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Location: Amman

Day 1 - 25 Dec 2021

Queen Alia International Airport

Amman, Queen Alia International Airport

Content: We arrived at the airport a little after 4 pm. Immigration was really slow for no apparent reasons. We rented a car with a driver through a travel company, so the car was waiting for us to pick up. Here is the information of the company: Aronno Adventures https://www.aronnoadventures.com/

Grand Hyatt Amman

Amman, Grand Hyatt Amman
Amman, Grand Hyatt Amman

Content: It took almost an hour from airport to our hotel. We picked some light food on our way. We were a little tired, so skipped usual walk around night and went to bed early.

Location: Petra

Day 2 - 26 Dec 2021

Wadi Musa

Petra , Wadi Musa
Petra , Wadi Musa
Petra , Wadi Musa
Petra , Wadi Musa
Petra , Wadi Musa

Content: We started a little early to reach Petra. If you want to cover both the Treasury and the Monastery, we recommend to start early. It takes almost 4 hours to complete the whole hike. There are horse/donkey back ride options but we opted out of it. Our plan was to see the sunset from the Monastery, so we adjusted the pace accordingly. On our way back from the Monastery, it was quite dark, however the experience was surreal. Here is a brief background of the Treasury and the Monastery: Al-Khazneh (Arabic: الخزنة; "The Treasury") is one of the most elaborate temples in Petra, a city of the Nabatean Kingdom inhabited by the Arabs in ancient times. As with most of the other buildings in this ancient town, including the Monastery (Arabic: Ad Deir), this structure was carved out of a sandstone rock face. One of the main monuments of Petra is the Monastery, Petra's largest monument, dates from the 1st century BC. It was dedicated to Obodas I and is believed to be the symposium of Obodas the god. This information is inscribed on the ruins of the Monastery (the name is the translation of the Arabic Ad Deir). Here is the information of the tour company that arranged our trip: Aronno Adventures https://www.aronnoadventures.com/

Location: وادي موسى

Day 2 - 26 Dec 2021

Mövenpick Nabatean Castle

وادي موسى, Mövenpick Nabatean Castle
وادي موسى, Mövenpick Nabatean Castle
وادي موسى, Mövenpick Nabatean Castle
وادي موسى, Mövenpick Nabatean Castle

Content: We stayed in this hotel which certainly was a good choice. The management was very thorough and welcomed us with a traditional drink. From our balcony we could see a small white dot in the mountain far from the hotel. Apparently it was the tomb of Prophet Aaron (A). For dinner we were invited by our tour guide to his house. It was an amazing experience. We always enjoy meeting local people and trying out authentic local cuisine. Fortunately we were able to experience both with our awesome tour guide. The next morning we had buffet style breakfast at the hotel. The food was delicious. Here is the information of the tour company that arranged our trip: Aronno Adventures https://www.aronnoadventures.com/

Location: Wadi Rum

Day 3 - 27 Dec 2021

Wadi Rum Village

Wadi Rum , Wadi Rum Village
Wadi Rum , Wadi Rum Village
Wadi Rum , Wadi Rum Village
Wadi Rum , Wadi Rum Village
Wadi Rum , Wadi Rum Village

Content: We had the whole day to explore Wadi Rum--the valley of the moon 🌙 Our guide picked us from the hotel right after the breakfast. You may already know it, many western films featured Wadi Rum in the movies, e.g. from Aladdin to Star Wars. Apparently, this was featured in the Star Wars as the fictional planet Pasaana. We also spent some good time in Bedouin tent. They were so welcoming and served us traditional tea. We also enjoyed some music. As the sun was about to set, we took a brief walk to enjoy the unrealistic view of the surroundings. It was breathtaking 😍 Here is the information of the tour company that arranged our trip: Aronno Adventures https://www.aronnoadventures.com/

Location: قرية وادي رم

Day 3 - 27 Dec 2021

Bubble Luxotel Wadi Rum

قرية وادي رم, Bubble Luxotel Wadi Rum
قرية وادي رم, Bubble Luxotel Wadi Rum
قرية وادي رم, Bubble Luxotel Wadi Rum
قرية وادي رم, Bubble Luxotel Wadi Rum
قرية وادي رم, Bubble Luxotel Wadi Rum
قرية وادي رم, Bubble Luxotel Wadi Rum
قرية وادي رم, Bubble Luxotel Wadi Rum
قرية وادي رم, Bubble Luxotel Wadi Rum
قرية وادي رم, Bubble Luxotel Wadi Rum
قرية وادي رم, Bubble Luxotel Wadi Rum

Content: We stayed at UFO Bubble luxotel. It was a unique experience as you could see the night sky from your bed 🛌. It felt like we were in Mars. Dinner was served in a huge separate bubble space ⛺️. There were so many items to choose from and everything was delicious. Imagine you are in the middle of a dessert enjoying good food over with live music. There was a brief walk to and from our tent. The sky was clear and we saw billions of stars in the sky.

Location: Aqaba

Day 4 - 28 Dec 2021

Aqaba

Aqaba, Aqaba
Aqaba, Aqaba
Aqaba, Aqaba
Aqaba, Aqaba
Aqaba, Aqaba
Aqaba, Aqaba

Content: Today we woke up early to see the sunrise. Then had a heavy and delicious breakfast in the Bubble luxotel. Our guide picked us up at around 10 am. Next stop was Aqaba 😃 At around 12:10 pm we reached Aqaba. 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. We enjoyed Mansaf for lunch then enjoyed a boat ride 😋 😎 On our way to hotel, we stopped by the dead sea to enjoy the sunset. Everything was amazing! Here is the information of the tour company that arranged our trip: Aronno Adventures https://www.aronnoadventures.com/

Location: Shoonah Janoobiah District

Day 4 - 28 Dec 2021

Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea

Shoonah Janoobiah District, Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea
Shoonah Janoobiah District, Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea
Shoonah Janoobiah District, Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea
Shoonah Janoobiah District, Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea
Shoonah Janoobiah District, Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea
Shoonah Janoobiah District, Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea

Content: We checked in at around 8 pm after a long day. After taking shower we directly went to the dinner area. It was a buffet style option and the food was good.

Location: Dead Sea

Day 5 - 29 Dec 2021

Dead Sea

Dead Sea, Dead Sea
Dead Sea, Dead Sea
Dead Sea, Dead Sea

Content: After our breakfast we touched the dead sea for the first time in our lives. Did you know that the minerals from dead sea mud are really good for your skin? It felt like baby-soft after you rub on and wash them from your skin.

Location: Amman

Day 5 - 29 Dec 2021

Grand Hyatt Amman

Amman, Grand Hyatt Amman
Amman, Grand Hyatt Amman

Content: We returned to the same hotel we were in Amman before. We picked up some shwarma for dinner on our way to the hotel.

Location: Jerash

Day 6 - 30 Dec 2021

Jerash

Jerash, Jerash
Jerash, Jerash
Jerash, Jerash
Jerash, Jerash

Content: We started the day with Jerash. It is a city in Jordan, north of the capital Amman, not far away from our hotel. Inhabited since the Bronze Age, it’s known for the ruins of the walled Greco-Roman settlement of Gerasa just outside the modern city. These include the 2nd-century Hadrian’s Arch, the Corinthian columns of the Temple of Artemis and the huge Forum’s oval colonnade. We tried some local Jordanian food.

Location: Amman

Day 6 - 30 Dec 2021

Amman Citadel Hill

Amman, Amman Citadel Hill
Amman, Amman Citadel Hill
Amman, Amman Citadel Hill
Amman, Amman Citadel Hill

Content: Our next stop was at the Amman Citadel Hill, which is an archeological site at the center of downtown Amman, the capital of Jordan. The L-shaped hill is one of the seven hills that originally made up Amman. The Citadel has a long history of occupation by many great civilizations.

Roman Theater

Amman, Roman Theater
Amman, Roman Theater
Amman, Roman Theater

Content: Roman Theatre  is a 6,000-seat, 2nd-century theatre. A famous landmark in the capital, it dates back to the Roman period when the city was known as Philadelphia. The theatre and the nearby Odeon are flanking the new Hashemite Plaza from the south and the east respectively, while the Roman Nymphaeum is just a short stroll away in north-westerly direction. For dinner we went to Restaurant Hashem, a famous local spot.

Location: Dubai

Day 7 - 31 Dec 2021

Dubai International Airport

Dubai, Dubai International Airport

Content: And sadly without even realizing it, our Jordan tour ended. It was a memorable experience with all those historic places, local food, and friendly people.