On this 4-day tour you'll travel south from Amman to the ancient city of Petra to see the magnificent Treasury (El-Khazneh). Continue to Wadi Rum, a uniquely shaped mountain that rose amongst the rosy red sand of the desert. Later visit the Dead Sea where the salt content of the water is so high, no fish can survive.
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
This tour will also take you South of the kingdom to Petra. The ancient Nabataean city of Petra is considered one of the wonders of the world and people come from all over the world to see it.
Later in the tour, visit Wadi Rum, the uniquely shaped massive mountain that rose amongst the rosy red sand of the desert with towering cliffs of various brownish, reddish and golden colors.
Continue to see the incredible Dead Sea, which sits 400 meters below sea level. The Dead Sea speaks for itself; there is no living fish! It is by far one of Jordan's most impressive and spectacular places to visit.
A local Guide will be included for 2 hours in Petra. The guides are provided by the Authority of Petra under the Ministry of Tourism.
This is a private tour so please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at time of booking to alert our driver, so that he or she can better prepare for your private tour.
Day 1: Amman (D)
Upon your arrival into Amman, you will be meet and assisted from Amman Queen Alia international airport. The driver will transfer you to your hotel, the rest of the day is at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Amman.
Day 2: Amman - Petra (B, D)
Following breakfast, depart to the South of the kingdom to Petra. The Nabatean Red, Rose City of Petra that can be considered one of the wonders of the world. A city 139 miles (225 kilometers) from Amman, carved in stone more than 2000 years ago in order to dominate the trade routes of ancient Arabia. Visit its towns, damns, and water channels.
First, walk the siq, a narrow path of three quarters of a mile (1.2 kilometers), which is the main entrance to the city. At the end of the siq, you will see the treasury " Khazneh" - which was believed to hold countless treasures. The first view of the "Khazneh" is a breathtaking. Other monuments we can see are the monastery and the altar of sacrifice. Dinner and overnight in Petra.
Day 3: Petra - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea (B, D)
After breakfast depart to Wadi Rum, called the valley of moon where the movie Lawrence of Arabia was filmed. A short visit of Wadi Rum in a 4x4 jeep. Wadi Rum is a uniquely shaped massive mountain that rose amongst the rosy red sand of the desert with towering cliffs of various brownish, reddish and golden colors.
Then transfer to the Dead Sea which sits 400 meters below sea level. The Dead Sea is one of the most incredible places in the world. It is known for the Biblical story of the destruction of Sodom and Amora, which was turned into salt. The Dead Sea speaks for itself; there is no living fish! It is by far one of Jordan's most impressive and spectacular places to visit. Its calm shining water glowing from its scorching sun above, is known for the concentration of salt and minerals which makes it a therapeutic as well as a unique swimming experience not to be missed! Free time to swim before returning to your hotel in Amman.
Day 4: Amman (B)
After breakfast and to coincide with your departure flight details, you will be transferred to Amman Queen Alia International Airport to meet your outbound flight.
This tour was great. We did not have long enough in Jordan, but this tour allowed us to see so much! Shadi, our guide could not have been better or more helpful. We chose the 5 star option and the hotels were fine, but we would probably have been happy to pay a little more if there had been a greater choice, but overall a very good and highly enjoyble tour which was excellent value and I would definitely recommend.
A truly wonderful experience!
I was initially a little cautious about using Viator and an unknown tour operator in Jordan but our tour and all the arrangements for it went as smoothly and efficiently as anyone could wish for. Viator were responsive and very proactive in sending out our vouchers and making sure we had downloaded them before we travelled. The local tour company were great and kept in touch with us regarding our flights, the unseasonal snowy weather and our itinerary. And our driver and guide, Basel, was amazing. A true gentleman, he guided us through the ups and downs of travel in an unknown country with grace and kindness, keeping us safe while allowing us to discover the amazing sights of Jordan at our own pace.
We chose the four star accommodation option for our tour and, as other reviewers had noted, it was probably closer to two or three star. But in a country where resources are scarce and nothing is wasted, what is wrong with an old towel so long as it is clean? Hotel staff everywhere did their very best to meet our requests. And it was great having breakfasts and dinners included at our hotels - after a day of climbing around Petra the prospect of having to go out and find dinner would have been rather daunting!
In hindsight, I think we should have made contact with the local tour operator earlier and discussed options for staying a night at the Dead Sea rather than coming back to Amman, and also to find out about other optional tours in our spare time. Trying to make decisions on the spot about a side trip to Jarash was a little tricky...but in the end was SO well worth doing.So if you have other ideas, don't hesitate to contact Zaid directly.
All in all, highly recommended. So many amazing things to see and do in Jordan...and this tour picks the best of them for you. We will certainly use Viator again.