Highlights of Jordan

Explore ancient sights and lost cities, overnight in a Bedouin tent and dine amidst the dramatic desert scenery of Wadi Rum. Take in Petra's fascinating history and marvel at its thrilling beauty, and still have a chance to relax in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea. This eight-day trip is ideal for the traveller who is short on time but wants to soak up the colours, culture, and history of a country that's small in size but big in adventure.

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Destination & Sightseeing

ITINERARY

Day 1 Amman
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting followed by an optional group dinner. Amman is a very big city and there is not one central area to stay - hotels are spread out across various neighbourhoods within the city. For this reason, to move around the city in your free time, you will have to take a taxi, please feel free to ask your CEO for recommendations and assistance.Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Amman/Jerash/Dead Sea/Amman (1B)
Set off on a half-day trip to Jerash, a fascinating site and one of the largest and most well-preserved Roman ruins outside Italy.Continue on to the Dead Sea. Known for its high salinity, opt to bob like a cork in the healing water or cover yourself in therapeutic mud. There is also the option to visit the site of Jesus' baptism.Included Activities: Jerash Guided Visit Dead Sea VisitTransport: Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours) Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))

Day 3 Amman/Karak/Petra (1B)
Depart early for the first stop, Mt Nebo. Learn the ancient history of this spot and check out the views.Continue on to Madaba to see the famous Byzantine mosaics, dating back to the sixth century. After, visit Karak Castle, built during the Crusades.Arrive in the early evening to Wadi Musa, the town just outside Petra.Included Activities: Mt Nebo Visit Madaba Mosaics Guided Tour Karak Castle Guided VisitTransport: Including stops along the way. Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 240km)

Day 4 Petra (1B)
The site is large so please be prepared for a lot of walking over sand and rocks for the entire day. Pace yourself, stay hydrated and be sure to have proper walking/hiking shoes.Included Activities: Petra Guided Tour

Day 5 Petra/Wadi Rum (1B, 1D)
Drive to Wadi Rum, a vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds and the largest and most magnificent of Jordan's desert landscapes. Head deep into the desert by 4x4 stopping at famous landmarks along the way.Arrive to the tented camp in time for a traditional meal and learn more about this ancient culture. There is a large, central tent that is traditionally decorated and perfect for relaxing or escaping the cold nights in winter. Our dinner is prepared in traditional fashion, with the meat and vegetables cooked in an underground oven. Soft drinks and water are available for purchase. Lanterns light the way but we do suggest you bring a flashlight.Additional Notes: Accommodation in the desert is in one large goat-hair tent divided into "rooms" with curtains. Basic linens are provided but many travellers prefer to bring a sleep sheet for extra comfort. There are shared, unisex facilities. For religious reasons, no alcohol is permitted at the camp.Included Activities: Wadi Rum 4x4 Excursion Bedouin Camp OvernightTransport: Drive time doesn't include stops in the gorgeous desert along the way. Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))

Day 6 Wadi Rum/Aqaba (1B)
Drive to the Red Sea resort city of Aqaba. Enjoy free time to enjoy the beach, go snorkelling or check out the city. Make sure to try some fresh seafood for dinner.Additional Notes: Opt to pre-book the "Aqaba Boat Trip with Snorkelling" activity on the checkout page ahead of time to include this optional on your tour.Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))

Day 7 Aqaba/Amman (1B, 1L)
Numeira Environmental Association is a nonprofit organization working in the South Ghour region, south of the Dead Sea, to create a sustainable future for the community. They engage children in environmental education, promote sustainable farming practices, while creating jobs and training opportunities through their work. Their tourism program is key to the expansion of their environmental and social mission.Upon arrival in Amman, enjoy a final night out in the city.Included Activities: Numeira Community Cafe LunchTransport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))

Day 8 Amman (1B)
Depart at any time.Included Activities: Departure Day