Active Jordan Discovery

11 days from $4,004 per person*
  • Private guided hike in the Wadi Himara canyon.
  • Overnight stay in a traditional Bedouin tented camp.
  • Hike Wadi Mujib with a private guide.
  • Leisure time for optional scuba diving in renowned dive locale, Aqaba.
  • Full day private guided tour of Petra, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Stay active on this adventure through Jordan, a land of desert, canyons, mountains, superb scuba diving, and a remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site. Watch as the landscape and history of the country unfold before your eyes.

With a private guide, discover Jordan’s historic-meets-modern capital, Amman, then make your way to Jerash where you can see some of the world’s most well-preserved Roman architecture outside of Italy. Peer out over the Jordan Valley from Mount Nebo, hike past waterfalls in the Wadi Mujib and canyon. Take a moment to contemplate life as you relaxingly float in the Dead Sea. Walk through the sprawling stone-cut city of Petra with a private guide, a UNESCO World Heritage Site carved into the face of a mountain. Rappel in the Wadi Himara canyon with a private guide, then spend an evening stargazing as you stay the night in a secluded, traditional Bedouin tented camp in the desert. Head to Aqaba, where time has been allotted for optional scuba diving in the Red Sea; an exceptional close to an active adventure in Jordan. ... Show More »

NOTE: Travel in Jordan often involves early-morning starts, designed to avoid crowds and the hottest midday hours. It can be hot, especially in June, July and August, but there is virtually no humidity and evening temperatures cool off dramatically. Jordan is a moderate secular state, well used to hosting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. While you will want to avoid revealing clothing, loose shorts and short-sleeved shirts are fine for any gender.

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Amman
    Amman
    • Private Transfer - Airport - with Assistance - Vehicle/Driver
    • Jordanian Tourism Tax - Insurance
    Amman Marriott (4.5*) (B) (Executive Room)
  • Day 2 Amman
    Amman
    • Private Guide
    • Private Tour - Full Day Amman & Jerash Tour (with Lunch) - Vehicle/Driver
    Amman Marriott (4.5*) (B) (Executive Room)
  • Day 3 Amman to Dead Sea
    Amman to Dead Sea
    • Private Guide
    • Private Transfer - Amman - Dead Sea [via Bethany, Madaba & Mount Nebo] - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 4 Dead Sea
    Dead Sea
    • Private Guide
    • Private Tour - Wadi Mujib Hiking - Siq Wet Trail (with private guide) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 5 Dead Sea to Petra
    Dead Sea to Petra
    • Floating in the Dead Sea
    • Private Transfer - Dead Sea - Petra [3hrs] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Self-Guided - Little Petra - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 6 Petra
    Petra
    • Private Guide
    • Private Tour - City Tour with Lunch - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 7 Petra to Wadi Rum
    Petra to Wadi Rum
    • Private Driver - Driver/Vehicle
    • Private Tour - Full Day Dana Nature Reserve - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Transfer - Petra - Wadi Rum [1.5hrs] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Evening At Leisure at Tented Camp
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8 Wadi Rum to Aqaba
    Wadi Rum to Aqaba
    • Private Transfer - Wadi Rum - Aqaba [1.5hrs] - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 9 Aqaba
    Aqaba
    • Optional: Diving in Aqaba (Not Included)
  • Day 10 Aqaba
    Aqaba
    • At Leisure
  • Day 11 Aqaba
    Aqaba
    • Private Transfer - Airport - with Assistance - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Aqaba - Amman [Direct (30mins)] - Economy
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Day 1: Amman

Airport meet and assist/transfer in Amman with a private vehicle and English speaking driver is provided. 

A Jordanian Tourism tax will be paid on your behalf to cover public liability insurance on equipment such as Jeeps, camels and horses.

Accommodation: Amman Marriott (4.5*) (B) (Executive Room)

Recently renovated, the Amman Marriott Hotel offers comfort and convenience to those visiting Amman. The city center hotel is close to the tourist attractions, just steps away from the allure of this modern yet ancient city. The location of the Amman Mariott ensures that you don't miss anything, with area attractions such as the Citadel and Jerash only minutes away. The hotel also offers delicious dining options, as well as a health club for maximum well being in the middle of the city.

Active Jordan Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Amman
Amman
Active Jordan Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Amman Marriott
Amman Marriott

Day 2: Amman

Certified Private English speaking guide provided for daily tours.

Enjoy a full day city tour of Amman and Jerash. Start the day with a city tour of Amman. Amman is the capital of Jordan which is a fascinating city of contrasts – a unique blend of old and new, ideally situated on a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley. The visit will include the fascinating Roman Theater and Nymphaeum that reflect the historical legacy of the city, and the enchanting Citadel which has stood since the ancient times of the Ammonites. Your touring will also include visits to both the Archeological and Folklore museums. If it's shopping you're after, then the pedestrian Wakalat shopping district offers a wide selection of international brand names to choose from. For a more exotic and traditional experience, you can visit the old-downtown, also known as the ''Souq'', and take in the traditional sights and smells of the spice market, and shop for authentic souvenirs.  Jerash, located 48 km north of Amman and nestled in a quiet valley among the mountains of Gilead, rivals the grandeur of Imperial Rome being one of the largest and most well-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the World outside Italy. To this day, its paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theaters, spacious public squares and plazas, baths, fountains and city walls pierced by towers and gates remain in exceptional condition.  This service includes private transportation, lunch, English speaking guide, and entrance fees.

Accommodation: Amman Marriott (4.5*) (B) (Executive Room)
Active Jordan Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The Citadel
The Citadel

Day 3: Amman - Dead Sea

Certified Private English speaking guide provided for daily tours.

After breakfast, depart for the Dead Sea. On the way, make a stop at the baptismal site of Bethany Beyond the Jordan, near the southern end of the Jordan River, across from Jericho and 8 kilometers south of King Hussein (or Allenby) Bridge. You will then depart for Madaba, best known for its spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics, Madaba is home to the famous 6th century Mosaic Map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. Close to the Church of the Virgin is the Madaba Institute For Mosaic Art and Restoration, which operates under the patronage of the Ministry of Tourism. The only project of its kind in the Middle East, the Institute trains artisans in the art of making repairing and restoring mosaics.  Continue to visit Mount Nebo, the mountaintop memorial of Moses with captivating views of the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea and The River Jordan. A small Byzantine church was built there by early Christians, which has been expanded into a vast complex. During his visit to Jordan in 2001, the Late Pope John Paul II held a sermon here that was attended by some 20,000 faithful. Arrive at the Dead Sea.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Dead Sea Resort (4*)

Soak up the ancient magic of Jordan's Dead Sea in contemporary comfort at the Holiday Inn® Resort Dead Sea hotel. A 45-minute drive from Queen Alia International Airport, the 5-star hotel has a sun-drenched private beach whose soft sands are lapped by the healing waters of the world’s most famous salt lake. Three palm-fringed, heated pools link the Dead Sea with the sand-colored hotel, making this a water lover's paradise. Parents can watch the horizon from the infinity pool, or sip a cocktail at Dive Inn Bar while their children splash in the kids' area. Swim out to Jacuzzi island and forget the outside world – or stay in touch using complimentary, high-speed Wi-Fi. Luxurious massages and facial treatments in Shape Up spa use natural Dead Sea products. Drift effortlessly in the Dead Sea and pamper yourself at the luxurious Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea.

 

 

Active Jordan Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bethany Jordan
Bethany Jordan
Active Jordan Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Dead Sea Sunset
Dead Sea Sunset

Day 4: Dead Sea

Certified private English speaking guide for daily tours outside of Amman.

Wade and trek through the deep sandstone gorge of the Wadi Mujib, Jordan's most spectacular river canyon. This is an adventurous hike that takes you up through the beautiful sandstone ravine of the Wadi Mujib to one of the canyon's highest waterfalls. You'll walk through the clean, shallow river, occasionally crossing waist-deep pools as you make your way upstream. There are two or three points at which ropes or metal ladders have been fixed to the rock to help you climb. After about an hour you'll get to the falls (18m high), where you can rest and swim in the pools beneath the cascading water. From here, you will descend to the visitors center where you will meet your transfer back to your hotel.  Please note, every visitor must have his/her valid passport or ID card on site.

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Dead Sea Resort (4*)
Active Jordan Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Wadi Mujib Hiking
Wadi Mujib Hiking

Day 5: Dead Sea - Petra

One of the most unique experiences the Dead Sea has to offer is fun, free and available everywhere! Floating in the Dead Sea is a must do on your list! Just lay back, relax and enjoy this natural phenomenon.

 

Sit back and relax on your 3 hour transfer from the Dead Sea to Petra.

The Siq Al-Barid (Little Petra) is located to the north of Petra, only a 10 minute drive away. A classical temple stands guard outside the miniature siq which would appear to have been an important suburb of the city of Petra, situated at the point where several ancient caravan routes met, linking Wadi Araba with Gaza, Egypt and the Mediterranean coast. The narrow file, only some 350 m long, is crammed with tombs, temples, triclinia, houses, water channels and cisterns. The surrounding area is picturesque and fun to explore.

Accommodation: Petra Guesthouse (4*)

The Petra Guesthouse is ideally located in the majestic city of Petra, only a few steps away from the famous archaeological sites. Enjoy the spectacular views of the mountains from the well-appointed guestrooms and chalets tucked in stones. All of the welcoming guestrooms have mountain views and all are fully equipped with modern amenities. The guesthouse also offers a lobby lounge, main dining restaurant and an original Nabatean bar surrounded with a large Piazza.

Active Jordan Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Floating in the Dead Sea
Floating in the Dead Sea
Active Jordan Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Little Petra
Little Petra

Day 6: Petra

Certified private English speaking guide for daily tours outside of Amman.

Petra is the treasure of the ancient world, and the rock-carved rose-red city is full of mysterious charm. Indeed, it was "designed to strike wonder into all who entered it". Petra is the legacy of the Nabataeans, an industrious Arab people who settled in southern Jordan more than 2,000 years ago. Admired then for its refined culture, massive architecture and ingenious complex of dams and water channels, this remarkable city of grand buildings carved into massive cliffs evokes wonder to this day. After lunch, you will be able to walk the grounds of Petra on your own. 

Accommodation: Petra Guesthouse (4*)
Active Jordan Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -   Al Khazneh or The Treasury
Al Khazneh or The Treasury

Day 7: Petra - Wadi Rum

Dana Nature Reserve covers a system of wadis running down to Wadi Araba just north of Petra, and is home to wildlife, jawdropping landscapes, and thousands of years of history. Best explored on foot, there are a series of trails - some guided, some self-guided - which take in a variety of sights from canyon scenery to local villages and ancient copper mines. The Reserve is managed by the excellent Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN).

Transfer from Petra to the vast Wadi Rum region.

Spend the evening at leisure at your Bedouin tented desert camp. Enjoy the pool, sit around one of the central fires, and watch the sunset over the camp's small mountain backdrop of the Moon Valley.

Accommodation: Sun City Camp

Experience the serene beauty of Wadi Rum’s majestic desert at Sun City Camp, where guests are treated to the spiritual soothing experience of living in the desert and the simplicity of Bedouin life in the valley, with its unmatched authentic charm and beauty. The camp offers a high standard of service with panoramic mountain view tents, ranging from traditional Bedouin tents, royal tents, family suites or the unique signature Martian Domes, and offers a wide range of relaxing and adventurous recreational activities. The property is equipped with a large reception tent with Wi-Fi in the dining area, and guests are offered freshly cooked buffet style meals with a range of cuisines to choose from. Guests are welcomed to the camp with fresh juice and refreshing face towels. The Wadi Rum camp is located approximately 37 miles from Aqaba and 194 miles from Amman.

Active Jordan Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Dana Nature Reserve
Dana Nature Reserve
Active Jordan Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Desert Sunset
Desert Sunset

Day 8: Wadi Rum - Aqaba

Transfer in a private vehicle from Wadi Rum to Aqaba. The approximate driving time is one hour.

Accommodation: Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba (5*)

Relax on the private beach, dive in the Red Sea and unwind with a spa treatment - all while staying at the luxury Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba. This award-winning resort combines contemporary decor and first-class facilities in a stunning beachfront location just 15 minutes from Aqaba’s city centre and 25 minutes from King Hussein International Airport. Enjoy complimentary WiFi and views of the Red Sea, mountains, gardens or pools from the 306 rooms, family rooms and suites. All hotel rooms have private terraces or balconies, so you can unwind at leisure with a drink from the free minibar.

 

Day 9: Aqaba

Experience a connection with nature; a feeling of freedom, and a transformation. Diving connects you with nature and there is no better place to do it in Aqaba. The Red Sea offers one of the most amazing and adventurous diving trips in the area. Enjoy your trip while exploring the aquatic life in the Red Sea.

Note: this is an optional activity at your own expense.

 

Accommodation: Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba (5*)
Active Jordan Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Diving in Aqaba
Diving in Aqaba

Day 10: Aqaba

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba (5*)
Active Jordan Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Aqaba
Aqaba
Active Jordan Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba
Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba

Day 11: Aqaba

Airport transfer with private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide.

Take your flight from Aqaba to Amman. The flight duration is approximately 30 minutes.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
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Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
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Amman Marriott (4.5*) (B) (Executive Room): Amman

Recently renovated, the Amman Marriott Hotel offers comfort and convenience to those visiting Amman. The city center hotel is close to the tourist attractions, just steps away from the allure of this modern yet ancient city. The location of the Amman Mariott ensures that you don't miss anything, with area attractions such as the Citadel and Jerash only minutes away. The hotel also offers delicious dining options, as well as a health club for maximum well being in the middle of the city.

Holiday Inn Dead Sea Resort (4*): Dead Sea

Soak up the ancient magic of Jordan's Dead Sea in contemporary comfort at the Holiday Inn® Resort Dead Sea hotel. A 45-minute drive from Queen Alia International Airport, the 5-star hotel has a sun-drenched private beach whose soft sands are lapped by the healing waters of the world’s most famous salt lake. Three palm-fringed, heated pools link the Dead Sea with the sand-colored hotel, making this a water lover's paradise. Parents can watch the horizon from the infinity pool, or sip a cocktail at Dive Inn Bar while their children splash in the kids' area. Swim out to Jacuzzi island and forget the outside world – or stay in touch using complimentary, high-speed Wi-Fi. Luxurious massages and facial treatments in Shape Up spa use natural Dead Sea products. Drift effortlessly in the Dead Sea and pamper yourself at the luxurious Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea.

 

 

Active Jordan Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Holiday Inn Dead Sea Resort
Holiday Inn Dead Sea Resort
Active Jordan Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Pool
Pool

Petra Guesthouse (4*): Petra

The Petra Guesthouse is ideally located in the majestic city of Petra, only a few steps away from the famous archaeological sites. Enjoy the spectacular views of the mountains from the well-appointed guestrooms and chalets tucked in stones. All of the welcoming guestrooms have mountain views and all are fully equipped with modern amenities. The guesthouse also offers a lobby lounge, main dining restaurant and an original Nabatean bar surrounded with a large Piazza.

Active Jordan Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Petra Guesthouse
Petra Guesthouse

Sun City Camp: Wadi Rum

Experience the serene beauty of Wadi Rum’s majestic desert at Sun City Camp, where guests are treated to the spiritual soothing experience of living in the desert and the simplicity of Bedouin life in the valley, with its unmatched authentic charm and beauty. The camp offers a high standard of service with panoramic mountain view tents, ranging from traditional Bedouin tents, royal tents, family suites or the unique signature Martian Domes, and offers a wide range of relaxing and adventurous recreational activities. The property is equipped with a large reception tent with Wi-Fi in the dining area, and guests are offered freshly cooked buffet style meals with a range of cuisines to choose from. Guests are welcomed to the camp with fresh juice and refreshing face towels. The Wadi Rum camp is located approximately 37 miles from Aqaba and 194 miles from Amman.

Active Jordan Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sun City Camp
Sun City Camp
Active Jordan Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sun City Camp Aerial View
Sun City Camp Aerial View

Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba (5*): Aqaba

Relax on the private beach, dive in the Red Sea and unwind with a spa treatment - all while staying at the luxury Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba. This award-winning resort combines contemporary decor and first-class facilities in a stunning beachfront location just 15 minutes from Aqaba’s city centre and 25 minutes from King Hussein International Airport. Enjoy complimentary WiFi and views of the Red Sea, mountains, gardens or pools from the 306 rooms, family rooms and suites. All hotel rooms have private terraces or balconies, so you can unwind at leisure with a drink from the free minibar.

 

Active Jordan Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba
Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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