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Explore Jordan

8 Days | Get to know Jordan’s fascinating history, friendly locals and desert landscape

4.8 out of 5 based on 356 reviews submitted.
EUR €994
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A fascinating mix of natural oddities and ancient wonder, Jordan has so much to offer for the curious traveller. Live it up in cosmopolitan Amman, explore the mystic desert landscapes in Wadi Rum, visit the towering ruins of Petra and trek to its remote hilltop village, and discover the vibrant mosaics of Madaba. Your eight-day small group adventure through Jordan’s hotspots is an exciting and enriching adventure through a majestic desert land – best enjoyed with the eyes of an expert local leader and full of authentic local experiences.

Trip overview

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Amman, Jordan
Madaba, Jordan
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 14
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This trip generates 29 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • With an included two-day pass to majestic Petra, you will not only have a guided tour of the complex but will also spend time at your leisure to focus on the sections that interest you.
  • Experience the best buoyance this side of outer space with time for your small group to effortlessly float in the super-salty waters of the Dead Sea.
  • Hop in a jeep and see the extraordinary desert scenery of Wadi Rum – a rugged lunar-like landscape of huge sandstone mountains and ancient structures hidden in the sandy dunes.
  • After your day of four-wheel-driving in Wadi Rum, spend a night under the stars with a special experience at a desert camp run by Bedouin locals – full of good food and warm hospitality.
  • Marvel at the well-preserved ancient Roman city of Jerash on a guided tour, and discover the religious significance and Ottoman and Byzantine influence in Madaba.

Is this trip right for you?
  • There is quite a bit of walking involved in visiting Jordan's historic sites, especially in Petra and Wadi Rum, so a reasonable level of fitness is required. Most of the time there is no shade so remember to bring a hat, sun protection, and sturdy, comfortable walking shoes.
  • The diversity of the seasons here makes for incredible scenery, but the weather in this region can be unpredictable. It’s best to wear layers at all times of the year in case conditions change during the day. At night the temperature can really drop, so bring your warm clothes. Camping can be especially cold at the start and end of the season. Even in the warmer months, the temperature can be low in the mountains.
  • The desert camp in Wadi Rum is basic. There are tents and shared western bathroom facilities. Please be aware that while the desert may be very hot during the day, it will still be cool at night and warm clothes and a sleeping bag is highly recommended when travelling outside of the summer months. Despite this, the warm Bedouin hospitality and chance to be out under the stars certainly makes up for the camp’s simplicity.


This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

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7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners


Private vehicle, Jeep


Hotel (5 nights), Desert camp (2 nights)

  • Wadi Rum - Bedouin Desert Camp
  • Aqaba - Leader-lead Walking Tour
  • Wadi Rum - Bonfire Talk with the Sheik
  • Wadi Rum - Guided hike
  • Wadi Rum - 4WD jeep safari
  • Petra - Leader-led tour of Petra
  • Petra - Two-Day Pass
  • Kerak - Castle visit
  • Mt Nebo - Site visit
  • Dead Sea - Swimming opportunity
  • Jerash - Roman ruins
  • Madaba - St Georges Church
Add on activities
  • Amman - King Abdullah I Mosque (entrance fee) - JOD2
  • Amman - Roman Theatre (entrance fee) - JOD2
  • Amman - Citadel (entrance fee) - JOD3
  • Madaba - Al-Maghtas Bethany Baptism site (entrance fee) - JOD12
  • Amman - Jordan Archaeological Museum (entrance fee) - JOD3
  • Petra - Petra By Night - JOD17

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Days 2,3 (Desert Camp) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. Accommodation in Wadi Rum is in Bedouin tents, bedding is provided, but in the colder months November-March, you may want to consider bringing a sleeping bag. Bathrooms in Wadi Rum are on a share basis.

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4.8 out of 5 based on 356 reviews submitted.
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Yuan · Traveled November 2023
We had a wonderful time in Jordan and absolutely loved Bilal's company and his knowledge of local history. He's lovely, funny and so fun to hang out with. We had a great time playing childhood games in the desert and talking about cooking. He introduced incredible Jordanian cuisine to us - I had the best lamb dish in Jordan. Bilal is also extremely flexible: he always communicated with us about dinner recommendations or additional stops. He feels like our dad! We'll forever treasure this memory with Bilal in Jordan.
Review submitted 23 Nov 2023

George · Traveled November 2023
Jordan was amazing place to visit with friendly people and amazing views enriched by our tour leader’s excellent guidance. Belal was charming and knowledgeable with strong dad energy!
Review submitted 23 Nov 2023

Niamh · Traveled November 2023
Just back from exploring the Middle Eastern gem that is Jordan. What a fantastic week seeing and experiencing this beautiful country and all it has to offer. From snorkelling to exploring the desert by foot and by camel, wandering through Petra by day and by night and taking in ancient cities, this week is one I will treasure. Jordan is beautiful and our guide Zaid was incredible and extremely knowledgeable. His passion was contagious and he took excellent care of us as we explored this Middle Eastern gem. If this is on your list to visit, definitely do it.
Review submitted 20 Nov 2023

Hoàng Phuong Mai · Traveled November 2023
It’s been a brilliant trip with our tour lead Zaid! I felt like having a reliable and fun local friend showing us the hospitality of his country. The itinerary to start with Wadi Rum, then Petra, then wind down at the Dead Sea was a good balance. There was a wide range of optional activities that I’d say suit everyone. The optional back trail walk from Little Petra to Petra (around 7km) was the highlight for me, with perfect temperature (around 16-19oC), sunny weather, incredible companions (thanks Zaid!) and breath-taking view. I’d also highly recommending Petra by Night on Thursday. Worth noting it’s been fairly quiet at several sites + favourable weather condition, so now (early to mid November) seems to be the good time to visit Jordan. I’ve also felt safe during this trip despite what’s happening in the region.
Review submitted 18 Nov 2023

Carolyn · Traveled November 2023
Exploring Jordan is improved when travelling with an Intrepid guide as good as Yazan.
Review submitted 17 Nov 2023
Explore Jordan
EUR €994