The Classic Jordan Trip

  • destination Jordan
  • traveltime10 days
  • moneyFrom € 1075,- pp

This 10-day trip through Jordan takes you to the most authentic parts of the country. Visit highlights such as the beautiful world wonder Petra, the cosmopolitan capital Amman and sleep under the stars in the Wadi Rum desert. This tour is a perfect mix of culture, nature and relaxation. In Jordan you can easily drive around yourself but it is also an option to complete this trip with a private driver.

Your trip starts in the capital, Amman. With three million inhabitants, this is the most densely populated area in the country. From Amman, you head towards Jerash and continue south along the Kings Highway towards Petra. Via this road you will pass beautiful nature reserves. After visiting Petra, one of the seven wonders of the world, you will spend the night under the stars in the Wadi Rum desert. Your trip ends at the Red Sea, where you have plenty of time to relax and explore the beautiful marine life.

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Itinerary

Flight to Amman, Jordan including meet & assist and airport transfer

On the first day you travel from your home address to Jordan. You will arrive in the capital, Amman. Here you will be met by a local representative of ArabEscape.com. You will be guided through the visa procedure where after the driver takes you to the hotel for the night. The remainder of your day is at leisure. Depending on the time of arrival you can explore Rainbowstreet in the evening. Here you can find many restaurants and shops which are open until late at night.

Amman - Jerash - Ajloun - Dead Sea instructions local representative & pick up rental car

You will start your day in the capital of Jordan; Amman. Our local representative will meet you in the morning to discuss the rest of your trip. You receive the keys from the rental car and from here you will continue your journey. First you can choose to visit Amman, an energetic and modern city which offers you a glimpse of the modern Jordanian life. The city has a number of highlights that are worth a visit, for example the Citadel and the blue King Abdullah I Mosque.

From Amman you will head towards Jerash, a city founded by Alexander the Great. It is one of the best preserved Roman cities in the world. Unfortunately Jerash is not listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, because wrong methods were used to restore the city. Nevertheless, Jerash is one of the biggest surprises of Jordan. Located in the middle of a contemporary city, you can imagine yourself back in Roman times. A must see in Jordan.

From Jerash you can also drive to Aljoun Castle if you have some time left before you drive to the Dead Sea where you check-in at your accommodation.

Dead Sea - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Dead Sea

Today you will stay in the Dead Sea area, which is the lowest point on earth. From your accommodation you can travel towards Madaba, which is known for the very well preserved mosaic map in the St. George Church. Also, from Madaba you can easily reach Mount Nebo, or Mount of Moses. Only ten kilometers from your resort you can find this famous mountain and the associated church. This place is well known because from here, Moses looked out over the Promised Land.

Alternatively you can visit Wadi Bin Hammad today or you can choose to relax at your accommodation and float in the Dead Sea. Wadi Bin Hammad is a nature reserve where you can take a walk through the gorges and enjoy the beautiful nature. This hike will take approximately 2 hours.

Dead Sea - Wadi Mujib - Kings Highway - Kerak - Dana

After breakfast, you check out at your accommodation and continue to travel south. Along the way you can stop at one of Jordan’s most beautiful valleys: Wadi Mujib. The wadi offers breathtaking views into the beautiful gorge. For the real adventurous among us, you can walk, swim and climb through the gorge. Definitely a recommendation for the adventure-seeking traveler.

Your journey continues south via the famous Kings Highway also known as Jordan’s King’s Road. This old trade route is still an important connecting road in Jordan. This highway brings you to the crusader castle of Kerak.

After visiting Kerak, you drive towards the Dana Biosphere Nature reserve. This is the biggest nature reserve of Jordan. Here you will check-in at your accommodation for the night.

Dana - Little Petra - Petra optional hike with guide

Today you wake up in the valley of Dana. The Dana Nature Reserve consists of various mountains and dry river beds. Because this is a protected area, wild animals such as hyenas and wolves are able to live here.

You can discover the area with one of our local guides today. After breakfast you will meet your guide at your accommodation, where from you will go on a 4-hour hike. The guide will show you the best routes and he will cook you a traditional Bedouin lunch in nature.

When you finish the hike, you will continue to Petra and check in at your accommodation. You can also choose to visit Little Petra in advance. Archaeologists believe Little Petra used to be a trading suburb and agricultural center. This is the place where visitors of Petra would resupply. Moreover, a couple of the oldest settlements in the world find their home here. Visiting Little Petra gives you a preview for, when you will visit Petra. Our advise: start your visit early in the morning to avoid the crowds and heat in the afternoon.

Petra including backdoor hike with guide

Today you will visit the ancient city of Petra, one of Jordan’s national treasures and one of the seven wonders of the world! Today you enter the red city of the Nabataeans. Centuries ago, the Nabataeans built a kingdom which was hidden in the mountains. The ingenious water system enabled the kingdom to flourish in this remote place for a long time. This also is one of the main reasons why all the carvings are so well preserved.

You can spend an entire day in the city. It will be an unforgettable visit but make sure you are ready for a full day of hiking. There are two ways to visit the site. The first one is the traditional way through the Siq (Canyon), this is the main entrance. The Siq will take you to the Treasury. You can visit the Treasury, basin, the royal tombs and the theater, the High Place of Sacrifice and the Roman soldier tombs. All the way at the end of the complex you will find the Monastery.

The second option to visit Petra is through the back door; the more adventurous route! It begins with a 20 minute drive through the desert. After the drive you will begin with a 1,5 hour hike through a mountain area, until you reach the Monastery. Then you will continue through the main site of Petra. Your guide will explain about the archaeology and the history of the site and it inhabitants. After exploring the city you will be exiting from the main gate. This way you are avoiding the tourist crowds, definitely an advantage.

Petra - Wadi Rum including jeepsafari with lunch

You leave the Nabataean city of Petra and head towards the Wadi Rum desert. The local Bedouins still live here and preserve the area. As the landscape hasn’t changed much over the years it feels like you go back in time. The Bedouins make sure that the protected area still has the same charm it had a thousand years ago.

Wadi Rum is one of the most beautiful deserts in the world, alternated by rugged rocks on both sides. The unique appearance creates the feeling you are on a different planet. No wonder this area served as a film location for many large productions, for example the classic Lawrence of Arabia (1960), and more recent Star Wars the Rise of Skywalker (2019).

Upon arrival your local Bedouin guide will be waiting for you. He will take you on a jeep safari for about four hours and will provide a delicious traditional lunch along the way. At the end of the tour you will be brought to your desert camp. Enjoy the beautiful starry sky at night.

Wadi Rum - Aqaba optional balloon flight Wadi Rum at sunrise

If you wish you can start the day in a very unique way: with a balloon flight over the Wadi Rum at sunrise!

Today you will leave the vast landscape of the desert and return to civilization. You can still enjoy the quietness of the desert in the morning before you continue your journey towards Aqaba. After a one hour drive you can check-in at your resort and process the impressions of the past few days at your ease. It is time to sit back and relax!

Aqaba optional snorkeling or diving excursion

Today is at leisure, you have time to relax by the pool or go explore the Red Sea and its underwater world. We can arrange a diving or snorkeling excursion additionally. The Red Sea is well-known for its beautiful corals. Additionally, Aqaba has many souqs and restaurants worth a visit.

Aqaba - Amman - Flight to home country hand in rental car

Your Jordanian adventure has ended. Depending on the time of your departing flight, you will be picked up by our driver at the accommodation for your transfer to Amman airport. If you still have your rental car you will drive to the airport in approximately 3,5 hours, where you drop off the rental car and check-in for your flight back home. We hope you have had an amazing trip.

Accommodation

Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea

Dead Sea Located on the edge of the Dead Sea, the Holiday Inn Resort features a large outdoor pool and a private beach.

Memories Aicha Luxury Camp

Wadi Rum The beautifully situated Memories Aicha Luxury Camp is located in Wadi Rum and offers a view over the mountains. All tents have a shower and toilet. In the morning, a rich breakfast buffet is served.

Petra Bubble Luxotel

Wadi Musa (Petra) Petra Bubble Luxotel is a unique accommodation in Wadi Musa, near Petra. You will stay in a three-part bubble tent with its own jacuzzi. 

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Details & Prices

The Classic Jordan Trip

  • destination Jordan
  • traveltime10 days
  • moneyFrom € 1075,- pp
Included
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • Overnight stay in selected hotels
  • Meet & assist local representative
  • Visa Jordan
  • Jeepsafari Wadi Rum
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • Car rental wit full insurance and without excess
  • All taxes and fees
  • Personal travel app with travel route and information
  • An unforgettable experience! 
Excluded
  • Other meals and beverages
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Optional excursions
Optional
  • Private driver on travel days
  • Hike with guide in Dana
  • Hot air balloon flight Wadi Rum
  • Snorkeling and/or diving excursion Aqaba
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