Jordan At A Glance
Imagine the wind in your hair as you whiz over Wadi Rum sand dunes for views one better than the last. Dramatic rock formations jut out of the desert sand and create an almost other-worldly backdrop for a perfect sunset.
Roam Petra marveling at intricate carvings shrouded by mystery and so amazingly preserved. If you feel like a little adventure, hike up above the tombs and caves to meet a Berber family and enjoy a totally different perspective of the Rose City stopping for a homemade lunch with a female shepherd. Wash the desert dust off with a float in the salty Dead Sea, and of course, cover yourself with healing mud right from the ground!
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Though Jordan’s desert dry heat can send the temperatures soaring, especially during the months of May through September, it is an easier heat to manage than heat with humidity. That being said, we’ll do our best to stay out of the sun during the hottest parts of the day and visit sites either in the early morning or evening hours. At major sites, you should still be prepared with a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water.
From March to November, there’s some relief from the heat. Temperatures can dip quite low and there’s also a greater chance of rain. Be sure to pack layers and rain gear if you’ll be visiting during Jordan’s colder season.
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Welcome to Amman!
Airport pickup & welcome dinner
Welcome to Jordan! Our driver will meet you at the airport with a sign and a smile to bring you to the hotel to meet the rest of the group. We’ll pick you up from the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman anytime today according to your arrival time, but we recommend arriving before 4pm. In the evening, your guide will take you to dinner at a local restaurant for your first introduction to delicious Jordanian food. Meet your fellow travelers and talk about the adventure ahead! Meals: dinner
Walking tour and women's co-op visit with a handicraft workshop
This morning, we will walk around the old city of Amman with our expert local guide. Marvel at the Citadel, The Roman Theatre, and the Jordan Folklore Museum. Explore one of Amman’s oldest neighborhoods, Jabal al-Weibdeh, known for its stunning architecture, art galleries, and handcraft shops. Then we will visit a women’s cooperative where you can learn a local craft practice while sharing lunch together. You’ll have free time in the evening to explore Amman’s markets or sample some local restaurants specializing in Jordanian cuisine. Meals: breakfast, lunch
Amman to Petra
Take your first steps into the lost city of Petra
After breakfast, we’ll drive south to explore a town half as old as time -The Red Rose City of Petra. Transport to another era exploring the many caves and tombs of this “lost city”. Walk through ancient Nabatean, one of the modern 7 wonders of the world. Our guide will walk with us to see Qasr Al-Bint or the Royal Tombs. Meals: breakfast Drive time: approx. 3 hours
bedouin life at petra
Get ready for a very special day. In the morning, we will meet with the family members of a Bedouin female shepherd as they lead us on a desert hike to High Place of Sacrifice and Al Khubtha mountain. Along the way, we will also stop at a remote section of Petra called the Treasury to get the most Instagrammable shots of this Wonder of the World. Today’s hike is strenuous at times but the secluded mountain scenery makes it worth the effort! We will meet a Bedouin family who will tell us about their lives and serve us a traditional Bedouin meal. Then the female shepherd will walk with us toward Petra herding her flock along the way. Meals: breakfast, lunch
Head into the desert today as we drive 2 hours to Wadi Rum. This otherworldly red desert will blow you away with its natural beauty as you take a jeep tour through the sand. Along the way, we will visit the Disi Women’s Cooperative, whose aim is to revive Bedouin culture through authentic cultural experiences. If you’re up for a little exercise, join on a short hike through Barrah Canyon, the most beautiful canyon in Wadi Rum. Rest after a great day at our glamp site under the stars! Meals: breakfast, dinner
wadi rum to dead sea
Wake up early for sunrise in Wadi Rum to catch a truly spectacular array of colors. If you’re not an early riser, sleep in enjoying the silence of the desert. After a leisurely morning at camp, we will drive approximately 3 hours on the Jordan Valley Highway until we reach the Dead Sea. This is the lowest point on earth and the brined waters are well-known for their healing properties. Spend your free afternoon floating in the sea, booking a spa appointment, or applying some healing mud for a full body mask. Meals: breakfast, dinner
Relax with a leisurely morning at our Dead Sea resort. If you haven’t had time to book a treatment at the spa or soak in the salty waters, now is the perfect time. We will depart back to Amman in the early afternoon. You’ll have a few hours to walk around Amman on your own before the group’s last night together. Test your skills in the kitchen with a cooking class with at a mother + daughter cooking school. Learn classics like tabbouleh, flat bread, and lentil soup from recipes created many generations ago before sitting down to eat your delicious creations for dinner. We’ll also share a wine tasting from a local winery, a perfect way to end the week together. Meals: breakfast, dinner
farewell for now
After breakfast, we can help you organize a ride to the airport or choose continue the adventure with us to Egypt! Meals: breakfast
Extend Your Meetup Tour
You’ve already taken the time off of work, booked your flights, and made the effort. Why not extend your stay to really maximize your experience in this incredible region?
From mummies and pyramids to delicious local food and sparking beaches, go from Cairo to Hurghada temple hopping along the way. This is the Egypt trip you’ve been dreaming about.
If you’re interested in combined tour options, reach out to [email protected] for booking assistance and special combined pricing.
Our accommodation is carefully chosen to give you the best combination of comfort, location, and style. These are photos from our collection of favorite hotels to give you a sense of the accommodation you can expect with us. All of our accommodation is 4 and 5 star with many beautiful views in prime locations.
Hasan Zawaideh Camp
Surrounded by sand dunes, this glamp site offers both traditional Bedouin tents and modern geodesic domes. This is the perfect spot to see the stars and experience Bedouin hospitality. Each tent has a private bathroom and AC
Kempinski Resort, Dead Sea
Situated on the shores 434 feet below sea level, this 5 star Dead Sea resort is the perfect place to relax after a busy few days exploring Jordan. The design pays homage to the hanging gardens of Babel. The resort features a private sandy beach and luxury spa which provides guests with an array of treatments infused with Dead Sea rich minerals.
Petra Moon Hotel
Enjoy great food and great company under the moonlight on this hotel’s beautiful terrace, or relax by the seasonal rooftop pool. You’ll be able to feel both at home and on an adventure with Petra Moon’s comfortable rooms and prime location to explore.
Arrival: Fly into Queen Alia International Airport (code: AMM). Airport pickup is included if you arrive any time on Day 1 of the tour, but we recommend arriving before 4:00pm on the tour start date so that you’ll have time to get refreshed before your welcome meeting and dinner that evening.
An airport pickup is not included if you arrive a day or two before the tour begins, but we can arrange one for you at an extra cost.
Departure: Depart from Queen Alia International Airport (code: AMM). You can depart anytime on our tour end date, but we recommend staying for breakfast and departing around check out time (midday).
Departure transfer is not included, but your guide will be happy to help you arrange this.
Most countries, including the USA, are able to visit Jordan with a tourist visa upon arrival. In fact, we recommend getting the visa on arrival because the process is straightforward and fast.
All you need to get a Jordanian visa on arrival is your passport and $40 JOD in cash, which can be withdrawn at the airport in Amman.
The itinerary is subject to change due for any reason – weather, unexpected cancellations, impromptu local opportunities, or surprise additions.
All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.
Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory or you may be refused to join the tour. See our guide for help choosing a plan.
Our tours are comfortable and very inclusive with premium accommodation. This means you can pack a little lighter. In fact, you will be carrying your own bags to the lobby or at the airport, and you will need to be able to manage.
What our travelers say
amazing sense of community
“Our tour guide Jihan was FANTASTIC!!! I mean, she went above and beyond. She literally has a special place in my heart, a truly good person. If you’re on the fence about going to Jordan with SoFe, go with them! You won’t regret it and you never know unless you try. Have fun!” Kaleigh S. | Jordan
above and beyond my expectations
“My favorite part of this Meetup Tour was meeting local people and doing projects with them. We painted pottery and did little mosaics, while talking to them about their life. It felt like we really got to know the culture and being able to relate with other women.” Debbie F. | Jordan
just what I didn't know I needed!
“I rode a mule for the first time up a mountain to The Monastery and went stargazing where I saw the sparkling diamond-like Vega. I also got a Dead Sea mud massage that was amazing! I felt very comfortable travelling with other SoFe travellers. I felt like we could really be ourselves and be in spaces with the local women where they could let their guard down and share their culture and personality with us. There are so many moments I will cherish forever.” Ericka M. | Jordan
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