Summary

Travel Style:
Destinations: Middle East
  • 9 Days From
    R 18300
  • Trip code: AXW
  • Activity: Culture, Culture Bestsellers, Cultural Wonders
  • Min age: 16
  • Group size: 4 - 20
Leisurely / Moderate

Visit the highlights of Jordan including magnificent Petra

Jordan is an ideal destination for a one-week adventure tour. Bursting with things to see and do this activity holiday includes the best of what this magnificent country has to offer, visiting all the major sites of interest. We will have two full days to explore the spectacular ‘Rose-red city’ of Petra and a guided visit around Jerash, one of the best preserved Roman cities in the Middle East. There is time to ‘float’ in the salty waters of the Dead Sea and snorkel (optional) over the beautiful coral reefs of the Red Sea. We will also explore the fabulous scenery in the desert at Wadi Rum, where we take a 4WD excursion into the more remote regions and camp out like the Bedouin.

Key information
  • 7 nights hotels, 1 night private camp
  • Travel by air-conditioned minibus and 4WD in Wadi Rum
  • Group normally 4 to 20 plus leader. Min age 16 yrs
Activities
  • 7 nights hotels, 1 night private camp
  • Travel by air-conditioned minibus and 4WD in Wadi Rum
  • Group normally 4 to 20 plus leader. Min age 16 yrs
Highlights
  • Discover Petra’s secrets, with two full days at the labyrinthine rose-red city
  • Experience Bedouin life at a desert camp in Wadi Rum
  • Stroll through the ancient streets of Roman Jerash
  • Float in the mystical Dead Sea
  • Visit Mt Nebo, claimed to be Moses’ burial site
What's included
  • All breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • All accommodation (see accommodation section)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Arrival & departure transfers
    Food

    All breakfasts and one evening meal in Wadi Rum are included. Whilst staying in hotels we usually eat in local restaurants and on some occasions the leader will take those who wish to a restaurant for a ‘mezze’ style meal. These allow fast service with a variety of good quality food for the group and usually cost 10-15 JOD pp. Allow about £200-£250 (approx. US$320-400) to cover these meals. If you are vegetarian, please note that main meals are limited in choice; however, mezze is almost always available in restaurants and is a good, filling choice. There is also a good choice of seafood available when at the Red Sea.

Highlights

  • Discover Petra’s secrets, with two full days at the labyrinthine rose-red city
  • Experience Bedouin life at a desert camp in Wadi Rum
  • Stroll through the ancient streets of Roman Jerash
  • Float in the mystical Dead Sea
  • Visit Mt Nebo, claimed to be Moses’ burial site

Dates & Pricing

 
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25 May 2019
02 Jun 2019
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R 18400
 
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16 Jun 2019
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R 19500
 
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06 Oct 2019
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Reviews

fine

Excellent week. Really well organised interesting sites.

Rating 5
Q&A
  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
  • Petra

  • What did you think of your group leader?
  • Ibrahim was exceptional as a guide. Really friendly, knowledgeable, nprofessional and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble for him. He worked nreally hard to make our trip run really smoothly.

  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
  • Ask for Ibrahim as a group leader

  • Is there anything else you would like to add?
  • It was such a good mix of ages in the group everyone got on really well. nThank you

A wonder of the world, sun, sea and sand - this trip has it all!

Having just returned from Jordan and reflecting back on my week away, I feel nit has been one of the best trips of my life so far. The tour has been ncreated to have a very varied, yet well balanced itinerary consisting of the ncapital, Petra - a new wonder of the world, the desert, the Red Sea and the nDead Sea. It cannot be argued that this is a relaxing holiday, there is a lot nof travelling and a couple of long bus days (though nothing too overbearing nand always well broken up with plenty of stops and sites along the way) and nthe number of included activities means you will fill like you've seen the nwhole country in a week! But it's brilliant fun, and the opportunity to see nall the main sites and the stunning scenery will mean you'll be happy to rest nonce you get home!nnJordan is a fabulously and I feel underrated country. Despite being situated nin an area of the world which has had some problems, Jordan is forunate to be na safe and easy to travel country. As a solo female traveller I didn't have a nsingle moment of my trip where I felt uncomfortable or unsafe. The people nwere welcoming, the weather was perfect (not too hot but sunny every day) and nthe sights far surpassed my expectations. If you are considering visiting nJordan, you can't beat this trip!

Rating 5
Q&A
  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
  • Two days to explore and hike Petra. It's such a fantastic and fascinating nsite, and far, far larger than I expected. I'm glad the itinerary permitted ntwo full days here as one day would have felt rushed.

  • What did you think of your group leader?
  • Ibrahim was a brilliant leader. Clearly very experienced, he was nenthusiastic, knowledgable and most importantly looked after us and made us nfeel very comfortable. I've done many similar group tours over the years, but nnever with Exodus before, and I think he was one of the best leaders I've nhad.

  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
  • As a solo female traveller some of my friends and family were surprised when nI told them of my decision to visit Jordan. But I couldn't have felt more ncomfortable. Exodus take care of you right from the moment you step off the nplane, and the people I met and travelled with couldn't have been lovelier. I nwas in a group of 20, a mix of ages, both couples and single travellers and nwe are got along brilliantly, having group dinners every night and staying in ntouch post trip. Ibrahim, our leader, was fantastic and took brilliant care nof us. I can honestly say I have no issues and the trip couldn't have gone nbetter.

A marvellous trip crammed into a week

A wonderful trip with a fabulous guide and great travel companions. I wasn't nsure about doing a tour as I usually travel independently. This time, I ndidn't have time to plan logistics, learn Arabic (though most do speak some nEnglish), or manage/research all the destinations, and I only had a week of ntime off, so I decided to try a pre-organised trip with Exodus to a place nI've always wanted to visit. So glad I did.nnI learnt about Roman cities by walking amongst the pillars, I marvelled at nmosaics away from the distractions of the 9-5, I climbed up rocky out-crops nformed of incredible reds and oranges, I learned about the Nabateans and the nMamlucs and the Bedouin and the history or a tumultous region steeped in nhistory for thousands of years. Not only do you get to explore Petra and nWadi Rum, float in the Dead Sea, snorkel in the Red Sea, admire Jerash and nMadaba and Karak Castle and the flowers in the desert (in April) (thanks to nour guide for hunting out the end of season black irises), but you get to ntaste local food (delicious Shawarma and Falafel) sip delicious mint nconcoctions, and hear about day-to-day life in world full of refugees, nintense politics, history and conflict on all sides. Things come to life when nyou are in the landscape. Thank you.

Rating 5
Q&A
  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
  • Sitting on a sand dune in the desert of Wadi Rum watching the light change.

  • What did you think of your group leader?
  • Fabulous group leader - highly recommend Jihad.

  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
  • Really look at the weather forecast before you go. It can be cold and wet in nJordan (North and Middle) in Spring, even though it will also be hot in nAqaba, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea.

  • Is there anything else you would like to add?
  • Recommended for people who want to cover a lot of ground in a short time. It nis quite an intense itinerary so not the right trip if you just need to relax nor potter about. It's great for people interested in civilisations, nature nand the Middle East. Even if you don't know a lot about history, this place nbrings it to life. It is spectacular.

Tailormade a week in Jordan

A week in Jordannfly into Amman and transferred to a hotel for the night then travel along the nkings highway towards Petra via Mt Nebo , Madaba and Kerak.nTwo full days to explore the sights of Petranvisit little Petranquick visit to Aquaba (for supplies )nWadi Rum desert, four wheel drive and two nights in Bedouin camp along with none day hiking through the desert.nvisit and swim in the dead sea staying at a 4 star (5 star I think ) hotel

Rating 5
Q&A
  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
  • I cant single one inspirational moment as they all were but if I really had nto then it would be the sunset in the desert Wadi Rum

  • What did you think of your group leader?
  • Ibrahim was fantastic from the moment he picked us up at the airport till the nmoment he dropped us off there he looked after us really well. Anything we nwanted he was there for us. he gave us all the information and more that we nneeded to complete our trip. He made sure every guide we had was the best and nhelped us understand the countries customs and language.nI would absolutely recommend him to any of my friends that are planning to nvisit Jordan

  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
  • Yes please do not think of Jordan as a country in the middle east or in an narea of trouble as it is so much more than that. It has a very western nEuropean outlook and the people are so friendly and they actually believe nthey are half English and have Jordanian. Our trip has open all of our eyes nto a completely different view of the middle east. go and see for yourselves nI promise you , you will be blown away with how friendly and open this ncountry really is.

  • Is there anything else you would like to add?
  • I would like to take this opportunity to thank your team for a brilliantly norganised trip in Jordan, it was everything we expected and more.nn From the plane flight , transportation , hotel accommodation , dessert camp , nguides all facilities it was the best organised trip we had been involved nwith.nnOur Guide Ibrahim delivered us the perfect package even showing us more than nwas planned on the ternary without effecting timings. He sorted us out with nthe best guides in Petra , Dessert, and all through out our trip. We would nthoroughly recommend Exodus Travels for Jordan trips and as we have also been non a trip before climbing Mt Toubkal 2018 would recommend this as well.nnWe will be looking to book another challenging trip soon on the back of these ntwo excellently organised ones.nnAgain thank you for a great trip please pass this on to all involved.

AXW 130419

An excellent trip. Well organised and operated.

Rating 5
Q&A
  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
  • Looking down on Petra and realising the extent of the site and the awesome nachievements of the inhabitants over the ages.

  • What did you think of your group leader?
  • Jihad Abu-Zahra was amazing - knowledgeable, entertaining, helpful, patient - neverything you would want in a guide. In addition he helped me when I had a nmedical problem - sorting out medical help, to which he accompanied me, ntranslating and explaining as necessary - a real support. Nothing was too nmuch trouble for him - he is to be highly commended. Thank you Jihad for a nwonderful trip.

Excellent view of a fascinating country

Great overview of a fascinating country. While physically not demanding there nis a lot to squeeze in so expect a lot of travel and early starts.nPetra is one of the few places that lives up to expectations and the desert ncamp was excellent, even the last two days, which have a slower pace and nallow you to set your own pace were a pleasant surprise (especially the nquality of the last hotel).

Rating 4
Q&A
  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
  • Petra and the hike to the 'high place of sacrifice'. Well worth the effort, neven on a windy day. Although surprise of seeing the stars in the desert ncame a close second.

  • What did you think of your group leader?
  • Guides knowledge and reading of the weather helped ensure we got the best of nPetra despite a storm and hail on day two. Friendly and used local knowledge nand experience of the tour to keep as well fed on a budget.

  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
  • Have layers available, days can be sunny, but in March we had some cold windy ndays and even hail (plus night in the desert can be chilly). Not everyone had nenough long sleeved clothing. Its a Muslim country, so don't expect to be nable to buy alcohol with most meals and if you find a bar it's often London nprices or higher.

Great Experience

The was a wonderful experience. My focus was to see Petra, but the trip was nso much more than that.nThere was such a variety of places to see and varied scenery to enjoy. The ntrip was very busy, but not rushed and our guide ensured we made the best use nof our time in Jordan.

Rating 5
Q&A
  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
  • There were so many striking moments. Walking in the Siq and arriving at the ntreasury was as spectacular as I had hoped. Other significant memories are nspending the evening with the Bedouin, seeing the mosaic map at Madaba, nswimming in the dead sea and standing on a high rock looking over the desert nwatching the sun set.

  • What did you think of your group leader?
  • Our group leader, Ibrahim, was excellent. He was very knowledgeable on both nancient and modern Jordan and made stops very interesting. He did everything nto make the whole trip smooth, hassle free and fun. The weather during our ntrip to Petra was very variable, but forethought on the part of our guide nmeant we all agreed to change the itinerary so that we did not miss any of nthe sights and climbs. We had excellent meals all the way with a good mixture nof local restaurants and local food in hotels. Our driver, Abdul-Assize, was nan asset to the trip with his safe driving in difficult situations.

  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
  • In March/April be prepared for a great variety of weather and temperature. nTake a raincoat and sun cream!

  • Is there anything else you would like to add?
  • The variety of experiences in the trip make it one to recommend.

A week in Jordan

We had a brilliant time in Jordan with a nice group of people. Nidal, our nguide, was friendly and informative and we loved exploring the country

Rating 4
Q&A
  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
  • Petra and camping in the Bedouin camp were particular highlights.

  • What did you think of your group leader?
  • Nidal was very good and always ready to answer questions.

  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
  • Take plenty of layers of clothing - the weather was very mixed.

  • Is there anything else you would like to add?
  • We had an amazingly comfortable coach which made the travelling a real treat.

A week in Jordan

We had a brilliant time in Jordan with a nice group of people. Nidal, our nguide, was friendly and informative and we loved exploring the country

Rating 4
Q&A
  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
  • Petra and camping in the Bedouin camp were particular highlights.

  • What did you think of your group leader?
  • Nidal was very good and always ready to answer questions.

  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
  • Take plenty of layers of clothing - the weather was very mixed.

  • Is there anything else you would like to add?
  • We had an amazingly comfortable coach which made the travelling a real treat.

Exceeded all my expectations

A wonderful week jam packed with sights, activities and wonderful nexperiences. It started with a fantastic trip to Jerash, an amazing Roman nTown, and just kept getting better and better. The two days spent at Petra nwere outstanding, and the trip to Wadi Rum exciting and so memorable. The nlast couple of days spent at the Red Sea and then the Dead Sea were the nperfect ending to an unforgettable trip.

Rating 5
Q&A
  • What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
  • I loved the time spent in the desert, learning about the Bedouin way of life, nand will never forget the camel ride to watch the sun rise - really worth ngetting up early for. That first glimpse of the Treasury at Petra as I nemerged from the canyon is also one of those moments that will stay with me nfor ever.

  • What did you think of your group leader?
  • Ibrahim, our leader was just perfect. He had a huge knowledge and an nunderstandable pride in his country - we all learnt so much from him. nNothing was too much trouble and he always went out of his way to make sure nthat everything was as perfect as it could be for all of us. He had a nfantastic sense of humour and helped to make the trip an unforgettable one.

  • Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
  • Make sure you take some warm clothing as it can get cold at night, nparticularly in the desert. Jordanians are really welcoming and friendly and nI felt completely safe travelling throughout the country.

  • Is there anything else you would like to add?
  • A truly wonderful holiday. My only disappointment was seeing all the nrubbish/plastic at the sides of the roads - such a shame in such a beautiful ncountry.

Accommodation

Hotels and Camp

We spend 2 nights in a 4-star hotel in Amman, 3 nights in a standard hotel in Petra, 1 night in a 4-star hotel in Aqaba and the final night in a 5-star hotel at the Dead sea.   We also have one night in a desert camp in Wadi Rum. The private camp is for the sole use of the Exodus group and offers an unforgettable experience.

Throughout the tour we use hotels with en suite facilities and air conditioning.  Some hotels have more facilities than others however it is always good to keep in mind that the star rating in Jordan is quite different to what you may expect at home.  Sometimes we may use less centrally located hotels in the interests of comfort. Accommodation in Petra is limited and demands on the infrastructure are high; this creates occasional problems with hot water and plumbing for all hotels.  In general, the hotels in Petra are of an older style and more basic in comparison with the rest of Jordan. 

At the Wadi Rum camp there are traditional style tents equipped with basic beds, sheets and blankets. There are plumbed toilets and basins, and simple shower facilities with (limited) hot water. 

Single supplements are available for this trip however cannot be guaranteed at Wadi Rum. Please enquire at the time of booking for details and up-to-date prices.

Essential Info

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts and two dinners are included at the Wadi Rum camp and the Dead Sea resort. Whilst staying in hotels we usually eat in local restaurants and on some occasions the leader will take those who wish to a restaurant for a 'mezze' style meal. These allow fast service with a variety of good quality food for the group and usually cost 10-15 JOD pp. Allow about £200-£250 (approx. US$320-400) to cover these meals. If you are vegetarian, please note that main meals are limited in choice; however, mezze is almost always available in restaurants and is a good, filling choice. There is also a good choice of seafood available when at the Red Sea. While camping the food provided consists in rice with a selection among chicken, lamb and vegetables.

Is this trip for you?

Although this is a cultural trip, some days (such as those in Petra) can be long and tiring. To walk up to the High Place of Sacrifice on day 4 or 5 you should have a reasonable level of fitness. Your leader will be able to provide you with further advice about the walk. Whilst camping in Wadi Rum please be aware that although the campsite does have plumbed toilets and running water there are no showers and facilities are basic.

In very rare instances we may need to amend the order of the itinerary but we will ensure that all the elements of the itinerary are still included and site visits are of the same duration.

*Ramadan* The holy month of Ramadan runs from 5th of May to the 4th of June 2019 . During this time the opening hours to sites and museums may be affected by an hour or two. The leader will be aware of this and adapt your day to accommodate this. Purchasing snacks and meals during the day may also be affected slightly. Please note that the energy levels of our local staff may be a bit lower during this period. That said, Ramadan is a special time to visit a Muslim country - each evening the streets empty for an hour while everyone breaks their fast, and there's a feeling of festivity in the air at night.

Full Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 Land Only

Start Amman.

Start Amman. *Comfortable Hotel*

Day 2

Visit Jerash and float in the Dead Sea.

This morning we drive north to Jerash, known as Gerasa in ancient times. This was one of the ten wealthy, self-governing cities of the Decapolis during Roman times, and was famous throughout the Roman world for the luxury of its lifestyle. Buried for centuries under blown sand, Jerash is the only city of the Decapolis to have survived to any extent, with a dramatic oval forum, colonnaded main streets which remarkably have the drains still intact, two theatres and the impressive temple of Zeus. After a good look around we head south to the Dead Sea in time for a ‘float’ in the saline waters. In the evening we return to Amman. *Comfortable Hotel*

Meals Included : breakfast

Day 3

Drive down King’s Highway to Petra via Mt Nebo, Madaba and Kerak.

Today is a long driving day down the King’s Highway which transports us up and down huge ‘wadis’ (valleys). There are several stops of interest en route including Madaba, known as the city of the mosaics, Mt Nebo and Kerak, which is a magnificent fortified town. Further south we reach the magnificent city of Petra; Jordan’s premier historic site and one of the world’s most outstanding ancient cities. *Comfortable Hotel*

Meals Included : breakfast

Day 4-5

Two full days to explore the expansive sights of Petra.

Two full days to explore Petra, the ‘Rose-red city, half as old as time’. Petra was hidden for centuries until the Swiss explorer Burckhardt made his great discovery in 1812. It was founded by the Nabateans, an Arab tribe that arrived here in the sixth century BC. Building at Petra began in the third century BC and continued through the Roman period, financed by taxes levied on the desert caravans. Two features of Petra are unique: firstly, it is a city made defensible by being built down a series of chasms, rather than on a hilltop. Secondly, it is built directly into the rock – beautiful red and yellow sandstone carved into the most impressive facades which glow in the brilliant sunlight. To enter Petra we must begin by walking down a narrow chasm, known as the Siq, surrounded by high cliffs on either side. Unveiled at the end of the Siq is El Khazneh, the Treasury. This is just the first breathtaking sight of a remarkable day. Continuing to the centre of the city, we pass the houses and tombs of the rich citizens and the remarkable scale of the site begins to unveil itself. A long walk beyond the centre is El Deir, the monastery, with its superb facade topped by a huge urn (the walk up is by a series of steps). There is so much to take in and explore and some of this can be done on horseback – your tour leader will be able to assist if required. (Please note that due to current Jordanian group regulations the journey down the Siq on horseback is part of the ticket price – it costs US$10 and is included in the tour price. It is possible to walk this section for those who would prefer but the cost of the ride is part of the entrance fee and therefore cannot be refunded.) On one of the days we take a walk to the High Places where few people visit. This can be quite arduous and is not recommended for those who are unsure of their fitness. However, those who do make it to the top are rewarded with wonderful views over parts of the site visited on the previous day. *Comfortable Hotel*

Meals Included : breakfast

Day 6

To the Wadi Rum desert; 4WD excursion and overnight in a Bedouin camp.

This morning we join the modern Desert Highway and make our way south to Wadi Rum, a beautiful desert area where dramatic sandstone mountains rise from the sandy desert floor. This is where Lawrence of Arabia and Prince Faisal assembled the Arab tribes for the attack on Aqaba in the First World War and also where sections of the 1962 epic film were shot. We join our Bedouin guides for a 2-hour 4×4 trip to explore the highlights of the proteced area. Towards the end of the day we return to our private camp, located near the small village of Disseh where we enjoy traditional Bedouin hospitality and may have the chance to sleep out under the stars. *Basic Camping*

Meals Included : breakfast,dinner

Day 7

Morning in Wadi Rum; desert drive to Aqaba; free afternoon to relax or optional snorkelling over the coral reefs of the Red Sea.

We wake amidst the dramatic desert scenery and then make our way on to Aqaba, Jordan’s port and holiday resort, famous for beautiful coral reefs. We have free time to lounge on the beach, swim, or snorkelling. Your leader will be able to advise you on which are the best private beaches to visit as the public beaches generally do not have as many facilities. There are several good restaurants in Aqaba for our evening meal together. *Comfortable Hotel*

Meals Included : breakfast

Day 8

To Amman; citadel tour and free time.

In the morning we travel back to Amman on the fast Desert Highway. In the afternoon you will be given a guided tour of Amman and then any additional time is free to explore the city or for some last minute shopping! *Comfortable Hotel*

Meals Included : breakfast,dinner

Day 9

End Amman.

End Amman. **

Meals Included : breakfast

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