Family Trip to Jordan

Jordan - Desert's Hidden Gems

Jordan, an ancient Arab kingdom with diverse beauty, dramatic landscapes and shaped by cultural influences. This fascinating Middle-Eastern country is a prime adventure destination with a great selection of things to see and do. The British officer and archaeologist T. E Lawrence of Arabia, who often camped here during the Arab revolt of 1916, described the place as “vast, echoing and godlike.”

An outward-facing country that welcomes visitors with true hospitality, be prepared to often be invited into peoples’ homes and shops for a glass of tea and conversation. 

Jordan’s natural charms are just as alluring; Amman, the capital of Jordan, is one of the oldest, continuously inhabited cities in the world! Wander through the lost city of Petra, enjoy the tranquility of the Dead Sea, also known as the “lowest place on earth”, discover the underwater splendor of Aqaba, and be mesmerized by the magic of the desert stars in Wadi Rum.

Jordan is definitely one of the best countries to explore in the Middle East! 

 

Jordan is definitely a family-friendly destination, full of activities, adventures, natural wonders, mysterious deserts, and one of the most accessible and friendliest countries in the Middle East. Rhis country welcomes guests of all ages!

Start off with a tour of Amman, the capital of Jordan, head to the ancient city of Jerash, enjoy exploring the various cave dwellings of the ancient city before you stop at the Dead Sea to experience the strange feeling of floating on the water and wellness of salt with its minerals. Wander through ancient Petra, explore this UNESCO world heritage site, and hear fascinating stories of the Nabatean people who lived here, then go-off-road in Wadi Rum, and spend a night in a private Bedouin camp in the desert, taking a family moment to admire the enormous starry skies. 

The charm and luxury of Jordan are all around,  this country will hold a special place in your hearts. 

Highlights: 

  •  Create memorable experiences for an unforgettable family holiday
  •  Explore Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  •  Hear wonderful stories from the  local Bedouins
  •  Soak up the mineral-rich mud and water of Dead Sea
  •  Discover the deserts of Wadi Rum on a 4 X 4 tour.
  •  Camp in the desert at Wadi Rum and see the most star-filled skies

Day 1: Welcome to Amman, Jordan

Arrival at Queen Alia International Airport – Amman, depending on your time of arrival, a city tour can take place. Drive to your hotel and check-in. 

Day 2: Jerash – One of the best-preserved Roman city in the Middle East

Start-off the day heading north to the ancient city of Jerash, travel through history in Jerash, regarded as one of the most important and best-preserved Roman cities in the Middle East. Explore the Byzantine churches, temples, and famous monuments in the city while walking around the colonnaded streets, filled with shops of handicrafts made by local people. Stop at a local restaurant to sample authentic falafel and hummus for lunch. Drive back to Amman, participate in an evening tour, visit the old markets and view the Al-Husseini Mosque.

Day 3: Up to Mount Nebo and down to the lowest place on Earth – The Dead Sea

Leave Amman and head to the Christian town of Madaba, famous for its exquisite 6th-century mosaics; see the ‘Madaba Map’, the oldest preserved mosaic map of the Holy Lands. Drive to Mount Nebo where Moses looked across to the Promised Land and later died and was buried. Mt. Nebo offers a fantastic view westward, with a vista that includes the Dead Sea, the West Bank, the Jordan River, and, on a clear day, Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Spend the afternoon floating and relaxing at the Dead Sea

Day 4: Floating in the Dead Sea

Spend your free time relaxing at the Dead Sea, floating in its salty waters and enjoying the sunshine at the lowest point on earth, whilst trying out the invigorating mud bath to cleanse the skin. Afternoon transfer to Petra, arrive at your hotel and check-in. 

Day 5: The Majestic Red Rock City Of Petra and Wadi Rum

Arrive at Petra’s entrance/visitors center and walk to the Siq Canyon. Tour The Red Rose city of Petra. Marvel at the beauty of the ‘Lost City’, exploring its many caves and tombs. Walk through the Siq and be astounded by the magnificent Treasury, the entrance guarding the ancient Nabatean city, now one of the Modern 7 Wonders of the World. Admire the Royal Tomb, hike up to ‘The Monastery’ on Jebel A-Deir, or visit the High Place of Sacrifice. Make your way back to Petra’s entrance by hike or camel\horse\donkey ride. Drive to the Wadi Rum nature reserve and board 4×4 jeeps. Enjoy the wilderness adventure of a 2 hour jeep safari of Wadi Rum which covers all the best sites and most beautiful parts of this protected area. Drive back to your luxury camp to enjoy the legendary hospitality of the Bedouins. 

Tonight experience a spectacular stargazing activity.

Day 6: Farewell Jordan, Ma’ hasalame

Breakfast at the camp and check out, drive back to the airport or to the Israeli border. 

Jordan, the perfect combination of startling landscapes, action-filled desert adventures, and cities both ancient and modern. Drawn by its mysterious desert, ancient architecture – compared to its neighbors it’s relatively untouched. 

Soak up the colors, culture, and history of a country that’s small in size, but big in adventure, experience it for yourself on this 3-day adventure. 

Amidst the dramatic desert scenery of Wadi Rum, and its endless stretches of red sand, take in Petra’s fascinating history and marvel at its thrilling beauty. Walk through the winding Siq as you make your way to the famous Treasury, spend a night in a comfortable Bedouin camp, and take a thrilling 4×4 drive into the desert. 

This adventure is guaranteed to be a vivid and unforgettable experience for everyone! 

Highlights:

  • Discover the majestic desert of Wadi Rum
  • Listen to stories about Lawrence of Arabia and the generations of Bedouins who lived in Wadi Rum
  • Discover the spectacular lost city of Petra
  • Visit the spectacular ‘Red Rock City’ of the ancient Nabateans
  • Enjoy an evening cooking class, learn from the locals how to create Jordanian mezze 
  • Veer off the beaten track and travel across the Desert through the eyes of the local people

Day 1: Welcome to Jordan

Arrive in Jordan, and drive to the Wadi Rum nature reserve and board 4×4 jeeps. Enjoy the wilderness adventure of a 4 Hour Jeep Safari of Wadi Rum which covers all the best sites and most beautiful parts of this protected area, following in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia, climbing sand dunes and rock bridges. Stop for a picnic lunch, then continue to the rock bridge of Um Fruth. Then choose if you wish to hike, horseback ride, camel ride or ATV into the desert and meet the local Bedouins. Arrive at your Luxury Desert Camp and check-in. Enjoy a magical night activity of stargazing.

Day 2: The Majestic Red Rock City Of Petra

Get in the van and drive along the way known as ‘’The King’s Highway’’ to the town of Wadi Musa. Arrive at Petra’s entrance/visitors center and walk to the Siq Canyon. Tour the Red Rose city of Petra, exploring its many caves and tombs. Walk through the Siq and be astounded at the magnificent Treasury, the entrance guarding the ancient Nabatean city, now one of the Modern 7 Wonders of the World. Admire the Royal Tomb. Have lunch in a cave, enjoying a one-of-a-kind picnic at the ancient city of Petra! Continue to the Byzantine Church and then to the Temple of the Winged Lions. Hike up to ‘The Monastery’ on Jebel A-Deir, or visit the High Place of Sacrifice. Make your way back to Petra’s entrance by hike or camel\horse\donkey ride. Enjoy an evening cooking class and learn from locals how to prepare traditional Jordanian mezze, soup, and main dishes.

Day 3: Farewell Jordan, Ma’ hasalame

Tour ‘Little Petra’, then head over to a stunning mountain trail that leads us to the Monastery along a rarely trodden but fabulous mountain route. Return to Petra and board a local Bedouin 4×4 pick-up for an off-road drive to Mount Aaron. Leave the vehicle where the jeep trail ends and begin the half-hour ascent to its summit on foot. On the mountain peak find Aaron’s shrine and enjoy the astonishing panoramic views from the summit (additional option for a jeep to climb Mt. Aaron -Aaron’s tomb). 

Head down and make your way to Petra’s entrance, drive back to Wadi Arava and cross back to Israel through the Israeli border. or depart Jordan via flight from Amman.