Mystical Jordan Trip: April, 2019

Jordan: Mystical Desert Wonders

April 6th - 13th, 2019

 Petra, one of the 7 Wonders of the World

Petra, one of the 7 Wonders of the World

 Bedouin camel guides

Bedouin camel guides

Jordan offers beautiful beaches; great scuba diving; fantastic food; camping, jeep safaris, and spectacular star gazing in white sand deserts; ancient Roman ruins; and Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and UNESCO World Heritage Site, yet very few travelers even consider visiting this small Middle Eastern nation. Jordan is a peaceful country wrongfully associated with the violence plaguing its neighboring countries that many people only know through it through Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, fame. Jordan is easily one of my top 3 trips ever. So many people responded to my Jordan blog post about my adventures there cave surfing, desert camping, Red Sea diving, Dead Sea swimming, and hiking into the back entrance of Petra that I decided to plan a group trip there.

Details are still in the works but check your calendars, review the itinerary, and contact me with any questions or to let me know you're interested!

Friday, April 5th

(overnight flight, leaving JFK Friday)

Saturday, April 6th

- Arrive in Amman, Jordan

- Rest and relax

Sunday, April 7th

- Day trip to Jerash to visit ancient Roman ruins

- Evening tour of Amman night markets

 A night market in Amman

A night market in Amman

 Roman ruins in Jerash

Roman ruins in Jerash

Monday, April 8th

- Day trip to ancient Roman ruins of Jerash and to the Dead Sea to float in the water

- Evening tour of artistic, bohemian neighborhoods

Tuesday, April 9th

- Amman city day tour, visiting ancient ruins, museums, famous markets and eateries

- Evening drive to Petra

Wednesday, April 10th

- Mountain hike into the back entrance of Petra (where you won't see any other tourists!)

- Day 1 tour of Petra

 The lesser-known path to Petra

The lesser-known path to Petra

 Tea time in the desert after a day of hiking

Tea time in the desert after a day of hiking

Thursday, April 11th

- Day 2 tour of Petra, entering through the main entrance

- Evening in Bedouin cave B&B

Friday, April 12th

- Desert safari jeep tour of Wadi Rum

- Evening in Wadi Rum desert camp

 Wadi Rum jeep safari

Wadi Rum jeep safari

 Tea time in Wadi Rum

Tea time in Wadi Rum

 Wadi Rum desert camp

Wadi Rum desert camp

Saturday, April 13th

- Option 1: 2nd day in Wadi Rum for hiking, Bedouin cultural tour, or hot air balloon ride

- Option 2: Day trip to the cosmopolitan Red Sea port city of Aqaba for wind surfing, scuba diving, or relaxing on the beach

Sunday, April 14th

- Fly back to JFK