Amazing 7-night Highlights of Jordan and Petra Tour
Get a taste of the Middle East on this amazing 7-night Highlights of Jordan tour and spend a night under the stars in the Wadi Rum Desert. Join your Solo Travellers tour in the cosmopolitan capital, Amman, discover the ancient Roman ruins of Jerash, visit the spectacular sights of Wadi Rum as you race through the desert by jeep, and relax and enjoy the sun and sea breeze in the beautiful holiday town of Aqaba. And of course, no visit to Jordan would be complete without a trip to the historical city of Petra, so relax, admire the views, and discover the history of this ancient sandstone city.
Discover the pink sandstone city of Petra, one of the world’s 7 wonders
Spend a night under the stars in the Wadi Rum desert
Visit the ancient well-preserved Greco-Roman city of Jerash
Float till your heart’s content in the Dead Sea
Day 1 – Arrive Amman
Arrive and make your way to your hotel for check-in, which will be available from 2pm. You will have the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Amman.
Day 2 – Amman / Jerash
After breakfast at the hotel, you will begin a full day tour to the well-preserved Greco-Roman city of Jerash, also known as the Pompeii of the east. Whilst here you will visit the Hippodrome, the Oval Colonnade Piazza, the Temples of Artemis and Zeus, and the South Theatre. From here, you will continue your journey to the Dead Sea, where you can relax in its mineral-enriched, healing waters. Overnight at the Dead Sea.
Day 3 – Madaba / Mount Nebo / Kerak / Petra
After breakfast, you will begin your journey to Madaba, an ancient town known for its famous mosaic floor in the Greek Orthodox church of St. George. From here, you will continue to Mount Nebo, where, on a clear day, you have views of the Jordan Valley and the Dead Sea. The next stop today will be to Kerak Castle, a large crusader castle dating back to 1140. Overnight in Petra.
Day 4 – Petra
Today you will visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World; the Rose City of Petra. Walking through its canyon, you will witness the amazing sites of the Treasury, the City Centre, the Royal Tomb, the High Place of Sacrifice and the Roman Soldiers Tombs. Overnight in Petra.
Day 5 – Petra / Wadi Rum
After breakfast at the hotel, you will depart for the Arabian Desert; Wadi Rum. The Wadi Rum desert is like a moonscape of ancient valleys and towering weathered sandstone mountains, rising out of white and pink coloured sands. This afternoon, you will take a 2-hour tour by 4×4 with a friendly Bedouin driver, rumbling through valleys and gorges, and stopping for photos at beautiful viewpoints. Later, you will experience a stunning desert sunset and enjoy a traditional dinner around the campfire. There’s nothing left to do but relax and await the twinkling of stars in the night sky. Overnight in a comfortable desert camp in true Bedouin style!
Optional activities include a 1-hour camel ride (30USD) or an early morning hot air balloon ride (130USD pp.) *IT IS ADVISED TO BOOK AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE FOR THE BALLOON FLIGHT AS IT GETS BOOKED UP, SO PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IF YOU ARE INTERESTED*
Day 6 – Wadi Rum / Aqaba
If you have decided to experience a hot air balloon ride over the stunning Wadi Rum, you will depart from your camp early to reach the balloon launch site. From here, you’ll float through the skies to admire the spectacular views over the canyons, mountains and rock formations below – a truly unforgettable experience! Afterwards, head back to your campsite to enjoy breakfast in the open air. Everyone will then leave the desert behind and travel on to Aqaba, where you will have free time to explore on arrival. Overnight in Aqaba.
Day 7 – Aqaba / Amman
After breakfast you will have more free time to explore Aqaba. The main attraction in Aqaba is the Red Sea, which has many things to offer, so even if you don’t want to get in it, there are plenty of alternative activities. In the afternoon, you will be transferred back to Amman, where you will spend the night.
Day 8 – Depart Amman
You have come to the end of your highlights of Jordan tour, and will be transferred back to the airport for international flights.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE JORDAN TOUR
- Sharing a twin room at 3-star hotels with breakfast
- Private tours with an English-speaking guide
- All transportation in air-conditioned vehicles (excludes airport transfers)
- Single entrance fee to all applicable tourist sites
- Up to six weeks before departure, a place can be reserved on this highlights of Jordan tour on payment of a deposit of £150.00, after this date it would be the full amount of the trip.
- Click the book now button and fill in the details and tick the box confirming you accept booking conditions.
- The outstanding balance is due 6 weeks before travel.
- Please ensure you have checked visa requirements. Get in touch if you are unsure.
- Ensure you have purchased travel insurance, as this is mandatory for all trips.
- Flights are not included in the price of the tour and will need to be organised separately. Please get in touch for recommended flights and do not book until we have given the go-ahead. Please also get in touch if you would like help with booking.
Trip Type Discover
Group Size Maximum 12
Physical Rating Easy
Currency & Spending Money Jordanian Dinar / Spending £20 and upwards each day
Hosts One of our local guides will be your main point of contact throughout this trip and will stay with you throughout. Our guides are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, if you have any questions – just ask them!
Clothing The best time to visit Jordan is between May and October when temperatures are high and rainfall is low, so pack summer clothes, comfortable shoes and swimsuits for bathing in the Dead Sea!
Health Always seek medical advice from your doctor or travel nurse at least 8 weeks before your scheduled departure date and make sure your vaccinations are up to date. Remember that your travel insurance may not cover you if you do not have up-to-date vaccinations.
Single Supplement £250
Travel Advice We highly recommend that you read the foreign travel advice for Jordan before your departure date.
Visas You will need a visa for Jordan and these can be obtained on arrival for most nationalities for JOD 40.00 – please check if you are eligible or get in touch if you are not sure.
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