Wadi Rum, Petra & the Dead Sea

Follow in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia







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Holiday Overview


  • Walk the streets of ancient Petra, a lifetime must-do
  • Take a glass bottomed boat trip to see the reef fish at Aqaba
  • Swim in the Dead Sea - the lowest point on earth
  • Camel ride in the desert & 3 nights at Wadi Rum Bedouin Camp

This peaceful desert country, with its contrasting landscapes, provides a simply wonderful destination for a family adventure holiday. Located at the heart of the Middle East, the Kingdom of Jordan has enjoyed a long and fascinating history and relics of several of the world's great civilizations are clearly visible to the present day. Our family-specific itinerary begins with a flight to the Jordanian capital of Amman and a short transfer to the historic town of Madaba. From here, we travel south through the Moab Mountains, with a stop off at the dramatic canyon of Wadi ibn Hammad and the Crusader fort at Kerak. We then pay a visit to the awe-inspiring 2300 year old, rock-hewn city at Petra which, with its trinket stalls, camel rides and amazing red-rock architecture is just as much fun for kids as it is for grown-ups. From here, it is just a short drive to Wadi Rum, where we will spend 3 days in the desert as guests of the hospitable Bedouin people. We will stay at a comfortable fixed camp centred on a traditional goat-hair tent and make forays into the desert to find the best locations for some easy walks. Using 4-wheel-drive vehicles to access the best areas, we will climb to viewpoints amongst the high dunes, explore sheer-sided canyons, visit spectacular rock arches and also have the option to ride a camel. With luck, we will also be able to visit a Bedouin family at their tented camp and learn about their a semi-nomadic existence, grazing their flocks of sheep and goats in one place for weeks or months at a time and then packing away their goat-hair tents and moving to greener pastures. After our time in the desert, we will transfer to the nearby port of Aqaba on the Red Sea and have the chance to do some swimming and snorkelling and to take a trip out over the reef in a glass-bottomed boat. Finishing off with a visit to the ever-so-salty Dead Sea, this is a timeless adventure in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia.

Explore InternationalExplore International. This is one of our Explore International holidays. Participants on these trips can book through KE or through one of our international partners. This helps us to gather together sufficient numbers of like-minded adventurers to get your holiday up and running quickly. Led by an English-speaking guide, the cosmopolitan nature of these groups can be an important part of the experience!

explore international

Explore International. This is one of our Explore International holidays. Participants on these trips can book through KE or through one of our international partners. This helps us to gather together sufficient numbers of like-minded adventurers to get your holiday up and running quickly. Led by an English-speaking guide, the cosmopolitan nature of these groups can be an important part of the experience!

Is this holiday for you?

Suitable for children from 5yrs old

This family adventure holiday in Jordan has been designed for families and includes a range of activities. It would be an advantage to be able to swim to be able to enjoy Aqaba and the Dead Sea. An interest in Indiana Jones would make walking around Petra more fun, but there are plenty of camels, donkeys and men dressed in Roman soldier outfits to distract the young ones! In Wadi Rum we have a few walks of up to 2 hours duration. These will usually cover just a few kilometres and include only short ascents. Walking in the desert sand can be tiring and the temperatures at the time of any of our scheduled departures will be quite warm - up to 25°C and possibly a few degrees hotter than this at midday, when we will usually be having lunch and a siesta in the shade. Thanks to our 4-wheel-drive vehicles we do have a great degree of flexibility, and youngsters and anyone feeling tired can easily opt out of any of the Wadi Rum walks. There is a lot of messing around in the warm sands in this section of the holiday as well! We have 3 nights in the desert sleeping in a Bedouin tent. This an accessible family adventure holiday, with relatively short flights from the UK and 3 days of easy walking (all of which are optional).

Brief Itinerary

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  • Meet at the group hotel in Madaba. A single transfer from Amman Airport is provided.
  • Lush gorge walk, Kerak crusaders castle. Transfer to Wadi Musa next to Petra.
  • Day at sightseeing at Petra. Transfer to Wadi Rum
  • Exploring by jeep and on foot the dunes of Wadi Rum.
  • Another day in the sands of Wadi Rum.
  • Transfer to Aqaba. Glass bottomed boat trip, time on the beach.
  • Travel to the Dead Sea for a float. Drive to Madaba.
  • Departure day. A single transfer to Amman Airport is provided.
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The Route

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Holiday Itinerary

  • Meet at the group hotel in Madaba. A single transfer from Amman Airport is provided.

    Meet at the group hotel in Madaba. There will be a single group transfer in the evening from Amman Airport. A representative of our local agent will assist with the 20 minute transfer to the group hotel in Madaba. KE group package services begin with overnight at the group hotel.

    • Accommodation Hotel

  • Lush gorge walk, Kerak crusaders castle. Transfer to Wadi Musa next to Petra.

    After breakfast at our hotel, we meet our local guide and board our transport for the drive south to Wadi Musa, the town adjacent to the ancient ruins of Petra. We don't drive there directly via the Desert Highway, instead we follow the King's Highway through the Moab Mountains which lie to the east of the Dead Sea. After an hour and a half's drive we reach Wadi ibn Hammad, one of a number of impressive sandstone canyons which flow down out of the mountains. Here, we take the opportunity to stretch our legs with a walk down into the gorge, which is sub-tropical in appearance, its walls festooned with 'hanging gardens' of lush vegetation and palm trees. A clear, shallow stream flows through the canyon and there are hot springs which we can swim in. After our walk, it's back in the bus for the short drive to the town of Kerak, where we have lunch. Nearby is one of the most impressive of all Crusader castles, which we will be able to visit. Dating from the 12th century, Kerak Castle has an interesting museum and views which stretch to the Dead Sea. After spending an hour at this site, we will complete our drive to Wadi Musa (1 hour), where we will check into our hotel and have time to rest and freshen up before dinner.

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  • Day at sightseeing at Petra. Transfer to Wadi Rum

    Today we have a sightseeing visit to the ancient city of Petra, accompanied by a knowledgeable English-speaking guide. Making an early start, we walk to the Visitor Centre and set off through the narrow 'Siq' which leads to the heart of this site. We have the option to ride a donkey/horse for the first few hundred metres of the approach to the site (the cost of this is included in the Petra entrance fee - but note that the horsemen expect a tip). Petra was created by the Nabateans, an industrious people of Arab descent who came to this part of Jordan some 2500 years ago. The city lay entirely deserted and forgotten for a period of approximately 300 years before its 'rediscovery' in 1812. Approaching through the dark kilometre-long chasm of the Siq provides a dramatic contrast as we reach arguably the most spectacular of the city's rock-hewn buildings, the magnificent Treasury, with its intricately carved facade. There are over 800 individual monuments at Petra, including temples, tombs, arched gateways and entire streets, carved from the colourful native sandstone. Other highlights are the High Place of Sacrifice, which offers views across the whole area, and the Monastery which is even bigger than the Treasury and is reached by way of 800 steps. It is not possible to see everything in one day. After a morning with the guide, we take a break for lunch at one of several restaurants on site. The afternoon is free for a bit of independent exploration and then we make our way back to the Visitor Centre by 4.30 to meet our bus for the one and a half hour drive to Wadi Rum. We meet our Bedouin hosts and transfer our baggage from the bus to our 4-wheel-drive vehicles. It is a short drive to our semi permanent camp close to Jebel um Sabata, some 10 miles out into the desert, south of Wadi Rum Village. Our camp is centred around a large, traditional Bedouin tent, made of tough goat-hair fabric and around 20 metres long. There is also a toilet tent and a camp shower. Meals are cooked on a fire actually inside the tent (part of which is open at the top) and the group will also eat breakfasts and evening meals in this communal tent. If you wish, you can commandeer a corner of the large tent and sleep here, or outside, or use the simple 2-person tents which are also provided.

    • Accommodation Bedouin Camp

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  • Exploring by jeep and on foot the dunes of Wadi Rum.

    The itinerary that we have set up is easy-paced and there is no need to make too early a start. Breakfast will usually be under way by 7.30 a.m. and this consists of bread, sometimes heated on the fire, a choice of jams, cheese and halva, as well as eggs, either served as an omelette or hard boiled. Tea is supplied in quantity and Nescafe is also available. Anybody who wishes can pocket a snack for later. Usually fruit is available also for this. After breakfast, we return to Rum Village by jeep and hike up a clearly marked and easy path to Shelaala (Lawrence's Spring). This is the same spring described in the book Seven Pillars of Wisdom and you can see how exact the description is. On the way we will see Nabatean inscriptions on the rocks. This tiny corner of Jebel Rum is shaded and cool even in the height of summer and gives us a lovely view over the village and south-east towards the desert. The water dripping down from the roof of the spring is completely pure and anybody who wishes can drink it. We might take the time to make tea here. The Bedouin children, who are often here tending small herds of goats, will be intrigued to meet youngsters from foreign lands. We now have the option of returning to the village by the same way we came, which takes half an hour. Or, we can follow an interesting path southwards along the edge of Jebel Rum to Abu Aina. This takes an hour or so and involves some very easy scrambling. Reunited with our jeep transport, we drive around to the sand dunes at the southern end of Jebel um Ishrin. These are the biggest dunes we will see, rising 50 metres or more above the desert floor. We climb the dunes and descend into the narrow confines of Wadi um Ishrin, which makes a suitably shady place to stop for lunch. Our Bedouin hosts will lay out a selection of salads and tinned tuna or cheese, with fruit and biscuits, as well as fruit juice and tea or coffee. After a siesta, we can explore the cool um Ishrin canyon, with easy walking and interesting scrambling through narrow passages and over smooth rock slabs. The Nabatean ruin known as 'Lawrence's House' is reachable in a 2 hour easy hike. Although it is unlikely that Lawrence ever came here, this is a great spot, with views across Wadi Rum. Young children can stay with the jeeps if necessary during this walk. From Lawrence's House, we return by jeep to the camp at Khazali. On one of our days at Wadi Rum, we will try to arrange a visit to a Bedouin family at their tented camp, although fewer and fewer families now choose to live in the desert.

    • Accommodation Bedouin Camp

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  • Another day in the sands of Wadi Rum.

    Today, we explore the jebels which lie to the south of our camp. There is the option of a 2-hour morning walk or a transfer by jeep to Jebel um Frith. Here, there is a striking rock formation sometimes called the 'Middle Arch' which can easily be climbed. Although only about 20 metres high, there are impressive views of nearby eroded cliffs and vast tracts of desert. We continue by jeep for half an hour through the valley of Farata Sheib towards a second, lower arch which makes a great place to have lunch. Resting for a couple of hours during the heat of the day, we then set off to walk for about 2 hours through a narrow and attractive valley called Abu Khashaba. This takes us to an open wadi where we can look up to the 'Burdah Bridge', a wonderful arch which is situated 200 metres above the wadi on Jebel Burdah. At some point in the day, we visit particularly fine and very old rock art which show a camel caravan. In the afternoon, if anyone wants to try riding a camel, this can be arranged at Rum Village at additional cost. Camel riding is very easy, and even young children are quickly at ease and can control their mounts like veterans. When we return to camp on this last evening in the desert, we have a celebratory meal with a traditional Bedouin dish cooked in a pit in the ground. Anybody who wants to try eating with their fingers is welcome – but we will supply a spoon as well!

    • Accommodation Bedouin Camp

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  • Transfer to Aqaba. Glass bottomed boat trip, time on the beach.

    After a final breakfast at camp, we drive to Wadi Rum Village, say goodbye to our Bedouin friends and board the vehicle that take us on the 1-hour journey to Aqaba. Situated at the northern tip of the Red Sea, Aqaba is known for its sandy beaches, unbelievably clear water, coral reefs and colourful fish. It is an understandably popular spot for diving. After checking in at our hotel, have a glass-bottomed boat trip out into the Gulf of Aqaba. As well as allowing us to see some of the multi-coloured fish that inhabit the offshore reefs, this boat trip will give us a new perspective on the port of Aqaba and its mountainous backdrop. After the boat trip, we have some time on the beach, where we can snorkel in the clear, warm water. We can have lunch at a beach café or at a restaurant in the centre of town. We also visit the old part of the town, before returning to our hotel for dinner.

    • Accommodation Hotel

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  • Travel to the Dead Sea for a float. Drive to Madaba.

    Today, we head north, stopping off after around 3-hours at the Dead Sea. This inland sea has a high salt concentration (four times saltier than normal sea water) and this means that the human body floats very easily - a fact which we will take the opportunity to test! The mineral-rich waters and sticky black mud are supposed to have curative powers. The Dead Sea is also the lowest point on earth at over 400 metres below sea level. After lunch beside the Dead Sea, we return to the pleasant town of Madaba and our hotel. We have some time before dinner to do some sightseeing, with the most stand-out attraction being the Greek Orthodox Church of St George, which is home to a famous 6th century mosaic map of the Holy Land. Set into the floor of the church, the mosaic presents a colourful picture of Jerusalem and its holy sites, including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Dead Sea, Jericho and the Jordan River. It provides a fascinating and very early map of the region.

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  • Departure day. A single transfer to Amman Airport is provided.

    If you are on the morning flight from Amman we start early with a group transfer to the airport in time to check in for a breakfast time flight. Depending on flight times you may have time for an optional visit to Jerash before transferring to the airport.

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Holiday Information

  • Experienced English speaking local tour leaders
  • Single timed airport transfers
  • Accommodation as per the dossier
  • Meals as per the Meal Plan
  • Whilst at Wadi Rum a full service including bottled mineral water and all equipment (excluding personal equipment)
  • All land transport involved in the itinerary
  • A glass-bottomed boat trip at Aqaba
  • Guided sightseeing tour at Petra
  • Entrance fees at Kerak Castle / Wadi Rum / Petra
  • Fee for access to the beach for swimming at the Dead Sea

  • Travel insurance
  • Cost of visa
  • Tips for drivers local guides and other local staff
  • Camel ride
  • Meals as per the Meal Plan
  • Miscellaneous expenses - drinks and souvenirs etc

During this trip the group will spend 2 nights in a hotel in Madaba. We will also have 1 night in a tourist-class hotel in Aqaba and a single night at a similar establishment in Wadi Musa (Petra). Accommodation is generally allocated on a twin sharing basis although arrangements for families can also be made. Whilst in the desert there are 3 nights camping and we provide 2-person tents at our fixed camp. There is also the option here to sleep in the large communal Bedouin tent or to find a secluded spot in the dunes (or by the campfire if preferred) and sleep out under the stars.

View the gallery below for images of the style of accommodation used

7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners are included. You will need to buy lunch in Petra, lunch and dinner in Aqaba and dinner on day 7 in Madaba.

Breakfasts usually consist of bread, a variety of cheese, honey, jams, fruit, tea and Nescafe. For lunch there will be a variety of salads, spicy humus, breads and other dishes from which we can select or picnic lunches are provided. Dinner will usually be barbeque or pan fried meat and vegetables with plenty of bread, yoghurt and humus followed by fresh fruit and tea or coffee. Mineral water is provided. Please inform the KE office if you are vegetarian or have any special dietary requirements.

A single group transfer will be arranged from Amman Airport to the hotel in Amman. This transfer will meet the arrival of the Royal Jordanian flight from the UK and will normally depart from the airport at around midday of day 1 or the early hours of day 2 of the holiday itinerary.

At the end of the holiday there will be a single group transfer from the group hotel in Madaba to Amman Airport timed to meet the check in for the Royal Jordanian flight back to the UK which departs in the late morning.

A representative of our local agent will assist with the transfers between the airport and the group hotel. If these transfers do not work with your flights, you will need to make your own transfer arrangements at Amman Airport.

The airport is 20 km (12 miles) east of the town of Madaba. Fixed price tan-coloured airport taxis are readily available outside the terminal exit doors. They charge a standard fare of JD20 for the one-way trip to Madaba. Airport taxis are preferable to the yellow taxis, which are metered but usually entail some sort of haggling with the driver. Private transfers are also available, however these are more expensive.

British Airways also have a service from London to Amman. You may need to make separate airport transfer arrangements if you use these flights and/or book additional hotel nights.

There is an ATM and money changing facilities in the airport. Hotel contact details and an emergency number will be provided with your booking confirmation.

The group will be accompanied by a local, English-speaking tour guide. During the time at Wadi Rum, there will be an additional Bedouin guide and a support crew of one or more drivers who will also do the cooking.

Approximately £400 (or equivalent in US dollars, Euros etc.) per family (mum, dad and 2 kids) should be allowed for miscellaneous expenses. You should carry your travel money in the form of currency, since you will exchange the majority of this on the day of your arrival at the airport in Amman. Sterling and US Dollars are equally acceptable in Jordan. You should allow 20 Jordanian Dinars (JD) (approx. £20) per person for your Jordanian Visa, payable on arrival. You should also allow around £30 per person for driver, guide and trek crew tips. The optional camel ride at Rum Village will cost approx 20 JD (£18) per person for an hour's ride. If you are intending to buy expensive souvenirs, you should budget accordingly (credit cards can be useful in this respect). Also, if you expect to buy considerable quantities of drinks or other refreshments, you should allow for this.

In Jordan, it is usual to tip the members of your trek crew, including your local guide, if you are happy with the services provided. As mentioned above, we estimate that £30 per person will cover this aspect of your holiday expenditure. The guide will help the group to determine an appropriate level of tipping for each crew member whilst in Wadi Rum.

During the holiday your baggage will be transferred by support vehicles, however we do ask you to restrict your luggage to a main bag and a small daypack. The only baggage weight limit is that imposed by the airline (usually 20kg) but you will find travelling easier with lighter luggage.

All KE clients will receive a FREE KE trek bag.  These have been specially made to stand up to the rigours of adventure travel.  Your KE bag will be posted to you when your trip is guaranteed to run or on receipt of your booking if the trip is already guaranteed.  If you have travelled with us before and already have a KE trek bag you can select an alternative free gift in the booking process.

This holiday does not involve any significant ascent to altitude and we would not expect any altitude issues with this holiday.

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

You must bring the following items:

  • Hiking boots
  • Trainers / sneakers or sandals for sightseeing and camp use
  • Socks
  • Trekking trousers / skirt
  • Underwear
  • At least 1 long sleeve shirt with collar (for sun protection)
  • T-shirts and/or casual shirts
  • Warm jacket (eg. Fleece)
  • Lightweight windproof / waterproof jacket
  • Thin gloves
  • Sunhat
  • Swimwear
  • Warm hat (for chilly evenings in the desert)
  • Scarf or face protection (although rare, sand storms can occur)
  • Eyewear – Sunglasses (wrap-around are recommended)
  • Daypack of approx. 25 - 30 litres
  • Headtorch / headlamp and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 litre / 1 quart (x2)
  • 3 season sleeping bag (rated to 0ºC)
  • Washbag and toiletries
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Travel towel
  • Selection of dry bags (to keep trek bag contents dry)
  • Small padlock (to lock your KE kit bag)
  • Basic First Aid Kit including: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment. Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

The following items are optional:

  • Cycle helmet* – see notes
  • Lightweight waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Spare laces
  • Shorts
  • Thermarest (a foam camping mattress is provided)
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Trekking poles
  • Insect repellant – (DEET)
  • Wet wipes
  • Sealable plastic bags (for daily rubbish)
  • Camera, film/memory cards, batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Travel clothes
  • Pocket-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
  • Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
  • Toys / games
  • Books


* If you intend to ride the camels on day 6 you may wish to bring a cycle helmet. Please note that camels can be unpredictable and difficult to control and if you wish to ride, this is at your own risk.

For each holiday there is a minimum number of participants required to enable it to go ahead. Once the minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from 'Available' to 'Guaranteed to run'. You can check the trip status for each departure in ‘Dates and Prices’ table. Other than in exceptional circumstances, we will not cancel a trip once it has achieved this guaranteed to run status and so you are free to proceed with your international flight booking and other travel arrangements.

A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required. The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. Please check the relevant embassy or consulate for other nationalities. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Visa requirements and charges are subject to change without notice. If you are travelling outside the EU you should have at least 2 blank pages in your passport.

Visa Jordan

If you are a UK and USA passport holder you do require a visa for Jordan. There is no visa fee if you spend 2 or more consecutive nights in Jordan, and it is obtainable on arrival in Amman Airport.

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New sights and sounds Arriving in Jordan will involve an element of 'Culture Shock'. This is what we travel for, after all - there would be no point in going to these places if they were exactly the same as home. New sights and sounds and smells abound. The local people may appear strange at first and will have very different customs and behaviour. The Bedouin children will certainly be intrigued to meet Western youngsters and may approach you and your family. Hygiene and children’s health We use reputable hotels and make sure that our own cooks maintain excellent standards of hygiene. However, general standards of hygiene are not always good in the developing world and the avoidance of sickness is a priority for everyone. Children may be more prone to non-serious traveller’s sickness than adults – although, thankfully, they are normally quick to recover. Get in shape Our family adventures are designed to have flexible itineraries and none of them involves a sustained element of walking. However, these are active holidays and will provide a reasonable challenge, with their combination of sightseeing excursions, short day walks and other activities.

As a reputable tour operator, KE supports the British Foreign & Commonwealth Offices ‘Know before you go’ campaign to enable British citizens to prepare for their journeys overseas, and we recommend that all KE travellers take a look at the FCO Travel Advice for their chosen destination on the official FCO website: www.fco.gov.uk. North Americans can also check out the U.S. Department of State website: www.travel.state.gov for essential travel advice and tips.

KE treat the safety and security of all clients as the most important aspect of any trip we organise. We would not run any trip that we did not consider reasonably safe.  Should the FCO advise against travel for any reason, we will contact everyone booked to travel to discuss the situation.  We receive regular updates direct from the FCO and are in constant touch with our contacts on the ground.  If you have any questions about government travel advice, please call our office.

During the Autumn and Spring the maximum daytime temperature is likely to be around 30°C, falling to around 10°C at night. It is most unlikely that we will experience any rain. In the summer months it can be hot in Wadi Rum during the day and our itinerary and daily schedule (wake earlier, and rest in the shade during the mid-day sun) will be adapted accordingly. In the winter months it will be cold at night, possibly around freezing temperatures and you should come prepared for this.

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Jordan Map Reise Know-How Verlag 1:400,000

Indexed, waterproof and tear-resistant road map of Jordan with topographic and tourist information, published by Reise Know-How as part of their highly acclaimed World Mapping Project. The map is double-sided to provide the best balance between a good scale and a convenient size sheet.

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