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King’s Highway Tours

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King’s Highway
Running north-south along the squiggling spine of the Dead Sea rift, a road trip along the King’s Highway from biblical Madaba to Petra is to journey along a 2,000-year-old trade route bursting with history. Check out the Crusader castles at Karak and Shobak, and the ancient town of Madaba. Pop into Roman forts and visit a Nabataean temple. Or if you’re more into nature, Jordan’s Dana Nature Reserve is famous for its hiking, and in April the region is known for its black irises. Then there’s Wadi Mujib. Reaching nearly 1000 meters downwards, it’s known as the Grand Canyon of Jordan, and the King’s Highway crosses its upper reaches.

Not really a highway but more of a quiet, country road with amazing views around and alongside its 280-km route, you’ll get a glimpse of rural life in Jordan as you drive between the villages which collect at the top of the mountains.

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Stretching 280 km, no public transport runs the length of King’s Highway, but you can always charter a taxi for the day, join a day tour, or even rent a car and make the trip last 4 or 5 days. 
Address: Amman, Jordan
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Kings Highway from Amman to Petra to visit Madaba Mt Nebo Wadi Mujib Viewpoint

Your driver will pick you up and you will head north from Amman to the Eastern Desert. You will visit three of the region's famous desert castles built by the powerful Umayyad dynasty in the — UNESCO-listed Qusayr Amra, Qasr Kharana and Qasr al-Azraq. Qusayr Amra was once an Umayyad hunting hideaway. The impeccably preserved castle is now best-known for its 8th-century frescoes that depict hedonistic scenes of nude women, wine and wild times.Next stop is the impressive 2 story Qasr Kharana where Mesopotamian, Arabic and Greek influences are all apparent inside its walls.Qasr Al-Azraq is a built from black bassalt and was built as a hunting lodge by the Umayyads, but is more famously known as TE Lawrences headquarters in more recent history.You will be transferred back to your hotel in Amman
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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Historical & Heritage Tours

Madaba and Mount Nebo Half-Day Private Tour from the Dead Sea

Visit Madaba and Mt. Nebo to discover Jordan's fascinating religious history, from Biblical sites to Byzantine mosaics. You'll have views of the Dead Sea, the West Bank, and Jerusalem from the summit of Mt. Nebo, then see the exquisite mosaics laid in Madaba's churches and historic homes. Making the trip in the comfort of a private vehicle, you'll enjoy the flexibility to customize the trip to your preferences, with pickup and drop-off at hotels in the Dead Sea.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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  • 4 to 6 hours
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