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Published Aug 21, 2021
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Wadi Rum
While the ancient Nabatean city of Petra is often considered one of the Middle East's most stunning attractions, it's only the beginning of what the Kingdom of Jordan has to offer. Explore the winding alleys, busy markets, and historical monuments of Amman. Walk the ruins of Jerash, one of the best preserved Greco-Roman cities in the world, before taking in unforgettable views from high atop a hill in Umm Qais. Venture into local villages and share home-hosted meals as you learn about daily life for these traditionally nomadic people. Drive along the King's Highway to Petra where you'll stand in awe of the elaborately-carved ruins that have stood for centuries, seemingly unchanged. After all the adventure, slow down and soak it all in as you bathe in the relaxing and restorative waters of the Dead Sea.
10 DAYS | 16 max guests
2022 Departures Available

Day 1-3
USA & Amman
After an overnight flight, spend two days exploring Amman, Jordan. Enjoy a city tour including the remains of the Roman Theater, the Archaeological Museum, and the Citadel. Continue to the Royal Automobile Museum and King Abdullah I Mosque. Later, learn how to make traditional soap during an afternoon workshop at a local community project.
Roman Temple
Day 4
Jerash, Ajloun, Umm Qais & Amman
Travel to Jerash, known as the "Pompeii of the East," and explore the Cardo, South Theater, Temple of Zeus, Hadrian's Arch and more. Proceed to Umm Qais and marvel at the view of Lake Tiberias (also known as the Sea of Galilee), and the Golan Heights from the ruins of the Decapolis city of Gadara. Enjoy a home-hosted lunch followed by a basket-weaving workshop.
Day 5-6
Amman & Petra
Pass through a string of ancient sites as you journey along the King's Highway to Mount Nebo, an important biblical site . En route to Petra, stop in Shobak and visit the ruins of Shobak Castle. The next day, enjoy a tour of the lost city of Petra, including a walk through the Siq to the Treasury and an exploration of its various tombs and structures.
The Dead Sea
Day 7-10
Wadi Rum, Dead Sea, Amman & USA
Depart for Siq Al-Barid, also referred to as Little Petra, then continue on to Wadi Rum. Explore the desert in an open-air, 4x4 jeep and on camelback and visit a Bedouin family. Stop in Al-Maghtas, or Bethany Beyond the Jordan, en route to the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth. The following day, enjoy the facilities of your deluxe Dead Sea hotel and spa. Bid farewell to Jordan and board your return flight to the USA.
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