JORDAN EXPEDITION 2023

Trip Overview

Jordan will show itself to be many things at once; first, a delightful revelation, then an indulgence and lastly an unforgettable memory. A treasure trove of history and a haven for anthropologists, this Middle Eastern gem of a country is as vintage as it is ethereal. From the passionate energy of Amman to the eerie stillness of the Dead Sea, and some astounding Nabatean ruins in between, Jordan Expedition will transport you back to ancient times. Jordan offers some fantastic drives with its scenic mountains, abundant coastlines and desert landscapes in Wadi Rum as it continues to lure more and more travelers each year. During this one-week expedition, you will uncover some of Jordan’s desert secrets as you drive from King’s Highway to Dead Sea Highway, the lowest point on Earth and will come back more enlightened than ever.

About the trip

Duration

8 Nights / 9 Days

Trip Cost

INR 295000 + 5% GST Per Person (EMI Option Available)

Trip style

Self Drive Road Trip

Landscapes

Desert, Mountains, Highway, Sea

Activities

Dune Bashing, Star Gazing, Cruise, Glamping, Snorkeling

Upcoming Dates

20th Mar 2023 – 28th Mar 2023
29th April 2023 – 7th May 2023
28th Oct 2023 – 5th Nov 2023

Route Map

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Itinerary

Day 1

Amman

Start your Middle Eastern sojourn in Amman, the beautiful capital of Jordan. Your journey in Jordan begins as soon as your flight lands at Queen Alia International Airport. Our representative will assist you through all immigration and customs procedures. Check-in at the hotel and rest awhile before you gear up for all the adventures in store. Amman is a fascinating city of contrasts - a unique blend of old and new, situated on a hilly area between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley. If a journey through history is what you’re looking for, then the best place to start would be the Citadel. At night, we have planned a dinner where you get a chance to get to know your fellow participants as you wine & dine together!

Day 2

Amman to Jerash (52 km)

Wake up at leisure and get ready to explore Amman and Jerash today. After a hearty breakfast, wear your tourist hats as we hop on a coach and make our way towards Jerash. This beautiful place is considered one of the largest and most well-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world outside Italy. The ancient city is also well known for its colonnaded streets, temples and theatres. After exploring Jerash for a few hours, enjoy a delightful lunch in a Lebanese restaurant in Amman and later continue exploring the panoramic city of Amman. You will also get a chance to shop and pick up some souvenirs today. We will end this beautiful day having a scrumptious dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 3

Amman to Wadi Rum (383 km)

Post breakfast we start driving to Wadi Rum. Meandering on the King's Highway - undoubtedly one of the most scenic and historic roads in the world - the sight of your Land Cruiser romancing those vintage slopes will be just exceptional. The most exciting part of the day begins when we reach one of the most breathtaking canyons, Wadi Al Hasa. It is the longest and the most beautiful Wadi in Jordan and considered to be Jordan's natural water park. Witness natural gardens of palm trees, warm springs, hidden pools along the Wadi as it meanders towards the Dead Sea. Also, get a slice of Heaven amidst the tranquil ambience. End the day glamping in Bedouin-style tents in the desert environment of Wadi Rum.

Day 4

Wadi Rum (Full day off-roading)

Time to explore ‘The Valley of the Moon' - Wadi Rum. Here you will find adventure and feel the romance of the Arabian desert. This desert is a Hollywood favourite, with films like “The Last Days on Mars", “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen", “The Martian" to name a few. Enjoy driving on sand dunes, check out the graffiti inscriptions and canyons while exploring the most interesting and exciting sites of Wadi Rum. Experience a full day of off-road driving along the southern border of Wadi Rum via the old Roman Road and discover natural rock bridges and incredible sculptures. Ride a camel through the overly dramatic landscape with colourful hues of sand in pink and white! End the day with gazing at millions of stars as you witness the magic of a beautiful desert sunset.

Day 5

Wadi Rum to Aqaba (72 km)

Today we set out for Aqaba, Jordan's only seaport because of freshwater springs in the vicinity. Don't miss the King Solomon's port, one of the most iconic symbols of Aqaba. It's a city steeped in rich history back to pre-biblical times ruled by the Romans, Mamluks, and Ottomans. Park your vehicles and get ready to hop on a private sailing boat where you will enjoy a delightful lunch. After a few days in Wadi Rum, Aqaba will come as a welcome change and you will enjoy the cool breeze and sparkling warm waters of the Red Sea where you can also experience diving or snorkelling to experience the bright coloured coral and fish. Put on your diving gear to enter the water and explore the abundance of marine life. After a day full of adventure set out for dinner at local restaurant.

Day 6

Aqaba to Petra (124 km)

Who hasn't heard about the lost city of Petra in Jordan - one of the new 7 Wonders of the World! The magnificent hand-carved architecture of Petra is Jordan's number one tourist attraction and a UNESCO Heritage Site. After a relaxing day in Aqaba, we will drive to the ancient “rose-red" city of Petra to reach our hotel by the evening. Petra is wonderful in the day, but Petra by Night is pure magic. If you are not tired by the end of the day, we suggest a visit to Petra by Night. Take in the incredible sights as you stroll down the Siq to the Treasury, lit with over 1800 candles, with the traditional Jordanian music played by the local Bedouins in the background.

Day 7

Petra (Sightseeing day)

Rise and shine and live your Hollywood dream today! Start your day with a hearty breakfast before deciding how you want to spend your day in this rose red city. Little is known about Petra's history. It was the capital city of the Nabataeans from roughly 300 BC to 100 AD. Petra is half-built, half-carved into the rock, and is surrounded by mountains riddled with passages and gorges. It is one of the world's most famous archaeological sites, where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture. Petra was also named amongst the New 7 Wonders of the World in 2007 and was chosen by the Smithsonian Magazine as one of the “28 Places to See Before You Die." Visit the Siq, the Treasury, the Monastery, Street of Facades, Colonnaded Street on a walking tour.

Day 8

Petra to Dead Sea (256 km)

After a relaxed breakfast, we will drive through the Dead Sea highway to reach the shores of Dead Sea that is hundreds of feet below sea level, making it the lowest point on earth. Sometimes all it takes to reach a new high is to dive low. This body of deep blue waters is the lowest point on Earth. Surrounded by barren hills, this remarkable body of water has an amazingly high salt content (33%), which means no animal life can survive here, and it is almost impossible to sink! We will reach our resort in Dead Sea by afternoon and conclude our drive. Post lunch, you will have enough time to float in the remarkable waters of the Dead Sea or sunbathe at the beach.

Day 9

Dead Sea (Departure)

For the last time, you shouldn't miss soaking in the waters of the Dead Sea and covering yourself with its black mud which gives a natural spa feel. All good things come to an end and so must the Jordan Expedition. Catch your flight back home with a heart full of memories, new friendships & unforgettable experiences.

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Testimonials

A collection of stories and experiences of the Adventures Overland travellers from around the world which portray the exact moments we strive to live for.

Every expedition is loaded with the most memorable sensory experiences.

Rina Bhansali

Product Director - OTO CBD, London

Iceland 2016 | Alaska 2016 | RTL 2017 | Russia 2017 | Jordon 2017 | Spiti 2018 | South America 2018 | Africa 2019 | Uttarakhand Drive 2020 | Ladakh Sep 2021

Someone in convoy rightly said that the road to heaven is bound to be tough. Phenomenal.

Dr Abhijit Deo

Orthopaedic, practises in Nagpur

RTL 2017 | Spiti Valley | Iceland | Alaska 2016 | Jordon 2017 | South America 2018 | Russia 2020

My journey continues with AO to fulfil my quest to explore the world.

Dilpreet Singh Bindra

Director Operations at JW Marriott

Bangkok | Spiti 2016 | RTL 2017 | Russia 2018 | Jordon 2018 | Africa 2019

Fantastic experience and Adventures Overland team made sure everyone had a great time.

Nishita Shalin Sarvaiya

Director, Adam Exports

Russia 2018 | Spiti 2018 | Jordon 2018 | Iceland 2019 | Uttarakhand Drive 2020

I have travelled thrice now - Russia 2018, Jordan 2018 and Lahaul & Spiti 2019 with them. It’s not the destinations but the journeys that matter.

Nainesh Nandu

Director, Krome Realtors LLP

Russia 2018 | Jordan 2018 | Spiti 2019 Iceland 2019

Useful information

Trip Inclusions

Accommodation (8 nights on Twin Sharing basis) in luxury camps/hotels

All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Transportation to and from the Airport in an AC bus

Self Drive 4X4 vehicles (4 participants sharing 1 vehicle)

Fuel, toll fees, repairs and maintenance charges of the vehicle

Car Insurance

Escort Vehicle with driver

Adventures Overland crew and support team

Certified English speaking Guide during Transfers and site visits

Visa

Entry fees to sites mentioned in the itinerary

All activities mentioned in the itinerary

Trip Exclusions

Meals and drinks other than listed in the itinerary

International Air Tickets

Insurance and Documentation costs like Medical and Travel Insurance etc.

Tips

Lunch on day 1

Any cost arising out of unforeseen conditions like ill health, land blocks, bad weather etc.

5% GST

5% TCS

Cancellation Policy

  • 10% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fee if the trip is cancelled before 60 days of the departure date
  • 25% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fee if the trip is cancelled within 60 – 45 days of the departure date
  • 50% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fee if the trip is cancelled within 45 – 30 days of the departure date
  • 100% of the trip cost will be charged as cancellation fee if the trip is cancelled within 30 days of departure date

Refund Policy

  • In case of cancellation, the refund will be made in 15 working days as per the cancellation policy and subtracting 5% GST on the deposited amount.
  • The refund will be made to the same account/mode through which transfers have been received

Frequent Asked Questions (FAQs)

What type of expeditions do you organise?

Adventures Overland offers two types of Expeditions – Fixed Departures and Customized Tours. As part of our Fixed Departures, you will be self-driving your (or a rented vehicle) in a convoy of vehicles that is always led by at least one support vehicle and 2 crew members. For a bigger convoy, we provide a lead and a sweep vehicle. Customized Tours are those where you travel on your own chosen dates and we can customize the route as per your preferences.
For such journeys, we make all necessary travel arrangements including hotel bookings, permits, excursions and if required, we can send a support team with the group.

In which parts of the world do you organize expeditions?

We organize expeditions all around the world in 6 continents every year. We organize fly anddrive expeditions in Jordan, Russia, Iceland, Alaska, Mongolia, South America, Africa and Australia where you don’t need to bring a vehicle as the vehicle is included as part of the package.

What kind of people travel on your expeditions?

Since 2012, we have been proudly putting together off beat and luxury bespoke tours all
around the world for solo travelers, families, couples and senior citizens who come from
different walks of life and comprise of entrepreneurs, professionals, industrialists, doctors, creative minds etc. mostly aged 35 years & above.

Are your expeditions suitable for solo woman travellers and families?

Our expeditions are ideal for solo travelers (male and female) and families with kids. The
average male female ratio on most of our expeditions is 60:40. Families, couples and senior citizens join us frequently in all kinds of expeditions.

Is driving mandatory on these expeditions?

Driving is NOT mandatory on any of our expeditions and you are most welcome to enjoy the journey, sit back and relax while someone else is behind the wheel!

How much driving experience do I need to join an expedition?

Drivers must be a minimum 25 years old. We expect you to be a confident and competent
driver, with plenty of driving experience. You should normally have held your driver’s
license for a minimum of two years. Please also note that most of our expeditions include
sections of gravel or dirt roads, as stated in the Expedition Summary. We never travel off
road; it is simply that there are sections where the road is not paved.

Our expeditions call for all participants to be good team players, who are flexible and
adaptable when things do not go as planned and will muck in as requested by the Expedition
Leader. Self sufficiency is important and being able to manage yourself – your well being,
hygiene & health – is vital, together with having a good sense of humour. Overland
travel can be challenging and bring up the most unexpected of situations. This means that
you will all be expected to work together as a team to resolve any problems we may
encounter, but always subject to the authority of the Expedition Leader.

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