Petra’s amazing and intricately carved, multi-storey temples and buildings became familiar to many people when it was used as a set for one of the films from the Indiana Jones series, as well as for the cover of National Geographic Magazine. And rightfully so; as this is without a doubt, the most 'must-see' site in the entire Middle East!

This marvellous ancient city is set within a 20 000ha National Park and some special birds can also be seen during our short extension here. These include the monotypic Streaked Scrub Warbler, Sooty Falcon, Sand Partridge, Mourning Wheatear, Palestine Sunbird, Rock Sparrow, Sinai Rosefinch, Syrian Serin and Striolated Bunting. In addition, this region is situated within a strong raptor migration route, so we can expect to see good numbers of these passage migrants as they soar overhead

 

Top Birds

Palestine Sunbird; Sinai Rosefinch; Syrian Woodpecker; Fan-tailed Raven; Sooty Falcon; Sand Partridge; Rock Sparrow; Syrian Serin; Striolated Bunting

Habitats Covered

gardens and fields in Amman and various dry habitats further south

Expected Climate

warm and dry conditions with cooler evenings

Max Group Size

1 - 10 with 1 Rockjumper leader / 11 - 14 with 2 Rockjumper leaders

Tour Pace & Walking

leisurely paced birding, undemanding but long walk in Petra

Accommodation

comfortable

Ease of Birding

relaxed and easy

Number of Species Expected

60

Other Attractions

Rose City of Petra, shopping

Photographic Opportunities

excellent

What our clients say about us

Forrest Rowland
JM, Jordan

I was really pleasantly surprised about every aspect of the Oman & UAE tour. Forrest Rowland did an outstanding job in every way and he has a great sense of humour. This tour exceeded my expectations. The pace was just right, accommodations and meals were of high quality, and Forrest did a great job of organizing details and making sure everything ran smoothly. He found the species that were sought and had expert knowledge of where the birds were likely to be found and when was the best time to try for them.

Jordan - Petra Extension 2025

18 Apr 2025 - 21 Apr 2025 (4 days)

USD1,795 - Spaces Available

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Tour Leader: Robert Williams

Pricing notes : Flight cost is for Cairo to Amman sector.

Tour price (Per person): USD1,795 * GBP1,419 * EUR1,657 * AUD2,762

Single Supplement: USD290 * GBP229 * EUR268 * AUD446

Flight costs: USD220 * GBP174 * EUR203 * AUD339

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