Visit the land where unparalleled local hospitality prevails, a country of mesmerizing lunar landscapes and rich culinary heritage… a place where history and cultures converge in ancient Roman cities, replete with important biblical sites, desert adventures and modern trappings.
While Petra is indeed one of the most stunning attractions in the Middle East, Jordan offers so much more for the modern traveler. A well-traveled caravan route between the seas and the desert, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a land of mesmerizing beauty and contrasts, from the ever changing Jordan Valley to the remote and eerie desert canyons.
No matter what season you plan to visit, a customized itinerary will highlight the best places to visit and things to do in Jordan. Connect with xplorearth travel advisors for in-depth information before you plan your travel.
Day One: Arrive in Amman and explore the marvelous Roman archaeological ruins in Jerash.
Day Two: Drive to Petra and experience a local cooking class. Petra by night experience. Overnight in Petra
Day Three: Next morning explore the Red Rose City Day in detail, and afternoon drive to Wadi Rum
Day Four: An early morning camel ride followed by a Jeep experience in the beautiful desert valley of Wadi Rum. Overnight in an “open to sky” bubble tent.
Day Five: Drive to the Dead Sea from Wadi rum. Indulge in the mineral waters of the Dead Sea and enjoy some “me” time at luxurious world class spas.
Day Six: Visit river canyons, hot springs and Mt Nebo (Moses’s vantage point) all in the Dead Sea environs.
Day Seven: Departure
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The majority of Jordan’s population is of Bedouin origin, Bedu meaning “Desert Dwellers”. The bedouin are nomadic by birth, constantly wandering through the desert in search of food and water. The country is a potpourri of diverse cultures where on the one hand rural life revolves around the extended family, agriculture, and hospitality, while the urbanite Jordanians enjoy all the trappings of modern life - theatrical productions, music concerts, operas and ballet. As with every country, Jordan has its set of culinary favorites. Jordanian cuisine is a delicious melange of the country's diverse heritage, a vibrant mix of Bedouin flavors and local takes on its most iconic dishes that go beyond Falafel and Shawarma. The country’s national dish is the Mansaf, which is a dish of tender meat layered with paper-thin flatbread and great piles of aromatic rice and a tangy yogurt sauce. This delicacy has its roots in the Bedouin kitchens. Another popular snack is the Kunafa, a Turkish inspired pastry with a syrup-filling that is perfect for those with a sweet tooth! Omnipresent at every Jordanian meal is a cup of Bedouin tea or coffee. Not only will you be in for an infinite number of refills, but sharing tea is an important facet of Bedouin culture and hospitality.
Etiquette in Jordan allows anyone offered a meal to refuse three times before finally accepting the invitation.
Float in the Dead Sea, the lowest water body on earth!