Journey into Yourself Tour
11 Days / 10 Nights
Day 1: Arrival Amman
Meet and assist at Queen Alia Airport by representative, and transfer to Amman.
Overnight in Amman.
Day 2: Amman Art and Food Tour
After breakfast, proceed for a special city tour of Amman, our guide will meet you at the hotel and drive to first stop of the tour in King Abdullah Mosque and the Coptic Church. Continue to Jabal Al Webde and stop at Paris Square, the heart of Amman’s hipster district, continue the tour to Darat El Funon with its view of the Citadel passes the Dar Al Anda gallery and the iconic spots of Amman’s street art scene.
Stop for tea and snacks before we head Downtown to the Jadal Cultural Centre and the city’s most ancient roof garden. Head down to Amman’s bustling market, Souk As-Sukar, where you’ll enjoy kanafeh and sugar cane juice. At the end of the tour we dine in a favorite local restaurant: falafel and hummus or we try some of the traditional dishes at Jerusalem Restaurant where you can have a chance to try Jordan’s favorite local main dish called “Mansaf”.
Back to your hotel for overnight.
Day 3: Amman - Ajloun - Jerash
After breakfast, proceed to the north for full day tour visiting Ajloun, The marvels of nature and the genius of medieval Arab military architecture have given northern Jordan two of the most important ecological and historical attractions in the Middle East: the sprawling pine forests of the Ajloun-Dibbine area, and the towering Ayyubid castle at Ajloun, which helped to defeat the Crusaders eight centuries ago. Locals often take advantage of the green landscapes of Ajloun to take a break from city life and connect with nature.
Continue to Jerash, an amazing blend of Greco-Roman and Oriental influences. A great place to visit during the spring with its beautiful rolling hills and lush greenery, Jerash has a rhythm not seen anywhere else in Jordan. Also, every year Jerash hosts the Jerash Festival of Culture and Arts, a three week summer program filled with folk dance, music, and theatrical performances.
Overnight in Jerash.
Day 4: Ajloun Orjan Village Tour
After breakfast, proceed for a moderate hiking trail in Orjan Village, continuing from the Soap House, this tour takes you through wooded valleys to the lush green orchards of Orjan village, giving you the chance to discover the rural lifestyle of the region.
A poplar-lined spring provides a wonderful contrast to the arid mountains of previous trail stages. As you hike, note the dramatic rock walls, old water mills once used by local people to grind their seeds and the hollow walnut tree. Enjoy a delicious traditional meal in an orchard of fig, pomegranate, apple and apricot trees.
Overnight in Jerash.
Day 5: Jerash – Dead Sea Village (Ghor Al Mazra’a)
After breakfast, proceed to the lowest point on Earth: The Dead Sea. A spectacular natural wonder the Dead Sea is perfect for religious tourism and fun in the sun with the family. With its mix of beach living and religious history you can soak up the sun while Biblical scholars can get their daily dose of religious history.
The leading attraction at the Dead Sea is the warm, soothing, super salty water itself - some ten times saltier than sea water, and rich in chloride salts of magnesium, sodium, potassium, bromine and several others.
The unusually warm, incredibly buoyant and mineral-rich waters have attracted visitors since ancient times, including King Herod the Great and the beautiful Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra. All of whom have luxuriated in the Dead Sea's rich, black, stimulating mud and floated effortlessly on their backs while soaking up the water's healthy minerals along with the gently diffused rays of the Jordanian sun.
We drive the length of the Dead Sea to Ghor Al Mazra’a village, where we learn skills like making Arabic eyeliner and traditional bread. A portion of your trip cost goes directly to the people of this village.
Overnight at Dead Sea.
Day 6: Dead Sea - Madaba (Mosaic Class) – Mount Nebo – Wadi Rum
After Breakfast, proceed to visit Madaba, a combination of rural home life and a hot spot for religious tourism. Known as the “City of Mosaics” Madaba is the cultural epicenter for Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics. Just a short distance from the capitol visitors are just a stone's throw away from the holy monuments of religious iconography.
Stop in traditional mosaic factory and spend around one hour learning the ancient art of mosaic making! Following an introduction to Roman mosaic techniques, you’ll practice the principles of texture, composition and marble tile cutting to create your own piece of mosaic to take home.
Drive to Mount Nebo, and wonder at the view where Moses looked across to the Promised Land and later died and was buried.
Arrive to Wadi Rum, Dinner and overnight at a Bedouin tent.
Day 7: Wadi Rum Hike
After Breakfast, start a jeep tour in Wadi Rum we follow much the same route as the "classic trip" hike (alone) through the Barragh Canyon and enjoy the silence there. Lunch in this famous valley. Later drive to a place where you have a view of the bridge high on Jebel Burdah and you can take another hike in the afternoon through a very attractive narrow valley towards another rock bridge. You can climb this one as well if you wish - it is much easier than Burdah.
Traditional dinner “Zarb” at the camp and overnight at a Bedouin tent.
Day 8: Wadi Rum – Little Petra - Backward path from Siq Al Barid to Monastery with Petra visit
After Breakfast, Transfer to little Petra where you will meet your Bedouin guide and start hiking trail from Little Petra to Ad Deir Monastery, The trail begins at Kharrubat al-Fajja, which is 50 meters west of the main road to Beidha, and ends at Ad-Deir.
The beginning of this trail is easy, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful landscape of the area and the mountain views overlooking Wadi Araba as you walk. It also takes you through an agricultural area.
After reaching Ad-Deir, continue your tour exploring Petra. There are hundreds of elaborate rock-cut tombs with intricate carvings, a massive Roman-style theatre to seat 3,000 people, magnificent obelisks, temples, and colonnaded street, Reach to Al Khazneh (The Treasury), through the Siq, a narrow gorge over 1km in length, and admire the dazzling colors and rock formations, until you end your trip at the visitor's center.
Overnight at your hotel in Petra.
Day 9: Free day to explore Petra – Traditional Dinner with a local family
After Breakfast, free time to explore Petra on your own.
Evening transfer to a local family house for a cooking class of one of the traditional meals and enjoy your dinner with the family.
Back to your hotel for overnight.
Day 10: Petra – Amman, Folklore night
After Breakfast, we leave Petra and drive back to Amman, free time at your hotel.
Evening transfer to a special folklore center where you witness the traditional folklore dance, an opportunity to wear the traditional dress, quick class in how to dance “Dabka” which known as traditional folklore dance during a small wedding ceremony for any 2 couples of your group, enjoy a traditional dinner before heading back to your hotel for overnight.
Day 11: Amman – Amman Airport
After Breakfast, free time then departure to Airport.
- Meet and assist at Queen Alia Airport upon arrival and departure.
- 8 Nights’ accommodation including daily Breakfast.
- 2 Nights at local Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum with traditional dinner under the stars.
- Entrance fees to all mentioned sites.
- Private transfer by air-conditioned vehicle according to the number of participants.
- Hiking Jeep tour in Wadi Rum.
- Hiking trail in Ajloun Orjan Village.
- Hiking trail in Little Petra.
- Mosaic Class in Madaba.
- Dinner with a local family in Petra.
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Traditional Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Folklore night with dinner in Amman.
- Any meals not mentioned above.
- Any sites or tours not mentioned in the program.
- Carriages in Petra.