Jordanian food | Jordan
FROM: USD $3,295 pp

CULINARY TOUR: Learn how to cook delicious Jordanian cuisine on this culinary tour which also includes sightseeing of some of Jordan's most famous attractions. With five included cooking sessions, you'll become a master chef, as well as exploring Petra, the Dead Sea and more.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Amman - Ancient hilltop citadel, fascinating Archaeological Museum and the bustling souqs
Madaba - Christian market town, Church of St George, Jordan’s finest Byzantine mosaics
Shobak Crusader Castle - See what remains of the former glory of the Crusaders
Jordanian Cuisine - Learning to cook delicious Jordanian food
Mt Nebo - Perhaps one of the most sacred sites in Jordan with views across the Promised Land
UNESCO-listed Petra - The fabled Nabataean city that was all but lost to the modern world until its rediscovery in 1812
Dead Sea - Dramatically beautiful landscape with warm buoyant mineral-rich waters

Included

Touring - Dead Sea, Petra, Wadi Rum, Shobak, Mt Nebo and Madaba
6 nights SUPERIOR and 1 night DELUXE hotels. STANDARD and DELUXE hotel options are also available upon request. Accommodation rating – See Trip Notes for details
Shopping trip to the souq with the chef and trips to local farms
An airport arrival transfer on day 1 and a departure transfer on day 8
Recipes and an apron to take home with you and remember your wonderful holiday!
Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 5 dinners
5 cooking sessions with a your Jordanian cooking teacher, resulting in afternoon glazing platter and 5 delicious meals taken as dinner
Services of a licensed English speaking Jordanian tour guide for guided sightseeing, including 2 fully guided days of touring in Petra
All relevant transfers and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles
Entrance fees for all included sightseeing

Not Included

International flights and visa (see Trip Notes for further information about visas)
Tipping - An entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Amman

Welcome to Jordan! Arrive at Queen Alia Airport, Amman. You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel, the remainder of today is leisure to relax or head out and independently explore.
Overnight: Amman

Day 2

Mt Nebo & Madaba, then its into the kitchen

Amman - Petra. Our sightseeing begins with a visit to Mt. Nebo, from where Moses viewed the Promised Land. Soak up the panoramic views over the Jordan River Valley, the Dead Sea, Jericho and the hills of Judea. We also visit the town of Madaba and view its exquisite mosaics before lunch, during which you can try some of the many special dishes you’ll be learning to cook during your holiday.

Later, it’s on to Petra to settle into our hotel. This evening, you’ll meet our chef and the local women at the Petra Kitchen for your first cooking lesson, followed by dinner. Try your hand at traditional Jordanian dishes, and don't worry - there will be plenty of help and support!
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Petra Archaeological Site & lesson #2

Today, we take in one of the Wonders of the World - the famous Nabatean city of Petra. On our guided tour, we’ll admire incredible sights including the hill-top Monastery and the Treasury, which is famed from the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade movie. Early this evening, it's back to the kitchen to continue our culinary journey with our second lesson.
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

Secret Road of al-Madras & lesson #3

This morning we'll return to Petra with our guide via the 'secret road' of al-Madras, and then explore the High Place of Sacrifice, Wadi Farasa and the Great Temple Complex. After another day of sightseeing, we'll return to the Petra Kitchen to start the evening’s cooking, followed by a spectacular meal.
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

Free time in Petra & lesson #4

This morning is free to relax in the hotel or explore Petra further at leisure. In the afternoon we'll join our chef and head to the bustling markets. Here, we will shop for tonight's ingredients and enjoy the vibrant smells and sounds of the market (bring your camera). Once your ingredients have been purchased, it's time to head to the kitchen to turn our finds into something delicious.
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

Shobak Crusader Castle & lesson #5

Today we visit Shobak, one of the great chain of Crusader fortresses. After exploring this ancient castle, we return to Petra, stopping en route at an orchard or farm, tucked away in the fertile hillsides and perhaps pick up some ripe ingredients for the evening's meal (seasonal). We return to the Petra Kitchen for our final cooking course!
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7

Dead Sea R&R

Petra - The Dead Sea. Saying goodbye to Petra, as we depart for the Dead Sea. Travelling down the scenic Ghor Fifa Road to the lowest point on the Earth’s surface. Hotel check in and we have the afternoon free to enjoy the resorts beach, pool and spa facilities. Take a weightless soak in its therapeutic buoyant waters and come away rejuvenated.
Overnight: 5 star hotel  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Dead Sea

The Dead Sea - Amman. Your culinary journey ends today. There's an included departure transfer to Amman's Queen Alia Airport, or if you wish to stay longer then speak to your consultant about extending your holiday.
Breakfast

Extend your time in historic Jordan, or head to Israel or Egypt

Consider spending some extra time exploring Jordan many historical; sites or have an extra night or two at the Dead Sea and soak up the sun with a good book. We offer a variety of properties for you to choose from. Browse our best places to visit and best time to travel pages for suggestions on what to see on your holiday. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please let us know so we can accommodate your request.

For information about visas, top travel tips and much more, take a look through our travel guide.

Alternatively, why not consider travelling onto Israel or Egypt as they are only a short flight away and tick off some more of your 'bucket list'.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The minimum number of persons required to operate this holiday is 2 persons. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required.

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Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
Jordan on the Menu - 8 days
USD $3295
USD $880

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Al-Qasr Metropole, Amman

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Recently refurbished, the Al Qasr Metropole is a modern and chic boutique hotel. Guest rooms are beautifully furnished and include free Wi-Fi connection and luxury en suite facilities. All guests at the Al Qasr gain free access to the on site Fitness First gym as well as a complimentary breakfast. The rooftop restaurant has fantastic panoramic views of Amman and is a great place to spend the evening. The hotel is well located in Shmeisani, one of Amman's most prestigious neighbourhoods.

Old Village Resort, Petra

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located above Wadi Mousa, Old Village Resort has a wonderfully traditional feel about it with open stonework and original architecture. Rooms are full of character, some with delightful archways and all directly accessed from the outside. The hotel boasts an indoor swimming pool and sauna and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. For dinner why not dine al fresco at the restaurant overlooking the mountains. Well located in forested wadis facing Petra’s mountains.

Movenpick Resort & Spa, Dead Sea

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel

The Dead Sea Movenpick is a luxurious, bungalow style resort right on the edge of the Dead Sea. The hotel spa has a range of treatments on offer, using Dead Sea minerals.

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Amman
Ends
Amman
Departs
Saturdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max - Unlimited
Hotel Rating
Our rating: 6 nights Superior, 1 night Deluxe
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 5
Visiting
Countries
Click to play videoHouses piled one on top of the other on the hills of Amman, Jordan's capital city
Click to play videoOne of the beautiful mosques that make up the city of Madaba
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