Jordan Family Adventure

Family, Amman to Amman

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

The worst part of resort vacations? Trying to find a spot to lay out your blanket on a crowded beach. Solution: Visit Jordan instead! The beach never ends here (okay, technically it’s the Arabian Desert, but still…), and there’s way more to do here besides laying about and catching rays. Grab the kids and gape at the ancient rock-cut city of Petra one day, hike magnificent Wadi Rum the next, then snorkel the coral reefs of Aqaba and float in the Dead Sea a few days later. Good luck doing all that at an all-inclusive!

What’s included

  • Walk in Wadi Ibn Hammad Gorge
  • Entrance to Karak Castle
  • Petra entrance with one-day guided tour
  • Wadi Rum 4x4 jeep excursion with local lunch and dinner
  • Overnight in a desert tented camp
  • Dead Sea visit
  • Snorkelling in the Red Sea

Highlights

  • Arrive at the awe-inspiring sight of petra
  • Camp out under the stars in wadi rum
  • Observe many coloured fish while snorkelling in the red sea
  • Float in the salty dead sea

Itinerary

Day 1 Amman Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 2 Amman/Wādī Mūsá (1B) Set off from Amman in the morning, en route to Petra. Along the way, stop at Karak to enjoy a gorge walk through Wadi Ibn Hammad. The fertile land in the valley creates an incredible landscape of trees, waterfalls, and rock formations to walk through. The water can be quite deep in places, so be careful not to lose footing. Afterwards, explore the crusader castle of Karak. Continue on to Wadi Musa, the township closest to Petra, and stay for the night. Included Activities: Wadi Ibn Hammad Gorge Walk Karak Castle Visit Transport: Stop at Karak en route to Wadi Musa. Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 240km)
Day 3 Wādī Mūsá/Petra (1B) Visit Jordan's most famous site. Included Activities: Petra Guided Tour
Day 4 Petra/Wadi Rum (1B, 1D) Drive out to the desert to the magical Wadi Rum. Although the way is lit by lanterns, it is a good idea to have a torch/flashlight on hand. There is a large central tent that is traditionally decorated and perfect for relaxing or escaping the cold nights in winter. Spend the evening sitting under the stars around the fire, listening to stories from the Bedouin hosts. If really lucky, they may bring the drums out for some music. Additional Notes: Our camp at Wadi Rum is basic but comfortable. Sleep on beds in one long goathair tent, which is divided by blankets into twin-share “rooms” for privacy. A bottom sheet and blanket is provided, but most people prefer to bring along a travel sleep sheet/sleeping bag liner. Bathroom facilities are shared and unisex and located around 20m (66 ft) from the camp. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Day 5 Wadi Rum/Aqaba (1B) Take off into the desert using 4X4 vehicles for transportation. Riding over the dunes and open expanses of sand, see the sheer size of the desert as well as some of the major sites of the region. The Seven Pillars of Wisdom rock formation, made famous by T.E. Lawrence, looms out of the desert. Take a pause here – it is easy to imagine being transported back in time to join Lawrence as he crossed the desert. To get closer to this experience, there is the option of taking a camel ride across the desert. Leave the desert behind, and transfer to the coastal town of Aqaba for the night. Included Activities: Wadi Rum 4x4 Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
Day 6 Aqaba (1B, 1L) The Red Sea is world famous for its clear blue water. Take a boat trip out on the coral reef to see everything under the waves. The variety of brightly coloured fish and marine life make this an experience that will never be forgotten.
Day 7 Aqaba/Amman (1B) Travel from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is actually a lake without any form of life whatsoever existing in its waters. The water is so dense that it is practically impossible to sink, being five to ten times as salty as regular sea water. Be based at a resort for the day, and have access to the beach. While swimming, cover yourself with the sea's mud, which is reputed to have special healing powers, and don't forget to take a photo of yourself reading a book while floating! The salt water penetrates any cuts on your body and has an unusual smell, but there are showers to wash off after swimming. Afterwards, relax under an umbrella next to one of the freshwater swimming pools. In the late afternoon, transfer back to Amman to spend the night. Included Activities: Dead Sea Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Day 8 Amman (1B) Departure day. Feel free to depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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