Endless history and hospitality

A land of marvels. Wander through the mystic desert landscape of Wadi Rum, and explore the stunning ruins of Petra. Float in the Dead Sea and snorkel in the Red Sea. Warm hospitality, delicious food and fascinating ancient history abound in Jordan.

Highlights

  • Spend the night under the desert sky in Wadi Rum

  • Snorkel in the Red Sea in Aqaba

  • Experience Petra by day and by night

  • Explore the Roman ruins of Jerash

  • Float in the Dead Sea - the lowest point on Earth!

Itinerary for Jordan

Day 1: Amman

Ahlan wa Sahlan! Welcome to Jordan, whose centuries-old legacy of hospitality embraces you like an old friend. Our Local Leader and fellow travelers gather this evening for a welcome meeting.

  • Transfers are shared among travelers in our group. At the airport, you’ll be met by a Club Adventures representative after passing through customs and shuttled to your hotel. You may need to wait a short time for other members of the group to arrive.
  • Our hotel in Amman: Grand Palace Hotel

Day 2: Amman > Wadi Rum

Leaving Amman, Jordan’s capital, we explore Wadi Rum — a landscape of ruggedly desolate, yet wildly riveting sandstone mountains. The vast natural rock formations carved into towering cliffs by powerful winds — and adorned by 4,000-year-old rock drawings— create a tranquil yet inspiring setting. We’ll be warmly greeted at a Bedouin camp, our home for the night. As the sun sets and the colors of the desert change, appreciate a home-cooked meal before spending the night in our tented camp under the huge expanse of sky. (b, d)  

  • Breakfast is full buffet
  • Dinner will be cooked for us at our Wadi Rum camp
  • Our camp in Wadi Rum: Quiet Village Camp

Day 3: Wadi Rum > Aqaba

This morning, sensational views surround you — whether you choose to experience the desert by camel or by foot. Located at the northern tip of the Red Sea, the beach resort of Aqaba is our next stop. Known for some of the world’s best marine wildlife, we’ll get out on the water for an afternoon boat ride and to snorkel. (b)

  • Breakfast is full buffet
  • The Red Sea boat ride will be with other, non-Club Adventures, passengers
  • Our hotel in Aqaba: Captain’s Hotel

Day 4: Aqaba > Petra

Our adventure continues as we travel to Petra. We’ll stop at the Seven Pillars of Wisdom, where T.E. Lawrence’s book of the same name was based. We arrive in the small town of Petra to relax before our big day tomorrow. (b, d)

  • Breakfast is full buffet
  • Dinner tonight will be the results of a Jordanian cooking class
  • Our hotel in Petra: Amra Palace Hotel

Day 5: Petra

Petra, the jewel of Jordan, dates back to the 6th century BC. Here, nature and man joined forces to create a world wonder. This lost city of the biblical Nabateans is an impressive series of tombs and dwellings, hidden behind ornate façades carved directly into the rock. Explore the old Roman Road, amphitheatre and several old tombs. Climb up to the monastery for a magnificent view. Relax this afternoon before returning to Petra, this time for a moving experience by candlelight. (b, d)

  • Breakfast is full buffet
  • Dinner tonight  will be at the hotel
  • Our hotel in Petra: Amra Palace Hotel

Day 6: Petra > Amman

Today we venture further afield in Petra, to sites like the High Place of Sacrifice. This afternoon, we visit the ancient village at Dana, where local artisans display their crafts. In Madaba — home to several fine Byzantine mosaics — we visit the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George and view the impressive mosaic map of the Holy Land. Back in Amman, the evening is yours to discover the city. (b)

  • Breakfast is full buffet
  • Our hotel in Amman: Grand Palace Hotel

Day 7: Amman >Jerash > Dead Sea > Amman

The striking archways, theatres, buildings and cobbled streets of Jerash await us today. This ancient Roman city is a beautiful place for exploration. Rejuvenate and restore with a visit to the Dead Sea — the lowest point on Earth — and an area believed to be home to five ancient biblical cities. Float in the landlocked, mineral-rich waters that are ten times saltier than sea water. Here, waters evaporate leaving a soothing mixture of minerals — and salts and the mud is said to have healing properties. Why not try a nutrient-rich natural mineral mud bath? Later, we return to Amman for our final night. (b, l)   

  • Breakfast is full buffet
  • Lunch will be at a local restaurant
  • Our hotel in Amman: Grand Palace Hotel

Day 8: Our moving adventure through mystical Jordan ends today. (b)

  • Breakfast is full buffet
  • Departure transfers are included on a group basis

Things to know before traveling to Jordan

When it comes to money matters on the trip, every traveler is a little different. You know your spending habits better than we do, so please budget a sensible amount for things like meals not included, drinks, shopping, optional activities, tipping and laundry. It’s always better to bring a little more than you think you’ll need.

Also make sure you’ve read your trip details thoroughly so you know what’s included in the trip price and what isn’t. This should make budgeting a little easier.

MEALS NOT INCLUDED

All breakfasts are included, so you’re all set there!

Lunch. Lunch at a touristy restaurant should cost around USD10 to USD20. However, local street food can be substantially cheaper.

Dinner. At dinner time, your leader will normally recommend restaurants where you can safely try the local specialties of the region. Expect meals to cost between USD15 to USD25 for a main.

These are indicative prices only. If you are in a tight budget and are happy to eat just local food you can eat cheaper than this. If you want to try the finest food at the finest restaurants, then you can expect meals to cost as much as in western countries.

Your group leader or representative will endeavor to cater for specific dietary requirements where possible, and vegetarianism and gluten intolerance will be catered for in most instances. There are, however some meals and activities that are fixed in advance and therefore cannot be modified to suit dietary requirements.

Please notify your booking consultant of any dietary requirements at the time of booking. For those suffering from particular food allergies, your group leader or representative will endeavor to disclose to their fullest knowledge the main ingredients in dishes being consumed. It is, however, your personal responsibility to ensure that you do not ingest any foods to which you are allergic.

There is quite a bit of walking involved in visiting Jordan’s historic sites, especially in Petra and Wadi Rum, so a reasonable level of fitness is required. Most of the time there is no shade so remember to bring a hat, sun protection, and sturdy, comfortable walking shoes.

In Wadi Rum we stay in a permanent tented camp with shared bathroom facilities. Please be aware that while the desert may be very hot during the day, it will still be cool at night and warm clothes and a sleeping bag is highly recommended when travelling outside of the summer months.

HEATING AND AIR-CONDITIONING:

As a desert region, this part of the world has extremes of weather. Winter months (approx December to March) can be very cold. All of our hotel accommodation contains suitable bedding, and simple light bedding is provided during camping activities such as the desert camps. Most of our travelers find the bedding provided here adequate, but for your own comfort and if you are particularly sensitive to the cold, consider bringing your own sleeping bag, thermals, scarf, gloves and a warm jacket. Some of our guesthouses / hotels don’t supply heating. In many cases this would be a major financial and environmental strain on our hotels and the local towns. Summer (approx June to August) can be very hot everywhere we travel, which means that it can be quite uncomfortable for those not used to the heat. Not all our hotels have air-conditioning, and in those that do, it’s not always functioning.

The Grand Palace Hotel is a comfortable, clean hotel in Amman. The hotel offers a restaurant, pool, bar/lounge, gym, spa, laundry services and free WiFi. All guest rooms are all fitted with air-conditioning, minibar, safebox and wireless internet access with large bathrooms. The rooms are fitted with sound proof windows. Connected and triple rooms are also available.

Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveler. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it’s important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality. Your consultant will also be happy to point you in the right direction with acquiring visas. Visas can take several weeks to process, so familiarize yourself with any requirements as soon as you have booked your trip to allow for processing time.

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please ask your travel agent or Club Adventures team member for insurance options at time of booking.

Add-ons available before and after your trip to see the most of Jordan

Pre-Night Add-ons

AMMAN
Pre-nights are available on request. Please ask your Club Adventures representative at time of booking.


Post-Night Add-ons

AMMAN
Post-nights are available on request. Please ask your Club Adventures representative at time of booking.


Optional Tours

We’ve already included everything you need to see! While there are no optional tours on this tour, your Local Leader can always point you in the right direction for you to write your own adventure.

8 days, from $1,699 USD