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Bedouin Rababah: Probably the most important instrument employed throughout this region is the Bedouin Rababah. Played with a horsehair bow, this instrument has a quadrilateral sound box covered with skin and a single string made from horsehair. Capable of a side range of dynamic accents and ornaments, this instrument is the essential melody instrument of the nomadic Bedouins. It is customarily played by the sha'ir, or poet-singer, to accompany heroic and love songs.

Feynan: Archeological treasures of Wadi Feynan and the  surrounding area.
In terms of archaeological sites in southern Jordan, the Feynan area is regarded by many experts to be second only to Petra in importance. It shows evidence of human occupation stretching back 10,000 years, when people were just beginning to experiment with growing crops. But what makes Feynan extraordinary is copper mining. It was the first place in the world where copper ore was extracted and smelted for human use. Five thousand years ago, simple, wind-fired kilns were being used to extract pure copper for ornaments, utensils and tools. During the Bronze Age, mining and smelting techniques became more advanced. Extensive narrow
galleries were dug to excavate the copper, with vertical shafts to let in air. By the Iron Age,Feynan’s copper wealth was under the control of the Edomite Kings who supplied the Assyrian Empire with copper, bringing them unprecedented economic growth. (the Edomite capital was located on the mountain plateau to the east - now the small town of Buseira).Copper mining reached it peak in Roman times, when the older mines were re-exploited using new technologies. The largest mine in the Roman Empire was located in Umm al-Amad, where you can still see the big, open galleries supported by impressive rock pillars. The most obvious relict of the copper age, however, is not Roman but Byzantine and is known as Khirbet Feynan. This is a large, rounded hill overlooking Wadi Feynan, covered with the ruins of a Byzantine settlement. Here there are three churches, indicating the size and importance of this “copper-powered” community. At the height of its prosperity the Khirbet Feynan  community was supplying most of the known world with copper products.

Wadi Arabah: Wadi Arabah begins at the southern end of the Dead Sea and extends southward for 112 miles to the Gulf of Aqabah. Along the length of the centre of Wadi Araba runs the boundary between the modern states of Israel and Jordan. It is an arid depression from six to twelve miles wide -- in reality a continuation of the Great Rift Valley. This section has been known from ancient Biblical times as the Arabah. Beginning at 1292 feet below sea level the valley gradually ascends as it goes southward for 67 miles to a watershed which rises 660 feet above sea level. From here it quickly descends until 45 miles further southward it reaches the Gulf of Aqabah at Ezion Geber. Surface explorations along with minor digs carried on by Doctor Nelson Glueck revealed a number of ruined villages and many copper and silver mines from which ore was dug in the time of Solomon (900-1000 B.C.) and during the time of the Nabateans (300 BC to AD 100).

Jfir desert: Comprising around 75% of Jordan, this area of desert and desert steppe is part of what is known as the North Arab Desert. It stretches into Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, with elevations varying between 600 and 900 meters above sea level. Climate in the Badia varies widely between day and night, and between summer and winter. Daytime summer temperatures can exceed 40°C, while winter nights can be very cold, dry and windy. Rainfall is minimal throughout the year, averaging less than 50 millimeters annually. Although all the regions of the Badia (or desert) are united by their harsh desert climate,similar vegetation types and sparse concentrations of population, they vary considerably according to their underlying geology.

The volcanic formations of the northern Basalt Desert extend into Syria and Saudi Arabia, and are recognizable by the black basalt boulders which cover the landscape. East of the Basalt Desert, the Rweishid Desert is an undulating limestone plateau which extends to the Iraqi border. There is some grassland in this area, and some agriculture is practiced there. Northeast of Amman, the Eastern Desert is crossed by a multitude of vegetated wadis, and includes the Azraq Oasis and the Shomari Wildlife Reserve.

To the south of Amman is the Central Desert, while Wadi Sarhan on Jordan’s eastern border drains north into Azraq. Al-Jafr Basin, south of the Central Desert, is crossed by a number of broad, sparsely-vegetated wadis. South of al-Jafr and east of the Rum Desert, al-Mudawwara Desert is characterized by isolated hills and low rocky mountains separated by broad, sandy wadis. The most famous desert in Jordan is the Rum Desert, home of the wondrous Wadi Rum landscape. Towering sandstone mesas dominate this arid area, producing one of the most fantastic desert-scapes in the world.

Live with Nomads 

One of the best known groups from Jordan's population is the Bedouin. As they are known in Arabic, the Bedu, or desert dwellers, endure the desert and have learned to survive its unforgiving climate. It is difficult to count Bedouins, but it is generally known that the majority of Jordan's population is of Bedouin origin.

Join the tribe of intrepid Nomads and go your own way, live with culture and traditions, feel the taught life with them,  test their food, sleep on their mattresses on desert sand, and their goats-hair tents, join their nights, share with them their tea and herbal drinks.


Day by day itinerary: 

Day 1: Amman ,  Madaba

Meets and assist at airport by our representatives, visa formalities, transfer to Madaba the city of Mosaics and where is the holy land map, This map was originally part of the floor of a Byzantine church, built during the reign of emperor Justinian, 527-565 A.D. It is the oldest map of the Holy Land that is still extant. Five other Byzantine churches have been discovered in Madaba, all with nice mosaics. This has led to Madaba's designation as "the city of mosaics."  Madaba is 20 miles (32 km) south of Jordan's, capital city of Amman. We will stay at familial hotel, and to test the local food that made at home, and overnight.

Day 2: Madaba , Sweimeh

We will have breakfast at the hotel and travel down to west of Jordan, travel down to Dead Sea where the Bedouin live near Sweimeh village, to south of Dead Sea we will be welcomed by Bedouins, and have Bedouin tea as welcome drink,  group will be devided to two parts, woman and men, and will stay at their parts, join the night with Bedouins, and will have dinner with them, tour guides will translate the history of the Bedouins in  Dead Sea, and their culture, overnight.  

Day 3: Sweimeh ,  Dead Sea , Feynan

We do same as Bedouin wake up early in the morning, have breakfast with them, and we will have short time at private beach in Dead Sea, floating, mud …etc, after lunch drive a long desert to Feynan where is copper mines, and black baselt mountains, a great landscape, which is different area then Dead Sea, where is a different Bedouins and different tribes, has a long histories and great stories, we will be welcomed by Bedouin family, and share with them the night. 

Day 4: Feynan , Dhra'a Mkheireigeh

In the morning breakfast with the family and drive deep in the desert of Wadi Arabah: Meanings in a Contested Landscape, today we live in real landscape, in no where, middle of falt desert, and with Bedouin never met tourist before, we will have to collect their goats with them, cook with them our dinner, and milky their goats, prepare for the night altogether, listen to their history, play Rababa (Bedouin music), and summer night, dinner and overnight.  

Day 5: Wadi Namala , Shkaret Msai'ed

In the morning we will leave with Bedouin goats up to the mountains, and continue driving them by our Jeeps up to 995 M up sea level after been in 385 M above sea level to Shkarat Msaied: situated in the sandstone mountain area some 13 km north of Petra in the Nemelleh region right next to the track leading from Wadi Musa into Wadi Araba. The site rests on a small plateau in a saddle-like situation in between two peaks. The plateau has been used for agricultural activities in Nabatean and recent times. In a small canyon where a very friendly Bedouin family, we will spend the night with them and have dinner with them as well, overnight. 

Day 6: Little Petra ,  Petra

Today we will have hiking day to visit the most important site in Jordan, Petra: we start to visit the sites from different trail not like usual trail from normal tours, we will do the hiking from back side of the sites, starting to visit the Monastery and then to Qasr Al-Bint up to treasury and waliking via Siq to the visitor centre, we check in at small hotel, dinner and overnight. 

Day 7: Petra ,  Wadi Rum

Early breakfast, drive by Jeep safari off-road from Bedouin Village (Rajif ) and travel down to Hamad well, where is a big Bedouin tribe live around, have cup of tea with them and continue into desert to old Humaima, by evening will arrive to Wadi Rum, we will escort you to the protected area, where still some Bedouin family live there, we will have dinner with them, and will get full information about Lawrance of Arabaia and his true story in Wadi Rum, after that we will have Bedouin folklore, Bedouin music, loud and dram, star-night, you have optional to sleep under the stars or at Bedouin tents with the family. 

Day 8: Wadi Rum ,  Batin Ghoul

Today we will travel to where never tourist been there, Batin Ghoul deep in east of Jordan, get lost in the desert, flat area, where only Bedouin with their camels, we will continue by Jeep safari and then travel into the tribe by camels, will be traveling into hot difficult desert, and in no where, a lot of stories and old history about the area and about the Bedouins that live there, enjoy the amazing history and have dinner BBQ under-ground, overnight with the Bedouin family. 

Day 9: Jafir , Amman

We will travel back to Amman via un-normal way via the desert east of Jordan, off-road, arrive to Amman late in the evening, check in at hotel, enjoy the night's highlights of Amman, dinner and overnight. 

Day 10: Amman ,  Jerash , Ajlun ,  Umm Qais ,  Amman

Today we will have classic tour: After breakfast, transfer to Umm Qais , which was built mainly out of black basalt. Here you can enjoy the impressive view over Lake Tiberius and the Golan Heights. And then drive down to Rabad Castle (Ajlun castle) you will visit the Islamic military castle of Ajloun. The castle was used by the Islamic armies of Saladin to protect the region against the crusaders. And next destination will be Jerash You will visit Jerash, the Pompeii of the East. You will enter Jerash through the monumental South Gate and find yourself wandering around in a Roman city. You will walk in the Oval Plaza surrounded by colonnades, visit the Roman theatre and Byzantine churches with mosaic-covered floors. Enjoy a stroll along Jerash’ main road the Cardo and pass by the Nymphaeum. Jerash has been covered by sand for centuries, the main reason why it is still so well-preserved. You may experience the marvelous acoustics of the theatre, the stage of the Jerash music festival which takes place every year. And see for yourself how the Romans built the earthquake-proof columns of the colonnaded streets. Evening back to Amman, enjoy the night highlights of the capital of Jordan, dinner at your hotel or at nice restaurant, overnight. 

Day 11: Amman , Airport

Depend of your flight schedule, transfer to Airport, assist with departure.


Package rates:

2 Pax: 1869 USD P.P.

3 Pax: 1699 USD P.P.

4 – 5 Pax: 1589 USD P.P.

6 – 8 Pax: 1479 USD P.P.

9 – 12 Pax: 1379 USD P.P.

Rates included:

Meets and assist, free visa for groups more than 5 Pax.

All transfers by, Cars, Jeeps, Camels when needed.

Tour guides and local bedouins

All entrance fees, and all meals

Hotel accommodations, and all permits

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