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.
Venture to the ancient ruins of
Jerash and view the incredible
mosaics of Madaba.
Experience Petra, and join an
archaeologist for a talk about
Head into Wadi Rum on a 4x4
excursion and go stargazing with a
Itinerary - 8 Days
Day 1 — Amman
Arrive at any time. Arrival
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)
Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.
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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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 $679
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 (6 nights),
desert camp (1 night)
Meals Included 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch,
3 dinners. Allow an additional $230–300 for
meals not included.
Transportation Private van/bus, 4x4
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.