Active Jordan in Style

Active Jordan in Style

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Active Jordan in Style

9 Days Starting and ending in Amman

Visiting: Middle East, Petra, Wadi Rum

Tour operator:

Exodus

Tour code:

AEX

Group size:

6 - 16

Physical rating:

Moderate

Age range:

16 to 99

Trip Styles:

Adventure Tours

Interests:

Cultural

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Tour Overview

Enjoy the highlights of Jordan plus some less visited corners on this moderately active tour, staying in a luxury desert camp, a forest cabin and excellent hotels along the way. We also delve back in time to learn about ancient civilisations, walk in Dana Nature Reserve and Wadi Mujib, ride a camel in Wadi Rum and relax in the Dead Sea. Join us to celebrate Exodus’ 50th anniversary! The departure starting in Amman on 7 September 2024 features extra inclusions to mark the occasion: a cooking class at Beit Khairat Souf, a local birthday celebration and a special edition Exodus kitbag.

Highlights

  • Explore the Wadi Rum desert by jeep and camel

  • Discover the magical city of Petra, one of the New Wonders of the World

  • Walk in Dana and Ajloun nature reserves

  • Scramble through the canyons of the Mujib Siq Trail or hike the Ibex Trail

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive Amman, Capital Of Jordan

Welcome to Amman, the capital of Jordan, where our adventure begins. There are free transfers to the hotel from Queen Alia International Airport (AMM) for all customers today. Please note, transfers should be booked with your sales representative at least two weeks before the tour starts.

Accommodation: Centro Mada by Rotana

Day 2 : Travel To Jerash And The Tranquil Ajloun Forest
Meals Included: breakfast

After breakfast, we are transported back in time with a tour of the Roman ruins at Jerash.

The day continues at pace, with a hike through the Ajloun Forest Reserve, a haven for roe deer, wild boar and grey wolves. Along the way, we stop at the Soap House to see how local women make Orjan soap from olive oil and herbs. At the House of Calligraphy, we write our names in Arabic letters. Then sample local delicacies at the Biscuit House. Tonight, we check into cabins for a night in peaceful forest surroundings.

Accommodation: Ajloun Forest Cabins

Day 3 : Drive South To Magical Petra Via Madaba And Mount Nebo
Meals Included: breakfast

Leaving Ajloun after breakfast, we travel south through desert landscapes and stunning canyons and try local mint tea with spectacular views. Along the way, we stop in Madaba and at Mount Nebo. We visit St George’s Church in the centre of Madaba. After admiring the church’s mosaic floor, considered the oldest map of Palestine in existence, we make the short drive to Mount Nebo. From this 2,295ft (700m) high viewpoint overlooking the Dead Sea to Palestine and Israel beyond, Moses is said to have first seen the Promised Land. There are more impressive mosaics here.

We continue our drive to Wadi Musa, the gateway to the mystical ancient city of Petra. Tonight, there’s the option of trying a Turkish bath. Otherwise, settle into the Movenpick Nabatean Castle and enjoy views of the Rift Valley from this fortress-style hotel.

Accommodation: Movenpick Nabatean castle

Day 4 : Check Out The Ancient City And Climb A Mountain
Meals Included: breakfast, lunch

We’re up before dawn this morning to see Petra before the peak tourist hours. We start by walking through the Siq, a stunning canyon that leads to the ancient city. We see the Treasury, an imposing ancient tomb, then it’s upwards to the High Place of Sacrifice for fantastic views over Petra. Heading down the mountain on another route, we stop for tea at the Garden Tomb then hike through Wadi Farasa to our picnic lunch stop. Hidden high in the hills is another legendary monument, the Monastery. To get there we climb 850 stone steps – the views are worth the effort. After, it is time to wind back along the city streets passing the Royal Tombs and the 2,000-year-old Nabataean Theatre, carved out of the mountainside. Finally, we return to the Siq. Your time in Petra is sure to be a day you will never forget.

Accommodation: Movenpick Nabatean Castle

Day 5 : Sunset Jeep Safari In Wadi Rum; Sleep Under The Stars
Meals Included: breakfast, dinner

Today we head to Wadi Rum, a desert characterised by deep-red sands and a Mars-like landscape. After checking into our luxury camp, we take a jeep safari into the vastness. We arrive at the right spot just in time for sunset, then return to camp for dinner.

Accommodation: Saraya Camp Wadi Rum (or similar)

Day 6 : Early Morning Camel Ride; Swim In The Red Sea
Meals Included: breakfast

Take an early morning camel ride across the desert and commit the last of the captivating views to memory before the hour-long drive to the Red Sea. The rest of the day is spent in Aqaba, a small coastal town where we can relax on the beach and snorkel over a coral reef.

Accommodation: DoubleTree by Hilton

Day 7 : Hike In Dana Reserve
Meals Included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

After breakfast, we head to the 15th-century village of Dana for a hike in the biosphere reserve. We have lunch before continuing to the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth (1,415ft/431m below sea level, to be exact). Take time to enjoy the resort facilities but don’t miss the experience of floating in the Dead Sea. The high salt content makes swimming impossible but it’s perfect for floating and letting your skin soak in the mineral-rich mud.

Accommodation: Hilton Dead Sea Resort

Day 8 : Mujib Biosphere Siq Trail Or Ibex Trail
Meals Included: breakfast, dinner

Depending on the time of year, we do one or other of the following walks today.

April to October: Wadi Mujib Siq Trail

This morning, we hike the Wadi Mujib Siq Trail, which runs parallel to the Dead Sea. We wade and scramble through a gorge to reach a dramatic waterfall. If we’re lucky, we might spot Nubian ibex. The final afternoon is yours to unwind, maybe treat yourself to a spa treatment or another soak in the Dead Sea. This trail is dependent on weather conditions and water levels in the wadi.

November to March: Ibex Trail

This trail begins along the Dead Sea Highway then ascends into the Wadi Mujib Reserve. Heading south, it runs parallel to the Dead Sea, which provides a blue backdrop throughout the hike. We cross some dry wadis to the Raddas Rangers Station where there may be a chance of sighting Nubian ibex. A further hour takes us back to where we began at the visitor centre. Overall, the walk should take around four hours.

Accommodation: Hilton Dead Sea Resort

Day 9 : Transfer To The Airport
Meals Included: breakfast

After breakfast, a transfer will return you (reluctantly, most likely) to the airport.

What's Included

  • All transport and listed activities

  • All breakfasts, two lunches, three dinners

  • Tour Leader throughout

What's Not Included

  • Travel insurance

  • Visas and vaccinations

  • Tips for leaders and staff

  • Flights

Food

All breakfasts, two lunches and three dinners are included.

This trip visits local restaurants, including those serving mezze-style meals. These have fast service and good-quality food for the group and usually cost 10-15 Jordanian dinars (US$14-US$21) per person. If you are vegetarian, main meals may be limited in choice, but mezze is almost always available in restaurants and is a filling option. As Jordan is a Muslim country, alcohol is not available in all restaurants and many hotels.

Accommodation

Centro Mada by Rotana, Amman

A comfortable hotel with a pool and restaurant. Well located for our journey north the next day.

Ajloun Forest Reserve Cabins

Cosy log cabins in the Aljoun Highlands with fabulous views. There’s no TV and no Wi-Fi in the cabins, ideal for the ultimate switch-off.

Movenpick Nabatean Castle

Standing proud on a hilltop overlooking the Rift Valley, Movenpick Nabatean Castle has comfortable rooms and a raft of facilities for a relaxing stay.

Saraya Camp Wadi Rum

Unrivalled comfort in the desert – each cabin has a well-fitted bathroom, heating and air-conditioning. Watch sunrise from your private veranda.

DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba

A large, sleek hotel that overlooks the Gulf of Aqaba. This resort has a choice of restaurants, fitness facilities, pools and a rooftop lounge.

Hilton Dead Sea Resort

In the heart of the Jordan Valley on the eastern shores of the Dead Sea, this swish resort has modern rooms, excellent facilities and beach access.

Check out our Q&As

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If you wish to make any changes to your booking, particularly if you need to alter any flights booked through us, please let us know as soon as possible. There is a booking or flight amendment fee of £40 per change and flight amendments often incur extra airline costs depending on the changes to be made and if the ticket has been issued or not.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Exodus has been trading since 1974

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Your final joining instructions and flight details, if booked with us, will then be sent out 2 to 3 weeks before departure. If you would like a hard copy posted, or if you require these any earlier, please contact the customer operations team. We advise that if you are booking connecting travel before receiving these, please ensure you leave plenty of time.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Travellers are welcome to opt to share a room with a tour member of the same gender for no additional charge. If you'd like your own room, we can request a single supplement so that you will have your own room throughout.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    You are welcome to meet the group after the tour has departed however there is no reduction in rate for joining a tour after the departure date.

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

The most wonderful time in a mesmerising country

From the moment of booking the trip to arriving back to London everything was a super organised. When we arrived in Amman we were greeted by an Exodus representative, who helped us through security and took us to the taxis. The first hotel gave a great indication of what 'Active Jordan in style' will mean. Our hotels and accommodation were of a high standard. The huds in the Ajloun Forest Reserve were basic but nice. On our first morning Ab, our guide, gave us an overview on what to expect for the next 7 days. It was the beginning of the most wonderful week. I cannot imagine a better way of experiencing Jordan. We had a great mixture of sightseeing and activities to enjoy & experience the richness of Jordan: Jaresh, Aljoun Forest, Mount Nebu, Petra, Wadi Rum, Red Sea, Dana, Dead Sea and Wadi Mujib. Our driver Sami and guide Ab made sure we arrived safely and felt cared for at any point.

An excellent tour of an amazing country

This trip really does do a great job of showcasing what an amazing country Jordan is - taking you to some of its more well-known sites (e.g., Petra, the Dead Sea) and some of its lesser-known ones (I had never heard of the Wadi Mujib Siq Trail before but it was my favourite part of the trip). The trip strikes a great balance between fun activities and time to relax. The first hotel (Rum Art) is a little basic, but the standard improves as the week goes on which means you appreciate the later ones even more. I have never had longstanding ambitions to go to Jordan but, after this trip, I can't recommend it highly enough.

Action packed week!

Really busy trip but the pace calms down after Petra! Lots to see and amazing food to try too. Petra is as stunning as everyone says (I'd skip Petra by night, very busy expensive and stinky!) but Jerash is also absolutely beautiful and huge. The Dead Sea is a complete mind boggling experience you just can't help but float. Lots of optional extras available for this trip - Turkish bath, cookery class, star watching, Petra by night.

Spectacular

This is a wonderful and magical trip from start to finish with a great mix of culture, hiking, delicious food, welcoming people and breath-taking beauty of the landscape and archaeological sites.

Excellent!

An excellent trip. Enjoyed every moment of it and was so sad to leave at the end. Laughed more than I have done in years and feel like I was away for months. We saw so much in the 9 days. I felt at home in Jordan from the moment I arrived. I will definitely be heading back to Jordan and booking another Exodus Edits trip! Thanks for having me!

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    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of exodus charges.

    Up to 42 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 20 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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