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Passage to Petra

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6 days  |  Amman to Madaba  |  from USD $1,749  |   Guaranteed Departure 

Petra in depth, the moonscape magic of Wadi Rum, a float in the Dead Sea, a Crusader Castle and more. Only Jordan gives you the opportunity to fit so much into six totally amazing days!!!

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Day 1

Sunday. Welcome to Jordan and the start of an amazing adventure. Arrive Amman, included transfer to our hotel and overnight.
Overnight: Amman

    Amman
Day 2

Amman - Mt Nebo - Umm ar Rasas - Petra. After a quick visit to the Citadel and Archaeological Museum, we’ll walk through the bustling local souk to enjoy typical Jordanian street treats of felafal and hummous at the country’s most popular local street stand. As the pictures on the wall will prove, the unglamorous food stand was a great favorite of the late King Hussein.

Leaving Amman, we’ll stop first at Mt. Nebo, the site from which Moses saw the Promised Land. This amazing panorama includes the Jordan River Valley, the Dead Sea, Jericho and the spires and domes of the Mt. of Olives and Bethlehem on the Judean hills just across the wide valley. Our next port of call is Um ar-Rasas, one of Jordan’s World Heritage sites and once an important stop on the busy caravan routes. The impressive mosaic floor of the St. Stephen Church features medallions commemorating all the early Christian pilgrimage sites of the region, and the extensive ruins also include one of the area’s earliest Stylite towers, where a Byzantine hermit lived atop the tower and preached to the pilgrimage visitors.

You’ll make a late afternoon stop at the Shobak Crusader Castle (Mont Real) en route to Petra for the night. Consider doing a Petra by Night excursion (payable locally) for a tantalizing candlelight stroll through Petra’s Siq….a romantic preview of things to come.
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Begin the day with a walk through the mysterious mile-long Siq, the narrow gorge with towering sandstone walls which leads into the ancient capital city of the Nabatean trading empire. Explore the Khazneh (the temple of Indiana Jones fame), Theater, Colonnaded Street and Museum. After lunch, climb to ad-Deir (the Monastery), Petra’s largest carved façade.

In the evening, why not try your hand at our Petra Kitchen Bolt-On to join fellow travelers for a cuisine course at the Petra Kitchen, where you’ll help prepare a memorable Jordanian feast. Petra Kitchen bolt-on .
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Petra - Wadi Rum. This morning we have the opportunity to join our guide for a return to Petra along the “secret way” of al-Madras, with visits to the High Place of Sacrifice and Wadi Farasa. At lunchtime we stop in the Wadi Musa souk to pick up delicious shawarma sandwiches or fruit and veggie snacks from the local produce souk before making the scenic drive to Wadi Rum.

We make a late afternoon jeep tour of this moonscape desert terrain, arriving to our remote camp site deep in the heart of the Wadi Rum. We enjoy a magical evening under the brilliant stars of the desert night sky, including a scrumptious traditional Jordanian dinner.
Overnight: Wadi Rum  |  Breakfast, Dinner

    Wadi Rum
Day 5

Wadi Rum - Karak - Dead Sea - Madaba. After breakfast at the campsite, we head north along the Desert Highway. Taking a drive through the busy market town of Karak under the towering shadows of the Karak Crusader Castle, descending some 1300 meters to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the earth’s surface. More than 500 meters below sea level, the mineral-rich Dead Sea is the world’s original health and beauty spa. Drift out and bob in the waters and slap on some of the famous black Dead Sea mud to give your skin an invigorating boost.

After the experience, you’ll enjoy a buffet lunch before heading up to Madaba, home to the world’s largest collection of ancient mosaics. We’ll have a lavish Jordanian feast a Haret Jdoudna, the restaurant in Madaba’s city center offering the best of Jordanian cuisine in a setting created from some of the city’s traditional 19th-century homes.
Overnight: Madaba  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

Friday. Madaba - Amman Airport. Explore Madaba your way, before hotel check-out and included onward departure transfer to Amman's Queen Alia airport.
Breakfast

Passage to Petra Perseids Meteor Shower departure - 09 Aug 2015

Why not combine a holiday to Jordan with the amazing celestial spectacle of the Perseids Meteor shower? The Perseids meteor shower is a spectacular celestial light show, that has mystified and amazed sky watchers for nearly 2000 years. The night sky is lit up by often over 60 meteors per hour! You can witness the incredible meteor shower from our desert camp in Wadi Rum, where you will spend two incredible nights star-gazing, when the meteor shower is at its peak on the 10th and 11th August. Please see the Go Guide for details of the amended itinerary. Supplement applies.

Our other tours that are present for Perseids meteor shower are:
Perseid's Meteor Shower- departing 08 AUG 2015
Road to Jersualem - departing 08 AUG 2015
Pyramids, Petra, Promised Land - starting 01 AUG 2015

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Al-Qasr Metropole, Amman
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Recently refurbished, the Al Qasr Metropole is a modern and chic boutique hotel. Guest rooms are beautifully furnished and include free Wi-Fi connection and luxury en suite facilities. All guests at the Al Qasr gain free access to the on site Fitness First gym as well as complimentary breakfast. The rooftop restaurant has fantastic panoramic views of Amman and is a great place to spend the evening. Well located in Shmeisani, one of Amman's most prestigious neighbourhoods.

Petra Moon Hotel, Petra
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Just 300 ft from the entrance gate to Petra, the Petra Moon hotel features spacious rooms with private balconies and flat-screen TVs. It also has a roof garden with a seasonal outdoor pool. The soundproofed rooms and suites at Petra Moon come with satellite channels, a DVD player and extra-long beds. Each has air conditioning and a private bathroom. The hotel is 100 metres from the main gate of Petra.

Rainbow Camp, Wadi Rum
Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Deluxe Camp

A row of permanent tents in the desert make up the popular Rainbow Camp. Inside the tents are comfortable camp beds and warm bedding. Showers and toilets are close by and are cleaned thoroughly everyday. Guests can relax in the communal area which is adorned with colourful rugs and cushions. The food at Rainbow Camp always gets rave reviews. Taking an evening stroll around the beautiful surroundings is a great way to work up an appetite before dinner. Well located in the heart of Wadi Rum.

Best Western Grand Hotel, Madaba
Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located just a few steps away from the main tourist attractions of Madaba, the Best Western is a contemporary and stylish accommodation. Guest rooms vary from standard to superior and are all equipped with comfortable beds, modern amenities, complimentary wi-fi and private balconies. The hotel also benefits from a refreshing outdoor pool and cosy Irish bar. Both are great places to relax after a great day sightseeing. Perfectly located a short journey to the main sites of Madaba.

Trip Highlights

Amman - Ancient hilltop citadel, fascinating Archaeological Museum and bustling souqs
Shobak or Karak Crusader castles - Reminders of the former glory of the Crusaders
Wadi Rum - Vast red desert landscape with rolling dunes and dramatic rock formations
Mt Nebo - Perhaps one of the most sacred sites in Jordan with views across the Promised Land
Dead Sea - Dramatically beautiful landscape with warm buoyant mineral-rich waters
Petra - UNESCO-listed Nabataean city that was all but lost to the modern world until its rediscovery in 1812
Umm ar-Rasas - An ancient city and important stop on the caravan route between east and west
Madaba - Christian market town, Church of St George, Jordan’s finest Byzantine mosaics

Included

5 breakfasts and 2 dinners
1 night - Wadi Rum deluxe desert camp
Dead Sea - Free time to swim and detox
Escorted by a licensed Jordanian tour guide
Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and day 6
4 nights - 4 star hotels
4x4 desert safari through the sand dunes of Wadi Rum
Touring of Amman, Dead Sea, Petra, Wadi Rum, Umm ar-Rasas and Mt Nebo
English speaking specialist guides at some local sights
All transfers and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow $3 - 5 USD per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: $35-45 USD
Laundry, drinks and items of a personal nature
Entrance Fees: $120-130 USD

Ogla was absolutely amazing. His knowledge, his politeness, his warmth, his friendliness all made our trip very memorable and made us want to go back to Jordan. The tour was perfect! Cannot think of one complaint. It was a beautiful trip and a learning experience. The Jordanians were extremely amazing people as well as the food and scenery. Petra was a blast! Even in our senior years, we were able to climb Petra and Ogla was there EVERY step of the way. We felt badly, cause it took us longer and Ogla was so caring for us. On-The-Go should be proud and honored to have such a man as Ogla in your employ. Our Wadi-Rum trip was fantastic and the Bedouins were truly incredible people. This was our very first On-The-Go tour and certainly not our last. It was planned perfectly and we are so glad we decided to take this trip of a lifetime! Thank you so very much for a vacation of our lives!!! We especially want to thank Ogla for making it all possible. What a guide!

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I had an awesome time on my tour of Jordan. Olga was the perfect tour guide. He was fun; informative; concerned always to make sure we were comfortable and having a good time; flexible to make sure each person in our group got to experience exactly what we felt we'd like at the time; and he even got up early in the morning to give us special experiences that I'm sure no other tour guide would have taken their personal time to give us. I cannot rate the experience of my On The Go Tour of Jordan highly enough, including the support people and the drivers and everyone they use to give their guests a good time.

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I had an incredible time exploring just a fraction of Jordan. Having dreamed of seeing Petra for many years it was such an awe inspiring trip to be able to see it from so many different perspectives (night, day, and from above). Ramy was very accommodating to all the people on the tour and did not make anyone feel left out or shamed for not being able to do different activities. I was especially impressed with our second day in Petra going up through the mountain trail. It was a private tour on top of a tour.

Ramy was great in trying to make sure everyone got to see what they came for, and even went out of his way to make it that much more special with little treats and finding postcards at the last minute.

I had an incredible time exploring just a fraction of Jordan. Having dreamed of seeing Petra for many years it was such an awe inspiring trip to be able to see it from so many different perspectives (night, day, and from above). Ramy was very accommodating to all the people on the tour and did not make anyone feel left out or shamed for not being able to do different activities. I was especially impressed with our second day in Petra going up through the mountain trail. It was a private tour on top of a tour.

Ramy was great in trying to make sure everyone got to see what they came for, and even went out of his way to make it that much more special with little treats and finding postcards at the last minute.

Tour
4
Guide
Country

The guide was excellent, very informative and knowledgeable and helpful, she looked after the group very well.

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, thus avoiding the single person supplement.

This is a special Perseids Meteor Shower departure. Special touring arrangements apply. Please refer to the Trip Notes for further details.
Perseids Meteor Shower Departure
Xmas departure, book early!
XMAS Departure
New Year Departure
2015
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Supplementary Prices

 
Twin/Double
Single Supp.
Private Tour Supplement
USD $1079
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Amman Pre-Tour accommodation
USD $119
USD $50
Madaba Post-Tour accommodation
USD $109
USD $30

This tour is also available on a private basis - for details please see the Supplementary Prices above.

Tour Details
Starts
Amman
Ends
Madaba
Departs
Sundays
Hotel Rating
4 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 5, Dinner: 2
Tour Bolt-ons
Enhance your trip with these amazing added extras and bolt-ons
Dead Sea
USD $1,099

Ogla was absolutely amazing. His knowledge, his politeness, his warmth, his friendliness all made our trip very memorable and made us want to go back to Jordan. The tour was perfect! Cannot think of one complaint. It was a beautiful trip and a learning experience. The Jordanians were extremely amazing people as well as the food and scenery. Petra was a blast! Even in our senior years, we were able to climb Petra and Ogla was there EVERY step of the way. We felt badly, cause it took us longer and Ogla was so caring for us. On-The-Go should be proud and honored to have such a man as Ogla in your employ. Our Wadi-Rum trip was fantastic and the Bedouins were truly incredible people. This was our very first On-The-Go tour and certainly not our last. It was planned perfectly and we are so glad we decided to take this trip of a lifetime! Thank you so very much for a vacation of our lives!!! We especially want to thank Ogla for making it all possible. What a guide!

Dennis Hall
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