National Geographic Journeys

Explore Jordan

  • Duration 8 Days
  • Group Size Small Group
  • From $2,099 AUD
Call 1300 363 742

Trip Overview

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.

Trip Highlights

Visit ancient ruins with a local expert, watch a cooking demonstration and taste local specialties, float in the Dead Sea, learn about the stars during a night walk in Wadi Rum with a Bedouin guide, enjoy a lecture from an archaeologist

Itinerary - 8 Days

Day 1 Amman

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2 Amman (1B, 1L)

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.

Day 3 Amman/Wadi Musá (1B)

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.

Day 4 Wadi Musá (1B)

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.

Day 5 Petra/Wadi Rum (1B, 1L, 1D)

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.

Day 6 Wadi Rum/Dead Sea (1B, 1L, 1D)

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.

Day 7 Dead Sea/Amman (1B)

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.

Day 8 Amman (1B)

Depart at any time.

Explore Jordan

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