Tour Petra and Jordan – All in a 6 Day Tour
Private Touring – Daily arrival – Choose Your Own Date
See the top sights in Jordan including Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum and Jerash in only 6 days.
DAY 1 – AMMAN – Daily Arrival – Year Round – This Is A Private Tour – Choose Your Own Date
Transfers are always on a private basis. Private air-conditioned vehicle. Private Chauffeur. Our local representative will meet you upon arrival and help with the transfer to your hotel in Amman.
DAY 2 – MADABA, KERAK – PETRA (BL)
Your own private guide will escort you from Amman all the way. Transfers are always on a private basis. Private air-conditioned vehicle. Private Chauffeur.
After breakfast, a brief stop at Amman Museum:
THE SECRET DEAD SEA SCROLLS – A TALE OF WANDERING
The peoples of the Holy Land have wandered from homeland to dispersion, across the parted waters of the Red Sea, back to their homeland. So too, the Dead Sea Scrolls have followed an epic journey, from hazy origins in the time of the Second Temple, to secret caches, to their repositories today, where they are revered as the heritage of mankind.
It was in 1947 that the first scrolls were rediscovered by Bedouin shepherds in the Qumran Caves overlooking the Dead Sea. Inscribed in Hebrew and Aramaic and Greek on parchment and papyrus, unmolested since before the time of Christ, they were the earliest original holy writings ever brought to light. Only dimly appreciated at first, they embarked on a journey that took them through the hands of dealers and connoisseurs, to Bethlehem, Lebanon and New York, and finally to Jerusalem.
Discoveries continued, as 11 caves were explored, revealing scrolls and fragments of sacred texts and historical records of the construction of the Second Temple. Most found their way to the Rockefeller Museum, and later were incorporated into today’s Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem.
But other treasures made their way to the Jordan Archaeological Museum, where they are displayed in an alcove at one end of the building, in an unpretentious setting that belies their importance. The collection includes a fragment of the Book of Isaiah, and the Dead Sea Bronze Scroll, an inventory of caches of valuables, composed in Aramaic characters, the vernacular language of Palestine at the time of Christ.
As you gaze and at the scrolls in the museum, reflect on the Biblical events of which they speak that took place in what is now Jordan. Lot’s wife was turned into a pillar of salt, and Lot fled to a cave in what is now Safi. Lot’s descendants ruled over Moab in Central Jordan. Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by fire. Jesus preached in the Decapolis, the ten Roman cities of northern Jordan and southern Syria. The Israelites crossed this land on the way to exile in Persia; and Moses viewed the Holy Land from Mount Nebo, and expired.
We drive south along the King’s Highway, an ancient caravan route, to Madaba to visit the church containing the oldest known map of the Holy Land. Continuing to Mount Nebo, we enjoy the panoramic view of the Promised Land the way Moses saw it for the first time. Further on, at Kerak, we tour the ruins of its romantic Crusaders’ castle of Renaud de Chatillon, one of a line which stretched from Aqaba to Turkey. Finally, we arrive at PETRA. Lunch is included enroute.
DAY 3 – PETRA (B)
Today the fabulous Nabatean City of Petra awaits us. Made famous in the Indiana Jones movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” its ancient temples, tombs and striking Khazneh (Treasury) were hewn right from the pink and violet sandstone. We spend a full day here, and another night. Tours are always on a private basis. Private air-conditioned vehicle. Private Chauffeur and private guide.
DAY 4 – PETRA – Wadi Rum (BLD)
Breakfast is included at the hotel. We board four-wheel-drive vehicles for an expedition to Wadi Rum, the “Valley of the Moon” where T. E. Lawrence (“Lawrence of Arabia”) organized Arab resistance to Ottoman rule during World War I. Lunch box is included. After our visit we head to one of the local camp sites. It is essential to take several layers of clothes, including warm layers, as this is desert weather, so there is a great drop and / or increase in temperatures with sunrise / sunset. We will deliver to you a NEW unused sleeping bag with our compliments, in case you wish to use one.
Sample camp site: the Bait Ali Desert Camp, or the RSCN Rummana Campsite at the Dana Nature Reserve. You may have the choice as well to camp with the bedouins, this is even more basic, and no modern toilet facilities. This is an exotic and memorable experience and will enable you to experience something of the Bedouin’s desert culture. If camping is not your cup of tea, then we will simply head back to the hotel in Petra and overnight. Dinner is included camp style or at your hotel. Your guide will always be available on hand, and will be escorting you at all times.
Tours are always on a private basis. Private air-conditioned vehicle. Private Chauffeur and private guide.
Please note that camping in Wadi Rum is very basic.
Tourist Camp Sites:
Pre-assigned sites and set camps where accommodation is arranged in the usual camping tents, like you may find at home (not Bedouin Tents). Showers, bathrooms and restaurants are available in each camp site.
These are not pre-fixed sites. You will be indeed in the heart of the bedouin desert environment and culture, and you will be in direct contact and interacting with the Bedouins. These Bedouin camps have Bedouin tents that are divided into small rooms for the guests to sleep. Other tents are used for sitting (as your living room per say) and eating. They also may or may not have basic toilets and a small kitchen where food is prepare for the guests by the Bedouins. Guests who enjoy nature and the desert scenery will fall in love with these camps and the authentic Bedouin experience in Wadi Rum.
DAY 5 – Jerash, Amman (BD)
We drive to Jerash, among the best-preserved Roman cities in the world, to tour its temples, theaters, churches and colonnaded streets. From Jerash, we will escort you back to Amman. Dinner is included at Kan Zaman local restaurant. Tours are always on a private basis. Private air-conditioned vehicle. Private Chauffeur and private guide.
DAY 6 – Amman, Departure (B)
After breakfast, transfer back to Queen Alia Airport. Add an extra night in Amman? Jordanian departure tax is included in our rate.
Transfers are always on a private basis. Private air-conditioned vehicle. Private Chauffeur. Salam & Bon Voyage!
|RATES are per person: in US $|
|First Class hotels||$ 1610.||$ 1735.||$ 2430.|
|Deluxe Hotels||$ 2110.||$ 2255.||$ 2994.|
|This tour operates daily in Amman, year round|
Your fully escorted tour includes:
- All transfers, and guided sightseeing as per itinerary.
- Accommodation with breakfast and dinner daily (as indicated in the itinerary)
- Services of local professional guides throughout the tour
- Admission fees to museums and sites as detailed in the itinerary.
The tour does not include:
- International airfare.
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenditures (beverages, laundry, special meals, etc.)
- For transfer from Sheikh Hussein Bridge please add: $180 per person per transfer. Minimum 2 guests required.
Jordanian visa fee (please contact the consulate nearest you or secure upon arrival in $ USD or Euros available only for a limited number of nationalities such as: for EU, Australian, NZ, American, Canadian, Korean, Singaporean & Japanese citizens. Passports must be valid for at least 6 month upon arrival).
- Visa for Jordan (Visa fee will be waived for groups or families with a minimum of 5 paying guests).