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Perseids Meteor Shower - 8 days

Witness the incredible Perseids Meteor Shower from our desert camp at Wadi Rum, where you will spend a night star gazing when the Meteor Shower is at its peak! Combine this amazing celestial event with Roman ruins, floating in the Dead Sea and exploring the ruins at the Rose City of Petra. All of this in eight totally amazing days!

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Itinerary
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Trip Highlights

Perseids Meteor shower - A spectacular meteor shower which occurs once a year and has been observed for the last 2000 years. At its peak the meteors rain down at a rate of about 60 meteors per hour
Wadi Rum - Vast red desert landscape with rolling dunes and dramatic rock formations
Dead Sea - Dramatically beautiful landscape with warm buoyant mineral-rich waters
Amman - Ancient hilltop citadel, fascinating Archaeological Museum and bustling souqs
Two nights in Petra - The fabled Nabataean city that was all but lost to the modern world until its rediscovery in 1812
Umm Qais - Roman Decapolis city, once a cultural centre, home to poets and great philosophers
Jerash - Ruins of the ancient Roman city, which at over 2000 years old is still surprisingly well-preserved
Mt Nebo - Perhaps one of the most sacred sites in Jordan with views across the Promised Land

Included

7 breakfasts, 1 dinners
1 night Wadi Rum deluxe desert camp
Camel safari through the Wadi Rum desertscape
Dead Sea - Free time to swim and detox
Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and day 8. Please note departure transfers on day 8 are only offered at 23:00 (evening of day 7), 05:00, 07:30, 11:00 and 14:00
All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles
6 nights 4 star hotels
4x4 desert safari through the sand dunes of Wadi Rum
Incredible views of the Perseids Meteor Shower
Touring of Amman, Jerash, Umm Qais, Petra, Wadi Rum, Umm ar-Rasas and Mt Nebo
Escorted by licenced Jordanian Tour Guide

Not Included

Laundry, drinks and items of a personal nature
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: USD$60-80, paid in local currency
International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: USD$140-160, paid in local currency

Itinerary

Day 1

Amman

Wednesday 08 Aug 2018. Welcome to Jordan and the start of an amazing adventure. Arrive Amman, included transfer to our hotel and overnight.
Overnight: Amman

Day 2

Jerash

Amman - Jerash - Umm Qais - Amman. Heading north, we visit Jerash, the Graeco-Roman city known as the ‘Pompeii of the East’. Built over 2,000 years ago, Jerash is widely regarded as the best-preserved city of the Decapolis, a confederation of 10 Roman cities dating from the 1st century! We’ll explore the site taking in the colonnaded street, amphitheatre, nymphaeum, forum and more before continuing to Umm Qais (Gadara), a dramatic black-basalt Roman city of the Decapolis with panoramic views over the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights.
Overnight: Amman  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Mt Nebo & Umm ar Rasas

Amman - Mt Nebo - Umm ar Rasas - Petra. This morning, we tour the citadel of Amman, Archaeological Museum and enjoy free time shopping in the local souq, before visiting the Christian market town of Madaba and Jordan’s finest Byzantine mosaics. Next is Mt Nebo - the single most important biblical site in Jordan. Having led the Israelites for 40 years through the wilderness, Moses finally saw, from this awesome vantage point, the Promised Land, that God forbid him to set foot in. We too can enjoy the excellent views offered of the Jordan River Valley, the northern shore of the Dead Sea, Jericho on the opposite bank and (on clear days) the towers on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.

Later we visit Umm ar Rasas, a haunted deserted city on the ancient caravan routes. The village is the site of the now ruinous Roman garrison town of Kastron Mefaa, which developed during the Byzantine and Umayyad periods into a relatively important city. Large mosaic floors from two of its dozen or more churches have been painstakingly cleaned and protected. The mosaic floor of the Church of St Stephen dates to 785, over 150 years after Muslim rule was established in Jordan, and depicts the cities of the day including Jerusalem, with Palestinian cities below such as Nablus and Gaza and seven Trans-Jordanian cities including Philadelphia (modern-day Amman), Madaba and Karak.

If you'd like to learn how to cook Middle Eastern food consider opting to book our Petra Kitchen bolt-on tonight.
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast

Day 4

The Rose City of Petra

Chief among Jordan’s many archaeological riches is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Rose City of Petra. The city was first settled around the 6th century BC by the Nabataean tribe from Western Arabia. Rediscovered in 1812, it remains on the list of many travellers. We access the hidden archaeological treasures of the Rose City on a walk through a narrow, deep siq, where the rocks finally give way to reveal the famous facade of Al-Khazneh (the Treasury). Continuing our walk, we’ll then go on to explore chunks of this fantastic once-lost city which is full of tombs, temples, an impressive amphitheatre and a Roman colonnaded street. The intrepid can ascend the hundreds of rock-cut steps to Ad-Deir. Better known as the Monastery, Ad-Deir has a similar facade to that of the Treasury, but is far bigger and the views from the nearby cliff-tops are awesome.

Please note: Petra by Night (candlelight walk along the Siq) is not offered on this departure as the site is closed on both Friday and Saturday evenings.
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Wadi Rum & Perseids

Petra - Wadi Rum. There is a chance to revisit Petra this morning before leaving at noon to drive to Wadi Rum. Upon arrival in Wadi Rum, we enjoy a jeep safari through the area once favoured by the legendary Lawrence of Arabia and his Arab uprising. Wadi Rum is a vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds, pastel coloured stretches of sandy desert and amazing rock formations known as jebels that rise from the desert floor, the desert scape of Wadi Rum represents some of the most stunning countryside on the planet.

Tonight, we'll tuck into a Jordanian dinner before the stargazing begins. The Perseids Meteor Shower occurs once a year and has been observed for the last 2000 years. At its peak the meteors rain down at a rate of about 60 meteors per hour. The clear and night sky of the Jordanian desert is the ideal place from which to view these celestial wonders. The Perseids were traditionally known as the “tears of St Lawrence” because they often appeared around the saint’s feast day.

In previous years our groups have enjoyed a spectacular show staying up well into the night and counting well over 150 meteors shooting across the sky and we hope to have the same experience this year.
Overnight: Wadi Rum  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

Camel Trekking & Dead Sea

Wadi Rum - Dead Sea. Today we get the chance to experience Wadi Rum as the Bedouins do - by camel. Until recently, the Bedouins were a nomadic people who made their living through looking after their herds of goats. Although most of the Bedouins have now become villagers, they still rely on the goats for the milk, yoghurt and cheese, and some families do return for a part of the year to a wandering existence, minding their flocks. As we ride through Wadi Rum on camel back we have a chance to see some of the desert wildlife including many small birds and various Geckos and Agamas, including the striking bright blue Agama.

Departing Wadi Rum, we’ll head up the King’s Highway to Wadi Mujib. We’ll embark on a moderate paced two-hour trek along the Siq Trail. Measuring 500 metres in depth and spanning 4 kilometres across, the impressive Wadi Mujib is one of Jordan’s most remarkable natural features. This dramatic canyon features sheer rocky walls and sparkling waterways that range from puddle height to depths that are perfect for swimming (chest height or deeper) depending on the level of rainfall. The canyon is just one feature of the Mujib Biosphere Reserve, the lowest nature reserve in the world, home to a surprising diversity of wildlife and plant species.

After our trek, we make our way to the Dead Sea. 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.
Overnight: Dead Sea  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Dead Sea Relaxation

The lowest point on the earth's surface at more than 400m below sea level, the Dead Sea is a natural phenomenon and high on most travellers' bucket lists. Lucky for us we have a whole day to spend here, whiling away the time bobbing in its mineral-rich buoyant waters and lathering up with a detoxifying mud bath. Later today there will be an optional visit to the Ma'in hot springs - a series of waterfalls and hot springs, and a sacred baptism site where Jesus Christ is thought to have been baptised (booked locally).
Overnight: Dead Sea  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Dead Sea

Wednesday 15 Aug 2018. Dead Sea - Amman Airport. Hotel check out and included onward transfer to the airport in Amman. Departure transfers are offered on day 8 at 23:00 (evening of day 7), 05:00, 07:30, 11:00 and 14:00. If you would like a departure transfer at any other time or a transfer with post tour accommodation this can be arranged at an additional cost.
Breakfast

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. At its peak, the night sky is lit up by often over 60 meteors per hour, streaking across the darkness. As with all celestial events, the Perseids is best observed in a completely clear night sky and where better than Jordan’s Wadi Rum desert, which is renowned for its beautiful blanket of stars. You can witness the incredible Perseids Meteor shower from our desert camp in Wadi Rum, where you will spend an incredible night star-gazing.

Our other tours that are present for Perseids meteor shower are:
Passage to Petra - departing 09 AUG 2018
Road to Jerusalem - departing 08 AUG 2018

Prices & Dates

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.

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USD $620

Extra Prices

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Amman Pre-Tour accommodation
USD $120
USD $85
Amman Post-Tour accommodation
USD $120
USD $85
Dead Sea Post Accom
USD $155
USD $120

Hotels

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.

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 a complimentary breakfast. The rooftop restaurant has fantastic panoramic views of Amman and is a great place to spend the evening. The hotel is 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's restaurant serves a delicious selection of international meals in both buffet-style and a la carte.

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. This accommocation is well located in the heart of Wadi Rum.

Holiday Inn Resort, Dead Sea

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Graced with interconnecting palm fringed swimming pools leading to the Dead Sea, the Holiday Inn is an Arabesque style hotel. Guest rooms are elegantly furnished and benefit from complimentary high speed internet. The hotel also has an on site fitness centre and a fine choice of Spa facilities. The 24 hour sleek bar is the perfect place for a tipple at any time of the day or night. The accommodation is located on the shores of the world famous Dead Sea.

Reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on 8 recent reviews

Ogla was an amazing guide. He made Jordan come alive for me in the way he told us the history of the sites we visited, he made each day fun. I really struggled getting to the top of the "steps" at Petra, but he encouraged me all the way, coming back more than once to check how I was getting on. Ogla worked very hard to ensure we were a group and everyone was happy. I loved Wadi Rum - Rainbow camp was so friendly and I would go back just for the camel ride!! Had a brilliant time and would do it again. Am currently trying to persuade everyone at work to take a trip to Jordan! Thank you On the Go, and Ogla.

• Submitted 15 Sep 2016
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Excellent local knowledge and an extremely capable guide, I would recommend anyone to take a tour he is guiding.

• Submitted 24 Aug 2016
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Hi there, I recently did the Perseids Meteor Shower Tour in Jordan.

I am writing in praise of my tour guide Amer Nazami, I found Amer to be extremely knowledgeable, all of the information he gave the group was spot on; He is very well educated.

He answered any and all questions myself and the group had asked.

Amer made sure the group was safe and comfortable at all times. He went to extra lengths to ensure the tour group had everything they needed. He took members of the group to a few shops in his own time to ensure they had all they needed.

I suffer from anxiety and was very nervous to be in Jordan for many reasons, I find it hard being surrounded by large amounts of people, I informed Amer upon my arrival and he ensured I was safe and comfortable throughout the tour; and on a couple of occasions when things got a bit to much for me he kept me calm and moved me away from these situations, to ensure I was safe and comfortable.

Amer is a wonderful tour guide and on a personal level a genuinely lovely person.

I am genuinely thankful to have had Amer as my tour guide, he is a hard worker and deserves to be praised for his hard work and genuine kindness.

Thank you for the experience of a lifetime, it was truly wonderful and I will be recommending On The Go Tours and Amer to my friends and family, whom all do a fair amount of travel.

Please pass along this review to Amer as I believe he deserves acknowledgement for his great work.

Kelly Teasdale • Submitted 22 Aug 2016

it was such a great holiday.

thank you to our guide Amer to create such a great friendly relaxed atmosphere for the group, and also the driver that kept the safety throughout the tour, to make this trip as one of the most memorable. we really had a fantastic people in our group that making this trip so special.

• Submitted 19 Aug 2016
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Ogla was outstanding. In the diverse group we had he pulled us all together as one team. He was always helpful, gave good advice (for those who listened). His encouragement to get to the top of the steps in Petra for the whole group was more than the other guide Amir did. We came with us to make sure we all reached there safely and stayed with the last one in the group to assist when necessary (very much appreciated). There was no rushing and the information given was just to the right level. I enjoyed hearing his stories on the bus and then exploring the sites. My magical moment was in the desert Wadi Rum and sleeping under the stars followed by the camel ride the next day which was hypnotic. I would recommend this tour to anyone. Take me back to the desert please. Rainbow camp was such fun. Please pass on my sincere thanks to Ogla for making our trip so special I wish him all the best in the future.

• Submitted 16 Aug 2016
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Superb tour which gives a brief insight into many different areas of Jordan. Amer is a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide who sincerely wants people to enjoy their tour and gain information about his country. He went out of his way to ensure that we had all that we needed. I could not have asked for a more helpful and informative guide to this country.

• Submitted 16 Aug 2016
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Ogla was great as a tour guide, I know I can be a pain wanting to do things and requiring help but he was great about it. The hotels used were nice and clean, although I did get stuck in the pool at Petra Moon as the ladders don't go down far enough I did get myself out after a while.

Food can't be faulted, cooking at Petra Kitchen was an experience more should do.

The entertainment at the Rainbow camp was very interesting watching the guy point out which star was what and then the next night the musician and dancing was a great treat.

We enjoyed it so much that we are considering going back next year !!! So tell Ogla to watch out for the full moon she may be back earlier than he expected he'll know what I mean.

• Submitted 16 Aug 2016
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Just returned from yet another fantastic trip with On The Go and a mere thank you just doesn't seem enough! Jordan was amazing and our tour guide Ogla made the trip even more enjoyable! He was clearly very knowledgeable, passionate about his country, it's history and ensured the group had a wonderful time. He managed the variety of ages (within the group) with ease, humour and lots of banter to ensure no-one was left out whilst always remaining professional. Wadi Rum in particular has stolen my heart - I'm already planning my return! Shukran!

• Submitted 14 Aug 2016
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Great holiday, the tour included all the best parts of Jordan. Not a camping person so one day in the camp would have been sufficient.

• Submitted 31 Aug 2015
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Hi Em,

I just wanted to let you know Jordan was amazing!! I has a fantastic time and totally loved everything about Jordan! Ogla our guide was very very good and one of the best guides I've travelled with.

I know On the Go is great but this really reinforced how good you guys are :) Thank you so much for the opportunity!

Nicole Foster • Submitted 02 Sep 2013

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Amman
Ends
Amman
Departs
Wed 08 August 2018
Hotel Rating
4 star hotels and 1 nights at Wadi Rum deluxe desert camp
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Dinner: 1
Visiting
Countries
Updated
23rd August 2017

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Ogla was an amazing guide. He made Jordan come alive for me in the way he told us the history of the sites we visited, he made each day fun. I really struggled getting to the top of the "steps" at Petra, but he encouraged me all the way, coming back more than once to check how I was getting on. Ogla worked very hard to ensure we were a group and everyone was happy. I loved Wadi Rum - Rainbow camp was so friendly and I would go back just for the camel ride!! Had a brilliant time and would do it again. Am currently trying to persuade everyone at work to take a trip to Jordan! Thank you On the Go, and Ogla.

Jackie Little