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.
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 travelers 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).
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 amphitheater 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
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 center 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 inquire.
Overnight: Dead Sea | Breakfast
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.
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.
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The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour when booking 4 star. For the frequently used 5 star hotels, please refer to the 5 star Trip Notes. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.
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.
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At a Glance
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. ”