THE ADVENTURE TRAIL OFAll men dream: but not equally.Those who Dreams by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake i...
Thomas Edward Lawrence                                                               T.E. Lawrence                        ...
Thomas Edward Lawrence                                                            T.E. Lawrence                           ...
Thomas Edward Lawrence                                                             T.E. Lawrence                          ...
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Fans of Lawrence of Arabia from all over the world will have a real unique experience to follow his footsteps in the land of Arabia having the chance to enjoy the dramatic scenery of the Arabian deserts, living authentic life of Bedouins, riding camels, sand trekking, stars gazing and the most important, riding the 100 years steam engine train that was used by Lawrence. They will also visit Lawrence battle sites and see weapons and artifacts of battlefields besides lectures about his achievements in the region.
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  1. 1. THE ADVENTURE TRAIL OFAll men dream: but not equally.Those who Dreams by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. T.E. Lawrence 1910 – 2010 100 Years since T.E. Lawrence was in Arabia Dakkak Tours International
  2. 2. Thomas Edward Lawrence T.E. Lawrence The Adventure TrailThe ConceptFans of Lawrence of Arabia from all over the world will have a real unique experience to follow his footsteps in the land of Arabia having the chance toenjoy the dramatic scenery of the Arabian deserts, living authentic life of Bedouins, riding camels, sand trekking, stars gazing and the most important,riding the 100 years steam engine train that was used by Lawrence. Fans will also visit Lawrence battle sites and see weapons and artifacts ofbattlefields besides lectures about his achievements in the region. This genuine and unique experience will be based on his autobiography book“SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM” where tourists will go in the same order that Lawrence had, starting from the Red Sea Resort of Aqaba, whilesupporting the Arab Revolt Armies lead by Prince Faisal during the First World War. Also tourists will have the option to start their tour from Amman,taking the journey in a reverse way.For more sophisticated tours and Incentive Specials, we have created a unique Incentive Tour offering the Footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia in Luxurioussettings and second to none events through-out the tour. You will find the descriptions enclosed. On the occasion of approaching the 100 years sinceT.E. Lawrence was in Arabia, we offer you this chance, looking forward to be at your service soon. Dakkak Tours InternationalThe Original Trail of T.E. Lawrence in Jordan (10 Days / 9 Nights)Day 01 (Amman – Aqaba)Arrive to Amman, Transit Transfer to Aqaba Airport, meet & greet service, transfer to hotel for overnight.Day 02 (Aqaba)After breakfast, we will start by having a brief lecture about the Great Arab Revolt (GAR) and Lawrence before starting the tour. Then we will depart tosee Aqaba Battle site (Aqaba Castle and Shore) which will include thearcheological and the GAR museum, Aqaba marine life station. Then willbe time for shopping Aqaba taking advantage of it being a Duty Free Zone.Return to hotel in Aqaba for dinner and overnight.Day 03 (Aqaba – Wadi Rum)After breakfast, we will head towards Wadi Rum through its back road whichLawrence took. You will have the choice to take either the 4X4 jeeps or have a 3 – 5 hours camel ride. We will spend a full day in Wadi Rum visitingLawrence Graffiti, Lawrence headquarters, climbing shifting sand dunes before enjoying a typical Bedouin lunch. Then we will visit the natural rockformation, local Bedouin village Rum, and watch the sunset over ever changing colors of Rum Mountains. Tourists will have the chance to spend aromantic Bedouin evening which will include Bedouin dinner with music and with free time for star gazing, before spending the night in Bedouin tents. Day 04 (Wadi Rum – Alhumaymah – Ma’an – Petra) We will start the day by taking the jeeps stopping by the Kharazah Graffiti that shows 2 to 3 thousand years stories of Arabian Caravans and wildlife hunting. Then we will move to Alhumaymah archeological village which dates back to the Roman, Byzantine and Islamic eras. We will stop by the 6000 BC Neolithic site Ain Aljamam before heading to Abu Allusson Battle site followed by a visit to the Hejaz Railway Station in Ma’an which was attacked by Lawrence and originally used as a Muslim Pilgrimage Station to Mecca. Then we will head to Petra for overnight. Day 05 (Petra) Full day tour of one of the 7 wonders of the world. Overnight in Petra.Day 06 (Petra – Kingsway – Islamic Judgment Site – Shoubak Castle – Dana Reserve)After breakfast, we will drive along the Biblical Kingsway (1200 BC) stopping by Adhruh, the most famous Roman garrison sitein Jordan before stopping by the Islamic Judgment site which was visited by Lawrence. Then we will resume to Aljarba towardsShoubak Castle. You will have the chance to examine the 2nd century Trajan Road (Via Nova Trajana) before heading to DanaNatural Reserve. We will experience a walk in an eco trail then return to the campsite for overnight.Day 07 (Dana – Tafeelah – Jurf Aldaraweesh – Amman)We will start the day by visiting the Biblical Capital of the Edomites Kingdom (1200 BC), before seeing Biblical Sella. Then we will drive to TafeelahCastle, a place where Lawrence stayed at, then to Tafeelah battle site where Lawrence and the GAR Armies won after a harsh fight. Then we will visitJurf Aldaraweesh battle site driving through Alhasa to Qatraneh the taking the 100 years steam engine train riding the Hejaz rail to Almahata in Amman.Day 08 (Amman – Arnoon Valley – Deaboon – Mekawer – Mount Nebo – Madaba – Amman)We will drive from Amman to the dramatic scenery of the Biblical Arnoon Valley “ Wadi Al Mujib Reserve” then to Biblical Deaboon, the place where theMoabite stone was found. Then we visit Mekawer where John the Baptist was beheaded by Herod Antipas. In the afternoon we will visit the BiblicalMount Nebo and the 6th century mosaic map in Madaba. Overnight in Amman.Day 09 (Amman – Desert Castles – Azraq – Amman)Depart towards the Desert Castles and Azraq Castle where Lawrence of Arabia wrote his memories and did spend much time there. Return to Ammanfor overnight.Day 10 (Amman)Departure*NOTE: This Tour can be started from Amman upon request
  3. 3. Thomas Edward Lawrence T.E. Lawrence The Adventure TrailLawrence of Arabia Adventure Trail (9 Days / 8 Nights)Day 01 (Amman) Wadi Rum We will experienceArrive to Amman, transfer and check into your Immortalized as the desert of Lawrence of a walk in an ecohotel. Arabia, Wadi Rum (Wadi means valley) was trail then return to once a meeting place for caravans from the campsite forDay 02 (Amman – Desert Castles) Arabia but also has a longer history dating overnight.This morning we visit the desert castles east of back to pre-historic times.Amman. The castle at Azraq dates back to Day 07 (Dana – Tafeelah – Jurf AldaraweeshRoman times and was used by T.E. Lawrence Day 05 (Wadi Rum – Petra) – Amman)(Lawrence of Arabia) as his desert Today we will head to discover one of the We will start the day by visiting the Biblicalheadquarters. seven wonders of the world; the Rose Red City Capital of the Edomites Kingdom (1200 BC), of Petra. Overnight in Petra. before seeing Biblical Sella. Then we will driveOther castles date to the Omayyad rulers of to Tafeelah Castle, a place where Lawrencethe 7th & 8th Centuries. On our return to Petra stayed at, then to Tafeelah battle site whereAmman we visit the citys great Amphitheatre. The rose red city of Petra is the most Lawrence and the GAR Armies won after a mystic and glorious of Jordan’s ancient harsh fight. Then we will visit Jurf AldaraweeshDesert Castles treasures. Located in a spectacular setting battle site driving through Alhasa to QatranehLawrence of Arabia once used one of the deep inside a narrow desert gorge it is the the taking the 100 years steam engine traincastles as a sanctuary, and rested in here remains of the once lost Nabataean city. In riding the Hejaz rail to Almahata in Amman.for some time with his Bedouin followers, ancient times Petra was admired for itspreparing to vanquish his Turkish foes. refined culture, incredible architecture and Day 08 (Amman – Madaba - Mount Nebo - ingenious complex of dams and water Dead Sea) channels. As we stroll through the towering In the morning we will visit the Biblical MountDay 03 (Amman – Aqaba) Siq, you will be torn between the desire to Nebo and the 6th century mosaic map inDrive south to the Red Sea Resort City of make every step last and the urge to run as Madaba. Then transfer to the lowest point onAqaba. Free afternoon for swimming, shopping the anticipation of your first glimpse of the earth; the Dead Sea for relaxation andAqaba taking advantage of it being a Duty Free dramatic Treasury between the siq walls overnight.Zone. Overnight Aqaba. almost takes over. Used in the final sequence of the film Indiana Jones and the Day 09 (Amman)Day 04 (Aqaba – Wadi Rum) Last Crusade the Treasury is only the After Breakfast, transfer to Airport forThis morning there is the chance to go beginning of your fabulous adventure. Departure. End of Tour.snorkeling in the Red Sea and visiting AqabaBattle site (Aqaba Castle and Shore) which will Day 06 (Petra – Kingsway – Islamicinclude the archeological and the GAR Judgment Site – Shoubak Castle – Danamuseum, Aqaba marine life station. Reserve) After breakfast, we will drive along the BiblicalIn the afternoon we depart to the deserts of Kingsway (1200 BC) stopping by Adhruh, theWadi Rum and enjoy a jeep safari through most famous Roman garrison sitesome of the most spectacular areas. We will in Jordan before stopping by the Islamicspend the day in Wadi Rum visiting Lawrence Judgment site which was visited byGraffiti and Lawrence headquarters. Tonight T.E.Lawrence. Then we will resume to Aljarbawe will have the chance to spend a night in a towards Shoubak Castle. You will have theBedouin tent which will include Bedouin dinner chance to examine the 2nd century Trajan Roadwith music and free time for star gazing. (Via Nova Trajana) before heading to Dana Natural Reserve.Lawrence of Arabia Explorer Trail (8 Days / 7 Nights) Day 05 (Petra – Ma’an – Dana Reserve) The castle at Azraq dates back toDay 01 (Amman – Aqaba) Breakfast, transfer to Ma’an to visit the Hijazi Roman times and was used by T.E.Arrival Amman Airport – Transit to Aqaba railway Station, then to Al Humayma Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) as hisAirport – M/A – Aqaba overnight. Archaeological Village, continue to Dana desert headquarters.Day 02 (Aqaba – Wadi Rum) Reserve for 2 hours trekking and overnight at Dana Guesthouse. Day 08 (Amman)Breakfast, Free morning at leisure for After Breakfast, transfer to Airport forswimming, afternoon tour of Aqaba tracing Day 06 (Dana – Tafeelah – Kerak – Departure. End of Tour.Lawrence: Aqaba castle Great Arab revoltMuseum, free time for shopping, transfer to Amman)Wadi Rum for dinner and overnight under Breakfast, transfer to Tafeelah to visit Jurf AlBedouin tent at one of the local deserts Daraweesh bottle field, then to Kerak castlecamps. dominated by the castle built by Baldwin I of Jerusalem in 1142 AD, greatly impressedDay 03 (Wadi Rum – Petra) Lawrence on his study tour., continue to visit OPTIONALBreakfast, start full day Jeep tour to trace the biblical sites of Madaba and Mt. Nebo andLawrence and visit: Khazalli Graffiti Gorge, then to Amman for overnight.  Extension at the Dead SeaKharazah Graffiti, natural rock formations,visit to Rum Village with sunset attendance, Day 07 (Amman – Desert Castles – Azraq –  Extension to Damascus – Syriaand then to Petra for overnight. Amman) Breakfast, transfer to the desert castle in the  Extension to JerusalemDay 04 (Petra) Jordanian Badia to visit the trance the ArabBreakfast, start full day visit of Petra, revolt steps: Kharaneh Castle, Amra palaceovernight. and Azraq Castle and then back to Amman for overnight.Day 05:
  4. 4. Thomas Edward Lawrence T.E. Lawrence Lawrence of Arabia Incentive Special Following a guide through the pitchDay 01 (Amman) darkness, they enter a short, narrowArrival to Queen Alia International Airport, you passageway (siq) into the center of Beidha,will be met by private car to your hotel. Arrivalto hotel check in , Overnight Amman. where plush carpets and tapestries T.E. Lawrence decorate the walls of surrounding caves.Day 02 (Amman - Jerash - Ajlum - Um Qais) Day 05 (Petra to Wadi Rum – whereAfter breakfast, city tour of the old and the new Lawrence of Arabia made his home)city of Amman, continue north to visit the After Breakfast, travel south through theRoman City of Jerash , Ajlun and Um Qais. desert, past Jafer, Maa’an City and Naqab .Back to Amman for overnight. This is the path to Wadi Rum, a valley caught into the sandstone and granite rock. Explore the sculptural rock formations and the petroglyphs left behind by ancient Nabatean camel caravans. As evening falls, return to your Bedouin style desert for your first night’s sleep in the desert. Day 06 (Wadi Rum - Aqaba) In the bright glare of the morning sun, climb back into your 4x4 to travel further into theDay 03 (Steam Engine adventure and heart of the desert or if you are in favor of aLawrence of Arabia attack!) riding a camel and discover for yourself whyAfter breakfast, group will be driving to The these hardy creatures earn their nickname “theHejaz Railway which was a 1050mm gauge ships of the desert”. Visit the Three arches, anrailway originally built to transport pilgrims from ancient resting and watering stop of desert Seven Pillars of Wisdomthe city of Damascus in Syria to the city of travelers…. Explore the area and discover rock In 1919 in Paris, Lawrence had begunMadina in Saudi Arabia. It was completed in carvings that depict life in ancient times. Visit drafting the book he had been determined1908, but was severely damaged during the the awesome moonscape of the Wadi Rum, to write about his wartime experiences.First World War (1914-1918) by Lawrence of covering some of the ground where "Lawrence The title, first used for a manuscript he hadArabia and the Arab Revolt. Parts of the Hejaz of Arabia" was filmed. Then head south to burned in 1914 about seven Eastern cities,Railway survived and some of the sections are Aqaba fort on the shores of the Red sea coast. was derived from a verse in the Book ofstill functioning today. The track of the Hejaz Enjoy water activities. Overnight Aqaba. Proverbs: Wisdom hath builded a house:railway became the theater of a critical military she hath hewn out her seven pillars.engagement led by Lawrence of Arabia. Thesubject of an epic film by the same name in the Last Daysmid-1960s, Lawrence of Arabia became a He served in the Royal Air Force as anBritish intelligence officer in 1914 and spent enlisted man under the names John Humemuch of his energies in 1917 and 1918 blowing Ross and Thomas Edward Shaw. Heup sections of this rail. joined the RAF anonymously for the first time in 1922, but quit due to press publicity. He later joined the Royal TankA day trip aboard the historic Hejaz Railway Corps, but transferred back to the RAF instarts off gaily in Amman, with live music 1925. He served 10 years as an enlistedand cocktails on the train, shattered by a men with the RAF from 1925 until shortlyheart-stopping kidnapping of one guest Day 07 (Aqaba) before his death.Bedouin on horseback. Survivorsdisembark and plot how to rescue him over Free day on the red sea with water activities, shopping Aqaba duty free. Dinner Cruise in On 13 May 1935 hespiced coffee in Lawrence of Arabia tent. Aqaba. Overnight Aqaba rode his motorcycleContinuing aboard the train to an old down to BovingtonOttoman fortress, suspense builds until a Day 08 (Aqaba - Kerak - Madaba - Mt Nebo - Camp to send asplendid lunch is served and the mystery is Baptism Site - Dead Sea) telegram and post asolved. Drive back to your hotel. After breakfast, the morning drive thru the parcel.Day 04 (Amman - Desert Castles - Azraq magnificent scenery of Wadi Mujib to Kerak The ancient Crusader city of Kerak, dominated On the way back heOasis - Petra) by the castle built by Baldwin I of Jerusalem in clipped the wheel of the bicycle of one ofSet out northward toward the Syrian border. 1142 AD, greatly impressed Lawrence on his two errand boys who were riding towardsThe midst of the dramatic sun baked study tour. He spent many days here exploring Clouds Hill. He crashed heavily and waslandscape of northern Jordan lies the black- tunnels, dungeons and sketching the castle. rushed to hospital with severe headbasalt city of Umm Al-Jimal. It was from these injuries.ancient ruins that archeologist-cum-solider T.E.Lawrence Staged his first attack on the Lunch in the crusader Castle of Kerak Descend deep into 12th century Kerak He never regained consciousness and diedOttoman Stronghold of Damascus. After Castle to the vaulted underground Great on 19 May 1935, to widespread grief andexploring the Ruins, drive to Qal’at al –Azraq, a Hall for a memorable meal. Candles flicker, dismay, at the age of 46.partially intact fortress originally built by theRomans. Azraq Wetland Reserve a former musicians play and guests can imagineBritish military hospital. Enjoy a nice sunset what it was to live the days of thecocktail before continuing to Petra. Crusades.Gala Dinner Then continue to the mosaic towns of MadabaThe Secret Realm of Little Petra & Mt Nebo & visit the baptism site. Then endEscaping the crowds at Petra, your clients 1,200 below sea level at Dead Sea.arrive at night in Beidha, a nearby Nabateansite, also known as Little Petra. Day 09 (Day of Departure) Transfer to Amman airport for departure. Tel: +962-6-5601076 Fax: +962-6-5687972 Email: info@dakkak.com website: www.dakkak.com Amman - JORDAN

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