WhenÂ The MartianÂ hit theaters in 2015, it wasn’t just the story’s plotÂ line that blew viewers away, but also the dry red landscape that featured strongly throughout the film portraying planet Mars. The movie, which has been nominated in the Best Picture category for this year’s Oscars, joined a list of other films that have made use of Jordan’s unique landscape to tell stories, includingÂ Theeb,Â a film from Jordan which have also beenÂ selected as a contender in the Oscars for the Best Foreign Language Film category. Inspired by theseÂ works and their success, tour company Petra From Israel has launched a new private three-day tour calledÂ Jordan through the Movies,Â which will take guests around destinations in Jordan where popular films were filmed, including Jerash, Mount Nebo, Petra, and Wad Rum.
The tour will start from Eilat, Tel Aviv, or Jerusalem in Israel, and transfer into Jordan either throughÂ the Bet Shean crossing orÂ from Amman or Aqaba in Jordan. At the ancient city of Petra, travelersÂ will be taken to anÂ archaeological site where Indiana Jones and The Last CrusadeÂ andÂ Transformers: Revenge of The FallenÂ were filmed, while in Wadi Rum, one will have the pleasure of staying overnightÂ in the same Bedouin Camp where actor Matt Damon stayed during his filming for The Martian.Â Â The tour is priced at US$650 perÂ person and is inclusive of accommodations, most meals, and entrance fees to the sites.
For more information, visit Petra From Israel.Â