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Activities
  • Day Walking
  • 4WD jeep tour
Accommodation
  • 3 nights hotel
  • 1 night Bedouin camp
Meals
  • 1 Dinner
  • 4 Breakfasts

5 Days$1120USD

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Small groups only
Guided group sizes are strictly limited to maximum 16 people, average of 8-10


 
 
Trip Code: JOB

Trip highlights


  • Visit the magical splendour of the Red Rose City of Petra
  • Discover the spectacular Wadi Rum desert by 4WD jeep
  • Explore the preserved Greco-Roman ruins of Jerash
  • Take a relaxing dip in the Dead Sea

This trip ticks all the right boxes and is the perfect trip for those short on time but still eager to sample Jordan's quintessential delights. From the magical splendour of the Red Rose City of Petra to a 4WD exploration of the spectacular Wadi Rum desert, from floating in the Dead Sea to visiting the preserved Greco-Roman ruins of Jerash, this short extension manages to encompass all of the best highlights of this fascinating country.


If you are arriving on Day 1 you will be met in the arrivals hall at the airport and transferred to the group hotel in Amman for accommodation on a twin share basis (approx. 35 kms). The day is at leisure to absorb the sights and sounds of this bustling city. Amman is the capital of Jordan, and was known in biblical times as Rabbath Ammon, and under the Ptolemies, as Philadelphia. It is situated on a series of Jebels (meaning hills) and is divided by wadi's (or dry river beds) into modern and ancient quarters. You may choose to visit the Roman theatre, a site dating back to the 2nd century AD. Nearby are the ruins of the citadel hill, the Archaeological museum, Costume and Folklore Museum and Ashrafiah Mosque, all of which are excellent introductions to the archaeology of the region. Overnight hotel. Approx driving distance: 35 kms

Meals:  Nil

After breakfast we depart Amman and drive to Jerash - an incredibly well preserved Roman City. Jerash's golden age began with Roman rule, and when Emperor Hadrian visited in AD129, Jerash was already a thriving metropolis. We spend a few hours exploring the city, including the "Street of Columns" which runs for 600 metres from the oval Plaza. After enjoying one of the most preserved Greco-Roman cities in the Middle East. We continue to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the surface of the earth, for a swim in its warm salty waters. Overnight hotel. Approx driving distance: 160 kms

Meals:  B

This morning after breakfast we depart the Dead Sea and make our way south to Petra for a full day visit of the city. Chief among Jordan's archaeological riches is the soul-stirring, rose-red city of Petra, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Petra is the legacy of the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled in south Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. Our visit to the ancient Nabatean Capital starts on horseback (please read note below), followed by a walk through the Siq, a long narrow fissure between two overhanging cliffs. The tour then proceeds to gradually unfold the mysteries of the Red Rose City. The sudden view of Petra's most spectacular monument, the Khaznah, or Treasury at the end of the Siq, is a dramatic sight. Used in the film Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, this towering facade is only the first of Petra's unique structures. Various walks and climbs reveal literally hundreds of buildings, facades, tombs, baths, funerary halls, temples and haunting rock drawing and reliefs. Overnight hotel. Approx driving distance: 270 kms. NOTE: Your entry ticket into the city of Petra includes a horse ride into the site and you will have the option to ride a donkey/horse 800m to the end of the Siq (the handler will expect a tip). In line with our commitment to animal welfare in tourism we encourage you to walk, rather than ride a horse and donkey. There have been a number of instances where travellers have been upset by the treatment of the horses and donkeys by their handlers.

Meals:  B

We leave Petra this morning after breakfast and drive for about an hour and a half to the enchanting desert of Wadi Rum, Jordan's largest desert and one of the most spectacular desert landscapes in the world. It is a unique valley of colored sand dunes surrounded by beautiful rugged mountains. This is true 'Lawrence of Arabia' country and has some of the most spectacular desert scenery in the world - a desert where black, wind-sculpted sandstone hills contrast sharply with the pale sands. Many describe this area as the Valley of the Moon. We enjoy a jeep safari inside the Wadi to the meeting point for our camel trek in the desert. We ride camels through the dramatic landscape for 1-2 hours until we reach our Bedouin campsite and delight in a traditional dinner. NOTE - At the time of booking, there is an option to upgrade to a Martian Dome Tent - additional supplement applies; subject to availability. Approx driving distance/time: 125 kms

Meals:  B,D

Trip concludes after breakfast. Transfer to the airport in Amman for anyone leaving Jordan today, arriving in the late afternoon in time to catch flights ex Amman @17:00. End of services. Additional nights accommodation and private airport transfers on any other day can be arranged for extra cost. Approx driving distance/time: 420 kms (± 5 hours)

Meals:  B


Map

Elevation

The map and elevation chart are for illustrative purposes only and meant to provide general guidelines.


Inclusions

  • 4 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • airport transfers (day 1 and 5 only)
  • 3 nights in 3-4 star hotels on a twinshare basis
  • 1 night in Bedouin camp on a twinshare tent basis (option to upgrade one night in Wadi Rum to a Martian Dome Tent - additional supplement applies; subject to availability)
  • Local English speaking driver (or English speaking local guide and driver for groups of 6 or more guests)
  • local guides at the major sites visited
  • Wadi Rum 4WD tour
  • entrance fees and sightseeing as listed in itinerary
  • private transport

  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Beverages during meals
  • Items of a personal nature, eg laundry, drinks, phone calls, spending money
  • Airport transfers if not arriving/ departing on Days 1 & 5
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips
  • Visas
  • Medical treatment
  • Excess baggage costs

About Your Leader

Please note that for groups of 1-5 people, you will have a local English-speaking driver only, and local guides at the major sites visited. For groups of 6 or more people, an English-speaking guide will accompany the group throughout, in addition to a local driver.


Departure dates

Departs daily year round

Notes

Note:
Similar dates in 2020.

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Total Priceper person from

$1120USD

Options & Supplements*
  • Wadi Rum - Martian Dome tent upgrade supplement per person per nightUSD$130
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Best of Jordan trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

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