Jordan Extension

  • Overview
    Starts at



    5 days

    Activity Level



    4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

    Often considered an oasis of stability, Jordan is also a bright and friendly place with a long tapestry of history and civilization. The cities are home to Greek temples, Roman theaters and Umayyad palaces, and the desert hosts the ruins of Petra, the moonlike Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea. When you walk through Jordan, you walk through a world shaped by thousands of years of cultural fusion, architectural achievement and inspirational history.

    Discover Petra, the Rock-Hewn City

    Inhabited since prehistoric times, Petra is a masterpiece city hidden in the valley walls that surround it. It’s most well-known for the Treasury building (where Indiana Jones found the Holy Grail), but the looming tombs and buildings inspire awe wherever you explore.

    Watch the Sunset at Wadi Rum, the Valley of the Moon

    Wadi Rum is known as the Valley of the Moon for its otherworldly landscape; its barren landscape and sheer-sided mountains defy imagination. Enjoy some time on the red sands, then watch the sunset paint the world and the rocks an intense palette of colors – it’s a moment of magic.

    Float in the Dead Sea

    The Dead Sea’s water is 9.6 times saltier than the ocean. This makes the surrounding land dense and barren – and it makes you very buoyant! When you visit the Dead Sea, float in the water, bask in the sun and walk the coastline. It’s a leisurely way to spend your time at the lowest spot of land on Earth!

    Explore Amman

    Visit Jordan’s capital city, Amman, a modern city with a trove of ruins dating to the Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Umayyad periods. Also check out the nearby Mt. Nebo, home to windswept views and detailed mosaics, as well as the town of Madaba, home of the famous Madaba Map.

  • Hotels

    Four Seasons Hotel Amman

    The Four Seasons Hotel is located between the Al Sweifieh residential area and the Shmeisani financial district, atop the tallest of Amman’s seven hills. Amenities include compliemtnary Wi-Fi, hair dryer, laundry services and a TV. The hotel also has a variety of hotels for different styles of international cuisine.

    Mövenpick Resort Petra

    The Mövenpick Resort Petra is located directly at the entrance to the historic Jordanian city of Petra. Amenities include a fitness center, Wi-Fi, air conditioning and a pool.

    Wadi Rum Night Camp

    Nothing quite captures the true natural untouched beauty of the desert in Jordan like a stay at the Wadi Rum Night Camp. The tents are fully furnished, large, and comfortable. It has everything you need to enjoy your surroundings!

    Kempinski Hotel

    The Kempinski Hotel is only a short distance from the historical sites that give Amman its old world charm. The hotel has a gym, spa, pool, air conditioning, and offers free Wi-Fi. It’s a great place to explore the city from!

    Thomson Family Adventures will attempt to adhere to this itinerary and its hotels as much as possible. However, certain conditions (political, climatic, environmental, cultural, or availability) may necessitate changes in the accommodations.