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Step into Jordan’s May Group Trip

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All of the country’s highlights plus a new degree of adventure.

Tour Highlights:

  • See Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, from all angles, and have plenty of time to explore this expansive ancient city.
  • Visit Wadi Rum, Jordan’s desert, that is often called the Valley of the Moon for its red sand mountains and miles and miles of desert landscape.
  • Float at the lowest place on earth, the Dead Sea, and enjoy the mineral rich mud
  • Sampling some of the best Jordanian dishes including traditional snacks, desserts, Mansaf (Jordan’s national dish), Zarb (Jordan BBQ) and various Mediterranean flavors that are prevalent in the Arab world.
  • Meet locals who can offer insight into typical Jordanian life, as well as traditional practices that are still occurring today.
  • Snorkel in the Red Sea
  • Support local job opportunities which help preserve the culture and local way of life 
  • All meals throughout the tour. There is nothing worse than constantly having to open up your wallet. I have designed this tour to try a variety of Jordanian dishes, and local specialties all included in the tour price.
  • Experienced local tour leader throughout the tour

Fill out the form to be contacted with booking details: https://forms.gle/SJ8omFqju8a8SotM7

Day 1 Amman Airport (Sun, May 8)

Meet and assist at Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) by our staff. 

Transfer to your Hotel 

Overnight in Amman hotel. 

(Depending on arrival time we can do a group dinner etc but most international flights get in after 8pm)

Meals included: none

Day 2 Amman City Tour, Jerash (Mon, May 9)

Breakfast at Hotel

One hour drive North to Jerash

Jerash / The Greco Roman city of Jerash known as Gerasa in ancient times is 45km north of Amman. It is the most well preserved Roman city outside of Rome. Entry to the site is through the imposing Hadrian Arch erected to honor the visit of Roman Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD. A tour of the city will include a visit to the Hippodrome, the Oval Forum with its 56 Ionic columns, the Temple of Zeus, the 5000 seat South Theater, the Colonnaded Street and the Temple of Artemis.

Visit Highlight:

  • Hadrian’s Arch.
  • Temple of Artemis.
  • Oval Plaza.
  • Colonnaded Street.
  • Temple of Zeus.
  • South and North Theaters.
  • Hippodrome.
  • The Jerash Archaeological Museum

Lunch in Jerash

Drive back to Amman (approx 1 hour)

Afternoon Amman City Tour: A modern capital with a population of around 4 million people. It has been inhabited since the Neolithic period and was also known as Rabath Ammon in the Iron age and Philadelphia during the Greek & Roman times. The Citadel- located on one of Amman’s hills – is home to the Roman Hercules Temple and Islamic Umayyad Palace. The Citadel overlooks the Roman Amphitheater in downtown Amman, which is cut into the side of a hill and seats more than 6000 spectators.

City Tour Highlights:

  • Temple of Hercules.
  • Umayyad Palace and the Byzantine Church. 
  • Archeological Museum.
  • Roman Amphitheatre.
  • The Folklore Museum and the Museum of Popular Traditions. 
  • Gold souk and old city market.
  • Eat in Jordan’s most famous restaurant, Hashem Restaurant
  • Evening activities include walking Rainbow Street with the locals, enjoying local cafe’s.

Overnight in Amman hotel. 

Meals included: B, L, D

Day 3 Madaba, Mount Nebo, Kerak Castle (Tues, May 10)

Breakfast in Amman hotel.

Madaba / The town of Madaba lies south of Amman along the ancient Kings Highway. The city is known for its spectacular collection of Byzantine Mosaics. The Greek Orthodox Church of St George in the center of the town houses the famous Byzantine era mosaic map of the Holy Land depicting valleys, hills and villages from Jerusalem to the Nile. Other churches and location around the town host other colorful mosaics.

Visit Highlight:

  • Church of St. George- 6th-century mosaic map of the Holy Land in the Greek Orthodox.

Visit Duration: 1 Hour Average

Mount Nebo / Reputed to be Moses burial place after he saw the “Promised Land”. From the Franciscan Church built on the remains of the Byzantine Monastery, there is a commanding view of the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea and the hills of the Holy Land. The interior of the church contains remnants of mosaic floors from different periods.

Visit Highlight:

  • Byzantine Basilica.
  • Archeological museum.
  • Old monastery grounds.
  • Scenic view of the Jordan Valley and Dead Sea with 4th century mosaic cross.

Visit Duration: 1 hour average

Kerak / At 900 meters above sea level, the Crusader Castle of Kerak – one of the largest in the Levant – is dominating. Due to its location east of the Dead Sea, Crac des Moabites (Kerak of Moab) as the Crusaders called it controlled the trade route between Damascus, Egypt and Mecca . The castle and the city were later taken over by the Muslim armies of Saladin. Today Kerak is a thriving city with a population of around 170,000 inhabitants.

Visit Highlight:

  • Kerak Castle
  • Lunch in Kerak

Visit Duration: 1 Hour

Dinner in Wadi Musa with a local family

Optional: Turkish Bath

Optional: visit to the Cave Bar for drinks

Overnight in Petra hotel

Meals included: B, L, D

Day 4 Petra (Wed, May 11)

Breakfast in Petra hotel.

Petra / The capital city of the Nabatean Arabs is one of the most famous archeological sites in the world and Jordan’s national treasure. Petra –which means Rose Red city, gets its name from the color of the rocky mountains the city is carved into. The city prospered in the 1st century AD through the trade of frankincense, myrrh, and spices. The Romans annexed the thriving city, but abandoned it in mid of the 4th century after a strong earthquake hit the city. The city was rediscovered by a Swiss explorer Johannes Burckhardt in 1812. Today Petra is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is visited by thousands of people every day.

Visit Highlight:

  • The Siq.
  • Al Khazneh (known as The Treasury) a temple with an ornate 45m-high Greek-style façade.
  • Royal Tombs.
  • Amphitheatre.
  • Colonnaded Street.
  • Qasr Al Bint
  • Monastery
Hiking in Jordan Petra

Lunch box to take for the day.

Mansaf Dinner in Wadi Musa

Optional: Petra by Night

Overnight in Petra hotel. 

Meals Included: B, L, D

Day 5 Petra / Wadi Rum (Thurs, May 12)

Breakfast at hotel.

Hike from Little Petra to Petra via the “back door” arriving into the Monastery. For anyone who does not want to hike (the hike is about 4 hours long) they can walk back to Petra by the siq.

Little Petra / Al Beidha is an ancient archaeological site located a few kilometers north of the World UNESCO site of Petra. Al Beidha is also known as Little Petra due to its similarities in architecture with the main site. It is thought to have been an important suburb of Petra and is entered through a narrow opening, similar to Siq but of a much smaller scale.

Visit Highlight:

  • Tombs.
  • Temples.
  • Water channels.
  • Cisterns carved out of the rock. 
  • Remains of frescoes on plaster.
  • Petra’s famous backdoor hike
  • Monastery

Lunch

Wadi Rum / A colorful desert with sandstone mountains and sheer cliffs that resemble a landscape from Mars. It’s a unique landscape that has been the backdrop of several Hollywood films over the years. Tourists flock to this desert to enjoy watching sunsets, desert safaris, trekking, camping and other adventurous activities.

Visit Highlight:

  • Natural rock scapes.
  • Sand dunes.
  • Ancient inscriptions.
  • 4×4 Pickup Tour
  • Khazali Canyon and prehistoric inscriptions and carvings. 
  • Tea with Bedouins.
  • Lawrence’s Spring, a natural watering hole.
  • Sunset view.

Dinner in Bedouin Camp

Overnight in Bedouin Tent.

Optional: Camel ride

Optional: Shisha, snacks, beer for purchase at camp site.

Meals Included: B, L, D

Day 6 Aqaba, Red Sea (Fri, May 13)

Breakfast in Wadi Rum camp.

Drive to Aqaba, Jordan’s port city on the Red Sea.

Board a luxury snorkelling boat and spend 4 hours on the Red Sea. Snorkeling gear and lunch is provided. The Red Sea is known to have some of the most beautiful coral in the world..

In the evening, dinner, wander Aqaba’s downtown, free time in the open air cafes.

Overnight in Aqaba hotel.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 7 Feynan Ecolodge (Sat, May 14)

Breakfast in Aqaba hotel.

Feynan Ecolodge is part of Dana Biosphere Reserve. It was established and built by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature in 2005 to incorporate four different bio-zones combining the different landscapes from the region. Feynan ecolodge operates completely off grid and has been named one of the best eco-lodges in the world.

Visit Highlight:

  • One of the world’s best ecolodges
  • Feynan valley’s unique landscape.
  • Various activities: learn to make a full three course vegetarian lunch of popular Jordanian dishes, or engage in a local experience learning to make bread, kohl, weaving goat-hair tent, or mountain biking,or hiking. (some of these have a small fee which goes directly to the local people)
  • Sunset hike.
  • Evening stargazing from the roof.

Lunch and Dinner at Feynan Ecolodge (vegetarian)

Overnight in Feynan ecolodge.

Meals included: B, L, D

Day 8  Water Trail, Dead Sea (Sun May 15)

Breakfast at Feynan Ecolodge

Drive to the Dead Sea area to first visit the Wadi Mujib water trail and then an afternoon float at the lowest place on earth. Farewell dinner at the hotel.

Wadi Mujib (Siq Trail) / The trail starts at Mujib Adventure Center where you will take the cantilevered walkway and follow the course of the river between the towering sandstone cliffs to the base of a large waterfall. Depending on seasonal rainfall levels, the gorge may contain pools deep enough for swimming. This is an idea walk to take slowly and enjoy the cool water and shade, especially in the heat of summer. 

Lunch on the road

Visit Highlight:

• Canyon wet trail

Farewell Dinner buffet at Dead Sea hotel.

Overnight in Dead Sea hotel.

Meals included: B, L, D

Day 9 Departure (Mon May 16)

Breakfast at Dead Sea hotel depending on departure time.

Depart from the Dead Sea to Amman International Airport. Alternative arrangements can be made for those going overland to Israel (if desired). Airport transfer will be provided.

Tour Details

Includes: 

  • Local tour leader throughout the tour.
  • Transportation in air conditioned bus.
  • All meals (except arrival day).
  • All site entrance fees.

Exclusions:

  • Flights
  • PCR tests if needed.
  • Tips for tour guide (suggested USD $50 per person)
  • Tips for driver (suggested USD $25 per person)
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional snacks / drinks not included in above itinerary (Most meals will include one water or pop but alcohol or fresh squeezed juices must be purchased)
  • Items of a personal nature

Price of Tour USD$2320

A Deposit of USD$420 is required to secure your spot.

Balance USD1900 cash is payable on morning of Day 2.

** there is a minimum traveler number for this tour. Do not book flights until I have confirmed we have 10 people (i’m taking 14 max). If we end up with less than 10 I will figure out how to still do the tour, but we might have to change the vehicle type etc which could affect the price. Your deposit will 100% be refunded if we do not get the minimum number of people.

Price is based on double occupancy. If you are a solo traveller you will be matched with another traveller of the same gender.

Important Information:

Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour.

If there are any covid restrictions in place in Jordan which would not allow the trip to go ahead, the deposit will be refunded.

How to Book? Fill out this form to be contacted with booking details: https://forms.gle/SJ8omFqju8a8SotM7

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