Women-Only: Journey Through Jordan

AMMAN, WADI RUM, PETRA, AND THE DEAD SEA

Jordan’s sandstone temples, sprawling desert terrain, and inspiring history is nothing short of captivating. On this women-focused journey, find yourself immersed a rich culture that stems from remarkable ancient empires and influential religions. Get to know the country’s people and heritage as we meet with a local featured artist at an art gallery, learn more about women in modern Jordanian society from a local leader, visit with the Iraq Al-Amir Women Cooperative Society, and enjoy a traditional Jordanian experience with women wellness specialists at the Turkish baths. We’ll also explore Amman, and then discover the well-preserved Roman ruins of Jerash before visiting significant sites of the Holy Land like Madaba and Mt. Nebo. Following a magical overnight stay at a Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum, you’ll traverse this picturesque desert by jeep. Then, spend time in Petra exploring its magnificent sights, like the intricate Al-Khazneh temple (The Treasury). Round out this incredible trip with a visit to Jesus’ baptism site and day of relaxation at the Dead Sea.

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Itinerary at a Glance

Tour Itinerary:

  • 3 nights in Amman
  • 1 night in Wadi Rum
  • 2 nights in Petra
  • 2 nights at the Dead Sea

Tour Highlights

  • Amman City Tour including Jordan Museum
  • Jerash “Pompeii of the East”
  • Madaba & Mount Nebo
  • Wadi Rum Jeep Desert Safari
  • Petra Kitchen Cooking Class (optional)
  • Petra
  • Siq AL- Barid “Little Petra”
  • Baptism Site
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Meet with a featured Jordanian woman artist at an art gallery
  • Visit Iraq Al-Amir Women Cooperative Society training local women on traditional craft and product making
  • Learn about women in Jordanian society today from a local leader during a special dinner
  • Visit Turkish baths with a traditional Jordanian experience with women wellness specialists

Your Tour Includes

  • Optional round-trip airfare from New York (JFK) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-Jordan ground transportation
  • Accommodations at superior first-class hotels
  • 13 meals: 8 breakfasts, 5 dinners 
  • Comprehensive touring & entry fees
  • Experienced, English-speaking Tour Director

Is this tour right for you? Find out What to Expect

Tour Itinerary

Flights

Note: Flights may not be available on all departures.

You may have to book your own flights to the tour destination. If so, you are responsible for making your own way to the tour starting point, where you will meet your Tour Director. This is normally the first hotel in your itinerary.

You can find more details on the Before You Depart page.

Day 1: Arrive in Amman

Arrive in Amman today, the capital city of Jordan, and continue to our hotel for check-in.

Accommodations: Ambassador Hotel Amman

Day 2: Amman

Day 3: Jerash Excursion

Day 4: Amman/Madaba/Mt. Nebo/Wadi Rum

Day 5: Wadi Rum/Petra

Day 6: Petra

Day 7: Petra/Beida/Dead Sea

Day 8: Dead Sea

Day 9: Depart Dead Sea

Guided Tour Pricing

We are working diligently to secure future tour dates and pricing for this itinerary. Please fill out the "Request a Future Date" form linked below, and we will notify you once dates are available.

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Enhance your trip with our recommended optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

Petra Kitchen Cooking Lesson

What to Expect

Max Group Size: 20 travelers

Activity Level: Level 3

Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods of up to 4 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day). Included touring may feature hikes, stairs, and/or climbs which may be on hilly and/or uneven terrain at potentially high altitudes. Learn More

Pacing Level: Balanced

Expect either half-day or full-day tours most days with a free day or free half-day to explore independently in most cities. There may be a few early mornings or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 3+ nights. Learn More

Additional Entry Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders

A valid passport is required for international tours. There are entry requirements for U.S. passport holders. Please visit our Passports & Visas page to learn more about any required actions, next steps, and additional costs.

Encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps, and significant slopes. The Petra excursion is a full day of walking on uneven surfaces. Wadi Rum sightseeing is done in a safari jeep.

For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.