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From Tel Aviv: Petra 2-Day Tour

1. 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.

From Amman: Dead Sea and Madaba Tour with Hotel Pickup

2. 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.

Amman: Private Sightseeing Tour

3. Amman: Private Sightseeing Tour

Experience a panoramic visit to the city of Amman that is enriched with glamour of the past and the present known in the past as Amon. During the 2hour morning or evening tour, visit the ancient and modern Amman by driving in a private vehicle through its streets, downtown area and past animated markets, churches, and mosques like the Grand Husseini Mosque. Start the tour driving through Jabal Al-Hussein for a breathtaking view of old Amman from the Citadel. Gaze in awe at the Roman Amphitheater with its Hashemite Plaza, carved into a hillside in the 2nd century B.C. and the most important remnant of Amman’s predecessor, the Roman white city of Philadelphia. Pass the “Raghadan Palace”, the burial place of the late King Hussein. The tour will continue to the city’s center Parliament Building, King Abdullah Mosque (Blue color), and the Orthodox Church. Continue to stroll by the historical area of Jabal Al–Webdeih, famous for its different arts galleries. Then wander around Rainbow Street in Jabal Amman Quarter, the cradle of many of Amman’s landmarks: like the headquarters of the Jordan River Foundation, and the residence of King Talal. After Rainbow Street, Amman’s colorful arts and shopping hot spot; head over to the modern part of town. Delve into the upscale neighborhoods of “Abdoun” and “Swefieh”, where luxury shopping malls and swanky private villas line the streets. Cooking Class: Upgrade to a 4-hour tour after your city visit, proceed to Beit Sitti that offers lunch and dinner classes. Beit Sitti in Arabic means, my Grandmother’s House, and is located at the Jabal Al-Weibdeh where you will be introduced to the charming area. Enjoy the atmosphere as you cook authentic Arabic dishes. The cooking takes place on the first-floor terrace with views over the ancient city with sound of traditional play list songs in the background. When the cooking is complete relish, your hand made meal in the dining area. You have the chance to enjoy local wine (at your own expense) with your own cooked food. Finish your meal with a cup of coffee as is tradition in Jordanian houses to be served after you eat. Wine Tasting: Upgrade to a 4-hour tour after your city visit, proceed for an experience in Jordan’s local wine making. If you enjoy wine, you will love the Jordanian wine. In this trip you will savor the Classic or Reserve Experience Package alternatives, where a wine host will welcome you to enjoy a 15 minute “How to Taste” introduction in the wine tasting room, where you will learn the fundamental skills of tasting wine. Then, take your time to sip in 3-sample glasses of either classic wine, un-oaked young vintage with crisp taste and medium finish or you can choose the premium wine that has been matured in French Barrique to enhance the natural aromas and characteristics of each single variety served in your glass based on the experience of your choice. You have the option, at your own expense, to dip in with delicious cheese/s and local cold cuts

Amman: Private Tour to Madaba, Mount Nebo, and Baptism Site

4. Amman: Private Tour to Madaba, Mount Nebo, and Baptism Site

Start with pickup from your hotel in Amman and hop on a climate-controlled vehicle with a private English-speaking driver and WiFi access. Take in the views of Jordan’s desert landscapes as you travel south to Madaba. See places of interest and particular information on the journey. Upon arrival at Madaba, discover the ancient mosaic town with a history dating back to the 2nd century. See the 6th-century mosaic map of Jordan and Holy Land in the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George; marked with points related to historical stories mentioned in the bible. Then, climb Mount Nebo, a sacred Mountain in Jordan which stands at approximately 817 meters above sea level. Mount Nebo is steeped in religious significance as an important Judeo-Christian pilgrimage site. It is where Moses first viewed the Promised Land from the summit and where Prophet Moses is said to have died. Visit the basilica at the summit of the mountain, built by Egyptian monks in the 4th century. Inside, see a collection of well-preserved Byzantine mosaics, illustrating images of wildlife and hunting. Also, enjoy a panoramic view of the Holy Land and the Jordan River Valley from the summit. Next, head to The Baptism Site of Jesus Christ; located on the Jordan side of the Jordan River. It was known as Bethany beyond the Jordan in Biblical times and is considered as one of the three holiest sites of Christianity. Get the chance to pray or simply explore this significant pilgrimage site where many prophets are said to have visited. The Baptism Site, known as ‘Maghtas’ in Arabic is one of the most important recent discoveries in biblical archaeology, having only being discovered in 1996.  After experiencing these holy sights and enjoy the fantastic views, reconvene with your driver for the return journey, ending with a hotel drop-off in Amman.

Amman Sightseeing Private Tour with Additional Options

5. Amman Sightseeing Private Tour with Additional Options

Begin your private tour with a morning pick up from your central Amman hotel. Meet your informative private driver who doubles up as your guide, and start out on 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, the nearby Parliament Building and Orthodox 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 Temple of Hercules and the Archaeological Museum to inspect its collections of ancient artifacts discovered at sites from across Jordan. Then, continue to the Roman Amphitheater with its Hashemite Plaza, a magnificent hillside structure believed to have been built in the 2nd century. Admire the symmetry and scale of the theater 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 like the Grand Husseini Mosque, 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 Mall, Taj Mall, or Abdali Boulevard, a stylish new enclave of designer shops regarded as Amman’s up-and-coming downtown area. Option Tour with Arabic Lunch: Upgrade to a 6-hour tour and after your city tour, savor a mouth-watering lunch of “Arabic Mezze” (small cold and hot dishes), at a local restaurant. Enjoy small plates, such as hummus along other starters, salads, and assorted bread with barbecued chicken and beef. After your meal, relax with a hotel or shopping mall drop off - your choice! Option Tour with Turkish Bath and Arabic Lunch: Upgrade to an 8-hour tour and wallow in a luxurious Turkish bath experience, including an invigorating steam room session, soapy scrub, and muscle-melting massage. Following a succulent lunch of tasty “Arabic Mezze” (small cold and hot dishes) at a local restaurant. Then, refreshed and revitalized, relax with your choice of either a hotel or shopping mall drop off - your choice!

From Amman: Half-Day Tour to Madaba and Mount Nebo

6. From Amman: Half-Day Tour to Madaba and Mount Nebo

Start your tour with a pick up from your centrally located Amman hotel. Relax in your private, air-conditioned vehicle with your knowledgeable driver, and travel south to Madaba, known for its exquisite Byzantine mosaics. After an approximate 1-hour drive, arrive in Madaba and head inside Saint George’s Church with a local guide. This 19th-century Greek Orthodox basilica is home to the famous Madaba Mosaic Map, a 6th-century A.D. floor mosaic that depicts the ancient Holy Land and Jordan. Gaze at this masterpiece and its richly detailed renderings of Jerusalem, Jericho, the Dead Sea, and other biblical sites as your guide explains how it was unearthed in 1897. Having admired the mosaic, drive to Mount Nebo, the hill where, according to the bible, Moses was not only granted a view of the Promised Land but also died. Take in the stunning views from the summit that extend over the Jordan Valley, and on a clear day, can stretch as far as Jericho and Jerusalem. Meet up with a local guide and go inside the excavated remains of the Byzantine church that once graced the hilltop. Here, archaeologists have uncovered a series of floor mosaics dating from between the 4th and 6th century A.D. Marvel at these intricate artworks with their still-vivid illustrations of peacocks, soldiers, horses, and hunters, as your guide shares facts about their creation and discovery. After your visit to this marvelous Franciscan Monastery of Mount Nebo, return to your vehicle and make the drive back to Amman. Your tour ends with a drop off at your Amman hotel. Upgrade: Make this day a full day tour and add the visits of Madaba Archeological Park and Mount Nebo La Storia Museum. You will take an exciting journey through history to experience Jordan’s religious, historical and cultural heritage. Visit the museum, the largest mosaic portrait, as well as the handicraft center.

From Amman: Leisure & Wellness Tour to the Dead Sea

7. From Amman: Leisure & Wellness Tour to the Dead Sea

After pickup from your accommodation in Amman, sit back and relax as you begin a full-day tour of some of Jordan’s most significant sights. Head to the Christian city of Madaba, ‘the city of Mosaics’. Madaba has the oldest known mosaic map of the holy land. Visit St George church, its archeological park as well as its museum.Next, visit Mt Nebo. It is said that Moses spent his last days on Mt Nebo, looking down at the holy land that he could not enter. Here you can view the Jordan Valley, the Dead Sea, Jericho, and Jerusalem. Finally, finish your day at a 5-star resort on the Dead Sea. Enjoy lunch and spa entry at the resort, and relax by the beach. After sunset, be taken back to Amman.

From Amman: Madaba, Mount Nebo and Dead Sea Private Day Tour

8. From Amman: Madaba, Mount Nebo and Dead Sea Private Day Tour

Experience Madaba, Mount Nebo, and the Dead Sea with an expert guide. Drive through the beautiful landscape from Amman to the Dead Sea on a full-day trip.  Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel in Amman and drive together to Madaba, a town with a history spanning back to the second century. Visit St George’s Greek Orthodox Church and see the Madaba Mosaic Map, an early Byzantine floor mosaic and the oldest surviving cartographic depiction of Jerusalem and the Holy Land.  Revel in the panoramic views of Jerusalem from Mount Nebo, a sight once shared by Moses. Marvel at other churches in the area and then continue to the Dead Sea. At the lowest point of the earth, 416 meters below sea level, enjoy two hours of floating in the mineral rich waters of the Dead Sea. Relax on the air-conditioned drive back to your hotel in Amman.

Private Tour Madaba, Mount Nebo, Baptism Site & Dead Sea

9. Private Tour Madaba, Mount Nebo, Baptism Site & Dead Sea

Depart your Amman hotel by a leisure air-conditioned vehicle with English-Speaking Driver who doubles up as your guide, and set off on your private tour, traveling to Madaba the city of mosaics. Arrive at Saint George’s Church, the 19th-century basilica in the heart of the town. This famous church houses the Madaba Mosaic Map, an intricately detailed floor mosaic of the Holy Land believed to have been created in the 6th century A.D. Admire the church interior and marvel at the stunning floor map, with its evocative depictions of ancient Jerusalem, Jericho, and lands including the Lebanon, Sinai, and Egypt. Proceed to the open-air museum known as the Archaeological Park, which houses a collection of ruins and mosaics like the Church of Virgin Mary and other floor house mosaics. Visit the historic Catholic Church of Saint John the Baptist, with its beautiful Bell Tower for a breath-taking view of Madaba. Visit its underground museum memorial of Saint John the Baptist. Continue to Mount Nebo, the hill where Moses is believed to have gazed out over the Holy Land. Absorb the sweeping views over the Dead Sea and Jordan Valley, and visit the Byzantine Church on the summit to see its fabled mosaics. Behold the luminous pieces of early art and their vivid recreations of animals, people, and hunting winemaking scenes in this beautiful Franciscan Monastery. On route, soak in views of Jordan’s barren landscapes, and pull up at Bethany Beyond the Jordan River, known as “El-Maghtas” in Arabic, the site on the eastern bank of the river where it’s believed Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Meet up with a local guide, and take a tour of the riverbanks and key excavated ruins, learning how the site was sanctified as the place of Jesus’ baptism by the Vatican and a visit by Pope John Paul II in 2000 A.D. Drink in the powerful sense of spirituality, and see the remnants of Roman and Byzantine churches, caves, wells, and baptismal pools. As you walk, listen as your guide explains why archaeologists believe that it was here that John the Baptist lived, preached, and performed baptisms. Hear more about this famous Christian pilgrimage spot and how it is held holy in all three major religions — Christianity, Judaism, and Islam for being the believed site of the Prophet Elijah’s ascension to heaven. Please note: the Bethany in this trip should not be confused with Bethany in Jerusalem, where it's believed that Mary Magdalene lived and Lazarus rose from the dead. Drive to the lowest point on earth for free time to swim in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea for an experience not to be missed, as it the first world’s natural spa! Afterward, reconvene with your driver and return to Amman, where your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.

From Eilat: Private 2-Day Guided Tour to Jerash & Petra

10. From Eilat: Private 2-Day Guided Tour to Jerash & Petra

Day 1: Start the tour with pickup from your hotel in Eilat at 8 AM. Cross the border into Jordan and travel north towards Jerash. When you arrive, explore the well-preserved Roman ruins of this ancient city on a 2-hour tour. See some of the main sights of the ruins including 2 theaters, the hippodrome, and the oval forum. Then, proceed to Petra for dinner and an overnight stay at a 3-star hotel. Day 2: After breakfast at the hotel, embark on your journey to the "Red Rose City" of Petra. Upon arrival, take a horse ride through the Siq (canyon) with vibrant red sandstone surrounding you on all sides.  Discover the wonders of this famous archeological site including the Treasury, the Theater, and many other points of interest on a 4-hour private guided tour. Learn more about the history of the Nabataean civilization who inhabited the area as far back as the 4th century BC. After the tour, have lunch in a local restaurant and then travel to the border crossing at Arava. Cross back into Israel and finish the tour with drop-off in Eilat.

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The tour is well planned: the main focus is of course Petra, but you get to do quite a bit of things the first day, you get to see a little bit more of Jordan and learn quite a bit about its society and present day situation. Then at night you have the chance (extra) to visit Petra at night. on my group only three of us wanted to go, and I have to say I think those who didn't miss out on something. The show (some regional musicians playing a few thousand years old instruments) might be culturally hard to appreciate, but even the walk almost in full darkness to the Treasure is worth the ticket. And then the next day is all about Petra, with enough time to do whatever you want... and after that it wouldn't be possible to do anything else, you're rightfully exhausted. Even the advice on how to go around Petra to be able to see as much as possible was spot on. The food was also very nice.

Saw all the main sites that you’d struggle to see without your own car. Quite a few add ons such as 30jd to enter Dead Sea via the hotel and a few attractions that weren’t covered by Jordan pass. If you don’t have your own car then this is excellent for seeing all the top spots in the area. My driver was very friendly and bought me drinks and falafel. The guide doesn’t enter a lot of the attractions with you so you walk around by yourself for a bit of it. Overall expensive but very good to get around the area and to see the main bits. Highlight was the baptism site.

Had a fantastic day seeing the sites of the Holy Land in Jordan. Mohammed Al Na Na (apologies if incorrect name spelling) was our driver and he instantly made us comfortable and told us some of the history of the sites. Mohammed was very flexible with the trip giving us plenty of time in each place - visits to the baptismal site are timed though as visitors must be escorted due to the proximity to the Palestinian border. Mohammed's car was very comfortable and the private tour is the best way to see these places especially in the summer heat.

The tour was amazing, the campsite, incredible and our guide Abraham couldn't be better! it's worth the hassle of crossing the border. Unique experience!! Loved it!

Very well organized trip with fantastic guide the only tiring thing is the customs passages, but the tour is not responsible for that