Day 1 Amman After learning more about the tour and plans for the following day, choose to head out for an optional dinner at a local restaurant with the CEO and traveling companions.
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.
Please check the hotel notice board for more information on the location of this meeting or ask at reception. Please bring your passport and travel insurance documents to this meeting, as you will be required to fill out some important pre-trip admin documents.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Amman/‘Ajlūn (1B, 1L, 1D) After breakfast, head north out of Amman to the lesser known region of Ajloun. The most common image of Jordan is that of an arid land covered in desert. Enjoy a short trek in Ajloun Nature Reserve. Transfer up to Ajloun passing through areas surrounded by woodland, olive groves, and strong oak trees. A hidden gem in Jordan, the area's natural beauty is impressive.
Ajloun Nature Reserve Hike
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Day 3 ‘Ajlūn/Dead Sea (1B, 1D) Begin today with a short bus ride to Wadi Mujib, and spend the morning hiking, abseiling, climbing, and walking down to the Dead Sea.
From Wadi Mujib, continue the short distance 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.
Overnight at the Dead Sea.
In the winter (November-March) a dry trail is available called the Ibex Trail (3-4 hrs), and in the summer (April-October) visitors can hike a wet trail called Mujib Canyon Trail (4 hrs). These trails both offer spectacular scenery surrounded with very different conditions for canyoneering.
Mujib Canyon Trail Hike
Dead Sea Visit
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Day 4 Dead Sea/Petra (1B) Hop on a bike for a visit to a G Adventures supported agriculture community and be rewarded with a traditional Jordanian lunch.
Later, continue to the Dana Nature Reserve, an oasis among the golden expanse of the desert. Take a guided walk through the reserve, following the Feathers Canyon Trail, which leads past Nabatean tombs to a breathtaking siq. Dana is a diverse environment containing a wide variety of plant life, including many that are endemic to the reserve. There are also several endangered species here to keep an eye out for.
Dana BIosphere Reserve Trek
Private Vehicle (10.00 hour(s))
Day 5 Petra (1B) Take the next two days to explore the site of Petra. First, head over to Al Beidha, also known as Little Petra. This site is literally hidden away in a mountain and is a miniature version of Petra, containing a number of notable tombs. It offers a glimpse of Petra without the crowds.
After exploring this site, make the short trek over to Petra itself. The trail is approx 5km (3.1 mi) between the sites. The excitement builds when first glimpsing the Monastery from a vantage point high above the ruins of Petra. The rest of the day is free to explore the site, before heading back through the siq to the hotel.
Approx travel times: Wadi Rum to Amman, 3.5 hrs
Siq al-Barid (Little Petra) Visit
Petra Guided Tour
Day 6 Petra/Wadi Rum (1B, 1D) After breakfast, have the morning free to visit Petra again. The site is large, but you can set your own pace depending on the weather and the interests of the group.
After the Nabatean ruins, drive to Wadi Rum, a vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds and the largest and most magnificent of Jordan's desert landscapes. There may be time this afternoon for a 4x4 trip into the desert.
On arrival, head to a comfortable tented camp at Dissah Oasis in Wadi Rum Desert. Enjoy a traditional meal for dinner and learn more about this ancient culture. Be sure to keep a look out at the night sky; the absence of city lights means that the opportunities for star gazing are really impressive.
4x4 Desert Trip
Bedouin Camp Overnight
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
Day 7 Wadi Rum/Amman (1B, 1L) Enjoy some extra time to explore the desert, before heading back to Jordan's capital for the evening.
Numeira Community Bike tour and Lunch
Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))
Day 8 Amman (1B) Depart at any time.
Please note that the check-out time from the hotel is normally mid-morning, but luggage storage facilities are available. Want to extend your stay for a few more days? We are able to organize extra post-trip accommodation. Please ask at the time of booking.