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Jordan: Petra & The Dead Sea Extension

Follow in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia on this short Jordanian journey.

After our tour of Egypt concludes, we welcome you to join this short Jordan extension. Our 5-day adventure begins in the capital of Amman where you’ll find no shortage of mosques, souqs and coffeehouses—not to mention an ancient amphitheatre. From here we’ll drive to 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.


Quick Facts

  • Who's it for? Gay men, friends and family
  • Countries visited: Jordan
  • Duration: 4 Nights/5 Days
  • Starts in: Amman, Jordan
  • Ends in: Petra, Jordan
  • Group size: Min 6; max 16
  • Accommodations: 5-star hotels and one night in a luxe desert campsite
  • Physical Rating: 2/5
  • Theme: Culture
  • Activities: Beach Time, Camping, Swimming, UNESCO Site Visit

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the desert landscape that inspired Lawrence of Arabia’s writing as well as the author’s cinematic biopic—often lauded as one of the greatest films ever made
  • Appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of Petra, aka the Nabatean ‘Rose City’
  • Float in the salty Dead Sea before enjoying a healing mud bath
  • Drive through Wadi Rum’s epic canyons, dunes, gorges and valleys on a 2-hour Jeep tour
  • Enjoy the best of Middle Eastern cuisine during lavish included meals
  • Learn about modern Jordanian life in Amman

DATES AND PRICES

December 5-9, 2021 (From $2,350 USD)
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  • Tour Prices - All tour prices are in USD and based on double/twin occupancy
    • Tour Price: $2,350.00 per person
  • Single Supplement (Optional) - All single supplement prices are in USD and additional to the tour price
    • Single Supplement: $480.00 per person
  • Payment Terms: $500 Deposit - Balance Due 60 Days Before Departure (2021)
  • Guides and Hosts for this trip: Robert Sharp, Ahlam
December 4-8, 2022 (From $2,350 USD)
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  • Tour Prices - All tour prices are in USD and based on double/twin occupancy
    • Tour Price: $2,350.00 per person
  • Single Supplement (Optional) - All single supplement prices are in USD and additional to the tour price
    • Single Supplement: $480.00 per person
  • Payment Terms: $500 Deposit - Balance Due 60 Days Before Departure (2022)
  • Guides and Hosts for this trip: Scott Marquardt, Ahlam
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ITINERARY

Day 1 Amman

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. Here you can unpack and take your time exploring this surprisingly stylish city—may we recommend a visit to the Roman amphitheatre? At 6pm we’ll reconvene to meet our local Group Leader before enjoying a lavish Welcome Dinner. There’s even the chance to visit an LGBTQ-friendly bar and book shop, popular with local queer people. 

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.

Day 2 The Dead Sea

Good morning, Gentlemen! Today we’ll enjoy a quick breakfast at the hotel before boarding a private transfer to the Dead Sea—so named for its salt-dense water. Feel free to enjoy the morning here floating in the Dead Sea before enjoying the fresh-water pool. We also recommend an exfoliating mud bath which is said to have numerous healing properties. After lunch in the area, buckle up for a three and a half hour drive to our ultra-luxe desert campsite in Wadi Rum. After settling in, we’ll enjoy dinner together in the dining tent. 

Day 3 Wadi Rum

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 drive to the main entrance of Petra where we’ll get our first real glimpse of the ancient site. An optional 10km/6mi hike to the lesser-visited Ad Deir, simply known as “The Monastery” is available. 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!

Day 4 Petra

Today we’ll dip in and out of the many caves, tombs, monuments and ancient sacrificial sites that make up the Rose City. We’ll definitely begin our tour via the Siq, exploring the ancient rock carved ruins of Facades Street before climbing the Nabataean steps and summitting Al Khubtha. Depending on how the group feels we may tackle the High Place of Sacrifice where we’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.

Day 5 Departure

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.


GUIDES AND HOSTS

OPERATIONS MANAGER & HOST
JORDAN GROUP LEADER
OWNER & HOST

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Arrival & departure transfers to/from Out Adventures’ joining/finishing point hotel
  • A gay Out Adventures host and an English speaking local guide throughout
  • All accommodations for the duration of the tour
  • 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners
  • All included activities and entertainment mentioned in the itinerary
  • Gratuities for staff, including activity operators, included meals and drivers
  • All land transportation in comfortable, air-conditioned vehicles
  • Mineral water available on all transportation
  • A $50 USD Rainbow Railroad donation to help resettle LGBTQ+ refugees. Read more here.

WHAT ISN’T INCLUDED?

  • International and domestic airfare (details will be provided when the official Trip Guarantee is sent to the group)
  • International departure taxes
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Gratuities for Group Leader (budget approximately US $35)
  • Drinks with included lunches and dinners unless otherwise stated
  • Travel insurance is mandatory for all travellers. Click here for more details.
  • All items of a personal nature (laundry, drinks, etc.)
  • Visa fees

LGBT INFO FOR Jordan

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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EXAMPLES OF ACCOMMODATIONS

Amman
Amman Marriott Hotel
Exterior
Amman
Amman Marriott Hotel
Lobby
Amman
Amman Marriott Hotel
Standard Twin
Amman
Amman Marriott Hotel
Standard Queen
Amman
Amman Marriott Hotel
Bathroom
Amman
Amman Marriott Hotel
Pool
Wadi Rum
Memories Aicha Luxury Camp
Exterior
Wadi Rum
Memories Aicha Luxury Camp
Exterior
Wadi Rum
Memories Aicha Luxury Camp
Standard Tent
Wadi Rum
Memories Aicha Luxury Camp
Dining Hall
Petra
Petra Marriott Hotel
Exterior
Petra
Petra Marriott Hotel
Standard Twin
Petra
Petra Marriott Hotel
Standard Queen
Petra
Petra Marriott Hotel
Bathroom
Petra
Petra Marriott Hotel
Pool



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While these trips typically attract gay men, all genders are welcome, and we encourage friends and family to join the fun as well.

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Accommodations

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.

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Physical Rating: 2 - LIGHT

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