Visiting Jordan is the kind of trip you plan around the sights, and return talking about the people. There's no shortage of sights: even in a region full of must-sees, Petra - an entire city carved from reddish sandstone cliffs - is one of the most awe-inspiring archaeological sites in the world. Jordan's desert landscape and strangely familiar names evoke romantic images in the West; here you can literally walk in the footsteps of Jesus ... or Lawrence of Arabia, or Indiana Jones if you prefer. But whether you taste the world-class diving in the Red Sea or smear yourself with healing mud from the Dead Sea, Jordan's most lasting impression always seems to be its warm, welcoming people.
Jordan Highlights (DJJH)
Looking to explore a piece of the ancient past? Go no further than Jordan. Our local CEO will ensure a thrilling journey throughout Jordan’s past and present, including a dip in the Dead Sea and a visit to Kerak Castle. Find your own bit of desert peace as you explore archaeological ruins and see what Israel looks like from the top of Mt Nebo. Start making history back where history began.
Highlights: Visit ancient ruins and archaeological sites with a local expert, float in the Dead Sea, watch a cooking demonstration and tasting local specialities, overnight in a comfortable desert camp and learn about the ancient Bedouin culture
Egypt and Jordan Explorer (DPEX)
There's something indefinitely alluring about the mysteries of ancient Egypt. From the ruins to the mummies to the mythology behind the pyramids, this is a trip that no archaeology or history buff should miss. This 19-day trip is packed full of highlights of Egypt and Jordan, including the Sphinx, a Nile river cruise, and visits to Petra and the Dead Sea. With internal flights taken care of and comfortable accommodations awaiting you every night, you can sit back and focus on the wonders in the desert.
Highlights: Marvell at ancient Egyptian temples and ruins, savour a traditional dinner in a local family's home, visit a Planeterra-supported library project, explore ancient Petra with a local expert, overnight in a desert camp and learn about the ancient Bedouin culture