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9-Day Jordan Highlights Tour From Amman
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Archeology, History, Sightseeing

  • Duration

    9 Days

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English, Filipino, French, German

Description

Pick this ideal vacation for those who want to see the highlights in Jordan and experience an active holiday! Visit historic cities, travel along the ancient King’s Way, spend the night in a Little Petra Camp, hike to the imposing Monastery El Deir, ride camels in the desert, enjoy nature while walking in Dana and end the tour with a stay at the Sea of Salt!

Highlights
  • Explore Petra, also called "Rose City"
  • Admire the Wadi Rum Desert and its magnificent moon-like landscape
  • Discover Jerash, the best-preserved example of Roman civilization
  • Day 1: Arrival at Amman expand_more
    • Upon arrival at Amman Airport, the representative will meet you with a Petra Nights Tours Sign after you pass through the customs.
    • Transfer about 30 minutes to your Amman Hotel, check-in, and the remainder of the day is free.
  • Day 2: Amman & 3 Desert Castles Tour expand_more
    • Start the day with a city tour in Jordan's capital. Amman, already mentioned in the Bible as Rabbath Ammon, is a bustling modern city.

    • The historical places are located downtown and visit the Citadel with remains from the Roman to the early Islamic period.

    • Then, have a round in the Archaeological Museum.

    • Stroll via the Souq, where you get an idea of everyday life, to the Roman Theater from the 2nd century with 6000 seats.

    • Then to the Desert Castles in eastern Jordan. The Amra Castle adorns with its zodiac dome and the early examples of Omayyad fresco paintings, and there are still the fortress-like mysterious Qasr Kharanah and the black basalt Roman/Medieval Islamic fort at Azraq.

    • Back in Amman.

    Overnight at Amman hotel.

  • Day 3: Umm Quais to Jerash expand_more
    • At 08:00 am, drive two hours from Amman to Gadara (Umm Qais), which belonged to the famous Decapolis, a union of 10 cities founded by Alexander the Great.

    • Here, have an overwhelming view over the north Jordan Valley, the Golan Heights and the Sea of Galilee.

    • Leave for Jerash, the best example of a Roman provincial city in the whole Middle East.

    • Visit the spectacular forum, Roman collonaded street, the Nymphaeum and the Temple of Artemis.

    Back to Amman for overnight.

  • Day 4: Madaba to Mt Nebo to Dead Sea Panorama Complex to Kerak Castle to Little Petra Camp expand_more
    • After breakfast, travel to Madaba, where to find the famous mosaic 6th-century map of Palestine in St. George’s church.

    • Then to Mt. Nebo, the place where Prophet Moses gazed at the Promised Land before he died. You visit the old monastery and overlook the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea and parts of the Holy Land.

    • Not far, you find the Dead Sea Panorama Complex, where you enjoy the views and learn about the Dead Sea area in the museum.

    • Driving along the famous ancient caravan route the King's Way, you have a short stop in Wadi Al-Mujib, a great wide valley with magnificent geological formation.

    • In Kerak, visit the famous Crusader castle built in 1132/34 by King Baldwin I. of Jerusalem.

    Dinner and overnight at a camp in Little Petra.

  • Day 5: Little Petra Camp to Hike to Monastery El Deir expand_more
    • After an early breakfast, start towards the El Deir Monastery.

    • From the bizarre landscape of Little Petra, cross the Baida region towards the Petra gorges to arrive at the Monastery, high above the main site.

    • Enjoy the views of the Rift Valley of Wadi Araba as we walk.

    Overnight at Petra hotel.

  • Day 6: Petra Tour expand_more
    • After breakfast, head to the red rose city of Petra, the biggest attraction of Jordan. Petra was first established around the 6th century B.C. by the Nabataean Arabs, a nomadic tribe who settled in the area and laid the foundation of a commercial empire that extended into Syria.

    • With the guide, pass the canyon, the so called Siq, to see the most beautiful monument: the Treasury. Continue via the Street of Facades to the Royal Tombs and Pharaoh's Castle.

    • After that, free time to explore Petra on your own.

    Overnight Petra.

  • Day 7: Wadi Rum Jeep & Camel Riding expand_more
    • At 07:45 am, get a pick-up at the hotel and travel 1.5 hours southwards to the protected area of Wadi Rum, one of the most impressive desert landscapes in the world.

    • About 9:30 am, meet your guide and the camels and start to ride towards the red sand dunes through Rum and Um Ishrin valleys.

    • On the way, have a stop at Lawrence's spring.

    • After having a look at the Nabatean inscriptions in Anfashiyeh, leave camels and camel guide to cross a sand dune, where a jeep will join you for lunch and rest in the shade of the mountain.

    • In the afternoon, use the jeep to visit natural rock bridges in Jebel Burdah and Um Fruth. You will have the opportunity to climb the latter if you wish so.

    • Then, walk through Abu Khasheba canyon. Your guide will wait for you at the end of the canyon and drive you to the sunset place before going to your camp for dinner and overnight.

  • Day 8: Dana Nature Reserve to Dead Sea expand_more
    • Today the journey takes us to Dana Nature Reserve, Jordan's largest reserve with diverse flora and fauna, consisting of mountains and wadis.

    • From the village, inhabited for more than 400 years by Bedouins, start a short hike of about 2 hours.

    • Transfer to your Dead Sea hotel - With 400 meters below sea level, the Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth.

  • Day 9: Final Departure expand_more
    • After breakfast, get picked up from the hotel lobby and 1-hour transfer to Amman Airport to say farewell.

What's Included
  • 3x hotel accommodation with breakfast in Amman

  • 2x hotel accommodation with breakfast in Petra

  • 1 overnight Little Petra Camp with breakfast and dinner, private Bedouin tent/sharing bathroom

  • 1 overnight Wadi Rum Camp with breakfast and dinner, private tent/sharing bathroom

  • 1x hotel accommodation with breakfast at the Dead Sea

  • Transfers in a private, air-conditioned vehicle with English-speaking, escorting driver

  • English-speaking spot guide in Jerash (ca 1 hr)

  • English-speaking spot guide in Dana (ca 2 hrs)

  • English-speaking spot guide in Petra day 5 (ca 4 hrs)

  • English-speaking spot guide in Petra day 6 (ca 3 hrs)

  • Entrance fees to mentioned sites

  • Camel riding & jeep tour Wadi Rum with Bedouin guide

  • 1 lunch box Wadi Rum

  • 700 meters horse ride in Petra (not mandatory, horse handler expects a tip)

What's Excluded
  • Airfare

  • Travel Insurance

  • Entry visa Jordan 40 JD = 60 USD per person upon arrival

  • Single Supplement: 265 USD per person 

  • Meals and beverage not stated

  • Horse-drawn carriage or camel ride in Petra

  • Tips and personal expenses

  • Others not mentioned in the Inclusions

What to bring
  • Towel
  • Shower gel
  • Torch
Know before you go
  • Low Season:  01 June - 31 August. The tour is not recommended in the period December till the end of February because the nights are cool and camping will be rather inconvenient.
  • This tour is also offered in the languages Italian & Spanish.
Meeting Point

Queen Alia International Airport, Amman, Jordan

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • harlene
    Thank you Petra Nights Tours for the unforgettable experience! Very organized and professional tour operator in Jordan. The company provided a comfortable private vehicle with unlimited water which is not offered by many other tour companies. They also offered Jordanian mobile phone, so we could contact them during the tour for any unforeseen incidents. Over all, based on our experience, we highly recommend Petra Nights Tours to everyone who want to visit Jordan.
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USD 2345.00 / person

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