Explore Jordan

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Dates: September 15 - 22, 2017

Price: $399 | 8 Days | Amman to Dead Sea

Trip Code: DJJNG

UNESCO has called the ancient stone city of Petra one of the most precious cultural properties in the world. Experience it for yourself on this seven-day adventure through Jordan’s past and present. Float in the Dead Sea, explore incredible archaeological ruins, take an exciting 4x4 drive into the desert, and walk through Petra itself after a lecture by a local archaeologist. Make your own history in a place that’s seen so much.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12.

 

Travel Style: National Geographic Journeys

Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

Service Level: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

 

Highlights from Explore Jordan

Visit ancient ruins with a local expert, watch a cooking demonstration and taste local specialties, float in the Dead Sea, learn about the stars during a night walk in Wadi Rum with a Bedouin guide, enjoy a lecture from an archaeologist

Cooking Demonstration with Dinner

In Wadi Musa, head to a restaurant for a cooking class given by a local chef. Cook a full dinner including soup, appetizers, and a main course. Then sit down together to enjoy what you’ve helped create.

Petra Archaeologist Talk

Join an archaeologist for a talk about the UNESCO World Heritage site of Petra, the ancient city that was half-built and half-carved into a sandstone landscape. Learn about the ongoing excavation taking place here, and get a better understanding of the site for when you explore it yourself.

Wadi Rum Night Walk

There’s nothing quite like counting stars in the night sky from the desert below, away from the noise and light pollution of our modern world. Enjoy this experience while walking with a Bedouin guide who’s lived in this remote region his entire life.

Itinerary

Day 1/2 - Amman

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

  • Complimentary pre-night hotel included on this FAM

Day 3 - Amman

Take an orientation drive through Amman and visit the National Museum and archaeological site of the Citadel. Continue on to visit Jerash, one of the largest and most well-preserved Roman ruins outside of Italy.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Amman/Wādī Mūsá

Visit the ancient town of Madaba, famous for its mosaics and churches. Continue to Mt Nebo where we are rewarded with stunning views from the summit. In the evening, enjoy a lecture with a local archaeologist to discuss the importance of Petra, and ongoing excavations at this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Exclusive Inclusions: National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Petra Archaeologist Talk

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Wādī Mūsá

Rise early to visit iconic Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy a guided walking tour with your expert CEO, after opt to hike up for magnificent views from the top of the treasury or enjoy free time to explore the site on your own. In the evening, enjoy a cooking demonstration and dinner of local specialties.

Exclusive Inclusions: Hands-On Cooking Demonstration with Dinner

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 6 - Petra/Wadi Rum

Continue to Wadi Rum in the heart of Jordan's desertscape. Enjoy lunch at our camp and an exciting 4x4 desert excursion into the desert where we pick the perfect spot to watch the sunset. Return to camp for a traditional Bedouin feast and after take a walk in the desert admiring the night sky with a local Bedouin guide.

Exclusive Inclusions: National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Wadi Rum Night Walk

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 7 - Wadi Rum/Dead Sea

Enjoy a visit to the archaeological site of Bethany, thought to be the site where Jesus was baptized. Continue to the Dead Sea with the option to swim and use the natural sea salts and mud as your own personal spa.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 8 - Dead Sea

Depart at any time.

  • Complimentary departure transfer included on this FAM

Meals included: Breakfast

Full Itinerary

Tour Details

What's Included

  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Wadi Rum Night Walk, Wadi Rum
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Petra Archaeologist Talk, Wādī Mūsá
  • Hands-On: Cooking Demonstration with Dinner, Wādī Mūsá
  • Arrival transfer & Departure transfers
  • Pre-night Hotel
  • Visit to the Amman Citadel and the National Archaeological Museum
  • Guided visit to Jerash
  • Guided tour to the Madaba mosaics
  • Visit Mount Nebo
  • Petra guided tour
  • Wadi Rum desert 4x4 jeep excursion
  • Guided visit to Bethany
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

Hot Air Balloon Ride - From $248.00

Watch the sun rise over the sprawling mountain ranges of the Wadi Rum desert.

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Accommodations

Hotels (6 nts), desert camp (1 nt).

Meals

6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Allow USD190-250 for meals not included.

Transportation

Private van/bus, 4x4, walking.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.