Explore Jordan

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

4.8 out of 5 based on 392 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 30 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 392 reviews submitted.
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Aleea · Traveled May 2024
The service provided was excellent; we didn't have to worry about anything. All we had to do was show up, and everything was taken care of. The historical sites were fascinating, and the guides were very knowledgeable. We always felt safe, and everyone was respectful and welcoming. The food, transportation, and overall planning were flawlessly executed.
Review submitted 15 May 2024

Victoria · Traveled May 2024
The Explore Jordan tour from Intrepid was an amazing experience! Highlights for me included Wadi Rum, the two days in Petra, and the Greco-Roman ruins at Jerash -- not to mention the absolutely fantastic food everywhere in Jordan. Our guide, Zaid, was as enthusiastic as he is knowledgeable and contributed meaningfully to how well our group bonded over the course of a week. The transportation throughout the tour was comfortable (and air-conditioned, which was great on the few hot days we had) and well planned to break up some of the longer drives. For me, the best part of this tour were the two nights we spent at Wadi Rum. Perhaps the most otherworldly place I've ever visited, the dessert camp at Wadi Rum was run by incredible people, was very comfortable, and offered some of the best hiking and stargazing I've experienced. A special thank you to Muhammad and his brothers for making our time there so special. This tour is a great way to see all of Jordan's top sites. I felt well taken care of throughout the whole week and would recommend this itinerary to anyone who is considering traveling to Jordan.
Review submitted 15 May 2024

Lorraine · Traveled May 2024
An amazing trip with loads of culture & learnings. We met such lovely people everywhere we went. Every location was fab, but Wadi Rum is a must to experience, staying in a Bedouin camp was an amazing experience watching the sun rise & set.
Review submitted 28 May 2024

Jessica · Traveled May 2024
Highly recommend. Lots of activities and things to see. Really felt I had seen Jordan and done everything I wanted to and more! Busy but a lot of fun!
Review submitted 10 May 2024

Anthony · Traveled May 2024
Review submitted 11 May 2024
Explore Jordan
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