Travel between January 10 and February 28, 2015, to save 10% off our previously offered price!
- 3-night tour of Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea from Amman with a private driver
- See the best of Petra, including the Siq, Treasury (El Khazneh) and the Royal Tombs, led by a local guide
- Ride a 4x4 through the canyons, valleys and deserts of Wadi Rum
- Float in the salt-rich waters of the Dead Sea
- Enjoy two nights in Jordan’s capital of Amman, plus a night in ancient Petra
- Choose from a range of hotel standards to suit your budget
Recent Photos of This Tour
The Treasury, PetraPhoto by: Krystal B
Channelling Lawrence of ArabiaPhoto by: Linden H
CamelsPhoto by: Krystal B
Petra by nightPhoto by: Krystal B
AmmanPhoto by: Krystal B
The Dead SeaPhoto by: Krystal B
Wadi RumPhoto by: Krystal B
View from the Grand View HotelPhoto by: Milan A
Qatar, 04 2010
'Entrance' into PetraPhoto by: Milan A
Qatar, 04 2010
What You Can Expect
After an overnight stay in Amman on Day 1, enjoy a guided walking tour of the age-old, UNESCO-listed rock city of Petra on Day 2. On Day 3, after an overnight stay in Petra, take in the stunning desert scenery of Wadi Rum on a 4x4 and then continue to the Dead Sea. Enjoy time here to float in the incredible, salt-rich waters before you wend your way back to Amman and spend a last night at your hotel in the city.
A choice of hotel accommodation is available on your tour: choose from Jordan’s tourist-class, prime-class or superior-class hotels depending on your budget. Breakfast and dinner are included at each hotel and there’s ample time to enjoy lunch at your own expense on each day.
Please see the itinerary below for details on each day of the tour.
Start your Jordan experience with an airport transfer to your hotel in Amman. Check in, and then enjoy dinner in your hotel.
Overnight: tourist-class Larsa Hotel, prime-class Amman West Hotel or superior-class Regency Hotel in central Amman
Day 2: Amman - Petra (B, D)
After breakfast and a hotel pickup by your car and driver, travel south through the rugged desert landscapes to Petra, the ancient rock city in Jordan’s Shara Mountains — your time on the road is roughly 3 hours.
After lunch (own expense), enjoy 2-hour walking tour of this awe-inspiring Nabataean city and UNESCO World Heritage site with a local guide. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Petra was carved into a sandstone gorge more than 2,000 years ago to dominate the trading routes of ancient Arabia and is rightly regarded as the jewel in the crown of Jordan’s historic sights.
Walk along the narrow Siq, the high-walled fissure in the rocks that winds into the heart of the city. Then, stop in your tracks at your first breathtaking glimpse of the Treasury, known locally as El-Khazneh —Petra’s stellar sight. Wonder at its intricate façade and hear how movies such as Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade were filmed here.
Take photos of this glorious monument and then continue your tour. See Petra’s ornate tombs cut into the rock face and admire the stunning theater that once sat 3,000 spectators. As you walk, hear stories and facts about the ingenious Nabataeans who chose, carved out and then made this place their home so long ago. After your walking tour finishes, check in and enjoy dinner at your hotel.
Overnight: tourist-class Amra Palace, prime-class Kings Way or superior-class Beit Zaman in Petra
Day 3: Petra - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea - Amman (B, D)
Start your day with breakfast at your hotel and then travel to the spectacular desert wilderness of Wadi Rum. Sometimes known as the ‘Valley of the Moon’ for its lunar-like landscapes, this protected region of mountains, dunes and canyons was where TE Lawrence, known as ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ fought alongside the Bedouin locals in World War I.
The locals have named many of the sites in Wadi Rum after Lawrence and numerous scenes from the iconic movie, Lawrence of Arabia, were filmed on location here. Enjoy an exhilarating 2-hour trip by 4x4 through this majestic place to immerse yourself in its serene beauty and ever-changing colors. Rumble along desert valleys, through narrow gorges and past red dunes and mountains and stop to take photos along the way.
After a break for lunch (own expense), travel onward to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth. Sitting at 1,312 feet (400 meters) below sea level, this glittering inland sea contains extraordinarily high levels of salt and minerals, and offers up an incredible experience: the chance to float rather than swim!
Arrive at the Dead Sea Beach Rest House and wade in to experience a short floating session from the beach: it’s an unforgettable sensation. Finish your day by relaxing on the 1-hour journey back to Amman. Check back into your hotel for dinner.
Overnight: tourist-class Larsa Hotel, prime-class Amman West or superior-class Regency Hotel in central Amman
Day 4: Amman (B)
Your 3-night Jordan tour finishes after your hotel breakfast. Check out of your hotel and relax on a convenient airport drop-off at Amman Queen Alia International Airport at a time to fit your flight departure.
Fantastic tour! I paired this with the Jerash half-day and an extra hotel night in Amman. My driver Shadi was fantastic; he knew all the great places to stop for photos and gave great advice and history of the country. The tourist class hotels were perfectly acceptable.
What an amazing journey around Jordan! The places are hours apart but we had a comfortable vehicle and a great driver/guide Amer! We started out at Petra at 6am which is highly recommended!! All our pictures are sans tourists!!! The food throughout the journey was very Jordanian and wonderful. We found wonderful places for lunch as well. Airport pick up and drop off was stress free!!