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Jordan Real Food Adventure

6 Days | Ancient sites and tasty bites on a culinary journey through Jordan

4.7 out of 5 based on 10 reviews submitted.
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NZD $2,252
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There’s no doubt that Jordan’s ancient wonders and desert landscapes are absolutely remarkable, but any local will tell you one of the country’s greatest pleasures is its food – so pull up a chair, share dishes and make memories on this 6-day adventure for food lovers. Discover Jordan’s diverse heritage at tables across the country, float in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea, zip through Wadi Rum on a jeep safari, and uncover the majesty of Petra. Be welcomed into local homes for dinner, have breakfast with a shepherd, learn cherished family recipes during a cooking class, and dine with a Bedouin community in the desert.

Trip overview

Map of Jordan Real Food Adventure including Jordan
Start
Amman, Jordan
Finish
Amman, Jordan
Theme
Food
Destinations
Jordan
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
EEZF
This trip generates 24 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
  • Let three sisters share their grandmother’s traditional recipes with you during a hands-on cooking class in Amman. Learn how to make a tasty maqluba, one of Jordan’s most beloved dishes.
  • Learn about life in Petra when you sit down with a local family for a hearty serving of mansaf, delicious lamb with fermented, dried yoghurt sauce.
  • Uncover ancient traditions and flavours with a Jordanian shepherd over a typical mezze breakfast, a chance to learn about life in the countryside.
  • Marvel at the majesty of Petra on a guided tour, speed through the desert on a jeep safari in Wadi Rum and float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth.
  • Get to know Jordanian food, beyond hummus. This adventure introduces you to authentic dishes like falafel, mansaf, maqluba, knafeh, labneh, kibbeh, khubz and zarb.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Jordan is a great food destination for vegetarians. With wonderful fresh produce and many delicious local dishes, you'll have a great time on this trip. For vegans we recommend reviewing the itinerary and inclusions to ensure that you will be able to fully participate and enjoy this trip. We also have many other trips to Jordan which can accommodate a range of dietary requirements.
  • Some of the best scenery in Petra and Wadi Rum is found on hikes. While this trip doesn't require a high level of fitness, it’s essential to be at least moderately fit if you want to participate in all activities.
  • At most of the historical sites in Jordan there is no shade. Bring a hat, sun protection, and sturdy, comfortable walking shoes. Winters can get quite cool, so if you're visiting at this time, don't forget to pack some warmer layers too.
  • The desert camp in Wadi Rum is basic, but incredibly memorable. There are tents and shared western bathroom facilities. While the desert may be very hot during the day, it will still be cold at night and warm clothes are highly recommended when travelling outside of the summer months.
  • Ramadan is an annual month-long festival, during which travel can be a rewarding cultural experience, however some regular services may not be available during the day, such as restaurants or cafes, and occasionally travel can be disrupted by events. Your leader will adjust the itinerary accordingly, but please consider this when selecting your travel dates. You'll find dates and further information in the 'Climate and seasonal information' section of the Essential Trip Information.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 31 December 2024

Map of Jordan Real Food Adventure including Jordan

Inclusions

Meals

5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, 4WD

Accommodation

Hotel (4 Nights), Desert Camp (1 Night)

Activities
  • Amman - Welcome Dinner
  • Madaba - St Georges Church
  • Dead Sea - Visit and float
  • Petra - Home-cooked meal
  • Petra - Leader-led tour of Petra
  • Wadi Rum - 4WD jeep safari
  • Wadi Rum - Zarb Local Dinner
  • Petra - Breakfast with a shepherd
  • Amman - Beit Sitti maqluba cooking class and meal
  • Amman - Knafeh tasting
Add on activities
  • 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 Day 4 (Desert Camp) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. While we endeavor to cater for specific dietary requirements, some meals and food activities are set in advance and may be difficult to adjust. Please advise us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking so that we can ensure you’ll enjoy this trip.
3. Petra By Night is offered as an optional activity. This activity is currently scheduled to operate on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please check your departure date if you would like to do this activity as it is not available on all departures.

Essential Trip Information

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides a detailed itinerary, visa info, how to get to your hotel, what's included - pretty much everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

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Reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 10 reviews submitted.
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Stefan · Traveled September 2023
Our guide Motaz made this tour extremely special and we feel very lucky to have had him. The itinerary was good and the food was amazing
Review submitted 07 Oct 2023

Janine · Traveled September 2023
This was an excellent tri that covered some amazing highlights of Jordan. It was well planned and recieved excellent support throughout our journey
Review submitted 08 Oct 2023

Sophia · Traveled November 2022
Our Jordan trip, led by our leader Eyad, was amazing. The trip covered the highlights of Jordan and with our local guide sharing his knowledge and openness of the local culture, religion and customs, it was an eye opening trip.
Review submitted 25 Nov 2022

Veronica · Traveled November 2022
This was an excellent experience. A lot of great food in a variety of atmospheres but also lots of experiences as well. Our guide Eyad was amazing. I learned a LOT and can’t wait to take another Intrepid trip!
Review submitted 26 Nov 2022

Phil · Traveled October 2022
This tour is an excellent introduction to Jordan and its food, with plenty of time to explore Petra, Wadi Rum and float around in the Dead Sea. The food was diverse from rustic Bedouin breakfast out at a camp, streetside shawarma cooked over charcoal, knafeh from Amman's most popular hole-in-the-wall, maqluba, home-cooked mansaf, and daily hits of local coffee with cardamom. Our leader Mohammad was amazing with a deep knowledge of Jordan's (and the Middle East's) history and culture.
Review submitted 31 Oct 2022
Jordan Real Food Adventure
From
NZD $2,252