Bordering Israel to it's West, Jordan is a nation painted with a colorful history, offering stunning landscapes and defined by welcoming people. While Jordan first found it’s way on the pages of history in the Old Testament, remnants of the first inhabitants, uncovered in the arid landscapes of the Fertile Crescent, date back 9 millennia to the Paleolithic Age. Moving from nomadic to more stable communities, the region experienced a long history of occupation from the Mongols to the Crusaders to the Ottoman Empire, leaving a variety of archaeological sites and forming a unique culture of European and Arabic influences that characterize modern day Jordan.
This small country offers an immense variety of landscapes, archaeological sites and adventure. It’s attractions include lush scenic escapes in the north famed for Greco-Roman ruins, the bustling cosmopolitan center of Amman, dazzling night skies and day hiking in the central nature reserves, arid canyons of the Wadi Rum valley and the laid back Bedouin lifestyle. Don’t miss swimming in the Red Sea with glowing cobalt waters, pristine coral reefs, and a multitude of water activities. The hospitable nature of the gentle Jordanian people and the fabulously fresh cuisine will make your journey through this historic land truly unforgettable.
What’s To Love in Jordan
Explore the Land of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Travel along the “Siq” to enter the mystical red city of Petra, carved into the arid surrounding canyons, a fortress hiding a once green oasis and thriving city behind its walls. Built between 800 BC and 100 AD by the Nabataean Arabs, Petra now stands as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Take in the Magic of Night Time Petra
1,500 candles line the Siq and Treasury of Petra at night, illuminating the marvelous carved structures beneath the dazzling night sky. Enjoy the serenity, beauty, and sound of traditional Jordanian music echoing from the ancient walls.
Explore Amman's History
Explore the key historical sights including the Citadel perched on Jabal al-Qala’a home to the beautiful Islamic Umayyad Palace and the Roman Temple of Hercules. Visit the impressive Roman Theater reminiscent of ancient Philadelphia that is still used today for cultural events, and ascend Mt. Nebo, a pilgrimage site with breathtaking views of Jordan, the Dead Sea, and Israel the place it is believed Moses witnessed the Holy Land.
Find Meaning in the Mosaics
Witness the wonders of Madaba, a city with stunningly elaborate mosaic flooring, also famous for a 6th century map of the Holy Land in the Church of St. George and artifacts from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Islamic eras.
Explore the Valley of the Moon
Explore Wadi Rum, Jordan’s largest, most pristine desert escape with towering monoliths and sunburned sand dunes. Take a 4x4, camel, sand board or even hot air balloon to witness the vast landscape in all its glory.
Break Bread with the Bedouins
Spend an afternoon in meticulously upholstered Bedouin tents, sitting down to a traditional meal with gorgeous views of barren surroundings. For a chance to stargaze in this remote haven, consider spending a night in a traditional tent.
Extraordinary Diving; Abundant Water Sports
Enjoy the refreshing Red Sea from the port city of Aqaba, offering luxurious beach resorts, abundant water sports, and world class diving along the Yamanieh coral reef and Aqaba Marine Park.
Return to the Golden Age
Founded in 331 BC by Alexander the Great, the city has maintained a perspective of its status as the greatest metropolis in ancient Egypt, now a major port city that has preserved crucial historical sites such as Pompey’s Pilar, the Catacombs of Kom es-Shoqafa, palaces and cathedrals.
The best months to experience Jordan are during the spring (March through May) and fall (September through November) when days are warm but nights are cool, avoiding the sweltering summer heat and the rain and cold of the winter months.
Typically for the type of Custom Itineraries we build, prices in Jordan can run from $600 - $800 + USD per person per day, primarily dependent upon destination, lodging, activities, time of year, and single or double occupancy. Quoted Tour prices include accommodations, guides, excursions, park entrance and conservation fees, ground transfers, all breakfasts, meals during excursions.
Tour proposals exclude international flights, travel insurance, and gratuities. Each proposal will detail all inclusions and exclusions for clarity.