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Relatively new to tourism and with only a fraction of the amount of tourists that are seen in neighbouring countries, Israel and Egypt; Jordan is a real off-the-beaten-track experience. The country’s popular destination image encompasses little more than a camel and desert, when in reality this is a country full of adventure, wildlife and architecture, mountains, beaches, castles and ancient churches, of culture, traditions and customs. Jordan is an incredibly welcoming destination, one of which is a safe and comfortable place that is just waiting to be explored. 

Explore Jordan in a way that very few people do, from the trail! The opportunity to trek through the Ajloun Nature Reserve, one of the most beautiful hideaways in Jordancycle from the City of Mosaics (Madaba) to the Dead Sea, and give your feet a rest as you float in a lake that lays 420m below sea level. Continue on with the Jordan experience as you witness the fantastic underwater life as you snorkel in the Red Sea and spend a night under the stars in the Wadi Rum desert.

Jordan Multi-Sport Adventure

Relatively new to tourism and with only a fraction of the amount of tourists that are seen in neighbouring countries, Israel and Egypt; Jordan is a real off-the-beaten-track experience. The country’s popular destination image encompasses little more than a camel and desert, when in reality this is a country full of adventure, wildlife and architecture, mountains, beaches, castles and ancient churches, of culture, traditions and customs. Jordan is an incredibly welcoming destination, one of which is a safe and comfortable place that is just waiting to be explored. 

Explore Jordan in a way that very few people do, from the trail! The opportunity to trek through the Ajloun Nature Reserve, one of the most beautiful hideaways in Jordancycle from the City of Mosaics (Madaba) to the Dead Sea, and give your feet a rest as you float in a lake that lays 420m below sea level. Continue on with the Jordan experience as you witness the fantastic underwater life as you snorkel in the Red Sea and spend a night under the stars in the Wadi Rum desert.

Duration

9 days

Price

£1,850

Difficulty

Medium

Day by Day

Highlights

  • Arrive in one of the oldest cities in the world, Amman, which has been inhabited since the Bronze Age! 
  • Explore the Red Rose city of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World
  • Sleep under a blanket of stars in the Wadi Rum desert 
  • Escape as you discover Jerash – the ‘Pompeii of the East’ 
  • Float in the unsinkable Dead Sea- 420m below sea level! 

Day 1: Arrive in Amman

You will be arriving at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, where you will be met by our travel rep who is there to help with immigration. From here you will take a transfer to your hotel in Amman, Jordan’s capital city. 

Amman:  

Amman, one of the oldest cities in the world and such a fascinating place. With a quirky blend of old and new, ideally positioned on a hilly area between the desert and fertile Jordan Valley.  

In the commercial heart of the city, ultra-modern buildings, hotels, smart restaurants, art galleries and boutiques intermingle comfortably with traditional coffee shops and tiny artisans’ workshops. Despite this, there is still evidence of a much older past in the city. 

Day 2: Amman – Jerash – Aljoun

After breakfast we will head out on a historical tour.  

The first stop will be Jerash. The Greco-Roman city known as the ‘Pompeii of the East’ and built over 2,000 years ago. Jerash is widely recognised as being the best-preserved city of the Decapolis, a confederation made up of 10 Roman cities, all dating from the 1st century! We will explore the site taking in the colonnaded street, amphitheatre and more. 

We will then go for a drive through the gorgeous Dibeen Forest on our way to AjlounFollowing our arrival, we will meet our guide and take part in a home cooking experience with a local family. We will then set off and explore the Ajloun Nature Reserve where you will be greeted by your guide to begin your day of hiking. Parts of the Jordan Trail and Wadi Zubia, one of Jordan’s hidden forest trails, will be discovered whilst on your walk. With high rolling hills of the North and some of the regions oldest olive trees, this hike is one not to miss. 

We end the day by watching the sunset overlooking the rolling hill of the holy land.  

Dinner will be served at a homestay in the surrounding area of Ajloun. Once you have eaten as much as you want you will be able to retire to a boutique lodge at the RSCN Reserve, your accommodation for the night.  

Day 3: Ajloun – Madaba – Cycling to the Dead Sea

Once breakfast has finished, we depart from Ajloun area and make our way down the Jordan Valley to the Christian city of Madaba ‘the City of Mosaics’. This town is home to the oldest known mosaic map of the Holy Land. We will pay a visit to St Georges Church and the mosaic maps of Madaba.

Once here we will enjoy a traditional lunch at Hakyak Sitti. 

Afterwards we will cycle from Madaba down to the Dead Sea. We will prepare for the ride with our team of biking guides who will meet you after lunch. There will be a support vehicle that will follow you throughout the cycle and there will be an arrangement to have your luggage taken to the hotel by car. 

Once you have made it to the Dead Sea you will have chance to swim (or rather float) in the water.

Day 4: Dead Sea – Wadi Hassa – Petra

Breakfast and morning at your leisure.

Departing from the Dead Sea and driving South through the Jordan Valley Highway, a stunning stretch of road that provides amazing views of the valet between Jordan and Israel. We pass the Dead Sea and continue on to our next great adventure and one of Jordan’s hidden treasures, Wadi Hassa. A hike through a shallow water filled canyon that’s normally visited by locals on the weekend who are looking for some relief from the basking heat in this area. We will be hiking this valley for 2-3 hours, both entering and exiting through the same point. 

Today we will enjoy a picnic lunch of local delights in the Wadi Hassa. 

Following the canyon walk, we will meet with our drivers and the journey will continue to Petra. This drive will take us down Jordan Valley and onto the Nimila Back Road, recognised as one of the most amazing roads in Jordan. 

In the space of 1.5 hours we will of climbed from 200m below sea level to around 1600m above sea level. 

Transfer to Wadi Musa the home of Petra. Overnight in Petra.

Day 5: Full day visiting Petra

One of Jordan’s national treasures and by far its best-known tourist attraction, the ancient city of Petra. It is the legacy of the Nabateans, industrious Arab people who decided to settle in Southern Jordan over 2,000 years ago. Once admired for its refined culture, creative complex of dams and water channels and massive architecture, Petra is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A large proportion of Petra’s appeal comes from its spectacular location, set inside a narrow desert gorge.

The site will be discovered through Petra’s back door. This is an adventurous trail that starts off with a 20min drive to Little Petra, an area which served as the trading post for the main site of Petra. To begin, we will take a 2hr hike through Little Petra and its magnificent surrounding mountains, until you reach the monastery. Take the opportunity to appreciate the vast size and detail of this spectacular building before continuing through towards the main site of Petra, exiting from the main gate.

Day 6: Petra – Wadi Rum

We will depart to Wadi Rum (2hr drive) after our breakfast. Your Bedouin guide will meet you and you will be boarding 4 x 4’s to take you further into the desert. We will explore the desert by jeep for 4hrs. You will then have a cooked, traditional lunch and take time to relax and watch the sunset before heading to your camp. 

Check in to the camp and enjoy dinner and overnight in Wadi Rum. 

There are two camp options:

-Wild camping in the desert independently (Tents, sleeping bags and mattress). Alone with your desert guide. 

– Fixed tourist camp with other tourists, Rahayeb Desert camp or Wadi Rum Nights 

Day 7: Wadi Rum – Aqaba

Once breakfast is finished, you get the opportunity to ride a camel in the desert! Sit back and relax whilst you watch the sun continue to rise, allowing you to really appreciate the stunning scenery of the Wadi Rum desert. Afterwards, transfer to the only port city in Jordan, Aqaba. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. 

Optional Snorkelling Activity:

Discover the coral and the underwater fish life that live in the Red Sea as you take part in a 3 hour snorkelling excursion. This includes transfers, towels and a lunch on the boat. 

If snorkelling isn’t something for you, then definitely look in at the ‘Souk By The Sea’. An outdoor craft centre and bazaar that was started in 2011 as a way to keep money in the hands of the locals. It is run in the middle of Aqaba every Friday evening (except in the summer) and is considered to be quite a lively affair.

Day 8: Depart from Aqaba

You will have breakfast at the hotel before your transfer to the King Hussein Airport in Aqaba where you will depart.

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Booking Process

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