Jordan: Lost City Of Arabia

Overview:

The fabled lost city of Petra needs no introduction… hidden away in the heart of the Jordanian desert for centuries, Petra obtained a mythical status with much speculation as to whether it existed at all. When the Swiss explorer Burckhardt befriended the local Bedouins in 1812, he 'discovered' the magical city, and it finally became known to the western world.

However there is much more to Jordan than just Petra and on this diverse trip we’ll enjoy a incredible variety of experiences. Whether it’s exploring the superbly preserved ancient streets of Roman Jerash or camping under a canopy of stars in the red desert sands of Lawrence’s Wadi Rum; or whether it’s floating in the magical waters of the Dead Sea and staying with local villagers in the northern hills, Jordan has so much to offer anyone who has ever dreamt of travelling to this Middle Eastern gem.

Highlights:

  • Explore the ancient city of Jerash, home to some of the world’s largest and most well-preserved Roman ruins
  • Enjoy the warm hospitality of the north as you stay overnight in a village homestay
  • Discover the UNESCO treasures of Petra and escape the crowds as you follow a secret trail through the “Lost City”
  • Learn about the heritage and traditions of the Bedouin as you stay in a camp in the heart of Wadi Rum
  • Wander through the stunning mountainous landscape of Dana Nature Reserve and stay in a remote eco-lodge
  • Visit the lowest point on earth as you float in the Dead Sea and soak up its rich healing minerals

Tour Includes:

  • Full services of a Tour Leader with local guides and drivers
  • 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners (typically in local restaurants where viable)
  • All transport (minibuses, 4WDs)
  • 9 nights' accommodation (6 in hotels, 2 nights in homestay/guesthouse accommodation and 1 night in a fixed Bedouin camp)
  • All entrance fees, sightseeing, excursions and activities as per the itinerary
  • A carbon-offsetting contribution to Carbon Clear (if booking international flights through our office)

ALL OUR SMALL GROUP TOURS HAVE NO LOCAL PAYMENTS, HIDDEN EXTRAS OR COMPULSORY SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS.

Trip rating:

Adventure Rating
Adventure Rating - 5

Tours that fall into this category are likely to involve at least a few challenging days and are often in destinations where tourism is still in its infancy.

Comfort Rating
Comfort Rating - 5

You can typically expect a mixture of accommodation with some nights being spent in comfortable and characterful places, and some in more basic places, homestays or camping, especially where choices are limited.

Fitness Rating
Fitness Rating - 7

These tours will typically involve a couple of days of easy/moderate trekking (3-5 hrs/day) or perhaps a more active approach to a cultural itinerary. For riding trips see the Riding Information section

Culture Rating
Culture Rating - 8

With this rating, you can typically expect a tour with a strong focus on culture. Depending on the trip this could involve exploring ancient sites, medieval architecture, ethnographic museums and/or having tribal encounters.

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