Explore Jordan

  • Trip Type: Journeys
  • 8 Days | Round-trip Amman
  • 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 - 8 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)

Day 8 — Amman

Depart at any time. (1B)

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Dates

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

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 $679

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 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

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.