Jordan small group tour
Excludes all flights.
Standard hotels from £995pp on a bed and breakfast basis unless otherwise stated.
Single supp from £290.
Tours depart every Sunday.
Excludes flights but contact us for a quote.
Description of Jordan small group tour
Jordan is a country of dramatic scenic contrasts from the arrestingly beautiful to the ruggedly stark. It’s also a country with a rich history and biblical links abound like the Sea of Galilee and Mount Nebo, from which Moses viewed the Holy Land. Later periods saw the Roman Empire and splendid Roman ruins are scattered throughout Jordan as well as numerous Crusader castles. This tour will take you back in time with breathtaking historical sites and fascinating history as well and bringing you up to date with modern Jordan.
This 7 night escorted tour takes you from Amman to the Wadi Rum desert. You will travel to some of the finest sites of the ancient world set amid dramatic natural scenery. Visit Pella, Um Qais, Jerash and the Ajloun Fort. Float in the Dead Sea and travel along the King’s Way to Mount Nebo, Madaba and Petra. After a full day in this ancient city you’ll head to Wadi Rum for an unforgettable 4x4 desert tour.
You will stay in friendly Arabic hotels and guesthouses along with a traditional Bedouin camp. You are accompanied by an English speaking driver-guide who will take you away from the crowds to share their insight into the history, culture and tradition of Jordan. This is a small group tour with max 8 ppl in a comfortable vehicle. Enjoy the company of like minded travellers with options to personalise your journey.
August is hot and dry, with cool evenings, temperatures remaining at comfortable levels averaging 23 degrees. The dry heat ensures the climate is not too oppressive, even in summer. October - March offers cooler temperatures and more rainfall. It's not uncommon to see snow in January!
|Day 1:||Arrive Amman: Upon arrival at Amman International Airport you will be met and transferred to your 3-star hotel. Upgraded hotels available for a supplement.|
|Day 2:||After breakfast you’ll set out on a morning tour of Amman, visiting the Roman Theatre, the Citadel, the Archaeology and Folklore Museums. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure then head out for dinner at a local restaurant. (B, D)|
|Day 3:||This morning you will drive to the lowest spot on earth and experience floating in the waters of the Dead Sea. Continue northwards to Pella in the Jordan Valley before heading to Um Qais for a spectacular view of the Sea of Galilee, the Yarmouk River and the Golan Heights. You will return to Amman in the late afternoon. (B)|
|Day 4:||Enjoy a late morning tour of Jerash (Gerasa of Antiquity), the best preserved city of Roman times, to visit its theatres, temples, churches and colonnaded streets. Then continue to Ajloun to tour the 12th century Saracen Castle built by one of Saladin’s lieutenants in the campaign against the Crusaders. (B)|
|Day 5:||This morning you will head south along the Kings’ Way to Petra. You will stop at Madaba to see the oldest map of the Holy Land. You’ll see the Mosaic School, Mt. Nebo and the alleged burial site of Moses which overlooks the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley. Continue through the magnificent scenery of Wadi Mujib to Kerak to visit the Crusader Castle. (B)|
|Day 6:||Today you will have the chance to explore Petra with a full days guided tour of the city that was carved into the rose-red Sharah Mountains. You will walk through the Siq, a narrow, winding fissure between the cliffs, to reach the treasury, the Roman Theatre, the Courts, Qasr Bint Pharaoun, the Temple of the Winged Lion and other famous monuments. (B)|
|Day 7:||After breakfast you will head out to explore the incredible lunar-like landscape of the Wadi Rum Desert. In you 4x4 vehicle, you’ll see where the film ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ was set and if time permits, enjoy a short visit to Aqaba, Jordan’s only sea port city. Return to Amman via the Desert Highway. (B)|
|Day 8:||Departure: You will be transferred to the airport today for your departure flight. (B)|
3 Reviews of Jordan small group tour
Reviewed on 03 Mar 2019 by Patricia BroadfootWe really enjoyed Jordan and our local tour guide and company were excellent. Read full review
Reviewed on 15 Nov 2018 by Bernadette HarrisOverall holiday great. Driver and guide well presented, polite and helpful. Guide excellent on historic knowledge and a great help with local knowledge. Read full review
Reviewed on 27 Dec 2016 by Paul SmithJust do it! Jordan is a wonderful country with so much to see and do. Although we were with a guide most of the time we were always made to feel welcome wherever we went. Read full review
PlanetIn an effort to preserve its pristine wilderness, there are no hotels in Wadi Rum itself but many local Bedouins offer tourists an overnight stay in their tents in the middle of the desert. Relatively few of Jordan's Bedouin still follow the ways of their ancestors. Most have settled in cities and towns and are found in every walk of life. Yet low-slung black tents and pack camels have not vanished from the landscape, and many travellers find a shared meal or coffee with traditional desert Bedouin to be their most memorable experience. Naturalists will be drawn to the desert in springtime, when rains bring the greening of the hills and an explosion of hundreds of species of wild flowers. Red anemones, poppies and the striking Black Iris, Jordan's national flower, grow at will by the roadside and in more quiet reaches.
RSCN is a non-government organisation devoted to the protection and care of Jordan’s wild plants, animals and natural landscapes. Our Ground Agents are part of RSCN's socio-economic growth projects, including all ecotourism and handicraft enterprises that link the protection of nature with improving the livelihoods of local communities. Wild Jordan is helping to generate a substantial income to help fund biodiversity protection in the country and create jobs and revenue for local communities which provides alternatives to harmful land uses like grazing and hunting. All this is leading to tangible results which the local communities can see, encouraging the preservation of the nature reserves even further as an important source of tourist revenue.
Jordan's Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature is for the benefit of the local community, and is an important source of employment and education in the local region. This tour includes 1 of the protected reserves Ajloun Forest Reserve and the Wadi Rum. The RSCN also operates a handicraft centre and locally produced goods as well as organically grown herbs and preserves are available in local shop.
PeopleOur Ground Operator is part of the Discovery Foundation. The Discovery Foundation is a pioneer of Responsible and Sustainable Tourism in Jordan and strives to protect the environment and work for the benefit of local Jordanians.
By staying in a genuine Bedouin camp in the desert, with traditional food, accommodation in tents and entertainment around a well lit bonfire you are contributing to the continuation of their way of life and offers an unforgettable insight into their culture. You can also hire a local Bedouin guide who will offer you either a 4WD vehicle, or for the more adventurous a camel ride, to explore the area.
Local Guides - As a company we have a policy of staying in locally owned accommodation wherever possible and our ground agents employ local guides using transport owned and operated by local people. Lunches are eaten in locally owned and managed restaurants thus supporting the community financially. This provides valuable employment to the region and keeps the money you spend in the country which helps to maintain and develop the infrastructure.