Dreaming of Jordan: Ancient Cities, Deserts & the Dead Sea - Dec 2-Dec 10, 2023

8 nights | 9 days | $6,395 | Limit 8 women | Minimum 4 women

There are incredible ancient cities, some of the holiest sites in the world, worldly landscapes, one-of-a-kind experiences—then there’s Jordan. Let’s explore the quintessence of Jordan in the company of a small group of like-minded women, as we enjoy a blend of fun, faith, falafel, freedom and fulfillment.

Together, we will explore the beautiful rock-carved city of Petra, camp overnight at the lunar-like Wadi Rum, float on the iconic Dead Sea and make unforgettable memories. Join new friends throughout this amazing journey to Jordan.




Day 1 - Welcome to Jordan: Arriving in Amman

You will arrive in Amman, the capital of Jordan, and be met by a private driver and brought to your city-center boutique hotel.


Amman is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. It is home to almost half of the country’s population and is a fascinating city of contrasts: the very ancient versus the brand new.


After all of the arrivals, we will meet for an evening welcome dinner to meet your fellow travelers!


*Dinner

Day 2 - Jerash: A glimpse of Roman life

This morning, we will meet our guide/driver and journey north to the ancient Jerash.


Populated for over 6,500 years, Jerash is one of the best-preserved Roman provincial towns in the world. We will walk the colonnaded streets, view the soaring hilltop temples, gush over the handsome theaters and the chariot-racing stadium, all the while imagining Roman life carrying on around us. But all of this is just the tip of the iceberg – it is estimated that only about 10 percent of city has been uncovered!


After lunch, we will travel back into the city to visit Amman’s historical center and spend some time discovering the CitadelJabal al-Qal’a. The Citadel stands on a hill, the highest point in Amman, and artifacts found at the site signify that the area has been a royal city for thousands of years. It is believed to have been fortified during the Bronze age some 3,000 – 4,000 years ago.


Earthquakes and invasions have certainly taken their tolls on the Citade, but two pillars of the Roman Temple of Hercules still stand strong. Some buildings of 7th century, Umayyad Palace, can still be explored.


The evening will be spent on Rainbow Street, mixing with the locals. The area is known for its handmade falafels and can be found on a cobbled road lined with many coffee bars, souvenir shops, restaurants and bars. Rainbow Street is a lovely escape from the cement and highways of the big city!


*Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 - From Madaba to Magical Petra: The scenic route

An early breakfast this morning ready for a prompt departure to to Madaba – a town with a strong Christian heritage and aptly dubbed the ‘City of Mosaics.Madaba is home to hundreds of Byzantine-era mosaics, the most famous of which is the 6th century map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. Created with two million pieces of vividly colored local stone, it is believed to be the oldest surviving map of the Holy Land.


We then continue on to Mount Nebo, referenced in the Old Testament as the place that Moses once stood to look over the Promised Land. This sacred location is important to many devoted pilgrims, and on a clear day offers views out across the Dead Sea, Bethlehem and Jerusalem.


Later this morning, we travel south, just as traders, armies and pilgrims have done before us, along the impressive 5,000-year-old King’s Highway to Kerak.


Our full day of sightseeing ends with a short drive to Petra – without doubt Jordan’s most valuable treasure. We can look forward to a couple of days spent here to really get under the skin of this awe-inspiring site. We arrive in time to take-in the candlelight tour of the ancient city. Abandoned centuries ago, this other-worldly place is enhanced by the play of light and shadow to create an altogether magical experience.


*Breakfast

Day 4 - Petra: A rose-red city