Eastern Desert Day Trip

Date 19 Feb 2022
Days 1
Distance KM
Pax 15
Price Per Person 40.00 JOD

Regions details & description

We will start the day by visiting the beautiful Qusair Amra. Then we will go for a 3.5 km/ 2 hour walk in the Azraq Wetland. It is an oasis for migratory birds and the trail leads to a bird hide where we can observe the migratory birds. If we're lucky catch a glimpse of the water buffalo. Followed by lunch at a guesthouse, for a taste of some local food of the area. Finally we will visit Azraq Castle and Qasr Al Hallabat before driving back to Amman.

TRIP DETAILS

  • Assembly point: near 7th Circle: https://goo.gl/maps/dhSJGhbKHRudyB9JA
  • Time of assembly: 7:00AM
  • Back to Amman: 19:30PM
  • Trip difficulty: easy
  • Destination: Eastern Desert
  • Transportation: Bus

Iteration

Day 1: EASTERN DESERT DAY TRIP

Azraq is about a 1.5-hour drive. Firstly, we will visit the first castle of the day, Qusair Amra, which is a real treasure, with beautiful murals on the castle’s inner walls. Built in 723, and is one of the most important examples of early Islamic art and architecture.

Afterwards, we will go for a 3.5 km/ 2 hour walk in the Azraq Wetland. It is an oasis for migratory birds and the trail leads to a bird hide where we can observe the migratory birds, and if you’re lucky catch a glimpse of the water buffalo. Followed by lunch at a guesthouse, for a taste of some local food of the area. Then we will head to the Azraq Castle to visit the second castle of the tour. Azraq Castle is a large fortress that consists of black basal stone, and is strategically built in the middle of Azraq oasis, the only permanent source of fresh water in this area.

This third castle of the day is Qasr Al Hallabat, situated on a hill, overlooking the surrounding area. Originally a Roman fortress with evidence of Nabatean presence, with restored archways and colorful mosaics of birds and other animals. From there we will drive to back to Amman.

Price includes

  • ransportation (70% bus capacity as per COVID-19 regulations)
  • Entrance fees into the local sites, including Azraq Wetland and the 3 castles
  • Experienced Treks guides (First Aid Certified)
  • Hot tea break
  • Lunch at a local guesthouse
  • First Aid Kit

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Eastern Desert Day Trip

40.00 JOD