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Classic Jordan

Tailor Made Itinerary

9 Days From £2,450

Overview

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan lies at the heart of a region whose development and culture has played a pivotal part in the history of the world for the past two thousand years. This short journey provides a stunning introduction to a country whose landscapes and traditions have been influenced by Romans and Byzantines, Crusaders and Arabs for over two millennia. Beginning in Amman, the Jordanian capital, you will travel to the spectacular Roman ruins of Jerash and the imposing Saladin fortress ...
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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Imagine dramatic chariot races as you visit the splendid Roman streets of Jerash
  • Avoid the crowds and hike to Petra along an old lesser-known Bedouin trail
  • Camp out overnight and enjoy some stargazing in the red desert of Wadi Rum
  • Explore the crusader castle of Kerak and admire the mosaics of Madaba
  • Lie back and relax as you float in the Dead Sea, and treat yourself to a mud spa
  • Spend the day hiking through the peaceful Dana Nature Reserve and learn more about Bedouin life

ITINERARY

This is a suggested itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes, or build a trip from scratch.

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DAY 1: ARRIVE AMMAN

DAY 1: ARRIVE AMMAN

On arrival into Amman you will be greeted by your Wild Frontiers representative and transferred directly to your hotel for check in.  

Hotel Fairmont Amman

DAY 2: JERASH AND AMMAN

DAY 2: JERASH AND AMMAN

This morning drive north of Amman to the spectacular Roman ruins of Jerash. The city's many monuments still retain the atmosphere of the once thriving metropolis, famous in its time for its magnificent temples, amphitheatres and plazas. Return to Amman where your guide will then take you for a stroll through the city's crowded streets, from the colourful Rainbow Street, Amman's soho like area, to the souk area around the Husseini Mosque. Experience some of Jordan's best street food, before visiting some of the capital's sites.

Hotel Fairmont Amman
Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3: AMMAN – MADABA – MOUNT NEBO – KERAK – DANA NATURE RESERVE

DAY 3: AMMAN – MADABA – MOUNT NEBO – KERAK – DANA NATURE RESERVE

Leave Amman and drive south to the mosaic-filled city of Madaba. Next head to the nearby Mount Nebo, one of the reputed sites of the tomb of Moses. The summit of this lonely, wind-swept mountain commands spectacular views over the Dead Sea to the West Bank and Jerusalem and you can see the springs where Moses supposedly smote the ground to bring forth water. Continue your journey south to the castle of Kerak, built in 1136 as part of a long line of Crusader mountain top castles that defended the route from Jordan to Turkey. Finally, continue the journey to Dana Nature Reserve, the first in Jordan and an area of spectacular wadis and views. 

Dana Guesthouse
Breakfast

DAY 4: DANA NATURE RESERVE – FEYNAN HIKE

DAY 4: DANA NATURE RESERVE – FEYNAN HIKE

Today you can soak up the stunning scenery of Dana Nature Reserve as you hike along a beautiful trail to Feynan. En route enjoy a picnic lunch and take in your surroundings as you pass through Bedouin inhabited countryside, also home to over 200 different bird species as well as, season dependent, a multitude of wild flowers. 

Feynan Eco Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: FEYNAN – PETRA

DAY 5: FEYNAN – PETRA

This morning, drive to Petra and on to Little Petra, located a few miles away from the main valley, and a less-visited site with a charm all of its own. From here you then travel a short distance to the start of the Back Door Route to the main site of Petra - a spectacular, but little-known, Bedouin trail. This route offers a unique insight into two very different sides of Petra, with dramatic views and the chance to escape the crowds.

Petra Marriott Hotel
Breakfast

DAY 6: PETRA

DAY 6: PETRA

Today is free for you to explore the ancient Nabatean city further, perhaps climb up to the High Place of Sacrifice or take in the views from the Monastery, a monument of great interest and on par with the Treasury. It's worth the long climb, as you will see exceptional views from the top, stretching out over the Araba Valley. This evening you will then be treated to a very special experience, visiting Petra at night, as you follow the candles through the siq and enjoy local Bedouin music as you sit and admire the Treasury lit up at night, a memory that will stick with you for many years to come.

Petra Marriott Hotel
Breakfast

DAY 7: PETRA – WADI RUM 

DAY 7: PETRA – WADI RUM 

Today you will experience not only history but the unique landscapes of Wadi Rum as you go on a two-hour four-wheel drive adventure through the desert, surrounded by towering sandstone cliffs. Wadi Rum is a vast, silent desert, both romantic and extremely beautiful, where massive mountains rise vertically out of the pink desert sand, eroded by the wind into shapes of men, animals and monsters. Finally, reach your desert camp for a night under the stars. 

Discovery Bedu
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8: WADI RUM – DEAD SEA

DAY 8: WADI RUM – DEAD SEA

Discover the wonders of Wadi Rum on an optional camel trek this morning. Leaving the magic dunes behind, later in the day drive north to the Dead Sea, where the afternoon is free to enjoy a dip in the salty waters or to relax at your hotel.  

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
Breakfast

DAY 9: DEAD SEA – DEPART AMMAN

DAY 9: DEAD SEA – DEPART AMMAN

This morning your driver will pick you up from the hotel and escort you to Amman airport in time to catch your onward flight.  

Breakfast

SUGGESTED ACCOMMODATION

Mid-Range

Good quality service and overall comfort

Luxury

Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Luxury

Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience

Luxury

Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience

Premium

Excellent standards without the big price tag

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

GUIDELINE PRICE & WHAT’S INCLUDED

CLASSIC JORDAN (9 DAYS) £2,450

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra - The best of the best, the ultimate indulgence
Luxury - Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium - Excellent standards without the big price tag
Mid-Range - Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple - No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

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If you book international flights through Wild Frontiers.

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

START PLANNING YOUR TRIP

Our team of experts have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you plan your adventure of a lifetime.

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WHY WILD FRONTIERS?

Meet the expert, Dan

Dan is our Middle East expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

Speak to Daniel by calling
+44 (0)20 3944 6258

The Backdoor trail to Petra is the best way to see the ancient city. It's a great hike and if you start early, you'll end up with parts of Petra almost to yourself as most tourists come in via the normal Siq route.

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