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Premium Jordan

Premium Jordan

From $ 3,045 AUD

Description

Journey through Jordan on an 8-day Premium adventure and discover a land of desert treasures and altruistic people. From the soaring facades of Petra to the lowest lows of the Dead Sea, the sunrise colours of Wadi Rum and the ancient ruins of Jerash, Jordan’s landscapes impress at every turn. But beneath its striking exterior is its people – full of heart and deep-rooted tradition. Learn the secrets of Jordanian cuisine with a mother and her daughters, immerse yourself in Bedouin culture during dinner at their camp and travel with a local leader who will illuminate the magic of their country.

Trip Name
Premium Jordan
Last Updated
2022-05-25
Days
8
Capacity
12
Highlights
  • Spend a day exploring the majesty and mystery of Petra, embark on a 4WD drive adventure through wind-swept rock formations of Wadi Rum and experience the unique sensation of floating in the Dead Sea.
  • Lift the lid on Jordanian cuisine when you dine in a fantastic local restaurant in Amman, and learn the tricks of the trade during an immersive cooking class run by three sisters in the home of their grandmother.
  • Experience isolated elegance during your Feature Stay at a luxury camp in Wadi Rum. Enjoy modern comforts while being surrounded by the vast desert, natural sandstone sculptures and a sky jewelled with stars.
  • Embrace local life as you travel with a passionate Jordanian leader, allowing you to gain a deeper understanding of the communities and historic sites you visit.
  • Join your Bedouin hosts in Wadi Rum for an Exclusive Experience to remember. Tuck into a traditional dinner cooked in a zarb (underground oven) while learning about the Bedouin way of life.

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 Jordan – cosmopolitan and contemporary yet steeped in biblical history. You will be met by an Intrepid representative at the airport and transferred to your hotel where there will be an important welcome meeting with your group and local leader at 6pm. If you arrive early, perhaps visit a local cafe and pick up a coffee and ara’yes – a pita filled with spiced meats. Otherwise, head to the Old Town’s Roman Amphitheatre or find some culture at the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts. After your meeting, head out to a local restaurant for a welcome dinner with your group and leader. Sharing food is a huge part of Jordanian culture and eating out is a social affair that’s packed with flavour. Tonight your leader will introduce you to some of the country’s most beloved dishes, like mansaf, a dish made with lamb, yoghurt and rice, and kunafa, a delicious dessert made with pastry and cheese.
Day 2 - Amman
This morning, leave Amman for a short drive north to Jerash where you’ll find some of the world’s best Greco-Roman ruins. Reaching its peak as a favourite of the emperor Hadrian, Jerash holds a striking collection of archways, theatres, baths, public buildings and colonnaded streets. Your leader will share the incredible history of the ruins and help you imagine what life once looked like in this glorious Roman city. Grand columns encircle the city's centrepiece of the Oval Plaza – an atmospheric place to linger after exploring Jerash's riches. Afterwards, return to Amman and head to a cooking school run by a mother and her daughters, where you’ll get a special look behind the scenes of Jordanian cuisine. You’ll feel as through you’ve stepped into the welcoming home of a local grandmother as you learn how to make classics like tabbouleh, flat bread and lentil soup with passionate guidance and generations of culinary know-how. The flavours, recipes and warmth of this evening are sure to stick with you long after your time in Jordan is over.
Day 3 - Dead Sea
Today you will make the journey from Amman to the Dead Sea. Named for the lack of life in its waters, this lake is so intensely salty that the water density makes swimming very difficult, but bobbing on the water's surface is a truly fun and one-off experience. En route, stop off at Mount Nebo and hear the story of how Moses saw the Promised Land before he died from what is believed to be this very spot, and St Georges Church, best known for its Byzantine mosaic depicting a map of the Holy Land. On arrival, enjoy some time to float in the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea, relax on your hotel’s beachfront or take a dip in one of three swimming pools or jacuzzi.
Day 4 - Petra
Depart the Dead Sea and drive to the ancient Crusader castle at Shobak – your leader will explain how this ancient castle was originally built to protect the eastern flank of the Latin Kingdom and its trade routes to the sea before it fell to Saladin in 1189. Enjoy superb scenery and stop off at the viewpoint overlooking the Dana Nature Reserve before arriving in the late afternoon to your Petra accommodation. Petra dates back to the sixth century BC and is considered the crown jewel of Jordan, featuring an impressive series of tombs and dwellings carved directly into the rock. On arrival, there is time to check out the town that has grown around the site and to relax, ready for a big day of exploring Petra tomorrow.
Day 5 - Petra
Today will be spent uncovering the secrets of Petra with the knowledgeable guidance of your leader. The iconic view of the Treasury's glorious facade, glimpsed from a narrow cleft known as the Siq, is perhaps the single-most striking sight of the entire region. The Siq leads through the rock and is at points only a few metres wide, with walls soaring up to 180 metres on either side. Explore the old Roman road, amphitheatre and several ancient tombs. You will also have time to climb to the Monastery if you wish, providing a magnificent view of the entire site. There is a cafeteria on the site, where you can enjoy your own light lunch. The rest of the day will be at your leisure. This evening, perhaps take the chance to witness Petra by night if your dates align. Seeing the Treasury plaza lit up by candlelight while Bedouin music plays is a truly memorable experience.
Day 6 - Wadi Rum
For another glimpse at Petra, rise very early for an unguided morning visit, if you wish. Then, drive to Wadi Rum, a protected area of desert that impresses with sandstone mountains, canyons and arches. Enjoy some lunch in the small village of Rum and browse the informative visitor’s centre. Afterwards, jump into a local jeep and journey into Wadi Rum with your Bedouin hosts. Visit several of the area’s distinctive rock formations and appreciate the vast silence and spectacular desert landscapes. These landscapes are home to hardy Bedouin communities that live in scattered camps. You will gain a deeper understanding of their way of life as you join them for a zarb (underground oven) dinner at one of their camps, set in an amazing location deep in the desert. Tonight’s Feature Stay accommodation is a luxury camp that offers a splendid base among remote and wild surroundings. Spacious tents are fitted out with creature comforts like king-sized beds, air conditioning and en suite bathrooms, and all furniture is made by hand with décor inspired by Bedouin culture. Fall asleep beneath a magnificent canopy of stars and wake up to a sunrise over the red-hued landscape.
Day 7 - Amman
After waking up in the unique surrounds of your Bedouin camp this morning, take a walk around the area – the length of which depends on the group’s desires – before scaling one of the large dunes to enjoy panoramic views of your surrounds. Afterwards, return to Amman for the evening. Tonight you may like to join your group for a final dinner to round off your adventure – speak to your leader about the best restaurants in the city that are popular with the locals.
Day 8 - Amman
Your trip will come to an end today after breakfast. Check-out time is usually around 12pm and you are free to leave at any time. If you have arranged a private airport transfer, you will be advised of the pick-up time. If you would like to spend more time in Amman, we’ll be happy to organise additional accommodation (subject to availability).

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
18-06-202225-06-2022AUD $ 3,105-
02-07-202209-07-2022AUD $ 3,105-
16-07-202223-07-2022AUD $ 3,045-
31-08-202207-09-2022AUD $ 3,135-
03-09-202210-09-2022AUD $ 3,165-
07-09-202214-09-2022AUD $ 3,165-
10-09-202217-09-2022AUD $ 3,260-
14-09-202221-09-2022AUD $ 3,260-
17-09-202224-09-2022AUD $ 3,260-
21-09-202228-09-2022AUD $ 3,290-
24-09-202201-10-2022AUD $ 3,390-
28-09-202205-10-2022AUD $ 3,355-
01-10-202208-10-2022AUD $ 3,455-
05-10-202212-10-2022AUD $ 3,390-
08-10-202215-10-2022AUD $ 3,455-
12-10-202219-10-2022AUD $ 3,420-
15-10-202222-10-2022AUD $ 3,420-
19-10-202226-10-2022AUD $ 3,585-
22-10-202229-10-2022AUD $ 3,420-
26-10-202202-11-2022AUD $ 3,420-
29-10-202205-11-2022AUD $ 3,585-
02-11-202209-11-2022AUD $ 3,290-
05-11-202212-11-2022AUD $ 3,290-
09-11-202216-11-2022AUD $ 3,165-
12-11-202219-11-2022AUD $ 3,290-
16-11-202223-11-2022AUD $ 3,135-
19-11-202226-11-2022AUD $ 3,105-
23-11-202230-11-2022AUD $ 3,165-
26-11-202203-12-2022AUD $ 3,165-
30-11-202207-12-2022AUD $ 3,135-
03-12-202210-12-2022AUD $ 3,045-
10-12-202217-12-2022AUD $ 3,045-
17-12-202224-12-2022AUD $ 3,230-
24-12-202231-12-2022AUD $ 3,260-
14-01-202321-01-2023AUD $ 3,410-
11-02-202318-02-2023AUD $ 3,320-
01-03-202308-03-2023AUD $ 3,320-
04-03-202311-03-2023AUD $ 3,320-
08-03-202315-03-2023AUD $ 3,320-
11-03-202318-03-2023AUD $ 3,410-
15-03-202322-03-2023AUD $ 3,320-
18-03-202325-03-2023AUD $ 3,545-
22-03-202329-03-2023AUD $ 3,450-
25-03-202301-04-2023AUD $ 3,450-
01-04-202308-04-2023AUD $ 3,585-
05-04-202312-04-2023AUD $ 3,585-
08-04-202315-04-2023AUD $ 3,585-
12-04-202319-04-2023AUD $ 3,585-
15-04-202322-04-2023AUD $ 3,650-
19-04-202326-04-2023AUD $ 3,585-
22-04-202329-04-2023AUD $ 3,585-
26-04-202303-05-2023AUD $ 3,585-
29-04-202306-05-2023AUD $ 3,585-
03-05-202310-05-2023AUD $ 3,450-
06-05-202313-05-2023AUD $ 3,450-
13-05-202320-05-2023AUD $ 3,450-
17-05-202324-05-2023AUD $ 3,165-
20-05-202327-05-2023AUD $ 3,515-
24-05-202331-05-2023AUD $ 3,320-
27-05-202303-06-2023AUD $ 3,380-
03-06-202310-06-2023AUD $ 3,320-
17-06-202324-06-2023AUD $ 3,320-
21-06-202328-06-2023AUD $ 3,045-
01-07-202308-07-2023AUD $ 3,320-
15-07-202322-07-2023AUD $ 3,320-
16-08-202323-08-2023AUD $ 3,045-
30-08-202306-09-2023AUD $ 3,320-
02-09-202309-09-2023AUD $ 3,450-
06-09-202313-09-2023AUD $ 3,450-
09-09-202316-09-2023AUD $ 3,450-
13-09-202320-09-2023AUD $ 3,450-
16-09-202323-09-2023AUD $ 3,450-
20-09-202327-09-2023AUD $ 3,585-
23-09-202330-09-2023AUD $ 3,585-
27-09-202304-10-2023AUD $ 3,585-
30-09-202307-10-2023AUD $ 3,585-
04-10-202311-10-2023AUD $ 3,585-
07-10-202314-10-2023AUD $ 3,585-
11-10-202318-10-2023AUD $ 3,585-
14-10-202321-10-2023AUD $ 3,585-
18-10-202325-10-2023AUD $ 3,585-
21-10-202328-10-2023AUD $ 3,585-
25-10-202301-11-2023AUD $ 3,450-
28-10-202304-11-2023AUD $ 3,450-
01-11-202308-11-2023AUD $ 3,450-
04-11-202311-11-2023AUD $ 3,450-
08-11-202315-11-2023AUD $ 3,450-
11-11-202318-11-2023AUD $ 3,450-
15-11-202322-11-2023AUD $ 3,320-
18-11-202325-11-2023AUD $ 3,440-
22-11-202329-11-2023AUD $ 3,320-
25-11-202302-12-2023AUD $ 3,320-
29-11-202306-12-2023AUD $ 3,320-
16-12-202323-12-2023AUD $ 3,450-
23-12-202330-12-2023AUD $ 3,450-
27-12-202303-01-2024AUD $ 3,045-

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel (6 nights),Feature Stay (1 night)

Transport

Private vehicle,Jeep

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