In 6 Days Badia Jeep Safari tour we will explore Jordan’s iconic landmarks: Amman, Petra, Little Petra, Wadi Fenyan, Wadi Araba, Humaima Town, Wadi Rum, along with Karaza Bridge, and Diseh Village.
Upon your arrival At Amman Airport, our representative will wait for you with a sign after you exit the customs. Then, our driver will transfer you for about 50 minutes to your hotel in Amman and helps you with the check-in. You will have the rest of the day to yourself and we will start our adventure the next day.
On day 2, after having breakfast, we will start our drive to Petra via the Desert Highway – the road built mostly along the line of the Hejaz Railway, which itself shadowed earlier Ottoman pilgrimage routes through the desert from Damascus to Mecca.
In 3 hours you will arrive in Petra, the existence of which educated Europe learned only at the beginning of the 19th century. This amazing place was discovered by the tireless explorer Jean-Louis Burckhardt, who overcame many obstacles on his way to achieve the cherished goal and introduce the legendary Petra to the world. Jean-Louis Burckhardt glorified the Siq gorge, behind the mighty rocks of which the ghost town of Petra was hidden from the rest of the world.
Our guide will take you through the ancient city, where life once was in full swing, the air was filled with thousands of voices of merchants and buyers of goods, and where prosperity gradually passed into extinction and complete oblivion.
You will have plenty of time to explore the area on your own, walk on the Street of Facades, the Royal Tombs, the Theater, and Qasr Al Bint. Or, you can climb the 800 stairs to the magnificent Monastery Ad-Deir, carved out of rock and enjoy the mesmerizing views of Wadi Araba.
Finally, you will get back to the hotel for overnight.
On day 3, in the morning, we will hop aboard the 4×4 Jeeps and start our journey to Wadi Araba.
At first, we will pass by the bizarre landscape of Little Petra – a small gorge, served as caravans docking station on the King’s Way. Little Petra is called so because it is much smaller and simpler than its famous relative, but it can still give you a few magical minutes.
Our next stop will be in Wadi Feynan, the outstanding mountainous landscape & one of the oldest sustainable copper mining centers in the ancient world, perfectly preserved due to the lack of modern mining.
Next, we go to the pristine nature of Wadi Arab, where you can try the life of the Bedouin tribes still living on these lands. This place is a great choice for adventure lovers and we will have dinner here and then overnight at a private camp.
On day 4, we will continue off-road to Humaima, a small Nabataean settlement center founded in the first century BC in the Hisma Desert of southern Jordan, halfway between Petra and Aqaba.
The Romans built a fort here after converting the Nabataean Kingdom to their Provincia Arabia in AD 106, and the site continued to prosper in the Byzantine and Early Islamic periods.
We will have dinner and spend the night in Wadi Rum – one of the most spectacular deserts in the World.
On the 5th day, after breakfast, we will go on a long hike, during which you can explore the canyons, get acquainted with cave paintings made 4,000 years ago, and discover many other treasures.
As you step into this vast landscape, you will get enthralled with ancient riverbeds, reddish sandstone cliffs, forming deep canyons, chaotic piles of stones and flat mountain ranges, stone bridges and bizarre natural sculptures. Between them are narrow gorges or wide sand dunes lined with Jeep wheels. The landscapes are completely alien, as if from the fiction movies “Star Wars” or “The Martian”, which, among many others, were filmed here in Wadi Rum.
On day 6, we will leave the desert behind and drive to the ancient city of Aqaba with sunshine 365 days a year. Aqaba is in the Gulf of the Red Sea, surrounded by mountains that create a special microclimate – even in winter, the water temperature here does not drop below +22° C.
Our services will end at the hotel we booked for you. You can spend some time at the Red Sea, discover more of Jordan, or continue by ferry to Egypt.
B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner