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2 Day Expedition To The Ancient Cities Of Amman, Petra & Madaba
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Architecture, Archeology, History

  • Duration

    2 Days

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    Arabic, English

Description

Join this 2-day tour to delve into the thought-provoking history and awe-inspiring architecture of the holiest cities of Amman, Petra, and Madaba. Discover the bygone eras amongst the ruins of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage site, witness the Byzantine murals at Madaba, and explore the city of Amman with its exquisite historical palaces.

Highlights
  • Witness the ruins of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See the Byzantine murals at Madaba
  • Trace the history at the holy Mount Nebo, the alleged burial site of Prophet Moses
  • Day 1: Arrival at Amman and uncovering Petra expand_more
    • Arrive at the Amman Airport, where you will be greeted by the tour representative. 

    • Drive to the city of Petra. Start the tour on horseback, and proceed to unfold the mysteries of the Rose-red City with its spectacular treasury, royal tombs, burial chambers and places of sacrifice.

    • Return to Amman for an overnight stay.

  • Day 2: Discovering the Madaba and Mt. Nebo expand_more
    • From the rendezvous point, head downtown Amman and begin the tour by exploring the Byzantine churches and historical Islamic palaces.

    • Visit the Roman Theater and explore the cultural history in the museums.

    • Walk through the colourful and chaotic vegetable market and past the gold souk with a chance of shopping.

    • Visit Madaba, a city known for its Byzantine-era churches. You will find one of the oldest mosaic maps of the holy land on the floor of the 6th-century St. George's Church.

    • A short drive will take you to the holy Mt. Nebo, the alleged burial site of Prophet Moses. This is a vantage point as you get amazing views of the Dead Sea, Jordan Valley, and the panorama of the holy land.

    • Return back to Amman airport for departure.

What's Included
  • All transfers by private modern A/C vehicle

  • English-speaking Jordan tour guide

  • Minivan (4-5) pax & car (2-3) pax

What's Excluded
  • Entrance Fees

  • Meals & Drinks

  • Personal Expenses

  • Accommodation

  • Tips and gratuities

Meeting Point

Airport Rd., Amman, Jordan

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • Christine

    My husband and I had a fabulous trip to Jordan and Firas made the trip even more special. He is a very professional guide. But brings in a bit of fun as well. We had many good laughs. Great to have a guide who loves his own country as much as he does. We can highly recommend Firas . Said to him, we will go back and see more of this very special place.

  • Farah

    Our visit to Jordan was a last minute decision. My daughter and I landed Thursday at 11:00 pm and left Saturday at 10:30 pm.  Even in this short period of time, we wanted to see the most of Jordan and thanks to Firas, we were able to achieve this; Dead Sea, Mount Nebo, Petra and Amman. Firas was with us in each step and explained the history behind everything we saw. He could explain it in a very simple way that my daughter is still telling it to her friends. 

    I would definitely come back to see the rest of Jordan with Firas, and I would recommend him without any hesitation. 

    Thanks again for the amazing weekend. 

  • Rosaria

    Firas is a very professional guide, but not only!

    I appreciated the precision, the knowledge of the sites we visited, his punctuality, his patience and the pleasantness. He was always attentive to everyone's needs and ready to help each of us. Really a nice man and a great guide.

  • Maria Grazia Sanna

    Firas is the best guide i ever met!! Very professional  and  cultured ! I was so regret to leave him at the end of my travel! He loves Jordan and  he transmets the love for his country to the  tourists.

  • Alice Ferraris

    Firas is a guarantee!! Was a pleasure spend a few day around Jordan with him and the group. Highly recommended!!

  • derek

    Firas is phenomenal!  We took a family  spring break trip to Jordan (my wife and I, and our two daughters - 15 and 10) and hired Firas as a guide.  He was unbelievable in every way possible.  He is incredibly knowledgeable about the sights and history of Jordan, and at the same time was so patient with us, our questions, our needs, and our overall silly behavior.  My daughters really enjoyed being with him, and my wife and I thought he was the linchpin to making this week in Jordan one of the best trips ever!  I cannot imagine there is a better guide out there.  Firas is the man!!

  • melody

    Firas is very professional. He is knowledgable and well respected in his field. He is a safe driver and your personnel safety is a priority. He is proud of Jordan tourism and Jordan should be proud to have Firas.

  • Diana Rude

    We had just finished up travelling through Morocco and Egypt leaving us a week to kill at the end of our trip, so we decided to book a quick flight from Cairo to Amman with the main idea to visit Petra in Jordan.  I contacted several tour companies, drivers, and tour guides about 4 days before our arrival looking for private transportation and guiding services through 5different locations that we wanted to visit. There were several that were quick to respond, but there was something about the organization and information provided back from Firas that made me think that there was something that set him apart from the rest. He suggested itineraries based on the information and places that I provided. He was slightly more money than most others that had got back to me, but after chatting back and forth with him, I knew that there was a reason.  All the other prices that I got back from others seemed to be from fly by nighters that would not provide me with much information.

    Once we arrived in Jordan, we were greeted at the airport with a personalized sign and a smile. Firas provided us with all of the services that he had said he would and even sent us a personalized travel schedule before we arrived with daily forecasts to ensure that we knew how to dress for each activity and day.  Every day went sooth and went as organized almost down to the minute.  He was very knowledgeable about all of the sites that we visited and provided more information than one could retain but in an interesting fashion. 

    Firas spoke great English and easily conversed with us over many topics regarding anything about Jordan. He was more than willing to answer any questions that we had about all subjects. 

  • detwah27

    Well prepared and fluently English speaking, at the end of our tour in Jordan I sincerely regretted to leave him and his support. He is also a very kind and polite person, which made him become an oversea new friend of mine. 

  • J

    My family and I visited Jordan for 2 days. Our plan was to visit Dead Sea, Baptism site, Wadi Rum and Petra. Firas organized our schedule carefully and precisely to allow us to visit key locations at all sites  within limited our time frame. He is very knowledgeable in Jordanian history, customs and current environment. We asked many questions and he thoroughly answered all of them.  His recommendations on hotels and restaurants were also excellent. Firas is one of the top guides we have met during our 30+ years of travels. I recommend him without reservation to all travelers visiting Jordan.

  • David

    Firas was our tour guide for a group of 6 of us for 2 days this November. He took us to the Jordan River, Petra, the Dead sea, etc. during the whole two days, not only did he show us the way and tell us where to go, give us history tours along the way, etc. He also was courteous, professional, always happy to help take a photo (or a bunch if we wanted), and had a lot of good judgment in terms of when he should give us some space to enjoy the surroundings and everything we were experiencing. He allowed us to ask him a million questions and he was happy to talk about anything and everything. Also very importantly for a tour guide, he had a great sense of timing, knowing when we'd have to get to each checkpoint, yet never making us feel rushed, getting us to each spot on time without us barely even noticing. A great balance to have in a tour guide. We enjoyed spending time with him so much that we also invited him to have dinner with us on our second day. I would recommend him to anyone who travels to Jordan.

  • Mark

    Firas Mesmar was the full-time guide for our family of four during our recent trip to Jordan. He surpassed our expectations and is by far the best guide we have ever had in our many world travels. We only had five days to see as much as possible in Jordan. Firas made excellent recommendations on how to make the most of our time and truly enjoy our trip. His knowledge of everything Jordan, from history to religion to culture to food is outstanding. We had reviewed multiple guidebooks before our trip, but Firas’s knowledge extends far beyond what is in the books and his historical knowledge is exceptional. Firas is also very responsive, patient and personable, and he always anticipated our needs. When our teenagers listed different foods they wanted to try, he went out of his way to get them as many items from their list as possible. Firas takes great pride in his country and his work. He ensured that our experience in Jordan was the very best possible and in many ways he treated us like family. We offer him our highest recommendation. 

  • Harald

    I was with Firas for two days in April 2017. I told him beforehand what I wanted to see and he arranged the trip accordingly. He was very flexible and always put his client's interest on top. E.g., we went to Petra on the second day and planned to go back via the Dead Sea where I wanted to do a round of swimming. When we finished the first day earlier than expected he offered to advance the Dead Sea trip by one day as the weather conditions were expected to worsen the next day. Firas is very well informed - not only in historical topics but it was also very interesting to hear his views on life and business in Jordan in general. I can really recommend him for any trip in Jordan. He responded very quickly to messages and was very transparent.

  • bg_sylvia

    Firas created a tailored trip for us for 5 days, having in mind all our specifics - grown up kids, 70 years old mother. 

    He adjusted it accordingly during our travels and always responded to our needs.

    Very knowledgeable able to tell you many stories about the places you visit. Suggested options for us to choose. We tried different foods, visited all what we wanted and he showed us places we didn't know about. Have to mention our driver Mundir, safe and comfortable journeys he provided to us.

    I appreciated his care, especially for my mother and we had relaxing and enjoyable vacation, there was always somebody to take care of us.

  • rierajimena

    We travel to Jordan last November with our 3 year old daughter. Firas maked this trip so smooth and comfortable in every site that the whole family enjoyed. Taking into account that our girl is still little and my husband is a very comfortable traveller was perfect. Firas knowledge of every place is remarkable even for the most unexpected questions.

    His kindness went beyond his services runing an errand for us.

    Dear Firas, Thank you very much for making our visit to Jordan unforgettable. We will go back soon.

  • Navid

    My trip was a short 3-day trip to Jordan for business. However, I truly wanted to make a visit to Petra.  My hosts had wisely chosen Firas to be my guide.  He was an amazing guide in telling me the historical and architectural prespetice of the area.  He answered all my questions paitently and gave a fabulous tour of not only Petra but also the background and history of Jordan.  He was also incredibly punctual and an excellent driver for our three hr drive from Amman to Jordan. He was also kind enough to look for Jordanian Football souvenirs for my boys when he realized I was trying to locate a shop for sports memorabilia.  All in all an excellent trip and a wonderful experience.  Thank you. 

  • Ann

    My husband and I were lucky to have hired Firas as our driver and guide during our 9 days in Jordan this past May.  He is simply one of the best guides we have ever met during our many years of globetrotting!  Things started with a prompt and detailed reply to our initial enquiry, with customized tour suggestions,  instead of the standard reply with standard information.  This gave us a very good impression but this was just the beginning.  He follows up with detailed reminders and travel information on weather, visa's, tour passes etc, as well as suggestions on hotels.  Do note though, that he is not a tour agency, so he will not book the hotels for you.  He will give suggestions based on your budgets and standards and then it's just a matter of a few clicks at booking.com or hotels.com   - not a big deal considering that you are getting one of the best personalized guide possible for a very reasonable price.  Firas speaks excellent English, is super punctual, accomodating, as well as passionate in what he does. He does not "skim through" the sites like a lot of guides do, nor will he bore you out with excruciating detail.  All in all, we  had an amazing time getting to know Jordan with him, and it was sad to say goodbye at the end of our trip.  We know we will be back and yes, we will look no further - Firas will be our guide!

    By the way, for any of you who may still be hesitant, Jordan is defintely safe and worth the visit!  We have never, for once, felt unsafe at all. 

    Thank you Firas, our new friend! 

  • Gabriela

    My husband, my three litlle daughters and I traveled to Jordan for a 5 days trip and Firas was our guide. He put together a nice schedule and managed to provide us with the best of each place, regardless of the slow pace because of the kids. He was very attentive and friendly with us, especially with the kids. I hightly recommend him as I guide. Thank you Firas for everything!

  • Jaime

    Firas is much more than a tourist guide, he is a friend. Has been the most amazing experience I had so far.

  • Gaurav
    We just finished a 5 day tour of Jordan, with Firas as our guide and Hazim as the driver. While we were planning this trip, several of our friends expressed surprise at our choice of destination given whats happening in the region from a security point of view. We found that such concerns are unfounded; in fact enjoyed the Jordanian hospitality immensely. Coming back to the trip, our itinerary was as follows: Day 1: As soon as we landed in Amman Firas whisked us off to Jerash to see some amazing archaeological ruins. I am sure we would have missed half of the information he dispensed, if we had tried this on our own. We rounded up the day with dinner at local restaurant with fantastic fare; hats off to Firas for arranging this keeping in mind our vegetarian preferences. Day 2: We did a day trip of Amman, the Citadel, and reached Petra by night. We were scheduled to sightsee Mt Nebo and Madaba but changed our plan to visit Karak instead. Firas was extremely flexible and came up with alternate ideas to accommodate us as much as possible. Day 3: Had an absolutely out of the world, once in a lifetime half day tour of Petra in the morning. Its important to reach the treasury before 10 AM to see the sunlight shine on the facade in all its splendour. We followed it up with a surreal experience in Wadi Rum, and reached Aqaba to spend the night. Day 4: A few hours in Aqaba, and we went to Dead Sea Day 5: We had a tour of the Baptism site of Jesus Christ. One of the favourite spots was the Jordan river where literally 3 meters away tourists from the Israel side are looking at the same thing! Then finished a visit to Madaba and Mt Nebo by afternoon., just in time to take a dip in the Dead sea! All in all, the trip was amazing, and Firas was a big part of making it so great for us! He is extremely knowledgeable in his subject, and fielded our thousands of questions , whether they were about history, archeology or even present day culture and politics , with great ease. We really appreciated his ability to keep our kids engaged on a subject that could otherwise be very dry and uninteresting to them! His photography skills too are excellent; thanks to his enthusiasm, we have amazing pictures of our entire trip! I would highly recommend him to our friends, and anyone planning a trip to Jordan! Do take his help in planning your trip when you do; a lot of sensible advice comes through!
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