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One week in Jordan

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One week in Jordan

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It’s small, it’s safe and it’s surprising – welcome to the Middle East’s best snubber of convention. Kick off holiday times in Amman, head on to Wadi Rum and the awe-inspiring site of Petra, stop by the Dead Sea for a swim, and head back to Amman’s satellite city of Madaba. Your seven-day highlights adventure of Jordan takes you to the best places and gives you enough time to dive straight into the history, culture and delicious food that this region is known for. Let your inner Arabian knight come to life by discovering the cultural highlights and hidden secrets of Jordan.

Trip Name
One week in Jordan
Last Updated
2020-12-03
Days
7
Capacity
16
Highlights
  • Take a guided walk of Amman with your leader to learn about the city’s diverse history, and also to stake out where to get the best falafel.
  • Sleep under the stars at a Bedouin-style camp with all the creature comforts, waking for a stunning sunrise and a thrill-seeking 4WD adventure.
  • Only Petra’s Treasury is stunning enough to be the temple of the Holy Grail (well, according to Indiana Jones at least), and you’ll be blown away on two days exploring the majesty of this wonder.
  • Check out the intricate mosaic map at St Georges Church in Madaba, and perhaps have a go at making your own tiled creation!
  • Get a taste of the ancient and modern sides of Jordan with your enthusiastic and knowledgeable local leader, ready to answer every question and provide the best local tips.

Itinerary

ITINERARY CHANGES Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you review this information prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays, or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in-country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travellers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any such changes once on tour. OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES A selection of optional activities that have been popular with past travellers are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only for some of what might be available. Prices are approximate, are for entrance only, and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability, and maybe on a join-in basis. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination, so some pre-planning for what you are most interested in is advised. When it's recommended that travellers pre-book these activities, look for a note in the Special Information section of the day-to-day itinerary. For most, they can either be organised independently on the day, or let your leader know you are interested in the Group Meeting and they can assist. Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. Although it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Medium and high-risk activities not listed above have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with organising these activities. Activities that contravene our Responsible Travel policies are also not listed. Please remember that the decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.

Day 1 - Amman
Welcome to the Middle East! Touch down in Jordan's main city: Amman. Meet up with your leader and crew at an important welcome meeting at 6 pm tonight, but until then, you’re free to hit the streets. Why not a beeline for Rainbow Street for a falafel and a sheesha – it’s what the locals do. Something more substantial? Maybe head to the Old Town’s Roman Amphitheatre, have a cultured afternoon at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, snap some pics of the city from the hilltop Temple of Hercules, or sweat it out in a Turkish bath house. After your welcome meeting, you should get a group together and head out for the night – your leader will know of some spots to go.
Day 2 - Wadi Rum
This morning, take a tour with your leader around Amman – best to begin at the hilltop Citadel, then follow the edge of the walls down into town past the Roman Theatre, the Nymphaeum ruins and the Al Husseiny Mosque. Be sure to stop in at some nut shops or a souq for some snacks along the way. After lunch, drive 4 hours to Wadi Rum. Once arrived, you'll meet your Bedouin hosts, who'll show you around camp and offer you many rounds of ‘Bedouin whisky’ (mint tea), so settle in for a night of traditional hospitality. This evening you'll be dining on traditional Bedouin cuisine, sleeping in Bedouin-style tents and gazing up at some traditional Bedouin skies. Did we mention Bedouin?
Day 3 - Wadi Rum
You won’t want to miss this: Wadi Rum rarely looks as fine as she does early morning. Wake up early to take in a magical sunrise, and once you're breakfast-ed, it’s time to head on safari. Jump in one of the jeeps and begin driving around the curious landscapes around, passing by Lawrence Spring – a rocky landscape contrasted by a freshwater spring, with panoramic views over the valley. You’ll also stop at Lawrence House, supposedly the house where Lawrence of Arabia lived and stored his equipment. Continue on to one of the largest sand dunes in Wadi Rum and check out some of the famous rock bridges. The deserts around Wadi Rum have got a real otherworldly feel to them, and so you wouldn’t be surprised that many Hollywood blockbusters have been shot in and around where you’ll tour today. Later in the afternoon, return to your camp and enjoy a second night of Bedouin hospitality.
Day 4 - Petra
Today, farewell your Bedouin mates and journey on to Petra (about a 2-hour drive). You’ll have two full days exploring Petra and its surrounds, so be sure to take your time in seeing the spectacular archaeological site. Once you’ve arrived, take a guided tour of the site, where you’ll learn about its thousands of years of history, and the many films that have used this as a backdrop – Indiana Jones, anyone? You'll get to follow in Indiana Jones’s footsteps on a guided tour that'll take you through the site's narrow siq (a narrow crack in the mountain) to Petra's tombs, temples and rock-hewn amphitheatre. For those wanting to admire the 'rose-red city' from a different angle, there's also the option of continuing up a cliff-top path past the Monastery for elevated views over the site. After a long day of exploration, you’ll probably be feeling quite weary, so the cave bar is good place to relieve your parched throat and put your feet up for while.
Day 5 - Petra
You’ve got another day to explore the majestic Petra, and the best thing is you’re free to do as you please. Perhaps walk the road to Al Khanzneh (The Treasury) – one of the most stunning temples of the whole site. Or, if you didn’t make it yesterday, head up the stairs to El Dier (the Monastery). Other great options today are to hike to the royal tombs or visit the incredible Byzantine mosaics. Your leader will know all the good things to do, so ask them for help with arranging these.
Day 6 - Madaba
This morning after breakfast, head away from Petra and drive down the King’s Highway towards Madaba. You’ll stop to check out the renowned Dead Sea and have a swim in these salty waters. If you’re feeling a bit sore and weary after your Petra expedition, do not fear, as the Dead Sea’s mud has known healing properties and will be sure to bring back your youthful good looks. Afterwards, swing past Mt Nebo and view the Promised Land, just like Moses did. Arrive in Madaba – the city of mosaics – and take a leader-led walking tour to get your bearings of the city. Included this afternoon is a visit to St Georges Church where you’ll see the intricate mosaic map, containing the oldest surviving cartographic depiction of the Holy Land and Jerusalem. Later on, perhaps head out tonight with the gang for dinner – there are some awesome places to eat in this city; your leader knows where to go.
Day 7 - Madaba
Your Jordan exploration ends in Madaba after breakfast. Because there’s loads to see in Madaba and Amman, we recommend that you spend an extra day or two to check out what you missed. If you would like to spend more time here, we’ll be happy to organise additional accommodation (subject to availability).

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
11-03-202117-03-2021AUD $ 1,220-
01-04-202107-04-2021AUD $ 1,265-
08-04-202114-04-2021AUD $ 1,315-
15-04-202121-04-2021AUD $ 1,315-
06-05-202112-05-2021AUD $ 1,265-
20-05-202126-05-2021AUD $ 1,265-
03-06-202109-06-2021AUD $ 1,265-
24-06-202130-06-2021AUD $ 1,220-
15-07-202121-07-2021AUD $ 1,220-
05-08-202111-08-2021AUD $ 1,220-
19-08-202125-08-2021AUD $ 1,220-
02-09-202108-09-2021AUD $ 1,138-
09-09-202115-09-2021AUD $ 1,184-
23-09-202129-09-2021AUD $ 1,184-
30-09-202106-10-2021AUD $ 1,184-
14-10-202120-10-2021AUD $ 1,184-
28-10-202103-11-2021AUD $ 1,184-
11-11-202117-11-2021AUD $ 1,138-
25-11-202101-12-2021AUD $ 1,098-
09-12-202115-12-2021AUD $ 1,098-
23-12-202129-12-2021AUD $ 1,138-
13-01-202219-01-2022AUD $ 1,116-
10-02-202216-02-2022AUD $ 1,116-
24-02-202202-03-2022AUD $ 1,116-
24-03-202230-03-2022AUD $ 1,161-
31-03-202206-04-2022AUD $ 1,206-
07-04-202213-04-2022AUD $ 1,206-
14-04-202220-04-2022AUD $ 1,206-
05-05-202211-05-2022AUD $ 1,206-
19-05-202225-05-2022AUD $ 1,161-
02-06-202208-06-2022AUD $ 1,161-
23-06-202229-06-2022AUD $ 1,116-
14-07-202220-07-2022AUD $ 1,116-
04-08-202210-08-2022AUD $ 1,116-
18-08-202224-08-2022AUD $ 1,116-
01-09-202207-09-2022AUD $ 1,161-
08-09-202214-09-2022AUD $ 1,161-
22-09-202228-09-2022AUD $ 1,206-
29-09-202205-10-2022AUD $ 1,206-
13-10-202219-10-2022AUD $ 1,206-
27-10-202202-11-2022AUD $ 1,206-
10-11-202216-11-2022AUD $ 1,161-
24-11-202230-11-2022AUD $ 1,161-
08-12-202214-12-2022AUD $ 1,116-
22-12-202228-12-2022AUD $ 1,161-

Accommodation

Hotel (4 nights),Desert camp (2 night)

Transport

Private Vehicle,Jeep

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