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Bird watching Journey 11 Days – 10 Nights

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11 days 10 nights

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Daily Tour

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Most places in Jordan offer opportunities for bird watching and with major shifts in landscape and nature within short distances, there is much diversity as you move around the country. However, there are a number of key sites for bird watching that together host a wide cross-section of the country’s breeding and migrant birds. The bird watching sites presented in this Journey ( Ajloun reserve ,Azraq Wetland reserve ,Dana reserve ,Petra , Wadi Rum & Aqaba ) are easily accessible and represent the main habitat types found in Jordan. Birds highlighted to look out for are specialties within the sites they are listed under and are relatively easily seen. Those listed under “Be one of the few to record” of er a challenge to the avid birdwatcher to spot, as they are rarer and have been reported by bird observers and anthropologists. Enjoy our Journey.

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  • Um Qais center of Greek culture in the region during the Hellenistic and Roman period.
  • Roman city of Jerash.
  • Ajloun castle.
  • Mt. Nebo the place where Moses was granted.
  • Qa'a Al-Azraq.
  • Dana biosphere reserve.
  • The Nabatean Red Rose city of Petra.
  • Wadi Rum, “Valley of the Moon” the marvelous Jordan Desert.
  • Aqaba boasts the bird observatory where you can get up close.
  • The Dead Sea is one of the most incredible places in the world.


Day 01: Q.A.I. Airport - Amman
Day 01: Q.A.I. Airport - Amman

Upon arrival to Queen Alia International airport, meet our office representative who will assist you in the immigration and customs formalities. Head to your hotel in Amman. Overnight in Amman.

Day 02: Amman - Um Qais - Jerash - Ajloun
Day 02: Amman - Um Qais - Jerash - Ajloun

Breakfast. Um Qais, previously known as Gadara, was a center of Greek culture in the region during the Hellenistic and Roman periods, visit the city and enjoy its extensive ruins and enjoy its panoramic views. head to visit the ancient Roman city of Jerash, an amazing blend of Greco-Roman and Oriental influences, visit original temples, theaters, plazas, paths and colonnaded streets, all enclosed within the remaining city walls. Within the city walls have been found the remains of settlements dating from the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Umayyad and Abbasid periods, which boasts an unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6,500 years., continue to Ajloun castle visit, Overnight in Ajloun reserve.

Look out for: Sardinian Warbler, Short-toed Snake Eagle, Wren Be one of few to record: Seasons: Best in the Spring and Summer.

Day 03: Ajloun - Mt. Nebo - Madaba (B)
Day 03: Ajloun - Mt. Nebo - Madaba (B)

Breakfast. visit Mt. Nebo a city mentioned in the bible as the place where Moses was granted a view of the promised land that he would never enter .Next ,visit Madaba, a city known for its Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, especially a large Byzantine-era mosaic map of the Holy Land, the famous 6th century Mosaic map , visit St. George’s Church, now a Greek Orthodox basilica, home of the enormous Madaba Mosaic Map. Overnight in Madaba.

Day 04: Madaba - Azraq Wetland Reserve (B.D)
Day 04: Madaba - Azraq Wetland Reserve (B.D)

Breakfast. Transfer to Azraq wetland reserve is a unique wetland oasis located in the heart of the semi-arid Jordanian eastern desert, one of several beautiful nature reserves managed by the RSCN. Its attractions include several natural and ancient-built pools, a seasonally flooded marshland, and a large mudflat known as Qa'a Al-Azraq. A wide variety of birds stop at the reserve each year to rest during their arduous migration routes between Asia and Africa. Some stay for the winter or breed within the protected areas of the wetland. Overight at Azraq lodge

Look out for: Passage migration and desert species including Honey Buzzard, Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin Marsh Harrier, Crane and the introduced White-cheeked Bulbul.

Seasons: All year round; Autumn, Winter and Spring for migration, including water birds, and Summer for breeders.

Day 05: Azraq - Dana Reserve
Day 05: Azraq - Dana Reserve

Breakfast. Drive to Dana Nature 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. Overnight in Dana reserve

Look out for: Syrian Serin, Griffon Vulture, Hume’s Owl, Palestine Sunbird, Black- eared Wheater and Woodlark .

Seasons: Spring, Summer and Autumn

Day 06: Dana - Petra
Day 06: Dana - Petra

Breakfast. Drive to visit the Nabatean Red Rose city of Petra, one of the 7 world wonders and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Carved in stone more than 2000 years ago Enter the city through 1KM long narrow gorge called Siq which is flanked either side by 80m high cliffs! Notice the dazzling colors and formations of the rocks. Leads directly to the Khazneh. Famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system, Roman-style theatres, temples, sacrificial altars and colonnaded streets. The site flourished during Nabatean rule from the 3rd century BC to the early 2nd century AD, when it was occupied by the Roman Emperor Trajan. Petra appeared in films such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, overnight in Petra.

Day 07: Petra - Wadi Rum
Day 07: Petra - Wadi Rum

Breakfast. Transfer to Wadi Rum, known as the “Valley of the Moon” the marvelous Jordan Desert with its fascinating sand dunes. Its Rocky Mountains are distinguished by their white, yellow, red and brown colors, and their distinctive geographical formations. Explore Wadi Rum by 2 hours jeep excursion in the desert . Return to your camp. Dinner & Overnight in Wadi Rum.

Day 08: Wadi Rum - Aqaba
Day 08: Wadi Rum - Aqaba

Continue to Aqaba the only coastal city in Jordan, overnight in Aqaba. Overnight in Aqaba

Look out for: Sinai Rosefinch, Hooded Wheatear, Long-Legged Buzzard, Scrub Warbler,Trumpeter Finch

Seasons: Spring and Autumn.

Day 09: Aqaba ( Bird observatory)
Day 09: Aqaba ( Bird observatory)

Breakfast . Transfer to Aqaba boasts the bird observatory where you can get up close and personal with some of the 390 species of birds which reside in Jordan, or use it as an annual migratory stop. Because of its location, it receives flocks of birds coming from Europe, Asia and Africa every migration season. The flocks fly towards the observatory, which consists of an exceptional diversity of habitats critical for to attracting birds; shallow and deep waters, herbal plants, trees and green surfaces. These habitats integrate with each other to form a vibrant bird hub, especially for the waders. Develop your passion for bird-watching by paying a visit to this astounding space!

Look out for: Little Green Bee-eater, passage migration of soaring birds, Arabian Babbler, White -eyed Gull.

Seasons: Spring and Autumn.

Day 10: Aqaba - Dead Sea
Day 10: Aqaba - Dead Sea

Breakfast. Drive to the Dead Sea which sits 400 meters below sea level. The Dead Sea is one of the most incredible places in the world. It is known for the Biblical story of the destruction of Sodom and Amora, which was turned into salt. there is no living fish! The unusually warm, incredibly buoyant and mineral-rich waters have attracted visitors since ancient times, including King Herod the Great and the beautiful Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra. It is by far one of Jordan's most impressive and spectacular places to visit. Its calm shining water glowing from its scorching sun above, is known for the concentration of salt and minerals which makes it a therapeutic as well as a unique swimming experience not to be missed. Overnight at the Dead Sea

Day 11: Dead Sea - Q.A.I Airport
Day 11: Dead Sea - Q.A.I Airport

Breakfast. Drive to Queen Alia International airport for departure.


  • Meet and assist upon arrival.
  • Free entry visa to Jordan for non-restricted nationalities.
  • Transfers & transportation in a modern deluxe A/C vehicle with English speaking driver.
  • Accommodation 10 nights in the 3 stars hotels on Bed & Breakfast basis & on Half-board basis (Breakfast & Dinner) in Azraq, Dana & Wadi Rum.
  • Local English-speaking guide in Jerash &Petra.
  • Entrance fees to all mentioned sites in the program.
  • 2 hours jeep tour in Wadi Rum.
  • Complimentary pack of general info.
  • Meals& drinks unless mentioned above.
  • Tips.
  • Any services not mentioned in the program.

Tour's Location


Is Jordan dangerous for tourists?
Compared to many of its neighbors in the Middle East, Jordan is an exceptionally safe country to visit. In fact, the Jordanian government puts a lot of effort and money into making visitors feel safe through high-profile security and police presence in tourist regions and in hotels.
I heard about wild bird watching in Jordan, could you tell me more?
Bird-watchers from all over the world have started organizing week-long trips to Jordan to enjoy the sight of some rare species of indigenous birds and others that migrate annually between the northern and southern hemispheres. Jordan's location at the crossroads of Europe, Africa and Asia means that birds from these three regions can sometimes be spotted in the same general area in Jordan.
What sort of birds can you see?
The eastern desert habitat is interrupted by the Azraq Wetland Reserve, and is home to aquatic and desert species along with migrants in spring, such as the Temmiinck's Horned Lark, Desert Lark, Hoopoe Lark, Desert Wheatear and Trumpeter Finch. In winter, Cranes and Imperial Eagles roam across this area, while in the Desert Castles area east of Amman you can see Thick-billed Lark and Red-rumped Wheatears.
In the western highland Mediterranean habitats, surrounded by open steppe country, the wooded areas of Ajloun, Zubia, Dibbin, and Dana are home to the Palestine Sunbird, Upcher's, Orphean, and Sardinian Warbler. The more open, steppe habitats typically contain the Spectacled Warbler, Long-billed

Pipit, Black-eared Wheatear, Woodchat Shrike and Linnet.
The rift margins and valleys of the western highlands represent the cross-roads of four bio-geographic zones. Wadi Shu'eib and Wadi Mujib with their perennial water courses are home to the beautiful Smyrna Kingfisher, while at the magnificent rocky gorges of Wadi Rum, Dana, Mujib and Petra you can find the Griffon Vulture, Bonelli's Eagle, Hume's Tawny Owl, Blackstart, different Wheatears, Scrub Warbler, Sinai Rose finch, House Bunting, Tristram's Grackle and Fan-tailed Raven.
The Dead Sea area and Wadi Arabah are home to Arabian and African species such as the Sand Partridge, Bar-tailed, Dunn's and Hoopoe Larks, Little Green Bee-eater, Blackstart, and Arabian Warbler.
Several fine color guides to bird watching in Jordan have been published in recent years.
I would like to go camping, where do you suggest?
Wadi Rum
Stunning in its natural beauty, Wadi Rum epitomizes the romance of the desert. With its "moonscape" of ancient valleys and towering sandstone mountains rising out of the sand, Wadi Rum is also home to several Bedouin tribes who live in scattered camps throughout the area. Climbers are especially attracted to Wadi Rum because of its sheer granite and sandstone cliffs, while hikers enjoy its vast empty spaces. For more information.
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