Drunk On Wadi Rum

2000 year-old ruins of Jerash
UNESCO World Heritage-listed Petra
Wadi Rum's red earth desertscapes
Red Sea resort of Aqaba
Jordan's capital Amman
Crusader castle at Shobak
Get your caffeine hit in Jordan
  • Kick off holiday times in Amman, eat some treats in Aqaba, snorkel in the Red Sea, head on to Wadi Rum and Petra before returning to Amman. Check out the Dead Sea , see Jerash and hang about town.

     

    Did you know that a camels’ hump isn't full of water, but full of fat? It help camels survive up to two weeks without food, allowing them to lose up to 25 gallons of water with no side effects. It also helps keep their body temperature in check. Now that’s a hump worth having.

     

    Trip Changes for 2015

    Please note that in 2015 this trip will depart on a Thursday instead of Friday

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Amman

    Make a beeline for Rainbow Street for a falafel and a sheesha. It's what the locals would want.

    Arrive in Amman and check in to your hotel. There is usually a meeting at the hotel at 6pm, where you'll meet your tour leader and group

    Day 2 - Amman - Aqaba

    Hop on a JETT bus for a four-hour journey down the Desert Highway to Aqaba. Keep your eyes peeled for camels at around the 230km mark. Out to the left. No, the other left.

    Hop on a JETT bus for a 4-hour journey 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.

    Breakfast

    Day 3 - Aqaba - Wadi Rum - Petra

    After an optional snorkel in the Red Sea, it's off to Wadi Rum where you'll explore the desert moonscape with the crazy young local Bedouin in their rickety old jeeps.

    Awesome desert landscape with rocky outcrops.

    Arrive in Petra for the evening.

    Breakfast

    Day 4 - Petra

    When confronted with the stunning facade of the Treasury building in Petra, you might scratch your head and wonder why it looks so familiar. Unless you haven't seen Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade, then you might not recognise it at all (and you will probably be the butt of a few jokes. Go and watch it immediately).

    • Explore the ancient city of Petra. Optional walks to the Monastery and up the clifftop path overlooking the Treasury.
    • Wander through the narrow ‘siq’ and the numerous tombs, temples and public buildings - as well as the rock-hewn amphitheatre

    Keep an eye out for the cafe run by Marguerite van Geldermalsen, the Kiwi woman who has been living in Petra with a local Bedouin for 30 years or so. 

    Relax with an optional Turkish Bath at the hotel.

    Breakfast

    Day 5 - 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 out on the town
    Breakfast

    Day 6 - Amman - Dead Sea - Jerash - Amman

    Do your Biggus Dickus impersonation in Jerash's main street, then take an optional excursion to the Dead Sea where you can get that photo of you reading a paper while floating on the water just like the ten billion visitors before you.

    Take a morning tour of the grand ancient city of Jerash

    • Perhaps visit the Dead Sea in the afternoon, or simply explore Amman further
    Breakfast

    Day 7 - 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.

    Breakfast
  • What's Included

    • An experienced English-speaking local tour leader, all transportation, accommodation and meals as indicated.

    Not Included

    • International flights, airport transfers, entrance fees, departure taxes, visas, insurance (compulsory on all trips), meals not listed (lunches and dinners), any optional tours or activities during free time, camera fees, excess baggage charges, tips and items of a personal nature.
  • Map Itinerary

  • Trip Dates and Prices

    Start Date – End Date Trip Status Price
    10 Oct 2014 - 16 Oct 2014 Fully Booked US $540 Contact us
    24 Oct 2014 - 30 Oct 2014 Fully Booked US $540 Contact us
    07 Nov 2014 - 13 Nov 2014 Available US $460 Book Now
    21 Nov 2014 - 27 Nov 2014 Available US $460 Book Now
    02 Jan 2015 - 08 Jan 2015 1 place left US $500 Book Now
    09 Jan 2015 - 15 Jan 2015 2 places left US $500 Book Now
    16 Jan 2015 - 22 Jan 2015 Available US $500 Book Now
    20 Feb 2015 - 26 Feb 2015 Available US $485 Book Now
    13 Mar 2015 - 19 Mar 2015 Available US $510 Book Now
    27 Mar 2015 - 02 Apr 2015 Available US $510 Book Now
    10 Apr 2015 - 16 Apr 2015 Available US $510 Book Now
    24 Apr 2015 - 30 Apr 2015 Available US $510 Book Now
    08 May 2015 - 14 May 2015 Available US $525 Book Now
    12 Jun 2015 - 18 Jun 2015 Available US $525 Book Now
    10 Jul 2015 - 16 Jul 2015 Available US $510 Book Now
  • 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.

    Drunk On Wadi Rum

    Mitchell - Australia, 2 Sep, 2014
    5
    Overall Rating

    I had the most incredible trip! Our guide was phenomenal and made the trip that little bit better than it already was! Would definitely go again and highly recommend it to anyone who is remotely interested in what Jordan has to offer

from US
7 days
$460
Calendar
Trip Start Dates
Trip Duration
Trip Selected
Price: US $
Start:
End:
Discount price: US $
View all

Nuts+Bolts

#GEDW
- 16
Jeep, On foot, Private aircon bus, Public aircon coach
6 nights Budget/tourist class hotels
Amman
Amman

What to know

Entrance fees are not included, you pay these as you go along.

Contact us for more info

1-877-285-0655

Simply enter your details and we'll call you back within the next business day.