Wander Across Jordan

Apr 23 — May 03, 2025
11 days
2/12 spots booked
BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE: To reserve your spot on a tour, a $500 deposit will be required. However, you can book with complete peace of mind as this deposit will be refundable - minus a 3% transaction fee - for 30 days. [*If the deposit is paid within 90 days of the tour start date, the deposit is non-refundable once paid.]
Experience the best of Jordan! Visit the world's most striking historical landmarks and breathtaking nature while spending time with wonderful people along the way!
See Madaba's detailed mosaics that map out history in stone
Wander through the lively markets of Amman and get a taste of local life
Float in the Dead Sea's waters and enjoy the tranquil surroundings
Spend a few nights in a desert tent under Wadi Rum's starry sky
Engage with Bedouin traditions and share in the stories of local life
Petra
Explore Petra's ancient grandeur and get the chance to spend a night in a Petra cave

Get ready for an unforgettable journey where you’ll visit Petra’s remarkable historic site, journey through the captivating Wadi Rum desert, float in the unique buoyancy of the Dead Sea, and immerse yourself in the local culture through interactions with its hospitable people. This is your chance to explore one of the most enchanting countries in the world!

Our itinerary is packed with awe-inspiring activities. You’ll wander through the intriguing streets of Amman, spend days discovering new wonders, enjoy starlit nights in our yurt camp, and dine with our Bedouin hosts – all adding up to a truly captivating Jordanian experience.

Accompanied by our experienced tour leader who knows Jordan inside out, your journey will include all these experiences and more, with room for spontaneous adventures. Thanks to our extensive local connections, you’ll gain exclusive access to special places and experiences that few travelers get to see, offering a unique glimpse into the heart of Jordan.

This is truly a one-of-a-kind journey through Jordan!

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  • 1
    Apr 23Amman (arrival day)
    Amman (arrival day)
    Arrival day, welcome dinner
    Included: Dinner
    Upon arrival to Amman, you’ll be picked up by a private driver and taken to our hotel in the heart of Jordan’s capital. Once the entire group has arrived, we’ll get together to officially kick off the tour with an orientation meeting and a traditional Jordanian dinner.
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    Apr 24Amman
    Amman
    Highlights: Walking tour of Amman
    Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    We’ll ease into our first day in Jordan with a guided cultural tour that highlights some of the most fascinating parts of Amman. On our adventure through the city, we’ll visit impressive mosques and citadels, witness the midday prayer on top of a hill, stop to sample traditional Jordanian delicacies and desserts and spend time perusing the many souks/market stalls examining the colorful displays of fresh produce, spices, and local handiwork. We’ll then spend a relaxed evening enjoying another great meal while taking in the lively atmosphere of one of Amman’s most vibrant neighborhoods.
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    Apr 25Amman » Jerash » Madaba
    Amman » Jerash » Madaba
    Highlights: Ancient Roman ruins, Madaba
    Included: Breakfast, Dinner
    Today we’ll travel back in time as we explore and marvel at the ruins of the former Roman city of Jerash - the largest Roman city located outside of Rome itself. As one of the best preserved archaeological sites in Jordan, we’ll admire the stonework and craftsmanship that has withstood the erosion of time and easily imagine what life was like in this iconic city thousands of years ago. Afterwards we'll embark on a 1.5-hour drive until we reach the town of Madaba. Upon arrival, we'll check in to our hotel and then make a visit the world's largest mosaic map - an intricate 6th-century map of the Middle East that was discovered under the floor of a Greek Orthodox Church. Our local guide will teach us about the historical and religious significance of the map and of the region as well. After some free time to relax at the hotel or wander through the charming town, we'll meet in the evening for a group dinner.
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    Apr 26Madaba » Wadi Rum
    Madaba » Wadi Rum
    Highlights: Drive to Wadi Rum, 4WD Desert experience
    Included: Breakfast, Dinner
    Today we’ll leave Madaba behind and welcome a new kind of destination - the enchanting and mysterious land of the Wadi Rum desert. Only a short 3 hours away, we’ll soon meet with our local hosts and switch into 4WD vehicles so that we can head straight into the sands of Wadi Rum. Stopping to soak up the otherworldly landscape, pastel-colored rock formations and rippling sand dunes, we’ll learn about the desert, its inhabitants and the culture of such a remote location. We’ll then arrive at our desert camp accommodation where we’ll sit down for a wonderful evening meal, admire the star-filled skies and have a chance for a quiet, energizing sleep. (The desert camp involves separate, well-appointed yurts. Those who book a single room on the tour will have their own yurt. Those who book a shared room will share with 1 other person.)
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    Apr 27Wadi Rum
    Wadi Rum
    Highlights: Wadi Rum Desert
    Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Today we’ll remain in the marvelous desert. You’ll have a chance to go for a desert hike through a canyon, ride a horse across the orange sands, take a hot air balloon ride over the awesome landscapes or even go rock climbing. Our staff will be on hand to assist and help you organize any activities you wish to do in this surreal destination.
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    Apr 28Wadi Rum » Aqaba
    Wadi Rum » Aqaba
    Highlights: Aqaba
    Included: Breakfast, Dinner
    After a leisurely morning, we'll take the 1.5 hour drive to the charming town of Aqaba. Upon arrival, we'll enjoy a guided walking tour through the laid-back center. We'll explore the vibrant streets and soak up the relaxing atmosphere of the only coastal city in Jordan. After lunch, you'll have the rest of the day to explore the town, snorkel in the Red Sea or simply relax on one of the beautiful beaches.
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    Apr 29Aqaba » Wadi Musa (Petra)
    Aqaba » Wadi Musa (Petra)
    Highlights: Drive to Wadi Musa (Petra)
    Included: Breakfast, Dinner
    Today we'll set off on a 2-hour drive to Wadi Musa, the town that serves as the gateway to one of the world's most remarkable treasures: the ancient city of Petra. Along the way, we'll be treated to views of the rugged mountain ranges and the vast open expanse of the Jordanian wilderness, as we make our way to the heart of the region's rich cultural heritage. Upon arrival in Wadi Musa, we'll check in to our hotel, head out for a walk through town and enjoy a local dinner.
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    Apr 30Wadi Musa
    Wadi Musa
    Highlights: Spectacular ancient city of Petra
    Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    After an early breakfast, we’ll make our way straight into one of the New Seven Wonders, the Nabatean city of Petra. With a full-day tour of one of the greatest and most magical archaeological sites in the world, you’ll be left in awe and wonder at all times. We’ll visit the gorges, the famous “Treasury”, royal tombs, towering temples, sacrificial locations and for the more adventurous, the hilltop monastery. With stops for tea, lunch and conversations with local bedouins along the way, we’ll take our time as we walk through the site. Once our walking tour is over, you’ll be able to spend more time exploring the ruins or return to the hotel. In the evening, we've organized a very memorable and unique Petra dinner experience!
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    May 1Wadi Musa
    Wadi Musa
    Highlights: Remote areas of Petra
    Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    Departing mid-morning, we'll head out to visit a local Bedouin village near Petra. Here we'll have an opportunity to learn first hand about their culture and way of life as we interact with villagers who have personally invited us to visit this area. This cultural exchange will take in local homes, on walks through the village and over tea and lunch. There will also be a chance for some light hiking around the countryside for those who wish. In the afternoon, back in Wadi Musa, you'll have some free time to spend in town or partake in one of several optional activities that your tour leader will arrange. In the evening, thanks to Wandering Earl Tours' unique connections with the local Bedouin community, you'll have the exclusive opportunity to opt for an overnight stay in a cave inside Petra (available for an additional fee). This optional experience provides an unparalleled chance to immerse yourself in the ancient wonder under the stars.
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    May 2Wadi Musa » Dead Sea
    Wadi Musa » Dead Sea
    Highlights: Drive to Dead Sea, afternoon at the sea, farewell dinner
    Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Today we'll drive back north with a 3 hour trip to our seaside resort by the Dead Sea. After checking into our rooms, you’ll have some free time to head down to the beach (which is right on the resort’s property), float in the Dead Sea’s incredibly buoyant waters and cover yourself in its therapeutic and infamous mud. At 400 meters below sea level, this is the lowest point on Earth and by far one of the most intriguing places you could visit in this region of the world. After this unique experience, we'll gather in the evening for our farewell dinner.
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    May 3Dead Sea (departure day)
    Dead Sea (departure day)
    Departure day
    Included: Breakfast
    As our journey slowly comes to an end we'll make our way back to the Queen Alia Airport in Amman. Upon arrival, you can transfer to your departing flight home (departing flights should be booked at 10:00am or later). If you're looking to spend a little more time by the Dead Sea, our tour leader will gladly assist in organizing your transportation to the airport for a small extra fee.

Tour Essentials

Physical Level: Moderate
While the tour itself is not very strenuous, please note that it can involve the following: somewhat long days, walking tours through uneven terrains for up to 2 hours at a time, optional light hikes through the countryside, being outside in potentially hot and cold temperatures, uphill walking at a couple of sights, drives up to 5 hours, early morning wake-ups and other similar scenarios.
Accomodation
On this tour, you will stay in different types of accommodation, including 3*/4* hotels, a 3* desert camp and an optional night in a cave inside Petra (an activity exclusively offered by Wandering Earl Tours). All rooms in the hotels have a private bathroom. There are a maximum of 8 single rooms available. These rooms will be offered on a first come-first served basis. The remainder of the rooms will be shared. Solo travelers will be paired together, two travelers per room in two single beds.
Transport
During the trip, we'll travel in comfort in a private minibus in order to ensure flexibility, plenty of space for each guest and access to areas that larger vehicles simply can't go. In the Wadi Rum desert we'll use 4WD jeeps, perfect for traversing the unique desert terrain.
Meals
Breakfast every day, 5 lunches and 9 dinners are included. With included meals, some will be served family style and other times you will be able to order anything you wish from the menu. All dietary restrictions can be accommodated although it might result in a limited menu.
Sustainability
As with all of our trips, we aim to offer as sustainable an experience as we can. We seek out ways to limit plastic use, trash is recycled where possible and we avoid mass tourism activities that cause harm to the environment and/or do not benefit local communities.
Small Groups
This tour requires a minimum of 8 participants and has a maximum of 12 participants in order to ensure the best small group tour experience. With such a small group, you'll be able to enjoy unique, rewarding activities that would not be accessible with more people. That's the kind of trip we love to offer!

What's included

Included
  • Wandering Earl Tours Expert Tour Leader
  • Small group (maximum 12 participants)
  • Visa fees
  • All accommodation (10 nights - 3*/4* hotels and a desert camp)
  • Transportation in Jordan (vans, 4WD in the desert)
  • Local English-speaking guides throughout the trip
  • All mentioned activities and entrance fees
  • Breakfast everyday, 5 lunches and 9 dinners
  • Bottled water throughout the trip
  • Gratuities at hotels/included meals
  • All arrival airport transfers
  • One departure transfer to the Queen Alia Airport
Not Included
  • Flights to/from Jordan
  • Meals and activities not mentioned
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Gratuities