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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.

Middle East
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Moderate%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 155192
  • Starts: Amman, Jordan
  • Finishes: Sweimeh, Jordan
You will Visit
  • Amman
  • Dead Sea

Itinerary

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Day 1: Amman

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.


Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Transport:
Arrival Airport Transfer

02

Day 2: Amman (1B)

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.

Included Activities:
National Archaeological Museum & Citadel
Jerash Guided Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.00-1.50 hours)
Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours)

03

Day 3: Amman/Wādī Mūsá (1B)

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.

Included Activities:
Mt Nebo Visit
Madaba Mosaics Guided Tour
Petra Archaeologist Talk

Transport:
Private Vehicle (10.00 hour(s))

04

Day 4: Wādī Mūsá (1B, 1D)

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.

Included Activities:
Petra Guided Tour
Cooking Demonstration with Dinner

Transport:
Private Vehicle

05

Day 5: Petra/Wadi Rum (1B, 1L, 1D)

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.


Additional Notes:
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.

Included Activities:
4x4 Desert Trip
Wadi Rum Night Walk

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))

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Day 6: Wadi Rum/Dead Sea (1B, 1D)

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.

Included Activities:
Bethany Beyond the Jordan

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.50 hour(s))

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Day 7: Dead Sea (1B)

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.

Additional Notes:
Speak to your CEO about arranging your transfer to the Amman airport (approx. 1 hour away).

Included Activities:
Departure Day

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 (5 nts), desert camp (1 nt)
    • 6 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