Bird Watching Tour

About Trip:

If you are into birding then Jordan is the perfect destination for you! Jordan has a lot of its

own bird species that can be found year around. But what makes Jordan even more special is the migrating season where lots of birds pass through Jordan and make a stop here in March and September.

Visit the highlights of Jordan but enjoy extra time for bird watching. Spot the Hoopoe,

Eurasian Jay, Carrion Crow, Tawny Owl, Syrian Wood pecker, Winter Wren and many many more.

Discover the beauty of Jordan together with your birding guide.

Highlights

  • Amman
  • Jerash
  • Ajlun
  • Desert Castles
  • Azraq
  • Madaba
  • Mt. Nebo
  • Dead Sea
  • Dana Nature Reserve
  • Petra
  • Wadi Rum
  • Aqaba


Trip Fact
  • Trip Name: Bird Watching Tour
  • Trip Code: TL-601-213
  • Country: Jordan
  • Type: Private Tour, Group Tour
  • Activities: Ecotourism, Bird Watching
  • Starting Point: Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, Jordan
  • Ending Point: Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, Jordan

Trip Grade
  • Activity
What to expect ?

Enjoying nature of the sites, exploring some kinds of birds.

mix of culture, nature , eco and National park visits and tour

Itinerary

Day 1: Queen Alia Airport International – Amman


Arrival at Amman Queen Alia International airport, after arrange your visa (visa included). Your driver will wait for you in the arrival hall, also holding a name sign. You will be transferred directly to Amman to the 3*Sparr Hotel for overnight, including bed and breakfast


Day 2: Amman—Jerash—Dibeen Forest—Ajlun—Amman

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 Hoopoe, 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 you're 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 included: Artemis Restaurant in Jerash

Overnight at 3* Sparr Hotel in Amman, including bed and breakfast


Day 3: Amman—Qasr Amra—Shaumari Wildlife Reserve—Azraq Wetland Reserve

After breakfast leave Amman and drive to Qasr Amra, one of the desert castles. If Shaumari Wildlife Reserve is open, you will visit this as well. Continue on to Azraq Wetland Reserve, a lot of migrating 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, Common Crane, Spotted Crake, Moorhen, Black Winged Stilt, Pied Avocet, Stone Curlew, Northern Lap wing, Spur-inged Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Ruff, Pin-Tailed Sand grouse, Spotted Sand grouse and many more

Overnight at Azraq Wetland Reserve, including dinner and breakfast


Day 4: Azraq—Wadi Hazim—Azraq

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, including dinner and breakfast

 

Day 5: Azraq—Mt. Nebo—Wadi Mujib—Dead 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 camera safely in the car. It's a nice spot for birding! Drive on to your hotel at the Dead Sea for overnight

Overnight at 4* Ramada Hotel Dead Sea, including bed and breakfast


Day 6: Dead Sea—Dana—Petra

Free morning at the Dead Sea, lowest point on the earth’s 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, including bed and breakfast


Day 7: Petra

Walk to the visitor center of Petra to visit one of the most famous Jordan attractions Petra

Visit the Siq, Treasury, Street of Façades, 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

Overnight 3* Petra Palace Hotel, including bed and breakfast


Day 8: Petra—Wadi Rum—Aqaba

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 includes 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* City Tower Hotel in Aqaba, including bed and breakfast


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* City Tower Hotel in Aqaba, including bed and breakfast


Day 10: Aqaba – Queen Alia International Airport

Transfer to the airport for departure, 6 hours in advance of your departure time




Cost Details

Price Include:
  • Visa, Transfer, guide, hotels accommodations & Lodge accommodation, entree tickets, meals as described in the program, visit to Wadi Hazim, visit Aqaba bird Observatory, jeep tour wadi Rum, organization fees and liability insurance
Price Exclude
  • Flight, other transfers, other meals, tips for guide and driver and travel insurance

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Faqs

Allow cancellations with full refund up to 30 days before the tour start date

Trip Notes

This tour is for nature lovers, and bird watching activities

guest need to be aware of long travel days and early pick for visits

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This tour is organised by Why Jordan Tours

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