The Jordan Experience
Petra + Wadi Rum + Amman
There aren’t very many places in the world where you stroll through giant cracks to visit an ancient city carved in stone, submerge yourself in a mud bath, swim in healing waters, and kick back in luxury as you wake to an out-of-this-world landscape.
Join the Up in the Air Life crew as we visit this unique world wonder on our 7-day luxury adventure through Jordan. Experience the Middle East in a way you didn’t know was possible. You can’t call yourself a globetrotter until you’ve explored the depths of Petra and slept in the Wadi Rum desert for yourself.
Do you hear that? That’s the sound of your body thanking you as you indulge in a healing bath after a long day connecting with nature, treating your taste buds to delicious meals, and taking retrospective time while enjoying the silence of the Jordanian desert.
And you didn’t come snatched for anything! The pics you will snap of your melanin poppin’ through the scenic rose-red sandstones in Petra or having the time of your life swimming in the dead sea will be enough to stunt the haters.
Whether you are soaking up the sun in the Wadi Rum desert doing martian walks, chillaxing by a campfire, or wandering around impressive historical sites, you’ll feel blessed to experience these incredible open-air museums in the Middle East.
Priceless moments with new friends, natural exploration, pampered relaxation, and checking a world wonder off your bucket list awaits you on your Up in the Air Life journey through Jordan.
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Here's your trip at a glance.
WHERE YOU'LL GO
From exploring the depths of Petra to connecting with the locals as you visit iconic religious sites, this trip offers a wide variety of scenery (and selfie) opportunities. You will be able to check must-see places like the city of Petra and the bank, Wadi Musa, the Wadi Rum desert, the Dead Sea, and different religious sites off your bucket list.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
This trip is your chance to delve deep into history with absolute high-class style. From exploring archaeological sites and joining 4X4 drives through the desert to chilling with a sundowner in hand after hitting the spa, you will experience the full spectrum of what the natural beauty of Jordan has to offer.
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
Our accommodations are totally over the top. After a long day exploring the sites, driving through the desert, or swimming in the Dead Sea, you will relax and unwind in luxury accommodations. No matter how deep into the desert we go, we set the vibes high for a luxurious escape to these out-of-this-world landscapes.
Explore the day-by-day itinerary.
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Arrive in Amman (AMM), Jordan, and join the group for your private transfer to Wadi Musa, the closest town to the ancient city of Petra. After a long journey, you’ll check in to your 5-star hotel and relax. The town’s name means Valley of Moses and it was built around the archaeological city. Filled with hotels, restaurants, and houses right up to the main entrance of Petra, the experience you’ll have here is incredibly bougie.
After settling in and getting refreshed, join us for a delicious welcome dinner, where you’ll take the time to meet your new crew as we toast to the adventure that awaits you tomorrow.
After a luxurious and well-deserved sleep-in, you’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel before joining the group on an extensive full-day guided tour to visit the ancient city of Petra; a city carved in rose-red stone which took around 2,000 years and 30,000 people to create. It is considered Jordan’s most valuable treasure and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
You’ll learn about its origins, reflect on time and its unmatched history as you stroll through cracks, and shut down the Gram with the money shot in front of the Bank.
As this is the last World Wonder on our bucket list, after we discover these ancient ruins and uncover the magic of this lost city, we’ll pop bottles back at the hotel and share stories and snaps from our adventure.
After enjoying a sumptuous breakfast and reflecting on yesterday’s discoveries, we’ll head to the Wadi Rum, in the middle of the desert, to stay at a luxury camp for two glorious nights. Lodging in tents or the infamous space-like luxury bubbles, popularized after The Martian film, you’ll experience bougie on a whole new level.
The Wadi Rum desert, or the Moon Valley, is especially popular for its beautiful reddish sand. You’ll feel a world away. It’s like being bougie on Mars with many popular sci-fi movies having been filmed right here. Movies like Star Wars, Aladdin, and Transformers, to name a few.
Join a 4×4 adventure out of Wadi Rum as we explore the area and the vastness of the desert.
We’ll meet for dinner and stargaze beside the campfire. When night falls, the complete darkness and quiet will give you goosebumps.
This morning you’ll wake up to the most incredible views right from your luxury accommodation. Enjoy an out-of-this-world-like breakfast from the bubble tent, as you soak in the vibes of the desert.
The panoramic views from your tent are jaw-dropping, so take the time to soak it all in. You’ll be pinching yourself as you snap your individuality against the vibrant desert backdrop.
Today you might choose to join an optional camel ride around the site or just take the free time to journal and experience what it’s like to be in the middle of the desert, reflecting on the experiences you’ve had thus far.
Today we say goodbye to our “Mars on Earth” location as we head out on a 3-hour adventurous ride back to Amman.
Once there, we check into our incredible 5-star hotel, where you’ll immerse yourself in a luxury experience like no other. Take time to nourish your body at the spa with a mud bath and soak in the healing waters of the Dead Sea. It’s hard to beat this once-in-a-lifetime connection with nature.
There are endless culinary possibilities in Jordan, which combine local flavors with international influences presented in a memorable buffet at the hotel, where you can also enjoy the spa with a signature treatment, relax at the amenities, or just stay in bed and read a book. It’s the downtime you deserve, so take it.
Today is your last full day in Jordan, and it’s the perfect opportunity to soak up all that the Dead Sea has to offer.
Situated on the edge of the famous salt lake 434 meters below sea level and close to Jordan’s top attractions, our accommodation is a brilliant ode to the hanging gardens of Babel, with a private sandy beach and a 5-star luxury spa offering treatments infused with the rich minerals of the Dead Sea.
You’ll be able to explore the surroundings and visit historical sites associated with Cleopatra and the Bible. Explore more archaeological areas or visit religious sites on several optional tours. Here you can discover the baptizing site, where Jesus Christ was baptized by John.
In the evening we’ll meet for the last time at a farewell dinner to relish the fantastic time we had exploring the depths of Jordan.
Rise and shine for your last breakfast in Jordan before an Up in the Air Life private driver sadly whisks you away to the airport for your flight home or onward to your next adventure.
If you didn’t have enough of Jordan, the choice is yours to join optional tours to extend your stay in this iconic region.
No matter where you travel, our standards are the same.
YOU CAN ALWAYS EXPECT TO:
We provide the opportunity to make friendships with people who share your worldview and won't ask why you wear a bonnet to sleep.
Not only is the staff of Up in the Air Life dedicated to making sure your trip is flawlessly executed, but we are also intentional about choosing locales and vendors who celebrate Black travelers
There is no need to take a break from your baller lifestyle when you travel with us. Our lodging, excursions, and dining are pure luxury.
Our experienced American guides and well-maintained local relationships mean that you will have peace of mind when you travel with us.
Our trips are anything but basic. While we make sure you see well-known main attractions, we also develop itineraries that will give you unique stories to share with your friends back home.
HERE'S WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
The Jordan Experience
What is included:
Our trips get you close to that Beyoncé-on-a-boat lifestyle. Let us handle your travel style glow-up.
- Up In The Air Life On-site Tour Leader
- A Bon Voyage Group Video Call to review your trip live with the Up in the Air Life Team
- Concierge Support before your trip to assist you in Upgrading Your Room and Booking Optional Tours
- Concierge Support before your trip to book your spa appointments
- Concierge Support before your trip to book your restaurant reservations
- Up in the Air Life Private Concierge Chat during your trip for dining/spa reservations and more
- Daily Breakfast at the Hotel
- A celebratory Bubbly Toast to kick off our trip
- Welcome Multi-course dinner paired with wine
- Celebratory glass of Bubbly at the Welcome dinner
- 2 Nights at 5-star Hotel in Wadi Musa
- 2 Nights at 5-star Hotel in Wadi Rum
- 2 Nights on 5-star Hotel at the Dead Sea
- Private tour in Petra the World Wonder
- All meals are included while staying in the luxury tents in Wadi Rum
- Evenings Bon Fires at the Wadi Rum Camp
- 4×4 Adventure in the desert
- Swim in the Dead Sea
- Spa Treatment at the Dead Sea Hotel
- Farewell 3-course Dinner with wine pairings
- Transportation to all hosted activities
- VIP meet + greet and private airport transfers
- Personalized hand-selected gifts in your Swag bag
What is not included:
We take care of all the details on your itinerary once you land. If you want to further personalize your experience, go off!
- Round-trip airfare to and from the destination
- Travel Medical Insurance Insurance (Please note this is required to attend the trip.)
- Room Upgrades are available for purchase after booking
- Optional tours are available for purchase after booking
- Tips for Tour Leader, Guides and Drivers
- Passport or Visa Processing Fees
- Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the time of travel with at least 2 free visa pages.
- Expenses for vaccines that may be required
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