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PEOPLE & PLACES OF JORDAN 

Amman . Petra. Wadi Rum . Dead Sea  

Jordan is known for such iconic experiences as visiting Petra, overnighting in a tented camp in the Wadi Rum desert, and floating in the Dead Sea. But this ancient destination has a lesser known side; one that is both inspiring and enriching.

 

This journey includes the traditional historic sites of Jordan - Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea -  but also introduces you to Jordan's human side. Jordan is the Middle East's most progressive feminist nation, constantly pushing for more gender equality. As a result, Jordan is a haven for female refugees from more repressive nations. These women come to Jordan to freely express themselves through their art, and their work.  Our trip includes the following encounters:

  • Visit the Iraq Al-Amir women's cooperative, where you will meet local women, have a chat over a cup of tea and visit their craft workshop.

  • Enjoy lunch at Hikayet Sitti Restaurant in Madaba. The restaurant is women-owned.  Meet the chef and learn about her cuisine and her journey. 

  • At Dana Nature reserve, meet with local artisans and crafts women.

These uplifting experiences will become part of the tapestry of memories you weave in Jordan. 

 

Duration: 
8 days / 7 nights

 

Price:

From $2199 per person sharing

 

Includes:

Airport transfers
Transportation by minivan and 4WD
Bilingual driver/guide throughout
3 nights Amman hotel
1 night Dead Sea hotel

2 nights Petra hotel
1 night Wadi Rum tented camp

Cooking class and dinner at Beit Sitti

Dead Sea Spa treatment

4 x 4 Jeep tour of Wadi Rum
Bedouin Coffee-making and kohl application experience

8 breakfasts, 4 dinners
 

Departures:

On request
 

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Day 1 Arrive Amman

On arrival in Amman, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation for the following three nights. A welcome dinner will follow.
Stay: W Hotel, Amman (or similar)   (D)

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Day 2  Jerash |  Cooking lesson

After breakfast, visit Jerash. Inhabited since the Bronze Age, Jerash is known for the ruins of the walled Greco-Roman settlement of Gerasa.  Visit Iraq Al Amir Women Cooperative before returning to Amman for a cooking class and dinner at Beit Sitti.

Stay: W Hotel, Amman (or similar)  (B,D)

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Day 3 Mt Nebo | Madaba | Dead Sea | Spa treatment

After breakfast, visit Madaba, known for its 6th-century mosaic map of the Holy Land in the Church of St. George. The Madaba Archaeological Park preserves the mosaic-rich Church of the Virgin Mary and artifacts from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Islamic eras. Your next stop is the biblical hill of Mount Nebo which overlooks the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. Enjoy lunch at women-owned Hikayet Sitti Restaurant and continue on to the Dead Sea. Check in to your hotel for tonight and enjoy an in-house spa treatment. 

Stay: Dead Sea Hilton (or similar) (B,L)

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Day 4 Dana Nature Reserve | Petra by Night

Depart the Dead Sea for Dana Nature reserve and a visit to the Dana Women's Workshops. Enjoy views of Wadi Dana and a visit to Shoback Castle, built by a crusader king in 1100s and noted for its hidden tunnels. Continue to Petra By Night, one of the most breathtaking ways to see the UNESCO World Heritage site.  The magic of the “lost city” comes to life as some 1,500 candles are lit in front of the rock façade to light up the park. (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only)

Stay: Moevenpick Hotel (or similar) (B)

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Day 5 Petra

Visit Petra with your guide, who will explain the history of this amazing site.

Stay: Moevenpick Hotel (or similar) (B)

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Day 6  Petra | Wadi Rum

Enjoy a free morning in Petra to perhaps hike to the monastery, or just sip a cup of coffee and enjoy the view.

Then, drive to Wadi Rum and take a sunset 4 x 4 tour. Have dinner at your desert camp. 

Stay: Memories Aicha Camp (or similar) (B,D)

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Day 7  Bedouin experience | Amman

Learn how to make Bedouin coffee and apply traditional kohl. Head back to Amman for some souvenir shopping and a farewell dinner.

Stay: W Hotel, Amman (or similar) (B,D)

Above the Clouds

Day 8  Depart

You will be transferred to the airport for departure.

(B)

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