National Geographic Journeys: Explore Jordan (DJJNG)
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Upgraded
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 16, Avg 12.
Meals Included: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Visit ancient ruins with a local expert, watch a cooking demonstration and taste local specialties, float in the Dead Sea, learn about the stars during a night walk in Wadi Rum with a Bedouin guide, enjoy a lecture from an archaeologist
UNESCO has called the ancient stone city of Petra one of the most precious cultural properties in the world. Experience it for yourself on this seven-day adventure through Jordan's past and present. Float in the Dead Sea, explore incredible archaeological ruins, take an exciting 4x4 drive into the desert, and walk through the "Lost City" itself after a lecture by a local archaeologist. Live out your Indiana Jones fantasies while discovering the true story of this eternal place.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 6/30/2018
- 7 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Amman||Day 1 Amman|
Arrive in Amman at any time, there are no planned activities. After learning more about the tour and plans for the following day, choose to head out for an optional dinner at a local restaurant with your CEO and the group. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Arrival Airport Transfer
|Day 2||Amman||Day 2 Amman (1B)|
Take an orientation drive through Amman and visit the National Museum and archaeological site of the Citadel. Continue on to visit Jerash, one of the largest and most well-preserved Roman ruins outside of Italy. Included Activities: National Archaeological Museum & Citadel Jerash Guided Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours) Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours)
|Day 3||Wadi Musa||Day 3 Amman/Wadi Musa (1B)|
Depart early today for the long but very interesting drive by way of the Kings Highway to Petra. The first stop is Mount Nebo, which is believed by many to be the site of Moses death and has thus been a centre for pilgrimage since the earliest Christian times. Visit the town of Madaba, which has some of the finest Byzantine mosaics in the world. Arrive in the early evening at Wadi Musa, our base for exploring Petra. Included Activities: Mt Nebo Visit Madaba Mosaics Guided Tour Petra Archaeologist Talk Transport: Private Vehicle (10.00 hour(s))
|Day 4||Wadi Musa||Day 4 Wadi Musa (1B, 1D)|
Wind your way through the Siq, a narrow, 1km-long (.6 mi) gorge flanked by soaring 80m-high (262 ft) sandstone walls. Take in the astounding colours and patterns of the rock, and, at the end of this passage, catch your first glimpse of Al-Khazneh, the famed treasury of Petra. Spend the morning exploring this famed site with your guide. The guide will give a brief history of the city, which the Nabateans carved from the living rock of the surrounding mountains. The site is large so please be prepared for a lot of walking over sand and rocks. Pace yourself, stay hydrated and be sure to have proper walking/hiking shoes. Included Activities: Petra Guided Tour Cooking Demonstration with Dinner Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 5||Wadi Rum||Day 5 Petra/Wadi Rum (1B, 1L, 1D)|
After breakfast, drive to Wadi Rum, a vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds and the largest and most magnificent of Jordans desert landscapes. Spend the night in a simple, but comfortable desert camp; The authentic goat-wool tent provides a glimpse into traditional Bedouin living. Each tent has ensuite and is outfitted with sheets, pillows, a raised bed, towels, electricity and thick covers against the desert cold. While the accommodation is simple, it is quite comfortable and offers a truly unique experience. Additional Notes: November - February: The desert can get very cold after the sun sets and it can be cool during the days. If you are visiting during the winter months you should pack warm comfortable clothing for daytime and especially the evenings (a jacket, hat, gloves and warm pajamas). September/October & March/April: evenings can still get chilly so you should bring something warm to wear. Daytime is usually warm and comfortable but you can bring a sweater or jacket just in case. May - August: the weather is very hot during the day and the evenings are usually comfortable and warm. Included Activities: 4x4 Desert Trip Wadi Rum Night Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 6||Dead Sea||Day 6 Wadi Rum/Dead Sea (1B, 1D)|
At 423m (1,388 ft) below sea level, the shores of the Dead Sea are at the lowest land elevation on Earth. The sea is named because its salinity is so high (up to nine times that of the world's oceans) that only a few microorganisms can live in its waters. Included Activities: Bethany Beyond the Jordan Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))
|Day 7||Dead Sea||Day 7 Dead Sea (1B)|
Check-out time from the hotel is normally mid-morning, but luggage storage facilities are available. We also encourage you to book a few additional nights to relax and take advantage of the stunning natural surroundings. Additional Notes: Speak to your CEO about arranging your transfer to the Amman airport (approx. 1 hour away). Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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