12 Days, 11 Nights

Jordan Explorer Photo Tour

An in-depth cultural and photographic journey through the fascinating Kingdom of Jordan.

  • Places

    • Jordan
    • Amman
    • Petra
    • Wadi Rum
  • Guides

  • Activity Level

    • Level 2: Active
  • Skill Level

    • Level 1: New
Moment Travel
Jordan Explorer Photo Tour
$0 USD
       

What we'll do

This program offers an expertly curated survey of the very best of Jordan, exploring both the ancient and modern dimensions of this compact yet remarkably multi-faceted, visually stunning and utterly unique country.

From Amman, Jordan’s bustling capital city, to the serenity of world-class ecolodges deep in the desert and onward to the sprawling, epic ruins of Petra, we will traverse both space and time, moving through varied, gorgeous landscapes and over 25 centuries of incredibly dynamic history.

We will tour grand Roman ruins, stand atop Mount Nebo, and visit long-abandoned Crusader castles and historic Greek Orthodox churches. In Wadi Rum, we’ll spend two nights in the futuristic “Martian Dome” luxury hotel pods, with astounding views of the desert night sky.

Chance to eat Superb European and Middle Eastern cuisine (including one private traditional Arab cooking class) and fantastic photographic opportunities round out this unforgettable experience.

Your Guides

    Itinerary

    Itinerary

    Day 1: Arrival in Jordan

    • Summary:

      Arrive at Queen Alia Airport (AMM). The Jordan visa on arrival will be arranged in advance for all group members holding a U.S. or Canadian passport.The visa is pre-paid as part of the tour services.You will be met by a greeter with your name on a signboard and assisted with Immigration formalities. Claim your luggage and then transfer via private car to the Amman Rotana hotel.

    • Lodging:

      Amman Rotana Hotel

    • Food:

      Meals on your own.

    Day 2: Cooking Class & Tour of Amman

    • Summary:

      Morning orientation meeting, followed by a private cooking class and lunch at the Beit Sitti residence. Next is a walking tour of Amman, to include the Citadel and the lively historic souqs (markets) for spices, fruits, vegetables, traditional Arab medicine and the gold traders. Overnight Amman Rotana hotel. Dinner on your own.

    • Photo Spots:

      Amman Citadel, historic souqs

    • Lodging:

      Amman Rotana Hotel

    • Food:

      Breakfast and lunch provided, dinner on your own.

    Day 3: Roman Ruins & Street Photography

    • Summary:

      Day excursion to the extensive Roman ruins of Jerash, followed by lunch and street photography in A-Salt, including a visit to the Al Khader Orthodox Church. Return drive to Amman. Overnight Amman Rotana hotel.

    • Photo Spots:

      Jerash ruins, A-Salt, Al Khader Orthodox Church

    • Lodging:

      Amman Rotana Hotel

    • Food:

      Breakfast and lunch provided, dinner on your own.

    Day 4: Mount Nebo & the Dead Sea

    • Summary:

      Depart Amman, drive to Madaba and visit the St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church, then tour the summit of Mt. Nebo. Following Nebo, we drive the spectacular mountain road down to the Dead Sea.

    • Photo Spots:

      St. George's Greek Orthodox Church, Mt. Nebo, the Dead Sea

    • Lodging:

      Kempinski Dead Sea Resort

    • Food:

      Breakfast and lunch provided, dinner on your own.

    Day 5: Arrival in Petra

    • Summary:

      Depart the Dead Sea and drive south to Wadi Musa / Petra. For the next 4 days we will explore the incredible, extensive ruins of Petra and Little Petra and tour the Petra Museum. Activities include both group and (optional) solo hikes. The trail network at Petra offers a wide range of experiences, from easy to difficult. On one of the full days at Petra you can choose your own solo program based on your fitness level and photography objectives, or participate in the group activity.

    • Photo Spots:

      Petra Ruins

    • Lodging:

      Old Village Resort, Wadi Musa

    • Food:

      Breakfast and lunch provided, dinner on your own.

    Days 6-8: Explore Petra & Little Petra

    • Summary:

      Continue our explorations of Petra and Little Petra.

    • Photo Spots:

      Petra Ruins

    • Lodging:

      Old Village Resort, Wadi Musa

    • Food:

      Breakfast and lunch provided, dinners on your own.

    Day 9: Wadi Rum & Desert Jeep Excursion

    • Summary:

      Depart Wadi Musa / Petra and drive south to Wadi Rum, via the Hejaz Railway Station and the train featured in the classic film “Lawrence of Arabia”. At Wadi Rum, check in to our futuristic “Martian Domes” at Sun City camp. Lunch at camp, followed by a 2 hour jeep excursion into the surreal desert landscape of Wadi Rum.

    • Photo Spots:

      Hejaz Railway Station, Wadi Rum, Sun City Camp

    • Lodging:

      Sun City Camp

    • Food:

      Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.

    Day 10: Caves, Petroglyphs & Sand Dunes

    • Summary:

      The morning is free to explore and photograph in the vicinity of the camp. Next we bring a picnic lunch on a 6 hour drive deep into the Wadi Rum desert, exploring caves, petroglyphs, natural rock bridge formations and sand dunes, both by vehicle sand on foot.

    • Photo Spots:

      Wadi Rum desert, Sun City Camp

    • Lodging:

      Sun City Camp

    • Food:

      Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.

    Day 11: Return to Amman

    • Summary:

      Depart Sun City / Wadi Rum and return to Amman via a lunch stop in Al-Karak. Group farewell dinner in Amman (included).

    • Photo Spots:

      Al-Karak

    • Lodging:

      Amman Rotana Hotel

    • Food:

      Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.

    Day 12: Final Goodbyes & Departure

    • Summary:

      Exit Jordan via private car / transfer to AMM airport, or continue onward with the optional extension to Jerusalem.

    • Food:

      Breakfast provided, lunch and dinner on your own.

    Where we're going

    Amman: The capital of Jordan, a modern city with numerous ancient ruins.

    Jerash: Famous as being one of the best preserved Greco-Roman cities in the Middle East, Jerash is one of the top attractions in Jordan.

    Madaba: An ancient town in Jordan, best known for its spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics.

    The Dead Sea: The lowest point on earth; a salt-rich lake surrounded by desert beaches, mineral spas and oases.

    Petra: A famous archeological site in Jordan's southwest desert. Dating to around 300 B.C., it contains tombs and temples carved into pink sandstone cliffs.

    Wadi Rum: A stunning desert landscape with sand dunes, rock formations and petroglyphs, also known as Valley of the Moon.

    Jordan

    What You Will Learn

    How to create compelling environmental portraits anywhere in the world, despite language and cultural barriers.

    Getting professional results with your smartphone and the Moment App and lenses.

    Introduction to street photography: becoming the inconspicuous hunter.

    Mastering exposure: choosing the best combination of aperture, shutter speed and ISO for the shot.

    What's Included

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      11 nights in luxury accommodations (prices per person, based on double occupancy)

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      Breakfast & lunch daily

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      Dinners at Sun City Desert Camp & group farewell dinner in Amman

    • Ticket-Entrancefee-ActivityCreated with Sketch.

      All monument entry fees and camera permit fees

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      Group Tourist Visa

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      Private airport greeter and transfer service from Amman’s Queen Alia airport

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      Private transportation in AC deluxe coach, mini-vans or jeeps

    What's Not Included

    • Personal items such as laundry services, soft drinks, coffee drinks, alcoholic beverages, etc.
    • Airfare to and from Jordan
    • Group (pool tip) to our main Jordanian guide / co-leader and bus driver (optional)
    • Private jeep rental or camel hire as you may choose in Petra or Wadi Rum (optional)
    • Personal trip interruption and cancellation insurance (required)

    FAQs

    • What is the Cancellation Policy?

      Up to 120 days prior to the start date of the tour, you may cancel for a full refund on all payments, minus the initial deposit.

      Up to 90 days prior to the start date of the tour: you may cancel for a full refund minus the initial deposit and minus 25% of other paid balances.

      Up to 70 days prior to the start date of the tour: you may cancel for a full refund minus the initial deposit and minus 35% of other paid balances.

      Up to 60 days prior to the start date of the tour: you may cancel for a full refund minus the initial deposit and minus 50% of other paid balances.

      For cancellations made less than 59 days prior to the start date of the tour, no refunds can be made.

      Trip interruption and cancellation insurance is required for this tour.

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