Petra Nights Tours

The Best of Jordan: 10 Nights - 11 Days


 

Itinerary

Bookings have to be made at least 48 hours in advance.

Day 1: Amman Airport - Aqaba Hotel

Our representative welcomes you with a signage at Amman Airport after you passed the customs. Transfer about 4 hours to Aqaba hotel, rest of the day is free, check in and overnight.

Day 2: Aqaba Leisure (B)

Free day to enjoy the Red Sea resort of Aqaba. Just relax, explore the duty free shopping facilities or have fun with popular water activities like swimming, snorkeling or diving (not included). Overnight in Aqaba.

Day 3: Aqaba Hotel - Aqaba City Tour - Wadi Rum Jeep Ride - Wadi Rum Camp (B, D)

After breakfast we have a round in Aqaba, visiting the Mamluk Fort and the House of Sharif Hussein Bin Ali. See the archaeological dig Ayla and time for some duty free shopping in the Souq. Continue to Wadi Rum, one of the most impressing desert landscapes in the world. Explore the area by a jeep ride to see rugged mountains, canyons, sand dunes and rock inscriptions from Thamudic and Nabatean period. Dinner & overnight at camp.

Day 4: Wadi Rum - Petra Visit - Petra Hotel (B)

After breakfast we drive 2.5 hrs to the red rose city 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. Walk the same way back to the entrance. Overnight Petra.

Day 5: Petra Hotel - Shobak Castle - Dana View - Kings Way - Madaba - Mt Nebo - Dead Sea Hotel (B)

After breakfast we drive to Shobak to visit an ancient crusader castle perched on the side of a rocky, conical mountain. Driving towards enjoy the scenic views of Dana. We continue along the famous ancient caravan route the King's Way, we have a short stop in Wadi Al-Mujib, a great wide valley with magnificent geological formation. We reach Madaba, where to find the famous mosaic 6th century map of Palestine in St. George’s church and to the Archaeological Park where you can see more ancient mosaics. Continue to Mt. Nebo, the place where Prophet Moses gazed at the Promised Land before he died. Proceed to the lowest point on the earth, the Dead Sea, where ever since the days of Herod the Great, people have flocked to in search of its curative secrets, check in & overnight.

Day 6: Dead Sea Leisure (B)

Breakfast and overnight at hotel - no other services provided.

Day 7: Dead Sea Free morning - Amman City Tour - Amman Hotel (B)

Free morning to enjoy the beach and amenities of Dead Sea hotel. After check out we drive back Jordan's capital Amman, to visit the Citadel with the remains of the Umayyad Palace and the Hercules Temple as well as the Archaeological Museum with its excellent collection. In downtown we see the Roman Theatre from 2nd century and the traditional souks. Then we stroll in Jabal Amman with its 19th century houses, in one of them the late King Hussein had been born. Transfer to Amman hotel, check in & overnight.

Day 8: Amman Hotel - 4 Desert Castles - Amman Hotel (B)

Start our tour 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. Continue to Qasr Hallabat a Roman fortress constructed under Emperor Caracalla and serves as a protection from Bedouin tribes. Back to hotel in Amman.

Day 9: Amman Hotel - Ajloun - Jerash - Amman Hotel (B)

After breakfast leave Amman, drive to Ajloun to visit the great 12th century Islamic castle built around 1184/85 by the famous Islamic leader Salah al-Din. Continue to Jerash, the best example of a Roman provincial city in the whole Middle East comprising paved and colonnaded streets, soaring hilltop temples, handsome theatres, and spacious public squares and plazas. Back to Amman hotel.

Day 10: Amman Hotel - Salt City - Iraq Al Amir - Amman Hotel (B)

Pick up from hotel, we drive to the town Salt. Here you walk along Hammam Street to see the highlights of the 19th century architecture of this period, houses with long-arched windows in picturesque narrow streets. Well known is the Abu Jaber mansion, built between 1892 and 1906, reputed to be the finest example of a 19th century merchant house in the region. From here we drive through a picturesque valley to the village of Iraq Al Amir, to have a traditional lunch meal at the Women's Cooperative. The women make a living with production of pottery and carpets, so you can have at the same time a look at the making of traditional handicraft. Close to the village we view Qasr Al Abd as example for Hellenistic architecture in Jordan. Transfer to Amman hotel for overnight.

Day 11: Amman Hotel - Amman Airport (B)

Latest check out 12:00, according to departure time 50 minutes transfer to Amman to board your flight.

Hiking-Petra-Jordan

Wadi-Rum-Tour

Dana-Reserve-View

Mount-Nebo-Tour

Dead-Sea-Jordan-Tour

Amman-Roman-Theatre

Jerash-City-Tour

Iraq-Al-Amir-Jordan

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