T.E. Lawrence in Jordan – Lawrence of Arabia, the Original Trail

Camel trip in Wadi Rum desert

from $3795 Per Person

Starting: 11/01/2015

Through: 12/31/2017

# of Nights: 9

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Day Destination
1 Arrival
2 Aqaba
3 Wadi Rum
4 Alhumaymah – Ma’an – Petra
5 Petra
6 Kingsway Road– Shoubak Castle Visit – Dana Reserve
7 Dana Reserve – Tafeelah – Jurf Aldaraweesh – Amman
8 Amman – Arnoon Valley – Deaboon – Mekawer – Mount Nebo – Madaba
9 Amman – Desert Castles– Azraq
10 Amman

10 Days / 9 Nights

“Lawrence of Arabia” fans from all over the world have a chance to follow in his footsteps! Enjoy the dramatic Arabian deserts, live the authentic life of the Bedouins, ride camels, star gaze and, most excitingly, ride the 100 year old steam engine train used by T.E. Lawrence.

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Accommodations
City Nights Hotel
Aqaba City 2 Movenpick Tala Bay Resort & Spa Hotel
Wadi Rum Village 1 Sun City Camp
Petra 2 Movenpick Resort Hotel
Dana 1 Dana Guesthouse
Amman 3 Marriott Amman Hotel
*All hotels subject to availability - may be replaced with similar hotels

10 Days / 9 Nights

“Lawrence of Arabia” fans from all over the world have a chance to follow in his footsteps! Enjoy the dramatic Arabian deserts, live the authentic life of the Bedouins, ride camels, star gaze and, most excitingly, ride the 100 year old steam engine train used by T.E. Lawrence.

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Day Destination Experience
1 Arrival

Arrive in Amman, Jordan. Where you will be met and transferred to the Aqaba Airport.

2 Aqaba

After breakfast, enjoy a brief lecture on T.E. Lawrence. Depart to see the Aqaba Battle site (Aqaba Castle and Shore) which will include the archaeological and the GAR museums and the Aqaba Marine Life Station. Enjoy free time shopping and exploring Aqaba before returning to your hotel for dinner.

3 Wadi Rum

This morning we will head towards breathtaking Wadi Rum through its back roads, the same roads Lawrence took! Here you can chose either the 4X4 Jeep adventure or a traditional camel ride (of 3-5 hours!) We will spend the full day in Wadi Rum visiting Lawrence’s “graffiti” and his headquarters, before climbing the shifting sand dunes for a traditional Bedouin lunch. Afterwards it’s off to see the natural rock formations, the local Bedouin Village Rum and watch the sunset over the ever changing colors of the Rum Mountains. The evening ends with a night of music under the stars and an overnight in a Bedouin tent.

4 Alhumaymah – Ma’an – Petra

A busy day awaits you. We will start the day by taking Jeeps to the Kharazah Graffiti showing 2000 to 3000 years of the stories told on Arabian Caravans. Then we will move to the Alhumaymah Archaeological Village covering the Roman, Byzantine and Islamic eras. We will stop by the 6000 BC Neolithic site of Ain Aljamam, before heading to Abu Allusson Battle site. Finally, enjoy a visit to the Hejaz Railway Station in Ma’an, which was attacked by Lawrence, originally used as a Muslim Pilgrimage Station on the way to Mecca. After this amazing day, head to Petra for an overnight.

5 Petra

Following breakfast, it’s off to Petra for a tour of one of the 7 Wonders of the World.

6 Kingsway Road– Shoubak Castle Visit – Dana Reserve

Today we will drive along the Biblical Kingsway (1200 BC) stopping by Adhruh, the most famous Roman garrison site in Jordan. Then stop at the Islamic Judgment Site, visited by Lawrence. Continue 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 for a walk in an eco-trail and a campsite overnight.

7 Dana Reserve – Tafeelah – Jurf Aldaraweesh – Amman

We will start the day by visiting the biblical capital of the Edomite Kingdom (1200 BC) and seeing biblical Sella. Then drive to Tafeelah Castle, a place where Lawrence stayed on his way to the Tafeelah battle site where Lawrence and the GAR Armies won a difficult battle. Visit the Jurf Aldaraweesh battle site driving through Alhasa to Qatraneh where we will board the 100 year old steam engine train riding the Hejaz rail to Almahata in Amman.

8 Amman – Arnoon Valley – Deaboon – Mekawer – Mount Nebo – Madaba

Breakfast is followed by a drive from Amman through the dramatic scenery of the Arnoon Valley “Wadi Al Mujib Reserve.” From here we head to Deaboon, the place where the Moabite Stone was found. Then visit Mekawer where tradition says John the Baptist was beheaded by Herod Antipas. In the afternoon we will visit biblical Mount Nebo and the 6th century mosaic map in Madaba.

9 Amman – Desert Castles– Azraq

Today we depart towards the Desert Castles and Azraq Castle where Lawrence of Arabia wrote his memoires and spent a lot of his time. This important day gives us a chance to experience the essence of the writer and his attachment to the region. Return to Amman for our last night.

10 Amman

Transfer to Amman International Airport for your departure.

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Rates
Priced from $3795 per person double occupancy
Please inquire for single rates