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Highlights of Jordan

Explore ancient sights and lost cities, overnight in a Bedouin tent and dine with the locals amidst the dramatic desert scenery of Wadi Rum. Take in Petra's fascinating history and marvel at its thrilling beauty, and still have a chance to relax in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea. This eight-day trip is ideal for the traveller who is short on time but wants to soak up the colours, culture, and history of a country that's small in size but big in adventure.

Middle East
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: DWHJ/126635
  • Starts: Amman, Jordan
  • Finishes: Amman, Jordan
You will Visit
  • Amman

Itinerary

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Day 1: Amman

Arrive at any time.
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting followed by an optional group dinner.

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Day 2: Amman

Guided visit to the ancient Roman town of Jerash followed by a visit to the Dead Sea.
Set off on a half-day trip to Jerash, a fascinating site and one of the largest and most well-preserved Roman ruins outside Italy.

Continue on to the Dead Sea. Known for its high salinity, opt to bob like a cork in the healing waters. Relax on the shores or cover yourself in therapeutic mud.

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Day 3: Amman/Wādī Mūsá

A packed day includes a guided visit to the intricate Madaba mosaics, enjoying the panoramic views from Mt Nebo and a visit to the crusader castle at Karak.
Depart early for the first stop, Mt Nebo. Learn the ancient history of this spot and check out the views.

Continue on to Madaba to see the famous Byzantine mosaics, dating back to the sixth century. After, visit Karak Castle, built during the Crusades.

Arrive in the early evening to Wadi Musa, the town just outside Petra.

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Day 4: Wādī Mūsá

Start early to visit iconic Petra. It's easy to wander this massive 'rose city' for hours.
Walk through the narrow canyon that forms the dramatic entrance to the city (the Siq), round the final corner and lay eyes on the dramatic façade of the Treasury building. Learn a brief history of the city and walk approx 25 km to cover the entire site. Return to Wādī Mūsá in the late afternoon, or continue exploring on your own.

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Day 5: Wādī Mūsá/Wadi Rum

Opt to visit Little Petra in the morning before continuing to Wadi Rum. Head out for a 4x4 excursion during the day before a traditional dinner and overnight at a Bedouin desert camp.
Drive to Wadi Rum, a vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds and the largest and most magnificent of Jordan's desert landscapes. Head deep into the desert by 4x4 stopping at famous landmarks along the way.

Arrive to the tented camp in time for a traditional meal. Learn more about this ancient culture.



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Day 6: Wadi Rum/Aqaba

Opt to take a hot air balloon ride at sunrise for incredible views of the desert. Journey towards the red sea, where you can opt to snorkel and enjoy a relaxing boat trip.
Drive to the Red Sea resort city of Aqaba. Enjoy free time to enjoy the beach, go snorkelling or check out the city. Make sure to try some fresh seafood for dinner.

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Day 7: Aqaba/Amman

Head back to Amman with a little time to explore.
The morning is flexible. Spend a little more time at the beach or head back early. Reach Amman by way of the Desert Highway. Enjoy a final night out in the city.

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Day 8: Amman

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Local Living: Bedouin Camp Overnight, Wadi Rum
    • Jerash entrance and guided tour
    • Dead Sea visit
    • Madaba mosaics guided tour
    • Mt Nebo entrance
    • Karak Castle guided tour
    • Petra day pass and local guide
    • Wadi Rum jeep excursion
    • Red Sea stay
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (6 nts), Bedouin desert camp (1 nt)
    • 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Private van, 4x4 pickup truck, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Explore ancient cities and crusader castles
  • Relax at the Dead Sea
  • Camp overnight in the desert
  • Visit the ancient rock-cut city of Petra.