Lawrence of Arabia Adventures

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA ORIGNAL TRAIL (10 Days / 9 Nights)

Day 01 (Amman – Aqaba)

Arrive to Amman, Transit Transfer to Aqaba Airport, meet & greet service, transfer to hotel for overnight.

Day 02 (Aqaba)

After breakfast, we will start by having a brief lecture about the Great Arab Revolt (GAR) and Lawrence before starting the tour. Then we will depart to see Aqaba Battle site (Aqaba Castle and Shore) which will include the archeological and the GAR museum, Aqaba marine life station. Then will be time for shopping Aqaba taking advantage of it being a Duty Free Zone. Return to hotel in Aqaba for dinner and overnight.

Day 03 (Aqaba – Wadi Rum)

After breakfast, we will head towards Wadi Rum through its back road which Lawrence took. You will have the choice to take either the 4X4 jeeps or have a 3 – 5 hours camel ride. We will spend a full day in Wadi Rum visiting Lawrence Graffiti, Lawrence headquarters, climbing shifting sand dunes before enjoying a typical Bedouin lunch. Then we will visit the natural rock formation, local Bedouin village Rum, and watch the sunset over ever changing colors of Rum Mountains. Tourists will have the chance to spend a romantic Bedouin evening which will include Bedouin dinner with music and with free time for star gazing, before spending the night in Bedouin tents.

Day 04 (Wadi Rum – Alhumaymah – Ma’an – Petra)

We will start the day by taking the jeeps stopping by the Kharazah Graffiti that shows 2 to 3 thousand years stories of Arabian Caravans and wildlife hunting. Then we will move to Alhumaymah archeological village which dates back to the Roman,Byzantine and Islamic eras. We will stop by the 6000 BC Neolithic site Ain Aljamam before heading to Abu Allusson Battle site followed by a visit to the Hejaz Railway Station in Ma’an which was attacked by Lawrence and originally used as a Muslim Pilgrimage Station to Mecca. Then we will head to Petra for overnight.

Day 05 (Petra)

Full day tour of one of the 7 wonders of the world. Overnight in Petra.

Day 06 (Petra – Kingsway – Islamic Judgment Site – Shoubak Castle – Dana Reserve)

After breakfast, we will drive along the Biblical Kingsway (1200 BC) stopping by Adhruh, the most famous Roman garrison site in Jordan before stopping by the Islamic Judgment site which was visited by Lawrence. Then we will resume to Aljarba towards Shoubak Castle. You will have the chance to examine the 2ndcentury Trajan Road (Via Nova Trajana) before heading to Dana Natural Reserve. We will experience a walk in an eco trail then return to the campsite for overnight.

Day 07 (Dana – Tafeelah – Jurf Aldaraweesh – Amman)

We will start the day by visiting the Biblical Capital of the Edomites Kingdom (1200 BC), before seeing Biblical Sella.  Then we will drive to Tafeelah Castle, a place where Lawrence stayed at, then to Tafeelah battle site where Lawrence and the GAR Armies won after a harsh fight. Then we will visit Jurf Aldaraweesh battle site driving through Alhasa to Qatraneh the taking the 100 years steam engine train riding the Hejaz rail to Almahata in Amman.

Day 08 (Amman – Arnoon Valley – Deaboon – Mekawer – Mount Nebo – Madaba – Amman)

We will drive from Amman to the dramatic scenery of the Biblical Arnoon Valley “ Wadi Al Mujib Reserve” then to Biblical Deaboon, the place where the Moabite stone was found. Then we visit Mekawer where John the Baptist was beheaded by Herod Antipas. In the afternoon we will visit the Biblical Mount Nebo and the 6th century mosaic map in Madaba. Overnight in Amman.

Day 09 (Amman – Desert Castles – Azraq – Amman)

Depart towards the Desert Castles and Azraq Castle where Lawrence of Arabia wrote his memories and did spend much time there. Return to Amman for overnight.

Day 10 (Amman)

Departure
 

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA ADVENTURE TRAIL (9 Days / 8 Nights)

Day 01 (Amman)

Arrive to Amman, transfer and check into your hotel.

Day 02 (Amman – Desert Castles)

This morning we visit the desert castles east of Amman. The castle at Azraq dates back to Roman times and was used by T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) as his desert headquarters. Other castles date to the Omayyad rulers of the 7th & 8th Centuries. On our return to Amman we visit the city's great Amphitheatre.

Desert Castles
Lawrence of Arabia once used one of the castles as a sanctuary, and rested in here for some time with his Bedouin followers, preparing to vanquish his Turkish foes.

Day 03 (Amman – Aqaba)

Drive south to the Red Sea Resort City of Aqaba. Free afternoon for swimming, shopping Aqaba taking advantage of it being a Duty Free Zone. Overnight Aqaba.

Day 04 (Aqaba – Wadi Rum)

This morning there is the chance to go snorkeling in the Red Sea and visiting Aqaba Battle site (Aqaba Castle and Shore) which will include the archeological and the GAR museum, Aqaba marine life station.

In the afternoon we depart to the deserts of Wadi Rum and enjoy a jeep safari through some of the most spectacular areas. We will spend the day in Wadi Rum visiting Lawrence Graffiti and Lawrence headquarters. Tonight we will have the chance to spend a night in a Bedouin tent which will include Bedouin dinner with music and free time for star gazing.

Wadi Rum
Immortalized as the desert of Lawrence of Arabia, Wadi Rum (Wadi means valley) was once a meeting place for caravans from Arabia but also has a longer history dating back to pre-historic times.

Day 05 (Wadi Rum – Petra)

Today we will head to discover one of the seven wonders of the world; the Rose Red City of Petra. Overnight in Petra.

Petra
The rose red city of Petra is the most mystic and glorious of Jordan’s ancient treasures. Located in a spectacular setting deep inside a narrow desert gorge it is the remains of the once lost Nabataean city. In ancient times Petra was admired for its refined culture, incredible architecture and ingenious complex of dams and water channels. As we stroll through the towering Siq, you will be torn between the desire to make every step last and the urge to run as the anticipation of your first glimpse of the dramatic Treasury between the siq walls almost takes over. Used in the final sequence of the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade the Treasury is only the beginning of your fabulous adventure.

Day 06 (Petra – Kingsway – Islamic Judgment Site – Shoubak Castle – Dana Reserve)

After breakfast, we will drive along the Biblical Kingsway (1200 BC) stopping by Adhruh, the most famous Roman garrison site

in Jordan before stopping by the Islamic Judgment site which was visited by T.E.Lawrence. Then we will resume to Aljarba towards Shoubak Castle. You will have the chance to examine the 2nd century Trajan Road (Via Nova Trajana) before heading to Dana

Natural Reserve. We will experience a walk in an eco trail then return to the campsite for overnight.

Day 07 (Dana – Tafeelah – Jurf Aldaraweesh – Amman)

We will start the day by visiting the Biblical Capital of the Edomites Kingdom (1200 BC), before seeing Biblical Sella.  Then we will drive to Tafeelah Castle, a place where Lawrence stayed at, then to Tafeelah battle site where Lawrence and the GAR Armies won after a harsh fight. Then we will visit Jurf Aldaraweesh battle site driving through Alhasa to Qatraneh the taking the 100 years steam engine train riding the Hejaz rail to Almahata in Amman.

Day 08 (Amman – Madaba - Mount Nebo - Dead Sea)

In the morning we will visit the Biblical Mount Nebo and the 6th century mosaic map in Madaba. Then transfer to the lowest point on earth; the Dead Sea for relaxation and overnight.

Day 09 (Amman)

After Breakfast, transfer to Airport for Departure.

LAWRENCE OF ARABIA EXPLORER TRAIL (8 Days / 7 Nights)

Day 01 (Amman – Aqaba)

Arrival Amman Airport – Transit to Aqaba Airport – M/A – Aqaba overnight.

Day 02 (Aqaba – Wadi Rum)

Breakfast, Free morning at leisure for swimming, afternoon tour of Aqaba tracingLawrence: Aqaba castle Great Arab revolt Museum, free time for shopping, transfer to Wadi Rum for dinner and overnight under Bedouin tent at one of the local deserts camps.

Day 03 (Wadi Rum – Petra)

Breakfast, start full day Jeep tour to trace Lawrence and visit: Khazalli Graffiti Gorge, Kharazah Graffiti, natural rock formations, visit to Rum Village with sunset attendance, and then to Petra for overnight.

Day 04 (Petra)

Breakfast, start full day visit of Petra, overnight.

Day 05 (Petra – Ma’an – Dana Reserve)

Breakfast, transfer to Ma’an to visit the Hijazi railway Station, then to Al Humayma Archaeological Village, continue to Dana Reserve for 2 hours trekking and overnight at Dana Guesthouse.

Day 06 (Dana – Tafeelah – Kerak – Amman)

Breakfast, transfer to Tafeelah to visit Jurf Al Daraweesh bottle field, then to Kerak castle dominated by the castle built by Baldwin I of Jerusalem in 1142 AD, greatly impressed Lawrence on his study tour., continue to visit the biblical sites of Madaba and Mt. Nebo and then to Amman for overnight.

Day 07 (Amman – Desert Castles – Azraq – Amman)  

Breakfast, transfer to the desert castle in the Jordanian Badia to visit the trance the Arab revolt steps: Kharaneh Castle, Amra palace and Azraq Castle and then back to Amman for overnight.

The castle at Azraq dates back to Roman times and was used by T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) as his desert headquarters.

Day 08 (Amman)

After Breakfast, transfer to Airport for Departure.

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