Tailor made holidays to Jordan

“This tailor made tour of Jordan takes in the country’s top highlights, from the Dead Sea to the ancient city of Petra, in a private vehicle with an experienced driver guide.”

Highlights

Amman city tour | Sea of Galilee | Ajloun national park | Guided tour of Jerash | Mt. Neba | Dana nature reserve | Petra | Wadi Rum | Bedouin camping under the stars | Float in the Dead Sea | Optional: archaeological treasure hike, copper mines tour, Ghwayr tour, monastery climb.

Description of Tailor made holidays to Jordan

Tailor made vacations to Jordan: Jordan is a country of dramatic scenic contrasts from the arrestingly beautiful to the ruggedly stark.

Biblical links abound in Jordan like the Sea of Galilee and Mount Nebo, from which Moses viewed the Holy Land. From later periods splendid Roman sites are scattered throughout Jordan as well as numerous Crusader castles. This tour offers you the highlights of Jordan taking you back in time, with breathtaking sites and fascinating history.

A 9 day/8 night privately escorted tour of Jordan from Amman to the Wadi Rum. Visit some of the finest sites of the ancient world amid the most dramatic natural scenery, including the luscious green Jordan Valley to visit the ancient Roman sites of Pella, Um Qais, Jerash and Ajloun fort. Float in the Dead Sea, and head south along the King’s way visiting Mount Nebo, Madaba and Kerak, before entering the Dana Nature Reserve to explore the beautiful landscapes of the Jordan Rift Valley. Spend a full day at Petra for a visit of the famous ancient city before continuing to Wadi Rum for an exciting 4x4 desert tour.

You will also have the opportunity to experience the real Jordan with accommodation in authentic Arabic hotels and guesthouses as well as staying in a traditional Bedouin camp. This tour includes your own English-speaking driver guide and private vehicle. The knowledgeable guide will accompany you for the duration of your trip giving you the option to travel at your leisure and away from the crowds whilst giving you insight into the history and traditions of Jordan. This trip can be tailor made to create a unique vacation for your individual requirements by travel experts with intimate knowledge of the destination.

Best time to go on our tailor made vacations to Jordan:
Jordan has a Mediterranean climate, pleasant for year-round travel. Summers (May to October) are hot and dry, with cool evenings, temperatures remaining at comfortable levels averaging 23 degrees. July and August are hot but not oppressive. Winters are cool to cold and wet. In November to April temperatures range from 16 to 22 degrees. Most rain falls between October and March, and snow can occur.

Day-by-day experiences

Day 1:Private transfer from the airport to your hotel in Amman where you will stay overnight.
Day 2:Today you will be met at your hotel by your English-speaking driver/guide who will take to the north of Jordan to visit the Roman ruins of Pella and Um Qais which has stunning views overlooking the Sea of Galilee to the Israel and Syrian borders. In the afternoon transfer back to Amman for overnight. (B)
Day 3:Your guide will collect you from your hotel and drive north to Ajloun National Park where you will see the ancient crusader fort before heading to the famous Roman City of Jerash where a private guide will accompany you around the ruins. Return to Amman late afternoon, evening at leisure. (B)
Day 4:Today you will drive south along the Kings’ Way, visiting Mt. Nebo and the alleged burial site of Moses overlooking the Dead Sea and the Jordan Valley and Madaba with the oldest map of the Holy Land. Continue to the amazing Dana Nature Reserve’s Feynan Wilderness Lodge to stay overnight with dinner. (B,D)
Day 5:Free day spent exploring Dana Nature Reserve. The Reserve contains a remarkable diversity of landscapes that range from wooded highlands to rocky slopes and from gravel plains to dunes of sand. Moreover, Dana supports diverse wildlife, which includes a variety of rare species of plants and animals. In the afternoon your guide will transfer you to your guesthouse just south of Petra. (B)
Day 6:Full day spent at Petra where you will have a private English-speaking guide for 3 hours to give you a tour of the ancient city and insight into the Nabatean culture and history. The afternoon is free to explore the ruins. Tonight you will visit Petra Kitchen for an evening of cooking and learning about traditional Jordanian cuisine (B,D)
Day 7:Today venture in a 4x4 vehicle into the Wadi Rum Desert, the largest and most magnificent of Jordan's desert landscapes with sandstone mountains, matching the colour of knife-edged dunes. Spend overnight under the stars in a local Bedouin camp where dinner is included. (B,D)
Day 8:Wake up early to see the sunrise over the dunes. After breakfast, leave the desert and head north, visiting the Crusader Castle at Kerak before arriving at the Dead Sea. Experience floating in these famous salty waters and enjoy your last evening in Jordan by the Dead Sea. (B)
Day 9:Today your guide will collect you from your hotel and transfer you to the international airport in time for your departure flight (own arrangements). (B)

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This trip can be tailor made throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
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We offer a complete tailor made service allowing you to decide when you go, where to stay and what to do, to create a unique holiday for your individual requirements by our travel experts. We would be happy to telephone you to discuss your requirements and options. Our staff have intimate knowledge of this destination, so do please include your telephone number when you complete the enquiry form.

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Tailor made holidays to Jordan

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

RSCN
RSCN is a non-government organization devoted to the protection and care of Jordan’s wild plants, animals and natural landscapes. Wild Jordan is the part of RSCN responsible for socio-economic growth projects, including all eco-tourism and handicraft enterprises that link the protection of nature with improving the livelihoods of local communities.

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. Two of the reserves featured in this tour are The Dana Nature 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.

Wadi Rum
Preserving the 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 travelers 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.

Stay in a genuine Bedouin camp in the desert, with traditional food, accommodation in tents and entertainment around a well lit bonfire. 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.

Community

Petra Kitchen
The Petra Kitchen offers an evening of learning, fun and a very special dining experience allowing you to re-create some of the traditional Jordanian dishes for yourself, alongside some of the local women. Great care has been taken to make The Petra Kitchen a truly Jordanian experience - right down to the furnishings which are all crafted in Jordan, the tableware which is all produced by the Iraq al Amir Women’s Co-operative and the aprons and table linens which are all hand-embroidered by the Jordan River Foundation.

Above the Petra Kitchen there is also a small fair trade shop selling handicrafts made by local artisans which are of a very good quality and are often entirely unique items. A lot of these items are made by local women in their homes or by members of charitable organisations set up to support local women so buying items here helps these women but also helps inject money into the local economy.

Feynan Wilderness Lodge, Dana
Feynan Lodge has been developed by Jordan’s Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature and opened in the summer of 2005. It is set among the arid mountains of Wadi Feynan on the western boarder of Dana Nature Reserve.

The lodge, also known as the Wilderness Lodge, has been set up as a cool, atmospheric retreat for tourists wishing to explore this undiscovered and archaeologically rich area of Jordan. It is an interesting piece of architecture built entirely of local materials and designed by a local architect. The unique arabesque desert design uses traditional adobe methods and lends a romantic feel to this remote location. The RSCN have been keen to incorporate some eco-friendly technologies, which include solar power by day and candlelight at night. The staff are all from the local Bedouin community which makes it an important asset to this remote 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. This provides valuable employment to the region and keeps the money you spend in the country which helps to maintain and develop the infrastructure.

16 Reviews of Tailor made holidays to Jordan

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Reviewed on 31 Mar 2019 by

Brilliant! Such a diverse country and lovely people. Our driver/guide was fantastic but you could easily drive yourself. Read full review

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2019 by

The most exciting part of the holiday was the tour around Petra & hiking away from the crowds. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Mar 2018 by

Interacting with the people of Jordan will be the first memories we keep. The beauty and majesty of the country, combined with the living history was exciting to experience. From the green fields of the north to the southern desert, preserved roman Jerash to Nabatean Petra, all beautiful to see. Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Apr 2018 by

There are so many... Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum, Feynan Ecolodge... but most of all it is the friendliness of its people that made the biggest impression. We had a wonderful time, felt very welcomed and secure. Read full review

Reviewed on 05 Dec 2013 by

Magical. Loved every minute. 4 days that felt like 2 weeks they were so full of sights and sounds and wonderful people. A brilliant short break. Read full review

Reviewed on 07 Mar 2013 by

Very good...Feynan Lodge was the best part - would like to have spent longer there. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Mar 2012 by

I will always remember Petra. The history is incredible and our guide was very informative...Excellent! Read full review

Reviewed on 30 Oct 2012 by

A great experience in a beautiful country!....Floating in the Dead Sea as the sun came up on the last day of the holiday; walking through the Siq at Petra, then climbing to the Monastery and exploring the tombs late in the afternoon. Read full review

Reviewed on 17 Apr 2012 by

The whole trip was exciting only enhanced by the guide who was very knowledgeable and shared his knowledge with humour and patience. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Mar 2012 by

Visiting Petra - the realisation of a long standing dream was the most memorable part of the holiday. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2012 by

A really amazing holiday! Magdi made it such an informative and enlightening visit! The travel company made everything so easy, from disembarking the plane at Amman to leaving and going through customs at the end. Read full review

Reviewed on 14 Oct 2012 by

Very good itinerary and organisation. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2011 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was all of it! But particularly Feynan Eco Lodge, watching the stars and the Dead Sea. Jordan is amazing country that will change your view on life. Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2011 by

No one thing was most memorable (Petra and Jerash were both very memorable of course) - but every day was full of interest, and having the opportunity to meet local Jordanians at each of our destinations was a real pleasure... A most interesting and different experience to any others we have had. Read full review

Reviewed on 18 Nov 2010 by

Our visits to Jerash, Petra and Wadi Rum - all were fabulous... Great. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Jan 2010 by

Petra was the most memorable part. Read full review

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