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  • Every trip helps support Conservation

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Itinerary highlights

  • Take a tour of Amman Citadel and explore the downtown area
  • Spend a full day sightseeing in the ancient city of Jerash
  • Discover the highlights of the astounding site of Petra and its surrounds
  • Go on an exhilarating jeep tour through the magnificent Wadi Rum desert
  • Unwind with luxurious treatments at the Dead Sea

What's included

  • Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
  • Private tours and experiences focused around Jordan's history and culture
  • Expert guides in each destination
  • Luxury accommodation throughout
  • Meet and greet airport service
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At a glance

On this nine-day journey you’ll get to experience the very best that the enticing country of Jordan has to offer. Get ready to explore ancient cities, prepare and feast on sumptuous cuisine, marvel at historic sites and fly across the sands at high speed. Your adventure begins in Amman with a tour of the citadel and downtown and an informative briefing with a local expert about what has shaped Jordan into the country it is today. You’ll also get to spend a whole day in the ancient city of Jerash, one of the best preserved cities of the Roman Empire.

Next its on to Mount Nebo where the Prophet Moses is said to have stood looking over into the Promised Land. Then visit the ‘City of Mosaics’, Madaba, known for its ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land. A highlight of this itinerary is most definitely the time you’ll spend discovering the ancient Nabatean city of Petra.

After that, you’ll head to Wadi Rum where you’ll get to take a thrilling Jeep ride across the sands, as well as get a taste of warm Bedouin hospitality as you get stuck in to preparing a meal with your local hosts. Then finally, bring your adventure to a close with a few days relaxing beside the Dead Sea. Go exploring and you’ll happen upon beautiful waterfalls, stunning canyons and historical landmarks.

Example trip itinerary

Days 1-4


Flights & transfers


Airport meet and greet


Private transfer to your hotel in Amman

Your Accommodation in Amman

Amman Citadel & Downtown Amman Citadel & Downtown

Amman, the capital of Jordan, is a city of contrasts, offering both ancient ruins and thriving modern life. The city was built in an ideal location, situated on the hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley. Begin your tour by stepping back in time with a visit to The Citadel - a reminder that Amman has been inhabited for thousands of years, and was once a major Roman city. Although not as impressive as the Colosseum in Rome or the Acropolis of Athens, the Citadel does impose on the modern city's landscape, and provides a constant reminder of the rise and fall of civilisations. The Citadel is home to a small but extremely interesting museum which is well worth a visit, before exploring the modern aspects of the city and understanding a little about how modern Jordanians live, shop, eat, work and pray in this large, modern city.

Expert briefing: Jordan today Expert briefing: Jordan today

Known for its historical monuments and fascinating culture - Jordan’s modern day story is equally as important, and no less fascinating.

Today you will meet with a member of the speaker's bureau who will explain the current state of affairs in Jordan, including the political system, the path to democracy, reformers versus conservatives, the history and evolution of the monarchy, and the impact of the various waves of refugees in Jordan. Your meeting will last around an hour and your speaker, who is either a prominent journalist, risk analyst or think tank expert, will spend the time imparting their deep knowledge on these subjects. This will be a chance to step away from the ruins of the past and probe deeply into the Jordan of today.

Bedouin plays on bagpipes in ancient town Gerasa (Jerash) in Jordan
Jerash guided tour Jerash guided tour

Explore the ancient city of Jerash. A truly incredible site, extremely well preserved and with remains from Neolithic times, as well as Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Umayyad and others. Its history also tells the tale of a remarkably long chain of human occupation.

As one of the best preserved cities of the Roman Empire, visited by Emperor Hadrian 129 AD, it’s possible to walk within the tracks of chariot wheels that are still visible in the paving stones. During your tour today you will be able to walk beneath the imposing south gate and then make your way up the 'Street of Columns' – the Roman road running 600 metres north from the Oval Plaza. And, as you visit the theatres you can imagine the throngs of crowds enjoying dramas unfolding before them.

Mount Nebo Mount Nebo

Visit Mount Nebo today and gaze across to Jerusalem, just 60 kilometres away. The Prophet Moses is said to have stood on Mount Nebo and looking over into the Promised Land, understood that he would not be permitted to enter it. Today Mount Nebo is a memorial site, and the Church of Moses was built by early Christians in honour of the site and has attracted pilgrims since the earliest days of Christianity.

Madaba, Jordan, view of the central and largest mosque with high minarets in the ancient city of the Middle East.
Madaba Madaba

Read a map like no other today when you visit the ‘City of Mosaics’ and St George's Church, famous for its ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land. The real name of this city is Madaba, which sits just south of Amman and is in fact a 4000 year old archaeological site. The quantity of the mosaics here is astounding, particularly the creation within the Church of the Apostles which depicts the sea and her creatures.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to Petra

Days 4-6


Your Accommodation in Petra

Petra tour Petra tour

Today you will visit Petra - perhaps one of the most stunning and impressive ancient sites which one can visit anywhere in the world today. On arrival at the visitor center our guide will escort you into Petra through the Siq and reveal the highlights of the Nabatean city, including the stunning Treasury. Other sites include the theatre, the tombs and facades and the colonnaded street. Full historical background will be provided, together with information about the Nabatean civilisation. Please bring excellent walking shoes with you as Petra is a large site and a visit to Petra involves a considerable amount of walking.

Caved buildings of Little Petra in Siq al-Barid, Wadi Musa, Jordan at daytime
Little Petra Little Petra

Uncover the remarkable ruins of Little Petra today, sitting within a natural gorge with its impressive doorway - enormous and majestic. Step inside to reveal the wonders within the depths from remarkable Nabatean tombs, divinity blocks, cisterns, and dining halls complete with benches and hand washing sinks used for commemorative meals. During the excavations a large number of broken dishes were found, suggesting that breaking dishes was a ritual at the end of commemorative meals inside Little Petra.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to Wadi Rum

Days 6-7

Wadi Rum

Accommodation in Wadi Rum

Jordan, The Wadi Rum Desert - tourist visiting the desert
Wadi Rum Jeep Tour Wadi Rum Jeep Tour

Embark on an exhilarating jeep tour through the magnificent desert alongside a knowledgeable local Bedouin guide. Marvel at the endless expanse of golden sands stretching before you, and be mesmerised by the fascinating formations of rocks that punctuate the landscape. As you traverse this breathtaking terrain, take advantage of the opportunity to engage with your guide, delving into his unique way of life, the cherished traditions of the Bedouin culture, and the secrets of desert survival—all of which stand in stark contrast to our own familiar existence.

Bedouin Hospitality in Wadi Rum Bedouin Hospitality in Wadi Rum

Immerse yourself in authentic Arabic culture today as you visit a local home for the chance to chop, cook, learn and dine. You will learn about the Arabic kitchen and how to prepare a traditional Arabic meal with the help of some pretty experienced kitchen hands. Petra has long been the spice centre of the world and has been pivotal in the spice trade itself. This means that the dishes you cook and learn about today will be jam-packed with these colourful and aromatic additions. As you chop and cook you'll be able to chat with your hosts and learn more about their way of life. After this it will be time to sit together and eat the food that you prepared - a delicious meal.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to the Dead Sea

Days 7-9

Dead Sea

Your accommodation at the Dead Sea

Days at Leisure at the Dead Sea Days at Leisure at the Dead Sea

Whether you want to unwind with luxurious spa treatments and mud baths, or if you're looking for an exhilarating adventure, the Dead Sea has something for everyone. There are beautiful waterfalls and stunning canyons to discover, as well as historical landmarks.

Flights & transfers


Private transfer to the airport

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