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Totally Jordan - 8 Days

Camp out in Wadi Rum, spend two nights in the lost city of Petra, float in the Dead Sea and visit the stunning Roman ruins of Jerash and Umm Qais - all in 8 amazing days.

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Itinerary
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Trip Highlights

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
Wadi Mujib - trek the Siq Trail of Wadi Mujib Biosphere Reserve
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
Amman - Ancient hilltop citadel, fascinating Archaeological Museum and bustling souqs
Wadi Rum - Vast red desert landscape with rolling dunes and dramatic rock formations
Shobak Crusader castle - Perched dramatically on a hill top
Dead Sea - Beautiful landscape with warm buoyant mineral-rich waters
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

7 breakfasts and 2 dinners
4 x 4 desert safari through the sand dunes of Wadi Rum
Touring of Amman, Jerash, Umm Qais, Dead Sea, Petra, Wadi Rum, Shobak, Umm ar-Rasas, Mt Nebo and Madaba
Escorted by licensed Jordanian Tour Guide
6 nights 4 star hotels and 1 night - Wadi Rum deluxe desert camp
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 (day 7), 04:00, 07:00, 09:00, 12:00 & 16:00
All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$5 - 7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: USD$40-60pp, paid in local currency
Laundry, drinks and items of a personal nature
Entrance Fees: USD$140-160pp, paid in local currency

Itinerary

Day 1

Amman

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

Day 2

Ancient Cities & Roman Ruins

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. Later this evening we head out for a meal and a stroll along Rainbow Street to experience modern Amman with its hip bars, rooftop restaurants, art studios, bookshops and curious.
Overnight: Amman  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Mt Nebo & Umm ar Rasas

Amman - Madaba - Mount Nebo - Umm ar Rasas - Petra. Today we tour the citadel and Archaeological Museum of Amman before we take a walk through the bustling local souk to enjoy typical Jordanian street treats of falafel and hummus at the country’s most popular local street stand. As the pictures on the wall will prove, the unglamorous food stand was a great favourite of the late King Hussein.

Leaving Amman we’ll stop first at Mt. Nebo, the site from which Moses saw the Promised Land. Having led the Israelites for 40 years through the wilderness, Moses finally saw them from this awesome vantage point. 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. Later we visit Madaba en route to Petra where we see the Church of St George, the Madaba Archaeological Park, Apostles Church and Madaba Museum.

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.

Our final stop of the day is Petra. 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 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). It's also possible to ride a horse through the Siq. 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. Want to learn how to cook Middle Eastern food? Consider opting for our Petra Kitchen Add-on tonight!
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Wadi Rum desert

Petra - Wadi Rum. There is a chance to revisit Petra this morning before our afternoon drive to Wadi Rum. 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 awaits. Boarding 4x4 jeeps, we take an exhilarating desert safari across the sand dunes, taking in the breathtaking scenery of Wadi Rum. Tonight, we enjoy a Jordanian dinner at our camp.
Overnight: Wadi Rum  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

Shobak Castle, Wadi Mujib Canyoning & the Dead Sea

Wadi Rum - Shobak – Wadi Mujib - Dead Sea. After breakfast at the campsite, we head north along the Desert Highway to visit Shobak Castle, which is perched dramatically on a hill top and was built by the Crusader king Baldwin I in 1115. After exploring the castle we descend some 1300 meters to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on the earth’s surface. More than 400 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.

For departures between April and October 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 rainfall. When the water level is high you should be prepared for having to climb up ladders, clamber across boulders and be happy to wade through water. 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. For those not interested in taking the full hike, you can walk part of or wait by the Visitor Centre till the group returns. After our trek we make our way to the Dead Sea.
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 (book locally).
Overnight: Dead Sea  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Dead Sea

Saturday. 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), 04:00, 07:00, 09:00, 12:00 and 16:00. 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

Totally Jordan Perseids Meteor Shower departing 08 Aug 2019 & 08 Aug 2020

Why not combine this tour with the amazing celestial spectacle of the Perseids Meteor shower? This magical event has mystified and amazed viewers for almost 2000 years. Our special Totally Jordan meteor departure starting 08 August 2019 includes a spellbinding night of stargazing, when the meteor shower is at its peak at our desert camp in Wadi Rum.

Our other tours that are present for the Perseids meteor shower are:
Passage to Petra - departing 09 AUG 2019 & 2020
Perseid's Meteor Shower - departing 08 AUG 2019 & 2020
Road to Jerusalem - departing 08 AUG 2019 & 2020
Temples, Tombs, Treasury - departing 02 AUG 2020
Road To Jordan - departing 31 JUL 2020
Road To Jordan with cruise - departing 31 JUL 2020
Pyramids, Petra, Promised Land - departing 31 JUL 2020
Pyramids, Petra, Promised Land with cruise - departing 31 JUL 2020

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. 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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Please note this tour departs on a Thursday.
Thursday Departure
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
This departure can be booked under our Xmas in Petra tour.
Christmas Departure
This departure can be booked under our New Years in Wadi Rum tour.
New Years Departure
Easter departure, book early!
Easter Departure
Xmas departure, book early!
XMAS Departure
Guaranteed Departure
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2019
Price /
Person
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Supp.
04 May - 11 May 15% off
USD $2,145
USD $1,823

USD $660
18 May - 25 May 15% offG
USD $2,145
USD $1,823

USD $660
25 May - 01 Jun 15% off
USD $2,145
USD $1,823

USD $660
08 Jun - 15 Jun 15% offG
USD $2,145
USD $1,823

USD $660
22 Jun - 29 Jun 15% off
USD $2,145
USD $1,823

USD $660
06 Jul - 13 Jul 15% off
USD $2,145
USD $1,823

USD $660
20 Jul - 27 Jul 15% off
USD $2,145
USD $1,823

USD $660
03 Aug - 10 Aug 15% off
USD $2,145
USD $1,823

USD $660
08 Aug - 15 Aug 15% offPlease note this tour departs on a Thursday.
Please note this tour departs on a Thursday.
This is a special Perseids Meteor Shower departure. Special touring arrangements apply. Please refer to the Trip Notes for further details.
This is a special Perseids Meteor Shower departure. Special touring arrangements apply. Please refer to the Trip Notes for further details.
USD $2,245
USD $1,908

USD $660
17 Aug - 24 Aug 15% offG
USD $2,145
USD $1,823

USD $660
07 Sep - 14 Sep 15% offG
USD $2,145
USD $1,823

USD $660
21 Sep - 28 Sep 15% offG
USD $2,145
USD $1,823

USD $660
05 Oct - 12 Oct 15% off
USD $2,145
USD $1,823

USD $660
19 Oct - 26 Oct 15% offG
USD $2,145
USD $1,823

USD $660
02 Nov - 09 Nov 15% offG
USD $2,145
USD $1,823

USD $660
16 Nov - 23 Nov 15% off
USD $2,145
USD $1,823

USD $660
23 Nov - 30 Nov 15% off
USD $2,145
USD $1,823

USD $660
07 Dec - 14 Dec 15% off
USD $2,145
USD $1,823

USD $660
22 Dec - 29 Dec 15% offThis departure can be booked under our Xmas in Petra tour.
This departure can be booked under our Xmas in Petra tour.
USD $2,295
USD $1,951

USD $660
27 Dec - 03 Jan 15% offThis departure can be booked under our New Years in Wadi Rum tour.
This departure can be booked under our New Years in Wadi Rum tour.
USD $2,295
USD $1,951

USD $660
2020
Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
USD $2,145
USD $660
USD $2,145
USD $660
USD $2,145
USD $660
USD $2,145
USD $660
USD $2,145
USD $660
USD $2,195
USD $660
USD $2,195
USD $660
04 Apr - 11 Apr Easter departure, book early!
Easter departure, book early!
USD $2,195
USD $660
11 Apr - 18 Apr Easter departure, book early!
Easter departure, book early!
USD $2,195
USD $660
USD $2,195
USD $660
USD $2,195
USD $660
USD $2,195
USD $660
USD $2,195
USD $660
USD $2,195
USD $660
USD $2,195
USD $660
USD $2,195
USD $660
USD $2,195
USD $660
USD $2,195
USD $660
08 Aug - 15 Aug This is a special Perseids Meteor Shower departure. Special touring arrangements apply. Please refer to the Trip Notes for further details.
This is a special Perseids Meteor Shower departure. Special touring arrangements apply. Please refer to the Trip Notes for further details.
USD $2,295
USD $660
USD $2,195
USD $660
USD $2,195
USD $660
USD $2,195
USD $660
USD $2,195
USD $660
USD $2,195
USD $660
USD $2,195
USD $660
USD $2,195
USD $660
USD $2,195
USD $660
USD $2,195
USD $660
USD $2,195
USD $660
USD $2,195
USD $660
USD $2,195
USD $660
USD $2,195
USD $660
USD $2,195
USD $660
19 Dec - 26 Dec Xmas departure, book early!
Xmas departure, book early!
USD $2,295
USD $660

Extra Prices

Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
Private Tour Supplement
USD $1060
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Amman Pre-Tour accommodation
USD $110
USD $90
Dead Sea Post Accom
USD $140
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.

Old Village Resort, Petra

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located above Wadi Mousa, Old Village Resort has a wonderfully traditional feel about it with open stonework and original architecture. Rooms are full of character, some with delightful archways and all directly accessed from the outside. The hotel boasts an indoor swimming pool and sauna and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. For dinner why not dine al fresco at the restaurant overlooking the mountains. Well located in forested wadis facing Petra’s mountains.

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 every day. 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 accommodation 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

Travellers have rated this tour as 4.83 out of 5 based on 46 recent reviews

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Jordan and Petra in particular has been on my bucket list to visit and I have finally made to this land In March this year.

Highlights of the trip were trekking through the gorges of Petra, first vision of the Treasury , 4WD through the desert outback of Wadi Rum and sunset in Wadi Rum desert. The tour group was well organised and managed by Mohammed. His knowledge and leadership skills are outstanding and On the Go is lucky to have such a dedicated and passionate employee to represent Jordan and its people.

• Submitted 14 Apr 2019
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First of all Muhannad was amazing! His love and passion for his country is evident. His knowledge just blew my mind. He answered all my questions with such ease. He is funny and handled our group of different ages and needs with such ease. He is a natural at his job.If anyone in the group needed something he made sure we got it.

As for the tour and Jordan I had the most amazing time! The highlight was the morning hike with Muhammad in Petra. I have never been on a organised tour and I must say it blew my expectations. The food, hotels, camping in Wadi Puma and floating in the Dead Sea was all spectacular.

Thanks On the Go, I look forward to my trip to India in December.

• Submitted 27 Mar 2019
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A fantastic holiday. Our tour guide Mohammed was so knowledgeable and his English was so clear. He made the holiday for me. He kept the group together and was extremely attentive to all our needs. The tour was varied and interesting. The hotels were all really clean and comfortable. The food at the hotels was excellent and the dinners our guide Mohammed took us to were very good value and extremely tasty.

• Submitted 12 Mar 2019
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Our guide, Mohammed Hamadeen, was excellent having a good knowledge of the sites and the history thereof. Mohammed's English was good and easy to understand. Minor criticisms of the tour would be the picking up arrangements after evening optional tours which never quite seemed to work reliably - often leaving clients seeking their own way back to their accommodation.

It would have been useful in the Petra at night option to have been told beforehand that the site would (eventually) be fully illuminated if you stayed through the caterwauling to the bitter end. We decided to leave just before as we couldn't take photos/video in the light available and assumed that this situation would not change!

The pools at the the Holiday Inn on the Dead Sea need to have a lot more properly covered sunbeds. Both me and my wife got sunburn on the last day because of lack of cover.

Nonetheless, this was one of the best short holidays we have had and I would heartily recommend this tour and look forward to using On The Go Tours again at sometime in the future.

• Submitted 11 Mar 2019
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Excellent. I think he has just won the 2018 best tour guide. I do think the program should include something else on the way to the Dead Sea when Wadi Mujib is not running. Either hot springs, john the baptism site or the Dead Sea museum (my personal preference as I did it on my own)

• Submitted 11 Mar 2019
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It was an awesome tour, thoroughly enjoyed myself. Petra was definitely the highlight of the tour, did not realize Petra park was so big with so much more to see. Mahmoud was very accommodating and his knowledge on Jordan and it's sites made the tour so much more fun.

• Submitted 11 Mar 2019
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What a great way to see the best that Jordan has to offer. Jerash was one of the real highlights along with Petra and the night at Wadi Rum. What made the tour even better was our guide Mohammed. He was full of information and made sure everyone in our group of 12 was looked after. His sense of humour was infectious and nothing was too much trouble. We also had the service of a great driver who, like Mohammed, went out of this way to make sure the our trip was memorable. Can't recommend On The Go Tours more highly.

• Submitted 03 Mar 2019
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Hi,

I have just returned from a holiday to Jordan. I would like to say thank you for a amazing trip, I know you have lots of destinations and tour guides, but the one we had Mohammed Hamaden, was exceptional, he is like a walking encyclopedia, he is so knowledgeable, how he remembers all the different dates from different religions is amazing, he was so friendly and open and enthusiastic about his country, his passion shined out of his eyes.

I also have to say a huge thank you for my birthday cake it was a massive surprise, 

Thank you 

Amanda Gallanders

• Submitted 21 Feb 2019
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Have just completed two trips with On the Go - Totally Jordan and Turkey Unplugged and was very fortunate to have Mohammed Hamadan and Recep (Reggie) Aydin as the appointed tour guides.

Both Mohammed and Reggie were very enthusiastic, proud and passionate in sharing their vast knowledge of Their country’s rich history and made it a very enjoyable experience for all travellers.

Their good humour and genuine willingness to go that extra step to ensure that the trip went smoothly and that everyone had a memorable trip was very much appreciated.

Well done to On the Go for employing the most amazing tour guides.

(Ps - this was my 7th trip with on the Go and have enjoyed the tours immensely)

• Submitted 21 Jan 2019
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Our guide Mohammed Hamadeen is exceedingly knowledgeable, reliable and planned out things very well and looked after us in every ways.He explained the history very well and showed a great deal of passion in his profession.We are happy to have him as our guide which made a huge difference to our holiday.

• Submitted 10 Dec 2018
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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Amman
Ends
Amman
Departs
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
4 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Dinner: 2
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Countries

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Jordan and Petra in particular has been on my bucket list to visit and I have finally made to this land In March this year.

Highlights of the trip were trekking through the gorges of Petra, first vision of the Treasury , 4WD through the desert outback of Wadi Rum and sunset in Wadi Rum desert. The tour group was well organised and managed by Mohammed. His knowledge and leadership skills are outstanding and On the Go is lucky to have such a dedicated and passionate employee to represent Jordan and its people.

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