bird watching in jordan
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DESCRIPTIONA 10 days bird watching tour. Discover the beautiful bird species in Jordan. March & September are the best months to enjoy birding in Jordan as lots of migrating birds will make a stopover in Jordan. This program takes you to undiscovered places. Come and spot birds with us!
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Bird Watching Tour
P.O. Box 63 Wadi Musa 71810 Jordan
Phone: +962 32155799 - Fax: +962 32155798
Email: email@example.com - Website: www.jezratravel.com
Day 1: Amman AirportAmman Arrival at Amman Queen Alia International airport, our airport representative will be waiting for you with a name sign; he will arrange for you the visa and will walk with you through the customs. Your driver will be waiting outside also holding a name sign. Transfer to Amman for overnight. Overnight at 3* Crystal Hotel in Amman, based on a double room.
Day 2: AmmanJerashDibeen ForestAjlunAmman 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 Hoo-poe, 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 your 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. After your visit to Ajlun Castle transfer back to Amman for overnight. Lunch suggestion: Um Khalil Lebanese Restaurant. Overnight at 3* Crystal Hotel in Amman, based on a double room.
Bird Watching Tour
Day 4: AzraqWadi HazimAzraq 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, based on a double room.
Day 3: AmmanQasr AmraShaumari Wildlife ReserveAzraq Wetland Reserve After breakfast leave Amman and drive to Qasr Amra., one of the desert castles. If Shaumari Wild-life Reserve is open, you will visit this as well. Continue on to Azraq Wetland Reserve, a lot of mi-grating 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, Com-mon Crane, Spotted Crake, Moorhen, Black Winged Stilt, Pied Avocet, Stone Curlew, Northern Lap-wing, Spur-Winged Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Ruff, Pin-Tailed Sandgrouse, Spotted Sandgrouse and many more! Overnight at Azraq Wetland Reserve, based on a double room.
Bird Watching Tour
Day 6: Dead SeaDanaPetra Free morning at the Dead Sea, lowest point on the earths surface. Float in the salty waters and try out the famous healing mud. Drive to Dana Nature Reserve. Lots of birds can be find in Dana! You will explore the area with your guide. Transfer on to Petra for overnight. Overnight 3* Petra Palace Hotel, based on a double room.
Day 5: AzraqMt. NeboWadi MujibDead 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 cam-era safely in the car. Its a nice spot for birding! Drive on to your hotel at the Dead Sea for overnight. Overnight at 4* Dead Sea Spa Hotel, based on a double room.
Bird Watching Tour
Day 7: Petra Walk to the visitor centre of Petra to visit one of the most famous Jordan attractions Petra. Visit the Siq, Treasury, Street of Faades, the Amphitheatre etc. There are also tea and coffee stops and nice souvenirs shops and 2 restaurants at the end of the colonnaded street, there is so much to see, it all depends on your wishes how far and how long to walk this day. Optional: you can have the lunch at the Basin Restaurant at the end of the colonnaded street in Petra if you would like we can book that for you. Dinner suggestions: Red Cave, Sun City, Al Qantarah (all local restaurants, no alcohol). Overnight 3* Petra Palace Hotel, based on a double room.
Day 8: PetraWadi RumAqaba 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 of the protected area of Wadi Rum for you, 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 in-cludes 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. Overnight 3* My Hotel in Aqaba, based on a double room.
Day 9: Aqaba Today you will go to the Aqaba Bird Observatory. Most migrating birds have a stop over here. March & September are the best seasons to watch the migrating birds coming by. But Jordan also has his own species. Lunch boxes are included for today. Overnight at 3* My Hotel in Aqaba, based on a double room.
Day 10: AqabaAmman Queen Alia International Airport Transfer to Amman Airport for departure.
Bird Watching Tour
Program proposal Bird Watching Tour
(offer 17/09/2014) 10 days & 9 nights
(The price in JOD is linked with the price in USD, the exchange rate for these 2 currencies is set at: 1 USD = 0.708 JOD)
Prices are valid from 1 September 2014 until 31st December 2015. Please note that their might be an additional supple-ment during (inter)national holidays such as Christmas, New Year, Easter, Eid etc. Please contact us for more information.
Bird Watching Tour
Prices in JOD Prices in USD
Based on 2 persons 1.986 JOD per person 2.805 USD per person
Based on 4 persons 1.399 JOD per person 1.975 USD per person
Based on 6 persons 1.150 JOD per person 1.624 USD per person
Single supplement 228 JOD per person 322 USD per person
The price includes: (The price is based on the use of a double room(s); no reservations have been made so they depend on availability)
Day 1: Airport representative upon arrival at the airport to assist with the visa, including visa cost.
Day 110: All transfers throughout the program with a/c including an English-speaking driver. (2 persons with car) (starting from 3 until 6 in minivan). Day 2 9: English-speaking Jordanian Birding guide throughout the tour. Day 2: Visits of Zarqa river, Jerash and Ajlun (see RSCN trails attached for hiking options).
Entry fee tickets included. Day 1 & 2: 2 Overnights at the 3* Crystal Hotel in Amman; including breakfast. Day 3: Visit of Qasr Amra & Shaumari Wildlife Reserve. Entry fee tickets included. Day 3: Visit Azraq Wetland Reserve. Entry fee tickets included. Day 3: Lunch boxes. Day 4: Visit to Wadi Hazim including transfers with jeeps and/or vans + local guide from
Azraq. Day 4: Lunch boxes from Azraq eco-lodge. Day 3 & 4: 2 Overnights at the Azraq eco-lodge, Azraq; including dinner and breakfast. Day 5: Visits of Mt. Nebo and Wadi Mujib. Entry fee tickets included for Mt. Nebo and
Wadi Mujib Bridge. Day 5: Lunch boxes from Azraq eco-lodge. Day 5: 1 Overnight at 4* Dead Sea Spa Hotel at the Dead Sea; including breakfast Day 6: Lunch boxes. Day 6: Visit of Dana Nature Reserve. Entry fee tickets included. Day 7: Visit to Petra. One day entry fee tickets included. Day 6 & 7: 2 Overnights at 3* Petra Palace Hotel; including breakfast. Day 8: Half day jeep tour in the protected area of Wadi Rum. Entry fee tickets included. Day 8: Barbeque lunch in Wadi Rum.
Day 9: Lunch boxes. Day 9: Visit to the Aqaba Bird Observatory. Entry fee tickets included. Day 8 & 9: 2 Overnights at 3* My Hotel, Aqaba; including breakfast. Day 10: Departure from Aqaba to Amman Queen Alia International Airport. Please note
that you would need to leave Aqaba minimum 7 hours in advance of their departure time. (2 hours to check in at the airport, around 4.5-5 hours driving without stops).
Documentation for the trip such as vouchers for the hotels and extra information
Part of our profit will be donated to a good cause in the village Taybet to a centre for disabled children, named: South Taybet Society for the disabled. So thank you for booking with us and supporting our local community.
Organization/booking fee Jezra Travel & coverage liability insurance.
NOT included in this price: Flights. All meals and other consumptions not mentioned in the program. All entry fees for the sites not mentioned in the program. Tips for guides, drivers, restaurants etc. Travel insurance. Personal expenses. Optional supplements: Hiking the Siq Trail in Wadi Mujib (only from 1st April until 31st October) 20 JD per person Petra by Night 12 JD per person Petra Kitchen (cooking with locals, 3 course meal including soft drinks. 19.00 21.00) 35 JD per person Visit the local Hammam in Petra (steam bath, scrub, soap massage) 20 JD per person Half hour camel ride in Wadi Rum to Lawrences Spring 15 JD per person Balloon flight in Wadi Rum (it operates with good weather and takes you for 1 hour) 130 JD per person
Our General Terms apply on the offer mentioned above Jezra Travel cannot be held responsible if the government decides to increase:
Salestax, fee entry tickets and