Explore Azraq Desert Castles & Wetlands by Bike
About the Package:Stretching east of Amman, the parched desert plain rolls on to Iraq and Saudi Arabia. This is a place where endless sand and barren basalt landscapes prove man’s ability to thrive under harsh conditions. The discovery of flint hand-axes in this desert indicates that Paleolithic settlers inhabited the region around half a million years ago. But the most remarkable remains of human habitation are the palaces built by the Damascus-based Umayyad caliphs during the early days of Islam (seventh-eighth centuries CE). On this trip, cyclists will visit two of the main castles by bike, crossing the eastern desert of Jordan and stopping on the way at the Azraq Eco-Lodge where you will rest and have lunch before visiting the wetland reserve. The Azraq Wetland Reserve is a nature reserve located near the town of Azraq in the eastern desert of Jordan. An oasis for migratory birds, Azraq was established in 1978 and covers 12 square kilometres.The Cycling route will be a dirt road cross the desert and passes through magnificent basalt landscapes, where there might be a chance to see some Bedouins, camels and much more.