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Jordan: Petra & The Dead Sea Extension

Follow in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia and Indiana Jones on this gay Jordan & Petra tour.

After our tour of Egypt concludes, we welcome you to join this short Jordan extension. Our 5-day adventure begins in the Dead Sea to float in its salt-dense waters and enjoy an exfoliating mud bath. We’ll appreciate the region’s deserts and dunes during a Jeep safari. And perhaps most importantly, we’ll hike through rose-y, sandstone cliffs en route to UNESCO-listed Petra and its world-famous, stone-carved facade. Throw in a few fragrant dinners, some Indiana Jones references, a splash of ancient history, a luxe desert campsite and it all adds up to a sun-soaked Middle Eastern escape.


Quick Facts

  • Who's it for? LGBTQ+ folks, friends and family
  • Countries visited: Jordan
  • Duration: 4 Nights/5 Days
  • Starts in: Dead Sea, Jordan
  • Ends in: Petra, Jordan
  • Group size: Min 6; max 16
  • Accommodations: 5-star hotels and one night in a luxe desert campsite
  • Physical Rating: 2/5
  • Theme: Culture
  • Activities: Beach Time, Camping, Swimming, UNESCO Site Visit

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the desert landscape that inspired Lawrence of Arabia’s writing as well as the author’s cinematic biopic—often lauded as one of the greatest films ever made
  • Appreciate the beauty and craftsmanship of Petra, aka the Nabatean ‘Rose City’
  • Float in the salty Dead Sea before enjoying a healing mud bath
  • Drive through Wadi Rum’s epic canyons, dunes, gorges and valleys on a 2-hour Jeep tour
  • Enjoy the best of Middle Eastern cuisine during lavish included meals
  • Marvel at an endlessly starry night sky at Memories Aicha Luxury Camp
  • Bask in the distinctive Mars-like landscapes

DATES AND PRICES

2024
November 17-21, 2024 (From $2,895 USD)
ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT!
  • Tour Prices - All tour prices are in USD and based on double/twin occupancy
    • Tour Price: $2,895.00 per person
  • Single Supplement (Optional) - All single supplement prices are in USD and additional to the tour price
    • Single Supplement: $650.00 per person
  • Payment Terms: $750 Deposit - Balance Due 60 Days Before Departure
  • Guides and Hosts for this trip: Gabor Laszlo, Nuwar
2025
March 16-20, 2025 (From $3,295 USD)
OPEN
  • Tour Prices - All tour prices are in USD and based on double/twin occupancy
    • Tour Price: $3,295.00 per person
  • Single Supplement (Optional) - All single supplement prices are in USD and additional to the tour price
    • Single Supplement: $730.00 per person
  • Payment Terms: $750 Deposit - Balance Due 90 Days before trip
  • Guides and Hosts for this trip: Frano Novljan, Nuwar
November 16-20, 2025 (From $3,295 USD)
OPEN
  • Tour Prices - All tour prices are in USD and based on double/twin occupancy
    • Tour Price: $3,295.00 per person
  • Single Supplement (Optional) - All single supplement prices are in USD and additional to the tour price
    • Single Supplement: $730.00 per person
  • Payment Terms: $750 Deposit - Balance Due 90 Days before trip
  • Guides and Hosts for this trip: Gabor Laszlo, Nuwar
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ITINERARY

Day 1 Dead Sea

Hello and welcome to Jordan, perhaps the most cinematically captured country in the Middle East. As an extension to our Egypt tour, our day will begin with a short flight from Cairo to Amman. Upon arrival we’ll enjoy a private transfer to our perfectly situated hotel sitting right on the beaches of the Dead Sea —so named for its salt-dense water. Feel free to enjoy the day here floating in the salty water before enjoying the fresh-water pool. We also recommend an exfoliating mud bath which is said to have numerous healing properties. Later in the evening we’ll regroup for an included dinner for our first taste of Jordanian cuisine. 

Please note: Today’s flight is not included in the cost of the tour. Please see Important Information for a special note on purchasing domestic and regional airfare.

Day 2 The Dead Sea

Good morning, Gentlemen! This morning after breakfast you have one last chance for a quick dip in the Dead Sea. Next buckle up for a five to six hour drive to our ultra-luxe desert campsite in Wadi Rum. We’ll have a packed lunch to take with us on our journey. After settling in at our camp, we’ll enjoy dinner together in the dining tent. For those looking to make their desert experience extra-special, ask our sales team about upgrading to a Panoramic Dome tent (limited supply, depending on availability). 

Day 3 Wadi Rum

We’ll rise with the sun today for a local breakfast before boarding an open-air Jeep safari. On the tour we’ll follow in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia, climbing sand dunes and rock bridges, visiting valleys, canyons, dunes and deserts. We’ll discover rock inscriptions, take in arid panoramas, majestic mountains and narrow gorges. In the afternoon we’ll get our first glimpse of the ancient civilization, exploring “Little Petra”. Tonight you have the option of dining with a local family that was born in Petra but had to relocate when the site became UNESCO-listed. In fact, the patriarch was born inside the cave!

Day 4 Petra

Today we’ll dip in and out of the many caves, tombs, monuments and ancient sacrificial sites that make up the Rose City including the famous Al-Khazneh (commonly known as “The Treasury”). We’ll also explore the ancient rock carved ruins of Facades Street before climbing the Nabataean steps and summitting Al Khubtha. In the afternoon there will be the option to explore this sprawling site independently, perhaps taking in an optional 10km/6mi hike to Ad Deir, simply known as “The Monastery”, or you could tackle the High Place of Sacrifice where you’ll be rewarded with a breathtaking vantage. Finally, we’ll end our day and the trip with a farewell dinner at our hotel.

Day 5 Departure

Today is the final day of our tour and we wish everyone safe travels home. From the whole Out Adventures team, thank you for joining our Jordan tour extension.

Please note: We’ll be coordinating a group drop-off at the international airport in Amman mid-afternoon. With that in mind, we ask that you schedule your departing flight to leave no earlier than 5 PM.


GUIDES AND HOSTS

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JORDAN GROUP LEADER
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WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Arrival & departure transfers to/from Out Adventures’ joining/finishing point hotel
  • An Out Adventures host and an English speaking local guide throughout
  • All accommodations for the duration of the tour
  • 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners
  • All included activities and entertainment mentioned in the itinerary
  • Gratuities for staff, including activity operators, included meals and drivers
  • All land transportation in comfortable, air-conditioned vehicles
  • Mineral water available on all transportation
  • A $50 USD Rainbow Railroad donation to help resettle LGBTQ+ refugees. Read more here.

WHAT ISN’T INCLUDED?

  • International and domestic airfare (details will be provided when the official Trip Guarantee is sent to the group)
  • International departure taxes
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Gratuities for Group Leader (budget approximately US $35) and Out Adventures Host (budget approximately US $50)
  • Drinks with included lunches and dinners unless otherwise stated
  • Travel insurance is mandatory for all travellers. Click here for more details.
  • All items of a personal nature (laundry, drinks, etc.)
  • Visa fees

LGBT INFO FOR Jordan

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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vaccinations, travel insurance and more.
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EXAMPLES OF ACCOMMODATIONS

Dead Sea
Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa
Pool
Dead Sea
Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa
Pool
Dead Sea
Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa
Standard Queen
Dead Sea
Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa
Bathroom
Wadi Rum
Memories Aicha Luxury Camp
Exterior
Wadi Rum
Memories Aicha Luxury Camp
Exterior
Wadi Rum
Memories Aicha Luxury Camp
Standard Tent
Wadi Rum
Memories Aicha Luxury Camp
Panoramic Tent (ask us about upgrading)
Wadi Rum
Memories Aicha Luxury Camp
Dining Hall
Petra [2024 Departures]
Petra Marriott Hotel
Exterior
Petra [2024 Departures]
Petra Marriott Hotel
Standard Twin
Petra [2024 Departures]
Petra Marriott Hotel
Standard Queen
Petra [2024 Departures]
Petra Marriott Hotel
Bathroom
Petra [2025 Departures]
Petra Moon Luxury
Exterior
Petra [2025 Departures]
Petra Moon Luxury
King Deluxe
Petra [2025 Departures]
Petra Moon Luxury
Twin Deluxe
Petra [2025 Departures]
Petra Moon Luxury
Pool


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Jeff & Dean

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We love Out Adventures and always have a great time. Unmatched in quality. We also loved meeting new people, Wadi Rum and Petra. Wadi Rum is stunning.

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Kevin & Drew

An amazing adventure for gay men that is safe and offers unique perspectives.
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If you are looking for an amazing adventure for gay men that is safe and offers unique perspectives, Out Adventures is the travel company for you.

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BJ

Visiting Petra and the Dead Sea are must do’s for anyone visiting Jordan!
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Our tour guide and host were AMAZING, and visiting Petra and the Dead Sea are must do’s for anyone visiting Jordan!

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Joe H

It was a very inspiring adventure.
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I was excited to see Jordan, but nothing could have prepared me for how magical it was. The stark landscape, the beautiful temples and the historical sites were captivating. The food was terrific, and the people were so friendly and welcoming. It was a very inspiring adventure.

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Who's it for?

While these trips typically attract gay men, all genders are welcome, and we encourage friends and family to join the fun as well.

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Accommodations

All accommodations on Out Adventures tours include breakfast and are located in areas central to our activities. All amenities are examples only, and may differ from hotel to hotel.

4-Star+ Hotels: Very comfortable and well-decorated rooms along with quality amenities such as a stylish restaurant and/or bar, a fitness centre, and a pool/sauna. Customer service is very good, and there is usually a concierge.

Desert Camp: Our evening in Wadi Rum will be spent at a luxe Glamp Site—aka Glamorous Camping. Expect your own bed, proper linens, carpets and an excellent full breakfast.

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Physical Rating: 2 - LIGHT

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