5 daysActivity 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!
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.
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.