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Optional Tours/Activities in Jordan
Camel riding is a traditional way of moving for Bedouin. It is a very quiet and leisurely way for you to discover our desert. You will feel like you are being transported back in time. The trip with your local Bedouin will be just the duration you need, from one hour up to four or five days including sleepung under the stars with 4x4 vehicle assistance if needed.
Camel Ride in Wadi Rum & Petra is optional for 15 JD / $ 21 USD per camel per hour. You don’t need to book it in advance and can be arranged upon arrival to Petra or Wadi Rum.
Visit the Royal Automobile Museum, located at the King Hussein Park in Amman. The museum features the private collection of the late King Hussein, and showcases the history of Jordan through an amazing collection of modern and classic cars and motorbikes that date back to the great Arab revolt. The Entrance is only 3 JD per person.
For more information, Please visit this website : https://www.royalautomuseum.jo
There are also 10 horse drawn carriages in Petra, first and foremost for elderly and handicapped visitors. These carriages take maximum 2 passengers and operate from the Petra Visitor Centre to the Treasury and back. Keep in mind the Petra terrain is uneven, so it is a bumpy ride. The price is 20 JOD per carriage. Handicapped clients can also obtain a permission to go with the carriage deeper inside Petra, but an advance reservation is to recommend due to the limited numbers of carriages.
Petra Carriage ($30 USD/ 20 JD for carriage - maximum capacity of 2 guests)
The Jordan Museum is located in the dynamic new downtown area of Ras al-‘Ayn. Presenting the history and cultural heritage of Jordan in a series of beautifully designed galleries, The Jordan Museum serves as a comprehensive national center for learning and knowledge that reflects Jordan’s history and culture, and presents in an engaging yet educational way the Kingdom’s historic, antique and heritage property as part of the ongoing story of Jordan’s past, present, and future. The collection of Dead Sea Scrolls are housed at the Jordan Museum.
Entry ticket is 5JD per person
More information: jordanmuseum.jo
PETRA BY NIGHT: A CANDLELIT VISIT TO THE RUINS OF PETRA : If you are spending a night or two in Wadi Musa do not miss this wonderful show. Complete your Petra experience with a visit of Petra Night Show. This event is a magical way to see part of the rock city by candlelight and explore the old city, which has become a world wonder. This incomparable experience starts by walking through the candlelit Siq to the Treasury, illuminated with 100s of candles. 17JD / $25USD per person. The show is on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.
If you are in Aqaba, you might be interested in any of our optional tours we can arrange. Aqaba is a Jordanian port city on the Red Sea's Gulf of Aqaba. Inhabited since 4000 B.C., it's home to the Islamic-era Aqaba Fort. Its beach resorts are popular for windsurfing and other water sports, and the area is a top destination for scuba divers, with notable dive sites including the Yamanieh coral reef in the Aqaba Marine Park, south of the city.
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Take a bird's eye view of the beautiful scenery of the majestic mountains in Wadi Rum by climbing into a hot air balloon. Be it an indulgence for yourself or a surprise gift for a loved one, a hot air balloon ride is a unique experience. Balloon flights take place during the early morning hours and last for around one hour, but guests should allow 2 to 3 hours for the whole experience. Balloon Ride and tour in Wadi Rum for 01 hour is available from the early morning (06:00 am – 07:00 am) for 130 JD / $ 185 USD per person. (Booking should be in advance). The ride is subject to availability. If available the balloon ride is subject to the weather conditions which are confirmed the evening before the flight.
For more info, please check : http://www.rascj.com/hot-air-balloon
Established in 2010 Beit Sitti came about by 03 sisters to keep their grandmothers legacy alive. Beit Sitti translates to "Grandmother's House" in English.
Beit Sitti offers a cook and dine experience where you come and learn how to prepare a traditional Arabic meal with the help of a Hajjeh (grandmother figure). You then get to eat the food that you prepared, in their grandmothers house found in one of Amman's oldest neighborhoods, Jabal Al Weibdeh. Book your session for either breakfast, lunch, or dinner and come learn how to prepare a four course Arabic meal.
The cost is US$ 56 per person for a group of minimum 4 persons.
For more information, please visit : https://beitsitti.com/
Want to learn about Jordanian cuisine? Something good is cooking at Petra Kitchen! Now open in Petra, THE PETRA KITCHEN is a delightful way to round out your Jordan travel experiences. Like any home kitchen, THE PETRA KITCHEN is a relaxed, informal atmosphere where you’ll gather to prepare an evening meal, working alongside local women under the supervision of our chef. Each evening meal includes soup, cold and hot mezza and salads, and a main course—all typical Jordanian dishes. You will have get an inside glimpse of the secrets behind the famous regional cuisine of the Levant. THE PETRA KITCHEN offers an evening of learning, fun and a very special dining experience, with each dish gaining the special flavor of a reward well-earned.
After your long day walking in Petra, pamper those aching muscles at the SALOME TURKISH BATH. Your session begins by luxuriating in the steam room, the tension in your muscles will begin to relax as your pores open and allow all the built up toxins to ease from your body. After your pores have opened sufficiently, you will be scrubbed to exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin. This increases the blood flow and allows fresh nutrients to reach all areas of your body.
There are a limited number of electric golf carts available for hire. The hire of these can be arranged through the Visitors Centre on the day of your arrival and are subject to availability. Each golf cart holds a maximum of 5 guests and the driver. The golf cart booking is for 1.5 hours maximum. This ride is not insured and is upon the guest’s own responsibility. Please note that your guide counts as 1 person so if you are on a private tour for 2 people with a guide then the rate for 3 people will be charged for the golf cart.
The Mujib Biosphere Reserve is the lowest nature reserve in the world, with a spectacular array of scenery near the east coast of the Dead Sea. The Reserve is located within the deep Wadi Mujib gorge, which enters the Dead Sea at 410m below sea level. The Reserve extends to the Karak and Madaba mountains to the north and south, reaching 900 metres above sea level in some places. This 1,300m variation in elevation, combined with the valley's year- round water flow from seven tributaries, means that Wadi Mujib enjoys a magnificent bio-diversity that is still being explored and documented today. Over 300 species of plants, 10 species of carnivores and numerous species of permanent and migratory birds have been recorded. Some of the remote mountain and valley areas are difficult to reach, and thus offer safe havens for rare species of cats, goats and other mountain animals. Mujib's sandstone cliffs are an ideal habitat for one of the most beautiful mountain goats in the world, the horned Ibex.
Dana Biosphere Reserve is an area of staggering beauty, history, and biodiversity. The only reserve in Jordan that encompasses the four different bio-geographical zones of the country (Mediterranean, Irano-Turanian, Saharo-Arabian and Sudanian), it is a melting pot of species from Europe, Africa and Asia. Such a combination of natural communities in a single area is unique in Jordan and many of Dana Biosphere Reserve’s animals and plants are very rare. So far, a total of 800 plant speciesand 449 animal species have been recorded in the Reserve, of which 25 are known to be endangered, including the Sand Cat, the Syrian Wolf, the Lesser Kestrel and the Spiny Tailed Lizard.
View the great collection of working steam locomotives, formerly used for as part of a pilgrimage route connecting the Ottoman Empire to Saudi Arabia and an intrinsic part of the Great Arab Revolt in 1918. For more of an in-depth look at the history of the station make sure to visit the onsite museum.
For more information : jhr.gov.jo
Train rides are available most weekends (Friday and Saturdays).
Jordanian, Palestinian, Syrian and Lebanese families built the houses that form Darat al Funun. They are a living memory of the history of Jordan and the shared history of the Bilad al Sham. Darat al Funun today is an oasis for the arts overlooking the crowded downtown area of the old city of Amman. Along with visiting the Darat’s contemporary art exhibitions, many come to admire Amman’s traditional architecture, attend events in the archaeological site, read a book in their art library, or take a walk in the gardens.
More information : daratalfunun.org