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Traverse Jordan with the whole family on this adventurous 8-night itinerary taking in Petra, Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea and Amman. Hunt for relics like Indiana Jones, ride camels through the desert and cover yourselves in mud and float on the Dead Sea. An amazing adventure for outdoorsy families!
Arrival in Amman and drive to Petra
Arrive in Amman and meet your driver who will be with you for the duration of your holiday.
Drive 2.5-hours south to Petra where you can check into your hotel. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure relaxing after the long journey or head to the hotel pool for the afternoon.
This morning head to Petra where you have the whole day to explore the magnificent site under your own steam.
Walk down the Siq Canyon as the excitement builds, explaining the Indiana Jones significance of the Treasury to the kids. Spend the whole day letting them scramble and work off energy as you explore the huge area with countless relics.
Wadi Rum Camel Ride and Bedouin Jeep Tour
This morning after checking out, drive south to Wadi Rum. Here the family will set off on a camel ride which is an incredible way to introduce yourself to this hauntingly beautiful desert.
After the camel ride (which does get a bit sore after a while!), board a Jeep and set off to visit some of the further flung sites with your Bedouin driver.
Once the kids are tired of scrambling over the rock formations, drive to your luxury tented camp for the evening. Enjoy dinner outdoors under the stars and enjoy Bedouin music as you enjoy the absolute peace and quiet of the desert.
Wadi Rum to the Dead Sea
This morning wake up and enjoy breakfast surrounded by the sand dunes. Then head back north to the Dead Sea region, check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Slather yourselves in mud and go for a float in the healing waters of the Dead Sea. The kids can splash around the many pools at the hotel whilst parents enjoy a spa treatment (or two!).
Day at leisure at the Dead Sea
Enjoy the day at leisure today after a few days of busy touring.
Relaxation at the Dead Sea
This morning, wake up to sunrise and breakfast amongst the dunes. Set off north to the Dead Sea area where you will check into your resort and spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure.
Make sure to cover yourself with the healing Dead Sea mud and then rinse it off in the sea as you float atop the salty waters. We can of course book any spa treatments for you this afternoon.
Return to Amman via Madaba and Mount Nebo
After checking out you will drive north back to Amman with a few stops along the way.
First, stop at Madaba perched on an archaeological site with its mosaic flooring that has made it one of the most prominent cities in the world for mosaics.
Next, visit Mount Nebo. Ever since the first days of Christianity this mountain has been a holy place a destination for pilgrimage.
After these visits, continue on to Amman and check into your hotel.
Jerash and Amman Walking Tour
This morning drive 1 hour north to Jerash. A close second to Petra on the list of favourite destinations in Jordan, the ancient city of Jerash boasts an unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6,500 years.
Return to Amman and set off on a fun walking tour of the capital, sure to tire out the kiddos and ensure some peace and quiet for parents in the evening! Start on foot, at the Royal Society for Conservation of Nature (Wild Jordan), with a quick explanation on reserves throughout Jordan.
Pass through shops to the famous “Hashem” Restaurant, which caters to the poor, middle class and the rich and famous. After enjoying this unique experience, head onto yet another famous food place; to the well-known “Habiba”, where Knafeh would be served, a mix of goat cheese covered with dough on top and sprinkled with syrup leaves.
Today you will be transferred to the airport in time for your onward flight home.
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- Visit magnificent Petra and give the kids a history lesson in archaeology, history and exploration
- Go on a family camel ride and let the kids scramble over the unique rock formations in the Wadi Rum
- Slather yourself with mud and go for a float in the Dead Sea before enjoying the multiple hotel pools
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