Itinerary Highlights
    • Tick off the highlights of Jordan as well as discovering exceptional secret spots off the beaten track
    • Experience the Bedouin camps of Wadi Rum, the lush green landscape of Wadi Feynan and five-star luxury on the Dead Sea
    • Discover legendary Petra and the ancient cities of the north via private tours, guided hikes, 4x4 desert drives and camping under the stars

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Jordan is full to the brim with historic sights, beautiful scenery and delicious food, making it the perfect place for a road trip. From floating in the salty Dead Sea and staying in authentic desert camps to marvelling at iconic Petra, this Arabian gem delivers bucket list experiences aplenty.

Begin your 13-day road trip in amazing Amman, then head north to the ancient cities of Pella, Umm Qais, Gadara and Jerash via biblical Madaba, where Roman remains – including temples, basilicas and mosaics – evoke the first footsteps of Christianity. Stop in Salt, an old merchant city, before enjoying beautiful hikes in other-worldly landscapes. Petra is, of course, a highlight, while Wadi Rum is an irresistible immersion in the nomadic life of the Bedouin.
Finally, relaxation and therapeutic waters await on the shores of the Dead Sea.


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Head to the airport today ready for your five-hour-and-15-minute direct flight to Amman. After being whisked through check-in and security, enjoy some refreshments in the airport lounge before boarding your flight. Upon arrival at Queen Alia international airport, you’ll be met by our representative who will guide you to your private transfer to your accommodation in Amman. Relax in the capital in the comfort of a modern hotel with great city views. Take a refreshing dip in the pool or grab a seat on the rooftop terrace to sip an aperitif before dinner.



After a hearty hotel breakfast, get set for adventure. Collect your rental car and drive for one hour and fifteen minutes to Pella, stopping en route in Salt. The perfect starting point for discovering Jordan’s rich history and natural beauty, Salt was once a major trading hub for the Ottoman Empire. Its old buildings and narrow streets are a testament to its past and history buffs can explore the Abu Jaber Museum, housed in a carefully restored mansion, and the Al-Khader Church, known for its beautiful frescos and intricate carvings. Alternatively, shop for handicrafts in the bustling souqs, then sample delicious food and soak up the local atmosphere in one of the city’s cosy cafes. Your next stop is the ancient city of Pella, home to a wealth of archeological sites, including Roman ruins, Byzantine churches, and a well-preserved theatre. After discovering the urban remains, it’s time to hit the countryside. Meet a local shepherd to learn more about the traditional way of life, then stretch your legs during a hill hike. This private, guided three-hour walk winds through dry meadows and olive groves, to a small country mosque, via stunning scenery. Spend the night in a beautiful artist's residence, in a well-equipped and comfortable apartment.



Hop in your car for the hour-long drive north to Umm Qais, a hidden gem that offers visitors a journey through time. This ancient city, also known as Gadara, will be your home for the next two nights. Enjoy a relaxed stay in a restored village house with a nice view of the Ottoman Quarter and Golan Heights. Once a thriving centre of culture and commerce, Gadara’s ruins are a testament to its rich history. Discover more during a private guided tour, which will transport you back to the days of the Roman Empire. The city’s impressive 3,000-seater amphitheatre is a highlight of any visit. From here, you can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding countryside, all the way to the Sea of Galilee.



Get ready to hit the trails. In addition to offering ancient ruins, Umm Qais is also a great starting point for hiking and biking adventures. Explore the surrounding countryside on a private guided walk on one of several scenic paths, such as the Jordan Trail, which runs from the north of the country all the way to the Red Sea. Savour the distant horizons and deep, heady aromas of this tranquil area during a relaxed two-hour walk. Just don’t forget the water! Alternatively, food lovers have the option of joining a cooking class or following in the footsteps of an expert beekeeper to sample Jordan’s liquid gold.



Today is all about the two-and-a-half-hour drive to Madaba, via Jerash – an ancient citadel also known as Gerasa. The city’s impressive Oval Plaza, once the centre of civic life, is a must-see. From here you can explore the city’s many other attractions, including the Temple of Artemis, the South Theatre, the Nymphaeum and baths. In stark contrast to your history-filled day, you’ll spend the night in a contemporary hotel. Relax in your comfortable room, enjoy a dip in the pool and tuck into a simple but expertly prepared dinner. If you’re interested in nature and agriculture we can also arrange for you to visit an ecological farm nearby.



Enjoy the scenic two-hour-and-15-minute drive to Dana. En route, keen walkers can stop for a hike in Wadi Bin Hammad. Not far from Karak, this stunning valley is home to a wealth of natural wonders, including waterfalls, rock formations and lush vegetation. With beautiful scenery at every turn, the trail winds through the valley, passing crystal-clear streams and towering sandstone cliffs. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to explore hidden caves and grottos, and take a refreshing dip in one of the many natural pools. After your hike, relax for the night in simple but supremely comfortable surroundings above the Wadi Dana. The accommodation exudes an Arabian atmosphere and boasts spectacular views of desert gorges.



Today is all about Petra. The drive takes just over an hour, via breathtaking scenery of mountains, traditional Bedouin villages and ancient ruins. Check in for one night close to Petra’s entrance, in a modern hotel with comfortable rooms boasting excellent views. The restaurant is run by a team of seasoned professionals specialising in Jordanian and international cuisine. Grab a table on the rooftop terrace, where you can eat and drink in between dips in the pool and hot tub. One of the highlights of this leg of your trip is the hike from Little Petra to Deir accompanied by an expert local guide. Your starting point is Siq al-Barid - affectionately known as ‘Little Petra’. After a brief but steep climb offering incredible views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, you’ll reach the Deir monastery, dramatically cut into the rock face. Next, discover the legendary city itself. A UNESCO World Heritage site, this ancient wonder is a feast for the eyes. Arguably Petra’s most iconic structure is the Treasury, also known as the Al-Khazneh. One of the world’s most photographed landmarks, it’s a marvel of intricate carvings and stunning architecture carved into the mountainside. Petra is also home to a wealth of other attractions, including the Royal Tombs, the Great Temple, and the Roman Theatre. Travel back in time as you wander tomb-lined streets lined and ceremonial squares. For a different take on the ‘Rose City’, don’t miss the opportunity to tour Petra by night.



Following the two-hour drive from Petra to Wadi Rum, you’ll enjoy two nights in a Bedouin camp, a singular and unforgettable experience. In the heart of the desert, surrounded by stunning rock formations and open spaces, goat hair tents provide a comfortable and cosy night’s sleep. After a traditional breakfast of hummus and labneh, a rewarding challenge awaits. Climbing Jebel Um Ad Dami – the highest peak in Jordan – offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Accompanied by a private guide, the experience takes about three hours, depending on fitness levels. At the summit, there is a small stone marker and panoramic views across the entire region. In the evening, the camp comes alive with traditional Bedouin music and dance, and you’ll get to indulge in a delicious meal, the centerpiece of which is a dish called zarb. This Bedouin barbecue is an ancient technique of slow-roasting food, traditionally goat, in underground pits. The meat is served on large communal plates, accompanied by rice, salads and various dips. After the feast, enjoy the famous hospitality and stargazing talents of your Bedouin hosts, as you immerse yourself in their culture and way of life.



Another day, another adventure. Wadi Rum, also known as the Valley of the Moon, is a desert landscape that has captured the imagination of travellers for centuries. With its towering sandstone cliffs, vast open spaces, and otherworldly rock formations, it’s a destination that’s both awe-inspiring and humbling. One of the most iconic landscapes in the Middle East, Wadi Rum has featured in countless films, books and works of art. For those who venture into its heart, the experience can be transformative. The vast expanse of sand and rock seem to stretch forever, with staggering cliffs and jagged peaks rising from the desert floor. Enjoy optional camel trekking and Bedouin tea as you learn more about the vibrant community who have lived in this harsh and unforgiving environment for generations.

DAY 10


Prepare for a completely different experience as you arrive in Wadi Feynan, around three hours from Wadi Rum. Hop into a 4x4 for a private 20-minute transfer to the Dana Biosphere eco-lodge, your home for the next two nights. The lodge features discreet solar panels which provide it with the little electricity required for light and hot water. After sunset, the rooms and common areas are lit by candlelight, and evenings are spent on the rooftop terrace, gazing at the starry sky. Enjoy simple but succulent vegetarian meals and share stories with your hosts and fellow travellers. Be sure to get a good night’s sleep though – adventure awaits.

DAY 11


A range of activities can be enjoyed at the lodge. Nature lovers will particularly appreciate the host of guided hikes provided. Whether you choose a sunrise or sunset ramble or a mountain bike tour, all are equally informative and entertaining. Your Bedouin hosts will offer tailor-made itineraries, depending on your desires. Enjoy their legendary hospitality and warmth as you learn how to make and apply kohl, how to bake bread, and how they weave the fabric for their tents. A lesson in roasting and making authentic Arabian coffee and herbal tea is a nice touch too. You’ll also have the option to join a guided hike in Wadi Ghuweir – a stunning desert valley known for its rugged terrain, towering cliffs and crystal-clear pools. It’s home to a wide variety of desert wildlife, including ibex, hyrax and several bird species. Alternatively, there is the singular pleasure of lazing in the shade while admiring the remote and rugged landscape.

DAY 12


Following your private transfer from Wadi Feynan, you’ll collect your rental car and drive for two-and-a-half hours to the Dead Sea, staying in a traditional settlement that has been transformed into a luxury hotel. The facilities here are top notch, with impeccable rooms, attentive service and varied cuisine. Relax and unwind by taking a dip in the infinity pool overlooking the sea, or with a therapeutic treatment at the world-class spa. You can also wander down to the private beach to float in the legendary healing waters. Grab a table in the gardens, on the terrace or in the restaurant, and enjoy sublime views stretching to the horizon.

DAY 13


After a hearty breakfast, it’s time for your private transfer to Amman airport ahead of your return flight. Be sure to make the most of the lounge facilities to refuel, refresh and reflect on your experiences before your five-hour-and-15-minute flight home.

A la carte


Enjoy a three-hour homemade Middle Eastern dining experience and discover the culinary traditions of northern Jordan. The exact dishes depend on the freshest local produce available at the daily market, but the food is guaranteed to be authentic and incredibly tasty. Plus, you’ll pick up skills to impress your friends and family back home.


Learn about the important role bees play in our ecosystem with the help of a friendly, expert beekeeper. During the two-hour workshop, your guide will share with you their knowledge of these impressive insects and their fragile world. And then of course, there’s the tasting. With its diverse range of flowering plants and trees, Jordan is the perfect destination for anyone interested in exploring the world of liquid gold and discovering its varied flavours and aromas.


For an enlightening experience, join a half-day visit to an ecological farm, where the contrast between the range of crops and the arid landscape is astounding. Your English-speaking guide will reveal how Jordanian farmers have mastered this unforgiving terrain and joined forces to pioneer new practices. After the tour, head to the Carob House community canteen for a stunning five-course meal that showcases top-quality regional produce.


Don’t miss the opportunity to take a two-hour self-guided tour of Petra by night, a magical and unforgettable experience that offers visitors a chance to see this ancient city in a whole new light. Illuminated by hundreds of candles, the iconic façade of the Khazneh (the Treasury) is a stunning sight. The soft glow, haunting music and dramatic storytelling combine to create a magical atmosphere. Whether you’re a history buff or simply looking for a unique experience, a night tour of Petra is not to be missed.


At sunset, when the rock blazes with colour and light, join an hour-long camel ride through the desert. Allow yourself to be lulled by your steed’s slow rhythm and dream of the life of long-distance caravanners. On finding a suitable spot, carpets are spread on the desert floor, and your group is invited enjoy tea, in authentic Bedouin style.


In the company of an English-speaking guide, this half-day hike through Wadi Ghuweir is a challenging and rewarding experience. The route begins among oleander trees, then winds through a variety of landscapes, from rocky canyons to lush oases. As you make your way through the valley, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery including sandstone cliffs, deep crevices, and gin-clear pools. Towards the end of the trail, the landscape changes on reaching Kirbet Feynan, an ancient copper mine dating back to the Bronze Age. Explore the ancient tunnels and shafts that were used to extract the metal, which would go on to construct landmark buildings, including the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem.

A Rough Idea of Price

Dependent on season, accommodation and activities
The estimated cost for this trip starts from £3,990 to £5,130 per person. The final cost of the trip depends on the way we tailor it especially for you. The final cost varies according to several factors, which include the level of service, length of trip and advance booking time. The exact price will be provided on your personalised quote. The average starting price for this trip is £4,605 per person.
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