Driving in the Wadi Rum Desert | Jordan
FROM: AUD $1,995 pp

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.

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Itinerary
Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Touring of Jordan - Self-drive holiday
Suggested touring itinerary - Amman, UNESCO-listed Rose City of Petra and Dead Sea
Wadi Rum - Vast red desert landscape with rolling dunes and dramatic rock formations

Included

Breakfast daily and 1 dinner in Wadi Rum
7 nights SUPERIOR hotels. STANDARD and DELUXE hotel options are also available upon request. Accommodation rating – See Trip Notes for details
Entrance fees for Wadi Rum Desert
An airport arrival transfer on day 1 and a departure transfer on day 8
1 night - Wadi Rum deluxe desert camp
Wadi Rum 4x4 jeep safari through the desert
6 days car hire/rental based upon compact vehicle, Opel Classic 1400CC or similar. Includes sales tax, unlimited kms, CDW (USD $500 deductible) and TP insurance, 24-hour emergency road service/replacement
Private air-conditioned transfers where applicable

Not Included

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

Itinerary

Day 1

Amman

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.
Overnight: Amman

Day 2

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

Days 3-4

The Rose City of Petra

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

Day 5

Spectacular Wadi Rum

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

Day 6

Dead Sea

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

Day 7

R&R by the Dead Sea

Relax and enjoy your final day at the Dead Sea - perhaps treat yourself to a luxurious spa treatment, or head to Jerash. Your rental vehicle will be collected this evening at 18:00 hrs.
Overnight: Dead Sea  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Amman

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.
Breakfast

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, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the per person price where single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

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Self Drive Jordan - 8 days
AUD $1995
AUD $795

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Amman
Ends
Amman
Departs
Any day of the year
Hotel Rating
Our rating: Superior
Tour Guide
No. This is a self drive holiday
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Dinner: 1
Visiting
Countries
Click to play videoHouses piled one on top of the other on the hills of Amman, Jordan's capital city
Click to play videoSunset painting the sand of Wadi Rum a vivd pink
Click to play videoSalt encrusted rim of the Dead Sea at sunset
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