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Highlights of Jordan – Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead SeaJordan

From £1,469 per person for 6 nights (based on 2 adults sharing)*
Explore the best of Jordon on this ten day awesome experience, with adrenaline-pumping activities, ancient caves, valleys, seas, deserts and beautiful beaches.

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Summary

Jordan, Middle East

This week-long itinerary mixes unique cultural experiences with must-see sights in the Middle East’s most exciting destination. Home to the ruins of Petra, the desert of Wadi Rum and the serene Dead Sea, Jordan has everything you need for an action-packed adventure – and we’ve packed this one with everything from Jeep safaris to gorge hiking via overnighting in ancient Bedouin caves.

What makes this experience awesome:

  • Private holiday with personal guides and private transport included
  • Hike the Siq Trail through the hidden gorges and silent pools of Wadi Mujib Canyon
  • Float in the surreally salty waters of the Dead Sea 
  • Watch a spectacular sunset over the Great Rift Valley
  • Tour the ruins of Petra by candlelight and by day
  • Stay the night in a Petra cave
  • Enjoy stories and songs during a Bedouin family dinner
  • Take a camel trek through the Wadi Rum desert
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We’ve designed this experience to showcase Jordan’s most fantastic attractions, starting in the attractive capital, Amman. After a day getting acquainted, you’ll head to a unique lodge on the Dead Sea to hike the nature reserve on its banks before savouring desert sunsets and star-spangled skies in one of the world’s most incredible eco-resorts, lost in the Dana Biosphere Reserve. Travel onwards to Petra for our access-all-areas exploration, which includes touring the UNESCO site by day and by candlelight, overnighting in a cave in Little Petra (as the Bedouin once did) and joining a Bedouin family for dinner. Finish up with an unforgettable night in a desert camp amid the dunes of Wadi Rum. 


 


All holiday departures up to 30th June 2019 are part of our Pioneers Club promotion. Click here for more information about the Pioneers Club.

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Full Itinerary

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day One: Hello Jordan

Touch down at Alia Amman airport and a private car with be waiting to whisk you to your hotel, ready for your first night in Jordan.

Overnight in Amman

Classic: Larsa Hotel

Premium: Ayass Hotel

Deluxe: Hotel Le Grand Amman

Meals included: None 

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Day Two: City to sea

Get to know Jordan’s charming capital on a morning’s exploration with your private guide. There’s a huge amount to see here, from the Roman citadel and theatre to St Georges Church, home to the oldest map of Palestine in the world which takes the form of a Byzantine mosaic. Afterwards, you’ll be driven to Mount Nebo, the dramatic ridge that was mentioned in the Bible as the place where Moses saw the Promised Land. Enjoy incredible views over lunch in a restaurant on the mountain. Next, you’ll take a private transfer to Wadi Mujib Chalet Hotel, set in the Mujib Biosphere Reserve, the lowest nature reserve on Earth on the banks of the Dead Sea. These simple chalets have hypnotic views over the tranquil water and are the perfect place to share an incredible sunset. Guided hikes, zip-lining and rock climbing can be arranged by the hotel for a surcharge. Finish your day with a traditional dinner cooked over an open fire.

Overnight at Wadi Mujib Chalet Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day Three: Immense landscapes and skies full of stars

Start your day with a hike at the Wadi Mujib Canyon, where hidden gorges, silent pools and waterfall slides combine on the thrilling Siq Trail. Trek through miniature rapids and slide down rock faces on this three-hour trip: depending on rainfall, you may even find pools deep enough to swim in en route. Afterwards, transfer to the breathtaking mountains of Dana Biosphere Reserve set along the Great Rift Valley. Home to 449 species of animals and birds – from kestrels to chameleons – the reserve is home to photogenically empty landscapes. You’ll be checking in at Feynan Eco Lodge, lost at the end of a rugged track deep in the reserve. Lauded by the press as one of the world’s best eco-lodges, the resort comes with candlelit courtyards, comfy rooms and excellent vegetarian cuisine. During your overnight stay, you can choose complimentary optional activities from those on offer in the resort: you might like to help light the hundreds of candles which illuminate the lodge by night; stargaze from a roof terrace mattress as bedouin guides help you navigate the skies and spot Saturn and Jupiter with a powerful telescope; or join one of the lodge’s guides for a dusk stroll to the top of a gentle outcrop for knock-out views of a spectacular sunset.* Take it all in with a mint tea in the cool breeze, as life continues busily in the Bedouin camps below. You can also book a cycling excursion at minimal costs (see Extras tab for details).

*Due to timings, guests must choose between the candle lighting and sunset walk

Overnight at Feynan Eco Lodge

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Day Four: Cave dwelling

Spend the morning with the Bedouin, finding out more about their lives with authentic activities such as cooking, learning how to apply khol make-up or joining a shepherd to milk a goat. After lunch, you’ll journey onwards to Petra for a night in extra-special accommodation – one of Little Petra’s caves, carved thousands of years ago as dwellings. You might like to join an optional Petra By Night experience in the evening, wandering the incredible rock city by candlelight for an unforgettably magical introduction to this UNESCO World Heritage Site (for related costs, see the Extras tab). Afterwards, settle down for a night sleeping as the Bedouin once did. Dinner, drinks, blankets and mattresses are provided, and your guide will remain with you for your memorable stay.

Overnight in a cave dwelling

Meals included: Breakfast, dinner

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Day Five: Incredible Petra

After your first glimpse of Petra yesterday, it’s time to properly explore one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. After breakfast, your private guide will take you to the ‘back door’ of Petra, allowing you to see the city in the reverse direction to most other visitors. Hike the back door route to the Monastery, one of Petra’s largest carved facades, then take in incredible views and the fascinating but rarely visited snake tomb, before passing the Colonnaded Street, Theatre and Street of Facades. You’ll finish up at the Treasury, the most iconic and photographed monument in the complex. In the evening, you’ll have the privilege of joining a local Bedouin family for dinner in Amarin Village in Little Petra, as they share their songs and stories with you.

Overnight in Little Petra 

Classic: Ammarin Campsite

Premium: Seven Wonders Campsite

Deluxe: Bubble Luxotel Petra

Meals included: Breakfast, dinner

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Day Six: Towards Wadi Rum

Bid Petra goodbye: you’re bound for the red desert of Wadi Rum, where Lawrence of Arabia was famously filmed. Start your exploration of its undulating sands with a camel trek from Wadi Rum Village to Lawrence’s Spring, the head out on a Jeep excursion to explore the area’s dunes and natural bridges, stopping for lunch along the way. Later, you’ll make for the desert’s highest accessible point to watch the sun tumble into the sand during a spectacular sunset, before stargazing underneath its unpolluted skies. Return to your camp for dinner and performances from an Oud player and a storyteller.

Overnight at Wadi Rum

Classic: Rahayeb Campsite

Premium: Mazayen Rum Camp

Deluxe: Memories Aicha Luxury Camp

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day Seven: Home time

After breakfast, you’ll be picked up from your hotel for the transfer to Aqaba airport, ready for your flight home.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Overall meals included: 5 Breakfasts; 2 lunches; 4 dinners


Accommodation

You will get a choice of hotel options for the duration of your experience:

Classic ★★★

Classic hotels provide mid-range accommodation (minimum three-star rated), with comfortable rooms and private facilities. We’ve selected these hotels based on positive client feedback.

Premium ★★★★

Premium hotels are typically upper mid range (usually four star), with more amenities than our classic choices. They all have comfortable rooms with private facilities and have received good client feedback.

Deluxe ★★★★★

Deluxe hotels are luxury hotels with excellent facilities and service, usually categorised as 4.5 or 5 star. Clients rate them extremely highly.

When booking an experience, please remember that the hotel category you select is for the whole tour. Please note that the actual hotel selection will be driven by availability at time of booking.


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What's included:

  • Private English-speaking guides unless stated otherwise
  • Private transfers and internal flights unless stated otherwise
  • Meals as listed
  • Mandatory taxes and service fees
  • Entrance tickets and permits unless stated otherwise

What's not included:

  • International flights to/from the start/end point of our experiences
  • Optional extras listed
  • Tips for guides, drivers, hotel and restaurant staff
  • Any visa, customs, airport taxes or similar charges before or after the tour
  • We cannot guarantee the included hotel breakfast for early departures
  • Drinks during meals unless stated otherwise
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry

What to pack:

  • Camera
  • Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen
  • Hiking shoes and trainers


GETTING THERE 

Typical Economy flights from London to Amman take around 5 hours, and cost from around £130. 

Experience start point: Amman (AMM). Arrive any time.

End point: Aqaba (AQJ). 

All tour departures up to June 30th 2019 are part of our Pioneers Club promotion. Click here for more information about the Pioneers Club.

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