Jordan Encounters

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-79 yrs
  • max group size 14
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-17935
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Amman, Jordan
  • Ends Amman, Jordan
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Desert Castles
  • Amman city tour
  • Roman Jerash
  • Ajloun Castle
  • Rasoun homestay
  • Dolmans hike
  • Madaba mosaics
  • Mt. Nebo
  • Dead Sea swim
  • Dana Biosphere Reserve
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Start and end in Amman, the tour "Jordan Encounters" is a guided city sightseeing tour that takes 9 days. You will be traveling through Madaba, Jerash, Amman and 3 other destinations in Jordan and jordan. "Jordan Encounters" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

If you're looking to explore some of Jordan's most popular attractions such as Petra and Jerash, then this small-group Jordan tour is ideal, as we delve deep into its rich history, unique culture, its Middle Eastern cuisine and its rugged beauty.

We start in Jordan's busy capital of Amman - as we make our way to its towering 'Desert Castles' before we explore Amman on foot, enjoying falafel and hummus at a local restaurant before we learn a few Arabic phrases to use throughout the Jordan tour.

From Amman, we make our way to Jerash - one of the best Roman sites in the Mildde East. We'll take a hike to the imposing Aljoun Castle and search for the massive Bronze Age Dolmens, before spending the night with a Jordanian family as we learn more about their lifestyle.
The next stop on our Jordan tour is a visit to the Roman Mosaics at Madaba, which offers breathtaking views of Jericho and Israel from Mt. Nebo, before we head to the Dead Sea to stay in a 4-star hotel, floating in its highly saline waters.

After spending a few days at the Dead Sea, we'll head to the beautiful scenery of Dana Biosphere Reserve for a short hike in the hills around Dana village before we make our way to the Crusader Castle at Shobak. From here, we make our way to Petra - the main attraction of our Jordan tour.

We'll enjoy a guided tour of this rose-red city, before getting some free time to explore it independently. You can choose to walk up to the Monastery and the High Palace of Sacrifice before we make our way to the Wadi Rum Desert, where we'll camp underneath the stars with the Bedouins.
The next day sees head out on a jeep safari through Wadi Rum's desert terrain before spending time helping a local Bedouin shepherd with a few of his daily activities, as we gain a better insight into the lives of the locals. After lunch, we'll say goodbye to the desert as we make our way back to Amman to visit a coffee shop, try a shisha or enjoy a game of backgammon, as we look back at our time in Jordan.

This Jordan tour connects well with our Egypt and Israel tours, and can also be run privately at any time if our group departures don't work for you or you would like to customise the itinerary a little, perhaps adding on some time by the Red Sea in Aqaba.

Please note that this tour will have a brand new 9-day itinerary for 2024.
  • Day 1: Your Jordan tour begins in Amman. Airport to hotel transfer included
  • Day 2: Visiting Jordan’s imposing Desert Castles
  • Day 3: Exploring the ancient city of Jerash & Aljoun Castle
  • Day 4: Travel from Ajloun to Madaba, Mount Nebo & the Dead Sea
  • Day 5: Exploring Dana Biosphere Reserve and Shobak Castle en-route to Petra
  • Day 6: The rose-red city of Petra and a Wadi Rum Bedouin Camp
  • Day 7: A jeep safari and Bedouin experience in Wadi Rum. Travel to Amman
  • Day 8: Free time in Amman. Hotel to airport transfer included
  • 5 nights in 3 & 4-star hotels
  • Overnight village homestay in shared rooms
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • All transport and transfers in AC vehicles
  • English speaking tour leader and guides
  • Overnight Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum in comfortable tents
  • 4x4 jeep safari and Bedouin experience in Wadi Rum
  • International flights (available on request)
  • Visa fees (available free as part of Jordan Pass)
  • Entrance fees (discounted package included with Jordan Pass)
  • Travel insurance (compulsory, available from Encounters Travel)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Hotel gala dinner supplements if applied on Christmas & New Year's Eve
  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Any other items not mentioned above
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Jordan Encounters tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 28 November 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 28 November 2023, a deposit of 250 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 57 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Jordan Encounters tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Jordan Encounters tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Tours will be reduced to smaller group sizes to protect against COVID-19.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be recommended to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR)  within 72 hours of departure.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • Do people in Jordan speak English?

    Even though the official language of Jordan is Arabic, English is widely spoken in the country. Besides Arabic, English and a number of minority languages, you can also find French and German-speaking people in Jordan. 

  • Do I need a visa to travel to Jordan?

    Most foreign visitors need a visa to enter Jordan, although some nationalities can apply for a visa on arrival. We advise that you research Jordan’s visa requirements for your country before making travel arrangements.

  • Is traveling in Jordan safe?

    Jordan is one of the safest countries in the Middle East. There is a robust security arrangement throughout the country. Apart from petty theft and crime, as are common in most countries, foreigners have nothing serious to fear while traveling in Jordan.

  • How long should I stay in Jordan?

    five-day Jordan itinerary is enough to cover the country's highlights. But if you plan to explore Jordan at your own pace and savor its unique landscape, we recommend spending at least 10 days in the country.

  • What is the best month to visit Jordan?

    March to May are the busiest tourist months to visit Jordan. September to February is also ideal for travel due to the generally good weather, except for the biting cold nights in the desert areas. It is not advised to travel to Jordan between June and August unless you are prepared to deal with intense heat. However, the best time to visit Jordan is between March and May, when the weather is perfect, even when you want to travel to the desert.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.

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