Essential Jordan

6 Days
from AUD$ 3,521

Highlights

  • Discover Jerash, one of the best-preserved Roman provincial cities
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Unveil Amman’s rich heritage and culture
  • Stay in Jordan’s largest nature reserve, Dana Biosphere
  • Admire the beauty of Petra, Jordan’s legendary “Rose City”
  • Explore Wadi Rum with a thrilling 4×4 Jeep adventure
  • Experience a magical night under the desert sky embracing Bedouin traditions

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the captivating landscapes and rich heritage of Jordan, where ancient wonders and hidden gems await at every turn.

Our immersive tour takes you beyond the well-trodden path to explore not only the iconic sites such as Petra, where ancient civilisations carved their legacies into the rose-red cliffs but also lesser-known regions like the enchanting Dana Biosphere Reserve, a sanctuary of biodiversity and stunning natural beauty. From floating effortlessly in the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea to camping beneath the star-studded skies of Wadi Rum, where timeless desert landscapes stretch as far as the eye can see, our experiences promise to ignite your senses and awaken your spirit of adventure.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Amman

Ahlan Wa Sahlan – Welcome to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan! You will be met and be assisted through immigration and customs procedures. Afterwards, you’ll be transferred to your hotel in Amman, which is approx a 30-minute drive. Check-in and enjoy some leisure time.

In the evening, meet your fellow travellers as you enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant situated in downtown Amman, offering a taste of authentic Jordanian cuisine.

Meals

Dinner

Accommodation

Khan Khediwe Hotel or similar

Services

Airport transfer

Day 2 - Jerash - Amman

Jerash

After breakfast, drive for approx an hour to Jerash, one of the best-preserved Roman provincial cities in the Middle East. Explore its ancient wonders, including paved streets, collonaded walkways, majestic temples, and impressive theatres, offering a glimpse into the grandeur of Roman civilisation.

Amman City Tour

Afterwards, return to Amman, and delve into the city’s rich history with a guided tour of its historical sites.

Citadel Hill and Archaeological Museum

Begin at Citadel Hill, where you’ll discover dating from the Roman to the early Islamic period and visit the Archaeological Museum to further explore Jordan’s heritage

Souk

Continue through Amman’s bustling downtown area, strolling through the vibrant Souk to experience everyday life in the city. Admire the Roman Theatre, dating back to the 2nd century and boasting a seating capacity of 6,000 spectators.

Jabal Amman and Jabal Weibdeh

Stroll through Jabal Amman and Jabal Weibdeh, renowned for their vibrant artistic communities, charming handicraft shops, and delightful restaurants.

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

Khan Khediwe Hotel or similar

Services

Private vehicle with English-speaking guide

Day 3 - Dead Sea – Kerak Castle – Dana Village – Feynan Ecolodge

Dead Sea

Drive to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth 400 metres below sea level. Experience the unique sensation of floating effortlessly in its buoyant waters, known for their therapeutic properties since the time of Herod the Great. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a Dead Sea resort, taking in the stunning views of this natural wonder.

Kerak Castle

Afterwards, continue with a scenic drive to Kerak Castle, a remarkable Crusaderfortress perched on a hilltop. Explore its underground passageways and imagine the epic battles that once took place here as forces clashed during the time of Salah Ad-Din’s siege.

Dana Village

Next, visit Dana Village, home to Bedouin communities for centuries. Explore the breathtaking views of Jordan’s largest nature reserve and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the area.

Feynan Ecolodge

Finally, head to Feynan Ecolodge, nestled in the heart of the desert. Check-in and enjoy a delicious dinner at the lodge, surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the desert landscape. Hailed as one of the best 25 ecolodges in the world by National Geographic Traveler Magazine, the award-winning, solar-powered Feynan Eco Lodge offers the most developed eco-experience in Jordan; an experience only made possible by a unique partnership between EcoHotels and the RoyalSociety for the Conservation of Nature, a Jordanian NGO devoted to the protection of the Kingdom’s finest natural landscapes.

Explore local archaeological sites or simply relax and unwind in the serene courtyards and terraces of
the candle-lit complex, safe in the knowledge that your travels in Jordan are socially and environmentally responsible.

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

Feynan Ecolodge

Services

Private vehicle with English-speaking guide – please note your vehicle into Fenyan Ecolodge is a local Bedouin driver to support the local community

Day 4 - Petra

After breakfast, transfer to Dana, then continue with a scenic drive of approximately one hour to Petra, Jordan’s most iconic attraction.

Petra, known as the “Rose City,” was established around the 6th century BC by the Nabataean Arabs, who carved magnificent structures into rose-coloured sandstone cliffs. You’ll enter the narrow canyon known as the Siq, a mesmerizing journey leading to Petra’s hidden treasures.

As you walk through the Siq, explore the stunning monument known as the Treasury, one of Petra’s most iconic structures. Continue along the Street of Facadesto and explore the RoyalTombs and Pharaoh’s Castle, each offering a glimpse into Petra’s rich history and architectural grandeur.

Afterwards, enjoy some free time to explore Petra at your own pace, soaking in the majestic beauty of this ancient city.

Meals

Breakfast

Accommodation

Petra Guest House or similar

Services

Private vehicle with English-speaking guide

Day 5 - Petra - Wadi Rum

After breakfast at your hotel in Petra, drive approx one and a half hours to Wadi Rum.

Wadi Rum, Jordan’s largest wadi, is a breathtaking desert landscape inhabited since prehistoric times. Upon arrival, embark on a thrilling adventure with a 4×4 Jeep tour led by a local Bedouin driver. Explore the rugged terrain, marvel at the ever-changing colours of the sand and mountains and soak in the serene atmosphere that surrounds you. As you traverse through the vast expanse of WadiRum, you’ll
encounter dramatic canyons, towering red sand dunes, ancient Nabatean rock inscriptions, and natural rock formations, including a stunning rock bridge formed over centuries.

Later, check into your campsite in Wadi Rum, where you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner under the desert sky, hopefully, adorned with a canopy of stars, creating a magical ambience for your night in the desert.

Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation

Sun City Camp or similar

Services

Private vehicle with English-speaking guide

Day 6 - Wadi Rum - Departure

Enjoy breakfast at Wadi Rum and early check out at camp. Return to Amman for your onward flight to your next destination. (We recommend booking an evening flight).

Meals

Breakfast

Service

Private vehicle with English-speaking guide

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What’s included

  • Return airport transfers
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation and 1 night desert camp
  • Services of local English speaking guides
  • Private transportation with air conditioning
  • English speaking driver
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Day pass entry to swim in the Dead Sea at Holiday Inn hotel including towel and use of shower room
  • 3hr jeep ride in Wadi Rum with Bedouin driver
Exclusions
  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Horse ride in Petra
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • All services, meals other than those indicated above
  • Any changes to the proposed and confirmed program.
  • All items of a personal nature e.g. drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips etc

**Please note that this tour can be organised on request for private departures.

* Pricing is subject to change at anytime until full payment has been received.

* A minimum of 2 adults is required to guarantee this departure.

A non-refundable deposit of $1000 AUD per person is required to secure your place. Final payment is due no later than 60 days prior to departure. Travel insurance is mandatory for travelling with Crooked Compass. For full terms and conditions, please click here.

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05th Apr 2025
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What our adventurers are saying

Pretty much everything
Standard of car, driver, hotels, experiences, guides, management
A great holiday in Jordan.
Chris Lloyd – Jordan
Our driver was respectful, friendly and helpful. He also kept an eye out for our general well being in the heat.
The site guides he chose for us were all excellent. Our night in the desert was wonderful and our Bedouin driver and guide was thoughtful and very proud to share his knowledge of the desert landscape. Our accommodations were all very acceptable and well located. Overall it was an excellent tour. I definitely can recommend Crooked Compass.
Noreen Lloyd – Jordan

Everything was amazing – Sooo perfect. I couldn’t choose one highlight. Our guides were so fantastic – they were courteous, friendly, professional, helpful and full of local knowledge – it’s

clear they really love their jobs. They made the sites even more amazing. Everything was planned so well. Our guides were always on time and so professional and helpful. This was The MOST

AMAZING holiday EVER. I have recommended you to people in our home town and abroad – I will to anyone who will listen actually. WONDERFUL: Thank you for making our holiday perfect.

Shery Stewart – Jordan