Cooking lesson | Petra | Jordan
FROM: R41,900

A fantastic cooking course for foodies! Learn to cook traditional Jordanian cuisine and explore beautiful Petra, the Dead Sea, Shobak Castle and more!

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Trip Highlights

Amman - Ancient hilltop citadel, fascinating Archaeological Museum and bustling souqs
Madaba - Christian market town, Church of St George, Jordan’s finest Byzantine mosaics
Shobak Crusader Castle - Reminder of the former glory of the Crusaders
Learning to cook delicious Jordanian food
Mt Nebo - Perhaps one of the most sacred sites in Jordan with views across the Promised Land
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


7 nights luxury accommodation with breakfast daily (6 nights 4 star and 1 night 5 star hotel)
Lunch in Madaba
Shopping trip to the souq with the chef
Airport arrival and departure transfers
All excursions including a local guide for two days touring in Petra
5 cooking sessions followed by dinner
Trips to local farms
Recipes and an apron to remember it all with!

Not Included

Flights or other transport to Amman
Visas, travel insurance and personal expenses
Meals, beverages or excursions not included in the itinerary


Day 1


Arrival at Queen Alia airport, Amman. You’ll be met at the airport and stay overnight at an excellent Amman hotel.
Overnight: Amman

Day 2

See Mt Nebo and Madaba

The trip starts with a visit to Mt. Nebo from where Moses viewed the Promised Land – a panoramic view over the Jordan River Valley, the Dead Sea, Jericho and the hills of Judea. After a trip to Madaba, there’ll be lunch where you’ll be able to try some of the many special dishes you’ll be learning during the course. Then it’s to Petra to settle into your hotel. In the evening meet the chef and the local women at the Petra kitchen for your first cooking lesson followed by dinner.
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Explore Petra

Enjoying a guided tour we explore the deserted city of Petra. Upon entering the site through the towering cliff wall of the siq we continue our day of sightseeing visiting the much loved treasury, numerous tombs, temples and the Monastery. In the early evening it’s on with aprons again to cook a traditional Jordanian meal followed by dinner.
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

Secret Road of al-Madras

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. Then return to the Petra kitchen to start the evening’s cooking followed by another spectacular meal.
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

Fourth Cooking Lesson

You have a free morning at the resort. In the afternoon join the chef to shop for the evening's ingredients in the Fruit and Veg market and the local shops. Later it's back to the kitchen to get ready for cooking lesson four.
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

Visit a Crusader Castle

Today you you'll visit Shobak, one of the great chain of Crusader fortresses. On your return back to Petra you'll stop at one or two orchards or farms tucked away in the fertile hillsides where many families still strive for self-sufficient food supplies and 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

Enjoy the Dead Sea

Depart for the Dead Sea - traveling 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. Your accommodation is at the fabulous five star Movenpick resort, right on the shore.
Overnight: 5 star hotel  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Dead Sea

Dead Sea - Amman airport. Onward departure transfer to Amman's Queen Alia airport or if you wish to stay longer then speak to our consultants about fascinating extensions to your holiday.

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Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the per person price.

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Jordan on the Menu - 8 days

In Brief

Trip Type
Dead Sea
Hotel Rating
Superior or Deluxe
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 4
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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