Luxury Adventure in Jordan

  • destination Jordan
  • traveltime10 days
  • moneyFrom € 1550,- pp

This special and fully arranged 10-day trip will take you past all highlights and undiscovered areas of Jordan. An extraordinary journey which starts in the capital Amman, after which you take direction towards the green northern area of the country. In the undiscovered north you can immerse yourself in the beautiful nature around the small villages. With hardly any tourists you will stay at our special, private accommodation surrounded by beautiful nature. From here, the journey continues south to the lowest point of the world, the Dead Sea.

After visiting the Dead Sea and stunning wadis like Wadi Mujib, you travel towards Petra. This is one of Jordan’s treasures and one of the seven wonders of the world. We will arrange a special first encounter with the ancient city through the back door of the complex so you will have an unique experience. After visiting the Nabataean city you will spend the night under the stars in the extensive Wadi Rum desert. At the end of the trip there is enough time to relax at the Red Sea, which is known for its beautiful underwater world.

Would you like to extend your visit to Jordan? No problem, please delve into Jordan Complete.

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 rest of your day is at leisure. Depending on the time of arrival you can explore Rainbowstreet in the evening where you can find many restaurants and where shops are open until late.

Amman - Jerash - Ajloun - El Himma instructions local representative + pick up rental car

After breakfast our local representative will meet you in the lobby of your hotel to discuss the rest of your trip. You receive the keys from the rental car and from here you will continue your journey.

The first stop is Jerash, the Pompeii of the Middle East, a city founded by Alexander the Great. It is one of the best-preserved Roman cities in the world. Unfortunately Jerash is not allowed 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.

The second stop is Ajloun. The Ajloun Castle protected the communication routes between south Jordan and Syria, and was one of a chain of forts that lit beacons at night to pass signals from the Euphrates as far as Cairo. Today, Ajloun Castle is an amazing sight with a fascinating labyrinth of towers, chambers, galleries and staircases to explore, while its hilltop position offers stunning views of the Jordan Valley.

If you have not had enough you can travel towards Pella. Archaeological finds from the Bronze and Iron Ages indicate that Pella was a prosperous city which was trading with Egypt, Syria and Cyprus.

Continue your journey north to El Himma, a hidden treasure which is still unknown to many people. You will visit the natural hot springs and spend the night in our private accommodation, El Himma Chalets. The private accommodation is located near the hot springs of El Himma. A private dinner will be prepared by the local owner.

El Himma - Umm Qais - Jordan River - Dead Sea

After a relaxing morning at the hot springs in El Himma, you will continue your journey to Umm Qais, a ruin complex near Irbid. Since you are in the far north of Jordan, you will hardly encounter any tourists. After visiting Umm Qais you will continue south and drive to the Dead Sea in about 2.5 hours.

On the way south you will drive along the banks of the Jordan River. Jesus was baptized here, you can even visit the exact spot.

When you arrive at your hotel next to the Dead Sea, you can check-in and relax. The rest of the day is at leisure.

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

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 of the beautiful gorge. For the real adventurers 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 Petra where you will spend the night.

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 one 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 | optional wildcamping with guide

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 1 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 back home 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

Grand Hyatt Amman

Amman This 5-star hotel is conveniently located in the middle of the business district of Jabal in Amman. It also features an indoor and outdoor pool.

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea

Dead Sea All rooms at the Kempinski hotel overlook the Dead Sea. The luxury hotel offers a private beach, spa and several outdoor pools. An ideal environment to relax.

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.

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Add-ons

Extra’s always included when you book a trip with Arabescape.com

  • Stay in unique accommodations
  • 100% tailormade itineraries, all your personal preferences possible.
  • Personalized travelapp with all information about your trip. ( Also available offline.)
  • 24/7 available via our emergency nr.

Details & Prices

Luxury Adventure in Jordan

  • destination Jordan
  • traveltime10 days
  • moneyFrom € 1550,- pp
Included
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • Overnight stay in selected hotels
  • Meet & assist local representative
  • Visa Jordan
  • Jeepsafari Wadi Rum
  • Guide in Petra
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • Car rental with 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
  • Hot air balloon flight Wadi Rum
  • Snorkeling and/or diving excursion Aqaba
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