Camels in Wadi-Rum
Camels in Wadi-Rum
NEW for 2019 'Lite'

Jordan ‘Lite’: Petra & Beyond

7 days From $3,480

November 3 2019

This tour is one of our NEW 'Lite' Tours

A perfect extension to Egypt: Pharaohs and Pyramids, or a perfect solution for someone with less vacation time to spare, explore the essential sites of Jordan. A local guide will accompany you during your journey in antiquity, from outstanding ancient history, to biblical sites and beautiful desert landscapes.

If you are joining this tour in combination with one of our Egypt departures, call our sales team to inquire about our one-way flight price.

What's included?

  •  Accommodation
  •  Local Transport
  •  Entries & Tips
  •  Local Guide / Tour Manager
  •  Meals - as per the itinerary

Book Now $3,645
Includes deposit: $750 Single supplement: $1,050

Tour highlights:

  • Follow the footsteps of Indiana Jones in Petra, the ancient rose-red city
  • Stand on top of Mount Nebo, from which Moses saw the Holy Land
  • Experience the glory and splendor of ancient Rome in Jerash, and tales of Crusaders and caravans at Desert Castles
  • Ride a 4x4 through the alien landscape of Wadi Rum, often considered the most beautiful desert in the world
  • Experience a night star gazing in the desert and float in the waters of the Dead Sea

Tour details

Dates November 3 2019 - November 9 2019
Duration 7 days
Cost $3,645
Single supplement: $1,050
Deposit: $750 , balance due by August 11 2019
Activity Level Moderate
Tour code B19JOX

Book Now or call 866-740-5130 if you have any questions

November 3 2019: Itinerary

We arrive at Queen Alia International Airport, Amman Jordan. After transferring to our five-star hotel in the heart of the “White City”, the rest of the day is ours to relax and recover from our flight. Amman has been inhabited since around the 8th millennium BC, and since then has felt the influence of occupying Ammonites, Assyrians and Persians – not forgetting the Greeks, Romans and, of course, the Arabs; a bustling, brilliant base for the start of our trip. Enjoy a welcome dinner at one of the leading Lebanese restaurants in Amman and is one of the few remaining vestiges of its type.

Meals include: Dinner

Hotel: Grand Hyatt Amman

After breakfast we embark on a City Tour of Amman. We start at the Citadel towers above the city atop Jabal al-Qala'a, an excellent vantage point to appreciate the cityscape below. The Citadel is the site of ancient Rabbath-Ammon and excavations here have revealed numerous Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic remains. Downhill from the Citadel, we then visit the Roman Theater, a prominent and impressive relic.

Next, we drive to Jerash. Second only to Petra in appeal, this ancient city is remarkable for its long history of human occupation. Here in the hills of Gilead, remains from Neolithic times have been found, as well as Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Umayyad and more.

After lunch we drive back to our hotel in Amman where the rest of the day at leisure before meeting for dinner together.

All meals included

Hotel: Grand Hyatt Amman

Today begins with a drive to Mount Nebo, the mountain  mentioned in the bible where Moses was granted a view of the Holy Land but was not allowed to enter it. From here, enjoy a magnificent view over Jordan, the Dead Sea and Israel. If the weather is clear, we may even be able to see Jerusalem. 

Next, we make our way to the market town of Madaba, a destination famed for its mosaics. St. George's Church houses a world-famous mosaic floor containing a large map of Palestine, which also features a detailed map of Jerusalem as it was during the sixth century. We then continue to Shobak Castle, an imposing 12th-century stronghold that sits on a wild and open plateau, boasting secret passageways, carved catacombs and partially reconstructed kingly courts.

Finally we end our day with a drive to Petra, before checking into our hotel and enjoying dinner together.  

All meals included

Hotel: Mövenpick Resort Petra

We dedicate today to the Ancient city of Petra. Built from 800 BC to 100 AD by Nabatean Arabs, Petra was a fortress, carved out of craggy rocks in an area which was virtually inaccessible. In the first and second century, the city reached the peak of its fame. Petra covers an area of about 100 square km, in which over 800 monuments can be found.  When shipping slowly displaced caravan routes, the city's importance gradually dwindled; it fell into disuse and was lost to the world until 1812, when it was re-discovered by the Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burkhart. The Khazneh (the Treasury), was featured in ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’.

All meals included

Hotel: Mövenpick Resort Petra

This morning we explore Al Beidha, or Little Petra is also known, a site hidden away in the center of a mountain just north of Petra. This miniature version of Petra contains a number of notable tombs as well as a collection of stairs leading up to higher viewpoints. Like Petra, it is believed the site here dates back to the first century and features some well-preserved structures.

This afternoon we drive to Wadi Rum. This Jordan’s largest valley, made famous in part by its links to the writer T.E. Lawrence. Traces of prehistoric civilizations abound in rock art, graffiti and temples.

After lunch explore the desert on a board a 4x4 before settling down for the night in our wonderful “martian” domes in the desert.

All meals included

Hotel: Sun City Camp, Wadi Rum

On our final full day in Jordan, we depart Wadi Rum and drive to the Dead Sea. On route we visit a Women’s Collective, enjoying lunch together.

Once we arrive at the dead sea and check in to our hotel, the afternoon is at leisure. Since the days of Herod the Great, people have flocked to the Dead Sea in search of its curative secrets. Due to high annual temperatures, low humidity and high atmospheric pressure, the air is extremely exogenous, and the high content of oxygen and magnesium in the air make breathing a lot easier. With the highest content of minerals and salts in the world, the Dead Sea water possesses anti-inflammatory properties, and the dark mud found on the shores have been used for over 2,000 years for therapeutic purposes.

Tonight, we enjoy our final dinner together in Jordan.

All meals included

Hotel: Mövenpick Resort, Dead Sea

We transfer to the Queen Alia International Airport.

Meals include: Breakfast

November 3 2019: Additional Info

November 3 2019: Accommodation

Conveniently located in the heart of the business and diplomatic district of Jabal Amman, this 5-star hotel offers luxurious rooms with satellite TV. Health and spa services include indoor and outdoor pools.

The air-conditioned rooms at Grand Hyatt Amman feature a modern interior with arabesque touches. All rooms have an iPod docking station, a DVD player, a minibar, and tea and coffee making facilities. The marble bathrooms include luxury amenities.

Restaurant 32º North features a seafood bar, serving fresh oysters, scallops, Alaskan Crab legs, lobsters, and prawns. L'Incontro, Grand Hyatt Amman's signature restaurant, offers Italian specialties. Indochine restaurant offers a wide selection of dishes from the Vietnamese cuisine. Guests can enjoy a selection of imported teas, specialty coffees and cocktails at The Lounge.

Featuring free Wi-Fi, the 5-star Movenpick Resort Petra is located directly at the entrance to the ancient city of Petra. The hotel’s rooftop garden terrace offers views of the hills.

The spacious rooms feature white linen and bright windows. Each has a work desk and is equipped with air conditioning and satellite TV.

The Al Saraya all-day-dining restaurant and Mediterranean Al Iwan restaurant offer a large selection of dishes. The Al Maqa'ad Bar features carved wooden screens, while the Al Ghadeer roof Garden boasts views over Petra's hills. Guest can also enjoy desserts in The Al Baraka Tea Room or get a takeaway from the Caravan Stop Shop.

Guests can relax in the outdoor swimming pool or enjoy a cocktail in the hotel’s stately lobby. There is also fitness center and game room.

With an à la carte and buffet restaurant, Sun City Camp is located in Wadi Rum. It features a coffee shop and a 24-hour front desk.

Tents include a dining area and a private entrance. The bathroom is fitted with a bathtub or a shower.

Other facilities offered at the property include a tour desk. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including horse riding and hiking. There is evening entertainment.

The luxury Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea is found in a traditional village setting nestled among lush gardens. The resort is set on the northern shores of the Dead Sea, at the lowest point on earth. With your well-being and balance in mind, this resort is an oasis of tranquility. All rooms have free WiFi, and tea and coffee making facilities.

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