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Until Dec 17 From Jan 18

UNESCO has called the ancient stone city of Petra one of the most precious cultural properties in the world. Experience it for yourself on this eight-day adventure through Jordans past and present. Float in the Dead Sea, explore incredible archaeological ruins, take an exciting 4x4 drive into the desert, and walk through the Lost City itself after a lecture by a local archaeologist. Live out your Indiana Jones fantasies while discovering the true story of this eternal place.

Middle East
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, Off-road Auto & 4x4, Sightseeing, Walking Tour
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Moderate%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID/Link Tour Code: DJJNG.B/201526
  • Starts: Amman, Jordan
  • Finishes: Amman, Jordan
You will Visit
  • Amman
  • Wādī Mūsá
  • Petra
  • Wadi Rum
  • Dead Sea

Itinerary

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Day 1: Amman

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Arrive in Amman at any time, there are no planned activities. After learning more about the tour and plans for the following day, choose to head out for an optional dinner at a local restaurant with your CEO and the group.

02

Day 2: Amman

Take an orientation drive through Amman and visit the National Museum and archaeological site of the Citadel. Continue on to visit Jerash, one of the largest and most well-preserved Roman ruins outside of Italy.

03

Day 3: Amman/Wādī Mūsá

Visit the ancient town of Madaba, famous for its mosaics and churches. Continue to Mt Nebo where we are rewarded with stunning views from the summit. In the evening, enjoy a lecture with a local archaeologist to discuss the importance of Petra, and ongoing excavations at this UNESCO World Heritage site.
Depart early today for the long but very interesting drive by way of the King's Highway to Petra. The first stop is Mount Nebo, which is believed by many to be the site of Moses' death and has thus been a centre for pilgrimage since the earliest Christian times.

Visit the town of Madaba, which has some of the finest Byzantine mosaics in the world. Arrive in the early evening at Wadi Musa, our base for exploring Petra.

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Day 4: Wādī Mūsá

Rise early to visit iconic Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy a guided walking tour with your expert CEO, after opt to hike up for magnificent views from the top of the treasury or enjoy free time to explore the site on your own. In the evening, enjoy a cooking demonstration and dinner of local specialties.
Wind your way through the Siq, a narrow, 1km-long (.6 mi) gorge flanked by soaring 80m-high (262 ft) sandstone walls. Take in the astounding colours and patterns of the rock, and, at the end of this passage, catch your first glimpse of Al-Khazneh, the famed treasury of Petra. Spend the morning exploring this famed site with your guide. The guide will give a brief history of the city, which the Nabateans carved from the living rock of the surrounding mountains. The site is large so please be prepared for a lot of walking over sand and rocks. Pace yourself, stay hydrated and be sure to have proper walking/hiking shoes.

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Day 5: Petra/Wadi Rum

Continue to Wadi Rum in the heart of Jordan's desertscape. Enjoy lunch at our camp and an exciting 4x4 desert excursion into the desert where we pick the perfect spot to watch the sunset. Return to camp for a traditional Bedouin feast and after take a walk in the desert admiring the night sky with a local Bedouin guide.
After breakfast, drive to Wadi Rum, a vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds and the largest and most magnificent of Jordan's desert landscapes. Spend the night is a comfortable desert camp; The authentic goat-wool tent combines traditional Bedouin living with modern amenities including full ensuite. Each tent is outfitted with sheets, pillows, a raised bed, towels, electricity and thick covers against the desert cold.

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Day 6: Wadi Rum/Dead Sea

Opt to take an early morning camel trek or hot air balloon ride over the desert. Later, continue to the famed Dead Sea. Upon arrival opt to swim and use the natural sea salts and mud as your own personal spa.
At 423m (1,388 ft) below sea level, the shores of the Dead Sea are at the lowest land elevation on Earth. The sea is named because its salinity is so high (up to nine times that of the world's oceans) that only a few microorganisms can live in its waters.

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Day 7: Dead Sea/Amman

Enjoy a visit to the archaeological site of Bethany, thought to be the site where Jesus was baptized. Continue back to Amman and opt to join the CEO for a farewell dinner.

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Day 8: Amman

Depart at any time.
Check-out time from the hotel is normally mid-morning, but luggage storage facilities are available. We also encourage you to book a few additional nights if you want more time to explore the city.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Arrival transfer
    • Visit to the Amman Citadel and the National Archaeological Museum
    • Guided visit to Jerash
    • Guided tour to the Madaba mosaics
    • Visit Mount Nebo
    • Lecture with an archaeologist
    • Petra guided tour
    • Cooking demonstration and dinner in Wadi Musa
    • Wadi Rum desert 4x4 jeep excursion
    • Night walk in Wadi Rum with Bedouin guide
    • Guided visit to Bethany
    • Visit to the Dead Sea
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (6 nts), desert camp (1 nt)
    • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
    Transport
    • Private van/bus, 4x4, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Visit ancient ruins with a local expert
  • Watch a cooking demonstration and taste local specialties
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Learn about the stars during a night walk in Wadi Rum with a Bedouin guide
  • Enjoy a lecture from an archaeologist