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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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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$60-80, paid in local currency
Laundry, drinks and items of a personal nature
Entrance Fees: USD$140-160, 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 departure 08 Aug 2019

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
Perseid's Meteor Shower - departing 08 AUG 2019
Road to Jerusalem - departing 08 AUG 2019

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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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
The departure will not visit the Dead Sea as the area is closed for the World Economic Forum. Alternative arrangements have been made and the group will be accommodated at the Ma'in Hot Springs Resort & Spa. Please see trip notes for more info.
No visit to the Dead Sea
Easter departure, book early!
Easter Departure
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
Guaranteed Departure
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2018
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22 Dec - 29 Dec 20% offThis departure can be booked under our Xmas in Petra tour.
This departure can be booked under our Xmas in Petra tour.
G
USD $2,195
USD $1,756

USD $550
27 Dec - 03 Jan 25% 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 $2,195
USD $1,646

USD $550
2019
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USD $1,995
USD $650
USD $1,995
USD $650
USD $1,995
USD $650
USD $1,995
USD $650
30 Mar - 06 Apr The departure will not visit the Dead Sea as the area is closed for the World Economic Forum. Alternative arrangements have been made and the group will be accommodated at the Ma'in Hot Springs Resort & Spa. Please see trip notes for more info.
The departure will not visit the Dead Sea as the area is closed for the World Economic Forum. Alternative arrangements have been made and the group will be accommodated at the Ma'in Hot Springs Resort & Spa. Please see trip notes for more info.
G
USD $1,995
USD $650
13 Apr - 20 Apr Easter departure, book early!
Easter departure, book early!
G
USD $1,995
USD $650
20 Apr - 27 Apr Easter departure, book early!
Easter departure, book early!
G
USD $1,995
USD $650
USD $1,995
USD $650
USD $1,995
USD $650
USD $1,995
USD $650
USD $1,995
USD $650
USD $1,995
USD $650
USD $1,995
USD $650
USD $1,995
USD $650
USD $1,995
USD $650
08 Aug - 15 Aug Please 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 $2,145
USD $650
USD $1,995
USD $650
USD $1,995
USD $650
USD $1,995
USD $650
USD $1,995
USD $650
USD $1,995
USD $650
USD $1,995
USD $650
USD $1,995
USD $650
USD $1,995
USD $650
USD $1,995
USD $650
22 Dec - 29 Dec This departure can be booked under our Xmas in Petra tour.
This departure can be booked under our Xmas in Petra tour.
USD $2,145
USD $650
27 Dec - 03 Jan This 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 $2,145
USD $650

Extra Prices

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Private Tour Supplement
USD $1380
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Amman Pre-Tour accommodation
USD $120
USD $90
Dead Sea Post Accom
USD $150
USD $130

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 4.84 out of 5 based on 37 recent reviews

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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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Great tour, thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide was super and had a good knowledge of the history of the sites. He was very easy to get on with and even danced with us in the desert!

The hotels were very nice and comfortable particularly the Old Village at Petra and The Holiday Inn at the Dead Sea.

• Submitted 15 Nov 2018
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This trip was a fantastic introduction to a beautiful country and our experience was made all the better for having a first class guide in Mohammed. The trip to Petra was excellent, starting with the night tour and finishing with an optional third trip where Mohammed guided us up over the cliffs and canyons to get a view of the Treasury from above. Wadi Rum was great travelling across the vast desert, experiencing a beautiful sunset and amazing view of the night sky. One of the unexpected highlights of the trip was the canyoning in Wadi Mujib which was a challenge but great fun, especially the slides and jumps off the waterfalls on the way back. The food was excellent throughout the trip. I highly recommend this trip to anyone wishing to experience Jordan, especially if you are lucky enough to get Mohammed as a guide. His passion and knowledge shine through and he really went the extra mile to ensure the whole group enjoyed themselves.

• Submitted 20 Oct 2018
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AMAZING guide! So knowledgeable and passionate about the tour and country.

• Submitted 24 Jun 2018
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Mohammed Hamadeen went above and beyond with the knowledge, support and friendliness. He was so approachable and accommodating. Having been in the industry for over 20 years and travelled with many

5 Star tour companies, he was one of if not the best tour guides I have travelled with. I would not hesitate to recommend On The Go Tours and Mohammed to clients, family and friends.

• Submitted 22 Jun 2018
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The guide was simply the best guide I’ve had ever, and I’ve had well over 30 guides in my travels. He was my only knowledgeable, and welcoming but he made the tour work for everyone with different needs so we didn’t have to worry.

• Submitted 20 Jun 2018
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He was excellent! So accommodating and knowledgeable. Literally knew the answer to any question I asked (and I asked a lot).

• Submitted 20 Jun 2018
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Amazing guide, Mohammed was so knowledgeable and informative. He was the best guide I have ever had on a tour. He opened up Jordan and invited us in and showed us his country and his culture. Just amazing!

• Submitted 20 Jun 2018
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The guide was excellent, very kind and thoughtful, perfect English and a good team builder. I do not normally go on group tours and for this reason found it rather busy and regimented. As group tours go, I am sure it was fine, rather busy for my part but I understand others were pleased with the wealth of detail provided on each stop. I don't think any group tour really gives one much of a feel for the country. The only locals, apart from hotel staff, I had a chance to speak to were on my first day in Amman where I found the locals very helpful.

• Submitted 01 May 2018
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The tour was amazing brought alive by our king, caring, conscientious tour leader. He went above and beyond for me as I am disabled even providing electricity at wadi rum for my breathing machine, no mean feat. We will certainly consider booking with you again as everything was so well organised

• Submitted 09 Apr 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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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.

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