The Monastery | Petra | Jordan
FROM: AUD $1,985 pp

PRIVATE TOUR: Enjoy a fleeting but memorable holiday to Jordan. Discover the legendary UNESCO Listed Rose City of Petra, the Shobak Crusader Castle, and take in the views across the Promised Land from Mt Nebo, perhaps one of the most sacred sites in Jordan. Conclude the holiday with a relaxing stay at the picturesque Dead Sea.

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Prices & Dates
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Trip Highlights

Petra - UNESCO-listed Nabataean city that was all but lost to the modern world until its rediscovery in 1812
Shobak Crusader Castle - See what remains of the former glory of the Crusaders
Mt Nebo - Perhaps one of the most sacred sites in Jordan with views across the Promised Land
Petra - 'Little Petra' via the secret route and the Baidha Neolithic village
Madaba - Ancient mosaics and St. George Church
Dead Sea - Warm buoyant mineral-rich waters

Included

Breakfast daily
Full day guided tour of Petra, guided visit to 'Little Petra', Baidha Neolithic village, Shobak Castle and Mt Nebo
An airport arrival transfer on day 1 and a departure transfer on day 4
Entrance fees to all included sightseeing
3 nights SUPERIOR hotels. STANDARD and DELUXE hotel options are also available upon request. Accommodation rating – See Trip Notes for details
Services of a licensed English speaking Jordanian tour guide on days 2 and 3
All relevant transfers and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visa (see Trip Notes for further information about visas)
Tipping - An entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Jordan!

Amman - Petra. Upon arrival at Amman's Queen Alia Airport you will be met and transferred directly to Petra, a three hour drive away. Check in to your hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

This evening or tomorrow evening, why not try your hand at our Petra Kitchen Add-on to join fellow travellers for a cuisine course at the local Petra Kitchen, where you'll help prepare a memorable Jordanian feast, then sit and enjoy the meal. Petra Kitchen is offered on Tuesdays and Fridays only – best pre booked to secure your place.

Contemplate doing the Petra by Night excursion (payable locally) for a tantalizing candlelight stroll through Petra’s Siq (available Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays only).
Overnight: Petra

Day 2

UNESCO World Heritage Site of Petra

After breakfast, spend the day with your private guide exploring the ancient Nabatean Rose City of Petra - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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). Once inside the ancient city, discover tombs, temples, an impressive amphitheatre and a Roman colonnaded street. If you're feeling energetic, 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 incredible!
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Mt Nebo, Shobak Castle & the Dead Sea

Petra - Shobak Castle - Madaba - Mt Nebo - Dead Sea. This morning we take a short drive to visit Little Petra and the Baidha Neolithic Village, hidden away in the centre of a mountain. Although, much smaller than Petra, Baidha is brimming with ancient tombs and temples. En route to the Dead Sea we'll journey over the Heisha Mountains and visit the crusader castle of Shobak. This 12th century fortress perches on the side of a rocky mountain.

Continuing, we visit Madaba, where we’ll see the world’s largest collection of ancient mosaics and visit St. George Church to see its famous 6th Century map of the Holy Land. Our final sightseeing stop today is Mt. Nebo, where Moses viewed the Promised Land. Here, we can take in the breathtaking views of the Jordan Valley, Dead Sea, Jericho and if it’s a clear day, Jerusalem. We’ll arrive at the Dead Sea at around 4pm, to check in to our hotel. It’s then time to bid farewell to our guide as they will make their way back to Amman after reconfirming your airport departure time tomorrow. Enjoy a dip in the unusually warm and incredibly buoyant mineral rich waters and smother yourself in Dead Sea mud. The Dead Sea, renowned for its curative powers and therapeutic qualities, is the world's oldest spa!

Should you wish to drive directly from Petra to the Dead Sea, or exclude any of today’s touring arrangements and allowing more time to relax at the Dead Sea (depending on departure flights) this can be arranged, please enquire.
Overnight: Dead Sea  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Final dip in the Dead Sea

Dead Sea - Amman. Take a final dip in the Dead Sea, or enjoy a spa treatment (book locally) this morning. Hotel check out is at noon and there's an included transfer to Amman's Queen Alia Airport to meet your onward flight.
Breakfast

Extend your time in historic & beautiful Jordan...

Consider spending some extra time exploring Petra or have an extra night or two at the Dead Sea and soak up the sun with a good book. Alternatively, opt to head to one 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 visas, top travel tips and much more, take a look through our travel guide.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The single supplement price needs to be added to the per person price when single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

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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.

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.

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.

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Amman
Ends
Amman
Departs
Every day of the year
Hotel Rating
Our rating: Superior
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 3
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Click to play videoHouses piled one on top of the other on the hills of Amman, Jordan's capital city
Click to play videoSalt encrusted rim of the Dead Sea at sunset

My husband and I have recently returned from the 4 day Petra and Dead Sea Tour. Our holiday was amazing. We were looked after right from our first general enquiry to On the Go Tours, through to the last jam packed day of our holiday, and I can't recommend them all highly enough. Tim in the office fast tracked our Jordanian visa to accommodate our tight time frame, and set up an incredible 4 days for us with drivers and our very own wonderful guide called Rami.

Rami is The Man. His knowledge is encyclopedic but he shared it at a pace we could follow and we learned so much. Given Jordan's abundant history such a commentary really brought each place to life but he also allowed us plenty of time to explore on our own. Nothing was too much trouble, and we were even given a substantial tour on the last day that wasn't part of the original package. We returned from Jordan totally on a buzz and we both thank you all for making it one of our best tours ever.

Donald Love
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