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  • Address: Amman, Jordan

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King’s Highway Tours

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.

Practical Info

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. 

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

Get to know the historical treasures of Madaba and Mt Nebo on this day private tour! Traveling with a knowledgeable private driver, head to Madaba to see the ...  Read more

Location: Amman, Jordan
Duration: 4 to 6 hrs

From USD $34.00

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