Highlights & Tour Itinerary
- Private guided tour with 5* accommodation.
- Experience the red rose rock city Petra.
- Spend a night in Wadi Rum desert.
- Leisure time at a Dead Sea Resort.
2 nights Amman
1 night Petra
1 night Wadi Rum
2 nights Dead Sea
Day 1: Amman Airport - Amman Hotel
Ahlan Wa Sahlan - Welcome to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan! Our representative meets you with a signage before the passport control and assists you with the procedure. Meet your private guide. The ride to the hotel in Amman takes around 50 minutes. Check-in, rest of the day at leisure. Stay at The St Regis or similar.
Day 2: Amman Hotel - Jerash - Amman 2.5 Hours City Tour - Amman Hotel
Your driver takes you 50 km to the Roman ruins of Jerash. Set in the hills of Gilead, Jerash is the best example of a Roman provincial city in the Middle East. See the Hippodrome, the spectacular Forum, Roman colonnaded street, the Nymphaeum, the Temple of Artemis and the North Theatre. Time to stroll around the remains on your own. Then to Amman, the bustling capital of Jordan. Though already mentioned in the Bible as Rabbat Ammon, the city is modern with only a few ancient attractions we visit today. Head downtown to explore the Citadel hill with remains from the Roman to the early Islamic period and a small Archaeological Museum. Onto the opposite Roman Theatre from the 2nd century with 6,000 seats. From here stroll along the vibrant Souq with its different shops and stalls. We stop in Jabal Amman at Rainbow Street with its charme of early 20th century houses, cafés and restaurants. Return transfer to your hotel in Amman.
Day 3: Amman Hotel - Mt Nebo - King’s Way - Dana Village View - Kerak Castle - Petra Hotel
A several hours‘ tour along a scenic route ending in Petra lies ahead of you. Your chauffeur takes you for 50 minutes to Mt Nebo. From here overlook the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea and parts of the Holy Land. According to the Bible this is the place where Moses was granted to see the Promised Land before he died and alleged to be his burial place. Travel along the famous ancient caravan route of the King’s Way. Short photo stop in Wadi Al-Mujib, a great wide valley with magnificent geological formation, identical with the Arnon River of the Hebrew Bible. Then to the remains of the Crusader castle Kerak. Explore the underground passageways, enjoy the view and imagine how the forces of Salah ad-Din besieged this stronghold several times. The journey continues southwards to Dana, a 400 years old Bedouin village, from where you enjoy some great views over the Dana Reserve. Within 1 hour you reach Petra, check-in your hotel. Overnight at Movenpick Resort or similar.
Day 4: Petra Hotel - Petra Visit - Wadi Rum Camp
Today visit Petra, the spectacular rose rock city, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Prepare yourself for walking over uneven terrain. Petra is the biggest attraction of Jordan and was first established around the 6th century B.C. by the Nabatean Arabs, a nomadic tribe who settled in the area and laid the foundation of a commercial empire that extended into Syria. Start with a walk to the canyon, the so-called Siq, at its end you see the most beautiful monument, the Treasury. The building rises over 40 meters, and is carved into the sandstone like most of Petra’s architecture. Continue via the Street of Facades, passing by the Theatre to the Royal Tombs. Return along the same trail to the main entrance. From here the journey takes us 1.5 hours to Wadi Rum. Check into your campsite, where dinner and the desert night with a hopefully starry sky awaits you. Overnight stay at Palmera Camp or similar.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Wadi Rum Camp - Wadi Rum 3 Hours Jeep Ride - Dead Sea Hotel
Hop in a 4x4 and with your Bedouin driver uncover more of the vast Wadi Rum desert. The rugged landscape, the changing colours of sands and mountains, the serene atmosphere will make you understand why Wadi Rum is one of the most impressive desert landscapes in the world. The setting had been used for Hollywood movies. You see canyons, red sand dunes, Nabatean rock inscriptions and a natural rock bridge formed over centuries. A long-distance drive of four hours lies ahead of you, taking you to the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea. Check-in your hotel for a leisurely afternoon at the beach, floating on salty water. Overnight at Kempinski Ishtar or similar.
Day 6: Dead Sea Leisure Day - Dead Sea Hotel
Carefree day to enjoy the Dead Sea and your hotel amenities. The Dead Sea is a superlative as the lowest point on earth and a natural wonder. The area is characterized by high temperatures, oxygen rich air and high atmospheric pressure weakening UV rays. Take a bath in the salty waters with the obligatory photo of floating with a newspaper in your hand, cover your body with the dark, mineral-rich mud from the shores and don’t miss watching the sunset. If you plan on any spa treatment, it is recommended to book with your hotel in advance.
Day 7: Dead Sea Hotel - Amman Airport
At a prearranged time we pick you up from your hotel lobby. The drive to Amman Airport takes about an hour. Say farewell to Jordan - Ma’a Salamah!