Jordanian food | Jordan
FROM: R41,900 pp

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 4 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 in the capital.
Overnight: Amman

Day 2

Mt Nebo & Madaba, then its into the kitchen

Amman - Petra. Your 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 before lunch, during which you can try some of the many special dishes you’ll be learning to cook during the course.

Later, it’s on to Petra to settle into your hotel. In the evening, you 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 you take in one of the Wonders of the World - the famous Nabatean city of Petra. On your guided tour, you'll get to admire incredible sights including the hill-top Monastery and the Treasury, which found fame in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade . In the early evening, it's back to the kitchen to continue your culinary journey with your second lesson.
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

Secret Road of al-Madras & lesson #3

This morning you'll return to Petra with our guide via the 'secret road' of al-Madras, then visit the High Place of Sacrifice, Wadi Farasa and the Great Temple complex. After another day of sightseeing, you'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

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

Day 6

Shobak Crusader Castle & lesson #5

Today you visit Shobak, one of the great chain of Crusader fortresses. After exploring this ancient castle, you return to Petra, stopping en route at an orchard or farm, tucked away in the fertile hillsides. Perhaps pick up some ripe ingredients for the evening's meal. You will then return to the Petra kitchen for your final cooking course!
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7

Dead Sea R&R

Petra - The Dead Sea. Saying goodbye to Petra, you depart for the Dead Sea - travelling down the scenic Ghor Fifa road to the lowest point on the Earth’s surface. You have the afternoon free to enjoy the resorts beach, pool and Spa facilities. Take a weightless soak in its therapeutic 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 our consultants about extending your holiday.
Breakfast

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
R41900
R11900

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
Dead Sea
Departs
Saturdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max Private Tour
Hotel Rating
Superior Hotels
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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