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Bird Watching Tour

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December 14, 2018

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10 days/ 9 nights
Availability : 09 Sep – 18 Sep, 07 Oct – 16 Oct
Amman
Amman
Max People : 15
Min People Per Group: 3
This program can also be tailor made into a private tour.
Tour Details

If you are into birding then Jordan is the perfect destination for you! Jordan has a lot of its
own bird species that can be found year around. But what makes Jordan even more special is the migrating season where lots of birds pass through Jordan and make a stop here in March and September.

Visit the highlights of Jordan but enjoy extra time for bird watching. Spot the Hoopoe,
Eurasian Jay, Carrion Crow, Tawny Owl, Syrian Wood pecker, Winter Wren and many many more.

Discover the beauty of Jordan together with your birding guide.

Tour Highlights:

  • Amman
  • Jerash
  • Ajlun
  • Desert Castles
  • Azraq
  • Madaba
  • Mt. Nebo
  • Dead Sea
  • Dana Nature Reserve
  • Petra
  • Wadi Rum
  • Aqaba

What’s included?

  • Transfers
  • 9 Days English-speaking birding guide throughout the program.
  • All meals as noted in the program in the program (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner).
  • Accommodation at 3* hotels in Amman, Petra and Aqaba including dinner and breakfast.
  • Accommodation at the Azraq Eco-Lodge including dinner and breakfast.
  • Accommodation at a 4* hotel at the Dead Sea, including dinner and breakfast.
  • Entry tickets.
  • A visit to Wadi Hazim including transfers by jeep and/or vans with a local guide from Azraq.
  • A visit to the Aqaba Bird Observatory.
  • Half day jeep tour inside Wadi Rum, including lunch.
  • Liability insurance
  • Organization fees
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Queen Alia Airport — Amman

Arrival at Amman Queen Alia International airport. After a quick and easy procedure you go through customs, through the luggage area into the arrival hall. Note that the visa is at your own costs (40 JD/57 USD per person). Your driver will wait for you in the arrival hall, also holding a name sign and he will transfer you to your hotel in Amman for overnight, including breakfast.

Day 2Amman — Jerash — Dibeen Forest — Ajlun — Amman

At 07.00 am you will meet your birding guide in the lobby of your hotel. Drive to Jerash, to tour the world’s best preserved Roman provincial city. While visiting Jerash, you will look out for the Hoopoe, Eurasian Jay, Carrion Crow and Hooded Crow. Drive via Dibeen Forest to Ajlun Castle. While passing through Dibeen Forest you will make a short stop to look for the Tawny Owl, Syrian Wood pecker, Winter Wren and Blue Tit. At Ajlun you will visit the Crusaders Castle with beautiful views over the area. And if you’re lucky you might spot some more birds here, like the Short Toed Eagle Tawny Owl, Red-Rumped Swallow, Long-Billed Pipit, Winter Wren, Blue Tit, Woodchat Shrike and Jackdaw. Lunch boxes are included for today. After your visit to Ajlun Castle you will be transferred back to Amman for overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 3Amman — Qasr Amra — Shaumari Wildlife Reserve — Azraq Wetland Reserve

After breakfast leave Amman and drive to Qasr Amra, one of the desert castles. If Shaumari Wildlife Reserve is open, you will visit this as well. Continue on to Azraq Wetland Reserve, a lot of migrating birds stop by this reserve, Take the afternoon for birding, spot birds such as: Great Crested ,Grebe, Great White Pelican, Great Cormorant, Gray Heron, Night Heron, Squacco Heron, Little Egret, Cattle Egret, Shelduck, Malllard, Tufted Duck, Golden Eagle, Chukar, Sand Partridge, Common Crane, Spotted Crake, Moorhen, Black Winged Stilt, Pied Avocet, Stone Curlew, Northern Lap wing, Spur-inged Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Ruff, Pin-Tailed Sand grouse, Spotted Sand grouse and many more. Lunch boxes are included for today. Overnight at Azraq Wetland Reserve. (B, L, D)

Day 4Azraq — Wadi Hazim — Azraq

Today you will enjoy a day tour of Wadi Hazim, a desert located east of Azraq. You will enter the desert by jeeps. Together with your biding guide and a local guide of Azraq you will enjoy a day of birding. Lunch boxes are included for today. Overnight at Azraq Wetland Reserve. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Azraq — Mt. Nebo — Wadi Mujib — Dead Sea

After breakfast drive to Mt. Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land. Continue to the Wadi Mujib Bridge to see Wadi Mujib Nature Reserve. From 1st of April until 31st October, you could hike the fun water Siq Trail. If you do not have a water proof camera you can keep your camera safely in the car. It’s a nice spot for birding! Drive on to your hotel at the Dead Sea for overnight. Lunch boxes are included for today. (B, L, D)

Day 6Dead Sea — Dana — Petra

Free morning at the Dead Sea, lowest point on the earth’s surface. Float in the salty waters and try out the famous healing mud. Drive to Dana Nature Reserve. Lots of birds can be found in Dana! You will explore the area with your guide. Transfer on to Petra for overnight. Lunch boxes are included for today. (B, L, D)

Day 7Petra

Walk to the visitor center of Petra to visit one of the most famous attractions of Jordan; Petra. Visit the Siq, Treasury, Street of Façades, the Amphitheatre etc. There are also tea and coffee stops and nice souvenirs shops and restaurants at the end of the colonnaded street. After you will still have time to visit the Monastery and/or the High Place of Sacrifice. It is a lot climbing but worth the views. Overnight at your hotel in Petra. ( B, D)

Day 8Petra — Wadi Rum — Aqaba

After breakfast drive to Wadi Rum. Our contact person will be waiting for you at the visitor center of Wadi Rum, he will arrange the entry fee tickets for Wadi Rum protected area, and then he will take you to Rum Village. Upon arrival to Wadi Rum Village you could decide if you would like to enjoy a short camel ride or start directly with the jeep tour today. The jeep tour includes a freshly prepared barbeque lunch. Also in Wadi Rum there are bird species to find. After your jeep tour you will be transferred to Aqaba for overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 9Aqaba

Today you will go to the Aqaba Bird Observatory. Most migrating birds have a stop over here and it gives you a great chance to spot lots of birds. You will have the full day here, lunch boxes are included. Overnight in Aqaba (B, L, D)

Day 10Aqaba – Queen Alia International Airport

Transfer to the airport for departure, 6 hours in advance of your departure time. (B)

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