Trip Overview

Trip Overview

  • Venture to the ancient ruins of Jerash and view the incredible mosaics of Madaba.
  • Experience Petra, and join an archaeologist for a talk about ongoing excavations.
  • Head into Wadi Rum on a 4x4 excursion and go stargazing with a local Bedouin.

Itinerary

Itinerary

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.

This trip is offered in partnership with
G Adventures.

Day 1: Amman
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2: Amman
Explore Jerash, one of the largest and most well-preserved Roman ruins outside of Italy. After, visit a local café run by women, an activity exclusive to Journeys travellers and part of G Adventures for Good. Here, take a cooking class and enjoy a local lunch. After, return to Amman and visit the National Museum and archaeological site of the Citadel.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3: Amman/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.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Hotel Petra Moon (or similar)
Day 4: Wādī Mūsá
Rise early to visit iconic Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a guided walking tour with your expert CEO, then 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, opt to return to visit Petra by candlelight.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Hotel Petra Moon (or similar)
Day 5: Petra/Wadi Rum
Continue to Wadi Rum in the heart of Jordan's desertscape. Enjoy lunch at our camp and an exciting 4x4 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.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations:Rahayeb Camp (or similar)
Day 6: Wadi Rum/Dead Sea
Opt to take an early morning camel trek across the desert. Later, visit a G Adventures-supported community café for a local lunch in a stunning green farming area surrounded by the desert. Continue to the famed Dead Sea. Opt to swim and use natural sea salts and mud as your own personal spa.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Dead Sea/Amman
Enjoy a visit to the archaeological site of Bethany, thought to be the site where Jesus was baptized. Continue back to Amman and join our CEO for an optional farewell dinner.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Day 8: Amman
Depart at any time.
Meals Included:Breakfast