Wander Across Jordan (Apr 2024)

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Apr 29 — May 09, 2024
11 days
10/10 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. [Deposits are non-refundable within 90 days of the tour start date, even if 30 days have not yet passed since the payment date.]
Some of world's most impressive historical sights, most awe-inspiring natural beauty and friendliest people...that's Jordan, and this trip covers it all!
Visit the magical and ancient city of Petra
Marvel at the intricate mosaics of Madaba
Sleep under the star-filled sky in the enchanting Wadi Rum desert
Learn about traditional life with visits to Bedouin communities
Float weightlessly in the stunning Dead Sea
Experience the lively and bustling markets of Amman

Prepare yourself to visit the glorious historical site of Petra, explore the dramatic and mesmerizing Wadi Rum desert, float in the buoyant Dead Sea and learn first hand about the local culture directly from the welcoming people you’ll meet along the way. This is the perfect opportunity to experience one of the most alluring countries in the world!

Our itinerary is truly packed with activities that will leave you in awe. Whether its roaming around the enigmatic neighborhoods of Amman or spending days visiting endless wonders, watching the stars from our yurt camp or sitting down for dinner with our local Bedouin friends, you are bound to fall in love with Jordan.

With an expert tour leader that knows this country inside and out, you’ll embark on a trip that not only includes all of the above, but is open to unplanned activities and events that might pop up along the way. Also, with our vast network of local friends, you’ll be treated to an experience that few foreigners could possibly have, with visits to places that only our groups are allowed to visit.

This Jordan trip is genuinely one-of-a-kind!

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    Apr 29Amman (arrival day)
    Amman (arrival day)
    Arrival Day
    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 30Amman
    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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    May 1Amman » 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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    May 2Madaba » 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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    May 3Wadi 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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    May 4Wadi 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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    May 5Aqaba » 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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    May 6Wadi 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 7Wadi Musa
    Wadi Musa
    Highlights: Remote areas of Petra, evening in a cave inside 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.
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    May 8Wadi 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 9Dead Sea (departure day)
    Dead Sea (departure day)
    Departure Day
    Included: Breakfast
    Today you’ll be picked up at our hotel and transferred to the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman in time to catch your departing flight. The airport is approximately 45 minutes from the Dead Sea.

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 in the cities, being outside in potentially hot temperatures, a couple of long journeys, early morning wake-ups and other similar scenarios.
On this tour, you will stay in different types of accommodation, including 3*/4* hotels and a 3*desert camp. 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. (*Please note: If you book a shared room and we cannot find another traveler to share that room, there will be an extra surcharge for having a single room.)
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.
Breakfast every day, 5 lunches and 8 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.
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

  • 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 8 dinners
  • Bottled water throughout the trip
  • Gratuities at hotels/included meals
  • All airport transfers
Not Included
  • Flights to/from Jordan
  • Meals and activities not mentioned
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Gratuities