Mystical Jordan Trip: April, 2018

Jordan: Mystical Desert Wonders

March 30th - April 8th, 2018

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!

Saturday, March 31

(overnight flight, leaving JFK Friday evening, March 30)

- Arrive in Amman, Jordan

- Rest and relax

Sunday, April 1

- 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 2

- 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 3

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

- Evening drive to Petra

Wednesday, April 4

- 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 after a day of hiking

Tea time after a day of hiking

Thursday, April 5

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

- Evening in Bedouin cave B&B

Friday, April 6

- 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 7

- 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 8

- Fly back to JFK