Explore Jordan

  • Trip Type: Journeys
  • 7 Days | Amman to the Dead Sea
  • Group Size: Max 16

Trip Details

 

UNESCO has called the ancient stone city of Petra one of the most precious cultural properties in the world. Experience it for yourself on this seven-day adventure through Jordan’s past and present. Float in the Dead Sea, explore incredible archaeological ruins, take an exciting 4x4 drive into the desert, and walk through the “Lost City” itself after a lecture by a local archaeologist. Live out your Indiana Jones fantasies while discovering the true story of this eternal place.

Trip Highlights

    • Venture to the ancient ruins of Jerash and view the incredible mosaics of Madaba.
    • Experience Petra, and join an archaeologist for a talk about ongoing excavations.
    • Head into Wadi Rum on a 4x4 excursion and go stargazing with a local Bedouin.

Itinerary - 7 Days

Day 1 — Amman

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2 — Amman/Jerash

On a city tour of Amman, visit the Jordan Museum and the archaeological site of the Citadel. Head to Jerash, one of the largest and best-preserved Roman ruins outside of Italy. (1B)

Day 3 — Madaba/Mt. Nebo/Wadi Musa

Visit the ancient town of Madaba, famous for its mosaics and churches. Continue to Mount Nebo for the stunning views from its summit. This evening, enjoy a lecture by a local archaeologist on the importance of Petra and the ongoing excavations at this UNESCO World Heritage site. (1B)

Day 4 — Wadi Musa/Petra

Enjoy a guided tour of Petra with free time to explore on your own. Later, attend a cooking demonstration and traditional dinner in Wadi Musa. (1B, 1D)

Day 5 — Wadi Rum

Head to Wadi Rum in the heart of the desert. After lunch at our lodge, take an exciting 4x4 ride over the dunes. This evening, walk into the desert for a traditional Bedouin feast with music and entertainment and admire the night sky alongside a Bedouin guide who will explain how to use the locations of stars for desert navigation. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Days 6 & 7 — Dead Sea

Visit the archaeological site of Bethany, believed to be the site of Jesus’s baptism, before going on to the Dead Sea for a float or an optional mud or sea salt treatment. Depart at any time the next day. (2B, 1D)

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Dates

2017
  • Dec 17 - 23, 2017
  • Dec 31, 2017 - Jan 06, 2018 (sold out)
2018
  • Jan 14 - 21, 2018 ALT
  • Jan 28 - Feb 04, 2018 ALT
  • Feb 11 - 18, 2018 ALT
  • Feb 25 - Mar 04, 2018 ALT
  • Mar 11 - 18, 2018 ALT
  • Mar 25 - Apr 01, 2018 ALT (sold out)
  • Apr 15 - 22, 2018 ALT (sold out)
  • Apr 29 - May 06, 2018 ALT (sold out)
  • May 13 - 20, 2018 ALT (sold out)
  • May 27 - Jun 03, 2018 ALT
  • Jun 03 - 10, 2018 ALT
  • Jun 10 - 17, 2018 ALT
  • Jun 24 - Jul 01, 2018 ALT
  • Jul 01 - 08, 2018 ALT
  • Jul 15 - 22, 2018 ALT
  • Jul 29 - Aug 05, 2018 ALT
  • Aug 12 - 19, 2018 ALT
  • Aug 26 - Sep 02, 2018 ALT
  • Sep 09 - 16, 2018 ALT
  • Oct 07 - 14, 2018 ALT
  • Oct 14 - 21, 2018 ALT
  • Oct 21 - 28, 2018 ALT
  • Oct 28 - Nov 04, 2018 ALT
  • Nov 11 - 18, 2018 ALT
  • Nov 18 - 25, 2018 ALT
  • Dec 02 - 09, 2018 ALT
  • Dec 16 - 23, 2018 ALT
  • Dec 23 - 30, 2018 ALT
2019
  • Jan 13 - 20, 2019 ALT
  • Jan 27 - Feb 03, 2019 ALT
  • Feb 10 - 17, 2019 ALT
  • Feb 24 - Mar 03, 2019 ALT
  • Mar 03 - 10, 2019 ALT
  • Mar 10 - 17, 2019 ALT
  • Mar 24 - 31, 2019 ALT
  • Apr 07 - 14, 2019 ALT
  • Apr 14 - 21, 2019 ALT
  • Apr 21 - 28, 2019 ALT
  • Apr 28 - May 05, 2019 ALT
  • May 12 - 19, 2019 ALT
  • May 19 - 26, 2019 ALT
  • May 26 - Jun 02, 2019 ALT
  • Jun 02 - 09, 2019 ALT
  • Jun 09 - 16, 2019 ALT
  • Jun 30 - Jul 07, 2019 ALT
  • Jul 14 - 21, 2019 ALT
  • Jul 28 - Aug 04, 2019 ALT
  • Aug 11 - 18, 2019 ALT
  • Aug 25 - Sep 01, 2019 ALT
  • Sep 08 - 15, 2019 ALT
  • Sep 15 - 22, 2019 ALT
  • Sep 22 - 29, 2019 ALT
  • Oct 06 - 13, 2019 ALT
  • Oct 13 - 20, 2019 ALT
  • Oct 20 - 27, 2019 ALT
  • Oct 27 - Nov 03, 2019 ALT
  • Nov 03 - 10, 2019 ALT
  • Nov 10 - 17, 2019 ALT
  • Nov 17 - 24, 2019 ALT
  • Dec 01 - 08, 2019 ALT
  • Dec 15 - 22, 2019 ALT
  • Dec 22 - 29, 2019 ALT

ALT indicates a departure that has a slightly different itinerary than the one shown on this page. Click the ALT icon to see the day-to-day itinerary.

2017 departures are 7 days, starting in Amman and ending at the Dead Sea; 2018 departures are 8 days, starting and ending in Amman.

Trip Cost

Price From

$1,699

Activity Level

Light/Moderate

Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include city walking tours, visits to sites, game drives, or easy hikes, with options for more physical activities such as hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and biking.

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Cost Details

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $499

What's Included

Arrival transfer, transport between destinations and to/from included activities, and activities as listed in the itinerary. The optional spa treatments at the Dead Sea are at an additional cost.

Accommodations
Comfortable, mid-range hotels that reflect the local character (5 nights), desert camp (1 night)

Meals Included
6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners. Allow an additional $190–250 for meals not included.

Transportation
Private van/bus, 4x4

Optional Experience

You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.