Indiana Jones & the Movie Reference

2000 year-old ruins of Jerash
Find a coffeehouse, a sheesha pipe and a game of backgammon with the locals
Red Sea resort of Aqaba
Wadi Rum's red earth desertscapes
Hike in Dana Nature Reserve
Jordan's capital Amman
Sunrise on Mt Sinai
UNESCO World Heritage-listed Petra
Crusader castle at Shobak
Downtime and diving in Dahab
Get your caffeine hit in Jordan
The Dead Sea
World-leading snorkelling and scuba diving on the Red Sea
  • Start in Cairo, head to Dahab to soak up the Red Sea. Leave Egypt for Jordan and visit Aqaba, Wadi Rum and Petra (ie desert adventures, ancient ruins and Turkish Bathing, meow).  Next up Dana, Amman and Jerash for ancient villages, craft centres, partying and Dead Sea. Yeeehaaaaa.

    Arabic for dummies:

    -          hello السلام عليكم

    -          how are you? كيف حالك؟

    -          I don’t understand لا أفهم

    -          Would you like to dance with me? هل تحبْ أن ترقص؟

    -          My hovercraft is full of eels حَوّامتي مُمْتِلئة بِأَنْقَلَيْسون

    Got that?


    ** All departures  will be running on the below alternative itinerary until 31 December 2014. Please see trip notes for further details ***


    Day 1 - Cairo

    Cairo, like someone you already know, needs no introduction. Spend time here walking (like an Egyptian, if you want), and getting to grips with this legendary city.

    • Arrive in Cairo and get acquainted with this epic Egyptian city.

    Today is just an arrival day and no activites are planned until there is a group meeting around 6pm. Keep an eye out on the hotel lobby confirming the when and the where.

    Day 2 - Cairo

    Speak to your trip leader for advice on optional activities in Cairo.             


    Day 3-4 - Amman

    Day 3

    Fly to Amman – free day to explore this city.

    Day 4

    See if you can find Al-Quds Falafel on Rainbow Street, and order their famous falafel sandwich. The recipe has been around for over 40 years. Can you guess the secret ingredients? 


    Day 5 - Amman - Aqaba

    Take a drive down the Desert Highway to Aqaba

    Free time in Aqaba to check out the town's history, like the Ottoman fort near the beach.

    Otherwise, there are plenty of cafes and restaurant's to help you enjoy the local cuisine.


    Day 6 - Aqaba - Wadi Rum - Petra

    Look up ‘desert’ in the dictionary and you might find a picture of Wadi Rum. Unless there’s a picture of a chocolate cake, which means you can’t spell.

    • Awesome jeep tour into the desert
    • Continue the journey to Petra

    Day 7 - Petra

    Petra (the Indiana Jones bit) is huge. After a long day of exploring you should indulge in a Turkish bath back at the hotel. They’ll slap, slather, slough and scrub until you’re as shiny as a billiard ball.

    • Explore the ancient city of Petra
    • Wander through the narrow ‘siq’ and the numerous tombs, temples and public buildings - as well as the rock-hewn amphitheatre
    • Relax with an optional Turkish Bath at the hotel

    Day 8 - Petra - Amman

    Speaking of Crusaders, they built Shobak Castle atop a grassy knoll and thought it would last forever,

    but Saladin's Arab army knocked it over after an 18-month siege.

    Reach Dana and stroll though the ancient village, buy some crafts in the craft centre

    Visit the Greek Orthodox church of St. George, which houses a 6th century mosaic map

    depicting the old city of Jerusalem

    Arrive in Amman and head out on the town


    Day 9 - Amman - Dead Sea - Amman

    Obviously you're not meant to taste the water in the Dead Sea, but it's kind of hard to resist. It's like licking the inside of an empty salt packet, but saltier.

    • Morning tour of the grand ancient city of Jerash
    • Free time in the afternoon, maybe visit the Dead Sea or explore Amman further

    Day 10 - Amman

    The tour ends in Amman after breakfast. You can (and probably should) kick around in Amman for

    longer if you want. There's heaps more to do, just ask your tour leader for pointers.

  • What's Included

    • An experienced English-speaking local tour guide (leader/guide in Jordan), all transportation, accommodation and meals as indicated.

    Not Included

    • International flights, arrival & departure transfers, entrance fees, visas, airport taxes, additional meals, drinks, optional sightseeing tours, insurance, tips and items of a personal nature.
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  • Trip Dates and Prices

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    21 Oct 2014 - 30 Oct 2014 Fully Booked US $835 Contact Us
    04 Nov 2014 - 13 Nov 2014 Available US $750 Book Now
    18 Nov 2014 - 27 Nov 2014 Available US $750 Book Now
    30 Dec 2014 - 08 Jan 2015 Available US $810 Book Now
    06 Jan 2015 - 15 Jan 2015 Fully Booked US $860 Contact us
    13 Jan 2015 - 22 Jan 2015 Available US $860 Book Now
    17 Feb 2015 - 26 Feb 2015 Available US $835 Book Now
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  • Past Travellers' Ratings & Comments

    At the end of each trip, we ask our travellers to provide feedback. We publish the positive, negative and neutral feedback on this page to give you an overall idea of what to expect on this trip.

    Indiana Jones & the Movie Reference

    Duncan - Australia, 3 Apr, 2012
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    Indiana Jones & the Movie Reference

    Christine - United States, 13 Mar, 2012
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    The trip was really great! I always felt safe, especially knowing that Gecko had cancelled any part of the trip (Mt. Saini) that was questionable. A wonderful cultural experience!

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