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In the footsteps of the Nabataeans - a real adventure for the entire family awaits you in Jordan.
Amman displays the influence of ancient Roman culture.
The fortress of Ajloun was one of the most important military sites for the reconquest of Jordan by the Crusaders.
Jordan is best known for its rich history, dating back to the founding of the first settlements nearly 10,000 years ago.
The Dana Biosphere Reserve spans 320 square kilometers. It was declared a protected area in 1989.
The soil, which is rich in minerals, makes the riverbeds in Wadi Dana shine in different colors.
On the edge of the biosphere reserve, small Dana Village is the starting point of many trekking tours.
One of the most famous buildings in the country is undoubtedly the Khazne al-Firaun, the Pharaoh's Treasury.
The rock city of Petra is located in the Al Siq valley. The facades of the cave dwellings are ornate.
On a desert safari through Wadi Rum, you are going to get to know the life of the Bedouins.
Wadi Rum has a unique flora and fauna. It is a highlight on every Jordan round trip.
The vast desert landscape of Wadi Rum promises a one-of-a-kind desert adventure.
The vast plains of Wadi Rum are the ideal place for extensive mountain bike tours.
The Red Sea is one of the most famous diving destinations in the world and a major attraction for all water sports fans.
A beach stay in Aqaba promises relaxation for the whole family.
People aren't the only ones who relax on the beaches in Jordan.
The seaside resort of Aqaba is the first port of call for divers and beach vacationers on the Red Sea.
At the Dead Sea, you can take spectacular photos for the family album.
Desert adventure combined with cultural experiences for the entire family
Stay in family-friendly hotels and accommodations with family rooms throughout the trip
Rental car with all the important types of insurance and fees included
Combination of cultural, nature and beach experience in the diverse landscape of Jordan
Variety of combinations and activities especially for families
Come with us to Jordan, the land of the Nabataeans and the Bedouins - and bring the family with you! Massive mountains and narrow valleys, vast deserts and lush oases, metropolises and remote places with rich history - explore a country that offers adventure, cultural experiences, beach and relaxation for the entire family.
Arriving at the airport in Amman, a representative of our local agency will already welcome you and help you with the entry formalities. After taking the rental car, make your way to the hotel.
Time spent traveling from the airport to Amman: approx. 45 minutes / 50 km
2 nights at the Amman International Hotel**** with breakfast in a Premium Twin Room, Amman, Jordan
The capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan holds great cultural treasures. The origins of Amman go back to the Old Testament city of Rabbah, whose inhabitants called themselves Rabbat-Ammon. Historical figures such as Alexander the Great left their mark here. The Romans had an enormous influence on the region - Amman played a central role as one of the Decapolis cities. A city tour including a visit to the Roman Theater and the Temple of Artemis is highly recommended.
Another experience that should not be missing in your itinerary is a trip to the desert castles east of the city. The buildings, inconspicuous from the outside, hold a few surprises inside.
In the morning, you will start your journey south, passing Madaba on your way along the Royal Road. St. George's Church is an attraction for history lovers, as it houses the oldest map of the Holy Land. On a mosaic in the floor of the church are the places that were the most important at the time of its construction in the 6th century.
At the medieval Crusader castle in Kerak, let your imagination run wild and be transported back to the time of the Crusades. While the children play in the castle courtyard, you will learn all about the life of the people in the region in the Middle Ages.
In the afternoon, you are going to reach your destination for the day on the edge of the Dana Biosphere Reserve. A breathtaking view awaits you!
Time spent traveling from Amman to Dana: approx. 3 hours / 200 km
1 night at Dana Guesthouse*** with breakfast included in a Deluxe Room, Wadi Dana, Jordan
The road from Dana to Petra is not far and you can spend the day in many ways. Nature lovers take a hike in the vastness of the Dana Biosphere Reserve and explore the ruins of a local village. The nature reserve is home to numerous endemic animal and plant species, which present an impressive spectacle to the attentive onlooker. However, predators like the desert fox or the striped hyena are very shy and therefore no danger for hikers.
For those who want to learn more about the history of the country, a stop in Little Petra is worthwhile. The suburb of the famous settlement of Petra was once a Bedouin trading post and many of the cave dwellings are well preserved to this day.
Time spent traveling from Dana to Petra: approx. 60 minutes / 55 km
2 nights at the Mövenpick Resort Petra***** with breakfast in Family Room, Petra, Jordan.
The most popular tourist attraction is undoubtedly the capital of the Nabatean kingdom, Petra. Besides the impressive Khazne al-Firaun, the Pharaoh's treasure house, explore the numerous caves and the long valley. The former junction on the Incense Road between the east and the west has preserved much of its former prosperity to this day. The entire valley is one huge museum where history comes to life.
A special treat for the little ones: a camel ride through the valley, especially on the way back to the hotel.
Your desert adventure awaits you! On the way from Petra to the desert camp in Wadi Rum, you can already see the vast plains and the rugged rocky hills from afar. The Wadi Rum Protected Area is on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2011 and offers adventurers from all over the world the best conditions for extreme sports, relaxation and exciting experiences in nature. On an extensive balloon ride, you will get to know the unique natural landscape from a different perspective than on a camel trekking or a jeep safari.
Time spent traveling from Petra to Wadi Rum: approx. 2 hours / 135 km
1 night in Sun City Camp*** in a standard tent with private a bathroom and half board, Wadi Rum, Jordan
After so much adventure in the desert, a little relaxation is going to do you some good today. Jordan has a narrow strip of land on the Red Sea, where numerous first-class seaside hotels are located. The bathing region is particularly popular with families because of the wide range of activities available. Divers and water sports enthusiasts get their money's worth here, while those seeking peace and quiet spend time on the beach or in the hotel's wellness area. Age-appropriate workshops and excursions, by mountain bike or speedboat for example, are available.
Time spent traveling from Wadi Rum to Aqaba: approx. 50 minutes / 65 km
3 nights at the Mövenpick Resort Resort Tala Bay***** with breakfast in a Family Superior Room, Aqaba, Jordan.
There are countless photos of people floating on the surface of the water and reading the newspaper. Today you yourself have the opportunity to shoot these photos for the family album. The Dead Sea bears its name due to the very high salt content, which makes life underwater almost impossible. On the other hand, the mud is said to have healing properties, which is why it is often used in cosmetics.
Time spent traveling from Aqaba to Dead Sea: approx. 3.5 hours / 270 km
1 night in Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea***** with breakfast in Family Superior Room, Aqaba, Jordan
Your trip comes to an end today. After a short drive, you will reach the Amman airport, where you will drop off your rental car. If you skipped Madaba as a stop at the beginning of your trip, today is another opportunity. A route from the hotel to the airport will take you past the small town and St. George's Church.
Time spent traveling from the hotel to the airport: approx. 50 minutes / 65 km
Amman International Hotel**** (2 nights)
This family-friendly hotel is ideal for a stopover or to explore the city and region. The classic design and good value make it the perfect hotel for a round trip. The rooms with connecting doors are especially popular with families. This way, children and parents get their own rooms but stay close.
Dana Guesthouse*** (1 night)
The Dana Biosphere Reserve is home to numerous species of flora and fauna that are rarely or never found anywhere in the world. The hotel is ideal for exploring the rich nature of the area and for hiking. Rooms are simply but comfortably furnished and offer gorgeous views of the nearby canyons and vast plains. Wi-Fi is available free of charge in the public areas as well as in the restaurant.
Mövenpick Resort Petra***** (2 nights)
The hotel is located on the outskirts of Wadi Musa, the small town not far from the ancient rock city of Petra. The spacious rooms with connecting doors are perfect for families. Several restaurants and bars offer culinary delights, while the rooftop terrace offers wonderful views of the hills and gorge of Petra.
Sun City Camp*** (1 night)
The Sun City Camp is located on the northern edge of the famous Wadi Rum Nature Reserve. Your own private desert adventure awaits you, between meter high cliffs and kilometers of sandy desert. In the Martian tents, you will also enjoy a starry night sky through the ceiling windows of the tent roof (which can be booked for an extra charge).
Mövenpick Resort Resort Tala Bay***** (3 nights)
The city of Aqaba is located on a narrow strip of Red Sea land, right on the border with Israel. The beaches are ideal for swimming and snorkeling, and the underwater world is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts from all over the world. The sprawling resort is located directly on the sea and has one of the largest pool areas in the region including a lazy river, waterfall and pools for families and adults.
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea***** (1 night)
Located right on the salty shores of the Dead Sea, the hotel offers the best conditions for families. The large and cozy family rooms with connecting doors provide privacy and stress-free accommodation. The spa area offers a variety of wellness packages based on the natural healing power of the salty water and natural mud. The first-class restaurants serve a wide variety of menus of local and international cuisine.
Closest city: Amman
Closest airport: Queen Alia International Airport
Duration of the trip: 11 days / 10 nights
Minimum number of participants: 2
2 nights at the Amman International Hotel**** in a Premium Twin Room, Amman, Jordan
1 night at the Dana Guesthouse*** in a Deluxe Room, Wadi Dana, Jordan
2 nights at the Mövenpick Resort Petra***** in a Family Room, Petra, Jordan
1 night at the Sun City Camp*** in a standard tent with a private bathroom, Wadi Rum, Jordan
3 nights at the Mövenpick Resort Resort Tala Bay***** in a Family Superior Room, Aqaba, Jordan
1 night at the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea***** in a Family Superior Room, Aqaba, Jordan