Highlights of Jordan

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  • Duration
    8
    Days
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  • Difficulty
    Easy

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Highlights

Explore ancient cities and crusader castles, relax at the Dead Sea, camp overnight in the desert, visit the ancient rock-cut city of Petra.

Tour description provided by G Adventures

Explore ancient sights and lost cities, overnight in a Bedouin tent and dine with the locals 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.

Itinerary

Day 1 Amman
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting followed by an optional group dinner. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 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 waters. Relax on the shores or cover yourself in therapeutic mud. Included Activities: Jerash Guided Visit Dead Sea Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Day 3 Amman/Wādī Mūsá (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 Visit Transport: Including stops along the way. Private Vehicle (11.00 hour(s))
Day 4 Wādī Mūsá (1B)
Walk through the narrow canyon that forms the dramatic entrance to the city (the Siq), round the final corner and lay eyes on the dramatic façade of the Treasury building. Learn a brief history of the city and walk approx 25 km to cover the entire site. Return to Wadi Musa in the late afternoon, or continue exploring on your own. Included Activities: Petra Guided Tour
Day 5 Wādī Mūsá/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. Learn more about this ancient culture. A local guide will take us for a 2-hr night hike in the desert to see the stars and look for desert wildlife. Spend the evening sitting around the fire under the stars, listening to stories from our Bedouin hosts. 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 Overnight Camping Transport: 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. Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
Day 7 Aqaba/Amman (1B)
The morning is flexible. Spend a little more time at the beach or head back early. Reach Amman by way of the Desert Highway. Enjoy a final night out in the city. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Day 8 Amman (1B)
Depart at any time.