oldest continuously inhabited places, this first stop will give you a glimpse over the capital before going to Amman-Downtown. Known as “Al-Balad” by the locals, you will get to see the different & various markets and ancient Souks. Ending this tour will be the visit of the most obvious and impressive remnant of its Roman past. The Roman theater that was built at the time Amman was known as “Philadelphia” (around 106AD).Duration: 4 hoursPass By: Al Balad – Downtown Amman, Amman, Amman GovernorateAt the end of the day we will bring you back at your hotel in Amman.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in AmmanDay 7: Departure from AmmanPass By: Queen Alia International AirportDeparture time (depends on your flight): We will be transferring you safely to Queen Alia Airport for your departure.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$769 Cultural & Theme Tours

Jordan Adventure Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival in Amman Pass By: Queen Alia International AirportArrival time (depends on your flight): You will be awaited at Queen Alia airport by our representative who will safely transfer you within 45min to your hotel in Amman.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in AmmanDay 2: Amman – Dead Sea - Mujib valley – Dana Biosphere reservePass By: Al Balad – Downtown Amman, Amman, Amman Governorate7am: Enjoy your breakfast at your hotel.Stop At: Dead Sea, Madaba, Madaba GovernorateFor the next hour, we will be driving toward the lowest point on Earth passing by winding roads. You can now enjoy a stress-free day. And float in the saltiest body of water in the world. Keep in mind that its known to be Earth’s lowest elevation on land. And the deepest hyper-saline lake in the world. Its harsh environment does not permit the flourishment of any plant or animals. On the other hand, it has extremely healthy & beneficial properties that attracted visitors for thousands of years. And today it will supply you with natural mud that you can spread on your skin, putting any skincare lotions to shame.(PS: be careful not to splash dead sea's water in your eyes…. it’s salt:). Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Wadi al-Mujib, Karak, Karak GovernorateAfterwards, we will be reaching Wadi Mujib where we’ll stop for few minutes to take in the breathtaking view.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Dana Nature Reserve, Dana, Tafilah GovernorateWe’ll finally end the day’s journey at the Dana Hotel where you’ll stay for the night.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overning in Dana Day 3: Dana Biosphere reserve – PetraPass By: Dana Nature Reserve, Dana, Tafilah Governorate7am: Enjoy your breakfast at your hotel in DanaWe will begin the day by trekking thru Dana’s natural reserve. Jordan’s largest natural reserve built in 1989. And you can discover the beautiful nature hidden in that canyon.Stop At: Petra By Night, Petra - Wadi Musa, Ma'an GovernorateAnd you’ll end the day’s journey in Petra. Where you might assist to Petra’s night show (available Monday, Wednesday & Thursday around 8:30pm). A fascinating sight to be a part of. Your accommodation for the night will be in Petra.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in PetraDay 4: Full day exploration of Petra Stop At: Petra, Petra - Wadi Musa, Ma'an Governorate7am: Enjoy your breakfast at your hotel in Petra.We will start our day off by adventuring thru the Petra Seeq (canyon). You can choose either to go on foot or you can choose to enjoy a short horse ride leading you to "Al Khazneh". Known to be one of the seven wonders of the world. Just try to grasp the fact that the Arab Nabateans, more than 2000 years ago, carved this 45m high monument Treasury into the red mountain rock. your accommodation for the night will be in Petra.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Petra Day 5: Petra - Wadi Rum (+Barbecue Party!)Pass By: Petra, Petra - Wadi Musa, Ma'an Governorate7am: Enjoy your breakfast at your hotel in Petra.Pass By: Wadi Rum Protected Area, Wadi Rum, Al Aqabah GovernorateAfterwards, we'll continue to our last stop in South Jordan. To the most impressive deserts in the world. You will get to see the naturally multi-colored canyons, towering sandstone mountains and dunes of Wadi Rum. Known as the Valley of the Moon. This place was made famous for being used as a background setting for numerous films (“The Martian”-2015, “Rogue One”-2016, “Aladdin”-2019, just to name a few…). At this point you’ll have the opportunity to discover these landscapes by Jeep for 2 hours (or you can also choose to ride a Camel or a Horse).Finally, you’ll reach the Wadi Rum Bedouin Camp. Located inside the protected area. Where you can sit back, relax or even meditate, away from the city noise, not for too long though… You wouldn't want to miss the barbecue party, now would you!? You will be accommodated in Wadi Rum for the night.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Wadi RumDay 6: Wadi Rum – Amman Pass By: Wadi Rum Protected Area, Wadi Rum, Al Aqabah Governorate8am: Breakfast at the camp in Wadi Rum.Stop At: Al Balad – Downtown Amman, Amman, Amman GovernorateYour tour will start off by going to Amman’s Citadel. Which is situated on a “mountain” in central Amman. Known for being one of the oldest continuously inhabited places. This first stop will give you a glimpse over the capital before going to Amman-Downtown. Known as “Al-Balad”, by the locals, you will get to see the different & various markets and ancient Souks there. Ending this tour will be the visit of the most obvious and impressive remnant of its Roman past. The Roman theater that was built at the time Amman was known as “Philadelphia” (around 106AD).Finally we will be back at your hotel in Amman, giving you time rest well.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in AmmanDay 7: Departure from AmmanPass By: Queen Alia International AirportDeparture time (depends on your flight): You will be transferred safely from your hotel to the Airport for your departure.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$118.75 Outdoor Activities

Wadi Mujib Siq Trail Private Hiking Tour from the Dead Sea

Wadi Mujib is a gorge in Jordan in front of the Dead Sea at 400 meters below sea level. The Mujib Reserve is the lowest natural reserve in the world, located in the mountainous landscape to the east of the Dead Sea, approximately 90 kilometers south-west of Amman. The 220 square kilometers reserve was created in 1987 by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature and is regionally and internationally important, particularly for the bird life that the reserve supports. It extends to the Karak and Madaba mountains to the north and south, reaching 900 meters above sea level in some places. This 1,300 meter variation in elevation, combined with the valley's year round water flow from seven tributaries, means that Wadi Mujib enjoys a magnificent biodiversity that is enjoyable to explore through a self-guided walking tour. The Mujib Siq Trail is graded as easy to moderate depending on the season self guided. Clients must be at least 18 years old, know how to swim with a reasonable level of fitness. The trail starts at the visitor center near the Mujib Bridge, where you will take the cantilevered walkway over the dam and follow the course of the river between towering sandstone cliffs to the base of a large waterfall. Depending on seasonal rainfall levels, the gorge may contain pools deep enough for swimming. This is an ideal walk to take slowly and enjoy the cool water and shade, especially in the heat of the summer.