Explore Jordan

UNESCO has called the ancient stone city of Petra one of the most precious cultural properties in the world. Experience it for yourself on this eight-day adventure through Jordan’s past and present. Float in the Dead Sea, explore incredible archaeological ruins, take an exciting 4x4 drive into the desert, and walk through the “Lost City” itself after a lecture by a local archaeologist. Live out your Indiana Jones fantasies while discovering the true story of this eternal place.

dates: June 19 - June 26, 2018 

cost: $499

Trip Code: DJJNG


Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: National Geographic Journeys

Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Service Quality: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12.


Itinerary

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Day 1 - Amman

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2 - Amman

Take an orientation drive through Amman and visit the National Museum and archaeological site of the Citadel. Continue on to visit Jerash, one of the largest and most well-preserved Roman ruins outside of Italy.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Amman to WĀDĪ MŪSÁ

Visit the ancient town of Madaba, famous for its mosaics and churches. Continue to Mt Nebo where we are rewarded with stunning views from the summit. In the evening, enjoy a lecture with a local archaeologist to discuss the importance of Petra, and ongoing excavations at this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Exclusive Inclusions: National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Petra Archaeologist Talk

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 - WĀDĪ MŪSÁ

Rise early to visit iconic Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy a guided walking tour with your expert CEO, after opt to hike up for magnificent views from the top of the treasury or enjoy free time to explore the site on your own. In the evening, enjoy a cooking demonstration and dinner of local specialties.

Exclusive Inclusions: Hands-On Cooking Demonstration with Dinner

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 5 - Petra to Wadi Rum

Continue to Wadi Rum in the heart of Jordan's desertscape. Enjoy lunch at our camp and an exciting 4x4 desert excursion into the desert where we pick the perfect spot to watch the sunset. Return to camp for a traditional Bedouin feast and after take a walk in the desert admiring the night sky with a local Bedouin guide.

Exclusive Inclusions: National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Wadi Rum Night Walk

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 6 - Wadi Rum to Dead Sea

Opt to take an early morning camel trek or hot air balloon ride over the desert. Later, continue to the famed Dead Sea. Upon arrival opt to swim and use the natural sea salts and mud as your own personal spa.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 7 - Dead Sea to Amman

Enjoy a visit to the archaeological site of Bethany, thought to be the site where Jesus was baptized. Continue back to Amman and opt to join the CEO for a farewell dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 8 - Amman

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast


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What's Included

  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Petra Archaeologist Talk, Wādī Mūsá
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Wadi Rum Night Walk, Wadi Rum
  • Hands-On: Cooking Demonstration with Dinner, Wādī Mūsá
  • Arrival transfer
  • Visit to the Amman Citadel and the National Archaeological Museum
  • Guided visit to Jerash
  • Guided tour to the Madaba mosaics
  • Visit Mount Nebo
  • Petra guided tour
  • Wadi Rum desert 4x4 jeep excursion
  • Guided visit to Bethany
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accomodations

Hotels (6 nts), desert camp (1 nt).

Meals

7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
Allow USD230-300 for meals not included.

Transportation

Private van/bus, 4x4, walking.

staff & Experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.