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After our tour of Egypt concludes, we welcome you to join this short Jordan extension. Our 5-day adventure begins in the Dead Sea to float in its salt-dense waters and enjoy an exfoliating mud bath. We’ll appreciate the region’s deserts and dunes during a Jeep safari. And perhaps most importantly, we’ll hike through rose-y, sandstone cliffs en route to UNESCO-listed Petra and its world-famous, stone-carved facade. Throw in a few fragrant dinners, some Indiana Jones references, a splash of ancient history, a luxe desert campsite and it all adds up to a sun-soaked Middle Eastern escape.
Hello and welcome to Jordan, perhaps the most cinematically captured country in the Middle East. As an extension to our Egypt tour, our day will begin with a short flight from Cairo to Amman. Upon arrival we’ll enjoy a private transfer to our perfectly situated hotel sitting right on the beaches of the Dead Sea —so named for its salt-dense water. Feel free to enjoy the day here floating in the salty water before enjoying the fresh-water pool. We also recommend an exfoliating mud bath which is said to have numerous healing properties. Later in the evening we’ll regroup for an included dinner for our first taste of Jordanian cuisine.
Please note: Today’s flight is not included in the cost of the tour. Please see Important Information for a special note on purchasing domestic and regional airfare.
Good morning, Gentlemen! This morning after breakfast you have one last chance for a quick dip in the Dead Sea. Next buckle up for a five to six hour drive to our ultra-luxe desert campsite in Wadi Rum. We’ll have a packed lunch to take with us on our journey. After settling in at our camp, we’ll enjoy dinner together in the dining tent. For those looking to make their desert experience extra-special, ask our sales team about upgrading to a Panoramic Dome tent (limited supply, depending on availability).
We’ll rise with the sun today for a local breakfast before boarding an open-air Jeep safari. On the tour we’ll follow in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia, climbing sand dunes and rock bridges, visiting valleys, canyons, dunes and deserts. We’ll discover rock inscriptions, take in arid panoramas, majestic mountains and narrow gorges. In the afternoon we’ll get our first glimpse of the ancient civilization, exploring “Little Petra”. Tonight you have the option of dining with a local family that was born in Petra but had to relocate when the site became UNESCO-listed. In fact, the patriarch was born inside the cave!
Today we’ll dip in and out of the many caves, tombs, monuments and ancient sacrificial sites that make up the Rose City including the famous Al-Khazneh (commonly known as “The Treasury”). We’ll also explore the ancient rock carved ruins of Facades Street before climbing the Nabataean steps and summitting Al Khubtha. In the afternoon there will be the option to explore this sprawling site independently, perhaps taking in an optional 10km/6mi hike to Ad Deir, simply known as “The Monastery”, or you could tackle the High Place of Sacrifice where you’ll be rewarded with a breathtaking vantage. Finally, we’ll end our day and the trip with an authentic dinner and music under a Bedouin tent.
Today is the final day of our tour and we wish everyone safe travels home. From the whole Out Adventures team, thank you for joining our Jordan tour extension.
Please note: We’ll be coordinating a group drop-off at the airport mid-afternoon. With that in mind, we ask that you schedule your departing flight to leave no earlier than 5 PM.
We love Out Adventures and always have a great time. Unmatched in quality. We also loved meeting new people, Wadi Rum and Petra. Wadi Rum is stunning.
If you are looking for an amazing adventure for gay men that is safe and offers unique perspectives, Out Adventures is the travel company for you.
Our tour guide and host were AMAZING, and visiting Petra and the Dead Sea are must do’s for anyone visiting Jordan!
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All accommodations on Out Adventures tours include breakfast and are located in areas central to our activities. All amenities are examples only, and may differ from hotel to hotel.
4-Star+ Hotels: Very comfortable and well-decorated rooms along with quality amenities such as a stylish restaurant and/or bar, a fitness centre, and a pool/sauna. Customer service is very good, and there is usually a concierge.
Desert Camp: Our evening in Wadi Rum will be spent at a luxe Glamp Site—aka Glamorous Camping. Expect your own bed, proper linens, carpets and an excellent full breakfast.Learn More
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