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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 367 reviews submitted.
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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

Map of Explore Jordan including Jordan
Start
Amman, Jordan
Finish
Madaba, Jordan
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Jordan
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 14
Trip code
EESJ
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.

Itinerary

Map of Explore Jordan including Jordan

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, Jeep

Accommodation

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

Activities
  • 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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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 367 reviews submitted.
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Sandra · Traveled January 2024
On going to Jordon I was asked by many people if it was safe. I have never felt so safe in a country. The people were so friendly and welcoming. This is a country that respects tourists very much. The sites you visit are breathtaking. Everyone should visit this amazing country
Review submitted 04 Feb 2024

Tracy · Traveled January 2024
Review submitted 04 Feb 2024

Olivia · Traveled January 2024
This trip was amazing. Our guide Mohammed Moghrabi went above and beyond, I left my teddy at a hotel and he personally drove back to get it. He also arranged for us to visit a mosque and dine with a local family, which were both great experiences. The time is wadi rum is incredible, and the food is amazing. I was nervous to come to Jordan as a solo female traveller but there wasn’t one time where I felt unsafe.
Review submitted 03 Feb 2024

Colm · Traveled January 2024
Excellent itinerary and excellent guides, would recomend.
Review submitted 30 Jan 2024

Amanda · Traveled January 2024
This trip was AMAZING and everything that I wanted. Its my first time travelling solo and I decided to go through Intrepid as it covered all of the country's transport and main hotspots to go to (Wadi Rum, Petra, Dead Sea, Red Sea, Jerash etc). This itinerary provided an in-depth storyline as to how Jordan became a strategic space for not only ancient civilisation through trades but also through religion and how this has shaped Jordan today. My only one feedback would be to have some more time in Amman to understand its cultural and historical significance. Jordan is definitely a bucket list country to go to - not just for Petra but just for the rich and amazing Jordanian culture and hospitality in itself. As a country that largely relies on tourism for its economy, Jordan has been severely impacted by political issues across all of its neighbouring countries and can be seen with how empty tourist hot spots are (especially Petra). This however, should not affect your decision to go to this beautiful country as it is safe and very peaceful which is deep rooted in Jordanian hospitality and values. I would like to give a special shout out and thanks to Omar for making this trip amazing - his explanation of Jordanian history and Jordan in the present were amazing. Thank you so much for making this trip great!
Review submitted 28 Jan 2024
Explore Jordan
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