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Designed with female solo travelers in mind, these once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences provide the chance to join Valerie (THE Trusted Travel Girl) on exclusive trips to some of her favorite destinations.
These thoughtfully curated small group trips are created with you in mind! The ease of a group trip will help you absorb the most from your destination and travel experience, while making the trip hassle-free and easier than doing it on your own!
All destinations, activities, hotels, and experiences are carefully chosen by Valerie. This trip is powered by Intrepid Travel.
- May 24, 2022
- June 24, 2022
Price: $2997.00 USD per person based on twin share
Single supplement: additional cost
Rooming requirements: Twin share (single supplement available upon request)
Deposit Amount: $400 USD per person
- 8 nights accomodation
- 8 breakfasts, 2 dinners
- Vehicle transport throughout
Start Location: Amman, Jordan, Kempinski Hotel
Finish Location: Amman, Jordan, Kempinski Hotel
Accommodation: 7 nights hotel, Desert Camp - 1 night
Rooming Requirements: Twin Share
Maximum Group Size: 16
Leader/Guide: English-Speaking leader throughout
- Any visas required
- International flights
Welcome to Jordan! Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime! We start in Amann, a cosmopolitan city steeped in biblical history. On arrival at Queen Alia International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel, ready for your adventure to begin.
If you arrive early, feel free to head out and explore – highlights include the citadel with its amazing sweeping views of Amman, the Jordan Museum, which is home to the Dead Sea Scrolls, or the Roman Theatre, right in the middle of downtown Amman. As a group we will venture out on to the streets this evening for an optional group dinner or explore on your own and pick up a coffee from one of the cafes, partnering it with an ara’yes – a toasted sandwich filled with spicy mincemeat.
Kempinski Amman or similar
We will kick off the day with a tour of Amman, starting with the citadel, Roman Odeon, and the Roman Theatre. Then we will head over to Rainbow Street, the heart of Amman’s arts and shopping scene and home of the city’s best falafel. A stroll along this lively street takes you past cafes, arts venues, and galleries. Check out the Rainbow Theater, admire 1920s villas, and take in ‘Mango Street’ and Malouf Street, known as ‘Souk Jara Street’. Sit, relax, and grab some lunch afterwards.
Optional: Turkish bath, enjoy a soak in a hamam, followed by a picnic dinner of local Arabic mezze.
- Amman - City Tour
- Amman-Food Tasting Tour
- Turkish Bath - $49 USD per person
Kempinski Amman or similar
In the morning, we leave Amman for a short drive north (approximately 1 hour) to Jerash, where we’ll explore some of the greatest Greco-Roman ruins in existence. Reaching its zenith as a favourite of the emperor Hadrian, it has a striking collection of archways and theatres, baths, public buildings, and colonnaded streets, and is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon exploring. Returning to Amman in the early evening, for a free evening – Optional Cooking class at Beit sitti.
- Jerash and Ajloun visits
- Cooking class followed by dinner at Beit Sitti - $61 USD per person
Kempinski Amman or similar
After breakfast, head towards the city of Mosaics, which has the oldest known mosaic map of the holy land, then we will go to view the Jordan Valley from the famous Mount Nebo visiting its Byzantine Church. Now. We then to Kerak on our way to Petra. Prepare for the experience of a lifetime as we visit Petra by night, lit with candles.
Rest up this evening as we’ll have a full day exploring Petra tomorrow!
Marriott Petra Hotel
Today is the day that we will visit one of the 7 Wonders of the World! Petra (The Rose City) remained unknown to the western world until 1812. UNESCO has described it as 'one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage,' which should give you a hint of what you are in for. Spend the afternoon on a guided tour. You'll squeeze through a mile-long narrow path, known as the Siq, through huge towers of rock and get your first glimpse of the iconic Treasury, which amazingly was hand-carved out of rock.
Back at your hotel, there's time to freshen up before joining some local ladies for dinner in their home. This will be an informal evening, a chance to live like a local and learn the art of Arabic cooking in a home environment.
- Petra - Guided tour of Petra
- Breakfast, Dinner
Marriott Petra Hotel
Today we’ll drive to the rugged sandstone mountains of Wadi Rum. Discover the Rum the way the locals do – in jeeps operated by the local Bedouin community. Later, grab some lunch in the small village of Rum. Then it is off to see some of the most stunning desert scenery in the world. Great gouts of rock around Wadi Rum have been eroded by wind and ancient water into fantastical gnarled shapes. Meet your new Bedouin friends, the backbone of Jordan. Ride through sweeping swathes of desert, perhaps wondering how this place could be liveable – until you see a Bedouin camp, a group of dark tents lowpitched to the ground. In traditional Bedouin culture, a huge onus is placed on taking in and feeding any visitor, so a very warm welcome is assured.
In the evening you have the option to experience star gazing in this remote region.
- Wadi Rum - 4WD jeep safari and desert camp
- Breakfast, Dinner
- Petra second day visit (unguided) - $7 USD per person
- Wadi Rum-Star gazing - $35 USD per person
Wadi Rum Dessert Camp or similar
Enjoy a spectacular sunrise at your desert camp. We will depart Wadi Rum mid-morning for the city of Aqaba, where we will stay at an amazing property along the Red Sea. After checking into your hotel your local guide will take you to explore the small Ottoman Mamluk Fort, dating from the 14th century and from where Lawrence of Arabia rode to Cairo, is worth a look – otherwise, most of the fun is to be found in the water. Acquaint yourself with the hotel's pool - if you are feeling adventurous, head out for a group scuba dive or snorkelling experience.
- Red Sea Snorkeling with Lunch - $40 USD per person
- Red Sea Scuba from boat with Lunch - $155 USD per person
Manara Luxury Collection
Are you ready to float? Today we head to the shores of the Dead Sea: the lowest point on Earth (420 metres below sea level). This isn’t actually a sea, but rather a very salty lake (dead because of the lack of life in it) where the density of the water means you’ll go for a float, not a swim. The mud here is said to have healing properties, so why not cover yourself from head to toe for a nutrient-rich natural mineral mud bath. We will spend the evening at one of Trusted Travel Girl’s favourite properties: The Kempinski Ishtar.
Kempinski Ishtar or similar
All good things must come to an end. Today we say our goodbye to our new friends and the wonderful country of Jordan. Transfer to Queen Alia International Airport for departure
- Departure Transfer
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