Jordan vacation, small group

In just a week, this small-group trip takes you through Jordan’s hotspots, with plenty of time in Petra, a dip in the Dead Sea and two nights camping with Bedouins in Wadi Rum.
Amman Wadi Rum jeep safari and desert camp Petra Madaba Dead Sea Mount Nebo crusader castle of Kerak Jerash
Price
US $1270US $1135ToUS $1510excluding flights
Duration
8 Days
Type
Small group
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Single supplement $195.
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Up to US $130 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 29 Sep, 02 Oct, 09 Oct, 16 Oct, 20 Oct, 23 Oct, 25 Oct, 30 Oct, 06 Nov, 08 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov, 20 Nov, 22 Nov, 06 Dec, 13 Dec, 18 Dec, 25 Dec, 27 Dec
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Description of Jordan vacation, small group

Marvel at Jordan’s fascinating mix of modernity and ancient wonders on this eight-day small group tour. With cultural gems, ancient artefacts and warm hospitality waiting around every corner, Jordan is an enthralling country.

From the cosmopolitan city of Amman, we explore Jordan’s mystical desert landscapes. Hop in a jeep and experience the extraordinary desert scenery of Wadi Rum, a rugged moonscape of huge sandstone mountains. Meet Bedouin locals here and learn about their ways, then sleep under the stars in a desert camp. Spend a whole day uncovering the majesty and mystery of the world wonder of Petra – the first glimpse of the Treasury from the narrow path of the Siq is unforgettable! – and then visit the historic crusader castle of Kerak, which stands on a cliff overlooking Wadi Karak. Down at the Dead Sea, you will experience the best weightlessness this side of outer space with an effortless float in its super-salty waters.

Travel is by private vehicle and jeep and you’ll stay in hotels for five nights and a desert camp for two, which is basic but incredibly memorable. As there’s lots of walking involved in exploring Petra and Wadi Rum, a good level of fitness is required to fully enjoy this trip.

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Price information

US $1270US $1135ToUS $1510excluding flights
Single supplement $195.
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Petra and Wadi Rum
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“It completely took my breath away. I was literally ‘deep intake of breath’ when I saw it; I was properly wowed by it.”

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was the nights and hike in the desert. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was hiking in the desert and floating in the dead sea. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was the desert Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2019 by

Excellent value for money, spectacular scenery exceeded my hopes, and a good guide. Read full review

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2019 by

Overall, I was awed by this trip! Each place we visited was memorable in it's own right with a wealth of history and information....It was excellent! Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2019 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was staying in Wadi Rum in the desert camp. Read full review

Reviewed on 04 Sep 2019 by

The most exciting part of the vacation was Petra, it was also the most physically hardest of the trip. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Mar 2019 by

Mostly excellent. 8/10 Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Nov 2019 by

The most exciting part of the trip was exploring wadi rum and seeing the treasury for the first time Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Sep 2018 by

Jordan is amazing and nothing can take from that. But the experience with the operator was a great disappointment and I wouldn't risk using them again. If it hadn't been for such a nice group this vacation would have been a disaster. Read full review

Reviewed on 22 Dec 2017 by

Star gazing in Wadi Rum, seeing the iconic treasury in Petra, and the Roman ruins in Jerash are the top 3 - we did something special every day though! Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Nov 2017 by

Arriving at Wadi Rum was the most memorable. Excellent trip. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Sep 2017 by

Wadi Rum completely blew my mind, just an incredible place. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

As a global tour operator, we are committed to traveling responsibly and endeavour to practise sustainable tourism wherever we visit. We believe that responsible travel is about the attitude you take with you and the choices you make when traveling - to respect and benefit local people, their cultures, economy and the environment.

We are committed to operating in a responsible manner, incorporating the principles of sustainable development in the way we provide our travelers with real life experiences. These values are more than just words on a page; they are ingrained in our culture and the daily operations of every office and every trip.

Our tours are designed to give travelers real life experiences, so we head off to the Wadi Rum to camp under the stars with our Bedouin hosts. Travelers get a real insight into local life and the culture in Jordan and we are able to offer these off the beaten track experiences as we travel in small groups, maximum 12 people and never exceed this.

As a company, our responsibilities don’t stop when our tours end. We run and support a variety of projects globally, from healthcare, education, human rights, child welfare, sustainable development and environmental and wildlife protection. Our own in house foundation has been in operation for over 11 years; a not-for-profit fund that has distributed over AU$3 million to more than 70 non-government organisations since 2002. Donations come from our travelers and are then matched by us dollar for dollar.

People

We always employ local tour leaders as this provides a steady income to local people and can give our travelers an authentic experience. They are always offering advice on great sites to visit, away from the beaten tourist track or know of a great local restaurant that travelers otherwise wouldn’t experience.

We encourage our travelers to respect local culture but also integrate themselves in tradition and customs. In Jordan, the dress code is conservative and care should be taken especially when visiting the timeless temples, tombs, amphitheatres and monasteries in the surrounding area of Petra. We often suggest loose, lightweight clothing that covers shoulders and knees. Information can be accessed on our website prior to travel to help ensure travelers are able to follow appropriate dress codes and behaviours at these locations and your group leader will be on hand to assist throughout.

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