Petra Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF JORDAN 1263

If you like the itinerary below please quote REF JORDAN 1263 when enquiring for further details.

Alternatively you may like modify this trip with your own Holiday Wish List


Amman's old city walls

Day 1: Amman

Welcome to Jordan and the start of your Arabian Adventure! Arriving into Amman, meet with out friendly local team who will transfer you to your hotel.

Amman amphitheatre

Day 2: Amman

This morning we visit Jerash, the world’s best-preserved Roman provincial city, built over 2,000 years ago and known as the ‘Pompeii of the East’. Here we visit the Forum, with its forest of towering columns, the arena, where the tracks of chariot wheels can still be seen, the souk area, Temple of Artemis and the South Theatre with its near-perfect acoustics. We continue on to Umm Qais , a dramatic black-basalt Roman city with panoramic views over the Sea of Galilee.

Amman fruit stall

Day 3: Amman - Petra

Morning city tour in Amman, including visits to the Citadel, Jordan's National Archaeological Museum and souk. Transfer to Madaba to visit the St. George Church and Madaba Archaeological Park. Then visit Mt. Nebo and visit Shobak castle en route to Petra.

Looking through the Siq at the Treasury

Day 4: Petra

Get ready to be amazed! All but lost to the modern world until 1812, Petra is a real archaeological gem, full of ancient tombs and ruins ripe for the modern-day discoverer. We access Petra on horseback, through the mysterious mile-long Siq which leads to the spectacular façade of the Treasury (of Indiana Jones fame). This is just the beginning of a day filled with true adventure, where we’ll explore amazing sights such as the Street of Facades, the Theatre, Colonnaded Street and Qasr al Bint.

The deep reds of the Treasury

Day 5: Petra

Today allows for free time to explore Petra, your entrance ticket is included so you can enter the site and explore.

Petra Siq

Day 6: Petra - Aqaba

Today we transfer to Wadi Rum for a 4x4 tour of the moonscape terrain which T. E. Lawrence described as “vast, echoing and God-like.” The desertscape of Wadi Rum is truly stunning with its ancient riverbeds and amazing eroded rock formations. We drive onward to Aqaba - Jordan’s premier Red Sea hotspot and enjoy an afternoon of R&R.

Aqaba beachfront

Day 7: Aqaba - Dead Sea

Driving north via Wadi Araba, you’ll stop at Lot’s Cave and the Dead Sea Panorama point. Later a city tour of Bethany before descending to the lowest point on the earth’s surface, the Dead Sea . Take a dip in the mineral rich waters, where you’ll bob around like a cork; there is certainly no risk of sinking here! Your skin will also receive a fabulous detox, thanks to the curative qualities of the water.

Dead Sea salt up close

Day 8: Dead Sea

Enjoy a free day relaxing by the Dead Sea . Perhaps treat yourself to a Dead Sea spa treatment or two; everybody deserves a little pampering on holiday.

Relaxing in the Dead Sea

Day 9: Dead Sea

Sadly your journey has come to an end, we will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.

Your Jordan Holiday
Explore key sites and places to visit in Jordan
Jordan Spotlight
Salt deposits at the Dead Sea

Dead Sea

The lowest point on the earth’s surface, the Dead Sea is a natural phenomena and gift of Mother Nature. Straddling ...

Jordan Currency Rates
  1 GBP = 1.17 JOD
  1 CAD = 0.65 JOD
  1 ZAR = 0.07 JOD
  1 AUD = 0.66 JOD
  1 EUR = 0.93 JOD
  1 USD = 0.71 JOD
  1 NZD = 0.59 JOD
last updated - 02 Sep 2014 2:36 PM