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From Jerusalem: Petra 2-Day Tour w/ Meals

1. From Jerusalem: Petra 2-Day Tour w/ Meals

Our two fully-packed days begin in Jerusalem, as we head toward the Jordanian border. We cross at the King Hussein / Allenby border, and enter Jordan, driving through the Judean desert for about an hour. We continue towards Madaba, an ancient Jordanian city, and go up to the viewpoint of Mount Nebo. Then we will have lunch and go visit Kerak known for its Crusader castle, the Kerak Castle. The castle is one of the three largest castles in the region. From here we will go to a Bedouin camp near Petra where you will enjoy Bedouin hospitality, including an Arab-style dinner and a comfortable bed for the night. Before going to sleep, sit beneath the clear desert skies and stargaze, as you drink a cup of delicious Bedouin tea. On the second day, we will tour Petra. One of the seven wonders of the world, and Jordan’s most treasured attraction, Petra is an unforgettable place. It was carved into the red rocks of the soaring cliffs in the early 1st century as the tomb of a Nabataean king and was hidden under sand for centuries before recently becoming accessible again. We will enter through the Siq, a narrow gorge, and tour the Treasury and Amphitheater with our guide who will explain the sites and history as you marvel at the beauty of each structure. Then you will have free time to continue individually as you wish: climb to the Royal Tombs, walk down the Roman Cardo, hike up to the Monastery, and explore the different sites. We will meet up for lunch in Wadi Musa before returning back to Jerusalem via the Allenby border crossing. This fully guided tour, including full transportation and comprehensive information, can be further enhanced by using our travel app for smartphones and tablets. The app provides you with maps, information, and pictures that can be downloaded for free on our site before you embark on the trip so it will not require an internet connection. You can also explore the sites on your own, without the guide, if you prefer to do so.

From Amman: Wadi Mujib Siq Trail Private Hiking Tour

2. From Amman: Wadi Mujib Siq Trail Private Hiking Tour

Embark on a private self-guided hiking tour to the Wadi Mujib river canyon. Admire the beautiful natural scenery on an easy to moderate hiking trail, with the potential for swimming in the calm river. Start with pickup from your hotel in Amman by private leisure air-conditioned vehicle. Travel to the Mujib Bridge and pass by the beautiful scenery to reach Wadi Mujib. Be amazed by the breathtaking gorge located 400 meters below sea level. Embark on the hiking trail which is classified as an easy to moderate trek. Enjoy an a self-guided trek at your own pace, where you will follow the course of the river towards the dam. Once the waterfall and gorge are reached, you will be able to enjoy a swim, depending on the water level. Afterward, head back towards your car that is waiting for you. Enjoy a short panoramic tour with views of the city of Amman, before being dropped off back at your hotel.

Amman King's Way Day Tour To Petra

3. Amman King's Way Day Tour To Petra

Meet your driver in the lobby of your hotel in Amman or another location at 8AM. Drive to visit the biblical Madaba Churches where you can enjoy 45 minutes to have a look around. Continue your journey to Mount Nebo where you can enjoy another 45 minutes to explore. After this you will travel further along the King's Way where you will have the chance to pop into various Roman forts, and visit the Nabataean temple. Drive across the upper reaches of the Wadi Mujibm, also known as the Grand Canyon. Marvel at its vastness which extends for nearly 1000 meters downwards.  As you continue your route, check out the crusader castles at Karak and Shobak and visit the ancient town of Madaba. After the tour, your driver will drop you in Petra.

2- Day Petra Overnight Tour From Amman

4. 2- Day Petra Overnight Tour From Amman

Day 1- Petra – Dana Natural reserve: You will be picked up from  Amman at 8 am, passing through the desert highway toward Wadi Mousa (Petra) and stopping at different places on the way. You will visit Dana natural reserve area and view the amazing scenery of the reserve. Next, you will see Shobak Castle (Crusader castle - known as Montreal as well), and then visit Little Petra. Finally, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Wadi Mousa city at 4 pm for a relaxing overnight stay.  Day 2- Guided Exploration: The next day you will be picked up from your hotel at 7 am, and head out for a guided day tour in Petra. You will have 9 hours of exploring time inside Petra itself; many people choose to visit the treasury, monastery, the high area of Sacrifice and sites in between. You will be picked back up at 4 pm at your original departure point, and driven to your original hotel, concluding the tour. Petra name came from the Latin word ‘petrae’ ,meaning ‘rock’, lies in a great rift valley east of Wadi Araba in Jordan about 80 kilometers south of the Dead Sea – 260Km to the south – South-west of Amman – Jordan Capital. It came into prominence in the late first BCE (BC) through the success of the spice trade. The city was the principal city of ancient Nabataea and was famous above all for two things: its trade and its hydraulic engineering systems. It was locally autonomous until the reign of Trajan, but it flourished under Roman rule. The town grew up around its Colonnaded. Following the flow of the Wadi Musa, the city-center was laid out on either sides of the Colonnaded Street on an elongated plan between the theater in the east and the Qasr al-Bint in the west. The quarries were probably opened in this period, and there followed virtually continuous building through the first and the second centuries CE.

Wadi Al Mujib and Dead Sea Panoramic Tour from Aqaba

5. Wadi Al Mujib and Dead Sea Panoramic Tour from Aqaba

Start your 10-hour excursion from Aqaba with a visit to Wadi Al Mujib – the lowest nature reserve in the world. Admire the spectacular scenery that stretches along the east coast of the Dead Sea. Marvel at the views of the deep Wadi Mujib gorge. Continue on to the Dead Sea, which is the lowest point on earth. Located in the Jordan Valley southeast of Amman, it is one of the world’s most spectacular natural landscapes and the richest source of natural salts. It also hides treasures that accumulated over thousands of years. Enjoy three relaxing hours swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying a buffet lunch at a five-star hotel before heading Back to Aqaba.

From Amman: Jerash, Umm Qais, and Jesus' Cave Private Trip

6. From Amman: Jerash, Umm Qais, and Jesus' Cave Private Trip

Explore some of Jordan’s historical treasures on this full-day private tour to Jerash, Um Qais, and Jesus’ Cave from Amman. Discover the ruins in Jerash, known to be one of the Middle East’s best-preserved Greco-Roman cities.  Jerash is a Bronze Age settlement where you can find the Temple of Artemis, the Forum, the oval plaza, as well as Hadrian’s Arch. Learn about the city and how it rose as a Greek federation and thrived through the Muslim and Christian rule until its demise following the Crusades. Afterwards, head towards Um Qais, one of the most astounding Greco-Roman cities. Discover the ruins of the Decapolis city of Gadara, which is now known as Um Qais. This place is stunning because of the juxtaposition between the Roman ruins and the abandoned Ottoman-era village. Check out the extraordinary vantage point which provides views of three countries: Jordan, Syria, and the Israel and Palestinian Territories. According to the Bible, it is where Jesus performed the miracle of the Gadarene swine. Later, head towards Prophet Jesus’ Cave, three miles south from Um Qais. The citizens there believe that Jesus resided in this cave during his travels to Umm Qais in order to release its people from paganism. Get dropped off back at your hotel in Amman to conclude the tour.

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What people are saying about Western Jordan

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 80 reviews

Mohammed M Alnana was and is the best tour guide I've ever had contact with in all the fifty countries I've been to. More than a driver, he is an amazing human being with contagious energy. In addition to being punctual, he explains in great detail not only the tour but the daily life of the Jordanian people, creating a friendship and moments that are impossible to forget. I recommend this experience with guide Mohammed M Alnana always!

This was a great trip. Everything went perfect from my pick up and drop off at hotel. The Sun trail was amazing I did it in my own with no local guide inside the canyon needed. The canyon was easy to navigate and do much fun. It’s a great combination of walking and swimming and climbing ladders . I completed the canyon in a little over 2 hours it was a great experience

It was amazing trip. Very well organized with different activities.Our driver Jazid vas very friendly,calm and helpful. He talk to us different things for the country. The trip was organized very well and we touched the beautiful Dead sea and we tried the delisios local food in the Holliday Inn hotel. We recommend the trip.

must-do experience in Jordan! between the beauty of the canyon the adventure inside the guides help you inside without asking i will never forget yusud the guide who helped us from start to finish without asking i will never forget him never! I recommend this activity with your eyes closed

Safe drive. Mohammed is friendly and drove us from Amman to Petra from thr best route to show as many landmarks as possible on the way!