Discover Jordan: From Petra to the Dead Sea
Canyon through the Wadi Mujib, glamp in the Wadi Rum desert and experience Petra by candlelight
Discover Jordan: From Petra to the Dead Sea
Hike a secret route into the Rose City and uncover the treasury by candlelight
Wadi Rum glamping
Glamp in the lunar desert landscape, with a sunrise camel ride
Glide down waterfalls and scramble around the ravines of the mighty Wadi Mujib
Dead Sea bathing
Float in the mineral-rich Dead Sea and watch the sun go down over the horizon
About your trip
From the Dead Sea to ancient Petra, experience the majesty of Jordan in just over a week.
Your adventure will begin and end in the beguiling city of Amman. Between then, you’ll take a sunrise camel ride through the lunar-like landscape of Wadi Rum and you’ll canyon through the hidden ravines of the Wadi Mujib. You’ll float weightlessly in the Dead Sea and hike to the ancient city of Petra via a secret back door route (move over, Indiana Jones). All this with a group of adventure-loving solo travellers.
Your Jordanian adventure starts here. Are you ready?
- Accommodation in twin rooms
- Local transport
- Most meals included
- Max 14 travellers per group
- Private airport transfers
Remember, flights aren't included and prices are based on sharing a twin room. If you'd like to upgrade to a single room, you can add this during the booking process or by contacting our Customer Experience team.
Day 01 Touch down in Amman
Welcome to Amman, a city where Roman ruins come face to face with modern Jordanian life. You’ll be greeted at the airport by a private transfer, which will take you to your city hotel. As most flights arrive late, the real adventure will begin tomorrow. If, however, you arrive early, we recommend exploring the city at your own pace, with its ornate mosques and bustling souks. Jordan boasts an enviable food culture, so be sure to head into one of the local restaurants for dinner.
Day 02 Float in the Dead Sea
Meet your fellow solo travellers and begin the day with a walk back through time in the city’s ancient citadel, before moving south to the Wadi Mujib for a morning of canyoning. Explore a series of dramatic ravines and gorges, with a chance to wild swim through waterfall pools. The perfect dose of adrenaline. This afternoon’s adventure will then take you to the Mujib Biosphere Reserve, complete with secluded chalets overlooking the Dead Sea. Slather yourself in its mineral-rich mud (an upgrade from your usual skin routine, no doubt) as the sun fades over the lowest point on earth. *Our canyoning adventure will only run between May and October and is a weather-dependent activity.
Day 03 Hiking in the Dana Biosphere Reserve
Today will see you all head over to the Dana Biosphere Reserve, an area steeped in biodiversity bordering Israel and Palestine. Trek 14 kilometres across rocky sand dunes, pink valleys and open plains, passing the sand cats and lizards that call this region home. Arrive at your eco-lodge for the evening, just in time for sunset. As night takes over, don’t miss the spectacular sight of the night skies (this place is a stargazer’s dream).
Day 04 Petra by candlelight
This morning is yours to explore at leisure. Your ecolodge offers a host of activities: local cooking classes and cultural activities are all options at your group’s disposal. Then, depart for the Rose City of Petra – one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and for good reason. Carved into the sheer rock face over 2,000 years ago, this UNESCO World Heritage Site was rediscovered in the 19th century (and propelled to 21st-century fame by Indiana Jones). In the evening, watch the ancient sandstone city flicker in the light of a thousand candles to the sound of live Bedouin music.
Day 05 A secret route into Petra
This morning, you’ll hike into Petra via its secret back door. Ascend a steep stairway over the rocks, before exploring the labyrinth of caves, temples and tombs chiseled out of the dusty-pink cliffs. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the Monastery, before uncovering the Theatre, the Street of Facades and the spectacular Treasury. After an action-packed day in the Rose City, sink into a restorative Turkish bath. Then, you’ll gather for a Bedouin feast under the twinkling lights of Little Petra.
Day 06 Explore Wadi Rum by jeep
The red sands of Wadi Rum are calling. Jump aboard a fleet of desert jeeps, racing through a landscape of jagged mountains and rolling sand dunes. Scattered with unusual rock formations and ancient passages, this is a region of unique beauty – with landmarks boasting appropriately mystical names (the Seven Pillars of Wisdom? Here we come). As dusk settles in, pick a spot to admire the sunset with your group before heading back to your desert lodge.
Day 07 A sunrise camel ride
Savour the desert sunrise as you set out by camel into the vast landscape, the dunes glowing in the delicate pink light. Once the sun is up, return to the lodge for breakfast, and then begin the five-hour drive back to Amman. Upon arrival, spend a few hours exploring the lively city streets, then gather with your group for a farewell feast. Round off your final night with a few drinks in Amman’s vibrant rooftop bars.
Day 08 Goodbye, Jordan
After breakfast at the hotel, it’s over to you to make your own way onwards. If you want to extend your Middle Eastern adventure, why not pair this trip with our Oman itinerary? Ancient cities, rugged canyons and vast deserts are waiting.
Our Favourite Hotels
Browse a selection of our favourite hotels, for a flavour of where you may stay on this trip.
Wadi Mujib Chalets
Stone chalet village overlooking the Dead Sea
A picturesque village perched by the lowest point on earth, with access to a secluded beach and uninterrupted ocean views.
Why we stay here
Nothing comes close to the remote location and character of this coastal hideaway. Relax in your terrace hammock as you watch the sun go down over the horizon.
Ecolodge on the edge of Dana Biosphere Reserve
Based on the caravanserai rest stops that once dotted Middle Eastern trading routes, this remote Bedouin retreat gives an authentic taste of desert life and makes a great departure point for hiking trails.
Why we stay here
The nightly three-course vegetarian meals are a memorable experience, served up alfresco and by candlelight. The rooftop is great for stargazing.
Desert Camp, Wadi Rum
Bedouin desert camp in the heart of the Wadi Rum
Picturesque Bedouin-decorated tents, each with a comfy bed and a candle-lit pathway.
Why we stay here
The early morning camel treks across the desert are brilliant. Don’t miss the late-night stargazing and chatting round the nightly campfire.
What Flashpackers say
"I've never done the group travel thing with strangers but I can honestly say it was perfect. We had a great group dynamic, absolutely no problems there. Our guide was just the best ever. "
"The trip far exceeded my expectations. I like the targeted audience of 30s to 40s - although individuals come from all walks of life there is similar maturity and energy that makes the dynamic easy."
"I had an amazing time. The trip was really well organised, so many varied and enjoyable activities. I met a group of interesting and like-minded people as well."
"Well organised, brilliant tour guide, excellent accommodation and a well-paced itinerary."
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Fly into and out of Amman International Airport (AMM).
Flights into Jordan can arrive at rather unsociable hours, so don’t worry if your flight arrives at around midnight on day 1 – you won’t be the only one. This is why we have no plans for the first day of the adventure.
Canyoning in Wadi Mujib is a seasonal activity, running from 1st May to 31st October. This activity may also be cancelled due to bad weather. For trips that miss out on this adventure our back-up plan includes exploring some of Jordan’s ancient and visiting hot springs. For more information please give us a call.
Temperatures can get quite low during the winter, especially in the mountains or in the desert at night. We recommend packing some warm clothing.
A travel visa is included for the majority of nationalities. Please contact our Customer Experience team for further information.
Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control – but we’ll always do our best to ensure it has little impact on your experience. From time to time, we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh and exciting.
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