Trip 1: 29th April – 6th May 2022 (With Trip Leader Janet)
Day 1: Amman Arrival
Our awesome tour guide (Jordanians are THE BEST!) will welcome everyone at the Amman Airport and take you to our beautiful hotel in Amman.
We’ll all go out for our very first group dinner (included) and maybe a few local beers, before being transferred back to our hotel for a good nights sleep!
If you arrive early in the day you’ll have free time to explore this beautiful, and very safe city!
Hotel: Le Vendome Hotel, Amman (4*)
Day 2: Full day tour to Jerash
Today we’ll be doing a full day tour to Jerash, an ancient city North of Amman, a destination that should be on every Jordan itinerery! It’s been inhabited since the Bronze age and ia larger and more spectacular that many of the top ancient archaeological sites you may have visited in other destination in the region.
Top sites to visit in the city include: 2nd-century Hadrian’s Arch, the Corinthian columns of the Temple of Artemis and the huge Forum’s oval colonnade.
Lunch in Jerash included and dinner back in Amman included.
Hotel: Le Vendome Hotel, Amman (4*)
Day 3: Amman City Tour and Dead Sea
After breakfast, we’ll visit the beautiful Amman Citadel and Roman Theater. We’ll try fit in a quick visit to a super famous local restaurant known for their hummus and falafel!
Them we’ll drive to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, some 420 meters below sea level! Here you can enjoy floating on the surface of the water, which is seven times saltier than regular sea-water. You can also dig up mud and give yourself a mud wrap on the beach, or choose to pamper yourself at the hotel spa center (optional extra).
We’ll have another group dinner at the hotel (included).
Hotel: Ramada Resort Dead Sea
Day 4: Wadi Mujib Siq Trail and Petra By Night
After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll drive to Wadi Mujib and begin hiking the Siq trail which is a great water adventure (about 2-3 hours) where we hike through a river and canyons, one of the best thrill-seeker activities in Jordan!
After this little adrenaline rush, our bus will take us to Petra where we’ll have lunch and relax for a few hours, with some free time to explore.
Lunch and dinner are included at the hotel, but there are many small, cute restaurants in Petra if you want to head out and explore in small groups.
At 8pm we’ll head in to see Petra By Night, one of the absolute highlights of this trip around Jordan! It only happens 3 times a week and it the most magical experience you may ever have in your life.
Hotel: Silk Road Hotel Petra
Day 5: Petra guided Tour
Following breakfast, we’ll meet with our English speaking guide for a 2-3 hour tour of the rose-red city of Petra. Walk the 1.2km-long Siq (chasm) passing shrines, tombs and carvings before exiting to the breathtaking sight of the Treasury. Walk the Street of Facades, passing the Roman Theatre to reach the Royal Tombs. See the Byzantine Church, Temple of the Winged Lions and Great Temple.
At the museum your tour ends but you can spend the rest of the day exploring more of the city or climb to the Monastery and/or High Place of Sacrifice f you’re super fit (its a LONG hike). Make your own way back to your hotel for overnight.
Hotel: Silk Road Hotel Petra
Day 6: Travel to Wadi Rum
Free time in Petra in the morning. Then we’ll have a quick lunch in Petra, then take the Kings’ Highway and travel south to the desert of Wadi Rum.
Freshen up at your campsite before climbing into the back of a 4WD jeep for a 2-hour tour of this vast desert – see rugged mountains, canyons, ancient rock inscriptions, towering sand dunes and more.
Return to your campsite for sunset to enjoy a traditional Jordanian dinner under the stars. Another highlight of this tour for sure and 1 of my favourite places to stay during my trip to Jordan last year!
Overnight: Wadi Rum Campsite (Lunch and dinner included in the camp)
Day 7: Morning hike in Wadi Rum, transfer to Aqaba
After breakfast, enjoy hiking with your guide around the camp.
Leave the desert behind and travel to Aqaba on the Red Sea Drive through the city center to reach the Aqaba Castle and Museum.
The castle was originally built by the Mamluk sultan Qansweh Al Ghuri in the 14th century. The fort is located next to the Aqaba Flagpole which carries the flag of the Arab revolt of 1916 against the Ottomans. Adjacent to the fort is the Aqaba Archaeological Museum, once the residence of Sharif Hussein.
Discovery Glass Bottom boat tour in the afternoon then we’ll check-in to our hotel and have free-time in the evening before our final group dinner!
Day 8: Departure from Aqaba
Following breakfast, check-out, and transfer to Aqaba Airport for your departure flight.
Tour Cost: 1800 EURO / 2050 USD
A deposit of 500 euro is required to secure your spot. Deposits are non-refundable. The trip balance will be due 6 weeks before the trip departure.
Covid cancellation: If I’m forced (or the company is forced) to cancel the trip due to Covid, you will be refunded 100% minus a small admin fee.
If you decide to cancel for your own reasons, or because you yourself catch Covid, it’s up to your travel insurance to cover you for your cancelled trip.
PLEASE NOTE: The itinerary is open to small changes to make your trip smoother. Such as changing chosen hotels, or alternative activities to suit the season. My promise is that all changes are made to make your “Janets Journeys” trip EVEN BETTER.
P.P.S. The October trip is going to be hosted by the wonderful Katie Maree, a full time traveller and tour guide from Scotland who will help the trip run smoothly alongside your local Jordanian guide. She’ll be in charge of ensuring you have the trip of a lifetime, and of course will be the head problem solver if you have any issues. 🙂
– Meet and greet upon arrival
– All transfers as per itinerary with modern air conditioned vehicle
– Accommodations as selected on BB or HB basis
– All entrance fees
– Entrance for Wadi Mujib Siq Trail
– Professional English speaking guide for whole tour
– Jeep Tour in Wadi Rum for 2 hours
– Traditional Bedouin dinner in Wadi Rum
– Meals as stated (some lunches extra)
– Mineral Water in the Vehicle
– Tips for guide and driver
– All personal expenses / alcohol
– Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
WANT TO JOIN? Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org – first come, first served!
*All rooms on all trips are shared. We will partner you with an adventure buddy – an amazing way to make new friends!