8 or 10 days from $1,416 (was $1,666)
- Spend the night under the stars in a Bedouin desert camp
- Have a surreal ‘swim’ in the Dead Sea
- Find the Lost City of Petra
- Snorkel with the Red Sea’s colourful marine life
- Discover Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Tel Aviv on the 10 day tour
Whether you’re a culture vulture, history buff, foodie, beach-bum or party animal, our Jordan Experience is a bit of you! Sleep under desert skies in a Bedouin camp, swim with tropical fish in the Red Sea, marvel at the rose-coloured city of Petra and float in the Dead Sea like a cork! With the option to add on two days in Israel with Jerusalem and Bethlehem on the agenda, plus the beaches and glitzy nightlife of Tel Aviv, this trip has it all!
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Day 1: Arrive in Amman. Touch down in one of the oldest cities in the world! You’ll be meeting the rest of your group this evening but why not get to know Amman a little first? Check out some of the epic Roman ruins, get your haggle on in the maze-like souks, or watch the world go by while sipping cardamom-scented Arabic coffee in one of the laid-back street cafes. For dinner tonight, fill your face with the best falafel in the world.
Day 2: Madaba, Mt Nebo and Karak Castle. Mosey on over to Madaba this morning. We’ll visit St George’s Church, home to an ancient holy map so detailed it’s practically a mosaic Google Maps! Next, drink in the incredible views from Mount Nebo, before we lose ourselves in the winding passageways of Karak Castle.
Day 3: The Lost City of Petra. Discover the Jewel in Jordan’s crown today. A work of art, carved from the pink desert sandstone, Petra will take your breath away. Pinch yourself, as you approach the iconic rose-coloured facade of the treasury, made famous by Indiana Jones, before taking in the awe-inspiring views from the monastery.
Day 4: Wadi Rum via Little Petra. Visit Petra’s little sister on the way through the desert. We’ll be spending the night at Wadi Rum with an ancient nomadic tribe in a Bedouin camp! Get ready for an unforgettable experience with traditional Bedouin food and a canopy of stars.
Day 5: Beach Day in Aqaba. It’s all about sun, fun and marine-life today. Splash around in Aqaba’s crystal clear waters, bronze your bod, or get wet-suited up with an optional diving experience. If you don’t fancy getting wet, there’s also a glass-bottomed boat trip option. Tonight, head to lively Raghadan for some mezze to die for.
Day 6: Dead Sea and Amman. Ready to pamper yourself in one of the world’s oldest health spas? We’re off to the Dead Sea today where the mineral-rich mud is like a giant face pack, and the water is so salty, you’ll bob on the surface like a cork! Head back to Amman for another night of city fun.
Day 7: Jerash and Amman City Tour. We’re going back in time again today, to Jerash – an ancient city with more Greco-Roman ruins than you can shake a stick at! Later, we’ll return to Amman for a tour of the city’s many historic sites before heading out for dinner and drinks in the warm night air.
Day 8: Trip End or Travel to Jerusalem. If you’re on the 8 day tour, it’s your last chance fill up on falafel this morning because your amazing Jordan Experience has come to an end! If you’re on the 10 day tour, leave Jordan behind as you cross over into Israel! We’ll be exploring the sacred city of Jerusalem today, including the Western Wall, King David’s Tomb and Golgotha (where Jesus is said to have been crucified).
Day 9: Bethlehem and Tel Aviv: We’re off to the little town of Bethlehem today (except it’s not really a little town, more like a sprawling city)! After, we’ll go to sunny Tel Aviv. Stretch out on the sands of one of the city’s 16 beaches, then freshen up at the hotel before finding out for yourself why Lonely Planet named Tel Aviv one of the top 10 party cities in the world!
Day 10: Trip End. It’s time to swap digits with your new friends and say your goodbyes. If you’re flying home today, we’ll miss you! If you’re continuing your adventure, safe travels!
- 7 or 9 nights’ accommodation
- 7 or 9 breakfasts and 1 dinner
- Airport transfer on arrival & departure
- Tour guide
- Guided tour of the 'Lost City’ of Petra
- Dead Sea visit
- Bedouin desert camp experience
- Guided tours of Amman and ancient Jerash
- Wadi Rum 4x4 excursion
- Red Sea visit
- Entrance fees to all sights in the itinerary
- Guided tours of Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Tel Aviv (10 day tour only)
- 24 hour emergency support
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Extra meals, snacks and drinks
- Optional activities
If you’re taking the 8 day tour, your package includes 6 nights’ hotel accommodation and 1 night in a Bedouin desert camp. If you’re opted for the 10 day tour, your package includes 8 nights’ hotel accommodation and 1 night in a Bedouin desert camp. All rooms are twin-share.
7 breakfasts and 1 dinner are included on the 8 day tour and 9 breakfasts and 1 dinner on the 10 day tour. You’ll need to buy the rest of your meals yourself. This gives you maximum flexibility to decide where you want to eat.
You will need to arrive into Amman International Airport in Jordan any time on day 1. As this is an arrivals day there are no activities planned. If you’re arriving on the start date our greeter will meet you from the airport. If you’re arriving before, you’ll need to arrange your own transfer but we can assist you in arranged accommodation at the starting hotel at extra cost. Please speak to a Travel Advisor for more information.
If you’ve taken the 8 day option, your trip will end in Amman, Jordan.
The 10 day trip finishes in Tel Aviv, Israel.
You can depart at any time on your end date. Return transfers to the airport are included.
Minimum age to participate in this programme is 18. The trip is designed for 18-39 year olds.
You’ll need a visa to enter Jordan. British nationals can usually get a single entry visa valid for 1 month on arrival at the airports or at the Sheikh Hussein/North Border crossing at the Jordan/Israel border. British nationals don’t need a visa to enter Israel as a tourist. On entry, British visitors are granted leave to enter for a period of up to 3 months. Please ensure your passport is valid, with at least six months validity remaining from the date of your planned return. All visa information is subject to change and you should consult the nearest High Commission or Embassy for the most up to date information.
How Much Spending Money Do I Need?
Your accommodation and some meals are included in the trip price, but you’ll need to bring cash for most meals, drinks, snacks and any additional activities you might want to participate in. Extra activities, range in price, depending on what you want to do. As a rough guide, £200-£300 spending money should be a good amount for 8 days and £300 - £400 for 10, depending on personal spending habits.
Do I Need Vaccinations?
We’re not qualified to offer you medical advice, so you should visit your GP well ahead of time to find out what inoculations you might need. Remember to tell them exactly where you’re travelling to as vaccination and medication requirements vary between different countries. You’ll also need to make sure you have enough of any prescribed medication to see you through the duration of your trip.
What Clothes Should I Wear?
‘Modest’ clothing is the norm in Jordan, especially for female travellers. As a general rule this means covering upper arms to the elbow and upper legs to the knee. Some loose breathable trousers and light tops with sleeves are ideal as well as a scarf for further coverage. Longer sleeves and trousers can also help protect you from the sun, so it’s win, win! When visiting holy sites, you may be required to cover up further. The weather conditions will vary depending on when you’re travelling, but generally speaking, both countries’ climate are characterised by long, hot, dry summers and short, cool winters. January is the coldest month and August is the hottest. Lightweight cotton clothes and sun hats are ideal for summer and you’ll need some waterproofs and warmer layers for the winter. We’ll be doing lots of walking so pack some comfortable shoes, and of course, don’t forget your swimwear!