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Trip Type : Group Tour
Citadel Hill at Amman, Middle East

Jordan Insider

Engaging Cultures Travel
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level: You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
10 days
From: $ 2,399 $ 240 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Get an exclusive, insider perspective on Jordan and her people
  • Learn to cook authentic Jordanian meals in local homes
  • Hike, scramble and camp in Wadi Rum with trained local Bedouin
  • Benefit communities by staying locally
  • See the major sites of Jordan without being rushed

Short Description

One of 2014′s “50 Tours of a Lifetime”, our Jordan Insider tour is among the “most authentic, most innovative, most immersive, best-guided, and most sustainable tours” in the world, said Norie Quintos, executive editor of National Geographic Traveler.

Stride Take

Stay, camp, climb mountains and ride camels with Bedouins as you visit Wadi Rum, Petra, and local villages and homes.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Lodging Level Basic - 2 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Amman
End City Jordan

Trip Includes

  • Meet and assist upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation at above mentioned hotels (based 2 people sharing a double room and
  • availability at time of booking)
  • Transportation to all above locations in a private car or minivan with English speaking driver
  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Above listed experiences
  • Entrance fees to all the sites mentioned
  • Above listed meals

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival and B&B

Your personal driver will meet you at the airport and escort you to a local Bed and Breakfast owned and operated by an Italian-Jordanian couple and located in the artistic center of Amman.

Day 2: Jerash and Orjan Village

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This morning you will tour Jerash, one of the best-preserved Roman cities outside of Rome. After visiting Jerash, your driver will take you to the village of Orjan for a locally prepared lunch in a home. After relaxing over tea, tour the nearby Ajloun castle built by the nephew of Saladin. Return to Orjan village and meet your host Mohammad and his wife. You will be staying in their home and learning to cook a traditional meal.

Day 3: Village Hike

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After a traditional homemade breakfast, Mohammad will take you on a hike through the village and the surrounding area. Stop for lunch in another local home. This evening Mohammad and his wife will teach you how to cook another Jordanian meal.

Day 4: Wadi Rum Bedouin

 

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

After breakfast you’ll head south to Wadi Rum and take in the Mars-like landscape on a desert jeep tour. Your Bedouin host, Mosalem, will take you to visit his uncle and family who still live a traditional Bedouin life style in a goat hair tent.

Day 5: Climbing and Camping on Mt Rum

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Set out to scale Wadi Rum’s namesake; Rum Mountain. Mosalem has been climbing Rum Mountain since he was young and will take you on the traditional Bedouin routes that lead all the way to the top. Tonight you’ll camp atop the mountain. (To descend Mt Rum, guests must have previous abseiling/rappelling experience. If your group does not, we will switch this activity to Mt Khazali instead).

Day 6: Descend Rum

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast you’ll begin your descent. You’ll reach the bottom in time for lunch and a relaxing afteroon. Then overnight in a Bedouin camp.

Day 7: Petra

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Set out toward Petra, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. This is a huge site, so be ready to walk. After your visit, your driver will take you to the Ammarin Bedouin camp, located within the Petra archeological reserve. Spend the rest of the afternoon with your hosts, or escape to “Little Petra”, a 10 minute walk from your camp. Tonight, your dinner will be in a Bedouin home in the nearby town of Beidah. Come prepared to exchange riddles with your hosts. You’ll return to the Bedouin camp for your overnight.

Day 8: Camel Trek and Bedouin Hike to Petra

 

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

This morning your camels await you. Mount up and aim your caravan towards the ancient city of Petra. After an hour ride, your camels will reach the foot of a mountain. There, you’ll begin your hike with a Bedouin escort to Petra’s Monastery which is on the far side of the city. Entering the site away from any other tourists, you’ll feel like you’ve discovered Petra for yourself. Spend the rest of the day exploring this world wonder. Then return to the Bedouin camp for your overnight.

Day 9: Dead Sea Village and Hotel

 

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Today you will learn traditional skills from locals in Ghor al Mazra’a, a village on the southern shore of the Dead Sea. In one of Jordan’s most impoverished areas, locals will teach you how to make traditional eye-liner, bread over a fire, and lunch in a home. All proceeds for this portion of your tour go directly to the village. After lunch, head to the Kempinski resort hotel on the Dead Sea for some much needed rest and relaxation.

Day 10: Departure

 

Meals: Breakfast

Return to the Queen Alia International Airport for your departure.

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We had a three day tour in Jordan with our guide Zaid back in 2013, and it was fantastic. Not only did we enjoy some of the top experiences the country has to offer - Wadi Rum, Petra, the Dead Sea, Gerash - but we learned so much about the local culture and customs. We even had tea in the Bedouin home of our driver in the Wadi Rum It was truly and eye opening experience all the way around.
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The best at getting you engaged with the local culture. I've traveled with them to Palestine and jordan multiple times!

Saw many beautiful sights

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We had a 3 day tour into the southern part of Tunisia with our knowledgeable and sensitive tour guide, Mohammed. We saw many beautiful sights, learning the secret of the wealth of the Sahara desert, experienced home cooked breakfast complete with real stone baked bread, organic raw honey, olive oil and sweet mint tea inside a unique cave home in the dessert. We also visited the site of the Star Wars movie and an ancient granary village. Not to mention dessert hot springs and oasis!! Tunisia holds many beautiful sites to treasure!
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We had a 3 day tour into the southern part of Tunisia with our knowledgeable and sensitive tour guide, Mohammed. We saw many beautiful sights, learning the secret of the wealth of the Sahara desert, experienced home cooked breakfast complete with real stone baked bread, organic raw honey, olive oil and sweet mint tea inside a unique cave home in the dessert. We also visited the site of the Star Wars movie and an ancient granary village. Not to mention dessert hot springs and oasis!! Tunisia holds many beautiful sites to treasure!
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We went on the Olive Harvest and brought our 2 daughters, ages 4.5 years and 2 years old. It was an amazing experience!! And our kids loved it too! Everything from picking the olives, to collecting them in a bucket, to the bread dipped in fresh pressed olive oil and zataar snack with tea, to preparing the olives and eating a freshly prepared Jordanian meal, we all enjoyed our time! We have prepared the olives at our home and are waiting for them to ripen so we can enjoy them again!
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We went on the Olive Harvest and brought our 2 daughters, ages 4.5 years and 2 years old. It was an amazing experience!! And our kids loved it too! Everything from picking the olives, to collecting them in a bucket, to the bread dipped in fresh pressed olive oil and zataar snack with tea, to preparing the olives and eating a freshly prepared Jordanian meal, we all enjoyed our time! We have prepared the olives at our home and are waiting for them to ripen so we can enjoy them again!
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 8

Cancellation Policy:

Refund or Cancellations Fees

The following scale of charges will apply when cancellation is notified.

  • If Number of days prior to departure  is 20 days or more, then the Cancellation fee is full refund (minus processing fee)
  • If Number of days prior to departure  is 19-1 days, then the Cancellation fee is 50%
  • Day of departure, then the Cancellation fee is 100%

 Cancellation Policy for groups of 10 or more people

Because hotels and transportation providers require a non-refundable deposit for large groups, once you pay for your trip, that payment cannot be refunded. For a group of 10 or more people we require the following:

  • 25% of the total trip cost due 60 days prior to trip start date.
  • 50% of the total trip cost due 30 days prior to trip start date.
  • Remainder of total trip cost due 15 days prior to trip start date.

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • Visa fees ($60/person)
  • Tips (guide and driver tips are customary at around $15 per day)
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals when not listed
  • Travel insurance (If you are interested in purchasing travel insurance, just let us know)
  • Flights
  • Anything not listed in the “included” section

Meals Included:

9 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 7 Dinners

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