PRIVATE SELF DRIVE TOUR: Grab the wheel and take control of your holiday on this 8 day self drive trip to Jordan. Enjoy the freedom to see sights at your own pace as you explore Amman and Petra, camp in the desert of Wadi Rum and relax at the Dead Sea.
Welcome to Jordan and the start of your adventure! We will be at Amman Airport to meet you before your included transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is then free to head into the Jordanian capital to independently explore.
Amman or Mt Nebo
Your rental car will be delivered at 10:00am. Spend the day exploring Jordan’s capital city or perhaps visit Madaba and Mt Nebo, the choice is yours. Madaba is famed for its Byzantine 6th century Mosaics, perhaps the most impressive of these is an enormous 6th-century map of the Holy Land, which is located in St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church. A short drive from Madaba is Mt Nebo, where it is said that Moses first viewed the Promised Land. Enjoy the same incredible views over the Dead Sea, Jericho, the Jordan Valley and even Jerusalem, if it's a clear day. After your busy day, return to the hotel in Amman.
Overnight: Amman | Breakfast
Amman - Petra. Today you’ll drive to the ancient Rose City of Petra. You can stop en route to visit the impressive crusader castle of Karak if you wish. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Petra is the jewel in Jordan’s archaeological crown and you have two days to discover all of its hidden gems.
The entrance to the city is through a narrow and deep winding trail-like fissure in the rocks known as the Siq. The rocks give way to reveal the most awesome sight, that of the famous Kazneh - The Treasury of Petra. Explore the ancient Nabatean tombs and the Roman rock-carved streets lined with temples, royal tombs, staircases, arched gates, and public buildings. If you are feeling intrepid, ascend the numerous steep steps to Ad Deir, better known as the Monastery - the views from the top are spectacular. (Guided sightseeing is highly recommended and can be arranged upon request).
Overnight: Petra | Breakfast x 2
Petra - Wadi Rum. Time for some exciting 4x4 action! On arrival in Wadi Rum, you’ll transfer to a jeep for a 4x4 safari across the stunning desertscape. The region is home to the semi nomadic Bedouin, living in goat’s hair tents, tending their herds of sheep and goat and preserving an ancient lifestyle that has been practised in the Arabian Desert for thousands of years. Spend the evening at a Bedouin camp, enjoy a traditional meal and sleep either in a tent or under a galaxy of stars! It’s a truly unforgettable experience.
Overnight: Bedouin Camp | Breakfast, Dinner
Wadi Rum - Dead Sea. Heading north, you descend to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on Earth. There's free time here to float in the mineral-rich water, a unique experience. The water is said to be very good for your skin, after all it is the oldest spa!
Overnight: Dead Sea | Breakfast
Dead Sea - Amman. Today marks the end of your holiday. There's an included departure transfer from the Dead Sea to Amman Airport to meet your onward flight.
Extend your time in historic & beautiful Jordan...
Consider spending some extra time and visit some of the other cities to discover more of Jordan's historical sites on offer. We offer a variety of properties for you to choose from. Browse our best places to visit and best time to travel pages for suggestions on what to see on your holiday. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please let us know so we can accommodate your request.
For information about Jordan's visas, top travel tips and much more, take a look through our travel guide.
Alternatively, why not consider travelling onto Israel or Egypt as they are only a short flight away.
Prices & Dates
Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single Room' price is applicable when a single room is required, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults.Read More
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.
Al-Qasr Metropole, Amman
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
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.
Holiday Inn Resort, Dead Sea
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.