Get a taste of Jordan on this Real Food Adventure.
Jordan has a way of hiding more than ancient tombs and forgotten landscapes. For centuries, this jewel of the Levant has been a magnet for swaying influences and cultures – granting new flavours as these outsiders come and go. Phenomenally, the land itself helps its inhabitants cook and prepare meals. The sweeping deserts of Wadi Rum offer themselves to roast Bedouin feasts underground, the Dead Sea grants its salt as a world-class garnish and the country’s climate has allowed olives to grow and thrive for over 6,000 years. Jordan and food work synonymously through a relationship that borders on near myth – but this relationship is something that has to be experienced first hand to be truly understood.
Uncover secret traditions and flavours with a Jordanian shepherd over breakfast. Drink fire-warmed sheep’s milk, then scoop bread into a pot of rich Galayah Bandoora.
You never forget your first glimpse of The Treasury in Petra, often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Take in the majesty and mystery of this unforgettable place.
Savour the smells and tastes of a freshly prepared Bedouin zarb – slow roasted vegetables and juicy spiced meats cooked to perfection in an underground barbecue.
In remarkable Petra, Jordan's 'Rose City', sit down with locals for a hearty serving of mansaf, delicious lamb with fermented, dried yoghurt sauce.
Meet Bedouin locals, learn about their ways, and sleep under the stars in a desert camp in the far-out destination of Wadi Rum
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 desert camp in Wadi Rum is basic but incredibly memorable. 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.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 30 November 2018
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1. A single supplement is available on this trip with exception of Day 4 (Desert Camp).
2. Looking for a longer trip? We combine this Jordan itinerary with our Israel & the Palestinian Territories Real Food Adventure.
Our Jordan Real Food Adventure trips score an average of 4.93 out of 5 based on 14 reviews in the last year.
I learnt so much and had so many memorable experiences on the Jordan Real Food Adventure. Camping (read: glamping) in the desert and feasting Bedouin-style in Wadi Rum was a highlight. I also loved having so many opportunities to connect with local people and ways of life over food. I loved sharing a dinner of mansaf with the most charismatic local family, and learning how to cook maqluba in the gorgeous, historic house in Amman. The trip combines the best of old Jordan and new. The history of the region feels so present with trips to Petra and other ancient sites, while learning about the local food and sharing meals gives so much insight into the daily rhythms of modern Jordanian life.
Review submitted 24 Sep 2018
An excellent short yet busy trip visiting all the major sites in Jordan with the added emphasis of sampling local food with locals all with a enthusiastic and likeable guide .
Review submitted 17 Sep 2018