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"Ahlan wa Sahlan"
This phrase means more than just "welcome". A closer translation would be "make yourself at home". And in Jordan, it's more than just a phrase, it's a way of life.
Famous for it's history and it's incredible hospitality, Jordan is a young, easy going country with a deeply rooted Bedouin history that welcomes travelers to come and see for themselves all of the stories and adventures that are just waiting to be uncovered!
While Jordan might not be high up on a lot of adventure bucket lists for most people, Bold Betties always looks beyond the mainstream to bring you the most unique destinations that this amazing world has to offer! So go ahead and update your bucket list and prepare to experience everything that Jordan has to offer!
Cities and Sites:
AmmanPetraMadabaJerashDead SeaDanaWadi RumAqabaWadi Mujib
Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site settled in 1st century BC, was the center for trade routes in the area. Now an incredibly important archaeological site, it hosts people from all over the world as they come to see the treasures it holds. If Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade inspired you to visit the ancient city of Petra, then you my friend, are not alone! And while you might not ride off into the sunset with Sean Connery, you will leave with a group of new friends who support and push you to be the best you can possibly be.
Petra might be the most famous of sites in Jordan but it is far from the only one! Together we'll sleep in a Bedouin camp in the stunning desert of Wadi Rum, snorkel in Aqaba, float in the Dead Sea, ride bikes, hike, and tour incredible ruins and historical sites. We'll even have a cooking class!
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Join Bold Betties from all over our 39 chapters as we explore the rich history and unique culture of Jordan. We've partnered once again with Club Adventures to provide a custom, private trip that promises to break down cultural barriers while providing an epic assortment of adventure opportunities!
Day 1: Amman – Madaba
Welcome to Jordan, cosmopolitan and contemporary, yet steeped in biblical history. On arrival at Amman's Queen Alia International Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel, have dinner at Hikayet Sitti and overnight at Madaba
Accommodation: Mariam hotel or similar
Day 2: Madaba – Jerash – Madaba
Today you will leave Madaba for a short drive north (approximately 75 minutes) to Jerash, once one of the grandest ancient Roman cities in the world. These are some of the best-preserved Greco-Roman ruins around. The city thrived due to its position on the route of the spice and incenses trade, and it reached its zenith as a favorite of the emperor Hadrian around AD 130. The ancient walled town that survives today is a remarkable evocation of life 2,000 years ago. It has a striking collection of archways and theatres, baths, public buildings and colonnaded streets, and is a beautiful place to spend a day exploring. Discover Hadrian’s arch, the partially restored hippodrome, ornate public fountains, the south Amphitheatre, and see the collection of daily artefacts uncovered during excavations. Grand ionic columns encircle the city's centerpiece, the Oval Plaza, a wonderfully atmospheric place to linger after uncovering Jerash's riches.
JerashMeals included: breakfast
Accommodation: Mariam hotel or similar
Day 3: Madaba – Dead Sea – Mujib (Siq Trail) – Dana
Drive to the shores of the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth. Spend some time relaxing here and get some classic floating pictures. The mud here is supposed to have healing properties, so why not cover yourself from head to toe for a nutrient-rich natural mineral mud bath. Towels are available for hire. Continue to Mujib where the trail starts at the Visitor Center near the Mujib Bridge, where you will take the cantilevered walkway over the dam and follow the course of the river between towering sandstone cliffs to the base of a large waterfall. Depending on seasonal rainfall levels, the gorge may contain pools deep enough for swimming. This is an ideal walk to take slowly and enjoy the cool water and shade, especially in the heat of the summer. Transfer to Dana for overnight
Siq trail is a self-guided trail*All participants in the trails must be at least 18 years old.*In case Siq Trail was closed Ibex trail will provided instead
Dead SeaMujib (Siq Trail)Meals included: breakfast, dinner
Accommodation: Dana Hotel or similar
Day 4: Dana (Village Trail) – Petra Cooking class
Visitors can meet the local residents, see original Ottoman architecture, and learn more about Dana's rich history. Head to Petra for overnight and a cooking class.
DanaMeals included: breakfast, dinner
Accommodation: Amr Palace or similar
Day 5: Petra – Wadi Rum
The site remained unknown to the Western world until 1812, when it was discovered by Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, a Swiss explorer. It was once described as 'a rose-red city half as old as time' in a sonnet by John William Burgon and UNESCO has described it as 'one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage.' In 1985, Petra was designated a World Heritage site. So you know you are in for an amazing experience here. After, drive to Wadi Rum on a jeep safari that will take you through some of the most beautiful and sublime desert scenery on the planet, a true highlight of this trip. Wadi Rum is full of beautiful lunar-like rock formations, and traces of ancient civilizations can be seen in the many carved inscriptions found throughout the area, from pictographs to Thamudic, Nabataean and Arabic texts. The most enduring monuments in Wadi Rum are those carved by nature – the natural rock bridges, towering rose-colored sand dunes and scattered rocky peaks. Tonight you’ll sleep in a simple desert camp, with the choice of sleeping under a camel hair tent or out under the stars
Petra visitWadi Rum CampingMeals included: breakfast, dinner
Accommodation:Quiet Village camp or similar
Day 6: Wadi Rum – Aqaba Bike Ride
Cycle between the Sandstone Mountains on the desert sands all the way through the largest Wadi in Jordan until turning onto the Desert Highway for the final descent to the Red Sea. Upon arrival to Aqaba enjoy well deserved dip in the sea and spend evening on your own.
CycleMeals included: breakfast
Accommodation : City Tower hotel or similar
Day 7: Aqaba
Enjoy your morning at your own then enjoy a magnificent experience of coral viewing & snorkeling followed by lunch. Overnight at Aqaba
Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Accommodation: City Tower hotel or similar
Day 8: Amman
After breakfast transfer from Aqaba to Amman
Meals included: breakfast
Accommodation:Grand palace hotel or similar
Day 9: DepartureMeals included: breakfast
Check out after breakfast, transfer to Amman airport
$500 non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit reserves your spot.Remaining Balance is due: September 17, 2019
Minimum Number of Betties required: 10If minimum number is not met by September 17, 2019, all deposits will be refunded and trip will be cancelled.
Full Trip Cost, Double Occupancy: $2,670Non-refundable, Non-transferrable Deposit: $500Remaining Balance After Deposit: $2,170Single Occupancy Upgrade: $350
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Full Trip Cost, Double Occupancy: $2,403Non-refundable, Non-transferrable Deposit: $450Remaining Balance After Deposit: $1,953Single Occupancy Upgrade: $315
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