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 seven-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 Petra itself after a lecture by a local archaeologist. Make your own history in a place thats seen so much.
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.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Arrival Airport Transfer
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.
National Archaeological Museum & Citadel
Jerash Guided Visit
Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours)
Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours)
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.
Mt Nebo Visit
Madaba Mosaics Guided Tour
Petra Archaeologist Talk
Private Vehicle (10.00 hour(s))
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.
Petra Guided Tour
Cooking Demonstration with Dinner
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.
November – February: The desert can get very cold after the sun sets and it can be cool during the days. If you are visiting during the winter months you should pack warm comfortable clothing for daytime and especially the evenings (a jacket, hat, gloves and warm pajamas).
September/October & March/April: evenings can still get chilly so you should bring something warm to wear. Daytime is usually warm and comfortable but you can bring a sweater or jacket just in case.
May – August: the weather is very hot during the day and the evenings are usually comfortable and warm.
4x4 Desert Trip
Wadi Rum Night Walk
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
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.
Bethany Beyond the Jordan
Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))
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 to relax and take advantage of the stunning natural surroundings.
Speak to your CEO about arranging your transfer to the Amman airport (approx. 1 hour away).
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Trip Name: Explore Jordan
Duration: 7 Days
From Price: 934
Trip Code: 155192
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