Jordan!! Nov. 8-14, 2023

Annie Emanuelli
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Nov 8 - 14, 2023
Group size: 2 - 20
Jordan!! Nov. 8-14, 2023

Annie Emanuelli
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12 reviews

Nov 8 - 14, 2023
Group size: 2 - 20

About this trip

Visit one of the New 7 Wonders of the World; walk in the footsteps of Jesus; camp in the desert in a Bedouin tent, and float in the healing waters of the Dead Sea!

This jam-packed seven-day itinerary to Jordan will check FOUR major sites off your bucket list: 

Petra, One of the New 7 Wonders of the World

•Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Israel

•Wadi Rum, the Valley of Light

•The Dead Sea

This tour also includes visits to Amman, Madaba, Mount Nebo, Jerash, and the Site of the Baptism of Jesus.

Trip Highlights

Guided tours include transportation and entry fees to all these sites:


Petra, One of the New 7 Wonders of the World

The Rose City of Petra is a historical and archaeological city, described by UNESCO as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage.” It flourished in the first century AD, when its famous Treasury was constructed. 

We’ll enter the city through the Siq, a dark narrow gorge about .6 miles in length flanked on both sides by soaring cliffs. The Siq leads to the massive façade of the Treasury, carved out of the sheer, dusky pink rock-face and dwarfing everything around it. It was carved in the early first century as the tomb of an important Nabatean king.

From there, you’ll be able to explore sites such as the Obelisk Tomb, Calligraphy, Jabal Madbach (the sacrificial palace), Tombs, Theater, and Mountaintop Tombs.

After dinner, you might choose an optional excursion back to the Rose City to experience the Petra Night Show, a magical way to see part of the rock city by candlelight. This incomparable experience starts by walking the Siq to the Treasury, lit with over 1,500 candles. This optional tour happens from 8:30-10:30 pm.


Day Tour to Jerusalem, Israel

We will make the 90-minute drive to cross the border into Jerusalem, Israel.

As a holy city for Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Jerusalem has always been of great symbolic importance. In 1981, the Old City of Jerusalem was recognized as a UNESCO official site. Within a small walled area, it is home to 220 historic monuments, including the Wailing Wall, where thousands of Jewish pilgrims gather to pray; and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which contains the site where Jesus was crucified, and his empty tomb.

We’ll see age-old religious and historical sites like the sacred Via Dolorosa - The Way of the Cross, and the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed before his crucifixion. Stroll along part of the Cardo, Byzantine Jerusalem’s main thoroughfare, and finish your explorations of Jerusalem with a walk through the Jewish Quarter.

Then we’ll drive to Bethlehem, the holy city that was the birthplace of Jesus. We’ll explore Manger Square, including the Church of the Nativity, built on the site of Jesus’ birthplace.


Wadi Rum, the Valley of Light

Wadi Rum is one of the world’s most iconic and spectacular desert landscapes. (Much of the 1962 movie Lawrence of Arabia was shot here!) This 278 square miles of mountains, rock bridges, sand dunes, and notable sites is home to several hundred Bedouin inhabitants with their goat-hair tents and camels. 

We’ll take an off-road jeep tour of the desert landscape with Bedouin guides. You’ll see some of the most breathtaking desert scenery in the world, and gain insight into Bedouin culture and hospitality. We’ll see petroglyphs etched into the cave walls depicting humans and antelopes dating back to the 8th century BC.

Our trucks will drop us off at the Bedouin camp where we’ll spend the night in deluxe tents with private bathrooms and AC/heaters. (Upgrade available to Martian Dome.) We’ll enjoy dinner prepared by our hosts, and music under the stars before bed.

Dead Sea

We’ll visit the Dead Sea where the warm, soothing, super salty water – 10 times saltier than sea water - is rich in chloride salts of magnesium, sodium, potassium and bromine.

Madaba, The City of Mosaics

Visit Madaba – best known for its spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics. The city is home to the famous sixth century mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land, which has two million pieces of colored stone.

Mount Nebo, Pilgrimage Site for Early Christians

Early Christians from Jerusalem made pilgrimage to Mount Nebo, where a small church was built in the fourth century to commemorate Moses’ life. Today the basilica houses a stunning collection of Byzantine mosaics.


Full Day Tour of Amman and Jerash

Tour the Jordanian capital of Amman, referred to in the Bible as the Ammonite Kingdom. Amman is a fascinating city of contrasts, a unique blend of old and new, located between the desert and the fertile Jordan Valley.

The ancient city of Jersash boasts an unbroken chain of human occupation dating back more than 6500 years. The city’s golden age came during Roman rule, and is generally acknowledged to be one of the best preserved Roman provincial towns in the world.


Bethany Beyond the Jordan: Site of the Baptism of Jesus

This archeological site on the Jordanian side of the river is believed to be the actual site of the baptism of Jesus. 

 Minimum of two guests per tour. Solo guests must pay for 2 people.

Groups of up to 5 people will have local guides at each site. Groups of more than 5 people will have the same guide for all 6 days.

Cost and Payments

The cost of this trip is $2,699 per person, based on double occupancy. 

There is a minimum of two guests to run this trip.

This does NOT include airfare to and from Jordan.

If you would like a single room, the extra cost is $480.

Your space will be secured when we receive a deposit of $500.

Upon receipt, the deposit paid is nonrefundable.

The balance is due by three months before your departure (June 2, 2023.)

These prices are valid through December 26, 2023.

Cancellations and Refunds

In the event that you need to cancel your trip, these fees will be applied:

• Between 60 and 46 days before your arrival date, 50% of the entire tour price.

• Between 45 and 31 days before your arrival date, 75% of the entire tour price.

• Between 30 and 1 days before your arrival date, 100% of the entire tour price.

Flights and Arrivals

You should plan to fly in to Queen Alia  International Airport in Amman, Jordan on or before Wednesday, November 8, 2023.

Your departure flight from in Amman, Jordan can be scheduled for after 6 p.m. on Friday, November 14, 2023.

We will schedule your airport transfers based on your flight itinerary information. 


Included and Excluded

This tour includes:


• Six nights 4-star accommodations (double or triple occupancy): 2 nights in Amman, 2 nights at the Dead Sea, 1 night in Petra, and 1 night in Wadi Rum. 

• Tours and entry fees to all places to be visited as in itinerary above.

• Transportation with English speaking driver and guides.

• Six breakfasts and five dinners.

• Two-hour horse ride in Petra.

• Two-hour Jeep tour in Wadi Rum.

• Jordan visa.

• Full-day tour to Jerusalem includes transportation, guiding and entry fees only.

• Shuttle bus service between Jordan and the Israeli side of the Allenby Bridge for groups of 6 people or more.

• Free bottled water daily during tours.

• Travel insurance in Jordan only.

• Airport transfers.

It does not include:


• Airfare to and from Jordan.

• Personal expenses in hotels and during tours.

• Lunches ($15 per person per day.)

• Petra by Night tour ($30 per person).

• Departure tax in Jordan and Israel, includes bus between borders ($70 per person for groups of 6 or more guests). For 2-5 guests, the departure tax cost is $100 per person and includes a shuttle bus between borders.

• Travel insurance in Israel.

• Tips for guides and drivers.

Activity Level

This program is active. Walking is done over uneven surfaces and steps. Expect most days of sightseeing to require three to four hours of walking as well as a considerable time standing. Our vehicles have set drop off and pick up points, that result in extra walking to and from the sights. The pacing is active as many sites are included. 


The official currency of Jordan is the Jordanian dinar (JOD).

As of May 21, 2022:

1 JOD =  $1.41 USD

10 JOD =  $14.14 USD

100 JOD =  $141.40 USD

Optional upgrade to "Martian Dome"

Wadi Rum is one of the world’s most iconic and spectacular desert landscapes. We will stay overnight at Sun City camp (or similar) in authentic Bedouin style tents.  They have mountain views, comfortable beds, private bathrooms, individual AC and heating, and balconies.

You may choose to upgrade from the tent to the signature Martian Dome, which offers guests the unique experience of gazing at the magnificent moon and stars from your own comfortable bed. The additional cost is $150 per person.

Photos of both the tents and martian domes are in the photo section.

What’s included

  • Hotel
    Six nights in 4-star hotels, double or triple occupancy
  • Meals
    Six breakfasts and five dinners
  • Tours
    All tours provided by an English-speaking licensed guide
  • Admissions
    Entrance fees to all sights in the itinerary
  • Ground transportation
    All transportation, in modern air conditioned vehicles
  • Airport transfers
    We'll pick you up at the airport when you arrive, and when it's time for you to leave, we'll bring you back to the airport
  • Jordan Visa
  • Trip Insurance
    Trip Insurance in Jordan
  • Horse ride
    Two-hour horse ride in Petra
  • Jeep tour
    Two-hour Jeep tour in Wadi Rum
  • Jerusalem excursion
    Full-day tour to Jerusalem includes transportation, guiding and entry fees only
  • Bottled water
    Free bottled water daily during tours
  • Airfare to Jordan
  • Tips
    Daily tips to drivers, porters, airport agents, restaurant staff, and tour guide
  • Specialty beverages
    Alcoholic beverages and mocktails with meals
  • Trip Insurance
    Trip insurance in Israel
  • Personal expenses
    Personal expenses in hotels and during tours.
  • Lunches
    $15 per person per day
  • Petra by Night
    $55 per person
  • Departure taxes
    Departure tax in Jordan and Israel, includes bus between borders ($70 pp for groups of 6 or more guests). For 2-5 guests, the departure tax cost is $100 pp and includes a shuttle bus between borders

Available options


Day 1 -Nov. 8, 2023
Arrival in Jordan

Meet and assist at Amman Airport.

Transfer to hotel

Overnight in Amman  

Your Organizer

Annie Emanuelli
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Hi - I'm Annie, the founder of Bucket List Travel! Travel is my life! I left a 30+ year career as a corporate marketing exec to start my own travel business, taking people to Bucket List locations! I'd like to take you somewhere you've always dreamed of going. Stop dreaming, start packing!


This was the trip of a lifetime!! Annie had every detail planned out so well. We saw the most amazing parts of Zimbabwe, Johannesburg and Capetown. Our lodging and meals were incredible! The game drives were amazing! Annie and the guides were so flexible and were able to make a few last-minute changes based on the groups' needs. She made the trip so easy and enjoyable. I would definitely recommend Annie and the Bucket List team.
By Elizabeth D for Sept 4-15, 2022: South Africa! on 02 Nov, 2022
SUCH a wonderful time in South Africa with a bonus trip to Victoria Falls. This trip was planned pre-pandemic, and it as worth the 2.5 year wait! Everything was taken care of, all I had to do for the most part was show up. The guides were phenomenal, making sure that we saw everything we wanted to see, being flexible in their schedules, and quite literally "making it happen" a number of times. Annie is such a joy to work with and does her best to accommodate requests of all of her guests. This is my second trip with Bucketlist Travel and I am looking to book a third (Jordan+) in the near future.
By Kasey P for Sept 18-29, 2022: South Africa! on 31 Oct, 2022
I would highly recommend taking a tour with Bucket list travels and Annie Emmanuel. This was my first tour but I can’t imagine anything better. Annie organized such a fabulous tour encompassing everything you want to see in South Africa. She takes care of everything….you don’t have to worry about a thing. It is an experience instead of just a vacation. You will be driven by a knowledgeable tour guide to all of the sights she has carefully arranged so that you really experience South Africa….and there’s so much to see! All of the accommodations are fabulous! Great hospitality and great food! The game drives were amazing…I saw every animal I had hoped to see there. You can tell she has a passion for travel that she wants to share with others! I plan on taking another tour with Annie because she has other places that I would like to see. I highly recommend her tours… it exceeded my expectations! Thank you Annie!
By Peg B for Sept 4-15, 2022: South Africa! on 12 Oct, 2022
Annie is THE BEST! She created a wonderful itinerary that allowed us to see so many animals in their natural habitat - including the Big 5, whales and penguins! - and learn about the history of the country through visits to various museums, cultural centers and visiting Cape Town. And we did this all while staying in lovely accommodations and enjoying delicious food. Annie also builds into her trips the opportunity to add on visits to nearby sites. Victoria Falls was fabulous! Thank you, Annie, for another bucket list trip of a lifetime!!
By robin s for Sept 4-15, 2022: South Africa! on 27 Sep, 2022
This was truly an unforgettable experience. It surpassed all our expectations, from the lodging, to the animal sightings, to the food, the guides, and the cultural experiences. Annie Emanuelli you are the best and I look forward to going on another one of your trips in the future.
By Julie K for Sept 4-15, 2022: South Africa! on 24 Sep, 2022
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I just returned from a once in a lifetime trip to Cairo organized by Bucket List Travel. Annie took care of every detail of planning, and it really showed when I got off the plane and was taken care of from start to finish with the greatest care. Our guide Yasser was kind, professional, knowledgeable, and funny! He went above and beyond to ensure every need was met and we got the most out of each day in Egypt. I always felt safe and loved experiencing local life and culture. I plan to grab my friends and book again with Bucket List Travel!
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