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Amman: Petra, Wadi Rum, and Dead Sea 2-Day Tour

1. Amman: Petra, Wadi Rum, and Dead Sea 2-Day Tour

Explore some of Jordan's most spectacular sites on a 2-day, private tour for (1-7 people) from Amman.  Day 1: Amman - Petra Depart Amman and travel south to Petra. Founded by the Nabateans, Petra is considered one of the wonders of the world. Located 139 miles (225 kilometers) from Amman, Petra was carved in stone more than 2,000 years ago. It dominated the trade routes of ancient Arabia. Upon arrival, walk the narrow path of the Siq to discover the main entrance to the city. At the end of the Siq, see the Treasury (al-Khazneh), which was believed to hold countless treasures. Continue to the monastery and Altar of Sacrifice. Then, transfer to Wadi Rum in the afternoon. Spend the night in a Bedouin camp and enjoy dinner and some night time activities. Day 2: Wadi Rum - Dead Sea After breakfast, drive to Wadi Rum by 4WD jeep. Wadi Rum ("Valley of the Moon") is where the legendary film "Lawrence of Arabia" was filmed. Marvel at the unique shape of the mountain as it rises from the rose-red sand of the desert. See towering cliffs of brownish, reddish and golden colors.  Then transfer to the Dead Sea, famous for the biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah. Located 400 meters below sea level, the Dead Sea is one of Jordan's most spectacular sites. Marvel at the calm waters glinting in the scorching sun. Legendary for its high concentration of salt and minerals, the Dead Sea is therapeutic and provides for a unique swimming experience. After some free time to swim, return to your hotel in Amman.

From Tel Aviv: Petra 2-Day Tour

2. From Tel Aviv: Petra 2-Day Tour

Discover the ancient city of Petra on a guided overnight tour from Tel Aviv. See the many famous sites of the city, including the treasury, amphitheater, and the Royal Tombs with an overnight stay in a Bedouin camp lodge. Start with pickup from a central meeting point in Tel Aviv, and head toward the Jordanian border. Cross at King Hussein / Allenby border, and enter Jordan, driving through the Judean desert for about an hour. Continue towards Madaba, an ancient Jordanian city, and go up to the viewpoint of Mount Nebo. Stop for lunch and then visit Kerak, known for its Crusader-era castle. From here, travel to the Bedouin camp near Petra where you will enjoy traditional Bedouin hospitality, including an Arab-style dinner and a comfortable bed for the night. Before going to sleep, sit beneath the clear desert skies and stargaze, as you drink a cup of delicious Bedouin tea. On the second day, head to the ancient city of Petra, Jordan’s most treasured attraction. Admire the various structure carved into the red rocks of the soaring cliffs. Enter through the Siq, a narrow gorge and discover the treasury and amphitheater with your guide who will explain the sites and history as you marvel at the beauty of each structure. Then take some free time to explore the site. Climb to the Royal Tombs, walk down the Roman Cardo, and hike up to the Monastery. Meet up for lunch in Wadi Musa before returning back to Tel Aviv via the Allenby border crossing.

Petra and Wadi Rum: 3-Day Guided Tour from Tel Aviv

3. Petra and Wadi Rum: 3-Day Guided Tour from Tel Aviv

See everything Jordan has to offer on this three-day tour from Tel Aviv. See Petra, visit a Bedouin camp, and marvel at the clear, starry skies of the desert. Day 1Begin your tour in Tel Aviv, and head toward the Jordanian border. Enter Jordan at the Allenby Bridge border, and drive through the arid desert for about an hour before enjoying a delicious local lunch. Continue through the stunning desert landscape of Wadi Rum, virtually untouched by humanity. Travel through the moon-like landscape in a 4×4 Jeep and marvel at the red sand dunes, towering cliffs of weathered stone, and desert animals in the light of a beautiful sunset. End your first evening at a Bedouin camp near Petra with an Arab-style dinner and a comfortable bed. Before going to sleep, sit beneath the clear desert skies and stargaze as you drink a cup of delicious Bedouin tea. Day 2Early the next morning, enjoy a quick breakfast before heading to Petra. Explore this world-famous archeological site in the morning with your guide before taking a lunch break at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, explore the other areas of Petra, including the monastery, on your own, before heading back to the Bedouin camp for another delicious dinner. Day 3Enjoy breakfast at the campsite and then head to Madaba, an ancient Jordanian city. Walk up to the viewpoint of Mount Nebo for a panoramic view. Relax with lunch and then head back to the Allenby Bridge border crossing, arriving back in Tel Aviv in the afternoon.

From Amman: Petra, Wadi Rum, & Dead Sea 2-Day Trip

4. From Amman: Petra, Wadi Rum, & Dead Sea 2-Day Trip

Make the most of your time in Jordan on a 2-day tour from Amman. Travel with an English-speaking driver in a modern car, and enjoy a mix of guided and independent time. Camp overnight inside your own Bedouin tent in the heart of Wadi Rum. After pickup at your accommodation in Amman, drive for 3 hours to Petra. Once there, marvel at a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. From there, continue on a 2-hour drive to Wadi Rum and discover Bedouin culture. Sleep overnight in Wadi Rum and choose from 2 tent styles: Deluxe, the standard Bedouin tent; or Luxury, with a Bubble or Martian tent. Both include a private bathroom and air-conditioning/a heater on the tent. On the second day, visit the Dead Sea. Float on some of the saltiest water in the world, then head back to Amman for drop-off at your hotel.

From Amman: Dead Sea and Madaba Tour with Hotel Pickup

5. From Amman: Dead Sea and Madaba Tour with Hotel Pickup

Begin your 10-hour tour with a drive from Amman to Madaba. Madaba is one of the oldest towns in the Middle East, and home to a number of churches. Many are now in ruin, but you can still see extraordinary mosaics from the 7th and 8th centuries. Visit the St. George and Martyrs churches, and later the Mount Nebo Church. Take in views of the Holy Land and the Jordan River Valley from the summit. Jericho is usually visible, and on a clear day you may see Jerusalem. Continue to the Jordan River Baptism Site, and then the Dead Sea for an amazing panoramic view. Stop at the Dead Sea Beach for an hour to relax and enjoy lunch, before heading back to Amman.

From Amman 5-Hour Dead Sea Experience with Lunch and Return

6. From Amman 5-Hour Dead Sea Experience with Lunch and Return

The leading attraction at the Dead Sea is the warm, soothing, super salty water itself – some ten times saltier than sea water, and rich in chloride salts of magnesium, sodium, potassium, bromine and several others. The unusually warm, incredibly buoyant and mineral-rich waters have attracted visitors since ancient times, including King Herod the Great and the beautiful Egyptian Queen, Cleopatra. All of whom have luxuriated in the Dead Sea’s rich, black, stimulating mud and floated effortlessly on their backs while soaking up the water's healthy minerals along with the gently diffused rays of the Jordanian sun.

Amman Sightseeing Private Tour with Additional Options

7. Amman Sightseeing Private Tour with Additional Options

Begin your 4-hour private tour with a morning pick up from your central Amman hotel. Meet your informative private driver who doubles as your guide, and begin your explorations of the Jordanian capital’s highlights. As you travel, hear about the history of this fascinating city, whose past stretches back to 3500 B.C. or before. Hear about the city’s days under the Roman Empire, and how it was occupied by the Nabataeans and Byzantines. View one of Amman’s star attractions, the King Abdullah Mosque, famous for its blue mosaic dome, and the nearby Coptic Church. Next, make your way to Amman Citadel, the hilltop collection of antiquities that looms over the city with a private local guide. Explore the timeworn Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic relics, and pay a visit to the Citadel’s Archaeological Museum to inspect its collections of ancient artifacts discovered at sites from across Jordan. Then, continue to the Roman Amphitheater, a magnificent hillside structure believed to have been built in the 2nd century. Admire the symmetry and scale of the theater as your guide explains how it was built as part of the Roman city of Philadelphia, and could accommodate up to 6,000 spectators. Continue to visit the Museum of Popular Traditions to see the exhibition of traditional dress and jewelry. Pass the Raghadan Palace, the burial place of the late King Hussein, and ride around the downtown area for free time at its vibrant markets, traditional mosques, and churches. Then, stroll along Rainbow Street, Amman’s colorful arts and shopping hotspot, passing the Jordan River Foundation and residence of King Talal. Delve into the upscale neighborhoods of Abdoun and Swefieh, where luxury shopping malls and swanky private villas line the streets. Your 4-hour tour ends back at your hotel. Alternatively, ask for a drop off at one of the malls on your tour like Galleria or Taj Mall or at Abdali Boulevard, a stylish new enclave of designer shops regarded as Amman’s up-and-coming downtown area. The tour itinerary of the Jordan Museum and Royal Automobile Museum. After your classic city tour, visit the Jordan Museum marking Jordan’s history. Then proceed to visit the vintage, Hashemite Royalty private collection cars at the Royal Automobile Museum, located in the leafy gardens of King Hussein Park, home of the Late King Hussein beautiful grand elegant Mosque. The museum showcases a rare collection of Jordan's vehicles ranging from King Hussein bin Ali's cars that came to Amman in 1916 to modern sports cars. Please note that Tuesdays both museums are closed. Tour option with Arabic lunch: Upgrade to a 6-hour tour and after your city tour, savor a mouth-watering lunch of Arabic Mezze, small dishes, at a local restaurant. Enjoy an assortment of small plates, such as barbecued chicken and beef, hummus, salads and bread, and after your meal, relax with a hotel or shopping mall drop off, your choice. Tour with Arabic lunch and Turkish Bath: Upgrade to an 8-hour tour and following a succulent lunch of tasty Arabic Mezze, small dishes, at a local restaurant, wallow in a luxurious Turkish bath experience, including an invigorating steam room session, soapy scrub, and muscle-melting massage. Then, duly refreshed and revitalized, relax with your choice of either a hotel or shopping mall drop off, your choice.

2- Day Petra Overnight Tour From Amman

8. 2- Day Petra Overnight Tour From Amman

Day 1- Petra – Dana Natural reserve: You will be picked up from  Amman at 8 am, passing through the desert highway toward Wadi Mousa (Petra) and stopping at different places on the way. You will visit Dana natural reserve area and view the amazing scenery of the reserve. Next, you will see Shobak Castle (Crusader castle - known as Montreal as well), and then visit Little Petra. Finally, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Wadi Mousa city at 4 pm for a relaxing overnight stay.  Day 2- Guided Exploration: The next day you will be picked up from your hotel at 7 am, and head out for a guided day tour in Petra. You will have 9 hours of exploring time inside Petra itself; many people choose to visit the treasury, monastery, the high area of Sacrifice and sites in between. You will be picked back up at 4 pm at your original departure point, and driven to your original hotel, concluding the tour. Petra name came from the Latin word ‘petrae’ ,meaning ‘rock’, lies in a great rift valley east of Wadi Araba in Jordan about 80 kilometers south of the Dead Sea – 260Km to the south – South-west of Amman – Jordan Capital. It came into prominence in the late first BCE (BC) through the success of the spice trade. The city was the principal city of ancient Nabataea and was famous above all for two things: its trade and its hydraulic engineering systems. It was locally autonomous until the reign of Trajan, but it flourished under Roman rule. The town grew up around its Colonnaded. Following the flow of the Wadi Musa, the city-center was laid out on either sides of the Colonnaded Street on an elongated plan between the theater in the east and the Qasr al-Bint in the west. The quarries were probably opened in this period, and there followed virtually continuous building through the first and the second centuries CE.

Amman: Private Tour to Jerash, Ajloun and Umm Qais

9. Amman: Private Tour to Jerash, Ajloun and Umm Qais

Start the tour with pickup from your central Amman accommodation and then travel via an air-conditioned vehicle to Jerash. Wander among the original temples, theaters, plazas and baths, all enclosed within the remaining city walls. Discover the remains of settlements dating back to the Bronze Age, Iron Age, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, Umayyad and Abbasid periods, which indicate human occupation of this location for more than 2,500 years. As you explore the Roman Decapolis City of Jerash, listen to your local guide share fascinating stories about the history of the site. This ancient city was one of the most prosperous in the Roman Empire, and was covered in sand for centuries until its remains were discovered in 1806. Wander through the ancient city gate and walk among the well-preserved ruins as your guide tells you tales of what life here was like for the inhabitants. After you have explored Jerash, continue onto the 12th-century Castle of Ajloun, built in the time of Saladin to defend against Crusader armies. Head inside this semi-intact hilltop fortress, and roam the rambling corridors and staircases. See the murder holes through which occupiers would pour hot oil on invaders, and admire the stunning views over the lush hills of the Jordan Valley from the towers. Finally, venture northward through Jordan’s green landscapes to the village of Umm Qais, overlooking the ruins of another Roman Decapolis city known as “Gadara”. Soak up the views from here over the Sea of Galilee and Golan Heights to explore the Greco-Roman ruins, including the amphitheater, crumbled mausoleum, basilica terrace, as well as other theaters and treasures. Then, visit the town’s museum to admire some precious artifacts recovered from the site, including mosaics and marble statues. Then, head back to your vehicle and relax on your long ride back to Amman where your trip ends with a hotel drop-off.

From Sharm El Sheikh: Day Tour to Petra by Ferry

10. From Sharm El Sheikh: Day Tour to Petra by Ferry

Start your journey to Petra with pickup from Sharm El Sheikh in a modern air-conditioned vehicle between 1:30 AM and 2:00 AM. Travel to the border crossing at Taba, arriving at approximately 6:00 AM. Be met and assisted at the border, and once in Jordan, travel to the port of Aqaba. Hop on the ferry and sail directly towards Jordan’s "Rose City", known worldwide as Petra. Explore the lost city of the Nabataeans, which was carved into the mountains many centuries ago. Choose between walking or riding a camel to the Siq (canyon) which is a natural crack in the rocks. Follow the trail which leads to the city and discover the beautiful carvings of statues, idols, and various structures. At the end of the canyon, you will be able to see the famous “Al Khazneh” which has been standing for more than 2000 years. See the Roman theater, the royal tombs, the Roman collonaded street, and Qasr al-Bent with a guide. After discovering the many beautiful sights of Petra, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before travelling back to the port of Aqaba to take the cruise back to Taba. Finally, upon arrival in Sharm El Sheikh, be transferred back to your hotel at around 11:00 PM.

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We spent on this trip 2 days and it felt like we saw all the highlights of Jordan. We started in Petra and went in from behind, not the main entrance which was perfect cause we were immediately at monastery and then continued to walk down to the centre and treasury. We spent 7 hrs in Petra and came in the evening to Wadi Rum desert camp just right for the delicious dinner :) Next day we started with amazing jeep ride in the desert, later had a look at beautiful Aqaba and took a bath in Dead sea and even though it was a lot of traveling it was not exhausting but very much entertaining. If you like adventure combined with getting to know new places, people and tasting local food - this trip is the right one for you! Our tour guide Zaid and driver Khaled were amazing, very friendly and knowledgeable and they made our experience a unique one :)

Amazing experience - we were 3 guests and enjoyed everything. It's a fantastic way to see the highlights of Jordan in a short period of time. Our driver Mohammad was really nice - very friendly and patient. We talked a lot about Brazilian football :) . The car was very comfortable, and the schedule was well done. We could see all the sights. In Petra we even had enough time to make it to the Monastery, which is quite a hike. We did the Wadi Rum 4x4 tour in the first day, after Petra, which was perfect to check its main spots and the sunset. We stayed at the Rum Magic Nights camp, which is a new camp in Wadi Rum and very, very comfortable (we had a deluxe tent). All in all, we highly recommend this tour.

Our guide was amezing, the programs, the food, everything was excellent. I would recommend youe service for everyone who wants to visit Jordan, you really made our visit memorable.

A very successful trip. We have seen the most beautiful places in Jordan, people are very kind. Very good food, generally everything is a big plus.

Ramouni was a fantastic, knowledgeable and friendly guide. Couldn't ask for more! would definitely recommend!